Juniper Ridge Parent's Weekly Update

 June 24-27, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 24-27, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR 2019:

JUNE GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I CAN’T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF I DON’T TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!”

The Lost and Found is seriously bursting with HOODIES! Please come look and see if your child’s clothing is there. After June 27 it will leave our building and be donated to FOUND 4 Kids.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 24

*New Kindergarten Families for 2019-2020 can pick up their gradual entry envelopes starting today! Please pick up before Thursday June 27th.

Tuesday June 25

*Davey/Pierce on the Furniss Field Trip 10:30-2:30

*Gr. 7 Moving On Ceremony 1:15-3 pm

Wednesday June 26

*Swift and Hrycan’s classes to Secwempmc Grounds/ Brock Pool PM 10-2:30

*Plut, Head and Storozak to Prince Charles Park 10:30-2:30

*K Moving On Ceremony 1:30

Thursday June 27- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2019!

*Early Recess 10-10:15

*Year End Assembly 10:30 am

*Term III Report Cards home

*Dismissal 12:00

Friday June 28- Administration Day for Teachers

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2019. I will send home an email prior to school starting informing parents of our return plan!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you Parents for seriously being outstanding in every capacity! I am so fortunate to be the school leader in such a supportive community! What a great year! Thanks to all of you for being remarkable parents.)

 June 17-21, 2019

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 17-21, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY on Sunday June 16th to all the fabulous men of Juniper Ridge!

JUNE GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I CAN’T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF I DON’T TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!”

The PAC could use your help….on Thursday June 20th they are hosting a STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH for the Teaching and CUPE staff at JUNIPER RIDGE. Please sign up to help contribute using the following link https://signup.com/go/TaWVxri

THANK YOU!

The Lost and Found is seriously bursting with HOODIES! Please come look and see if your child’s clothing is there. After June 27 it will leave our building and be donated to FOUND 4 Kids.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 17

*Mrs. Stonehouse’s class leaves for McQueen Lake

*Mrs. Casponi/Mr. Richard’s classes to Shumway Lake

Tuesday June 18

*TNRD Summer Reading Program visits Juniper Ridge to promote the summer reading program

*Sears and Head’s classes to Wildlife Park

*Water Treatment Centre Tour- Storozak’s class

Wednesday June 19

*Gymnastics- Plut and Head’s classes

*Library books all due back to the library

*PRIMARY FUN DAY (AM) Please join us 10:30-12 K-3 classes

*Mrs. Stonehouse’s class returns from McQueen Lake

*Mrs. Swift’s Class Open House WAX MUSEUM 6:30 pm

Thursday June 20

*Klassen and Zieber’s classes to Gymnastics

*Rainbow Day- wear shirts with Rainbows or bright colors. Our theme this year is #united. Classroom teachers will be doing diversity and inclusion lessons. Please check with your classroom teacher for level of participation in honoring this day of acceptance of all.

Friday June 21

*ALL K classes to McGowan Park Water Park

*National Indigenous Peoples Day

*Ensemble Jam with Mrs. Powrie at 10:30 with drumming and xylophones

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 24

*No school wide events

Tuesday June 25

*Davey/Pierce on the Furniss Field Trip 10:30-2:30

*Gr. 7 Moving On Ceremony 1:15-3 pm

Wednesday June 26

*Swift and Hrycan’s classes to Secwempmc Grounds/ Brock Pool PM 10-2:30

*Plut, Head and Storozak to Prince Charles Park 10:30-2:30

*K Moving On Ceremony 1:30

Thursday June 27- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2019!

*Early Recess 10-10:15

*Year End Assembly 10:30 am

*Term III Report Cards home

*Dismissal 12:00

Friday June 28- Administration Day for Teachers

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (A proud principal and mom as my daughter walks across the stage today and graduates from Sahali Secondary!)

 
 June 10-14, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 10-14, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

JUNE GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I CAN’T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF I DON’T TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!”  (this is a good one for all of us as parents and educators!)

Encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! So many nice  hoodies!

Thanks for your support of the Book Fair this past week!

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 10

*Grade 7’s leave for Eagle Bay

Tuesday June 11

*Plut/K.Head to Gymnastics

*Sears/A. Head to Isobel Lake

*Zieber/Davey’s classes to MSES Aboriginal Celebration

*Hrycan’s Class to Rivershore Golfing 10:20

Wednesday June 12

*Gr. 7’ return from Eagle Bay

*Art Starts comes today (there was a mix up last week) 9 am Bohemia Ballet

Thursday June 13

*Mulholland/Weatherall’s classes to Isobel Lake

*Grimm/Rein to Shumway Lake

*Klassen/Zieber to Gymnastics

*Storozak’s class- Father’s Day Celebration 1:15

Friday June 14

*Torres(Zieber)/Storozak to O’Keefe Ranch

*Plut/Sandhu to Isobel Lake

*Parent Thank You’s coming home to our community

*Gr. 7’s will be doing a FREEZIE FRIDAY (pre orders came home)

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 17

*Mrs. Stonehouse’s class leaves for McQueen Lake

*Mrs. Casponi/Mr. Richard’s classes to Shumway Lake

Tuesday June 18

*TNRD Summer Reading Program visits Juniper Ridge to promote the summer reading program

*Sears and Head’s classes to Wildlife Park

Wednesday June 19

*Gymnastics- Plut and Head’s classes

*Library books all due back to the library

*PRIMARY FUN DAY (AM)

*Mrs. Stonehouse’s class returns from McQueen Lake

Thursday June 20

*Klassen and Zieber’s classes to Gymnastics

*Rainbow Day- wear shirts with Rainbows or bright colors. Our theme this year is #united. Classroom teachers will be doing diversity and inclusion lessons. Please check with your classroom teacher for level of participation in honoring this day of acceptance of all.

Friday June 21

*ALL K classes to McGowan Park Water Park

*National Indigenous Peoples Day

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One principal that can not believe we are so close to the end of the year!)

 June 3-7, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 3-7, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

JUNE GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I CAN’T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF I DON’T TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!”  (this is a good one for all of us as parents and educators!)

No more bears on Friday! Please do discuss Bear Aware strategies this weekend though.

THE SCHOLASITC BOOK FAIR IN THE LIBRARY takes place this week! Details came home in the JUNE NEWSLETTER! Be sure to get some summer reading books for your children. Reading is like Bathing~you need to do it every day! We will also be welcoming the TNRD Summer Reading Program from the Kamloops Library to promote reading June 18. Please consider signing your children up for the Summer Reading Program to promote that READING IS FUN!

Get Moving for the Chance to win $150,000 for Kamloops. Juniper Ridge kids will be participating and we hope parents will too! Residents of Kamloops are invited to participate in ParticipACTION’s “Community Better” challenge—a national competition where communities will compete for a $150,000 prize.The challenge, which kicks off May 31 and runs until June 16, encourages communities across Canada to connect with friends and neighbours and build social bonds while participating in physical activity.To get started, create an account on the ParticipACTION website community.participaction.com/login and follow PLAY Kamloops on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates. PLAY Kamloops will post the Movement Calendar at PlayKamloops.com.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IN THE LIBRARY takes place this week!  Some teachers will have WISH LISTS posted in the book fair. The end of the school year is a great time to thank your child’s teacher for all they have done for your child. The PAC requested Teacher Wish Lists in case families wanted to purchase a book for the year end gift and write in it. Not all teachers will participate, but please consider this option.

Monday June 3

*Plut/Sandhu- Gymnastics

*PAC MEETING 6:15 pm in the library. Childminding available. All parents are welcome. We love new faces at the meeting.

Tuesday June 4

*Gr. 7 Visit to Valleyview Secondary

*Last Kindergarten SPARK Session 4-5 pm.

Wednesday June 5

*ART STARTS Performance in the gym for K-3 9 am

Thursday June 6

*TRU Sport Camp Visits

*Hrycan’s class: Bull Rush Mat Weaving with Bernice Jensen 9-10

*Klassen and Zieber to gymnastics

Friday June 7

*TRANSVERSE MYELITIS DAY is June 9th. To honor Anastasia in Gr. 3 at our school we will all come dressed in blue on this day!

*TRU Sport Camp visits

*Measles Vaccinations for those students who returned and signed consent

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday June 10

*Grade 7’s leave for Eagle Bay

Tuesday June 11

*Plut/K.Head to Gymnastics

*Sears/A. Head to Isobel Lake

*Zieber/Davey’s classes to MSES Aboriginal Celebration

*Hrycan’s Class to Rivershore Golfing 10:20

Wednesday June 12

*Gr. 7’ return from Eagle Bay

Thursday June 13

*Mulholland/Weatherall’s classes to Isobel Lake

*Grimm/Rein to Shumway Lake

*Klassen/Zieber to Gymnastics

*Storozak’s class- Father’s Day Celebration 1:15

Friday June 14

*Torres(Zieber)/Storozak to O’Keefe Ranch

*Plut/Sandhu to Isobel Lake

*Parent Thank You’s coming home to our community

*Gr. 7’s will be doing a FREEZIE FRIDAY (pre orders will come home)

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (A principal who is so proud of the learning of both teachers and students this year #wearealllearners)

 May 27-31, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 27-31, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I GOT THIS!”

HUGE thanks to our PAC and the Parent Community for making the PAC SPRING CARNIVAL AN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS on Friday night! We appreciate all that parents do for our kids!

I have received confirmation who our Vice Principal will be for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Once this is approved by the Board of Education on Monday night I will communicate this information to parents.

I have been notified this morning about the graffiti on the southside of the school and portable. I have put in a work order and hope the district can remove it Monday morning.

BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK IS MAY 27-31! WE HOPE TO SEE MORE KIDS RIDING TO SCHOOL (wearing their helmets of course!) JOIN IN THE FUN AND LET’S FILL THE BIKE RACKS!

The last day to apply to be a ROARS AMBASSADOR for TERM III is Friday May 31! We really want to give students at our school who are incredible leaders and follow expectations a chance to be honored. APPLICATIONS can be picked up at the ROARS HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN BOARD across from the library. Badges are awarded as processed and some students set goals to obtain theirs. It has been remarkable to see how many children have nominated themselves.

Please return MEASLES VACCINATIONS envelopes if you have not. These are overdue and the Public Health Nurse needs them immediately. Thanks for your cooperation.

Get Moving for the Chance to win $150,000 for Kamloops. Juniper Ridge kids will be participating and we hope parents will too! Residents of Kamloops are invited to participate in ParticipACTION’s “Community Better” challenge—a national competition where communities will compete for a $150,000 prize.The challenge, which kicks off May 31 and runs until June 16, encourages communities across Canada to connect with friends and neighbours and build social bonds while participating in physical activity.To get started, create an account on the ParticipACTION website community.participaction.com/login and follow PLAY Kamloops on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates. PLAY Kamloops will post the Movement Calendar at PlayKamloops.com.

SOUND OF MUSIC AUDITIONS for Western Canada Theatre are being held Saturday and Sunday June 15/16. I have attached the information for any families interested. We have so many talented students Mrs. Powrie wanted to share this opportunity.

SCOOTERS AND BIKES- Please reminder your child to WALK their bike or scooter when on the inside of the school gates and playground. At no time are children to be riding their scooter or bike on school grounds for safety of others. Also, BIKE HELMETS are mandatory for your children and I strongly encourage you to have a discussion with your children about riding without one and the possible outcomes.

 THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday May 27- no school wide events to report

Tuesday May 28

*Gr. 2/3’s present their Spring Production to Parents at 1:15 MAKE IT HEALTHY

*City of Kamloops and Juniper Ridge Community Association Meeting in library 6-7:30

Wednesday May 29-no school wide events to report

Thursday May 30

*PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

*Klassen and Zieber to Gymnastics

*K/1’s present their SPRING PRODUCTION BIG BEAUTIFUL PLANET 1:15 to parents

*ICECREAM DAY! Treats are given out at the end of the day.

*JUNE NEWSLETTER emailed home to parents!

Friday May 31

*STUDENT PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE HAPPENS!  Parents can also join the challenge by downloading the ParticipACTION app and documenting your fitness journey.

*MULTIPLES DAY! Dress the same as many people in your class! Join the fun!

*Gr. 1 Arbor Day

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JRES:

THE SCHOLASITC BOOK FAIR IN THE LIBRARY takes place this week! Details coming home in the JUNE NEWSLETTER! Be sure to get some summer reading books for your children. Reading is like Bathing~you need to do it every day! We will also be welcoming the TNRD Summer Reading Program from the Kamloops Library to promote reading June 18. Please consider signing your children up for the Summer Reading Program to promote that READING IS FUN!

Monday June 3

*Plut/Sandhu- Gymnastics

*PAC MEETING 6:15 pm in the library. Childminding available

Tuesday June 4

*Gr. 7 Visit to Valleyview Secondary

*Last Kindergarten SPARK Session 4-5 pm.

Wednesday June 5

*ART STARTS Performance in the gym for K-3 9 am

*Rivershore Golfing- Hrycan’s class

Thursday June 6

*TRU Sport Camp Visits

*Hrycan’s class: Bull Rush Mat Weaving with Bernice Jensen 9-10

*Klassen and Zieber to gymnastics

Friday June 7

*TRANSVERSE MYELITIS DAY is June 9th. To honor Anastasia in Gr. 3  at our school we will all come dressed in blue on this day!

*TRU Sport Camp visits

*Measles Vaccinations for those students who returned and signed consent

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (Your principal that cares a whole lot about each of your children and their success.)

 

 May 20-24, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 20-24, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I GOT THIS!”

REMINDER NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY MAY 20- VICTORIA DAY! See everyone on Tuesday!

Families have now received information from Interior Health via our Public Health Nurse Chelsea Lee regarding Measles Vaccinations. Packages are due back ASAP.

Your child can apply to be a ROARS AMBASSADOR! We really want to give students at our school who are incredible leaders and follow expectations a chance to be honored. APPLICATIONS can be picked up at the ROARS HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN BOARD across from the library.

Get Moving for the Chance to win $150,000 for Kamloops. Juniper Ridge kids will be participating and we hope parents will too!

