December is here. I know the students are excited about Christmas, and so am I! What a blessing that as we enter into the Christmas season, we know the true meaning of Christmas and have the freedom to celebrate it not only in our churches and homes, but at our school.
If your student is behind in any subjects, he or she may have their goals increased and/or be required to do extra work so that they may catch up before the end of the quarter. Since the start of the quarter, we have been telling the students that this is a short quarter, with the holiday breaks, and they will need to be diligent in the classroom.
Field Trips on Thursday, LC5 is going to see the Nutcracker. Mrs. Elaine sent out information to parents. If you have any questions, please reach out to her.
Christmas Spirit Week Next week will be our Christmas Spirit Week. Jeans are allowed all week and each day has a theme. We will send out the daily themes later this week.
Pizza Hut Fundraiser Thank you to everyone who supported the Pizza Hut fundraiser last week. Pizza Hut will be donating $533.40 to RCA!!
RCA/RBC Christmas Play on December 17, at 10 am, our students will be putting on a Christmas play titled ‘Away from the Manger’, and the band will be leading in music. Bring your friends and invite your neighbor!
Christmas Parade We are looking forward to the Bastrop Christmas Parade this Saturday! We are asking everyone to please be at the Little League Baseball Field no later than 5 pm. Decorators and Chaperones are needed, please consider helping out. If you haven’t signed up, please do so by clicking on this link.
December 8 - Scripture Memorization Due
December 11 – Mid-quarter progress reports will be sent out this week.
December 11 – 15 - Christmas Spirit Week (Themes will be sent out this week)
December 17 - RCA/RBC Christmas program ‘Away in a Manger’
December 19 – Early release @ Noon (Christmas Parties)
Have a blessed week,
Good morning RCA family!!
On December 9, RCA will have a float in the Bastrop Christmas Parade. We are inviting all students to join us as we ring in the Christmas season. Our theme for the float is "JESUS IS THE SWEETEST". The idea is that Candyland meets Winter Wonderland!! The parade starts at 6 PM, but we need to have everyone at the Bastrop Little League Field (1208 Linden St.) no later than 5 PM.
Below you will find a link for students to sign up to be on the parade. Parents, there is also a place on the form for you to sign up to help.
Mrs. Chelsea Kirks will be the point of contact for the parade. Thank you, Chelsea!!
If you can help decorate, donate, or be a chaperone please let us know by filling out the form below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chelsea at 512.413.5904
PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR THE PARADE.
It was great to see all the students in school today. I hope and pray each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Our RCA students collected almost 1000 non-perishable food items and donated them to the RBC Food Pantry. All the food collected was given away to families in need. The food pantry thanked everyone who generously gave to the Thanksgiving food drive.
LC6 was the winning class to collect the most items. They will get to wear jeans for a week and have a pizza party! Mr. Dan will contact the LC6 parents to share more information.
Today we only have about 4.5 weeks of school days left of the 2nd quarter. Parents, please encourage your child to stay on task by meeting their daily goals. Mid-quarter progress reports will be sent home on the week of December 11th. The December scripture memorization is due this Friday, December 8.
Honor Roll Field Trips LC1 and LC2 are going to Crowes Nest Farm on Friday. LC 3 is rescheduling their field trip from the bad weather day. Mrs. Jeanette will send out information after the field trip is confirmed.
Bastrop Christmas Parade! Last year the Bastrop Christmas Parade was a lot of fun, and this year we look forward to being in it again. Thank you to Chelsea Kirks for taking the lead in this! The Parade is on December 9. We will send out more information in the coming days.
Pizza Hut Fundraiser This is a win-win fundraiser. You don’t have to cook, and the school earns 20%. You can order online or in person. Students will have a flyer to take home and there will be a digital flyer attached to this email. Please see the flyer for instructions. Don’t forget to share it with your family and friends!!
Have a great week,
It’s crazy to think we are less than 2 weeks from Thanksgiving. As we get closer to Thanksgiving I try to reflect on all that I am thankful for. Today, and every day, I am thankful for our RCA teachers and staff. Our staff cares about our RCA students and their love for them goes beyond their education, they are selfless, they put in a lot of effort to meet the student's needs, and most importantly they all share a desire for our RCA students to have a relationship with Jesus.
Teacher Conferences At the Parent Orientation I shared that we encourage you to be in the know about your child’s academics. Upper Learning Centers, if you haven’t already, you should be hearing from your child’s teacher to schedule a conference.
During the day teachers are very busy tending to the needs of their students. If you contact a teacher during the day, please give them time to respond. If it’s an emergency please contact the office. Your questions and/or concerns are important to us so we encourage you to schedule a time to meet with the teacher so they can give full attention to your needs. Having a scheduled meeting allows the teacher time to make arrangements to have someone cover the class so the student’s needs in the classroom are not put on hold.
