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A swarm of red in the Plaza today

It was a great turnout for the RWES event ‘Paint The Town Red’ today in Gold River, and even the rain/hail held off for the event!

The kids from RWES paraded from the school to the Plaza with Mikhal Banas leading the way with the Olympic torch, as well as Roz Latvala and two local RCMP Constables in Red Serge – Cst. Lockhart and Cst. Devine.

Following opening remarks and speeches, each class represented a different Olympic sport.  Much excitement, fun and a lot of patriotism was felt by all!

When the festivities were over, it was time for some hot dogs, rice krispie squares and hot chocolate!

Everyone was overflowing with Olympic spirit and Canadian Patriotism – even beloved pet Gunner Rose who was sporting a red outfit as well!  Here he is modeling with cutie Teegan Hutchinson:

Congrats to all the organizers and volunteers for putting on such a fantastic event!

(Photos by Cher Crawford, Anita Rose & Jenn Fontaine)

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund

Thank you to all who contributed to two fundraising events at our school for the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund:  Hearts for Haiti campaign raised  $425.72 and the Grade Four Muffin Sale brought in $183.50.

A total of $609.22 was raised by our school.  WELL DONE.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, March 2.  This term our Thursday evening Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place at Tsaxana from 6:00—7:30 pm.  All parents from Tsaxana are invited to attend this session.  On Friday afternoon, a Parent/Teacher Session will take place at Ray Watkins Elementary from 1:00—3:00 pm.

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Paint the Town Red on Tuesday!

Ray Watkins Elementary School invites all Gold River residents to share in the fun and Paint the Town Red with them on Tuesday, Feb 16th!

All students, staff and parents will parade to the Plaza at 10:45 am, and the festivities will commence as follows:

O Canada

Welcome remarks– Mr. Craig Anderson, Mr. Mike Maquinna, Mr. Lawrence Tarasoff

Singing of the song “Paint the Town Red”- Ms. Plett’s and Mrs. McInnes’ class will lead in the singing of the song.

Sport Representation and Cheers- Each class will be called upon to represent their sport (display posters, equipment, etc.).  Announcements will be made to identify classes, starting with kindergarten and ending with grade seven.  The display will take place in each identified area near the class pylons.  Following each classes ‘display- all will cheer-Go Canada Go!

Food- PAC in cooperation with Northgate Four Square church will provide everyone with a hotdog and refreshment.  Announcements will be made to have classes line up for the treats starting with the younger classes.

Dismissal of students for lunch will take place at the end of the Program. Students who will not be going home for lunch will be returning to the school.

Let’s All Get into the Olympic/Paralympic Spirit!

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Round trip to Italy w/ RWES

Ray Watkins Elementary School PAC will be hosting a night of decadent desserts and fine Italian coffee in their Italian Cafe on Friday March 19th from 6:30 to 10:00pm in the Arena Lounge.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Uptown Cafe, Village Video, Clayworks, Anderson Flowers or from any PAC representative.

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As this is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to RWES PAC, PAC volunteers would very much appreciate donations of the most decadent, luscious desserts you can whip up!  Please contact the following PAC members for more information:  Rachel 283-9114, Sharon 283-7639, Sally 283-7146.

Hey guys, this would make a great Valentine’s gift for the lady in your life, and you will be supporting the kids at the same time.  It’s a win-win situation!

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Paint the Town Red with RWES

Ray Watkins Elementary School is excited about the upcoming “Paint the Town Red” event that will be held in conjunction with the 2010 Olympic/Paralympics.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 16 at the school and in the Gold River Village Plaza.  During the first part of the morning, students and staff will prepare with face painting and assembling posters for a parade to the Plaza.  All students, staff and parents will parade to the Plaza at 10:45 am.  A student will lead the parade carrying an Olympic Torch that has been loaned to the school by a staff torchbearer, Roz Latvala.

At 11:00 am, all will join in with the singing of O Canada followed by welcoming remarks by Mayor Anderson and other invited guests.  The “Paint the Town Red” song will be sung by all in attendance followed by Sport Representations and Cheers.  Following the event, all will be treated to some food provided by RWES Parent Advisory Council in cooperation with Northgate Four Square.

Everyone in Gold River is invited to join in this event!

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FYI - Survery for GRSS parents

If you’re a parent of a Gold River Secondary School student, I just happened to notice there’s a survey on their website you may want to fill out.

Click here for the GRSS Parent Survey

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Grad bake sale this Friday

bakesaleThe Gold River 2010 Grad class will be holding a bake sale this Friday afternoon (Dec 4th) from 3:30 – 6:00pm in the Gold River Plaza.

If you are a terrible baker (like me),  or lazy (again, like me) just remember that most bars and cookies can be frozen and then defrosted around, say…… Christmas time! And truth be told – I’m not above passing all that baking off as my own either! :-)

Please come out and support the 2010 Grad class!

Haunted House & Bake Sale Tonight

haunted_houseThe Grade 6 class is putting on a Haunted House and bake sale tonight at Ray Watkins Elementary School.

The spookiness lasts from 6 – 9pm, enter if you dare at the Gym doors.

It’s $2 plus a food bank donation to get in.  Proceeds will go towards class field trips.

Community Consultation Questionnaire

Jessie Smith, one of our Gold River School Trustees, is circulating a questionnaire and asks that members of the community take a few minutes to complete it.

It’s an online survey, which you can reach by clicking the following link:

Community Consultation Questions

Thank you!

Pro-D Day free swim this Friday


Don’t forget – this Friday, October 23rd is a free swim for all students in Gold River from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Aquatic Centre.

If you’re a student make sure and join in on the fun!  If you’re an adult looking for a nice set of laps and a quiet soak in the hot tub…. well, you might want to plan for another day! :-)

Back to School

Saw this commercial on TV the other day and thought it was pretty cute:

Normally I don’t relish back-to-school time all that much, but this year is different.  Perhaps it’s because my girls are older and this Summer has been busy with their schedules and their jobs as well as my own.  A quiet day to myself is sounding pretty good right about now!

Here are some important upcoming dates according to the School District #84 2009/10 calender:

Sept 8th – First day back-to-school

Sept 8th – 10am – Martinis at my house

Sept 24th – CI Day (all schools closed)

Sept 25th – ProD Day (all schools closed)

Happy back-to-school everyone!

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