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Welcome, Weyt-kp, Bienvenue to J.R.E.S. - Home of the Jaguars!

Administrative Assistant: Bev Decker (bdecker@sd73.bc.ca)

Vice-Principal: Wendy Lloyd (wlloyd@sd73.bc.ca)

Principal: Carol DeFehr (cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca)

Address: 2540 Qu'Appelle Blvd, Kamloops, BC V2E 2E9

Phone: 250-374-2305
Fax: 250-377-2235
Safe Arrival Phone: 1-844-350-2647

Or ktsd.schoolconnects.com



Our school also follows THE VIRTUES PROJECT as a way to build character in our children.

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    Juniper Ridge PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 16-20th, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 14 April 2018, 1:01 PM

    Hi Parents!

    Happy Weekend! Please find below reminders for the coming week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.

    Virtue of the Week: SERVICE

    Please see the attachment regarding a wonderful opportunity for Parents at the HGEC. Parents can attend the Askable Adult session on May 16th. I encourage all parents to attend.

    DAFFODIL CANCER FUNDRAISER: Our Leadership students would like to thank everyone for bringing in Bottles this week! The community wants to help us and so  we have an account at General Grants downtown called "Juniper Ridge Elementary." When dropping off, all people need to do is drop off and tell the cashier that it is for "Juniper Ridge Elementary." The money will go into the account and Mrs. Unsworth will be collecting the money from General Grants on the 26th so that will be the last day that people can drop off!
    All proceeds will go towards the Cancer Society! Thank you for supporting our cause.

    PARENTS if you can help support our TRACK MEET on APRIL 30 as per my other email this week please email Mrs. Grimm agrimm@sd73.bc.ca and let her know ASAP

    *JUST A NOTE- there is no concession on track and field meet day. PAC will do a hot lunch that day so be sure to order for your child!

    SOULS4SOLES! Thank you for all the shoes you have been bringing into the school! We are collecting shoes until April 29th so there is still time!

    PAC SPRING SOCIAL MAY 11-Tickets are now available for the Friday May 11th, 2018 Juniper Ridge Elementary Spring Social Fundraiser! You can purchase them through your munch-a-lunch accounts or by visiting the website; https://juniperridge73.wixsite.com/springsocial  There will be snacks! There will also be FABULOUS silent auction items and I am also so pleased that my staff are working on outstanding projects that parents can bid on as well that night! This is a huge fundraiser for our school and we are hopeful that we will get a huge turn out. Get your tickets soon for this event and thanks for supporting our kids and the learning  intentions we have!

    FLAG FOOTBALL PLAYERS- A reminder to study your playbook from the coaches and return your permission forms by Monday! Practice Monday afterschool at 2:45 and the first game against RLC on Tuesday afterschool!

    SWIM CLUB Practices: Sunday April 15 4-5 pm. Tuesday April 17 7-8 am and the BIG ELEMENTARY CLASSIC SWIM MEET is Wed. April 18th from 9-12:30. Happy Swimming!

    PARLOFF PRACTICES this week: Tues. April 17- Gr. 4/5 and Thurs. April 19 Gr. 6/7  7:45 am for both.

    LAST CHANCE Gr. 4 PARENTS to sign your child up for Gr. 4 PHYSICAL LITERACY mornings starting April 25th. Please return your child's permission form by Monday if interested.

    Monday April 16 is our KICK OFF ASSEMBLY for the MOST MAGNIFICENT THING! 8:45 and parents you are welcome to join us! Please ensure your child has chosen a box  to create their "THING" this week! You are all welcome to our OPEN HOUSE on Friday April 20 1:30-2:30 to view your child's Most Magnificent Thing. Parents, you can come to your child's class, and then pull them from class and go tour all the other divisions to see what they created too! We hope to see many of you attend.

    On Wednesday April 18- SOCCER QUEST is coming to do skill development with Primary classes.

    Thursday April 19- PAC HOT LUNCH DAY (SUSHI) we all eat at 12:05 and all play at 12:20.  Marlatt and Storozak's classes go to Gymnastics from 10-11. Gatien and Hill's classes go to BLSC from 8:45-11. It is also our WWF CUPCAKE SALE Day 1! Be sure to get yours pre ordered this week for both Thursday and Friday. Our District Battle of the Books happens this Thursday and we have 2 TEAMs that moved on from the ZONES! Intermediates start their TRACK AND FIELD Rotations this Thursday and Friday.

    Friday April 20- Please send your child in school colors and their JUNIPER RIDGE SPIRIT WEAR for Spirit Day! Our TRU Student Teachers finish today! Remember to come for our Open House at 1:30!

    Coming up next week:

    Virtue of the week: ORDERLINESS

    REMEMBER there is no school on Monday April 23. Teachers are busy being students on this day doing Professional Learning related to their passions and interests as educators.

    On Tuesday Swift and Johnston's class take part in their GREAT HALL TEA! Teachers will communicate more about this event  from 1-2:30.  Our Flag Football Team travels to St. Ann's today.

    On Wednesday April 25 Leadership students will have a Cupcake Sale for the Cancer Society.  Marlatt's class is off to the BLSC.  Students involved in Parloff will travel to Hillside for the McGowan Park Parloff from 9:30-11:30. Gr. 4 Physical Literacy Begins at 8 am!

    On Thursday April 26- it is Pizza with the Principal Lunch day for my April winners. Mrs. Unwsorth will do the run trials for 600 m/800 m to qualify for the Zones.  Mrs. Storozak is welcoming all parents to her room from 4-6 for a Brag Night with your child.  Mrs. Marlatt and Mrs. Storozak also go to Gymnastics on this day from 10-11.

