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Issue: 6January 17, 2012
In This Issue
TRCS Tuition Assistance Campaign Reaches over $20,000
National Geographic Bee Winners
Elk's Freethrow Winners
Middle School Concept
School Board Training
Foreign Exchange Student Hosting
Enrichment Class Schedules
Key Club Service Activities
Jr.Sr. High Update
Athletics Update
CDC Update
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TRCS Tuition Assistance Continues:  $20,000 and Growing! 

Tuition Assistance January


We have been blessed with more than $20,000, but we still have a distance to go!


Help us with our goal of raising $35,000 to help families who rely on financial aid to send their children to TRCS. 


The above thermometer will track our progress as we work toward our goal of raising $35,000 by June of 2012.   Donations can be sent to the school by mail, or made online by credit card by clicking here.


Adopt-A-Student Sponsors


Please support these local businesses who are supporting our school and families:

Gold Sponsors:


Gold Western World 

Golf Van Fleet

Gold - Kelso Azt eca


Silver Sponsors:


Hilander Dental

Silver - TREye Care

Silver Cowlit perio


Bronze Sponsors:


Bronze PNW Realty

 Bronze Wheeler

Bronze Red Leaf

Bronze Allstate

 Bronze Am Fam

Bronze Judie Co




National Geographic Bee Winners

geography bee

TRCS recently held a National Geographic Bee on Friday, January 13th:

Our finalists (top two in each class) are:
4th grade: Ada Beasley and Aiden Moon
5th grade: Emma Ortiz-Walters and Bobbie Jo Gushman
6th grade: Ally Carns and Luke Delashaw
7th grade: Parker Doolin and Deacon Beasley
8th grade: Matthew Godwin and Yann Kaufman

3rd place: Matthew Godwin
2nd place: Deacon Beasley
1st place: Bobbie Jo Gushman

Bobbie Jo will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. Past school winners at TRCS were Matthew Godwin in 2011 and Nathaniel Norris in 2010.

Congratulations, Elk's Freethrow Winners!

The following students placed in districts at the Elks Freethrow Contest:

8&9 girls:  Capril Franzen

10&11 girls:  Ada Beasley

12&13 girls:  Emery Pederson

8&9 boys:  John Morrison

10&11 boys:  Ryan Ransom

12&13 boys:  Kaden Vanderwerf

Annoucing a New TRCS Spiritwear Design!

eagle wing logo

We have new shirts in stock with the "Eagle Wing" design!  These t-shirts feature white printing on a blue or black shirt -- and are available for only $10 in sizes Youth XS through Adult 3X!  Quantities are limited, so get your shirt today!


If you'd like to have the print put onto a shirt of your own choosing, bring it to the elementary school office, and we'll add the logo for only $5!


We're closing out the old to bring in something new!  All in-stock TRCS SpiritWear is now 25% off, so stop in the school offices and pick up a deal for your child (or yourself!) and help promote our great school to the community!


Welcome to 2012!
It's a new year and many great things are on the horizon for TRCS!

Randy Lemiere
Randy Lemiere, Incoming Jr./Sr. High Principal
At our upper campus, we are thrilled to announce that Randy Lemiere (current TRCS Athletic Director) has been hired to replace Principal Wayne Hayes, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  Mr. Lemiere brings more than 30 years of experience in education to our school, along with a heart for this ministry and passion for the Lord.  Thank you, Randy!

Please mark your calendars for the following items:
January 23rd: "TRCS Explores a Middle School Concept" discussion group, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
January 26th: End of First Semester, Jr./Sr. High School
January 26th: Special Chapel - "Reign Ministries" Jr./Sr. High School, 8 a.m.
January 27th: Records Day, No School
February 17th - 20th: Presidents' Day Holiday, No School 

Did you know that the month of February is being specially recognized as "Private School Month" for the State of Washington?  Observe the month by referring our school to your friends and neighbors.  As our Governor said, "private schools greatly contribute to the quality of life for everyone in our state."

Please continue to check out website for up-to-date info, and email us if you have questions or comments. 


Jean ZoetTRCS Moving Foward
Middle School Concept Discussions Continue


Parents, teachers and administration met on January 9 to discuss ideas for moving forward with a Middle School Concept. This discussion is not over.

Parents and staff are again invited to attend a meeting next Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the fireside room.

What we will cover:
  • possible scheduling
  • possible staffing
  • possible site plan
Please attend or make an appointment to give your input.

Thank you for partnering with TRCS.

Jean Zoet
School Board Training Brings Clarity
Dr. Alan Pue Visits TRCS


This past weekend, Dr. Alan Pue of the Barnabas Group facilitated a training workshop which was attended by the school board and administrative staff.  Time was spent seeking clarification of how the board operates, and how the school should proceed in respect to setting tuition, budgeting, and marketing.

Many thanks to Dr. Pue for sharing his time and expertise, and to our volunteer board for the many hours they put into the school.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers and we seek God's plan for us.
Foreign Exchange Student Hosting
A Great Experience for Students and Families


We are looking for families interested in hosting a student from another country for the 2012-2013 school year.  We have had such a great time having these kids in our school!

