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Issue: 7                   
March 2016  
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TRCS Annual Fund

This year, TRCS will be working to raise more than $70,000 towards our annual fund that helps with program costs, financial aid and technology.  We've already raised over $45,000

Your giving makes a huge difference in this community!  Click here to give online.

   Adopt-A-Student Sponsors


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

Fundraise for TRCS using AMAZON SMILE! 


If you shop on Amazon frequently, please use smile.amazon.com, and select Three Rivers Christian School (still listed by Amazon as Longview Christian School) as your charity of choice!  TRCS receives a percentage of all purchases made through this link!  We thank you for your support!


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!




WOW!  So many amazing things are happening at TRCS!  Check this out:

Three Rivers Christian Cheerleaders have again received the highest award achieved at the state level. The Cheerleaders are the WIAA Academic State Champions with a team G.P.A of 3.9. Congratulations to Macie Doolin, Natalie Ransom, Kessa Portwood, Danielle Jones, Haley Walker,  and Rebecca Sanchez.

Jesse Caddel was chosen to play in the All-Star High School Basketball game at Lower Columbia College March 15th. Local standout athletes are selected from the Cowlitz County area. Past players from TRCS include Josh Caddel, Stephanie Maldonado and Zach Martinez. Congratulations, Jesse!

7th grade student Grace Erickson
(pictured, above, with her proud father, Daryl) took second place in the ACSI Northwest Regional competition for Spelling Bee!  This qualified her to move on to the National Bee in Washington, D.C.!  Amazing, Grace! 

Ms. Keri McHattie is our high school Counselor and Art Teacher.  She recently completed a beautiful 36"x48" acrylic on canvas piece (pictured, above).  Ms. McHattie was inspired by the French artist Alphonse Mucha and also by the film "Moulin Rouge."  She continues to inspire our students to use their God-given gifts.  Ms. McHattie hopes to sell the piece in the near future.  Congratulations, Ms. McHattie!

TRCS was proud to host the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event on March 15th!  We had close to 100 attendees from area businesses join us for a tour of the high school, amazing food, and coffee drinks from the New Life barista!  Attendees won wonderful prizes such as a weekend in Leavenworth, a New Moon Restaurant gift basket, and a Red Leaf coffee gift basket.  Many thanks to 11th grader Parker Doolin for the fantastic jazz music, our high school serving volunteers, and Pam Hayes and her crew of chefs for the amazing food.  We are also grateful to the Chamber for giving us this opportunity to celebrate with our community!  We had a wonderful night! 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: 
March 18th: School IS in session - snow make-up day
March 24th: ELC/Elementary campus Open House, Open Enrollment begins!
April 4th - 8th: Spring Break
April 18th - 22nd: Elementary Testing Week
April 21st:
  TRCS Celebrates 50 Years Anniversary Banquet, click here to register 
April 25th - 29th: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
April 29th: 
 "Ed the Eagle's Variety Hour" - all-school talent and variety show
May 12th:  "Tackling the Tough Stuff" Seminar on Teen Issues, click here to register 
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.   

Register TODAY!
Registration is now open on the TRCS website for two great events that you don't want to miss:

50th Anniversary Celebration
I know I mentioned this in last month's article, but I can't emphasize enough what a great milestone this is for our school.  While we have a wonderful space for the event (the New Life Sanctuary at the high school), there will be limited seating, so please make your reservation today.  We're going to spend time looking at the past and collectively dreaming about the future of TRCS.  We hope you can make it!  Click here to register for your seats today!

"Tackling the Tough Stuff" Seminar on Teen Issues
You've probably noticed that we didn't have an official "author event" this year.  Part of that is due to the 50th anniversary celebration, but it's also because we had this wonderful opportunity to bring TWO amazing authors to town:  Walt Mueller and Marv Penner.  These guys have literally "written the book" on the issues that are facing our kids, and we believe this is an incredibly important opportunity for our community.

$10 will buy you lunch AND a full day of training on issues that you probably don't even KNOW are happening in the lives of our children.  If you work with teens, are an educator or counselor, or have teens in your family, you will benefit from this day!  Educators can earn more than 6 clock hours through ESD 112!  To register, click here.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Erin Hart
TRCS Administrator 

Debra Zandi Early Learning & Child Development Center

Three Rivers Christian Early Learning Center
is committed to demonstrating a 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 building system for young children!

Highlighted March Programs:
  • Dance and Movement Classes
  • Early Achievers
  • "Turning Passion into Action: What Will You Learn Next?"
  • Soccer Enrichment Program Quick Start Sports
  • Open House March 24th
  Happy Kids Dentistry Thank You
A Special Thank You to Happy Kids Dentistry for supporting the ELC during dental health awareness month and supplying individual dental health packages for our students specially delivered by the Tooth Fairy! Happy Kids - Healthy Teeth!
Zero to Hero Math Night              
Zero to Hero Math Night was a great success and we are looking forward to providing this opportunity again next year due to the tremendous support and positive feedback that both staff and parents provided! We are thankful to Longview Rotary, Staff and families for their support and attendance!
Early Achievers
Early Achievers is a Washington Quality Rating and Improvement System in Early Education. Early Achievers along with Washington's preschool programs and the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills have formed a system of quality in early learning and prepare all children for success in kindergarten and beyond! The Early Learning Center is looking forward to our participation in this dynamic educational journey!
~ Academically Excellent ~ Joyfully Christian ~ Culturally Relevant ~

Principal's Message

It's a thrilling time to be part of the TRCS community.  As you can see from the highlights above, we have amazing students that are working hard to become who God made them to be!

We have a lot of upcoming events that we hope you can be a part of -- but one of the best "events" you can participate in for TRCS is to pray for our students, staff and families.  As a staff, we've recently participated in 40 days of prayer (using Mark Batterson's "Draw the Circle" book).  Making God the center of the conversation has helped us bond, as well as helping us to keep a watchful eye on the things that God is doing in our school.

Thank you for being part of the journey with us!

Randy Lemiere 
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 

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