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Sooke School District Superintendent Scott Stinson has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th will also be a snow day and all schools will be closed.

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SNOW DAY MONDAY FEBRUARY 11th 🙂 Stay safe and warm!

Monday – February 11

 

·        Girls Basketball Games @ Ruth King after school

·        Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·        Grade 2’s – swimming lessons at Juan de Fuca 8:55am-10:30am

Tuesday – February 12

·        Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·        SUBWAY Lunch for those who pre-ordered.

·        Skipping in the gym with Ms. Hesse 12:10pm

·        Candy Bone Theatre Presentation – 1:00pm in the gym (whole school)

·        PAC meeting – 6:30pm in the library

Wednesday – February 13

·        Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·        Div 8 and 9 – field trip to Chinatown in the am

Thursday – February 14

·        Boot Camp (am)

·        Valentine’s Day and Kindness Day – wear red, white or pink if you want to get in the spirit.

·        Div 3 and 4 – field trip to the Royal BC Museum

·        Boys Basketball Games @ Ruth King after school

Friday – February 15 ·        Pro D Day – no school for students

Reminders:

  • Please remember to drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road as it is less busy.
  • 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 make sure your child has the appropriate winter clothing (warm jacket, toque, mitts, boots etc.), as they often attend
 
 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.

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Thanks for taking the time to look through this,

SD62 Communications Team

 
 

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Wow, it’s already February at the end of this week.  Thank you to all the parents for supporting your children during Literacy Week, reading and writing and helping prepare their lovely costumes.  Your support is always appreciated.  We had a fantastic week!

Monday – January 28

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·       Grade 2’s go to swimming lessons at Juan de Fuca 8:55am-10:30am

·       Kindergarten Registration and Grade 6 Late French Immersion Registration starts today

Tuesday – January 29

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Skipping in the gym with Ms. Hesse 12:10pm

·       Kindergarten Screening Tests

·       SUBWAY lunch orders due (see below)

Wednesday – January 30 ·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym
Thursday – January 31 ·       Boot Camp (am)
Friday – February 1

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Health Hustle @ 1:30pm

Reminders:

  • Please remember to drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road as it is less busy.
  • 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.
  • Grade 5 Leadership students are selling SUBWAY LUNCHES (6 “ sub and a chocolate chip cookie) to fundraise, which will be delivered every Tuesday in February. Receive 4 lunches for only $20! Orders are due on Tuesday, Jan 29th.
 
 

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week is “Literacy Week” at Ruth King.  Many activities have been planned and are listed below.  Please remember to send back your child’s READO contest sheets when they are completed for a chance to win a book!  It is also Family Literacy Week in BC.  Here is a link to some resources that you may be interested in ( Literacy Website ). Have a great week everyone!

Monday – January 21

 

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·       Grade 2’s go to swimming lessons at Juan de Fuca 8:55am-10:30am

·       Literacy Week Kick-off Assembly 12:45pm followed by a school wide read

·       Shannon Husk presentations to primary classes in the AM

Tuesday – January 22

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Skipping in the gym with Ms. Hesse 12:10pm

·       Maple Man French Presentation for grade 5 students in the gym 1:00-2:00pm

Wednesday – January 23

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·       School Wide Write today

·       Guest Readers: Mr.Kaercher, Ms.Deboice, Ms.Hedley-Smith, Mr.Russell and Ms. Hobbs.

Thursday – January 24

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Leadership Meeting in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom 12:10pm

·       Victoria Grizzlies Junior A Hockey Team visits Ruth King (Pick-up hockey game outside at 10:15am; Team members read with kids from 10:45 to 11:30am)

Friday – January 25

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Pizza Day

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm

·       Dress up as your Favorite Book Character

·       Author Visit – Nikki Tate (Primary 9:00-10:00am; Intermediate 10:45-11:45am)

Reminders:

  • Please remember to drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road as it is less busy.
  • 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 avoid sending junk food such as pop, chips, chocolate bars and candy to school. Save those items for special occasions when your children are at home. We sometimes have parties at school too, but for the most part, we are trying to reduce the amount of sugar children eat or drink at school.  Thank you for your attention to this policy.
 
 

Welcome back everyone! Happy New Year Ruth King! It’s hard to believe it is already the middle of January.

I hope you all had an excellent holiday season and are well rested.  The days are starting to get longer already and it is very important that everyone is getting enough sleep.  It is flu season and already we have seen students heading home because of this.  Please remind your children to wash their hands on a regular basis and stay home if you are sick so that we can work together to keep people well.

I would like to welcome a couple of new staff members to Ruth King as we say good bye to Ms. Radsma (Grade 2 and Music/Drama teacher on Fridays).  Best wishes to her as she heads off to have her baby this month.  Taking her place in grade 2 is Ms. Neilsen and for Music/Drama is Mrs. Binstead.

