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Thank you for all the support in “paying it forward” for another school to get the Mindset Mission Presentation. We sold many, many yo-yos and brought in over $1000.00 to go toward another school’s event. Way to go Ruth King! Hopefully your children are enjoying the yo-yos and are learning to do some of the tricks outlined in the guide.

Thank you also goes out to the PAC for organizing the “Spring Dance” and for those of you who volunteered at the dance or by making cupcakes etc. The kids had a blast!

It’s Literacy Week and we have several things happening. Please see the schedule below.

This Week:

Monday – Mar.9

·          Monday Morning Meeting – 8:45am

             – Staff Reader’s Theatre

             – School Wide “READ” in the gym

·          Model Projects due to the Library

Tuesday – Mar.10

·          Literacy Week Event – Dress as your favorite Book Character

·          Author/Illustrator visit – Lucky Budd (assembly in the gym in the morning)

·          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

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

·          PAC Meeting – 6:30pm in the library

Wednesday – Mar.11

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

·          Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

Thursday – Mar.12

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          OPEN HOUSE and LITERACY FAIR – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm – Heritage Fair by grade 5’s, Model Projects in the Library

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

Friday – Mar.13

·          Literacy Event – Poem in your Pocket Day

·          Literacy Event – READO sheets due to Ms. Walker

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Last Day before Spring Break – first day back to school is Monday, March 30th

Messages:

  • Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. Please also LABEL your children’s clothing and other items. Our lost and found is overflowing with unclaimed items!! We end up taking bags of items to the thrift store because items are not claimed.
  • NO HOME TOYS AT SCHOOL – Reminder to check your child’s backpack before sending them to school. Some students are still bringing toys to school from home. This includes sports equipment such as basketballs etc. “Show and Tell” items are okay.
  • Cell phones need to stay in student back packs while at school. There is a school phone for students to use in case of an emergency.
  • Please remember to drop your children off on Matson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. It is much safer on Matson Road. Thank you for your attention to this.

Coming Up:

April 2 – Grade 5’s visit Spencer Middle School
April 9 – Early dismissal at 11:23am
April 10 – Good Friday – no school
April 13 – Easter Monday – no school
April 17 – Whole School Photo
April 24 – Pizza Day – PAC sponsored event
April 27 – Pro D day – no school
May 12 – PAC meeting – 6:30pm in the library
May 15 – Pro D day – no school
May 18 – Victoria Day – no school
May 29 – Fun Fair – PAC sponsored event

 

 

 
 

For your reference we have included the letter sent to all families on March 4th.

COVID-19 Letter to Parents – March 4, 2020[3]

A few reminders to stay healthy during this time: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds,
    or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer especially after coughing or sneezing
  • Cough and sneeze into arm or tissue
  • Stay home if your kids are not feeling well
  • Keep hands away from face and mouth
  • Stay healthy by eating healthy foods, keeping physically active, and getting enough sleep
 
 

If your child is absent please email  the school at  ruthking@sd62.bc.ca .   Please indicate your child’s first and last name and reason for absence.   The safe arrival phone is no longer used for this purpose.

 
 

 

 

Girl’s Jamboree  Tuesday March 3rd  @ Belmont High School  3:30 pm

Boy’s Jamboree Thursday March 5th  @ Belmont High School 3:30 pm

 
 

NED’s Mindset Mission was very inspiring this past week. The Yo-Yo’s for the “pay it forward” campaign will be sold this week at recess and after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will have an opportunity to practise their yo-yoing skills in the NED zone at recess and lunchtime this week.

            NED stands for:

                        Never give up

                        Encourage others

                        Do your best

 

This Week:

Monday – Mar.2 ·          Lunch Program
Tuesday – Mar.3

·          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

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

Wednesday – Mar.4

·          Grade 5’s visit Spencer Middle School 12:40pm

·          Lunch Program

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

·          Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

Kung Fu – last session 2:30 pm in the gym

 

Thursday – Mar.5

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Lunch Program

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

Friday – Mar.6

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Spring Dance – PAC sponsored event

·          Lunch Program

Messages:

  • Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. Please also LABEL your children’s clothing and other items. Our lost and found is overflowing with unclaimed items!! We end up taking bags of items to the thrift store because items are not claimed.
  • NO HOME TOYS AT SCHOOL – Reminder to check your child’s backpack before sending them to school. Some students are still bringing toys to school from home. This includes sports equipment such as basketballs etc. “Show and Tell” items are okay.
  • Cell phones need to stay in student back packs while at school. There is a school phone for students to use in case of an emergency.
  • Please remember to drop your children off on Matson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. It is much safer on Matson Road. Thank you for your attention to this.

