June 2016

A Great Year!  A Great Summer!

Wow – this year has flown by… Someone said about child-raising, “The days are long but the years are short.”  Your child has completed a full school year.  They have been actively learning skills and content, but more importantly gaining competency in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, as well as social and personal skills.  All of these skills can be rehearsed and refined during the summer.  Please consider some of the following ideas to continue the process of “equipping your child to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life”.

People Smart – garage sales, tutoring, Vacation Bible School, Missions Trip, picnics, sleep-overs
Logic Smart – learn chess, board game nights, write a newsletter, do science experiments,
Word Smart – write letters, create a board game, read in a variety of genres, journal,
Body Smart – biking, rollerblading, badminton, croquet, Frisbee, go bowling, swim
Self Smartwww.faith5.org , learn one new thing every day, help with chores,
Music Smart – learn or practice an instrument, musicals, concerts, karaoke, sing
Picture Smart – Family puzzle, photography, scrapbook, draw, colour, paint, Lego, iMovie
Nature Smart –  visit GVRD parks, pets, garden, blow bubbles, hike, camp, go to the beach

Have a wonderful summer!  See you in September!

Mrs. Neufeld

Enjoy this fun video from our staff celebrating our Inside Out chapel theme one more time.

Clubs at the Elementary Campus

What a fantastic year of RCS Clubs!  Each student had the opportunity to experience seven or eight weeks of play, creativity, strategic thinking, or exercise while developing friendships and community.   Thank you parents – for working with our new club selection process.  Thank you students – for coming out and participating with us!

These are the clubs that were offered this year!  Thank you teachers –  for hosting great club activities. Take a look at the photos of clubs that a grade 5 student,  Joshua L.  took!  He captured the essence of all the fun we have at the RCS Elementary Campus Clubs

Badminton with Miss Fedoruk and Miss Epp
IMovie with Mrs. Wong
Friendship Bracelet Making with Mrs. Schneck
Readers Theatre with Mrs. Watson
Ball Hockey with Mr. Przybylski
Basketball with Mr. Chan
Cooking Creations with Mrs. Hesmert and Miss Hesmert
Juggle Mania with Ms. Peters
Skipping:  7:50 am – 8:20 am in the Large Gym, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Ms. Yen
Drawing: LUNCH RECESS 12:40 pm – 1:10 pm, Grades 1, 2, – Ms. Chan, Miss Neibel and Mrs. Cheung
Fitness Fun with Mrs. Down and Ms. Anthony
Chess: with Miss Semke and Mrs. Stephen

Track Meets 2016

On May 5, grade 4 and 5 students were challenged to do their best in five track events held at the Christian Elementary School Sports (CESS) track meet.  It turned out to be a glorious day despite not having busses to transport students.  We appreciate all of the parents who pitched in to drive their child or a group of children to the event.

On May 26, the students competed with other schools at the Minoru Track Meet.  It was a cold and windy day but the rain held off.  RCS did very well – especially in the running events.

Come out to Chapel on Friday, June 17 – it’s our awards and recognition chapel!

Sports Day 2016

“Go Purple Team”  “YAY Purple”… wait a minute – there was no purple team – just RED and BLUE.  Yet, as students waited for the final tally of the scores for each team, this is the cheer that was heard.  At the beginning of the day, Mr. Przybylski explained why he was wearing a purple shirt and he showed a video clip of mixing red and blue paint.  Students were amazed as it turned into purple.  He shared that he was cheering for both teams – to do their best, have fun, and show sportsmanship and caring.  The message was caught as students cheered for each other and fully participated.  Congratulations RCS!  You do Sports Day well.

We appreciated Mr. Przybylski and his team of staff members for organizing the day.  It was such a blessing to have Ms. Contant and the Leadership 12 class plan and execute games.  Finally, the teachers and parents who led, cheered, and even participated (Thanks a lot, Mr. Grose!) made Sports Day a wonderful memory!

Mrs. Greatbanks Retires

Mrs. Greatbanks is retiring after 16 years at RCS.  We enjoyed celebrating her on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Mrs. Watson's Grade 1 Video

Follow this link to enjoy Mrs. Watson’s Grade 1 video

Join us for the End of Year Chapel

Wednesday, June 22 11:00am  We will celebrate, say good-bye and send off our Grade Five students at this chapel.  A special PowerPoint will highlight the events of the year.  Parents are welcome to attend the chapel.  Classes will dismiss at 12:30pm.

Update on Mrs. Judy Sawatsky

Mrs. Sawatsky, our Admission Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, is presently on leave due to medical treatment for breast cancer. She writes that she is healing after her first surgery. At this time, she would appreciate your prayers for her discomfort and an infection that is delaying the second surgery. She’s had a few setbacks but hopes to be back on track soon.  She appreciates the support of the RCS community.   Encouraging emails or cards can be sent to the office for forwarding.