FUNDRAISING CONTINUES FOR SCHOOL IN WEST AFRICA

Our penny drive was an enormous success.  Tumbler Ridge Elementary raised a whopping big $1730 toward our cause.  Over $1100 of that total was raised in the school with classes competing against each other to raise the most money.  Congratulations to the Kindergarten classes who brought in over $210 in pennies and to Mrs. Kennedy?s class who raised $209.  The race was very tight though as every class excelled at rounding up every penny they could find.  Businesses in our town also put out donation cans and sent in much of the rest of the money.  We literally had every penny in town as the bank had to call us to get some back!  We heartily thank supporters for their generous backing of our fundraiser.  We also need to thank corporate supporters, Peace River Coal for $500 and First Coal for $100.  We are now sitting at $9300 and our goal of $15,000 is getting closer.

APRIL ATTENDANCE

The class with the best attendance record for April was Mrs. Petersons class.  They will be getting a pizza lunch sponsored by Remax Realty.    Mrs. Bell?s class was a very close runner up!   Below is a chart showing the total number of absences and lates each class has accumulated in the 21 days of April. *Absent ** Late

Kindergarten Group 1  *15.5  **10

Kindergarten Group 2  *14.5  **10

Mrs. Peterson  *14.5, **11; Mr. Greengrass  *36 **23; Mrs. Bell  *29.5  **11; Ms. Sieber/Mrs. Lively    *25 **19 ; Ms. Leuze *33.5 **10;

Mrs. Hamilton *39 **33; Mrs. Kellough  *24 **26; Mrs. Kennedy  *39 **15.

Parents, Do You Realize How Your Childs Lates Affect People In Our School?

First off, your childs teacher  must put attendance into the computer.  Then when your child comes in late, they must get a late slip from the office. While  the late slips are being passed out, Mrs. Proulx needs to call home on absences to ensure all students have made it to school safely.  Then she must go back into the system and ?correct? any absences and show that indeed the student was just late.  Late arrivals also disrupt the teacher and the entire class.

    

For those of you who remember to call when your child is going to be absent or late, your consideration to this matter is greatly appreciated.

OUR PHONE CALLS IN THE MORNING ARE TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS MADE IT TO SCHOOL SAFELY.   IF WE KNOW IN ADVANCE OF THEIR ABSENCE, IT MAKES OUR MORNINGS RUN MORE SMOOTHLY.  REMEMBER, THE ANSWERING MACHINE IS ALWAYS ON!!

LEAVING TUMBLER RIDGE? If your child(ren) will not be attending Tumbler Ridge Elementary in September, please notify the office as budget and class allocations depend on this information.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Calling all Kindergarten parents to come in and register their child as soon as possible.  If you know of anyone who has a 5 year old please share this news.

YARD SALE  The parent group continues to raise money for a new playground and they plan on having a garage sale sometime in June.  If you have anything to donate you can call the school later in May to find out the dates that have been picked for this event.  

 QUILT RAFFLE Once again this year, Mrs. Bell?s class created a beautiful quilt.  They then raffled it off with the proceeds going to the Dawson Creek SPCA.  The students raised over $500 in a one week span.  Seth Treit is now the proud owner of the lovely quilt.

YOUR DAUGHTER & SELF ESTEEM

If you have a daughter between 8 and 14 years of age you may want to Google ?Dove self esteem sleepover? and check out the site.  On June 7th, Dove is hosting a cross-Canada event.  They are encouraging girls to have a sleepover that night, focusing on self esteem.  The site has ideas for games and food; you can print off invitations; it has parent tips and certain TV channels are hosting girl movies to air that night.  Check it out!!

30 MINUTES TO SPARE?? On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:35- 1:00, our students are anxious to read to an adult to help improve their reading.  Drop in to the office or call for more information about helping us out in this manner.  It strictly is on a ?when you can basis? so it does not need to completely tie you down!

PITCH IN DAY Students will be helping to clean up our community on May 15th.  If your child has work gloves, please send them to school that day.  Also sending them in clothes that are suitable for a day such as this would be wise!

THANK YOU….To the Tumbler Ridge Canadian Rangers for the donation an overhead projector.  We also appreciate those folks who have sent in Kleenex, Band-Aids and plastic utensils.