Residents of Kamloops are invited to participate in ParticipACTION’s “Community Better” challenge—a national competition where communities will compete for a $150,000 prize.

The challenge, which kicks off May 31 and runs until June 16, encourages communities across Canada to connect with friends and neighbours and build social bonds while participating in physical activity.

To get started, create an account on the ParticipACTION website community.participaction.com/login and follow PLAY Kamloops on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates. PLAY Kamloops will post the Movement Calendar at PlayKamloops.com.

If Kamloops wins the Community Better Challenge, the money will go towards an initiative that encourages social connection, community building, and physical activity.

HUGE THANK You for all the donations that were sent for the PAC RAFFLE BASKET SILENT AUCTION! Wait until you see how amazing they are! This is a huge fundraiser for our school so we appreciate your support. Wait until you see the class projects that will also be up for bid! INCREDIBLE!

SCOOTERS AND BIKES- Please reminder your child to WALK their bike or scooter when on the inside of the school gates and playground. At no time are children to be riding their scooter or bike on school grounds for safety of others. Also, BIKE HELMETS are mandatory for your children and I strongly encourage you to have a discussion with your children about riding without one and the possible outcomes. I will remind the children again Tuesday but could use your parental support in reiterating the message.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

 MONDAY MAY 20

*VICTORIA DAY- Juniper Ridge closed

TUESDAY MAY 21

*SPARK SESSION FOR NEW Kindergarten students 4-5 pm Physical Literacy  

WEDNESDAY MAY 22

*LAST SESSION Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

THURSDAY MAY 23

*OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY!

*Gr. 7 Mental Health Session with VVS Mentors

*ICECREAM ORDERS DUE

*PAC HOT LUNCH- SENOR FROGGIES – we all eat at 12:05

*Mrs. Swift and Mrs Lempriere/Casponi’s classes to the TREC Pow Wow

FRIDAY MAY 24

*PAC SPRING CARNIVAL! Hope to see you all! 4- 7 pm! Thanks for supporting this fundraiser!

*Wear your Juniper Ridge Spirit Wear or school colors!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JRES:

Monday May 27- no school wide events to report

Tuesday May 28

*Gr. 2/3’s present their Spring Production to Parents at 1:15 MAKE IT HEALTHY

*City of Kamloops and Juniper Ridge Community Association Meeting in library 6-7:30

Wednesday May 29-no school wide events to report

Thursday May 30

*PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

*Klassen and Zieber to Gymnastics

*K/1’s present their SPRING PRODUCTION BIG BEAUTIFUL PLANET 1:15 to parents

*ICECREAM DAY!

*JUNE NEWSLETTER emailed home to parents!

Friday May 31

*STUDENT PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE HAPPENS!  Parents can also join the challenge by downloading the ParticipACTION app and documenting your fitness journey.

*MULTIPLES DAY! Dress the same as many people in your class! Join the fun!

*Gr. 1 Arbor Day

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (A principal that wants all children at Juniper Ridge to Reach High. Serve Well. Learn Together.)

 

 May 13-17, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 13-17, 2019

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I GOT THIS!”

Return PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS! LAST LUNCH FOR 2019! Return by May 15th

A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS are due back by May 16 should you have specific requests for your child’s placement for 2019-2020.

Some families will be receiving information from Interior Health via our Public Health Nurse Chelsea Lee regarding Measles Vaccinations. Packages will come home in the coming weeks.

Your child can apply to be a ROARS AMBASSADOR! We really want to give students at our school who are incredible leaders and follow expectations a chance to be honored. APPLICATIONS can be picked up at the ROARS HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN BOARD.

RAFFLE BASKET DONATATIONS for the PAC Spring Carnival are due back by MAY 15th please. Please try to pick up your themed item and return to your child’s class to help us make the baskets fabulous to win. PAC SPRING CARNIVAL IS FRIDAY MAY 24th~ SAVE THE DATE! Wait until you see the projects the classes are working on for the silent auction!

Please note that the next PAC meeting is Monday May 13th. There were two dates listed in the newsletter but please join us May 13 which is the AGM for the PAC and the more parents in attendance the better. See you at 6:15 in the library.

If you are yet to SUBSCRIBE to our JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please do so!  Please search Juniper Ridge Elementary, go to the SCHOOL NEWS top tab and then on the right hand side is the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. It will prompt you for further information and then you need to confirm via your email. Alison Sidow, our Superintendent, is hopeful all parents will subscribe to both school and district websites to get timely updates.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

 MONDAY MAY 13

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*PAC MEETING 6:15 pm

TUESDAY MAY 14

*Gymnastics: Sears and Storozak’s classes 1-2 pm

*BLSC and MAC PARK- Klassen’s class all day

*Hrycan’s class to Pine Park to release the salmon- all day

*Wildlife Park- Weatherall’s class AM

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Mulholland’s class to the Wildlife Park

*Gr. 7 Mental Health Session with VVS mentors

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

THURSDAY MAY 16

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Chopped Leaf

*FVP- Tomatoes delivered to classes

*PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS DUE

*LIFETOUCH CLASS PHOTO DAY

*Grimm’s class visit to AEPERRY Elementary 8:30-11:30

*Icecream orders home

FRIDAY MAY 17

District Non Instructional Day- no school for students

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER:

MONDAY MAY 20

*VICTORIA DAY- Juniper Ridge closed

TUESDAY MAY 21

*SPARK SESSION FOR NEW Kindergarten students 4-5 pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 22

*LAST SESSION Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

THURSDAY MAY 23

*OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY!

*Gr. 7 Mental Health Session with VVS Mentors

*ICECREAM ORDERS DUE

*PAC HOT LUNCH- SENOR FROGGIES – we all eat at 12:05

*Mrs. Swift and Mrs Lempriere/Casponi’s classes to the TREC Pow Wow

FRIDAY MAY 24

*PAC SPRING CARNIVAL! Hope to see you all!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal of our high performing system where learners are at the centre of all that we do!)

 

 May 6- May 10, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 6-10, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: “I GOT THIS!”

Return PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS! LAST LUNCH FOR 2019!

A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS are available for pick up at the office now and are due back by May 16 should you have specific requests for your child’s placement for 2019-2020.

ZONE PERMISSION FORMS for athletes attending Wednesdays track meet must return them Monday May 6 please.

Some families will be receiving information from Interior Health via our Public Health Nurse Chelsea Lee regarding Measles Vaccinations. Packages will come home in the coming weeks.

Your child can apply to be a ROARS AMBASSADOR! We really want to give students at our school who are incredible leaders and follow expectations a chance to be honored. APPLICATIONS can be picked up at the ROARS HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN BOARD. 51 students had applied by Friday morning! Incredible response.

Parents please complete the RECOGNITION ASSEMBLIES SURVEY before May 7th. It was sent home in an email earlier this week. Your warm and cool feedback is welcomed.

RAFFLE BASKET DONATATIONS for the PAC Spring Carnival are due back by MAY 15th please. Please try to pick up your themed item and return to your child’s class to help us make the baskets fabulous to win.

Please note that the next PAC meeting is Monday May 13th. There were two dates listed in the newsletter but please join us May 13 which is the AGM for the PAC and the more parents in attendance the better. See you at 6:15 in the library.

If you are yet to SUBSCRIBE to our JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please do so!  Please search Juniper Ridge Elementary, go to the SCHOOL NEWS top tab and then on the right hand side is the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. It will prompt you for further information and then you need to confirm via your email. Alison Sidow, our Superintendent, is hopeful all parents will subscribe to both school and district websites to get timely updates.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday May 6

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy 8 am *this will need to be outside as the stage is set up for the Talent Show Tuesday

*Juniper Ridge Presents to the Board of Education on their School Learning Plan 12:30 pm. Thank you for all your support as I prepare to share the successes and challenges of our school.

Tuesday May 7

*TD Canada’s Book Author, Brooke Kerrigan, visiting Juniper 10-12 am

*JUNIPER RIDGE TALENT SHOW 1:15 pm (all parents welcome!)

*Understanding Anxiety Parent Presentation at the HGEC 6-7:30 pm

*Parents please share your views on Recognition Assemblies at Juniper Ridge by today

Wednesday May 8

*Art Starts Performance K-3 1:15 pm Tiny Islands

*ZONE 2 TRACK MEET at HILLSIDE

*Parents please note that I will be in Vancouver from Wednesday to Saturday. I am attending a Provincial Leaders meeting with Helen Timperley and then attending the NOIIE (Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education) Conference in Richmond. Mr. Richard, Mrs. Hoffer and Mrs. Gorman will be meeting me for part of the conference on Friday/Saturday.

Mrs. Claire Sullivan- Vice Principal of Dallas Elementary will be at Juniper on Thursday AM and all day Friday to support staff and students in my absence.

Mr. Mike Lukow (TTOC) has been hired to support at both the Zone and District track meets in my absence.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns while I am away and  I will respond to you when I am able to   cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca

Thursday May 9

*ICECREAM DAY- treats will be given out at the end of the day. Thank you for your support ~430 icecream treats were ordered!

*DISTRICT 1000/1200 m at Hillside

*YPC CONCERT #4 for Gr. 4-7 Tiny Islands

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet – we all eat at 12:05 on Hot Lunch days

*Gymnastics Sears/Storozak 1-2 pm

Friday May 10

*DISTRICT TRACK MEET at HILLSIDE

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

MONDAY MAY 13

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*PAC MEETING 6:15 pm

TUESDAY MAY 14

*Gymnastics: Sears and Storozak’s classes 1-2 pm

*BLSC and MAC PARK- Klassen’s class all day

*Hrycan’s class to Pine Park to release the salmon- all day

*Wildlife Park- Weatherall’s class AM

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Mulholland’s class to the Wildlife Park

*Gr. 7 Mental Health Session with VVS mentors

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

THURSDAY MAY 16

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Chopped Leaf

*FVP- Tomatoes delivered to classes

*PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS DUE

*LIFETOUCH CLASS PHOTO DAY

*Grimm’s class visit to AEPERRY Elementary 8:30-11:30

*Icecream orders home

FRIDAY MAY 17

District Non Instructional Day- no school for students

 

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (The proud principal of students who are learning to #alwaystry)

 

 April 29- May 2, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 29-MAY 3, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

 I would ask parents to review STRANGER DANGER this weekend as there was a situation out in the David Thompson catchment today (Friday April 26). Although we are not close to DTES, it is important all parents review what to do if approached by a stranger.

Secondly, one of our students had a scare with a dog as he was walking to school this past week. I would also ask that if your child encounters any interaction with humans or dogs that upset them on route to our building that they report to the office immediately so that parents can be contacted. A reminder that no dogs are permitted on school property as per School District policy.

THANK YOU! Our Numeracy MATH MANIA was a huge success today because so many of you came to our school to share in our event! Thank you for taking time to engage with us and our games and projects. It was a full house!

The PAC is hoping for your support with their SPRING CARNIVAL! Each division will be creating a raffle basket and we need your help to send in items!  We can’t wait to see which class basket is the fullest! Thanks for your support. They will be worth winning!

APRIL GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING YET! The Power of Yet is so important in learning.

A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS are available for pick up at the office now and are due back by May 16 should you have specific requests for your child’s placement for 2019-2020.

Some families will be receiving information from Interior Health via our Public Health Nurse Chelsea Lee regarding Measles Vaccinations. Packages will come home in the coming weeks.

More information to come next week about an exciting leadership opportunity for your children K-7 with our PBIS ROARS TERM III campaign. Your child can apply to be a ROARS AMBASSADOR! We really want to give students at our school who are incredible leaders and follow expectations a chance to be honored. We will share the application and ROARS Ambassador program at an assembly on May 1.

If you are yet to SUBSCRIBE to our JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please do so!  Please search Juniper Ridge Elementary, go to the SCHOOL NEWS top tab and then on the right hand side is the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. It will prompt you for further information and then you need to confirm via your email.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET MANTRA : “I GOT THIS” *simple yet such great positive self talk!

Monday April 29

*April Recognition Assembly Primary 8:40 * ALL FOUR K CLASSES will be PRESENTING- parents are welcome to watch. The K’s will perform in both assemblies) Intermediate Assembly 9:25

Please note that we have a lot of certificates to hand out! These assemblies may run slightly over this month so we will hold the recess bell if needed to complete the assembly.

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy (will be held outside today due to assembly set up)

*MAY NEWSLETTER will be emailed home to parents. Be sure to enter the last Pizza with the Principal for the year!

Tuesday April 30

*JUNIPER RIDGE TRACK MEET (parent helpers needed) Email drein@sd73.bc.ca if you can assist

* PAC HOT LUNCH- HOT DOGS and CONCESSION

*Gymnastics for Sears and Storozak’s classes

Wednesday May 1

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Young Artist’s Conference

*Sport Wheelchairs leave Juniper Ridge

*PBIS ASSEMBLY 1:30 pm- Applications for the ROARS AMBASSADOR program can be picked up at the ROARS HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN BOARD.

Thursday May 2

*ICECREAM ORDERS DUE to Mrs. Decker

*POULTRY IN MOTION DAY 1

*PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

Friday May 3          

*Young Author’s Conference

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*POULTRY IN MOTION DAY 2

*Storozak’s class to SAVE ON Foods

*Stonehouse/Casponi’s class to Secwepemc Museum

*Murray and Lempriere’s Classes to VVS for Cinderella performance 10 am

 SUNDAY MAY 5- JUNIPER RIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday May 6

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Juniper Ridge Presents to the Board of Education on their School Learning Plan

Tuesday May 7

*TD Canada’s Book Author, Brooke Kerrigan, visiting Juniper 10-12 am

*JUNIPER RIDGE TALENT SHOW 1:15 pm (all parents welcome!)

