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.

Abla Kacemi

Hello! My name is Abla Kacemi and I have been working at R&S since April of 2016. I am currently a student at the University of Alberta studying to become an elementary teacher. I love working with children more than anything and I won't delve into why because I may go on forever, but I also love to read, learn, drink tea, and play with my pet cat. I love R&S because everyone, including the children are so welcoming. Roxanne has a wonderful positive spirit that is reflected in the entire centre, the children look up to her and learn from her caring, kind and respectful ways, and it really shows! I have found that everyday here I've learned something new, and as a lover of learning, that excites me endlessly! 

Jaelynne Gervais

Hello! My name is Jaelynne, and I am a new staff member at R&S! I just graduated from J.H. Picard High School and I am a dancer at Dancer Unlimited. I hope to pursue performance as a career in the future, whether it is with dancing, acting, or singing. As well as performance, I love being creative and artistic through visual arts like painting and drawing. When I was in elementary school, I actually used to attend R&S after school! I had such a wonderful time with Rox and the rest of the staff, and that's why I'm so excited to be a part of the R&S team!