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Parent's Weekly Update Nov. 13-17, 2017

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Parent's Weekly Update Nov. 13-17, 2017
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 11 November 2017, 5:09 PM

Good afternoon Parents,

Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well. As always, these messages are placed on the Juniper Ridge website as well. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Following the JRES PAC and SCHOOL DISTRICT FACEBOOK pages is also recommended.



MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM coming in JANUARY TO JUNIPER! Please see the attached flyer with the information for the Toddler/Preschool program held in our library. This will be on Thursdays from 3-4 pm to avoid conflict issues with our school needs during the day.

PAC CHAPTERS FUNDRAISER NIGHT IS FAST APPROACHING ON MON. NOV. 27. Please consider going to the store to make your Christmas/book purchases as the school benefits from your purchase.

PAC POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER is due back Friday November 17th. Thanks for supporting this fundraiser. Poinsettia's will be available for pick up on Tuesday Nov. 28.

PAC HOT LUNCH is FRI. NOV. 17- SENOR FROGGIES. All children will eat at 12:05 and all will play from 12:20-1:00. If you can help hand out the food items the PAC loves to have help on this day around 11:30 am.

PAC CRAFT FAIR IS COMING UP Saturday Dec. 2 from 10-2. Please mark your calendars to stop by the school gym to check it out~

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND! They are so many nice clothing items in there!

PURDY's FUNDRAISER is on now with all orders due to Mrs. Decker by Monday Nov. 20

ART CARDS that your children created have been sent to the company- as soon as they return we will send home for parents to see and possibly order.

VOLLEYBALL UPDATES for this week: Tuesday Nov. 14- Tier 1 Boys play at SSahali, and Tier 2 Boys are at ASES. Thurs. Nov. 16- Tier 1 Girls are at Aberdeen and Tier 2 Girls are at home. Playoff schedules should be coming home with your children if they haven't already.

Please talk to your children about SLEDDING and leaving SNOW ON THE GROUND. Many children are disobeying the set rules we need to keep everyone safe at Juniper. If we don't get more snow we may need to pause sledding until we do as it is getting very icy. Please remind your children to follow the expectations of waiting until it is clear at the bottom, walk to the outside of the cones and only go down on knees or bum. Also, many students are showing defiance towards our supervisors outside. This is not acceptable to say no to an adult if they are making a reasonable request. Please remind your children that obeying the rules and the adults is needed to continue sledding. Many children got hurt on Friday afterschool due to children throwing snow at people's heads at dismissal. Again, for the safety of all, please remind your child NOT to throw snow.

MRS. DEFEHR absent- I will be out of the building Nov. 14 and 15 at a District training for Violent Risk Assessments. Mrs. Llloyd will be your contact parents if there is an incident. Pleaes do feel free to email me if needed  I will miss the kids! Mrs. Lloyd will be the administrator following up from incidents that occured at dismissal Friday.

PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms are due back by Wednesday Nov. 15 afterschool. I will do the draw for the 4 lucky winners upon my return. They will get a formal invitation from me if selected.

Parents- in the November newsletter  was a form for you to return to support noon hour clubs or CHOICES for children at lunch. Your support is needed if we are able to do this. Please return the form by the end of the day Wednesday  if you can assist.

GR.6 Parents- a reminder your child is being immunized on Thurs. Nov. 16 with the Public Health Nurses. Please ensure your child is in attendance.

On Thursday Nov. 16- Hill, Marlatt and Gatien's classes go to gymnastics- please ensure they are in comfy clothes, no jeans permitted and that girls have their hair tied back.


Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Volleyball Playoffs begin! Tues. Nov. 21 at 3 pm Tier 1 Boys at PAC WAY, Tier 2 boys at OLPH. Thurs. Nov. 23 3:00 pm Tier 1 Girls at PAC WAY, Tier 2 girls at Rayleigh. All teams must win to advance to play at 4 pm that day.


Tues. Nov. 21- An Olympian organized by the School District, will be coming to speak to Gr. 4-7 students at 9:10

Mr. Richard's Gr. 4/5 class will have Constable Dustin Meikle in their class to do a Crime Inquiry project at 1:00pm

Wed. Nov. 22- Grimm/Cowan, Unsworth, Richard and Swift's classes head to TCC for the School District's OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES event. They leave at 8:45 am.

Thurs. Nov. 23- Marlatt's class to Gymnastics

Fri. Nov. 24- A reminder to all K parents to have your child in attendance as their mandatory VISION SCREENING is taking place.

Sat. Nov. 25- SANTA CLAUS PARADE! Enjoy downtown Kamloops for this event.

ALL DATES and TIMES for all of our CHRISTMAS CONCERTS are posted on the JUNIPER RIDGE website! Please note when parents and family are able to attend.

BE A HUNGER HERO CAMPAIGN! Just a heads up that our school will be doing a food drive this December. We will be asking all families to donate so that we can win the city title and win a pizza party for our school! If out shopping please think about getting us some extra donations.

The SPORT WHEELCHAIRS were delayed and we should be getting them this week!

Thanks everyone,


Mrs. Carol DeFehr (One Proud Principal to 433 REMARKABLE K-7 students)