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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's Parent Weekly Update May 21-25th, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:12 PM

    Happy Long Weekend Parents,

    Greetings from the sunny Shuswap Lake! I hope your weekend is full of fun and family time. I just finished watching the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan with my mom! Please find the updates for this week below and a glance at the following week as well. I will be sending a few emails to follow this one regarding assisting our Feeder School Valleyview Secondary with a Leadership project collecting books and also another about the International Student Program Homestay Families needed participalrly in Juniper Ridge.

    Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

    Monday May 21- VICTORIA DAY- Juniper Ridge Closed

    Tuesday May 22- Mrs. Lloyd and I present to the Board of Education and Education Officers about the year at Juniper Ridge and how we are proceeding with our school goals from our School Learning Plan.

    Wednesday May 23- ICECREAM DAY! Thank you for all the orders! I so appreciate it. Icecream treats are delivered to classrooms at the end of the school day. Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. DeFehr away in the afternoon at Safe Arrival training as per my synrevoice about this last week.

    Thursday May 24- Students from Mrs. Murrary and Mrs. Rein's class go to the TREC POW WOW all day. Students in Mrs. Tanner and Mr. Richard's classes have Computer Science workshops from Actua today. People in Motion visit our school for another session today. Students from Hill, Gatien, Plut and Sandhu go to Gymnastics today. It is Flag Football Jamboree Day! Thanks to those parents driving- please be at JRES for 10:30 as the Jamboree starts at 11 am. Mrs. Johnston is the teacher sponsor attending the Jamboree with your kids. PAC HOT LUNCH DAY TODAY! Pizza! We will all eat at 12:05. Gr. 6 Immunizations have been postponed due to the Pow Wow- these will now happen June 6th.

    Friday May 25- People in Motion return for their final and fifth day.  Ms. Marlatt and Mrs. Storozak's classes go to the Wildlife Park all day. Mrs. Stonehouse and Mrs. Swift's classes have Actua Computer Science workshops. Mrs. Decker is away in the afternoon at Safe Arrival training.

    Coming up next week:

    Virtue of the week: HUMILITY

    Bring books for Valleyview Secondary!

    Mon. May 28- Mrs. Johnston's class releasing the salmon

    Tues. May 29- Recognition Assembly 8:45 am, Actua Computer Science workshops for Waters and Murray's classes

    Wed. May 30- Pizza with the Principal Lunch- I picked 8 lucky winners for this last time! It is a pizza party! Last Mother Goose session happens today from 3-4 pm

    Thurs. May 31- June Newsletter will be emailed home to parents. PAC  Hot Lunch- Swiss Chalet, Gymnastics- Hill/Gatien, Plut and Sandhu

    Fri. June 1- Shumway Lake Field Trip for Richard and Stonehouse's classes, Gr. 7 parents please ensure you have sent payment and ticket totals back to the school.

    Please note the BRIGHT RED BOOK BUS will be at Juniper TUESDAYS at JUNIPER RIDGE from July 31- AUGUST 24th. Be sure to bring your kids between 10 and 12 each week.

    Thanks everyone,

    Mrs. DeFehr (One Proud Principal that gets to tell the Board of Education how amazing the school and community is on Tuesday!)

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    Juniper Ridge Parent's Weekly Update May 14-18, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 12 May 2018, 9:57 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Greetings from Vancouver.

    Happy Mother's Day to all the Juniper Ridge Mom's! Enjoy your special day Sun. May 13th 

    A special thank you to all parents that attended the PAC Spring Social on Friday May 11th. What a great event! We are so grateful for your support of our school. 

    Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week for your planning.

    Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

    ICECREAM ORDERS for May 23 will be sent out Monday May 14th. The order forms and payment are due back on Thursday May 17th. Once again, we will hand out the treats at the end of the school day. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser. 

    Flag Football Update: Practice at 2:45 on Monday May 14th. Last home game Tuesday May 15 against Aberdeen 1 team. Flag Football Jamboree is May 24th at Mac Island. 

    Pizza with the Principal forms are due back Tuesday May 15th for the May draw!

    The City of Kamloops Ecosmart presenter, Jamie, will be at Juniper on Tues. May 15th to do presentations with Pierce, Storozak and Tanner/Powrie's classes. 

    Tuesday May 15th we also welcome Constable Meikle who will do Road Safety Sessions with all K-7 students at Juniper.

    Our last SPARK session is Tuesday May 15th as well for our new Kindergarten students.  A reminder that we start 30 minutes earlier for each session as we will do an introduction to our school on this evening.

    TRACK UPDATE: Those students attending the District 1000/1200 M will go to Hillside on Wed. May 16th. We have 51 students attending the DISTRICT track meet on Thursday May 17th at Hillside. Please return permission slips to the office ASAP. 

    Wed. May 16- SCHOOL PHOTOS- classroom and whole school photo! Bring your smiles.

    One last reminder parents that ASKABLE ADULT is Wed. May 16 at 6 pm at the HGEC. This is a must see presentation for parents.

    Gr. 7 Parents are reminded to send their digital baby photos to Mrs. Unsworth by Thurs. May 17th

    PARENTS please return your PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS by Thurs. May 17th if you want to have input into your child's class placement for 2018-2019. Please drop off to Mrs. Decker in the office. 

    Thursday is also Arbour Day for our Gr. 1 students and they will have a visit from our Ministry of Forests representative.  Thursday also means the Fruit and Veggie Program will be delivered. Ask your kids if they enjoyed the mini peppers. 

    Friday May 18th is a District NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY-  a reminder to parents that there is no school for students on  Friday.

    Monday May 21 is VICTORIA DAY- Juniper Ridge Elementary is closed. 

