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I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend with your families.  Thank you to those who attended our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday.  The students did a fantastic job during their performances.  Thank you to those people that were involved.

I was not able to attend the Ruth King Craft Fair this weekend, but from what I have been told it was well attended.  Thank you to the PAC for organizing this event once again this year.  Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Monday – November 12 ·       Remembrance Day Holiday: School is closed
Tuesday – November 13

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       PAC Meeting 6:30pm in the library – everyone welcome!

Wednesday – November 14

·       Lockdown practice 1:30 – 1:45pm

·       Boy’s Handball game at Colwood Elementary after school at 3pm

Thursday – November 15 ·       Boot Camp (am)
Friday – November 16

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • Report cards will be coming out during the period of November 27th and December 7th. Please check with your child’s teacher if you would like to know the exact date that the report card will be coming out.
  • Parent/Teacher Interview notice was sent home last week with a due date of Tuesday, November 13th. Please make sure to return the notice with your preferred times for interviews with your child’s teacher.  If you did not get a notice, please contact your child’s teacher and let them know.  The schedules will be made this week and sent home on Friday, November 16th.
  • Please come in to check the “Lost & Found” on a regular basis as the pile of lost items grows very quickly. It would be really great if you could write your child’s name on their clothing and shoes so it would be easier to return these items.
 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 5th to Nov. 9th 2018

Monday- November 5

·       Girls Handball practice at lunch

·       Arts Reach (drama workshops) in the gym (am): Div. 9 and Div. 5

Tuesday- November 6

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Skipping in the Gym at Lunch with Ms. Hesse

Wednesday- November 7

·       Photo Retake Day: please let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake

·       Girls Handball Game at Ruth King at 3pm

·       Boys Handball practise at lunch

·       Arts Reach (drama workshops) in the gym (am): Div. 4 and Div. 7

Thursday- November 8

·       Boot Camp

·       Boys Handball Game at Hans Helgesen at 3pm

Friday- November 9

·       Boot Camp

·       Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:45am

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Report card will be coming out during the period of November 27th and December 7th. Please check with your child’s teacher if you would like to know the exact date that the report card will be coming out.

Please be watching for a notice regarding parent/teacher interviews as it is important that you return the form to the school by the deadline so that teachers can meet and make a workable schedule

 
 
Monday- October 29

·       Assembly in the gym at 8:45am

·       Girls Handball practice at lunch

·       Boys Handball Meeting at Recess and Game at David Cameron after school

Tuesday- October 30

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Girls Handball Meeting at Recess and Game at Hans Helgesen after school

Wednesday- October 31 ·       Happy Halloween! To celebrate, primary students will be doing a costume parade through the school at 9am. Wear black and orange OR wear your costume! (No masks or weapons please)
Thursday- November 1

·       Boot Camp

·       Boys Handball practice at lunch

Friday- November 2

·       Boot Camp

·       Div. 1 and 10 to Goldstream Park

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Looking for Books – If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
  • LOST and FOUND is building up again – please come and check it out and take your child’s belongings home. It would be helpful if you could write your child’s name on their jackets etc., this way we can identify items and return them to their classrooms.
 
 

This Week:

Monday- October 22 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Tuesday- October 23

·       Pizza Orders for Friday due

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       School Board Meeting @ the District Office – 7:00pm

Wednesday- October 24 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Thursday- October 25

·       Leadership Meeting – grade 5 Ms.van der Leeden’s room

·       Boot Camp

·       Divisions 11, 12 and 13 go to Galey Farms

Friday- October 26

·       Pizza Day

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

·       Boot Camp

·       Halloween Dance – 5:00 to 7:00pm – PAC organized event

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Looking for Books – If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
  • LOST and FOUND is building up again – please come and check it out and take your child’s belongings home.  It would be helpful if you could write
 
 
Monday- October 15

·       Morning Assembly at 8:40am

·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Keaton and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)

Tuesday- October 16 ·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com
Wednesday- October 17 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Keaton and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Thursday- October 18

·       Great BC Shake Out Drill – 10:05am approximately

·       Boot Camp

Friday- October 19 ·       Pro-D Day – no school for students

Reminders:

  • Matson Road is the best place to drop off your children as it is the safest place for everyone. Please do not drop off your children at the front of the school.  It is a serious safety concern as I have witnessed children and adults almost being hit by vehicles in the front parking lots.
  • Dogs are still a problem on the playground as they leave deposits on the lawn that end up on the shoes and clothing of our students. Please refrain from bringing dogs onto the playground.  Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
  • We are experiencing high numbers of late students at school. Please try to get to school on time as every minute of learning matters.  If your child is late, please make sure they are picking up a late pass in the main office and signing in on the sign in sheet.  Thank you to our parent volunteers who are making the calls for our safe arrivals program, this is very helpful.
  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
 
 

Hello Everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day long weekend.  Here is our week at a glance to help keep you informed as to what is happening at the school.

