I hope you enjoy your long weekend with your children. There is no school on Monday November 12th as Remembrance Day falls on Sunday this year. Take time to remember with your children this weekend. They were absolutely amazing as an audience at our Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday.
Here are the reminders for this coming week at Juniper and a glance at the following week as well.
NOVEMBER GROWTH MINDSET THEME: I AM A VALUED MEMBER OF THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY
We are working hard on our School Learning Plan Goals! Did you know that we have 2 school goals at JUNIPER RIDGE:
1. To develop critical and creative thinkers who can communicate in different ways.
2. To develop perserverant learners who can collaborate with everyone.
If you would like to read our School Learning Plan in detail it is posted on the current Juniper Ridge website. I am so pleased with the work our staff is doing to reach the strategies and targets needed to make progress with our goals.
OUR PBIS ROARS WATER CHALLENGE CONTINUES! The classes are doing a great job filling their water tank fill lines! We start again this coming week and are reinforcing expected behaviours inside, outside and everywhere our children go.
PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS are due back Nov. 16th if your child might like to have a special lunch with me. The forms are always at the end of the newsletters.
PAC FUNDRAISER is POINSETTIA's- ALL ORDERS are due back to the school by Thursday November 15th. Orders will be delivered the morning of Nov. 26 and can be picked up that afternoon. I will communicate specific location and times as I am updated by PAC.
THE PAC is also collecting GIFT CARD DONATIONS for their contribution to the MCQUEEN LAKE SD73 FUNDRAISER DINNER. If you are out and about please consider picking up a gift card and dropping it off at the school for the PAC. The PAC will take all the donated gift cards and create a gift card tree to be raffled off at the McQueen Lake dinner. The staff are also putting together a basket donation as well. Please send your gift cards by Fri. Nov. 23
THE PAC JRES CRAFT FAIR is coming up Sat. Dec. 1. BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW and be a part of this special event at the school! Contact the PAC if you need information. email@example.com
Thanks to PAC for organizing the Spirit Wear orders. Now that those have all gone home- EVERY FRIDAY IS JRES JAGUARS SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Juniper Ridge clothing or school colors at the end of the week.
PAC HOT LUNCH is Thurs. Nov. 15 SWISS CHALET. We all eat at 12:05 on this day and all play at 12:20
The school is doing a PURDY's FUNDRAISER! Order booklets will come home Tuesday Nov. 13. Orders are due back to Mrs. Decker by Mon. Nov. 26. Parents will be able to pick up their PURDY's on Tues. Dec. 4. Thank you for your support!
Just an update on CHRISTMAS CONCERTS so you can plan ahead! We have now confirmed the following performances so you can make note and inform family:
GRADE ONE PERFORMANCE: 'Snow' Tues. Dec. 11 1:15 pm
KINDERGARTEN PERFORMANCE: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Tues. Dec. 11 6 pm
GRADE 5-7 PERFORMANCE: 'The Snow Show' Wed. Dec. 12 6 pm
GRADE 2-4 PERFORMANCE: 'Christmas Around the World' Dec. 13 6 pm
We will have Dress Rehearsals but these are for the student body to watch their peers. I will update parents in the December newsletter but wanted to give you the dates and times for each grade grouping. With 20 divisions, we had to get creative in how to best showcase our children's talents.
VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEK: Tues. Nov. 13- Tier 1 Boys at PAC WAY, Wed. Nov. 14- Tier 3 at Summit, Thurs. Nov. 15- Tier 1 Girls at home, Tier 2 girls at Aberdeen. We are expecting to hear about the Playoff Schedule this week and will send home communication about that as soon as we get schedules.
PROJECT EDGE occurs this week for our Gr. 6 students on Thurs. Nov. 15. The Kamloops Blazers and RCMP will lead this presentation.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS- please return your YOU CAN COUNT ON ME RSVP by Fri. Nov. 16 to let us know if you are attending. Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring this event and providing the treats.
ON FRIDAY NOV. 16- Champness, Weatherall, Mulholland, Hrycan and Storozak's classes are headed to see the GRINCH at the Odeon. They are out of the building 11:15-2:30
COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
Volleyball Playoffs begin. Permission forms will need to be returned.
Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring our guest presenter MICHAEL BORTOLOTTO Tuesday Nov. 20. He will present to all grade groupings on a motivational talk and how he overcame challenges he has had in his life. Michael has a condition that makes his speech a challenge. The children will receive heartfelt words of wisdom from him on acceptance and kindness. He has presented at multiple schools in our district and we are so glad the PAC is supporting this.
Thurs. Nov. 22- PAC HOT LUNCH DAY- Sweet Home Cafe
Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful to work, learn and play in the community of Juniper Ridge)