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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



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

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    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 1:38 PM

    Hi Everyone,
    Please see below the reminders and information parents have been sent this weekend:

    Hard to believe JRES Parents! The 2018-2019 School Year is coming to a close. Thank you so much for making my first year at Juniper Ridge a remarkable one! I have appreciated ALL your support~ especially when I made mistakes being new!


    PLEASE Check the LOST and FOUND and encourage your children to do the same! So many great articles of clothing and they will be given away on June 29th.

    PLEASE send your child with an extra bag this week to collect locker and desk items and projects collected throughout the year.

    RETURN ANY LIBRARY BOOKS or SCHOOL JERSEYS you happen to come across this weekend.

    GRADE 7 PARENTS- The itinerary for the GR. 7 FAREWELL at TRU was distributed Friday June 22. Please ensure you ask your child for this. There are no tickets for this event, we will take attendance as you enter and tables are open seating- you will not be assigned seats.

    ALL PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP THEIR CHILDREN for the TRND Public Library Summer Reading Program. I did this every year with my daughter and it was so great for maintaining her reading abilities during the summer months.

    REMINDER THE BRIGHT RED BOOK BUS is coming to JUNIPER every Tuesday starting JULY 31! 10-12! Your child will get  a new book each week! So fun!

    MONDAY JUNE 25- Swift and Johnston's Classes go to BROCK POOL at 11:00 am

    *NEW KINDERGARTENS FOR 2018-2019 can pick up their GRADUAL ENTRY PACKAGE starting Monday June 25. You will know exactly which room and what your schedule is for the first week!

    TUESDAY JUNE 26-  Primary Fun Day led by Mrs. Rein's class (K-3 students)   Marion Schilling POW WOW- Richard, Storozak, Swift and Johnston's classes

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 27- PRINCE CHARLES PARK- Storozak, Gatien, Hill, Marlatt, Sandhu/Patterson, Plut's classes 10:45 am.


    GR. 7 MOVING ON CEREMONY at TRU 5:30 doors open.

    THURSDAY JUNE 28- LAST DAY OF CLASSES. DISMISSAL at 12:00. YEAR END ASSEMBLY starts at 10:30. EARLY RECESS 10:00 am. ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME! We have a great program and I think it is worth attending! TERM III REPORT CARDS sent home.

    FIRST DAY OF CLASSES  for 2018-2019 is TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4th 10:30-12. Students will return to their teacher they shared the last 10 months with. You have my promise that we will get children into classes just as swiftly as possible. 20 Divisions is a lot to manage so thanks for your patience.  I will be in touch on the Labour Day long weekend to welcome you back.


    Mrs. DeFehr (Can't put into words just how much I have enjoyed being your Principal this year!)


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    Juniper Ridge PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE June 18-22, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:15 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Happy Father's Day Weekend to all the great male role models in the Juniper Ridge Community! Enjoy your day on Sunday.

    I need to read report cards this weekend so you are getting the Weekly Update on a Friday night.  Enjoy!

    I hope you received your Parent Thank you Card and Pen as a thank you from your children~ maybe check their backpack for it if you didn't! It is our way of thanking you parents for all your support in 2017-2018.

    Please check the LOST AND FOUND! SO many great pieces of clothing. We have sorted it and made it more accessible to view.

    If your child rides their scooter or bike to Juniper Ridge please remind them to dismount as they enter onto the school site-so the minute they leave the sidewalk and come into school proximity- they need to get off their scooter and bike. Similarly, at the end of the day- they are to WALK their scooter or bike and mount it when they reach the sidewalk. This has been extremely challenging and some children are endangering others. Parents feel free to help me out and ask kids to get off if you see them breaking this expectation.

    Thank you to the PAC! All your fundraising parents has been so appreciated this year! The PAC approved and has paid for at their meeting Mon. June 11: 36 Chromebooks, 8 ipads with cases and cart, 50 stacking chairs on a trolley for school use, new high jump standards and bar for track and field and they paid for a Guest Speaker coming Nov. 20, 2018 to discuss Diversity and Inclusion! Thank you Parents of Juniper for all of this!

    This Week at Juniper: Virtue of the Week: Cooperation


    *Grade 7 Parents will get an Itinerary for the Gr. 7 Farewell at TRU June 27 home to you this week.

    Mon. June 18- Trudi Nielsen will be doing Nature Walks with some classes

    Tues. June 19- Mrs. Swift's Class at the Day of Celebration at the HGEC, the TNRD Summer Reading Program visits and promotes reading all summer! Please be sure to register your child for the program at the public library. I did this every summer with my daughter!

    Wed. June 20- Primary Aborginal Traditional Games Morning! Mrs. Klassen and Ms. Rymer to Gymnastics, ECOLE LGES visits for 1:15 performance in the gym on Resiliency.

    Thurs. June 21- NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY.  PAC PIZZA HOT LUNCH- we will all eat at 12:05. Waterslides trip for Richard, Waters, Unsworth and Murray's classes.

