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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

 

 
 

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The snow seems to be melting quickly but the air is still chilly. Please remind your children to dress appropriately for the weather. Water proof jackets are always necessary as the children go outside at recess and lunch. The ground may still be slippery on the back field, so please walk with caution.

Respectfully,

Ms. V. Ives

This Week:

Monday – Jan 20

·         Monday Morning Meeting – 8:45am

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

Tuesday – Jan 21

·         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 – Chicken burger on cracked wheat bun; red delicious apple; chocolate milk

·         Subway Lunch for those who have ordered

·         Earthquake Drill today

Wednesday – Jan 22

·         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

Thursday – Jan 23

·         Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·         Lunch Program – Bean and Cheese quesadilla with salsa; fresh cut fruit salad; fruit juice

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

Friday – Jan 24

·         Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

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

Reminders:

  • Cell phones are becoming a slight problem at school because students are using them on the school property. Please remind your child, that all cellphones are required to be kept in backpacks while on school property. If they do not feel they can handle this responsibility, please have them bring the cell phone to the office for safe keeping while at school. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
  • Please remember to bring back your pizza forms if your child is ordering pizza for next week.
  • There are still winter coats available in the office if any of your children need one. Please let me know.

Thank you to:

  • SUPERSTORE staff for your continuous donations to the school breakfast program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
January 28 – Subway Lunch (Tuesdays)
January 30, Feb.6 – Aboriginal Literacy – Coast Salish Art and Read Aloud Program (Gr 4/5 classes)
January 27 – Kindergarten Registration Begins
January 28 – Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm
January 29 – Health & Safety Meeting – 2:30pm
January 31 – Jersey Day
January 31 – Pizza Day – sponsored by the PAC

 

 
 

School is open today.
Please take caution- winter conditions.

 
 

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! The weather is going to be getting colder overnight.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. ie: raincoat or waterproof winter coat, rubber/winter boots, toques, mitts etc.  An umbrella is also a good idea.  The students will be going outside unless it is raining/snowing sideways (extremely windy), as we feel it is a good idea to take in some fresh air during their school day.  It would also be a good idea to send a spare set of clothing to school, as there are times when children are playing so hard, that they end up getting wet.  Those puddles are just too difficult to resist sometimes.  Thank you!

This Week:

Monday – Jan 13 ·       Lunch Program – whole wheat pasta and beef bolognaise sauce, vanilla yogurt & granola, fruit juice
Tuesday – Jan 14

·       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

·       PAC Meeting at 6:30pm in the library

Wednesday – Jan 15

·       Lunch Program – chicken nuggets, Caesar salad; milk

·       Science World presentation – 1:15 to 2:00pm in the gym

·       Best Buddies at 12:10pm in the library

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

Thursday – Jan 16

·       Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·       Lunch Program – pepperoni and cheese WW Calzone, golden delicious apple, fruit juice

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

Friday – Jan 17

·       Boot Camp – 8:30am in the gym

·       Lunch Program – Chicken pot pie, carrot sticks, milk

Reminders:

  • Cell phones are becoming a slight problem at school because students are using them on the school property. Please remind your child, that all cellphones are required to be kept in backpacks while on school property.  If they do not feel they can handle this responsibility, please have them bring the cell phone to the office for safe keeping while at school.  The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
  • 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.
 
 

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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