Terry Fox Walk Moved to Tuesday

Terry Fox Activities
To date the Terry Fox Foundation worldwide has raised over $600 million for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world. We at Random Island Academy would like to help contribute to this great cause.

Our Fundraising Goal: $300!!!
Last year we raised close to $200 for this cause. This year we want to beat that amount. If we reach our goal of $300 this year’s Student Council President, Brandon Wiseman, has agreed to be dressed up by my his newly elected Student Council. The costume is a secret, not even Brandon knows; therefore if you want to see Brandon dressed up let’s get donating!!!
We will have a donation can in the office for any donations you wish to make. We will keep the can in the office until Wednesday, September 17th.

Student-Teacher Dodge Ball Game:
Grade 7-12 representatives from each homeroom will be playing against their teachers on Monday, September 15th, last period. What we ask is that all students, K-12, who come in to watch the game pay a $2.00 admission to go towards our fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation. $2.00 is only a suggestion but not a requirement, please donate as you wish.
Annual Terry Fox Walk, Monday, September 15th (now moved to Tuesday September 16th – due to weather).
– Walk will start at 9:00 and go to the Salvation Army Cemetary in Hickman’s Harbour.
– This year we will be doing a run as well. Any 7-12 students ONLY that wish to run please see Mrs. Smith by the end of Friday. We will be running to the Salvation Army.

Bake Sale:
Student Council will be having a bake sale in aid of our fundraising efforts on Tuesday, September 16th.

Walk to Breakfast
The Walk to Breakfast is taking place on Monday, September 15th (now moved to Tuesday September 16th – due to weather) in coordination with the Terry Fox Walk. We will be cooking pancakes for all students to have for their breakfast as they return back from the Terry Fox Walk. If you would like to volunteer to help with the cooking and serving of the pancakes, please contact Sandy. In the past we have asked parents to send along non-perishable breakfast items such as cereal, jam, butter, juice, cheese whiz, etc. to be served at our Breakfast Program here at the school. You can also send along monetary donations marked in a envelope or items such as yogurt tubes or bread which we can freeze and use as needed. Please support the Random Island Academy Breakfast Program as it does benefit your child.

Thank You in advance for you support to this great cause! It is very much appreciated by all!
Sincerely, RIA Student Council

New RIA Student Council!!!

RIA Student Council 2014-2015

Class Representatives:

Grade 7 – Keisha Parrott & Sabrina Martin
Grade 8 – Abby Blundell & Gabe Blundell
Grade 9 – Kaitlyn Walters & Naasson Lambert
Grade 10 – Emily Simmons & Gregory Hoskins
Grade 11 –  Candace Butt & Morgan Phillips
Grade 12 – Melanie Reid & Robin Baker

Student Council Executive:

Junior High President -  Jennifer Hart
Special Events Coordinator - Joanne Hart
Secretary -  Mikaila Green
Vice President –  Brianna Green
President - Brandon Wiseman

Congratulations to all elected representatives!!!

RIA Forms

There is a new page in the top menu called ‘RIA Forms‘.  This is where we will put any important forms that you may need to download throughout the year.  If you didn’t get any of the forms to start the year (student registration, volunteer information, RIA online, textbook agreement form) you are able to access them here!

A Welcome Back from the Office

Welcome to another school year! This of course is year #41 for Random Island Academy and we look forward to another fantastic school year on this beautiful island. First off, a big “CONGRATULATIONS!” goes out to the 40th Anniversary planning committee (Sherry & Brianna Green, Katie Hansford, Fallon Parrott, and Jill Brooking) and all of the volunteers for organizing a truly magnificent day on July 26th. The day had a great community feel to it – and was certainly well-attended…I can’t wait for the next one!! I would also like to welcome Mr. Vincent Mulrooney to our school as the new Assistant Principal. Mr. Mulrooney, originally from Southern Harbour, comes to us from Main River Academy in Pollard’s Point where he was the Assistant Principal since September 2004. In addition I would like to welcome Ms. Lynn Hiscock back to our building as our Guidance Counsellor. Ms. Hiscock will also have Special Needs and Music teaching duties. Ms. Hurley will not be starting the school year with us as she is about to go on maternity leave. In the interim we welcome Ms. Jennifer Burke back to our school where she will be a member of our special services team. I’d also like to welcome Ms. Donna Strowbridge to our staff as she replaces Ms. Brenda Marsh as the school’s caretaker. We would like to wish Ms. Marsh a long and happy retirement. I’d like to inform parents that our new lockers are now installed in the school and most all of our windows have new blinds installed. With a volleyball court to come as well as a field area to be installed at the rear of the school, things, once again are looking to be positive and busy at Random Island Academy.