PAC MESSAGE: The spring dance is coming up on March 6th and the PAC is asking for parent volunteers to make the event a success. If you are available for a shift or two please sign up here:https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=237013184952972056#anonymous_invite_page

The school dance is for RUTH KING students only and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

Coming Up:

March 9 – 13 – Report Cards go out to parents
March 12 – OPEN HOUSE – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm
March 14 – 29th – SPRING BREAK – No School

 

 
 

This Week:

Monday – Feb. 24

·          Monday Morning Assembly 8:45am in the gym

·          Lunch Program – Beef Dip; Caesar Salad; fruit juice

·          Basketball Practise 12:10pm

Tuesday – Feb. 25

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

·          Fieldtrip – Div 9 and 10 Hartland Landfill 8:45am – 11:15am

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

·          Lunch Program – Hot Dog Day!; cracked wheat bun; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·          Subway Lunch for those who have ordered

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

·          Boys Basketball Game @ Ruth King 3:00pm (Opponents are Hans Helgesen and Lakewood)

·          Girls Basketball Game @ Happy Valley 3:00pm (Opponents are Happy Valley and Sangster)

·          Garden Visioning Session – 3:15pm (Parents who are interested, please join us)

Wednesday – Feb. 26

·          PINK SHIRT DAY – wear a pink shirt to school today

·          Lunch Program – Chicken fricassee; banana; milk

·          Basketball Practise 12:10pm

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

·          Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

·          NED’s Mindset Mission – assembly in the gym at 1:15pm

Thursday – Feb. 27

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Fieldtrip – Div 2 Robert Bateman Centre 8:50am – 1:30pm

·          Lunch Program – Chicken Stir Fry with Honey garlic sauce, chow mein noddles; vanilla yogurt and granola; fruit juice.

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

·          Grade 5 Parent Information Night at Spencer Middle School tonight

Friday – Feb. 28

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          PIZZA DAY – sponsored by the PAC

·          Lunch Program – Lasagna; Caesar salad; milk

·          Basketball Practise 12:10pm

Messages:

  • Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. Please also LABEL your children’s clothing and other items. Our lost and found is overflowing with unclaimed items!! We end up taking bags of items to the thrift store because items are not claimed.
  • NO HOME TOYS AT SCHOOL – Reminder to check your child’s backpack before sending them to school. Some students are still bringing toys to school from home. This includes sports equipment such as basketballs etc. “Show and Tell” items are okay.
  • Cell phones need to stay in student back packs while at school. There is a school phone for students to use in case of an emergency.
  • Please remember to drop your children off on Matson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. It is much safer on Matson Road.  Thank you for your attention to this.

PAC MESSAGE: The spring dance is coming up on March 6th and the PAC is asking for parent volunteers to make the event a success. If you are available for a shift or two please sign up here:https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=237013184952972056#anonymous_invite_page

The school dance is for RUTH KING students only and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 4 – Grade 5’s visit Spencer Middle School
March 6 – Spring Dance – PAC sponsored event
March 9 – 13 – Report Cards go out to parents
March 12 – OPEN HOUSE – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm
March 14 – 29th – SPRING BREAK – No School

 
 

I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend with your family. The weather seems to be getting a little better and the cherry blossoms have popped out over the weekend. Time to start thinking about starting some seeds indoors if you are a gardener. Enjoy the day off tomorrow!

