Supporting our Amazing Graduates
Each year, RCS scholarships and awards are given to deserving graduating students. These range from academic scholarships to awards based upon Christian character. We are looking for businesses and individuals who are passionate about offering scholarships to our students. As a thank you, we then feature these generous donors on screens during Convocation and in our printed program, thanking them for their support.
If you know of any local businesses, or if you own a business that might consider sponsoring an award, please let us know. Businesses can use their contribution as an advertising expense or if donating as an individual, you receive a full taxable donation receipt. We have a package that we would be happy to forward to you, as well as an invitation to come to our secondary campus for a tour. Every contribution is significant, no matter the amount! (Just think…if three families each donate $500 we have a $1500 scholarship covered!)
Last year our Board of Trustees was able to sponsor a $1000 scholarship. Our Staff at all 3 campuses also participated and we were able to award a scholarship on their behalf. Each year we are touched by the businesses who support our deserving students. In addition, we have parents who have come together to honour someone special to them by sponsoring a character award. We truly need your help in order to reach our goal of granting more than $25,000 of scholarships and awards this year to various students.
We are grateful to have an opportunity to give back to deserving students each year as we send them to post-secondary learning and wherever God leads them. Please join us in praying for parents, businesses and friends of our community as they contemplate donating to this very worthwhile cause.
If you know of a business that we should connect with, please email me at email@example.com.
Mrs. Ann-Michele Ewert
Photos: Some of our 74 Graduates receiving scholarships and awards donated from local businesses, RCS parents, Staff and Board Members.
A Busy Week at the Secondary Campus
With all three performances of our Shrek production sold out, we turn to focus on the sometimes unsung heroes who worked tirelessly on our set, props, costumes and music. We filled a U-haul truck and a huge trailer with everything needed to bring Shrek to life at the Gateway Theatre.
Shrek has been a resounding success with an overflowing theatre and a cast, crew and orchestra filled with enthusiasm and adrenaline! We will be devoting our next Eagle’s Eye to this incredible undertaking but we were able to catch a few pictures as the crew loaded up this week and we wanted to share them with you.
Our Volunteers are Amazing!
Each year we are incredibly thankful for the dedication and support that we receive from our parents, alumni and friends of RCS. This year we celebrated those individuals who go above and beyond our expectations with an invitation-only luncheon at the Secondary Campus library.
More than 60 people attended and enjoyed a lovely lunch together. Campus principals shared how much they value the time and passion of the volunteers and thanked those in attendance for modelling this sacrificial service to their families. Special recognition went out to Roswita G. whose youngest of their 5 children is at our Secondary Campus. She has been volunteering for over 20 years at RCS!
We are so thankful to have committed people on our Board and Committees as well as those parents who are dedicated in helping at each individual campus. We plan to make this an annual event!
Parent Participation and RCS
Recently, a luncheon was held to honour those men and women of Richmond Christian School who have gone above and beyond in their hours of volunteer service. It was an opportunity for the school to express its gratitude to so many people who have so generously given of their time and energy to help make RCS a great school. As I was preparing for this luncheon I discovered some interesting facts about Canadians and their level of volunteer service to their local communities and organizations.
• In 2010, almost half of all Canadians aged 15 or over provided volunteer hours, giving the equivalent of $51.1 billion in unpaid hours.
• The volunteer hours in 2010 is equivalent to 1.1 million full time jobs.
• Canada has one of the highest volunteer rates in the developed world.
• Volunteering and direct giving in Canada is significant, with a combined economic value of 3.7% of the Gross Domestic Product.
• On average, each volunteers contributed 156 hours per year
These are impressive figures and facts and it speaks well of Canada. And at RCS we are very appreciative and grateful for all our families and friends who give of their time and energy to build our school community. Did you know that more than half of our families contributed to the capital campaign for Phase Two? How wonderful!!
In just a few weeks the June General Meeting will take place and the election of officers is a key component of that meeting. RCS is looking for men and women who have a heart to serve RCS as board and committee members. Do you have leadership skills? Do you have previous experience on a board or committee? Are you able to work cooperatively with other people on projects? Do you enjoy working with a team in solving problems and casting vision for the school? Do you have heart for the school and does the idea of working collaboratively with the Administrative Team of RCS inspire you? If so, we would love to discuss with you how to become more actively involved with the school. There will be vacancies on the Board of Trustees in the coming school year as three of our current board members retire from their positions. I would ask that you prayerfully consider how you can become involved in the leadership and governance of RCS. I would be delighted to speak with you and answer any questions you might have on your involvement at RCS, or you can contact one of our board members for additional information.
Mr. Roger Grose
Mrs. Lily Kwok (Board Member) firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents Day at the Elementary Campus is
Wednesday, May 13th marks the day for our annual Elementary gathering of grandparents and grand-friends. This provides us with a wonderful opportunity to give back to the older generation with a lovely brunch, performances from our students and a tour of our campus. Mark your calendars!
Due to space limitations this event is limited only to grandparents and grand-friends. Parents and younger siblings cannot be accommodated. Thank you for your understanding.