September 14th, 2018 Morning Message

Happy National Live Creatively Day! Let your creativity shine today through your work in class, a drawing you complete in your free time, creating a new game on the playground or answering questions in class. Take some time to invent, discover and dream today, OES! 
Hello from the Safety Patrollers! Patrollers for next week are Justin and Seth from Grade 7.

This week we have discussed many areas that could be your strength OES. We have reflected on family and home, nature, sports and clubs, friendships and pets. Continue thinking about all of your genius areas, OES. Everyone has strengths and it is important that we recognize these strengths, embrace them, continue to grow them and share these strengths with others. In the next two weeks every class will have their Genius displays up, so keep your eyes open for these!

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

Happy National IT Professionals Day.The IT (information technology) professional is the unsung hero of modern business and schools and at our school, our IT hero is Mr. Wolff! So if you see him in the hallways today, give him a high five and tell him thank you for helping with our chromebooks, IPADs, TVs, SmartBoards, WiFi, log-ins, etc. etc. His list is very long so thank you Mr. Wolff for helping up stay connected! 

For our Strengths Focus, let's reflect on School this week. Math. Is this your area of genius? Are you quick at solving problems, do you have a great memory for math facts? Maybe you understand shapes and measurement easily. Do you enjoy learning new concepts that involve number? Maybe being challenged in math is something you enjoy and thrive off of. Is math part of your genius area? 

We will start recognizing our safe and caring students at OES later this week, so get your slips in the boxes in the library. We have such amazing students at our school and we want to be able to recognize what you are doing every morning! 
 LEGO robotics our first meeting is today after school. Please make sure bus notes are written and parents know you are staying. 

Grade 7 Flag Football practice is today after school until 4:30. Please ensure you have filled in a bus note and have made arrangements for transportation after school! If you can't make it for any reason, please let one of your coaches know! Bring appropriate clothing and we will see you there grade 7's! 

Mrs. Olson is starting a Music Club on Mondays at lunch recess for all students in grades 3 to 7. We will be trying out different instruments and games every week. This is a drop-in club, so you only need to come when you want to. Today's instrument is the ukulele!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happy National Respect Day, OES! What an amazing day to take the time to show other people respect and give yourself respect. What is respect? Have a discussing in class on what this word means. Anywhere you go, people expect you to respect them, so understanding this word is very important. Think of ways you can show respect to others. Don't forget to think about yourself and the importance of being respectful to yourself! 

For our Strengths Focus, let's reflect on Language Arts today. Is this subject in school your genius area? Are you a strong reader or someone who enjoys reading many types of books? Are you a creative thinker who can tell stories to others about imaginary place or animals, maybe great adventures, events from the past or inventions in the future? Maybe writing stories or ideas is a strength of yours. Is spelling a strength you have in class? Is Language Arts your genius area, OES? 

After today we will be having some responsible Grade 7 students saying the announcements in the morning. They applied to do this job for OES, so let's be respectful and ensure we are listening to the messages they have to say each morning.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Hello I am _______. I am _______. I am ________. And I am _______. We are the grade 7 students who will be bringing you your daily dose of energy and announcements! 

Happy National...talk like a pirate day, OES! Have some fun with this today, OES and try talking like a pirate on the playground with your friends. Maybe go home tonight and challenge your family to only talk like a pirate during dinner. Good luck with this mateys, ARRRRR!

For our Strengths Focus, let's reflect on Science and Social. Are one of these subjects your genius area? Do you like experiments or building things to show your learning? Maybe you are someone who asks powerful questions and always like to understand how stuff works or why things are the way they are. Maybe areas of interest of yours are the sky and solar system, cars and engines, tress and ecosystems, bridges and buildings, light and sight, airplanes and flying, or inventions. Is Science your genius area? OR do you like researching about the past, learning from our past mistakes and successes and thinking of ways to better our future? Do you enjoy learning about different countries and languages and the history of our beautiful country? Is Social your genius area, OES?

It is going to be a very exciting day on the playground. The cement trucks are expected to arrive around noon. After first recess, there will be limited access to the west playground zone. The gr 3 soccer field and the swings are closed and no access to the big hill until the equipment is moved. Supervisors, please ensure that you are outside right away and guiding the kids to the areas for safe play.

A reminder that the tarmac is for the gr 3 and 4 classes for the first recess. 

The Choir starts rehearsals today! If you are in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7 and you love to sing, then the Choir is the place for you! We will be preparing for our Remembrance Day Ceremony and the Christmas Concert. Come join the Choir today at lunch recess in the music room.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Happy National Gibberish Day, OES! Yesterday some of us enjoyed challenging ourselves to talk like a pirate, so today try to talk gibberish when you are with your friends. Maybe you can create a new language together, or just talk silly with them and it doesn't make sense at all! Have fun with talking gibberish today! 

For our Strengths Focus, let's reflect on Health and Physical Education. Are these your genius areas? Are you interested in learning about the body and ways to improve your health? Do you like knowing more about ways to sleep better, eat healthy, learn about your emotions and work on ways to deal with stress and anger? Is Health your genius area? Or are you someone who enjoys being active in the gym or outside. Maybe learning about new sports or games is an area that you are strong in. Maybe you have strong physical literacy skills like throwing and catching a ball, balancing on one leg, jumping, rolling and running? Is physical education your genius area?

Grade 7 Flag football practice is today after school until 4:30. Make sure you have completed a bus note and arranged for transportation. See you all there!

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Happy National Tradesmen Day, OES! On the third Friday in September, National Tradesmen Day honors the men and women whose skills and hard work build up our cities and towns and keep them running strong. National Tradesmen Day is dedicated to the professionals who maintain the complex infrastructure of our roads, cities, water systems, and power grids. So if you know someone who works with electricity, plumbing, construction, mechanics, oil and gas, thank them! 

For our Strengths Focus, let's reflect on art and drama. Are you someone who loves creating art through many ways? Do you like painting, drawing, coloring, shading, or creating works of beauty? Maybe you are someone who enjoys doodling! is Art your genius area? Maybe you are someone who likes presenting or talking at the front of your class. Or perhaps you love being a part of the christmas concerts or the drama productions at OES. Is drama your genius area, OES? By next week every class should have a visual of their genius area displayed somewhere in the school. Our leadership students responsible for taking photos and videos will be around Tuesday to take pictures so that everyone else can see the amazing displays! 

Safety Patrollers for next week are Lucas from 7D and Kohen from 6B.


The Handbell Club starts today at lunch recess in the music room. If you are in grades 5, 6 or 7 and are interested in joining the Handbell Club, please join us today at noon. 

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Monday, September 24th, 2018

Happy National Punctuation Day! What is punctuation and the different examples of it? Ask your teacher is unsure and maybe try to practice a few examples on the board using these examples. Punctuation is incredibly important when writing so you convey the correct message to your audience!

For our strengths focus this month we have been talking about your genius area. There are so many amazing displays of OES' strengths all over the school! Outside of classrooms, inside of classrooms and in the library! Everybody has strengths and this is evident all over our school. We should be proud. This week we would like to challenge everyone to share their strengths. Start today by sharing with a partner in class. Tell them your top three strengths and why they are your strengths. It is important to find your strengths, but also to share them and be proud of them.

We will start saying shout-outs to classes using our safe and caring slips. So please a reminder to teachers to continue giving those out and please bring them to the boxes in the library! Today, we will say a huge SHOUT-OUT to Codder in 1MK! Codder showed respect and kindness when holding the door for the supervisors and his classmates. Thanks Codder!

Grade 7 Flag Football Practice is today after school until 4:30. See you all there! Please make sure to do a bus note and that your parents know to pick you up on time! 
The Music Club is open today for all students in grades 3 to 7. Due to popular demand, today's instrument is the ukulele again. Come to the music room at lunch recess today if you would like to join us in making some music!
Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Happy National Comic Book Day, OES! Reading in general is an important skill in life and finding a book that interests you is a great challenge to accomplish today. Perhaps you can look at comic books! Good old Garfield, Calvin and Hobbs or some Marvel comics! Immerse yourself in these great comics and create new connections in your brain, OES!

Yesterday for our Strengths Focus, we discussed the importance of talking to someone about your strengths. Today, we would like to challenge you to tell your class your strength. Take some time today to share with your class what your strength is. IF you have already done this, maybe think of an area that you are going to work on to become a strength. This afternoon the grade 7 leadership group will be coming around taking pictures of all the displays so we can see  these during our assembly on Friday! 

This Thursday is the Terry Fox walk for our school. Please be ready with appropriate clothing. We will be starting at 2pm at the bus loop. Please invite your parents and guardians to join us! Don't forget to get those Terry Fox Forms in!

Friday it is Orange Shirt Day to bring awareness and come together to recognize reconciliation and raise hope because every child matters. Please wear orange on Friday as we come together for this great cause.


If you tried out for the Handbell Club, please come to a meeting in the music room during first recess today. That's all grade 5, 6 and 7 students who would like to be in the Handbell Club, we will meet during morning recess.

A huge SHOUT-OUT goes to Austin in 2F for showing kindness and responsibility. You were so helpful to some of your classmates, Austin and we appreciate this. Thank you!

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Happy National Better Breakfast Day, OES! Let's take some time and think about what makes a healthy, well-rounded breakfast. What are some options we can eat? It is critical for our body and brain development to have a healthy breakfast, so please talk about this as a class to come up with some great ideas to try. 
The Choir meets at noon today. Students in grades 4 to 7 who have joined the Choir or who would like to join the Choir, please come to the music room at lunch recess today. 

For our strengths focus, we have worked on talking to a partner and to our class. Today, we would like to challenge you to go home and talk to your family about it. Maybe during dinner have everyone at the dinner table talk about their strengths. You can start the talk by being proud of your strengths to your family. 

Tomorrow is the Terry Fox walk for our school. Please be ready with appropriate clothing. We will be starting at 2pm at the bus loop. Please invite your parents and guardians to join us! Don't forget to get those Terry Fox Forms in!

Friday it is Orange Shirt Day to bring awareness and come together to recognize reconciliation and raise hope because every child matters. Please wear orange on Friday as we come together for this great cause.

The Choir meets today at lunch recess. Grade four to seven students, it's not too late to join choir! Please meet in the music room today at lunch recess. 

The Dungeons & Dragons club meets today after school. Remember to write a bus note if you are staying after school.


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Happy National Scarf Day, OES! Hopefully we don't have to wear scarves regularly anytime soon, but when we do, we can think back to this day! WE can be grateful that we have scarves to help cover up our neck and bodies to fight the cold. Yay scarves and being warm! 

For our strengths focus let's think of ways to practice our strengths daily. What are some ways to make sure you show your strengths daily. If your strength is math, how can you practice this strength? If it is playing soccer, what are ways to practice this? If you make an effort to every day work on an area of genius, then your confidence will improve and the day will be much happier! 

It is flag football practice today until 4:30 for the grade 7's. Please do a bus note and communicate with your parents and guardians about pick up. See you there!

Enjoy the Terry Fox walk today OES. Please be mindful of why we are doing this as a group. It is an incredible story and brings forward the strength we all have the potential of, as well as hope. When we work together and set our minds to something, anything is possible. Today we walk in memory of Terry Fox and all those who have been impacted by cancer. We also walk today to show that we bring hope and optimism to our future. Please be respectful, enjoy the exercise and the company of one another. We can be so grateful of our time together! We will begin at 2pm at the bus loop. Thank you to all of those who brought in your donations.

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Payton in 4B for showing kindness, compassion and respect. Thank you Payton, keep it up!

 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Happy National Good Neighbor Day OES! Focus on being a great neighbor to the person who you are sitting beside in class, the classroom next to you, the person who walks home with you after school or the house next door. Be kind and respectful because good neighbors are great to have for all of us! 

Today is our first assembly and 9:30. We will show the amazing pictures of all of our strengths and genius visuals we all worked hard to create. Thank you to everyone for completing these on time. We truly are an amazing school :) 

Thank you to everyone for wearing orange today. You will be receiving a bracelet to wear today to show your support of this important day of hope and awareness. During the assembly today we will discuss more of the meaning. Thank you.

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

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Bryce in 6B for showing kindness, respect, respectful communications and responsibility. Wow, Bryce! You are amazing.

Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews 2018

Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews (SPTIs) will be held on October 24th and 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Onoway Elementary School. The nature of this gathering is to meet your child’s teacher(s), have an opportunity for you to share information about your child and have a conversation about your child’s experiences so far this year.

Our booking service at www.schoolinterviews.ca has now been closed to allow teachers to plan their evenings. Please contact our office at (780)967-5209 if there are last minute changes that you may require. 

 

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy National Bring your stuffed animal or Teddy to work and school day! We hope that everyone brought their favorite stuffed animal to hang out with them while they learn today! Enjoy the cuddles! 

For Diversity today, we will continue with similar and different statements. Please stand up if they apply to you!
1. So please stand up if you like chocolate ice cream better than vanilla ice cream. So again, stand up if you like chocolate ice cream more than vanilla ice cream. Awesome. Thank you! Please have a seat.
2. For the second statement, please stand up if you like chips more than candy. So please stand up if you prefer eating chips more than eating candy. Take a look around your classroom to see who is similar to you or different.
3. For the final statement, please stand up if you like breakfast better than supper.. So if you like eating breakfast more than you like eating supper stand up! Thanks OES! You can sit down now. 

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Paisley in 5S for showing compassion, empathy and responsibility. Atta girl, Paisley! Keep it up! 

The Grade 7 volleyball boys team will meet in the gym today for lunch recess! See you there!

