Regina Christian School Newsletter
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mark Your Calendar!
Mission Team left this morning at 5:30!
H.S. Course Completion
No School K-12
Easter Break- No School K-12
High School Choir Tour
High School Choir Tour
Alumni Homecoming Banquet
Mission Sharing Evening
No School K-8
½ Day High School
No School K-12- Victoria Day
May 23 & 24, 30 & 31
“The Sound of Music”
Please pray for our High School Missions' Team
Please be in prayer over the next ten days for our High School Missions' Team which left early this morning for Guatemala. Pray for safe travel on the way there and back and for many opportunities to share the gospel and the love of Christ with the people there.
Updates from the Team will be available throughout their trip via the following link: http://rcsmissions2014.blogspot.ca/.
A missions' trip sharing evening will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm in the RCS Gym. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Easter Break Work Bee
We are having a Work Bee on Saturday, April 26th. If you are able to help please contact Nina, in the Development Office, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, April 21st as we will need to arrange tasks, supplies and lunch! Jobs may include painting, cleaning, organizing, etc. High School students are also welcome to help!
Helping Kids Deal with Frustration and Anger Workshop
Friday, May 2 at 7:00 pm in the RCS Library
Jenn Dean from Families Matter Most will be presenting a workshop entitled Helping Kids Deal with Frustration and Anger. Cost is $5 per person per session, includes muffin & coffee.
Childcare will be provided for a cost of $5 per child but must be booked in advance. Contact the Development Office at email@example.com or call 306-775-0919, ext. 4 to reserve a seat and book childcare at 306-775-0919.
For more information on Jenn Dean and Families Matter Most visit www.familiesmattermost.com.
Children's Carnival at RCS
On Saturday May 10th from 2:00-4:00 pm RCS will be hosting a Children’s Carnival as a fundraiser for the Vida Nueva Project (our sister school in Guatemala).
Children will be able to play all games free of charge with a family donation towards the project. All donations of $20.00 or more will be issued a tax receipt. Games include , Cupcake Walk, Ring Toss, Basketball Shoot, Fish Pond and many other fun activities! Fun Carnival snacks such as popcorn and cotton candy will also be available for purchase.
3rd Annual Homecoming & Alumni Banquet
All RCS Alumni are invited to attend our 3rd Annual Homecoming & Alumni Banquet or Saturday, May 10 in the RCS Gymnasium. Please rsvp before May 3 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-775-0919, ext. 4.
Alumni Basketball game at 1:00 pm
Children's Guatemala Fundraising Carnival at RCS from 2:00 - 4:00 pm*
Punch at 5:30 pm
Catered Banquet at 6:00 pm *Tickets are $18 per person and must be purchased in advance.
Coffee house to follow.
*Please note that RCS will also be hosting a Children's Guatemala Fundraising Carnival from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on May 3rd and Alumni are welcome to bring their children to this event! See above for more details.
RCS Has Talent!
We are looking for talent from the elementary school for the intermission of “The Sound of Music”. This includes dancers, singers, pianists, and other instrumentalists.
Show dates are listed above. If you are interested in performing, please email Mrs. Riling at: email@example.com.
AGM and RCS Barbeque - May 13th
This years' Annual General Meeting and Barbeque will be on Tuesday, May 13th. Supper will be served at 5:45 pm with the meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. Please rsvp if you plan to attend via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-775-0919, ext. 4.
Regina Christian School Association members should have received a letter indicating that there are some proposed by-law changes for the coming year. If you have not received this notice and would like to view the proposed changes in preparation for the meeting, please click here.
RCS Garage Sale - Saturday, June 7th
We are having a Garage Sale fundraiser this year and we need your help! If you are looking to downsize, cleanout extra clutter or get rid of things you no longer need, we want them! Items can be dropped off Friday, June 6th in the Gym Foyer from 3:15 pm to 7:00 pm.
We are looking for lots of volunteers to help on Friday night and Saturday. A signup sheet will be sent home with your child(ren) after the Easter/Spring break containing additional information as well.
Campbell's Soup Label Program
For many years now families have saved their Campbell's soup labels and related products for the library. We have been able to acquire many wonderful books through The Labels for Education program. We have received notification that the program is been changed for the next school year. At this point we do not know if we will continue with the program. However, we have until the end of April to submit labels under the old program. Our deadline to do this is April 30th. So, if you have some labels you have been saving, please drop them off at the reception office or the library by April 30th. Thank you!
Mrs. Jane Tyler, Librarian
Preparing Our Students for Failure
From the Director of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) —Philip Hills
In our circles few years go by without someone recounting a story about a student who appeared to a beacon of Christian commitment in our schools, who entered University and became an agnostic or more rarely an atheist. We rightly express deep concern about these former students and wonder what we could have done to prevent this anti-conversion.
Most of the answers I have heard and even shared myself have focused on failing to help these students develop a deep Biblical worldview. There is certainly merit in this and we should continually aspire to be more effective in helping students think in a Christ-like way. I am coming to appreciate though, that we often neglect to give enough attention to what the Bible teaches about us.
There is no doubt that all of us focus on the fact that we are sinners, but I do not think we delve deeply enough into the full implication of this condition. Let me explain what I mean through my own example. I have been in the position of executive director of ACSI for the last 7 years. Prior to that time I worked in a Christian School that my children attended among a group of exceptionally mature and joyful Christians. My world was a small, and carefully managed one. In those years I was fairly confident about how spiritually mature and advanced I was in my sanctification. Then suddenly I was pulled out of that safe and carefully managed world and thrust out to the highways, airways and backwood roads of Western Canada (as well as many other parts of the world). On the road I discovered something; my sin nature was not dead yet. I was exposed to all manner of temptation that I had been sheltered from in my previous work.
