ORCHARD PARK - Friday May 25, 2018

posted 25 May 2018, 07:07 by Donna Cowperthwaite   [ updated 25 May 2018, 08:25 by Sherri Livingstone ]


Don’t forget that our active transportation and bike to school week begins this Monday, May 28. Have you thought about how you will choose active transportation to get to school next week? When we consider ALL of the benefits of walking to school, it is much safer for our health for us to walk, bike or roll than it is to take a car.

If you signed up to participate in the step challenge and need to borrow a pedometer, please go to Mme. Hunt’s office outside the gym at the beginning of first break today. Quantities are limited so first come first serve!

There is an EXTREMELY important senior track and field meeting at the beginning of first break today in the gym. ALL students that are planning on attending the track meet on Monday MUST attend. Please bring any outstanding permission forms.

There will be a senior relay practice right after the meeting. Please meet up at the soccer field right after the meeting. This is our last practice before the meet.

Junior boys’ soccer practice at 1st break today on the soccer field. 

Junior relay practice today at 2nd half of 2nd break at the soccer field. 

Just a reminder to students who are fasting and choosing to go to the French room during second half of breaks:  -please make sure you have signed up in Mrs. Warford’s ESL room;  -please come prepared with a quiet activity for yourself or a group of friends;  -please commit to attending for all breaks, so teachers on duty know the whereabouts of students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs. Warford for clarification.
There will be a Long Jump/Triple Jump practise for all Junior and Senior members of the track team at first half of Second break. Please meet Mme Bourgeois at the long jump pit. 

Great start to the soccer season, Panthers.  Congratulations to the boys on a big 5-0 win and to the girls on a hard fought battle with a short bench!  Both teams showed great sportsmanship and perseverance, even in the hot, hot sun!
 
Orchard Park remember to always be kind to yourself and others!
Have a Fantastic Friday. 

ORCHARD PARK - Thursday May 24

posted 24 May 2018, 08:05 by Donna Cowperthwaite   [ updated 24 May 2018, 09:13 by Sherri Livingstone ]

Have you thought about how you’re going to challenge yourself to get to school in a physically active way next week? Remember - it’s active transportation and bike to school week! And here’s a fact: When we all walk, roll or bike to school our morning becomes safer for everybody because there is less traffic in the school parking lot. Active transportation reduces your risk of chronic disease, helps keep our air cleaner, gives you more energy, reduces the negative effects of screen time and improves your mood! Let’s keep our schools safe, happy AND green by using more active transportation.
Just a reminder to students who are fasting and choosing to go to the French room during second half of breaks:  -please make sure you have signed up in Mrs. Warford’s ESL room;  -please come prepared with a quiet activity for yourself or a group of friends;  -please commit to attending for all breaks, so teachers on duty know the whereabouts of students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs. Warford for clarification.
A reminder to all students in grades 4 to 8 today is the last day to sign up for the 2nd step challenge here at OP. Sign outs for borrowing pedometers will take place tomorrow at 1st break.
There will be a practice for students doing the Junior Ball Throw today at 2nd break.  Meet Mrs. Nicholson on the soccer field at the end of 2nd recess.  That’s all Gr. 3, 4, and 5 students doing the ball throw.
There will be an important meeting for both the senior boys’ and girls’ soccer teams in the gym at the beginning of first break. 
There is an extremely important senior relay practice today at the second half of first break. Please meet Ms McKechnie and Ms Kennedy at the soccer field right away. 
The senior track and field meet is Monday. There are many students that have NOT brought their forms back. If they are not returned by Friday you will not be going to the meet.
Members of the Junior Boys basketball team, please meet Mr. Dinner in the foyer during the 2nd half of first break in the foyer to hand in your clean jerseys. Thank you.
To all the athletes competing in Turbojav at Monday’s track meet, please meet Mr. Dinner and Mr. Hummel in the foyer at the START of 2nd break today. That’s the START of 2nd break. That’s 1:15. In the foyer. See you then.
Grade ⅚ Eco Club bring your lunches to Miss Harris’ room for 2nd half of 1st break.
There will be no Glee Club this morning.  We will have a get-together next Thursday, 1st break.
The soil and plants have arrived for the butterfly garden so please stay away from this area today.
There will be a Jr. and Sr. 100m and 200m practice second half of second break.
Orchard Park remember to include others in your activities!
 