    Coming up next week at JRES:

    Virtue of the week: Friendliness

    Tues. May 22- Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. DeFehr present our School Learning Plan goals to the Board of Education (pm)

    Wed. May 23- ICECREAM DAY

    Thurs. May 24- Actua Computer Science Workshops for Tanner and Richard's classes, Murray and Rein's classes will attend the TREC Pow Wow all day, Gymnastics for Hill, Gatien, Plut and Sandhu's classes, Flag Football Jamboree at Mac Island, People in Motion Day 4, PAC HOT LUNCH PIZZA- we all eat at 12:05 and play together at 12:20

    Friday May 25- People in Motion Day 5, Wildlife Park Field trip for Marlatt and Rymer/Kreutzer's class, Actua Computer Science Workshops for Stonehouse and Swift 

    Thanks so much,

    Mrs. DeFehr (One Happy Principal of the deeper learning happening in our classrooms)



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    Parent's Weekly Update May 7-11, 2018
    by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 5 May 2018, 2:49 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Happy Sunny Saturday! Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week for your planning. Enjoy the JUNIPER RIDGE GARAGE SALE SUNDAY MAY 5th! What a huge community event!

    VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: Perseverance (kids need to keep a GROWTH MINDSET ALWAYS!)


    Thank you Juniper! With all your bottle donations and cash donations we raised $550 towards Cancer Research in the month of April. This is exceptional.

    It is TICK Season parents! 3 children have come to the office in the last week and a half with a tick in their head. Can you please, please be sure to be checking your children and by all means send a hat for them to wear when playing outside.

    SOGI 1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on SOGIeducation.org/parents.

    Gr.7 PARENTS- a reminder to send your baby photo of your child to Mrs. Unsworth by May 17th. All ticket information and payment for Moving On Ceremony in June is due June 1.

    PAC MEETING FOR MAY- Monday May 7th at 6 pm. All parents are welcome and we need members to join our exectutive so come out and see what PAC is all about! There is childminding available.

    PAC SPRING SOCIAL IS FINALLY HERE~!  Friday May 11 at 7 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel. 13 of our staff are attending and the silent auction is going to be amazing. THIS IS A  SIGNIFICANT FUNDRAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL! Thank you for your support! Tickets available on MUNCH A LUNCH.

    Gr. 4 PHYSICAL LITERACY 8 am on Monday May 7 and the last session on Wednesday May 9th.

    FLAG FOOTBALL Practice Monday at 2:45. All athletes need to return their permission form and fee for the FLAG FOOTBALL JAMBOREE. The team travels to Aberdeen on Tuesday. Thanks to all parents that offered to drive.

    Our PBIS SAFE HANDS CAMPAIGN starts TUES. MAY 8th. We are really hoping this campaign will reduce the use of hands to hurt others at our school. This is not how we want our students solving their problems- now or as young adults. So....we need to teach them! Everyone has a bubble around them and we can't pop it! Our supervisors and teachers will all be carrying expected behaviour rings to show children how we expect them to deal with their challenges at school- inside and outside.

    Canadian Author Sylvia Gunnery visits JRES on Tuesday to spend time with Mrs. Gorman in our library. This is very exciting!

    On Wednesday it is the ZONE 1000/1200 m races at Dallas Elementary. Parent drivers are needed and Mrs. Unsworth will travel with the team to cheer them on.

    Wednesday is also ICECREAM DAY! Thank you Juniper for the support! I was able to buy 8 new soccer balls and 4 outdoor Volleyballs to use with our outdoor volleyball net with the funds generated! We will hand this out at the end of the day!

    Mother Goose Program 3-4 pm

    ZONE TRACK MEET IS Thursday May 10. We have over 100 athletes attending! So exciting! Please ensure permission forms have been returned by Monday so we know your child is attending.

    PEOPLE IN MOTION will be at our school for 5 sesssions over the next few weeks. We welcome them Thursday and Friday this week.

    On Thursday Mrs. Storozak and Ms. Marlatt's classes go to Gymnastics again this week.

    PAC HOT LUNCH day is Friday May 11- Senor Froggies for all that ordered. A reminder to Mrs. Storozak's Moms and Grandmas to attend their Mother's Day tea at 1:30.

    Parents please note that I am out of the school Thursday May 10 for Zone Track Meet. Then I am heading to Vancouver at 6 am on Friday for my UBC TELP course for the weekend. I am also out of the building all day Monday May 14th. Please do email me cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca should you have any concerns or issues. Please also speak with Mrs. Wendy Lloyd, our VP, if necessary.

    SUNDAY MAY 13th- a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND to all the incredible moms and grandmas that make JUNIPER RIDGE wonderful. We appreciate all that you do.

    Coming up next week:

    Virtue of the week: Forgiveness

    Monday May 14- Flag Football Practice, Icecream order forms home for Icecream Day #2 on May 23

    Tues. May 15- Pizza with the Principal forms due. I have organized for Constable Meikle to come do Road Safety with all of our classes today K-7. This will be a great reminder for children as they ride bikes and scooters on the streets of Juniper. Flag Football game @ home vs Aberdeen 1. It is our LAST SPARK SESSIONS tonight! A reminder we start a half an hour earlier!

    Wed. May 16- CLASS PHOTOS TODAY!  Mother Goose 3-4

    ASKABLE ADULT SESSION AT THE HGEC 6-9 pm (information attached)

    Thurs. May 17- DISTRICT TRACK MEET at Hillside. Gr. 7 Baby Photos due.  Icecream orders due back.  PINK PARENT REQUEST FORMS DUE TO THE OFFICE by today.  Arbour Day for Gr. 1's.



    Thanks everyone!


    Mrs. DeFehr (A principal who feels she has the best school,  the best staff, the best students, the best parents and the best community!)