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November 18
RVMS Weekly Messages Nov 18-22, 2019

This is a message for all Raiders and their families to keep up to date, especially with another short four-day week! As always, please check out our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca or follow us on Twitter @RVMiddle for the latest information.

School Clothing: If you were looking to purchase some RVMS swag for the holidays, for you, your kids, your husband/wife, your dog, etc. our new school store is having a sale! This code is valid for anyone to use, so tell your friends! We have now surpassed the minimum $1000.00 in orders so any purchase made will result in a 10% kickback to the school for our students! https://rivervalleymiddleschool.entripyshops.com/

From November 5 - November 30th you can receive 20% your order with the promo code FRIDAY (and if you spend over $75 your shipping is free). Happy shopping!

Hot Lunch: Mr. Vincent’s team of student chefs continue to provide us with some hot lunch options. This week we have options available on three days. Supplies are limited so we suggest students also bring some “back up” snacks in the event that supplies run out.           

                                Tuesday, Nov 19 – Chicken Fajitas $2

                                Wednesday, Nov 20 – Chicken Stir Fry & Rice Bowl $3

                                Thursday, Nov 21 – Pizza by the slice $1

 

Ski Club: Ski Club to Poley Mountain will be running again this year. The forms and deposit are now open to students in Grade 7 & 8 online through Cashless Schools – a $25 deposit AND signed forms must be submitted by Thursday, November 21st. Any remaining spots will then be offered to our Gr. 6 students on November 25th.

 

Report Cards:  Report Cards will be going home today, November 18 with Parent/Teacher meetings on Nov 21 5:00pm-8:00pm and November 22 from 9:00-11:00am.  Families may still call to book an appointment, although spots are now limited. Please be prepared to tell the Admin Assistant which of your child’s teachers you would like to meet with as they will be not necessarily be meeting together.

 

Winter Expectations: Finally, as it is Canada, and winter is coming, we expect students to be dressed properly. Raiders must be prepared to be outside in weather as cold as -15 C and should have long pants and a coat or hoodie on at all times, when outside, between Nov 1 and March 30.

 

Diversity & Respect Week is November 18-22: All children in our schools should feel safe and have the opportunity to learn in a culture of respect. Inclusiveness is fundamental to education. Diversity & Respect Week replaces Bullying Awareness Week promoted in New Brunswick schools since 2012. We will be talking a great deal about these topics throughout the week in RaiderTime and other opportunities for discussion.

 

Important Dates:

Nov 18-22            Diversity and Respect Week

Nov 18                  Report Cards go home

Nov 21                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 5-8 pm

Nov 22                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 9-11 am (No School for students)

Nov 22                  PL – Wellness 12:00-3:30

Nov 25                 Gr. 6 Fife & Graham to Huntsman Marine Centre

Nov 25                  PSSC 6:30

Nov 26                  Gr. 6 Ramos & McCormick to Huntsman Marine Center

Nov 27                  Mathletes at UNBSJ

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November 13
Weekly Messages - November 12th, 2019

This is a message for all Raiders and their families to keep up to date, especially with three short four-day weeks in a row! As always, please check out our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca or follow us on Twitter @RVMiddle for the latest information.

School Clothing: If you were looking to purchase some RVMS swag for the holidays, for you, your kids, your husband/wife, your dog, etc. our new school store is having a sale! This code is valid for anyone to use, so tell your friends! https://rivervalleymiddleschool.entripyshops.com/From November 5 - November 30th you can receive 20% your order with the promo code FRIDAY (and if you spend over $75 your shipping is free). Happy shopping!

Hot Lunch: Mr. Vincent’s team of student chefs continue to provide us with some hot lunch options. This week we have options available on three days. Supplies are limited so we suggest students also bring some “back up” snacks in the event that supplies run out.           

                                Tuesday, Nov 12 – Spaghetti & Garlic Bread $3

                                Wednesday, Nov 13 – Chicken Stir Fry & Rice Bowl $3

                                Friday, Nov 15 – Pizza by the slice $1

 

RCMP Presentation: Tuesday, November 12, the RCMP will be giving a presentation to our Grade 8 students regarding the dangers of illicit substances and also touching on the responsible use of social media. As always, we encourage you to talk to your students openly and often about these items and keep the conversation going.

