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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's Weekly Update Dec. 11-15, 2017
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:07 AM

    Hi Parents,

    Here are the updates for the upcoming week and a glance at the following week as well. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow @juniperridgeelementary as I showcase a lot of the learning and good times that happen in a week at our school.


    Please find attached the BC WINTER GAMES VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE! Each community has been asked to see if their parents/staffs would consider volunteering for the games. The school with the most volunteers wins a party for the school.  Thanks if you have some time to lend a hand. As a school district we are supporting the games.

    BE A HUNGER HERO!  Thanks to all that have donated! Monday December 11 is the last day of the campaign so if you can help us get the heaviest donations we would appreciate it. Bags of rice or jars of peanut butter have a lot of weight!

    BASKETBALL SIGN UP will be Monday Dec. 11 at Recess with Mrs. DeFehr. Please remind your child of this important meeting in the  library. Thanks to the many parents/brothers assisting me with coaching. TRY OUT SESSIONS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS so please mark your calendars:

    GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mon. Dec. 18 5 pm, Tues. Dec. 19 7 am, Wed. Dec. 20 5 pm, Thurs. Dec. 21 7 am

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Wed. Dec. 20 2:45 pm, Thurs. Dec. 21 2:45 pm

    BOYS GAMES will always be TUESDAYS and GIRLS GAMES will always be THURSDAYS

    Once teams are set, the confirmed practice schedules will be sent home with the players. Once the commissioner has made the league schedules those will come home as well in January.

    MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM starts January 11 from 3-4 pm. Registratrion opens on EventBrite on Dec. 14th.

    ART CARDS and SOCKS! We are so sorry for the delay in these items. We are at the mercy of the distributors so when they don't ship as per our agreement it delays us getting the items to you. We sincerely apologize and promise that as soon as the items arrive they will be sent home.

    MONDAY DEC. 11- Constable Meikle will talk to all Gr. 3-7 students about the vandalism and graffiti that has been happening in our school. Through an education lens as our School RCMP officer, he will inform the children about why this behaviour is problematic. Please follow up with your child as well so we can end the disturbing incidences.

    STAFF MEETING at for the staff afterschool. Please respect that staff will be trying to get to the meeting and won't have time to chat today.

    PAC MEETING 6 pm in the library. There will be a presentation on the WATER FILTRATION system that our Leadership Students are trying to raise funds for. PAC has offered to match the children's funds. This system will be able to take the lead out of pipes at the location it is installed(main hallway across from the library)

    PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS for JANUARY will be coming soon! Be sure to order for your children using the MUNCH A LUNCH link.

    TUESDAY DEC. 12- K/1 Christmas Concert A VERY VERY GINGERBREAD MAN! 9 am showing for staff and students only. Parents and guests are welcome to attend at 1:15 pm.

    Mrs. Grimm/Cowan and Mrs. Rein/Stockermans' classes go swimming at 12:15

    WEDNESDAY DEC. 13- Gr. 2/3  ELFLANDIA Dress Rehearsal 1:15 showing for staff and students only. 

    THURSDAY DEC. 14- Gr. 2/3 ELFLANDIA Afternoon performance for parents/ guests 1:15 and evening concert at 6:00 pm.

    Fruit and Veggie Program- Mandarin Oranges delivered

    TERM I REPORT CARDS HOME TO PARENTS- please return the brown envelope on Friday Dec. 15


                              SKATING at VALLEYVIEW- RICHARD, PIERCE and KLASSEN 1:00


    Coming up next week at our amazing school:


    Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs Dec. 18-21- GIRLS Basketball Try Outs as listed above

    Wed/Thurs Dec. 20/21- BOYS Basketball Try Outs as listed above

    Friday Dec. 22- Last day of school before Winter Break. Please send an extra bag for children to bring home locker and desk items.


    WINTER BREAK Dec. 23, 2017 -January 7th, 2018

    Thanks Everyone!


    Mrs. DeFehr (After reading 432 Report Cards, I know I am one LUCKY principal! Your children are all amazing in their own way!)


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    Parent's Weekly Update: Dec. 4-8, 2017
    by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 3 December 2017, 10:18 AM

    Hi Parents

    I hope you have had a wonderful weekend with your kids. I am presently reading 431 report cards about your child's progress. Once I read them they go back to teachers for edits and final draft and then I sign them all individually. TERM I Report Cards  will all come home on Dec. 14th.

    Thanks to everyone who supported the PAC Craft Fair yesterday at the school! We really appreciated it!

