Download a copy here: RBCS 2015-2016 School Year Calendar
August 17 - Class lists will be mailed to RBCS Families
Friday, August 28 - Get Acquainted Day, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Teachers will choose a time to meet and notify parents in the class to encourage parents to arrive at a similar time. This is an opportunity to your child's classroom, meet the teacher and get acquainted with the other families in the classroom.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - First Day of the 2015-2016 School Year
September 10 & 11 - Room Mom Meetings
All Room Moms can meet with our Room Mom Coordinator for ideas and tips.
September 15 & 16 - Moms & Muffins Meetings
All RBCS parents (dads, too!) are invited to join us in Fellowship Hall just after drop off. Learn about events planned for the year, meet other RBCS parents and volunteer.
September 28 - Vision & Hearing Screening
Screening is required for all 4 & 5 year olds, so we offer screening on campus for your convenience. Pre-payment is required. 3 year olds are welcome to participate.
September 29 & 30 - Fall Individual Portraits & Optional Sibling Portraits
All school photos are done by www.dabbscompany.com. In the fall, individual photos will be taken, with an option of sibling portraits. No pre-payment required for individual photos. Parents will receive a proof and can order portrait sheets, if desired.
October 5 - Staff In-service (No School)
October 7 & 8 - Pumpkin Patch
Our librarian will hold special story times for the classes. The children will receive a pumpkin from the patch.
October 14 - Riverbend's Riverfest, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Riverfest is Riverbend's annual fall fest and RBCS will host the drink booth. This is a fun event for the whole family!
October 29 & 30 - Halloween Parties in classrooms
November 2-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
All proceeds from our Book Fair our used to purchase new books and resource materials for our school library.
November 2 & 3 - Creative Movement Visitation
Parents with children in our 3 year and older classes are invited to participate in Creative Movement during their child's regular CM time.
November 4 - Spanish Visitation
Parents with children in our 3 year and older classes are invited to participate in Spanish during their child's regular Spanish time.
November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving Feasts in classrooms
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)
December 2 - Christmas Pageant & Celebration Fundraiser
Our Christmas Pageant is the main fundraiser of the school year. Activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. and include horse-drawn carriage "sleigh" rides, photos with Santa, crafts and a Class Basket Auction. Children in our 3 to 5 year old classes will present a special music presentation that evening. An RBCS Staff bake sale and food trailers will be on-site for dinner options. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for a fun evening!
December 15 & 16 - Christmas Parties in classrooms
December 17-January 4 - Christmas Holidays (No School)
January 5, 2016 - First Day of Spring Semester
January 18 - MLK Holiday (No School)
January 19-22 - Pre-K & Kinder Bridge Parent/Teacher Conferences
Our teachers are available for conferences at any time during the year, if a parent or the teacher has a concern about a child. We set aside certain times for all parents to be able to meet with their child's teacher to receive an assessment of their child's progress in the classroom. Conferences are scheduled by the teachers.
January 27 - 2016-2017 Registration for Currently Enrolled Families
February 11 & 12 - Valentine's Parties in classrooms
February 15 - President's Day Holiday (No School)
February 16-19 - MDO & 2 year Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences are offered this week to parents of our MDO and 2 year old classes. Even if you don't schedule a conference, an assessment will be provided for your review.
February 22-26 - 3 year Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences are offered this week to parents in our 3 year old classes.
February 22-26 - Camp Riverbend Registration for Currently Enrolled Families
February 23 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, all invited
It is an RBCS tradition to celebrate each year for Dr. Seuss's birthday! Our librarian, Jennie Rosenblum, will share her favorite Dr. Seuss stories and we will all celebrate with cake. All are welcome. Children who do not normally attend class on Wednesdays are welcome to attend with their parents.
ADDED TO CALENDAR - MARCH 1 - KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK PARTY
This is a fun Mom's Night Out, so ladies, mark your calendar and plan to attend with your girlfriends. Riverbend Christian School will receive a portion of all purchases made that evening at Kendra Scott, so all you have to do is enjoy some wine and hors d'oeuvres and shop! This is a great time to pick up Mother's Day gifts or something special for yourself. This year's event will be at The Domain. More details to come.
March 1 & 2 - Spring Individual & Class Portraits
Class photos and individual portraits will be taken by www.dabbscompany.com. Parents should pre-pay if they'd like a copy of their child's class photo Proofs will be provided of individual photos, for parents to order prints if desired.
March 10 & 11 - Music Visitation
Parents with children in our 3 year to Kinder Bridge classes are invited to join their child in Music during their regular schedule time. Feel free to watch or join in the fun!
March 14-18 - Spring Break (No School)
March 23 & 24 - Easter Parties in classrooms
March 25 - Good Friday Holiday (No School)
March 28 - Staff In-service (No School)
April 11 & 12 - St. Jude Trike-a-Thon, 2 year classes & older
Also an RBCS tradition, each year our 2 year to 5 year old classes bring their trikes, bikes and scooters to ride around a track in the parking lot. Parents have the option of making donations that we forward to St. Jude. This event is near and dear to our hearts as there have been two children in our program who have benefited from the care of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since we first started participating in 2007, our families have been able to donate over $37,000!
April 15 - NOON EARLY RELEASE for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
This is our only early release so that our parents can pamper our teachers during our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Parents have the option of contributing to help cover the costs of the lunch. Parent volunteers are used to babysit teacher's children so that they can enjoy a lunch kid-free!
April 20 & 21 - Dads & Donuts at Drop-off, 2 year classes & older
The dads are welcome to drop off this day and come into the classroom to see what their child does at school. Dads & Donuts is from 9:00-9:30 and includes a donut snack and classroom activities.
April 25 - Volunteer Chairmen Appreciation Luncheon
April 27 - Pre-K & Kinder Bridge Music Program
Parents are invited to join us in Smith Family Chapel at 1:00 p.m. to watch the adorable 4 & 5 year olds perform some of the songs and prayers they learned this school year.
May 5 & 6 - Mother's Day Teas, 2 year classes & older
Scheduled by the teacher, mothers will be honored by enjoying refreshments in their child's class.
May 17 & 18 - End of Year Parties
May 18, 2016 - Last Day of the 2015-2016 School Year
June 21 - Expected Start of Camp Riverbend 2016