This Week:

Monday – Feb. 17 ·          NO SCHOOL TODAY – FAMILY DAY
Tuesday – Feb. 18

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

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

·          Lunch Program – Chicken Burger on a cracked wheat bun; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·          Subway Lunch for those who have ordered

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

·          Boys Basketball Game @ Ruth King 3:00pm (Opponents are Hans Helgesen)

·          Kindergarten Immunizations at 2:30pm

Wed – Feb. 19

·          Basketball Practise 12:10pm

·          Lunch Program – Sweet & Sour Meatballs; Brown rice and vegetables; banana; milk

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

  • Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library
  • Kung Fu – 2:23pm in the gym
Thurs – Feb. 20

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Fire Drill in the morning

·          Lunch Program – Bean and Cheese Quesadilla with Salsa; Fresh Cut Fruit Salad; fruit juice.

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

·          Girls Basketball Game @ Hans Helgesen 3:00pm (Opponents are Hans Helgesen and Happy Valley)

Friday – Feb. 21

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Basketball Practise 12:10pm

·          Lunch Program – Sloppy Joe w/ shredded cheese on a cracked wheat bun; golden delicious apple; milk

Messages:

  • Reminder to check your child’s backpack before sending them to school. Some students are still bringing toys to school from home. This includes sports equipment such as basketballs etc. “Show and Tell” items are okay.
  • Please remember to drop your children off on Madson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. It is much safer on Madson Road. Thank you for your attention to this.
  • Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. It has been very rainy lately so it is important to send them to school with rain gear or an umbrella as we go outside at recess and lunch.

PAC MESSAGE: The spring dance is coming up on March 6th and the PAC is asking for parent volunteers to make the event a success. If you are available for a shift or two please sign up here:https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=237013184952972056#anonymous_invite_page

The school dance is for RUTH KING students only and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

February 26 – Pink Shirt Day – wear a pink shirt to school to support anti-bullying
February 26 – NED’s Mindset Mission Presentation – 1:15pm in the gym
February 28 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC
March 12 – OPEN HOUSE – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm

Coming Up:

February 26 – Pink Shirt Day – wear a pink shirt to school to support anti-bullying
February 26 – NED’s Mindset Mission Presentation – 1:15pm in the gym
February 28 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC
March 12 – OPEN HOUSE – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm

 

 
 

 

Welcome to the new families who are getting my email for the first time. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Thank goodness the sun came out for at least part of the time. February is “KINDNESS” month at Ruth King!

THIS WEEK:

Monday – Feb. 10

• Lunch Program – Whole Wheat pasta and Beef Bolognaise sauce; vanilla yogurt and granola; fruit juice
• Basketball Practise
• Girls Basketball Game @ Willway 3:00pm (Opponents are Sangster and Willway)•

Tuesday – Feb. 11

• 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 a cracked wheat bun; leaf lettuce; red delicious apple; chocolate milk
• Subway Lunch for those who have ordered
• Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10pm
• PAC Meeting 6:00pm (Note the time change)

Wednesday – Feb. 12

• Lunch Program – Chicken Nuggets; Caesar salad; milk
• Basketball Practise
• Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom
• Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library
• Kung Fu – 2:23pm

Thursday – Feb. 13

• Valentine’s Day Celebrations; wear Red, Pink, White, Hearts, or Peace symbols
• Personalized Candy Grams are being sold at $1.00 each – bring your loonies and buy your candy grams
• Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym
• Lunch Program – Pepperoni and Cheese Calzone; golden delicious apple; fruit juice.
• Skipping Club with Ms. Hesse at lunch – 12:10pm
• Model Project permission forms – due to Mr.Dranchuk today
• Boys Basketball Game @ Wishart 3:00pm (Opponents are David Cameron and Wishart)

Friday – Feb. 14 • NO SCHOOL TODAY – PRO D DAY FOR STAFF

Messages:
• Please remember to drop your children off on Madson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. Thank you.
• Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. It has been very rainy lately so it is important to send them to school with rain gear.
• We have decided to celebrate “Family Day” this year rather than specifically Mother or Father’s Day. The school will no longer be making gifts or cards for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. This is due to the diversity among our Ruth King families and the wish on our part to lessen the anxiety for some of our children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

PAC MESSAGE: The spring dance is coming up on March 6th and the PAC is asking for parent volunteers to make the event a success. If you are available for a shift or two please sign up here:https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=237013184952972056#anonymous_invite_page

