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Juniper Parent's Weekly Update: Oct. 16-20, 2017

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Juniper Parent's Weekly Update: Oct. 16-20, 2017
by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 15 October 2017, 10:51 AM

Hi Parents,

Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend with your children. Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well.


Thanks for reminding your children to keep hands and feet to self. Please encourage your child to use WITS (walk away, ignore, talk it out or seek help) as strategies for dealing with conflict. Also, our bathrooms have been targeted with vandalism lately and I am asking all parents to review with their children what their ONE and ONLY job is when in that facility in our school. Thanks for sending a consistent messge at home and we will at school as well that bathrooms are not a place for misconduct or mischief.

VOLLEYBALL SEASON Begins Tuesday! Could all volleyball players please return their permission forms on Monday please.

FSA's continue for our Gr. 4 and 7 students. Please send your child to school on time and well rested.

LAST WEEK TO ORDER your JUNIPER RIDGE SOCKS! Orders are due back October 23.

PAC UPDATE: The OCTOBER PAC MEETING is MONDAY OCTOBER 16 in the Library at 6 pm. Childminding is available and we would love to see as many parents as possible join us. We have lots to discuss and as principal I give a report at the meeting as well.   JUNIPER RIDGE CLOTHING ORDERS are available using the MUNCH A LUNCH link the PAC have set up on the JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Hansport dropped off sample sizes of the clothing items and they are on display in the office should you want to bring your child by to try on an item before purchasing.  We will do Spirit Days on Fridays once the clothing comes in so the more grey, black and burgandy the better. Please take note that the PAC will be doing their PAC CRAFT FAIR on Sat. December 2- please mark the date to join in the event and support this initiative. Thanks PAC for organizing our PIZZA LUNCH coming up this Thursday too! Kids love it and so do the teachers!

DRESS for THE WEATHER- Please ensure your children are dressed to be outside for recess and lunch play periods. Time to get the hats, mitts and winter coats out for sure.

STICKER MACHINE! - Thanks so much for all your support! $1 and the school benefits from every sticker sold. New stickers were put in the machine on Friday.


Monday Oct. 16- COME READ WITH ME EVENT. Looking forward to spending the morning with our Gr. 1 parents who will be learning about strategies to support their chidlren with reading. This starts at 8:30 and goes until recess. Parents will join their child in their classroom for games and reading time.

PAC Meetinging 6:00 pm

Tuesday Oct. 17- Pizza with the Principal forms due. Please print from the October newsletter and send in with your children.

VOLLEYBALL- Tier 1 Boys travel to Barriere by Bus with Mrs. Unsworth. Tier 2 Boys travel to  Pac Way with Mrs. Klassen.

Wednesday Oct. 18- Storzak and Powrie/Tanner's class to the Wildlife Park 9:20-12:05

We also have 6 Teacher Candidates starting at our school from TRU. They will be a part of our professional learning community until Nov. 29. They will be at our school on Wednesdays. Thanks to Mrs. Storozak,  Mrs. Unsworth and Mrs. Murray for opening up their classrooms for these up and coming new educators.

Thursday Oct. 19- BC EARTHQUAKE SHAKEOUT DRILL at 10:00 am. Teachers will prepare the children for this emergency preparedness response.

PAC PIZZA LUNCH! 12:05 all classes will eat their lunches. At 12:20 all children will be oustside playing until 1:00.

VOLLEYBALL- Tier 1 Girls travel to Brock with Mrs. Grimm. TIer 2 Girls travel to OLPH with Mrs. Humphrey

Friday Oct. 20- DISTRICT NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. The staff at Juniper will be at the school getting a professional learning session on MIND UP. Mindfulness education is paramount for social emotional learning and I am pleased my staff wants to dive deeper into this topic.

Next week at JUNIPER RIDGE:

Virtue of Self Confidence

Monday October 23- SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY IN CANADA- We will be a participating school in the district that promotes reading and literacy on this day/ SOCK ORDERS DUE to the OFFICE

Tuesday October 24- Plut/Patterson to the Pumpkin Patch/ Tier 1 boys volleyball @ Juniper, Tier 2 boys travel to KCS

Wednesday October 25-  no school wide events

Thursday October 26- LIFETOUCH PHOTO RETAKES/ Pizza with the Principal Lunch/ Fruit and Veggie Program- carrots/ Gymnastics for Hill and Gatien's classes/ Marlatt and Murray's classes to the Pumpkin Patch/ Tier 1 girls  at KSA for volleyball and TIer 2 girls travel to LGES.

Friday October 27- RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY 8:45 am. All parents welcome./ ART STARTS- GREEN THUMB THEATRE 1:00/ PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT for 1/2 classes participating 6 pm

Thanks everyone!


Mrs. DeFehr (Proud principal to 432 exceptional human beings and all their outstanding parents)