Hi everyone. We are almost finished our first term; that means there are only 8 months left in the school year.
The 'KodiActs' are well into rehearsals for a January 2012 production of 'Hook’s Nemesis’, an adaptation of Peter Pan. There are currently 43 students (a record number) involved in drama after school.
Student Leadership Class
The Leadership 10-12 class hosted a Halloween dance on Oct. 27. The dance was a huge success. We had 102 students in attendance and everyone had a fantastic time. In addition, students raised $640 for TR Victim Services. Thank you to Ms. Whyte and the Leadership 10-12 class for organizing the dance. I would also like to thank parents and staff for chaperoning the dance.
Travel Club is operating the concession again this year. Campbell’s soup and Chef Boyardee ravioli are available for $3. Microwaves are also available at a cost of 25 cents per use or $4 for the month – all proceeds go to the Travel Club.
Phys Ed Department
Congratulations to the Cross Country Running Team on an excellent showing at zone competition. Congratulations to Laura Sharman, Carina Helm and Kelsey Legaultfor qualifying for provincials. TRSS would like to thank Linda Helm and Birgt Sharman for coaching the team.We wish you the best of luck at zone competition.
If there are any community coaches interested in coaching basketball, please contact the school. We are also looking for referees to help with any home games or tournaments. We are willing to train anyone interested in learning to ref.
The Sr. Girls’ Volleyball team will be hosting the zone tournament on the weekend of Nov. 18 and 19. Please come out to support our team.
TRSS is now on Facebook. Please join us by “liking” our Facebook page. We hope to use this medium for any announcements or updates.
Do you Tweet? We will be creating a Twitter account in the near future.
Teacher Job Action
Due to the current job action by teachers, TRSS is operating with minimal levels of supervision before and after school, and during morning and afternoon breaks. Until further notice, TRSS will not be opening its front doors until 8:20 am. With the onset of cold weather, please do not send your child to school any earlier as we will not be opening the doors until the designated time.
As per the LabourRelations Board ruling, teachers will not be completing report cards as it has been deemed a non-essential service. Teachers are still expected to assess and evaluate students. Mrs. Proulx and Mr. Broderick will be completing report cards for the classes they teach.
Parent/Teacher Interviews will be happening on November 22 and 23. Please use this opportunity to get feedback on how your son or daughter is doing in school.
Provincial Exam Schedule
Provincial exams begin January 23/12. The exam schedule can be found at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1112/2011_12_exam_schedule.pdf
Some of the male teaching staff are again growing out their moustaches (mo's) to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Please sponsor the ORidge Mo’s team at http://ca.movember.com.
November 4 – End of Term 1
November 7 – Term 2 starts
November 10 – TRSS’s and TRE's Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:45 am
November 11 – Remembrance Day
November 18 – Report Cards will be released
November 22 and 23 – Early Dismissal for Parent/Teacher interviews
November 28 – NID
December 16 – Last day of school prior to the winter break
January 3 – First day back from break
For any parent that does not receive an electronic copy of this, please email Mr. Broderick at firstname.lastname@example.org we can add your name to our email list.