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Hello families of Ruth King,

The Goldstream Gazette has a table set up in their office at  847 Goldstream Ave #1. There you will be able to purchase shirts , hoodies, socks and candles to raise money for the survivors of Residential Schools.

Proceeds will be given to the survivors of the Residential schools. Cash only

You can call the Gazette office at #250-478-9552 for more information.

Thank you,

Ruth King Staff

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

 

This Week:

 

Monday – Sept 26th  

·        Whole School Morning Meeting 9:00am in the gym.  Ms. Finnie’s class will be presenting.

·        Lunch Program – Baked Cannelloni, mandarin orange and juice

Tuesday – Sept 27th

·        Lunch Program – chicken fajita wrap, banana bread and juice

·        Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

Wednesday – Sept 28th Lunch Program – Chicken Fingers & plum sauce, banana and juice
Thursday – Sept 29th

·       Orange Shirt Day at School – please have your child wear an orange shirt if they have one.  We will be recognizing this day jointly with Spencer Middle School out on the field at 9:20am.  Come join if you wish!

·       Lunch Program – Hard oiled egg, hummus & crackers, yogurt, apple and juice

Friday – Sept 30th

 

National Day of Truth & Reconciliation – No School

Reminders:

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

COVID is still going around and we have had some reported cases at the school. The self-assessment tool is at the website below.

Visit the website:        https:// bc.thrive.health

 

ON THE PLAYGROUND:

1.      Please do not bring your dog on the school grounds.

2.      Make a meeting spot for you and your child after school so that you can locate each other.  If all else fails, come to the office please.

3.      Bikes and scooters, or anything with wheels need to be walked on the playground please.

 

Please remind your child not to bring toys or other sports equipment from home to school unless it is requested by the classroom teacher.  Electronics should also stay at home as well.  Thank you for your continued help with this policy.

If your child is going to be away from school, it is important to email your child’s teacher to let them know directly and the office at jward@sd62.bc.ca  Also, if you plan to pick up your child early, please email their teacher and the office as well please.  No need to call the office.

Coming Up:

October

3 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

5 Tour de Rock – riding by at 12:25pm

10  Thanksgiving Day – No School

11 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (virtual)

17 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

20 Great BC Shake Out Earthquake Drill –am

19 School Photo Day – Library

21 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day

31 Halloween – Orange & Black Day or Costumes (Spirit Club Event)

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend with your children. We are heading into our third week.

 

This Week:

 

Monday – Sept 19th  ·       National Day of Mourning – Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
Tuesday – Sept 20th

·        Lunch Program – Taco Salad with chicken, banana bread and juice

·        PHOTO DAY was cancelled.  Photo Day will be on Wednesday, October 19th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Schedules were changed by the photo company due to the Day of Mourning.

Wednesday – Sept 21st    ·        Lunch Program – Meatball Sub, banana and juice
Thursday – Sept 22nd  

·       Lunch Program – Cucumber cream cheese bagel, red apple and juice

·        Meet the Teacher Night – 6:00 to 7:00pm – it’s a short window of time but come out if you can.  We would love to see your all!

Friday – Sept 23rd  

·        Lunch Program – Turkey and Swiss wrap with cranberry mayo, rice krispie square and juice

·        Terry Fox Run – 1:00pm – Come on out and enjoy the run/walk.  You are welcome to watch from the fence like last year, or join in the run/walk.

 

Reminders:

Please remember to do the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if your child is sick.  This is still so important and we all really appreciate your support in keeping everyone healthy. The self-assessment tool is at the website below.

Visit the website:        https:// bc.thrive.health

 

ON THE PLAYGROUND:

1.      Please do not bring your dog on the school grounds.

2.      Make a meeting spot for you and your child after school so that you can locate each other.  If all else fails, come to the office please.

3.      Bikes and scooters, or anything with wheels need to be walked on the playground please.

4.

Please remind your child not to bring toys or other sports equipment from home to school unless it is requested by the classroom teacher.  Electronics should also stay at home as well.  Thank you for your continued help with this policy.