 

Ski Club: Ski Club to Poley Mountain will be running again this year. On Thursday, November 14, we will open availability to students in Grade 7 & 8 online through Cashless Schools – a $25 deposit AND signed forms must be submitted by November 21st. Any remaining spots will then be offered to our Gr. 6 students on November 25th.

 

Report Cards:  Report Cards will be going home on November 18 with Parent/Teacher meetings on Nov 21 5:00pm-8:00pm and November 22 from 9:00-11:00am.  Families may call to book an appointment beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, Nov 14. Please be prepared to tell the Admin Assistant which of your child’s teachers you would like to meet with as they will be not necessarily be meeting together. 

 

Winter Expectations: Finally, as it is Canada, and winter is coming, we expect students to be dressed properly. Raiders must be prepared to be outside in weather as cold as -15 C and should have long pants and a coat or hoodie on at all times, when outside, between Nov 1 and March 30. 

 

Important Dates:

Nov 14                  National Jersey Day

Nov 14                  Parents can call for parent teacher meeting any time after 9:00 am

Nov 18-22            Diversity and Respect Week

Nov 18                  Report Cards go home (pending directive from ASD-S)

Nov 20                 Gr. 6 Lavoie to Huntsman Marine Centre

Nov 21                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 5-8 pm

Nov 22                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 9-11 am (No School for students)

Nov 22                  PL – Wellness 12:00-3:30

Nov 25                 Gr. 6 Fife & Graham to Huntsman Marine Centre

Nov 25                  PSSC 6:30

Nov 26                  Gr. 6 Ramos & McCormick to Huntsman Marine Center

Nov 27                  Mathletes at UNBSJ​

November 03
Weekly Messages, Nov 4, 2019

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This is a message for all Raiders and their families.

I cannot believe it is November already! I have a few important messages for families this week:

1.       Please review the attached letter “Info for Families in an Emergency at School”. This gives families valuable information should we find ourselves in an emergency at RVMS. The most important info pertains to what families should do in an emergency. DO NOT COME TO THE SCHOOL and DO NOT TEXT OR CALL YOUR CHILD. Please review the attached letter, and keep it somewhere it can be easily referenced in true emergency.

 

2.       As we mentioned in our last message, Ms. McCluskey’s and the Student Leaders are running an online Book Fair. Book orders are due by Tuesday, November 5th. Go to www.scholastic.ca/canadaclubs for more info.

 

3.       Mr. Vincent’s team of student chefs continue to provide us with some hot lunch options. This week we have options available on three days. Supplies are limited so we suggest students also bring some “back up” snacks in the event that supplies run out.           

                                Tuesday, Nov 5 – Tabbouleh Bowl & Garlic Bread $2

                                Wednesday, Nov 6 – Steak Stir Fry & Rice Bowl $3

                                Thursday, Nov 7 – Pizza by the slice $1

 

4.       Information is going home to all Gr. 8 families this week regarding the June trip to Quebec. There is also a parent info session scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday, November 4 in the theatre.

 

5.       We are hoping to run our Ski Club to Poley Mountain again this year. We are simply waiting on some final information before we open availability to students. We will offer spots to Gr. 7 & 8 students first and any remaining spots will then be offered to our Gr. 6 students. Stay tuned for more info!

 

6.       Report Cards will be going home on November 18 with Parent/Teacher meetings on Nov 21 & 22.  Families may call to book an appointment beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, Nov 14.

 

7.       Finally, as it is Canada, and winter is coming, we expect students to be dressed properly. Raiders must be prepared to be outside in weather as cold as -15 C and should have long pants and a coat or hoodie on at all times, when outside, between Nov 1 and March 30.

 

Important Dates:

Nov 4                     Gr. 8 Trip Parent Info Meeting 6:00

Nov 7                     School Remembrance Day Assemblies

Nov 7                     Cutoff for Term 1 Marks

Nov 8                    Report Card Preparation Day (No school for students)

Nov 8                     Professional Learning; Book Study p.m.

