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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

 
 

It is going to be a short week this week, so let’s try to get in as much learning as possible by making sure your child is getting enough sleep and therefore getting to school on time.  I know that mornings can be difficult for children and sometimes it’s hard to get them moving in the morning, but our best learning is done first thing when our brains are not too tired.  There is a breakfast program in the gym starting at 7:45am, so come have breakfast and play in the gym.

Christmas time is approaching and several businesses and groups of people are approaching the school to see how they can help families at this very expensive time of year.  As you know, I am new to the school and do not know which families could use extra help during this time of year.  If you would like to be put on the list to receive a hamper or other form of assistance, please email me and I will forward your name to the appropriate people who are organizing this.

Monday – November 19

·       Monday Morning Meeting for the whole school – 8:45am

·       Scholastic Book Fair starts today

·       Girls Handball Game @ Ruth King 3:00pm

Tuesday – November 20

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

·       Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday – November 21 ·       Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday – November 22

·       Early Dismissal at 11:23am

·       Parent/Teacher Interviews today

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Scholastic Book Fair

Friday – November 23 ·       Pro D Day – no school for students

 
 

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend with your families.  Thank you to those who attended our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday.  The students did a fantastic job during their performances.  Thank you to those people that were involved.

I was not able to attend the Ruth King Craft Fair this weekend, but from what I have been told it was well attended.  Thank you to the PAC for organizing this event once again this year.  Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Monday – November 12 ·       Remembrance Day Holiday: School is closed
Tuesday – November 13

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

·       PAC Meeting 6:30pm in the library – everyone welcome!

Wednesday – November 14

·       Lockdown practice 1:30 – 1:45pm

·       Boy’s Handball game at Colwood Elementary after school at 3pm

Thursday – November 15 ·       Boot Camp (am)
Friday – November 16

·       Boot Camp (am)

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • Report cards will be coming out during the period of November 27th and December 7th. Please check with your child’s teacher if you would like to know the exact date that the report card will be coming out.
  • Parent/Teacher Interview notice was sent home last week with a due date of Tuesday, November 13th. Please make sure to return the notice with your preferred times for interviews with your child’s teacher.  If you did not get a notice, please contact your child’s teacher and let them know.  The schedules will be made this week and sent home on Friday, November 16th.
  • 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 items.
 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 5th to Nov. 9th 2018

Monday- November 5

·       Girls Handball practice at lunch

·       Arts Reach (drama workshops) in the gym (am): Div. 9 and Div. 5

Tuesday- November 6

·       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 at Lunch with Ms. Hesse

Wednesday- November 7

·       Photo Retake Day: please let your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake

·       Girls Handball Game at Ruth King at 3pm

·       Boys Handball practise at lunch

·       Arts Reach (drama workshops) in the gym (am): Div. 4 and Div. 7

Thursday- November 8

·       Boot Camp

·       Boys Handball Game at Hans Helgesen at 3pm

Friday- November 9

·       Boot Camp

·       Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:45am

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Report card will be coming out during the period of November 27th and December 7th. Please check with your child’s teacher if you would like to know the exact date that the report card will be coming out.

Please be watching for a notice regarding parent/teacher interviews as it is important that you return the form to the school by the deadline so that teachers can meet and make a workable schedule

 
 
Monday- October 29

·       Assembly in the gym at 8:45am

·       Girls Handball practice at lunch

·       Boys Handball Meeting at Recess and Game at David Cameron after school

Tuesday- October 30

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

·       Girls Handball Meeting at Recess and Game at Hans Helgesen after school

Wednesday- October 31 ·       Happy Halloween! To celebrate, primary students will be doing a costume parade through the school at 9am. Wear black and orange OR wear your costume! (No masks or weapons please)
Thursday- November 1

·       Boot Camp

·       Boys Handball practice at lunch

Friday- November 2

·       Boot Camp

·       Div. 1 and 10 to Goldstream Park

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Looking for Books – If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
  • LOST and FOUND is building up again – please come and check it out and take your child’s belongings home. It would be helpful if you could write your child’s name on their jackets etc., this way we can identify items and return them to their classrooms.
 
 

This Week:

Monday- October 22 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Tuesday- October 23

·       Pizza Orders for Friday due

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

·       School Board Meeting @ the District Office – 7:00pm

Wednesday- October 24 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Thursday- October 25

·       Leadership Meeting – grade 5 Ms.van der Leeden’s room

·       Boot Camp

·       Divisions 11, 12 and 13 go to Galey Farms

Friday- October 26

·       Pizza Day

·       Health Hustle at 1:30pm in the Gym

·       Boot Camp

·       Halloween Dance – 5:00 to 7:00pm – PAC organized event

Reminders:

  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Looking for Books – If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
  • LOST and FOUND is building up again – please come and check it out and take your child’s belongings home.  It would be helpful if you could write
 
 
Monday- October 15

·       Morning Assembly at 8:40am

·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Keaton and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)

Tuesday- October 16 ·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 for Smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com
Wednesday- October 17 ·       Handball Practice in the gym at 12:10 with Mr. Keaton and Mr. Walts (grade 4 and 5)
Thursday- October 18

