Report card time is soon upon us. It is a very stressful time for students and parents (and staff). This is true for everyone no matter what is on your report card.
A child's report card can bring feelings of joy, excitement, and pride; it can also cause concern, frustration, and uncertainty. In either case, the reporting period marks a new beginning to set goals and reflect on past work habits, achievements, and hardships. Most important, it is a time for you to communicate with your children and determine a path for future academic enrichment and social-emotional growth.
Things you can do are:
1. Focus on the positive
2. Ask the right questions
3. Making a plan for next steps
As parents and teachers, we want the best for children, but in too many cases this is measured only by the number of A's and B's brought home. Emphasize to your child the importance of doing the very best job that they can. Encourage them to succeed, and measure their progress in realistic terms, letting them know that you care and are available to help. Break tasks into small steps, so that even the youngest child can measure their growth, and the most advanced child can monitor their progress. By reviewing the report card, and developing a plan for the future, you will help your child find the road to success.
We have a great resource on our Juniper website (http://juniper-ridge.sd73.bc.ca/) to help guide you through this process. You can find it in the “General Information” folder in “Parent Tips.”
Thank you to volleyball coaches and drivers for the season!
Volleyball season has wrapped up. Juniper Ridge teams enjoyed successful seasons, where they learned a lot about sportsmanship, teamwork and built up their volleyball skills. Thank you to all coaches and parent volunteers (coaches and drivers) for all your help and support. Basketball season will begin in the third week of January.
UGLY SWEATER / CHRISTMAS WEAR DAY
The Juniper School Spirit Group is sponsoring "Ugly" Sweater / Christmas Wear Day. On Friday, December 16th, wear your favourite ugly, tacky, beautiful, sparkly clothing to bring the Christmas spirit to the school.
As we approach the winter season, here are some helpful pieces of information to review with your children.
It's ALL Business in grade 7!
The grade seven classes collaborated with Junior Achievement BC to create a business plan, set up an event, and raise money to contribute to a community partner. Each class planned a dance: one for primary and one for intermediate. Everyone involved had a lot of fun and enjoyed themselves. Mrs. Simpson's class donated $350.00 to the RIH Foundation. Mr. Naylor's class will announce the recipient of their profit at a later date.
Juniper Ridge School Calendar 2016-2017
December 5 District Inservice Day
14 Dress Rehearsal
15 Christmas Concert
19 Winter Break Begins
January 3 First day back
20 District Inservice Day
February 9 Early Closure Day (12:30pm)
10 Early Closure Day (12:30pm)
3 Family Day
24 District Inservice Day
March 20 Spring Break begins
April 3 First day back
14 Good Friday
17 Easter Monday
24 District Inservice Day
May 15 District Inservice Day
22 Victoria Day
June 29 Last Day for Students
Thursday, December 1st: Poinsettia Delivery in the Community Room from noon until 6 pm.
Friday, December 2nd: HOT LUNCH – Sweet Home Café
Saturday, December 3rd: Juniper Ridge Elementary PAC Craft Sale and Small Business Market is on again this year. Please join us for amazing vendors, wonderful people and even a hot lunch! Free admission and a door prize raffle! See the Facebook event for a list of vendors: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660091734302978/
Friday, December 9th: HOT LUNCH – Senor Frogs Pasta
Tuesday, December 13th: December PAC Meeting in the library
Have a safe and special Christmas Break from the PAC!
School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) BOARD NOTES
From the Board Meeting of: November 21, 2016
b.Policy Committee Report;
c. Notice of Motion – Policy 600.1 Code of Conduct;
d. Notice of Motion – Policy 612.1 Student Dress Code.
2. The Board enjoyed ‘Presentations of Learning in Elementary Math Classrooms’ by District Numeracy Coordinator Amanda Russett, Teacher Lisa Carr, and two grade 3 students from David Thompson Elementary School.
3. The Board received an Anti-Racism/Anti-Discrimination presentation from Graham Specht, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Kamloops Immigrant Services. The Board signed an Anti-Racism/Anti-Discrimination Declaration to show support for programs and initiatives promoting diversity and inclusivity in our communities
4. The Board approved the District’s 2016-2017 Interim School Learning Plan process and the school staff development focus areas for all schools.
5. The Board received and reviewed a report on the 2016-2017 graduation ceremony schedule.
6. Superintendent Sidow provided the Board with the 2015-2016 CommunityLINK Funding and Information Report;
7. Superintendent Sidow provided the Board with the Enrolment Comparison Report for their information.
8. The Board received an update from Secretary-Treasurer Stretch on Ministry of Education Rural Education Strategies.
The next regular Board Meeting will occur on Monday December 12, 2016 at the School Board Office, 1383 Ninth Avenue, Kamloops, BC.