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Ruth King Elementary School December 2nd to December 6th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I can’t believe it is December already. Only three weeks before the winter break. Thank you to the PAC and the volunteers who helped get all the pizza delivered to our students on Friday.

I would like to welcome Ms. Leah Rooper to our staff as she has replaced Ms. Lisa Hagar in grade 1. Best wishes to Ms. Hagar in her future endeavours.

This Week:

Monday – Dec 2

·          Lunch Program – whole wheat pasta and beef bolognaise sauce, vanilla yogurt and granola, fruit juice

·          Monday Morning Meeting in the gym at 8:45am

Tuesday – Dec 3

·          Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·          Health Hustle at 10:35am

·          PAC is selling Popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·          Subway Lunch today for those who have ordered.

·          Lunch Program – beef burger with cracked wheat bun, red delicious apple, chocolate milk

·          Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

Wednesday – Dec 4

·          Lunch Program – chicken nuggets, Caesar salad, milk

·          Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

Thursday – Dec 5

·          Lunch Program – pepperoni and cheese calzone, golden delicious apple, fruit juice.

·          Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am

Friday – Dec 6

·          Lunch Program – chicken pot pie, carrot sticks, milk

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am

Reminders:

  • If you are coming into the school to visit your child’s classroom, please sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass. Thank you.
  • Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups. If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office.
  • Please remind your child to leave their toys at home. This includes sports equipment. We have plenty of toys at school and this will help prevent arguments. Thank you for your help with this.

Coming Up in the next couple months:

December 9 – Kindergarten Screening – vision and hearing
December 10 PAC meeting 6:30pm – this meeting has been cancelled; next meeting will be January 14th
December 11/12 – Christmas Store – donations would be greatly appreciated
December 17 – Winter Concert 1:00pm and 6:30pm – concert ticket info will be sent home soon.
December 20 – Santa’s Breakfast – 8:30am; last day of school before Winter Break
December 21st – January 5th – Winter Break
January 6 – first day back to school
January 15 – Science World presentation – pm

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you so much for coming into the school last week to meet with your child’s teacher. These connections are vital in building relationships and helping your child have a successful school year.

Thank you also for those of you who visited the Scholastic Book Fair this week. Mr.Dranchuk put many hours into organizing this opportunity for your child. We really appreciate your support.

I would also like to mention that we have two new EA’s starting to work at Ruth King. Welcome to Christine Albertson and Kevin Armstrong.

It’s the last week of November. Enjoy the end of Movember!!!! I’ve seen some pretty outrageous mustaches.

This Week:

Monday – Nov 25

·          Lunch Program – macaroni and cheese, grapes, fruit juice

·          European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

Tuesday – Nov 26

·          Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·          PAC is selling Popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·          Subway Lunch today for those who have ordered.

·          Lunch Program – Vegetarian Chili and cornbread, red delicious apple, chocolate milk

·          Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·          Handball Jamboree for Girls @ Royal Bay

Wednesday – Nov 27

·          Lunch Program – Meatball Sub on a cracked wheat bun, banana, milk

·          European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·          Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

Thursday – Nov 28

·          TWIN DAY – find a friend and dress in identical clothing.

·          Lunch Program – Southwest Chicken, whole wheat burrito with salsa, vanilla yogurt & granola, fruit juice

·          Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·          Handball Jamboree for Boys @ Royal Bay

Friday – Nov 29

·          Lunch Program – Cheese perogies with sour cream, Caesar salad, milk

·          Pizza Day sponsored by the PAC – for those who have ordered.

Reminders:

If you are coming into the school to visit your child’s classroom, please sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass. Thank you.

Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups. If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office. Please remind your child to leave their toys at home. This includes sports equipment. We have plenty of toys at school and this will help prevent arguments. Thank you for your help with this.

Coming Up in the next couple months:

November 25 to Dec 3 – first term report card window; expect a report card or point of progress for your child.
December 10 – PAC meeting 6:30pm – everyone is welcome
December 11/12 – Christmas Store
December 17 – Winter Concert
December 20 – Santa’s Breakfast – 8:30am

 

 
 

Chicken Pox has recently been reported within the school.  Please see the attached files for information.

Chicken pox Vaccine

Chicken Pox Health File

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 18th to November 22nd, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you everyone who came out to support the PAC at the Craft Fair Fundraiser this weekend, and thank you to the PAC for organizing it again this year. Your work has not gone unnoticed and I would like to publicly thank you all.

This Week:

Monday – Nov 18

·          Monday Morning Assembly – 8:45am

·          European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·          Lunch Program – Beef dip, Caesar salad, fruit juice

Tuesday – Nov 19

·          Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·          PAC is selling Popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·          Subway Lunch today for those who ordered.

