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Issue: 8March 2013
In This Issue
TRCS Caddel Named MVP!
About Next Year...
Upcoming Fundraisers
CDC Update
Jr.Sr. High Update
TRCS Athletic Update
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Tuition Assistance Partners:  Can YOU Be One of a Hundred?




Our Tuition Assistance Fund is just over $58,000!  We are nearly at our goal for this year -- and looking forward to starting fundraising for next year!


At TRCS, we never want to turn families away from a Christian education because of funding, and it is because of generations of loyal supporters that we have made a substantial difference in the lives of more than 10,000  children.



Can you join us?



A small sacrifice can bring large rewards. So far this year, more than thirty families are  receiving varied levels of tuition assistance.


Make a lasting difference for a child's future.  Click here for more info, or donate online at www.3riversschool.net.


   Adopt-A-Student Sponsors


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

Gold Sponsors:


Golf Van Fleet

Gold - Kelso Azt eca

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Silver Sponsors:


Hilander Dental




Bronze Sponsors:


 Bronze Wheeler




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  smiles dental




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EScrip, BoxTops and Soup Labels -- OH MY!


With all of the action of a new school year, don't forget a few of the small fundraisers that continue to help at TRCS:


  • Box Tops for Education & Campbells Soup Labels... please clip and collect those little rectangular things.  We get hundreds of dollars from them each year!  They can be turned in at the school front desk.  A couple of times a year we do "box tops and soup label drives." 
  • eScrip:  You can register your Safeway cards at www.escrip.com and help TRCS earn extra funds!




spaghetti-clipart Do you have dinner plans for Monday night, March 18th?  Don't bother cooking!  Instead, buy your tickets now for the Spaghetti Feed to support our 6th graders going to Outdoor School!  Tickets are only $5 (or $25 per family) and can be purchased at any of the school front desks.  The meal starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by a prize drawing -- purchase a ticket and you could win one of the following:

  • Movie Night basket
  • Basket of Toys
  • Autographed Seahawks Football
  • Summer Fun Basket
  • Small wall hanging made by Principal Zoet
  • Student Council - Fish
  • Coffee Baskets
  • Easter Basket
  • Happy Dogs & Cool Cats Gift Certificate
  • Hannah's Nail Salon Gift Certificate
  • ...and much, much more!


Don't forget these important dates:

  • March 21st:  School enrollment opens for new families
  • March 21st:  CDC/Elementary/Middle School "Festival of Learning", 6:30 p.m.
  • March 26th:  High School Open House, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 30th - April 7th:  Spring Break, No School
  • May 1st:  Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • May 10th:  Preschool 3's Family Celebration
  • May 13th-17th:  Preschool Plus 3's Conferences
  • May 31st:  Jog-a-thon!
  • May 27th: Memorial Day, CDC and School Closed
  • June 7th:  Preschool Plus 4's Graduation
  • June 10th:  Traditional Preschool 4's Graduation 

To view later dates, please check out the school calendar online



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



 TDN Festival of...House 2013




TRCS Caddel Named League MVP

Congratulations to Three Rivers Christian senior Josh Caddel, who was named Most Valuable Player in boy's basketball for the Columbia Valley 1B League by the league's coaches.


Our young athletic program is continuing to set records and raise standards.  Go Eagles!

Jean ZoetAll About Next Year


It's hard to believe that the school year is winding down and we're already talking about 2013-2014!


If you are an existing family and haven't enrolled for next year, please pick up a registration form in the office and take advantage of the lower registration fee (before May 1st)!


Next year, we plan to continue the current placement of our middle school grade levels.  We have had wonderful feedback and encouragement about our 6th and 7th grade programs.  The 6th and 7th grades will be at the Longview campus, and 8th grade will continue at the Kelso campus. 


We are looking forward to another great year, and we can't wait to meet with new families at our Festival of Learning night.  See you then!

Fundraising Opportunities!


Burger King Coupon Books

 We have a new crop of Burger King Fundraiser books available in the school offices for only $5 -- and these don't expire until December of 2013, so make sure to pick up a few for those nights when you don't feel like cooking!  They contain more than $40 worth of coupons (including multiple free meals).  All proceeds from this go towards new playground equipment.


Elementary Student Council Store

The Elementary Student Council has picked some fun items to sell in their "student store."  From school logo pencils to "gripulls" (fancy pencil grips), they have a selection of items to help them fundraise for their special projects.  Store sessions are on FRIDAYS at lunchtime, so please send you child with a couple of dollars that day so they can purchase something new and fun while supporting the council projects!