This year we have Tu who is from Vietnam and Mari Aquiline from France. Call Mrs. Karns at the Kelso campus (360-636-1600) if you would like further information on what is involved in hosting.
Enrichment Class Schedules Coming This Week!
Does Your Child Want To Learn Something New?


Winter Quarter enrichment classes will be starting on the week of February 6th, so make sure to contact the Child Development Center at (360) 423-4510 to sign up your kids.  (If you'd like the scheduled emailed to you as soon as it is available, please click here to email the office and put "Enrichment Class" in your subject line.)  This quarter's offerings include "Beginning Guitar" and another round of "Cupcakes for Kids."  Give your child something new to experience -- you never know where it could lead!

Local Businesses Supporting Education


The "Adopt-A-Student" drive has begun under the sponsorship of the TRCS Booster Club.  This opportunity allows local businesses to become Gold, Silver, or Bronze level sponsors -- acquiring advertising through the school community while assisting families to meet athletic and tuition fees.  Check out and support our sponsors, featured at the top left of the newsletter!  Every family can take advantage of this opportunity, so click here for more information!
Key Club Service Activities
TRCS Students Keeping Area Kids Warm


Key Club is busy collecting fleece fabric and blanket kits to give to children at the Emergency Support Shelter and Child Advocacy Center! They will be tying blankets on February 6th and need lots of fabric! Please consider donating at least 2 yards of fleece or a kit (Joanns fabric has them) and drop off at the highschool campus!  This is a great opportunity to show the warmth of God's love to area families in need.
Jr./Sr. High School Update
Wayne Hayes
An Update from Jr./Sr. Principal Wayne Hayes


First, thank you to the school board for the TRCS shirts provided as a Christmas gift.


Second, with the Christmas break, there have been fewer activities to report. Over Christmas break we held our first TRCS Christmas Basketball Tournament. It was a success both for teams, parents and our finances. As a result, we do plan to have a Second Annual TRCS Basketball Tournament.


December did contain a number of activities where our choir, worship team, and Key Club members were active in the community. At this point, January has been busy with girls' and boys' basketball games and normal school activities. If there was some exciting news, it was that we added three new students following the Christmas break-a 7th-, 9th-, and 10th-grade student. The other exciting news is that it was decided and announced that Randy Lemiere will be taking my place as principal of the Kelso campus. This is just another reminder that I am truly a short-timer now. Since Randy has served in our ministry for a couple years, it will help make the transition easier.

Randy LemiereTRCS Athletic Update
Christmas Basketball Tournament!


TRCS Christmas Basketball Tournament a great success!

Over the Christmas vacation, TRCS hosted a very successful basketball tournament. Both boys and girls participated; with the Cheerleading Team putting the exclamation point on the event. R. A. Long Boys' JV's, Kelso Boys' JV's, Wahkiakum Girls' JV's, Woodland Girls' JV's, and Wishkah Valley Boys and Girls' Varsity all participated.

The crowds were spirited, loud, and large.

Our girls' team was the tournament champs beating Wahkiakum in the finals 29-18. As for the boys, the mighty Eagles beat RAL and lost a close championship game to Kelso, 56-59.

The tournament was a success because we made some great relationships with the local community, positively influenced our cash flow, and had a lot of fun!
Child Development Center Update
Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning


Debra Zandi

"Act with courage, and may the Lord be with those that do well." 2 Chronicles 19:11


I just received a copy of a press release announcing that Washington State has been selected as one of 9 states to receive an "Early Education Race to the Top Grant." The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced the winners just a short time ago during an event at the White House.


This means about 64 million dollars going to the state for early education over the next few years. What a monumental moment for early learning in Washington State. This will allow thousands of children to benefit from higher quality, early learning environments. The monies will be utilized to assist in building statewide systems that affect all early learning programs, including childcare as well as public and private preschools.


Sharon Lynn Kagan, co-director of the National Center for Children and Families of Columbia University, said "that the contest has helped jumpstart what she describes as one of the most exciting times in early education in 40 years. It's like an alarm has gone off and finally everyone is waking up to what the research is showing for a very long time about the importance of intervening with very high quality programs for all young children"


So, it is with that news that we look forward to a new year. Praising God for the 285 children enrolled in our Early Learning Center. Embracing a new opportunity to be led by our Lord and committed to excellence in Christ as we Educate for Eternity




February 13th-17th:  Preschool 4's conferences

TBA:  Open House

May 4th:  Preschool 3"s Spring Celebration


May 14th-18th:  Preschool 3"s Conferences



May 28thClosed Memorial Day


June 8th:  Preschool 4's Graduation


June 18th:  Summer Program Kick Off  

Do You Goodsearch?
This is EFFORTLESS Fundraising!


If you're not already doing it, take a minute to change your internet search window to default to www.goodsearch.com, and select Three Rivers Christian School as your charity of choice.  Did you know this simple act brings in hundreds of dollars to TRCS every year? 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever."

- Psalm 136:1 (ESV)