Book Fair and Family Fun Night to be rescheduled; a night out for parents and lots of free events; Fun Lunch order window coming up!

We promised to remind you again, so here it is: PAC recess snack sale, tomorrow Wednesday Feb 4. Cinnamon raisin bagels, $1 each. (Next snack sale is Wednesday March 4, frozen yoghurt for $2.)


To confirm: the school library’s Scholastic Book Fair and PAC Family Fun Night, previously scheduled for February 4, are cancelled and are being rescheduled. Updated details ASAV (as soon as available!).


On Monday February 9, celebrate Family Day (no school!) with an Old Fashioned Family Picnic at John Braithwaite Community Centre. The event is free but please register. More details here: Family Day Event Poster JBCC


On Tuesday February 10 from 8:45 – 9:15 a.m., enjoy a free Parent/Care-giver Coffee Morning at Ridgeway School, in the Multi-purpose room (downstairs). Presented by North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH) and co-hosted by Ridgeway PAC. Join representatives from NSNH, John Braithwaite Community Centre, and North Vancouver City Library.


Sponsored by the Grade 7’s and parent volunteers, the second Ridgeway Babysitting/Movie Night is on Friday, February 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The cost will be $15.00 per child and $10.00 for additional siblings.  This event is open to Ridgeway students only. Please bring your completed Movie Night Parent Form and money (cash only) on the night of the event. To reserve a spot, please email Kim Ohashi (md-ko@telus.net) by Friday, February 6.


In case it got lost in your inbox, draft calendars for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 school years were recently published by the North Vancouver School District. Comments can be provided back to the District, up to and including February 28. For all the details go to http://www.sd44.ca/District/DistrictCalendar/SCSG/Pages/default.aspx


Spring sports opportunities abound! Check out our Parent Resources page for details on North Van Central Little League  and North Shore Inline Hockey League.


Next regular PAC meeting is Monday February 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the school library. Child care is available at no cost. Get the update from reps for teachers, school admin, and PAC. Questions are welcome, and contrary to urban myth, you ARE permitted to leave without volunteering for a single thing!


Help us keep the FUN in Fun Lunches – mark your calendar now! The next Fun Lunch order window will be open from February 20 – March 6, for the Spring Fun Lunch term. In order to preserve the sanity of all volunteers involved late orders can not be accepted, so put a reminder in your calendar today!


 

Movie/babysitting night Feb 13; Rescheduled Book Fair; FSA info kit; and more

January is a busy month! Here’s what we know so far:

Due to the popular response from the first Ridgeway Babysitting/Movie Night fundraiser for the Grade 7 students, the Grade 7 Class and their parents are offering a second movie night on Friday, February 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.   The cost will be $15.00 per child and $10.00 for additional siblings.  This event is open to Ridgeway students only. Please bring your completed Movie Night Parent Form and money (cash only) on the night of the event. To reserve a spot, please email Kim Ohashi (md-ko@telus.net) by Friday, February 6.


Reminder that this Monday January 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. is the “Sex talk. No sweat.” workshop for parents, taking place at the school. Presented by Dr. Brandy Wiebe of Saleema Moon Sexual Health Educators, this workshop exclusively for Ridgeway Elementary parents will complement the student sessions taking place at school later in the week (see notice from school about student sessions here). Your RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated if you are planning to come – please email us at exec@ridgewaypac.org with your name and number of parent attendees. More info on the parent workshop here.


Please note that Ridgeway Library’s Scholastic Book Fair, and the corresponding PAC Family Fun Night (originally scheduled for February 4) have been postponed. We will update on a new date as soon as possible!


The North Van PAC General Meeting on Wednesday January 28 will feature speakers on traffic safety and active routes to school. The Ridgeway PAC is represented at these meetings, but all parents are welcome to attend. More info here.


Un-Wrapping Bubble Wrapped Kids: The Importance of Risky Play. Free speaker event, Wednesday January 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Elementary. More info: Un-Wrapping Bubble Wrapped Kids


BCCPAC has created a kit for parents, offering information relating to the upcoming Foundation Skills Assessment for children in grades 4 and 7. A copy of the kit is here: FSA Information Kit for Parents


Next PAC recess snack sale is on Wednesday February 4, at recess (duh). Cinnamon raisin bagels for $1. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you again…


On Tuesday February 10, North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH) presents a free Parent/Care-giver Coffee Morning at Ridgeway School, 8:45 – 9:15 a.m., in the Multi-purpose room (downstairs). Join representatives from NSNH and North Vancouver City Library.


Note that the Jesse Miller Social Media Awareness Presentation which had been listed on the Parent Resources section of our site, scheduled for January 28 at Centennial Theatre, is now full


The North Shore Inline Hockey League (NSIHL) is a co-ed inline hockey league for kids and young adults aged 6-18. The league is focused on fair play and affordability. No experience on inline skates is needed to start! Currently offering free registration for players aged 6-10. For more information or to register go to www.nsihl.com.


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