*Understanding Anxiety Parent Presentation at the HGEC 6-7:30 pm

Wednesday May 8

*Art Starts Performance K-3 1:15 pm Tiny Islands

*ZONE 2 TRACK MEET at HILLSIDE

Thursday May 9

*ICECREAM DAY- treats will be given out at the end of the day

*DISTRICT 1000/1200 m at Hillside

*YPC CONCERT #4 for Gr. 4-7 Tiny Islands

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet – we all eat at 12:05 on Hot Lunch days

*Gymnastics Sears/Storozak 1-2 pm

 

Friday May 10

*DISTRICT TRACK MEET at HILLSIDE

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

 

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (Your principal that makes every effort to ensure a Safe, Caring and Orderly school)

 April 22-26, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 22-26 2019

Hi Parents,

Enjoy your 4 day weekend with your children. Happy Easter.

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

APRIL GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING YET! The Power of Yet is so important in learning.

You may have heard us playing WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS on Thursday April 18 at drop off in the morning~ that is because our Gr. 6/7 Battle of the Books team won the DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP!

TRACK HELPERS NEEDED! Parents if you can assist us on APRIL 30 for our Track and Field Meet we would love to hear from you! Please volunteer so we can ensure the day goes smoothly.

Please email Donna Rein drein@sd73.bc.ca to let her know when/if you can help!  

SAVE THE DATE OF APRIL 26- THIS IS OUR NUMERACY MATH MANIA OPEN HOUSE from 1:30-2:15. Parents, grandparents and extended family are invited to spend the afternoon in our classrooms exploring math and concepts the children are working on.

A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS are available for pick up at the office now and are due back by May 16 should you have specific requests for your child’s placement for 2019-2020.

Gr. 4-7 Students finished completing THE DEWRS SURVEY this week.  Our Gr. 3-7 students will also complete the District Numeracy Assessment by April 26 as another measure for baseline achievement in mathematics.     

Some families will be receiving information from Interior Health via our Public Health Nurse Chelsea Lee regarding Measles Vaccinations. Packages will come home in the coming weeks.

More information to come next week about an exciting leadership opportunity for your children K-7 with our PBIS ROARS TERM III campaign.

If you are yet to SUBSCRIBE to our JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please do so!  Please search Juniper Ridge Elementary, go to the SCHOOL NEWS top tab and then on the right hand side is the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. It will prompt you for further information and then you need to confirm via your email.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday April 22

EARTH DAY! Please get outside with your children and consider completing an EARTH ACTION!

*No School – EASTER MONDAY

Tuesday April 23

*7:45 PARLOFF practice for all teams before McGowan Park Parloff –meet Mrs. Swift on the field!

*Gymnastics Sears/Storozak 1-2 pm

*Intermediate Track Rotations

*SPARK Welcome to Kindergarten Session for new K’s 4-5 pm

Wednesday April 24

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*McGowan Park Parloff Event at Hillside

Thursday April 25

*Grade 6 Immunizations

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet

*100 metre races

Friday April 26

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy morning 8 am

*Icecream orders go home

*ZONE 1000/1200 m races at DALLAS ELEM: 9:15 am

*NUMERACY MATH MANIA OPEN HOUSE- all extended family welcome 1:30-2:15 Please join us! 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

MAY GROWTH MINDSET MANTRA : “I GOT THIS” *simple yet such great positive self talk!

Monday April 29

*April Recognition Assembly Primary 8:40 * ALL FOUR K CLASSES will be PRESENTING) Intermediate Assembly 9:25

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy (will be held outside today due to assembly set up)

*MAY NEWSLETTER will be emailed home to parents. Be sure to enter the last Pizza with the Principal for the year!

Tuesday April 30

*JUNIPER RIDGE TRACK MEET (parent helpers needed)

* PAC HOT LUNCH- HOT DOGS and CONCESSION

*Gymnastics for Sears and Storozak’s classes

Wednesday May 1

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Young Artist’s Conference

*Sport Wheelchairs leave Juniper Ridge

*PBIS ASSEMBLY 1:30 pm

Thursday May 2

*ICECREAM ORDERS DUE to Mrs. Decker

*PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

Friday May 3          

*Young Author’s Conference

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy 8 am

*Storozak’s class to SAVE ON Foods

*Stonehouse/Casponi’s class to Secwepemc Museum

*Murray and Lempriere’s Classes to VVS for Cinderella performance 10 am

 SUNDAY MAY 5- JUNIPER RIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (The proud principal of the best kids, the best parents and the best staff in SD73)

 

 April 15-19 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 15-19 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning:

APRIL GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING YET! The Power of Yet is so important in learning.

SAVE THE DATE OF APRIL 26- THIS IS OUR NUMERACY MATH MANIA OPEN HOUSE from 1:30-2:15. Parents, grandparents and extended family are invited to spend the afternoon in our classrooms exploring math and concepts the children are working on.

Thank you for supporting our EASTER PURDY’S FUNDRAISER. Orders can be picked up in the office with Mrs. Decker on Monday April 15th. RIGHT IN TIME FOR EASTER WEEKEND!

Parents- a bit of an ask...could you ensure students have spoons in their lunches if needed for what you pack or send a spoon that your child can wash and leave in their desk for when one is forgotten.

Please remind your child if bringing a bike or scooter to school that we dismount and walk our bike or scooter to the racks as soon as they enter the school grounds. At the end of the day they walk their wheeled mode of transportation to the perimeter of the grounds and exit and begin to ride. Lots of near misses when kids ride on the property. Thanks for your help.

SWIM CLUB PRACTICE AT YMCA Sunday April 14  4-5 pm

A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS are available for pick up at the office now and are due back by May 16 should you have specific requests for your child’s placement for 2019-2020.

Please honk and support Dr. Lennard Pretorius (Megan’s dad) as he rides Juniper Ridge hill on April 13 for 24 hours straight in an effort to raise funds for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. He is “Everesting” which means he will ride up and down until he has cycled the height of Mount Everest. Inspirational!

 PARENT INFORMATION Session on Understanding Anxiety at the HGEC May 7 6-7:30 pm

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Gr. 4-7 Students will complete THE DEWRS SURVEY in the next two weeks. Many classes have finished this already. This is a District Survey. Our Gr. 3-7 students will also complete the District Numeracy Assessment as another measure for baseline achievement in mathematics.     

 Monday April 15

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy

*New Grade 2 teacher Ms. Torres starts in Davey’s class Monday/Fridays

*Parents pick up Easter Purdy's Orders

*PAC Meeting LIBRARY 6:15 pm- ALL PARENTS WELCOME TO ATTEND

Tuesday April 16

*Gymnastics- Davey/Pierce 12:30

*Weatherall’s class to BLSC 9-12

*Intermediate Track Rotation pm

Wednesday April 17

*Elementary Swim Meet

*Earl’s Kitchen Tour 9-11- Mrs. Mulholland’s class

*Grade 2 Physical Literacy

*1000/1200 m races with Mrs. Lempriere/Waters

*Pizza with the Principal forms due back

*Battle of the Books- Districts HGEC

Thursday April 18

*YPC at OASIS CHURCH 9:15 Gr. 4-7 students  The JellyFish Project

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Hot Dogs- all eat at 12:05

*Intermediate Track Rotation

Friday April 19- GOOD FRIDAY- No School

Sunday April 21- HAPPY EASTER!

Monday April 22- EASTER MONDAY! No School

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER

Monday April 22

*No School – EASTER MONDAY

Tuesday April 23

*Gymnastics Sears/Storozak 1-2 pm

*Intermediate Track Rotations

*SPARK Welcome to Kindergarten Session for new K’s 4-5 pm

Wednesday April 24

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy

*600/800 m races for those interested

*McGowan Park Parloff Event at Hillside

Thursday April 25

*Grade 6 Immunizations

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet

*100 metre races

Friday April 26

*Gr. 2 Physical Literacy morning

*Icecream orders go home

*ZONE 1000/1200 m races at DALLAS ELEM: 9:15 am

*NUMERACY MATH MANIA OPEN HOUSE- all extended family welcome 1:30-2:15 Please join us!           

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (A principal who is committed to making Juniper Ridge a wonderful place to play, work and learn.)

 April 1-5, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 1-5, 2019

Hi Parents,

The April Newsletter was emailed home and posted to the website. Please be sure to print the Pizza with the Principal form and have your child submit it to the yellow bin at the office.

Here are the updates for this week and the following week as well for your planning

APRIL GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING YET! The Power of Yet is so important in learning.

SAVE THE DATE OF APRIL 26- THIS IS OUR NUMERACY MATH MANIA OPEN HOUSE from 1:30-2:15. Parents, grandparents and extended family are invited to spend the afternoon in our classrooms exploring math and concepts the children are working on.

Just a note: I have contacted RCMP Liaison Office Constable Meikle to look into the speed zone in front of the school. PLEASE SLOW DOWN. I am shocked by the speed of some of the community drivers as they come past the school. Hopefully enforcement will be sent to send a powerful message that it is 30 km as you pass the school and where all your precious kids are.

THANK YOU PARENTS! WE REACHED 100% for total amount of parents I needed to complete THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY PARENT SURVEY.  I am so grateful for all of you that shared your views.

A reminder the Board of Education’s BUDGET MEETING is being held on Thurs. April 4th at 7 pm at the SBO for any parents wishing to attend.

PLEASE SEND FOODBANK DONATIONS for the Gr. 6 class of Lempriere/Casponi/Watson going to the FOODBANK ON APRIL 9th.

THE JRES TALENT SHOW SIGN UP WILL TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK! Auditions will take place the week of April 8th. There are lots of children excited! Thanks to Mrs. Powrie and Ms. Zieber for organizing.

JRES SWIM CLUB TEAM permission forms ARE OVERDUE. The team has their first practice at the downtown YMCA on Sunday March 31 4-5 pm. Thanks to Deb Twemlow and Nicole Crichton for coaching.

RELAY FEST PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE RETURNED ON TUESDAY APRIL 2 to be able to participate. Relay Fest is April 3 at TCC afterschool and Parloff is at Hillside on April 24th.

GR. 2 PHYSICAL LITERACY STARTS APRIL 3 at 7:55 am. Last chance to return permission slips is Tuesday April 2.

 HOT LUNCH ORDERING IS NOW AVAILABLE ON MUNCH A LUNCH FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR! Please place your orders by April 2, 2019

Thank you for supporting our EASTER PURDY’S FUNDRAISER. Orders are due back or can be placed on line by April 3.

TERM III OVERVIEWS will come home to parents by Friday April 5th. You will receive all the intended learning outcomes for the term so you aware of concepts being covered.

SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY APRIL 5 to attend the PAC SPRING MUCH MUSIC DANCE From 5-8 pm! Children must attend with adult supervision.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Gr. 4-7 Students will complete THE DEWRS SURVEY in the next three weeks. This is a District Survey.

 Monday April 1- NO FOOLING- April 1 is a District Non Instructional Day. There is no school for students and teachers will be in sessions learning.

Tuesday April 2-  PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS for 2019-2020 are available for pick up from Mrs. Decker in the office. They are due back in May. LAST DAY TO ORDER PAC HOT LUNCH on Munch A Lunch. BANNOCK ORDERS are due if your child wants bannock on April 5th.  Pierce and Davey’s classes go to Gymnastics 12:30

APRIL 2 is EARTH HOUR FOR JUNIPER RIDGE- For the entire afternoon there will be no computers and no electricity or lights for our learners. It should be a calm way to reflect on our environment and what we can do to mindful about our surroundings.

Wednesday April 3- Gr. 2 Physical Literacy starts 7:55 am. Assistant Superintendent Rob Schoen is visiting Juniper Ridge.   EASTER PURDY’s ORDERS DUE. INDOOR RELAY FEST afterschool.

Thursday April 4- Fruit and Veggie Program Apples. PAC HOT LUNCH- Pizza. Lempriere and Zieber’s classes to BLSC at 9 am-12

Friday April 5- TERM III OVERVIEWS home to parents by today. DISTRICT DAY OF SUCWENTWECW “Balancing Our Actions- the self, the family, the community, the land” - Trustee Wade attending.ALL PARENTS WELCOME TO ATTEND our morning welcomings at 8:45 for K-3 and 9:05 for 4-7.  BANNOCK DAY!

PAC SPRING Much Music Dance 5-8 pm.   

Sunday April 7- JRES Swim Club Practice 4-5 pm at downtown YMCA    

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE: 

Monday April 8- Students from our school are attending the Lego Robotics Tournament, Sign up begins for talent show

Tuesday April 9- Students from our school are participating in the SD73 Robotics Tournament at TRU, Gymnastics for Mrs. Davey/Pierce’s classes today at 12:30, Gr. 6’s attend the Foodbank to deliver our donations.

Wednesday April 10- Sport Wheelchairs arrive at JRES! ZONE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS competition at BEST- permission forms need to be returned to Mrs. Gorman, Good luck to all students attending the DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR!

Thursday April 11- #lovemyschoolday! The day we honor why we love our school even more than the other 364 days of the year!  PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet

Friday April 12- GR. 2 BIKE RODEO! All grade 2’s need to come to school with their bike and helmet. Intermediate TRACK ROTATIONS start for PE.                

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal who continually gets to brag about our high performing system!)

 

 March 11-15, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MARCH 11-15, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and then….. SPRING BREAK:

Happy Daylight Savings Time this weekend!

MARCH GROWTH MINDSET: MISTAKES ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING

The March Newsletter was emailed home to parents on Wed. Feb. 27th. Be sure to send back the Pizza with the Principal form for March. It is due back MARCH 12, 2019

PLEASE COMPLETE THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY PARENT SURVEY. I will resend the link to parents and it is available directly on our website. We are at 56% completion so we are on our way to get to 100%. Thanks for your support in completing this.

 Mrs. Tanner is accepting submissions for the Young Author’s Conference. Students in Gr. 4-7 should see Mrs. Tanner.

Students should be seeing Mrs. Murray to sign up for our JRES SWIM CLUB TEAM! The team has their first practice at the downtown YMCA on Sunday March 31 4-5 pm. Thanks to Deb Twemlow and Nicole Crichton for coaching. This is not a learn to swim program. Gr. 4-7 students must be able to swim.

GR.7 COURSE SELECTION packages need to be returned to the classroom teacher. Please return prior to SPRING BREAK.

FLAG FOOTBALL COACH NEEDED! If you are a parent interested in coaching our Flag Football team for 2019-2020 can you please email Mrs. DeFehr asap cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca  Generally, this team is made up of Gr. 6/7 students that are wanting to play.

PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK IS THURSDAY- SENOR FROGGIES- PASTA! HOT LUNCH ORDERING IS NOW AVAILABLE ON MUNCH A LUNCH FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR! Please place your orders by April 2, 2019

This week at Juniper Ridge:

CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND! All items will be bagged and taken out of the school and given to donation centre FOUND4KIDS.

Monday March 11- RIPTECH DIVING will be at Juniper Ridge in Mrs. Powrie’s Gym classes

Tuesday March 12- Pizza with the Principal forms are due for MARCH!

PARENT SESSION AT THE HGEC- CANNABIS and VAPING 7:00 pm

Wednesday March 13- Mrs. Johnston’ class to BLSC 9:30-12

Thursday March 14- TERM II REPORT CARDS home to parents. Please return the Brown District envelope the next day! PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies.

Friday March 15- WEAR GREEN FOR SPIRIT DAY!

LAST DAY before Spring Break!

Spring Break- March 18-22

WE WILL BE DOING AN EASTER PURDY’S FUNDRAISER. Orders will be available Monday March 25th. Please consider supporting our school fundraiser.

Over Spring Break I will send out the updates for our return after the break. Have a wonderful week with your children making memories.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal of Juniper Ridge where we are on a MISSION to be a high performing system!)

 

 March 4-8, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE MARCH 4-8, 2019

Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well:

MARCH GROWTH MINDSET: MISTAKES ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING

The March Newsletter was emailed home to parents on Wed. Feb. 27th. Be sure to send back the Pizza with the Principal form for March.

MARCH PAC MEETING: Monday March 4th at 6:15 pm. This will be held in Mrs. Casponi/Lempriere/Watson classroom as the library is set up for Read Around the Planet.

TRUSTEE MEGHAN WADE is our guest at the meeting to begin discussions about the Long Term Facilities Report and possible catchment changes for Juniper Ridge in years to come if needed.

The SD73 District response regarding the MOMO CHALLENGE was emailed to you by Superintendent Alison Sidow. Thank you for following up with your children, if appropriate, to ensure their internet safety and social emotional well being is discussed.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY PARENT SURVEY. I will resend the link to parents and it is available directly on our website. We are only at 18% completion so we have a longways to go to get to 100%. Thanks for your support in completing this.

YOUNG ARTISTS CONFERENCE Submissions are due to Mrs. Stonehouse Mon. March 4th if your child was working on this. Mrs. Tanner is accepting submissions for the Young Author’s Conference as well.

ANIMALS FOR ASIA CUPCAKE SALE- A reminder to send your form and your $1 to support the cause. The cupcake sale is on Friday March 8.

CHOICE DAYS are now completed for this year. All children are expected to play outside so please be sure to dress them for the weather.

BASKETBALL UPDATES: Tier 1 girls play MONDAY MARCH 4 at SOUTH SAHALI ELEMENTARY.

Tier 1 Boys (Matt/Sunny’s team) play on TUESDAY MARCH 5th at JUNIPER. Come cheer them on!

We host the TIER 2 GIRLS semi final game on THURSDAY MARCH 7th. Sadly, our Tier 2 girls team’s season ended last week as did one of our Tier 1 Boys teams.

PACIFIC SPORT IS AT OUR SCHOOL on Monday March 4 for UNPLUG AND PLAY REWARD- the classes that participated will do some fun TENNIS in the gym!

The VALLEYVIEW SECONDARY PERFORMERS will be coming on Tuesday March 5 at 1:15 pm.

PARENT SESSION AT THE HGEC TUES. MARCH 5th : KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE 6:30 pm

GR.7 COURSE SELECTION IS Wednesday March 6 with VVS. Your Gr. 7 will bring home the course selection package for you to see. Please return prior to SPRING BREAK.

Gr. 7 parents- just a reminder there is a meeting at VVS at 7 pm on Wednesday March 6 to discuss HOCKEY ACADEMY at Valleyview for Gr. 8.

PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK IS THURSDAY- PIZZA!

On Thursday, Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Waters classes visit PACIFIC WAY 10:30-12 for their DIG IT Presentation

On Friday, Mrs. Murray’s class is at TRU for TRY A TRADE. Richard and Rein’s classes go skating at VV Arena at 1:15.

Friday March 8- WEAR JUNIPER RIDGE ATTIRE AND COLORS FOR SPIRIT DAY!

Coming up next week:

CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND! All items will be bagged and taken out of the school and given to donation centre FOUND4KIDS.

Monday March 11- RIPTECH DIVING will be at Juniper Ridge in Mrs. Powrie’s Gym classes

Tuesday March 12- Pizza with the Principal forms are due for MARCH!

PARENT SESSION AT THE HGEC- CANNABIS and VAPING 7:00 pm

Wednesday March 13- Mrs. Johnston’ class to BLSC 9:30-12

Thursday March 14- TERM II REPORT CARDS home to parents. Please return the Brown District envelope the next day! PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies.

Friday March 15- WEAR GREEN FOR SPIRIT DAY!

LAST DAY before Spring Break!

Spring Break- March 18-22

 Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal of kids that know mistakes are part of learning)

 

 February 25- March 1, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE FEBRUARY 25- MARCH 1, 2019

Hi Parents,

Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well.

GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: This is our last week for A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH.

March Growth Mindset Focus: MISTAKES ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING.

Parents were emailed information about GROWTH MINDSET!

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

THE MARCH NEWSLETTER will be emailed home to parents Thursday February 28th. Please remember to print the Pizza with the Principal form and submit to have a chance to have lunch with me in March.

READ AROUND THE PLANET happens in the library this week with Mrs. Gorman. The library will be set up for this event in the week so all other activities will need to be moved.

LAST WEEK FOR CHOICE DAYS! Thanks to staff and parent volunteers who have made CHOICES DAYS 2019 a huge success! The kids have loved having options at lunch time. We hope that Spring is on its way and March will bring lots of lovely outside play time.

WE DID IT! WE REACHED OUR PBIS ROARS RESPECT RESET GOAL! On Monday February 25 at 1:15 the children have earned a choice reward decided on by their teacher! I am so proud of the improvement in compliance and patience in the past two weeks.

BASKETBALL PLAY OFFS BEGIN THIS WEEK: Tues. Feb. 26 Tier 1 Girls play at home vs. KSA, Wed. Feb. 27 Tier 1 Boys JRES 1 plays at home vs LGES 2/ JRES 2 plays at McGowan, Thursday Feb. 28 Tier 2 Girls play at home vs TBA. Good luck to all coaches and players! A reminder to parents, coaches and athletes that our SD73 CODE of CONDUCT must be followed~ especially in stressful situations like playoffs.

Gr. 4-7 students interested in YOUNG ARTISTS must submit artwork to Mrs. Stonehouse by March 4.  If interested in YOUNG AUTHORS please tell your child to see Mrs. Tanner.

PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL LUNCH for February for the 4 lucky winners is Monday Feb. 25 at 12:10

OUR FEBRUARY RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY is Tues. Feb. 26- Primary at 8:40 and Intermediate at 9:25. All parents are always welcome to our assemblies.

ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 IT IS PINK SHIRT DAY AT JUNIPER RIDGE! Send your child to school in as much pink as possible to honor Anti Bullying Day!

ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 it is PAC HOT LUNCH DAY- PIZZA.  Mrs. Head, Mrs. Weatherall and Mrs. Mulholland will have an open house in their classrooms at 1:30. Ms. Hrycan will do an Open House starting at 5 pm.

A REMINDER: There is no school for students on Friday March 1. This is a Curriculum Implementation Day for teachers and administration.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

Monday March 4- MARCH PAC MEETING- Trustee Meghan Wade will be present to discuss the Long Term Facilities Report for Juniper Ridge. 6:15 pm in the library. Childminding is available.

Tuesday March 5- Valleyview Secondary Band will be performing in our Gym at 1:15 pm.  Mrs. Lempriere/Watson’s class has a presentation from the Brain Injury Association. PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT AT THE HGEC: Keeping our Children Safe (parents were emailed the flyer)

Wednesday March 6- GR. 7 COURSE SELECTION for GR. 8! Please ensure your grade seven child is in attendance.

Thursday March 7- PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA. Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Waters classes head to PACIFIC WAY ELEMENTARY for the DIG IT Presentation 10:30-12.

Friday March 8- Mrs. Murray’s class to TRU for TRY A TRADE day. Mrs. Storozak’s class is holding a CUPCAKE SALE for Animals in Asia. Skating happens at 1:15 at Valleyview arena for Mrs. Rein and Mr. Richard’s classes.

Thank you parents for sending your delightful children to our school each day!

The climate and culture in the school feels great these days!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One impressed Principal! The kids have really been working hard as we draw a close to TERM TWO!)

 February 18-22, 2019
JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE FEB. 18-22, 2019

Happy Long Weekend! Enjoy FAMILY DAY on Monday February 18, 2019 with your children.

The School District is holding two parent information sessions. One on March 5 and one on March 12. The flyers were emailed to parents.

 Congratulations to Miss Katie Head! Miss Head was the successful applicant for our Gr. 1 posting. She will be job sharing with Mrs. Sandhu while Mrs. Patterson is on leave. We now have 2 Miss Head's at our school! Miss Amy Head in Kindergarten and Miss Katie Head in Gr. 1. Yes- sisters!

GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH. Thanks for setting goals with your children.

ROARS RESPECT RESET BLITZ is in its last week at Juniper Ridge. We are hopeful the children will make their goal to fill up the RESPECT O METER, but if not, it is a good lesson that we keep trying to improve and continue to reach a goal if we don't get there on first attempt.

PARKING- Please parents at no time can you access the staff parking lot. We don't even have enough spots for our staff some days. Adding parent cars into the mix just compounds the problem. Also, at no time should parents be parking in the bus zones by the entrance to the parking lot. THOSE ARE FOR BUSES and DAYCARES ONLY. I know it is tempting as it looks like close parking for drop off and pick up but it makes it very challenging for daycares when you are in that zone. Thanks for your help.

Kindergarten Registration completed this past week. If you have a neighbour or know of someone that did not come to register can you please send them to see Mrs. Decker immediately. We want the most accurate numbers as I move into staffing the school in March.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS begin the week of Feb. 25. I will be sending home the playoff schedules with each athlete on Tuesday.

THIS WEEK AT JUNIPER RIDGE:

Mon. Feb. 18- NO SCHOOL- FAMILY DAY

Tues. Feb. 19- Mrs. Swift/Tondevold's class to BLSC 12-2:30

                    -TIer 1 Boys JRES 1 at home vs. DT/ JRES 2 @McGowan    

                     Tier 2 Boys JRES 1 @ Rayleigh/ JRES 2 @ Dufferin

Wed. Feb. 20- Mother Goose session in the library 3-4 pm

                    -Tier 2 girls @ PARKCREST (this is a change in day due to Harper Mountain ski day)

Thurs. Feb. 21- HARPER MOUNTAIN SKI DAY(Grimm and Lempriere's classes)

                     -PAC HOT LUNCH SWISS CHALET

                     -TIER 1 Girls at home vs KSA

Fri. Feb. 22-  K VISION SCREENING for all K's

                 -Skating 1:15 at VV- Lempriere and Klassen

                 -STAKE LAKE- Rein and Stonehouse

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS BEGIN

Mon. Feb. 25- Pizza with the Principal Lunch

Tues. Feb. 26- Read around the Planet begins with Mrs. Gorman

                     -February Recognition Assembly 8:40 for Primary and 9:25 Intermediate

                     -Tier 1 Girls at home vs. KSA

Wed. Feb. 27- WEAR PINK! Anti Bullying Day! Classroom activities will be happening around this content

                    -Tier 1 Boys (JRES 1) at home vs. LGES 2/ (JRES 2) at McGowan

                     -Mother Goose session 3-4 in Mrs. Mulholland' room today

Thurs. Feb. 28- MARCH NEWSLETTER will be emailed home to parents

                    -PAC HOT LUNCH is Pizza

                    -Tier 2 Girls at home vs. TBA

Fri. March 1- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION DAY- All staff doing professional learning on this day as mandated by the Ministry of Education.

A reminder that if your child has work they are proud of they should be submitting this to MRS. STONEHOUSE for consideration for the YOUNG ARTISTS CONFERENCE by March 4th.

The next PAC Meeting is Monday March 4 at 6:15 pm. Please make note Trustee Wade will be present to discuss the long term Facilities Report for Juniper Ridge. Also, we would like to thank the PAC for their recent purchase approvals of 36 high performance skipping ropes for our kids, reading materials for our 4 Kindergarten classes  and all the snow bricks you see our kids using for their recess and lunch. This is your fundraising dollars at work and we appreciate how all parents support our school. We are so grateful!

Sincerely,

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful every day for our school community! I feel so fortunuate to be the school leader of this high performing system we call JUNIPER RIDGE!)

 February 11-15, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE FEB. 11-15, 2019

Hi Parents,

Please find the reminders for the week below and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Tessa Watson, our acting Vice Principal. Mrs. Watson will assume teaching duties that Mrs. Lloyd had and will be .5 Vice Principal indefinitely. Please see email I sent out on Friday February 8th explaining the change in administration.

FEBRUARY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH!

WEEK 2 of our PBIS ROARS RESPECT RESET CAMPAIGN! We have a goal to reach by Feb. 21 and we are hopeful all teachers are giving BINGO CHIPS every day for the respectful behaviour our students are showing. Check out the Respect O Meter in the main hallway by the office or on Instagram! Follow us @juniperridgeelementary

REMEMBER TO RETURN PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS BY FRIDAY FEB. 15th, 2019

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2019-2020 is FEBRUARY 11-15, 2019. Remember to bring your child’s birth certificate, care card and proof of address. A reminder to register for our Kindergarten SPARK event as well for JUNIPER if registering. Information on the website.

FEBRUARY IS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MONTH! Diversity is Strength is the theme and classes are participating in the Film Festival which showcases ways students can be more inclusive.

SPIRIT DAY IS THURSDAY FEB. 14- HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wear pink, red or hearts!

