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Issue: 7           
February 2015 
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Tuition Assistance Fund

This year, TRCS will be working to raise more than $75,000 to cover Tuition Assistance given to families who need extra help to afford the gift of Christian education.  We've already raised over $47,600

More than 40 students attend because of generous giving of people like you. 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:

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!





If you're a parent, student, boss, or employee -- you don't want to miss Cynthia Tobias!

Get your tickets today to see Cythia Tobias at the Columbia Theatre on Monday, February 23rd at 7 p.m. She'll share with us about "learning styles" and what they mean for you, your children, your co-workers -- and even your spouse.  (Click here to purchase your tickets today!)  While we will be offering an opportunity for educators to earn clock hours through this event, this event is not only for teachers.  Everyone can benefit from understanding how our learning styles impact our lives.

We are grateful to Gold Sponsors, Fairway Collections and Pacific Office Automation, and Silver Sponsors, Dr. Richard R. Imholte and Northlake Baptist Church, for helping us bring Cynthia to our area.  
We have autographed copies of four of Cynthia's books on sale now in the school offices for $15!  Read one in advance to prepare for her visit! 

Don't forget these important dates: 


February 23rd:  TRCS Presents "An Evening With Cynthia Tobias" at the Columbia Theatre - buy tickets now at www.columbiatheatre.com
March 2nd: 
Re-enrollment Opens
March 19th: 
Elementary Festival of Learning - Open Enrollment
April 3rd: 
K-12 early release for Spring Break
April 6th - 10th: 
Spring Break, No School K-12

To view later dates, please check out the printable school calendar online or consult the website calendar


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


Re-Enrollment Opens March 2nd!


Re-enrollment opens on March 2nd for returning students.  Forms will be available on the website or in the school offices.  Remember, to save $50 on your enrollment fee, you'll want to get your forms in prior to June 1st.  Open enrollment will begin on March 19th with the Open House: A Festival of Learning.

The 2015-16 tuition rate has been set by the school board with a modest increase to $5,500.  The pre-payment discount will remain the same for those who wish to pay their tuition in full before the school year begins.

We will be sending out additional information soon on the financial aid structure and policies for the coming year. 

Administrator's Message:  Planning for 2015-16


We're only halfway through the 2014-15 school year, but planning has already started for 2015-16, which will be the 50th anniversary year for TRCS! Here are a few exciting things coming in the new year: 
  • Elementary Honors Program:  TRCS has worked hard to help students who need additional assistance, but we also want to provide additional challenges for students who are particularly gifted in different areas.  Stay tuned for more information on this program this summer!
  • Updates to logo and promotional material:  While our main text logo will remain the same, we're welcoming a new "eagle" to our school materials (pictured, below).  This eagle incorporates our school verse (Isaiah 40:31) and the "three rivers" that are both symbolic (the trinity and mind/body/spirt) and literal (Child Development Center, Elementary & High School) in our program.  The athletic eagle will remain the same, but this eagle will begin to appear in our advertisements and school communications.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration and Commemoration:  We will be holding various events to commemorate our 50th year, as well as producing a book on our history.  If you'd like to join the volunteers working on these projects, please call or email me


Onward and upward! 



Erin Hart

TRCS Administrator 

Debra Zandi Child Development Center


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 has created them!



Kindergarten Screening

All Programs Excellent~ All Children Prepared for Success

Our center recently participated in the Longview Early Education Partnership pilot assessment. Pre-kindergarten students took part in the IGDIS Math and/or IGIDS Literacy screening. This Pre-Kindergarten assessment tool is used in preparation for readiness in kindergarten.


Luggage of Love

The center will be participating in the "Luggage of Love" outreach project which ministers to local children that have been taken out of their current home and placed in foster care. Would you consider being a participant by purchasing a small backpack/suitcase or items that will go into them, such as: a child size blanket, a book, tooth brush, tooth paste or perhaps a small stuffed animal for comfort? Feel free to drop your donation off at the front desk or call at 360-423-4510 for further information. Thank you in advance for making a positive difference in the life of a child.