So I went looking for help. I set up layers of accountability to minimize the possibility of submitting to my old nature. I did not believe for a second that I was above some of the compromising choices that have led much greater servants of God than I will ever be, to lose their ministries because of moral failure. I installed accountability software on my computers, tablet and phone and asked specific men I respect to ask me hard questions about my behaviour (not because I am so good, but because I know I have the potential of being so bad even after years of walking with God). The hardest part of this ministry for me and one of the most enlightening parts has been seeing more clearly than I have ever seen, how ugly my dying, but still active, sin nature is and how much I need to cling to the perfection, and mercy and protection of Jesus Christ.
Here, then, is my theory about what happens to some of our students when they leave us; they are not prepared for the battle with sin that is waiting them in the dorm rooms and unfiltered computers and classrooms of Universities. The pressure to compromise is stronger than they anticipate and they end up crossing lines they vowed never to cross (and more disturbingly discover that they really like doing what they have condemned others for). Then the evil one convinces them that they are too awful to be forgiven for what they have done and they begin to avoid God. Others ask for forgiveness and try to return to former commitments but begin to doubt that they are saved because of how powerfully their sin nature consistently draws them away from God.
What I really hate about the corrupt culture around us is not how it leads others into immoral behaviour (though I am deeply saddened by this) but more how it exposes my own appetite for sin. It is easy to be repulsed by morally compromising choices when seen in others or witnessed with a crowd who disapprove. It becomes an entirely different thing when we have opportunity to encounter it without the crowd around us. Dark places illuminate the degree to which we still enjoy sin in a way that we all understand but rarely confess to. Seeing this side of me more clearly has led me to be more desperate for the finished work of Jesus and the power of God’s Spirit and the Grace of my Father.
Cubs Basketball Summer Program
Cubs is a club basketball program designed to help students learn the game of basketball and have lots of fun doing it. Our basketball coaches provide instruction and train our high school athletes to provide quality coaching. This year Cubs has expanded to include K to grade 10.
If you would like to register your student(s) for Cubs Basketball this summer, please view the details here.
Spirit Wear for Sale
Grandparent’s Tea - Important Note to Parents
The annual Grandparents/Grandfriends lunch is on May 9th in the gym.
We thank you for your understanding as we ask that parents do not attend the event as guests. This event is intended for Grandparents and Grandfriends only. Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as it is a very well attended event and requires many volunteers in setting up, food preparation, etc.
We look forward to blessing and honouring the "Grands" in our children's lives. Thank you.
Mrs. Tyler - Grandparents Lunch Coordinator
April is Milk Month!
You may have received a flyer early this week about our school’s milk program and the benefits of drinking milk.
As many of you are aware the canteen has available 250 ml white and chocolate milk for $0.75 and 500 ml chocolate milk for $1.25. Just let us know if you would like a standing order and we will set your child up with fresh cold milk everyday for their lunch!
For the month of April every time your child purchases milk for lunch their name will entered in a draw for prizes! Names will be drawn at the end of each week.
A Weekly Devotional from 'Families Matter Most'
Marshmallow Madness, presented by Jenn Dean, is the easiest family devotional you’ll ever come across! We challenge you to spend 20 minutes a week being intentional about passing your faith on to your kids…and all you need is a bag of marshmallows.
Jenn Dean, of 'Families Matter Most', is a Licensed Presenter for the National Centre of Biblical Parenting. She speaks to all ages and stages of parenthood—from toddlers to teens. Her passion is to encourage family unity and provide Christian parenting solutions through coaching and seminars for whole families. Her and her husband Sean have three children that attend Regina Christian School. To find out more about Jenn and her passion for family, visit www.familiesmattermost.com.
To read this week's Marshmallow Madness devotional, please visit the Families Matter Most website.
Job Opportunity - Children's Coordinator Intern, Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic student who will be attending post secondary school in the fall. We have a full time children's coordinator intern position available starting May 1st through the end of August. The position is a 14-week, full-time minimum-wage position working alongside the children's program coordinator planning and organizing all the children's ministries at the church. If you are interested or know of someone who would be please contact Crystelle Tonn at 569-3444 or 535-2677 or email at email@example.com.
Free Hearing Screenings for Elementary Students
May is Speech and Hearing Month. Free hearing screening is being offered during the month of May for elementary students at the following locations, no pre-registration necessary.
Saturday May 3
George Bothwell Branch
Southland Mall 306.777.6091
Wednesday May 7
Glen Elm Branch
1601 Dewdney Avenue East
Saturday May 10
Sherwood Village Branch
6121 Rochdale Blvd.
Wednesday May 14
Alumni Student Looking for Room and Board
Jenna Ross, an alumni of RCS, is looking for a family who would be willing to offer her room and board. She starts school this coming September but would like to move to Regina in July. If you would like to help her out please send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Openings with Youth For Christ
Regina Youth For Christ (YFC) has a very diverse and growing range of
community ministries. We are currently serving youth through Youth Housing,
Community Programs and School Ministry in three communities Regina, Moose
Jaw and The Battlefords. We see the hope and potential in every young
Youth for Christ currently is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:
Suya - A V.I.P Treat for your next party or event!
Suya is a popular west African grilled appetizer believed to have originated with the Hausa people from northern West Africa and Nigeria specifically. Grilled suya are African shish kebabs that consist of roasted meat coated with a spicy peanut rub.
It is made with your choice of meat and a peanut spice rub called tankora or peanut powder extract called Kuli-kuli. This speciality is normally served with tankora powder, sliced onions, tomatoes, cucumber and cabbage. Catering is available for small to large groups up to 1,000.
Call Sarah Banks to book or for a free sample! Cell: 306-581-2162, Home: 306-585-2331