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Issue: 10     
May 2014
In This Issue
Building Maintenance Fund
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
TRCS Prom Court
Jog-a-Thon Sponsors
Elementary Update
CDC Update
Jr.Sr. High Update
TRCS Athletic Update
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Building Maintenance Fund

     This summer, TRCS hopes to underwrite $42,000 in Building Maintenance Projects (including roof repair and plumbing upgrades) from outside of the regular school budget.  With the generous offer of a matching gift donation, we have are now at a $6,566 grand total of fundraising including the matching gift.  Can you help us meet our goal by the summer?  Click here to give online.

   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!


Fred Meyer Community Rewards 


 Sign up for Fred Meyer Rewards for TRCS!
It's not too late to sign up for rewards on behalf of TRCS.  This does not take away from your regular fuel and cash rewards program!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here's how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Three Rivers Christian School.You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (81034).
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Three Rivers Christian School earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Simply click here to login to your Fred Meyer Rewards account, then select "Three Rivers Christian School" (Organization Number 81034) as your non-profit of choice.  The more you shop, the more dollars TRCS will receive from Fred Meyer!





Please remember that June 2nd is the final day to get $50 off your enrollment fee for the 2014-15 school year!

If you haven't picked up enrollment forms in the office, you can download them here

Don't forget these important dates: 


May 23rd:  Jog-a-Thon!
May 26th:  Memorial Day holiday, school & CDC closed
May 29th:  Elementary Spring Music Program, 9:15 a.m.
June 2nd:  Registration Fee increases from $200 to $250
June 5th:  Senior Awards Night, 7:00 p.m.
June 6th:  Preschool 4's Graduation
June 6th:  Baccalaureate, 7:00 p.m.
June 8th:  High School Graduation, 3:00 p.m., Journey SDA Church
June 11th:  PreK Graduation - VanZanten
June 13th:  School's Out!

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.   


Announcing the TRCS Senior Prom Court

The TRCS High School had a great time dancing to the DJ stylings of Eric Nordin at the "City Lights" Prom on Saturday, May 10th.  Congratulations to the student-elected royalty:

(TRCS Prom Court, left to right: Princess Heidi Delashaw (11), Prince Danny Hull (11), King Zach Mann (12), Queen Kylie Kadey (12), Prince Logan Parcel (9), Princess Paula Dayao (9), Princess Kessa Portwood (10), Prince Eric Horness and Prince Seth Ackerman (10) 


Are you ready for Jog-a-Thon?  It's nearly here!  Next Friday, May 23rd, is the big event! Sponsor a runner, volunteer to count laps, or just join us for the day!  Click here to view all of the information or download a sponsor sheet.
Want a quick overview of what it's all about?  Check out our 2-minute video:
Jog-a-Thon 2014 Video
Jog-a-Thon 2014 Video "Cooper's Dream"
Jean ZoetElementary


Parents of Elementary and Middle School students,

Students in grades kindergarten through grade seven took the annual standardized tests in the month of April. The school received the results from the testing and have sent the access code to all parents. This code allows the parent to go into the data base and look at the results. These codes were sent by US mail to the family home. This new way of accessing the results was available last year and is once again available this year.

TRCS sees this improved method of reporting as a great way to provide quick access to results.  Parents that use this access point should provide Miss Zoet with feedback if this is beneficial. Paper copies will also be provided in the next couple of weeks when the school receives these documents.

Teachers will be provided additional training in interpreting test results in the near future.  The school uses the test results to help with placement in some math groupings, checking for growth in academic areas and possible holes in curriculum.
Debra Zandi Child Development Center


"Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere!" 2 Corinthians 2:14


We acknowledge, recognize and celebrate with children what they have learned and assist them in preparation for the next stages of education, growth and development. It has been an exciting year and it is with enthusiasm that we look forward to our summer program and upcoming school year of 2014/2015!


Our teachers provide a learning environment that affirms and supports  development for every child. Core integrated curriculums include: WEE Learn, Making a Difference, Core Concepts of Early Literacy and Exploring God's World. The Washington State Early Learning and Development Manual is an essential resource that is used by teaching staff to provide tools and strategies for children Birth through 3rd grade.