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

The Plant Club will begin tomorrow. The following members will meet with Miss Young at noon recess on Friday to learn their jobs. Ava S. and Mary K. from 4JB, Sawyer C. and Arabelle from 4H.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

National School Safety week! This week let's focus on keeping ourselves safe. If there is garbage on the ground, help pick it up. If there is a mess in the hallways or washrooms, please let your teacher know. If someone isn't following our rules and isn't being safe, help to remind them of safe behaviour and perhaps get a teacher to help you with this. We want everyone at OES to feel safe, happy and healthy, so let's all pitch in and help make this a reality this week and in the future. 

Happy National Math Day. Challenge yourself to hard math equations hat you struggle with but need help, if you need help ask an adult for help. Math is such an important skill for us all to develop, so let's focus on learning something new and challenging ourselves! Have fun OES.

We have talked about diversity a lot this month, OES. WE hope you have had a chance to get to know people in your classroom! For each statement, please stand up if it applies to you!
1. Stand up if you would prefer to ride a bike versus riding a skooter. So stand up if you prefer a bike to ride instead of a skooter. Thanks. Have a seat.
2. Stand up if you would rather grow an extra arm instead of an extra leg. So stand up, if you would rather grow an extra arm and stay seated if you would rather grow an extra leg. Look around! Who is with you on that? Thanks, have a seat.
3. Lastly, stand up if you would rather do push-ups all day instead of sit-ups all day. So stand up if you would choose to do push-ups all day and stay seated if you would rather do sit-ups all day! Thanks! You can sit now! 

Big shoutout to Eric from 6v for showing 
Fairness
Kindness
Conscience
Respect 
Empathy
Self control 
Tolerance
Responsibility
Respectful communications
WOW ERIC! You are awesome. Way to go eric keep it up

Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. 

Today at lunch recess, the Music Club will be playing recorders! If you are in grades 3 to 7, come to the music room at lunch recess to try out the recorder.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Happy World Food Day OES, what is your favourite food? What is your least favorite food? We are so lucky to be in a country where we get choice and the freedom to buy and grow our food. We should feel grateful for this and grateful for the people who grow our food, get them to our stores and sell our food. Today in class, maybe share with a partner what your favorite food it and why! Enjoy your snacks and lunch today!

For diversity, let's continue to celebrate our differences and similarities! Leadership students will be around periods 8-9 to take pictures of students accepting differences, as well as to take videos of students who can explain what diversity is and why it's important. Be ready, OES! 
1. Please stand up if this applies to you. Stand up if you prefer to drink milk instead of water. So please stand up if you would rather drink milk and stay seated if you would rather drink water. Thanks.
2. For our next one, please stand up if you would rather write a story versus type a story. So if you were given a choice, you would rather write a story with a pencil or pen versus type a story on the computer. Thanks! Have a seat.
3. Lastly, please stand up if you would rather have a spider that is your pet versus a mouse. So if you would rather have a spider as a pet stand up and if you would rather have a mouse as a pet, sit down. Thanks, OES! You can sit. 


Here is an Enormous shout out to Zach from 3H for showing respect keep it up and way to go Zach.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Happy National Pay Back a Friend Day! If you owe a friend something, maybe a snack or money, today is the day to remember that and pay them back. But even if a friend has show you kindness or helped you in some way, make the effort today to pay them back with that same kindness and respect. Choose kindness, OES and it will always pay off!

For diversity, please stand up if this applies to you!
1. Please stand up if you would rather own a monster truck versus a sports car. So please stand up if you would rather own a monster truck and stay seated if you would rather own a sports car. Take a look around in your classroom, OES! Thanks, take a seat.
2. Please stand up if you would rather build a house right beside the ocean or a lake versus build a house in the mountains surrounded by trees. So stand up if you would rather live in a house beside water such as the ocean or a lake and stay seated if you would rather live in the mountains. Thanks, have a seat.
3. Lastly, please stand up if you would rather have 10 eyes versus having 10 arms. So if you would rather have 10 eyes stand up and if you would rather have 10 arms, have a seat. Thanks, OES. Everyone can sit down now. 

The Choir meets today at lunch recess. 

The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school. 

A mega shout out to Johnny from 7L for showing tolerance way to go Johnny keep it up!

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Happy National Eat Better, Eat Together Day OES, eat an apple or orange. What is your favorite healthy snack. Are you a creative type and like to create things, why don’t you do that with healthy foods. Have a fun day OES. Starting On November 2nd, OES is going to start doing a monthly eat better and eat together today to help create a community in our school! Once Friday a month, every class in the school will eat lunch with another class in the school. So a grade 7 class may eat with a grade 1 class. Or a grade 4 class may eat with a grade 5 class. It will be awesome and we can't wait to see everyone meet new people in our school! 

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

For diversity today, please stand up if this applies to you.
1. Please stand up if you would rather go on a plane ride versus a train ride. So if you would rather take a place on a trip stand up and if you would rather take a train, then stay seated. Thanks, have a seat.
2. Please stand up if you prefer to watch youtube videos versus watching movies. So stand up if you would rather watch youtube and stay seated if you would rather watch movies. thanks, have a seat.
3. Lastly, please stand up if you would prefer to wake up super early and go to bed early versus stay up super late and wake up super late. So stand up if you would rather wake up early and go to bed early and stay seated if you would rather stay up super late and wake up super late. Thanks, OES. Everyone can sit now. 

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

Shoutout to Hudson in 5T for showing kindness keep up the great work Hudson!

Grade 7 volleyball practice for boys and girls teams is today after school until 4:30. Make sure you have filled out a bus note and let your parents know so you have a ride here on time. See you there!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy National New Friends Day, OES! Today, make the effort to make a new friend. Maybe someone in your class or someone on the playground. Build up your support system, OES. Take those first steps, introduce yourself, find something similar between you and go from there! Have fun and have a great Friday.

For diversity today, please stand up if this applies to you:
1. would you rather a pet hippo versus a pet giraffe. So stand up if you would rather have a pet hippo instead of a giraffe. Thanks, have a seat.
2. Would you rather build a snowman stand up versus a sandcastle. So stand up if you would rather build a snowman and stay seated if you would rather build a sand castle. Take a look around, OES! Thanks, have a seat.
3. Lastly, please stand up if you would rather meet a famous athlete versus meeting a famous actor. So stand up if would rather meet a a famous athlete and stay seated if you would rather meet a famous actor or character. Thanks, OES. If you have time in your class maybe you can share who you would want to meet if you could! Have a seat.

Have fun at Camp Warwa today, grade 7's. Be respectful and enjoy being outside all day! 

A giant shoutout to Emma from 4B for showing respect. Good job Emma, keep it up all year!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Happy National Be Kind Day OES. Be your best kind of kind today. Compliment you friends, make them feel happy and proud or just compliment anyone to make there day . Have fun complimenting people today OES. 

Our first spirit day is coming up, OES. It will take place next week on HALLOWEEN DAY! Make sure you dress up for Spirit Day OES! On Halloween we will pick the best, most creative costume. Get your costumes ready!

This month as you all know we have working on diversity. As usual I will get you to either stand up or sit down for the following statements. 
1. stand up if you would rather have long hair instead of short hair. So sit if you would have short hair and stand if you would rather have long hair. Thanks OES look around. Now have a seat.
2. Stand up if you like hamburgers better than hot dogs. So if you like hot dogs better than hamburgers sit down but stand if you like hamburgers better. Good now look around OES who likes the same thing as you. Now you may sit thanks for participating. 
3. Lastly, stand up if you would prefer a milkshake instead of a slushie. So if you would rather drink a milkshake stand up and if you would rather drink a slushie, stay seated. Thanks, OES! Remember to celebrate one another's differences! 

A giant Shoutout to Hudson in 5T for showing kindness keep up the great work Hudson!

Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. 

For Music Club today, we will be playing the Recorder again. If you are in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, you are welcome to join us at lunch recess today to play the Recorder. 

Today is our OES grade 7 team's first volleyball game of the season. Good luck to all players - OES is behind you all and wish you the best. Go Colts Go! 

Operation Christmas Child is now up and running! Boxes will be available at SPTI's or from a grade 3 teacher. If you are able to help a less fortunate child, please pick up a shoebox to fill with goodies.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy National Oatmeal Day, OES! Did you know that oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts you can eat? It is full of fiber and whole oats, which are both great for your body's digestion and energy levels. You can easily add color to your oatmeal with fruit. Try eating oatmeal in the mornings, OES. It will help you have long-lasting energy for the whole day!

Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. 

A huge shout-out to Lily in 1D for showing kindness, respect and compassion. Way to go Lily! 

For diversity, we are only going to ask one question and we are asking you to discuss your reasons as a class. This will give you an opportunity to talk to others as to WHY you chose the answer you did. So again, we will only ask one question, but please discuss your answers as a class! 
For the question today, please think about what your dream job would be. So if you could have any job in the world, what would it be? After announcements, take a couple of minutes to discuss your answers and why! Have fun discovering more diversity in your classroom, OES!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy National Checklist Day, OES! This is a great way to help you stay organized. Try writing a checklist for what you need to complete in class today. It feels great when you put a check-mark on something you have completed. Have fun check-marking, OES! 

This morning is our assembly and we can't wait to see everyone there! Please remember to be respectful audience members for our grade 7 leadership students. They have worked hard to prepare your assembly so listen with your ears and eyes, OES! See you all there! 

Don't forget that tomorrow is Halloween! We invite you to wear a costume all day. Please remember that there are absolutely no weapons allowed with your costumes. Our grade 7 spirit day crew will come around and take pictures of your class to see who has the most participation and spirit! See you all tomorrow! 

Grade 7 volleyball teams you have a serving practice today at lunch and then a game today versus Rich Valley. Make sure you complete a bus note and tell your parents to come watch! We will begin around 3:45. Good luck Colts, play hard and have fun! 

A huge shout-out goes to Joseph in 2LM for showing hard work and showing respect for your teacher. Thanks JoJo - keep working hard, you can do it! 

For diversity today, please take some time to discuss the following question. We would like you to discuss if you could be any animal in the world, what would you want to be and why? So again, take some time as a class to discuss your answers, what animal would you be and why? Thanks OES, have a great day!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween everyone! We love seeing all of the great costumes and school spirit. The leadership team will be around today to take pictures of your class to see which class has the most participation and creativity! Enjoy the day, OES. Remember for this afternoon when you go trick-or-treating to be kind, respectful and safe.

A reminder that the Dungeons and Dragons club will NOT meet today. Our next game will be next Wednesday, November 7th. 

The Choir will have a short practice today in the gym at lunch recess. 

A huge shout-out goes to Javontae in 3M for showing respect and positive energy. Way to go, Javontae. Keep smiling and holding the door open for others. You rock! 

Last day for diversity conversations, OES, on announcements! Today, please discuss the question what is your favorite unhealthy treat to have sometimes and what is your favorite healthy treat to have all the time? Again, please discuss as a class what your favorite treat to have sometimes is and what is your favorite treat to have all the time? Thanks OES. Remember to be good to your bodies and mind and they will be good to you!

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy National Cook for Your Pets Day! If you have any pets at home, take some time and treat them to a special dinner! Remember that human food isn't great for your pets, but maybe you can deliver their food to them on a special platter or hang out with them while they eat. Your pets love getting positive attention from you PLUS, spending time with animals is great for our mental health! So take some time for your pets today, OES!

Tomorrow, OES, is National JERSEY Day. We invite you to wear a jersey to support your favorite sports or club team! So again, wear your jersey tomorrow!

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

Serving practice today for all grade 7 volleyball players today at lunch. See you all there! 

Starting next week we will be discussing community and what it means and examples of showing community as a class, school, town and country. Stay tuned! 

Today at long recess, our OES PALS will be on the little playground to help you play games! If you are in Kindergarten, grade 1 or grade 2 come meet the PALS on the tarmac and learns some new games! We hope to see you there!

A huge shout out to Teyla in 4B for showing kindness, respect and respectful communications. You are awesome Teyla, keep this up all year! 

Today, we are going to take a couple of minutes to MOVE! After yesterday, we imagine some of us are sleepy and maybe even feeling a little sick from too much candy! So let's take a couple of minutes and do a favor to our bodies and move. We are going to play some music and we want everyone up out of their desks to dance! Yes teachers, including you! Come on OES, be good to your bodies and they will be good to you!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy National JERSEY day, OES! We hope your took some time to get dressed in your favorite jersey to show your support for your favorite team! Have a great day showing your support in positive ways! Start thinking about what community means and how you are a fabulous community member, OES. Next week we will begin discussions about this! Have a great weekend everyone! To kick off our community theme, today we are going to do our very first Eat together Day, OES! Every class in OES will have the opportunity to go to another class or have another class visit during lunch today! So exciting! Teachers, please split your class into two groups - one group will go to your partner class and one group will stay and have students join them from your partner class! Sit together, eat together and visit together. What an amazing way to build community within our school! Have fun OES! Get to know some new students in our school. The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due November 8th. Today at long recess, our OES PALS will be on the little playground to help you play games! If you are in Kindergarten, grade 1 or grade 2 come meet the PALS on the tarmac and learns some new games! We hope to see you there! A huge shout-out goes to Mary in 5S for showing kindness and respect. Excellent work, Mary. You are awesome!

 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy National Color The World Orange OES! Is your favorite color orange? Than great because we are are going to color the world in sunshine and joy! The color orange represents joy, determination, success and happiness! Have a great day OES!

Continuing with community how is your classroom a community? Talk about this with your class OES and have fun. For our challenge, we would like you to greet a classmate that you don't normally chat with. Tell them good morning and ask them a question to get to know them better. Have fun building a community, OES! 

