One thing that Juniper Ridge Elementary School and many other schools emphasize is RESPECT. In fact, respect is the first “R” in our Juniper ROARS! Sometime it seems with the pressures from popular culture that it can be an uphill battle to instill the values of RESPECT. With professional athletes yelling at referees, popular television shows where hosts demean and put down well intentioned contestants, some popular music that demeans gender or authority, some online games and gaming environments where put downs and violence is acceptable… the list goes on.
It doesn’t mean that children can not or should not question, they should. However, it can always be done in a respectful manner.
In a world where many children feel that adults and parents are not relevant anymore, we need to make sure that we are. Despite popular culture, the reality is that we have more influence than we think.
As the adults in our child’s world, what we do can frame how they interact with the world now and in the future. They watch us closely!
Children who respect others and themselves:
With the warm weather we would like to share a friendly reminder about our dress code. Please be aware that the dress code is in compliance with high school and district expectations. A detailed copy of the dress code can be found on the Juniper Ridge School website in the Code of Conduct folder (http://juniper-ridge.sd73.bc.ca/mod/folder/view.php?id=795).
If you have are unsure, it is the students responsibility to be familiar with dress code expectations outlined in the detailed document.
BRINGING ITEMS FROM HOME
Please be aware that we do try and assist students who have items stolen or lost at the school. However, we also want parents to be aware that toys, playing cards (ie Pokemon cards, etc), devices, spinners, scooters, bicycles or other items from home are brought to school at your own risk. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items of this nature. If items of this nature are causing playground issues or become a distraction to learning or are not used appropriately, they may be confiscated.
Students who do bring toys (such as spinners) to school are expected to abide by the expectations of the classroom. Most classrooms require students to leave their toys in a designated area so not to distract or disrupt the learning for themselves and others.
It is recommended that students do not bring expensive items to school or items they can not do without, will cause significant stress if broken or lost, or will cause conflict and distraction from the learning of themselves or others. It is also recommended that you mark every item (including clothing such as boots, jackets, shoes, etc) with a name in a place easily found.
JUNIPER ELEMENTARY ROARS!
At Juniper Elementary we follow our new ROARS matrix. ROARS stands for:
This month we are going to be working on all of our ROARS! Some specific areas we will be working on will be how to solve relationship challenges and communicate without using physical aggression. The staff is on the look out for students who are displaying our ROARS motto.
We will also be working on WITS strategies to deal with peer conflicts:
W = Walk away
I = Ignore
T = Talk to the person
S = Seek help (an adult)
If you could review all of these expectations with your children at home it would help us maintain a positive school culture at Juniper. Copies of the ROARS Motto have been posted.
The School District has also revised the CODE OF CONDUCT. Copies of the CODE OF CONDUCT are on the school website as well as posted around the school.
Mrs. Gatien, Mrs. Hill, Ms. Plut & Ms. Pineo's classes will be performing a musical titled "Three of a Kind", on Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30 am, in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend.
On Thursday, June 15th at 10:30 am, there will be a celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary, with performances by the following classes: Mrs. Swift, Ms. Stonehouse, Mrs. Rein, Mrs. Johnston, Mr. Naylor, and Mrs. Simpson. This will take place in the gym.
for all you do!
Please join us for a
Parent Appreciation Tea
on Wednesday June 14th
10 - 11 am in the Library
Please RSVP to
250-374-2305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Track and Field Season
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped support and ensure our Intermediate Track and Field season was a success. Events such as these are a huge undertaking and require the support of many to ensure they run smoothly. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Decker who was working hard to ensure that we were prepared on all three of our main track meet days.
To all Intermediate students, congratulations on all of your participation in our School Track Meet. From our School Track Meet, we sent 94 students to our Zone Track Meet on Tuesday May 16. From there, we sent a further 46 students on to participate in our District Track Meet on Friday May 26. This is a very large number sent to both events and all those who participated should be proud of their accomplishments.
From our Zone Track Meet, I would like to extend a further congratulations to the following Zone 2 Aggregate Award Winners:
Lachlan de Fouw
Finally, we have three students receive School District Aggregate Awards. Congratulations to them as well:
Lachlan de Fouw
Thank you again everyone,
Now that all sporting events are over for the school year, ALL school jerseys should now be at the school. If you have any of your home, PLEASE return them to the school office. Thank you.
News from the Library
The last week of book exchanges will be June 5-9th with all books being due back to the library by Friday, June 16th.