PAC NEWS! Our next PAC Meeting is Monday February 11th at 6:15 in the library. All parents are welcome to attend and childminding is available in one of our classrooms.

PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK IS Sweet Home Café on Thursday Feb. 14th.

We have 9 students from JUNIPER RIDGE representing our school at the SD73 MATH CHALLENGE on Tues. Feb. 12.

The JUNIPER RIDGE ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST is being held Wed. Feb. 13 in the library at 1:15. We have 5 judges coming to decide on our winner who will move onto the District competition.

ALL STAMPS AND PARAGRAPHS FOR THE JUNIPER RIDGE HERITAGE STAMP CONTEST are due to Mrs. DeFehr by Tues. Feb. 12. Judging will take place by the staff on Feb. 14th.

FRUIT AND VEGGIE PROGRAM is KIWI this week. Mrs. Swift’s class will deliver it to our classrooms.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS- a reminder to send your child in their Kindergarten shirt as all 4 classes are heading to GYMNASTICS on Thursday February 14th in the morning.

On Friday Feb. 15th- a reminder to wear your JUNIPER RIDGE SPIRIT WEAR! Mrs. Swift, Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Storozak’s classes  go skating at 1:15 at Valleyview Arena today. Mrs. Grimm and Mrs. Lempriere/Casponi’s classes go to HARPER MOUNTAIN.

BASKETBALL UPDATES: The personalized clothing orders are IN! We will be calling all athletes down Monday to get their items. We were still waiting on 3 XL, but hoping they come first thing Monday.

TUESDAY FEB. 12

TIER 1 BOYS JRES 1@ LGES, JRES 2 @ BROCK

TIER 2 BOYS JRES 1- BYE , JRES 2 at home vs. RLC

THURSDAY FEB. 14

TIER 1 GIRLS @ MSES      TIER 2 GIRLS at home vs. HALDANE

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

FAMILY DAY- Monday February 18th- no school for students or staff

Tues. Feb. 19- Swift/Tondevold’s class at the Big Little Science Centre 12-2:30, TIER 1 BOYS JRES 1 @home vs. DT, JRES 2 @ McGowan     TIER 2 BOYS JRES 1 @ Rayleigh, JRES 2 @ DUFFERIN

Thurs. Feb. 21- LAST DAY OF THE ROARS RESPECT RESET BLITZ! Harper Mountain Day 2 for Grimm and Lempriere/Casponi’s classes. PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet, TIER 1 Girls  @ home vs KSA, Tier 2 Girls  @ Parkcrest

Fri. Feb. 22- SPIRIT DAY- WEAR YOUR JAGS SWAG! Kindergarten Vision Screening for all 4 classes, Stonehouse and Rein’s classes to Stake Lake, Skating at VV arena for Klassen and Lempriere/Casponi’s classes.

Thanks parents for your continued support!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (I think I am the luckiest principal in the district. I have the best staff, the best students and the best parents.)

 

 

 February 4-8, 2019
 

Hi Wonderful Parents of Juniper Ridge,

Please find below the updates for this week at our school and a glimpse at the following week as well.

GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS FOR FEBRUARY: A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH. Setting goals is key to success!

The FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER was emailed home January 31 and is posted to the website. Please print the Pizza with the Principal form (or your child can ask Mrs. Decker for one) so that they can enter the February draw. Forms are due back by Feb. 15

STRANGER DANGER- On Friday Feb. 1 a parent came to me concerned about a man that was out for a walk that approached her daughters to strike up conversation. The RCMP have been notified and we are asking parents and staff to pay close attention in our community. Parents, I am asking that you review with your child what protocols you would expect of your child as they walk to and from our campus in respect to Stranger Danger.

PBIS ROARS RESPECT RE-SET! From Feb. 4-21 our staff are hoping to see 430 students who are showing the utmost of respect for adult requests. Compliance is critical in a school and children need to learn to respond appropriately and willingly to reasonable adult requests. THIS IS OUR FOCUS for FEBRUARY! Thanks for reinforcing at home that saying "OKAY" to an adult when asked to do a task is the only response. We can't wait to celebrate the success of the children.

FEBRUARY is also DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MONTH! Diversity is Strength is the message and teachers will be participating in the SHORT FILM FESTIVAL giving this topic a focus and teaching time in the coming weeks.

TERM II REPORT CARDS are due at the end of FEBRUARY- parents if you can please support your child in getting lots of sleep, completing home study and ensuring attendance is a priority this month it will assist the staff greatly.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 is approaching FEB. 11-15. Please tell your friends and family to ensure they come next week. K regisrtation determines much about the capacity moving forward for our school so we want to have the most accurate numbers at the end of next week.

BASKETBALL UPDATES: TIER 1 TEAMS both boys and girls- your TOURNAMENT FORMS AND FEES are due Monday Feb. 4 for the South Sahali Tourney and Brock Middle Tourney Feb. 8/9.

CLOTHING UPDATE: Hansport is working on our Jaguars Basketball clothing and I hope to receive it this week. That said....6 long sleeve Youth Mediums were ordered by 6 players. I had to make the call to wait for our order for 3  more weeks since that size was on back order or upgrade those mediums to Youth Large and get our order finished- I did that instead! When they come in- if you are upset please email me and I will tell you my plan to remedy this situation if your child is swimming in their YL.

TIER 1 BOYS League Action this week Feb. 5: JRES 1 - BYE, JRES 2 @LGES 2

TIER 2 BOYS League Action this week Feb. 5 : JRES 1 @Kay Bingham, JRES 2 @home vs. LGES

                      Thurs. Feb. 7- Tier 2 Boys JRES 1 vs. Parkcrest at JUNIPER

TIER 1 GIRLS League Action this week Feb. 7: Juniper @ McGowan

TIER 2 GIRLS League Action this week Feb. 7 : Juniper @KCS

THIS WEEK AT JRES:

Wed. Feb. 6- ART STARTS PERFORMANCE in the GYM 1:15 Troll Grandfather for K-3 students

                  -GLOBAL PLAY DAY!

Thurs. Feb. 7- YPC CONCERT 9:15 at the Sagebrush for Gr. 4-7 students MONSTER THEATRE

                   -PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

                  -GYMNASTICS AT TCC for all 4 Kindergarten Classes AM

Fri. Feb. 8- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Our staff will be busy participating in professional learning.

Feb. 8/9 Basketball Tournaments for TIER 1 Teams

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 9-3 each day Feb. 11-15

PBIS ROARS RESPECT RESET BLITZ continues

Mon. Feb. 11-  PAC MEETING FOR FEBRUARY 6:15 pm. All parents welcome. If a Spring Carnival can happen we need parents to volunteer. Please contact the PAC to let them know you can help.

Tues. Feb. 12- Math Challenge at TRU for 3 students. Heritage Stamps due to Mrs. DeFehr

TIER 1 BOYS JRES 1 @LGES 1, JRES 2 @ BROCK 2

TIER 2 BOYS JRES 1 - BYE, JRES 2 home vs. RLC

Wed. Feb. 13- JRES ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST 1:15 in the library.

Thurs. Feb. 14- SPIRIT DAY- WEAR RED, PINK or HEARTS! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

TIER 1 GIRLS Juniper @ MSES, TIER 2 GIRLS @ home vs. HALDANE

PAC HOT LUNCH- Sweet Home Cafe

GYMNASTICS all 4 K classes AM

AFTERSCHOOL JUDGING OF HERITAGE STAMPS BY STAFF to determine the Gr. 3/4/5/6/7 winners (winners announced at the February Recognition Assembly)

Fri. Feb. 15: HARPER Ski Day for Grimm and Lempriere, Skating at VV 1:15 for Swift, Johnston and Storozak,  Pizza with the Principal forms due

THANKS EVERYONE.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (Getting all the February Feels as our students continue to have such success! I can't wait to see the level of respect increase this month!)

 January 28-Feb. 1, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE’s PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE

 

REACH HIGH~ SERVE WELL~ LEARN TOGETHER


Hi Parents,

Here are the updates for this week and a glance at the first week full week of February as well.

January Growth Mindset Focus: Feedback is a Gift Accept It

February Growth Mindset Focus: A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish


A reminder to parents to please SUBSCRIBE to our new Juniper Ridge Website. Go to WHAT’S HAPPENING (top tab) then hit SCHOOL NEWS and hit Subscribe!


The FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER will be emailed to parents this week. Be sure to enter for Pizza with the Principal.


The gym is closed MON. JAN. 28 for the removal of the ropes that hang from the ceiling. The crew will be done in time for afterschool basketball practices.


THIS WEEK:

Some classes are doing their UNPLUG AND PLAY week this last week of January. Please support the students at home by limiting screen time.


Mon. Jan. 28- Pizza with the Principal Lunch

Tues. Jan. 29- Hrycan’s K class to BLSC 9-11:30

                    -Tier 1 Boys JRES 1 @ KSA/ JRES 2 at home vs. St. Ann’s

                    -Tier 2 Boys JRES 1 @ Logan Lake (leave at 2 pm)/ JRES 2 @ Parkcrest


Wed. Jan. 30- Mulholland’s K class to BLSC 10-12:30

                    -Johnston’s class at HGEC for KAIROS Button Exercise 9-12

                    -TIER 2 girls at Dufferin

                    

Thurs. Jan. 31- JANUARY RECOGNITION ASSEMBLIES Primary at 8:40 and Intermediate at 9:25 am.

                      -Fruit and Veggie Program delivery to classes by Mrs. Swift’s class(apples)

                      -PAC HOT LUNCH is HOT DOGS today!

                      -TIER 1 Girls- BYE (return your Tournament forms and fees for South Sahali)

                      -ABORIGINAL CONNECTIONS EVENT 6-7 pm in the gym

Fri. Feb. 1- Valleyview Skating at 1:15 pm- Plut, Sandhu and Davey/Lloyd’s classes


COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

Mon. Feb. 4- PBIS ROARS RESPECT campaign starts! Our data is indicating respect for reasonable adults from our students needs a blitz and re-teaching. From Feb. 4-Feb. 22 we will be doing some targeted teaching to encourage our students to be mindful of their compliance.

Tues.


Tues. Feb. 5- TIER 1 Boys JRES 1 @BYE/ JRES 2 @ LGES

                      TIER 2 Boys JRES 1 @ Kay Bingham/ JRES 2 @home vs. LGES

Wed. Feb. 6- ART STARTS Performance for K-3 students in the gym at 1:15 Axis Theatre  Troll Grandfather presentation

Thurs. Feb. 7- PAC HOT LUNCH- Pizza

                    -YPC Concert Gr. 4-7 9:15 at Sagebrush Theatre Monster Theatre

                    -ALL FOUR K CLASSES to Gymnastics in AM

                    -TIER 1 Girls @ McGowan/ TIER 2 Girls @KSA

 

Fri. Feb. 8- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS



A REMINDER THAT KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 is coming up FEB. 11-15th at JUNIPER RIDGE. Proof of address, BC Services Card and Birth Certificate all required.


Thank you parents for helping to make Juniper Ridge Elementary the high performing system that it is.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (A grateful and growth mindset focused school leader)

 January 21-25, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JAN. 21-25th, 2019

January Growth Mindset Focus: Feedback is a Gift~ Accept It!

IT IS LITERACY WEEK! Please promote more reading, board games and outside time and limit SCREEN TIME THIS WEEK! As a school we have some fun activities planned for the students too~! Literacy Trivia begins this week every day on the announcements.

Some of our classes are participating in UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK and have booklet to document all the ways they reduce their screen time with other kid activities!

Please read the attachment regarding SCREEN TIME.

HEAP THE HONDA CONTINUES THIS WEEK! Thanks for all the books so far. Families have until Friday Jan. 25 to send in their books to us.

PAC UPDATES: PAC HOT LUNCH is Thursday Jan. 24 and it is CHOPPED LEAF. A reminder the PAC is looking for volunteers to support the SPRING CARNIVAL. If parents do not step forward to start planning they may have to cancel.

HUGE THANKS TO OUR PAC! We were able to purchase 50 new JRES JAGUARS JERSEYS for our SPORTS TEAMS in larger sizes for our Gr. 6/7 athletes! A huge thank you to our PAC for also supporting our Family Math night and paying for supplies. These are just two examples of how your fundraising dollars are supporting our students.

BASKETBALL LEAGUE PLAY STARTS THIS WEEK! Any outstanding forms need to be returned first thing Monday morning to be able to play this week. Jaguars Attire orders were placed Thursday so we look forward to getting those back for players who ordered.

Tues. Jan. 22 TIER 1 BOYS JRES 1 @Westmount/ TIER 1 BOYS JRES 2 @ Brock

                       TIER 2 BOYS JRES 1 @home vs. PAC WAY/ TIER 2 BOYS JRES 2 @ RAYLEIGH

Thurs. Jan. 24 TIER 1 GIRLS @ Summit

                        TIER 2 GIRLS @ home vs. Aberdeen

Please remind your students to stay off the ice. We had some major injuries this past week and while the school and the district do our best with salting and getting the district sand truck on site, we really need to kids help in staying off the patches that they many find entertaining. Some of the accidents the ice was hiding and of course the children didn’t realize what was under the snow. We just want to keep everyone as safe as possible.

A reminder I am in Vancouver Thursday Jan. 24 and Friday Jan. 25. Please email me if needed at cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca or contact Wendy Lloyd our Vice Principal in my absence.

CHOICE DAYS IS GOING GREAT! Kids are loving the choices! If you have any board games you and your family would like to donate we would be thrilled to add to our collection. Please drop off at the office.

On Thursday Jan. 24- ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS need to remember it is SPIRIT DAY- READING ROCKS- WEAR YOUR FUNKY SOCKS!

On Friday Jan. 25- Plut, Sandhu and Klassen’s classes go skating so just a reminder to send skates and helmets.

REMEMBER ON FRIDAYS TO ALWAYS wear your JUNIPER RIDGE ATTIRE OR SCHOOL COLORS!

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER:

Our gym is closed Monday Jan. 28 for the swing ropes to be removed.

Monday Jan. 28 is Pizza with the Principal Lunch- congratulations to the 4 winners!