For our next spirit day, we are doing celebrity day! Dress up as your favorite celebrity on the 28th. Who can you be? Maybe a hockey player or movie star. Maybe a character from a movie or a book. We will be picking the most creative costume to win, so start thinking of this now! 


C’mon OES, let’s continue bringing in those Operation Christmas Child boxes. You have 2 days left! Let’s show the world what an awesome community we are!

Grade 7 girls volleyball practice is today at lunch. See you there!

Today after school our grade 7 Colts have another home game versus Darwell. Play hard and have fun Colts. Don't forget to do a bus note. Go COLTS Go!

The auditions for the grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert will be held today at lunch recess in the music room. Any students in grades 4, 5 or 6 who would like to try out for a speaking part in this year's concert, please meet in the music room at noon today. Good luck!

A huge shout goes to Gary in 6V for showing conscience,empathy and self control way to go Gary!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy National Donut Day OES! Do you like donuts and if you do what is your favorite kind? Tim Hortons has lots of delicious donuts. Donuts have been around since 1847. The first donut was made by Hanson Gregory! HAVE FUN OES! A community is the place you live in the place people communicate. People in a community help each other, live around each other, every day of their lives. You should show respect to the people around you, even if they are sometimes mean to you, you live in the same town every day, you'll get used to it. Always choose kind, OES, no matter what! Today for your challenge, offer to help at least two classmates throughout the day! Have fun! There’s one day left to bring in your Operation Christmas Child boxes! Let’s beat our number for the most boxes filled. OES is an amazing community so let’s share that with the world. Grade 7 boys volleyball practice is today at lunch. See you there! The Choir meets at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today. A giant shout out to Charlotte in 4B for showing respect. Good job Charlotte keep it up!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happy National Parents as Teachers Day OES! Is your parent already a teacher than great! They don't have to work in a school to be a teacher though, OES. Your parents teach you new things every day. When you get home get your parent to teach you a lesson. Have fun learning OES! A community is the place where you live work or learn you should think about how the people in your class are a community. Onoway is a community too. How can you help out our community? Maybe get involved with community events like a bottle drive or farmers markets. Think hard about this one OES. For our challenge today, try to spend some time brainstorming a class goal to accomplish before the end of the year. Display this somewhere in your class. We would love to see a picture of these, OES! Thank you to everyone who brought in a filled Operation Christmas Child box this year. OES is truly amazing! Today is our grade 7 volleyball in-house tournament from 12-3:00. Just a reminder to teachers that blocks 6-9 the gym is unavailable. Good luck to our Colts and have fun! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets at lunch recess today. A giant shout out to Spencer in 7L for showing hard work. Way to go Spencer!! Keep up the great work. Since it is a long weekend coming up and we have worked hard all week, let's take two minutes and MOVE! Here is a song to dance to, so stand up and get moving. COME ON OES!!! Let's see your moves!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Happy National Pickle Day OES! Pickles are healthy, and have healthy bacteria, I know it sounds crazy but it's true. If you like pickles try to bring some to school and eat them. Have fun eating OES!

This month's focus is community and the grade seven leadership team would like you all to think of what community you are a part of.  In OES we are all a community. Onoway is a community too, same as Alberta and Canada, we are all in a community so we all need to respect each other. In a community we all work together to make it better. You can help by cleaning up garbage and helping your elders. OES is a community too, so maybe help out round the school like picking up balls left outside or helping your teacher after you're done all your work. Try to help out OES. Keeping with helping OES our classroom challenge for today is to offer to help at least two classmates throughout the day OES. Have fun with this. 

A massive shout out to Harlyn in 5T for showing responsibility. Keep up the great work!

SANG stuff-a-bus is starting next week OES! You will get a handout to take home to help remind your to bring in items. Some items that they are asking for are: canned goods, boxed items, diapers, baby food, toiletries or even toilet paper! Come on OES, let's get as many items as possible!! The class that brings the most items will win a pizza party!! 

The Choir meets today at lunch recess.

The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy National Raisin Bran Cereal Day, OES! This is a good example of a cereal that has whole grains and an essential nutrient, fiber! Our bodies need fiber to help get rid of sugar and unnecessary waste from our bodies. So focus on eating fiber-rich foods, OES! Be good to your bodies and they will be good to you!

What is a community to you OES? Think and talk about this with you're classroom, can’t wait to hear what you think a community is OES. Today OES take 5 minutes to brainstorm a class goal to accomplish before the end of the year, put this on a poster board outside your classroom to display your class goal OES. Have fun and have a great day. 

SANG stuff-a-bus is starting next week, OES! Some items that they are asking for are: canned goods, boxed items, diapers, baby food, toiletries or even toilet paper! Come on OES, let's get as many items as possible!! The class that brings the most items will win a pizza party!! On MONDAY we would like to challenge you to bring items that revolve around: MEATY MONDAY and other canned goods. Look for items that focus on PROTEIN such as tuna, canned meat, beans, etc.! 

Grade 7 volleyball practice is today after school until 4:30. Make sure you complete a bus note and let your parents know. See you there! 

A gigantic shout out to Landon in 7D for showing responsibility. Way to go Landon keep it up!

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

Attention members of the Plant Club. Group A will be meeting today to water the plants at noon recess. 

Those of you Marvel fans, the club is up and running! For any student in grades 4, 5 or 6 who are interested in Marvel or would like to see what the club is all about, come to Miss Welsh's room next Wednesday during lunch recess. See you there! 

Today we welcome HOJA! These amazing performers will not only entertain us, but remind us about the importance of being a respectful, safe and caring community! Our recess will be from 10:20-10:35 this morning and the presentation will start at 10:45 so please be ready to bring down your classes after recess. Thanks!

Tomorrow is Friday, OES. Let's dance to celebrate the short week. Here is a two-minute song to get us moving. Come on OES, stand up and MOVE!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy International Tolerance day, OES! Today let's focus on being tolerant of other people and their differences and beliefs. Everyone is entitled to feel and think what they want, so respect this and show tolerance towards everyone's differences. Choose kindness, OES! Also, tomorrow is National Take a Hike Day, OES. Take some time to enjoy the great outdoors, get some fresh air and move those legs! In our community not everyone's the same, not in OES, Onoway, Alberta or Canada so that makes our community great! Think of ways to show community in your classrooms OES. For classroom Community challenge today ask a question at some point throughout the day even if you're afraid to raise your hand. Have fun with this and have a great day. SANG stuff-a-bus is starting next week, OES! Some items that they are asking for are: canned goods, boxed items, diapers, baby food, toiletries or even toilet paper! Come on OES, let's get as many items as possible!! The class that brings the most items will win a pizza party!! Remember, Monday's theme is MEATY MONDAY and other canned goods, Tuesday's theme is TACKY TUESDAY and there are many other themes happening. Teachers look at your emails for the list of themes we are looking for. Of course we will accept ALL canned, boxed, non-perishable items, but if it helps you focus on your items, then use the theme!! Grade 7 volleyball practice is today at lunch with both boy and girls team. See you all there! A huge shout out to Bryce in 6B for showing responsibility. Way to go!! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting tomorrow morning. Don't forget to remind your parents.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy National Play Monopoly Day, OES! Take some time today to play a game with friends, either cards or a board game. Maybe challenge your siblings or parents to a game at home! Enjoy some friendly competition and bonding time, OES! Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. The grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert CAST meets today at lunch recess in the music room. If you are one of the actors for the grades 4-6 concert, please come to the music room at noon today. Our definition of community is taking time to help out around your neighborhood or school, come up with some definitions of your own, what does community mean to you. Our classroom challenge today is to have a rock-paper-scissors tournament in gym, OES but make sure to keep your feet moving you have to get that exercise in. Have a great day. Speaking of community, today is our first day to start bringing in items for the stuff-a-bus challenge! Come on, OES! Show your Christmas spirit and bring in those items. Today we gave the theme of MEATY MONDAY and other canned items. Please start collecting these in class. Tomorrow's theme is TACKY TUESDAY and other sweets. You can bring any canned or boxed item any day in the next two weeks, but we will give you themes to start thinking about too! Let's show our holiday and community spirit, OES. Our Leadership team will be coming to your classroom tomorrow periods 8-9 to collect and begin tallying. Then after that every morning they will come to your classroom. Good luck! A huge shout-out to Casey in 3M for showing respectful communications. Way to go Casey! You rock!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy National Absurdity Day, OES! What does absurdity mean? It means off-the-wall, silly or funny things. This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, in our country and our lives. National Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany and absurd things. Everyone has an excuse today to let out the silly antics that are hidden inside them. You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day. Those of you Marvel fans, the club is up and running! For any student in grades 4, 5 or 6 who are interested in Marvel or would like to see what the club is all about, come to Miss Welsh's room next Wednesday during lunch recess. See you there! Onoway is a great community full of great people and we need to show people that we are part of it and not just standing there making it a boring community. But if we are all disrespecting it and the people in it, that community it will all fall apart. For our classroom challenge today OES it's compliment a classmate, a teacher or just someone walking in the hall. Make sure it's unique, have a great day complimenting people OES. Speaking of community, today is our second day to start bringing in items for the stuff-a-bus challenge! Come on, OES! Today we gave the theme of TACKY TUESDAY and other sweets. You can bring any canned or boxed item any day in the next two weeks, but we will give you themes to start thinking about too! Tomorrow is WHEAT WEDNESDAY and other boxed items. Let's show our holiday and community spirit, OES. Our Leadership team will be coming to your classroom today periods 8-9 to collect and begin tallying. Then starting tomorrow every morning they will come to your classroom. Good luck! Grade 7 volleyball players we will have a final practice tomorrow from 3:30-4:30. Please let your parents know and bring your jerseys! See you there! A huge shout-out to Hailey in 7D for showing respect, creativity and leadership this past week. You are amazing Hailey - thank you!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy National Make Your Own Bread Day OES. Homemade bread is delicious, hopefully you've tried it before. Maybe try making a different kind of bread that you usually don't eat, see if you like it or not. Make sure to follow a recipe so you don't make a mistake that makes the bread turn weird or goofy. For the classroom challenge today, make a discussion more interesting by adding onto a classmates comment in class something like "I agree with this because," and say your reason. Speaking of community, today is our third day to start bringing in items for the stuff-a-bus challenge! Come on, OES! Show your Christmas spirit and bring in those items. Today we gave the theme of WHEAT WEDNESDAY and other boxed items. You can bring any canned or boxed item any day in the next two weeks, but we will give you themes to start thinking about too! Tomorrow's theme is CANNED THURSDAY. So any canned item would be appreciated, OES! Let's show our holiday and community spirit. A running total of the items will be sent out to teachers starting today. Don't forget the winning class will win a pizza party. But more important than that, our community will receive your items and be able to enjoy a fabulous holiday because of your help! A super giant shout out to Payton in K2 for showing respect. Way to go Payton!! The Choir meets at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Happy National Floss Your Teeth Day OES! Do you floss your teeth? Not the dance floss, just so you know. It helps get the tiny gunk that your toothbrush can't get in between your teeth. Its important to keep your teeth as clean as you can! Have a great day OES! Wednesday is our next spirit day!! It is Celebrity Day OES!! What are you going to dress up as?? A movie start? Athlete? Meme? Vine character? We can't wait to see which celebrities show up at OES! The assembly is also on that day, so at the assembly behave and show respect to the grade 7, thank you OES. Are you guys enjoying the classroom challenges? If so you will love this one, play head up seven up in class today and have fun. Continue building up your classroom community! Speaking of community, today the theme for our stuff-a-bus challenge is pasta and pasta sauce for the food bank. Tomorrow is Toothpaste Tuesday. Look to bring in toiletries or hygiene products! Of course, we will accept ANY item! Are you bringing in items? Try to bring as much as you can, as of right now we have over 1200 items as a school! WOW OES! This is amazing. Let's aim for at least another thousand. A giant shout out to Waylynd in 7L for showing responsibility. Way to go Waylynd!! A reminder that all Remembrance Day essays, poems and posters to be entered into the Legion contest, must be sent down to the office by the end of the day today. Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. The grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert cast will NOT be meeting today. The cast will meet tomorrow instead.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy National Parfait Day OES! Do you like granola, yogurt and fruit? Well put those together and you get a parfait, delicious! These are very healthy for you and include some major food groups. Be good to your body OES and it will be good to you! Remember that tomorrow is Celebrity Day OES. Be creative and have fun. Make it pop! We can't wait to see your creative outfits! Which class will have the most participation? Come on, OES! Show your community pride. Onoway is a community and our school is a community too. Sometimes people can be sad, happy or mad and that is okay. People are different in communities and we respect that. Stay energized by participating in class at least 3 times during class discussions and in gym. Have a great day. Today for our stuff-a-bus we asked you to focus on toiletries. We hope people are contributing. By helping others and contributing to your community, you are actually help create dopamine in your brain, which is a healthy. It is a happy chemical used to boost your happiness! So by giving to others, you are also becoming happier! Tomorrow, we would like you to focus on whole grain Wednesday - so look for bringing any boxed or packaged item that involves grain OES! The following day, if you would like to donate any money, we are calling Thursday "TOONIE THURSDAY" or any other money you are willing to bring! All efforts help, OES! A big shout out to Connor in 2LM for showing respect. The cast for the grades 4 to 6 Christmas concert will meet today at lunch recess. If you are a cast member in the grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert, please come to the music room at lunch recess today.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Happy National Cake Day OES! What is your favorite cake? Do you like cake? Well if you do than today is the day you get cake, even if it’s not your birthday. Also today is Celebrity Day! Did you dress up? Who is your favorite artist, actor or sports player? There are so many celebrities you could come up with but is yours unique? Well of course they are! Have a great day OES! Enjoy the assembly and remember to be respectful and listen to the grade 7 students who have worked hard to organize your assembly for you! Big shout out to to Ryder in 3M for showing in responsibility. Way to go Ryder!! In a community you participate in food donations and drives! When you participate in community activities you are keeping the community healthy. Since it's almost December we want you to send a thank you note anyone who works at the school to say thanks for all the hard work that they've done. In regards to our local food bank drive, we only have TWO more days to collect items. Remember, that the class that has the most items will win a pizza party! Tomorrow we are asking for money donations for TOONIE THURSDAY, but again we will accept any donation! Friday will be Fighting for Babies Day! So Friday if you haven't already think of the babies that could use diapers, baby food or formula. Again, we will accept any donations, but those are themes to help guide you if you want! The Choir meets at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy National Mason Jar Day OES! Mason jars can be handy and you can store small objects in them or brushes. Do you have any mason jars? You can usually find them at your local crafts store. In a community we work together and get things done. If there is a problem we will work it out respectfully. Think about the problems we face in a community and what we could do to solve them. OES try to spend 15 minutes reading something for fun, if you already have silent reading, add-on extra time to read more of your book . Tomorrow is our final day to collect food and non-perishable items for our food drive. OES we are so impressed with the amazing amount of items you have collected. Way to go! Let's keep it up! Tomorrow is fighting for babies Friday and other items too! Bring in anything canned or boxed for the final day OES! Let's do this! A ginormous shout out to Thomas in 6B for showing responsibility. Way to go, Thomas! If you are in grade 4 -7 and are interested in working for the Junior ATB this year, job applications are available from Mrs. Blount AND in the office. Hand in the completed forms to Mrs. Blount in room 133 by Monday, December 3. The grade 5 Handbell club meets at lunch recess today.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy National Pie Day OES! Do you like pie? Some people don’t like pie but that's okay. There is so many different kind of pies. Do you just eat the inside or the outside or both? Do you like making pies? If so, ask if you can. Have fun OES! In a community we get work done by many people which benefits others. People also participate in a community because they enjoy helping out and want to improve their community to make it a better place for everyone. Take 10-15 minutes at the end of the day playing charades OES, which team can win? Today is the final day for our stuff-a-bus competition. WOW, OES! What an amazing amount of items we collected for our local food bank. We can be proud of our efforts. If you get chance, walk by the gym and look to see everything. We should be proud of how much we have helped our local communities. The leadership team will be around after first recess today instead of the morning to collect your items! The winning class will be announced later today. Way to go, OES! Job applications for Junior ATB are available from Mrs. Blount AND in the office. Hand in completed forms to Mrs. Blount in room 133 by Monday, December 3. Interviews begin Tuesday Dec 4. And now, we want you to all stay tuned for...drum-roll please...OES' SECOND annual SCAVENGER HUNT! It begins MONDAY! Hooray! It will run for two weeks like last year. On Monday, your class will get delivered paper and information so you can get a chance to say which items you can bring in. Remember to not bring in anything without your parents' permission. Leadership students will be around Monday to introduce the list and scavenger hunt to you in the morning! Good luck everyone! A huge shout-out to Lucas for showing kindness, responsibility and incredible leadership for coming up with the Eat together days here at OES! Thank you Lucas! The grade 6 and 7 handbell club meets at lunch recess today.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day OES! You should appreciate have a roof or ceiling because there are thousands of people that do not have houses and have to live on the street in the cold or hot weather! Thousands of people also have roofs over their head! Have a great day OES! Let's talk about community OES. We thank all of you for bringing in food bank items. Again, congratulations to 4JB for bringing in the most items. Our classroom challenge for today is do something extra nice for any of your classmates today, have fun OES. For a random Act of Kindness today, look to open the door open for people going in and outside! Speaking of community, this morning our leadership crew will be coming to your classrooms and giving you the list for our scavenger hunt! It begins tomorrow OES! Start building up your community in your classroom and work together to achieve a common goal! Make sure to go through the items and ask your parents what they already have to help out your team. Teachers, make sure to look at the team challenge dates at the bottom of the list so your class doesn't miss it! Good luck everyone and have fun! The OES leadership team is asking you to show your spirit two days in December. Our first spirit day will be a PJ DAY and it will be the same day as the assembly. AND we are also asking you to wear your most creative, colorful Christmas sweaters on the day of the turkey dinner on December 19th. A big shout out to Seth in 7L for showing responsibility. Way to go Seth! All completed job applications need to be in to Mrs. Blount today. Don't worry if you didn't get an application form. We are getting more! The grade 4, 5 & 6 Christmas concert cast will rehearse today at lunch recess. If you are a cast member for the grade 4 to 6 concert, please come to the gym at noon today.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy National Cookie Day OES! Do you like baking cookies? What is your favorite kind of cookie? Some cookies can have tons of sugar and taste really sweet. Cookies are usually made out of flour, milk, eggs and butter. Be careful and have fun OES! Fortunately today we're going to be talking about how can you help around your community. Do you live in a community, outside of a community, or visit your friends in the community? Your school is even a community. How can you help around your school as a community? How can you help around your yard? How can you help around Onoway as a community? OES, we are asking you to talk about what community means and what you could do to help your community in your classroom. Have fun! For a random act of kindness, try to greet 5 people today with a smile and a good morning! Today is the first day of our scavenger hunt, OES! We are so excited to see how much classes bring in! There is a tally chart shared with teachers so they can see their progress. So exciting. Maybe you can bring in a signed hockey puck? Or a DVD with Michael Jordan in it. Maybe you will bring Mario Kart or a Hardy Boys book. Help your classroom community out, OES! Have fun! The OES leadership team is asking you to show your spirit two days in December. Our first spirit day will be PJ DAY and it will be the same day as the assembly, which is December 17th. Secondly, we are also asking you to wear your most creative, colorful Christmas sweaters on the day of the Turkey Dinner on December 19th. A giant shout out to Mackenna in 3H for showing responsibility. Mrs. Blount has more ATB job applications! They are in her mailbox outside her classroom. If you already handed yours in, come to Mrs. Blount's classroom TODAY at noon for your interview! More interviews will be held next Tuesday!! The grade 4, 5 & 6 Christmas concert cast will rehearse today at lunch recess. If you are a cast member for the grade 4 to 6 concert, please come to the gym at noon today.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happy National Ninja Day OES! Pretending to be ninjas is fun but if your not careful then injuries can be really bad. Do you ever watch any ninja movies? Today is the day to get that ninja spirit out but be careful with your friends! Have fun being ninjas OES! An enormous shout out to Carter in 5T for showing kindness. Way to go Carter! This month we are still doing community, but we are doing random acts of kindness. We are also still going to be doing some classroom challenges OES. Our classroom challenge is plan a class spirit day for next week, like crazy socks, Sports day, hat day, or anything your class can think of. We are excited to see what you come up with! For a random act of kindness today, look to give 10 high fives to people in the school today. Always choose kindness, OES! How is the scavenger hunt coming along, OES?! How many items has your class brought in? Work hard, OES for your community. You can collect items until December 17th. Which items can you bring to help your class? You can do it, OES! December 17th is our next spirit day which is PJ Day! Also, on December 19th is the turkey dinner, so please wear a Christmas sweater for this event! The Choir meets today at lunch recess. Choir members, please come to the gym for your practice. Last round of ATB interviews are TODAY at noon recess. If you haven't had your interview yet, come to Mrs. Blount's classroom today! Next Tuesday, new employees will start training! The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school. Today, OES, let's get up and MOVE! We could all use some more movement in our lives, so let's start our day right with two minutes of a great dance song. Have fun OES. Get up and MOVE those bodies!