·          Lunch Program – Hot dog Day, w cracked wheat bun, red delicious    apple, chocolate milk

·          Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

 

Wednesday – Nov 13

·          Lunch Program – Chicken fricassee, brown rice, banana, milk

·          European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·          Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

Thursday – Nov 14

·          Early dismissal at 11:23am

·          Parent/Teacher interviews – forms were sent out last week to schedule a time  11:30am to 6:30pm

Friday – Nov 15 ·          No School Today – Collaboration / Pro D Day

Reminders:

Notice:

If you are coming into the school to visit your child’s classroom, please sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass. Thank you

Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups. If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office. The hot lunch program is available to everyone. *If you need financial assistance in order for your child/children to participate in this program, please contact the school regarding our payment options.
Please remind your child to leave their toys at home. This includes sports equipment. We have plenty of toys at school and this will help prevent arguments.   Thank you for your help with this. Attendance at school is important to us. Please try to have your children at school on time and ready for school. If your child is late, please remember to sign them in at the office before heading to class. If your child is going to be away, please call the safe arrivals phone line: 250-478-1447 ***Please refrain from dropping your children off at the front of the school. Matson Road is the preferred drop off location. ***

Coming Up in the next couple months:

November 25 to Dec 3 – first term report card window
December 10 – PAC meeting 6:30pm – everyone is welcome
December 11/12 – Christmas Store
December 17 – Winter Concert
December 20 – Santa’s Breakfast – 8:30am

 

 

 

 
 

I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend.  Here are the events for the coming week:

This Week:

Monday – Nov 11 ·        No School – Remembrance Day
Tuesday – Nov 12

·        Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·        PAC is selling Popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·        Subway Lunch today for those who ordered.

·        Lunch Program – Chicken burger w cracked wheat bun, red delicious apple, chocolate milk

·        Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·        PAC Meeting – 6:30pm in the library

Wednesday – Nov 13

·        Lunch Program – Sweet & Sour meatballs, banana, milk

·        European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·        Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

·        Boys Handball Game at David Cameron – approx. 3:15ish

Thursday – Nov 14

·        Lunch Program – Bean and cheese quesadilla with salsa, fresh cut fruit salad, fruit juice

·        Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·        Girls Handball Game at Crystal View – approx. 3:15ish

Friday – Nov 15

·        Lunch Program – Sloppy Joe with shredded cheese, golden delicious apple, milk

·        European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

Reminders:

Notice:

If you are coming into the school to visit your child’s classroom, please sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass.  Thank you

Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups.  If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office. The hot lunch program is available to everyone. *If you need financial assistance in order for your child/children to participate in this program, please contact the school regarding our payment options.
  Attendance at school is important to us.  Please try to have your children at school on time and ready for school.  If your child is late, please remember to sign them in at the office before heading to class.  If your child is going to be away, please call the safe arrivals phone line: 250-478-1447 ***Please refrain from dropping your children off at the front of the school.  Matson Road is the preferred drop off location. ***

 

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  The weather was amazing, so hopefully you all got outside to do some exploring or playing in all those fallen leaves.  Here are the events for the week:

This Week:

Monday – Nov 4

·       Lunch Program – whole wheat pasta and beef bolognaise sauce; vanilla yogurt & granola; fruit juice

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

Tuesday – Nov 5

·       Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·       PAC is selling popcorn and smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·       Subway Lunch today for those who ordered.

·       Lunch Program – beef burger w cracked wheat bun, red delicious apple, chocolate milk

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·       Girls Handball Game at RK – approx. 3:15ish

Wednesday – Nov 6

·       PHOTO RETAKE DAY

·       Lunch Program – Hot Lunch – chicken nuggets, Caesar salad, milk

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·       Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

·       Planting tulip bulbs in the front of the school.

Thursday – Nov 7

·       Lunch Program – pepperoni & cheese WW calzone, golden delicious apple, fruit juice

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·       Boys Handball Game at RK – approx. 3:15ish

Friday – Nov 8

·       Remembrance Day Assembly – 10:45am

·       Lunch Program – pepperoni & cheese WW calzone, golden delicious apple, fruit juice

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to the parents who were involved in organizing and contributing to the Halloween Dance last week.  There were so many amazing costumes and treats.  This is a busy week so try to get those kiddos to bed on time so that they are their best selves at school and please limit the number of sugary treats in their lunches at school if possible.

