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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.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Happy National Grammar Day OES! Grammar is the structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases and words in any given language. Grammar is used in books, magazines, textbooks and in projects. This week we are focusing on leadership. Leadership is someone who sets examples for younger students so they can learn from them. For example the grade 7s in our school set examples for all the other kids in the school. People should set examples but some people set bad examples so we should all try to set the best examples we can. We can do it OES! A huge shout out to Katelyn in 5T for showing responsibility.  Great job :) Here is a random joke from 7D: What do you get if you cross a computer and a hamburger? A THICK MAC. Yay randomness! Junior ATB is open tomorrow at noon in Mrs Blount's room at lunch recess. Come make a deposit and spin the wheel to win! Drama Practice after school in 7L. Please let your parents know and do a bus note. The Junior Choir meets today. That's all choir students in grades 2 and 3. Please come to the music room at lunch recess today. Fish Society meets today at noon in the Learning Commons! We have new babies! See you there.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Happy National Cereal Day OES! Do you like cereal? What’s your favorite kind of cereal? Cereal is a quick and easy breakfast. You can eat it with or without milk but most people eat it with milk. There are different types of cereals you can choose from. Have a chat in your class about what your favorite cereal is! A leader is someone who sets examples for younger students so they can learn from them. For example the grade 7s in our school set examples for all the other kids in the school. We have started a definition in your class about what a leader is. Yesterday you added to this definition with examples of what a leader does, their actions. Now add to this definition by what a leader SAYS. So again OES, add to your definition of a leader with examples of what a leader says - how does this make them a leader? A giant shout out to Wayland in 7L for showing responsibility great job Wayland!!! Keep up the great work :))) The grade 5 Handbell Club is cancelled for today. Do you have a special talent? Perhaps you sing, play an instrument, can build items, are involved in dance or gymnastics? Or maybe you know how to do magic or solve questions incredibly quick! Maybe it is some tricks with a basketball or hockey puck. Is it a group lip sync? Or a dramatic production? Whatever your talent is, we want to see it! OES is hosting a talent show and we want YOU all to participate! Fill in a form and get it to Miss Welsh by next Friday!! We can't wait to see what talent you are going to show us! Just a reminder that all Team 2 basketball team members are to meet in the West boot room by 3:10 today. The bus will be leaving by 3:15 for the basketball game against Darwell. GO COLTS GO!!!

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy National Mario Day OES! Do you like Mario? Do you play video games? He is most commonly found in Super Mario Bros, Mario World and Mario Kart. He is common around the world and is very popular. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to play Mario and video games, OES. Many kids don't get these opportunities. Have you thought about Leadership OES? If you have, great what did you come up with? If not talk about it in class today and come up with even more ways to become a leader. We have talked about what a leader is, what a leader does and what a leader says. Now to add to your definition, please include examples of how a leader acts. So think of different scenarios and how a leader acts during these scenarios. Your definition and examples should be big by now, OES! Great job to our OES Colts basketball team for their perseverance and great team work during yesterdays basketball game. Reminder that the team wind up is next Wednesday and regular practice on Thursday. The tournament will be at the Onoway Junior Senior High School on Saturday, March 16. Important information about the tournament will be emailed to your parents soon. Go Colts Go! A huge shout-out to Codder in 1MK for showing responsibility and helpfulness when some of his classmates were arguing over a game. Thank you, Codder! The Grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today. Do you have a special talent? Can you dance, sing, do magic, do fun tricks with sports, complete puzzles, do the splits?? Whatever your talent is, we want to see it! OES is hosting a talent show and we want YOU all to participate! Ask your teacher for a paper form or fill in the google form so that you can try out for the final performance! We hope you all think about your talents. These forms need to be in to Miss Welsh by next Friday!!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Happy National Napping Day OES! Do you like to take naps? When do you like to take naps? Not everyone takes naps everyday. Some people do. Napping is a great way to catch up on sleep. Sometimes you can nap for twenty minutes or five hours depending on how tired you are. Are you leader OES? Maybe try helping you're younger siblings with their homework or try helping someone at school just try your best OES. You can do it! Here are some tips to become a great leader, compliment yourself when you have done a good job, don’t make excuses, let go of anger and practice forgiveness. If you do all of theses things you will become a great leader. Keep focusing on being a great leader OES. A huge shout out to Jake in K1 for showing respect. Drama meets after school today in 7L. Please write a bus note and make sure your parents know you are staying. Fish Society meets today at noon in the Learning Commons. See you there! Junior ATB Board Members have a meeting tomorrow at lunch recess in Mrs Blount's room. This Thursday is the last day to submit your talents to Miss Welsh for trying out for OES' Talent Show! We want to see your talents, whether they be dancing, gymnastics, sports skills, puzzles, math skills, singing, anything!! Cross Country Ski group please meet in the Learning Commons after school.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happy National Pancake Day! Do you like pancakes? Which do you like more pancakes or waffles? You can make pancakes at home and are a popular breakfast food. You can add whatever you want in and on top of the pancake. Leadership is really important. You have to set examples for younger students and be respectful of everyone. Seek and take responsibility for your actions, and remember to keep a positive attitude. Look to compliment yourself when you have done a good job, don’t make excuses, let go of anger and practice forgiveness. If you do all of theses things you will become a great leader. Let's do this OES! A huge shout out to Reese in 7D for showing respectful communications. Great job:)))) Junior ATB Board Members you have a meeting today at lunch recess in Mrs Blount's room. Get those talent show submissions in by THURSDAY, OES! The leadership team can't wait to see what you are choosing to show us. Tryouts will be April 15-18th and those selected will be performing in front of the school on April 30th!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy National Panda Day OES! Do you like Pandas? Their habitats are in trouble, but they are not endangered anymore and that is a good thing. In China, their habitats are in serious danger which is not a good thing. So think of some ways you can help endangered animals - even knowing about it and learning more about pandas, helps. Knowledge is power OES! Here's a tip for leadership OES. Try to set milestones for yourself, like lets say you have a test coming up, try to set a good goal to get at least 70 or higher on test! Go OES Go! Continue thinking of ways you can show leadership in your class, your school, town and at home. What sorts of activities can you do to show your leadership skills? A humongous shout out to Reed in K2 for showing Responsibility! Keep up the amazing work Reed! All Snowbusters going tomorrow MUST meet in 7D today at noon. The Choir meets at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets after school today. Drama meets after school today in 7L. Please write a bus note and make sure your parents know you are staying. Drama stage crew meets today at first recess in 7L. Talent show submissions are due TOMORROW OES, whether you write them on paper or complete the google form. The grade 7 leadership team can't wait to see what you come up with! Next Friday is our next spirit day and it is FANCY DAY! Think of what you can wear to dress super fancy, maybe dresses or tutus, perhaps a suit or cowboy show wear! Think of what you own that is fancy and special and wear it that day, OES!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy National Potato Chip Day OES! Do you like chips? They are thin slices of potatoes and commonly served as a snack, they are usually served at parties, weddings and celebrations like that. You can make potato chips at home. This is a snack to eat rarely as it is full of salt and sugar, but it is a fun treat every now and again! Here's another tip for leadership OES. Try giving feedback to your friends, state your opinion but be nice about it and try to come out with ways they can improve their work. Another tip for leadership today OES is have humor. Try your best to make someone laugh today. You can be a leader and still have an awesome sense of humor. An amazing shout out to Henry in 3Y for showing respect. Keep up the great work! Talent show submissions are due today OES, whether you write them on paper or complete the google form. The grade 7 leadership team can't wait to see what you come up with! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Next Friday is our next spirit day and it is FANCY DAY! Think of what you can wear to dress super fancy, maybe dresses or tutus, perhaps a suit or cowboy show wear! Think of what you own that is fancy and special and wear it that day, OES! Have a great time skiing today, Snowbusters! Represent OES at the ski hill and be safe. Tomorrow is a PD Day OES, so enjoy your long weekend! And to start the long weekend off, let's DANCE. So get up and get moving OES! COME ON AND MOVE YOUR BODIES!

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Happy National Awkward Moments Day OES! Have you had any awkward moments? Everyone has awkward moments, some are embarrassing and some are just weird. Don’t worry we have all had those moments or days that have just been full of awkward moments. Here's a tip to be a leader try your best work hard but still have fun. Can you be a multi-tasker OES? Also, look to join teams or clubs to learn more about leadership. Working together in a team is an amazing way to be a leader. A huge shout out to Hailey in 7D for showing responsibility. Keep up the great work! On March 22 which is assembly and Fancy Day, you can get your photo taken in your fancy clothes. The pictures are $1 dollar each. All the money earned will go to Aven and her family. You will receive your picture in the next couple of weeks. Fish Society meets today at noon in the Learning Commons. See you there! The Junior Choir meets at lunch recess today. A reminder that Nordic Ski Club members are to meet in 2LM at noon recess for their wind-up. It was an amazing weekend of Basketball! Both the boys and girls teams played amazing on Saturday. Huge shout out to all of the parents who helped with score keeping and coaching on Saturday. The boys did an fantastic job on Saturday, with Team 1 making it to the semi-finals with a great 3rd place finish. Team 2 boys, advanced to the finals and played a hard game against Darwell to place 2nd in the tournament. The girls team 1, made it to the semi-finals and played in a nail biter game and finishing 4th overall. Team 2 girls, advance to the final and worked their way to a banner win! Congrats to all the players! Mrs. Moser would like all basketball players to meet in the gym at lunch recess for photos. The saucer swing on the Div I playground is off limits today. Maintenance needs to come and repair it as it was broken over the weekend. The Tarmac in Div 1 is also off limits due to icy conditions.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Happy National Let’s Laugh Day OES! Do you like to laugh? Today is the day to make everyone laugh, tell jokes, tell funny stories, tell or do anything to make anyone laugh. Laughter is also known as the best medicine. How can you be a leader OES? Here's a tip, try your best to be organized and tidy. You can do this OES! A great leader is someone who shows perseverance, especially when times get tough. Don't give up yourself or others, OES. Sometimes you just need to stop and think of a better way around an obstacle. Show perseverance as often as you can! A huge shout out to Thomas in 3M for showing responsibility. Keep up the amazing work Thomas! On March 22 which is fancy day you can get your photo taken in your fancy clothes. The pictures are $1 dollar each. All the money earned will go to Aven and her family. You will receive your photo in the next couple of weeks. All students: Please help us prevent our sinks from clogging. All straws and straw wrappers must be put in the garbage so they do not go down the drains. Thank you for your cooperation. The Orbitron in the Div 1 playground is out of use until it is repaired.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy National Ravioli Day OES! Do you like ravioli? It is quick and easy to eat for lunch or dinner. It can get a little messy but it’s easy to clean up. It is delicious and you can save it for later. Ravioli is a type of pasta that you can eat that will help you get enough grain products, so dig in! Have fun on your field trip grade 7 students. Be respectful and responsible students. Have fun and be safe. Here's your tip to how to be a leader. Be confident but in a good way try to do your best and be proud of your work. But remember to be humble to OES! Look to practice confident communication skills, where you stand up for what you believe in, but in a positive way. Don't argue just to argue. Be strong in your beliefs, but take time to listen to other's points of views. Tomorrow is National Down Syndrome Day, so please remember to wear your coolest, most colorful socks to celebrate diversity and our uniqueness! Please stay away from the north corner of the school due to the ice build up and the orbitron spinner on the K-2 playground is closed due to excessive water. A huge shout out to Harlyn in 5T for showing responsibility. Keep it up! On March 22 which is Dress Fancy Day, you can get your photo taken in your fancy clothes. The pictures are $1 dollar each. All the money earned will go to Aven and her family. You will receive your picture next week sometime. The Choir meets today at lunch recess. The Dungeons and Dragons club and Drama are cancelled to Interviews tonight. Drama is cancelled tonight due to Parent teacher interviews. Drama stage crew meeting is cancelled today. We will meet Friday first recess. There will be NO Juice Bar today. Grade 7 students interested in badminton, there will be a meeting TOMORROW in 7D during lunch recess. See you there!