Tues. Jan. 29- Ms. Hrycan’s class goes to BLSC 9-11:30

Wed. Jan. 30 – Mrs. Mulholland’s class goes to BLSC 10-12:30

                      -Mrs. Johnston’s class goes to the HGEC for the Kairos Button Exercise

Thurs. Jan. 31- RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY 8:40 for Primary and 9:25 for Intermediate

                       -February Newsletter will be emailed home

                       -PAC HOT LUNCH- Hot Dogs

                       -ABORIGINAL CONNECTIONS EVENT 6-7 pm – BANNOCK AND JAM and

                        Entertainment!

Fri. Feb. 1- Skating for Davey/Lloyd, Plut and Sandhu/Patterson classes 1:15

Reminder no school Feb. 8 Non Instructional Day and Mon. Feb. 18- FAMILY DAY.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (One proud principal that our students are following ROARS and WITS!)

 

 

 January 14-18, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JAN. 14-18, 2019

 Parents, here are the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.

Everyone was so happy to return and the school felt calm and full of engagement this week. Thank you for sending us your delightful children each day. Attendance this week was outstanding.

GROWTH MINDSET THEME: Feedback is a gift ~ Accept it.

Remember to Return your Pizza with the Principal entry for January by Friday Jan. 18th before 8:45 am.

PAC NEWS: Our January PAC Meeting is Mon. Jan. 14th at 6:15 pm. Childminding is available and ALL PARENTS are always welcome. As the principal I will be sharing the District Learning Plan as well as touch on highlights from the School District’s Long Term Facilities Plan which could effect Juniper Ridge Elementary by 2020.

PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK: Thurs. January 17th- SWISS CHALET. We all eat at 12:05 on this day.

SLIDING: The snow has been scarce this year, but when we get it, the kids do love to slide. Thanks to the PAC that purchased 50 new Crazy Carpets for us. That is your fundraising dollars used for our kids. Could I please ask that you remind your child to follow the sledding expectations and zones for where they can slide. We never slide into fences. We never slide into the hard court. We never slide  from the field down to the base of the school building. We are never to slide on the hill by the playground and C Can Storage units. We are trying to provide the best supervision we can and take our duty of care to the highest level. In turn, we ask that your children follow the expectations expressed by adults at Juniper.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS: Jaguars Basketball Attire forms were sent home Friday. They are due back with payment by Thursday Jan. 17th to Mrs. Decker. Attire orders are optional*

Basketball League Play Forms, letters, schedules, practice times, code of conduct contracts will all be coming home with your athlete on Monday. These are due back to the yellow bin by the main doors by Thurs. Jan. 17th in order to be able to play in the league.

PLEASE NOTE: RENOVATIONS HAPPENING IN THE GYM JAN. 14 and 15. We are cancelling the 7 am morning practices for Tier 1 Boys and Girls teams as we are unsure when the district will arrive.

TIER 2 girls will practice at 2:45 and TIER 1 BOYS (Matt/Sunny) will practice at 4:00 on Monday.  The district assured me they would be cleaned up by afterschool. Practice schedule will be followed unless otherwise stated by your coach- parents you will have that Monday afternoon when your child brings home their permission package.

JANUARY IS LITERACY MONTH! HEAP THE HONDA begins Mon. Jan. 14. Please begin to send all books that are not being read so that they can be donated to families and bookshelves in our city. Send your books until January 25.

GR.7 PARENTS- please respond to the MOVING ON event survey that was sent to you on or before Jan. 16th. Once we see what the community and grade sevens are hoping for we will begin to start the planning process for how we will honor this exceptional group of grade seven learners.

REMINDER: January 16- Mrs. Rein’s Gr. 5 class are off to BLSC for the Trades Sampler experience 9:30-12.

FAMILY MATH NIGHT- Thank you to the 60 families who RSVP’d and registered for our FAMILY MATH EVENT on Thurs. Jan. 17th starting at 5:30. Thanks to Mrs. Lloyd for organizing.

JERSEY DAY IS Friday Jan. 18th. Please send your child in their favourite sporting attire!

TERM II OVERVIEWS will be emailed home to our parent community by the teacher by Fri. Jan. 18th. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher about the overview or your child’s progress at any time.

On Friday Jan. 18th- Mrs. Lempriere/Casponi, Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Murray’s classes will participate in Robotics lessons at the school with Elizabeth DeVries (District Technology Coordinator)

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

IT IS LITERACY WEEK at JUNIPER! It is also UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK for those classes that signed up to participate!

THURSDAY JAN. 24- READING ROCKS WEAR YOUR FUNKY SOCKS DAY! We hope to see lots of exciting sock attire! Heap the Honda will end Friday Jan. 25th.

PAC HOT LUNCH is CHOPPED LEAF on Thurs. Jan. 24.

I will be out of the school Jan. 24/25 in Vancouver. I am going to tour Crofton House and Norma Rose Point Elementary. Please contact Mrs. Lloyd wlloyd@sd73.bc.ca for any concerns next week.

Friday Jan. 25 is Skating for Plut, Sandhu and Klassen’s classes at 1:15 at Valleyview Arena.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (An extremely fortunate principal to call Juniper Ridge the place where I lead, work, learn and play)

 January 7-11, 2019
 

JUNIPER RIDGE PARENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE JANUARY 7-11, 2019

 

WELCOME BACK! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you had a remarkable holiday with your children! What a lovely two weeks it has been!

MYEDBC where I normally email you all from is down for maintenance until January 7th. I am trying School Messenger as an alternate form of communication to parents at this critical time with school starting Monday January 7th at 8:30 am. I couldn’t believe it when I logged on to email you all that MYEDBC wasn’t working. I needed to come up with a PLAN B!

I will also post all information to the Juniper Ridge Website as well. If you have not subscribed to the website I encourage you to do that by going to WHAT’S HAPPENING top tab, then click SCHOOL NEWS and hit subscribe and follow the commands to subscribe.

The January 2019 Newsletter will also be posted to the Juniper Ridge Website. I will try to send it via School Messenger as well. It has lots of updates for this month and the very full calendar section is always helpful. Please print off the PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL form and put your child in the draw for January. *Please note that there was an error in the newsletter- The Aboriginals Connection event will be in the gym on JANUARY 31 not FEBRUARY 7. It was listed twice in the calendar. Our apologies.

GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS for JANUARY- Feedback is a gift~ Accept it!

As we transition back to school and routines, remind your child about ROARS AND WITS. Please also ensure they are ready to comply with all adult requests. Compliance and respect is important in creating effective and efficient learning environments.

Please return all PE STRIP and INSIDE SHOES that went home over the holidays.

CHOICE DAYS begin January 7th! Monday-Thursday your child can ask their teacher for a pass to the variety of options being given. Going outside is always preferred and parents can direct their child to always go outside if you prefer that option for your child. The schedule is attached to the newsletter.

JANUARY IS LITERACY MONTH! We will begin to collect books for HEAP THE HONDA starting January 14th Please check your shelves and donate books!

BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE SET! We have 6 teams this year. As soon as league schedules are sent by the Basketball commissioner, your basketball athlete will receive a package of schedules and permission forms. Please return them promptly. Practices begin this week. The practice times will be sent home with all paperwork. This week though please make note:

Practices this week:

Tier 2 girls (Chris)- 2:45-4 Monday and Wednesday

Tier 1 girls(Ross) - 7 am Tuesday/ 4 pm on Wednesday

Tier 1 boys (Tasha/Andy) 7 am Wednesday/  2:45 on Thursday/ 2:45 Friday

Tier 1 boys (Matt/Sunny) 4 pm Monday/ 7 am Thursday/ 2:45 Friday

Tier 2 boys (both teams Andrea/Wayne/Nicole) 12:05 Tuesday and Friday lunchtime

Gr. 4/5 Basketball Clinic(Tasha and Deb) - 12:05 Thursdays

THIS WEEK at JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday January 7- School resumes for 2019

Wednesday January 9- Waters and Murray’s classes skiing at Harper Mountain

Thursday January 10- PAC HOT LUNCH- Pizza

Friday January 11- School Spirit Day- Wear your Juniper Ridge Logo attire!

Skating- 9:30- Sandman Centre Richard, Stonehouse and Storozak’s classes

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

The gym is closed for January 14 and 15 as renovations are happening. No morning basketball practices can occur, but the district assures us that they will be out of the gym for 3 pm so that rentals and practices can occur.

Monday January 14- Heap a Honda begins, PAC MEETING 6:15 pm in the library (all parents are welcome and childminding available)

Wednesday January 15- Mrs. Rein’s class to BLSC for Trades Sampler session, Mother Goose sessions begin 3-4 pm in library for toddlers that registered in the community.

Thursday January 16-  PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet, FAMILY MATH NIGHT 5:30-6:30 (please rsvp to the email Mrs. Lloyd sent out ASAP)

Friday January 17- TERM II OVERVIEWS will be communicated to parents by today. SPIRIT DAY at JUNIPER- JERSEY DAY! Wear your favourite team colors or jersey from any sport! Pizza with the Principal forms due to the yellow bin by 8:45 am.

LITERACY WEEK and UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK is January 21-25th.

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Excited to see all 439 students for the 2019 year ahead and be a part of all they will accomplish!)

 

 December 17-21, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

Here are your updates for the last week of school before WINTER BREAK!

Thank you so much for all your support with our 4 Christmas Concerts this past week! Having you fill our gym meant so much.

Growth Mindset Focus for December: WE LOVE A CHALLENGE!

Here are the updates for this week and a sneak peak into January 2019!

*Please return brown REPORT CARD ENVELOPES on Mon. Dec. 17

*PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS must be placed via MUNCH A LUNCH by January 3.

*Just a reminder parents that if you send your child with a juice box- we expect your child to finish it and take home the recyclable packaging in their lunch kit. Talk to your child about never putting a half finished juice box in their bag for you!

*BASKETBALL TRY OUTS THIS WEEK: Mon. Dec. 17- Tier 1/2 Girls 2:35-4/ Gr. 6/7 Boys 4-5:30

Tues. Dec. 18- Gr. 5 Boys 12:05      Wed. Dec. 19- Gr. 6/7 Boys 4-5:30  

Thurs. Dec. 20 Tier 1/2 Girls 4-5:30

There will be a Basketball Clinic Thursdays at lunch for any Gr. 4/5's that signed up as well starting in January

*VEHICLES on NECHAKO watching the playground- Several staff have raised concern about what we think is parents watching from their vehicles during recess and lunch. Our duty is to watch for inappropriate situations for our children to keep them safe. My staff and volunteers are on high alert outside when we see vehicles  creeping along that fence line. Could I please ask that parents DO NOT do this. We do not know every parent's vehicle and it has created some panic we would like to avoid.  Please park your vehicle  and come inside the school and I am happy to page your child to see you if needed.

* Thank you to everyone who ordered FRESH IS BEST for our fundraiser!  ORDERS need to be picked up on Thursday December 20th. We will be sending them home with children if parents are unable to come by the office to get them from Mrs. Decker.

* As principal I am out of the building Tuesday Dec. 18(district business), Wednesday Dec. 19(district business)  and Thursday Dec. 20 AM(picking up Fresh is Best orders) Please email me if needed cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca  or contact Mrs. Lloyd as Vice Principal at the school.

*PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to our new WEBSITE! Go to What's Happening top tab- click SCHOOL NEWS in the drop down menu and hit SUBSCRIBE!  Then follow the prompts and remember to click that you are not a robot. THANKS FOR SUBSCRIBING!

*ASK YOUR CHILD TO CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND this week! The clothes will be bagged and sent out of the building after Friday.

*Friday Dec. 21- LAST DAY OF CLASSES for 2018. Mrs. Rein and Mrs. Stonehouse's classes go Swimming in the afternoon.

*Gr. 4 and 7 parents will receive the FSA BOOKLETS AND STUDENT REPORT SHEET on Friday December 21.

WINTER BREAK~ December 22- January 6th! Have a wonderful holiday with your children!

SCHOOL RESUMES MONDAY JANUARY 7, 2019

I will email the January 2019 newsletter to families over the holidays.

JANUARY GROWTH MINDSET FOCUS: Feedback is a Gift~ Accept it!

Basketball teams and schedules will be sent home to families once rosters are confirmed and league schedules are sent to me.

CHOICE DAYS for lunch time play begin in January! We are so excited that our kids will have a variety of opportunities for their lunch time play choice if outside is not what they want to do. CHOICE DAYS run Monday to Thursdays. The schedule will be attached to the back of the January newsletter.

JANUARY IS LITERACY MONTH! We will be doing HEAP THE HONDA so please consider donating books that are no longer read in your household Jan. 14-25th.

Wed. Jan. 9- Waters and Murray's classes go skiing at HARPER MOUNTAIN

Thurs. Jan. 10- PAC HOT LUNCH- PIZZA

Fri. Jan. 11- SKATING- Sandman Centre- Richard, Stonehouse and Storozak classes 9:30

Our next PAC MEETING is Monday January 14th.

TERM II OVERVIEWS will be sent home to parents by Friday January 18th, 2019 so you have a focus for the learning outcomes that will be covered over the course of the term.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

I am so grateful to be a part of such a fabulous community! Enjoy your time with family and friends.

REACH HIGH~SERVE WELL~ LEARN TOGETHER- it is our work in 6 words at Juniper Ridge.

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (I have to be the most fortunate principal in SD73! I get to work with you and your children each and every day!)

 

 December 10-14, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

Here are your updates for this week and a glance at our LAST week of school before the holidays too.

DECEMBER GROWTH MINDSET MANTRA: WE LOVE A CHALLENGE!

First off, thank you so much for all the TOYS you donated for the TOYS FOR KIDS BREAKFAST! We were able to send over 250 toys to needy children in Kamloops. Our leadership students, Mrs. Waters and I would like to say a huge thank you for your generosity.

Secondly, Superintendent Alison Sidown visited Juniper Ridge yesterday. She commented on the absolutely remarkable culture and climate as she toured the building. She was impressed by the level of engagement of your children and the quality of lessons she observed by the staff. I felt extremely proud to be the school leader of Juniper Ridge.

