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May 14
Weekly Messages, May 14, 2019

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Good afternoon! We have a few messages for Raiders and their families. These are also always posted on the website under “Raider News”:

1.       Yearbooks are now available for late purchase at a cost of $22. If you have already purchased a yearbook, please disregard the message you received from Cashless Schools. You can check your child’s account on Cashless Schools to verify purchase if you are uncertain.

 

2.       Our annual “Rave Run” is set for Saturday, June 1st. This is a 5 km run open to the community, staff & students. For more information, please contact Mr. Shiels at david.shiels@nbed.nb.ca

 

3.       RVMS recently sent students to the District Heritage Fair and they did an amazing job! Congratulations to all participants! Several of our students were recognized:

 

                Gr. 6 – 2nd place – Brayden Nash-Connell & Luke McInnis

                Gr. 6 – 3rd place – Katherine Hallworth & Owen Robichaud

                Gr. 7 – 2nd place – Jenny Arthurs

 

Two of our students were recognized for major awards:

                The Stonehammer Global Geopark Award – Jack Dixon

                The Young Citizen’s Award – Lillianne Bedard.

 

4.       Our Me to We group recently collected spare change for “We Walk for Water” to support clean drinking water in vulnerable communities worldwide.  We are happy to announce that RVMS raised over $700 for this cause. Another awesome job Raiders!

See below for upcoming important dates:

May 20                 Victoria Day (No School)

May 27- June 7       Grade 6 PAE

May 27                 PSSC 6:30

May 27                 School Drama Performances (The Enchanted Bookshop)

May 28 & 29       Evening Drama Performances (The Enchanted Bookshop)

May 29                 Sweet Caroline – Wear Purple for Allergy Awareness

May 30                 School Dance 6-8 pm

June 1                   RAVE Run, Rave Fun!! (looking for Staff Team and Volunteers)

June 4                   Portage Presentation for Gr. 8 (10:15-11:15)

June 6                   Middle Level Track Meet (June 7 raindate)

June 10                 Gr. 5 Visit to RVMS

June 12-16           Gr. 8 Quebec Trip

June 19                 Gr. 8 Cabaret 5:30-9:00

June 20                 Awards Ceremony 9:30

June 21                 Report Cards/Last Day for Students

 

May 01
Weekly Messages, May 1, 2019

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Good afternoon Raiders!

 

We had an exciting week with military personnel at the rink and helicopters arriving with VIPs. The Governor General, Julie Payette and the Premier, Blaine Higgs stopped in to speak with our students and we also had a change to watch the Minister of National Defense, Harjit Sajjan, arrive to speak with the military personnel helping out in our community.

 

A few messages/reminder this afternoon.

 

1.      As I mentioned in previous messages, yearbooks are available for pre-order on the Cashless Schools site. This is the only way to order a yearbook this year. The deadline for student orders is this Friday, May 3rd.

 

2.      Once again, with the warmer weather I need to remind students to wear helmets if biking (or scootering) to school. This is the law in New Brunswick and school is responsible for the safety of students travelling to and from school. Failure to abide by this law may mean you will not be allowed to bring your bike to school. Please encourage your child to respect this school rule.

3.      As I sit and write this memo, I can see several students over at the rink vaping. As I have mentioned many times, allowing students to hang out, unsupervised, after school exposes them to bullying and inappropriate behaviours. As a parent, I would not want this for my child, so I am passing on this info to help families make informed decisions for their children.

 

4.      Mr. Shiels has asked me to pass along info about our annual RAVE RUN. This is a 5 km fundraising run scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 am. Mrs. Shiels is looking for volunteers who can help with set up and management of the event and also looking for interested participants.

 

            Please contact Mr. Shiels if you can help, or have any questions at david.shiels@nbed.nb.ca

 

5.        I am very happy to report that RVMS is the winner of the 1st Middle Level Mathletics Competition at ASD-S. Go raiders!! A huge congratulations to Mme. Mason and her team.

 

6.       Our “Me to We” group is collecting spare change in their “WE Walk for Water” campaign. Our goal is $400 which will be donated to support clean drinking water in needy communities.

 

A long weekend for students this week with both Monday and Friday set aside for teacher meetings. A great opportunity for our Raiders to volunteer with flood clean-up or simple yard work for family and neighbours!

Important Dates:

April 1 - May 3        Yearbook Sales on Cashless Schools ($20)

May 6                    NBTA Branch Meetings (no school for students)

May 3                    NBTA Council Day (no school for students)

May 7- June 21       Final ASAP Schedule for 2018-2019 (7 weeks)

May 10                 UNB Math Competition

May 10                 Me to WE – Walk for Water at Raider Time

May 16                 PCAP Exam – 8 Morrissey

May 17                 Canada Wide Science Fair – 7 Wonders/7 Merveilles to Frederiton (full day)

May 20                 Victoria Day (No School)

May 21                 Gr. 7 Immunization

April 23
Weekly Messages, April 23, 2019

Good afternoon Raider Families!