Monday- October 8 ·       Happy Thanksgiving! (holiday – no school)
Tuesday- October 9

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       PAC Meeting @ 6:30pm in the library. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday- October 10

·       Picture Day (Photos taken in the library)

·       Apple Day in Div. 8 and 9 – please bring an apple J

Thursday- October 11 ·       Boot Camp
Friday- October 12

·       Boot Camp

·       Health Hustle @1:30pm in the gym

Reminders:

  • Drop Off and Pick Up – please remember that the front parking lots off Jacklin Rd. are not for drop off or pick up. These parking lots are marked staff only and are not suitable for drop off and pick up as it is dangerous for our students to be walking in this area with all the vehicle traffic. Please use Matson Rd. for drop off and pick up.
  • Toys at School – please refrain from sending toys to school with your child unless it is for show and tell or you have made special arrangements with your child’s teacher. Toys from home have been causing some unnecessary friction on the playground and in the classroom.
  • Extra Clothes – please send a spare set of clothes with your child in case of accidents and/or wet clothing due to rain. We are heading into fall so there may be more rainy days.
  • Lost & Found – there are several hoodies and jackets and other lost items in the foyer of the school. Please come in and check to see if your child is missing anything.  Also, it would be very helpful if you could write your child’s name on their belongings so that we know who to give them back to.  Thank you for your help with this. Items will be donated to the Thrift Store after the PAC meeting.
  • Verification Packages – please return the forms and fill out the ones online.  If you are not able to get online, please let the school know so that we can help you.
  • Ruth King App Ruth King now has an app! Please see below for info on how to download.

 

 
 

We would ask that all families please fill out the online consent forms for your child(ren) at Ruth King. These forms are extremely important and your permission is required for the following:

-field trips

-Google classroom

-internet access for research

-photographing/video/media consent

Follow the link to complete these forms: https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

Thank you!

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School October 1st to 5th 2018

Thank you to everyone for helping us practise our Reunification drill on Friday, Sept. 28th and for your patience as we figure out the best plan of action in the event of a real disaster.  Our staff made note of things that we will change to make things go more quickly as we want to reunite you with your child as soon as possible and still know where everyone has dispersed.  All feedback would be appreciated and if any parents/guardians have expertise in emergency planning and/or evacuation procedures, we would greatly appreciate your input as well.  I just want to say thank you to my staff and to Marketa Lund for all your work in making this drill run smoothly.  Well done everyone!

This Week:

Monday- October 1

·       Whole-School Assembly in the gym at 8:45am

·       Cross Country practise for grades 2 – 5 in the gym at 12:15pm with Ms. Pinel.

Tuesday- October 2 ·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com
Wednesday- October 3 ·        Elementary Cross Country Meet – 3:30pm at Juan de Fuca
Thursday- October 4 ·       Leadership Meeting for grade 5’s in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom at 12:15pm
Friday- October 5 ·       Health Hustle is starting this week!  1:30pm in the gym

Reminders:

  • Drop Off and Pick Up – please remember that the front parking lots off Jacklin Rd. are not for drop off or pick up. These parking lots are marked staff only and are not suitable for drop off and pick up as it is dangerous for our students to be walking in this area with all the vehicle traffic. Please use Matson Rd. for drop off and pick up.
  • Toys at School – please refrain from sending toys to school with your child unless it is for show and tell or you have made special arrangements with your child’s teacher. Toys from home have been causing some unnecessary friction on the playground and in the classroom.
  • Extra Clothes – please send a spare set of clothes with your child in case of accidents and/or wet clothing due to rain. We are heading into fall so there may be more rainy days.
  • Lost & Found – there are several hoodies and jackets and other lost items in the foyer of the school. Please come in and check to see if your child is missing anything.  Also, it would be very helpful if you could write your child’s name on their belongings so that we know who to give them back to.  Thank you for your help with this.
  • Verification Packages – please return the forms and fill out the ones online.  If you are not able to get online, please let the school know so that we can help you with these. 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Just a couple of extra items for you to be aware of.

  • Reunification Drill is Friday, Sept.28th at 1:00pm – please get your verification packages back to the school by Tuesday, Sept. 25th so we have time to organize for the drill.  Please choose people who are within walking distance to the school to pick up your child.  In a real disaster people may not be able to drive.
  • We will be honouring Orange Shirt Day this Friday the 28th.  We take time on this day to encourage all students to wear an orange shirt to raise awareness of the legacy of residential schools. For more information, please check out this link.
  • Parents should only take pictures of their own child at school.  Please get permission to take photos before doing so. And finally, please do not post photos on the internet without permission.
  • Reminder for parents:  please call the school safe arrival number (250)478-1447 if your child is sick or will be absent from school.

Respectfully,

Ms. V. Ives

Principal, Ruth King

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We know communication between the school and families is important and we’re always looking for different opportunities to connect with you. We’re happy to share that our school now has its own app! Download the Ruth King app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Find the app here: https://ruthking.appazur.com/help/flyer

All district-wide messages and very important messages will still be sent to your email. The purpose of this app is to compliment the various means of communication we use and to let you control the type of notifications you receive.

Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Ms. Ives and Ms. Walker