Tumbler Ridge Elementary

Important dates in November:

10th, Purdy Chocolate orders in

13th, Stat. Holiday – no school – 16th PAC Meeting @ TRE – 7:00 – 21st PALS – for four year olds

– 22nd Picture Retake Day 24th

Month End Assembly

– 27th NID – No school for students

– December

5 & 6 Early Dismissal – Parent Interviews School is out at 1:30

Purdy?s Chocolates

The Parent Advisory Council is planning on raising money by selling Purdy?s chocolate. Your child has already been given a catalogue and order forms. The orders need to be in by November 10th in order for them to arrive by Christmas. If you are interested in purchasing chocolate from Purdy?s and you do not have a child in school, ask a neighbour who does or pop into the school.

Canadian Tire Money

We are collecting Canadian Tire money as a fund raiser for spring activities. With the money collected, we purchase prizes for various activities so if you have some to donate please bring it to the school.

Christmas Shoe Box Program

The Parent Advisory Council has sent notes home about this valuable charity. It is a chance for us to give to the less fortunate kids around the world. You can donate a whole box of items or individual items. All donations must be in by Nov. 8th.

Volunteer Ears Program

The program is up and running for the year. Our students really enjoy reading to our volunteers in the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:00. We are still looking for more helpers so if you have completed a Criminal Record Check and can spare half an hour, the students would be most thankful. Also if you know of a neighbour that does not have school aged children, please encourage them to come and help out! A Criminal Record Check can be obtained from the RCMP Station at no cost!!

Want Smarter Kids?

According to Dr. Phil, recent research suggests that you can raise your kids? IQ and their grades by doing a few simple things.

1. Avoid sugar at breakfast. Sugar acts like a poison on the brain, robbing its ability to function fully. Instead opt for breakfasts that have protein in them like eggs, yogurt, or low-sugar cereal with milk.

2. Ensure your child gets at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Without enough sleep, the brain simply can?t do the best job possible.

3. Practice controlled breathing with your kids. This gives an even stream of oxygen to the brain, helping it to work efficiently. Here?s how. Inhale for a count of 5 then exhale for a count of 5. Repeat six times.

4. Play games of logic, strategy and memory such as checkers, chess and scrabble.