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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).


  • 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.