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OPP School Calendar

"Orchard Park is a caring and respectful community of life-long learners committed to the learning success and well being of the whole individual while fostering a desire to make positive contributions to the world around them."


  • ORCHARD PARK - Friday February 23, 2018

    Hey Heart Heroes! Just two more weeks until our big Jump Rope for Heart Event Day. It’s going to be a blast! Have you registered online yet? There’s still time! If you register online this weekend, you will get a chance to win an instant prize on Monday morning when we do another draw! Don’t forget you can also collect cash donations from friends, family and neighbours that you know. Remember - the more money we raise as a school, the more heart points we earn and that means more equipment for fun activities! Way to go everyone!

    The first ever Orchard Park Family Wellness night is only 6 days away!  We hope that many of you are able to bring your families to meet Team Canada Olympian Sarah Wells, and to participate in a lot of fun activities!  If late registrations come in, please send them down to the office right away.

    Orchard Park remember to always be kind to yourself and others!

    Have a Fantastic Friday
    Posted by Sherri Livingstone
  • ORCHARD PARK - Thursday February 22, 2018

    In just one week Orchard Park will be hosting our first ever Family Wellness night! Team Canada Olympian Sarah Wells will be coming to meet us and we have a lot of fun activities for families to do together. Have you brought your registration in yet? Make sure you get it in by tomorrow to get registered for your wellness night workshops!

    Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos for the slideshow in the foyer, we love to see all the fantastic activities you do outside of school!

    Read & Relax will take place at first break for  grades 1-5 and second break for grades 6-8.

    Senior Battle of the Books will meet at second break today.

    Last call for any grade 8 grad photo orders. Please bring them to the office immediately following the announcements.

    A reminder to all wellness ambassadors to please meet Mme. Hunt in the office conference room at first break.

    There will be an Open Library during period one today for all students who were not able to get into the library with the switch days this week. That's today, period one, Open Library.

    Ms McKechnie and Ms. Lestition would like to meet with the following Spirit Committee students at first break today. We will meet outside the library:

    Zainab, Neha, Eleeza, Edyn, Rawan, Davin, Ashley and Emel.

    Members of the yearbook committee will be meeting during second break today.


    Orchard Park remember to include others in your activities!


    Have a Thoughtful Thursday.
    Posted 22 Feb 2018, 06:32 by Sherri Livingstone
  • ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday February 21,2018

    Have you had a chance to check out the display of photos in the foyer of some amazing OP students doing their favourite activities? These students have obviously put in a lot of time and effort to learn some pretty awesome skills! To add your photo to this project, have your parents email pictures to Mrs Youngblut. Next week Olympian Sarah Wells is coming to our OP wellness night to tell us about her favourite activity, and about some of the challenges she faced on the way to the Olympics. Don't forget to bring in your registrations for Wellness night so you can meet a real Team Canada Olympian and take part in the other fun activities we have planned for the evening!

    Ms . McKechnie and Ms.Lestition would like to see the following Spirit Committee students at first break today just outside the library:

    -Zainab, Neha, Margaret, Avery, Julia, Emel and Eliza

    Hey OP! Here’s a Jump Rope for Heart update! So far, our school has raised $710 towards the Heart and Stroke fundraising campaign!! That’s %14 towards our school goal of $5000!! Not a bad start but LET’S KEEP GOING!! Remember you can collect cash from people you know, including friends and family and neighbours to put in the pledge form envelope. These envelopes can be brought in our our Jump Rope date on March 9th. But you can still register online! And speaking on online registrations, we have added new names to our instant prize draw and will now have our next draw! Drum roll please…..(drum roll sound)...(draw name from container)....and the winner is: (announce name and class)...please come down to the office to claim your prize!

    Attention Concert Band! There will be a rehearsal today at 2nd break.


    Attention Experienced Gr. 4- 8 Knitters!  Loom knitting will be taking place today at 2nd break in room 219.  Again, today at 1:15 pm all grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 loom knitters who know how to knit, meet in room 219.  


    Battle of the books will be cancelled due to the switch day today.


    Attention yearbook committee! There will be an important yearbook meeting tomorrow second break in the SERT room. Please bring your lunches.


    Speaking of yearbook..don’t forget to get your yearbook cover art in this week to be considered for our contest!! We can’t wait to see your designs.


    A Black History Announcement:

    Fredericton-born Willie O'Ree was the first black player in the National Hockey League. O'Ree made his debut with the Boston Bruins in the 1957-58 season. O'Ree later played in the Western Hockey League before retiring in 1979.


    Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.


    Orchard Park remember to fill buckets today!


    Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 06:33 by Sherri Livingstone
  • Tuesday February 20, 2018

    Ms. McKechnie and Ms. Lestition would like to meet with the following Spirit Committee members today at first break in the library:





    Please bring your snack!

    What makes you fly, OP? What activities are your favourite things to do? What makes you proud? From swimming to snowboarding, guitar to waterskiing, from hockey to yoga to dance, we want you to share your accomplishments! Send your photos to Mrs Youngblut to be added to our slideshow in the front foyer of the school, as part of our family wellness night

    Attention Experienced Gr. 4- 8 Knitters!  Loom knitting will be taking place tomorrow at 2nd break in room 219.  Again, tomorrow,  at 1:15 pm all gr. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 loom knitters who know how to knit, meet in room 219.  Please remember to bring your loom and hook.


    There will be a very brief meeting for the boys basketball team today at the start of the 2nd half of 2nd break in the front foyer. Thank you.


    Attention Junior/Intermediate Choir! Rehearsal today at 1st break is cancelled. We will resume next week.


    The athletic council reps who are working on displays for wellness night will be working in the library at 1st break today.


    ECO club meet your teachers during first half of 2nd NB. That is at 1:15.

    Grade 1 and 2  meet Ms. Lestition, Mme. MacNeil and Mrs. Blanchard

    Grade 3 and 4 meet Mme. Gomes and Mme Adams

    Grade 5 and 6 meet Mrs. Warford and Miss Harris in Mrs. Warford’s room

    Grade 7 and 8 meet Mrs. Sharma and Mr. Dinner during first half of 2nd NB. That is at 1:15

    Checkers Club in Mrs. Arnold’s room first break  - grade one to four.


    Grade 3-6 students are invited to the library at first break for forest of reading club.  New members always welcome!  Red Maple Readers may use this time to read as well.


    Mme Bourgeois would like to meet all Basketball scorekeepers in the gym during 2nd nutrition break.


    Due to the switch day schedule, there will be NO Junior Intermediate choir practice today.  Repeat: no junior intermediate choir practice today.

    OP!!! More of you have registered online to Jump Rope for Heart! Amazing work everyone! There's still time to register and donate. Try to do it by tonight as there will be another prize draw tomorrow!

    Birthday Book Club Greetings go out to Amalie K and Rhyan B who had birthdays this weekend, and to Alex L and Angela G, whose birthdays are today.  All of these students are celebrating their birthdays at school by donating a book to our library.

    Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!

    Orchard Park remember to be respectful to yourself and others.

    Have a Terrific Tuesday!

    Posted 20 Feb 2018, 06:34 by Sherri Livingstone
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Hey OP!! We are happy to announce that already some of YOU have registered online for Jump Rope for Heart and have already made generous donations towards research and programs for heart and brain health. Together we have already donated $300!! Amazing!! Remember when you register online, you are automatically entered into a draw for instant prizes!! We have 6 prizes to give away and we will give away our first one today. Are you ready to find out which registrant has won a prize?? Listen up! Drum roll please!! (drum roll) And the winner is……..(announce the winner and which class they are from). Please come down to the office to collect your prize! Don’t forget to register online at jumpropeforheart.com if you haven’t already!

    Read & Relax will take place at first break for  grades 1-5 and second break for grades 6-8.

    Senior Battle of the Books will meet at second break today.

    **A reminder for the yearbook committee to meet second break today in the SERT room. **  

    A Black History Announcement

    Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave from Maryland, became known as the “Moses” of her

    people and the “conductor” who led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the

    Underground Railroad. In 1850, when the far-reaching United States Fugitive Law was

    passed, she guided fugitive slaves further north into Canada. When angry slave owners

    posted rewards for her capture, she continued her work despite great personal risk.

    St. Catharines, Ontario (a town close to the border with the United States) was on the

    route and offered employment opportunities, making it a common destination for the

    former fugitives, including Harriet Tubman, who lived there from 1851 to 1857. Many of

    the people she rescued were relatives of those already in St. Catharines including her

    own parents, brothers and sisters and their families.

    Later, Harriet Tubman became a leader in the Abolitionist movement

    Mme Bourgeois is still looking for Scorekeepers for the upcoming basketball season. If you are in Gr, 6, 7 or 8  and interested in helping  please come by Rm 219.

    Orchard Park remember to include others in your activities!


    Have a Thoughtful Thursday.
    Posted 15 Feb 2018, 06:39 by Sherri Livingstone
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