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Parent's Weekly Update for Nov.27-Dec. 1, 2017

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Parent's Weekly Update for Nov.27-Dec. 1, 2017
by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 26 November 2017, 10:57 AM

Hi Parents,

I hope your weekend has been wonderful! Please find below the reminders for this week and a glance at the following week as well.

VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: EXCELLENCE  *Please find attached the quote that is around our school on posters and that I say to the children about excellence at every assembly. At the end of announcements each day I also remind our students to #beexcellent!

ART CARD ORDERS are due online by midnight TONIGHT! November 26th. ALL PAYMENTS are due to MRS. DECKER by tomorrow morning at 9 am November 27th. We have many parents that have submitted orders online but have not yet sent the payment. Just so you know that without the payment- your order does not get processed. Thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

PAC CHAPTERS FUNDRAISER NIGHT AT CHAPTERS BOOKSTORE! Please please please consider going to Chapters tomorrow evening and join the PAC as they do an instore fundraiser for Juniper Ridge Kids! A portion of the sales tomorrow night comes back to our school. Consider going to get your holiday decor, reading materials and children's gifts Mon. Nov. 27th. 

PAC thanks all parents who purchased POINSETTIA's for their fundraiser! POINSETTIA's will be delivered to the school Tuesday Nov. 28th. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PLANTS NEED TO BE PICKED UP TUESDAY AFTERNOON. We have nowhere to store left over plants. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE AFTERNOON YOU CAN GO TO THE ANNEX PORTABLE on the Qu'Appelle Blvd side of the school to pick up your orders. Please email  if you have any questions.

LOST AND FOUND- As of Friday we have bagged up a HUGE amount of clothing and footwear that has not been claimed. We will be donating the items to the FOUND 4 KIDS program. It will be going to a good cause.

INSIDE SHOES- Please ensure your child has a pair of shoes they can leave in their cubby or locker for use inside the school please.

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER will be emailed home this week!  All dates for the Christmas Concerts are posted on the website and in the newsletter as well. We have 3 shows we are preparing for! Pizza with the Principal draw will resume in January.

BE A HUNGER HERO! Juniper Ridge Staff and Students have chosen the BE A HUNGER HERO Campaign for this December. Please send in food items starting December 1. We are also asking all of our guests that attend our Christmas Concerts to bring a food item as well as a contribution to the cause. Thank you in advance!


Sun. Nov. 26- Art Card orders must be submitted online by midnight

Mon. Nov. 27- Art Card order payments must be sent to Mrs. Decker by 9 am

                   - PAC CHAPTERS Fundraiser Night at the store!

Tues. Nov. 28- PAC POINSETTIA's ARRIVE- parents to pick up anytime in the afternoon! (Miss Head's portable)

                    -Head and Murray's classes to JUMP 360 and Bold Pizza for lunch

                   -PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL LUNCH 12:05

                  -TIER 1 GIRLS play THE STAFF at 12:30

Wed. Nov. 29- NOVEMBER RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY- Mrs. Head, Mrs. Rein/Stockermans and Mrs. Murray's classes singing. Mr. Richard's class is also performing.

Thurs. Nov. 30- Fruit and Veggie Program- PEARS

                   -ART STARTS PERFORMANCE for the students TRIBAL VISION DANCE at 1:15

                  -TIER 1 GIrls in SEMI FINALS FOR VOLLEYBALL- playing at Brock 3 pm

                  -PAC TECHNOLOGY MEETING 3:45-4:30 with John Cuzzola - Information Technology Manager for School District 73.

Fri. December 1 - Be a Hunger Hero Campaign starts!

                       -DOOR DECORATING MORNING for all classes! Our hallways will look very festive!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2- PAC CRAFT FAIR! 10 am-2 pm Please come support the school and the crafters! Mrs. Swift's class is also doing a BAKE SALE that day and would love your support too!

MONDAY DECEMBER 4- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS* Teachers will be hard at work at Professional Learning opportunities in the district and at the school.

Next week at Juniper Ridge:


IT IS HOUR OF CODE WEEK across the province! December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week! The hope is that our classes will spend some time learning about coding and why it is important. As parents, I welcome you to check out the Hour of Code website and see the potential for our students in this content area.

Parents of Gr. 3-7 students- if you are pondering a Christmas gift for your child- a Lenovo or Acer Chromebook is a wonderful gift and tool for learning! Our children all have Google Apps for Education accounts through the School District. SO MUCH of what they do during their day for inquiry and project based learning is done on a chromebook. By using Google Drive your child can work on their project at school and then pick up right where they left off at home!  A chromebook does not have a hard drive. All your child's work is stored in the cloud which is what makes a chromebook a great gift. They start at around $280 so very reasonable in comparison to an ipad or laptop. The keyboards are also perfect sizes for student size hands! I got my daughter one when she was in Gr. 5 when they first came out. She is now in Gr. 11 and is using the same one for all her school work. Just some principal advice for consideration.

December 6- Intermediate Dress Rehearsal "A MAGICAL WINTER AFTERNOON"  1:15

December 7- Intermediate Afternoon Performance 1:15/ Evening Performance 6:00

December 8- PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies all eat at 12:05 on this day

Hard to believe December is around the corner! My first three months as Principal has flown by!


Mrs. Carol DeFehr (One Extremely Proud Principal of 433 Creative, Curious, Caring and Cooperative Kids!)