Festival of Learning

Preparation for our upcoming Open House, A Festival of Learning has begun. It will be held Thursday, March 19th.Classrooms will be open and we look forward to hosting and seeing you as well as providing family tours!

Principal's Message

There are always so many opportunities for our TRCS students. No matter what age, our students are challenged to take risks to stretch themselves so that God may use them every day. Take a look at some of the activities students have been involved in over the last few weeks.


High School

  • TRCS 8-12 Grade Band - Fourteen TRCS students left Thursday, February 12th for a two day band competition and performance. Students were judged on small group performance and were able to play in a large 200 piece band for the first time in their lives!       Thanks to Mr. Harbaugh and Mrs. Karns, the students had a terrific experience.
  • Key Club - High school students made 17 blankets for the Community House and the Women's support shelter.
  • Senior Night - February 5th, all 18 winter sports athletic participants were recognized with their parents at the final home basketball game.       Athletes came from the Girls' Basketball Team, Boys' Basketball Team, Kelso Girls' Wrestling Team, the Cheerleading Team, and the Castle Rock Equestrian Team. It was an impressive night to see all of the students and families on the court. (Of course we won all 3 games that night!)
  • Honor Roll - 70 students from grades 8-12 earned a 3.25-4.0 G.P.A. last semester.

Elementary School

  • Sole 2 Soul and Soul Food - Elementary students donated 38 pairs of tennis shoes and 1,046 meals, (through a quarter drive). This ministry will help the children of Haiti attend school, (many children in Haiti cannot go to school if they do not have a pair of shoes), and be fed using the donations from TRCS students.       Pastor Jerry and Mary Dahlke will personally take the shoes and money to Haiti.
  • District Spelling Bee - February 6, 2015, fourteen students went to the ACSI District Spelling Bee.       School winners were: Travis Delepine, Andersen Finnell, Jana Knapp, Emma Brown, Ruby Hart, Ailie Jimenez, Keira Davis, Amber Stephens, Noah Kloppman, Tiago Schmidt, Zowie Carmody, Grace Erickson, Ashlee Bakunowicz, and Vivienne Davis.
  • Speech Meet - Seventeen students presented their speeches at the chapel service last Thursday, February 12, 2015. Students now have the opportunity to move on to the District competition later this month. School winners are: Daniel Anderson, Kylie Killett, Chloe Tillett, Hope Whitney, Josiah Carroll, Sara Mittleider, Ailie Jimenez, Elizabeth MacDonald, Carson Pickens, Jailey Carroll, Jenna Dennis, David Woodman, Zachary Parham, Jessie Tevis, Vivienne Davis, and Lexie Jorgenson.
  • Chess Club - Fifty students are involved in after school Chess Club. Mrs. Nortness, Mrs. Woodman, Mrs. Vegh, and many other volunteers are teaching and challenging students in higher level thinking skills while having a lot of fun.


Thanks for allowing us to educate and minister to your children. God makes great people!



Many blessings to all,

Randy Lemiere


"Let your light so shine, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

TRCS Athletic Update

A Message from Athletic Director, Tim Carns


tim carns

     TRCS Basketball is again making its mark in the athletic community. Our girls placed second in league and hosted a first round playoff game. The Lady Eagles fought hard against a strong opponent and finally yielded to the more experienced Taholah Chittiwins. The Columbia Valley League honored Charity Tevis, Selena Carns, Olivia and Hannah Cathcart as some of the best players. The only senior on the team, Jordan Caddel, was given the title MVP of our league. Congratulations Jordan!


     The boys again dominated our league and came away with the league championship. They defeated Naselle in the first round of the playoffs, and are set to play a strong Oakville team this Saturday at Castle Rock at 4 p.m. The winner of the game will go on to the District 4 championship game on Monday, February 16 at Castle Rock at 6 p.m. TRCS boys also had five players honored by their league as the best. Eric Powell, Danny Hull, Seth Carns, and Caleb Moore were all part of the all league honors. Ian Hoffman was given the MVP of the league. Congratulations Ian and continued success to the boys. Go Eagles!





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