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Parent's Weekly Update Jan. 15-19, 2018

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Parent's Weekly Update Jan. 15-19, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 13 January 2018, 10:07 PM

Hi Parents,

Please find in this email the updates for the upcoming week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.


PAC NEWS: Just a reminder the LAST day to order PAC Hot Lunch for Jan/Feb/Marchl lunches is Mon. January 15 on the MUNCH A LUNCH link on the website. Please get those orders in.

PAC MEETING: Monday January 15th 6 pm in the Library. All parents are always welcome.

PAC PIZZA HOT LUNCH is JANUARY 18th. We all eat together at 12:05 and then the play and choice days options will begin at 12:20.

PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL FORMS ARE DUE BACK Mon. January 15th. Please print the form from the JANUARY NEWSLETTER posted on the website and return first thing Monday! The yellow bin to enter is right by the front entrance.

BASKETBALL UPDATE and PRACTICE TIMES: All basketball players wanting to order Basketball Swag clothing- orders are due to the office by Wed. Jan. 17. Parents we sized all your children in case you are wondering (except for shorts- we did not have a sample for that). Tier 1 Girls need to return their Brock Tournament permission form and fee. Chris Owen's Tier 2 Girls need to have their parents email him or return the tear away slip in the letter he sent home. Tasha's Tier 2 team also need  to email her so she has parent emails. 


Monday- 7 am Tier 1 Boys, Lunch Tier 2 Boys (Tasha/Deb), 2:45 Tier 2 Girls, 4:15 Tier 1 Girls

Tuesday- 7 am Tier 1 Girls,  2:45 Tier 2 Girls

Wednesday- 7 am Tier 2 Boys(Sunny/Kris), 2:45 Tier 2 Boys(Tasha/Deb), 4:15 Tier 1 Girls

Thursday- 7 am Tier 1 Boys, 2:45 Tier 2 Girls, 4:15 Tier 2 Boys(Tasha/Deb)

Friday- 7:30 am GRADE 4 BASKETBALL CLINIC begins with Mr. and Mrs. Grimm (Co-Ed), 2:45 Tier 2 Boys (Sunny/Kris)

*Parents with the dark mornings and early sunsets- we ask that your talk to your children about walking to and from school in the dark. I understand if you can't always bring or pick up your child, so please just educate them and have them in reflective and warm clothing for the travel from school to home and vice versa.

ALL PLAYERS WILL COME HOME WITH BASKETBALL PERMISSION FORMS PACKAGE on MONDAY. These are due back Friday Jan. 19 to be able to start to play in the league the following week. Parents and students must sign the CODE OF CONDUCT form and there is information about being a parent driver.

A PRACTICE SCHEDULE and the LEAGUE schedule is included for parent reference.

BC WINTER GAMES VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE! Please volunteer and do your part to make the games a success! We would love to be the school with the most volunteers.

HEAP THE HONDA! Please send in your gently usedor new children's books to support Literacy in Kamloops! Thank you for all the books that came in last week already.

TERM II OVERVIEWS will be emailed to parents or posted to classroom weebly sites for parents to access. Please take time to review the overview so that you can support your child with all the new concepts being presented to them.

We are excited to welcome Daryll Laboucan who is our new Aboriginal Education Worker. Should children reference this male figure in the school I wanted parents to know he is an addition to our staff.  He works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at JRES and Mon/Tues at Marion Schilling.

Please note MRS. DECKER is away from January 16-29. She is off to Mexico! Knowing there will be a relief administrative assistant in the office for this time, please limit phone calls and messages to children- have your afterschool plan solid please. Also, please be sure to use the Safe Arrival line to help the relief person with attendance.

MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM is 3-4 on THURSDAY in the LIBRARY for all those that registered younger siblings.

On Friday January 19- Ms Storozak's class goes skating 9:30-10:30. Please send your child prepared.


BASKETBALL LEAGUE BEGINS!  Tuesday Jan. 23: Tier 1 Boys @ Brock, Tier 2 Boys (S/K) @ Dufferin, Tier 2 Boys(T/D) @home vs. Westmount.  Thurs. Jan. 25- Tier 1 Girls @home vs. Brock, Tier 2 Girls @ Kay Bingham.

UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK- LIMIT ALL SCREEN AND DEVICES- many of our classes are taking part and have a log book to enter this into. WE WILL HAVE LITERACY WEEK TRIVIA FOR GREAT PRIZES all week! Friday is DRESS AS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER! Get your book and your outfit ready!

Elizabeth DeVries(District Technology Coordinator) is at our school to teach coding using EDISON ROBOTS to some intermediate classe and BLUE BOTS to our primary classes!

Wednesday Jan. 24- PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL LUNCH!

Friday  Jan. 26- SKATING for Murray, Powrie/Tanner and Storozak at Valleyview 1-2:30


Never dull at Juniper! Always lots of fun! Remember CHOICE DAYS is an option for your child for January and Febuary for lunch times. Choice Days schedules are posted in the hallways and classrooms and the choices are read daily for the kids on the announcements.


Mrs. DeFehr (Proud Principal to 432 of Kamloops' FINEST academic, artistic, athletic and admiral and adorable children!) Thank you for sharing them with me each day!