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September 20, 2017


"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God."
Ephesians 2:8

Pray for our high school students as they
spend this week at Pinnacle growing in their
relationship with the Lord and with one another. 

HOMECOMING WEEKHomecoming week is an exciting time at Rosehill for all of our families. Get ready for the week of October 2nd; high school will have themed dress days, there will be a pep rally, bonfire and the spirit day on Friday will be the biggest of the year with mums, mums & more mums! Help us spread the word to our alumni. If you are in contact with any of our graduates, please let them know to mark their calendars for Friday, October 6th to join us for the game, the dance will be on Saturday. More details to come!

PTO CORNER Our first PTO fundraiser of the year starts Monday, September 25th. Look for Otis Spunkmeyer materials to come home with your child soon. Volunteers will be needed to help serve our Chick-fil-A lunch on October 13th.
Please sign up by going to our site at www.rcseagles.ivolunteer.com.

SEE YOU AT THE POLE

Our elementary chapel will be held at the flagpole on Wednesday, September 27th at 8:20AM to pray for our nation in honor of "See You At The Pole". Parents are more than welcome to join us. 

COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP
Parents, you are invited to attend a FREE College Planning Workshop hosted by Ducerus.  Join us on Friday, September 29th from 5:30p-6:30p to learn more about the financial aid process and how to help your child navigate the college process.  This is a great opportunity to hear about updates to the FAFSA before it opens on October 1st and to ask any questions you may have about sending your child to college.
Please click here for the flier and then click here to register.  
DRIVE IN NIGHT

RCS Family Spirit Night at Showboat Drive In Theater on Thursday, October 19th. (No school on the 19th or 20th) Free Entry to all Rosehill families and friends! 
More details to come...

RCS BOOK FAIR

Mrs. Friedel is working hard to prepare another book fair! We are still looking for volunteers to help with set up, cashier, etc so if you are able to bless us with your time, please go to ivolunteer to set up a time. 

The students will all have a chance to shop, but parents are also welcome to come to the book fair until 4 pm all week. On Wednesday, 9/27,  they will be open at 7:30 AM for early risers!

LEARNING IS SWEET!
Mrs. Higginbotham recently taught her Honors IPC class all about the changes of state. What better way to test the changes than with homemade ice cream? 

LEARNING IS PREDICTIBLE?
Mrs. Justice found a creative way to teach her third graders about "judging". The class made predictions about movies based solely on the titles. 

WHAT'S AHEAD?

SEPTEMBER 20

3:45PM 4-H Cooking Club

SEPTEMBER 21
8:15AM Parent Bible Study

SEPTEMBER 25
Book Fair Week begins

8:15AM Moms in Prayer

PTO Otis Spunkmeyer
Cookie Sales begin

SEPTEMBER 27
8:20AM See You At The Pole
Elementary Chapel

4PM Archery Club

SEPTEMBER 28
8:15AM Parent Bible Study

SEPTEMBER 29
2:45PM Pep Rally

5:30PM College Planning Workshop

OCTOBER 2
Homecoming Week Begins

OCTOBER 3
Flu Vaccine Clinic

NEW FRIEND Mrs. Frick has a new addition to her office (the giraffe pictured below). She needs some help in naming him/her. All students in Grades K-4 are encouraged to drop by Mrs. Frick's office to meet her special friend and submit a name for consideration.   All names should be turned in by Friday, 9/22 at 4:00.  The name and who named him/her will be announced during morning announcements on Tuesday, 9/26.

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE: FLU VACCINE CLINIC
Flu season is fast approaching! We are pleased to offer a Flu Vaccine Clinic at RCS again this year for any adults and children ages 7 and older. Tomball HEB Pharmacy staff will be here on Tuesday, October 3rd starting at 7:00AM. The Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held in the Nurse's Office which is located in building A.
HEB will be offering two types of flu vaccine injections at RCS.
Flucelvax quadrivalent flu vaccine (prefilled syringe) for ages 7 to 64 - This flu vaccine is designed to protect against four flu virus strains. This vaccine is antibiotic free, mercury free, and can be used for people allergic to eggs. Cost: $39. This is the recommended vaccine.
For patients 65 years and older, Flublock prefilled syringes will be used. Also mercury-free.
Basic trivalent flu vaccine - This is the traditional flu vaccine designed to protect against three flu virus strains. Cost: $12
Please print the HEB Vaccine Consent Form and the Flu Vaccine Information Statement. Please print both pages of the consent form and fill out Sections 1, 2, and 3 only. Please be sure to initial one of the 2 blanks in Section 3. You are welcome to send the form and payment in advance if you are unable to attend with your child and I will get them from class. Or, you can bring the form the morning of October 3rd. Make checks payable to HEB Pharmacy. Since many insurance companies now cover the flu vaccine, you are also welcome to bring a copy of your medical insurance card (front AND back) and prescription insurance card (front AND back) if there are separate cards. There will be no appointment times and I will have extra forms available. Please see below for some information regarding seasonal flu.

Symptoms:
  • Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Your doctor may perform a special test (such as a nasal swab) to diagnose the flu.
  • In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. The flu usually comes on suddenly.
  • Although fever is a common symptom, not everyone with the flu will have fever.
  • Other symptoms of the flu may include runny/stuffy nose and/or sore throat. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults).

How does the flu spread?

  • Flu viruses are thought to be spread mainly from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or even talking with someone with the flu. Flu viruses may also be spread when people touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose.
  • People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

What can you do?

