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Birthday announcements:
Shout Outs: Roan from 5W for Respect

Teachers - remember to return your snack bins to the main hallway counter after the Brain Break today!

Grade 7 volleyball players you have practice today in the big gym during lunch recess. This is mandatory. See you there!

The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today. Group A meets at morning recess and Group B meets at lunch recess.

The Juice Bar will be open starting Monday - The grade 6 students will be pleased to serve you!

Remember: Diversity is the art of thinking independently together!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Shout Outs: Kyra from 3m, 

The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today. Don't forget your pencil and your character sheet, and be sure your bus driver knows you won't be on today.

LEGO robotics is canceled for today. Please let your parents know. We will have a meeting during noon recess today instead. There will be an after school meeting Tuesday from 3:30 - 5pm. Please let your parents know. 

There is a gr 7 volleyball game right after school today. Don't forget to make sure you complete a bus note and have a ride as soon as the game ends. Good luck Colts!

The grade 6A Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

Volleyball meeting at lunch today.  Juice bar will open starting tomorrow 12:50 to 1:20 daily.

Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shout Outs: Maria from 7L

For Intramurals today, grades 4 through 7 students are welcome to come play! Any student on teams dark purple and turquoise can come play if you are in grades 4-7. See you then!

Excellent job yesterday OES Colts in volleyball. Our boys won their game in three sets, and our girls teams split, with two wins and two super close losses. Excellent matches OES and great sportsmanship yesterday. You represented us well! Our next practice will be Thursday during lunch. See you there!

There is a music club starting up today for students in grades 2 to 5. Sophia, Ariane, and Riley will be running a music club on Tuesdays during morning recess. If you're interested in joining, please come to the music room at FIRST recess today.

What do you think diversity means?

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Shout Outs: Arden from 1M

There is a volleyball practice for grade 7 players today during lunch. Come during lunch recess to the gym and eat your lunch, then practice will be second half of lunch. See you all there.

For intramurals today, we have grades 4 through 7 playing. If you are on team dark blue and silver, and are in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7, come out to the gym during your lunch recess and play!

Teachers - remember to return your snack bins to the main hallway counter after the Brain Break today!

The grade 5 Handbell club meets today at lunch recess.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Shout Outs: Kassidy in 4B

Today for intramurals is grade K, 1, 2, and 3 and for teams light green and red. So if you are on teams light green and red and are in grades K, 1, 2, and 3, come to the gym during your lunch recess! Share our similarities,celebrate our differences.

Music club meeting during first recess.


Tae Kwon Do after school today is cancelled.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Shout Outs: to Kristyna in K1

There is a volleyball practice after school today from 3:30-4:30. Grade 7 volleyball players make sure you have written a bus note and told your parents to pick you up on time! There are no intramurals today. The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Shout Outs:Theo in 1m

For intramurals today, grade K - 3 on teams dark green and black are welcome to come o the gym today. So if you are on teams dark green and black and in grades K to 3 come to the gym today during lunch recess. Strength lies in our differences, not in our similarities.

The Grade 6 and 7 B Handbell Club meets today during morning recess. That's FIRST recess today for grade 6 and 7 Handbells. The grade 5 Handbell Club will meet today at LUNCH recess.

Could all teachers please take your class through the atrium to view the items in the lost and found? Thank you.

Starting today we recognize Secret Path week,  which was created to support the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation. As we celebrate the importance of diversity and recognize that we all belong, we want to take a moment and remember the words that Gord shared about the value of diversity:
We should all know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value. We are all important and play a huge part in making our school and community an amazing place to be! 

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Shout Outs: Mackenzie in K1 for being Conscience

For intramurals today, students in grades 4-7 on teams light blue and white can come to the gym during their lunch recess. Again those students in grades 4-7 on teams light blue and white can come to the gym today during lunch recess for intramurals.
Also, students in Kindergarten, grade one, two and three are welcome to come play in the big gym during lunch recess IF you are on team yellow and orange. So again, those students in K to 3 and are on team yellow and orange can come to the big gym during lunch recess! 

