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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had an enjoyable break from the school routine and had some lovely parent/child time.  I was able to visit with my own children for the entire winter break so that made me happy.  We are now all ready for term two at Ruth King and look forward to seeing your child’s smiling face on Monday morning.  Get a good night’s sleep everyone, as getting up early for school is going to be hard for everyone.

This Week:

Monday – Jan 6

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

·       Lunch Program – Macaroni & Cheese; grapes; fruit juice

Tuesday – Jan 7

·       Leadership Morning Meeting in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom

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

·       Lunch Program – Beef burger on cracked wheat bun/leaf lettuce; red delicious apple, chocolate milk

·       Subway Lunch for those who have ordered.

Wednesday – Jan 8

·       Lunch Program – Meatball sub/cracked wheat bun; banana; milk

·       Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

·       Ready, Set, Learn – 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Strong Start Room

Thursday – Jan 9

·       Boot Camp – 8:30am

·       Lunch Program – Southwest chicken sww burrito w/ salsa; vanilla yogurt and granola;  fruit juice.

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

Friday – Jan 10

·       Boot Camp – 8:30am

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

Reminders:

  • Please remind your child to leave their toys at home (including sports equipment). We have plenty of toys at school for your child to play with and individual toys tend to cause disputes or tears if they lose them.
  • 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. 

 

 
 

There are only two more weeks of school before the winter break. The students are working hard on their concert performances and the ticket requests were sent out last week. Please make sure to send back your green forms to secure your tickets for the concerts by Monday, December 9th. If you can attend the afternoon performance it would be greatly appreciated as the evening concert tends to fill up more readily.

The Christmas Store will be open this Wednesday and Thursday. Each child is allowed to buy a maximum of three gifts at $1 each. Once all the presents are purchased, if there are left over gifts, the store will be open after school on Thursday for more purchases.

This Week:

Monday – Dec 9

·          Field Trip for Ms. Sabyan’s Class – Aylard Farm

·          Kindergarten Hearing/Vision screening today

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

Tuesday – Dec 10

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

·          Field trip for Ms. Pinel and Mr. Gates’ Classes – BC Royal Museum

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

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

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

·          PAC Meeting is cancelled for this month

Wednesday – Dec 11

·          Lunch Program – sweet & sour meatballs, brown rice and vegetables, banana, milk

·          Best Buddies at 12:10 in the library

·          Ramona’s Christmas Store in the library – donations are still being accepted and would be appreciated.

Thursday – Dec 12

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

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

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am

·          Ramona’s Christmas Store in the library – donations are still being accepted and would be appreciated.

Friday – Dec 13

·          Lunch Program – sloppy joes with shredded cheese on cracked wheat bun, golden delicious apple, 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 month:

December 17 – Winter Concert 1:00pm and 6:30pm – please make sure to send your green forms back to secure your tickets.
December 20 – Santa’s Breakfast – 8:30am; last day of school before Winter Break
December 20 – PJ Day – wear your pyjama’s to school today
December 21st – January 5th – Winter Break
January 6 – first day back to school
January 15 – Science World presentation – pm

 

 
 

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!!