Ice Cream Social is this Tuesday

IMG_6846The Ross Road School PAC is hosting an Ice Cream Social evening to bring together our school community and to celebrate the end of another wonderful school year.

Join us this Tuesday June 25th from 6:30-7:30pm.

Here’s the scoop: Ice cream is $2 per bowl including a special toppings bar, bring your own bowl and spoon, and cash only. Bring your lawn chair to stay and chat.

Events like this only happen with your support and the support of parent volunteers. Please help out by signing up for a short shift here.

This event is being supported by The End of the Line General Store.
Hope to see you out for this ’sweet’ night!

Ice Cream Social

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Ice Cream Social

The Ross Road School PAC is hosting an Ice Cream Social evening to bring together our school community and to celebrate the end of another wonderful school year.

Join us Tuesday on June 25th from 6:30-7:30pm.

Here’s the scoop: Ice cream is $2 per bowl including a special toppings bar, bring your own bowl and spoon, and cash only. Bring your lawn chair to stay and chat.

Events like this only happen with your support and the support of parent volunteers. Please help out by signing up for a short shift here.

This event is being supported by The End of the Line General Store. Hope to see you out for this ’sweet’ night!

SpringFEST 2019 – Tonight

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Our fund raising event is tonight from 5-8pm at the school. We look forward to seeing you all. We have some fabulous games for all to enjoy plus a DJ, pizza, raffle baskets, Kid’s camps silent auction and much much more.

What you need to know:

Pre-purchase activity tickets

Purchase activity tickets (or collect the ones you pre-ordered through munchalunch) after school today.

Cake walk donations

Please bring any last minute cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school office today. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Pre-ordered pizza

Pick-up between 5-6pm to make sure it’s still hot.

…and finally

  • Get into the spirit of SpringFEST and wear your rainbow colours
  • Ride your bike to SpringFEST as we end the ‘Bike to School’ week
  • Bring your water bottles, lawn chairs and blankets
  • Pick up your Ross Road Spiritwear

It should be a great event – have fun in the sun.

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee

SpringFEST 2019 – Tomorrow

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Our fabulous family fun event is tomorrow evening (Friday May 31). We look forward to seeing you as we enjoy many of the old favourites like the dunk tank and mini donuts plus fun new games including the chance to wipe out on the “Big Baller”! In addition we have a DJ, community games, raffle baskets for children and adults and there will be a fantastic “Kid’s camps” silent auction including Ocean Ambassadors, Bricks4Kidz and Capilano Continuing Education.

What you need to know:

Pre-purchase activity tickets

Purchase activity tickets (or collect the ones you pre-ordered through munchalunch) before and after school today and Friday.

Cake walk donations

Please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school office on Friday morning. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Volunteering to help run the activities
We have a few last spots to fill – secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45a5aa22abf94-volunteer

On the night

  • Get into the spirit of SpringFEST and wear your rainbow colours
  • Ride your bike to SpringFEST as we end the ‘Bike to School’ week
  • Bring your water bottles, lawn chairs and blankets
  • Pick up your Ross Road Spiritwear

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee

SpringFEST 2019 – this Friday

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Our fabulous family fun event will be held on the evening of Friday May 31. SpringFEST will have many of the old favourites like the dunk tank and mini donuts plus fun new games including the chance to wipe out on the “Big Baller”! In addition we have a DJ, community games, raffle baskets and there will be an amazing “Kid’s camps” silent auction including Brainstem Learning, Endless Biking and Evolve Skateboard.

Here’s some important things to know:

The only hot food at SpringFEST – pre-order your pizza by May 28

Order by the slice or a whole pizza before May 28 through munchalunch.com under the “Fundraising Open” tab. Pre-ordering ensures you get the pizzas you want (pick-up between 5-6pm) and receive better value than buying on the evening. Please place your orders under one child’s name if possible.

Pre-purchase activity tickets

At the same time you can pre-purchase the event’s activity tickets through munchalunch.com. Purchase 20 tickets at a time and pick up before or after school on May 30/31.

