Out of School Care

11445 40th Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Roxanne Plischke

Hi, my name is Roxanne and I have been the proud owner of R&S Out of School Care since 1993. My daughter Carla is a high school teacher here in Edmonton and my grandson Gabriel is in grade 7  ... sigh. Over the 20 some years I have been at R&S , I've seen all the kids reach grade 6 and then leave for Jr. High. How blessed am I that some of the kids come back to R&S and work here while in University. I love to travel and the only continent I have yet to step foot on is Antarctica, but hopefully that will change sometime soon! My favourite quote is "I am enough of a realist to understand that I can't reach every child .. but I am more of an optimist to get up every morning and try."

Carla Bate

R&S has been a blessing to my family and my second home for many years. I returned to school in 1999 when I attended Grant MacEwan , moving down south to the University of Lethbridge, and finally returning to graduate from University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor in Education. Since then, I have worked both in junior high and high school, currently teaching Art at J. Percy Page High School in Millwoods. I continue to work at R&S part time, keeping in touch with kids and staff on a regular basis. My favourite thing about R&S is finding out what makes kids excited, and sharing genuine interest in whatever those things might be!

Fatiha Akacem

Hi! My name is Fatiha, I am a proud mother of 4 beautiful children plus a 5th, who happens to take cat form. Before coming to R&S I worked at the Metro College Child Minding program. I started working at R&S August 2015 and I love it so much. Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, including the kids. In my spare time I like to cook and sew.  Working at R&S made me feel as if I am at my second home, I enjoy every minute I spend here.

Oksana Lakhnyuk

Hi everyone! My name is Oksana. I am from the Ukraine, and I immigrated to Canada in November 2012 with my family. I am a happy mother and grandmother who has two children and two grandchildren. Every aspect of life is positive for me. I like to read, to talk, to listen, to dream, and think. Being happy is a state of mind. In Ukraine I completed Pedagogical College, and after that I completed National Pedagogical College. I worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools for a long time in Ukraine. Soon it will be two years since I've started working at R&S. This is my second home that I always want to come back to. It is such a great environment and positive atmosphere. I enjoy working with children because they represent hope and the future to me. I really admire children's endless energy, honesty, creativity, flexibility, and resilience. 

Casey Wong

Hi! My name is Casey Wong and  I am a staff member at R&S! I am currently a student at the University of Alberta, in the secondary education program. While my teaching goal is junior high or high school age kids, I also love being around elementary age kids as well. Children are so much fun to work with and I love getting to know all the kids attending R&S. I enjoy reading and cooking in my free time, aka when i'm not studying for classes. Everybody at R&S is so welcoming, I am very excited to be a part of the team!

Aicha Kacemi

Hi, my name is Aicha Kacemi and I am a new staff member at R&S Out of School Care! I'm currently in grade 11 studying at Harry Ainlay High School. ALthough I haven't decided exactly what I'd like to be after high school, taking this job and being a part of this amazing team has truly broadened my choices. My mom, Fatiha, and my sister, Abla, worked here for a few years before I joined and when my mom told me that Roxy was looking for new staff I almost jumped at the opportunity. After hearing all of the amazing things about R&S from mom and sister, I wanted to be a part of the journey as well, and am so grateful to have the opportunity.

Arscent Javier

Hi, my name is Arscent and I'm so happy to be working at R&S. My friend Jereecah, used to work here before she moved to China to teach, and recommended me to Roxy who was very kind to hire me!  I moved here from Manila in the Philippines and live in Edmonton with my husband. I  have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and used to work closely with children in the National Center for Mental Health in the Philippines.  

Patience McCurdy

Hello! My name is Patience McCurdy and I am a new staff member at R&S. I first met Roxy when I was in the 4th grade. I was enrolled in R&S for two and a half years and enjoyed every moment of it. I am currently in 12th grade at Louis St. Laurent High School. My big goal is to go to the University of Alberta and study music to become a junior high band teacher. I am the eldest child and have two younger brothers. I love working with younger kids and watching their excitement in the smallest of things. In my free time I love to play music, create art, and go for walks with friends. I am excited to meet everyone and be part of the R&S family once again.

Alex Persoon


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