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Happy National Miner’s Day OES! Miner’s have a dangerous job working underground. They collect coal and other minerals that help our everyday lives. They go deep under ground so we should appreciate what they do for us! Have a great day OES!

For community, let's continue to appreciate the communities we have, and for our challenge today spread some gratitude. Say thank you to five different classmates and teachers at school today! For a random act of kindness, spread this gratitude some more and specifically say thank you to a caring adult in your life. Not only should you say thank you, but say why you are thanking them. What do they do in your life to make a difference?! 

Keep working hard with the scavenger hunt, OES! There have been so many items brought in already, wow! Keep it up!! Have you brought in a Tigger ornament? Or a ticket stub, a library card, or a Beatles CD? Help your classroom community out, OES! Don't forget for the grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, and 3, you need to send two participants to the Minute to Win It challenge in the small gym during lunch recess. See you there! 

On December 17th we are asking everyone to wear PJs and on December 19th we are asking everyone to wear Christmas sweaters. Show your school spirit, OES and have fun! 

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Today is our second Eat Together, Eat Better Day! Enjoy visiting with others from our school, OES. Please introduce yourself to other students and talk to them. Get to know them, ask them questions and tell some jokes! Enjoy the time! Our classroom challenge is to try to spread some gratitude try to say thank you to five different classmates or teachers at school. Have a great day and remember use your manners and have fun. We all are grateful for TASTE, but what are you grateful for about taste? Is it your favorite food? Is it your favorite insect to eat? Is it your favorite candy or dessert. Talk to your friends or class what taste your grateful about. A random act of kindness today is to offer to help an adult at some point in the day have fun with this OES. A huge shout out to Leiam in 7L for showing responsibility. The Scavenger Hunt is one week completed...how many items did your class bring in?? Did anyone find a dollar coin from 1975 yet? Has any class created a class set of Christmas cards for our seniors at Chateau Lac Ste. Anne yet? Keep working together as a community, OES! Have fun! The spirit days coming up are PJ day on the 17th and Christmas sweater day on the 19th! Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting Saturday morning. Don't forget to let your parents know. The grade 6 and 7 handbell club meets today at lunch recess.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy National Human Rights Day OES! In Canada the Human Rights are protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms but in some other countries they don’t have Human Rights! Aren’t you glad you live in Canada because Canadians are free to think and speak whatever we want! You should think that Canada is awesome because Canada is a well governed country! Our classroom challenge for today is to get in groups and create top 10 list for why your class is so great. Display these posters around the room have fun with this OES. As for a random act of kindness for today, help someone shovel snow off there drive way. How does this tie into community? Think of some awesome ideas to help around the community. The community is for all of us to enjoy so lets make it a better place. How is the scavenger hunt going, OES?? So far our top four classes are 4JB, 5S, 7L and 3M! Who else is going to contribute to their classroom community and bring items? Don't forget to put your class photos and videos in the shared folder, teachers! Today is grades 4-7 minute to win it in the small gym at recess! A enormous shout out to Jax in 1D for showing respect. Way to go Jax! Next Monday is our spirit day of pajama day! Then, on Wednesday during our Turkey lunch, we are asking everyone to wear their Craziest Christmas sweaters. Junior ATB staff - Your first training session is tomorrow at lunch recess in Mrs. Blount's room.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Happy National Noodles Day OES! Noodles are soft and taste good when they are not hard and cold. What is your favorite kind of noodles? Do you eat them hard or soft? There are different brands and types and can all taste different. There are other things to do in a community other than just cleaning it. We also have different things going on. For example, in our school community, we do Eat Better, Eat Together day. By doing that it makes us get to know everyone in the community and we all have a better understanding of everyone. OES our classroom challenge for today is, and I know this sounds very very random, but go around the room and name your favorite ice cream it'll be fun to see who likes the the same as you or who doesn't. For a random act of kindness today, give someone a kind note. Keep going on the scavenger hunt, OES. Has anyone brought in a 1975 dollar coin yet? What about a troll from Norway. Something made in Greece? Have you taken a video of your class singing baby shark yet? Keep having fun, OES. All Safety Patrolers are to meet in 2M at noon recess (12:06) for a quick message about a possible Hot Chocolate Party and some fun games in the Activity Room! Junior ATB staff - Your first training day is TODAY at lunch recess in Mrs. Blount's room. A huge shout-out to Sophia in 3H for showing respect, helpfulness, kindness and a positive attitude. Thank you Sophia!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Happy National Gingerbread House Day OES! Do you like creating gingerbread houses? What is your favorite candy to put on it? You usually make gingerbread houses near Christmas and the ginger cookies act as the walls and the icing acts as the glue. Be creative while sticking on those candies! Remember the Turkey Dinner is the 19th, don’t miss it! And wear your ugly Christmas sweaters on the 19th! Who can wear the most ugly and creative sweaters? Show the grade 7 leadership team what you can wear! Don't forget that on the 17th we have PJ day...which class will have the MOST participation?? Only THREE more days of the scavenger hunt left, OES! Which class will win?? Come on OES, show your community spirit! The photos are absolutely amazing. Keep it up. For the classroom challenge today can you please write down a random fact about yourselves that no one knows, keep it secret. Can the teacher please collect these. I think we all have a good understanding of community now so lets learn some more. For a random act of kindness give people 10 compliments today. A huge shout out to Elliott in 2LM for showing self control. Good job Elliott! The Choir meets today at lunch recess in the gym today. The grade 4 to 6 Christmas concert cast members will meet at morning recess today in the gym. The grade 6 and 7 Handbell club members will need to come to the gym immediately after lunch today.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy National Violin Day OES! Do you play the violin? What instrument do you play? The violin was created in the early 16th century by Gaudenzio Ferrari. The violin is part of the string family. Remember Turkey Dinner is on 19th and ugly sweater day is December 19th. It is coming soon, hope you guys come with a huge appetite!! Also, don't forget PJ day is MONDAY! Yay comfy clothes!! A Huge Shout Out To Heartom in 5T for getting responsibility. GREAT job Heartom keep up the good work!!! Remember the scavenger hunt is still going on for tomorrow. Monday at 9am is the FINAL time to bring in items and we will announce the winner Monday. Don't forget the class videos and photos! Grades K-3 it is your scavenger hunt charades competition today during lunch recess. See you at the activity room. OES make a real effort to smile at your classmates and teacher today show that you're cheerful, happy and ready to take on anything. For a random act of kindness, try to play a game with a student from another class. Find someone during recess and invite them to join you! Build connections, OES! The grade 5 Handbell Club will meet at lunch recess today.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy National Cover Anything in Chocolate Day OES! Do you like chocolate? What kind of chocolate do you like? White, milk,or dark chocolate? Chocolate is made from a bean that hangs on a tree. Chocolate can have different sauces and foods in it. Chocolate is delicious in s'mores and on strawberries. For a random act of kindness today, look to help carry something heavy for someone into a building! Help one another out, OES! Turkey dinner is almost here!! I am so excited I want to know if everyone in OES is super excited too! Also remember on Dec 19th is ugly sweater day so lets see all of the participants OES. Don't forget to wear your PJs Monday. Monday is also our December assembly! Monday is the FINAL day to bring in scavenger hunt items and fill the folders with pictures and videos...no exceptions OES! Which class will have the most items? Work together OES and build a community! Grades 4-7 it is your scavenger hunt charades competition today during lunch recess. See you at the activity room. A ginormous shout out to Thomas in 6B for showing responsibility. The grade 6 and 7 Handbell club will NOT meet today. The Classroom challenge today is to choose an appropriate class theme song to listen to at the end of the day. Quick! You only have 5 minutes to agree on one. AND speaking of music...let's get up and MOVE today for a 2 minute movement break this morning to get our minds ready to learn. So get up OES and DANCE! Lastly, just a reminder that Team 4 is on Patrol duty next week.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy National Maple Syrup Day OES! Syrup comes from trees and is usually put on waffles or pancakes. It can also be put on popcorn. Canada makes 71 percent of Maple Syrup and 91 percent is made in Quebec. There are more than 8,600 Maple Syrup factories in Canada. For community we are super excited to get to eat all together on December 19th for a turkey dinner. We will all be showing school spirit and being together as a school community and enjoying the wonderful food, remember to thank all the volunteers. For our classroom challenge today share your best school appropriate joke with the class. Also on the 19th make sure to wear your Christmas sweaters! The crazier the better! Today for a random act of kindness tell your friends or adults to have a great day! Thank you to everyone for wearing PJs today for our spirit day. Grade 7 leadership is coming around to tally participation and will take a picture if the teacher requests one. The assembly is this morning also, so please be respectful to our grade 7's who have worked hard to prepare the assembly for you! Thank you! A huge shout out to Landon in 7D for showing self-control responsibility. GREAT job Landon!!!! Keep up the good work. For ALL grades it is your scavenger hunt dance competition today during lunch recess. See you all at the activity room. The winner of the scavenger hunt will be announced tomorrow, so thank you to everyone for your amazing participation! What a great two weeks it has been! Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy National Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day OES! Have you seen the movie Elf? Do you know who Buddy is? Today, when you answer the phone, try to make your best impression of Buddy. Buddy is played by Will Ferrell. All ATB employees have training today at lunch recess in Mrs Blount's room A huge shout out to Dekyn in 2M for showing tolerance. Keep it up Dekyn!! Our Community challenge for you today is... for a random act of kindness give a trusted anchor or adult a high five or hug!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy National Hard Candy Day OES! Do you like hard candy? Candy is popular all around the world. Candy can be very sweet or sour, it can be gummy or hard but today we are talking about hard candy. A classroom challenge today is its that time again, clean out you're old papers from you're folders, binders and desk. And today for a random act of kindness start a conversation with someone in your class and ask about what they are going to do over there holiday break! Today is our turkey dinner AND wear a crazy Christmas sweater day! Thank you to everyone for wearing a sweater today - it helps bring around Christmas cheer. Enjoy your lunch today, OES. Remember to show your manners to all of the volunteers who made the meals and who are serving the meals. Say please and thank you and don't forget to smile! We are so fortunate to be in a community who cares about us. The Choir will NOT meet today. The choir will start back up on January 9th. New members are welcome to join at that time. Do you like to sing? Come sing with the choir! Marvel club is cancelled today because of the turkey dinner. See you all in January!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Happy National Mud Day OES! Do you like playing in mud? Mud is fun to play in, in the summer. Mud comes from dirt that gets wet, usually appears in holes. Mud is dirty. A huge shout out goes to Payton in K2 for showing responsibility. Way to go Payton keep it up!!!! The classroom challenge today is spend 5 minuets playing a game as a class. Any game will do, maybe charades, cards, pictionary, or whatever! Have fun, OES! Today for a random act of kindness ask someone how they are doing but make sure you wait to hear their answer because it is respectful. The Handbell club will NOT meet today. Handbells will start back up after the holidays. Great work at the concerts handbell clubs! Plant club members Group A & B please meet at noon by the Library. Tomorrow is our final day of school before the holidays, so OES, we think it's a great time to get up and DANCE! Let's stand up and dance for 2 minutes to not only celebrate the holidays coming but to get our bodies and minds ready to learn for the day. Let's MOVE OES!

