Latest School News

Check back often for important updates.

The main school e-mail is preschool@riverbend.com and is checked by Alicia Donoghue, RBCS Manager. Please reach out if you have any questions or needs.
Contact Alicia >

Our office is currently open 9:00-1:30. The week of August 12-16 is a good time for parents to drop off paperwork and/or bring their children by to play on the playground or in the classrooms so that they can become better acquainted with their new school.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

The calendar is ready for the upcoming school year. Get a copy here > 2019-2020 Calendar.

Auto-Payment

Do you want the convenience of your tuition paid automatically each month? There is no extra fee to set up a payment directly from your bank account. The first payment for the 2019-2020 school year is due in May and will apply to your May 2020 tuition. Tuition is then due on the first of each month, September through April. Use this form to set it up now and not worry about ever being late > Authorization Form.

Important docs for the 2019-2020 School Year

Click the links below to access important forms and documents.

Informational Brochure/Mailed in April 2019 to Parents >

2019-2020 Registration Form >

Optional EFT Auto-Pay Authorization Form for 2019-2020 >

Emergency & Health Forms >  Please note:  The Texas Dept. of Health now requires that all vaccine records are validated with the doctor's signature or stamp.  On-line patient portal records cannot be accepted without validation.

Vision & Hearing Requirement & Permission Slip > Required for all 4 & 5 year olds, optional for 3 year olds.

Allergy Action Plan >

2019-2020 Parent Handbook >

We had so much fun at our St. Jude Trike-a-thon! So far we’ve raised over $4,500 this year alone! Thanks for partnering with us for this great cause!

We had so much fun at our St. Jude Trike-a-thon! So far we’ve raised over $4,500 this year alone! Thanks for partnering with us for this great cause!

Thank you to all of the businesses who have supported our fundraising efforts this fall. We would also like to recognize those families who have donated:  Jingle Bell Sponsors: The Jorgensen/OConnor Family, The Bradley Family, The Crawford Family, The Brandt Family, The Dunn Family and The Leggett Family.  Mistletoe Sponsors: The Daniel Family, The Llamas Family, The Gallagher Family and The Jensen Family.  Candy Cane Sponsors: The Reyes/Crossman Family, The Hobson Family, The Zieky Family, The Pickell Family, The Ambriz Family, The Tabke Family, The Jacob Family, The Vural Family, The Ewart Family, The Taylor Family, The Earthman Family, The Leiker Family, The Berkowitz Family, The Masters Family, The Helgren Family, and The Maples Family.  Thank you, also, to those who chose to give anonymously.

Thank you to all of the businesses who have supported our fundraising efforts this fall. We would also like to recognize those families who have donated:

Jingle Bell Sponsors: The Jorgensen/OConnor Family, The Bradley Family, The Crawford Family, The Brandt Family, The Dunn Family and The Leggett Family.

Mistletoe Sponsors: The Daniel Family, The Llamas Family, The Gallagher Family and The Jensen Family.

Candy Cane Sponsors: The Reyes/Crossman Family, The Hobson Family, The Zieky Family, The Pickell Family, The Ambriz Family, The Tabke Family, The Jacob Family, The Vural Family, The Ewart Family, The Taylor Family, The Earthman Family, The Leiker Family, The Berkowitz Family, The Masters Family, The Helgren Family, and The Maples Family.

Thank you, also, to those who chose to give anonymously.

  • It’s never too late to support your child’s school! It’s easy to make a one-time donation or a monthly donation using your bank account or credit card. Click the “Make Your No Hassle Donation Now” button to download a form to submit to Alicia in the school office. She will set up the payments to process on the date(s) you indicate. Donation receipts are provided each January for all donations made the previous year.

Riverbend Christian School, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Have a business that would like to make an item donation for a future auction or raffle? Use the button below to access the form.

Throughout the year, your donations and proceeds from fundraising our used to make building improvements, update outdoor play areas, replace worn classroom furniture as well as update and add additional educational materials and resources for all children in our program. Thank you for continuing to help make Riverbend Christian School the best preschool in Austin!

Mail Chimp

Previously RBCS was using the church’s Robly account for e-mailing the school newsletter and various reminders during the school year. In October, we sent the first newsletter using the Mail Chimp platform. We hope that you will stay subscribed so that you continue to stay informed about school happenings.

