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June School Newsletter availablehttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/138June School Newsletter available<p>​Please click the parents tab above to access our June school newsletter.</p><p>Please note that our June Spirit day "Proud to be Canadian" has been moved to June 14 to align with our School Family Fun Fair which also takes place on the 14th from 5-7 PM.  We hope to see everyone there!</p>
Neema Children's Choir of Uganda Visits ARES May 24http://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/137Neema Children's Choir of Uganda Visits ARES May 24<p>We are excited to host the Neema Children's Choir from Uganda tomorrow, May 24<sup>th</sup>.  This choir of orphans from Africa will be performing for our students at various times throughout the day (see below).  Instead of an admission fee for our students to cover the cost of this choir visiting our school, we encourage students to bring in a loonie or twoonie to help support children in the choir.  Students can donate money, but they can also donate basic essentials such as toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, etc., NOT toilet paper), socks and underwear. Whatever is brought in by the students for this special presentation will be greatly appreciated by these under-privileged African orphans.</p><p>Our schedule is as follows: </p><p>Period 2 – Junior (Grades 1 – 3)<br>Period 3 – Intermediates (Grades 7 & 8)<br>Period 5 – Juniors (Grades 4 – 6)</p><p>The choir will also have a table of jewelry and other craft items available for sale to our students.</p><p>Thanks for your support!</p>
CANADA 150 ARTS NIGHT AT ARES - MAY 10 http://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/136CANADA 150 ARTS NIGHT AT ARES - MAY 10 <strong><font size="3"></font></strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"></font></font><p><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">Come on out and join us at a Canadian themed arts night on Wednesday, May 10th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the school. </font></font></p><p><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">This is a school wide arts night with all students, Jk-Gr.8 participating. Our hallways will be transformed into an art gallery filled with Canada themed visual art. </font></font></p><p><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">In addition, some of our students (individuals and groups) will be doing some dramatic or musical performances in the gym from 7:00-7:30 PM. </font></font></p><p><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">We’re looking forward to a full house that evening and instead of an admission fee we ask that families make <strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1">donations</strong><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"> </span></font></font><strong><font size="3">towards the Neema Children’s Choir of Uganda </font></strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">who will be visiting our school on May 24 and performing for our students. The children in this choir are orphans and need basic essentials such as toiletries, socks and underwear. Anything you can bring as a donation will be greatly appreciated by these under-privileged African orphans. </font></font></p>
May Newsletter is now availablehttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/135May Newsletter is now available<p>​Please click on the newsletter tab to access our May newsletter.</p>
Canada 150 Red & White Day - Thursday, May 4http://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/134Canada 150 Red & White Day - Thursday, May 4<p>​Tomorrow is the 150th day of school at Algonquin Ridge.  In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary our school will be having a Red & White day.  Students are encouraged to wear red and/or white to school tomorrow.  As part of our special fun our school photographer will also be stopping by to take an aerial picture of our students organized in the shape of a Canadian flag.  For this purpose we need the students wearing red & white (mostly red) to allow for a good looking picture.</p>
Support ARES at Bradford Greenhouseshttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/133Support ARES at Bradford Greenhouses<strong><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:10pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Did you know a percentage of any purchases you make at Bradford Greenhouses is contributed back to the school?  This is a year-round program so please support our school anytime you visit the Bradford Greenhouses on Dunlop Street west.  When you take your products to cash out, please mention that you support Algonquin Ridge and they will mark it down for us to receive a one per year gift card from the greenhouse.  Thank you.</span></p></strong>
ARES Yearbooks are coming soon!http://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/131ARES Yearbooks are coming soon!