 

If your child is going to be away from school, it is important to email your child’s teacher to let them know directly. Also, if you plan to pick up your child early, please email their teacher as well please.  No need to call the office.

 

Coming Up:

September

26 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym

26-30 Orange Shirt Week

27 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29 Orange Shirt Day

30 National Day of Truth & Reconciliation – No School

October

3 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

5 Tour de Rock – riding by at 12:25pm

10  Thanksgiving Day – No School

11 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (virtual)

17 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

20 Great BC Shake Out Earthquake Drill –am

19 School Photo Day – Library

21 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day

31 Halloween – Orange & Black Day or Costumes (Spirit Club Event)

 
 

The school district is looking for noon hour supervisors, if you are interested please see information below:

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE)
TITLE: SUPERVISION ASSISTANT
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
2. Three months of experience and over.
3. Patience with, and care for, students and a demonstrated aptitude for the work to be
performed.
4. Ability to follow school district policy and procedures.
5. Be able to follow school “Code of Conduct” and reinforce the values to children.
6. An ability to work well with other adults.
7. A desire to help children.
8. Self-assurance and a well modulated voice with the ability to speak fluently and
communicate well.
9. Appreciation of the confidential nature of all information relating to students, parents and
teachers.
10. Holder of a valid Occupational First Aid – Level One Certificate.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal
SUPERVISES: N/A
JOB GOAL: To assist in providing a well organized, supervised school
environment in which students can take full advantage of
their non-instructional time.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assists administration in duties relating to supervision of students during noninstructional time.
2. Dispenses first aid and tends to children in sick room.
3. Responsible for lunch, snack and clean-up routines.
4. May assist children with clothing and dressing as required.
5. Performs related work as required such as bus loading and unloading.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten months. Hours may vary but work is required
only when students are at school.
TITLE: SUPERVISION ASSISTANT

Page 2
EVALUATION
DATE: June 21, 2019 JOB TITLE: SUPERVISION ASSISTANT
Factor Degree Points Substantiating Data
1. Knowledge 3 45 Completion of Grade 12.
2. Experience 1 15 Up to three months.
3. Judgement 2 20 Job requires the application of established
methods or procedures. Work may involve
a choice of methods.
4. Mental Effort 3 30 Continuous periods of short duration.
5. Physical Activity 2 12 Medium activity of short duration.
6. Dexterity 1 6 Minimal accurate coordination of fine or
coarse movements. Above average speed is
not required.
7. Accountability 4 40 Cause significant embarrassment within the
organization and have limited impact on its
public image.
8. Safety of Others 3 24 Considerable degree of care required to
prevent injury or harm to others.
9. Contacts 3 30 Tact and discretion required to deal with
or settle requests, complaints or
clarification of information
10. Disagreeable 3 30 Minor conditions of frequent exposure.
Conditions

TOTAL POINTS 252
APPROVED

On behalf of C.U.P.E., Local 459 On behalf of School District No. 62 (Sooke)
Date Signed: ________________ Date Signed: _______________________

 
 

Happy Monday Everyone!  Thank you all for an amazing first week back to school.  It seems to have gone fairly well and most of the children were happy to be back.  It was definitely overwhelming for a few new students but that is to be expected.

 

Before School Program (hours 7:30 to 8:30am)

This program includes snack/breakfast foods and is been a drop-in program.  We will be asking you to register for the program as we need to keep track of numbers and who is in the program for contact tracing.  We will have a form to fill out when you arrive.

Joanne Irving and Karen MacKay are the Before School Program Coordinators.  

 

Lunch Program (hours 11:55am to 12:10pm)

This program will run five days a week.  Forms were sent home on Friday for you to opt into the program. Please fill out the form and return it to your child’s teacher with the payment that you can afford.

Karen MacKay is the Lunch Program Coordinator.