This Week:

Monday – Oct 28

·       Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, grapes, fruit juice

·       Div 9 and 10 (Ms. Grimwood and Ms. Walker) Field Trip to Goldstream Park

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·       ArtsReach Workshops in the gym for Ms.Sidhu’s Class and Mr.Gates’ Class

·       Boys Handball Game at Wishart – approx. 3:15ish

Tuesday – Oct 29

·       Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·       Div 12 (Ms. Morris)  Field Trip to Goldstream Park

·       Health Hustle @ 10:45am

·       PAC is selling popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·       Subway Lunch today for those who ordered.

·       Lunch Program – Vegetarian Chili and cornbread; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·       RCMP Halloween Presentation – 1:00pm in the gym

Wednesday – Oct 30

·       Lunch Program – Meatball Sub and cracked wheat bun; banana; milk

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·       Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

·       Girls Handball Game at Savory – approx. 3:15ish

Thursday – Oct 31

·       Lunch Program – Southwest Chicken Whole Wheat burrito w/ salsa; vanilla yogurt and granola; fruit juice.

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

Friday – Nov 1

·       Lunch Program – cheese perogies with sour cream; Caesar salad; milk

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

Reminders:

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Please check out the items in the foyer.  Many, many hoodies and other attire has been left behind.

Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups.  If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office. Attendance at school is important to us.  Please try to have your children at school on time and ready for school.  If your child is late, please remember to sign them in at the office before heading to class.  If your child is going to be away, please call the safe arrivals phone line: 250-478-1447
***Please refrain from dropping your children off at the front of the school.  Matson Road is the preferred drop off location.***

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving Day weekend.  The weather was beautiful.  See you all tomorrow.  Here are the events for the week.  Enjoy everyone!

This Week:

Monday – Oct 14 ·       Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  NO SCHOOL today.
Tuesday – Oct 15

·       Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·       PAC is selling popcorn and Smencils at lunch today – $2.00/bag and $2.00/pencil

·       Subway Lunch today for those who ordered.

·       Lunch Program – Chicken Burger on a cracked wheat bun; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

·       Boys Handball Game at Hans Helgesen

Wednesday – Oct 16

·       Lunch Program – Sweet & Sour Meatballs, brown rice and vegetables; banana; milk

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·       Div 9 – field trip to Francis King 9:30 – 11:30am

Thursday – Oct 17

·        Lunch Program – Bean & Cheese Quesadilla with salsa; fresh fruit salad; fruit juice

·       Great BC Shake Out Earthquake Drill – 10:10am

·       Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10

Friday – Oct 18

·       Lunch Program – Sloppy Joe w/ shredded cheese; golden delicious apple; milk

·       Pizza Day for those who ordered. (PAC event)

·       European Handball practise at lunch with Mr. Stephenson 12:10

·       Student Vote – grade 5’s

·       Terry Fox/Tour de Rock – fundraising event (Sumo Wresting and Head Shaving) Ruth King families raised $1365.25

Reminders:

Attendance at school is important to us.  Please try to have your children at school on time and ready for school.  If your child is late, please remember to sign them in at the office before heading to class.  If your child is going to be away, please call the safe arrivals phone line: 250-478-1447 Please make sure you have pre-arranged a meeting spot for after school pick-ups.  If your child does not find their pick-up person, it is our policy that the students come back into the building and check in at the office. The hot lunch program is available to everyone. *If you need financial assistance in order for your child/children to participate in this program, please contact the school regarding our payment options.
The PAC has organized a Halloween Dance coming up on Wednesday, October 23rd!
They are in need of volunteers to help out with set-up, concession, photo booth, ticket sales, and clean up. If you are able to help out as a volunteer please sign up for a 30 min shift or two here:  https://signup.com/go/dhZXcmh (you can also find the link on our Ruth King Elementary School PAC Facebook page). They are also in need of cupcake donations for the bake table during the dance. If you are able to make or buy some please drop off any cupcakes in the gym kitchen anytime during the day on Oct.23rd.
The dance will begin at 5:30 in the school gym, with dinner starting at 6:00pm.  Music/dancing from 6-7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the front entrance the evening of for $5 per family.
Please keep costumes appropriate for a family friendly elementary school dance – no full masks or fake weapons please.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

 
 

TERRY FOX RUN: THURSDAY, SEPT. 26th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians;

Please join us for our school Terry Fox Run.  If you would like to volunteer, please let me know.