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy National French Fries Day OES! Do you like french fries? Some people like crinkled fries, some people like straight fries. Fries come in different shapes and sizes, sometimes color because of how long you cook them. A huge shout to.... Thomas in 6B for showing self control. Great job Thomas!!!!! A classroom challenge today is write down three specific things you have learned in class this year so far and share with a partner. This is a great way to review what you have learned so far, OES! Take some time and complete this today. Today for a random act of kindness is to help a younger student with work or anything else they need help with. Spread the holiday cheer and work on inclusion OES. You have all worked so hard to help build up our amazing community here at OES. Thank you! Just a reminder that Team 5 is on Patrol duty starting January 7, 2019. There will be no Juice Bar today. It will re-open January 7, 2019. Today is the last day of school until January 7th. Enjoy your holiday break, OES. Be safe, show gratefulness, work on connections with family and friends, and make sure to get outdoors! Be good to your bodies and mind OES, and they will be good to you!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy National bubble bath day, OES! Taking care of ourselves is very important for our physical health and our mental health. Our bodies need a break from all of the hard work we do in the classroom and outside of school. Treat yourself to a bubble bath or another type of relaxing evening, OES. We all deserve it!

Today for perseverance, let's discuss a definition. As a class, we hope you were able to come up with a definition. One way to look at perseverance is the ability and self control that pushes you to work through challenges. Having perseverance means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it. Perseverance means you are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with your mind, your body, or your emotions. Perseverance is the ability to do your best toward a goal, even though it’s a big challenge.

Junior ATB is open today at noon in Mrs Blount's room. What are you saving up for? Need to open a bank account? Stop on by to get a form!

Calling all Plant Club members ! Please meet Miss Young outside the library at noon today, for a quick meeting.

A huge shout-out to Leiam Wedman for showing kindness, respect and responsibility. Way to go, Leiam! You rock!

Grade 7 volleyball players, please get your forms to Miss Welsh by tomorrow if you want to go on the Edmonton trip!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, OES! If you see an officer on or off duty, OES, tell them thank you. Because of them we can live our lives safely. They are a critical role within our webs of support and we know we can call on them if ever we feel in danger. They risk their lives for our safety daily and the least we can do is thank them for their hard work. For perseverance today, let's discuss how we use perseverance in our daily lives. What are some ways you work to overcome challenges or never give up? Are there some examples in school that you can think of, or sports and activities, through games and relationships or possibly some examples at home or in the community? Come up with a time where you showed perseverance. An example may be: You’re doing school work and it’s your hardest subject. Maybe it’s a difficult math problem, or a long essay, or maybe you have to stand up in front of the class and present. Whatever it is for you, it’s tough. You’re struggling. You’re not sure you can do it. Maybe you even want to give up. You think about taking the easy way out and just doing the least you have to, even though you know it won’t be right. But you know the work needs to get done and you know you have to do your best work. So you try harder. You stick with it and after some frustration and focus, you do it! You got it done and did it to the best of your ability. A huge shout-out to Keira in 6B for showing patience, kindness, and acceptance. You are amazing Keira, way to go! For any grade 7 volleyball players who are coming to Edmonton Friday, your forms need to be in to Miss Welsh by today! We will have a quick meeting tomorrow at lunch. The Choir will start back up next week. There is no choir practice today. If you are in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7 and you like to sing, please join the choir on Wednesdays starting next week. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy National Milk day, OES! According to the Canadian food guide, we should all be making an effort to get enough milk and milk products daily. If you are between 4 and 8, you should be getting 2 servings of milk products. If you are between 9 and 13, you should be getting 4 servings. What are some ways to get enough milk servings, OES? We can of course drink regular milk, but there is also almond, coconut, or soy milk, cheese, yogurt, or even sour cream and butter in small doses. Try to get enough milk products to help your body and brains grow. For perseverance today, we want you to think of a time where you could have or should have shown perseverance but didn't. Maybe something was very hard and instead of persevering through it, you gave up. Everyone has been through times like this and the most important lesson is learning from this and pushing yourself the next time so you don't feel like quitting. Think about a time where you chose to quit or stop an activity instead of pushing yourself as hard as you could. How did it feel? How did you feel once you quit? What could you do differently? If you are feeling brave, you can share your experience with your class. Are you in Grade 6 or 7? Do you want to act? Do you want to help with lights and sound and stage crew? The drama production starts next week. Drama auditions will be starting Wednesday and Friday next week after school. Sign up sheets and consent forms are outside of 7L. A huge shout-out to Kezrae in 5T for showing kindness and an amazing energy towards any activity you do. Thank you Kezrae! Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting tomorrow morning. Don't forget to remind your parents. Reminder that Team 6 is on Patrol next week. The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. If you are interested in joining the after school Cross Country Ski group, please come to to Mrs. Maclean's or Miss Maliks class to pick up a registration form. The group will be running on Mondays after school. There is only space for 30 students so if you are interested you need to return your form a.s.a.p. to Mrs. Maclean or Miss Malik to avoid disappointment. Sessions will start on Monday, January 21st.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day OES. Do you have a pet you can dress up? Try making outfits for your pets and show your creativity. You can make some outfits out of paper and color it any way you want with markers, crayons, cut up paper and glue. Perseverance is very important for kids to develop because life is full of challenges, perseverance is what helps you get through the difficulties to get to what you want. Like if you were struggling in your sports team and you keep going and pushing and don't give up that is perseverance. A huge shout out to Matthew in grade 2. Way to go Matthew!! Keep it up. Tomorrow is National Hat Day OES. Choose your favorite hat to wear! The next spirit day is on January 29 and the theme is summer! So dress-up in your summer clothes but come to school wearing your winter clothes so you don't get cold OES! Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. Attention students in grade 2 and 3: Do you like to sing? Next week Mrs. Olson is starting a Junior Choir for grade 2 and 3 students. This choir will meet every Monday at lunch recess, starting next week. Mrs. Olson hopes to see you there! For those students who love our fish friends in the Learning Commons, The Onoway Elementary Fish Keepers Society is meeting today in Mrs. Bray's room. This group is open to grades 4,5, and 6. If you would like to come out and learn about fish, share your knowledge of fish, and help care for our fish, come to Mrs. Bray's class at noon today! See you there! Grade 4-6 students who are interested in joining Running Club to compete at the University of Alberta next month, please meet in Mrs. Hove's room at noon recess. Junior ATB Board Members - There is a meeting today at noon recess in Mrs. Blount's room for Board members only.

September 13th, 2018 Morning Message

Happy National Kids Take over the Kitchen Day, OES! When you get home today, ask the adults in charge of cooking if you can cook supper tonight, or give your ideas for supper, or even help out! Being able to help in the kitchen is an amazing skill to have, so take time today to spend time in there and help out! 

For today's focus on strengths, let's reflect on animals. Do you love animals? Maybe you enjoy walking or running with your dog, riding and grooming your horse, feeding your cows, cuddling with your cats or watching your hamster on their wheels. Maybe you have fish at home and you are a reliable owner who feeds them daily. Is your strength taking care of animals? Maybe animals are drawn to you and enjoy being held by your or being pet by you. Is this another area you are genius in, OES? Add them to your visuals!


For those grade 7 students who are interested in playing flag football, please make sure your permission form and money is in to Miss Welsh or Miss Doyle by today! Practice is cancelled today but we will have a practice on Monday after school. See you then. 

Attention grade six and seven students: Do you like the fantasy world of swords, magic and monsters? Do you like creating stories? Do you like using your imagination? Then you will love playing Dungeons and Dragons! Mrs. Olson's Dungeons and Dragons club is starting up again on Wednesdays after school. If you are in grade six or seven and you are interested in learning more about this club, please come to a meeting today at lunch recess in the music room. 

Thank you to everyone who came to Meet the Teacher night last night! Even though the weather wasn't the best, we appreciate everyone who made the effort to bring their families to meet their teachers, show their classrooms off and eat some hot dogs! Miss Welsh and Mrs Belseth saw a lot of parents coming to give feedback and to put their name in the draw to win the activity baskets. We drew names this morning for each of the two baskets and parents will be called today to come pick them up. The winners are....drumroll please...From grade 2, Aaron Berger! Your dad's name was drawn! One basket will go to your family. And the second basket...Kai Gifford from 5S! Your family will take home the second basket. Thanks everyone.

Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day will be held on Friday, September 28th. Our assembly will be at 9:30 AM on the same day, so everyone is encouraged to wear an orange shirt. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Visit www.orangeshirtday.org for more information.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy National Farmers Day OES! We are so grateful for our farmers who are working to help get food on our shelves at the grocery stores and then to our homes. They not only produce food for us, but for our pets too, as well as warm bedding for our animals that live outside. We are so fortunate to have so many people in our community to do this amazing work for us, so next time you see someone working in the fields, send them positive thoughts! 