Cake walk donations

Please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school on the morning of May 31. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Volunteering to help run the activities
There are some remaining spots to fill – secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45a5aa22abf94-volunteer

On the night

  • Get into the spirit of SpringFEST and wear your rainbow colours
  • Ride your bike to SpringFEST as we end the ‘Bike to School’ week
  • Bring your water bottles, lawn chairs and blankets

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee

SpringFEST 2019 – two weeks away

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There are many ways that we need your support to make this year’s SpringFEST fundraising event a great success.

Mystery Bag Prize Wheel

Look out for your children bringing home paper bags to fill and return to be part of the Mystery Bag Prize Wheel. Click for full intructions . We ask for filled bags to be returned by May 24.

Pizza at SpringFEST – order through Munch-a-Lunch

Want to feed the family at SpringFEST? We’ve teamed up with Fresh Slice to provide fresh pizza – order by the slice or a whole pizza. Order before May 28 through munchalunch.com under the “Fundraising Open” tab. Pre-ordering ensures you get the pizzas you want (pick-up between 5-6pm) and receive better value than buying on the evening. Please place your orders under one child’s name if possible.

Pre-purchase SpringFEST activity tickets

Avoid the lines and pre-purchase the event’s activity tickets through munchalunch.com. All activities, food and drink are paid for by tickets on the evening. Purchase 20 tickets at a time and pick up before or after school on May 30/31.

Cake walk donations

Get your bake on – please bring in cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods to the school on the morning of May 31. Do remember everything should be nut-free.

Volunteering
Thanks for all of those that have volunteered so far to help run the activities. See more details from your class rep and secure your volunteer time slot through SignUpGenius.

With thanks,

SpringFEST committee

Ross Road Family Movie Night

Join us for a fun Family Movie Night in the Ross Road School gym this Friday April 12th. The Ross Road School PAC presents ‘Peter Rabbit’. Come in your PJs with your comfy blankets and pillows, or lawn chairs, to set up in the gym and settle in for this PG rated family film feature.

Why? To bring school families together for a fun fundraising event in support of the Ross Road School PAC.

We still need a few volunteers to help this event run smoothly on the night. Please sign up for a spot here .

A popcorn and candy concession will be available before the movie. And…if you want to truly take the night off and make it ‘dinner and a movie’, the Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck will be on-site starting at 5:30pm providing delicious warm sandwiches for purchase.

Admission to the movie is by donation to the Ross Road School PAC.

Remember this is a parent supervised event. Students will not be admitted without a supervising adult.

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After School Programs (Spring 2019)

Good afternoon Ross Road parents and guardians,

Here is the schedule of upcoming after school programs offered for the Spring term 2019 at Ross Road Elementary.

Many new classes have been added (there are 2 options on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and these classes have all been organized and coordinated by our school PAC. This is a new initiative for this year so we’d love to hear your feedback.


MONDAYS

BRICKS4KIDS – Junior Robotics

Grades 1-5

April 8 – June 10 (7 sessions; no class April 22nd, May 6 or May 20th)

3:00-4:30pm At Ross Road School – Music Room

$154

Program Description:  In the Robotics programming kids turn their LEGO creation into a robot, program it to do exactly what you tell it to do. This program offers all the fun of building with LEGO Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! The kids will use drag-and-drop, icon-based software; the WeDo software provides an introduction to the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace.

Maximum 18 participants.

To Register: https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=classdetail&record=215423


TUESDAYS (2 options)

3-Point Basketball

Grades K-1

April 9 – June 11 (10 session)

3:00-4:00pm at Ross Road School – Gym

$165.00 (10% discount if you register before Spring Break)

Program Description: We are excited to be launching our after school co-ed basketball program at Ross Road this spring. Our purpose is to encourage and develop fundamental basketball skills in a positive learning team environment. 3Pointbasketball was established in 2014 and is now participating in 9 schools across the North Shore. Our program is designed for the primary grade levels.

Registered students receive: 3PB t-shirt, basketball, and a healthy smoothie.

Maximum 12 participants.

To Register: https://3pointbasketball.com  

OR

Yoga with Erin Bjornson

Grades 2-7

April 9 – June 11 (10 session)

3:00-4:00pm at Ross Road School – Music Room

$195.00 (+ 19.70 fees and GST) 

Program Description: Come for a fun and relaxing class of kids yoga! Learn how to move your body in sun salutations, hold poses like tree pose, and relax in breath work and savasana.

