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Parent's Weekly Update: Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

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Parent's Weekly Update: Feb. 26-March 2, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 24 February 2018, 2:11 PM

Hi Parents,

I hope you have enjoyed your time with your children with the extra two days off this week. School returns Monday Feb. 26 at 8:20 am!

PARENTS you are reminded that you are NOT TO PARK(even for a quick drop off) in the STAFF PARKING LOT. We currently do not have enough spots even for all of our employees which is why I am asking again that parents DO NOT even enter the lot at any time of the day.  Thank you for understanding that my employees have priority in the parking lot.

Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.


BASKETBALL PLAYERS: PLAYOFF PERMISSION FORMS must be returned MONDAY(last chance or you won't be eligible to play)

TIER 2 (2) BOYS PLAY RLC at home Monday Feb. 26th 3 pm

PAC NEWS: The next  PAC HOT LUNCH is THURS. MARCH 1 (PIZZA DAY), the next PAC Meeting is MONDAY MARCH 5 at 6 pm. We are in need of more parent supervisors if you can give up time on Mon, Wed or Friday. Please contact Mrs. Hoffer if you can assist.

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:
PURDY'S EASTER ORDER FORMS will come home on Monday February 26th. They are due back with payment by March 8th. Thanks for supporting the kids and the school!
PARENT MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY- Parents I am at 85%! Could you please take 5-10 min to complete the survey for me before Feb. 28th. We are soooooo close and I just need more of you to complete it in the next few days. Thanks to all the families that have completed it.
If you would like to donate to the Y STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN I would be very grateful. I am part of SD73 MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE TEAM and we are trying to raise the most money of any team. Any donation would help- you can click on my name Carol DeFehr to donate. Here is the link:

Mission Slimpossible 4 is fundraising in support of the YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops.
Thanks to the PAC and JRES Families that have made a donation to support me.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AKI LEWIS who is representing JRES at the ROTARY ZONE SPEECH CONTEST on Feb. 27th at Aberdeen Elementary. We are hopeful he will make it to the District competition, but we are proud of him no matter what!
GR. 4 PARENTS who returned the PHYSICAL LITERACY PERMISSION FORM- a reminder that the session starts this Mon. Feb. 26 at 8 am. There is Basketball practice from 7-8 am for TIER 1 Boys.
Mon. Feb. 26-  PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL LUNCH FOR FEBRUARY with the 4 Winners! Trudi Neilsen will be a guest presenter in all primary classes with a focus on Aborginal Education today.
Tues. Feb. 27- FEBRUARY RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY 8:45- We will announce the winners of the HERITAGE STAMP CONTEST and recognize our JRES ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST FINALISTS. AKI will share his speech with the student body. Then he and I will head to the Zone Finals at 1:00pm.
TIER 2(1) BOYS play at AEP today at 3 pm
JRES SCIENCE FAIR for Swift, Stonehouse and Johnston in the PM
Wed. Feb. 28- WEAR PINK! ANTI BULLYING DAY! We are hosting an Assembly at 9 am  if any parents would like to join us. Mrs. Swift/Lucas's class is presenting and there will be a draw where one lucky student will get to win PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY!
TIER 1 Girls at home vs. MCGOWAN  3 pm
MARCH NEWSLETTER WILL BE EMAILED to PARENTS. Don't forget to enter Pizza with the Principal!
Thurs. March 1- PAC PIZZA LUNCH, TIER 1 BOYS AT ASES, MOTHER GOOSE 3-4 pm, Kindergarten ROUND UP EVENT at 5:30 pm HGEC for all NEW K PARENTS 2018-2019.
Fri. March 2- Skating- HILL, GATIEN and PIERCE 1:00 Valleyview , WATERS Gr. 7's to TRY A TRADE at TRU, all YOUNG ARTISTS work due to Mrs. Stonehouse for consideration for the Conference.
REMEMBER SAT. MARCH 3 is COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY at JUNIPER RIDGE. A huge thank you to the Juniper RIdge Community Association for all their planning. Please bring your children to this event.
Coming up next week: 
Virtue of the Week: COURAGE
Mon. March 5- PAC MEETING 6 pm
Tues. March 6- ROARS HALL STARS Blitz begins for classes that keep the hallways clean!
                     -HOSTING SEMI FINALS for TIER 2 BOYS Basketball
Wed. March 7- Gr. 7 Parents should know that I am meeting with my team of Gr. 7 teachers to discuss plans for our Gr. 7 MOVING ON CEREMONY 2018. More information to follow and we will be surveying students as to their preferences in the coming weeks.
Thurs. March 8- PURDY'S ORDERS due back to the office, Mrs. Sandhu/Patterson's class invite parents in at 1:30 for a PRESENTATION OF LEARNING afternoon. Swimming for Unsworth and Murray's classes today 12:30/ Last  Winter Mother Goose session 3-4 pm
Friday March 9- PAC SENOR FROGGIES LUNCH, Skating at 1:00 for GRIMM and REIN's classes
Thanks to all parents of Juniper Ridge for being amazing. I brag everywhere I go about how fortunate I am to be the principal in such a terrific community.
Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal that gets to work with excellent students,  excellent parents and excellent staff each day!)