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by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 29 September 2018, 10:08 AM

Hi Parents,

Please find below all the information you need about what is happening this week at our school!

Welcome to October!

The October newsletter is posted on the website and was emailed home to you on Thursday Sept. 27th. Please remember to print the Pizza with the Principal form and return it by Oct. 12!

This is the last week for our Chapters Indigo ADOPT A SCHOOL campaign! We are at 117 books so far with a goal of 436 so we really need your support!  Go to   Thank you for all the books donated to date! We really appreciate it! The campaign ends Sunday Oct. 7th

OCTOBER 1-5 is RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK! Encourage your child to do a random act this week that will bestow the virtue of kindness!

Gr. 4 and 7 students are immersed in their FSA Ministry Exams this week and next. Thank you for ensuring they are well rested and on time each day. They will need to catch up on missed portions if absent.

PAC UPDATE: OCTOBER's PAC Meeting is Monday Oct. 1 at 6:15 pm. We would love to see many of you there! We meet in the library.  PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS must be placed by Oct. 4 on the MUNCH A LUNCH APP. PAC SPIRIT WEAR CAMPAIGN is also up and running on the Munch A Lunch app. An email was sent Thurs. Sept. 27 about this as well. 

MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM begins at Juniper Oct. 10. Parents can register at

VOLLEYBALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY- all teams are set and practices begin this week. Please have your athlete check the schedules on the athletic board posted by Mrs. Grimm. Gr. 4's have a chance to participate in a Volleyball Clinic every Thursday at lunch! They should see Mrs. Grimm to sign up and thanks to parents Tasha and Deb for coaching this clinic.  Schedules for League Play will likely come out next week and your child will need to have all documentation completed to play.

CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE- 2 runs this week! On Tuesday Oct. 2 the team is participating in the Arthur Stevenson Race and on Thursday they travel to Clearwater. The bus leaves at 1:00 and will return between 6-6:30 pm at the school. Mrs. Weatherall is the teacher in charge. Any questions please email her at

We have our second practice LOCKDOWN on Wednesday this week. The children did an amazing job during our first one so I anticipate they will be equally as calm. Constable Meikle is scheduled to join us to ensure our practices meet RCMP requirements.

By Friday Oct. 5 parents will receive a copy of the TERM I Learning Outcomes for your child's class. The intent is to inform parents about the learning happening until November so parents can also support the content and big ideas. Please contact your child's teacher whenever you have a concern or question.

A reminder that Mrs. Lloyd (Vice Principal) and myself are both out of the building Thurs. Oct. 4 and Friday Oct. 5. Please feel free to email me if you have a concern or question

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Monday Oct. 8- No school for Students or Staff.



Grade One Parents need to return their RSVP for the PAC Sponsored Reading Workshop called COME READ WITH ME by Oct. 10

District Dallas Cross Country Run is Oct. 10

PAC PIZZA Lunch is Oct. 11

Pizza with the Principal Forms due Oct. 12

We will start to have SPIRIT DAY FRIDAYS once clothing orders have been placed. Then we will start to encourage Juniper Ridge attire and school colors to be worn each Friday at our school.

Please note that our Parent Teacher Interviews are not until November. That said, teachers will begin to reach out to connect with parents more this month now that we have had a month with your child. Parents we appreciate your support immensely.

Thanks so much! If you are on Instagram or Twitter be sure to follow us!

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Mrs. DeFehr (Your very proud principal who cares a whole lot about the school and your kids!)