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Issue: 7  
February 2014
In This Issue
Tuition Assistance Fund
CDC Update
Jr.Sr. High Update
TRCS Athletic Update
Spiritwear Clearance
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Tuition Assistance Fund

This year, we need to raise $55,000 to fully fund scholarships for our families in need.  We have currently raised just over $50,000. 

Would you consider becoming a regular contributor towards our Tuition Assistance Fund?  You can donate immediately online by clicking here, or you can contact Erin Hart, Development Director, at (360) 423-4510 to sign up for automatic monthly withdrawals.

Your help makes all the difference for families who want a TRCS education for their children.

   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!



Have you gotten your tickets yet? 
Don't miss "TRCS Presents an Evening with Joel Manby."  The former "Undercover Boss" and author of Love Works, will share his theories on how leadership is changed by love.  Purchase tickets online or at the door and support the TRCS Tuition Assistance Fund.  Check out the great article in TDN on Joel!



Don't forget these important dates: 


February 21st:  "TRCS Presents an Evening with Joel Manby"
February 17th - 21st:  Preschool 4s Conferences
February 24th:  Current Family Re-enrollment Opens
March 10th:  Open Enrollment Begins
March 14th:  Elementary Trimester Ends
March 27th:  CDC/Elementary Festival of Learning
March 31st - April 4th:  Spring Break, Elementary & HS Closed
June 12th & 13th:  Snow Day make-up days


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.   


Maui Winner Announced!


porch-overlook-sea2.jpg Congratulations to Randy & Kynda Lemiere, winners of the "Spring Break in Maui" Raffle!  (Randy must have really needed the break, as he purchased a PILE of tickets.)  Thank you to all who supported the Tuition Assistance Fund through this raffle.  Have a wonderful break -- you deserve it!
Jean ZoetPlanning for next year...


It is almost time to re-enroll at TRCS for the 2014-2015 school year. This process will begin on February 24 and I would like to give you a glimpse of some possible changes, enhancements, or advancements.
  • All morning classes will have one teacher per grade. We have had a split grade this past year and have seen no growth in the student count at those grade levels. We are going to commit to having a straight grade with one teacher for those classes for the core subjects that are taught in the morning this coming year. This may mean very small class sizes but that would be great for those children.
  • An additional kindergarten class called The Kindergarten Bridge will be offered. This is a transitional class rather than traditional. That means that the children will be taught the same curriculum but with different, hands-on opportunities. There will be more activities and the class size will be kept to twelve students at the most. If you are interested in learning more about this classroom give Miss Zoet a call and I will provide you information about a parent meeting in March.
  • Literacy Library expansion. The CDC and the school libraries will be combined in June. All books will be put into our data base, tracked with bar codes, and set into one space with a reading loft and puppet theater. The students of the school will still have library time weekly.
  • Title I funding provided staffing for student help in the before school and after school time. This is often re-teaching of core curriculum or extra practice for children that are slightly behind. Our focus is reading and math. (This Federal money comes as a result of our families filling out the "Free and Reduced Lunch" forms when the families qualify.)
  • Additional security cameras. The area beyond the parking lot near the portables will be made more secure through the use of cameras and additional lights. These will be added in the late spring time.
  • Tire Swing. The elementary play ground will have one more tire swing installed this spring and plans are in the works for additional landscaping around the play area.
Debra Zandi Child Development Center


Rejoicing...  One of the most rewarding areas in my role as an Early Learning Educator/Executive Director is to observe the phenomenal learning experiences happening in the lives of children! The excitement of children as natural learners gathering together to explore, experiment and grow in their world! New Winter Learning Happenings include: New Bible Curriculum Integration, Expressive and Abstract Painting... Ballroom Dance...Cupcakes for Kids and Ballet Classes. We have the blessing each day to rejoice in the gift of praying for, honoring and embracing the opportunity to celebrate children and the Lord that created them!


Pray Without Ceasing... We as a center, continue to share and provide clear discussions with children as we once again identify safety as a top priority. We use dramatic or role playing to practice safety in our classrooms as well as our outside campus. We practice all drills as appropriate and have implemented security cameras in key areas on campus.


In Everything Give Thanks... It is with great appreciation that we give great opportunity for children to worship, pray and give to others in our neighborhood and community. In that effort; we collected hats, gloves, books, blankets and hot chocolate to share with neighborhood ministries. Others are a little warmer this winter because of the love that came from the families of TRCS!


God gives us opportunity every day to learn from children. What a rewarding calling!

Rejoicing, Praying and Giving Thanks ...Celebrating a Joy-Filled Life in Christ!

Randy Lemiere

Randy Lemiere,

High School Principal

High School Update


Exciting news!  Band is back at the high school!  Kurt Harbaugh is our new band director.  He has been teaching band in the Longview/Kelso area for years.  He is an outstanding musician as well.  Currently, we have 12 eighth and ninth graders in the class.  They are working hard and we'll be able to hear them perform in the spring.  Welcome Mr. Harbaugh!

Here come the Eagles!  Both boys' and girls' basketball teams were league champs.  The boys play February 22nd for the 1B District IV Championship in Montessano.  Let's all go and root them on.  Go Eagles!
TRCS Athletic Update

A Message from Athletic Director, Tim Carns


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7th Grade Boys will have Basketball pictures on Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. at TRCS Kelso campus. After pictures boys will turn in their uniforms....cleaned.

Basketball Tournament Breakdown:
Also, here (boys bracket and girls bracket) is the updated 2014 District IV 1B basketball tournament. As you can see, they changed the format in round 2 from the two girls' games playing first, to a rotating boys, girls. Round 1, was Saturday, February 15th. TRCS hosted boys and girls.  The girls game was at 3 o'clock versus Lake Quinalt, and the boys' game was at 5 o'clock versus Lake Quinalt. Winners advanced to round 2 at Castle Rock on Monday, February 17th.


Round 2, Monday, February 17th was at Castle Rock High School, and our Eagle boys won!  Check out the Daily News coverage here. 


Round 3 will be Saturday, February 22nd at Montesano High School.  The two winners of Round 2 on the boys' side will play for the District title. Both teams advance to Regionals. The two losers from Round 2 will play for the number 3 seed to Regionals. The loser of that game is out.
Thanks -


Tim Carns, TRCS Athletic Director


Spiritwear Clearance - New Selections in Stock!

  If you didn't have time to take advantage of the just-finished Spiritwear drive, then never fear!  We have a great selection of the new logos in stock for purchase -- and we're closing out some of the older shirts on a special SALE rack at the elementary campus, so stop in and get some extra shirts for upcoming spirit days!
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? 

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

- James 1:5