    Fri. June 22- RAINBOW DAY! Dress as bright and colorful as you can! #acceptanceforall is our theme! Teachers will be doing specific lessons on inclusion on this day. Mrs. Plut and Mrs. Sandhu's classes to ISOBEL LAKE.

    COMING UP NEXT WEEK! Last week of school! Hard to believe!

    Send extra bag for your child to clean out their desk and their locker.

    Mon. June 25- Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Johnston's classes to Brock Pool

    *NEW KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES FOR 2018-2019 CAN PICK UP THEIR GRADUAL ENTRY SCHEDULES for SEPTEMBER!  June 25-June 29 they will be at the office!

    Tues. June 26- Marion Schilling POW WOW- Richard, Swift, Johnston and Storozak's classes, PRIMARY FUN DAY K-3 10:30-12

    Wed. June 27- PRINCE CHARLES PARK- Marlatt, Hill, Gatien, Plut, Sandhu/Patterson, Storozak 10:45

    GRADE 7 MOVING ON CEREMONY at TRU 5:30 pm doors open

    Thurs. June 28- TERM III REPORT CARDS home to parents, YEAR END ASSEMBLY 10:30 (early recess today- please send a snack) DISMISSAL AT 12:00.

    Thank you parents!


    Mrs. DeFehr (One shocked principal that the year is almost near the end! Time Flies!)


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    Parent's Weekly Update June 11-15, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 9 June 2018, 4:46 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week too! Only three more weeks left!

    Virtue of the Week: ENTHUSIASM

    Thank you for your patience with School Messenger and the Safe Arrival system. I think all the kinks are worked out now. I just want parents to know that this was a District initiative and really had nothing to do with Mrs. Decker or myself. I know some parents were extremely frustrated, but I want you to know that it was out of Bev or my hands. My thanks to all of you that were so patient and kind when you called in.

    Please return any JUNIPER RIDGE JERSEYS you find in closets or drawers!

    Please start to check the LOST AND FOUND! OH MY THERE ARE SO MANY HOODIES!  A reminder that after June 29th we send out all of this clothing to those in need.

    The Book Fair was a huge sucess thank you for your support! We also appreciate the donations you gave for People in Motion this past week.

    PAC MEETING is MONDAY JUNE 11th at 6 pm in the library. We hope you can make it as we enjoy new faces and your opinions on school operations. Childminding is available at every meeting. I will review class structures and staffing for next year.

    Monday June 11- OUR GR.7's are off to EAGLE BAY for 2 nights and 3 days! OUR GR. 5's in Mrs. Stonehouse/Kreutzer's class are off to MCQUEEN LAKE for 2 nights and 3 days!  A reminder that Mrs. Storozak and Ms. Marlatt's classes go to Isobel Lake and Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Gatien's classes go to the WILDLIFE PARK. Some classes are going on a nature walk in the community with Trudi Neilsen our Aboriginal Resource teacher.

    Tuesday June 12- A quiet day of learning at the school. No events planned.

    Wednesday June 13- Gr. 5's and Gr. 7's return from the overnight trips. These students are dismissed upon arrival home (approximately noon). Please be prepared to pick up your children.  Rymer and Klassen's classes go to Gymnastics today,

    Thursday June 14 is PAC HOT LUNCH DAY- Swiss Chalet. We all eat at 12:05 today. Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Gatien's classes go to Gymnastics.  Mrs. Grimm and Mrs. Rein's classes are at SHUMWAY LAKE all day.

    On Friday June 15- please be sure to check your child's backpack or graciously accept the small thank you they give you today as a thanks for being such wonderful parents of Juniper Ridge. Mrs. Storozak's families are reminded of the Father's Day Celebration at 1:20 in her classroom today.


    Virtue of the Week: Cooperation

    Tuesday June 19- Mrs. Swift's class goes to a Celebration of Learning at HGEC and the TNRD Summer Reading Program ambassadors are at JRES to promote joining the Summer Reading Club for July and August.

    Wed. June 20- K-2 students will participate in an Aboriginal Traditional Games session and we host Ecole LGES who will perform for us at 1:15.  A reminder that ALL LIBRARY BOOKS need to be returned hopefully by today- if not before!

    Thurs. June 21- NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY- classes will be celebrating througout the school. WATERSLIDES TRIP for Richard, Unsworth, Murray and Waters classes. PAC HOT LUNCH is PIZZA today- we will all eat at 12:05.

    Fri. June 22- is our RAINBOW DAY! Dress your child as bright as you can or in a rainbow shirt! This is our acceptance for all campagin. Classes will be learning about inclusion, diversity and acceptance. Ms. Plut and Mrs. Sandhu's classes go to Isobel Lake so they will do their Rainbow lessons on an alternate day.

    Thank you parents!


    Mrs. DeFehr (One extremely grateful principal  that Juniper Ridge is where I get to lead, learn and have some really good laughs!)