  • Your best bet is to get a flu shot. It takes up to 2 weeks for the full benefit, so now is a good time to get it. The influenza viruses contained in a flu shot are inactivated (killed), so you cannot get the flu from the shot. Since infants under 6 months of age cannot receive the flu vaccine, it is especially important for the other family members to be vaccinated to minimize flu exposure to the young infant.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth, preferably with a tissue, when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Please remind your children not to share food or drink with others.
  • If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible. Stay home or keep your child home. The RCS handbook states that your child needs to be fever-free (less than 100 degrees without fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the health of your child. For more information regarding seasonal flu, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/ or contact your health care provider.

Have a blessed day,


Pam Evans BSN, RN

WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORMS?
by JOHN STONESTREET WITH SHANE MORRIS

With so much devastation in the news, it’s hard not to ask God, “Why?” Here’s some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and God.
Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, a massive earthquake in Mexico, wildfires across the western United States. The string of natural disasters in the last few weeks has left many wondering: Where is God in the midst of all this suffering, loss of life, and destruction?
It’s a question nearly as old as time. As the Greek philosopher, Epicurus asked, Is God able to stop suffering but not willing? Then He isn’t all-good. Is He willing, but not able? Then He isn’t all-powerful. In both cases, He’s not really God.
And Voltaire, the French philosopher, famously argued in a poem that the All Saints Day Earthquake in Lisbon in 1755 made believing in an all-good, all-powerful God untenable.
Thankfully, many Christians have tackled this tough question. In fact, Colson Center Senior Fellow, J. Warner Wallace offers a few of his thoughts in an upcoming column at BreakPoint.org.
First, Wallace points out that “natural disasters” aren’t always entirely, well, natural. Human freedom and planning leads to homes and cities being built in places susceptible to earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. Sometimes corners are cut on building materials or construction in order to save money. These choices can put people in harm’s way when nature turns dangerous.
And second, calamity often reveals the very best of human character, as opportunities abound to love those in need. In the early centuries of Christianity, pagan hearts were softened toward the Gospel when Christians ran toward great plagues and disasters, rather than away. In the same way, as we’ve told you on BreakPoint, Christians today provide the bulk of relief in the wake of the recent hurricanes. These disasters are terrible, but the displays of neighborly love are beautiful.
And finally, our visceral reaction to the tragedy and suffering caused by natural disasters, far from disproving an all-powerful, all-loving God, is actually strong evidence for His existence. C. S. Lewis admitted in “Mere Christianity” that as an atheist, he thought the injustice in the world was an airtight argument against Christianity. But then he wondered: “How had I gotten this idea of just and unjust?”
His argument depended on evil and suffering being objectively bad, not just inconvenient. But if we’re merely subatomic particles, then no arrangement of those particles can be morally better or worse than any other. Our hearts cry out that this world is not the way it’s supposed to be. And atheism can only reply, “Sure it is.”
But we know better. The world is broken. It’s not functioning according to God’s original design, and Christianity places the blame on humanity’s rebellion against the Creator.
But the Christian message doesn’t end there. God assures us that He’s with us in the hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires. In Jesus Christ, He entered the world’s brokenness and joined our suffering, crying out with a very human heart as He Himself tasted death on our behalf: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
The question that Jesus asked here points to the only answer to Epicurus’ question, because Jesus is the only God Who is all-good, all-loving, and knows what it means to feel the brunt of evil and suffering. As Edward Shillito wrote in his poem, “Jesus of the Scars”:

The other gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.

Remember that the Suffering Savior is now the enthroned King. Suffering and death do not have the last word. Sin is a defeated foe. All will be made new again. And so, in light of that Truth, or better yet because of the One who is Truth, we can give our best answer to the question of suffering by following the example of our Savior, and His Church throughout history, by running toward the disasters with love, with help, with grace, and with the Gospel.

BASKETBALL TRYOUTSThere will be a sign up sheet outside of Mrs. Krantz's office for those boys and girls who want to tryout for junior high basketball. Sign up by October 10th!

SPIRIT WEAR
WE NOW TAKE CREDIT CARDS! There is still spirit wear available in the front office of building D. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, socks or other items, please see Kim Turney. 
RTIC TUMBLERS
Got Spirit? RCS RTIC tumblers are for sale through our booster club. To purchase one of these, please click HERE for the order form.
RCS BOOSTER CLUB
What is Booster Club? How do I get involved? What are donations used for? There will be a booster club meeting for all of our Rosehill families on October 17th in building G at 6:30. 
Booster Club Membership Form

Booster Club Needs
Booster Club Athletic Season Passes    
Booster Club Yard Sign Order Forms
Booster Club Eagles Spotlight Ads
Booster Club Program Ads
Booster Club Gym & Field Advertising

HOCO: DRESS UP DAYSHigh School Dress Days 10/2-10/6
Monday
: Athletes vs. Mathletes (Jocks vs. Nerds)
Tuesday: Decades
    Freshmen 80's
    Sophomores 90's
    Juniors 50's
    Seniors 70's
Wednesday: Class Picks
    Freshmen Twin Day
    Sophomore Farm Animals
    Junior Hipsters & Hippies
    Senior Senior Citizen Day
Thursday: Dressy Western Day
Friday: Spirit Wear for ALL SCHOOL

Congratulations to our varsity volleyball girls! They defeated First Baptist Pasadena in all 3 matches yesterday;
22 to 25, 17 to 25, and 17 to 25!
BONFIRE 2017
Our annual bonfire is Oct. 5th at 6PM. WE Wagon Catering will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs and grilled chicken sandwiches. All families are encouraged to join us for this fun night and bring your chairs, friends & neighbors!

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