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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Start up Newsletter

August 28, 2017
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Alien Inline Skating

March 09, 2017
​Please send $5 to your child's teacher(or pay online--see the homepage of the school website) so your child can participate in an indoor program with Alien Inline Skating.  The link to their orientation video is below:    
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School Calendar for 2017-2018 Released

February 26, 2017
​This version doesn't include our school's parent-teacher conference dates or report card dates.  These will be discussed with staff and added to the annual calendar that will be added to your child'd March report card.  2017-2018 DISTRICT School Calendar.pdf
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Age of Emoji: Finding Balance with Technology

January 18, 2017
Age of Emoji Presentation- January 26 @ HRES from 6-7 pm Hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association.  FREE!!!
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Message from Minister of Education--Mike Bernier

November 30, 2016
Parent Letter_Curriculum Timeline.pdf Please see the above document for the latest information about curriculum and assessment changes.
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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Photo Day- October 6th

September 25, 2016
​ Please arrive on time--photos will be taken of every student starting at 8:30 am with our Kindergarten classes.
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Terry Fox Event @ SRE

September 10, 2016
​On the afternoon of September 22nd we will organize our annual Terry Fox Neighbourhood Walk/Run.  We will also collect donations that week, too.  So... on Monday, we will collect dimes on Tuesday, we will collect quarters on Wednesday, we will collect loonies on Thursday, we will collect twoonies for Terry If you prefer to donate online the link is below (you can donate here...
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IPE Colouring Contest 2016

June 10, 2016
​The Interior Provincial Exhibition is having a Colouring Contest! If you are between the ages of 2 and 13 years, print and colour the page below to WIN!  You can win fabulous fun and one of 10 ALL DAY RIDE BRACELETS!!!! Need more details about the contest? Visit the IPE website...
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"Rock Your Colours" Spirit Day

May 13, 2016
​May 27th--wear your South Rutland colours!  The Spirit Team has made up a cheer!
Green, Blue and White We rock!  That's right! When you see us, you can say... You guys rock your colours each & every day! Go, Rockets, Go!

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FACEBOOK Anyone?

April 08, 2016
If you're a Facebook user, you can "Like" the South Rutland Elementary School page and/or the South Rutland PAC page and keep up on all the latest Facebook info for our school. South Rutland Elementary School South Rutland PAC There is info about school and PAC events, photos, videos and more! Join us!
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True to You- PAC Parenting Event

April 08, 2016
​Attend this presentation on April 21 st at 6:30 pm in the SRE school gym.  Click on the South Rutland PAC Facebook page link below to let them know you're "Going" to attend.
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Wonderful - Harmony Day 2016

February 27, 2016
​Happy Harmony Day!  We believe diversity is wonderful!  When you find the 'wonderful' in others, you find the 'wonderful' in you!  Sing along as you watch our wonderful SRE Rockets learning and playing together! Wonderful - Harmony Day 2016

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Redesigned Curriculum Implementation

February 12, 2016
At the November 25, 2015 Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education passed the following Motion: ​ 15P-182  THAT:       The Board of Education approve February 9, 2016 and May 24, 2016 as the additional non-instructional days to help teachers prepare for the introduction of the revised curriculum The revised school calendar...
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Jump Rope for Heart

February 06, 2016
​South Rutland has been recognized for 5 years of participation in the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraising campaign in support of the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Pledge forms were sent home recently and are due back to school by Friday, March 11th (Jump Day @ SRE).  You can also...
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We Rock

January 29, 2016
​Thanks to Ms Dionne and the Rocket Booster Spirit Team for organizing our recent Rock Star Spirit Day.  Mr. Duteil's class was featured at the Spirit Assembly and they shared a video they had created.  Check it out and you'll find out more about why "We Rock!" We Rock- by Gr...
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
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RSS Preschool

January 16, 2016
​ Did you know there is a preschool at RSS???
The program operates twice a week from 9:30 -11:30 AM one week and 1:00-3:00 PM the following week. The cost is $65.00 per month and the program is taught by the Grade 12 Human Services class.  There are 16 grade 12...
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UNPLUG & PLAY

January 16, 2016
Family Literacy Week is coming up January 23rd to 31st--unplug from those devices and spend some quality time playing or reading with your kids!  Daily physical activity and reading lead to school success and a healthy life habits! So...
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Cutter's Edge