 

Protocols for Health & Safety 

If your child is sick, please keep them home and monitor their symptoms.  In the event that your child is sick, please email your child’s teacher directly.  Teachers should be reaching out via email this week so that you have their email address.

Please let your child’s teacher know if your child has allergies, asthma inhalers, epi-pens etc.  Although you have filled out forms indicating these things, it is always important to talk to your child’s teacher directly so that nothing gets missed.  Please also inform your child’s teacher if there are two households and the schedule for when your child will be with which parent.  Thank you in advance for this.

 

Daily Health Checks and Other Consents

Please fill out the Parent Consent Forms online as soon as possible.  This is a requirement for your child to attend school.  Here is the link below and a list of all consents that you must complete.https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent  Thank you for doing this.

 

  • Aboriginal Education
  • Daily Student Health Check Agreement
  • General Consent for School Fieldtrips/Activities
  • Google Apps for Education Consent
  • Internet Access Consent
  • Media Consent
  • Online Learning Platforms Consent
  • School Cash Online Consent (used for lunch program and fundraising etc.)

School Grounds 

The school grounds will be open for everyone this year.  Parents, when you are dropping off and picking up your child, please make sure you park on Matson Street.  Each classroom teacher will have a designated line up spot.  These line up spots are painted with white hearts on the playground.  Have your child show you where their line up spot is.

School Supplies and Food

  • Please send your child to school with a full, spill/leak-proof water bottlethey can have at their table or desk.
  • Students will need snacks for recess and a bagged lunch please.
  • Please send a pair of inside shoesfor school.  Intermediate students included.  Let’s try to keep our new gym floor sparkling and our hallways and learning environment clean.
  • Please keep a change of clothesin a labelled zip-lock bag in your child’s backpack. The zip-lock will remain in your child’s backpack until it is needed.
  • Please send all school supplies as soon as you can. Supply lists can be found on the Ruth King Website. http://ruthking.sd62.bc.ca
  • LABEL everything please… this includes jackets, clothing, lunch kits, school supplies etc.  So many things go to the Thrift Stores every year because we do not know who belong to the items in our “Lost & Found.”

If your child is Late for School

If your child arrives late for school, all our outside doors are locked at this time except the front door.  You must bring your child to the front doors.  They can grab a “Welcome” pass, sign in at the office and then head to class. This includes the portables because Jodi Ward, our secretary, will have to mark your child as late rather than absent.  Thank you for your attention to this policy.

 

September Events

12 &13 Kindergarten Gradual Entry

12 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

14 First Day of Full Day Kindergarten

19 Non-Instructional Day (School Planning Day) – no school for students

20 Photo Day

23 Terry Fox Run – 1:00pm26 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym

26-30 Orange Shirt Week

27 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29 Orange Shirt Day

30 National Day of Truth & Reconciliation – No School

 
 

Standing Reminders:

  • We are working on student placements for next year. If you know you will be moving over the summer, please let me know as soon as possible.  At the moment for next year, we have 8 spaces left at Ruth King.
  • Please remember to do the “Daily Health Check” with your child and keep them home if your child is sick or displaying any symptoms.
  • Staff parking is an issue for us when parents are parked in the designated stalls on Matson Road. Please refrain from parking in these stalls when dropping off your child.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
  • Please refrain from riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards on the playground.
  • Please remember not to bring dogs onto the Ruth King grounds as it is a dog free zone. Thank you.

 

 

This Week:

Monday – June 27th

·       Grade 5 Celebration in the Nature Playground – 10:45am

·       Lunch ProgramMacaroni and Cheese, Red delicious                                                apple and Fruit juice

Tuesday – June 28th

·       Kindergarten Celebration in the Nature Playground – 10:45am

·       Lunch ProgramChicken Caesar Wrap Rice, Krispie                                                  square, Fruit Juice

Wednesday – June 29th

·       Last Day of School

·       Lunch ProgramThree cheese perogies with sour                                                       cream, Banana, Fruit Juice

Thursday – June 30th ·       No School – Administrative Day
Friday – July 1st ·       CANADA DAY – holiday

 
 

New Info:

  • 9 more school days until Summer Break!
  • Report Cards will be available on June 29th More info to come on how to access them.
  • Please make sure that your children have appropriate clothing for the field trips and fun days this week. Hats, sunscreen, comfy shoes and layers are recommended.