Kindergarten Orientation Meeting

OES Kindergarten Orientation Meeting Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Happy National…Nurses Day OES! Do you have someone in your life who is a nurse? Have you ever gone to the hospital and had a nurse look after you? They are wonderful people and work to help us feel better. WE need to be grateful for all of the nurses and make sure if you know one or have a chance, to thank them for their amazing work. Maybe some of you would like to be a nurse one day and for that we would all be grateful for you too! For May we are continuing our topic on healthy living. We have discussed physical activity and sleep, so now we will be talking about positive mental health! This week we will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our communities, knowing who we are, coping with stress and enjoying life. And it’s never too early or too late to get there. But it’s not just about what you do for yourself, by yourself—everyone needs healthy and supportive places to work, live and learn. So OES let’s #GETLOUD about mental health and the importance of taking care of our bodies and minds this week and forever! A huge shout-out to Adrien in 5S for showing compassion and positivity. Thanks Adrien! You rock! Happy Music Monday! Today across Canada, we celebrate and recognize the importance of music. The grade 4 & 5 Choir is celebrating by performing in a concert this afternoon in Whitecourt. Good luck Choir! The Junior Choir will NOT meet today, as Mrs. Olson will be in Whitecourt. There is a drama practice after school today. All CAST and stage crew need to be in attendance. See you after school and be sure to write a bus note. Tomorrow is our second last deposit day for Junior ATB for this year. The bank will be open in Mrs. Blount's room at noon tomorrow.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Happy National …Tourist day OES! Where is somewhere in the world you would like to travel to? Is there somewhere that is on your bucket list of must sees? Maybe somewhere in Europe? Go on an African safari? Go see the great barrier reef? Maybe travel across Canada? Wherever it may be, you would be a tourist and so you respect where you go but enjoy the local scenes and soak up some different culture! Today we want you to check about your own mental health. Students can go over the checklists that were emailed to your teachers. At the Canadian Mental Health Association, they found that, while feeling well means different things to different people, some things might actually apply to all of us: in order to thrive, we all need a good sense of self, and we all need purpose, contribution, hope, resilience and belonging. The checklist is just one way to check in with yourself about your mental health, and maybe guide you on how to support and improve it. Everyone can work on developing a good sense of self, finding a daily purpose, contributing to community and others, feeling hope, battling through tough times and finding a sense of belonging with others. Everyone in class talk about sense of self and what that means. Maybe write down three positive things about yourself! Let’s do this OES and #GETLOUD about positive mental health! A huge shout-out to Winter in 6V for showing responsibility. Way to go, Winter! Thank you for being so awesome!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Happy National…Bike to school day OES! If you rode your bike to school today way to go! If you didn’t then make the effort to go home and ride your bikes. Not only is it great for your body and mind, but it is also good on the environment and doesn’t produce pollution. So get on those bikes and ride OES! Today, our grade six students are writing their provincial achievement test. Please be respectful and remain as quiet as possible in the hallways. The bells will be turned off so teachers, watch for transition times. The bell will only ring for recess time. Today we want you to talk about your purpose and sense of meaning. Do you think you are reaching your full potential during school? What about during physical activity. Do you challenge yourself to grow and take on challenges even if they are hard? Do you feel like you have grown since the first day of school this year to know? Do you know and feel that OES is a better place with you here? What are you good at? What are your strengths? Maybe write down three areas of strengths you have. Another aspect of mental health that will help start your day bright is following a morning routine. Prepare for your day in your mind and get your items ready for the day either the night before or early in the morning. Stick to a routine each morning. Double check that when you head to school you have everything you need! Let’s #GETLOUD about the importance of positive mental health OES! All cast members involved in scene 1, meet in the activity room at noon for rehearsal. There is a drama practice after school today. All CAST and stage crew need to be in attendance. See you after school and be sure to write a bus note. The Choir practice is cancelled for today. Take a break, choir, you earned it! Those grade 7 students interested in trying out for the 800 m race for track and field, meet Miss Welsh at the baseball diamonds for lunch recess. See you there! A huge shout-out to Zaden in 7D for showing kindness, patience and acceptance. Way to go Zaden!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Happy National…Have a sleepover day OES! Maybe this weekend you can get together with a friend and have a sleepover! Sleepovers are a fun way to connect with others and enjoy your time together. Connecting with others is a great way to work on positive mental health OES! For positive mental health, discuss as a class the importance of belonging. Do you get along with others? Do you have positive relationships with friends your own age? Do you have positive relationships with adults in your life? Do you have at least 5 adult anchors who care about you and challenge you to be the best you can be? Do you belong to clubs, teams or organizations? Do you feel like you belong to your classroom and school? Write down at least 3 caring anchors in your life and write down 3 friends who you can count on. Another tip on working on our positive mental health is healthy sleep habits. We have discussed this already but here are some more tips to get the needed 9-11 hours of sleep per night: avoid caffeine, go to bed the same time each night, power down from electronics at least one hour before bed, have a regular routine before bed and look to get enough physical activity daily. Let’s go OES, and #GETLOUD about our mental health! All cast members involved in scene 3, meet in the activity room at noon for rehearsal. A huge shout-out to Jaxon in 1MK for showing kindness. Thank you Jaxon and keep up the great work. The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy National…Clean up your room OES! Your room should be your place where you can relax, unwind and do some quiet things that help recenter your body and mind. So go home and make sure it is clean, free of clutter and garbage, and organized in a way that helps you be you! Also, a clean room helps your parents or guardians feel less stress, so let’s do them a favor also and clean our rooms! For positive mental health, discuss the importance of contributing to the community and others. Do you know how you can contribute positively to your classroom? School? Town? Province? Country? World? Do you know how important your contributions are to others? Do you feel useful? How do you make the world a better place to live in? What difference are you making for others? Another tip to work on our positive mental health is doing at least thirty minutes of physical activity daily. Just like our assembly crew tells us each month and we discussed last week in our announcements, physical activity is so important for our bodies and brains. So get our get your heart pumping! Do you spend at least an hour outside after or before school? What physical activity do you do at home? Do you play sports? Can you find your heart rate and can you tell that it is beating at a healthy rate? Write down three ways you can get more physical OES! Let’s #GETLOUD about the importance of our mental health OES! One way we are going #GETLOUD about mental health OES is through sidewalk chalk! Today your class will come outside at some point today and draw positive messages on our sidewalk. Some grade 7 leadership students will meet your class outside with chalk and help you with these messages! Have fun and remember OES, #GETLOUD! Lego 3D is meeting at noon. We only have a few more weeks to finish! See you in 7L at noon. Any grade 7 student interested in trying out for track and field 3000 m needs to meet Miss Welsh at the baseball diamonds during lunch recess. See you there! A huge shout-out to Sam in 2M for showing respect and positive leadership. Way to go Sam! The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy National Apple Pie Days OES! Do you like apple pie? Most apple pies are done at home and taste super good. You can also get homemade apple pies at bakery’s. There are so many different recipes for apple pies and most of them all taste amazing. For positive mental health, discuss the importance of Hope and Enjoyment in your life. Are you optimistic? Are you positive about life? Do you think positively about the future? Do you feel good about yourself? Do you like yourself? Do you accept yourself and who you are, without judgement or trying to be like anyone else? Today, look to write three things you like about yourself OES. We need to love ourselves and take care of ourselves before we can even think about helping anyone else! Let's #GETLOUD about the importance of our mental health. A huge shout-out to Maddy in 3Y for showing kindness and acceptance. Way to go Maddy, you are awesome! Those grade 7 students interested in trying out for the 1500 meter race, meet Miss Welsh at the baseball diamonds during lunch recess. See you there! Junior ATB Board Members - There is a meeting tomorrow at lunch recess in Mrs. Blount's room. Round two of playoff hockey is finished and the final four teams are in! In the Western Conference there is St. Louis Blues versus San Jose Sharks. In the Eastern Conference there is Boston Bruins versus Carolina Hurricanes. Right now our top OES bracket are the following: In third place there is a tie between Regan in 7L, 4JB class and Bryce from 6V. In second right now, Hudson from 5T has it. And right now our top bracket at OES is Kezrae from 5T! Way to go everyone, stay tuned until the finals! Fish Society meets in 6B at noon today. See you there! The Junior Choir practice is cancelled for today.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day OES! Do you like to dance? Do you know the chicken dance? Ask your teacher if you can do the chicken dance during gym today. If you can’t, do the chicken dance at home to get up and move. Flap your wings and get moving OES! For positive mental health, discuss the importance of resiliency in your life. What is resiliency? What does this word mean to you? Discuss as a class what this word means. How can you become more resilient? Do you accept that things are hard sometimes? Do you understand that even though things are hard, you can try even harder to accomplish big things? Do you deal with challenges well? Do you like challenging yourself? Do you know that you can’t control everything, but you take action where you can? Do you get back up when you feel down or make a mistake? We need to push through challenges OES and become more resilient. Mistakes should happen every day - this is how our brain grows strong connections. Be okay with mistakes OES and accept that nobody is perfect. We can grow from our mistakes and become better each and every day! Let's #GETLOUD about the importance of our mental health. There is a Junior ATB Board Meeting today at lunch recess in Mrs. Blount's room. Those top javelin grade 7 throwers from 7D and 7L please meet Miss Welsh at the baseball diamonds today at lunch for your final tryouts. Our next spirit day is Dress like a twin day! So get a group of friends or even your whole class and come to school dressed the same on May 30th! A huge shout-out to Lincoln in 4B for showing responsibility. Way to go Lincoln! You are amazing.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day OES! Do you like chocolate chips? What is your favorite kind of chocolate chip? Chocolate chips are usually put into cookies to make chocolate chip cookies. Don’t always eat unhealthy, try eating something healthy like milk and cookies. A giant shout out to Caleb in 6V for showing responsibility. Great job Caleb!! The Choir meets today at lunch recess. Those students in grades 4 and 5 interested in joining the golf team, please meet in Miss Welsh's classroom during lunch recess today. Again, any grades 4-5 students interested in joining the golf team, please meet in Miss Welsh's room across from the gym during lunch recess. See you there! Don't forget our next spirit day is dress like a twin day! You can choose one person or a group of people to dress the exact same as that day! Let's see your creativity OES. This day will be May 30th! There is a drama rehearsal for scene 4 at noon today at a full cast and stage crew today after school. Write a bus note. The last few weeks we have been focusing on our mental health. Remember, that at the Canadian Mental Health Association, they found that, while feeling well means different things to different people, some things might actually apply to all of us. In order to thrive, we all need a good sense of self, and we all need purpose, contribution, hope, resilience and belonging. Everyone can work on developing a good sense of self, finding a daily purpose, contributing to community and others, feeling hope, battling through tough times and finding a sense of belonging with others. Focus on one thing to work on every day OES and let's #GETLOUD about our positive mental health! Speaking of positive mental health, did you know dancing is so important for your mind and body? So because of this and because it is a long weekend for everyone, let's GET UP AND MOVE! Come on OES, get into the hallways, get out of your classrooms and get up off of your seats. Let's MOVE TOGETHER and DANCE for our mental health.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Happy National...waitstaff day! Everyone has been to a restaurant with waiters and waitresses! Waiters and waitresses are a big determining factor on the difference between your dining experience being a good experience or a bad one. The food may be delicious, but their attentiveness and attitude can make or change the whole experience. There are those waitresses who go out of their way to ensure you receive excellent service and ensure that you have the best time possible. And being a waiter or waitress is hard, tiring work. So make sure you show your appreciation next time you go to a restaurant or if you know someone who does this job, thank them for their hard work! A giant shout out to Brady in 5S for showing responsibility. Those grade 4 and 5 students interested in golf, your signed forms need to be back to Miss Welsh by THURSDAY at the latest. Today after school until 4:30 is track and field practice. Please make sure you do a bus note grade 7 students and let your parents know. If you can't make it, let Miss Welsh or Ms Doyle know. Those students in grades 5-7 who are interested in playing floor hockey can come to big gym Thursday at lunch for floor hockey club! Animal Research Club meets Thursday at noon recess in the Learning Commons for Grade 1-3. If you are in the grade 4-5 Choir, the grade 5 handbell club, or the grade 6-7 handbell club, please come to the music room today at first recess for a quick meeting. That's all grade 4 to 7 students in choir or handbells, please meet during morning recess. We are going to start giving you healthy eating tips OES. Because beyond exercise and positive mental health, we need to eat healthy! Healthy Eating Tip: Start eating healthy OES by trying some new foods, like grains or milk products. Try your best to eat as healthy as you can. You can always have a unhealthy snack some times, but try to keep a healthy lifestyle. You should eat about 6 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. We want to see pictures of your class eating healthy. If there are any times in the day when you are eating healthy snacks, get your teacher to snap some pictures and send it to Miss Welsh! Thank you to 2M for getting pictures of your class already! What a healthy class 2M is!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy National Solitaire Day OES! Do you know the game solitaire? There are 50 plus different kind of solitaire games like Spider, Klondike and Free-cell. Solitaire is a card game and is easy to play with different levels. You can play online and by yourself, don’t run out of moves. Those grade 4 and 5 students who are joining the golf club, get your forms and money into Miss Welsh by tomorrow! There is a track and field practice after school for those grade 7 students going to GCAAs. If you can't make it, let Miss Welsh or Ms. Doyle know. Those coming, please do a bus note and let your parents know. The choir meets today at lunch recess. The finals for the Stanley Cup has been set! Boston and St.Louis! What a wild ride it's been! Right now, Hudson from 5T has 9 points, and then tied for second place is Brady from 5S, Bryce from 6V and 4JB! We will see who wins! There will be no noon hour drama practice today. There is drama after school today. Write a bus note and make sure your parents are aware. Those students in grades 5-7 who are interested in playing floor hockey can come to big gym Thursday at lunch for floor hockey club! Start eating healthy OES. Some tips to eat healthy, choose whole foods instead of processed. Say no to sugary drinks. Keep healthy food readily available. Eat more fish. Use whole grain flour in baking recipes. Start eating healthy OES, you can do it! Try every day to get all the things you need like, fruits, veggies, grains, meat, dairy, and alternatives OES. You need to get all of these to be healthy. We want to see pictures of your class eating healthy. If there are any times in the day when you are eating healthy snacks, get your teacher to snap some pictures and send it to Miss Welsh! There have been amazing pictures from K3 and 1K sent that have shown amazing healthy eating! Way to go K3 and 1K! A huge shout out to Ellisya in 3M for showing responsibility. Way to go girl!

