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Hello Parents and Guardians,

Due to the accumulation of snow last night and current road conditions all schools in district 62 will be closed today. Please stay safe out there today.

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Well it seems that 2022 is starting off with more interruptions to our usual routines.  You would think that we would be getting used to this by now, but changes still seem difficult.  As you are probably already aware, schools will reopen on January 10th, 2022.  The district has already sent out messaging to families, but in case you missed the email, here is a recap:

 

 

Ruth King will be closed to most students between January 4-7.

  • Please do not send your students to school until January 10 when we will have new protocols in place.
  • This time is to give staff the opportunity to plan for changes to school operations that may be necessitated by the impact of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
  • Our ultimate aim is to ensure continuity of learning in a safe environment for students and staff.

 

During the week of January 4-7, schools will be available for supervision to:

  • Students with complex special needs.
    • The Accessibility buses will run as normal during this week.
  • Children of health care workers:
    • During the week of January 4-7, regular school buses will not be running. Children of health care workers will need to make their own arrangements for their children to get to and from school.
  • Please note that regular instruction will not occur during this week.

Next Week:

Monday – Jan 3rd ·       No School – winter break
Tuesday – Jan 4th

·        School will resume January 10th due to the PHO announcement

·       No instruction

·       No lunch program

Wednesday – Jan 5th

·       No instruction

·       No lunch program

Thursday – Jan 6th

·       No instruction

·       No lunch program

Friday – Jan 7th

·       No instruction

·       No lunch program

·       No Back Pack Buddies

Events Coming Up:

January

10 Schools Reopen After Winter Vacation

10 Morning Assembly

11 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (Library)

14 White Spot Lunch

24 Kindergarten Registration Begins

17 – 21 Literacy Week

24 Morning Assembly

28 Pizza Day

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School December 13th to 17th, 2021

 

This Week:

Monday – Dec 13th

·       Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red Delicious Apple and Fruit Juice

·       Christmas Store continues today – left over items will be available to parents at the end of the day.  Come to the gym at 2:30pm if interested.

·       Monday Morning Meeting (Assembly) 9:00am

·       Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

Tuesday – Decv 14th

·       Lunch Program – Chicken Caesar Wrap, Rice Krispie square and Fruit Juice

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

·       Skipping Club @ 12:10pm

·       Public Board Meeting at 7:00pm

Wednesday – Dec 15th

·       Lunch Program – 3 Cheese Perogies with Sour Cream, Banana and Fruit Juice

·       Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

Thursday – Dec 16th

·       Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

·       Skipping Club @ 12:10pm

Friday – Dec 17th

·       Lunch ProgramCorn and Black Bean Beef Chili with Sweet Cornbread, Mandarin Orange and Fruit Juice

·       Spirit Day – wear your PJ’s to school today!  If you have a Christmas hat, wear it as well. 

·       Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

·       Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those who have requested one. Note: an extra bag will go home for the holidays.

Events Coming Up:

December

20th – Jan.3rd   Winter Vacation Break

January

4 Schools Reopen After Winter Vacation

10 Morning Assembly

11 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (Library)

14 White Spot Lunch

24 Kindergarten Registration Begins

17 – 21 Literacy Week

24 Morning Assembly

28 Pizza Day

Reminders:

  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND. Come by the gym at the back door and collect your children’s belongings please.
  • 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.
 
 

Ruth King Elementary School December 6 to 10th, 2021

 

This Week:

Monday – Nov 6th

–        Lunch Program – Macaroni & Cheese; Red Delicious Apple; Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

–        Christmas Concert Videoing – please make sure your child is wearing white, red or green on top and dark bottoms.

Tuesday – Nov 7th

–        Lunch Program – Roast Beef and Cheddar Kaiser; no nut Granola Bar; Fruit Juice

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

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lock Down Drill today around 2:00pm

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Wednesday – Nov 8th   

–        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito w/ salsa, Banana and Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

Thursday – Nov 9th

–        Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Friday – Nov 10th

–        Lunch ProgramChicken Nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, Fruit Juice

–        Christmas Store starts today – students get to shop for their loved ones ($1 per present up to 3 presents each) Note: this event will continue on Monday as well.

–        White Spot Lunch for those who have ordered  – fundraiser sponsored by the Ruth King PAC

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

–        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those that have requested one.

Reminders:

  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND.
  • 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 and safe.