IT IS CHRISTMAS CONCERT WEEK at JUNIPER RIDGE! Here are all the Dress Rehearsal times and concert times so parents are aware. Only the students watch the Dress Rehearsals. Friends and family are invited to the PERFORMANCE times please. Please check the LOST AND FOUND when you come to the school in the coming week. All items will be donated to FOUND 4 KIDS and will be out of the building come January.

*KINDERGARTEN “TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” Performance

Monday December 10- Dress Rehearsal 1:15 pm

Tues. December 11- Evening Performance 6:00 pm

*GRADE ONE “SNOW” Performance

Monday December 10- Dress Rehearsal 10:25 am

Tues. December 11- Afternoon Performance 1:15 pm

*GRADE 2-4 “DECEMBER 'ROUND THE WORLD” Performance

Thursday December 13- Dress Rehearsal 1:15 pm

Thursday December 13- Evening Performance 6 pm

*GRADE 5-7 “THE SNOW SHOW’ Performance

Wednesday December 12- Dress Rehearsal 1:15 pm

Wednesday December 12- Evening Performance 6 pm

PAC UPDATES: December PAC Meeting is Monday December 10th at 6:15 in the library. All families are welcome and childminding is provided.

PAC HOT LUNCH this week is Thurs. Dec. 13 and it is PIZZA.  A reminder to go to the MUNCH A LUNCH APP and order for the new year! You have until January 3 to do this!

TERM I REPORT CARDS will be coming home to parents on Thurs. Dec. 13th. Please return the brown district envelope and we encourage you to write a comment on the front.

SPIRIT DAY IS FRIDAY DEC. 14- IT IS RED AND GREEN DAY! Come as festive as you can!

SKATING THIS WEEK: On Friday December 14- Mulholland, Hrycan and Grimm's classes go to the Sandman Centre for 9:30. Swift, Johnston and Stonehouse go skating at Valleyview Arena at 1:15 pm

TIER 2 BOYS BASKETBALL COACH- We still need a coach for the boys at the Grade 5 level. If I don't hear by the end of the week I will need to tell the boys there is no coach for the 2018-2019 season. Thanks if you can help or know someone that loves basketball.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please just google Juniper Ridge Elementary and find our website. Click on WHAT'S HAPPENING (top tab) , SCHOOL NEWS (drop down menu) then HIT THE BURGANDY SUBSCRIBE button and follow the prompts! Thanks to the 55 of you that have already done this! It is appreciated.

Coming up next week:

FRESH IS BEST ORDERS will be ready for PICK UP on Thursday. We will need everyone to come collect their orders on Thursday or they will be sent home with your child. We do not have the fridge space to store the items. Thank you so much for your support!

FSA RESULTS PACKAGES- student booklets and reports from the School District are returnedto the school. Parents of Gr. 4 and 7 students can look for these coming home on Friday December 21. Please look for a letter from myself in your package as well.

REIN and STONEHOUSE's classes go swimming at TCC on Fri. Dec. 21 1-2:30

LOCKER, DESKS AND LOST AND FOUND- Please know your child will be expected to clean out their locker and desk next week. Please encourage your child to check the lost and found as well! There are so many beautiful clothing items on our tables I am sad no one is claiming them.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS- KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AT JUNIPER RIDGE will begin February 11-15th. Proof of address is needed as well as BC Services Card and Birth Certificate. Please tell neighbours and friends of Juniper to please come register this week. This registration assists us in class configuration planning for the 2018-2019 school year. We need accurate numbers and Kindergarten registration assists us in this planning.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Mrs. DeFehr (Your very proud principal of your amazing children!)

 December 3-7, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

Happy Weekend! I am sending out the reminders for the week as I will be busy reading report cards this weekend.

The December newsletter was emailed to families and posted on the JRES website for your reference. All expectations about Snow have been shared with you as parents and all the teachers are in the process of teaching these expecatations so that children are very aware of what is acceptable use of snow with 500 of us on campus.

REMEMBER the PAC CRAFT FAIR is tomorrow at JRES GYM from 10-2. We hope you will be able to stop by and support the crafters.

TUES. Dec. 4 is the last day to bring in TOYS FOR THE TOYS FOR KIDS BREAKFAST! Please help us by picking up a new unwrapped toy if out and about this weekend. The class with the most donations wins a pizza party!

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW JUNIPER RIDGE WEBSITE. Please just google Juniper Ridge Elementary and click to access our website. Please go to the WHATS HAPPENING TOP TAB- click on that and a drop down menu will appear. FIND SCHOOL NEWS and click on that. A Subscribe radio button will appear. Click on it and it will open up fields and prompts for you to complete. Be sure to check the box at the bottom that you are not a robot!  I know it sounds like a lot of steps but it will be helpful to get timely updates.

I held a meeting at recess today for Basketball and WOW- what a turn out! Many children are wanting to play this sport. I am desperately in need of a TIER 2 BOYS coach or I will not be able to have this level of team which means Gr. 5 boys will not be able to play. Please help if you can.  If your child missed the sign up please tell them to come see Mrs. Decker or myself.

PARKING- I am asking parents that have been parking  on the house side of Nechako St. to please refrain from doing this. It is causing a problem again and is becoming unsafe  for drivers and those trying to cross the street. There are signs clearly posted not to park there. I will have to call Bylaw for ticketing should this not improve. I know it is hard to find parking, but parking illegally is not helping our neighbours or our fellow parents out.

PURDY'S ORDERS are IN! They can be picked up from the office  on Tuesday December 4th. Should you not be able to come in to get them and wish for them to be sent home with your child please email Mrs. Decker and let her know bdecker@sd73.bc.ca   We don't want to ruin a surprise by sending them home with your kids so please be speedy in your chocolate pick up.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

FRESH IS BEST! Orders are due on Wed. Dec. 5th! Thanks for your support!

REMINDER NO SCHOOL MONDAY DECEMBER 3- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY   We will see everyone on Tuesday Dec. 4th

PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS can be placed for the winter session on the MUNCH A LUNCH site until January 3.

PAC HOT LUNCH is Thursday December 6- SENOR FROGGIES MEXICAN. We all eat at 12:05 and all play at 12:20 that day.

On Tuesday December 4th our K-3 students are off to see ELF at the Sagebrush Theatre 10:30-2.

Be sure to check out our classroom doors! Dec. 4-7 you will see a transformation in the school as we get into the festive season as we do our annual Door Decorating Design Challenge K-7!

Coming up next week:

Monday Dec. 10- PAC MEETING 6:15 pm

Tues. Dec. 11-  Gr. 1 Christmas Concert 1:15 pm   Snow

                      Kindergarten Christmas Concert 6:00 Twas the Night Before Christmas

Wed. Dec. 12- Gr. 5-7 Christmas Concert 6:00   The Snow Show

Thurs. Dec. 13- PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza

                       -TERM I Report Cards home to parents (return brown envelople to teacher- and we love when you write a comment on the front!)

                       -Gr. 2-4 Christmas Concert  6:00  Christmas Around the World

Fri. Dec. 14- RED AND GREEN SPIRIT DAY

                    Skating 9:30- Hrycan, Mulholland and Grimm Sandman Centre

                   Skating 1:15- Swift, Johnston, Stonehouse Valleyview

Thanks everyone!

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (In awe that it is December already! Thanks for all your support parents. I am so very fortunate to work, play and lead at Juniper Ridge)

 November 26-30, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

Happy Weekend! Please find below the updates for this week and a glance at the following week as well. Hard to believe December is fast approaching.

Growth Mindset Theme: "I am a valued member of this learning community"

We had quite a few office referrals this week and mostly for disrespect to adults in the school. Could I please ask that parents remind children that reasonable requests asked by staff and parent supervisors must be honored. Thank you! Also, thanks for your continued support in reminding your children to keep hands and feet to self.

The new Juniper Ridge website is now live. It does look quite different. It is by no means finished but we were told by the district to go live and work on it as we could. Thanks for your patience with it. As per an email I sent out last weekend be sure to download the SD73 app to your mobile device. I will review this information in the December newsletter.

WE NEED NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS sent to the school by Dec. 4. Our school is collecting for TOYS FOR KIDS this year as our charity of choice. Leadership students would appreciate a donation sent this week! The class that brings in the most new toys will get a pizza party from our friends at LITTLE CAESARS!  Thanks for shopping for this item this week.

ONE TO ONE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

We are excited to be re-starting a fantastic literacy program at Juniper Ridge Elementary in January- the One-to-One Reading Program. We are looking for volunteers to spend 1.5 hours per week (you choose one session per week- morning or afternoon) reading one-on-one with children at Juniper Ridge Elementary - helping them develop literacy skills and a love of reading. This is a a great opportunity for our community to be involved with our school, so please share this information with grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends and community members who may be interested. There is free training available to volunteers, with the next volunteer training sessions running at Henry Grube on January 29th and February 5. We will have the program up and running after Christmas. Please contact sarahbrise@gmail.com 

 

ERASE BULLYING- The Ministry has a new (but old) and revised reporting tool for ERASE bullying.

erase = expect respect & a safe education

The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that the new erasewebsite is now live. In addition to bullying and violence prevention, the new erase site includes information and resources on online safety, mental well-being, substance use, and sexual orientation and gender identity. The site was created following extensive consultation with students, parents and educators. Teachers at Juniper will be sharing this with our Gr. 3-7 students. Parents are encouraged to look at the website as well.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/help

 

All jerseys from VOLLEYBALL are now expected to be returned for our Tier 1 boys and Tier 2/3 teams.  Please wash and return to coaches. Parents will receive a $50 bill if the jersey is not returned in the coming week.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO Neil Barrett and the TIER 1 GIRLS Volleyball Team! They have qualified for the SEMI FINALS! Please consider bringing your family to watch our girls play on Thurs. Nov. 29 at Brock Middle School. The game begins at 3:30 and we would love to see the stands filled with Juniper fans in Juniper school colors!

 

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE BASKETBALL? I am in the process of organizing Basketball at Juniper Ridge. I do need a TIER 2 BOYS coach if there is a parent out there that can possibly assist.

Please talk to your child about playing basketball this year. SIGN UP AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Meeting will take place Friday Nov. 30th at recess. Gr. 4/5's are encouraged to attend the meeting as well. Gr.5's boys will play if I can find a coach. That said, Deb T. and Tasha V. will be doing a Basketball Clinic once a week for Gr. 4/5 age so encourage your child to come sign up for the clinic.

 

KINDGERGARTEN PARENTS- Remember your parent/child event for Numeracy is coming up TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 8:20-10:05 in the gym. THE YOU CAN COUNT ON ME EVENT is one you and your child will love! Time together to learn about math. Special thanks to our PAC for sponsoring this event and providing the snacks!

 

THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR'S FAIR is this WEDNESDAY!  Items range in price from $1-5 and we would love the support of the community by sending your child with a bit of spending money to be able to purchase items our Gr. 7's have created for their business plan. Join us in the gym from 9-12 on Nov. 28. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to stop by!

 

PURDY's ORDERS ARE DUE BACK Mon. Nov. 26- thanks to all families for their orders! Don't miss out and send your orders by Monday!

 

OUR NEXT SCHOOL FUNDRAISER- RIGHT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS IS FRESH IS BEST! Fresh is Best order forms will come home on Tuesday Nov. 27. Please return with payment by Dec. 5th.

 

PAC UPDATES: REMEMBER SUN. NOV. 25 is PAC CHAPTERS NIGHT 5:30-7:30!  Please support this great fundraiser by our PAC.

PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS FOR WINTER are now available on  MUNCH A LUNCH.  Families can place orders until Jan. 3.

PAC CRAFT FAIR is coming up SAT. DEC. 1. There is a huge amount of vendors coming and some really great crafters this year! Join the PAC at the school from 10-2 next Saturday.

PAC POINSETTIA PICK UP- Mon. Nov. 26- PAC will be in Mrs. Water's portable sorting and waiting for all parents to come pick up their order until 6 pm. The order is expected to be delivered late morning, so PAC will need time to sort it. Plan to pick up 1:30-6 pm.

PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK: Thurs. Nov. 29- PIZZA!

 

FRUIT AND VEGGIE PROGRAM is delivered Thursday to classes-- APPLES

 

NOVEMBER RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY is Thursday Nov. 29. Primary assembly at 8:40 and Intermediate Assembly at 9:25.

 

REEBOX BOX PEDOMETERS will be distributed to those students who signed up as part of our Action Research Project. Parents can expect the pedometers on Thurs. Nov. 29th.

 

EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT WEAR DAY AT OUR SCHOOL- show your Juniper pride by wearing logo clothing or school colors- black, grey or burgandy!

 

THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER will be sent home on November 30th!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

DECEMBER GROWTH MINDSET THEME: WE LOVE A CHALLENGE!

PAC CRAFT FAIR- DEC. 1 in the gym

NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- Dec. 3  No school for students

 

Tues. Dec. 4- K-3 students to the Sagebrush to watch ELF

                   -Purdy's Orders to go home

                   -Decorate Your Door begins at our school! Contact your classroom teacher if you can volunteer to help with this project!

                    -Last day to bring toys in for Toys for Kids

 

Wed. Dec. 5- Fresh is Best orders due

Thurs. Dec. 6- PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies

Fri. Dec. 7- All doors will be decorated by today! Spirit Day- JRES pride!

 

Thanks everyone!

Sincerely,

Mrs. DeFehr (Proud Principal of the Best school in SD73. I have the best parents, the best students, and the best staff!)

 

 

 November 19-23, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

I am having to send the weekly update tonight as both School District platforms (ZIMBRA email and MyEdBC) are being upgraded this weekend and are not accessible).

Here are the reminders for next week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.

November Growth Mindset Theme: I am a valued member of this learning community"

WE DID IT! We filled our PBIS ROARS WATER TANK both weeks! Congratulations to staff and students for a fabulous blitz of amazing ROARS like behaviour. This means the children ALL get a SCHOOL WIDE PJ DAY on Mon. Nov. 26 and they will get a small extra treat at snack time. We are so proud of our school. HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT! Thanks to Mrs. Lloyd for her leadership and our PBIS Committee for their creative incentive using the water!