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Happy National Taffy Day OES! Do you like taffy? Even though we have been focusing on eating healthy, sometimes it is a great idea to have a treat! Taffy is a great example of a treat to eat. What is your favorite guilty snack, that you know isn't good for you but you love it anyways? Today is the final track and field practice for grade 7 students who are going to GCAAs. Please let Miss Welsh or Ms Doyle know if you can't make it. Those coming, again please do a bus note and let parents know. See you there! Animal Research Club meets today at noon recess in the Learning Commons for Grades 1-3. The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Drama Scene 3 - we are meeting at lunch for an extra rehearsal. Those students in grades 5-7 who are interested in playing floor hockey can come to big gym today during lunch recess for floor hockey club! Have you been eating healthy OES? Here are more tips on how to eat healthy. Try to eat less junk food and try to eat more healthy. If you need a more wide variety of food try expanding what you eat maybe try something new who knows maybe you will like it! Try to talk to your parents if you think your going out too much. Try to eat grilled food instead of deep fried. You can do it OES. Be good to your bodies and they will be good to you! Thank you to those classes who have sent in their healthy eating photos! 6B sent in some amazing ones, thanks 6B! A huge shout out to Keegan in 7D for showing responsibility. Keep it up Keegan!!

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy National...Scavenger hunt day! Scavenger hunts have become popular at weekend get together, parties, family gatherings and holidays. However, this would be a great day to have a scavenger hunt during recess or put one together for the neighborhood kids and let the fun begin. Get outside OES and challenge your friends to scavenger hunt! To stay healthy OES. Something you might do when you get hungry, you’re more likely to eat the first thing you see on the counter or in the cupboard. Keep healthy food in easily accessible and visible places in your home and at school OES. Put some fruits in a basket and place it on the kitchen counter, store healthy snacks at eye level in your pantry and stock up your fridge with small batches of cooked whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. At school, store quick bites like almonds, pistachios and dried berries in a jar and place it on your desk. Take those pictures OES of examples of you eating healthy in class. We want to see them! Thank you 4JB and 5T for sending great healthy pictures! They were awesome. The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. There is drama after school today. Write a bus note and make sure your parents are aware. All stage crew and cast need to attend. A mega shout out to Wyatt in 2F for showing responsibility - way to go Wyatt! Keep up the great leadership.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Happy National Hamburger Day OES! Do you like hamburgers? What do you like on your hamburgers? Pickles? Cheese? Ketchup? Tomatoes? Hamburgers are tasty. You can make your own burgers or buy them from a store. A big shout out to Jaret in 7D for empathy and tolerance. Amazing work Jaret!! Don’t forget about twin day OES. Find a twin to dress up like. Twin day is on May 30. Be creative. Remember to eat healthy and choose right choices for your body! Instead of a candy bar, try having some fresh strawberries. It might take a little extra work but it will do you good in the long run. Try making yourself something healthy for lunch. Come on OES you can do it! Try your best to eat as healthy as you can. Make a daily goal that you try to achieve. Maybe try to have about 3 servings of milk products each day, or try to improve how much fruits and vegetables you have. You can do it OES. Grade 7 track and field team did amazing at GCAAs. We would like to recognize those athletes that placed top 2 during track and field and qualified to represent OES at St. Albert in Zones: Cici 1st in 3000 m Katelyn 2nd in 3000 m, 1st in 800 m, 2nd in 400 m Julia 1st in 1500 m, 100 m, 200 m, Dru 1st in 800 m, 2nd in 100 m, Danica 2nd in Discus And our four girls on the relay team got first, Kyla, Julia, Danica, Harland, WOW!! Way to go everyone. Enjoy your visit to the high school today grade 7 students. Be respectful and curious. Ask questions and show the high school how proud they will be to have you join them next year. Have fun! For any grades 5, 6 or 7 students who want to play floor hockey at lunch, come to the big gym today for some fun! Today at lunch recess in Mrs Blount's room is the last deposit day for this school year. The winner of the basket and wireless headphones will be chosen today & announced in assembly! There will be a quick patroler meeting at first recess in 2M to pick up a Year End Celebration form.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Happy National Water a Flower Day OES! Do you like watering plants? Plants need water to survive and live. Water helps with photosynthesis with is the process that makes food for the plant. So if the plant is dry it is probably dying. Help a plant out today OES or better yet, plant more plants! The more green the better! Today is twin day, are you twinning with anyone today OES? Thank you to those who dressed up. Leadership students will be around this morning to take pictures and tally up to see who is dressed the most like twins! Due to the fires in Northern Alberta, the air quality is poor. We are monitoring the statements from Alberta Health Services to determine if we will have inside or outside recesses throughout the day. Are you eating healthy OES? Try you're best to keep healthy and stay good. Eating healthy is good so you don't get sick. It keeps you're mind and body in good shape. Try and do your bodies and minds a favor and choose fruits and vegetables as much as possible. You can't eat enough fruit or vegetables OES, so get munching! A giant shout out to Eden in 5S for showing respect. Animal Research Club meets today at noon recess in the Learning Commons for Grade 1-3. Drama has a quick 2-minute meeting in 7L at noon. Anyone wanting to run lines can meet in 7L - no extra scene practice today. Lego 3D - all projects need to be complete this week. Come to 7L at noon today and tomorrow to finish. The grade 5 handbell club meets today at lunch recess. This is our final rehearsal of the year, so please don't miss it! The Senior Choir will meet during afternoon recess today for an extra rehearsal. This is for all grade 4 and 5 students in choir, please come to the music room at LAST recess today. Today is our final leadership-led assembly OES, so remember to be respectful and listen to the grade 7 students who worked hard to prepare for you.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Happy National Vehicle day OES. You ride in a vehicle almost every day. One day you will hopefully be driving your own vehicle. Most vehicles run on gas, but there are some that run on solar energy or electricity only. Exhaust is bad for the air quality, so if you get a chance to carpool or walk or bike to where you need to go, that would be best for our environment OES! The Air Quality will be monitored throughout the day. Assume we are having outside recesses unless announced otherwise. A ginormous shout out to Elliot in 2LM for showing self-control. Way to go Elliot! You got this OES keep a healthy mind and body. Eat healthy, drink lots of water, avoid sugar, get to bed early, and make sure to fit in some exercise. Be good to your bodies and minds OES and they will be good to you! This morning, as a class challenge yourself to do 10 push-ups, 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit-ups and 10 lunges. So as a class once announcements are done, get up and move OES...get those hearts beating! There is drama full dress rehearsal tomorrow from 9:30 - 2:00 pm. All stage crew and cast must attend. This is our second last rehearsal before the play. See you tomorrow. The grade 6 & 7 handbell club meets today at lunch recess. This is our final rehearsal, so please don't miss it! Have a great field trip today grade 4's! Be respectful and learn lots! Enjoy! Those grades 4 and 5 students who registered for the golf team, there is a mandatory meeting today during lunch recess in Miss Welsh's room. So again, those grade 4 and 5 students who registered to be a part of the golf team need to meet in Miss Welsh's room today during lunch recess!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Happy National Hug Your Cat Day OES! Do you own a cat? Or any other pet? As a class this morning, discuss which animals you own and why. Talk about the importance of having a pet and what they do to help our mental health. What can we do to show our animals we care and love them? Discuss some strategies as a class. As we near the end of the school year OES, we are going to start asking you to reflect on the year. What does reflect mean? Come up with a definition as a class on what reflection is. Tomorrow we will begin asking questions to help you on this journey!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Happy World Environment Day OES! What an important day this is! Why is the environment important to us OES? What can we do to help it? We want you think of ways you can help the environment be safe and clean for everyone to enjoy. We would like to challenge yourself to choose ONE of your class' ideas and do it in the next several days. What can you do to help our environment OES? There are sooo many things! Be creative! Yesterday we asked you what reflection was. To reflect you look back at something that happened and think what was good about it, what wasn't so good, what would you change for next time and so on. We would like you to think about the top things this year that you enjoyed. What were some areas during only Math and LA that were your favorite things? We want you to write down in your agendas or draw what your favorite things you did in Math and LA this year. We will examine many other areas, but for today, just reflect on Math and LA only! Do you wish you could play the instruments in the music room more often? Now's your chance! Two of our grade 5 students have volunteered to run a music club on Wednesdays at lunch recess for students in grades 3 to 5. If you are in grade 3, 4 or 5, come to the music room today at noon and play along with the grade 5 volunteers. Thanks to all of the Drama students, choir and handbell students who performed for all of the parents last night. You were all amazing and you should be very proud! Great job! And a huge thank you to Mrs. Olson for her support and guidance for our Junior choir and handbells, & our senior choir and hand bells. Their performances on Monday and last night were outstanding. You are such an amazing music teacher! And finally, a huge shout out to Mrs. Kison and Mrs. Lapachuk for helping to guide our amazing actors and stage crew in their performance in the drama production. Their time, dedication and perseverance paid off! The production was a huge success!