Standing Reminders:

  • Please remember to do the “Daily Health Check” with your child and keep them home if your child is sick or displaying any symptoms. Covid is still going around and we have had to send many children home sick…
  • Staff parking is an issue for us when parents are parked in the designated stalls on Matson Road. Please refrain from parking in these stalls when dropping off your child.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
  • Please refrain from riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards on the playground.
  • Please remember not to bring dogs onto the Ruth King grounds as it is a dog free zone. Thank you.

This Week:

Monday – June 20th

·        Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red delicious apple and Fruit juice

·        Grade 5 transition meeting to Spencer Middle School – students will be walking over.

Tuesday – June 21st

·        Lunch ProgramChicken Caesar Wrap Rice, krispie square, Fruit Juice

·        Popcorn and Smencils will be handed out if you ordered it for your child (PAC fundraiser)

·        National Indigenous Day – this is an all-day event.  Thank you to all our volunteers!  This will be a fun event.  Have your child wear an orange shirt if they have one.

Wednesday – June 22nd   

·        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito with salsa, banana, fruit juice

·        BEACH DAY – please make sure your child’s permission form is signed and returned

Thursday – June 23rd

·        Lunch ProgramOpen faced pizza bagel, pear, fruit juice

·        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those who have requested one.

·        Field Trip – Div 9 & 11 Juan de Fuca/Westshore Library

·        Wild Play – grade 5 field trip

Friday – June 24th

·        Lunch Program – Chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, and Fruit Juic

·        24 FUN Day – ice cream truck (PAC)/sprinklers on the field and bouncy obstacle courses.

 

JUNE

 

27 Grade 5 Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Kindergarten Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29   Final Summary Reports available online in the Parent Portal of MyEd.

29 Last Day of school for students!

 

 

Events Coming Up:

JUNE

27 Grade 5 Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Kindergarten Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29   Final Summary Reports available online in the Parent Portal of MyEd.

29 Last Day of school for students!

 

 
 

Standing Reminders:

  • We are working on student placements for next year. If you know you will be moving over the summer, please let me know as soon as possible.  At the moment for next year, we have 14 spaces left at Ruth King.
  • Please remember to do the “Daily Health Check” with your child and keep them home if your child is sick or displaying any symptoms.
  • Staff parking is an issue for us when parents are parked in the designated stalls on Matson Road. Please refrain from parking in these stalls when dropping off your child.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
  • Please refrain from riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards on the playground.
  • Please remember not to bring dogs onto the Ruth King grounds as it is a dog free zone. Thank you.

This Week:

Monday – June 13th

·       Monday Morning Meeting @9:00am

·       Glow Stick Dance Party – grade 3/4/5 – 10:45am

·       Lunch ProgramMacaroni and Cheese, Red delicious apple and Fruit juice

Tuesday – June 14th

·       Lunch ProgramChicken Caesar Wrap Rice, krispie square, Fruit Juice

·       Popcorn and Smencils will be handed out if you ordered it for your child (PAC fundraiser)

·       PAC Meeting 6:15pm (virtual)

Wednesday – June 15th

·       Lunch ProgramThree cheese perogies with sour cream, Banana, Fruit Juice

·       Play Zone Kindergarten field trip

Thursday – June 16th

·       Lunch ProgramOpen faced pizza bagel, Pear, Fruit Juice

·       Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those who have requested one.

