Home / School News / Ruth King Elementary School February 6th- 10th, 2023


Dear Parents/Guardians,


This Week:

Monday – Feb. 6th ·        No School – School Planning Day rescheduled from September
Tuesday – Feb.7th

·        Lunch Program – taco salad with chicken, banana bread

·        Division 6 – Ms. Sidhu – Setting the Table Pilot Lunch –  Meat loaf + Potato Salad + Strawberry oat bar

·        Popcorn and Smencils (smelly pencils) handed out today for those who ordered.  This is a PAC fundraiser.

Wednesday – Feb. 8th

·        Lunch Program – meatball sub, banana

·        Division 7 – Mrs. Denton – Setting the Table Pilot Lunch – perogies + sausage, raw veggies and dip + blueberry muffin

·        Girls Basketball game at Savory Elementary – game starts at 3pm

Thursday – Feb. 9th

·        Lunch Program  – cucumber cream cheese bagel, red apple

·        Division 8 – Ms. Verdel -Setting the Table Pilot Lunch – chicken quesadillas + corn and bean salad + banana bread

·        Boys basketball game at Ruth King Elementary – game starts at 3pm

Friday – Feb. 10th

·        Whitespot Lunch Fundraiser for the PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

·        Lunch Program – turkey and swiss cheese wrap with cranberry mayo, rice krispie square

·        Division 9 – Ms. Chan – Setting the Table Pilot Lunch – vegetarian chili + scone +creamy coleslaw + fruit

Coming Up:


 Popcorn & Smencils (14,21,28) – PAC fundraiser

8   Girls Basketball game @ Savory Elementary 3:00pm

9   Boys Basketball game @ Ruth King 3:00pm

13 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym) – whole school assembly

14 Valentine’s Day Celebrations – (Red, Pink,Hearts,Peace)

15  Girls Basketball game @ Ruth King 3:00pm

15 100th day of School

16 Fire Drill (Thurs 10:40am)

16  Boys Basketball game @ Ruth King 3:00pm

17 Non-Instructional Day – No School

20 Family Day – No School

22 PINK Shirt Day – anti-bullying

22  Boys Basketball game @ Ruth King 3:00pm

23  Girls Basketball game @ Happy Valley Elementary 3:00pm

24 Pizza Day – PAC sponsored

27 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym) – whole school assembly

28  Girls Basketball game @ Ruth King Elementary 3:00pm

28 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm



 Popcorn & Smencils (7,14)

1 PVP Leadership Meeting 2:00-5:00pm

6 – 10th Report Cards due to office

7  Boys Basketball game @ Happy Valley Elementary 3:00pm

8  Girls Basketball game @ David Cameron Elementary 3:00pm

9 Hold & Secure Drill (Thurs 2:00pm)

9  Boys Basketball game @ Wishart Elementary 3:00pm

10 Whitespot Lunch – PAC sponsored

11  Bottle Drive – 9:00am to 12:00pm

13 to 17 Second Term Reports will be sent out

13 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

13 PVP Elementary Meeting 1:00-3:30pm

14 Staff Meeting 2:30pm

14 PAC Meeting – 6:15pm (virtual)

14 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

15 H & S Meeting 3:00pm

16 Fire Drill (Wed 1:30pm)

17 St. Patrick’s Day

17  Last day before Spring Vacation

20 – 31 Spring Vacation Break

Staff Spotlight

Ms. Jessica is an EA (Education Assistant) at Ruth King Elementary School and has worked here for 10 years now. Before coming to Ruth King, she worked at Willway Elementary. Her favourite parts of Ruth King are the kids and staff, because they are all so polite and friendly. When she is not working, she likes to go camping, garden, and paint old furniture to look new (instead of sending them to the dump), and to spend time with family. Ms. Jessica enjoys reading to her kids and her favourite book is Wonder.

Written by Lucy (Grade 5)



  • If you are running late, please drop off your child at the front door and let the staff take them to class.  It really disturbs the teachers lessons if you are coming into the school to drop off your child late.  Thank you for your understanding.
  • Please send spare clothes for your child in case of an accident or other situation where they need to change their clothes.
  • Please send inside shoes with your child if you have not done so already.  This reduces the amount of cleaning our custodians have to do, therefore keeping our school cleaner.
  • Please do not park in the staff parking lot or spaces on Matson Road when dropping off your children.  There are very limited spaces and if you are parked in the spaces, the Ruth King staff will have no spaces to park.
  • Please remember to keep your children home if they are not feeling well.  We have had to send several students home who have come to school sick.  We are trying to keep everyone safe.  Please follow these guidelines as COVID is still happening.
  • Please remind your child not to bring toys (including Pokemon cards) 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 to let them know.