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Happy Russian Language Day OES! Does anyone speak Russian in this school? Is anyone Russian or have family members that live in Russia? What about other cultures? Canada is an amazing country full of a variety of backgrounds and heritages. What heritage do you come from OES? What is your family's background? Yesterday we had you reflect on Math and LA and the positive things about Math and LA. Now we want you to continue to reflect on Math and LA, but this time, think of areas that didn't go so great. Which parts of Math and LA from the year were the most difficult or was the biggest struggle for you? What did you do about it? How can you help yourself so this doesn't happen next year? Record in your agenda your biggest challenges in Math and LA this year! Animal Research Club meets today at noon recess in the Learning Commons for Grade 1-3.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Happy National Donut Day and Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Wow this day is definitely a sweet one! Treats are good to have sometimes, so maybe today is the day you treat yourself to a donut or some ice cream. Remember that we need to make sure our bodies are getting the minerals vitamins they need, and these come from fruit, vegetables, meat, grain and milk products. So enjoy a treat today OES, and be good to those bodies! There will be a mandatory golf meeting for those grade 4 and 5 students who are on the golf team. Please come to Miss Welsh's room during lunch recess AND lunch. So bring your lunches golf members to Miss Welsh's room for lunch recess and lunch eating time. Grade 3 students have fun on your year-end field trip! Be respectful and enjoy yourselves! The main gym is unavailable all day for the grade 6 classes to have a Telus World of Science day. Enjoy grade 6 students! We have reflected on Math and LA OES, so today we want you to reflect on Physical Education. When you go to the gym, what is your favorite unit or game to play? What was your favorite activity during DPA time? Today reflect on your physical education memories from this year and record in your agenda your favorite parts of DPA and PE, and also your least favorite parts of it!

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Happy National Iced Tea Day, OES! Tea has been around forever and on June 10, we fill our glasses with iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened—that’s your call) and celebrate the day! This is a great beverage to enjoy when it is hot outside. Be careful with how much you drink OES, as it can be full of sugar, and we all know that we shouldn't eat that much sugar. So have one as a treat every now and again OES! We have reflected on Math, LA and Physical Education OES, so today we want you to reflect on Social. This year, what were your favorite parts you learned in social? Was it about Canadian history? Other countries? Or was it all about Canada, the regions, the government, the people or the various communities? In your agenda today, reflect back through this year and record your favorite topic you learned about this year in Social. Also, record the area that you found the most difficult in social this year. We are on the journey of reflection this month, as June is almost done! There will be a golf practice for those grade 4 and 5 golf team members. This will be today after school until 4:30. Please make sure you have done a bus note and have transportation arranged for after practice. See you there!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Happy National Go Fishing Day, OES! Have you ever gone fishing? As a class, talk about any adventures you have had fishing and who you have gone fishing with. Did you catch anything? See any cool sea creatures?? Fishing is a great activity to spend time with family and get outside! If you haven't tried fishing you need to! Junior ATB Board member and employee year end party is in Mrs. Blount's room at lunch recess today. Have a great walking field trip K2! Enjoy yourselves. Also, enjoy your walking field trip 1D and 1MK! You will have so much fun! Our grade 6 students are writing their PATs today again, this time math. Please be quiet in the hallways and be respectful for our grade 6 students. Thank you.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Happy National Leon Day, OES! National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day. Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters' begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations. It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June. So if you are feeling crafty today, you can make a LEON craft while thinking about Christmas! Grade 4 and 5 golf members who are going to Duffy's Challenge, it will be moved to tomorrow.

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.

Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews

SPTIs will be held at OES Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21

To book an interview link here: Book Interview

The Event code you need to log into the site is hs4xg

If you have any questions please call the office at (780)967-5209.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Happy National Dress Day OES! Do you like wearing dresses? You usually wear dresses as formal wear but some wear them on a daily basis. Boys can wear dresses but mainly girls do. Dresses can be really fancy and can be very expensive! Everyone likes to feel fancy, so be grateful for any dressy clothes you own! Speaking of dressy, our next spirit day is FANCY DAY! So start thinking of what you will wear to show your fanciest! For leadership today, we are hoping you will reflect on your definition of what a leader is. Add to it, by thinking of what actions do leaders do. So again, add to your definition of what a leader is, by writing examples of what actions leaders do. How do you know they are a leader? Here are some tips to make you a better leader. Set the right example. Look for Continuous development of your leadership skills. Make sound and timely decisions. A huge shout out to Rayleigh in K1 for showing respectful communications. Keep up the great work!! The Choir meets at lunch recess today. The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets today after school. Do you have a special talent? Perhaps you sing, play an instrument, can build items, are involved in dance or gymnastics? Or maybe you know how to do magic or solve questions incredibly quick! Whatever your talent is, we want to see it! OES is hosting a talent show and we want YOU all to participate! Ask your teacher for a paper form or fill in the google form so that you can try out for the final performance! We hope you all think about your talents. These forms need to be in to Miss Welsh by next Friday!!

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy National Rubber Eraser Day OES! You probably use your eraser almost every day. If we didn’t have eraser’s our pages would be a mess and a lot would be scribbled. But if you are writing online you don’t have that problem of eraser’s, it helps reduce messes like that. Badminton singles players you have practice today during lunch recess. See you there. For physical wellness today focus on listening to your body and being grateful for what your body can do. We are so fortunate to have our bodies and the amazing systems within them. Our lungs, heart, brain, muscles, bones, digestive systems, skin, our liver and many more! Which body part do you think is the most important? Have a discussion in your class about which body part is the most important and then talk about how you can work on keeping that body part healthy. Today at long recess, grades 1 and 2 students are invited to join Mrs. Wedman, Anjelena and Jamie on the tarmac to play games! You will get to be part of playing tag and other fun games! Remember meet us at the tarmac at long recess if you want to play! Alright all of you animal lovers in grades 1-3. Starting on April 29th (the Monday after Easter break), the Animal Research Club will be starting. If you would like to join it is on Mondays and Thursdays each week. It will be located in the Learning Commons. It will really fun so see you there! A huge shout-out to Kirklynn in 2LM for helping outside and picking up garbage. Thank you Kirklynn for showing respect and accountability!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Happy National Corn-On-The-Cob day OES! Some call it “corn-stick,” others go with “sweet pole,” but we like to call it amazing! The sweetness doesn’t hang around for very long. It has to be picked at its freshest, otherwise there’s a risk of — nothing really — it’s just slightly less incredible tasting. What a tasty vegetable and a great summer food! Corn can be cooked on the BBQ, placed in a fire pit with tinfoil around it, boiled, baked, anything! We hope you all get a chance to taste this delicious food, and even better, get a chance to go camping this summer to eat it! Nothing beats camping or being in the outdoors! Have an amazing field trip grade 4's today. Be respectful and open to learning new things. Enjoy yourselves! We have reflected on Math, LA, PE and Social, so today naturally, we want you to focus on Science! What was your favorite topics this year in science? What were your least favorite? What about science is the most enjoyable for you? Experiments, asking questions, researching, learning new things, exploring unique topics, what is your favorite? In your agendas, record your favorite components of science from this year and record your not so favorite parts too! It is important when reflecting to look at areas you enjoyed and didn't enjoy! Reminder that the Patrol Team will be having a local picnic from noon until 2 pm today. Sandwiches, juice and a dessert will be provided (so no need for patrolers to bring their lunch). Patrolers please meet promptly at the 2M classroom at noon. You will need your outdoor jacket/shoes as we will be walking to Elk's Park for some games and goodies!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Happy National Loving Day! Celebrate your loved ones today, OES! This National Day actually began in the USA where people were fighting to marry whomever they wanted, no matter the ethnicity or race. This is a great day to celebrate the people in our lives that make us feel safe and loved, no matter their background. Love sees no boundaries with skin color, eye color, religion, race, anything! Show those people in your life that you love them with saying thank you, doing acts of kindness towards them and being kind. This is also a great day to show love to ALL humans. Stop the bullying, and show love and kindness to all, OES! Enjoy your field trip Grade 5's! The Grade 4's had a wonderful time yesterday, so we know you will too! Be respectful! We have been on the journey of reflection from the year and we have looked at Math, LA, Social, Science and PE. Today, let's reflect on Health and Art. What about Health do you enjoy? What about Art do you enjoy? In your agendas record what you enjoy about these subjects, but also record what you find challenging too. Again, with reflection you don't have to just record the positives, it is important to record the challenges or areas that you don't like because it helps you understand yourself more as a learner! Grade 4 and 5 students that are involved in golf, there is a practice today after school until 4:30. Please make sure a bus note is completed and your parents know. See you there!

