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Scholastic Book Fair

November 21- November 23 Open 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 24 Open Noon – 7:00 p.m.

November 28 – 29 Open 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 30 Open 2 – 4 p.m.



Please see attached Newsletter in regards to the upcoming Christmas Store.  Dates are still to be determined.   See Ramona Melanson @ Strong Start for donations, volunteer or questions.

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Wear an Orange Shirt “Every child matters” Friday  September 30th

This day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.




Bring a Toonie for Terry!  Friday, September 15 the entire school will run together for the Terry Fox Run.  All Toonie donations will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.


backpackCostco has generously donated 50 backpacks for our students.  These backpacks will be available the first week of school in September and will be in our foyer on a first come, first serve basis.  We ask families to only take one per RK student in your family.

Each back pack will contain a ruler, an eraser, a pencil case & a paper folder!

Thank you Costco!





Dear Ruth King families, students and community,

My name is Mark Kaercher and I wanted to express how excited and honored I am to have been appointed Principal of Ruth King Elementary School next school year. I have heard many wonderful and positive stories about Ruth King and I look forward to being a part of the Ruth King team. I have served as a Vice Principal in the Sooke School District for (7) years. In that time I have been afforded the opportunity to work at: Colwood Elementary School, Millstream Elementary School and WestShore Center for Learning and Training. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and learned a lot in each of these fantastic schools.

Outside of my job, I enjoy spending time with my family, consisting of my wife and our 4 young children. I have always been an active community member and have served as a coach for multiple sports- in multiple communities- including the West Shore- for the past 20 years. I also enjoy leading an active, healthy life style and spending as much time outside as possible.

If we don’t connect before the end of June, I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your children in September. Should you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do what I can to assist you. I hope that you have an enjoyable, safe and relaxing summer. See you in September.   I can be reached by email at: mkaercher@sd62.bc.ca


This week’s ROCKET can be found under the PARENTS menu at the top of the page




This week’s ROCKET can be found under the PARENTS menu at the top of the page.

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