School News – Tumbler Ridge Elementary

Important Dates

April 17 PALS – 10:30

April 21 Garage Sale in the gym

9:30 – 3:00

April 26 Parent Advisory Meeting

– TRE@7:00

April 27 Awards Assembly

– time TBA

Quilt Raffle

Mrs. Bell?s class is busy sewing. The students have been working on making a quilt, with each student sewing at least one block. All of the blocks for the quilt are done, and the students are now putting them together. The quilt should be completed in about a week. When it?s done, the quilt will be raffled off, and all of the profits will be donated to the SPCA


Basketball season has come to an end for the Grade 5 and 6 students with an exciting game against the teachers and parents. Thank you to all the students who were a part of this year?s Basketball team and a special thanks to Mr. Greengrass for volunteering to do this!

One to One Reading

Are you interested in volunteering for our ONE-TO-ONE Reading Program. You would be helping a child with reading practice from 12:30 to 1:00 PM four days a week (Monday – Thursday). Training is provided, including observing a teacher during a reading practice session the first time you come in. If you are interested please contact the school at 242-5281, leave your name and we will get back to you. Thank you.


Once again this year, Mrs. Bell?s, Mr. Greengrass?s and Mrs. Kennedy?s classes developed their curling skills at the curling rink. As a culminating event, there was a bonspiel which included the grade sevens from the high school. A special thanks goes to Mrs. Kennedy for oraginsing this. Also a huge thank you to all the parents who helped out on various days with supervision and on the actual day of the bonspiel.

Parent Advisory Council

Deanna Walsh has been busy organising fund raisers for this group. The Easter Purdy Chocolate sales raised $550 for our schools.

An inside garage sale is planned for April 21 in our school gym from 9:30- 3:00. The parent group is looking for any clean items that people wish to donate. You can drop off the items on Friday, April 20 between 12:30 and 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to the parent groups.


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.


If you know of a student who will be starting Kindergarten this upcoming year, please ask their parents to register them at the school as soon as possible.

Jump Rope for Heart

Once again our community was generous with donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! Our students raised $4,401.33. Super job everyone!

Your Child?s Vision

According to the BC Association of Optometrists, one in five children has a vision disorder. Since many eye conditions have no obvious symptoms, would you be able to tell if your child has one? A thorough eye exam by an optometrist is the only way to know for sure.

Defusing Explosive Children

Children who react to transitions and frustration by screaming, becoming defiant, or even hitting others can try the patience of both parents and teachers. According to psychologist Ross W. Greene, the key to working with such children is helping them stay in control to keep outbursts from occurring.. Check out this website.