Today is the final day of similar and different statements for Diversity, so get ready! Again, please stand up if the statement applies to you!
1. Please stand up if you would rather explore space more than explore the oceans. So again, if you would rather go safely explore space more than you would want to safely explore the oceans, then stand up. Take a look around! Good, thanks. Have a seat please.
2. For the second round, please stand up if you would rather have an octopus as a pet instead of a shark. So if you would rather have an octopus as a pet instead of a shark, please stand up. Thanks! Have a seat.
3. The last statement is, if you would rather never wear shoes stand up versus never wear a jacket. So again, if you would like to never wear shoes instead of never wearing a jacket, then stand up. Oooh, this is a tough one! Take a look around! Thanks OES! We hope you learned some similarities and differences between you and your classmates! 

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Drayden in 6B for showing respectful communications and responsibility. Well done, Drayden! Keep it up! 

A reminder to volleyball players to get your permission forms and money in to Miss Welsh by the end of today! 
Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting tomorrow morning for our family build. Don't forget to let your parents.

The Grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 
On Monday for the grades 3 to 7 Music Club, we will be playing the recorder. If you have your own recorder at home, please bring it on Monday for the club. See you there!

Would the following Plant Club members please meet Miss Young by the library at noon recess. Arabelle, Sawyer, Ava and Mary. See you then!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy National Reptile Day OES! What is your favourite type of reptile, is it a snake or a lizard? Do you have a reptile at home, if so what is the type? Remember reptiles aren’t warm blooded like us, their cold blooded. Talk about diversity in life here on Earth, wow! Have a fun day OES!

We only have a week left to celebrate Diversity daily on announcements, so let’s show how different we are OES we shouldn’t be ashamed of our differences so let them all out. When I say the following statements please stand up. 
1 Stand up if you like reptiles better than mammals.....So if you like mammals better than reptiles stay seated.... but if you like reptiles better than mammals stand up.....Now look around.... You can have a seat. 
2. Please stand up if you would rather be super hot versus super cold all the time.... So please stand up if you would rather be very hot all the time.... and stay seated if you would rather feel super cold all of the time..... Thanks!
3. Lastly, stand up if you would rather have a unicorn horn instead of having wings. So stand up if you would rather a unicorn horn.... and stay seated if you would rather wings......Take a look at who is similar to you and who has differences from you... Awesome, thanks OES. You can sit now! 

This Wednesday and Thursday are parent teacher interviews, so make sure to tell you parents and guardians to book an appointment with your teacher, Plus it will give you an opportunity to check out our fabulous book fair! See you all there! 

Unsure what to put in your Operation Christmas Child shoebox? How about a toothbrush? Or some school supplies? Maybe even a couple of toys! Don’t forget to pick up your shoebox from any grade 3 classroom or at SPTIs!

Shoutout goes to Charlie in 7D for showing responsibility. Keep up the great work Charlie!

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Make sure to smile today because it’s Happy National Smile Day OES! Smile to your friends, family, and teachers. Smile when your happy. Don’t be sad today OES, it’s a time to smile. Have a great day OES.

For diversity today, please stand up if these apply to you:
1. Please stand up if you would rather live in a tree house instead of living in a cave. So stand up if you would rather live in a tree house and stay seated if you would rather live in a cave. Thanks, have a seat.
2. Please stand up if you would rather learn any new musical instrument instead of being able to speed read any book. So stand up if you would rather learn a new instrument quickly and stay seated if you would rather be able to speed read any book. Thanks, have a seat.
3. Please stand up if you would rather meet a unicorn instead of a mermaid. So stand up if you would rather meet a unicorn and stay seated if you would rather meet a mermaid. Thanks, OES. We love diversity and hope you have learned a lot about others in your class! Have a seat. 

The Grade 5 Handbell Club meets at lunch recess today.

Have you ever worried that you weren’t going to get anything Christmas? There are a lot of kids in the world who feel this way. Now is your chance to make Christmas a special time for one of these kids. Operation Christmas Child boxes are available to be filled now. Let’s spread some Christmas cheer!

Remember that tomorrow is the last day to bring back your Home Fire Escape Plans so that your name can be part of the draw for West Edmonton Mall passes. The draw will take place at our assembly and there will be a draw from kindergarten to grade 3 and another for grades 4 to 7. If you need a new copy please visit the office and ask the ladies and they will be happy to give you one.

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Zack in 7L for showing kindness and support to one of his classmates. Great job, Zack, keep it up!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy National Pumpkin Day OES! Maybe take the time this weekend to carve a pumpkin or decorate one to prepare for Halloween next week! Have you ever eaten pumpkin seeds, yummmmmmy! Or maybe try to learn to make a pumpkin pie. Delicious!

The grade 5 and 6's have a field trip to Chickakoo today - have an awesome time! Be respectful and responsible members of the OES and outdoor communities. Enjoy!

A huge good luck to the grade 7 CTF participants for your first parent showcase today. Be proud of your work and remember to think of the career connections to your option. Is this something you may want to pursue one day as a career? Have a great day at Grasmere.

For diversity today, we will do our stand up questions for the final day!
1. Please stand up if you would rather always yell when talking but have trouble hearing OR always whisper when talking but be able to hear everyone easily? So stand up if you would rather yell all the time but have a hard time hearing others and stay seated if you would rather whisper all of the time but hear everyone all the time. Thanks, OES. Have a seat.
2. Please stand up if you would rather have feet that always sweat but never smelled OR have feet that never sweat but always smelled? So stand up if you would rather have super sweaty feet that never smelled or stay seated if you would rather have super smelly feet that never sweated? Thanks, OES, have a seat. 
3. Lastly, please stand up if you would rather be able to come to school every day and visit with friends and learn OR never leave your house and never talk to others or learn anything new? So again, stand up if you would rather come to school every day, visit with others and learn new things or stay seated if you would rather stay at home, not visit with others ever again and never learn anything new?? We hope you chose come to school, because we are grateful for everyone here! We all make OES such an amazing, diverse place to be and learn, so thank you! Have a fabulous Friday, OES! 


Time is running out to fill up your Christmas shoe-box for some lucky children! Please pick up a box and fill it with some useful items! Imagine the smiling face of a less fortunate child when he or she opens a special box from YOU at Christmas! You have the power to make their Christmas amazing!

A huge shout-out goes to Dante in 2M for showing kindness and respect. Well done, Dante. Keep this up all year.

Raffle Winners of Grade 2 & 3 Concert

Here are the winners from the concert held last week.  Please bring your winning ticket to the office to claim your prize!!  Thank you for your support and hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday break.

Raffle Winners of Grade 4 to 6 Concert

Here are the winners from the concert held last week.  Please bring your winning ticket to the office to claim your prize!!  Thank you for your support and hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday break.

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Happy National I Care About You Day OES! Just know, that OES cares about you. Who helps you when your sick or who drives you to sports? Today thank your friends or family for caring for you or helping you. Be extra nice today OES!

For diversity conversations, please stand up if these apply to you:
1. Stand up if you would rather have the superpowers of being invisible instead of being able to fly. So stand up if you would rather be invisible and stay seated if you would rather fly. Thanks, have a seat.
2. Please stand up if you would rather be covered in feathers for the rest of your life and stay seated if you would rather eat worms for the rest of your life. So stand up if you would rather be covered in feathers and stay seated if you would rather eat worms. Thanks! Have a seat.
3. Lastly, would you rather have the ability to throw a ball the farthest in the world versus being able to catch any ball at any time. So stand up if you would rather have the best throw in the world and stay seated if you would rather be able to catch anything anytime. Thanks OES, have a seat!

Set up on a table in the hallway across from the Learning Commons are the empty shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We encourage you to take one or more if your family is planning on participating.

Shoutout today goes to Rios in 4B for showing kindness. Great job Rios, congrats. Keep it up! 

The Choir meets at lunch recess today.

A reminder that the Dungeons and Dragons Club will NOT meet after school today. Our next game will be on November 7th.

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September 12th, 2018 Morning Message

Happy National Day of Encouragement, OES! What a beautiful day to give someone some positive, kind words of encouragement. Perhaps someone will feel frustrated during class or out in the playground. Help them out, OES. Encourage one another! 

For our focus on strengths today, OES, let's reflect on strengths as a friend. What makes you a strong friend to others? Are you kind, generous, funny, trustworthy, caring or honest? What would your friends say about you? What strengths do you have as a friend, OES? These characteristics are part of your genius! We can't wait to see the visuals and displays of every class' genius areas!

Camp Warwa has been postponed for grade 7 today and grade 6 Thursday and Friday due to the weather. OES will be in contact with families with new dates very soon!

Any grade 7 students interested in playing flag football, please get your forms to Miss Welsh or Miss Doyle by tomorrow! 

Tonight at 5pm is Meet the Teacher Night! Make sure to go home and tell your family to come back to school to see your classroom and meet your teacher, as well as enjoy a hot dog! Make sure your parents or guardians stop by to see Miss Welsh and Mrs Belseth at their table, so they can put their name in a draw to win a basket full of games and activities! See you all tonight!

September 11th, 2018 Morning Message

Happy National Make your Bed Day, OES! Make an effort to make your bed today if you didn't already, OES. Research is clear that when your bedroom is neat and tidy, you will be able to focus on being productive with other things, such as homework AND have a better sleep at night! 

For our strengths focus today, let's reflect on sports and clubs. Are you a part of a sports or club team? Gymnastics, dance, soccer, hockey, baseball, swimming or basketball? Maybe you figure skate, bowl, shoot a bow and arrow, ride horses or participate in taikwondo! Are you into Lego Robotics, Dungeons and Dragons, 4H, skiing, skateboarding or biking? What sport or club do you participate in or would you like to participate in? These are strengths you have! Areas you are drawn to and excited to participate in show areas you are genius in!

Just a reminder that for anyone interested in joining Lego Robotics, your forms must be in by friday and our first meeting will be next monday after school. 

For those grade 7 students interested in playing flag football, we will have a meeting today at lunch in 7D classroom to discuss schedules and notes. See you all there!

What's the Scoop? Meet the teacher night is tomorrow Wednesday, September 12th from 5:00 to 6:30. Come to the school and take your family on a tour of your classroom at 5:00 and then we will all come together as a community in the main gym to enjoy hot dogs, ice cream and visit. We hoe to see you all there!

September 10th, 2018 Morning Message

Happy National Swap Ideas Day OES! Today is a great day to help someone in your group, brainstorm something great, share ideas on games at recess and to swap your ideas with someone at school! We can all learn so much from one another so take today to share your brilliance! 
For our strengths focus, on Friday the question was asked as to why we focus on our strengths. What did everyone come up with? Why should we focus on what we are strong in versus areas of improvement? The cool thing about humans, is we ALL have areas of weakness. Nobody is perfect. Every day we learn something new about ourselves, we learn from our mistakes, we learn about others and our brains change. It's good to know what our weaknesses are, but it's important we don't focus on those. Instead, we need to focus on areas we are genius in. This way, our brain can grow positive connections and our confidence rises. Once we understand what we are good at, we can connect new things we learn to this area. An example could be BMXing. There are a lot of students at OES who are excellent BMXers. Maybe they can read books about this, write stories, find friends who are also interested in this, and learn the importance of practice. Find your strengths OES and then the positive connections in your brain will grow!!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

This week is National Family Week and Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Today is also national homemade cookies today OES, have fun with this. Go home today and ask your parents if you can make cookies. What type of cookies are you gonna make sugar, ginger, chocolate chip. What is your favourite kind of cookie OES.

What is diversity? For the first part of this month we will be focussing on diversity and how we can identify this, respect this and accept this. OES is very diverse and we can be so proud of this fact. We can’t wait to hear what everyone comes up with! 

Safe and caring shout out for today goes to damon from 2m for showing self control and responsibillity way to go damon keep it up

Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting after school in 7L. Don't forget to let your parents know and to do a bus note. 

Grade 7 Flag Football Practice is today after school until 4:30. See you there! 

Today is Music Club at lunch recess for students in grades 3 to 7. This will be our last day with the ukulele. Get ready for an exciting new instrument next time!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy National Name a Car day OES. Do you have a car or at least a toy car at home, if so what are you going to name it? What gender is it? Does the car have a special meaning for the name you give it? Go home home today and ask your parents what the think of the name have fun with this one OES. 

Diversity is an awesome trait everyone has. We are all different. Some people like art and gym, others have a passion for math or maybe science. Some people have dark hair others have light. Think hard about this one OES how are you different from others and does that made you get along great? Maybe it's true, opposites do attract. 

Safe and caring shout out goes to Kadence in 3M for showing responsibility way to go Kadence keep up the great work.

Any student in Grade 4 who would like to join Plant Club to help take care of the plants in the main hallway, please come to 3Y for a short meeting with Miss Young at noon recess. Bring your coat as you will be going outside after. 

All patrollers are to meet in 2M at 12:06 (noon recess time) and bring their lunch. It is review and test day!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy National Walk to School day OES. Can you walk to school, do you live in the country and take a bus or does someone drive you. If you don’t walk to school walk around at recess. Have fun OES.

Hi OES have you thought about diversity yet ,its what makes out so interesting how we look our sense of style maybe your favorite color.the world would be boring if we were all the same, but we got it all locked up OES we all have so many interesting qualities. Go home today and ask your mom or dad maybe you're brother or sister friends or family what they love to do. 

The Choir meets at lunch recess today. This is for all students in grades 4 to 7 who love to sing. If you are in choir or would like to join choir, please meet in the music room at lunch recess today. 

