Ripon Christian School Circle

Ripon Christian School Circle

Greetings from Ripon Christian School Circle! We invite you to join us this year to learn more about RC School Circle. Our meetings are held at Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church on Wilma Ave. at 8:30am. RC school circle is similar to a “Parent’s Club” and would not be possible without parent volunteers. The meetings are a time to meet and discuss various fundraisers, allocations of funds, opportunities of service and fellowship. Coffee and refreshments are served, and nursery is provided at each meeting and brunch.

Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year

                        September 1, 2017                                        February 2, 2018

                        October 6, 2017 (Brunch)                             March 2, 2018(Appreciation Brunch)

                        December 1, 2017                                         May 4, 2018

Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year

President-Vanessa Parks

                                                 Vice President- Vacant*       Treasurer- Shelly Koolhaas

                                                Secretary- Megan Pierce        Assistant Treasurer Heide Pedrioli

*If you are interested in the Vice President position please contact Vanessa Parks


Projects and Events

If you are interested in helping in any of the following events, please fill out the volunteer card that will be sent home with your child on the first day of school (K-5) or fill out the form that was emailed and return it to the School Circle table at Knight’s Kick Off    (MS & HS).

Fall Brunch Our Brunch this year will be on October 6, 2017. This year it will be a time of fellowship with no meeting. This will be a time to enjoy great food and an opportunity to get to know other parents and grandparents from RC.

Family Fun Festival Our Family Fun Festival will take place in September. Please stay tuned for further updates as to date and time.

RC Knight Out: Dinner & Auction Our biggest fundraiser of the year will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Ripon Community Center. We are looking for more volunteers to serve on the committee. If you or someone you know would like to donate an item(s) for our live or silent auction please contact Vanessa Parks at or 209-556-7214 to receive an auction donation form and information. This event is a great fundraiser that has raised funds toward new buses, new books, a new playground shade, and much more. We hope you can join us!

Mixed Bags Our Mixed Bags fundraiser will take place in February. There will be a wide range of totes, reusable bags, lunch bags, and much more to purchase.

Hot Lunch We offer this service to our students every Wednesday profits are minimal as this is more of a labor of love. Hot Lunch order forms will be sent home with your child on the first day of school (K-5). Middle School and High School students will receive an email with the form. MS and HS students please turn in your form to the School Circle table at Knight’s Kick off along with your volunteer form.

Used Polo Shirts This fundraiser was formed to provide an option of exchanging previously worn polo uniform shirts between our RC families at a minimal cost. Funds raised benefit both family and school, as shirt expense is decreased and proceeds are put toward school needs. Sales are announced and held throughout the year. The first sale will be held at Knight’s Kick Off (August 14, (4:30-6:30pm). We would like to start collecting and selling the smaller polo sizes. If you have polos that your children have outgrown and that you would like to donate please drop them off at Knight’s Kick Off at the School Circle table or drop them off in the elementary or high school office.

Thank you for your tremendous, continued , faithful support. Our events are always successful because of YOU!

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