We are looking forward to our summer program and eagerly preparing for "TRCS Camp 2014, God's Big Backyard!"  We have 10 weeks to enjoy camp activities filled with exciting adventure, exploration and discovery!


The Center continues to be committed to the children and families of our community as we nurture our "Kinship Community Garden" led by Ms. Diane Dallas.  We will be collecting seeds for this special endeavor and invite you to be a part of this ministry. Please join us as we gather packages of garden seeds, plants and materials for raised garden beds. It is always amazing what God can do as we all work to together for His good! Please feel free to contact our front desk at 360-423-4510 with any questions you may have.


There are so many ways to extend God's provision to others... It is my prayer that we are refreshed and filled up this season, as we rest in in the fact that God's best is yet to come!


Upcoming Special Events:

Preschool 3's ConferencesMay 19th - 23rd

Memorial Day Center ClosedMay 26th

Preschool Plus Room 5:  June 6th, 10:30

Preschool Plus Room 6June 6th, 1:00

Preschool Room 7June 11th, 10:30

Randy Lemiere

Randy Lemiere,

High School Principal

High School Update
  • National History Day State Competition - Mr. Sheppard took 7 students to Green River Community College, in Auburn Washington. All 7 students competed very well, but none will go to the National Competition in Washington, D.C. Great job Mr. Sheppard and students.
  • TRCS Student Council - Our Student Council organized a fundraiser called "Hungry Games," and raised $107 for the North Gate City Church Food Bank.
  • OMSI Field Trip - Mrs. Bean, our Biology and Chemistry teacher, took her students to OMSI May, 7th. Students viewed and experienced biology, fitness, health, and physics concepts. TRCS students were so well behaved that two OMSI employees asked, "Where are you from? They're so well behaved!
TRCS Athletic Update

A Message from Athletic Director, Tim Carns


tim carns

During the past few years at Three Rivers Christian School, our athletes have been making history in the following ways:


Girls' volleyball went to the State Tournament for the sixth year in a row. A number of girls on that team were selected for the All-League teams. Jordan Caddel, Toni Stout, and Kaylee Welsh were selected All-League First Team. Stephanie Maldonado, Selena Carns and Kenna Forney were selected for the second team, and Jesse Caddel was named the Columbia Valley League MVP. Jesse Caddel was also selected for the 2013 All TDN second team.  


Our Cross Country team qualified for the State Tournament for the third year in a row. Seth Carns, Karsten Rentner and Kaden Vanderwerf all placed in the District tournament to take the team to State. At State, Seth Carns placed 9th.  


Our basketball teams were very successful this year. The Lady Eagles tied for League Champions and qualified for the District Tournament. Although they were knocked out in the first round, multiple Eagles were selected for the All-League teams. Jordan Caddel and Jesse Caddel were selected for the All-League first team. Ailee Vegh, Charity Tevis and Selena Carns were selected All-League Honorable Mentions, and Stephanie Maldonado was selected as the Columbia Valley League MVP.  


The boys' team made history in many ways this season. After an impressive season, the Eagles were named League Champions. The boys soared through the District Tournament, claiming second place. After a great regional game, the boys became the first basketball team from TRCS to ever qualify for the State tournament. In Spokane, the boys took home the 4th place trophy. This successful team contained multiple All-League athletes. Danny Hull and Eric Powell were selected for the All-League First Team. Seth Carns was selected second team and Zach Martinez was named Columbia Valley League MVP.  


Along with league recognition, Zach Martinez was also selected for the All-State team, and the Lower Columbia Senior All-Star game. Stephanie Maldonado also became the first girl from TRCS to be selected to play in the Lower Columbia Senior All-Star game.


These teams were encouraged every step of the way by our amazing cheerleaders and fans. Our cheerleaders were named State Academic Champions for 1B schools this year with the highest GPA of all 1B schools in Washington. Another aspect of TRCS athletics was our small, but rowdy "6th man". Our fans made an impact at the State basketball tournament so much that the local Spokane news crew did a segment about Three Rivers Christian, the boys' basketball team and our fans. Athletics at TRCS continue to grow and succeed. I look forward to the coming years of more success with new athletes and new experiences.


Thanks -


Tim Carns, TRCS Athletic Director
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? 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for human masters."

- Col. 3:23