Nov 11                  Remembrance Day (No School)

Nov 14                  National Jersey Day

Nov 14                  Parents can call for parent teacher meeting any time after 9:00 am

Nov 18-22            Diversity and Respect Week

Nov 18                  Report Cards go home (pending directive from ASD-S)

Nov 21                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 5-8 pm

Nov 22                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 9-11 am (No School for students)

Nov 22                  PL – Wellness 12:00-3:30

Nov 25                  PSSC 6:30

Nov 26                  Gr. 6 Ramos & McCormick to Huntsman Marine Center

Nov 27                  Mathletes at UNBSJ

October 23
Weekly Messages, October 23


 

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Good afternoon! This is a message for all Raiders and their families.

1.  We continue to take every opportunity to teach our students the appropriate use of         cellphones. Please review the cellphone policy (attached) with your child and encourage them to use their phones responsibly.

        You can also support us by not texting or calling your child during the school day,        or having a plan in place where they will only reply to your messages at appropriate times      (lunch, after school etc.).

2.       Our first dance of the year is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 pm.

      -Halloween costumes are allowed but no masks or weapons of any kind.

      -Students must have indoor shoes in a bag, or in their hands, when they arrive at the door.

      -Cost is $5. A limited canteen with popcorn and water for $1 will be available.

      -No water bottles, drinks or liquids can be brought to the dance.

      -All school expectations apply.

 

3.   The Student Leaders at RVMS have been running a mobile library during Raider Time, bringing a cart of novels to homerooms for students to check out. This has proven to be a great success in promoting literacy and having students browse for good fit books. To coincide with the mobile library, the Student Leaders will also be running a scholastic book club. A various times throughout the year, brochures will be available to students. We have approximately 100 packets, therefore not enough brochures for the entire school. They can be viewed online as well at  www.scholastic.ca/canadaclubs

            For students wishing to purchase from the book orders, they have the option of returning          cheque or cash, or purchasing online. The guide to creating a parent account can be    found on the scholastic website under 'Parent', you simply need to search for the school and teacher (Ms. Natalie McCluskey) and add in your personal details. Then you have the ability to shop and purchase online. Due dates for orders will be placed on the school morning announcements. 

                All rewards through this program will be sent directly to the mobile library for purchase of a variety of novels for our students. Any questions can be directed to Ms. McCluskey, the student leader advisor. Thank you for your support in promoting literacy at RVMS. 

4.       The Babysitting course is completely full and begins this week. We will run another session after Christmas to accommodate those on the wait list.

Reminders:

-Pay your student fee online. If you have already paid, THANK YOU!

-Send a fork or spoon with your child’s lunch…finger eating of soup is not fun!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Trudy.McGrath@nbed.nb.ca or, on my direct line, at 738-6511.

General school inquiries, please call 738-6500.

Upcoming Dates:

Oct 24                   Fall Dance 6-8 pm

Oct 28-Jan 10         ASAP #2 (9 weeks)

Oct 28                   PSSC 6:30 pm

Nov 4                    Gr. 8 Trip – Parent Info Meeting 6:00pm (Theatre)

Nov 7                    School Remembrance Day Assemblies

Nov 7                    Cutoff for Term 1 Marks

Nov 8                    Report Card Preparation Day (No school for students)

Nov 11                  Remembrance Day (No School)

Nov 14                  P/T Meetings can be booked beginning at 8:45 am

Nov 18                  Report Cards go home (pending directive from ASD-S)

Nov 21                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 5-8 pm

Nov 22                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 9-11 am

Nov 25                  PSSC 6:30

October 14
Weekly Messages, October 15, 2019

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Good morning! We have a few messages for all Raiders and their families.

Our students have settled into the regular school routines and we are all hard at work preparing for the first Report Cards which go home next month. The year is flying by!

A few important items:

1. We are struggling with some students who continue to be physically aggressive with each other. We want to remind all Raiders and their families that we do not accept this behaviour. Raiders always respect the personal space of others. They must also respect and understand that there is no such thing as “play fighting” or “joking around”.  We do not hit, poke, grab or kick. We do not seek to embarrass or humiliate each other by trying to touch or grab private areas. This is always unacceptable behaviour regardless of the intent.

Please review this expectation with your child as we will continue to reinforce this expectation at school.

