Thank You!


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 15, 2019

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At 2:35 pm today, as an educator studiously checked a pile o’ planners, Mrs. Chong led a procession of silent, solemn 4S students into the class. They quietly revealed their rhythm instruments and burst forth into a celebratory birthday anthem, much to their teacher’s complete surprise!

Thank you, all, for this wonderful surprise birthday party!  You are very generous, thoughtful, kind…and stealthy! 🙂

Love and gratitude,

Miss Semke

(#Students & Parents are Awesome!  #Minion Fan!  #I Love Cupcakes!)

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 12, 2019

Dear 4S Students and Families,

Praying you have a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend in the presence of Him who has your family wrapped in His loving embrace.


Miss Semke

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HELP! Homework assistance needed…


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 27, 2019

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Dear parents, could you help us?

Once or twice a week, would you check the “Late Work” page on this blog to see if your child needs some catch-up help?

Monday through Friday, Grade 4 students can expect approximately 40 minutes of at-home school work.  This includes daily reading (15 min), daily recorder practice, spelling & Bible memory review, and any assignments they were unable to finish during class time.

Thank you very much for your support!

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Individual Photo Day – Wed. Sept. 18


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 17, 2019

School Photo Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 18.

4S is scheduled to meet with photographer from 12:15-12:30 pm.

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Nova Food Closed Oct. 25


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 12, 2019

Dear Parents,

Once or twice a year, Nova Food Services is closed when RCS Elementary is open. This causes some hiccups as far as lunches go, especially for families who rely on Nova Food deliveries every day.  I will try to give you a “heads up” about these dates.  Please note:

 Nova Food Services is closed on October 25.  Please pack a lunch for your child on this dateThank you.

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4S Volunteer Opportunities


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 11, 2019

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Hello wonderful parents!  It was so nice to meet you on Monday evening.  I promised to post the 4S volunteer opportunities on this blog.

Here they are:

1. Math Marking (great for at home service)….contact Miss Semke at

2. Field Trip Supervisor….contact

3. Bible Memory Listener (Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:15 am)….contact Mrs. Kinniston at


Paid Parent Recess Supervisors


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 9, 2019

There are so many great reasons to sign up and be paid to be at RCS.  This year we need Parent Supervisors only at MORNING RECESS.

Why is that so great?  It is great because Parent Supervisors have less students at one time to oversee because we have changed our schedule to two 15-minute morning recesses. The first recess is from 10:30-10:45 for Kindergarten to Grade 3. The second recess is from 10:45 to 11:00 and is only for Grade 4’s and 5’s. Our deep hope is that students and supervisors will have greater success during these distinct play times. Becoming a Supervisor is great way to be connected, help the school, and get some Starbuck’s money on the side!

We are looking for at least 15 parents who speak English and can commit from September to June for at least one time per week during the 10:15-11:15 time period. Currently we have our busy and over committed teachers covering the morning recess supervision, in addition to their before, after school and lunch supervisions.  Please email at or call the Elementary Office to sign up.

Thank you for considering this request to help at the Elementary Campus.


The Grade 4 Adventure begins…


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 3, 2019


Dear Parents & students, welcome to our 4S Class Blog!

Mrs. Kinniston, Mrs. Chan, and I (Miss Semke) pray that this will be a year of deep connection with the Lord and each other.

We will learn, explore, experiment, laugh, pray, play, build, think, share, create, wonder, read, write, worship, problem-solve, serve, respect, invent, include…we will S.O.A.R. in Grade Four!

We hope this blog will be a helpful communication tool for all 4S parents and students.

This site is where you will find:

– homework updates

– announcements & volunteer opportunities

– upcoming events

– links to other important RCS blogs

Please subscribe to this blog so that you will receive email notifications of all new entries.

In Christ’s Service,

Miss Semke, Mrs. Kinniston, & Mrs. Chan


Back-to-School BBQ @ 5pm!


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 28, 2019










Woooooo hoooo!  Welcome back to school, everyone!

The Annual RCS Back-to-School BBQ starts tonight at 5pm!

Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salads, friends, activities….and find out who is in your new class!

New Grade 4 students, I can hardly wait to meet you!

New Grade 5 students, let’s have a reunion!

See you at 5pm tonight!




This year has FLASHED by…


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 19, 2019

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Here we are at the end of Grade 4!  The year zooooomed by!

We have learned, laughed, & loved (Jesus & each other) well.

Parents & grandparents: Thank you for all your prayers, encouragement, & support throughout this year!

Students: We are grateful for your faith in Jesus, servant leadership, never-giving-up attitude, cheerful ways, great ideas, hard work, & loving words and deeds. 

All: Thank you very much for your incredibly generous & thoughtful cards, gifts, & good wishes!

On behalf of Mrs. Kinniston, Mr. Wong, & myself, thank you for making 2019-20 a fantastic year!

We will miss you!

Last Day Schedule:  

  • 8:30-10:15 AM – classroom activities
  • 10:15-10:30 AM – eat snacks
  • 10:30-11:00 AM – extra long outdoor play times (woo-hoo!)
  • 11:00-12:20-ish PM – Year end chapel in the big gym (parents are welcome! )
  • 12:30 PM – Dismissal from the 4S classroom

Report cards: Available online on Friday, June 28th, at 3 PM.  Login to MSM Parent Portal to view & print.

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The LORD bless you & keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you & be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you & give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

Love & prayers,

Miss Semke, Mrs. Kinniston, & Mr. Wong

P.S.  Hope to see all you brand-new 5th graders for a reunion at the Back-to-School BBQ on Wednesday, August 28!!!







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