Check out our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca or on Twitter @RVMiddle

The RVCC is sponsoring a Youth Engagement Forum tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24th. Please see the attached flyer and come out and support this initiative to engage youth in positive activities in our community.RVCC Engagement Forum.docxRVCC Engagement Forum.docx 

I have a few important messages this afternoon.

1.       You will notice that the Canadian Forces has set up a command post on the “Zamboni” end of the rink. They are providing support to families in our area affected by flooding. They have blocked all through traffic so we ask that all families use the Epworth Park Road entrance when visiting the school (and for drop-off and pick-up for the next few days).

 

2.       School buses may be affected by flooding. Please listen to radio or register for Bus updates on the ASD-S homepage.

 

3.       YEARBOOKS for 2018-2019 have been on sale all month. They are still available for pre-order until May 3rd. The cost is $20 and they must be purchased on Cashless Schools. We will only not be ordering extra copies, so please make sure to purchase before the deadline. All proceeds go to support our ASAP activities.

 

4.       We are once again struggling with students using the phones inappropriately. I mentioned this on announcements this morning and expect to see an immediate improvement as students realize that they will lose the privilege of having their phones during the school day if I do not see an improvement.

 

Please review appropriate cellphone/electronics usage with your child.

 

Upcoming Dates:

April 29                 WE Are Silent at RVMS

April 29                 PSSC 6:30

May 6                    NBTA Branch Meetings (no school for students)

May 3                    NBTA Council Day (no school for students)

May 7 - June 21      Final ASAP Schedule for 2018-2019 (7 weeks)

May 16                 PCAP Exam – 8 Morrissey

May 17                 Canada Wide Science Fair – 7 Wonders/7 Merveilles to Frederiton (full day)

May 20                 Victoria Day (No School)

May 21                 Gr. 7 Immunization

May 27- June 7       Grade 6 PAE

May 27                 PSSC 6:30

May 27                 School Drama Performances (The Enchanted Bookshop)

May 28 & 29       Evening Drama Performances (The Enchanted Bookshop)

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April 03
Weekly Messages, April 3, 2019

Hello Raider Families!

We have a few messages this week and a reminder that you can always check on events and important dates by checking out our school website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca or you can find us on Twitter @RVMiddle 

-There is no school for students this Friday, April 5th because of Parent/Teacher meetings.

-Our Scholastic Book Fair is open all day tomorrow and will be open tomorrow evening and Friday morning during Parent/Teacher meeting times.

-Don’t miss out…..Yearbooks are available for pre-order until May 3rd. The cost is $20. To purchase you must register and use Cashless Schools. You can find the link for this on the school website.

-Gr. 8 Quebec trip payments are due now! If you are not up to date on all payments by April 15th, we cannot guarantee that your child will go to Quebec.

-The River Valley Community Center (RVCC) is looking for information from youth in our area. They would like to gather information about what sorts of activities might interest youth. Please help with this community initiation by completing the survey at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F2SMZK1GyGg0Nt2e-4BzzNjOZoSWAPeT07rItlMPXUE/viewform?edit_requested=true

Have a great day, the “River Valley” way!!

Upcoming Dates

April 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #4 due

April 1                   Report Cards go home

April 2-5                Scholastic Book Fair at RVMS

April 4                   Evening P/T meetings 5-8 pm

April 5                   P/T meetings (No school) 8:30-10:30/ PL in the                                                                                              afternoon (No School)

April 11                 Dance 6:00-8:00 pm

April 15                              RVMS Heritage Fair (6:00-7:30 pm)

April 19                              Good Friday (No School)

April 22                 Easter Monday (No School)

April 29                 “WE are Silent” Fundraiser

April 29                              PSSC 6:30

March 20
Weekly Messages, March 20, 2019


 

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Hello Raider Families!

We have a few messages this week and a reminder that you can always check on events and important dates by checking out our school website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca or you can find us on Twitter @RVMiddle

-Spring is in the air and students have been reminded about dress code this week. In particular I have spoken to them about “crop” tops and wearing pants low enough that your underwear is visible (or worse, what is under the underwear). Our suggestion is to wear a “cami” or an undershirt that tucks into pants or to use a belt to keep your pants pulled up so that underwear and private body parts are not visible.  A good measure for students is to check the mirror before they leave the house and ask themselves if Ms. McGrath will be o.k. with what they are wearingJ. This policy is in place to teach students about appropriate dress in the workplace.