Debra ZandiChild Development Center Update
Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning

Our Child Development Center is committed to demonstrate a building relationship with God that is reflected in the way we interact with our children and families. It is our goal to continue to build upon our existing Early Childhood Education programs, which in turn offers not only professional development for staff, but a focused, progressive learning system for young children of community families.


We, as a staff at Three Rivers Christian,focus on benefits of staff enrichment workshops and trainings while at the same time implementing and launching a strong partnership between our kindergarten and preschool teachers.


Other priority strategies include:

  • Bringing God's Creation into our Toddler playground. Creating a play yard rich with natural elements that will produce play experiences full of those similar to our own childhood. Trails, hills, trees, willow huts, a covered area... But we cannot do this without the gifts of many. The goal $30,000. Would you support us in this endeavor in prayer and consider a financial gift? Please feel free to call me at 423-4510 to share in this endeavor for God's children. When we are obeying God's direction great things can and will be done!
  • Early Literacy Library reading loft, puppet theater, iPads and additional book centers
  • Kindergarten readiness assessment
  • Provide and deepen a parent resource for Christian Early Education
  • Professional development


Building the FOUNDATION for a lifetime of LEARNING...



TRCS Toddler Natural Play Space Project is Ongoing:

From outdoor chalkboards to blueberry bushes and grapevines, our children will have the opportunity to learn about the world around them through play. You can sponsor a hand-print tile or a paving stone with your child's hand/foot prints. Donor names will appear on a plaque in the garden. Your help can make wonderful play memories for our children.  Click here for more info.


iPads for Preschoolers:



We would like to enrich the experience of our youngest students by adding 3 iPad stations to replace the old computer stations in our Child Development Early Literacy Library. Designated learning stations would put the newest technology in the hands of our youngest learners and the cost of the learning stations is minimal. Thanks to grants and gifts, TRCS now has a wireless infrastructure across the campus and our preschool learners are eager to begin the exploration of learning through technology.  If you are able to give and would like to donate online, please click here and write "iPads for Preschoolers" in the memo section.


Randy Lemiere

Randy Lemiere,

High School Principal

High School Update



Every month there are so many opportunities for our students to learn and grow. Here are some of the highlights for this month.
  • National History Day Competition - Saturday, March 2nd, many of our history students competed in NHD Regional Competition. Out of 17 students from our school, 12 will compete at the State NHD level May 4th at Bellevue Community College. Winners there will compete at the national level in Washington D.C. in June.
  • ACSI Musicale Competition - March 11+12 our TRCS Band competed in the annual ASCI competition. Mr. Greg Moore took our middle school and high school band members to Northwest Christian University. They competed well and won first prize in the small school category!
  • High School Proficiency Exam - March 12-14 our tenth graders took the HSPE assessments required by the State of Washington. These assess the students' Reading and Writing skills. Results will hopefully be sent to us before the end of the year.
  • History Field Trip - March 15, Mr. Sheppard took our eighth and ninth graders on a field trip up the Columbia Gorge to experience sections of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Stops included Beacon Rock, Bridge of the Gods, Multnomah Falls, and Bridal Veil, Shepherd's Dell, and Vista Pointe.
  • Key Club - Our service oriented Key Club sponsored a fundraiser called One Dollar for Life. Two hundred and twenty-five dollars was raised. The money will be used for computers and medicines at a girls' school in Kenya.
  • Holy Week - This year at the high school, we will have three special gatherings. Wednesday March 27, missionaries from Uganda will speak to our students. Thursday March 28, we will have a Communion Chapel where Tim Carns will explain the meaning of communion, and those who would like, can have communion. On Friday March 29, Mr. Sheppard will do a drama of the builder of the cross. It will be a solemn experience. Everyone is welcome to come. Each gathering will begin at 8:00am.
  • Career Fair - March 29, our tenth graders will be attending the Career Fair at LCC. There they can talk to many professionals about career choice.
  • Open House - March 26, we will have our annual Open House for incoming eighth graders and other families who are interested in attending TRCS in the future.It all begins at 6:30pm and ends at 8:30pm
TRCS Athletic Update

A Message from Athletic Director, Tim Carns


tim carnsI would like to Congratulate TRCS athletes on a great basketball season. All-League awards went to Stephanie Maldonado, Alex Schmidt, Nikki Schmidt, and Jordan Caddel. Josh Caddel, Seth Carns, Zack Martinez, and Ian Hoffman made the boys team. Both the girls and boys won playoff games, making it a first in school history.

I would like to give special recognition to our basketball coaches for all of their time, commitment, and sacrifices they make. Thank you: Jim Murphy, Darryl Murphy, Johnny Rosado, Lucas Myers, Lauren Portwood, Krysta Stearns, Sean Powell, and Lauren Woods. You are the best!
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? 

"Let us not grow weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."."

- Galatians 6:9