Friday Journals


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 27, 2013

Dear Parents,

This morning, your child wrote their first Friday Journal.  In it, your son or daughter will write a letter to you every other week describing two or three of the highlights at school.  I will be correcting the Friday Journal  minimally so that you will have an opportunity to see your child’s unedited writing development.  I know you will be pleased to see the growth over the year.

I want the children to enjoy writing the Friday Journal and sharing it with their parents.  You know how discouraging it is to write to a friend who never writes back.  You can help me at home by writing a note to your child each week in response to this Journal.  You may write in English or a language of your choice.

Please, take a few moments to read, and write back with a message of encouragement in the Friday Journal.

Many thanks,

Miss Epp

Reifel Bird Sanctuary Fieldtrip


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 23, 2013

On Tuesday, 4E will be going on a fieldtrip to Reifel Bird Sanctuary!

In this fieldtrip we will be discovering and exploring a wetland habitat.  We will be learning about the characteristics of wetland habitats, as well as the special adaptations that plants and animals have to live in this habitat.  Students can bring $1.00 to buy a bag of birdseed to feed the birds along the way.  This is optional and will need to be brought in the day of our fieldtrip.

We will be leaving at 11:45 – 2:45pm.

Please remember to bring:

  • a good pair of walking shoes (waterproof if it is raining)
  • weather appropriate clothing (dress in waterproof layers)
  • a snack and water bottle
  • a bagged lunch
  • optional – camera

Meet the Teacher Night


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 16, 2013

Dear Parents,
“Meet the Teacher” night is this Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  We are so excited to see you!  
· At 7:00pm, all parents will gather in the Large Gym to hear remarks from the principal, introducing the staff and discussing some important reminders for the school year ahead.
· Around 7:30pm, after the staff members have left to be in their classrooms, parents will be dismissed to attend a 20 minute group meeting with their child’s teacher in their child’s classroom. 
· Around 8:00pm, an announcement will be made for parents to move on to the next meeting. 
oThis is for parents with two children at the school. 
oIf you have more than two children at the elementary campus, perhaps both parents can attend and each can individually attend a classroom session.
· Only two classroom sessions are held. 
· Once you have been to the group classroom meeting for your child(ren), you are free to go home.
We expect a crowd of over 400 parents – so parking will be a challenge.  You are permitted to use the parking lot at Jesse Wowk Public School.  Please remember to plan for childcare.  Children should not be coming to the school.
Mrs. D. Neufeld.

A note from Mr Lai


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 13, 2013

Dear RCS parents and students,

Welcome to another school year at RCS! I am excited to teach my fourth year of French here. I have been busy with a newborn at home (born June 28, 2013).

I will be teaching the following classes: all classes from Grades 1-3, 4S, 4E, and all three grade 5 classes.

A note to new parents,

I will be starting an after-school club on Mondays for all new students beginning in January, 2014. The club will follow the RCS club schedule. Students register by having parents sending me an email to request a spot on the list. We will have our club in the 1Y classroom on Mondays from 3:00-3:35PM. You do NOT need to sign up with the office or through signupgenius.

All of our classes are taught in French. Please be assured that your child will NOT be assessed the same as the other students, who have had French since grade one. Your child will be caught up if s/he is willing to diligently work at school and at home. Our new students last year have had lots of success catching up.

DVDs: Student DVDs are here! We have a large supply of DVDs available for purchase at the office.

Please don’t hesitate to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.

The password for the Downloads section remains the same as before. Ask other parents or email me a request for it.

We have lots of fun in class! I hope your child will enjoy another year learninng French.

Mr. Lai

French teacher, RCS Grades 1-5

Grade 4 Music


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 13, 2013

The following is a letter from Mrs. Koepke, our music teacher:


Dear Grade 4 Parents,

As part of the Grade 4 Music curriculum, your child will be introduced to recorder playing.  Your child has received a labeled recorder and a numbered copy of “Rockin’ Recorder”, a book for home practice use.  The “Rockin’ Recorder” book is to remain at home for the duration of the school year and will be collected in June.  Students are required to bring their recorder to each music class unless otherwise specified.  If recorders are lost, I have a limited supply for purchase.

Throughout the school year I will be assessing your child’s progress through our Recorder Karate program.  Your child has an opportunity to earn eight coloured “belts” upon achieving various levels of play.  Although I will not be requiring a signed practice record, I am encouraging the students to practice the pieces in the Rockin’ Recorder book on a consistent basis.  Ten minutes of practice per school day will solidify the skills we are learning in class.  Students interested in more advanced repertoire will have the opportunity to participate in ensemble work, and explore the other members of the Recorder family.

Thank you for supporting your child in their music-making!  Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Mrs. P. Koepke

Eppland News


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 10, 2013

Every Monday morning your child will receive our class newsletter, the Eppland News.  It will include the homework and important dates for the week, spelling words, Bible memory verse, and any other reminders.  Your child will be required to copy down the homework information from the newsletter into their planners to practice valuable organizational skills.planners to practice valuable organizational skills.  I will be posting the newsletters on this blog in the “Newsletters” tab the weekend prior in case they get lost during the week.

Campbell Valley Fieldtrip – September 12


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 10, 2013

Our first field trip of the year happens on THURSDAY, September 12.

All three grade 4 classes will be attending this trip.  Highlights include an hour-long hike through forest and meadows, practicing our photography skills, a picnic lunch, and lots of time to play together and get to know each other!

Parent helpers, please meet in our classroom (room #203 upstairs) at 8:20 am for instructions.  We will depart by bus at 8:30 am and will return by 2:45 pm.  We will all travel on the school bus together.

Parents & students need to bring:

– a snack, bag lunch, & water bottle

– a camera (optional; with parent permission)

– a small backpack to carry everything

– sturdy walking shoes (runners or boots)…WARNING:  the trails can be muddy this time of year

–  wear weather-appropriate clothing (dress in layers so you can adjust to heat or cold)

It will be a wonderful day together, enjoying God’s creation!

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