Jun
16
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on June 16, 2015

Today, our students took part in a variety of skipping events as they participated in the ARES Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event. It turned out to be a beautiful day for the event. Thank you to all the ARES staff involved in organizing and running this event, and thank you to all those who contributed to the Heart and Stroke foundation for this event.

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Jun
12

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Our students had a special treat today when the Warnica Public School drumming group came and did a performance for us. The drumming was excellent (and loud!) and enjoyed very much by all our students and staff.

Thanks to everyone who helped out that night. We’d like to extend a special thank you to our community partners from the Barrie Fire, Police and Paramedic Services as well as the Barrie Parks and Recreation Department, for joining us and helping to make the evening the success it was.

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We had many staff, volunteers and students pitching in to help make the evening the success that is was. The biggest thanks of all, goes to all the students and families who joined us. It was great to see the community gathering together to enjoy a meal and have some fun!

Jun
10
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

Dear Algonquin Ridge Families,
As you may be aware, there were tornado watches/warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings in effect across Simcoe County today. Severe weather did pass through our area, and we made the decision to initiate our Tornado and Shelter in Place procedure.
Students were kept inside for recess and moved to central hallways according to our school procedures. They did a fantastic job following direction and remaining calm during that time. Our phone and Internet systems were temporarily down as well.
The Shelter in Place was in effect from 10:40 to 11:05 and the regular school day resumed once the weather systems moved out of our area.
I wanted to make sure you had this information. I am proud of the way our students and staff handled this situation today. As always, if you have any questions, please call me at the school. For the latest updates on weather situations affecting our school, follow the school board on Twitter @SCDSB_Schools or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCDSB.

Sincerely,
Kerry-Lynne Torrie

Jun
10
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on June 10, 2015

Please follow the link below or click on the newsletter tab above to access our final newsletter of the year:

June 2015 newsletter

You’ll find lots of good information about the following topics:
– ARES fun fair
– Grade 8 graduation
– Volunteer appreciation
– New school bell times for September
– No Dogs allowed on school property
– dress code
– kindergarten registration
– New ARES website starting July 13
– S.E.E.D.S. before and after school care information
– June report card information
– labour situation update

Jun
09

See you Wednesday night from 5 to 7!

Have you marked your calendar? Don’t miss our school family fun fair on Wednesday, June 10 from 5-7 PM. It will include:
-BBQ (hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, pop, water, popcorn, candyfloss
-Scholastic Book fair
-Algonquin Ridge clothing sale (t-shirts, shorts, sweats, hoodies, long sleeves)
-inflatable fun! (giant slide, obstacle course, monster truck)
-Barrie emergency services displays (fire, police, paramedic)
-Barrie Parks and Recreation games
-ARES student leaders tarmac games
-Taekwondo demonstrations and lessons
-Face painting
-Icecream truck
We’re looking forward to seeing you there with your entire family!!!

May
29

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Today was special spirit day at Algonquin Ridge with lots of students wearing CRAZY HAIR!! We also had our end of the month Character Education to celebrate our star students for the month of May. We enjoyed having special guest, Mayor Jeff Lehman here to talk to us about respect and to read a fun, dramatized story together with Ms. Gray to our students. Our grade 4-8 students also had the extra privilege of meeting an olympic athlete today. Olympic cross country skier Perianne Jones, cousin of two of our students at Algonquin Ridge spoke to the students about goal setting and achieving those goals. All in all, it was a great last school day of May at Algonquin!

We had a great evening down at the dome watching the Blue Jays last night. Thanks to all those families who joined us.

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You and your family won’t want to miss it! The Algonquin Ridge School Council is hosting a fun fair at our school on Wednesday, June 10 from 5-7 PM.

There will be a barbecue so you’ll be able to purchase supper for your family and lots of fun and entertainment such as a jumpy castle, obstacle course, Barrie Parks and Recreation staff leading games, face painting, balloon animals and more.

This is a great opportunity to get to know your school family better, make new acquaintances and renew old friendships. Be sure to set this date in your calendar and we’ll see you there!