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PARENT's WEEKLY UPDATE Feb. 19-23rd, 2018

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PARENT's WEEKLY UPDATE Feb. 19-23rd, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Sunday, 18 February 2018, 2:34 PM

Hi Parents,

Happy Snowy Weekend! With a return to school tomorrow, please remind your children that snow always stays on the ground as soon as they enter the school grounds. Also, a reminder about our sledding rules is appreciated as there will be lots of fresh snow to enjoy! We encourage them to play and sled and create, but at no time can they pick up snow at throw it.

Here are the reminders for this week and a glance at the following week for your planning:


PLEASE COMPLETE THE  PARENT MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY if you haven't already. I will resend the link again. Thanks to those parents that have done the survey. I really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

PAC NEWS: Juniper PAC is looking for your help in the beginning stages of planning for the 1st ever Juniper Ridge Elementary Spring Social Fundraiser event. Volunteers are needed for all roles so any time you have to assist is greatly appreciated.  Let’s work together and make Juniper even greater! Sign-up at:

BASKETBALL UPDATE: PLAYOFF SCHEDULES and PERMISSION FORMS will go home with all teams participating in Playoffs MONDAY. These forms need to be returned by Wed. Feb. 21 (since Feb. 22 and 23 we have no school)

REMINDER: THERE IS NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FEB. 22 or FEB. 23. One is for a Curriculum Implementation Day and the other is a NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY.  Take time to enjoy the BC WINTER GAMES if you can take your kids to a few events.

Mon. Feb. 19- All HERITAGE STAMPS and PARAGRAPHS due to Mrs. DeFehr for 9 am. We will be judging and choosing the GR. 3/4/5/6/7 winners afterschool.

BASKETBALL- TIER 1 Girls play at ASES and TIER 2 Girls are at home vs ABERDEEN

Tues. Feb. 20- REIN and GRIMM's classes to STAKE LAKE, UNSWORTH, MURRAY and WATERS classes to HARPER MOUNTAIN.


BASKETBALL- TIER 1 Boys  at home vs. LGES, BOTH TIER 2 Teams at PAC WAY

Wed. Feb. 21- Let's Play Wheelchairs to arrive for PE classes

Thurs. Feb. 22- NO CLASSES

Fri. Feb. 23- NO CLASSES




MARCH NEWSLETTER will be emailed home this week (likely Feb. 28)

THE SCHOOL WILL BE DOING AN EASTER PURDY'S FUNDRAISER. ORDER FORMS will come home on FEB. 26 and are due back MARCH 8th. ORDERS will arrive at the school and be sent home/available for pick up the week before Easter. Thanks for your support!

Mon. Feb. 26- Guest Presenter in all Primary classes with Aboriginal Focus for the day, Tier 2 (2) boys host RLC in Playoffs, PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL Lunch, GR. 4 PHYSICAL LITERACY STARTS at 8 am.

Tues. Feb. 27- RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY 8:45 am. JRES SCIENCE FAIR for Johnston, Swift and Stonehouse's classes PM, Tier 2(1) at AEP for Playoffs

Wed. Feb. 28- ANTI BULLYING DAY! PINK DAY! WEAR PINK!  PINK DAY ASSEMBLY 9 am- Presentation by Mrs. Swift/Lucas' class. I will also be drawing one lucky name who will get to be PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY!  GR. 4 PHYSICAL LITERACY 8 am, GOOD LUCK TO AKI LEWIS representing Juniper at the ZONE ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST 1 pm. TIER 1 GIRLS at home vs. MCGOWAN.

Thurs. March 1- TIER 1 Boys at ASES for Playoffs, PAC PIZZA LUNCH- all students will eat at 12:05, Mother Goose Program 3-4, Kindergarten Round Up for new K parents at the HGEC 5:30 pm

Fri. March 2- SKATING- Hill, Gatien and Pierce 1:00, WATERS class to TRU for TRY A TRADE Day, Young Artists submissions to Mrs. Stonehouse Gr. 4-7

SATURDAY MARCH 3- COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY~ 2-4 pm. Please bring your families by the school to take in all the action!

Just so parents are aware- TERM II ends on Friday March 2. REPORT CARDS FOR TERM II will come home on Thurs. March 14th. Teachers may communicate to parents via an "I" FORM "Improvement Needed" in Gr. 4-7 should your child be in a situation where they are not passing a subject. Students will also need to realize that assessments and project completion is very important in the next two weeks. Parents- if you can ensure your child's attendance is made a priority, unless terribly ill, we would really appreciate it.

A reminder Mrs. Storozak and Mrs. Grimm's classes will be doing the SOLES4SOULS campaign. Please if cleaning your shoe closet, please do not toss or donate any footwear- please send it to the school for this great global project. More details will come home in the MARCH Newsletter.

Our PBIS 430 MINION REASONS WE LOVE JUNIPER RIDGE event was a huge success. Parents, if you can come inside the school and check them out- we would love it!

Thanks everyone,

Mrs. DeFehr (One Proud Principal to all of your happy and intelligent kids!)