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Roseland Christian School

l u o S & Heart Volume 2, Issue 7

March 17, 2009

THEY LOVE TO FLY “WHENEVER” Airports, airplanes, and flying around the country on day trips is a big part of the life of first grader Madison Lockwood and her parents, Patricia James and Benjamin Lockwood. The couple met each other at work. They are both employed by American Airlines, Patricia as a lead agent at the operations gate and in the tower for the past 11 years and Benjamin as an airplane mechanic. Madison, too, is fascinated by airplanes and loves to fly. Some favorite places they have visited in one day are the amusement park at the Mall of America in Minneapolis and the Sesame Street Park in Philadelphia. They are looking forward to touring the Martin Luther King exhibit in Memphis next month. Can you believe they even have the last dinner he ate on display? Benjamin likes to take Madison to the movies and to places like Medieval Times to watch the jousting tournaments.

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7

Pictured l. to r.: Patricia James, Madison Lockwood, cousin Frinny James, and Grandma Patricia James at Key Lime Cove in Gurnee.

“Madison is a water bug,” says Patricia, and she swims at the pool in Merrionette Park in the summer. Reading is a fun pastime, especially the Junie B. Jones series. Patricia has been able to find some good books at the Dollar Store as well as at the library. Madison will be trying out her new skates as the weather warms up, and this summer she hopes to be able to ride her bike for the first time without training wheels. Probably trotting after her will be her little Yorkie dog which she named “Mikey.” The family appreciates the education that Madison is getting at Roseland Christian School. Madison likes all her subjects and has been on the honor roll since the beginning of the school year. Patricia says she didn’t realize how hard it was to find a good school, and she was glad to receive our flier in the mail. After touring the school with her mother, Patricia knew that this is where Madison belonged. The school is an excellent complement to the religious training that Madison receives at church which she often attends with her grandmother and her mother when she is not at the airport.

“Heart & Soul” is a monthly publication of Roseland Christian School focusing on the heart and soul of the school. The students, parents, teachers, staff, and board members are what make RCS a great place to learn and grow!


Just in… another check from purchases made by RCS supporters with a Target REDcard which now totals about $200 received during the past year from this easy fund raising tool. To get your REDcard and have 1 percent of your purchases donated to RCS, call 1-800-316-6142 or go to the website:



“There’s wonder-working power in the blood”…an old hymn says. We know that the blood described is that of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus gave his blood for us so that we can enjoy a heavenly eternal life. A way that we can help our fellow man in this earthly life is by giving a small amount of our own blood to others who are sick or injured.

Please mark your calendars to be in town to participate in the RCS 125th Anniversary Parade and Family Fun Festival on Saturday, June 13! As the details are finalized we will let you know them.

Mrs. Conda’s 4th grade class wants to help with that need by organizing a blood drive in cooperation with Heartland Blood Centers on Friday, March 27, from 2-5 p.m. as their contribution to Project Light. The bloodmobile will be parked at school. Donors must be age 18 and over and in good health to participate as well as meeting other criteria. The students will be canvassing the neighborhood adjacent to the school with flyers inviting residents to participate.


“To be tall like my dad.”— William, Pre-School

“That one day I become a famous singer and everyone will have my voice on their ringtones and my face on the posters.”—Keaera, 7th Grade “For restoration and forgiveness amongst all.”—Gaines, 2nd Grade

“To help a lot of poor people get food, clothes, and shelter. My dream is to also become a computer engineer, to make good decisions, be wise, and be successful.”— 8th Grader “To be friends with blacks and whites and to not kill.”— Aarrell, 2nd Grade

“I want to be a great chemist or inventor like Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin. Or play sports like football or basketball. Or try to become president.” Daniel— 3rd Grade “To fulfill all my goals, get through grade and high school, go to college, to get a good job, put my mom in a good house.”—Matthew, 7th Grade “To join the army and fight for my country. When I get out I want to be an historian. In my free time I would travel to the 20 states I haven’t been to.”—Daiquon, 7th Grade

There will be floats, performers, marchers comprised of RCS students, parents, staff, and board members, fancy cars and dignitaries, banners, and motorcycles parading down Roseland streets from 11 a.m. to noon and ending up at the school. Start saving up a little “fun money” because upon arrival at the school grounds, we will be playing fun games, petting animals, riding ponies, grooving to student entertainment, eating delicious foods (pig roast, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy), and showcasing our school. The fun ends at 4 p.m. We can also use your help now.

Can you? Sew skillfully? Perform security (are you a police officer)? Help with decorating floats? Ride your motorcycle in the parade? Take great pictures? Donate some carpenter aprons or know someone we can call to ask for a donation? Donate table skirting in white or royal blue? Bake for a fun fair game (cake walk)? Can you lend or do you know the owner of? A convertible, classic or antique car? A flat bed truck? Red silk roses? Fake grass carpet and white garden fencing (for float)? Do you belong to? A marching band? A tumbling group? A dance class?

We especially need people to help with planning the details. Please call me at 773-264-0534 or email me at ASAP to let me know if you can help out with any of the above. As plans are firmed up, volunteers will be needed to work the festival in 2-hour increments. Sign-up sheets will be posted. Thanks! Laura Vande Werken, RCS Advancement Office Assistant

FROM THE RCS STAFF RETREAT The best moment in a teacher’s life happened on a Monday morning as a student rushed into the classroom: “Miss O., Miss O., I wanted you to be the first to know—yesterday in church I gave my life to Jesus Christ!”

March 2009 Heart and Soul  

March 2009 issue of Roseland Christian School's newsletter, Heart and Soul