UPCOMING EVENTS


Blood Drive - Friday, May 1; Penn Hills Campus, 700 Idaho Ave., register at  www.centralbloodbank.com  code:  HS010219, or call the school office 412.793.5884.
This is a critical time for the Blood Bank, and they need our help.  Please consider taking 1 hour out of your day to share with others in need. 
The Education Fair was a very successful event.  Thank you to everyone who attended and/or volunteered.  We all learned a great deal about the cultures of countries all over the world.  The International Cafe netted $800 for our school.  The kindergarten class won the honors of the most favorite country presentation; they took you to the country of Latvia.  A special thanks to our teachers for their planning and preparation of the lessons and activities for their students' presentations.  Well done everyone! 

 
Another 'good time was had by all' RLS event.  Thanks to the efforts of the student council, we raised over $500 to give to the orphanages  supported by SEAPC, a ministry led by one of our preschool families.  Prizes were given for best dancers, and best dressed.  We had a wonderful time!  Thank you for your support.  We'll see you next week at the Education Fair.

The 2015 Science Fair was a great event.  The students did an outstanding job planning and presenting their projects, and we are very proud of them.  Our next event is the Dance A Thon, Friday, March 6!  See you there.

 The high school students joined nearly 400 Lutherans from across the country today demonstrating our belief that every life is a precious gift from God that needs to be cherished and protected.  "you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord" Lev. 19:16b.  Today we stood together with other Christians in one of the most Christ-centered public events I've every seen.  Prayers ended in Jesus' name.  Jesus was proclaimed as Savior and giver of life. From my perspective, every Christian who had the opportunity to share the Gospel, took it.  No one was shy about declaring Him as Lord of all.  A great day of celebration for life.  Continue to keep these efforts to protect life in your prayers.

WHAT A GREAT EVENING...Thank you to everyone who helped make tonight's event successful.  We were successful in surprising Miss Stephanie and Mrs. Schumacher with awards for 25 years and more of service to Lutheran education.  The students who produced and starred in their films were successful in making us laugh and enjoy their creative efforts in entertainment.  We were successful in raising funds for school programs.  The student council did an excellent job hosting the Rammys; it was great fun.  Well done everyone!

REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL will have a two-hour delay today, Friday, January 9.  PH campus doors will open at 9:45AM.  AM PreK will start at 10AM, PM PreK will start at 12:45PM.  AM Kindergarten will dismiss at 12:30PM.    We will have Chapel, and lunch will be pizza for K - 12 students. Stay Warm!
See you tonight at the Rammys!


We are preparing to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Students will present their music gift, Thursday, December 11 beginning at 6:45 with our youngest students, and then at 8:15 with our older students.  Between concerts, there will be a cookie walk with a free will offering to support the music department.  Come and celebrate with us!

 

Are you kids getting too much screen time?  We are noticing a steady decline in the attention span of children.  A healthy attention span is critical to the learning ability of all of us, but especially children.  The more screen time they have, the more their brains get used to receiving information in smaller 'bytes' and with immediate responses or moves to the next image, children are not learning to concentrate or think. 

What can you do?

1.  Make sure you are having conversation with your children.  Don't talk to them while texting or playing on your own phone - save that for when they are not around.

2.  Encourage the following: board games, card games, lego building, puzzle building, book reading, listening to music, drawing, coloring, cooking dinner, baking etc.  All of these activities require wait time, patience, planning, and thinking and YOU!  

It is a serious issue that we will need to begin reversing, so that our children can learn by thinking, experiencing, practicing, and problem solving.  Something to think about!


Thank you Pirates for a great baseball season!


IMPORTANCE OF READING - HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Now that school is in full swing, book lists, reading logs, homework, and journals are everywhere. There’s no doubt that reading has many benefits. Studies have shown that kids who read regularly gain confidence, increase their vocabulary, and improve their test scores. Here are some everyday ways to instill a love of reading. *Read together. Consider reading the same book your child is reading. Or have your child read to you. As you read, stop and talk about the book. Ask questions. Not only will it help your child with reading comprehension, but you'll also have special time together. If they can't read yet, read to them. It's never too early to start! *Family devotions. Kids and adults take turns reading different parts of the Bible story and devotion books and talk about what God has done, is doing, and will do for His beloved children. Books before bedtime.  If your children are engrossed in a good book, can bedtime slide a little later? Simply reading “one more chapter” sends a positive message and reinforces a love of reading. *Be an example. Let your kids “catch you” reading and meditating on God’s Word and turning to Him in prayer. Consider placing your personal devotion materialsyour Bible, devotion book, and prayer journalin a place that is visible to your kids. Encourage them with their very own devotional books. 

I am so pleased with the start of this year.  We have an amazing faculty and staff.  Together they are working very hard to make our students and families feel welcome and appreciated.  We have great expertise and talent among our teachers, and I look forward to seeing their educational plans for their classrooms and content areas.  They are a talented group, but moreso they are committed to teaching the Christian faith to our students.  I am proud of all of them and their desire to serve our students to the very best of their ability.  Please pray for them, as they combat the world, Satan, and sinfulness.  Our God is an awesome, gracious God who will not allow His Word to return void.   We are going to have a great year, and it will be centered in the LOVE of Christ, of that I am very sure.

Well, the day has come!  The start to the 2014 - 2015 school year.  We are ready to Prepare 'our students' to Serve the Lord, each other, the community, and their families.  It will require all of us to work to do our best, and work hard.  It will require collaboration, consistency, and cooperation.  Most of all it will require Christ at the center of all we do.  Together we will strive to lead in word and deed, to demonstrate God's great love for us as shown in His gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus.  Welcome to RLS everyone.  May the Lord bless and keep us in His care.



 



Successful Dinner

Our spaghetti dinner raised nearly $500 for our school!  Thank you to the parents and teachers who helped with this event.

Friday, January 20, 2012

This week at RLS
Friday night - Spaghetti dinner at the Penn Hills campus  6 - 7:30PM
Saturday morning - Shakespeare Club
Sunday evening - 8th grade event  5:30 - 8:00PM  Penn Hills Campus

Re-enrollment forms went home this week.  Registration opens to the community Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in our school, please let them know about our Open Houses scheduled for Thursday mornings in February.  Call Mrs. Reeves for more information!

SCRIPS

Don't forget to order your SCRIPS cards and support our school scholarship fund!  We have gift cards for every store.  It's a win-win way to raise funds for our school scholarship program. 

Lady Rams!

Congratulations ladies on a great season!  You have represented our school well.  Excellence in practice.  Excellence in performance.  Excellence in sportsmanship.  Well done!

Classrooms

Christ centered

Excellence in instruction...

The teachers at RLS are life-long learners. They are highly qualified professionals who are devoted to serving students, and providing engaging, effective instruction for children to learn and grow to the best of their ability.

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Athletics

Christ centered

Excellence in athletics...

Membership in the WPIAL opens a wide range of possibilities to Redeemer Lutheran School.  Our athletes serve others by devoting a portion of their time to teach younger students.

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Mission and Service

Christ centered

Excellence in service and fellowship...

It is important to share our resources with others. Students at RLS participate in a numbers of events and activities to ensure that others know the love of Christ.

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