I have asked the district to switch our new website to Go LIVE! It is a work on progress so please have patience with me. It was time to make the conversion as running two websites was becoming a huge undertaking. What I need parents to do once the website is live is SUBSCRIBE using the subscribe radio button on the website. This likely won't happen until Tuesday next week. Also, the School District App is also now functioning. I will send out instructions for that separately. Our school will soon go live with the APP feature as well. Again, I will let you know when that happens. FIrst the website, then I will work at our JRES App with notifications!

Remember our school is doing a PURDY's FUNDRAISER right now! Thanks for your support and returning your orders by November 26th.

We are looking for a TIER 2 Boys Basketball Coach. If you have a son in Gr. 5 and you have a passion for basketball please contact Mrs. DeFehr  cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca

LEADERSHIP STUDENTS ARE COLLECTING NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS for TOYS FOR KIDS Breakfast! Please send your child with a new unwrapped toy by Friday November 30th.

Welcome to our new Kindergarten Teacher Miss Amy Head. She is replacing Mrs. Champness who is expecting her first child in the coming weeks.

I am out of the school Tues (PM), Wednesday (PM) and Thursday (presenting to TRU Education students)- please email should you require assistance cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca

This week at JUNIPER RIDGE:

Monday Nov. 19- WEAR PJ's!W Intermediate classes have INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY with RCMP

Tuesday Nov. 20- Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring Michael Bortolotto speaker coming to talk to all of our classes today.

TIER 1 BOYS PLAYOFFS at LGES Tuesday. All volleyball players in PLAYOFFS must return their permission slips by today to be eligible to play. TIER 3 Volleyball players need to return their jerseys to Mrs. Weatherall

Thursday Nov. 21-Tier 1 and Tier 2 Girls Playoffs. Tier 1 @ home, Tier 2 @ St. Ann's.  PAC Hot Lunch- we all eat at 12:05 together.

Friday Nov. 22- WEAR YOUR JRES SPIRIT WEAR or school colors!

Some updates from the PAC:

Here is the link for volunteering to provide a gift card for the McQueen Lake fundraiser. Thanks for your help. http://signup.com/go/qMWwkyU

Please send your gift card to the office by November 23rd

 The PAC is hosting a Chapters Indigo shopping night Sunday, Nov 25 5:30-7:30 pm . The PAC receives 15% on every purchase as well as 15% of every gift card purchased online anytime at  https://indigofundraising.flipgive.com/f/478080.  If you used gift cards purchased online at the event the PAC will receive 30%, for example $100 GC purchased and spent at the Event Nov 25 would earn the PAC $30! 

PAC Poinsettia Orders- Thanks to all that ordered! These can be picked up in Mrs. Waters portable on Monday November 26. Delivery is anticipated around 11 am - pick up will be until 6 pm Monday evening and we need all plants picked up.

PAC Hot Lunch this week is SWEET HOME CAFE on Thurs. Nov. 22

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT JUNIPER:

Mon. Nov. 26- PURDY's ORDERS due to the office, Pizza with the Principal Lunch, POINSETTIA pick up in the portable

Tues. Nov. 27- YOU CAN COUNT ON ME- MATH session for K parents and their child. If you can not make it as the parent, please send another family member in your place 8:15-10:05, FRESH IS BEST ORDERS go home to parents, Trish Smillie- Director of Learning Services at Juniper to meet with Mrs. DeFehr and Mrs. Lloyd.

Wed. Nov. 28- Last Day for TRU Student Teachers, YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR's FAIR in the gym! All are welcome! Items will cost between $1 and $5 so please send your child with some funds to enjoy the experience.

Thurs. Nov. 29- Fruit and Veggie Program- APPLES. RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY Primary at 8:40 and Intermediate at 9:25. PAC HOT LUNCH- Pizza! Reebox Box Pedometers are back for those students whose parents registered them in the first round as part of the research study.

For your reference- TERM I REPORT CARDS come home Thursday December 13th.

We will also be hosting a winter session Mother Goose session Jan. 16-March 6  3-4 pm

Registration will be done using eventbrite.ca

Thanks everyone,

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DeFehr (One very proud principal of the LARGEST elementary school in SD73! )

 November 12-16, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

I hope you enjoy your long weekend with your children. There is no school on Monday November 12th as Remembrance Day falls on Sunday this year. Take time to remember with your children this weekend. They were absolutely amazing as an audience at our Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday.

Here are the reminders for this coming week at Juniper and a glance at the following week as well.

NOVEMBER GROWTH MINDSET THEME: I AM A VALUED MEMBER OF THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY

We are working hard on our School Learning Plan Goals! Did you know that we have 2 school goals at JUNIPER RIDGE:

1. To develop critical and creative thinkers who can communicate in different ways.

2. To develop perserverant learners who can collaborate with everyone.

If you would like to read our School Learning Plan in detail it is posted on the current Juniper Ridge website. I am so pleased with the work our staff is doing to reach the strategies and targets needed to make progress with our goals.

OUR PBIS ROARS WATER CHALLENGE CONTINUES! The classes are doing a great job filling their water tank fill lines! We start again this coming week and are reinforcing expected behaviours inside, outside and everywhere our children go.

PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL FORMS are due back Nov. 16th if your child might like to have a special lunch with me. The forms are always at the end of the newsletters.

PAC FUNDRAISER is POINSETTIA's- ALL ORDERS are due back to the school by Thursday November 15th. Orders will be delivered the morning of Nov. 26 and can be picked up that afternoon. I will communicate specific location and times as I am updated by PAC.

THE PAC is also collecting GIFT CARD DONATIONS for their contribution to the MCQUEEN LAKE SD73 FUNDRAISER DINNER. If you are out and about please consider picking up a gift card and dropping it off at the school for the PAC. The PAC will take all the donated gift cards and create a gift card tree to be raffled off at the McQueen Lake dinner. The staff are also putting together a basket donation as well. Please send your gift cards by Fri. Nov. 23

THE PAC JRES CRAFT FAIR is coming up Sat. Dec. 1. BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW and be a part of this special event at the school! Contact the PAC if you need information. jrelementarypac@gmail.com

Thanks to PAC for organizing the Spirit Wear orders. Now that those have all gone home- EVERY FRIDAY IS JRES JAGUARS SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Juniper Ridge clothing or school colors at the end of the week.

PAC HOT LUNCH is Thurs. Nov. 15 SWISS CHALET. We all eat at 12:05 on this day and all play at 12:20

The school is doing a PURDY's FUNDRAISER! Order booklets will come home Tuesday Nov. 13. Orders are due back to Mrs. Decker by Mon. Nov. 26. Parents will be able to pick up their PURDY's on Tues. Dec. 4. Thank you for your support!

Just an update on CHRISTMAS CONCERTS so you can plan ahead! We have now confirmed the following performances so you can make note and inform family:

GRADE ONE PERFORMANCE: 'Snow'  Tues. Dec. 11   1:15 pm

KINDERGARTEN PERFORMANCE: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Tues. Dec. 11  6 pm

GRADE 5-7 PERFORMANCE: 'The Snow Show' Wed. Dec. 12   6 pm

GRADE 2-4 PERFORMANCE: 'Christmas Around the World'  Dec. 13  6 pm

We will have Dress Rehearsals but these are for the student body to watch their peers. I will update parents in the December newsletter but wanted to give you the dates and times for each grade grouping.  With 20 divisions, we had to get creative in how to best showcase our children's talents.

VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEK: Tues. Nov. 13- Tier 1 Boys at PAC WAY, Wed. Nov. 14- Tier 3 at Summit, Thurs. Nov. 15- Tier 1 Girls at home, Tier 2 girls at Aberdeen. We are expecting to hear about the Playoff Schedule this week and will send home communication about that as soon as we get schedules.

PROJECT EDGE occurs this week for our Gr. 6 students on Thurs. Nov. 15. The Kamloops Blazers and RCMP will lead this presentation.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS- please return your YOU CAN COUNT ON ME RSVP by Fri. Nov. 16 to let us know if you are attending. Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring this event and providing the treats.

ON FRIDAY NOV. 16- Champness, Weatherall, Mulholland, Hrycan and Storozak's classes are headed to see the GRINCH at the Odeon. They are out of the building 11:15-2:30

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

Volleyball Playoffs begin. Permission forms will need to be returned.

Thanks to the PAC for sponsoring our guest presenter MICHAEL BORTOLOTTO Tuesday Nov. 20. He will present to all grade groupings on a motivational talk and how he overcame challenges he has had in his life. Michael has a condition that makes his speech a challenge. The children will receive heartfelt words of wisdom from him on acceptance and kindness. He has presented at multiple schools in our district and we are so glad the PAC is supporting this.

Thurs. Nov. 22- PAC HOT LUNCH DAY- Sweet Home Cafe

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr  (Grateful to work, learn and play in the community of Juniper Ridge)

 November 5-9, 2018
 

Hi Parents,

Happy Time Change Weekend. Please find below the reminders for this week and a glance at the following week as well for your planning.

Attached this weekend is some great tips on why Failure is important. I especially love the 7 Ways to Teach Kids that Failure is a Great Thing. #alwaystry

NOVEMBER GROWTH MINDSET THEME: I am a valued member of this learning community.

November is CANADA CAREER MONTH! The theme is #iknowicanbecause and you may see some students talking more about their skills and future aspirations because of this campaign being promoted in our school district.

The November Newsletter was emailed home this week. Please print off the Pizza with the Principal Forms and return to the yellow bin by the main doors. Also, if interested in supporting us with Choice Days for winter months please send the Tear A Way slip that was in the newsetter to the office by Nov. 14th.

PLEASE SEND A DONATION FOR POPPIES THIS WEEK. We pass along any funds we collect to the Royal Canadian Legion. All children will be given a poppy to wear on Friday.

Parents, I have started a new Principal recognition campaign called My Principal is Proud of Me. There is a large sign that will travel throughout the community and potentially end up in your front yard. If you arrive home or wake up with the sign at your residence, all I ask is that you return the sign to the school once your kids have seen it so I can continue to pass it along to deserving children. If the sign is at your home for the weekend could I ask that parents bring it in at night and put it back out Saturday/Sunday morning. I have my fingers crossed teenagers won't destroy it. I wish I had 440 of them, but for now, the sign will take turns surprising kids each night Mon-Fri.

PAC UPDATE: Our November Meeting is Mon. Nov. 5th at 6:15 in the library. Childminding is available. We have a guest speaker on Monday. Vessy Mochikas, District Principal of Inclusive Education will be coming to speak and answer questions. JRES SPIRIT WEAR has arrived and will be sorted and delivered to students on Monday. IF YOU ORDERED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO RECEIVE THE CLOTHING ORDER- please email JEN DAVIS at jrelementarypac@gmail.com and let her know you will be picking it up at the office. PAC HOT LUNCH THIS WEEK IS THURS. NOV. 8- PIZZA DAY!

Our PBIS ROARS WATER CHALLENGE WEEKS BEGINS Mon. Nov. 5! Students will be expected to show their ROARS behaviour and if they do the class will get to fill up a container with water and add their amount to our SCHOOL WATER TANK in the office. If the school fills the tank each week they will earn a special reward. Our concentrated areas of focus are hallways, tidy spaces, assembly behaviour, whole body listening and safe play outside. It is going to be exciting!

Thank you parents that donated to CHAPTER ADOPT A SCHOOL during that campaign. $1900.00 was raised for Mrs. Gorman and I to support our school with literacy and digital literacy needs in our building. AMAZING! Thank you. Additionally, Mrs. Gorman and I receive 30% off purchases at Chapters!

Mon. Nov. 5- PAC MEETING 6:15 pm

Tues. Nov. 6- Mrs. Hrycan's class to the Art Gallery 9:30-12, Tier 1 Boys Volleyball at Beattie

Wed. Nov. 7- Fruit and Veggie Program delivery is Pears. Gr. 6 Immunizations- please ensure your Gr. 6 student is on time as they begin at 8:30. Aboriginal Connections Dinner in the gym at 4:30 pm~ we have 67 people attending this dinner! Mother Goose 3-4 pm in the library. Tier 3 Volleyball game is now at SOUTH SAHALI this week- not at home as per the original schedule as we needed the gym for the dinner.

Thurs. Nov. 8- PAC HOT LUNCH 12:05- we all eat together and then all play at 12:20.  Tier 1 Girls Volleyball at HOME! Tier 2 girls travel to St. Ann's.

Fri. Nov. 9- REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY 9 am. All parents welcome. Many classes are performing.  Please send your child in WHITE, RED OR BLACK.  Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Waters classes go skating at VV Arena at 1:15.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

ROARS WATER CHALLENGE WEEK #2

Last Week of Volleyball League Play. Playoffs will then follow.

No School Mon. Nov. 12- JRES closed.

Tues. Nov. 13- Our JRES ANNUAL PURDY's FUNDRAISER BEGINS. Order booklets will be sent home and all orders and payment due back Mon. Nov. 26th.  Tier 1 Boys play at PAC WAY for VBall.

Wed. Nov. 14- PARENT CHOICE DAYS VOLUNTEER FORMS DUE. Mother Goose 3-4 pm. Tier 3 Volleyball at Summit.

Thurs. Nov. 15- PAC HOT LUNCH- Swiss Chalet. Project Edge for Gr. 6's 9 am with RCMP and Blazers. Tier 1 girls play at HOME, Tier 2 Girls travel to Aberdeen.

Fri. Nov. 16- KINDERGARTEN PARENTS need to return their YOU CAN COUNT ON ME RSVP's by today. Pizza with the Principal forms due for November. GRINCH MOVIE for Mulholland, Champness, Hrycan, Weatherall and Storozak's classes 11:15.

Thank you parents for sending your children to Juniper Ridge! It is a great place to work, learn and play as both students and staff.

To see what happens in our school be sure to follow Juniper Ridge on Instagram. Search juniperridgeelementary

Respectfully,

Mrs. DeFehr (ONE VERY PROUD PRINCIPAL of ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN! I so enjoy each and everyone of them.)

 

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