-Report Cards go home on April 1st. You can begin calling for Parent/Teacher times on Thursday of next week (March 28th).

-There is no school for students this Friday, March 22nd.

-For the first time, we will be running a Scholastic Book Fair April 2-5. This will also be open during Parent/Teacher interview times.

-The local High Schools are again presenting a free Parent Information Session. The have booked Dr. Daniel Chorley, from the IWK in Halifax. He specializes in children and teens and this session is titled, Social Media and its effect on our Mental Health. See the attached flyer for more information. The session is Thursday, April 4th.

-Yearbooks will be going on sale in April. To purchase you must register and use Cashless Schools. You can find the link for this on the school website.

-The Boys & Girls Club has asked me to pass along information about a summer camp they are running in our area. Their flyer is attached.

That is all for this week! Enjoy spring!

Upcoming Dates

Mar 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #3 due

Mar 11-Apr 4        ASAP #4

Mar 21                  Cutoff for Term 2 marks

Mar 22                  Professional Learning /Report Card Prep 10:00-3:00 (No School)

Mar 25                  PSSC 6:30

Mar 28                  Booking of P/T Appointments begins at 8:30 a.m.

Mar 27                  Pep Rally (tentative)

April 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #4 due

April 1                   Report Cards go home

April 2-5                Scholastic Book Fair at RVMS

April 4                   Evening P/T meetings 5-8 pm

April 5                   P/T meetings (No school) 8:30-10:30/ PL in the afternoon (No School)

April 11                 Dance 6:00-8:00 pm (tentative)

April 19                 Good Friday (No School)

April 22                 Easter Monday (No School)

April 29                 PSSC 6:30

March 12
Weekly Messages, March 12, 2019

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Hello Raider Families! I hope everyone had a chance to spend some quality time together over the March Break. Spring is in the air and we can’t wait to get our students back outside to take advantage of our amazing campus.

I have a few reminders and an updated list of important dates:

·     ASAP # 4 is attached and posted on our website.

·     The District has asked us to remind all families that attendance at school is required for all students. Research shows that good attendance is one of the most essential elements for success at school. Schools must follow up on absences (excused or unexcused) exceeding 10 days. If your child has missed time, you may receive a letter from the office and/or a call from a teacher.

·     If your child is going to be absent, please logon to the School Messenger (found on the main page of our website) and enter the absence. If an absence is entered by the family, you will not receive those annoying morning calls telling you that your child is absent.

·     Report Cards go home on April 1st (really not a jokeJ). Parent/Teacher meetings will be on Thursday, April 4th from 5-8 pm and on the morning of Friday, April 5th from 8:30-10:30. Please note this move to morning appointments as directed by ASD-S. We will begin taking requests for appointments on Thursday, March 28th at 8:30 am.

·     Please make sure to register to use our Cashless Schools system. This system is for all payments for trips, sports, yearbooks, Cabaret etc. Currently about 80% of our families are registered. The link can be found on our website. Yearbooks will go on sale in April.

·     We have a growing mound of Lost and Found Items and we will have those items on display for P/T. If your child is missing boots, coats, hoodies, shoes, hats, mittens, water bottles, gym clothes etc., please encourage them to check the Lost & Found.

·     There is no school for students next Friday, March 22nd.

Please feel free to contact me at trudy.mcgrath@nbed.nb.ca or, on my direct line, at 738-6511 if you have any questions on concerns.

Thank you! Have a great evening!

 

Important Dates

Mar 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #3 due

Mar 11-Apr 4        ASAP #4

Mar 15                  RVMS Hosts Grand Bay Primary Dance

Mar 21                  Cutoff for Term 2 marks

Mar 22                  Professional Learning /Report Card Prep 10:00-3:00 (No School)

Mar 25                  PSSC 6:30

Mar 28                  Booking of P/T Appointments begins at 8:30 a.m.

Mar 29                  Pep Rally (tentative)

April 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #4 due

April 1                   Report Cards go home

April 2-5                Scholastic Book Fair at RVMS

April 4                   Evening P/T meetings 5-8 pm

April 5                   P/T meetings (No school) 8:30-10:30/ PL in the afternoon (No School)

April 11                 Dance 6:00-8:00 pm (tentative)

April 19                 Good Friday (No School)

April 22                 Easter Monday (No School)

April 29                         PSSC 6:30

 

February 25
Weekly Messages, February 25, 2019

Follow us on Twitter @RVMiddle​Hello Raider Families!

Winter continues to mess with our school year! I hope everyone stayed safe and warm today!

