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All SD62 elementary schools offer full day kindergarten for our youngest learners. To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school. Registration for kindergarten normally takes place in January.

Please visit the following page for more information:

  • Register January 25-29, 2021

Kindergarten | Sooke School District (sd62.bc.ca)

 
 

Here is our “Week at a Glance.”

This Week:

Monday – Jan 11 ·        Lunch Program – carrot cinnamon loaf; cheese and chicken quesadilla
Tuesday – Jan 12

·        Lunch Program – red apple; perogies shredded cheese and sour cream

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

·        PAC meeting 6:30pm via Zoom

Wednesday – Jan 13 ·        Lunch Program – yogurt; open faced pizza bagel
Thursday – Jan 14

·         Lunch Program – banana; hearty beef and bean chili with sweet corn;              and cornbread

·        Earthquake Drill today

Friday – Jan 15

·        Lunch Program – no nut granola bar; roast beef and cheddar sandwich           with iceberg lettuce

·        White Spot PAC lunch for those who have ordered

Reminders:

Be Kind

Be Calm

Be Safe

When you are dropping off and picking up your child, please stay off the paved areas if at all possible.  This will allow ample space for teachers to pick up their students. Please wear masks when on the school ground at all times. We have several new students who have moved into the neighbourhood.  If you see any of these families, please help them out if they are needing it.            Our total population is now 342 students.
Please remember to send a change of clothes with your child as sometimes students have accidents, or they get wet at recess or lunch. Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.  

 

Coming Up in the New Year:

January 19, & 26th  – popcorn and smencil day
January 22 – PJ Day – wear your pyjamas to school
January 26th – Board Meeting 7pm
January 29thPizza Day PAC fundraiser
February 2, 9, 16, 23rd   – popcorn and smencil day
February 9th – PAC meeting via zoom at 6:30pm

February 11th – Valentine’s Day celebrations (Wear pink, red or white to school today)

White Spot lunch sponsored by the PAC

February 12th  – Pro D day – no school for students
February 15th – Family Day – no school
February 26th – Pizza Day sponsored by the PAC

 

 
 

Here is the Winter Concert Slide Show 2020, with each class singing their Christmas song with their art work in the back ground.

 I know it is not quite the same as actually watching your child perform at the school, but in these Covid times I hope you understand.

 Please click on the link and enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ruth King 2020 Winter Concert – YouTube

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School December 14th to December 18th, 2020

Our Covid Christmas video is ready to go with the children’s artwork and their beautiful singing voices recorded.  Thank you to Ms. McLaren and Mr. Stephenson for organizing this and for all the staff and students for making this happen for our parents to see.  I will attach the video in a separate email on Monday, December 14th.  Enjoy the Winter Break!

BE KIND, BE CALM, BE SAFE!

Here is your week at a glance.

This Week:

Monday – Dec 14 ·        Lunch Program – Carrot cinnamon loaf, Cheese and Chicken Quesadilla
Tuesday – Dec 15

·        Lunch Program – Open faced pizza bagel and a red apple

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

·        Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

Wednesday – Dec 16 ·        Lunch Program – Greek feta croissant turnover and banana
Thursday – Dec 17 ·         Lunch Program – Open faced philly cheesesteak and yogurt
Friday – Dec 18

·        Lunch Program – back up meals

·        Several classes are having PJ day, but we will have an official PJ Day in January as well for the whole school.

·        Last Day of school before the winter break; Enjoy the Holidays!  STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Reminders:

Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick. After school pick-ups – 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 Cold 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.  You must register for the program so that we know how many meals to order each week.
COBBS bread is available on Monday mornings outside the gym doors. 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 bring them to the front door to check in as all outside doors are locked.  If your child is going to be away, please email their teacher. When you are dropping off and picking up your child, please stay off the paved areas if at all possible.  This will allow ample space for teachers to pick up their students. Please wear masks when on the school ground.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!

 

 


Coming Up in the New Year:

January 4thfirst day back from Winter Break
January 12th – PAC meeting 6:30pm via Zoom – a link will be sent out to parents.
January 5, 12, 19, & 26th  – popcorn and smencil day
January 14thEarthquake Drill
January 15th – White Spot lunch PAC fundraiser
January 22 – PJ Day – wear your pajamas to school
January 29thPizza Day PAC fundraiser

 
 

FREE SHIPPING for Virtual Family Event Nights every Wednesday until December 10th, 2020!

Place your Virtual Book Fair order Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm

to receive free shipping, directly to your home!

See the flyer for details! 

FLYER_FamilyEvent_V6

 
 

Just a friendly reminder that Thursday November 19th

is early dismissal at 11:23 a.m.

