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Juniper Parent's Weekly Update Sept. 17-21, 2018

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Juniper Parent's Weekly Update Sept. 17-21, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 15 September 2018, 10:11 AM

Happy Saturday Parents!

Please find below the updates and reminders for our school for this upcoming week.


Please send all FORMS AND FEES by September 24th- Thanks to all of you that have done so already!

You may have seen in the media that there is a Most Wanted alert for a man with the last name MULHOLLAND. Mrs. Aislinn Mulholland, our Kindergarten teacher and her husband Frank, would like the community of Juniper to know that they have NO connection to this individual in any way.

The CHAPTERS INDIGO ONLINE CAMPAIGN kicks off today! Sat. Sept. 15th! I have attached the letter that should have come home yesterday with your child. Please go to and find Juniper Ridge Elementary and help us fundraise 436 books for our library! The campaign runs unitl Oct. 7 so please consider telling friends and family to help Juniper!

Also attached is the information about ART CARDS! Your child is presently designing a piece of art that will be captured in card form that you can purchase to give or keep as a treasure from this school year. Please consider purchasing cards/puzzles/plaques of the art to support our school. All proceeds go directly to our classrooms.

PAC NEWS: The Big Little Coupon Book Fundraiser is in full swing and wraps up Tuesday Sept. 25! Please sell those coupon books!  PAC HOT LUNCH INFORMATION also went home Friday. You can now order Hot Lunches for Oct-December on the MUNCH A LUNCH app. All orders must be placed by October 4th. Thanks for supporting the PAC!

Our first PAC Meeting is Monday September 17 at 6 pm in the library. ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME! Come be involved and hear lots about our school! Childminding is available for the duration of the meeting.

JUNIPER RIDGE COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY is coming up SAT. SEPT. 22! Save the date and join the fun with your children! I know they would love for you to pay your Association due as well! Thanks for making the community of Juniper OUTSTANDING!

ATHLETICS UPDATE: Cross Country Run Team needs to return permission forms by Monday at the latest! First Run is Wed. Sept. 19 at MAC Island for The OLPH race. We could really use more drivers!

Volleyball Sign Up and Expression of Interest has happened. Boys Evaluations for Gr. 5/6/7 will happen Monday and Tuesday. Girls Evaluations for Gr. 5/6/7 will happen Wedneday and Thursday.  It is not too late! See Mrs. Grimm if interested. Boys league play is Tuesdays and Girls play Thursdays. We are hoping we can run a Tier 3 team too, but need to get a sense of the numbers for Gr. 5/6/7 first.

We will be having a LOCKDOWN PRACTICE on Wed. Sept. 19. Constable Meikle is scheduled to join us for this.

Our Fruit and Veggie Program starts this week with Peaches being delivered to the school. Mrs. Swift's class organizes this for us and shows great leadership.

Friday September 21 is a DISTRICT NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- there is no school for students. You will see a full parking lot at Juniper as the staff will be doing lots of learning that day!


Mon. Sept. 24- Pizza with the Principal Lunch for my 4 lucky winners! 212 kids entered this month! Amazing!/ Firedrill #3 practice / ALL FORMS AND FEES due to the office

Tues. Sept. 25- LIFETOUCH PHOTO DAY! These are individual student photos. Last day to send in Big Little Coupon books please!

Wed. Sept. 26- RAISE A READER DAY FOR LITERACY IN KAMLOOPS! Please send a donation with your child to support this great cause. Between 8-8:25 Mrs. Lloyd and friends will be outside to collect donations and give you a special edition paper!

Gr. 1 Parents will get an invitation to come to  the COME READ WITH ME Presentation- please RSVP

Parents of Cross Country Runners- the RLC Cliff Weathermon race was too full to accept the Juniper Ridge team- Mrs. Weatherall and Mrs. Champness will communicate this to the runners as well. THERE IS NO RUN for our students on Wed. Sept. 26.

Thurs. Sept. 27- TERRY FOX RUN! Send your child in their athletic attire today! Send them with a donation for TERRY FOX please!

Fri. Sept. 28- ORANGE SHIRT DAY! " Every Child Matters" We will all be dressed in ORANGE TODAY!

All Aboriginal  Consent Letters due back to the school by today's deadline. Thanks!

Keep up the great work- Parents have been wonderful about not dropping off or parking in our STAFF parking lot and thanks for respecting the  NO DOGS on school property. I have seen lots of leashed dogs waiting outside the fence for their school aged favourite person!

Thanks everyone,

Mrs. DeFehr (Seriously, the most fortunate principal in SD73 to work with the staff, students and parents that I do each and every day!)