The Dungeons & Dragons Club meets after school today.

A huge shout-out goes to Jaymeson in 6B for showing responsibility and respectful communication. Thank you Jaymeson for showing these amazing attributes. Keep it up!

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Tomorrow is World Teachers Day, OES. So take some time today to give your teacher your respect and kindness, to show your appreciation. Tell them why you are grateful for them and tell them thank you! We are so lucky to have such amazing teachers in our school.

Happy National Animal Day, do you have an animal at home, if so show love to your pet and how much you care about them. Tonight go home and refill your pets food and water bowls, take time to play with your animal. Have fun with your pet, OES

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

Thank you to 4H for the playground clean up that was done last week. We are sad to report that there is quite a bit of garbage on our playground again. Everyone in our school is responsible for making sure that your snack wrappers get put into our garbage bins. Please do your part to help keep our school yard clean. 

Today is the Grade 7 Flag Football Tournament. This will be happening here at OES starting at noon. This means that during lunch and last recess, all of the soccer fields are off limits for students to play on. Please do not go on to the field, as there will be games going on. If you would like to stand or sit on the sidelines and watch some great football, you are welcome to! Come out and cheer on your grade 7 players. Good luck to all of the grade 7 teams and have fun today! 

A huge SHOUT-OUT goes out to...Nathan Carter in K3! You were showing empathy, wow, Nathan. That is amazing. Keep it up all year long.

OES Teacher Professional Development Day

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Staff Development Day Agenda:

Quality Learning Environments: Focus- A Culture of Wellness & Positive Classroom Culture 

Inclusive Education Updates

RAZ Plus Webinar

RAZ Plus - Teacher site set up

Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools 

World Teacher Day: Staff Wellness Activity

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Weekend!

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Happy Curious Events Day, OES! Today, take some time to get curious about something. Anything at all. Ask questions and explore. 

For diversity this week, we want you to listen to statements that we say on announcements. If you agree or if this statement describes you, then stand up! After each statement, take a look around your classroom to see who is similar to you and who is different than you and in what ways. Being diverse is a beautiful part of being human. It is important we see that everyone is different and move to accept everyone and choose kindness.
Alright, so get ready everyone. For the first statement, stand up if you have a brother or sister. Again, if you have a brother or a sister stand up. Look around everyone!
Ok, you can have a seat. For the second statement, stand up if you live on a farm or on an acreage. So if you don't live in a town, city or village, then you stand up. Look around the room and see who lives outside of town!
Ok you can have a seat. Alright, for the last statement today, stand up if you have a dog. So you will stand up if you have a dog as a pet. See who else has a dog in your class or maybe those who don't! 
Thanks everyone! You can have a seat. 

It is Fire Prevention Week so today our local fire department will be coming to OES to share some very important messages with us in the activity room. Kindergarten to grade 3 at 9:30 and then grades 4 to 7 at 11:00. 

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Axel in 3H for showing respect, patience and honesty this past week. You are awesome Axel, way to go! 

For any grade 7 student who is interested in playing volleyball, we will have a meeting in the gym today during lunch recess. See you there!

All patrollers have a meeting in 2M at first recess to receive test results and the Patroller Year Calendar.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Today Is World Mental Health Day! What an important day for everyone to talk about. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and increasing our efforts in support of mental health. Fortunately, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience in order to cope with the challenges of today’s world. Evidence is growing that promoting and protecting our health is critical, and we need to do this together. Talk to one another, listen. Show yourself compassion and know that it is more than ok to make mistakes. Forgive yourself and others. Practice gratitude. There are many ways to help us develop resiliency and confidence. For us to work on prevention of mental health issues, we need to gain a better understanding of mental health and ways to improve our mental health daily. Start the conversation, OES and let's support one another with kindness, empathy and respect. 

Tomorrow is National Bring your Teddy Bear to School, OES! So we invite you to bring your favorite teddy to school. This includes the staff at OES! Bring your favorite stuffy tomorrow! 

For Diversity today, let's discuss some similar and different traits again. So just to remind you, when we say a statement, please stand up if it applies to you!
1. So for the first one, please stand up if you own a bike or enjoy biking. So stand up if biking is something you like to do! Great, please take a seat.
2. For the second one, please stand up if you enjoy playing sports. So if you like soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, badminton, dance, gymnastics, figure skating, etc. please stand up! Great! Thanks, have a seat.
3. For the third one, please stand up if you enjoy activities that involve motor sports, such as dirtbiking, quadding, snowmobiling, racing, etc. Please stand up if this applies to you! 
Thanks everyone, it is important to identify our strengths and the ways we are different.

A huge SHOUT-OUT to Landon in 4H for showing kindness and respect. Amazing work, Landon. Keep it up! 

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

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Happy National Hat Day OES. Do you like wearing hats? Even though it’s rude to wear hats inside, some people wear hats inside even though they aren’t supposed to.Since it is National Hat Day today, OES, we hope you enjoy wearing a hat in the school. For today's perseverance let us talk more about the importance of perseverance. Sometimes the challenge is something hard for your body, like raking the leaves out of the entire yard or staying strong at the end of a long sports match. Sometimes it’s a challenge for your mind, like learning a new math equation or staying focused on something you need to do when you really want to be doing something else. Sometimes challenges are emotional like when you’re sad after a pet dies or when a friendship is breaking. You need to have perseverance in your life. The next spirit day is on January 29 and the theme is summer so make sure to dress-up in your summer clothes. This needs to be school appropriate, so please no bikinis or speedos! But creative with it, OES!. Make sure to come to school wearing your winter clothes so you don't get cold OES. Running Club runners - Remember to hand in your forms to Mrs. Hove or Mrs. Blount by Friday! A HUGE SHOUT-OUT to Madysyn in 4JB for responsibility! Way To go Madysyn!!! You rock, keep it up!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy National Nothing Day OES! Always try hard in school and sports even if it’s Nothing Day OES. Today you can do almost nothing but if you are told to do something you should do it, be a good kid. But when you get a chance during free time, recess or at home, take some time and do nothing. Be mindful of sounds you hear, where your body is and your thoughts in your mind. Be present OES and enjoy every minute! For perseverance today we are going to set a short term goal which means you can complete this goal in a month or in two days. We would like you to come up with a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goal you can achieve. What is something you would like to do to start 2019 off?? Some examples are, finish your homework today at 5:00 or be able to do a front flip and land it safely. You can easily set these goals by writing them down on paper and keep reminding yourself and don't give up, always have perseverance no matter what. Our next spirit day is Summer Day on the 29th. Start thinking of what you could wear to celebrate the heat of summer. Even though it's chilly out OES, visualizing warmth helps keep up warm! The Choir meets today at lunch recess. A reminder that auditions for Drama begin tonight. We will see those who signed up for Wednesday Auditions tonight in 7L. Make sure you write a bus note and have your consent forms handed in. Stage crew please meet up with Mrs. Lapachuk Thursday at noon in 7L. A HUGE SHOUT OUT to McKennan in 3Y for responsibility. WAY TO GO keep up the good work!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 

Happy National Get to Know Your Classmates Day OES. Try to get to know classmates you don’t usually hangout with. You will get to know things you don’t know about that person and remember everyone is unique and don’t judge what they like. Today's perseverance is coming back to that short term goal you set yesterday. Take some time to share this goal with a partner or your class. The more people who know about it, the more people can encourage you to complete it. Show perseverance OES and even though things can get hard, push yourself! You can do it! The next spirit day is on January 29 the theme is Summer so make sure to dress-up in your summer clothes. This needs to be school appropriate, so please no bikinis or speedos! But creative with it, OES!. Make sure to come to school wearing your winter clothes so you don't get cold OES. The grade 5 handbell club practice is cancelled for today. Running Club forms are due tomorrow to Mrs. Blount or Mrs. Hove. Drama Stage crew please meet up with Mrs. Lapachuk today at noon in 7L. A huge shout out to Harland in 7D for getting responsibility. Way to go!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy National Hugging Day OES! Hug your friends, hug your teachers, hug your parents and siblings. Hugging is a nice way to show a little love to somebody you love. Hugging is also a nice way to say sorry. A tip for perseverance today is, don't Taking the easy way out by cheating, quitting, or avoiding a situation doesn’t make the challenge go away. It just makes you have to deal with it at a different time. Perseverance helps you get through the challenge, even though it’s hard, and gives you that warm feeling in your heart of knowing you did the right thing. A huge shout out to Hudson in 5T for showing responsibility!!! Great job keep up the awesome work!!! Remember to think of ideas for our spirit day on the 29th, Summer Day! There will be a Snowbusters meeting Monday, January 28th at noon in Ms. Doyles room. All grade 6's and 7's who want to downhill ski, please attend. If there is room, there will be a Grade 5 Snowbusters meeting on Tuesday, January 29th. There is a Lego meeting today after school. The last one before the competition. See you there. Drama roles have been posted outside of Mrs. Lapachuks room, on her window. Congratulations. There will be a meeting and scripts handed out next week. Listen for details. Today is the start of the grade 2 and 3 Junior Choir. If you are in grade 2 or 3 and you like to sing, please come to the music room at lunch recess today to join the Junior Choir. Mrs Olson hopes to see you there! Running Club - Your first practice is tomorrow after school. Remember to have someone pick you up at 5:00pm and let your bus driver know. Fish Society meets in 6B at noon today! This club is open to grades 4,5,& 6. New members welcome. Come learn about and take care of our fish in the Learning Commons. See you there!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy National Blonde Brownie Day OES! Do you like brownies? Blonde brownies are just white chocolate instead of normal chocolate. They taste just as good. You can add chocolate Chips or whatever you want on top. Enjoy a sweet tasty treat today, OES! For perseverance today Here are some tips to do for perseverance. Keep your goal visible at all times ... literally! Keep your goal on your desk, in your wallet or purse, on your bathroom mirror, or on your refrigerator. This plants the seeds of success in your mind and focuses your attention on things that will help you achieve your goal. A huge shout out to Ciara in 7L for responsibility and respectful communications. Way to go! Our next spirit day is on the 29th, as well as our assembly! So don't forget to dress in those summery clothes! Running Club practice is today after school. Runners meet Mrs. Hove & Mrs. Blount at the gym doors after school. Remember your bus note.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy National Pie Day OES! Do you like pie? Pie can have a variety of fillings that taste absolutely amazing. Pie is mostly made out of dough with a filling inside. What kind of pie do you like? Have a discussion in class about your favorite type of pie! For perseverance today here are some tips. Worry wrecks your focus. Everyone worries ... the trick is to minimize the time between your first worried thought and your first action to attack it. Remember, much of your worry is based on concerns in your mind, not reality. Mark Twain once said, "I've suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened." A giant shout out to Ryan in 7L for showing kindness. Just a reminder that Marvel club is cancelled today due to CTF. See you all next week! On the 29th is our spirit day and assembly. Dress summery OES! But don't forget to wear warm clothes to school first! The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's all choir members in grades 4 to 7. Please meet in the music room at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Happy National Compliment Day OES! Compliment your friends, teachers, siblings and whoever you want. Compliments can make someone’s day. If they are feeling sad compliments can help. Try your best to make the best compliment you can to make someone’s day. For perseverance today here is a tip to tame your technology ... or it will become your master. In today's highly connected world, you have to define boundaries around your time. Just because your cell phone notifies you of a new message, it doesn't mean you have to shift your focus to attend to it. Constant accessibility can blur your focus. Block out time to respond to voice and email messages. Maybe put your phone in your room while you do your homework so it doesn't affect your work. Big shout out to Riley in 5W for showing kindness. There will be a Snowbusters meeting on January 27th at noon in Ms. Doyle's room. All grade 6's and 7's who want to downhill ski, please attend. If there is extra room, there will be a grade 5 Snowbusters meeting on Wednesday January 29th. There will be a drama full cast meeting Monday, January 27 after school. Everyone needs to be there for scripts and schedules. On the 29th is our spirit day so dress summery! This day will also be our next eat together at lunch day! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy National Opposite Day OES! Do you like being opposite? Being opposite can be fun. It can make the day fun. If normally you dress colorfully, dress dark and if you dress dark then dress colorfully. Or perhaps if you mean left, but you say right. Or if you nod but say no that would be an opposite too! Have fun, OES! For perseverance today, here is a tip: Prepare for two steps ahead. Balance your focus on the task at hand with preparation for the next step. This prevents complacency. Ask yourself, "What knowledge, skills, relationships, experiences do I need to develop to be prepared to succeed? Use perseverance many times. If you know you will perform a task more than once, create a checklist, form, or template to save time and improve your consistency over the long haul. No need to reinvent the wheel every time you conduct or coordinate an off-site meeting, prepare a proposal, send out a mailing, plan a new project timeline, etc. A big shout out to Levi in 2LM for showing self control. OES has some Remembrance Day Competition Winners! For Poetry in the Junior category, in 2nd place is Ava S from 4JB. Congratulations Ava! For Color Posters, OES has 3 winners: In the Primary category, in 1st place, Paxtin B and in second place Blaize H. Well done! In the Junior category, in 1st place is Lake K. Congratulations to all of these students and your work now goes on to the next level of competition...good luck! There will be a Snowbusters meeting on January 28th at noon in Ms. Doyle's room. All grade 6's and 7's who want to downhill ski, please attend. If there is extra room, there will be a grade 5 Snowbusters meeting on Wednesday January 30th. There will be a drama full cast meeting Monday, January 28 after school. Everyone needs to be there for scripts and schedules. Next week is our spirit day, Summer Day! Remember to dress in appropriate school clothing and winter clothing outside! The grade 6 & 7 handbell club is cancelled for today, due to CTF. See you next week. Please note that Juice Bar is NOT open today. It will reopen on Monday January 28, 2019.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Happy National Kazoo Day OES! Do you like kazoos? Kazoos can be fun but can annoy people very easily. Kazoos are a musical instrument and are great for kids that are into music. Has anyone ever played a Kazoo? What is your favorite instrument to play? For perseverance here is a tip to help you achieve your goals: Ask the right questions. The fastest way to change the answers you receive from yourself and others is to change the questions you ask. Asking the right questions will get you better answers whether you are asking it of yourself or of others. The questions you ask will either limit or expand the possible responses. There are many forts on our playground. Please show respect for the work other people have done. If you want to help out a group, use your words and be responsible for your own actions. Tomorrow is summer day OES. Remember to dress appropriately for this spirit day and stay warm when you are outside. We look forward to everyone wearing their summer clothes. Tomorrow is also our assembly AND our next eat together day for lunch! A huge shout out to Daniel in 1D for showing responsibility There will be a Snowbusters meeting on today at noon in Ms. Doyle's room. All grade 6's and 7's who want to downhill ski, please attend. If there is extra room, there will be a grade 5 Snowbusters meeting on Wednesday January 30th. There will be a drama full cast meeting today after school in 7L. Everyone needs to be there for scripts and schedules. Make sure your parents know and write a bus note!! Tomorrow the Junior ATB is open for deposits. When you make a deposit you get to take a spin on our brand new prize spinner! What kind of prize will you win!? Make a deposit and see! Fish Society meets in 6B at noon! See you there! Wow grade 5, you must really love hand bells! Due to popular demand, Mrs. Olson is starting a second grade 5 hand bell club on Tuesdays at lunch recess. If you are in grade 5 and you want to be in the new hand bell club, please come to the music room at lunch recess tomorrow. The Junior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's choir for all students in grades two and three who love to sing. Please come to the music room today at lunch recess. There is Running Club practice today after school until 5:00. Runners remember to let your bus driver know you are not on the bus. Please meet Mrs. Hove & Mrs. Blount outside the gym after school