·       RAINBOW Day – wear your rainbow colours

Friday – June 17th ·       Lunch ProgramCorn and black bean beef chili with sweet cornbread, Mandarin orange, Fruit juice

 

Events Coming Up: 

JUNE

21   National Indigenous Day

22 Beach Day – Esquimalt Lagoon

23 Wild Play – grade 5 field trip

24 FUN Day – ice cream truck (PAC)/sprinklers on the field and bouncy obstacle courses.

27 Grade 5 Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29   Final Summary Reports go home

29 Last Day of school for students!

 
 

New Info:

  • Congratulations to our Track Team on Friday!! Well done Ruth King athletes!  Thank you to the PAC members who organized the hot lunches and their delivery to the students at the Track Meet.  Shout out to your coaches as well – Ms. van der Leeden, Ms. Pinel and Mr. Stephenson!
  • 18 more school days until Summer Break!
  • Grade 2 and 3 students please wear dark clothing tomorrow for your “Glowstick Dance Party” with Ms. Spencer and Mr. G in the gym.

Standing Reminders:

  • Please remember to do the “Daily Health Check” with your child and keep them home if your child is sick or displaying any symptoms. Covid is still going around and we have had to send many children home sick…
  • Staff parking is an issue for us when parents are parked in the designated stalls on Matson Road. Please refrain from parking in these stalls when dropping off your child.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
  • Please refrain from riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards on the playground.
  • Please remember not to bring dogs onto the Ruth King grounds as it is a dog free zone. Thank you.

This Week:

Monday – June 6th

·        Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red delicious apple and Fruit juice

·        Grade 2 and 3’s please wear dark clothing for your “Glowstick Dance Party” in the gym with Ms. Spencer and Mr. G.  This event will start at 10:45am.

Tuesday – June 7th

·        Lunch ProgramChicken Caesar Wrap Rice, krispie square, Fruit Juice

·        Popcorn and Smencils will be handed out if you ordered it for your child (PAC fundraiser)

·        Field Trip – Div 1 & 2 Walking to Bowling – 9:30am to 1:30pm

Wednesday – June 8th  

·        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito with salsa, banana, fruit juice

·        Please wear Orange T-shirts in recognition of the Anniversary of the 215 children found at the Kamloop’s Residential School.

·        Field Trip – All Kindergarten Students – Walking to Carlow Park – 9:00am to 11:30pm

Thursday – June 9th  

·        Lunch ProgramOpen faced pizza bagel, pear, fruit juice

·        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those who have requested one.

·        Field Trip – Div 3 & 4 Walking to Bowling – 9:30am to 1:30pm

·        Field Trip – Div 7 & 8 Swimming @ Juan de Fuca – 10:40am to 2:00pm

Friday – June 10th

·        Choir Practise at 7:30am

·        Lunch Program – Chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, and Fruit Juice

·        Field Trip – Div 1 & 4 Walking to Langford Lake – 9:30am to 2:00pm

Events Coming Up: 

JUNE

14 PAC Meeting – 6:15pm (virtual)

13 Monday Morning Meeting

16 Rainbow Day – wear rainbow colours

17 Pizza Day (PAC sponsored) – this event is cancelled and may be replaced by something else.

21   National Indigenous Day

22 Beach Day – Esquimalt Lagoon

23 Wild Play – grade 5 field trip

24 FUN Day – ice cream truck (PAC)/sprinklers on the field and bouncy obstacle courses.

27 Grade 5 Celebration – Nature Playground

28 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

29   Final Summary Reports go home

29 Last Day of school for students!

 
 

Ruth King Track Day

  • Friday June 3rd
  • Bus will leave at 9am, make sure to get to school on time.
  • Bring a water bottle, running shoes, snacks and food, quiet activity (book), appropriate clothing (rain gear)
  • Schedule: Relay race heats (10am), 800m, 400m, 100m, relay race finals (1pm)
  • Photo area for parents near podium (Do not cross track unless directed)
  • Parents pick up at Royal Bay by 230pm, check in with teacher before leaving.
  • No parking at Royal Bay, must park elsewhere, and walk, or pick up in Royal Bay round-a-bout between 215-245
  • All questions or complaints must be directed at your team coaches.
 
 
 
 
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