Latest School News

Check back often for important updates.

We have a new school e-mail, checked by Alicia Donoghue, RBCS Manager.
Contact Alicia for more info >

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 inconveniece this causes.  Records can be e-mailed to preschool@riverbend.com or turned in to the school office.

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We hope to see you there!

All RBCS Parents, old and new, are invited to attend our 1st Annual New Family Orientation.  This parent-only event WILL NOT replace our annual Get Acquainted Day, on Friday, August 24 from 9-10 a.m.  On Get Acquainted Day, both you and your child are invited to come visit their classroom and meet their teacher.

There will be a short meeting to cover the Parent Handbook, then stay after to mingle and check out our information booths.

Facebook

RBCS is finally making a presence on social media.  This is new to us for the 2017-2018 school year.  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.

Important docs for The 2018-2019 School Year

Registration is underway!  Click the links below to access important forms and documents.

2018-2019 Parent Handbook >

2018-2019 Registration Form >

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.

Allergy Action Plan >

Vision & Hearing Screening Form4 & 5 year olds are required to be tested during 2018, either by their doctor (and will need to provide appropriate documentation to the school office) or for your convenience, at school

Optional EFT Auto-Pay Authorization Form for 2018-2019 >

The 2018-2019 School Year Calendar is ready.  Download it here.  >

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 reshelved.  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.  For the 2018-2019 school year, we offer Sportball, Spanish, Gymnastics and Soccer Shots on campus for after school enrichment.  Registration forms will be available in the Get Acquainted Day folders that will be provided on Friday, August 24.

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!

Robly

RBCS is now using Robly to notify parents by e-mail of school happenings as well as send the school newsletter.  Parents who provide their e-mail address on the registration form will automatically be signed up to receive these e-mails.

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.