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy National Eat Your Vegetables Day, OES! What an important reminder to eat a very important food group. You should all be eating about 7 servings of vegetables and fruit every day OES. These help our brains and bodies grow healthy so we can move, learn, think, feel and be the best we can be! So eat those vegetables and fruit OES! Attention ALL ATB board members and employees: your year end party is TOMORROW in Mrs. Blount's room at lunch recess. Please make a note in your agenda. All golf team members, you have practice today after school until 4:30. Make sure you have completed a bus note and have a ride organized. See you there! Have fun on your walking field trip K1! Enjoy yourselves. Good luck to our grade 6 students who are writing their first PAT today. Please be quiet walking down the hallways OES - be respectful.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy National coconut day, OES! Coconut oil falls into the super food category due to its medium chain triglyceride (MCTs) content and all that they seem to do. Whether supporting a healthy eating program, moisturizing skin, and hair or metabolizing into energy, coconut oil plays a significant role for your body. We use the whole coconut in many different forms for our body and everyday cooking. From shredded coconut to milk, cream, water, and oil, each provides essential nutrients and flavor. Its anti-viral and anti-microbial properties are notable as well. Coconut is rich in fiber, Vitamin B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. The oil from coconut moisturizes our skin and also help keep our skin clear and hair silky, too. So if you get a chance to eat coconut in any form or use coconut oil, today is the day to do it! Today is the last day for the grade 3, 4 and 5 music club. Music club members, please come to the music room at lunch recess today for your final performance and a treat! Have an excellent time on your field trip, grade 7 students! You have worked hard this year so enjoy today. Be respectful and have fun!

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.

2019 Swimming Lessons

Grade/Group Dates Time for Lessons
1MK & 4B May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10 10:30-11:30
1K & 4JB May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10 12:30-1:30
1D & 4H May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 10:30-11:30
2M & 5W May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 12:30-1:30
2F & 5T May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 10:30-11:30
2LM & 5S May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 12:30-1:30
3M & 3Y May 9, 23, 30, June 6 & 13 10:30-11:30
3H May 9, 23, 30, June 6 & 13 12:30-1:30
     
5 one hour lessons per group.
AM bus leaves at 9:30 and returns to OES at 12:30
PM bus leaves at 11:30 and returns to OES at 2:30

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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.

K&1 Raffle Basket Winners

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.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy National No One Eats Alone Day, OES! Today in class, let's make sure nobody eats alone. Teachers, look for ways to help encourage students to sit together, mingle and perhaps get to know someone new in class. Accept one another's differences and celebrate the beautiful diversity we have in our classrooms OES! A huge shout-out to Tustin in grade 3 for showing kindness, compassion, acceptance, patience and a positive attitude. Tustin you are an amazing leader, keep it up! The Grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 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 for starting our day with a smile! Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator! Q: Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon? Because she will let it go! Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite! Here is one from Taezen in 1K; Where did the zombies go swimming? Deadpool! Thanks everyone for the great jokes! LEGO 3D club. Meet in 7L at noon recess. Have an idea that you want to build and have a team to build with! See you at noon.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happy National Chocolate Mint Day OES! Do you like chocolate? Do you like mint? Do you like both? You can grow chocolate mint inside or out for fresh chocolate mint. Chocolate mint is like a leaf, you can put it on a dessert, on top of a drink or garnishes. They are members of the mint family and are attractive and have a beautiful fragrance. Disco Day is our next spirit day on February 28. Are you excited for Disco Day OES?? Remember to dress in your best disco clothes on the 28. Running Club - Remember to hand in your two signed permission forms! They have to be handed in by tomorrow morning at the latest! For February funnies we would like your class to make some jokes and then give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh and maybe send some volunteers to say some. This week we are looking for grade 2 and 5 jokes! Here are the jokes for today. Here are some jokes from 5W: Why did the duck cross the road? To go and buy some quackers!! How does the barber cut the moons hair? E CLIPS IT!! Why did the kid study in the airplane? To get a HIGHER education! A huge shout out to Carter in K2 for showing responsibility. Good job!! On February 27th, it is Pink Shirt Day. Pink shirt day is Anti-Bullying Day when people wear mainly a pink shirt to symbolize standing up against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada. It is celebrated on various dates around the world and United Nations declared it a worldwide recognized day! So please wear a pink shirt this day to show your support!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Happy National Almond Day! Do you like almonds? Almonds grows on tree sand they can grow up to 10 feet tall, and it trunk can grow up to 30 centimeters, so about as long as your ruler. It has flowers that are pink and white, very pretty. Back to almonds, they contain lots of healthy fats, fibers, protein and vitamins. Remember to dress up in your disco clothes on the 28th OES. Can't wait the see that school spirit. A huge shout out to Charlotte in 4B for showing respect. Way to go!!! Drama- We are meeting in 7L after school for practice today. Stage crew, we are meeting at noon in 7L. Please write a bus note and remind your parents. See you then. Our Running Club is going to the Indoor Games at the University of Alberta this afternoon. Runners: meet your coaches at Mrs. Hove's room at noon. Good luck today teams! Have fun! GO COLTS GO! For February funnies we would like your class to make some jokes and then give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh and maybe send some volunteers to say some. Here are some jokes from 5S: -What do you call a belt made from watches? A WAIST of TIME! -Want to hear a joke about paper? Never mind, its 'tear'able. -What is something that a vampire will never use? Sunscreen. Here are some more jokes from 5W: What do you call a magician's dog? A LABORA CADABORADOOdle Why is 2+2 = 5 like your left foot? it's not RIGHT! Why did the mosquito go to the dentist? To improve its BITE! Why does Mrs. Wournell need sunglasses?? Because her students are SO BRIGHT! On February 27th, it is Pink Shirt Day. What is bullying? As a class please discuss what this means. What does bullying look like? What are the different types of bullying? Brainstorm this as a class. Wear your pinks shirts on February 27th OES! The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's all students in grades 4 to 7 who are in choir. Please come to the music room at noon today. The Dungeons and Dragons club is cancelled today after school.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day OES! Do you like chips? You can easily make these chips at home. They taste good and can be made out of corn. Corn tortillas are made out of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. You can bake or cook tortillas. Today after school, our Team 2 basketball team will be hosting Rich Valley for our second game of the season. All team 2 basketball players please make sure you let your parents and bus drivers know about the game tonight. At the end of the day, please meet at the gym so we can get it ready for the game. Go Colts Go! Yesterday our Running Club were amazing ambassadors for our school! Here are the results: The Girls placed 121 out of 290 teams & the Boys placed 90 out of 292! The boys were only 8 seconds off of qualifying for semi-finals! So close! Your coaches are so proud of you all! Well done Colts! For February funnies we would like your class to make some jokes and then give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh and maybe send some volunteers to say some, here are the jokes for today. 1Q: Why was the math book sad? A: Because it had so many problems. 2Q: Why did the dog do so good in school? A:Because he was the teacher's pet. Here are some jokes from 5T: A man walked into a doctor's office and the doctor told him you have a very rare condition called "GOOD HEALTH" and frankly, I'm not sure how to treat it!! What do you call a cold dog sitting on a bunny? Chili on a bun! Why did the cow cross the road? To get to the udder side! On February 27th, it is Pink Shirt Day. Yesterday we talked about what bullying is. Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. In additional to any physical trauma incurred, bullying can result in serious emotional problems, including anxiety, low self-esteem, or depression. Bullying can be emotional, mental, social, physical and cyber. Please wear a pink shirt on the 27th to show your support against bullies! A huge shout out to Aaron in 2LM for showing self control. Way to go Aaron! Yesterday, we accidentally announced the wrong date for Disco Day. The correct date is February 28th, the same day as our assembly. OES don't forget to dress up. Let's see all that school spirit. The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Happy National California Day OES! California is a very nice and warm place in the United States of America. It has palm trees and very nice beaches, swimming in the water on a nice hot day. Can’t you just imagine that? Both basketball teams played amazing last night. Mrs. Moser is incredibly proud of the work ethic and sportsmanship showed on and off the court! Boys came away with a win and the girls were within a few points. Congrats Colts! Junior ATB is cancelled this Tuesday. Do you like to build with lego? Are you in grade 3 to 6? Lego 3D is at noon today in 7L. Come with an idea and a team and be ready to build. A huge shout out to Drayden in 6B for showing responsibility. Way to go Drayden!! For February funnies we would like your class to make some jokes and then give them to your teacher to give to Miss Welsh and maybe send some volunteers to say some. Here are some jokes from 5S: -Why did the apple get stuck in the middle of the road? Because it ran out of juice. -Everyone had a cold at the party last night...it was pretty sick. -What did the cat look at when it went to the store? A 'Cat'alogue. Here are some jokes from 5T! What do you call a cow in a tornado? A MILK SHAKE! When is the moon the heaviest? When its full! Knock knock. Who's there? Justin. Justin who?? Just in time for lunch! Pink Shirt Day is on the 27th! Wear your pink shirt on this day OES! These are the types of bullying: Physical bullying: using physical force or aggression against another person (e.g., hitting) Verbal bullying: using words to verbally attack someone (e.g., name-calling) Social/relational bullying: trying to hurt someone through excluding them, spreading rumors or ignoring them (e.g., gossiping) Cyber-bullying: using electronic media to threaten, embarrass, intimidate, or exclude someone, or to damage their reputation (e.g., sending threatening text messages). So stand up against bullies OES! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy National Chocolate Covered Nut Day OES! Do you like chocolate? Do you like nuts? Have you ever tried a chocolate covered nut? They are delicious and easy to make. You can add whatever you want on to it, you don’t have to use chocolate. PINK SHIRT DAY IS WEDNESDAY! Oes, let's take a stand against bullies and wear pink to support this amazing day. Thursday is our spirit day - DISCO DAY! Wear bright colors, wear dancing outfits - wear anything discoey! We can't wait to see what you come up with! Team 1 basketball players please meet in the west boot room at 3:10pm. Remember to bring your shoes and do a bus note. Go Colts Go! Fish Society meets in 6B at noon today! For February funnies here are some jokes! 1. Why did the student eat his homework?Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake! 2. When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?Because when you find it, you stop looking. Here are some jokes from 3H students: How is a basketball player like a baby? --> He dribbles. Is a hammer good for math? --> No. You need multi-pliers Here are some from 4JB: What does a penguin eat for breakfast? ICE krispies! Why did Ryan take a chair from his class? Because his teacher told him to take a seat! Good luck to our Colts today at their basketball games! GO COLTS GO! The Junior Choir meets today at lunch recess. That's all students in grades 2 and 3 who sing in choir, please come to the music room at lunch recess today. A huge shout out to Marshall in 5T for showing kindness. Good job!! Due to the forecasted windchill, 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 26, 2019