2. Regular hours of school are 8:40-3:10. Many Raiders can earn the privilege of leaving early or attending an ASAP activity. They are expected to be in regular attendance until 3:10 if required. This may mean that they need to attend “Workroom” for lost or missing assignments, unsigned homework or tests, or simply because they missed time and need to catch up on their schoolwork. Please plan for your child to be able to attend school until the end of the school day (3:10) if necessary.

3. We are still looking for a few Student Fees to be paid. Please check Cashless Schools and pay your school fees if you have not already done so.

4. We are offering a babysitting course at RVMS. Please see the attached flyer and register on the website indicated if you are interested.

5. Our fist dance of the year is set for next week, Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 pm. We do not wear Halloween Costumes during the regular school day at RVMS, but school appropriate costumes are welcome at the dance.  The cost is $5 and indoor shoes are required and must be with the child at the door.

6. Forks and spoons are in short supply at RVMS. Please send these items with your child if they require them at lunch. We do not stock these items and many students have had an interesting time eating Kraft Dinner without them!

7. Picture Retake day is next Monday, October 21. All students who returned their original proof requesting a retake, and any students absent on the first picture day, are eligible to have their picture taken.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Trudy.McGrath@nbed.nb.ca.

Important Dates:

Oct 21                   Picture Retake Day

Oct 24                   Fall Dance 6-8 pm

Oct 28-Jan 10     ASAP #2 (9 weeks)

Oct 28                   PSSC 6:30 pm

Nov 8                    Report Card Preparation Day (No school for students)

Nov 11                  Remembrance Day (No School)

Nov 15                  Appointments for Parent/Teacher open for families at 8:45

Nov 18                  Report Cards go home (pending directive from ASD-S)

Nov 21                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 5-8 pm

Nov 22                  Parent/Teacher Meetings 9-11 am (No school for students)

Nov 22                  Professional Meetings for Teachers pm (No school for students)

 

September 24
Weekly Messages, September 24, 2019

Good afternoon Raiders! Another great week at RVMS! Go Raiders!

I have a few messaged for Raiders and their families:

1.    Picture Day was today! Look for the proofs in those backpacks. Orders are due back at the school office by Tuesday, October 1st.

If you require a re-take, you must return the proof with “retake” indicated. Only those returned and students who were absent on Picture Day will be eligible for retakes.

 

2.    Our students participated in the annual School Bus Safety Program last week. Attached you will find a letter outlining the new “anti-vape” information program, launched by the school district, and included in that presentation.Vaping Free Parent Letter - Middle School.pdfVaping Free Parent Letter - Middle School.pdf

 

3.    Please register your child for “Cashless Schools”. All fees, yearbooks, sport teams, trips etc., are paid through this system. You can find the link and information on our school website under the “Make a Payment” tab. As of today 89% of Raiders are signed up!!

 

4.    If you are sending your child with a lunch that requires utensils, please send the utensils, we do not have spoons, forks and knives available for students at school.

 

5.    Finally, student fees are due. This is very, very important funding for our school. Paid fees allow us to avoid all other fundraising.

 

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

 

As always, you can reach me at Trudy.McGrath@nbed.nb.ca, or at 738-6511, with any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

September 18
Open House/Meet the Teacher & PSSC Elections

Open House/Meet the Teacher & PSSC Elections


 

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Good Morning Raiders!

Our annual Open House/Meet the Teacher is scheduled for tomorrow evening from 6:00-7:30

Come for a piece of fresh NB Corn served up by our Raider Staff at the Outdoor Classroom starting at 5:30.

We will meet in the Theatre for brief introductions at 6:00 and then families can proceed upstairs to classrooms or take a tour of the building with their child.

We are also looking for parents/guardians interested in joining our PSSC. I have attached a brochure to this message.

If you are interested, please forward me your name asap. We have 4 spots available.

See you tomorrow evening!

Ms. T. McGrath

September 11
Weekly Messages, September 11, 2019

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

Hey Raiders!

Week 2 and things continue to move along smoothly at RVMS!

I have a few messages for families:

1.   We continue to work with the District to update our bus information but we still have many errors in the system. Please check the bus information regularly at the website below. You can also sign up to receive notifications of any changes/corrections to your child’s bus info. https://asdsbp.nbed.nb.ca

 

2.   Please help us keep our Raiders safe. Do not enter the bus area (past the concrete planters) during morning drop-off of after school pick-up. Students can meet you in either of the lower parking lots or over by the rink but you cannot enter the area between the traffic circle and the building as this poses a safety hazard to our students.