Friday November 20th is a Pro D Day.

No school for all students.

 

 

 
 

 

The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!  To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a program that consists of a traditional In-School Fair with a Virtual Book Fair Component, added on.  We have decided to continue hosting an in-school fair at this time as doing so will enable our PAC to continue with the tradition of providing each student with a book.  (Maximum credit $10. This credit cannot be redeemed through the virtual component.  Students may bring additional money to shop at the fair.  We will be accepting cash for the event only.) Health and Safety protocols will be in place.  Students will be able to shop during their regular library time.  Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will be able to make additional purchases by following the Virtual Book Fair link below.

The Scholastic Book Fair is a major annual fundraiser for our school library and as such your participation is greatly appreciated!  Purchases made through the Virtual Fair Link will be delivered to your home address!

Don’t miss out!

Our Dual Scholastic Book Fair will start NOVEMBER 19th through NOVEMBER 30th.  The fair will close at 2pm on the last day.

https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5141362

Happy Reading,

Mr Dranchuk – Teacher Librarian

 

 
 

Please refrain from sending Halloween candy or treats to school at this time as we are not allowed to distribute food items from your homes due to the Covid-19 restrictions and policies.

For those who drop off your children at the “Before School Program,” please do not drop off any earlier than 7:30am as we do not have any supervisors scheduled to work before this time.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Please set up your account for CASH ONLINE as we will not be accepting cash at this time because of Covid-19.  If you are having any issues with this process, please contact the school office and we can help you.

Halloween message from the School District:

Please take a moment to read the following guidelines. We would appreciate if you could go over these points with your child(ren).

These are guidelines – please check with your child’s school if they have further recommendations.

SD62 Costume Guidelines:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • Half masks such as masquerade masks are okay unless otherwise stated by your child’s school. No full-face masks are permitted.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes, etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.

Please use your best judgement to ensure costumes are appropriate for school wear.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. 

Principals and Vice-Principals may ask your child to change in the event a costume is deemed unacceptable. We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so.

 
 

New! Parents MUST book in advance to attend.

  • Book up to 48 hours in advance
  • Only one adult can accompany child(ren)
  • Adult must wear mask at all times
  • Families may only attend/book one inside day per week maximum
  • Enter the classroom by the outside yellow ramp – far corner of school

The Ruth King Strong Start schedule is;

Monday 9-11am @ the classroom

Tuesday 9-11am @ outside Centennial Park (on Carlow)

Wednesday 9-11am @the classroom

Thursday 9-11am @outside Ruth King Primary Playground

Friday 9-11am @the classroom

Please follow the link provided to register:

https://jump.sd62.bc.ca/strong_start_ruthking_bookings

 
 

It was nice to meet some more parents on the Zoom PAC meeting this past Tuesday.  With COVID-19 there have definitely been some set backs, but I feel like the virtual meetings have made it easier for some parents to join the meetings from the comfort of their own homes.  Thank you to the executive for setting up these meetings.  The PAC is organizing a bottle drive fundraiser for this coming Sunday, October 25th from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  Please save your bottles and cans for this event.  Volunteers are needed, please contact the PAC either through myself or on the Facebook PAC page for Ruth King.

Please remember to check in with your child every morning to make sure they are not sick or exhibiting any signs of Covid-19.  The “Daily Self Check,” is available for your reference.

If your child misses school due to illness, it is difficult for your child’s teacher to catch them up on everything that they missed, as much of what the teachers do is build into their lessons through different means, such as lectures, videos, readings, debates, oral interactions, etc.  Please have your child write in a journal or tell a story, read a novel or book of their choosing, do some basic math fact practice, draw and colour, do some physical exercises, etc.  The teacher will provide what they can, but it may not be exactly what your child has missed.

Important:  Please send in your PINK verification forms if you have not done so already.  We will only release your child to the people who are listed in your emergency contact list.  If you need to change the people who are on your Emergency Contact List, please contact the school to update.

Upcoming Events:  Parent/Teacher interviews will take place between November 16th to 27th.  Your child’s teacher will contact you to set up a suitable time for you to meet with them.  We will not be having interviews within the school building at this time, but they will either be done over the phone, through Zoom or other virtual method, or in person outside socially distanced.

October 21st – we will be having a Lock Down Drill at 9:55am

October 23rd – No School – Professional Development Day

October 27th – Public Board Meeting – 7pm

November 4th – Photo Retake Day

November 10th – PAC meeting – 6:30pm (Zoom)

November 19th – Early dismissal 11:23pm for parent/teacher interviews

November 20th – No School – Professional Development Day

 
 
 
 
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