Canned Food Drive We are grateful for the food that has been brought in thus far. All food donated will go to the RBC food pantry, which will then be distributed to families in need. Also, don’t forget we have a friendly competition going on between classes. Whichever class brings in the most canned food and non-perishable food items wins a Pizza Party and they get a week of wearing jeans to school.
After School Pickup It’s wonderful to see parents and students developing relationships and we understand that sometimes after school is the best time to chat or hang out. To keep everyone safe, we are requesting parents and students to hang out in the playground area. To avoid kids from getting hurt we don’t want them climbing the tree or running around playing chase in the courtyard (flagpole area) and parking lot area. After school, everyone is invited to hang out in the playground area while you chat and watch your kids play.
Noon Early Release This Friday is an early release day. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at noon. Teachers will only be on campus for half a day.
RCA Thanksgiving Holiday Break October 20th-24th is our Thanksgiving Holiday break. School will resume on October 27th. We hope and pray everyone has a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!
In His service,
Hey parents the winter months are just around the corner. We are placing our last t-shirt order for this school year per the request of a few parents.
We encourage you to order a long sleeve shirt or a hoodie for your student or a family member.
Order forms will go home tomorrow, Thursday, November 9th along with progress reports.
If you decide to order a shirt, please send your order in no later than Thursday, November 16th.
Have a great rest of your week.
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.” -Psalm 100:4
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for every student and the relationship I am blessed to have with them!
Today is the first day of the 2nd quarter. This Thursday report cards will be sent home. When you receive your child’s report card, please sign it and have them return it to their teacher. Your student should have at least 3 stars in every subject (if on-level) and if your child has any gap subjects, they should have 4-6 stars per subject.
Canned Food Drive The food drive started this past Wednesday. Each year we have a school-wide competition to see which class can bring in the most canned/non-perishable food items. The winning class gets a pizza party, and they will also get to wear jeans (with a polo shirt) for ONE WHOLE WEEK! The canned food drive will run through November 15th.
Veterans Day Midweek Chapel Service This year, we have the privilege of inviting Veterans to school to speak to the students. Our guests will share about their military service, when and where they served, and how it has impacted their lives.
Field Trips By now you should have received information regarding your child’s field trip. If you do not have the information for their field trip, please contact your child's teacher.
Kids Christmas Play If you haven’t signed up to be part of the Christmas play and would like to, please let your teacher know so you can get signed up. Practices will start soon! The Christmas play is December 17th, 10am.
Election Day November 7th - Get out and vote.
Veterans Day November 11th – No School (RCA staff and student holiday)
LCRA, BLUEBONNET ELECTRIC CO-OP AWARD $25,000 GRANT FOR UPGRADES TO BASKETBALL COURT AND PLAYGROUND
LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative representatives present a $25,000 grant to the Rosanky Baptist Church for upgrades to a community playscape and basketball court at the Rosanky Christian Academy. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: JR Regalado, school principal; Josh Coy, Bluebonnet community representative, Bastrop area; Elaine Fawcett, teacher; Wesley Brinkmeyer, Bluebonnet community development manager; Rhonda Lock, teacher; Matthew L. “Matt” Arthur, LCRA Board member; Haley Muniz, teacher; Fisher Reynolds, LCRA chief of staff; State Rep. Stan Gerdes; Phil Wilson, LCRA general manager; Michael L. “Mike” Allen, Margaret D. “Meg” Voelter and Robert “Bobby” Lewis, LCRA Board members; Debbi Goertz, Bluebonnet director, District 3; Roderick Emanuel, Bluebonnet board vice president; Samantha Medina, grant writer and fundraising chair; Nicole Fondulis, teacher’s aide; Jeanette Cowan, assistant principal and teacher; Tori Rizk, teacher’s aide; Annelisa Briggs, physical education instructor; Rick Arnic, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Sarah Voigt, director of enrollment and records; and Daniel Bellamy, teacher.
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – An outdoor community playscape and basketball court at Rosanky Christian Academy soon will get new shade, lighting and other upgrades, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.
The Community Development Partnership Program grant to the Rosanky Baptist Church, along with almost $8,500 in matching funds from the church, will enable the school to install a shade structure over the playscape, and add new lighting and a water fountain at the basketball pavilion.
“We've known for a while that the area around our basketball pavilion and playground needed upgrades, including efficient lighting, appropriate shade and water fountains,” said JR Regalado, school principal. “Many times, kids and families stayed away from the playground during the day because it was in direct sunlight. The upgrades will provide some relief from the Texas heat.”
The school grounds and playscape are popular outdoor spaces for the community, and the basketball court is the only one in Rosanky open to the public. It is available after school and on the weekends until 9 p.m., but the lack of lighting limits use of the court once it gets dark.
