Good Bye, August. Hello, September.
Children and parents swarmed into the gyms trying to find their new classroom teachers…shouts of delight and joy were heard when meeting up with friends they hadn’t seen since June…those were the parents!
Students and teachers have been actively engaged in learning about each other during the first month of school. The grade 4 classes have been on TWO fieldtrips! The Grade One students and the Grade Twelve students, who will be PRAYER BUDDIES for the year, have already met and started praying. Two Grade 5 classes have presented a Chapel – which is a process and an amazing feat! Kindergarten students have learned how to walk in a line, do a fire drill, and eat lunch with friends.
Grade 2 students have figured out where their classrooms are – it’s so different than K/1. The students in Grade three have already jumped into group projects! RCS Elementary is well on its way to a fun, busy, learning-filled year!
In our first Friday Chapel, Mrs. Schneck was busy looking for items she had lost. Fortunately, Ms. Huber came by to help her. It was a bit challenging at first because Mrs. Schneck was speaking “Librarian” even though she wasn’t in the library. Once that was settled, the two worked together to find the missing things. Part way through, Mrs. Schneck was getting discouraged – but Ms. Huber reminded her of Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
They “KEPT ON” looking and soon found everything! Mrs. Schneck shared our school theme for 2016-2017. Through our marvelous Ms. Semke, the audience learned that the ichthus is a fish sign with Greek letters that mean “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Saviour.
The students and staff will be Finding Jesus this year in all of the activities that happen. And, when we get discouraged, we will Keep On… and persevere. We know that God will help us “reap a harvest” if we do not give up! All parents are welcome to join us on Friday mornings for Chapel. We start a little after 8:30am and are usually finished around 9:15am. Please come!
Super Hero – Terry Fox Day.
It was a soggy day for running but our heroes and superheroes came through. The students dressed up as their favourite hero or superhero and heard about Jesus being the only true Superhero because he came to save the world that he loves so much.
Mr. Lai and Mr. Przybylski were the real heroes of the day as they had planned a special chapel for everyone. After a speedy quiz game about Terry Fox’s life with a team of students playing against a team of parents and a team of teachers, we ran through the hallways. Imagine 435 students doing the small loop in costume; it was a sight to see!
Our students, families, and staff raised over $651.00. Thank you all! (I wonder why Mrs. Schneck received balloons? Ask the kids!)
Welcoming Staff Babies!
Mrs. Hiu Kinniston and her husband, Paul,welcomed twins on September 13, 2016, Lauren Hope and Nathan Fenwick.
Mrs. Asha Bjornson, and her husband, Mike, welcomed a baby girl, Amaya, on September 23, 2016. Sister to Everys.
Welcome to New Staff
Mrs. Rowena Teodoro – Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Rachel Friesen – Educational Assistant, Ms. Janet Ho – Educational Assistant
Mrs. Lana Burmatoff – Educational Assistant, Ms. Betty Lau – Counsellor (no photo available).
Playing is so important for children of all ages. It is our goal to have children play outside at least once during the day. Please send your child to school dressed to play outside. Many days, students will be sent outside to play even if it is sprinkling or lightly raining! Boots, rain coat and a hat goes a long way to keep your child happily playing outdoors! You can also pack an extra pair of socks or pants if your child tends to get wet even with the proper clothing! Happy puddle jumping!
Bear Creek Cross Country Run: Wednesday, October 19
Preschool 3 Open House: October 19th
Book Fair: October 31 to November 4.
Parent Teacher Conferences: November 2 and 3.