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We have a new school e-mail, checked by Alicia Donoghue, RBCS Manager.
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School closing

RBCS follows Eanes ISD school closings during inclement weather.  In the event that Eanes ISD is either closed or has a delayed start, RBCS will be closed.  Eanes ISD has announced a delayed start for Monday, August 28.  As a result, RBCS will be closed.  Classes are expected to start on Tuesday, August 29 but we will continue to monitor the weather and look to Eanes for any future school closing decisions.

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 2017-2018 School Year

Click the links below to access important forms and documents.

April 2017 Letter to RBCS Parents >

2017-2018 School Year Calendar >

2017-2018 Parent Handbook >

Volunteer Chairmen Opportunities > We are still seeking help in the library and with the Christmas event.

Emergency & Health Forms >

Allergy Action Plan >

Optional EFT Auto-Pay Authorization Form >

August 2017 Letter to RBCS Parents >

Vision & Hearing Form required for 4 & 5 year olds >

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

We are now open almost daily between the hours of 9:00 and 1:30.  You can contact Alicia at preschool@riverbend.com or call 512-327-4067 if you have any questions or if you are dropping off paperwork and want to make sure someone is at the office.

Kendra Gives Back Party

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Kendra Gives Back Party.  They sent a check in the amount of $451.57, which will be combined with other fundraising profits for this school year.

Volunteers Needed

We are currently seeking Volunteer Chairmen for the 2017-2018 school year.  Our need is for our Christmas Pageant & Celebration Fundraiser and a Scholastic Book Order Chairman.  If you are interested in either of these positions, please let us know!

Fundraising

Our Christmas Pageant & Celebration Fundraiser Chairmen are already hard at work planning a fun evening for your family on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  We are seeking business donors who would like to underwrite the expenses of the event and receive recognition as a sponsor.  Please contact us for more information.

Donation Request Letter >

Donation Contract >

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

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 2017-2018 school year, we plan to have Sportball, Spanish, Gymnastics and Soccer Shots on campus for after school enrichment.  More information and registration forms will be provided in August.

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.