Things to remember:

  • It is super hero day, so wear a cape or costume if you have one.
  • Send a labeled water bottle with your child so they can drink during the 30 minute run/walk.
  • Make a donation for cancer research. If $600 is raised, Ms.Ives and Ms.Walker will wear Sumo Wrestling outfits and wrestle it out at a Morning Assembly.  If $800 is raised, Ms.McLaren shave her head on October 2ndDonation deadline is October 2nd, 2019.
  • This week our school is proud to take part in this year’s Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Terry never gave up – and neither will we. We hope you will support us by donating at: http://www.terryfox.ca/RuthKingElementary
  • Students with sheets filled with 5 donations will be automatically entered into a draw to win a bike.Click here to download a pledge sheet and copy.

The day of the run:

11:55 – students will have hotdogs delivered to the classrooms along with fruit/veggies and a drink.  Lunch is sponsored by the Ruth King PAC.

12:10 – play time outside

12:35 – bell to come inside

12:40 – attendance taken by the teacher and then brought down to the gym in your color teams.

12:45 –  short talk about Terry and a video.  Running/walking routes will be described as well as safety precautions while participating.

12:55 – Mr. Stephenson will do a “Health Hustle” warm up with everyone.

1:15 – running begins, led by your team color captains. Running will be approx. 30 minutes with music playing             outside.  See route below.

1:45 – water and oranges will be served either in the gym or outside depending on the weather.

2:00 –  meet back in the gym for closing remarks.

ROUTE for All Students:

  • head out of the gym doors and across the field
  • run along the inside of the fence on Matson Road – spotter **volunteer
  • take a right and run along the fence by the apartment building – spotter on the corner**volunteer
  • take a right turn and run along fence on Jacklin Road – spotter on the corner**volunteer
  • run past the playground equipment and along the back of the school.- spotter here**volunteer
  • take a left turn past the intermediate playground area and run along the inside of the fence on Jacklin and Goldstream – spotter on each corner**volunteer
  • run along the inside of the fence on Matson Road REPEAT
 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It was really great to see everyone out at the school on Thursday night.  The students were so happy to introduce you to their new teachers and my staff is very excited for another great year.  We have a great new PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) with some familiar faces and some new faces which is always nice to see.  Please come out to the PAC meetings and have your voice heard in making decisions for your child’s education.  The PAC meets every month on the second Tuesday. (See calendar for important dates).

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. Thank you.
  • Verification Packages went out last week. Please update your child’s personal information.  These forms are very important for us.  They help us make sure contact information is up to date and accurate.  Please help us out by getting those forms back to us as soon as possible.

This Week:

Monday – Sept 23 ·       School Planning Day/District Day – no school for students
Tuesday – Sept 24

·       Grade 5 Leadership Club meets at 7:30am in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

·       PAC is selling popcorn at lunch today – $2.00/bag

·       Grounds crew is preparing the area for garden beds

·       Lunch Program –  Hot Dog Day with Red delicious apples

Wednesday – Sept 25

·       Grounds crew is preparing the area for garden beds

·       Lunch Program –  Chicken Fricassee/brown rice and banana

·       Cross Country Run – grade 2 to 5’s who have signed up (3:30pm @ Juan de Fuca Rec.Centre)

Thursday – Sept 26

·       Super Hero Day – wear a super hero costume for school spirit

·       Installation of Garden Beds 9:00am (Ms.MacDonald’s class, Ms.Sidhu’s class and Ms.Walker’s class)

·       Lunch Program – PAC sponsored lunch

·       Terry Fox Run – 12:40pm we all meet in the gym; parents are welcome to participate

Friday – Sept 27 ·       Lunch Program – Lasagna and Caesar salad
LIBRARY BOOKS and SUMMER READING PROGRAM BOOKS need to be RETURNED – please look in your house for Ruth King books.  There are a large number of books that have not been returned from June.  Please return them as soon as possible so that your child can sign out books this year.   Thank you! SAFE ARRIVAL – thank you to the PAC for organizing our safe arrival program.  Safe Arrival is a volunteer run program that ensures your child has arrived safely in their classroom every day.  This is accomplished through communication between a 24hr in school answering machine, your child’s classroom teacher, main office sign-in book, and the safe arrival volunteer.  If your child(ren) will be absent or late, please leave a message at 250-478-1447 before 8:30am. Important information to include in message:  date, child’s first and last name, division, grade and reason for absence (late, sick,vacation)

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Join the facebook page: ruth king elementary PAC

PAC mail: ruthkingpac@gmail.com

Co-Presidents: Amber Landsdell and Allie Twynstra

Secretary: Sara Bergland

Treasurer: Allie Twynstra

Safe Arrivals: Kristy Pellew

Fundraising: Heather Smith and Zoe Gray

SPEAC: Amber Bourbonnais

Lost and Found Items

Please write your children’s name on their belongings, especially their hoodies, jackets and shoes.  This will help us return lost items to the owner.

 

 
 
 
 
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