Tumbler Ridge Elementary

GIGANTIC INDOOR YARD SALE

Our Parent group is organising another indoor garage sale.  The date has been set for Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 am – 1:00.  If you have any donations, please drop them off at the school between 3:00 and 8:00 pm on FRIDAY, June 6th.  

Any parents who might have some free time to help out with this event, please contact Deanna Walsh at 242-3373 or at 242-5281.

If anyone could help out with their trucks and pick up some tables from the Rec. Center on Thursday or Friday, please call the school.  

YEAR END ASSEMBLY

Our Year End Assembly will be held on Thursday at 1:15 .  We would like to invite all parents to come to this assembly.  When the assembly is over, please feel free to take your children home.

YEAR END ACTIVITIES

On Tuesday, June 24th, we will be doing ball throw, long jump and sprints as part of our sports activities.  The following day in the afternoon, we will be participating in ?Comic Olympic?  type events at the pool and outdoor area at the Community Centre.  

If you are able to help out either on Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, please give the school a call.

FATHERS DAY RAFFLE

The Leadership group is sponsoring a raffle for Fathers Day, June 9th- 13th.  Tickets are 3 for $1.00.

CANADIAN TIRE MONEY

We are still collecting Canadian Tire money as a fund raiser so if you have some to donate please send it in.

SCIENCE & HOUSE COLOUR T-SHIRTS

TRE house colour shirts are selling like crazy.  Some nifty science t-shirts are also on sale at the office.  The cost for the shirts are $10.00 each.

SCHOOL IN WEST AFRICA

The students in grade 5/6 continue to make strides toward  the goal of raising 15, 000 for a school in West Africa.

The GRAND TOTAL  to date is $11, 850 which includes a donation of $1000 from TR Concrete, a donation from TR Adult Choir of $200 and $250 from the TR Flying Club.

The latest fund raising efforts was a local raffle with donated prizes.  Jim Charlie donated a Squamish Nation Medallion, a handmade quilt from Grandma Lake, a Ducks Unlimited chiming clock from the Fergusons and a DVD player  purchased with Canadian Tire money.

YOUR CHILDS 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.  Eye examines need to be done even before they reach school age.

BOARD POLICY ON HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES

Remember that the new food policy requires our schools to provide healthy snacks when giving our students a class party or treat of some sort.  The end of the year celebrations often have been a time where parents have provided candy, cakes,  chocolate chip cookies, chips, sugar based freezies, popsicles  etc.  This is no longer allowed.

If there is a special day, veggies & dip, fruit, granola bars, cheese and cracker or cheese strings, raisin and oatmeal cookies, pretzels, trail mix or rice cereal squares will be required.  

The idea is to help our society reduce their sugar and junk food intake.   You can check out this policy on the school district website if you need more information. (www.sd59.bc.ca)

Raffle Winners

1st prize: Moon Medallion: Greg Smith

2nd prize: Handmade Quilt: Adella Krakowka

3rd prize: Ducks Unlimited Clock: Debbie Frank

4th prize: DVD player: Mark Campbell

Ridge Ramble Biathlon

Pictured at Right: 2007 Biathlon . Children start at 9am on June 7 at the corner of Monkman Way and Northgate. Registration from 8:15 am.