November 14, 2015
Our school is helping RSS to promote the sale of Cutter's Edge greeting cards.  We have samples & order forms available at our school office in case you are interested.  Cutter's Edge also has a website with samples of their cards. RSS Cutter's Edge
They are happy to custom...
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Entertain Kids on a Dime - Summer Bucket List

June 29, 2015
​Have a happy summer break!  If you're looking for some inexpensive things to do... click on the link below!
Entertain Kids on a Dime - S ummer Bucket List We'll see you back at school on Tuesday, September 8th!
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StrongStart News

April 25, 2015
​StrongStart is open for pre-school children & their parents on most school days from 8:45-11:45 am.  The calendar for their newsletter for the month is included here--click below.
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Grade 5 & 6 Year-End Updates

April 21, 2015
​We have lots happening for our Grade 5 & 6 students who will be moving on to middle school in September 2015.  Thanks to the parents and staff who are helping to make these special activities happen!
Grade 5 Update- April 2015.pdf Grade 6 Update- April 2015.pdf
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Harmony Day @ SRE

March 02, 2015
​By popular request, here is the video that Mrs. McLane created for Harmony Day at our school!  Thank to our school community for your contributions to this special celebration!  Enjoy! 
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Rutland Grade Configuration

March 02, 2015
  Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of Rutland Area Students dated January 29, 2015.  At the January 28th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent's recommendation to implement the grade configuration change to Rutland area schools as per Board Motion 12P-089.  This decision will result in the...
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Gr 5 & 6 Rutland Reconfiguration Parent Meetings

February 19, 2015
Coming up next week (both meetings start at 6 pm in the RMS Gym):
Monday, Feb 23rd- for parents/guardians of Grade 5 students transitioning to Grade 6 @ RMS Wednesday, Feb 25th- for parents/guardian of Grade 6 students transitioning to Grade 7 @ RMS Grade 5/6 - RMS Parent Mtg.pdf ...
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Be 'Jumpcredible'!

February 02, 2015
Our students can attend Jump Club at lunch break on Fridays--this is one way that you can stay active/be heart healthy during the winter months.  Thanks to Mrs. Williams, Ms Lehtonen, Miss Durand and Mrs. Mutter for sponsoring Jump Club. Our school is also fundraising for Jump Rope for Hearth (our...
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Kelowna Rockets Visit South Rutland Elementary

January 13, 2015
​We were delighted to host the Kelowna Rockets hockey players for classroom visits, a floor hocket game and "Drop Everything And Read" time!  Click on the link below to see more!
Watch next week's newsletter for their autographs!!!
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'Tis the Season...

December 22, 2014
​We hope you have a happy holiday--classes resume on Monday, January 14th!  'Tis the Season Video Greeting
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Rutland Grade Configuration Public Consultation Dates and Times

November 07, 2014
  W e would like to extend an invitation to all parents of students attending Rutland area schools to participate in a public consultation meeting to provide input into the timing of grade configuration changes for elementary, middle and secondary schools in the Rutland area. Parents are welcome to attend one...
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We Scare Hunger

October 30, 2014
​Help make hunger disappear!  Our We Team is collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank.  Your family can make a donation to the collection boxes at the school Office at 11:30 each day.  The kids on the We Team will give a piece of candy corn to those who...
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Photo Day

October 18, 2014
Bring your smile on Tuesday, October 28th!  The photographers will be set up in the school gym to take photos of all students.  
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Choir

October 14, 2014
Mrs. Hendricks is starting a school choir again this year!  The choir is open to students in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6.  They will practice every Wednesday @ 11 am in the Music Room (Classroom 14 ).  Their first performance will be coming up at our Remembranc e Day Peace...
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Roots of Empathy Baby

October 05, 2014
We are looking for a baby (4-6 months of age) to become a tiny teacher for our Grade 1 students in the Roots of Empathy Program.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Mutter as soon as possible (250-765-7785) to find out more.  Roots of Empathy Video
Thanks!
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Fly High (School Song) Video

November 23, 2013
Thanks to AnymalHouse Designs for creating this lyric video for our school song... click on the link below to check it out!  Well done, Rockets!  Thanks, Don! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rCbJokAGCsw
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School Spirit Wear