<p> <font size="3">Again this year, students, parents, and teachers are teaming up to create a yearbook for the entire school to enjoy. We are creating a perfect binding, 100 page yearbook with double page classroom spreads, team and clubs pictures, graduating students, monthly school events, world events and several extra pages with school spirit and individual involvement. This will be a true memory keeper to look back on for years to come. </font></p><font size="3"> </font><p><font size="3">If you have any photos that might be appropriate for use in the yearbook we are more than happy to consider any you may have. Please feel free to submit them by emailing them to ARESbarrieyearbook@gmail.com; text them to Alison Currie at 705-715-1651 or use the app eShare (via Herff Jones). If you install and use this free app, your photos will come directly to the yearbook editor. The school code is algonquinridge. Any photos for consideration need to be forwarded by May 12</font><font size="1">th </font><font size="3">in order to complete the yearbook for printing on time. Thank you! </font></p><font size="3"> </font><p><font size="3">Forms and payment for yearbooks will be due by </font><strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="4"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="4">May 12, 2017</font></font></strong><font size="3">. Once our order is placed there can be NO additional orders made so if you want one, </font><strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">please order it now</font></font></strong><font size="3">. The cost is $20/ yearbook. </font></p><font size="3"> <p>Yearbooks will be delivered during the last week of school. </p> <p>We are certain that you will enjoy this keepsake. </p></font>
Yearbook Sponsors neededhttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/132Yearbook Sponsors needed<p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">We are well on our way to publishing the 2016-2017 school yearbook. It will be approximately 100 pages of spirit days, classroom happenings, sports events and more that has gone on at ARES this past year. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">In order to keep it at an affordable price of $20 for all students, we are looking for sponsorship. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span lang="EN-CA" style="line-height:115%;">New this year: Sponsor a page in the yearbook.<span style="">  </span>“Banners” are available for specific pages at a cost of $50/ page.<span style="">  </span>Approximate sizing is 0.75" x 8" and <em>may </em>allow for small logos in jpeg form.  Please contact Alison Currie at 705-715-1651 or <a href="mailto:ARESbarrieyearbook@gmail.com">ARESbarrieyearbook@gmail.com</a> for more information.</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span lang="EN-CA" style="line-height:115%;">Example:</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This page is sponsored by ABC Group.  Check us out at <a href="http://www.abcgroup.com/">www.ABCGroup.com</a> for all your ABC needs or call us at 123-456-7899</span> </p><p> </p>
Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiserhttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/130Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser<p style="text-align:center;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Algonquin Ridge Elementary Presents... Our Little Caesars Fundraiser!!!</strong></span> </p><p>It's pizza time!  Time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza & Dessert Kits!  Have them on hand for quick dinners, birthday parties, entertaining and more!  They're fun to make and delicious to eat!  Let's all particiate and enjoy the awesome packages available through Little Caesars.</p><ul><li><strong>Option #1: </strong> Place orders online and pay with your credit card.  All orders are shipped to the school on the day of delivery (see below).  To order online go to <a href="http://www.pizzakit.ca/"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">PizzaKit.ca</span></a> / Click on <em>Products</em>, then <em>Shop</em> / Select <em>Ontario </em>/ Click on <em>Purchase & Support a Local Fundraiser-Ship Items to the Group</em> /</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>IMPORTANT!!! </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ENTER </strong><strong>FUNDRAISER ID</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>#</strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>333132</strong></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span></p><ul><li><strong>Option #2: </strong> Complete the attached order form and make cheques payable to Algonquin Ridge Elementary School</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>The deadline for all orders is</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, May 3rd</strong></span><strong>!</strong></p><p>The pizza/cookie kits are expected to be delivered to the school on Wednesday, May 17th.  Volunteers will hand out the orders between 3:30pm and 6:00pm in the lobby outside of the main office on that day.  Due to the frozen nature of the pizza/cookie kits, and the fact that there is very limited freezer space available at the school, you must make the necessary arrangements to pick up your pizza/cookie kit orders <strong>between 3:30 and 6:00pm on May 17th.</strong><strong>  </strong>Little Caesars has assured us that if the products thaw, they <strong>can </strong>be refrozen once. Older students will be allowed to take their orders home with them with parent permission (if manageable).</p><p>Please feel free to call Giovanna Bowes at <a href="mailto:giovannacerilli@hotmail.com"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">giovannacerilli@hotmail.com</span></a> with any questions or concerns.</p><p>Thank you so much for your support and participation!</p>
Diaper Drive for Women's Shelter ends tomorrowhttp://alr.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/129Diaper Drive for Women's Shelter ends tomorrow<p>​Today the student leadershiip We team conducted a successful bake sale.  There were many smiles as students enjoyed their sweet treats at school.  All funds raised from the sale will be forwarded to the Women's and Children's Shelter of Barrie.  </p><p>Along with the funds raised we have been collecting new diapers to donate to the shelter as well.  Tomorrow, our drive comes to an end.  If you would like to donate diapers to the shelter, please send them in to the school by tomorrow, Thursday, April 13.  We're collecting size 3 and above for older children.  Thanks for your support of our student leadership team and the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie.</p>