We had a big crowd at RIA last night to celebrate the annual lighting of our Christmas tree! This is a great initiative that Mrs Smith and her Student Council have been diligently overseeing for 4 years now. We had our largest crowd yet and we hope it only continues to grow for next year!
A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Wish Tree movie last night! We are thankful for your support and we are happy to say we raised $269.65 that will go towards our Christmas wishes!!! We would like to thank Mr Cook & Mrs Prince for continuing this tradition and helping us support those in need. We would also like to thank Ms Manolis, Mrs Strowbridge, Mrs Locke, and Mr Mulrooney for volunteering their time and helping out. Thanks again to Mrs Smith and all the Student Council, Student volunteers, and parents, who helped out and cleaned up from this event!
RIA will be having its annual Christmas tree lighting tonight at 6:30. Please come out and join us! Come sing some Christmas carols and drink some hot chocolate!
At 7:00 we will be having our Christmas Movie night in aid of the RIA Wish Tree; tonight’s film will be Arthur Christmas (see below). There is no admission but there will be a donation can at the entrance for those who would like to give! We will also be selling popcorn and drinks for the movie. We look forward to seeing everyone there tonight!!!
November 30th – Report Cards Go home & Grads Goods Bingo
December 1st – Teacher PD (No School for students
December 5th – Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Christmas Movie Night
December 7th – Parent Teacher Meetings
December 14th – Christmas Concert
December 18th – School Christmas Dinner
December 21st – Awards Night
December 22nd – Christmas Assembly, Jingle Walk To Breakfast, & CHRISTMAS BREAK BEGINS!!!
January 8TH – 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2018!!!
A big thank you to Ian Mackey for delivering a cheque this Friday for $2560 on behalf of Hickman Nissan. The Nissan Test Drive Event was a part of the Home and School Association’s Annual Fall Fair. This money will help our Home and School in all its fantastic initiatives.
Random Island Academy held its annual Remembrance Day Assembly today to honour those who have served and those who continue to serve our country. We were very pleased to have Canadian Armed Forces veteran Dale Benson speak to our students today, and we were equally pleased to have members from the Canadian Rangers attend the ceremony.
We would like to thank Kayla Watton for emceeing the event, Mr. Cook for leading us in the act of remembrance, Damian Marsh for his reading of the poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’, & Mr. Mulrooney for delivering a message from the office. We were also entertained by the elementary choral group and Matthew Drodge, Sheridan Parrott, & Keisha Parrott.
Members of the Random LIons Club also attended and presented the awards for the annual Peace Poster Contest; the theme this year was ‘The Future Of Peace’. Lion Bev Penny (organizer of this event) and Head Lion Jim Penney presented the prizes for the annual peace poster contest. We would like to congratulate Jake Baker on winning first place; Second place went to Faith Butt, and third place went to John Frye. Thank you to all who participated in this event. It was a great year for peace posters!
Please remember to take the time on November 11 at 11o’clock to have a moment of silence and remember the sacrifices of those who have served!