May 25, 2013
SRE SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORM - FINAL.pdf Starting on May 27th, the Grade 6 class will be selling "South Rutland Rockets" and "Straight Outta Rutland" t-shirts and Rockets zip hoodies.  The colour copy of an expanded order form is included above... family couriers will also bring a b&w copy...
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Fly High

May 18, 2013
Song List--Scroll down to find our new school song 'Fly High" On Friday, April 26th we had the opportunity to work with a singer/songwriter named Lowry Olafson.  Together we wrote a new school song called 'Fly High'!  In the afternoon, we enjoyed a concert with Lowry and our songwriters...
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Pre-Kindergarten Immunization

March 08, 2013
​ ​See the documents below for information about upcoming clinics in Kelowna and Rutland. PreKindergarten Immunization - Rutland.pdf PreKindergarten Immunization - Kelowna.pdf​
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PAC Regal Fundraiser

March 04, 2013
SRE PAC - Regal Website​  ​​ ​Time is running out to place your order for the PAC's Regal Fundraising Campaign (order before April 30th). The PAC is sure everyone can find something either for themselves or as a gift for family and friends. 1. Regal has designed a website for safe...
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Harmony Day 2013 --We're All Under the Same Stars

February 23, 2013
​Thanks to the South Rutland community for supporting this very special celebration.  Click on the link to watch the "True Colours" video that was created by members of our We Team for our assembly! True Colours 2013​

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District Elementary Chess Tournament - March 2nd

February 16, 2013
​This tournament is open to students in Grades 1-7.  It will be held at Mount Boucherie Secondary School from 9 am-2 pm.  Pre-register for the tournament by emailing your child's first/last name, school and grade to:  chris.laurie@sd23.bc.ca Bring the completed registration form and $15 (covers the cost of pizza, snacks & BC Junior Chess Membership). ...
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Harmony Day 2013 --We're All Under the Same Stars

February 16, 2013
Thanks to our SRE community for supporting our Harmony Day celebrations!  We enjoyed a wonderful Ethnic Feast at lunch break & followed it with a terrific Harmony Day Assembly.  Click on the links to check out the videos that were part of the program:  True Colours Video 2013​ &  ​ Harmony...
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Family Active Nights

January 23, 2013
This is a FREE program offered in partnership with the City of Kelowna - Recreation & Cultural Services.  It is for families with students who attend South Rutland Elementary.  We have one more special evening planned (two sessions to choose from at 6:30-7:30 pm & 7:30-8:30 pm) on Friday, Feb 8th. This event will offer new activities:...
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60 Minute Kids' Club - Winter Challenge

January 10, 2013
​South Rutland students and staff will be participating in the 60 Minute Kids Club - Winter Challenge between January 15th-March 15th.  The notice below was emailed and sent home to students' families.  Your child can get participate by registering online (the link is included in the notice below).
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Proposed District Calendar - Community Input

January 06, 2013
​Please see the letter below for info about the proposed calendar for 2013-2014.   Proposed School Cal endar Letter.pdf ​
Your input can be given to Mrs. Mutter (Principal) at South Rutland or by sending your comments (before January 18th) to:  calendarsurvey@sd23.bc.ca
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Holiday Happenings

December 08, 2012
This notice will be sent home on Monday, December 10th--we hope that our students' families will be able to join us for these special activities through the month of December. ​ Holiday Happenings 2012.pdf
Winter Break starts December 22nd and classes resume in the New Year on January 7th.
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Join the SRE Email List

November 12, 2012
​ ​In January 2013, we will start sending our school newsletter via email.  We hope to "go green" and reduce paper use.  Please click    on the blue "Join" button near the bottom of the home page to get started.​
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Entertainment Books on Sale Now!

September 13, 2012
​Cost?  Only $30--lots of great deals!  Please s upport this annual PAC fundraiser!  Books available from the school office (7:45am-3:15 pm).      All sellers are eligible for daily draw prizes! The sale ends later in September.  If your family does not wish to purchase the entertainment book that was sent home to...
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Registration at South Rutland Elementary

July 18, 2012
All new student registrations are waitlisted until placement can be confirmed.  Please click on the attachment for copies of our forms.  Birth certificate, Health Care Card information for the student.  Parent must provide proof of BC residency at time of registration.  All classes are getting close to being full!

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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Start up Newsletter

August 28, 2017