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it everyday.

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Friday, October 29, 2019

Shout Outs: Farryn in 3M for showing Responsibility

Inclusion is not tolerance, it is unquestionable acceptance. There are no intramurals today at lunch! Stay tuned for the October standings during the assembly. There is a grade 7 volleyball practice today during lunch recess. See you all there! A reminder that there is no Handbell Club practice today. If you are a Morning Run Club member and are attending Saturday's Halloween Race in St. Albert, please meet in Mrs. Hove's room for an important meeting today at first recess.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Shout Outs: Dayton in 1M For self control

Love is the key to diversity.

There is a home volleyball game for our grade 7 Colts. Good luck Colts and remember to show great sportsmanship and hard work today! Have fun. For those grade 7 volleyball players who would like to come to the gym during lunch recess to practice serving, Mr. Chedick will be there supervising.

Tomorrow is our October assembly OES! Wear your team colors to get points for your team. Miss Welsh will come around and count how many people on your team are wearing team colors tomorrow so show your house league spirit OES!! 

All week students will have an opportunity to purchase for $1.00, an opportunity to win a jar of candy corn that is on display in the office. Slips will be available between 12:37 and 1:37. All proceeds are going to the Children's Stollery Hospital.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Shout Outs: Cadence 4JB for self control

Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is an act.

All week students will have an opportunity to purchase for $1.00, an opportunity to win a jar of candy corn that is on display in the office. Slips will be available between 12:37 and 1:37. All proceeds are going to the Children's Stollery Hospital.

Today, we will have our October assembly. We hope everyone remembered to wear their house colors. We are looking forward to watching our staff volunteers bravely take a pie in the face to celebrate the top fundraisers from each class in honor of Terry Fox. 

A reminder that on Halloween, we are hosting a Halloween parade! So, if you want to dress up, just remember, no weapons, blood or gore!

It is still very cold out today, so dress warmly for recess.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Birthday announcements: Happy birthday today to Madeline in 4B and Casey in 4B.

Values are like fingerprints. Nobodies are the same but you leave them all over everything you do.

Intramurals today are for grades 4 to 7 and the teams playing are Pink, Dark Purple, Brown and Turquoise grades 4 to 7 intramurals pink, dark purple, brown and turquois. 

The grade 6 and 7 B Handbell Club meets today during morning recess. 
The Choir meets today at lunch recess. 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The more you give away the happier you become. We’ve been fooled into thinking that receiving makes us happy. Try giving more and see how you feel.

Grade 7 volleyball practice is today during lunch recess. See you there!

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today during morning recess. Grade 5 Handbell club members, please come to the music room at first recess today.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shout Outs: Carter in 6V for showing responsibility

“When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou
Learn to be the best version of yourself, learn how to handle tough situations, learn how to tell whether a friend is good for you or not.

The Grade 6 and 7 B Handbell Club meets today during morning recess. 
The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Shout Outs: Violet in 7D for showing respect and self-control

“You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney
When you avoid failure YOU ALSO avoid success. 
Don’t be afraid to fail. Instead, spend your time NOT focusing on failure, but on surrounding yourself with people who will support your setbacks. 
Know that failure is a part of your process.

The grade 6 A Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Shout Outs: Sylvin for displaying conscience

Try not to be a person of success. Rather become a person of value.

The grade 5 and 6 Christmas concert CAST meets today at lunch recess. If you are in grade 5 or 6 and have a speaking part for the concert, please come to the music room at lunch recess today. Don't forget to bring your script. A huge belated congratulations to all the OES Volleyball teams who competed at the final tournament at Grasmere on the weekend. After a slow start, Girls Team #1 came back to win the next 3 games and come in first place! They won the banner for our team and represented OES with enthusiasm for the game and each other. Girls #2 played hard and made their coach and OES proud. The boy's team fought back to make it to the finals where they lost to Darwell. Well played Grade 7 volleyball players...now onto BASKETBALL!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Shout Outs: Shayla in 6CB for showing conscience, fairness, kindness and self-control

