In this most sacred, significant week of the Christian calendar, it may feel especially discouraging to be away from your church and school families. The body of Christ longs to be together, not socially distanced as we must be now. How is it that we may be “one in spirit and of one mind” if we cannot be together as one church or school community? Join in as we walk in the way of Jesus this week. Separated we may be, but united we are in looking to the interests of others.
We know that without the normal rhythm of school and extracurricular activities, your children are likely to have more downtime than usual, so what you’ll find here is a list a teacher-recommended activities––digital and otherwise––that can help your child and family flourish during this uncertain time. Take a few moments over Spring Break to peruse this list for activities your child might enjoy in his/her rhythm of Remote Learning.
In my three years of directing communication efforts at RCLS, I’ve published blog articles and posted images and anecdotes that reflect the content and character of this school. Now, I hope you will allow me to offer an inside look at how Rochester’s first private school prepares for the unprecedented. In the worst of times, this is a "best of times" kind of story.
As they look back on their boys’ formative years at RCLS, the Poncelets say they aren’t sure they “could ever fully measure the impact RCLS has had on [their] entire family.” What they had hoped to find in a school they can now look back on as an “invaluable” experience that has given their boys what they wanted them to have: a Christian worldview, an academic and spiritual foundation, and the confidence to work and be faithful in a public setting.
According to a recent article in The Atlantic, American parents are so consumed with academic or athletic achievement that they have failed to mind the moral development of their kids. In consequence, kids learn that achievement, not character, matters. But for RCLS and RCLS families, “service” is a core value so that it is not an afterthought or an extracurricular activity, but an integral part of the education students receive. Read why and how generosity is encouraged and celebrated in this Preschool-Grade 8 school.
It has been exciting to watch how God has graciously provided the means to meet the school’s tangible needs in just a few years. At the same time, we believe in a long-term vision for The Grace Foundation that demonstrates faithful stewardship of resources on behalf of RCLS. Read on for the details of that vision, then join us at upcoming events.