Reifel Bird Sanctuary fieldtrip


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 2, 2014

On Monday, 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 having an early lunch at 11:15 am.  If you normally order Nova Foods, please send a packed lunch with your child and they will receive their Nova Foods when we return.  We will be leaving the school at 11:45 am and return by 2:45 pm.

This field trip is entirely outdoors and will take place rain or shine.  Please remember to bring:

  • a good pair of walking shoes (waterproof if it is raining)
  • weather appropriate clothing (dress in waterproof layers)
  • optional – camera
  • optional – $1.00 for birdseed to feed the ducks

French with Mr. Lai


Posted by pepp | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 2, 2014

Dear RCS parents and students,

Welcome to another school year at RCS! I am excited to teach my fifth year of French here.

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 in GRADES 3-5, beginning in January 2014. The club will follow the RCS club schedule. ALL new students in Grades 3-5 are encouraged and expected to join.

We will have our club in the 1WA classroom on Mondays from 3:00-3:30PM. 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 good supply of DVDs available at the office. If any of the DVDs run out of supply, I will place another order, and it

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 learning French.

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Mr. Lai

French teacher, RCS Grades 1-5

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