Volleyball players please make sure you hand in your jerseys to Miss Welsh. If you don't hand these in you will not be given a basketball jersey and will be charged money to replace the jerseys. So please get these jerseys in as soon as possible. Thanks! We are all human, aren't we? Every human is worth the same and worth saving. J K Rowling These members of the grade 5 Handbell Club meet today during morning recess: Peyten, Chelsea, Charlea, Lila, Rainah, Maddy, and Tia. The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. Div 1 intramural teams for today are Dark Green and Black.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Shout Outs: Jaxon in 2M for showing kindness and respect

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. The grade 5 and 6 Christmas concert cast members meet today during morning recess. The Grade 5 Handbell Club meets today during lunch recess. Div 2 intramural teams for today are Orange, Red, Pink and Light Blue.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Shout Outs: Ali in 4B for showing respect

It is not always the same thing to be a good person and a good citizen.

The Grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

Assembly crew meet Mrs. Damery in the gym at 12:37 to set up for the 1:40 assembly.

Shout out to Kayho , Liam, Brody in 2M and Jaxon C in 2F for using their imagination and creatively solving their playground problem as a group yesterday. You did a great job of figuring out how everyone's ideas could be included. Fantastic job!

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Shout Outs: Lake in 7D for displaying respect

Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Shout Outs: Madison in 5S for showing respect


A person that does not value your time will not value your advice.

The grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert cast meets today during lunch recess.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Shout Outs: Copper in 4B for displaying respect Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully in value.

The grade 5 and 6 Christmas concert cast meets today during MORNING recess. The grade 5 Handbell club meets today at lunch recess. Intramurals is for BOTH Div 1 and Div 2 today! During Grades four through six recess, teams turquoise, white, yellow and black are playing. For Div 1 is Orange and Red. So for students in grades Kindergarten, one, two and three and are on team orange and red, you can come to the gym to join in the fun! Those students in grades four through six, if you are on team turquoise, white, yellow or black, you are welcome to come during your recess. See you there!

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Shout Outs: Taylor in 2LM for showing kindness and responsibility

Beauty in its best form is kindness, the most valuable currency in the world.

The grade 6 and 7 B Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

Once again OES is collecting non-perishable foods for the Onoway Food Bank to help people in need. Talk in class about what non-perishable means. Each day we will remind you about the theme for the next day! The class that collects the most items over the 10 days will win a pizza or subway party!!! Next week we will start with Meaty Monday - Tuna, canned chicken, beans (And other canned goods).

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wow OES!!! Yesterday we brought in 94 items for the food bank! Just imagine how many people we are helping....and that was just day 1. We have 9 days left to stuff that truck with donations. Tomorrow is Wheat Wednesday - ask your family if you are able to bring in Cereal, crackers, cookies or other boxed goods to school tomorrow. Our grade 7 leaders will visit your class to collect them in the morning. 

Music Club is meeting at first recess in the meeting room.

The grade 5 and 6 Christmas Concert CAST meets today at lunch recess.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Shout Outs: A big shout out to Eberle in K1 for showing responsibility and honesty when she found a cell phone in the gym and promptly returned it to the office.

Tomorrow is Canned Thursday - Beans,Soups, stews (all cans!) The food bank collection is looking great OES!!! Way to go!!!

The Choir meets today at lunch recess.

We are discussing the importance of developing important values in our lives. They start to grow when we first understand what the value is that we are trying to strengthen. Humility is an important value to have in our lives. Being humble is a balance between having healthy self-esteem and not being arrogant or thinking too highly of yourself. I encourage you to stand in your strengths and gifts and be humble. Have faith that things will work out, not always how you want them to or how you think they should, but always in your highest good.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Shout Outs: To Sophia and Ariane in 6CB for being in the Christmas spirit and decorating the office and tree.

Friday- Boxed Friday - Boxed foods (all boxes!) tomorrow we will share our week numbers!

The grade 5 and 6 CAST meets today during MORNING recess. The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

Pride is concerned with WHO is right. Humility is concerned with WHAT is right. Ezra Taft Benson

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend. There is no school Friday, October 11 and on Monday, October 14.