·       Great BC Shake Out Drill – 10:05am approximately

·       Boot Camp

Friday- October 19 ·       Pro-D Day – no school for students

Reminders:

  • Matson Road is the best place to drop off your children as it is the safest place for everyone. Please do not drop off your children at the front of the school.  It is a serious safety concern as I have witnessed children and adults almost being hit by vehicles in the front parking lots.
  • Dogs are still a problem on the playground as they leave deposits on the lawn that end up on the shoes and clothing of our students. Please refrain from bringing dogs onto the playground.  Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
  • We are experiencing high numbers of late students at school. Please try to get to school on time as every minute of learning matters.  If your child is late, please make sure they are picking up a late pass in the main office and signing in on the sign in sheet.  Thank you to our parent volunteers who are making the calls for our safe arrivals program, this is very helpful.
  • All parents must check in at the office and pick up a visitor pass upon entering the school. We have been noticing that parents/guardians are walking into classrooms without checking in at the office.  This is a safety concern as not all staff know all parents/guardians.  I have informed the staff to direct people without passes to sign in at the office.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, we have a ‘Bring a book, Take a book’ shelf in the front foyer of the school for students to access. We collect board books (for Strong Start families), chapter books and picture books and would appreciate any and all donations!
 
 

Hello Everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day long weekend.  Here is our week at a glance to help keep you informed as to what is happening at the school.

Monday- October 8 ·       Happy Thanksgiving! (holiday – no school)
Tuesday- October 9

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

·       PAC Meeting @ 6:30pm in the library. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday- October 10

·       Picture Day (Photos taken in the library)

·       Apple Day in Div. 8 and 9 – please bring an apple J

Thursday- October 11 ·       Boot Camp
Friday- October 12

·       Boot Camp

·       Health Hustle @1:30pm in the gym

Reminders:

  • 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.
  • Toys at School – please refrain from sending toys to school with your child unless it is for show and tell or you have made special arrangements with your child’s teacher. Toys from home have been causing some unnecessary friction on the playground and in the classroom.
  • Extra Clothes – please send a spare set of clothes with your child in case of accidents and/or wet clothing due to rain. We are heading into fall so there may be more rainy days.
  • Lost & Found – there are several hoodies and jackets and other lost items in the foyer of the school. Please come in and check to see if your child is missing anything.  Also, it would be very helpful if you could write your child’s name on their belongings so that we know who to give them back to.  Thank you for your help with this. Items will be donated to the Thrift Store after the PAC meeting.
  • Verification Packages – please return the forms and fill out the ones online.  If you are not able to get online, please let the school know so that we can help you.
  • Ruth King App Ruth King now has an app! Please see below for info on how to download.

 

 
 

We would ask that all families please fill out the online consent forms for your child(ren) at Ruth King. These forms are extremely important and your permission is required for the following:

-field trips

-Google classroom

-internet access for research

-photographing/video/media consent

Follow the link to complete these forms: https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

Thank you!

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School October 1st to 5th 2018

Thank you to everyone for helping us practise our Reunification drill on Friday, Sept. 28th and for your patience as we figure out the best plan of action in the event of a real disaster.  Our staff made note of things that we will change to make things go more quickly as we want to reunite you with your child as soon as possible and still know where everyone has dispersed.  All feedback would be appreciated and if any parents/guardians have expertise in emergency planning and/or evacuation procedures, we would greatly appreciate your input as well.  I just want to say thank you to my staff and to Marketa Lund for all your work in making this drill run smoothly.  Well done everyone!

This Week:

Monday- October 1

·       Whole-School Assembly in the gym at 8:45am

·       Cross Country practise for grades 2 – 5 in the gym at 12:15pm with Ms. Pinel.

Tuesday- October 2 ·       Popcorn Day – $2 for popcorn or $2 smencils – PAC organized event, please email the PAC if you have questions ruthkingpac@gmail.com
Wednesday- October 3 ·        Elementary Cross Country Meet – 3:30pm at Juan de Fuca
Thursday- October 4 ·       Leadership Meeting for grade 5’s in Ms. van der Leeden’s classroom at 12:15pm
Friday- October 5 ·       Health Hustle is starting this week!  1:30pm in the gym

Reminders:

  • 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.
  • Toys at School – please refrain from sending toys to school with your child unless it is for show and tell or you have made special arrangements with your child’s teacher. Toys from home have been causing some unnecessary friction on the playground and in the classroom.
  • Extra Clothes – please send a spare set of clothes with your child in case of accidents and/or wet clothing due to rain. We are heading into fall so there may be more rainy days.
  • Lost & Found – there are several hoodies and jackets and other lost items in the foyer of the school. Please come in and check to see if your child is missing anything.  Also, it would be very helpful if you could write your child’s name on their belongings so that we know who to give them back to.  Thank you for your help with this.
  • Verification Packages – please return the forms and fill out the ones online.  If you are not able to get online, please let the school know so that we can help you with these.