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It is the last week before Spring Break.  This week we are celebrating “Literacy Week”.  There are several exciting things happening.  Please see the calendar below for more details.

Reminders:

  • Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.
  • If your child is going to be away from school, it is important to email your child’s teacher to let them know.
  • Please remember to wear a mask when you are on the playground with your child and safe on the non-paved areas. Thank you, our staff appreciates your support.

This Week is Literacy Week:

Monday – March 8th

·        Monday Morning Meeting and Literacy Week Kick Off – Cohort #6 will be in the gym

·        Lunch Program – carrot cinnamon loaf; cheese and chicken quesadilla

·        Reading Rocks – Wear your Funky Socks!

·        Ren Louie Role Model – 9:00, Ms.Chan; 10:30, Ms.Deichmann; 12:50, Ms.Sabyan)

·        Whole School read at 12:40pm

Tuesday – March 9th

·        Poetry in Motion – Poem in your Pocket (read poems to students in your cohort and write it in your passport)

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

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

·        Whole School read at 12:40pm

·        PAC meeting at 6:30pm via ZOOM;  

Wednesday – Mar 10th

·        Writing Wednesday – wear a t-shirt with a message on it!  You can write a message on a t-shirt and wear it to school or find a t-shirt that already has a message on it.

·        Lunch Program – yogurt; open faced pizza bagel

·        Whole School read at 12:40pm

Thursday – Mar 11th

·        Storytelling Day – Book Walk

·        Victoria Grizzly Hockey Team Conversations with some classes

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

·        Whole School read at 12:40pm

Friday – March 12th

·        Dress as your Favorite Book Character today

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

·        PIZZA DAY – sponsored by the RK PAC

·        Whole School read at 12:40pm

Coming Up this Month:  

March 13th to 28thSpring Break – no school
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
March 29thSchool Reopens
April 3rd – Good Friday – no school
April 5th – Easter Monday – no school

 
 

Ruth King will be celebrating Literacy Week March 8-12.

The week will be filled with a variety of activities including a few dress up days and we wanted to give you a head’s up.

  • Monday March 8th: Reading Rocks, Wear Your Funky Socks,
  • Wednesday March 10th: Messages on your T-shirt (either one you have already or get creative and make your own!),
  • Friday March 12th: Dress Like Your Favourite Character Day.

Students are also invited to participate in Reading Bingo at home.  The bingo sheets will come home

this week and are due back March 12 by noon to be entered for a prize.

Reminders for this week! 

  • Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.
  • If your child is going to be away from school, it is important to email your child’s teacher to let them know.

Coming Up this Month:

March 8 to 12th– Literacy Week

8th – wear your funky socks today

12th – dress like a book character today

March 8th – Monday Morning Meeting 8:40am; fire drill 9:30am; Funky Socks Day
March 9th – Staff Meeting 2:30pm and PAC Meeting 6:30pm
March 12th – Pizza Day PAC sponsored event; Dress as your Favorite Character; last day before Spring break
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
March 13th to 28thSpring Break – no school
April 2nd and 5th – Good Friday and Easter Monday – no school

 

This Week:

Monday – Mar 1st Lunch Program – Hard boiled egg, crackers and cheese, apples and carrots
Tuesday – Mar 2nd

Lunch Program – macaroni & shredded cheese; red apple

Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

Wednesday – Mar 3rd Lunch Program – chicken Caesar wrap; mandarin orange
Thursday – Mar 4th  Lunch Program – 6 chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce; banana
Friday – Mar 5th Lunch Program – pizza sub sandwich and rice krispie squares

 

 
 


  • Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.
  • If your child is going to be away from school, it is important to email your child’s teacher to let them know.
  • As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child has appropriate winter gear, such as mitts and a toque. If your child needs a winter coat, we have had many donated. Please let us know if you need one for your child.
  • 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 label all belongings
  • the “Lost and Found” is displayed outside the gym doors on most mornings.
  • When you are dropping off and picking up your child please park on Matson Road. Also, please stay off the paved areas of the playground as this will allow ample space for teachers and other staff members to pick up the students.
  • Please wear masks when on the school grounds at all times.
  • The playground may be slippery, especially the wood chips around the playground structures and swings. Please be careful when walking in these areas.

Coming Up this Month:

March 8 to 12th– Literacy Week – many activities happening this week
March 12th –  Pizza Day; last day before Spring break
March 13th to 28thSpring Break – no school
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
March 29thSchool Reopens
April 3rd – Good Friday – no school
April 5th – Easter Monday – no school

This Week:

Monday – Feb 22nd

·        Monday Morning Meeting – Cohort #5 will be in the gym

·        Lunch Program – carrot cinnamon loaf; cheese and chicken quesadilla

Tuesday – Feb 23rd

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

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

Wednesday – Feb 24th

·        Lunch Program – yogurt; open faced pizza bagel

·        Pink Shirt Day – in support of Anti-bullying day (wear a pink shirt to school and show your support)

Thursday – Feb 25th

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

·        Hold & Secure Drill today at 11:00am

Friday – Feb 26th ·        Lunch Program – No nut granola bar; roast beef and cheddar sandwich with iceberg lettuce

 

 
 

 

 

Reminders:

  • Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.
  • As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child has appropriate winter gear, such as mitts and a toque. If your child needs a winter coat, we have had many donated. Please let us know if you need one for your child.
  • 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 label all belongingsLost and Found is displayed outside the gym doors on most mornings.
  • 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.
  • The playground may be slippery, especially the wood chips around the playground structures and swings. Please be careful when walking in these areas.

