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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

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Shout Outs: To OES for being such a generous and giving community as demonstrated by the success so far in the Stuff a Truck event. At the end of the day yesterday our school total was 717 items! 6CB and 4JB are our current leaders for the class party! We still have a full week to go to meet our goal of 2000 items. Let's go OES!

Monday- Pasta Monday - noodles, pasta sauce

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

Being humble means that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much of a difference we can make in the lives of others. Gordon B Hinckley

THERE are NO intramurals today because Miss Welsh is away. The groups that were supposed to come in today will go another day next week. Stay tuned OES! The winning House League Team will have a small celebration with treats on the last week of school. Which team will it be?

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Shout Outs: To Ali in 4B for using self-control.

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. Vanna Bonta

Tomorrow is Toothpaste Tuesday - Any hygiene products, toilet paper, etc The grade 6 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. There are no intramurals today

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Shout Outs: To Jacklin in 6CB for showing respect.

For intramurals today, Mr. Wournell is covering for Miss Welsh! So if you are in grades 4 through 7 and are on teams dark blue, light blue and white, you are welcome to come to the gym to dance! You have a chance to make a lot of points for your team so come on down dark blue, light blue, and white grades 4-7 students!

Humility: The ability to act ashamed when you tell people how wonderful you are. Anonymous

Whole Grain Wednesday - Any Grains, Oat meal, etc

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shout Outs: To Jordan in 7D for showing responsibility.

Today for intramurals, Mr. Wournell is covering for Miss Welsh in the activity room. If you are in grades 4 through 7 and on teams Light Green Dark Green Black you are welcome to come to the activity room to dance. So please come to the activity room. light green, dark green, and black if you are in grades 4 through 7.  

Humility is the courage to be honest with yourself and those around you. Ken Poirot

Thursday - Toonie Thursday - Toonie, Any Money

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Shout Outs: To Esme in 2M for showing empathy.

Today for intramurals, is for grades 4 through 7. So if you are on teams pink silver and orange, you are welcome to come to the activity room to dance. Again, grades 4 through 7 students on teams pink, silver, and orange, come to the activity room to dance for your team! Mr. Wournell will see you there!

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Shout Outs: To Riley B in 6V for showing responsibility.

Without humility, there can be no humanity. John Buchan

For intramurals today we will be having division two students come to the main gym to dance. So if you are in grades four through seven and on teams RED, YELLOW, WHITE, DARK BLUE and LIGHT BLUE you need to come to the gym during lunch recess and dance for your team. Again, the teams for grades 4 through 7 today during lunch recess are: RED, YELLOW, WHITE, DARK BLUE, and LIGHT BLUE. See you there!

So our SANG Stuff-a-Truck is over and OES we have done an incredible job! Our goal was to reach 2000 items and after counting our concert donations we have raised 3787 items to help our local food bank feed families in need this holiday season. Honourable mention to 4JB for raising 423 items, next 6CB for raising 542 items! And now for the winners of our 4th annual Stuff-a-Truck Subway or Pizza Party.....our winners raised 726 items is 7L! Congratulations Mrs. Lapachuk and 7L. The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets after school today.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Shout Outs: To Jayse in 3M for showing kindness.

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Please note there will be no Juice Bar today as we are having our Turkey dinner.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Shout Outs: To Korina in 4B for showing self-control. Also a big shout out to Jaxon L in 2M. He included a kindergarten student (Kimberly) to play soccer and was goal tending with her during lunch recess yesterday. The supervisor could often hear him praising her! Way to go Jaxon! You make OES a great place to be!

Our last December note about Humility...None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. Benjamin Whichcote

Snack Bins - Please return all snack bins to the counter in the main hallway right after the morning announcements today.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

For intramurals today any grades four, five, six and seven students on teams RED, Dark Purple, white and BROWN are welcome to come to the big gym to play some basketball! So any grades 4 through 7 students on teamsRED, Dark Purple, white and BROWN are welcome today during lunch recess to play basketball.

The grade 6 Handbell Club meets today during FIRST recess. There will be NO Music Club today.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. Spencer Johnson

For intramurals today any grades Kindergarten, one, two and three students on teams RED and BROWN are welcome to come to the big gym to learn some basketball! So any grades K through three students on teams red and brown are welcome today during lunch recess to play basketball.

The drama sign up sheet for grade 6 and 7's is posted on the 7L bulletin board. Anyone wanting to try out may sign up for a time and must have the permission form turned in before tryouts.

The Senior Choir meets today during FIRST recess. Any students in grades 4 to 7 who are interested in joining choir, please come to the music room at morning recess today.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

When you tell a lie. you steal someone's right to the truth. Khaled Hosseini

If you are in Grade 2 or up and are interested in joining the Nordic Ski Club, please come to Mrs. Maclean's room at Brain Break to pick up a registration form. Weather permitting, the ski club will run on Wednesday's after school starting on January 22nd from 3:45 - 5:00. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. To avoid disappointment, be sure to hand your completed permission slip back in to Mrs. Maclean as soon as possible. There are no intramurals today because Miss Welsh is absent. See you next week!