Updates from School Council

A bottle drive will be held during SPTI, November 5 & 6, as a School Council fundraiser. Monies raised will be used to update OES playgrounds.

 

BIGWAY helps local schools by donating a percentage of till receipts left at the store in designated boxes. Make you specify the school you wish to help and put it in the appropriate box.

 

Spiritwear orders are being extended! Samples will be available during SPTI evenings. Print your order form here.

SPTI Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th

School Council is having a bottle drive during SPTI's on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The trailer will be located on the east side of the bus loop.

Reminder

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL at OES:

Friday, November 8th PD Day

Monday, November 11th Remembrance Day

Tuesday, November 12th

Wednesday. November 13th in Lieu of SPTI's

Congratulations OES!!!

Last year, thanks to the recycling efforts of OES, over 250,000 recyclable containers were kept out of landfills. OES was awarded these flowers as recognition of this amazing and inspiring achievement.

Getting to Know Students at OES..........

The Grade 7 Leadership Communication Team is going to be interviewing students weekly. This week meet Georgia in 1M.

 

Getting to know OES students………


Student: Georgia 1M
Likes: School, Math, Art
Favorite Animal: Horses for barrel racing
Favorite Things: Drawing cats and family; in math, learning new things; at recess,
monkey bars, playing with toys and 3 friends; in gym, floor hockey and hula hoops
Favorite Color: Pink
Goal: Get really good at writing and Math
Intramural Team: Light Green
Wish for Assembly: That it was shorter.
One thing she would change: Being allowed to go on the big playground

 

 

SPTI Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th

We invite you to book your interview with your Homeroom teacher by visiting the user friendly service at www.schoolinterviews.ca

School Event Code:  xqf7n

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Thursday, November 7th from 9 am to 10 am OES will host our Remembrance Day ceremony.

Fantasy Construction - Gr 5/6 CTF

Have you ever wanted to design and create a model of you favorite building? Join the Fantasy Construction crew on a journey to learn how to design, use a scale, follow a plan and see what awesome structures you can build.

Juice Bar is now open!!

Escape Room Fun!! - Gr 5/6 CTF

Do you think you have what it takes to create an Escape Room puzzle that no one cam solve? Could you challenge others and still provide tons of fun while they solved your puzzle? Join the latest business craze and become an Escape Room entrepreneur!

The Great Outdoors!! - Gr 5/6 CTF

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Are you the next great survivalist? In this challenge you will learn outdoor survival and so much more. You will be spending time both in the classroom and outdoors, so dress appropriate;y. Possible occupations that relate to this challenge include but are limited to: conservation officer, trapper and hunting guide.

Ideas - Gr 5/6 CTF

We all have them. Do you have an idea that you want to explore? Have you ever thought about designing something new or taking something old to make something new? Activate and take the next steps towards your success! Upcycle a garment, design a bag, Reduce/ Reuse/ Recycle to create something NEW, explore your passions and ignite your creativity! In this challenge, students will use their creativity to produce several sewing projects. Students will become familiar with designing a pattern, using a sewing machine and hand sewing. Students will use technology to record their steps and come up with their very own business plan to create a product of their choice.  

Drama - Gr 5/6 CTF

Does the phrase "Lights, Camera, Action!" excite you? If so, come try out drama! In this course we will be doing games involving improvising, do mini-production, play-writing, and puppet making. So if stepping into character, creativity, or the arts interest you - drama is your place!

Intro to Hair-styling - Gr 5/6 CTF

Have you considered a career as a hairstylist? This might be the option for you! Come and learn proper hair hygiene, basic curls, and different braid styles.

Weaver - Gr 5/6 CTF

Crossing together yarns and fibers to create textiles is what our focus will be. Before weavers all we had to wear were animal skins. We don't want to leave these techniques to machines alone. Come learn these skills, relax and create various useful items that are seen at many Farmer's Markets in the area.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Shout Outs: Kyra in 3M for showing responsibility

I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.

The Choir meets today at lunch recess.