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Christmas Blessing

The Principal's Blog
December 6, 2019

And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
- Micah 5:4 

Dear RMCA parents, staff, and friends,  

Christ has come! Christ is with us! Christ will come again!

This is the message of the season: the “already and not yet” of the fulfillment of God’s promise to our first parents and the anticipated completion of all things through the continued work of Christ “to make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). While we may certainly celebrate Christ’s initial advent at any point in the year, this is a special time to remember what was accomplished over 2000 years ago and what continues to be accomplished in the life of each friend of God. 

For the last 21 years, Rocky Mountain Christian Academy has been an instrumental part of that remembering and preparing for families in this area. Our community’s influence has extended through thousands of families and has impacted communities across this part of the world and beyond. Providing the kind of intentional discipleship and cultivation of a love of truth, goodness, and beauty is what RMCA is all about. And it is exactly this kind of engagement of virtue and growth in character that prepares the heart, mind, and body for a relationship with Christ. What an awesome challenge--and what an opportunity to grow together with people who have an immeasurable potential. 

We anticipate even more opportunities to bless each other now and in the future. Although we had a strong start to raising funds at this year’s Round Up fundraising dinner, there are still several funding goals that we have not yet met. As you plan your end of the year giving, consider how you can give back generously to support the good work of cultivation and engagement of children and adults.  

Each Christmas, we invite all of our parents to give to the Christmas Blessing Fund. The amount designated will go directly to bless our teachers and staff who serve and encourage our children each day. We encourage each of our families to give toward this fund the amount that you would otherwise give independently. Giving this way is simple, tax deductible, and leaves none of our staff unrecognized. 

Keeping our enrollment strong and diverse is important for the health and sustainability of RMCA. Giving to the Tuition Assistance Fund does just that. With increased demands on families’ budgets, we are seeing a rising number of scholarship requests. This fund helps families stay at RMCA and helps others attend for the first time. 

The Campus Enhancement Fund is another way to direct funds to benefit our school both now and for years to come. Upcoming projects include renovations in the elementary library and modular building classrooms. We also plan to continue saving funds--combined with funds raised at the Skylark Sprint--for playground equipment purchases. 

Athletic Field Funds directly support our plan to develop baseball and multi-purpose fields. With a gift to these funds, you are paving the way for developing athletic programs at RMCA.

Finally, our Skylark Fund directly benefits teacher training, curriculum purchases, and general budgetary needs.  

You can give in the school office or at www.rmcaonline.org. Note that in order for these gifts to be tax deductible for 2019, they must be postmarked by December 31st.

Your gifts of time, resources, and prayer change lives here at RMCA. Thank you for the part that you have played in 2019 and will continue to play in 2020 in our community. 

Merry Christmas!

 

Brandon L. Byrd

Executive Director/Principal

P.S. Plan to join us on December 12th at 6:30pmin the RMCC auditorium for our Christmas Concert!