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JUNE
CALENDAR DATES 
    
 
JH WILD WAVES TRIP
6/7

 SPORTS BANQUET
6/7; 6PM 
  
 
K PREP 7 K FIELD DAY 
6/8
 
ELEMENTARY 
STUDENT OF THE MONTH   
6/8  

BAND TRIP TO
SILVERWOOD 
 
6/8-10

1ST - 3RD FIELD DAY
 6/11 
 
 
4TH - 6TH FIELD DAY
6/12

8TH GRADE RECOGNITION
6/12
 
YEAR END AWARDS
CEREMONY
6/13 
6/12

11:30 AM DISMISSAL 
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
BASC/SLC OPEN 
6/13

June  2018
Randy McMillan,  Head of School
 
RCS Family,
 
We made it! As we near the end of another incredible year at Renton Christian School, I thank God for His blessing on our school and the growth we have seen in each of our students. Thank you for your partnership and involvement in the life of our school. Together we can continue to make RCS a place where every student becomes more like Jesus and discovers His plan for their life.
 
Summer is a great time to relax, recharge and do some fun things we can not do during the school year. If you are looking for some activities for you student over the summer here are some great places to start:
 
RCS Summer Camp Program
Join dozens of other students for a week or multiple weeks over the summer. Unique activities and weekly field trips will keep your student engaged and having fun. For more information or to register, see below or email Mr. Mike; michael.dearborn@rentonchristian.org
 
Kid's Camp
Most area churches host or participate in a kid's camp over the summer. The Kid's Camp here at New Life is July 24-27. The theme this year is Space Camp. Kid's experience an incredible time making friends, learning God's Word, and going on an unforgettable out-of-this-world adventure! If you want to volunteer or register, go to: www.nlchurch.com/kidscamp.
 
Youth Camp
Summer Bible Camp was always an amazing time for me in Junior High and Senior High. If you are looking for an overnight Bible Camp for your junior high student, New Life's Summer Bible Camp is on July 12th - 16th. For more information or to register go to: www.nlchurch.com/summercamp.
 
Whether you are involved in one of these activities or others, I pray this summer will be fun and relaxing for your family!
 
Randy McMillan
Head of School
Laura Brundage, Elementary Principal
 
End of the year!

Can you believe that it is already June? The end of the year snuck up on me. Summer is a beautiful time of year in the northwest and there are so many things to do!

Now is the perfect time to set summer goals for your child. Students get what is been coined as "The Summer Slide." Because summer learning loss is cumulative, it accounts for two-thirds of the reading achievement gap. Research has shown that reading and enriching summer activities can eliminate the loss of learning over the summer. When children are exposed to written text, they grow. They experience language that they have not been introduced to and learn from what they read. So, as you are all making plans to get away or "staycation", remember to include reading in your adventures. Get to the public library, incur some library fines - ha! ha! and have fun with your child this summer!  

Julie Schmitke, Secondary Principal
 
Farewell to RCS

As the last day of school draws nears, this bittersweet season makes itself even more known. After 18 years at RCS, I am moving on to my next adventure up north.

When I started here, young in my 20s, the calling in my heart for Christian education was just a seedling. God opened an opportunity for me through a couple of phone calls and now I have been here for almost two decades. I have seen the difference Christian education makes in the lives of students - especially young adolescents.

It's amazing the changes I have experienced personally and professionally through my time here. I remember when we first brought the staff online with email. It was a big deal. I taught from an overhead projector, and my movies for teaching music were VHS video cassettes. The education wing didn't exist, and I taught music in the Small Chapel. My first year here, along with teaching music and being the teacher assistant to junior high, I worked in the computer lab teaching Microsoft Paint to Mrs. Holland's kindergarteners. Now, my daughter is finishing the year an accomplished reader after spending her kindergarten year with Mrs. Holland. She recently spent a day at her new school for next year and impressed the teachers with her Bible knowledge. Thank you, Mrs. Holland and RCS!

Choosing Christian education is an eternal investment. You are not only choosing to develop your child academically, but also spiritually. My passion for Christian education is now a large Oak tree with deep roots that grow deeper as I parent my child.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to partner with you in your child's education. It has truly been an honor!

Julie Schmitke
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
  
BASC Parents:

 I would venture to guess that most, if not all of you, probably weren't able to make it over to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this past February.  The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be coming to BASC June 13-15.  You heard it right . . . .  BASC students will compete for the gold in similar winter Olympic events such as cross country skiing, ice skating, and bobsledding.  Starting June 13, BASC students will design their own class Olympic flag and parade their class flag around the "Olympic Arena" for the opening ceremonies with an actual "Olympic flame", under adult supervision of course!  June 14th, BASC students will compete for the gold medal in various Olympic events.  Finally, on June 15th, BASC Olympiads, will enter the "Olympic Arena" with their class flag for the presentation of medals. 

The conclusion of this event will be marked with the playing of the National Anthem & the extinguishing of the "Olympic flame." This is a once in a four year event so, be sure your child is pre-registered for June 13-15.  If you have not pre-registered,  you can do so by emailing Mr. Mike;  michael.dearborn@rentonchristian.org If you need to cancel any pre-registered dates in June, please notify Mr. Mike at least 7 calendar days before the event dates to avoid any late fee charges.
 
Reminder:   
  • Wednesday, June 13th is a half day, and students will be released at 11:30 am.  BASC will run from 11:30 am to 6:00pm. 
  • Please be sure your child is pre-registered for June 13th as it is not part of a regular BASC day.  
  • BASC will be closed June 18-22 in preparation for the 8 weeks of summer camp.  Summer camp will begin bright and early on Monday, June 25th at 6:30 am.  I hope to see your child at camp this summer!
Mr. Mike
SOS HOURS REMINDER
 
Don't forget to to turn in your SOS Hours!
 
  • Please remember to submit your SOS hours for the year. 
 Note:   All un-served service hours will be charged  
                                                    to your family account at $25.00 per hour. 
MEDICATION PICK-UP
                
                             
The end of the school year is fast approaching!
If you have supplied the office with medication
for your student any time during this school year,
please come by the office to pick it up.

Medications not picked up by June 29th will be discarded.

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