“With the upgrades, our community will have improved access to the playground and pavilion,” Regalado said. “This grant is important because it will provide a safer area that is more accessible for the community.”
LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson said LCRA is proud to support the project, which will increase the availability of outdoor activities in the Rosanky area.
“Having a place to gather, play and participate in physical activity is so important for a community,” Wilson said. “Both young people and older folks benefit from being active, and these upgrades will make it easier to get outside and have some fun.”
Wilson said the improvements will help support the health and well-being of Rosanky residents and the surrounding areas.
“We know being in the midday sun can be dangerous in the summer, so this will let kids have a cooler place to play,” he said. “We also know not everyone can get to a basketball court before dark, and having lights provides a safer and more accessible environment for those who want to play a little ball even after the sun goes down.”
The community grant is one of 45 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program.
Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in January. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves more than 128,000 meters and owns and maintains 12,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County, and from Milam County to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, go to http://bluebonnet.coop and follow the co-op on Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter.
LCRA: Clara Tuma 512-578-3292
Bluebonnet: Will Holford 512-332-7955
I’m almost convinced Texas only has 2 seasons, summer and winter. I must say it sure is nice having some cooler weather.
Today is the beginning of Week 9 and report cards will be sent out next Thursday. Please get with your child to ensure they are on target to complete their projection goals. If you have any questions please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Christmas in October report - We had a great time! Everyone seemed to have fun playing the Christmas-themed games, playing outside, eating the nachos and hotdogs, and we had a special appearance from the Dan Band! Didn’t the band do a great job?!
Here are the Christmas in October Learning Center Winners:
LC 3 Mrs. Jeanette’s Class and LC 6 Mr. Dan’s Class
I want to give a big THANK YOU, to everyone who had a part in decorating, volunteering at the game stations, serving food, and most importantly those who donated toys. Because of your generosity, we will be able to bless many families for Christmas.
Veterans Chapel Service - We are still looking for Veterans who would like to speak at Chapel on Wednesday, November 8. If you would like to speak to the kids or know someone interested, please let your child’s teacher know so we can contact them.
Field Trips - Your child’s teacher will be contacting you soon to share field trip information, for those who met their requirements during the 1st nine weeks.
Thanksgiving Can Food Drive - On November 1, we will start collecting canned food and non-perishable food items for the RBC Food Pantry. The RBC Food Pantry serves the community with groceries twice a month and during the holiday seasons, they see an increase in families needing assistance. To encourage the kids to bring food items we will have a pizza party for the class that collects the most food.
Christmas Play at RBC - Last year the kids did a fabulous job putting on the Christmas play and many students regretted not getting involved. As crazy as it might seem, Christmas is right around the corner! Below you will find a link to sign up your child for the Christmas play. This year Mr. Dan and Mrs. Elaine will be heading this up. Parent volunteers are always appreciated and welcomed. We can use your help with costumes and stage production. Please click on the link below to sign up.
Stay warm, be filled,
Is everyone enjoying the cooler weather? It’s finally feeling like Fall! I hope everyone had a good weekend and spent some time outside. And let’s not forget the solar eclipse, I had several teenagers tell me it looked like an Instagram filter outside. Ha.
We are only 3 weeks away from the end of the 1st quarter. If you are not sure if your child is on target with their academic projection, please set up a time to visit with your child’s teacher. Our expectation is for every student to meet their daily, weekly, and quarterly goals.
PSAT- For the students taking the PSAT this Wednesday, please make sure they get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.
Christmas in October– This is a toy drive, and we will be having a BATTLE OF THE CLASSES- friendly competition- to see who can bring in the most toys. (All toys should be new).
The prize for the Upper Learning Centers is 2 days of no school uniform and the prize for the Lower Learning Centers is a popcorn and movie day.
WE CAN USE MORE VOLUNTEERS, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING.
SPIRIT WEEK!- Next week is Spirit Week at RCA! This week is fun and exciting, building up to the Pep Rally and Homecoming game for the Tribe Warriors 6-man football team. RCA has several students who play for Tribe Athletics and we want to show them our support. The theme days for next week are as follows:
Monday- Favorite Vacation Day
ex. Tourist, Hawaiian, camping, skiing, etc.
Tuesday- Mismatch Day
Wednesday- All About Christmas
Thursday- Rep Your Team Day
*College or professional sports fan gear
Friday- Tribe Warrior Day
*Wear your blue and gold!!
Veterans Day Chapel Service- If you or someone you know is a Veteran and would like to speak to our 3rd-12th graders during chapel, we invite them to fill out the form in the link below and share their interest. This special Chapel Service will be held on November 8th, at 10:30 AM.
In the words of our LC 3 class, “Don’t let the day attack you, you attack the day!”,