Happy National Tell a Fairy-tale Day OES! Fairy-tales are a great way to tell awesome stories. Sometimes it can make people’s day. The first book you ever ready may have been a fairy-tale. Fairy-tales are like the princess and the pea or Rapunzel. Reminder that Junior ATB is cancelled today. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will be open next Tuesday! PINK SHIRT DAY is TOMORROW! WEAR as much pink as possible OES - we can do it. Together, we are better and we can take a stand again bullies! Thursday is DISCO DAY! Wear bright colors and your dance outfits. WE can't wait to see the creativity! For February funnies here are some jokes for the day: 1Q: what did one penny say to the other penny? A: we make cents. 2Q: What did one eye say to the other eye? A:don't look now but we have something between us. Here are some more jokes from 4JB: -How did lady gaga eat her food? RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW. What do you call a nose with no body? NOBODY NOSE! What's a favorite vegetable of a spider's? CORN on the COB! A huge shout out to Taylor in 3H for showing kindness. Way to go Taylor!! Have fun grade 7 students at Hockey Hookie today! Be respectful and follow OES expectations! Be leaders.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Happy National Strawberry Day OES! Do you like strawberries? It is a worldwide fruit and is widely grown grown species of the genus Fragaria. The fruit is widely known for its bright red color, juicy texture and juiciness. Tomorrow is Disco day so dress up in bright, colorful and, neon colors! Happy Pink Shirt Day! Thank you all for wearing pink to help fight against bullying. So it's one thing to wear the pink but now let's make sure we let people know we don't stand for bullies. We stand AGAINST bullies. Thank you OES! A huge shout out to Spur in 7L for showing Responsibility and Respectful Communications. He showed amazing leadership helping in the grade two room. He showed empathy and got down to eye level to talk to them. He is a great guy they can look up to, great job Spur, keep it up! The Senior Choir meets today at lunch recess. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school. For February Funnies, here are some more jokes: 1. Where is the no legged dog? I don't know right where you left him. 2. What is fast, loud and crunchy? A rocket chip! 3. Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert? Because she was stuffed. 4. What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between us, something smells

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Happy National Toast Day OES! Do you like toast? What do you like on your toast? Peanut butter, butter, honey? How many pieces of toast do you eat? Do you eat toast? Toast is a healthy and quick breakfast. You can eat it with fruits and veggies, your drink can be milk. Happy Disco Day everyone!! Thank you all for dressing up to celebrate. There will be a grades 4-7 party in the gym during lunch recess for those students dressed up! There is a stage crew meeting last recess today in 7L. Lego 3D meets tomorrow at noon. A huge shout out to Halle in 4JB for showing self-control. Keep up the great work Halle! For February Funnies, here are some jokes: Q: Why did the student eat his homework? A: Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake Q: What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses? A: A Coconut on vacation. Q: Two Pickles fell out of a jar onto the floor. What did one say to the other? A: Dill with it

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Happy National Pig Day OES! Do you like pigs? They are usually farm animals but can be house animals if you don’t have more than a couple. One of the pigs ancestor is the wild boar, related creatures include the peccary, the babirusa and the warthog. This next month's spirit day is Fancy Day so dress up your fanciest!!! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Lego 3D meets in 7L at noon today A huge shout out to Abby in 3M for showing respect, keep up the great work! Here are some more jokes for February Funnies! Q: What did Dalmatian say after lunch? A: That hit the Spot Q: Why did the kid cross the playground A: To get to the other Slide! Q: How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying? A: You rocket!!!!! It's Friday everyone and the first day of March! So GET UP AND MOVE! Let's dance OES!! COME ON!

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

People around the world are celebrating 'Rock Your Socks' Day in honor of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)! March 21 was declared World Down Syndrome Day by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011. WDSD said the General Assembly “invites all to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome”. Why was March 21 chosen as the day for World Down Syndrome Day? The date is to symbolize the uniqueness of the 21st chromosome developing in triplicate, which causes Down Syndrome. To bring awareness, people across the world will be wearing unique, colorful socks. Be motivated OES. That's you're tip try do do your best in everything you do and make sure you take pride in the work you do. Even if you aren't the best in the activity you are doing, you can take pride in doing your absolute best. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but doing your best in everything will help develop confidence and a sense of pride in yourself. It helps other develop this good habit too! A huge shout out to Savanna in 4B for showing responsibility. Way to go Savanna! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. There's still a spot or two for an extra member to join, so if you are in grade 5 and would like to join the handbell club, please come to the music room at noon today. On March 22 which is Dress Fancy Day you can get your photo taken in your fancy clothes. The pictures are $1 dollar each. All the money earned will go to Aven and her family. You will receive your picture next week sometimes. Today during lunch recess, any grade 7 students interested in playing badminton need to come to 7D for a meeting. See you there!

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Happy National Puppy Day OES! Do you like puppies? Which one is your favorite out of the two, kitten or puppy? They can be fluffy or have barely any hair. They can be one or multiple colors. They are adorable and amazing buddies. They can be service animals and help people that have special needs. A huge shout out to Corbin in 2LM for showing self-control and responsibility. Keep up the great work Corbin! Today is DRESS FANCY DAY! We love seeing everyone dressed up. Thank you to those who participated. The class that has the most participation will receive cookies from the leadership team during the assembly. Today is also the Photo Booth Fundraiser. During lunch recess, if you are interested in getting your photo taken, you will need to come to Ms. Kelly and give your $1 per photo to the leadership students who will be accepting the money. Grade 7 leadership students will be coming around to find out who is going to be getting pictures right away this morning to help the photo booth run smoothly. All the money earned will go to Aven and her family. You will receive your picture in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your support! This morning is our assembly, so remember to be respectful audience members. The grade 7 students have worked hard to prepare the assembly for you to enjoy, so please listen to them when they are speaking. Show great leadership today OES, with your attentive listening, still bodies, and watchful eyes. Great leaders exhibit these behaviors when others are speaking, so work on this today. Thank you! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. There is still room for one or two more members to join, so if you are in grade 6 or 7 and you would like to join the handbell club, please come to the music room at noon today.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Happy National Chip and Dip Day OES! Do you like chips or dips? You can dip your chips in whatever you want. Chip and dip is usually an appetizer at restaurants and tastes amazing. The chips and dips can vary and some combos taste amazing and some just don’t belong together. A leader must have the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations, whether it is with employees, consumers, applicants, or the general public. A loss of communication leads to a loss of productivity and confidence. So when you are working on being effective leaders OES, work on communicating your ideas clearly and confidently! Why is it a good idea to save money? What can you save up for? Come by Mrs. Blount's classroom tomorrow at noon and have a chat with our OES ATB team! We're open for deposits tomorrow! A huge shout to Landon in 7D for showing empathy. Great job Landon keep it up!!! Fish Society meets today at noon in the Learning Commons. See you there! There will be no Juice Bar today. Thank you to everyone for your contributions to the photo booth on Friday. Once the pictures are edited and organized, they will be ordered. Hopefully they will be delivered within a couple of weeks. Thank you again for your support.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Happy Spinach Day OES! Do you like spinach? What kind of spinach do you like? What do you like with your spinach dip? Spinach is a delicious food and you can make it at home. Homemade spinach dip will last about 3-4 days, so make sure you don’t make to much that it spoils. Spinach is one of the best foods you can eat to get iron and other major vitamins for your body. Every day you should try to eat one dark green vegetable a day and spinach is a great example. The quest for high self-esteem is one that many adults struggle with, sometimes even leaders. As we continue our work to become the best leader we can be, look to be confident with yourself and your abilities. Be positive and kind to yourself, and be okay with mistakes. You are an amazing unique person, so be proud of this! So remember, never give up!! The final product is important, but it is the process that is key! Don't give up even if it seems very difficult. Junior ATB is open today at noon in Mrs Blount's room. There are many prizes to be won for opening an account and making deposits! Come and check it out!! A huge shout out to Carter in 4B for showing respect. Keep up the amazing work Carter! There will be no Juice Bar today.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Happy National Scribble Day OES! Do you like to scribble? Scribbling can be done in anger or when you can’t think. There is doodle books to doodle in. You can scribble or doodle when you are not focused on something else like a school lesson or when you are thinking of ideas. Here's a tip for leadership for you OES. Lead by example. Leaders need to show, not just tell. … try to set the very best example you can so little kids can learn from you. I have often heard that integrity is what you do when no one is looking. Integrity deals with honesty and morality. Unfortunately, much of our news today has to do with the lack of honesty and morals, even within leadership. Though some of the leaders in the world that we see on TV don't seem to have integrity, we need to work on this skill. We need to be honest with others and be ready to follow rules and to do what's right. We have the ability to change lives and the world when we practice integrity. The talent show is coming up on the 30th of April. If you registered a talent, we can't wait to see it during the tryouts during April 15-18th! Next week, your teacher will receive the talent show sheet for your class. Please make sure the information is correct! Thank you! ' Drama we meet after school in 7L. Please write a bus note and make sure your parents are informed. Stage crew, there will be no meeting this week due to CTF but we will meet next Monday at noon. There is no Choir practice today. The Dungeons & Dragons Club meets after school today. A giant shout to Juile in 7D for showing responsibility. Good job!!!