Coming Up this Month:

February 16, 23rd   – Popcorn and Smencil day (smelly pencils)
February 15th – Family Day – no school
February 18th – Fire Drill at 1:30pm
February 23rd  – Public Board Meeting 7:00pm
February 24th  – Pink Shirt Day in support of Anti-bullying day (wear a pink shirt to school and show your support)
February 26th – White Spot Lunch – sponsored by the PAC

 

This Week:

Monday – Feb. 8 ·        Lunch Program – carrot cinnamon loaf; cheese and chicken quesadilla
Tuesday – Feb 9

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

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

·        PAC Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm (see PAC Facebook page for details)

Wednesday – Feb 10 ·        Lunch Program – yogurt; open faced pizza bagel
Thursday – Feb 11

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

·        Valentine’s Day Celebrations (Wear pink, red or white to school today) COVID procedures for exchanging Valentine’s – students may only exchange cards, stickers, pencils etc. but must not bring any type of food/candy to share with their friends.

·        Moose Hide Day – moose hide campaign is a grassroots movement of indigenous and non-indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.  Wearing a piece of moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men and boys to end violence against women and children.

Friday – Feb 12 ·        Professional Development Day for Staff – no school for the students

 

 
 

 

The staff and students at Ruth King would just like to say “thank you” to the PAC members for organizing the pizza lunch days and White Spot lunch days.  The PAC has also approved funding for more outside equipment.  The equipment has been ordered and will be in the classrooms soon.

Thank You   Hych’ka  or HÍSW̱ḴE     Kleco Kleco or ƛ̓ekoo ƛ̓ekoo   Marcee

Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.

Coming Up this Month:

February 2, 9, 16, 23rd   – Popcorn and Smencil day (smelly pencils)
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    cancelled and moved to Feb. 26th

February 12th  – Pro D day – no school for students
February 15th – Family Day – no school
February 18th – Fire Drill at 1:30pm
February 23rd  – Public Board Meeting 7:00pm
February 24th  – Pink Shirt Day in support of Anti-bullying day (wear a pink shirt to school and show your support)
February 26th – White Spot Lunch – sponsored by the PAC

This Week:

Monday – Feb 1

·        Monday Morning Assembly – Cohort #4 (Mrs Verdel and Mrs. Denton’s classes will be in the gym while all others will be in their classrooms.

·        Lunch Program – hard boiled egg, crackers and cheese, apples and carrots

Tuesday – Feb 2

·        Lunch Program – macaroni & shredded cheese; red apple

·        Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered

 

Wednesday – Feb 3 ·        Lunch Program – chicken Caesar wrap; mandarin orange
Thursday – Feb 4 ·         Lunch Program – 6 chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce; banana
Friday – Feb 5 ·        Lunch Program – pizza sub sandwich and rice krispie squares

Reminders:

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 inform caregivers who are dropping off and picking up.

Please wear masks when on the school ground at all times.

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 label all belongings

Lost and Found Items are displayed outside the gym on the playground if your child has lost something.

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.  Here is the scoop on what you can do during COVID.  Students can exchange cards, stickers, pencils etc. but must not bring any type of food/candy to share with their friends.  Teachers will provide you with the first names of the students in their class if you would like your child to participate.

Before School Program

Please do not drop your child off before 7:30am.  There are no supervisors until 7:30am.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 
 

“Week at a Glance”

Not sure if it’s going to snow this week or not,

but if it does, please dress warmly.

This Week:

Monday – Jan 25 • Lunch Program – carrot cinnamon loaf; cheese and chicken quesadilla
Tuesday – Jan 26 • Lunch Program – red apple; perogies shredded cheese and sour cream
• Popcorn and Smencil Day for those who have ordered
• School Board Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday – Jan 27 • Lunch Program – yogurt; open faced pizza bagel
Thursday – Jan 28 • Lunch Program – banana; hearty beef and bean chili with sweet corn; and cornbread
Friday – Jan 29 • Lunch Program – no nut granola bar; roast beef and cheddar sandwich with iceberg lettuce
• Pizza Lunch – PAC fundraiser for those who ordered

Reminders:
– Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.

– As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child has appropriate winter gear, such as mitts and a toque. If your child needs a winter coat, we have had many donated. Please let us know if you need one for your child.

– 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 label all belongings.

– 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.

– The playground may be slippery, especially the wood chips around the playground structures and swings. Please be careful when walking in these areas.

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. Here is the scoop on what you can do during COVID. Students can exchange cards, stickers, pencils etc. but must not bring any type of food/candy to share with their friends. Teachers will provide you with the first names of the students in their class if you would like your child to participate.

Coming Up in the New Year:

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

 
 

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

 
 

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