No Fax Available

It just came to our attention that we no longer have access to Riverbend's fax machine.  We realize that the fax number was listed on the Health Form, and apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  Records can be e-mailed to preschool@riverbend.com or turned in to the school office.

Facebook

During the 2017-2018 year, RBCS finally claimed its space on social media.  We have created a closed group on Facebook that will allow us to share photos and to keep parents informed about school events.  This is also a good platform for our parents to interact.

Join our Facebook group >

We would also love for you to give us a like on our business page.  Go to the RBCS Business Page >

AMAZON SMILE

Do you shop on Amazon?  Do you know about Amazon Smile?  It's a great program where a portion of your eligible purchases get donated to a charity of your choice.  That's right.  You can be support Riverbend Christian School just by shopping and buying on Amazon, no extra money out of your pocket.  Click here to choose to support RBCS.

library helpers Needed

Sandra Polkowski, School Librarian, is always in need of help in the library.  Each week the classrooms receive new books, and those items need to be checked out and once they return, be checked back in and re-shelved.  Help is also needed to help with Scholastic Book Orders.  If you can help or want to find out more, please e-mail her at rbcslibrary@gmail.com.

Remind

One of the ways you can stay informed about school happenings and closings, is to sign up for Remind.  We will periodically be sending out text messages to let parents know when events are happening at school.  You can sign up two ways.  On your smartphone, open your web browser and go to the following link:  rmd.at/rbcschool and follow the instructions to sign up and download the app.  Or you can choose to get text notifications by texting the message @rbcschool to the number 81010.

After School Enrichment - School Year Programs

Our extended day classes are available for ages 3 to 5 years and potty trained.  Classes run until 2:30 p.m.  Currently, we offer Sportball, Spanish, Gymnastics and Soccer Shots on campus for after school enrichment.  We expect to offer similar choices next school year, Monday through Thursday. Registration will begin in August as we prepare for the school year to start. Registration is done directly with the companies. If you enroll your child, their regular classroom teacher will escort them at 1:30 to the enrichment staff, and you can pick your child up at the designated classroom/area at 2:30 p.m.

Mabel's Labels

As a reminder, we ask you to label everything that your child brings to school.  It helps your child keep track of their stuff (and for teachers to help keep track).  We’ve made it easy to help support Riverbend while keeping your kid’s stuff out of the Lost & Found!  We’re suggesting Mabel’s Labels as the labels you use.  Mabel’s labels are personalized, peel & stick, super-durable labels that safely go in the laundry, dishwasher and microwave. They’re perfect for all your kids’ stuff – shoes, clothes, water bottles, lunch containers, lunch boxes, backpacks and more! You can do a child’s name or even add a a fun icon. 
Mabel's Website >

School Needs

We are in need of restocking our clothes closet.  Often a child will need an extra change of clothes and sometimes the school will have to lend out clothes.  As you are cleaning out your closets at home, please consider setting some aside to donate to our clothes closet.  The biggest need is for pants in sizes 3T and 4T.  Thanks for your help!

Playground Use

Due to our licensing with the TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services, only children attending classes are permitted to be on our playgrounds during school hours, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  After school hours we welcome our parents to use the playground facilities but ask that you abide by some rules.  Please supervise your children on campus at all times; do not let them enter the building themselves or leave them on the playground unattended.  If you take food or drinks to any of the playgrounds, please properly dispose of your trash.  Please note that the turfed Playland playground is recommended by the manufacturer for use by children 3 and older.  The 2nd turfed playground that is fenced off separately is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Thank you for your consideration and respect of these wonderful facilities we have available for our families.

Parking at Riverbend

You may have noticed that the Handicapped parking spots located in the main parking area in front of Fellowship Hall have now been marked for 15 minute parking for our preschool parents for drop off and pick up.  Please utilize these and other marked parking spots when dropping off and picking up your child.  Please do not park in the staff parking lot or in any of the marked fire zones.

Toy Donations

Parents often ask us when they are cleaning out old toys if we take donations.  Yes, we do!  We are happy to take any gently used items for use in our classrooms.  We also have a sister school, Little Folks.  Any items that we either don't have a use for or have too much of, we forward to Little Folks.  Items can be dropped at the school office; donation receipts available.

Stay informed about recalls and unsafe children's products.  Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site for information about this and other product recalls.