 

3.   Please register your child in Cashless Schools (click on the “make a payment” button on our homepage). This system is used for all sports and activity fees, trip payments, yearbooks, student fees etc. Being registered before you need to, insures that your child does not miss some of these opportunities.

 

4.   Speaking of Cashless Schools, our student fee is $35 and is now due for all students. We will not ask you to do any fundraising during the school year, but that does mean that it is really important that student fees be paid. This money goes to support some of the activities, trips, awards, equipment etc. that need to be purchased each year to support the many, many opportunities we provide our students.

 

5.   Our Open House/Meet the Teacher is scheduled for next Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm.

 

6.   Bayside Middle school has a speaker booked Thursday, September 26th to discuss consent and risky behaviour in the era of social media. The topic is specific to Middle School concerns. See attached flyer.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can reach me at Trudy.McGrath@nbed.nb.ca or, on my direct line, at 738-6511.

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 13                 Gr. 7 Immunization forms go home

Sept 15                 GBW Terry Fox Walk at RV Track

Sept 18                 Gr. 7 Immunization forms due back at RVMS

Sept 19                 Open House 6:00-7:30 pm

Sept 23                 Picture Day

Sept 24                 Gr. 7 Immunization (9:00-11:00 am)

Sept 30                 National Orange Shirt Day (remembering residential school survivors)

Oct 1                     DEC Orientation for new PSSC members

Oct 2                     Custodian’s Appreciation Day

Oct 1-4                  Sweet Caroline Presentation – All Gr. 6 students

Oct 14                   THANKSGIVING (No School)

Oct 21                   Retake Day

Oct 24                   Fall Dance 6-8 pm

September 05
Pizza on Friday!

Good afternoon Raider Families!

We have had a wonderful 3 days with our 2019-2020 Raiders!

I have a few important reminders for families:

1.       You must register your child on the Cashless Schools system. This system is used to collect all payments (fees, sports, activities, trip, yearbook etc.)

 

Our school fee is $35. We will not ask you to do any fundraising this year so this fee is extremely important as it helps us with awards, agendas, activities, trips, equipment etc. Please pay this as soon as possible.

 

If you have not already set up your account, go to our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca and click on the “Make a Payment” tab in the black navigation strip at the top of the page.

 

2.       Safety is our first concern at RVMS. Please do not enter the bus-loading zone in the morning or at pick-up times. There is ample parking for parents along the rink opposite the school and in the lower parking lot off Epworth Park Road and by the Zamboni doors at the rink.

3.       Mr. Vincent and his crew will have Pizza available for purchase tomorrow. The cost is $1/slice and a maximum of two slices/student. You will still need to bring snacks and drinks, as I am sure a few slices of pizza won’t fill you up!

Thank you for your continued support!

Ms. T. McGrath, Principal

August 30
Welcome Back Raiders!

Hey Raiders! Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! It is going to be the best year yet because of all of our wonderful Raiders!

Don’t forget, along with these e-mails you can also find information on our website at rvms.nbed.nb.ca and you can follow us on Twitter @RVMiddle.


 

A few items in preparation for next week:

1.   Gr. 7 & 8 return to school on Wednesday, September 4.


 

2.   Go to the district website and check you child’s bus information. Transportation has asked us to remind parents that students should be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

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        Click on the school bus icon on the main page and follow the instructions. 

        The “early” bus runs will not start until September 9th 
 

3.   Chef Frank has left us after 10 years of amazing service to our students. We wish him all the best in his new adventure. As a result, we do not have cafeteria service yet. Plan to have to send a packed lunch with your child for the month of September.


 

4.   Our student fee is set at $35 and must be paid online using the cashless schools system. Go to our school website to find the link.


 

5.   A reminder to drop off and pick up students in either of the lower parking lots. There is not access to the bus lane area immediately in front of the school during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal.


 

I think that is all of the crucial info you need before Day 1! Have a wonderful weekend…we can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at Trudy.McGrath@nbed.nb.ca or, on my direct line, at 738-6511.


 

Ms. McGrath

 

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