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Parent's Weekly Update May 7-11, 2018

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Parent's Weekly Update May 7-11, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 5 May 2018, 2:49 PM

Hi Parents,

Happy Sunny Saturday! Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week for your planning. Enjoy the JUNIPER RIDGE GARAGE SALE SUNDAY MAY 5th! What a huge community event!

VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: Perseverance (kids need to keep a GROWTH MINDSET ALWAYS!)


Thank you Juniper! With all your bottle donations and cash donations we raised $550 towards Cancer Research in the month of April. This is exceptional.

It is TICK Season parents! 3 children have come to the office in the last week and a half with a tick in their head. Can you please, please be sure to be checking your children and by all means send a hat for them to wear when playing outside.

SOGI 1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on

Gr.7 PARENTS- a reminder to send your baby photo of your child to Mrs. Unsworth by May 17th. All ticket information and payment for Moving On Ceremony in June is due June 1.

PAC MEETING FOR MAY- Monday May 7th at 6 pm. All parents are welcome and we need members to join our exectutive so come out and see what PAC is all about! There is childminding available.

PAC SPRING SOCIAL IS FINALLY HERE~!  Friday May 11 at 7 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel. 13 of our staff are attending and the silent auction is going to be amazing. THIS IS A  SIGNIFICANT FUNDRAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL! Thank you for your support! Tickets available on MUNCH A LUNCH.

Gr. 4 PHYSICAL LITERACY 8 am on Monday May 7 and the last session on Wednesday May 9th.

FLAG FOOTBALL Practice Monday at 2:45. All athletes need to return their permission form and fee for the FLAG FOOTBALL JAMBOREE. The team travels to Aberdeen on Tuesday. Thanks to all parents that offered to drive.

Our PBIS SAFE HANDS CAMPAIGN starts TUES. MAY 8th. We are really hoping this campaign will reduce the use of hands to hurt others at our school. This is not how we want our students solving their problems- now or as young adults. So....we need to teach them! Everyone has a bubble around them and we can't pop it! Our supervisors and teachers will all be carrying expected behaviour rings to show children how we expect them to deal with their challenges at school- inside and outside.

Canadian Author Sylvia Gunnery visits JRES on Tuesday to spend time with Mrs. Gorman in our library. This is very exciting!

On Wednesday it is the ZONE 1000/1200 m races at Dallas Elementary. Parent drivers are needed and Mrs. Unsworth will travel with the team to cheer them on.

Wednesday is also ICECREAM DAY! Thank you Juniper for the support! I was able to buy 8 new soccer balls and 4 outdoor Volleyballs to use with our outdoor volleyball net with the funds generated! We will hand this out at the end of the day!

Mother Goose Program 3-4 pm

ZONE TRACK MEET IS Thursday May 10. We have over 100 athletes attending! So exciting! Please ensure permission forms have been returned by Monday so we know your child is attending.

PEOPLE IN MOTION will be at our school for 5 sesssions over the next few weeks. We welcome them Thursday and Friday this week.

On Thursday Mrs. Storozak and Ms. Marlatt's classes go to Gymnastics again this week.

PAC HOT LUNCH day is Friday May 11- Senor Froggies for all that ordered. A reminder to Mrs. Storozak's Moms and Grandmas to attend their Mother's Day tea at 1:30.

Parents please note that I am out of the school Thursday May 10 for Zone Track Meet. Then I am heading to Vancouver at 6 am on Friday for my UBC TELP course for the weekend. I am also out of the building all day Monday May 14th. Please do email me should you have any concerns or issues. Please also speak with Mrs. Wendy Lloyd, our VP, if necessary.

SUNDAY MAY 13th- a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND to all the incredible moms and grandmas that make JUNIPER RIDGE wonderful. We appreciate all that you do.

Coming up next week:

Virtue of the week: Forgiveness

Monday May 14- Flag Football Practice, Icecream order forms home for Icecream Day #2 on May 23

Tues. May 15- Pizza with the Principal forms due. I have organized for Constable Meikle to come do Road Safety with all of our classes today K-7. This will be a great reminder for children as they ride bikes and scooters on the streets of Juniper. Flag Football game @ home vs Aberdeen 1. It is our LAST SPARK SESSIONS tonight! A reminder we start a half an hour earlier!

Wed. May 16- CLASS PHOTOS TODAY!  Mother Goose 3-4

ASKABLE ADULT SESSION AT THE HGEC 6-9 pm (information attached)

Thurs. May 17- DISTRICT TRACK MEET at Hillside. Gr. 7 Baby Photos due.  Icecream orders due back.  PINK PARENT REQUEST FORMS DUE TO THE OFFICE by today.  Arbour Day for Gr. 1's.



Thanks everyone!


Mrs. DeFehr (A principal who feels she has the best school,  the best staff, the best students, the best parents and the best community!)