Last Day of School - June 28
Awards Ceremony - 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Students in Gr 6 and 7 have four special awards that they can be recognized for at the Year End Award Ceremony on June 28 at 11:00 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
Grade 6s have the Erna Bontus Miller Award. Erna Bontus was a former principal of OES who started this award in 1986 for a student in Gr 6 who demonstrates academic excellence as well as model behaviour and citizenship.
Grade 6 students who are members of the Patroller team have the opportunity to be recognized as Patroller of the Year for showing exceptional responsibility, leadership and dedication to the AMA School Patrol Program.
Grade 7s have two awards that recognize excellence.
The Grade 7 Service Award is available for student application. Students must demonstrate how they exemplify citizenship and leadership both at school and in the community. A committee of School Council members reviews the applications and a worthy recipient is awarded.
The Slemko Award offers a $500 RESP to a deserving student. The selection committee consists of the principal and the Gr 7 teachers.
For more information about these awards, please refer to page 13 in the Student Parent Handbook located in the front of your child’s agenda.
Memorial Bench Dedication - 11:45 - 12:00
School Wide Picnic Lunch & Dilly Bars (provided by School Council) - 12:00 - 1:00
Classroom Clean-up and Farewell - 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Back to School 16-17 Info
Wishing all OES families a safe and happy summer!
If you are a new family to our area – Welcome!
Office opens on August 22
First day for students is August 31, 2016. View the 2016-17 NGPS calendar to see planned school days and holidays for the year. For more detailed information about OES, view our school calendar to see assigned Kindergarten days and other upcoming school events.
Student Registration Package
Onoway Elementary School takes student registration in person and will have registration packages available at the main office. You can download the documents here (registration form, FOIP parent info, technology use agreement) and begin completing at home if you would like a head start to the paperwork.
- School Fees are due on September 30, 2016 and can be paid using the on-line cash service or paid in the office by cheque or cash.
Buses unload at 8:46 and the school day officially begins at 8:57 a.m. To view the entire school day, click Bell Schedule.
Derambox Learning at Home
Gr 1 - 6 students now have the opportunity to continue their rich learning in mathematics using the DreamBox program at home. Through licensing paid by the school, students can now access their DreamBox accounts at home.
DreamBox is a sophisticated online math program that targets a student's individual math needs and adapts the program to provide the appropriate level of challenge. Results are generated into reports that teachers can use to inform their instruction and to monitor student progress.
Your child can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link:
To access Dreambox on an iPad, go to the App store and search "DreamBox Math". When prompted in the app, use this School Code: hkw4/onowaye
For more information, click here to read the DreamBox Parent Letter.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the DreamBox Client Care at 877-451-7845 or contact your child's teacher.
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Posted on Jun 21 2016
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New Principal begins at Onoway Elementary this September!
Posted on Jun 15 2016
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Acting Assistant Principal - Stephanie Damery
Posted on Jun 8 2016
NGPS is happy to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Damery has accepted the position of Acting Assistant Principal at Onoway Elementary School. Mrs. Damery began her teaching career with NGPS at Rich Valley School in 2006. Since then, her passion for student…