    Fri. April 27 is our APRIL RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY. Parents of our City Championship Volleyball Team may want to come to watch as we will be presenting the team with their BANNER to hang in our gym as a celebration of their victory.  Mrs. Unsworth will also do the 1000 m race qualifier on Friday for students interested. April 27 you will see our flag at half mast again as it is National Day of Mourning for workplace accidents and our district requests the flag be lowered.

    Thanks so much!


    Mrs. Carol DeFehr (The Proudest Principal because I am so fortunate to call Juniper Ridge Elementary my home away from home!)


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    by Carol Defehr - Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 7:25 PM

     Parent Session on May 16 at HGEC! ALL PARENTS SHOULD ATTEND!   6-9 pm
    Kristen Gilbert from Opt is an engaging presenter who will leave you with excellent resources and approaches for facilitating Sexual Health Education.    

    Providing sexual health education to students gives them the tools and skills required to make informed choices and reduce risk. An essential building block to the lifelong health of young people is their access to comprehensive and accurate sexual health information appropriate for their age, cognitive development and cultural context.  See attached poster for more details.

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    Parent's Weekly Update April 9-13, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 8 April 2018, 10:44 AM

    Dear Parents,

    Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week for your planning.

    We are all so saddened by what happened to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team over the weekend. Schools across British Columbia are honoring these athletes on Thursday April 12. We are asking our children to wear green or their favourite sports jersey. Please mark this date on your calendar and join us in honoring these young men.

    REMINDER JRES SWIM TEAM practice TONIGHT Sun. April 8 at 4 pm and Tuesday April 10 7 am.

    Virtue of the Week: UNDERSTANDING

    *Reminder- if your family is moving after this school year, please contact Mrs. Decker and let her know this information. We are very tight for enrollment and knowing families are moving helps us with our class placements for 2018-2019.

    Please remember to send in your child's PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL form  before Friday April 13th to be in the draw.

    PAC CORNER: PAC MEETING Monday April 9th at 6 pm. All parents are welcome. Childminding is always provided.

    PAC Spring Social: Tickets are now available for the Friday May 11th, 2018 Juniper Ridge Elementary Spring Social Fundraiser! You can purchase them through your munch-a-lunch accounts or by visiting the website; https://juniperridge73.wixsite.com/springsocial  

    PAC HOT LUNCH this Thursday is SWISS CHALET. We will all eat at 12:05

    PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS  for class placement considerations for 2018-2019 are available  for pick up at the office. They are due back May 17th.


    GR. 4 Students interested in SESSION #2 for Physical Literacy Mon/Wed at 8 am need to return their permission form asap. I am hoping to get them all back by Fri. April 13. Session begins April 25.

    FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM- Coaches wanted one more try out session. This will happen Mon. April 9 2:45-4. Team will be posted Tuesday and permission forms will go home right away. The team will also practice Wednesday April 11 at 2:45.

    Students interested in PARLOFF will practice this week with Mrs. Swift. Gr. 4/5 is Tuesday at 7:45 am. Gr. 6/7's practice Thursday at 7:45 am. If your child loves to run they need to come out!

    DAFFODIL CANCER BOTTLE DRIVE STARTS TOMORROW! Bring us all your empty bottles please! Mrs. Unsworth/Davey's class will be collecting them all for our Leadership cause this month. Please bring them all before Friday April 13th. This is such a great cause. Cash donations are always welcome if that is easier for your family.

    SPARK SESSION #2 for our new Kindergarten students is Tuesday April 10 4:30 and 5:45 sessions. We will be meeting in the library this time.

    Wed. April 11 is BIKE RODEO DAY for Gr. 2/3 students! They need their bike and helmet for 1:00 on Wednesday. Weather will hopefully cooperate!  It is also #LOVEMYSCHOOLDAY on April 11th. Be sure to ask your child why they love Juniper so much!  Our Spring Session of Mother Goose begins today from 3-4 pm in the library.

    Thurs. April 12- Wear a jersey or Green Day for Humboldt Hockey players. Our Battle of the Books teams head off to the ZONE COMPETITION! Please return your permission forms if your child is one of these excellent readers. We are so proud of these students. Thanks to Mrs. Gorman for taking the team.

    Friday April 13- is FLIPPED FRIDAY Spirit Day. Come in backwards attire, wear a hat, - just have some fun with your outfit!  Flag Football permission forms will be due back by Fri. April 13. Mrs. DeFehr at Valleyview Secondary for the day ~ learning all about life in Secondary school.

    Sunday April 15- JRES Swim  Club Practice 4 pm.

    Coming up next week at JRES:

    Virtue of the Week: SERVICE

    Monday April 16 is our KICK OFF ASSEMBLY for the MOST MAGNIFICENT THING! Parents are welcome! 8:45 start. Your child needs a box from home to complete their project.  FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM will have practice at 2:45 pm.

    Tues. April 17- JRES Swim Club Practice at 7 am, Gr. 4/5 PARLOFF practice at 7:45 am, FIRST FLAG FOOTBALL GAME 3 pm vs RLC AT HOME!

    Wed. April 18- ELEMENTARY SWIM COMPETITION AT TCC 9-12:30 am.

    Thurs. April 19- PAC HOT LUNCH- SUSHI, Gymnastics session for Marlatt and Storozak 10-11, CUPCAKE SALE for World Wildlife Federation.  Track Rotations start for Gr. 4-7 students. BLSC trip for Gatien and Hill's classes 8:45-11.

    Friday April 20- Cupcake Sale Day 2. Track Rotations for Gr. 4-7 students. MOST MAGNIFICENT THING OPEN HOUSE for parents to come see our projects 1:30-2:30 in all the classrooms.


    Thank you parents for being so supportive ALL THE TIME!


    Mrs. DeFehr (The proudest principal in all of Kamloops- well that's how I feel every day coming to school!) Your children are the highlight of my day!