R&S 
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! I am glad to be a part of R&S family. I graduated in 2015 with Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  Before joining R&S, I volunteered as an intern in an organization which helps children with mental health disabilities and I also worked as a Human Resource Assistant. R&S feels like a second home to me, because the I feel loved by kids, parents, and staff that I work with. 

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

Hi Everyone! I’m Alex one of the staff starting at this amazing centre. In the past both my brother and myself attended R&S Out of School Care from grades 1-6 and have been part of the R&S community for a total of 9 years, that will now be continued throughout my time working here. I am attending the University of Alberta this fall, in-order to get my Bachelor in Elementary Education. In the little time I’ve been here I have began to love the centre and community more and more. I look forward to getting to know you and your children in the future.

Bianca LeBlanc

Hi my name is Bianca. I am currently in my second year at the University of Alberta and I am in the middle of working towards getting my degree in math. I started working at R&S September and so far I love it so much and look forward to getting to know all the families at R&S!