September 14th, 2018 Morning Message

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

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

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Monday, September 17th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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Friday, September 21, 2018

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

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

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


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

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Monday, September 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews 2018

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

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

 

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

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

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Monday, October 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

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

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


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

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

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

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

The Choir meets today at lunch recess. 

The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school. 

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

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. 

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

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

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Friday, October 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Monday, October 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 2, 2018

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

 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

The Choir meets today at lunch recess.

The Dungeons and Dragons club meets today after school.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 16, 2018

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

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Monday, November 19, 2018

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

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

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Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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Monday, December 3, 2018

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

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The grade 5 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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

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.

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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.

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!