February 17 – Family Day – No school, it’s a holiday!
February 26 – Pink Shirt Day – wear a pink shirt to school to support anti-bullying
February 28 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC
March 12 – OPEN HOUSE – 2:30 to 4:00pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm

 
 

This Week:

Monday – Feb. 3

·          Monday Morning Meeting – 8:45am

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

·          Basketball Practise

Tuesday – Feb. 4

·          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 – Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·          Subway Lunch for those who have ordered

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

·          Girls Basketball Game @ Savory 3:00pm (Opponents are Savory and Wishart)

·          Boys Basketball Game @ Ruth King 3:00pm (Opponent is Colwood)

Wednesday – Feb. 5

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

·          Basketball Practise

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

·          Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

·          Boys Basketball Game @ Savory 3:00pm (Opponents are Savory      and Lakewood)

Thursday – Feb. 6

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Lunch Program – Southest Chicken ww burrito w/ salsa; vanilla yogurt and granola; fruit juice

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

Friday – Feb. 7

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Lunch Program – Cheese Perogies with sour cream; Caesar salad; milk

·          Basketball Practise

Messages:

  • Please remember to drop your children off on Madson Road rather than at the front entrance of the school. Thank you.
  • There are still winter coats available in the office if any of your children need one. Please let me know.
  • Please send a spare set of clothes to school with your child in case they get wet at recess or lunch. It has been very rainy lately so it is important to send them to school with rain gear.
  • We have decided to celebrate “Family Day” this year rather than specifically Mother or Father’s Day. The school will no longer be making gifts or cards for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  This is due to the diversity among our Ruth King families and the wish on our part to lessen the anxiety for some of our children.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
February 11 – PAC Meeting 6:30pm
February 13 – Valentine’s Day Celebrations; wear Red, Pink, Hearts, or Peace symbols
February 14 – Valentine’s Day; Professional Development Day – no school for students
February 17 – Family Day – No school, it’s a holiday!
February 26 – Pink Shirt Day – wear a pink shirt to school to support anti-bullying
February 28 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC

 

 
 

 

This Week:

Monday – Jan 27

·          Kindergarten Registration starts today and runs all week.

·          Lunch Program – Beef dip, grapes, fruit juice

·          Basketball Practise

Tuesday – Jan 28

·          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

·          Field trip to Chinatown: Ms. Sabyan, Ms. Sidhu, Ms. Walker and Ms. Grimwood’s classes (9am)

·          Lunch Program – Hot dog day on cracked wheat bun; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·          Subway Lunch for those who have ordered

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

Wednesday – Jan 29

·          Lunch Program – Sweet & Sour Meatballs; brown rice; banana; milk

·          Basketball Practise

·          Grade 4 Spirit Club Meeting 12:10pm Ms.Denton’s Classroom

·          Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

Thursday – Jan 30

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          Lunch Program – Chicken Stir Fry with honey garlic sauce and chow mein noodles; vanilla yogurt and granola; fruit juice

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

Friday – Jan 31

·          Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·          PIZZA LUNCH – sponsor by the PAC

·          Lunch Program – Lasagna; Caesar salad; milk

·          Basketball Practise

Reminders:

  • School starts at 8:30am, please try to have your child at school on time; the best learning happens in the morning when your child’s brain is fresh from their night’s sleep. It is important to make sure your child is getting enough sleep as well. Keep their electronics out of their bedrooms.
  • The flu season is upon us. If your child is sick, please keep them at home so they do not spread it to the rest. We have had to send several children home because they are too sick to be at school.
  • There are still winter coats available in the office if any of your children need one. Please let me know.

Thank you to:

  • Fairway Market for your continuous donations to the school food programs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
February 6 Aboriginal Literacy – Coast Salish Art and Read Aloud Program (Gr 4/5 classes)
February 11 – PAC Meeting 6:30pm
February 13 – Valentine’s Day Celebrations; wear Red, Pink, Hearts, or Peace symbols
February 14 – Valentine’s Day; Professional Development Day – no school for students
February 17 – Family Day – No school, it’s a holiday!
February 26 – Pink Shirt Day – wear a pink shirt to school to support anti-bullying
February 28 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC