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JUNIPER PARENT'S WEEKLY UPDATE March 12-16th, 2018

 
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JUNIPER PARENT'S WEEKLY UPDATE March 12-16th, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 10 March 2018, 11:03 AM
 

Happy Last Week before SPRING BREAK!

Hi Parents!

Here are the updates for this coming week and a glance at events I know about once we return from the break.

VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: PATIENCE

Congratulations to Ava Barrett in Mrs. Rein's room- she won the SD73 ROBOTICS TSHIRT DESIGN competition! Thanks to Ava and Mrs. Rein for doing this project as we won 10 EDISON ROBOTS for our school!

Desks and Lockers will be cleaned out this week so it is always a good idea to send an extra bag this week. Please come check the LOST AND FOUND THIS WEEK as we will be bagging up all items remaining on Friday and sending them to Found4Kids to reuse for needy families in the city.

SWIM CLUB Gr. 4-7. If your child would like to join swim club and missed the meeting please ensure they see Mrs. Unsworth on Monday. Another meeting will be held this week and permission forms will be sent home. There are 2 permission forms I drafted- both high risk. One is for our 4 Practice Sessions and one is for the Swim Meet on April 18th. Thanks to Deb Twemlow for assisting in organizing the lanes for the YMCA. The school will cover the fees to rent the pool.

FLAG FOOTBALL- I would love to have a FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM this year, but I need a coach! If you know the rules or are willing to learn the rules and have some practices and can commit to taking the team on Tuesdays to their games please send me an email cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca

ROARS HALL STARS BLITZ continues this week! Teachers are checking the hallways, lockers, cubbies and boot racks to make sure all is organized. If the class is successful they are entered a daily draw for the STAR and next week the grand prize!

SOLES4SOULS- Please send any used footwear to Mrs. Storozak as we are doing a huge global project to send shoes to needy places! This will continue after Spring Break as well.

GR. 7 PARENTS- You are reminded to complete your survey on the JUNE MOVING ON OPTIONS for your child and what event you support as we start our planning. Also, Gr. 7 parents are invited to Valleyview on March 13 at 7 pm for a Welcome to Gr. 8 Meeting.  March 15 is a meeting for the Valleyview Hockey Academy if that is of interest to your child.

*GR 7 PARENTS PLEASE RETURN COURSE SELECTION BOOKS for 2018-2019 by March 15 to your Gr. 7 Teacher.

PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS are due back TUESDAY! Lucky winners will be announced Wednesday!

OUR NEW K's for 2018-2019 will be joining us for their first SPARK SESSION Tues. March 13 at either 4:30 or 5:45 depending on what session they registered for. We can't wait to meet you!

TERM II REPORT CARDS come home Wednesday March 14th. Congratulations to all of our students for their academic and social gains! BROWN REPORT CARD envelopes need to be returned by Fri. March 16th. If you would like to meet with the teacher please contact them for a good meeting time. They will be available from 3-4 on March 15 or can make alternate arrangements to meet your schedule needs.

Gr. 6/7 YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR'S FAIR is Wed. March 14th. PLEASE support this Career Education project. If you can send between $2 and $5 your child may want to purchase one of the creative design products. Parents are welcome! Come to the gym to see this amazing project in action!

PAC UPDATE- An email was sent regarding the SPRING SOCIAL and the needs the committee has. Please be sure to read their messaging. The next PAC Meeting is APRIL 9th at 6 pm.

TUESDAY MARCH 13- Mrs. Swift/Lucas' class goes to TRU Drama Department for a field trip.

THURSDAY MARCH 15- Mrs. Johnston's class goes to BLSC and Mrs. Unsworth and Murray's classes go swimming.

FRIDAY MARCH 16- GREEN SPIRIT DAY! Wear all your ST. PATRICK's DAY ATTIRE!

Our two student teachers in Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Pierce's classes enjoy their final day at Juniper. They are headed back to TRU to complete their schooling.

The Principal at Marion Schilling is away Wed, Thurs and Friday this week so Mrs. Lloyd and I are managing both schools for those three days. It is going to be a busy few days! Thanks for your understanding.

SPRING BREAK- MARCH 17-MARCH 25! Enjoy this time with your children!

SCHOOL RESUMES MONDAY MARCH 26th.

Coming up the week after SPRING BREAK: Virtue of the Week MODERATION

Mon. March 26- PURDY's ORDERS will be available for pick up or please email Mrs. Decker if you want it to be sent home with your child.

STAFF COLLABORATION happens on Monday March 26- we are actually doing a joint time with Dallas Elementary. You will see staff leaving promptly at 2:35 to get to Dallas Elementary.

Tues. March 27- Pizza with the Principal LUNCH!  Tech Mentors will be in the school to work with Grimm, Stonehouse, Davey's classes. Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring this mentorship by supporting financially the costs involved to do this.

Thurs. March 29- PAC PIZZA LUNCH. We will all eat at 12:05.

APRIL NEWSLETTER will be emailed to parents.

Friday March 30- NO SCHOOL GOOD FRIDAY

Monday April 2- NO SCHOOL EASTER MONDAY

Thank you Parents and PAC- the SD73 MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE TEAM that I was on for the Y STRONG KIDS CHALLENGE WON!  We won the actual fitness competition and we raised the most money of all the teams!  Thanks for your support.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (Proud Principal to an amazing group of students and their supportive parents!)