Events Coming Up:  

December

13 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting 9:00am

13 Christmas Store – in the gym

14 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

17 PJ Day – Elves hand out oranges and candy canes

20th – Jan.3rd   Winter Vacation Break

January

4 School Opens after Winter Break

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 29th to December 3rd, 2021

This Week:

Monday – Nov 29th

·         Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red Delicious Apple and Fruit Juice

·         Monday Morning Meeting (Assembly) 9:00am

·         Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

Tuesday – Nov 30th

·         Lunch Program – Chicken Caesar Wrap, Rice Krispie square and Fruit Juice

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

·         Skipping Club @ 12:10pm

Wednesday – Dec 1st  

·         Lunch Program – 3 Cheese Perogies with Sour Cream, Banana and Fruit Juice

·         Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

Thursday – Dec 2nd

·         Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

·         Skipping Club @ 12:10pm

Friday – Dec 3rd

·         Lunch ProgramCorn and Black Bean Beef Chili with Sweet Cornbread, Mandarin Orange and Fruit Juice

·         Intermediate Intramurals @ 12:10pm

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

Reminders:

  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND. Come by the gym at the back door and collect your children’s belongings please.

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.

Events Coming Up:

December

6 Winter Concert recording – Please remind your child to wear red, green, or white tops and dark bottoms for recording day!

13 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting 9:00am

10 & 13 Christmas Store – in the gym

14 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

17 PJ Day – Elves hand out oranges and candy canes

20th – Jan.3rd   Winter Vacation Break

January

4 School Opens after Winter Break

 

 

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 22nd to November 26th, 2021

This Week:

Monday – Nov 22nd

–        Lunch Program – Macaroni & Cheese; Red Delicious Apple; Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

–        Scholastic Book Fair – Final Day to buy books (see flyer)

Tuesday – Nov 23rd

–        Lunch Program – Roast Beef and Cheddar Kaiser; no nut Granola Bar; Fruit Juice

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

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Wednesday – Nov 24th   

–        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito w/ salsa, Banana and Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

Thursday – Nov 25th

–        Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Friday – Nov 26th

–        Lunch ProgramChicken Nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, Fruit Juice

–        PIZZA DAY – fundraiser sponsored by the Ruth King PA

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

–        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those that have requested one.

Reminders:

  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND.
  • 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.

Events Coming Up:

November

29 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

30 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

December

13 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting 9:00am

10 & 13 Christmas Store – in the gym

14 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

17 PJ Day – Elves hand out oranges and candy canes

20th – Jan.3rd   Winter Vacation Break

January

4 School Opens after Winter Break

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 15th to November 19th, 2021

 

This Week:

Monday – Nov 15th

·       Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red Delicious Apple and Fruit Juice

·       Monday Morning Meeting (Assembly) 9:00am

·       Book Fair starts today in the library

Tuesday – Nov 16th

·        Lunch Program – Chicken Caesar Wrap, Rice Krispie square and Fruit Juice

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

·        Book Fair

Wednesday – Nov 17th

·        Lunch Program – 3 Cheese Perogies with Sour Cream, Banana and Fruit Juice

·        TWIN DAY – find a friend and dress alike

·        Book Fair

Thursday – Nov 18th

·       Early Dismissal at 11:23am

·       Parent Teacher Interviews – please connect with your child’s teacher if the teacher has not connected with you already to make an appointment.

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

·        Book Fair

Friday – Nov 19th ·       PRO D Day for staff – NO SCHOOL for students

 

Reminders:

  • No School on Friday
  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND.
  • 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.

Events Coming Up:

November

26 Pizza Day – PAC lunch

29 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

30 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

December

13 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting 9:00am

10 & 13 Christmas Store – in the gym

14 Public Board Meeting – 7:00pm

17 PJ Day – Elves hand out oranges and candy canes

20th – Jan.3rd   Winter Vacation Break

January

4 School Opens after Winter Break

 

 
 

Ruth King Elementary Library is hosting its annual Book Fair on:

 

November 15th to November 22nd

Students will be able to shop at the In-School Book Fair with their teachers.

Parents are invited to shop at our Virtual Book Fair by going to the following address:

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5149588

The Virtual Book Fair opens Midnight on the start day of our fair and

ends at 11:59 p.m. P.S.T. on November 22nd.

No Shipping Fees!  Your order will be sent directly to the school.

Please note:  Your virtual purchase will be prepackaged at the warehouse and labelled with the purchaser’s name.  However, your order may not have your child’s name attached to it.  You can help keep the distribution process organized by emailing your confirmation number, child’s name, teacher and / or division number to:

kdranchuk@sd62.bc.ca

 

Thank you to our PAC for once again providing every student in the school with a $10.00 shopping credit, to be used at the In-School Fair.

 

Regards,

Kevin Dranchuk

Teacher Librarian

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School November 8th to November 12th, 2021

 

This Week:

 

Monday – Nov 8th

–        Lunch Program – Macaroni & Cheese; Red Delicious Apple; Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

Tuesday – Nov 9th

–        Lunch Program – Roast Beef and Cheddar Kaiser; no nut Granola Bar; Fruit Juice

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

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Wednesday – Nov 10th   

–        Remembrance Day Assembly – 10:50am

–        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito w/ salsa, Banana and Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

Thursday – Nov 11th –        Remembrance Day – no school
Friday – Nov 12th

–        Lunch ProgramChicken Nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon

–        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those that have requested one.