    SPIRIT WEAR arrived on Friday and thanks to Jen from the PAC for sorting it all. Just a reminder to send your child in their JUNIPER RIDGE clothing or school colors(black, burgandy or grey) EVERY FRIDAY for the rest of the year unless other special days occur (ie. Dec. 22 is Red and Green day)

    We received the Juniper Ridge Socks but we were short shipped 10 pairs so we are just waiting for those to arrive and then we will send all the socks out to their new owners!

    BE A HUNGER HERO! Please send your food donations to the school! We are collecting for the Salvation Arm and also the Kamloops Food Bank. Please send heavy items so our school can win the PAPA JOHN'S PIzza Party! Everyone coming to our Christmas Concerts is asked to bring an item as well.


    Here is a glance at this week and the following week for your planning:

    Monday December 4- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No School for students, but teachers at a variety of professional learning opportunities to enrich their practices.

    Tuesday December 5- HOUR OF CODE WEEK BEGINS. Teachers may engage their class in introductory coding lessons or online coding tutorials.

    Wednesday December 6- Intermediate Dress Rehearsal for "A MAGICAL WINTER EVENING" concert. 1:15   *This is for staff and students only please

    Thursday December 7- Intermediate Christmas Concert "A MAGICAL WINTER EVENING" concert

    1:15 pm and 6:00 pm.  Doors will open at 5:45 pm.

    Friday December 8- SANTA HAT DAY! Wear you Santa Hat and get in the spirit! PAC HOT LUNCH DAY- Senor Froggies. WEAR YOUR JUNIPER RIDGE SPIRIT WEAR! 

    Coming up next week:

    BASKETBALL SIGN UP for all Gr.5-7's GIRLS AND BOYS interested in playing TIer 1 or Tier 2.  Basketball does require us to have TRY OUTS and it is possible we can not have all children interested able to play on a team due to a numbers issue and limited interested coaches. GIrls interested in playing should be prepared for some try outs before the Christmas break Dec. 18-22.


    Mon. Dec. 11- RCMP Constable Meikle will be at Juniper to talk to all Gr. 3-7 students about the vandalism occuring in our school. It is disappointing some students are showing such a lack of respect for our campus and we are hoping by having Constable Meikle explain why this is disappointing will hold further weight than just myself as the Principal pleading on the announcements for it to end.  The District is coming Mon. Dec. 4 to repaint all of our bathroom stalls and we hope that children will respect this fresh paint and take pride in our building. If all parents talk to their children as well we hope this will make an impact.

    STAFF MEETING DEC. 11- please know teachers are rushing to attend this meeting so please make an alternate time to speak to them afterschool

    PAC MEETING DEC. 11- 6:00 pm in the Library. Childminding is available. All parents are welcome and are encouraged to come help make decisions about PAC's contributions to the school and hear the Principal's Report.

    Tues. Dec. 12- Stockermans/Rein and Grimm/Cowan's classes are heading swimming 12:20-2:30- please return permission slips


    Parents/Guardians may attend our 1:15 Performance of the K/1 Christmas Concert on Dec. 12.

    Wed. Dec. 13- Gr. 2/3  "ELFLANDIA" Dress Rehearsal 1:15 This is for STAFF AND STUDENTS only.

    Thurs. Dec. 14-  Gr. 2/3 "ELFLANDIA" 1:15 Afternoon Performance and 6:00 pm Evening Performance- we can't wait to show you!

    Fruit and Veggie Program- Mandarin Oranges

    TERM I REPORT CARDS COME HOME- please sign and return the brown report card envelopes and write the teacher a message about your childs successes and areas of growth.

    Fri. Dec. 15- Skating at Sandman- Hill, Gatien and Stonehouse's classes 9:00-1030

                       Skating at Valleyview- Richard, Pierce and Klassen's classes 1-2:30

    For those interested a REMINDER TO REGISTER FOR OUR JANUARY MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM happening at Juniper on Thursdays from 3-4 pm.

    Thanks everyone,

    Mrs. DeFehr (Proud Principal to 431 students she gets to celebrate with, spend time with and beam with proudness with when they make good choices and show growth mindset!)

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    PAC HOT LUNCH Thurs. Nov. 30
    by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 26 November 2017, 11:08 AM

    Hi Parents

    Sorry for missing this in the  weekly update- There is a PAC Hot Lunch on Thursday Nov. 30.

    All students will eat at 12:05 and play at 12:20.


    Mrs. DeFehr