The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today during lunch recess.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Shout Outs:Olivia 3H Kindness and self-control

The first step toward greatness is to be honest. Proverb

Buses are not running Wednesday, January 15th. Please stay warm and safe in these cold temperatures.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Shout Outs: Taylor in 2m for responsibility

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

The Junior Choir meets today during morning recess. If you are in grades two or three and you like to sing, come join the choir in the music room at first recess today.

Today for intramurals we will have grades Kindergarten through three able to come if you are on teams Light Green, Black, Yellow, and Silver. So again, those students in Kindergarten, grade 1, 2 and 3, if you are teams light green, black, yellow and silver come to the gym during your lunch recess! See you there!

Basketball practice will be held tonight 3:30 to 4:45.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Shout Outs: Jeff in 4b for self control

The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today for intramurals we will have grades four through six able to come if you are on teams Light Green, Black, red and dark blue. So again, those students in grades 4, 5, and 6 if you are teams light green, black, red and dark blue, come to the gym during your lunch recess! See you there!

Music Club will be meeting at first recess.

Do you like downhill skiing or snowboarding? Are you in Grades 5-7 and interested in joining the Snowbusters for 1 or 2 days at Rabbit Hill? There will be a meeting this week at lunch so please listen for an announcement tomorrow for where and when the meeting is and to get information. Anyone in Grades 5-7 who are interested can come even if you have never skied or snowboarded before!

Tomorrow there are tryouts for drama after school, remember to get permission to stay if you are interested.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shout Outs: Payton in 1d for self control

Be always sure you're right, then go ahead. Davy Crocket T

oday for intramurals we will have grades four through six able to come if you are on teams brown, orange, yellow and pink. So again, those students in grades 4, 5, and 6 if you are teams brown, orange, yellow and pink, come to the gym during your lunch recess! See you there!

Nordic Ski Club - Your first practice is today after school. Please meet at the Learning Commons with your snow gear and outdoor footwear. Be sure that your bus driver has been notified that you won't be on the bus. Pick up time is 5:00 pm outside the Learning Commons.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Shout Outs: Hunter in 1MK for showing Kindness and Gloria for showing Self-Control.

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. J.C. Watts T

oday for intramurals those students in grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to come to the gym during lunch recess if you are teams purple, turquoise, silver and dark green. Again those students in grades 4 through 7 and on teams purple, turquoise, silver and dark green can come to the gym during long recess. See you there!

The grade six Handbell Club meets today during MORNING recess.

For members of the music club, this is the official notice that music club is done for the year.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Shout Outs: Dexter in 3M

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Confucius

There are NO intramurals today because of our assembly. These games will be postponed to Monday.

Our monthly assembly will be held in the gym today at 1:45, please meet in your house league classrooms prior to assembly so you can walk down to the gym together in your house league group, thank you!

There will be NO Senior Choir today.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Shout Outs: Juliette in 2LM for Responsibility

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau

Today for intramurals those students in grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to come to the gym during lunch recess if you are teams dark green, white, light blue, and black. Again those students in grades 4 through 7 and on teams dark green, white, light blue, and black can come to the gym during long recess. See you there!

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today during MORNING recess.

There is a quick drama cast meeting in 7L at morning recess. Bring your coat because it won't be a long meeting.

Just a reminder that there is a Basketball practice after school today 3:30 to 4:45. Please remember to do a bus note.

Starting Monday, February 3rd, Grade 7 Leadership will be selling Candy Grams for Valentines Day. They will be available for sale during lunch hour by the grade 7 boot room. All proceeds go to supporting the grade 7 Year End Pot Luck.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Shout Outs: Kohen in 7L for showing responsibility

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect you, and value you. Roy T Bennett

Today for intramurals those students in grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to come to the gym during lunch recess if you are teams yellow, silver, pink and light green. Again those students in grades 4 through 7 and on teams yellow, silver, pink and light green can come to the gym during long recess. See you there!

Basketball practice runs from 3:30 to 4:45 tonight. Remember to do a bus note. There is no basketball practice on Thursday as it is Teachers Convention.

Today during lunch Valentine Candy Grams will be available to purchase for a $1.00 by the grade 7 boot room.

There will be no Junior Choir practice today.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Shout Outs: Beatrix in K2 for showing consience

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee

Tomorrow is Winter Walk Day! Go outside and enjoy a 30 minute walk with your teacher!

Today for intramurals those students in grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to come to the gym during lunch recess if you are teams SILVER, LIGHT GREEN, WHITE and LIGHT BLUE. Today are the SEMI-FINALS and FINALS for basketball! Again those students in grades 4 through 7 and on teams SILVER, LIGHT GREEN, WHITE and LIGHT BLUE. can come to the gym during long recess. See you there!

The grade six handbell club meets today during morning recess.

There will be a quick drama meeting first recess in 7L.

Basketball players: If you have not got your Basketball schedule for this season yet, please come to Miss Young's room and pick it up today.

Attention SNOWBUSTERS!!! There will be a meeting in Ms. Doyle's room TODAY at LUNCH for all those interested in the Snowbusters trips to Rabbit Hill! If you didn't come to the last meeting THAT IS OK! PLEASE COME TODAY!!. Bring your jackets as you will go outside after!!

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Shout Outs: Janelle in 2M for showing Self-Control and Kindness

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. Albert Einstein

Reminder to Snowbsuters to bring in your forms and money to Mrs. Lapachuk or Ms. Doyle to secure a spot on the bus for our epic Snowbusters trip!!!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Shout Outs: Arianna in 4B for displaying Kindness

Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you've got to give it. R. G. Risch

Nordic Ski Club is cancelled after school.

Reminder to Snowbsuters to bring in your forms and money to Mrs. Lapachuk or Ms. Doyle to secure a spot on the bus for our epic Snowbusters trip!!!

The Senior Choir meets today during first recess.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Shout Outs: Rios in 5K for showing respect

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are. John W Gardner

Today for intramurals grades 4 through 7 can come to the main gym if you are on teams yellow and white. So those students in grades 4 through 7 on teams yellow and white you are welcome to join. Also, ANY students in class 5K and 5W who would like to come to the gym to join you are also welcome! So anyone in 5K and 5W, it doesn't matter your color, can come to the gym today during lunch recess for some dodgeball! See you there!

The grade 6 handbell club meets at first recess today.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Shout Outs: Trinity K in 6V for showing Responsibility

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein

Today for intramurals anyone in Kindergarten, grade 1, 2, and 3 are welcome to come to the main gym for games and soccer if you are on teams purple, dark green, black and brown. So anyone in K through grade 3 and are on team purple, dark green, black and brown can come to the gym during long recess. See you there!

The Senior Choir meets today during MORNING recess.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Shout Outs: Jaymeson in 7L for showing Responsibility

Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them. Roy T Bennett

Today for intramurals grades 4 through 7 can come to the main gym if you are on teams dark purple and dark green. So those students in grades 4 through 7 on teams dark purple and dark green you are welcome to join. Also, ANY students in class 6CB who would like to come to the gym to join you are also welcome! So anyone in 6CB, it doesn't matter your color, can come to the gym today during lunch recess for some dodgeball! See you there!

The grade 5 handbell club meets at FIRST recess today.

Drama Club is meeting tonight from 3:30 to 4:30. Don't forget to do a bus note.

Special mention about our Snowbusters who represented OES well on their ski trip yesterday. Thank you to each of you for showing respect, using manners and representing our school so well.

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

2019 Christmas Concerts

Please note that the time for the afternoon performance on December 11th and 12th is 1:45 pm to approximately 2:45 pm. Please remember that if you are taking your child(ren) home with you after the performance, they need to be signed out at the office and a bus note filled out. Thank you.

Christmas Holidays

Last day of school before Christmas holidays is Friday, December 20, 2019.  Classes resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. From all the staff at OES, have a safe and wonderful holiday season!!

What's The Scoop?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Shout Outs: Emily in 4jb for Self control

A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverb

Today for intramurals we will have grades Kindergarten through three able to come if you are on teams Light Blue, Pink and Dark Green. So again, those students in Kindergarten, grade 1, 2 and 3, if you are teams light blue, pink and dark green, come to the gym during your lunch recess! See you there!

Snowbusters meeting will be held next week on Monday at lunch for any grade 5, 6 or 7 students that are interested in going skiing at Rabbit Hill.

Hot Lunch Order forms are due and being counted tomorrow. So remember to bring in your forms!

Professional Development Day and Teachers Convention

 There will also be NO SCHOOL Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th as it is Teachers Convention.

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.

2019 Christmas with School Council

Christmas Dinner is on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

There will not be a basket raffle this year. In lieu of basket donations, donations for dinner provisions will be accepted.

A 50/50 will be done this year instead of a raffle.

SANG STUFF A TRUCK

DECEMBER 9-13


Monday- Pasta Monday - noodles, pasta sauce
Tuesday - Toothpaste Tuesday - Any hygiene products, toilet paper, etc.
Wednesday- Whole Grain Wednesday - Any Grains, Oatmeal, etc
Thursday - Toonie Thursday - Toonie, Any Money
Friday- Fighting for Babies! Any baby items - formula, diapers, baby food, etc.


SOME RULES:


-Individual packets of food don’t count as one per item (so a box of 48 granola bars doesn’t
count as 48. HOWEVER, because such items are bigger than others, we will be doing multiples
of 6. So if someone brings in 12 juice boxes, this will count as 2 items. 48 granola bars will
count as 8.
-If there is a discrepancy and students are unsure when they collect the items, they will check
with Miss Welsh and ultimately Ms. Beck for clarification,
-PLEASE do not question the students collecting the items or tallying the totals. Direct your
concerns to Mrs.Damery.
-Please remind your students of the types of food we are collecting to ensure nothing is fresh, in
need of refrigeration or will go bad. No food that has been opened will be accepted.


THANKS!

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.

NEW OES School Council Facebook Page

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.

What's The Scoop?

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.

What's The Scoop?

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Shout Outs:To Homer in K2 for showing conscience.

A great person is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson