Monthly Archives: December 2014

Returning Graduates

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RIA welcomed back its class of 2014 at our Christmas assembly to receive their high school diplomas and the return was highlighted by Kelsey Green being awarded with the Governor General’s Award for having the top marks of all the graduates: Kelsey has just finished her first semester at Memorial University this past Fall. Jordan Drodge was also awarded a $500 skilled trades scholarship; Jordan is attending the College of the North Atlantic in Bonavista.  The ceremony was also marked by Terri-Lynn Penney receiving her certificate after being a student in our school for 21 years; she is definitely missed by all this year!  We would like to wish all our graduates all the best in the future!

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Jingle Bell Walk to Breakfast

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Random Island Academy had a Jingle Bell Walk to Breakfast this morning in aid of the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program.  Students could purchase jingle bells for 50 cents and wear them during the walk and the Kids Eat Smart Foundation agreed to match any donations made on this day. We raised $285 along with 15 bottles/2 10 pack of tetra of juice and the money and the value of the juice will be matched by Kids Eat Smart.  Studnets had a few laps around our school and then went into the gym for a pancake breakfast that was prepared by some fantastic parent volunteers.  We can’t say enough about our volunteers after a great turkey dinner on Monday and now this nice treat this morning; we can’t do it without you!

Thank you to Nickie Sparks, a representative from Kids Eat Smart, for visiting our school this morning for our walk.  We hope you enjoyed your visit to RIA!

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Christmas Dinner at RIA

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Thanks to all the volunteers for preparing a delicious turkey dinner for our students, staff, and bus drivers today.  The staff, parents, and the Nutrition class prepared all the vegetables and cooked the turkeys and we had some great parents and volunteers come in to cook and serve the meal.  This is one of the events that make this such a great school community!!!  We would also like to thank Sandy (who dodged photos all morning) for organizing this big event….couldn’t have done it without you! We also have to thank all of our students who move our tables and chairs in and out of the gymnasium for every event; you guys move a lot of tables and chairs in the run of a year and we would like to thank you for it!!!

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Random Island Christmas Parade


It was a very festive Saturday afternoon on Random Island as the Annual Santa Clause parade made its way from the school and ended up at the Britannia Community Center.  It was great to see so many floats and community members get involved; it was also nice to see so many of our students involved in the parade.  Our Student Council put in a float full of mummers and had great participation and spirit!

A BIG THANK YOU to the organizers for bringing some Christmas spirit to our school community!  Your hard work was greatly appreciated by our students and the whole community!!!

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Mr. Baker Strikes Again!!!


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We will soon be skating on our own rink at RIA thanks largely to Mr. Baker and his Tech/Phys. Ed.classes.  We have seen Mr. Baker’s commitment to improving our school many times this year and he is showing no signs of slowing down.  Our outdoor basketball court will now be transformed to a skating rink for the winter and will allow or students and community to get active on the ice.  All we need now is cold temperatures!  Thank you Mr. Baker for showing the importance of hard work and ingenuity!!!!

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