Regina Christian School Newsletter
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Parent Volunteer Committee
A big thank you to the following ladies who have committed to be on our Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) this year: Sune Minnaar, Aleisha Walker, Alisha Ferguson, Vanessa Friesen, Judy Clark, Sally Jacobson, Cathi Spilak, Joanna King, Brenda Stevens and Shelley Sopp!
These ladies will be contacting school families throughout the year with opportunities to volunteer at various events.
Prayer at the Pole
High school students and staff are invited to meet at the flagpole in the front of the school on Wednesday, September 24th beginning at 7:30 am. Students who attend the prayer time are invited to a free breakfast in the school canteen during first period. Contact Mrs. Martens for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driver's Education Class
We hope to have enough interest to run a Driver's Ed Class this fall. Students must be at least 14 years and 9 months old by December 31st to take the class. Please contact Mrs. Lapierre at (306) 775-0919 or email@example.com at the school to confirm your interest. Dates and times will be communicated at a later date.
Information Regarding Parent Portal
Did you know you have access to monitor your student's marks, assignments, attendance, etc. through Parent Portal?
If you have a child that has entered grade 1 or are new to RCS and have not received your Parent Portal login information, it can be picked up at the Student Admin office. Please note that this letter must be picked up by a parent only.
Detailed navigation instructions can be found on our website.
Interested in Volunteering at RCS?
A Police Information Check (PIC) is required for all volunteers and must be submitted to the main office staff prior to volunteering.
In order to obtain PIC the following procedure should be followed:
Obtain a letter that must be taken to the City Police Station indicating your plans to volunteer in the school. The letter will be provided for you by the Main Office staff and must be signed by the principal of the school. The letter must contain your legal name and birthdate. By providing this letter you will not be asked to pay for your record check.
Take the letter to the Police Station and complete the application for your Police Information Check.
Upon successful completion of your PIC bring the document to the RCS Main Office.
Your PIC remains active during the school year. As long as you volunteer each year you will not need to provide another PIC. If you do not volunteer at the school for one year a new PIC is required.
There is no guarantee that a PIC will be processed while you wait. At times additional steps need to be taken prior to the Police issuing a successful PIC. Plan ahead to ensure your PIC is completed prior to volunteer commitments.
Thank you Parents!
Mrs. Michele Bryce and Mrs. Jane Robertson would like to thank all parents/guardians for your patience in picking up your elementary children from the back lot. Things have been running very smoothly this year and we appreciate everyone's willingness to follow the parking lot plan to ensure our children's safety. Thank you!
Elementary Students (For a detailed view and instructions, please click on the Parking, Drop-off and Pick-up link).
Option A: Park and Pick-up from middle gate
Elementary students should be dropped off and picked up at the back of the school. If you choose to park and walk to the playground to drop-off or pick-up your child(ren), please go through the middle gate (x) and use the centre walkway or walk along the fence with your child(ren) to your vehicle.
Option B: 2-Minute line-up
If you prefer to go through the "2 Minute Line-up" you should drive alongside the south end of the gym next to the fence and work your way through the line, picking your child(ren) up at the corner gate (y). For child safety reasons, please do not pick your child up at the middle gate.
Mom's Morning Fellowship
Friday, Sep. 19th 2014 at 8:45-10am
3612 McTavish St
Another school year has begun! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer. I am looking forward to another year of mom’s group together. For those of you new to the school; the RCS mom’s group takes place once a month, generally on Fridays near the end of the month, and is a time of fellowship for mom’s from the school to get to know each other. We have coffee together and bring a snack to share as well, when possible. Preschoolers are always welcome. The mom’s group starts right after you drop your children off at school in the morning and closes at 10:00 am. All are welcome. If you are interested in joining the group and would like to receive emails regarding group events, or have questions about the group, please contact me at 306-545-1524.
The first RCS mom’s group of this year will be held at Alisha Ferguson’s home on Friday September 19th. Her address is 3612 McTavish Street (very close to the school).
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Marshmallow Madness: A Devotional from Families Matter Most
This week: Casting Lots
“Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.” Proverbs 18:18
Take some large marshmallows and encourage the kids shape them into dice. Once the die is formed, mark it with dots from 1 – 6 with a permanent marker. (These will not be edible) It will harden in that shape. Practice throwing them to see if they really are equal sided. Probably not, but don’t worry, its all for fun!
Explain what “casting the lot” actually means. It is the fairest way to make a decision when there isn’t a clear answer. When each outcome has the same chance there isn’t a win and a loss, it’s one way to choose between two equally right options. In ancient times they used colored rocks and sticks mainly, now we tend to use dice or flip a coin. Some families use “pick a number between 1 and 10″ and the closest to the predetermined secret number decides the outcome, and others use “rock, paper, scissors” or other games of chance.
This story may be helpful in explaining the idea that sometimes in a problem both sides are right, and more than one answer is fair, yet we still have to make a decision:
It’s Not Fair!
Imagine 2 teams playing soccer together. The Big Blue Team is older and has been practicing for 2 extra years. They are better skilled then Young Yellow Team and within a few minutes the Big Blue’s have scored 3 goals on the Young Yellow’s. The Young Yellow Team complains It’s Not Fair! because Big Blue is bigger kids that they could never beat. The parents discuss switching some of the Blue Team players with the Young Yellow’s to make both teams more evenly matched. The Big Blues argue that Its Not Fair! to break up their team just because they been practicing extra hard. They deserve to win.
What should the parents do? Which answer is more fair?
Whatever the children decide, they’re right!
Both solutions are right and both fair, depending on who’s perspective you’re thinking about. If you’re on Young Yellow Team you’d think the match-up wasn’t very fair to begin with. If you’re a part of the Big Blue Team, you might think you’re entitled to beat them fair and square.
Aren’t family members sometimes “strong opponents”? Does it ever feel unfair? Role play a problem kids are coming up with and pretend to roll the dice to decide the outcome. Is this a good method to solve problems? When would it be a good idea to cast the lot? Look up Proverbs 18:18 in your Bibles, and pray for wisdom to know how to settle disputes, especially with strong opponents!
Finish off with a quick family prayer. God cares about every area of our lives; let’s encourage the children to pray about whatever is on their hearts. Add to your prayer journal weekly, and be sure to leave space to jot down a quick note when God answers the prayer. Your kids will grow stronger in their faith when they can look back and see what the Lord has done.
Jenn Dean, Licensed Presenter for Families Matter Most
Babysitter wanted for the odd night out. Please call Gloria at 306-201-5225 if you are interested.
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