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Juniper Ridge Parent's Weekly Update Oct. 15-19, 2018

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Juniper Ridge Parent's Weekly Update Oct. 15-19, 2018
by Carol Defehr - Saturday, 13 October 2018, 10:57 AM

Hi Parents,

Have a lovely weekend with your children. Here are the updates for the coming week and a glance at the following week for your planning:

OCTOBER'S GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: My brain is like a muscle that grows!

1. Just a reminder that PAC SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS close Monday October 15th! Every Friday will be Spirit Day at Juniper where we wear school colors and our Jaguars Logo clothing! Join the fun! They make great gifts if you want to keep it a surprise for Christmas even. Go to the Munch A Lunch app to order. PAC will also be hosting a HALLOWEEN DANCE on Thursday Oct. 25! We hope you can attend with your children- what a great event! SAVE THE DATE! PAC HOT LUNCH is Thurs. Oct. 18 and it is Swiss Chalet!

2. My apologies- Juniper Ridge is NOT a site for voting for the election on October 20th. You will need to go to Valleyview Secondary to vote. Sorry for the confusion.

3. IT IS WASTE REDUCTION WEEK! In an effort to #BEGREEN our school is promoting LITTERLESS LUNCHES this week! Please be thoughtful when packing your child's lunch! Also, please try to have them walk to school or ride their bike and not get a car ride(if possible)! Thanks!

4. CUPCAKE ORDERS are due Mon. October 15. The Cupcake sale is Wed. Oct. 17 and is supporting Mrs. Swift's virtual field trip of having 'Charlotte'  into their classroom. Thank you!

5. SOCKTOBER is coming soon! October 22 will be the big kick off for our Leadership campaign. Please consider picking up NEW Socks or NEW MITTS for this event! More information will be given to your children this week. We are really hoping to make a difference for those less fortunate this fall.

6. VOLLEYBALL SEASON kicks off this week! League games begin! Last chance to return your permission forms. We are quite short on drivers! If you can help please ensure your coach knows.

Tues. Oct. 16- Tier 1 Boys play at home/Wed. Oct. 17 Tier 3 Coed team plays at home/ Thurs. Oct. 18- Tier 1 girls team travels to Clearwater and Tier 2 girls travel to Chase

7. TUES. OCT. 16- Gr. 1-7 are heading to the SALMON RUN! Kindergarten students will remain in the building.

8. TUES. OCT. 16- PARENTS CAN SIGN UP FOR PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS Nov. 1 and 2. PTC.FAST.COM is how we do our interview sign up process. It will go live to you this day and you will get an email with the link. Click on your child's teacher and sign up for a time that works for you. These are not mandatory by any means if you feel like you have a good sense of your child's progress already, but we look forward to seeing many of you in the building meeting the teacher and seeing our displays in the hallways.

9. WED. OCT. 17 COME READ WITH ME EVENT FOR Gr. 1 Parents and students 8:15-10:10 with Fiona Clare(library and grade one classrooms). Special thanks to the PAC for sponsoring this event and providing the snacks as well! 

10. CUPCAKE DAY Wednesday! Cupcakes will be delivered before snack time.

11. THURS. OCT. 18- WEAR PURPLE for SPIRIT DAY across the province. This days symbolizes acceptance for all and inclusion of people's uniqueness and individuality. We also have an EARTHQUAKE DRILL today!

12. REMINDER Friday October 19 is a NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. There is no school for students. Teachers will be busy learning at a variety of opportunities!

Coming up next week:


Monday Oct. 22- All 4 K Classes to the Pumpkin Patch! SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY IN CANADA!

Tues. Oct. 23- TIer 1 Boys travel to Summit for Volleyball

Wed. Oct. 24- Bus Safety for K's and their buddy classes 9 am by SD73/ Tier 3 team travels to South Sahali/ Pizza with the Principal lunch/ FVP is apple delivery

Thurs. Oct. 25- LIFETOUCH PHOTO RETAKES/PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies / Tier 1 Girls at St. Ann's and Tier 2 girls at OLPH/ PAC HALLOWEEN DANCE

Fri. Oct. 26- Ms. Plut and Mrs. Sandhu's class to PUMPKIN PATCH all day

We are encouraging the students to leave the leaves on the ground at school parents. You would be shocked how many dogs do their business in them on the weekends and evenings. Also, we have many party go'ers at the school and broken glass and VERY inappropriate and unsafe items are found hidden in the leaves. Thanks for reminding your children about these dangers.

Also, we are using the language EXPECTED and UNEXPECTED frequently! We thank children for example when they are demonstrating the expected behaviours (ROARS). When the children surprise us with their behaviour we will state that what they are doing is unexpected and redirect them. We hope you can use these two words at home as well to mirror the language at Juniper Ridge.

Thanks everyone!

Mrs. DeFehr (One very proud principal! I am at the best school in the district, with the best kids, the best parents and the best staff!)