September 5 - September 16
In this newsletter:

  • Fab 5 As Reported by our Teachers
  • Meet MSHS Registrar, Mrs. Kientzler
  • HS Fall Fantastics Week Recap
  • #RCSReady Drawing Winners Announced
  • CSF Sign-ups for Middle School & High School Students - Deadline 9/7/18
  • Patriot's Day Chapel 9/7/18
  • Middle School All American Classic Week is Next Week
  • Upcoming College Fairs for 8th - 12th Grade Students
  • RCE Parents Coffee Hour 9/13
  • Nacho Sale/RCS Apparel Sale 9/13
  • Christian Ministry Pancake Breakfast & Auction 9/15
  • No School 9/28-9/29 - PreRegister for EC by 9/21
  • Athlete of the Week - Ray Boonpho, Varsity Soccer
  • Save the Date for the RCS Annual Dinner 10/22
  • Helpful Tip: Unexpected or Planned Absence?
  • Athletics Upcoming Events
  • Support RCS When You Shop!
Fab Learning as Reported by
Our Teachers
During English Immersion Bible class the discussion turned to eternal life. When asked, "Wouldn't it be better if you could live forever?" the student responded, "Yes, but only if there were 'meaning'." Thank God for His Holy Spirit and for students who are thinking deeply and asking good questions.
Mr. Stirling
As lifelong learners and readers, the fifth graders brought in their favorite picture books from when they were little and presented them to their class.
We had so much fun remembering our favorites!
Mrs. Neal
So far this year the 7th grade students as a whole, have read 52 books as part of the 7th grade reading challenge. The goal is that every student will read
16 books this year.
Mr. Kiefer
Seniors have been presenting creative new products and services to potential investors (their classmates) in economics class.
Mr. Enos
God's most important creation on the 6th day! KM read a story called "Shades of People" and discussed similarities and differences. This photo reminds us all of who we are in Christ.
Miss Masin
My AP class entertained each other with their puppet stories. We learned that every author, including ourselves, is influenced by many different things in our society.
Mrs. Suth
Meet MSHS Registrar, Mrs. Kientzler
A RCS alumni is blessing the MSHS office by bringing her 10+ years of experience in office work and passion for the community at RCS to serve as the campus registrar, "I benefited greatly from my K-12 years at Redwood, and feel a Christian education is important because it helps to build a great foundation for LIFE!! The LORD has created us uniquely and specifically -- we are not a mistake -- and Redwood helps students to discover who they are, their gifts and talents, and encourages them to listen closely as to the direction the LORD would have them go in life."

Get to know Mrs. Kientzler
Fall Fantastics Week Recap
At RCHS we take school spirit seriously! Last week students participated in daily dress themes, lunch time games, and cheering at the Varsity Soccer game. High School students 9th through 12th grade joined in the fun and competition!
#RCSReady Drawing Winners Announced
At the RCS Parent Teacher nights 8/20 and 8/21, two families won a gift card by random drawing for their participation in the First Day of School social media “hashtag” RCSready. The hashtag was used to celebrate coming back to school. A video was also produced using the photos and was viewed those nights. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all families who participated and “shared” or “tagged” Redwood Christian Schools on the first day of school!
Current Parent and #RCSReady Elementary Campus Winner
The Macedo Family
Current Parent and #RCSReady
MSHS Campus Winner
The Sautter Family
CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is a service organization available to students with high grades (usually three A’s and a B) in certain core classes. This is a distinguished membership that helps with college applications. Click here for further information.

Students 8th - 12th grade can sign up in the fall (7th - 12th in the spring)
by completing an application and paying $5.

For questions, email Miss McGrath at: .
Deadline for the fall is September 7th!
Patriot's Day Chapel
RCE students wear red, white, and blue for a special chapel honoring all who serve us at home and abroad, including: first-responders - fire fighters, paramedics, ambulance drivers, police officers, sheriffs, CHP officers and military - current and retired.
Come and join us for this special event!
Middle School All American Classic Week
September 10 - September 14
The All-American Classic Week is coming to RCMS next week, September 10 – 14th. From Mr. Gillette, “The All-American Student Classic (AASC) is a many-splendored affair. Students will be competing in five academic tests and five athletic events – all during the course of the regular school day. In addition, there will be a class competition component, combining the students’ efforts in the athletic competition with their efforts to dress in ways that show their school spirit. Students will need to dress according to prescribed themes in order to get points for their class. The week before the big competition the dress themes will be announced to the students.”
Parents are welcome to attend the All-American Classic Student Classic Awards Assembly in our Multi-Purpose Room at 2:10PM on Friday, September 14th

There are several college fairs happening in our Bay Area in the next few weeks. College fairs are a great opportunity to check out some colleges that you are interested in and to discover new colleges that you might never have heard of or thought about before. At the fairs, you will be able to meet and talk to the representatives from the various colleges and receive applications and financial information. So, go prepared with your questions!