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Happy National Crayon Day OES! Do you like crayons? They come in a bunch of different colors and sizes.We all use crayons to color picture and drawings or to draw. What are you going to draw today OES? We can’t wait to see your drawings and coloring. Be creative, draw your heart out. Here's a tip for how you can be a leader OES. Know your limits. Try to push yourself to do your best but don't push yourself to far. Know how far you can go. Play games and sports, and play them often! Sportsmanship is a great way to learn to respect others, which is key to integrity. It will also give you the chance to face the reality of cheating, whether you are tempted by it or see it happen. Having open communication and learning about this is key. Rules are there for a reason and leaders understand this, practice upholding them and help others practice this! LEGO 3D in cancelled today because of CTF and Mrs. Lapachuk being away. See you next week. A mega shout out to Jordon in 6B for showing responsibility.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy National April Fools Day OES! Do you like pranking people? Today is the day for pranks and we can’t wait to see what you come up with OES! Are you going to replace the icing with toothpaste in an Oreo or cut out paper bugs and put them in your lamps. April Fools was not first known as April Fools but it started as early as 1381. Be creative OES! As a lasting note for leadership, OES, work your hardest to show leadership in all you do. Everyone has strengths, so use these strengths and be a leader. Stand up for what you believe in, choose kindness and believe in yourself! Work hard OES. You can do this through possibly planting a garden. Physical labor is hard, but fulfilling. Set goals and work towards them daily. Accept mistakes. Show yourself compassion and recognize that everyone makes mistakes. Challenge yourself. And finally be the maker of your own fun. You aren't BORED. Being bored is something you create. Find fun in everything you do and this is true leadership. Drama Stage crew meets at noon today in 7L yay!! The talent show is coming up really soon. Tryouts are the 15-19th so teachers make sure you check the lists to make sure they are correct! The Junior Choir meets today at lunch recess. Junior ATB is open tomorrow at noon in Mrs Blount's room. Everyone that makes a deposit gets an entry to win the prize basket AND gets a take a spin on the prize wheel! See you tomorrow! Huge shout to Shelby in 3M for showing responsibility. Badminton players your forms and money have to be in to Miss Welsh by today at the latest. Our first practice is tomorrow after school. See you there!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! What a great sandwich to eat and it's perfect to eat anywhere! At school, for supper, at home, at birthday parties, for picnics or anywhere! Peanut Butter is a great way to get protein so eat that peanut butter OES! Maybe try spicing up your PB and J sandwich with some pickles or cheese even! For April and May we are focusing on healthy living. What is healthy living? This week, have discussions about what healthy living is to your class. Brainstorm all of the things a healthy life includes. Include everything you can think of! A healthy life at school, at home, with friends, with family and by yourself. What is a healthy life, OES?? It's deposit day OES! Your Junior ATB bank is open today at noon in Mrs Blount's room. Come make a deposit and take a spin to win! A huge shout out to Sophie in 2M for showing kindness and responsibility. Way to go, Sophie!! Keep it up! Badminton practice is today after school until 4:30. Players make sure you do a bus note and let your parents know! Badminton practice is also today during lunch recess for girls only. See you there! Talent show final edits are due today. Teachers, if you didn't put your edited sheets in Miss Welsh's mailbox, leadership students will be coming around blocks 8-9 to collect these. Please have them ready. Thanks!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Happy National Walking Day! Take some time and walk today OES. If you walk to school or walk home this is excellent exercise to do. Walk during recess, enjoy your walk from your class to the gym or library. Maybe your teacher will take you for a walk today to enjoy the beautiful weather! Did you know you should be getting light exercise, which is walking, for several hours every day?? Are you getting enough light exercise OES? For April and May we are focusing on healthy living. Yesterday we wanted you to think about what healthy living is. What ideas did you come up with? What is healthy living to you? Think about food and exercise, OES. How do these two things contribute to a healthy life? What is eating healthy and what is exercising? Why are these important? A huge shout out to Juliana in 1MK for showing responsibility and leadership. You are amazing Juliana, keep this up for the rest of the year! Drama meets after school. Please write a bus note and make sure your parents know you are staying. Stage and prop crew, there is a must-attend meeting at noon in 7L. See you there. The Dungeons & Dragons club is cancelled for today.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Happy National Vitamin C Day OES! Try to look for ways to get some vitamin C naturally! We need vitamin C for our bodies and to help us fight colds. What foods have vitamin C? Well, oranges or any citrus fruit, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, leafy greens, potatoes, and tomatoes! So eat that vitamin C OES! Also, today is a special day - it is National Librarian Day! OES we are so lucky to have such an amazing librarian at our school, Mrs. Lesko. Take some time today to thank Mrs. Lesko for helping our school and you become better learners and people. Show her you appreciate her, OES. We are so lucky to have her here to help and support us. Thank you Mrs. Lesko for everything you do! For April and May we are focusing on healthy living. This week we are asking you to think about what healthy living looks like. Yesterday we had you think about healthy eating and exercise. Today, think about friends and family. How do these two areas contribute to a healthy life? What are positive relationships? Who are your anchors in your life? Eating healthy and moving are super important, but so are healthy relationships. But why?? Think about this OES! A huge shout out to Teyla in 4B for showing kindness and respect. Excellent work Teyla. Keep it up! Playground reminders for Gr 4-7 students - The soccer field closest to the ball diamonds is for Gr. 4 & 5 students. The field closest to the bus loop is for Gr. 6 & 7 students. The basketball court is for Gr. 3 & 4 students only for morning recess, then for Gr. 5, 6 & 7 students for Noon & afternoon recesses. Teachers, please review this with your students. Badminton practice is tonight for the grade 7 badminton team. Please ensure you are doing a bus note and letting your parents know! The grade 5 Handbell Club is cancelled for today.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Happy National Read a Road Map Day, OES! What is a road map? With google maps, we don't necessarily look at paper road maps anymore, but they are handy and have a lot more detail than our apps do! See if you can find a road map of the area or maybe a different area of the world. Explore the map. Challenge yourself to find different landmarks or read the legend, OES! For April and May we are focusing on healthy living. We have thought about healthy eating, exercise, family and friends, and how these contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Today, think about school, sleep, and positive mental health. How do these areas contribute to your daily healthy life. How do you feel about school? How much sleep do you get each night? What kind of talk do you use when you talk to yourself? All of these are very important when we talk about healthy living. The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Students who are involved in the talent show, you will be getting a sheet with your time and day of tryouts, with the rubric you will be being judged with. Please take this home and practice your skills! WE can't wait to see your tryout! Lego 3D are meeting in 7L at noon today. A huge shout out to Adrien in 5S for showing responsibility and creativity. Fabulous work, Adrien. Keep it up!

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Happy National Zoo Lovers Day OES! Do you like the zoo? Do you like animals? Zoo is also known as an animal park. Zoos are a facility that have animals enclosed in enclosures and they are displayed to the public. The term zoological garden also refers to zoology, the study of animals.

Today we wear green to remember those who were and are impacted by the Humboldt Hockey Team's accident last year. We remember those who passed and those who survive them. We think about those who continue to play for organized teams and we celebrate their strength, commitment and dedication. As we talk about hockey, hockey playoffs are here!! If anyone grades 4-7 is interested in completing a playoff bracket ask your teacher for a photocopy or Miss Welsh. Your choices of teams, one goalie, one forward and one defense need to be completed by Wednesday at the latest!! Hand in your completed brackets to Miss Welsh!

For the month of April we are working on healthy living today we are going to talk about exercise. Remember to always commit to doing something active every day this month, OES. What can you do daily to help you be more active? What about every night before going to bed stretch your muscles out? Or every morning, wake up and do a couple of minutes of stretching. Stretching improves your flexibility and ability to recover from injuries.

A huge shout out to Justin in 7D for showing responsibility great work!