It is recommended for students to bring their own mats, however a few will be provided

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ross-road-after-school-yoga-tickets-56848984844


WEDNESDAYS

Studio Art Perspectives – North Vancouver Perspectives

Grades 3-7

April 10 – June 12 (10 sessions)

(Class will run from 2:00-4:00 for early dismissal day on May 29, 2019)

3:00-5:00pm at Ross Road School – Music Room

$200.00

Program Description: Through painting, drawing and mixed media, artists will learn about studio-based arts practices and techniques. Together students will be encouraged to express themselves and learn about art making as a process through exploration of line, shape, texture, colour, value, space and form. A Canadian perspective, with a focus on the culture and history of North Vancouver, will be emphasized.

BC’s New Curriculum, Arts Education 7, Big Ideas:

  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others
  • Visual art is a unique language for creating and communicating
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas

To Register: https://northvanarts.ca/education/ross-road-elementary-after-school-art/


THURSDAYS (2 options)

Girls with Grit for Girls; Grades 5-7

April 11 – June 13 (10 sessions)

3:00-4:30pm at Ross Road School – Music Room

$280

Program Description: Let’s raise a generation of girls who are mentally happy and healthy, who know it’s okay to be strong and soft at the same time, who know how to deal with adversity, and who are totally in-tune with their unique awesome-ness.

At Girls with Grit, we use movement to show how strong our bodies are, mindful meditation (aka #braintrain) to show how strong our spirits are, and awesome crafts to show how strong our creative sparks are. We also talk about real topics like friendships, stress, pressure, stereotypes, technology, compassion, empathy and what being an awesome girl is really all about. Oh yeah – we also laugh alot!

Girls with Grit offers scholarships donated by past Grit parents – please inquire!

Maximum participants: 12 girls

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-with-grit-at-ross-road-elementary-grades-5-7-thursdays-march-11-june-13-tickets-55920795605

OR

3-Point Basketball

Grades 2-3

April 11 – June 13 (10 sessions)

3:00-4:00pm At Ross Road School – Gym

$165.00 (10% discount if you register before Spring Break)

Program Description: We are excited to be launching our after school co-ed basketball program at Ross Road this spring. Our purpose is to encourage and develop fundamental basketball skills in a positive learning team environment. 3Pointbasketball was established in 2014 and is now participating in 9 schools across the North Shore. Our program is designed for the primary grade levels.

Registered students receive: 3PB t-shirt, basketball, and a healthy smoothie.

Maximum 12 participants.

To Register: https://3pointbasketball.com  


FRIDAYS

First Nations Art with Gordon Dick

Grades 1-5

April 26 – May 31 (6 sessions)

3:15-4:45pm at Ross Road School – Music Room

$120

Program Description: Join Gordon Dick from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to learn basic Coast Salish shapes, find out about spirit animals and create your own indigenous animal.

To Register: registration forms available at the School office or here: Registration Form Spring 2019

Saleema Noon’s Parent Presentation tomorrow 6.30pm

Ross Road is fortunate to be able to welcome back sexual health educator Saleema Noon who will be presenting her Body Science workshops to our students on January 16th & 17th.

The presentation for parents is tomorrow Tuesday January 15th from 6:30-8 pm in the school library. Come out and find out what our children will be learning in these valuable sexual health workshops.

www.saleemanoon.com

 

Winter Fair December 5th, 5-8pm

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Winter Fair Reminders

Thank you for donating your time & effort to help with the Winter Fair; we couldn’t do it without you!

Here are some Reminders and Things you can do to help right now:

  • Raffle baskets. Don’t forget your donations, a suggested donation of $10-$15 to your class rep.
  • We need more donations for the Shop and Wrap room (new or gently used items to donate, leave under the stairs in lobby),
  • We still need more wine donations (bring a bottle in discretely & leave at the office).
  • MunchaLunch is open for ordering Subway. Click the Fundraising tab on the Munch website https://munchalunch.com/loginLast day for orders is Friday, Nov 30.

General Winter Fair questions can be asked at: rossroadwinterfair@gmail.com

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