Home / School News / Ruth King Elementary School April 24 – 28th, 2023


This Week:

Monday – April 24th ·       Hot Lunch Options – tortellini marinara, mandarin orange OR pesto roasted chicken + roast potato/carrots +’greek salad’ +fruit
Tuesday – April 25th

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

·       Hot Lunch Options – taco salad with chicken, banana bread OR meatloaf + pasta salad+oatmeal cookie

·       Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

Wednesday – April26th

·       Grade 4 – Fire Expo (Ms.Pinel’s class, Mr.Stephenson’s class, Mr. Moro’s Class)

·       Hot Lunch Options – meatball sub and banana OR breakfast for lunch – baked french toast + sausage + fruit salad

·       Western Day or dress as a Farm Animal Day – lets be creative.

Thursday – April 27th

·       Hot Lunch Options – cucumber cream cheese bagel, red apple OR pork chili + cheddar scone+raw veg & dip+powerball

·       Boys Soccer Game at Ruth King – after school on the field against Lakewood.

Friday – April 28th             

·       Hot Lunch Options – turkey and Swiss Cheese Wrap with cranberry mayo, rice krispie square OR bolognese/penne + caesar salad +banana bread

·       Pizza Day for those who have ordered – PAC sponsored

·       FREE FAMILY FOOD MARKET – 2:00pm in the undercover caged area by the blue playground.  Please remember to bring your own bags.

Regular Reminders:

  • If you are running late, please drop off your child at the front door and let the staff take them to class.
  • If your child is going to be away from school, picking up early for appointments, or late picking up, it is important to email your child’s teacher and Ms. Jodi our secretary (jward@sd62.bc.ca) to let them know directly.
  • 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 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.

Coming Up:


Popcorn & Smencils (2,9,16,23,30)

1 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

2 Whole School Photo Day

2 Girls Soccer game @ Ruth King – game starts at 3pm

3 Cross Country Run – Juan de Fuca

9 Girls Soccer game @ Lakewood – game starts at 3pm

9 PAC Meeting – 6:15pm (virtual)

10 Boys Soccer game @ Sangster – game starts at 3pm

12 Whitespot Lunch – PAC sponsored

15 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

16/17 Soccer Jamboree

16 Girls Soccer Jamboree @ John Stubbs – game is from 3-5:30pm

17 Boys Soccer Jamboree @ John Stubbs – game is from 3-5:30pm

18 Earthquake Drill (Thurs – 11:00am)

22   Victoria Day – No School

24-27 Aboriginal Awareness Week

26 Pizza Day – PAC sponsored

27 Bottle Drive – RK staff parking lot

26 Family Fun Night – moved to June 16th

29 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day

30 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

31 NED Show – “Mindset Mission” – 1:15pm


Popcorn & Smencils (6,13)

1 Spring Concert – “Songs of the Season” – two shows 1:00pm and 6:15pm

2 Fire Drill (Fri 1:30pm)

2 District Elementary Track & Field Day

5 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

9 Whitespot Lunch – PAC sponsored

9 Kindergarten Orientation – AM

13 PAC Meeting – 6:15pm (virtual)

16 Family Fun Night – PAC sponsored

21   National Indigenous Day

19 Morning Meeting 9:00am (gym)

23 FUN Day – ice cream truck/sprinklers/dunk tank

26 Grade 5 Year End Trip – Wild Play

27 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

28 Beach Day

29   Final Summary Reports go home

29 Last Day of school for students!