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Play––and board games, in particular––are widely acknowledged for contributing to a child's intellectual, emotional, and social development. Given the good that play can do, we hope you’ll make traditional games and play a part of your child’s Christmas this year. Peruse this list of teacher-recommended toys and game, put one or more under your tree this year, and play away.

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Students hands with blue paint

Art is an essential aspect of the human experience. To varying degrees and in different contexts, we are each compelled by beauty. Most of us recognize there is some value in art, but we live in a culture that prioritizes STEM skills and education. Find out how a STEAM approach prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need.

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RCLS alumna holding old RCLS photo

As she considers her seven years of school at RCLS, alumna Tiffany Piotrowicz recalls teachers who shaped her interests, abilities, and self-confidence. Now a successful, local, small business owner, Tiffany talked with us about changes her elementary alma mater has undergone, her motivations in the present day, and the future of the popular Terra Loco running store.

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2nd and 3rd grade students

How is discipline handled at RCLS?

The short answer is that discipline is handled in an atmosphere of grace that encourages respect, repentance, and resilience. The longer answer is that discipline is handled in a positive learning environment that is shaped, in part, by two related tools: a responsive classroom and a common language. Read more to learn how school and home can partner together. It's all in the Word(s)!

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