This week we have planned some theme days for students and a few activities on Friday afternoon.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 is Pajama Day at RVMS. Come to school and show off your coziest PJ’s, slippers and robes are welcome as well!

Wednesday is Twin Day. Find a friend (or two or three!) and dress alike. Maybe you can trick a teacher or two! We also encourage locker clean-up on this day. Take all those water bottles, Ziploc containers, and smelly gym clothes home to get ready for a fresh start in March!

Thursday is Hawaiian Day in honor of the last night of Ski Cub for the year (we always celebrate our last night on the hill with Leis, Grass Skirts & wild flowery shirts). Let’s rid the winter blues away with a school wide celebration of all things Hawaiian!

Friday is traditionally “Plaid Friday” at RVMS. This week we will look for school colours instead. Break out the Red & Black and come prepared for some fun activities in the afternoon.

See below for upcoming events.

Have a great day “the River Valley way”!

Dates to Remember

Mar 1-15              Gr. 8 Quebec Payment #3 due

Mar 4-8                March Break (No School)

Mar 11-Apr 4      ASAP #4

Mar 11-29            Raider Time – Writing Response (3 weeks)

Mar 15                  RVMS Hosts Grand Bay Primary Dance

Mar 21                  Cutoff for Term 2 marks

Mar 22                  Professional Learning /Report Card Prep 10:00-3:00 (No School for students)

Mar 25                  PSSC 6:30

April 1                   Report Cards go home

April 1-26             Raider Time – Reading Comprehension (4 weeks)

Aprl 2-5                Scholastic Book Fair (tentative)

April 4                   Evening P/T meetings 5-8 pm

April 5                   P/T meetings 8:30-10:30 (No school for students) 

***Please note that the District has moved Parent/Teacher meetings to a morning session on

April 5th.

January 31
Message to Families - January 31, 2019

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 Good afternoon!

Check out more news and info on our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca and on Twitter @RVMiddle

Another busy week at RVMS. I have a few items to pass along to families:

1.  Tomorrow, Friday, February 1st, we are celebrating our 20th Annual Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament. All students are asked to wear Red & Black tomorrow to support our school teams.

 

2.  The District has asked us to pass along information about a learning opportunity for families. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is offering a course about Autism & Behaviour. I will post the brochure on our school website under “Raider News” and is also available on the EECD website.

 

3.   If you know your child is going to be absent, please logon to the Safe Arrivals site (accessed on our website) and log your child’s absence. If you call the system and log an absence you will not receive those persistent absence calls on that date as the system will know that you are aware of your child’s absence.                https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home


 

       4 . Gr. 8 Families are reminded that the second installment for the Gr. 8 trip will be available on Cashless   Schools beginning tomorrow Feb . The paymentmust be made betweeen   Feb 1 and Feb 15. 

Thank you again for the daily opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of students! Raiders Rule!

January 31
False Alarm at RVMS - January 31st

Good morning Raider families! All is well!


It is 10:45 on Thursday, January 31st and we just had an unplanned emergency situation. A heat sensor in the cafeteria triggered the fire alarm. We cleared the building and, because of the extremely cold temperatures, evacuated to the rink. The fire department arrived and checked the entire building and were able to determine from the alarm panel that it was the sensor that triggered the alarm. District facilities personnel are on their way to repair/replace the sensor and we have returned to regular classes.

Our students were amazing!!! They did exactly what they should have done in an emergency and we are very proud of them!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school!

January 25
Quick Messages - January 25, 2019

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Good morning! What a week!
I have a few quick announcements for Raiders and their families.
  1. Our new ASAP schedule is attached to this e-mail and posted on our website. Once again, I am very proud of the number of activities our staff continue to run for this program. ASAP works because our staff take a reduced lunch (20 min) and give the rest of their lunch hour up for this time at the end of our school day. Thank you Raider Team!!
  2. Some families will be receiving a “mid-term report card” this week. These updates are being sent home only for students who are struggling to meet expectations. If you receive one of these reports and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teaching team.
  3. Letters are being sent out to any student who has missed 10 or more days of school, regardless of the reason. We are required, by the Education Act, to send these. If you are concerned about any inaccuracies in your child’s attendance please let us know.
Monday, January 28th is a Provincial PD Day for teachers and there is no school for students on that day.
I know many families are concerned about the time missed due to snow days so far this year. I just want to reiterate that the best way to support your child is to have them read every day for at least 20 minutes, write about something every day (something in the news, an event at home, a favourite memory, etc.) and practice basic multiplication facts whenever possible. These essential skills will always help to support your child academically.
That is all for this morning! Have a wonderful weekend!             ASAP 3 Jan 14-Mar 1.docxASAP 3 Jan 14-Mar 1.docx
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