Please email with questions about upcoming college fairs.

Christian Ministry Pancake
Breakfast & Auction
The Christian Ministry Team Pancake Breakfast and Auction is the first major fundraiser for the missions team each year. Come for a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and leave with a team of students ready to do whatever you need done at your home! Work teams are auctioned off and can do many tasks (e.g. mow lawns, wash cars, wash windows, clean out chicken coups).

Breakfast begins at 8:00 am, Auction begins at 8:45 am
 Click the button below to see the teams who are excited to serve at your home!
ACSI Teacher Professional Development Forum
RCS teachers will attend the ACSI PD forum for two great days of training, inspiration, and encouragement. Since the teachers are gone, students have no school.
EC is open for students grades TK - 6th. Please Pre-Register before 9/21/18.
The RCS Athlete of the Week is Varsity Boys Soccer player, Ray Boonpho. Ray scored three goals in the team's win against over-the-hill rival Valley Christian last Friday!
49th Annual Dinner Celebration!
Save the Date!
October 22nd
RCE Email and copy ("cc") your classroom teacher when your student is/will be absent. If you are able to pick up homework, the teacher can arrange for it to be ready in the office that afternoon. Questions? Call RCE secretary, Mrs. Kiagiri at 510-537-4288.

MSHS Unexpected Absence (such as a illness, doctor appt, dentist appt, funeral): Call 510-317-8990 or email Mrs. Ceremony (Mon-Tues) or Mrs. Kidwell (Wed-Fri) in the campus office to excuse the absence. Then check Ren Web or Schoology for class work missed. Planned Absence (vacation, driver's test, college trip, etc.): Students must pick up a Personal Activities Permission ("blue slip") from the office, have a parent and each teacher (and coach, if applicable) sign, and turn in to the office 24 hours prior to the event.

Visit our RCS Athletics page for game scores and more!


Score Box:

HS Volleyball:
8/31 at Bentley
JV Girls lost 2-0
Varsity Girls lost 3-2
9/1 Tournament at San Lorenzo
Varsity Girls finished in 2nd Place
Won vs. Richmond 2-0
Won vs. DeAnza 2-0
Won vs. San Lorenzo 2-0
Won vs. John Swett 2-0
Won vs. Arroyo 2-0
Lost vs. San Leandro 2-1
9/4 at St. Joseph
JV Girls lost 2-0
Varsity Girls lost 3-0

HS Soccer:
8/30 vs. OMI @ HOME
Varsity Boys lost 1-0
8/31 at Drew (Played at Crocker Amazon Park #3)
JV Boys tied 1-1
8/31 at Valley Christian
Varsity Boys won 4-2
9/4 at Head-Royce
JV Boys lost 3-0
9/4 vs. Head-Royce @ HOME
Varsity Boys lost 6-0

HS Tennis
9/4 vs. Athenian @ HOME
Varsity Girls lost 5-2
Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
9/6 vs. Head-Royce @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/7 vs. Athenian @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/13 vs. College Prep @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/14 vs. Bentley @ HOME
4:00pm JV Girls
5:15pm Varsity Girls
9/15 at Alameda Tournament
8:30am Varsity Girls

HS Soccer:
9/7 vs. St. Joseph @ HOME
4:00pm JV Boys
9/7 at St. Joseph (played at College of Alameda)
4:00pm Varsity Boys
9/11 vs. College Prep @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
9/14 vs. Making Waves @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
9/14 vs. Fremont Christian @ HOME
5:30pm JV Boys

HS Tennis:
9/7 at Convent (played at San Francisco State)
4:00pm Varsity Girls
9/11 vs. College Prep @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Girls
9/13 at Fremont Christian (played at Fremont Tennis Center)
4:00pm Varsity Girls
9/14 at Bentley
4:00pm Varsity Girls

MS Softball:
9/13 at Prince of Peace (played at Central Park Softball Complex)
Support RCS When You Shop!
Last year, Box Tops raised nearly $800 for RCS!

Got a bag like this sitting around the house? Bring it in! Our competition begins again on August 13! Our goal this year is to raise $1,000 for our school. In addition, the class who brings in the most Box Tops will earn an RCE Pizza Party! Which class will be the TOP this year?!?!? 
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Bookmark Amazon Smile so next time you shop, Amazon will donate to RCS!

Under the search bar, designate Redwood Christian Schools as your supporting organization, and everyone will smile!