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 >

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 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 >

Kendra Gives Back Party

Our next Kendra Scott Gives Back Party is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.  This shopping event will be held at The Domain location, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Yes, you read that right!  We have scheduled the shopping event during the morning so that more parents can shop without needing to find a sitter.  This would be a great opportunity to plan a fun shopping trip and lunch with the girls or for dad to pick up a Valentine's gift for mom!  The best part is, you can support RBCS just by shopping because Kendra Scott will donate 20% of the purchases to our school!

Volunteers Needed

Sandra Polkowski, School Librarian, is always in need of help in the library.  She is also in need of some additional cashiers during the week of Book Fair, November 6-10.  If you can help or want to find out more, please e-mail her at rbcslibrary@gmail.com.

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.