Ruth King Elementary School September 16 to 20th 2019
Greetings Students and Families! Welcome to another school year at Ruth King Elementary! We have several new students this year including our three classes of kindergarten students. Our enrolment has increased by about 25 students, bringing our total enrolment up to 318 students.
For those of you that do not know, I will be sending a weekly email to try to keep you informed about upcoming events that are taking place at the school. Feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns. If you know someone that should be on this email list, but is not getting my emails, please get them to call the office with their current email address so we can make sure everyone is in the loop.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome a few new staff members at Ruth King Elementary and to let you all know the staff members names.
New Staff Members:
Sharon MacDonald – Grade 4/5 teacher
Caitlin Mauger – Grade 4/5 teacher
Nathan Gates – Grade 3/4 teacher
Kim Bouchard – Grade 2/3 teacher
Rachel Radsma – Grade 1 teacher
Caitlyn Sabyan – Grade 1 teacher
Lisa Hagar – Grade 1 teacher
Joan Hope – Administrative Assistant – replacing Cardna Salter who is retiring this month.
Ana Galac – ELL teacher
Eva Martin – ESD teacher
Anna deVries – PE teacher covering teacher preps
Zoe McLaren – Music/Drama teacher covering teacher preps
Danica Fruttarol – Library Assistant
Alyssa Frerichs – Educational Assistant
For those parents/guardians who are new to our school, here is a list of returning staff members and their roles.
Returning Staff Members:
Georgette Walker – Vice Principal, Grade 1 teacher
Katrin van der Leeden – Grade 5 teacher
Keaton Stephenson – Grade 4/5 teacher
Julie Pinel – Grade 4 teacher
Kevin Dranchuk – Librarian and Reading Recovery teacher
Ramina Sidhu – Grade 2/3 teacher
Carole Denton – Grade 2/3 teacher
Deb Verdel – Grade 2 teacher
Sandy Grimwood – Grade 1 teacher
Jasmine Morris – K teacher
Karin Gronow – K teacher
Shannon Hjermstad – K teacher
Julie Bloom – Learning Assistance
Sheyla Beattie – Counsellor
Karen Hesse – Educational Assistant, Before School Program
Lynn Tedford – Educational Assistant, After School Program
Khione Gardner – Educational Assistant
Jessica Di Giorgio – Educational Assistant
Kim Basso – Educational Assistant
Akiko Borsholm – Lunch Supervisor
Joanne Irving – After School Program
Linda Pinay – Before & After School Program, L Supervisor
Karen MacKay – Crossing Guard, Lunch Program
Sharlene Chaves – Aboriginal Education Program Support
Esther Sustersich – ECE (Early Childhood Educator)
Fran Bitoni – Occupational Therapist
Catty Santilli – Speech and Language
Ramona Melanson – Strong Start Coordinator; Lunch Supervisor
- 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.
|Monday – Sept 16||
· Monday Morning Assembly @ 8:45am
· Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese
· Run Club starts today at lunch
|Tuesday – Sept 17||· Lunch Program – Chicken Burger|
|Wednesday – Sept 18||
· Fire Drill today
· Lunch Program – Sweet & Sour Meatballs
|Thursday – Sept 19||
· Meet the Teacher Night (6:00 – 7:00pm); classes will be open for families to visit with teachers between 6:00 and 6:30pm; At 6:30pm parents will be called down to the gym for staff introductions and principal messages.
· Lunch Program – Bean and Cheese Quesadilla with salsa
· Run Club at lunch
|Friday – Sept 20||· Lunch Program – Sloppy Joes with shredded cheese|
Notices and Reminders:
|LIBRARY BOOKS need to be RETURNED – please look in your house for Ruth King library books. There is a large number of books that have not been returned from June. Please return them as soon as possible. Thank you!||Looking for gently used books – If you are able to, please send in children’s books in good condition for our book rack in the foyer. Students check this regularly to ‘bring a book/take a book’ and having fresh titles helps keep it going!|
|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)|
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.