 

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.

Coming Up in November:

 

15 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

17 Twin Day – find a friend and dress like a twin.

15-19 Scholastic Book Fair – Library

18 Early Dismissal @ 11:23am

Parent/Teacher Conferences

19 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day

26 Pizza Day – PAC lunch

29 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

30 Board Meeting – 7:00pm

 

Lost and Found will be outside on the pavement

behind the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Come

check for your child’s belongings please.

 
 

Hello Families,

Happy Halloween Everyone!  I hope you all had a fantastic evening if you celebrate this event.  I have attached our “Week at a Glance” for your reference.

There are 8 divisions going on a Cultural field trip this Tuesday.  Please make sure you have signed the permission forms and returned them to your child’s teacher. (Division 1,2,4,5,9,10,11&12)

Attendance is really important at school.  Unless your child is ill, please make every effort to have your child attend regularly.  Every day they miss, puts their learning in jeopardy.  If you need support in this area, please reach out and let me know.

PAC Bottle Drive on Sunday November 7th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Ruth King parking lot.

 

Ruth King Elementary School November 1st  to November 5th, 2021

This Week:

 

Monday – Nov 1st

·       Lunch Program – Macaroni and Cheese, Red Delicious Apple and Fruit Juice

·       Monday Morning Meeting (Assembly) 9:00am

Tuesday – Nov 2nd  

·        Lunch Program – Chicken Caesar Wrap, Rice Krispie square and Fruit Juice

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

·       Cultural Field Trip for Divisions 1,2,4,5,9,10,11 & 12 to Goldstream today.

Wednesday – Nov 3rd ·        Lunch Program – 3 Cheese Perogies with Sour Cream, Banana and Fruit Juice
Thursday – Nov 4th

·        Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

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

Friday – Nov 5th

·        Lunch ProgramCorn and Black Bean Beef Chili with Sweet Cornbread, Mandarin Orange and Fruit Juice

·       White Spot Lunch for those who ordered through the PAC

Reminders:

 

  • Please refrain from sending Halloween candy and/or junk food to school. Please keep the treats for home.  The sugar can really affect some students and their ability to focus on their school work.
  • As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their back pack at all times.
  • Please label your child’s hoodies and jackets as these are the majority of the items in the LOST & FOUND.
  • 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.

Coming Up in November:

7 Bottle Drive – organized by PAC (note: date change)
9 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (Library)
10 Remembrance Day Assembly 10:45am
11 Remembrance Day – No School
15 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting
15-19 Scholastic Book Fair – Library
17 Twin Day (note: date change)
18 Early Dismissal @ 11:23am
Parent/Teacher Conferences – teachers may opt to make different arrangements for dates and times
19 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day
26 Pizza Day – PAC lunch
29 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting
30 Board Meeting – 7:00pm

 

 
 

Ruth King Elementary School October 25th to October 29th, 2021

This Week:

Monday – Oct 25th

–        Lunch Program – Macaroni & Cheese; Red Delicious Apple; Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon – Dodgeball

Tuesday – Oct 26th

–        Lunch Program – Roast Beef and Cheddar Kaiser; no nut Granola Bar; Fruit Juice

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

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Wednesday – Oct 27th   

–        Lunch Program – Chicken Burrito w/ salsa, Banana and Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon – Dodgeball

Thursday – Oct28th

–        Lunch Program – Open Faced Pizza Bagel, Pear and Fruit Juice

–        Skipping Club at noon with Ms. Hesse

–        Lost & Found will be out on the pavement behind the gym

Friday – Oct 29th

–        Halloween Costume Day – please no weapons or scary masks with the costumes.

–        Lunch ProgramChicken Nuggets with honey mustard sauce; Mandarin Orange, Fruit Juice

–        Intermediate Intramurals at noon – Dodgeball

–        Backpack Buddies will be handed out for those that have requested one.

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.

Coming Up in Novemer:

1 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

5 White Spot – PAC Lunch

7 Sunday Bottle Drive – organized by PAC

9 PAC Meeting – 6:30pm (Library)

10 Remembrance Day Assembly 10:45am

11Remembrance Day – No School

15 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

17 Twin Day

15-19 Scholastic Book Fair – Library

18 Early Dismissal @ 11:23am

Parent/Teacher Conferences

19 Pro D – Non-Instructional Day

26 Pizza Day – PAC lunch

29 Assembly – Monday Morning Meeting

30 Board Meeting – 7:00pm

Lost and Found will be outside on the pavement behind the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Come check for your child’s belongings please