Every summer your local TNRD Library offers a Summer Reading Club. Children can track their reading throughout the summer to win stickers and prizes, and attend fun activities at their local branch.
The shipping container that we helped fund has landed in Nicaragua and has been unloaded. Exciting stuff! Juniper students can see that the results of their initiative in Nicaragua can be a very powerful experience and what an impact their actions truly can make it in the world.
Children's Miracle Network Ice Cream Treat Sale
A huge THANK YOU to all of the students at Juniper Ridge Elementary school for your help in fundraising for the BC Children's Hospital! Your generous donations totaled $411.75!!! Kashmir, Vienna and Zarra are thrilled to be taking your donations to the BCCHF Telethon on Saturday night.
Juniper Ridge Calendar
June 6&7 Eureka Science workshops in classrooms
9 Kindergarten Orientation, 10:30 am in the gym
14 Parent Appreciation Tea, 10:00 - 11:00 am in the Library
15 Canada 150 Celebration assembly at 10:30 am
21 "Three of a Kind" Musical Performance at 10:30 am
28 Grade 7 Moving On Ceremony
29 Last Day for Students
Reading for Home Runs!
Ms. Storozak's class is celebrating outstanding reading achievement over the course of the year! In a her class, students earned base points for their home reading each time they reached a base of the “reading field”. The goal was to read 100 books or chapters or “hit” a home run. Many of the students earned more than one home run! Students who earned 100 or more home run points and recorded these reading entries into a log were: Tristan Armstrong, Makis Holmberg, Luke Craig, Brooklyn Leduc, Anna Sigvaldason, Eli Chenuz, Haesoo Wood, Sage Dustin, Bryson Frudd, Calista Tsaparas, Rian Takahashi, and Avery Rorison. Katie Lane, Gracie Pearson, Mya Lam and Jackson Reid were very close as well! Some students reached 200 or more entries in their logs and earned their second home run: Nya Fisher, Peyton Morrissey, Alexis Palmer, Kieran Hunt and Grace Morrison. Congratulations to Grace Morrison who recorded 290 entries and Ireland Ellis who earned three home runs and recorded 360 books/chapters this year, the most reading entries recorded in class. Excellent effort, Grace and Ireland!
The commitment that everyone showed was incredible and empowered the students to develop the measurable increase in reading fluency and writing skills. Recently, the students completed a comprehensive penguin report, a research about endangered animals with their grade 5/6 buddies (Unsworth/ Kristjansen) and wrote letters to the WWF. In addition, the students composed a narrative based on Alvin Tresselt's, “The Mitten”. Each student spun their own tale and experimented with their own style and voice. In the photo, the students from grades one and two show off their stories with pride! Way to go, grades one and two! And thanks to our great Parents who supported the daily home reading, weekly spelling rehearsals and writing. Have a great summer!
Grace & Ireland
A Whole Class of Readers!
Friday, June 2nd: HOT LUNCH – SUSHI by Sweet Home Café
Thursday, June 8th: HOT LUNCH – Little Caesar's Pizza
Tuesday, June 13th: Last PAC Meeting of the Year at 6 pm in the library. Come out to meet the new executive and get the latest updates on the plans for the fall. As always, childcare is provided.
Thursday, June 15th: Staff Appreciation Luncheon - A parent volunteer sponsored lunch to show our staff how much we appreciate all that they do. This year's theme is Mediterranean, so check out the http://signup.com/go/DfzkXHT event page to donate a yummy plate for lunch or a simple door prize for our staff.
Friday, June 23rd: HOT LUNCH – Hot Dog Day (last day to order Jun. 13)
We have many teachers and staff who will not be returning in September. On behalf of all the parents at Juniper Ridge we thank you for your hard work and extra effort in supporting our children. Good luck with your next adventure in education!
Have a sunny, safe, and super summer from the PAC Executive!
See you in September!!
The Bright Red Book Bus is coming to Juniper Ridge Elementary this summer! Starting on July 6. Every Thursday until July 27 from 1pm to 3pm. Opportunity for a free book for kids!
School District #73 Kamloops/Thompson Board Meeting Minutes:
From the Public Board Meeting of: May 8, 2017
The next Regular Public Board Meeting will occur on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the School Board Office, 1383 Ninth Avenue, Kamloops, BC.
From the Public Board Meeting of: May 29, 2017
The next Regular Public Board Meeting will occur on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the School Board Office, 1383 Ninth Avenue, Kamloops, BC.