May 27-31…Week-at-a-Glance


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 24, 2019

4S Highlights for May 27-31

Monday 27 – Library instead of Music; bring supplies to build catapults!

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Tuesday 28 – 4S Watershed Science Trip:  8:20 am – 3:15 pm (Dress in layers for the cool mountain weather, wear proper walking shoes, extra socks, large lunch, several snacks, one litre water bottle, allergy medications/puffers, mosquito repellent/suntan lotion…no umbrellas). Please arrange a 3:15 pm pick up for your child. Thank you 🙂

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Wednesday 29 – Music instead of Library

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Thursday 30 – Spelling Lesson #20 due; last day for Library + Accelerated Reading

Friday 31 – Geometry Quiz; June Scholastic orders due; May Monthly News due; Spelling Test #20; RCS Carnival (early dismissal @ 2pm); elementary afternoon shuttle bus cancelled today

Friday May 31
2:30PM – 6:30PM
Outdoor Praise & Worship.
Food! Games! Pony Rides! Contests! Bouncy Castle!
Free Parking in field behind Secondary Campus.




Long Weekend!


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

Monday, May 20th is Victoria Day…no school.  Enjoy the long weekend with your families!

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School Photos @ 8:30 am – May 6


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 6, 2019

The elementary Panorama Photo is @ 8:30 am. Please be on time.

The 4S class photo is scheduled for 9:10 – 9:20 am.

Bring your smile!

Tuesday, May 7 – 4S Britannia Shipyards Photo Trip


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 6, 2019

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The students from 4S will be participating in an off-campus field trip to Britannia Shipyards on Tuesday, May 7  from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. The bus will leave the campus at 12:15 pm and is expected to return at 1:45 pm. NOTE:  At 12:00 pm, we will eat an early lunch at school.

The purpose in scheduling this off-campus field trip is to allow students to practice photography skills and develop an image portfolio. We require 2 parent supervisors. Please email Miss Semke if you are interested in supervising this trip.

Please remember:

  • Camera (charged batteries + memory card)
  • Dress for the weather (bring umbrella if raining)

Thank you very much!

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Track Meet – Thursday, May 3


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 1, 2019

It is track meet time!

For the past month, our Grade Four students have worked diligently to develop their track & field abilities. They have demonstrated very good effort and perseverance. Now it is time for a fun-filled, action-packed day of healthy physical activity, good sportsmanship, & positive social interaction with Christian schools from all over the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.


  1. Be prepared for any type of weather.
  2. Wear appropriate athletic gear (supportive running shoes, shorts, & red RCS T-shirt).
  3. Bring a healthy snack, bagged lunch & lots of water.
  4. Sunscreen & a hat (even an umbrella for shade) are lifesavers on a hot day.
  5. Meet in our classroom @ 8:10 for attendance (we load the buses at 8:15 am sharp)…please be on time!
  6. If you are driving your own child to & from the track meet, please email Miss Semke as soon as possible (please cc Mr. Przybylski).

This event is always a highlight of our Gr. 4 school year. Thank you for your prayers & support!

Miss Semke (

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Social Sense Awareness – Friday, May 3


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 29, 2019

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4S has the opportunity to have Ms. Pam Collins from the Reach Child & Youth Development Society join us on Friday, May 3 to talk about:

  • ways in which we are all similar
  • ways in which we all may differ
  • how we all have strengths and challenges

Students will learn about “social senses”, discover how we use social senses in our daily lives, and find out what it’s like for people with autism to use their “social senses”.

Maybe this learning experience is something your family could discuss around the dinner table on Friday night!

Volunteer Needed – Tuesday, April 30, 9:30-12:00


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 26, 2019

Hi Parents,

I am in need of one more parent volunteer for our photography field trip to Queen Elizabeth Park next Tuesday, April 30th. Please contact me if you are available from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Thanks very much,

Miss Semke

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Musical Tonight @ 7pm


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

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Dear RCS Elementary Parents,

The evening performance is today, April 18th, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the large gym. Doors will open at 6:30pm for the evening performance.

The musical is being recorded and will be available on DVD for preorder starting next week until May 24th. A school family business is volunteering their time to provide this to families at minimal cost. The recording will include scenes from the dress rehearsal, both performances, and a picture montage.

Thank you to Softcode Video Production (see or

We ask that families not use flash photography or video recording on their own, but rather come to watch and enjoy the show. This helps everyone around to see without cameras and tripods in the way.

Hope you can come!


April 15-23 Highlights


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

This week is an exciting one at RCS Elementary. Here are some important dates & times to be aware of:

Monday, April 15

Donation envelopes for International China Concern are due this morning.

Thank you for helping to care for 300 orphaned/abandoned children in China.

Tuesday, April 16

Bring CAMERA & USB Flash Drive for photography lessons.

Wednesday, April 17

1:30-2:30 pm Spring Musical: GPS – God’s Plan of Salvation

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Join us in the Elementary Large Gym for wonderful music & a powerful message!

Thursday, April 18

8:35 am – Easter Chapel in Large Gym

7:00-8:00 pm Spring Musical (Large Gym)

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Friday, April 19 

School Closed for Good Friday

Monday, April 22

School Closed for Easter

Tuesday, April 23

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iCare for the World Week!


Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 10, 2019







Hi Students and Parents,

It’s that time of the year again when we raise donations to support International China Concern.

Last Friday, we watched a video and heard some true stories about the needs of orphans and abandoned children in China. We were challenged to sacrifice our time, effort, and comfort to help others in need. Our theme in grade 4 is “Give Up to Lift Up.” Could we “give up” some of our free time to earn donations?  Could we “give up” our shyness to bravely share the ICC story with others?

We hope students will reach their fundraising goals, but also work hard to achieve their goals to take a risk to step out of their comfort zones in order to help abandoned and disabled children this Easter season.

Did You Know?

$30 pays the wage of a loving nanny to care for 5 children for 1 day?

$40 provides the home, food, and clothing needs for 1 child for 1 month?

$70 provides education for 1 child for 3 months?

$100 provides physical therapy for 1 child for 4 months?

To find out more about this wonderful Christian ministry, please visit

The final day to hand in donation forms will be Monday, April 15th.

Thank you for your prayerful support!

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