Fish Society meets in 6B at noon today.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Happy National Name Yourself Day! What is your dream name? What would you like to call yourself for the day? Make sure it is appropriate OES. Share your ideas with your class. Be creative with your names and be unique. Names have different meanings, so discover what yours and your dream name means. Today during lunch recess is badminton practice for all grade 7 SINGLES players. See only the SINGLES players today during lunch recess! Hockey playoffs are here!! If anyone grades 4-7 is interested in completing a playoff bracket ask your teacher for a photocopy or Miss Welsh. Your choices of teams, one goalie, one forward and one defense-man need to be completed by Wednesday at the latest!! Hand in your completed hockey bracket to Miss Welsh by Wednesday! Teachers feel free to complete one for your class! Today is another day of healthy living and today, why not try to get your teacher to let you do a movement break for at least 3 minutes, every hour or so? It would be great for everyone to do! You can also do things at home, try to have a day free from TV or screens and get moving and play outside instead. A giant shout out to Tegan in 6B for showing kindness. Good job, keep it up!! And you know what OES?? While we talk about movement breaks, why don't we take one now and DANCE! Here is some music to get you moving. Teachers, get your students up and MOVE with them! Everyone needs the break! So let's DANCE!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Happy National Siblings Day OES! Is your sibling sometimes annoying? Do you have a sibling or multiple siblings? You might hate your sibling sometimes but in the end you love them. You will always love them. They may be your only family. So thank your siblings for being so awesome today! Today for healthy living try to avoid technology for two hours and go outside. For your homework, we know that we dread, try to make it more enjoyable for yourself - maybe turn your homework into chores or a good form of exercise! OES, did you know you need at least 2 hours of physical activity during the day? A huge shout out to Aston in 4B for responsibility. Great job!! There is an important DRAMA STAGE CREW meeting today at noon. Dram we are meeting after school in 7L. Make sure your bus notes are written. Grade 7 doubles badminton practice is tonight until 4:30. Please make sure you contact your parents about transportation and due a bus note. See you there! Those students in grades 4-7 who are interested in completing a hockey bracket they are due today to Miss Welsh! It's NHL Playoff time OES, so complete a bracket and show your love for an amazing sport! The Choir meets today at lunch recess. The Dungeons and Dragons club meets after school today.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Happy National Submarine Day OES! Do you like submarines? They were first widely used in World War II. Submarines really took off in the 19th century. The term most commonly refers to a large, crewed vessel. Students who play basketball on the court outside, are NOT allowed to slam dunk or hang from the rims. These hoop structures are not strong enough and are being broken. Teachers, please review this with your students. Supervisors, please reinforce this expectation. For healthy living today try to make your sleep a priority and go to bed in a good time. OES you all need 9-11 hours of sleep at night. Are you getting this? You NEED sleep OES! Instead of having a meeting inside with your friends go outside and then play after. Fresh air is incredibly important for your mental health! Thank you to all students from grades 4-7 who submitted a hockey bracket to Miss Welsh. They will be posted outside of 7L's classroom by the end of the week! Stay tuned for the leaders as each round is done. Good luck to all participants! Go Calgary Go! There is an important Drama STAGE CREW MEETING TODAY in 7L. All members are required to attend. Grade 7 singles badminton practice is today after school until 4:30. So please arrange transportation and complete a bus note. See you there! A huge shout to Julie in 7L for showing responsibility. Great job!!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day OES! Do you like grilled cheese? It is good for you if your use real cheese and not processed cheese. It is easy to cook and fast to eat, it isn’t very messy easy. It is good with ketchup. It is mouth watering when there is a lot of cheese. For healthy living today stretch and breath at three different times of the day today, try and do that everyday. Let’s all take a HUGE breath in and out. IN and out. Our brains need oxygen, and so do all of our muscles and organs. Also, do something fun and active that isn’t tech like air guitar or a silly walk, something that keeps you off technology, OES! A huge shout out to Brooke in 5W for showing kindness. Keep up the great work!! During lunch recess today is grade 7 doubles practice. See you all there! Teachers please remember to return your snack bins to the Main hallway after PM recess. Thank you.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Happy National Look Alike Day OES! Who do you look alike? Do you have a look alike celebrity? Do you have a twin? You don’t have to look alike to be twins but do you know someone that you look alike? Try with a friend to match your hair or wearing mismatched shoes to twin. Badminton singles players you have practice today during lunch recess. See you there. After school, there is doubles practice today after school until 4:30. So doubles players make sure you communicate to your parents and do a bus note. For physical wellness today look to take as many opportunities to be active that you can. Go up and down stairs anytime you can. Do chores around your house. Dance when you have a break. Go for a walk around town. Stretch your muscles before bed. Go for a long bike ride. In fact, let’s all get active right now. Let’s all get up out of our desks and do some squats as a class. How many are you going to do as a class? 10? 15? 30? Decide as a class how many squats you are going to do and then get up and do them right after announcements are done! Today we have a special guest, Mrs. Charko from our school division to give our grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 students a presentation on cyber-bullying. Thank you Mrs. Charko for coming. A huge shout out to Marek in 2M for showing tolerance. Keep up the great work!!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy National Cheeseball Day OES! Do you like cheese? Cheeseballs are usually made out of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onion and spices, usually coated in chopped pecans. They are delicious and look good on a platter filled with meat and other cheeses. They are a bit messy but look so good and mouthwatering. For physical wellness today take some time to get outside. Fresh air is so important for our mental health and our physical health as our body needs oxygen. Our bodies also need natural light like the sunlight. Vitamin D provided from the sun is vital for our bodies immune systems. Maybe go for a walk or bike ride. Maybe plant a tree or flower, or help your parents get the garden ready. Go play at the park. Enjoy nature and look for wildlife and search for birds. Challenge yourself to look for evidence of wildlife. Possibly OES, you can ask your teachers for 10 minutes extra outside so you can get that much needed fresh air and natural light! Alright, all of you animal lovers in grades 1-3. Starting on April 29th (the Monday after Easter break), the Animal Research club will be starting. If you would like to join it is on Mondays and Thursdays each week. It will be located in the Learning Commons. It will be really fun so see you there! Drama and stage crew will meet after school. Please write a bus note and make sure your parents are aware. Stage crew, please meet Mrs. Lapachuk in 7L at noon. The Choir meets today at lunch recess. Anyone who has been absent during talent show auditions can come to the music room block 1 to try out. Again, anyone who was absent during tryouts can come to the music room Block 1 for tryouts. See you there! The Dungeons and Dragons club will meet today after school. A giant shout out to Waylynd in 7L for showing kindness and helping a friend. Amazing work keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy National Animal Crackers Day OES! Do you like crackers? They are usually in the shape of an animal, it would be weird if they weren’t. It is usually in a shape of a zoo or circus animal. For physical wellness today recognize how your body is feeling today. Take a moment and do a body scan. Are there areas of your body that feel sore? Tight? Strong? Relaxed? Try to understand how your body is feeling and then focus your energy on those areas that need more love and energy. Stretching your muscles will help bring energy to those areas, as well as deep breathing. When announcements are done, as a class take a couple of minutes to stretch out your muscles. Your bodies do so much work daily, give them a treat and stretch them out! Don’t forget to take those deep breaths while stretching! The grade 5 handbell club meets today. A huge shout-out to Mary in 4JB for showing kindness and acceptance to others. Thank you Mary for being so caring towards others! Teachers, please remember to send your Snack Bins to the main hallway by 2pm today! Happy Thursday before the LONG WEEKEND! Hurray! In lieu of this, let’s all get up and MOVE!! Moving is critical for your brains and bodies, so let’s all get up and DANCE! Go in the hallways OES and dance in the hallways today. Teachers take your class to the hallways and everyone DANCE in the hallways outside of your class! LET”S MOVE! After you have moved in the hallways then get stretching OES!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Happy National Honesty Day OES. What is honesty? How does being honest impact you and others around? We know the different kinds of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe told an all out whopper. Unless we walked on water, we’ve all told a lie or two. National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do. We will have a singles grade 7 badminton practice today during lunch recess. This is a mandatory practice for singles players so we will see you there. It's deposit day OES! Your Junior ATB bank is open today at lunch in Mrs. Blount's room. A huge shout-out to Hendrena in 1MK for showing responsibility. Way to go Hendrena. Keep it up! Physical activity is incredibly important OES. Did you know that if you don’t do enough physical activity, it leads to cardiovascular and coronary disease, high blood pressure, possibly type 2 diabetes and cancers? This is enough reason for all of us to move and be active OES. Our bodies are important to us so we need to treat them well. You need to move for about 2 hours in a day, so make sure to choose movement instead of sitting when you can OES.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Happy National Brothers and Sisters Day OES! Having siblings is super important for our lives and they keep us company forever. Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are your favorite activities to do with them? Having sibling connections are important for our mental health and siblings will forever be connected with you. Even if you argue sometimes, the love you share is so deep! Cherish this connection and be grateful for your siblings! Did you know that having electronics and T.V.'s send radio waves in your room to your body which could affect your sleeping and body. Try the Power Down Hour before bed OES. This means that up to one hour you need to turn off all of your electronics. This includes TV, phones, and video games. The blue light from these trick your eyes to stay awake. And even if the blue light is shut off, they still emit waves that interacts with your brain. So let your brain have a rest OES and turn those electronics off! Animal club for grades 1-3 is today! Those of you who love animals and want to join, come to learning commons at lunch recess. Today the main gym and small gym are not available to be used because the grade 7 badminton tournament is today. Good luck to all of the grade 7 badminton players today. Remember to show good sportsmanship throughout your games and have fun! The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. A huge shout-out to Chelsey in 3M for showing perseverance and responsibility. You are amazing Chelsey, keep it up!

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Happy National Space Day! This day is observed annually on the first Friday in May. This day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The goal of National Space Day is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education in young people to inspire them to pursue a career in science, especially in space-related jobs. Hopefully some of you out there are thinking of doing a career that is based on science, especially through space science. Who knows, maybe someone out there will be travelling to Mars one day! For sleep OES, we challenge you to keep your room dark and cool. Also, focus on starting and keeping a routine before bed, such as washing up, reading and then going to bed the same time every night. This helps develop a routine in your brain and will help you fall asleep faster. Another strategy is keeping a journal, as this will help center your brain and focus your thoughts on the most important job - sleeping! Focus on going to bed early this weekend OES. Your bodies will thank you! A huge congratulations to the OES badminton team for the amazing playing yesterday. You showed hard work, sportsmanship and excellent support for one another. Well done! We brought home FOUR banners! Wow! For girls singles, Kyla Brewster got first. For boys singles, Reese Kew got first and Jaret Klein got second. For mixed doubles, Landon Mickle and Charlie Falke got second. For girls doubles, Hailey Noseworthy and Julie Gruber got first. Harland Choma and Julie Bartel got second. For boys doubles Ethan Hempstock and Spur Cottingham got first and Dru Sicard and Landon Richter got second. WOW! Amazing job. You all played absolutely amazing and made us proud. Well done Colts! Lego 3D club meeting at noon in 7L! Only 3 meetings left to finish! The grade 6 & 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. A huge shout-out to Eros in 4H for showing kindness. Thank you Eros, keep it up!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Happy National Box Day! This is a great day to use your imagination and think, what could I do with a box?? Do you have a cat? If so, International Box Day on June 19 is the perfect opportunity for you and your purring pet to enjoy some time together. If you don’t have a cat, you may not get what all the fuss is about. But read on anyway to unwrap the mysteries of International Box Day! Cats and cardboard boxes are a match made in heaven, and on International Box Day we celebrate the fun and joy of this incredible pairing! All grade 4 and 5 students who are in golf, you have your final practice today after school until 4:30. Make sure you have done a bus note and have transportation organized. See you there! Have fun on your walking field trip 1K and 1MK! Enjoy yourselves! Today our grade 6 students are writing their science PAT. Please continue to be mindful of your noise level in the hallways. Be respectful OES! Any grades 5, 6 and 7 students who would like to play Floor Hockey can come to the gym during lunch recess.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy World Refugee Day! Each June 20, the globe comes together to honor World Refugee Day. The United Nations General Assembly launched the holiday in 2000, and since then, the worldwide community has spent the day focused on ways to improve the lives of refugees. Most of us know that refugees are forced to leave their homes due to war, terror, or other crises—but fleeing their home country is often just the beginning of a difficult journey. Many refugees find themselves living in camps until they are resettled—some of which are dangerous or not well-equipped for long term living. Refugees don’t always have a say in which country they are ultimately relocated to, and the bureaucratic process involved in finding their new home can take years. Worldwide refugee crises have taken center stage in the news in recent years, so it’s more important than ever to share support and to celebrate World Refugee Day. Enjoy your field trip Grade 5's! Be respectful and learn lots. Have fun! Have fun on your walking field trip K3! You will have so much fun! Today our grade 6 students write their final PAT in Social. Be mindful of your noise levels in the hallways and be respectful. Thank you for being so quiet, OES!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day, OES! This special Day gives us a chance to recognize the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples. The day also celebrates the distinct cultures and unique traditions of these First Nation communities. Three Aboriginal groups exist in Canada: the Inuit, First Nations, and Metis. Festivities celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day are held all throughout Canada every year on June 21. This is a day we can celebrate one another, show acceptance and learn about the unique traditions and culture of the Indigenous people. Today we will be walking over to our high school to watch Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation share in their traditions and culture with dancers and drummers. Please remember to be respectful and show our guests how amazing you can be. At lunch, everyone will have a chance to try bannock and jam. Ms. Beck will be reading a story about a sharing circle. This afternoon, each class will have their own sharing circle. We hope you enjoy the day!

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy National Praline Day OES! National Pralines Day is observed annually on June 24th. This day honors the praline, a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts. So hopefully you get a chance to eat some pralines today or this summer, OES! Have an awesome Sports Day everyone! Remember the main focus of today: fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork, and of course, fun! Cheer one another one, enjoy one another's company and some fresh air. Make sure you thank your grade 7 student helpers who are either with your group or are running a station - thank you grade 7 students for helping! Have a great day everyone. Also, make sure to thank your parent helpers today when you get hot dogs, OES! We are so lucky to have such great parent volunteers who help build webs of support for our school!