February 2017

Never Give Up!

The theme for 2Y’s chapel was perseverance. As a class, we talked about examples of people who didn’t give up. The students were able to think of many Bible characters who  faced difficult challenges but persevered. Yet, the greatest example of perseverance is God Himself. The Jesus Storybook  Bible describes God’s love for us as a “Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love”. Take a look at how God’s people persevered and how God never gives up on us.


“I like building snowmen. At school, we made an igloo.” Ison, 4S
“My favorite thing about snow is that I can build a snowman. Sometimes, my friends and I make snow angels.” Hayley 1W
“During recess, I made a snow-slide with two other friends. The kindergarten kids came to play on it.” Jessie 4LH
“Me and my friends built a snow-fort that lasted a long time. When it melted, we played in the puddles left behind.” Ajay 5P

The class of Kindergarten 3 says, “Snow is fun. It falls down and covers the roof and the cars. You can throw snowballs. You can dig in the snow. We made snow angels. When the snow melts, it makes my shoes and socks wet!”

Christmas Concert Memories

Please enjoy these photos that will bring back memories of the Christmas Concert held on December 20, 2016. The students in Kindergarten and Grade One were led by Mrs. Claire Chong. As usual, the cuteness factor was overwhelming! And, they could sing! Much of Mrs. Chong’s work is teaching students in Kindergarten to stand in one place, focus on the director and actually sing the right note! It’s tough work but she does it well.

Before the doors opened, Mrs. Koepke, with the help of Ms. Peters, led the Handbell Club in performing many Christmas songs. Parents, friends and people entering enjoyed the beautiful sounds. When one student was absent, Ms. Peters stepped in! What a team player!

Mrs. Koepke led the choirs for grade 2,3,4, and 5. It was exciting to be on stage wearing the new performance shirts. We thank our Grandparents for their contribution towards the shirts back on Grandparents Day 2016. They will be used for years to come. The beautiful songs brought us to the manger, to hear the angels sing and to recognize that Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born.

Professional Day – Friday, February 10

This year, RCS Elementary Campus is hosting a conference for our staff and teachers from all over the Lower Mainland. Requests for parent volunteers will be sent soon – watch for the emails. We are excited to host our conference speaker, Dr. Steven Layne. The focus is “Igniting a Passion for Reading” and the day will be spent in discovering great strategies that will be implemented in the classroom.


Red, White, and Pink Day

Who: RCS Elementary Campus – staff and students
When: February 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
Why: to celebrate Friendship on Valentine’s Day
What: Dress-up in as much Red, White, and Pink as possible. A little crazy! A little fun! Hats, hair bows, bowties, shirts, pants, dresses, socks and shoes! See how creative you can be.

Student-led Conferences

Students will bring their mom and dad to school on February 23rd for a 30-minute presentation of the progress they have made this year. Teachers and students are busy preparing for this exciting, special day. It means so much for a child to have their efforts and work appreciated. Parents are encouraged to provide a warm, supportive presence during the conference. Parents can ask questions, participate when asked and share encouraging comments. Parents should ensure that they have signed up according to the instructions that will be emailed to them.

• There will be childcare for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 while a sibling is having their conference. Silent Reading, Colouring and Lego will be available in the Library.
• We are sorry but we cannot accommodate students who just want to hang out and play.
• Please find childcare for children under 5 so that the student conference goes smoothly with no interruptions.
• Remember, classes are cancelled that day for Kindergarten to Grade 5;
• Preschool 3 is still in session.