April 2015

iCare for the World


neufeldFrom March 2 to 5, students at the Elementary Campus learned more about International China Concern and how each of us can come alongside this group of people as they support children in China.  Students visited different classrooms and teachers to have new lessons about how to be supportive.  Everyone had an opportunity to help create video books, design encouragement cards, and play a game showing how the funds raised are used.

When Mr. Grose shared his experiences with the staff about his trip to China visiting the ICC orphanages, he told a story about singing “Jesus Loves Me” to a little boy with a hearing disability.  Our music teachers taught students the Mandarin version of “Jesus Loves Me.”  One of our parents volunteered to record our final performance and to create a DVD to share with our ICC friends.  We are hoping the children at the orphanages might be able to see it one day.  We hope you will like it too! 

Mrs. Darlene Neufeld
Elementary Campus Principal


Click on the image to see the ICC video.

Video credits to Jody and Christie Leung


CHAPEL APRIL 24th:  Please come and hear Mr. David Gotts, Founder of ICC, at the elementary chapel on April 24th to find out how much we have raised for International China Concern.  Mrs. Wang’s Grade 1 class will also share a presentation.

New Additions

Multiplication seems to be the subject of choice at the elementary campus this year, and we couldn’t be happier for our staff and their precious new bundles. Congratulations!  Enjoy these photos of the newest members of the Class of 2033.


Mrs. Anna Carr (Educational Assistant) and her husband, Jon, welcomed a second son, Aiden Leo Isaac, on October 27, 2014 weighing 8.3 lbs.   Big brother, Elijah is so excited!


Mrs. Keila Lammertsen (Grade 4 Teacher) and her husband, Ryan, welcomed a daughter, Rebecca Joy, on February 27, 2015 weighing 7 lbs. 2oz.


Mrs. G. (Learning Assistance Teacher for grade 2/3) and her husband, welcomed a son, Ryan Robert, on December 6, 2014 weighing in at 9 lbs. 2 oz. Big sister, Emily enjoys her baby brother.


Mrs. Catherine Chen (Kindergarten 2 Teacher) and her husband, Laurence, welcomed a son, Zachary Alexander, April 1, 2015 weighing 5 lbs, 13 oz.



 Mrs. Rebecca Cheung (Grade 3 Teacher) and her husband, Jackson (Middle Campus Teacher) welcomed son, Gavin Timothy, on January 12th weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz.



Mrs. Brittany Stebeck (Educational Assistant) and her husband, Jordan, welcomed a daughter, Emmi-Lyn Paradis on April 2, 2015 weighing 7 lbs.


 Mrs. Dora Ho (Learning Assistance Teacher – Grade 4/5) and her husband, Timothy Chu, welcomed a son, Sebastian Lindon on February 14, 2015, 6 lbs. 2 oz.



Someone else is due in August….

God’s Provision


We are always excited to hear when our staff members are expecting a new baby.  In the back of the Principal’s mind, there is also the wondering – WHO will replace this person?  We know that God always provides for us and we have seen His amazing faithfulness year after year.


We are very grateful for each gifted person He has sent to us:

Mrs. L. Stebeck for Mrs. Carr

Mrs. Ng for Mrs. G.

Mr. Rienas for Mrs. Cheung

Ms. Leoganda for Ms. Ho

Mrs. Stephen for Mrs. Lammertsen

Mrs. Down for Mrs. Chen

Mrs. Carrigan for Mrs. Stebeck

Mrs. La Roux (part-time EA) joined us in March.

Ms. Peters required a medical leave so God provided Mrs. Wong.


Back Row Left to Right:  Mrs. Stephen, Mr. Rienas, Mrs. LaRoux, Mrs. Down
Front Row Left to Right: Mrs. Wong, Ms. Leoganda, Mrs. Carrigan,
Mrs. Stebeck  Missing from Photo: Mrs. Ng


Just Keep Swimming…


God is the source of beauty, creativity and design. The Grade Two Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to appreciate, wonder at, and admire all that He has created. The Grade Two students have been learning about animal life cycles, focusing on salmon. By raising salmon in our classroom, students have examined the stages of salmon development from egg to fry, salmon adaptation and habitat, as well as the role of human impact on their ecosystem.

Field experiences included a trip to the Capilano Hatchery to observe salmon spawn, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to learn about the fishing industry in Richmond. Later this month, students will travel to Little Campbell Hatchery to release fry back into their natural habitat.

Ms. Chan, Mrs. Bjornson, Mr. Schmidt, Ms. Yen

Kahoot is a Hoot!


Students in grades 2-5 have had a lot of fun using iPads in our French classes this year. Using a game-based online program called Kahoot, students can review material and compete individually, in pairs or even small groups. This is a great way to incorporate technology into what we have been learning.

Teachers can create their own quizzes in minutes, or use the thousands of pre-made sets, created by other educators. Marks can be saved and used for assessment as well.

Mr. Lai


Keeping Active with Intramurals

At Richmond Christian Elementary there is a lunchtime intramural program for grades 1 – 5 students. Intramurals are a time for students to participate in various games and activities regardless of skill or ability.  They are intended to nurture healthy competition, sportsmanship and teamwork, allowing students to be active and have fun in a safe and supervised environment. Activities include: rubber chicken, rock-paper-scissors, noodle and dodge ball games, relays, races and a variety of cooperative and competitive activities, just to name a few.

Each week students represent their individual family groups, earning points for their group.  Teams are comprised of different family group combinations from week to week. The points for each family group are added between grades and tallied together.

Congratulations to students from Ms. Watson’s and Mrs. Hesmert’s family groups, the term 1 and term 2 intramural winners.  Your party will be taking place on April 24th at lunchtime.  Intramurals will once again commence after the elementary musical.  It will be great to see who the term 3 winners will be!

Thank you RCS students for participating so actively and making intramurals fun at RCS. Please click on the picture at right to enjoy a gallery of intramural photos.

Mr. Przybylski


Please click on the above picture to enjoy a gallery of intramural photos.

Elementary Campus
Spring Musical

Presented by Grade 1 to 3 students

Tuesday, April 21 @ 1:45 pm   (note later time change)
Wednesday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm

Additional parking available at Jesse Wowk School for pm performance only