We have recently had a lift installed to the second floor at the staircase closest to the foyer! If you should happen to see the yellow light flashing and hear a beeping sound, that indicates that the lift is in service.  For safety reasons, we ask that you wait until the lights and beeping stops before entering the staircase.

 

Monday – January 14

 

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·       Grade 2’s go to swimming lessons at Juan de Fuca 8:55am-10:30am

Tuesday – January 15

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Skipping in the gym with Ms. Hesse 12:10pm

Wednesday – January 16

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm in the gym

·       Grade 5 French Immersion Talk (am)

Thursday – January 17

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Leadership Meeting in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom 12:10pm

Friday – January 18

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Basketball practise at 12:10pm

Reminders:

  • Please remember to slow down in the school zones and drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road or the staff parking lot as it is incredibly busy in these areas. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 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 avoid sending junk food such as pop, chips, chocolate bars and candy to school. Save those items for special occasions when your children are at home. We sometimes have parties at school too, but for the most part, we are trying to reduce the amount of sugar children eat or drink at school.
 
 

 
 

Hello Parents/Guardians,

It’s the last week before our winter break… hard to believe!  There are many field trips planned for this week.  Please make sure you have filled out all the appropriate forms online or in paper copy for these trips.  We will be having a Santa’s Pancake Breakfast on Friday, December 21st.  Thank you to Superstore for all the food donations and the volunteers for Friday.  If anyone has a pancake grill that we could borrow on Friday, that would be greatly appreciated.  Please just email me to let me know or just bring it in.  Thank you in advance.  Have a great week everyone!

Monday – December 17

 

·       Field Trip – Div 6 – Ms.Sidhu 10:15 – 12:40 Craigdarroch Castle

·       Girls and Boys Basketball practise at 12:10pm

Tuesday – December 18

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Field Trip – Div 12 – Mr.Stephenson, Makola Centre

·       Skipping in the gym with Ms. Hesse 12:10pm

Wednesday – December 19 ·       Field Trip – Div 8 – Ms.Walker. Goldstream
Thursday – December 20

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Div 5,11,12,13. Skating 12:00 – 2:00pm

·       Div 1,2,3,4 Commonwealth Pool

Friday – December 21

·       Santa’s Pancake Breakfast 8:30am

·       PJ Day – wear your pyjamas, robes and slippers to school

Reminders:

  • Please come in to check the “Lost & Found” this week. It is all laid out in the foyer at Ruth King.  On Friday, December 21st, all items will be dropped off a Thrift Store as there are way too many items.
  • Please remember to slow down in the school zones and drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road or the staff parking lot as it is incredibly busy in these areas. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 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 avoid sending junk food such as pop, chips, chocolate bars and candy to school. Save those items for special occasions when your children are at home. We sometimes have parties at school too, but for the most part we are trying to reduce the amount of sugar children eat or drink.
 
 

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Well, it is December already and our Winter Concert is happening this week.  Hopefully all of you who wanted tickets have requested them.  If not, please give the school a call or email the office.  There are still tickets available.  The tickets will be coming home with your child on Tuesday or Wednesday so that you will have them for the concert on Thursday.  Thank you to Ms.Walker for organizing the Movember Fundraiser.  They raised $210.00; good job everyone!   Also, thank you to all the parents who helped with the pizza lunch on Friday.  Your efforts are very much appreciated!

Monday – December 3

 

·       No School for students – Curriculum Implementation Day for Staff
Tuesday – December 4

·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com

·       Div. 5 to Sooke Regional Museum

Wednesday – December 5 ·       Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal – 10:40pm
Thursday – December 6

·       Winter Concert at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

·       Div. 6 to Goldstream Park

·       Div. 8 to the Legislature

Friday – December 7

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm

Reminders:

  • Please remember to slow down in the school zones and drop off your child on Matson Road rather than Jacklin Road as it is incredibly busy on this street. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • Please come in to check the “Lost & Found” on a regular basis as the pile of lost items grows very quickly. It would be really great if you could write your child’s name on their clothing and shoes so it would be easier to return these lost items.
  • 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.

COSTUME REQUESTS

Div. 1 & 9  – Van der Leeden & Grimwood – Dark shirt and pants/skirt  (Black/Brown/Dark Grey)                                                 

Div. 2 & 10 & 12  – Banister, Shrieves, Stephenson – Warm Pyjama’s, flannels or sweaters

Div. 3 & 11  – Pinel & Morris – Party dresses and/or more formal attire

Div 4  – Chia/Dranchuk – bright clothing and sunglasses

Div 5 & 13  – Denton & Gronow – white shirt and dark pants

Div 6 & 7 & 8  – Sidhu, Verdel & Walker/Radsma – colourful sweaters and mitts