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Happy National Puzzle Day OES! Do you like puzzles? Puzzles can be fun and are great for when the power is out or it’s a snow day. Some puzzles are small and don’t have very many pieces and some are huge with hundreds of pieces. Puzzles are great for your brain and helps with fine motor skills, memory and your spatial awareness. Challenge yourself with a puzzle today, OES! For perseverance today here is a tip: Ignite your Passion. You gravitate toward your dominant thoughts and you move toward that which you believe to be true. Use these natural forces to pick a goal that ignites your passion . Next, select an image like relaxing on the beach, the smiling face of a friend, a hand reaching out for help,  a word like victory, abundance, legacy or physical item such as a ring, coin or sticker. Then use the image, word or item you select as a constant reminder of your goal. It will trigger an emotional response, ingrain your goal into your mind and more quickly start moving you toward your goal. Today is summer day OES. Did you have fun picking out your summer clothes in winter? Remember to dress warm when you go outside. Eat together and eat better day is today OES. Have fun eating with older and younger people in your school. Enjoy your food and socializing. Get to know one another, introduce yourself and try to look for similarities and differences. Have fun! A Huge shout out to Abby in Gr 3 for showing self control. Junior ATB is open for deposits today at lunch recess! Make a deposit and spin the wheel! The new grade 5 hand bell club starts today at lunch recess. In you are in grade 5 and you want to join the hand bell club, please come to the music room at lunch recess today. For recesses, please stay away from the ditches, the basketball court and the South Tarmac are closed due to unsafe conditions.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Happy National Croissant day! Enjoy some pastries and bread today, OES if you can. On Friday it is National Wear Red Day, so please wear some red to help celebrate this day. Again, please wear red on Friday! For perseverance today, here is our final tip for achieving your goals: Ask yourself before leaving the school each day, "Did I do something today that leaves a positive, lasting impact?" If the answer is no, try harder the next day. Another thing to help to make you think positive, Listen to Yoda. In the immortal words of the Star Wars Jedi Master, "Do or do not. There is no try.'" If you are nervous that your plan won't work, you might find yourself saying, "OK, I'll try to do it." You are laying the foundation for being unsuccessful from the beginning, giving yourself a way out. Yoda's adage is a passionate reminder that life rewards those who let their actions rise above their excuses. You get what you expect. Expect the very best of yourself and of others. Great success is always rooted in great expectations. Always try your best, OES. Push yourself through challenges. Believe in yourself! Are you a LEGO builder? Are you in Grade 3,4,5,6,or 7? The LEGO 3D club will be starting this Friday at noon in 7L. See you there. You will need to have a building team! There will be a Snowbusters meeting on today at noon in Ms. Doyle's room. All grade 5 Snowbusters who want to downhill ski, please join Ms. Doyle in 7D for information. . The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's the grade 4 to 7 choir. The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets today after school. A huge shout-out to Jaxon in 1K for helping students out and showing positive leadership. Way to go Jaxon!! Don't forget that tomorrow is a PD day so there is no school for students. Spend some time outside, OES and enjoy your day off!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Happy National Red Day, OES! Thank you those of you who are wearing red to help celebrate this day. We are wearing red for numerous reasons. One, to help celebrate the fact that we are Canadian of course! Red and white are the colors of our flag! We also wear red to show that February is the month that Valentine's Day happens. Which means OES leadership will start selling candy grams next week! Super exciting! Lastly, we are wearing red to help show our support for women affected with heart and stroke disease. Thank you everyone for wearing red. For February we are doing February Funnies! So we are going to tell jokes in the morning to help start our day off with humor! For next week we are asking Kindergarten and grade 7 to contribute jokes. Please give them to your teacher who will send them to Miss Welsh. Or if you would send 1-2 volunteers daily to tell ONE joke during the announcements, that works too! We look forward to hearing your jokes! For today, here are some great jokes to get us started: What do you call a sleeping dinosaur? -A DINO-SNORE. What did one plate say to the other plate? -DINNER IS ON ME. Why did the student eat his homework? -Because the teacher said it was a PIECE OF CAKE! A huge shout-out to Lily in 1D for showing kindness, hard work and an amazing positive attitude. Thank you for your amazing smiles, Lily! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. The club has room for a few new members now! If you are in grade 6 or 7 and you would like to join the handbell club, please come to the music room at lunch recess today. Let's get up and MOVE OES! Today is Friday hooray, so here is a song for you all to enjoy. So stand up and move those bodies!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Happy National...Cancer day OES. Take some time today and take a moment to reflect on cancer's impact on you. Did you know that one-third of the most common cancers can be prevented? There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level with the right strategies for cancer prevention. Taking the time to understand what you, your family and community can do to make a difference can have a huge impact on just one person. Lastly, did you know that talking about cancer Can actually help everyone heal? While cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level. Knowing where to go for help and being part of a larger support network can help everyone feel part of the solution. Lean on one another and help support each other OES. Valentine's Day is coming up OES and the leadership team is going to be selling candy grams that you can buy to be delivered to a friend. They will be $1 each and will start being sold this WEDNESDAY. So if you would like to buy a candy gram, come to the main boot room to the leadership tables. They will be sold for $1 starting this Wednesday and will continue being sold next Monday and Tuesday. For the month of February we will be doing February Funnies. This week we will be sharing jokes from Kindergarten students and grade 7 students. It is always great to start your day off with smiles and laughter! Speaking of laughter here are some jokes... 1. What is a wizard's favorite subject in school? -SPELLING 2. How much does it cost a pirate to get his ears pierced? -A BUCK AN EAR 3. Why was the baby strawberry sad? -Because his parents were in a JAM! A huge shout-out to...Henry in 3Y for showing positive energy and humor when his classmates needed a lift. Thank you Henry! Fish Society meets in 6B at noon! See you there! There is a Running Club practice tomorrow after school. Junior ATB is open tomorrow at noon in Mrs Blount's room at lunch recess. Come make a deposit and take a spin on the prize wheel! Due to the extreme cold, the after school Cross Country Ski club has been cancelled. An e mail has already been sent to your parents to let them know.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Happy National...Girls and Women in Sports Day, OES! It is important for not only girls to join sports and club, but anyone who would like to! Sports build excellent character skills such as hard work, perseverance, dedication, teamwork, conflict resolution, plus the physical benefits! Celebrate those who play sports, but look for opportunities for yourself too! Valentine's Day is coming up OES and the leadership team is going to be selling candy grams that you can buy to be delivered to a friend TODAY! They will be $1 each and you can purchase them during lunch recess and lunch eating time at the main boot-room. See you there! We are selling them today, but also MONDAY and TUESDAY! For this week we are hearing jokes from Kindergarten and grade 7 students. Thank you for starting our day with laughter! Drama is cancelled for tonight. We will meet after school Monday - CAST ONLY. Stage crew will meet Wednesday at noon. Basketball practice after school tonight has been cancelled. However, all basketball players are asked to please go to 3Y and see Miss Young at noon recess, to pick up the bus permission form. Dungeons & Dragons is cancelled today after school. Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow or Friday because of Teacher Convention. Have a great long weekend, OES!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy National Make a Friend Day! What a perfect day to start our week. Friendships help us feel connected with one another and bring a sense of belonging. Good friendships mean something different to everyone but it could be someone who is trustworthy, reliable, loyal, humorous, fun, willing to be active, someone who is a good listener or anything! Think about what you want in a friend and make a goal to make a new friend today. Find something in common with someone and talk about that! Have fun OES! A huge shout-out to...Layne in 6V for showing patience and tolerance, while always finding the positive light. Thank you Layne! This month is February funnies, with the goal of starting our day with a smile and some laughter. This week we are asking grades 1 and 6 for jokes. If you have any jokes please give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh or if there are some volunteers to say them over the announcements, then teachers can send one student a day to say their jokes! Q: What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? A: Nacho cheese! Q: Where do cows go for entertainment? A: To the moo-vies! Q: How do all the oceans say hello to each other? A: They wave! Running Club has a practice after school today until 5:00. Remember to do a bus note. Drama has a rehearsal after school today and Wednesday. Please make sure your parents know and that you write a bus note. Drama Stage crew there will be a meeting Wednesday at noon in 7 L. Tomorrow your Junior ATB will be open for deposits. Come make a deposit and spin the wheel to win!! A reminder that grade 7 leadership is selling candy grams today and tomorrow for $1 at the main boot room. Thank you! Due to the extreme cold, the after school Cross Country Ski club has been cancelled. An e-mail has already been sent to your parents to let them know.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Happy National...Darwin Day! Born in 1809, Charles Darwin revolutionized the field of natural history by putting forth the theory of evolution by natural selection. He explored, discovered and researched many life forms. He celebrated the diversity of life forms and discovered many species in the animal and plant kingdom. Other scientists like Darwin help us learn and perhaps spark an interest for us to also explore and pursue a career in science! A huge shout-out to...Bailey in 7L for showing positive energy and leadership through her classroom mentorship and PALS. Thank you Bailey! Running Club practice is today after school until 5:00! Remember your bus note. Reminder to the Colts Basketball teams that Team 1 girls and boys play their first game tomorrow. There is no basketball this week for Team 2. No practice on Thursday. Junior ATB is open today at noon in Mrs Blount's room! Make your deposit and spin the wheel to win! Candy Gram sales will be going on today at the main boot room. They are sold for $1. They will be delivered on Valentine's Day to that secret someone for you! This month is February funnies, with the goal of starting our day with a smile and some laughter. This week we are asking grades 1 and 6 for jokes. If you have any jokes please give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh. Q: What did one wall say to the other wall? I’ll meet you at the corner! Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear! Q: Why are elephants so wrinkled? Because they take too long to iron!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy National Cheddar cheese day OES! Cheese is an example of a milk product which is important for our bodies, especially our bones. Look to have a couple servings of milk products every day. Cheddar is a great example because cheese can be put onto majority of foods like sandwiches, tacos, pasta, or just eaten alone! Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so we are asking everyone to wear red, white and pink to help celebrate!! Thanks everyone! Tonight Team 1 Girls and Boys basketball players are hosting our first game. At the end of the day, team one players will need to meet outside the gym to organize. Go Colts Go! A huge shout-out to Levi in 2LM for showing acceptance of others, patience and responsibility. You have a great attitude Levi, way to go! The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's choir for students in grades 4 to 7. The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets today after school. This month is February funnies, with the goal of starting our day with a smile and some laughter. This week we are asking grades 1 and 6 for jokes. If you have any jokes please give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh. Q: What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef! Q: What do you call a cow with two legs? Lean meat! Q: What do you call a pig that knows karate? A pork chop!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day OES! Today gives us an opportunity to thank special people in our lives for helping us feel loved and accepted. Take the time to connect with friends, thank parents and siblings and be grateful for what we have! Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love. During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion in which individuals expressed their love and gratefulness for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending Valentine cards. Have a good day OES! If you ordered a candy gram for someone, the grade 7 leadership team will deliver those this morning to your teacher. Thank you for your support! A huge shout-out to...Mallory in 1MK for showing perseverance when doing her brain dance in Wellness and being positive while learning! Way to go Mallory! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Running Club - remember to hand in your permission forms to Mrs. Blount or Mrs. Hove by tomorrow. This month is February funnies, with the goal of starting our day with a smile and some laughter. This week we were asking grades 1 and 6 for jokes. Thank you to those who contributed! Q: Why are ghosts bad liars? Because you can see right through them! Q: What animal needs to wear a wig? A bald eagle! Q: Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honey combs! and here are some from 1LM: Why did Superman cross the road? He went to Superstore. What do you do when you are done eating? You Floss (the dance). Why did the squirrel cross the road back and forth? Because he was nuts.