Have a Thoughtful Thursday. 

ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday May 23, 2018

posted 23 May 2018, 07:03 by Sherri Livingstone

Hey OP! Next week is our active transportation and bike to school week! It is our goal to increase our physical activity by choosing a physical ode of transportation to get to school. Teachers will be conducting surveys in your homeroom this week so we can see how many of you are willing to accept this challenge. Let's stay active OP! To get us going, here are some facts about choosing a physical mode of transportation instead of driving in a car to school: 
Did you know that walking or rolling to school will help you learn better? Just 20 minutes of physical activity before school will improve your concentration for up to 4 hours!

And speaking of walking... combined with our active transportation week, next week is also the start to our next Step Challenge! That's right, we are challenging ANY student in grade 4 to 8 and any staff member to participate in a step challenge. Rules and details will be posted beside the sign up sheet outside the gym. Students are asked to sign up today or tomorrow. Please indicate on the sheet if you'll be using your own devise or will need to borrow from the school.

Mr. Vize would like to congratulate the concert band for an excellent performance yesterday at Canada's Wonderland. The band played very well and the adjudicator was complimentary of our style and technique. The band greatly represented Orchard Park well while demonstrating our Panther Pillars to the highest degree. Well done Band - there will be no practice today but make sure you hold onto your music until next week.

Any girls in grades 5 and 6 wishing to develop their soccer skills is invited to practice today at first break up on the soccer field. Please bring your form if you wish to participate.

There is a senior girls' soccer practice today at 2nd break on the soccer field.

There will be Turbojav today and tomorrow during 2nd break. Please meet Mr. Dinner and Mr. Hummel in the gym hallway at the START of 2nd break. Bring your lunches.

There will be primary choir practice today at first break in Mr. Vize's room. See you there.

Birthday Book Club greetings go to Eric in Mrs. Arnold's class, who is celebrating a birthday today by donating a book to our library. Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation.

Senior relays practice today at first break. Please meet Mrs. McKechnie at the portables.

400, 800 and 1500 m runners please meet Ms Kennedy at the soccer field at first braek.

ORCHARD PARK - Tuesday May 22, 2018

posted 22 May 2018, 07:02 by Sherri Livingstone

Could all  homerooms send down their healthy snack bin to the front foyer after the announcements to be filled.

Could all wellness ambassadors please meet in the conference room to fill the healthy snack bins. There will be a very important meeting with Mme Hunt at second half of first break in the conference room - please meet her there. If you are interested in helping out the wellness ambassador team with a very exciting school initiative, please come to the conference room at 2nd half of first break. You may bring your lunch.

Due to the weather, the junior boys soccer practice will be in the gym today at first break. Please bring your form if you'd like to participate.

There will be a meeting today at the beginning of second break for all students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who have qualified to participate in the regional track and field day on June 7th.

Today all ECO club members and representatives from grade 1 to 8 meet in the library during first half of second nutrition break. All your lead teachers will meet you in the library. It is a whole group meeting and a very important one. Please remember to attend and remind your friends too.

Orchard Park remember to be respectful to yourself and others.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Friday May 18, 2018

posted 18 May 2018, 06:43 by Donna Cowperthwaite



Attention Concert Band! Mr. Vize would like to meet 2nd break today  to organize everything before our trip on Tuesday. You do not need to bring your music.


Today will be our floor hockey intramural championship. The teams playing are the Jets and the Senators. Respectful spectators who played on the other two teams are invited to watch.


Members of the Junior and senior Battle of the books club are asked to meet with Mrs Youngblut in the library at the beginning of first break today. That's both junior and senior members for a brief but important meeting at the very beginning of first break today.


There is a senior boys’ soccer practice today at 2nd break up on the soccer field.


Grade 5 and 6 students wishing to develop their soccer skills are reminded to hand in their permission forms asap. Practice times will be put up on the board today and will start next week!


Here are the Birthdays for today. Happy birthday to….

Don’t forget to come down to the office for your birthday pencil!

 


Birthday Book Club Greetings go to _______ in ___________’s class and ____________ in ____________’s class, who will be donating a book to the library in celebration of their birthdays!

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

 

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

Have a Fantastic Friday.


ORCHARD PARK - Thursday May 17, 2018

posted 17 May 2018, 06:36 by Sherri Livingstone

Intermediate Relay members are to meet Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. McKechnie on the upper soccer field today at the beginning of 2nd break.

Today at 2nd break will be the first TurboJav practice for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Track Team. Please meet Mr. Dinner and Mr. Hummell in the front foyer with your lunches at the start of break.

Mlle Conway is at the junior relay meet today. The final floor hockey intramural championship will be tomorrow at first break instead of today and boys’ soccer practice will be tomorrow at 2nd break instead of today.

There is a senior girls soccer practice tomorrow morning at 8am up on the soccer field./ Please bring your forms if you haven’t already done so.

First Long jump/Triple jump practice will take place at 2nd break today. Please meet Mme Bourgeois at the Long jump pit.

A big congratulations to the girls junior basketball team.  They worked hard and were committed to improving their game.  Each game they played showed growth and improvement with an ultimate win in their final game against Alton Village.  Well Done Girls!

After a great season, Mr. Dinner and Ms. Labelle would like to congratulate the Junior Boys Basketball Team on their growth and great attitudes this season. Way to go boys, we are very proud!

There will be a track practice for those who qualified for the 75, 100, and 200 metre distance races today, SECOND half of FIRST break. Please meet Ms. Labelle and Ms. Youngblut on the blacktop right after period 2.

 

Orchard Park remember to include others in your activities!

 

Have a Thoughtful Thursday.

ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday May 16, 2018

posted 16 May 2018, 06:40 by Sherri Livingstone

All Concert Band members will set up in the gym at 2nd break today. Please get your instruments, music and stands quickly.

 

Any grade 5 & 6 students interested in developing their soccer skills are invited to our soccer practices starting next week at nutrition breaks. Please sign up outside the gym and take a permission form from the hanging red folder. The form must be signed before you can participate.

 

The first practice for those participating in the TurboJav event for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Track Team will be tomorrow during 2nd break. Please come see Mr. Dinner or Mr. Hummell if this practice time interferes with another club or committment. Thank you.

 

Today is our last junior relay practice before the meet tomorrow. All runners must meet Mlle Conway and Miss Harris up at the soccer field at 2nd half of first break!

 

Grade ⅚ intramurals are over for the year.

 

Senior track members MUST get their permission forms into Ms Kennedy asap!

 

The Gauss Math Contest is taking place today at first break in the library. Please be on time. Remember to bring a pencil, eraser, and some paper for rough work (such as your math notebooks).

 

 There will be a primary choir practise today at first break in Mr. Vize’s music room. See you there.  

 

Due to the lack of interest and participation corner ball is cancelled.


Birthday Book Club Greetings go to Nayune K in Ms Lestition’s class, who is celebrating a birthday today by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!

 

Orchard Park remember to fill buckets today!

 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.


ORCHARD PARK - Tuesday May 15

posted 15 May 2018, 06:29 by Sherri Livingstone   [ updated 15 May 2018, 06:30 ]

Ramadan will be observed by many of our students beginning this evening, and ending June 14.  If you are a student who is planning to fast and would like an alternate space to spend your breaks, please come down to the ESL room today or tomorrow and sign up your name to indicate your interest.  The alternate space for breaks will be in Mme Bourgeois’s room, same as last year. Any questions, feel free to ask Mrs. Warford or Mrs. Markham.


Attention Arts Council. Mr. Vize would like to meet today for a short meeting at 2nd break. Please make sure you arrive quickly. We need to discuss details for tomorrow’s Spring Concert.


Attention all grade 3 and 4 intramural participants. Cornerball Intramurals are now over due to low attendance. Thank you to all those students who attended their games. There will be no intramurals today.


A reminder that there is an important Junior/Intermediate choir rehearsal today at 1st break. It is our last chance to rehearse the music before tomorrow’s spring concert.


Senior Relay has their first practice today at the 2nd half of second break. It’s crucial that all members attend. The meet is May 28th. All permission forms need to be into Ms Kennedy asap. The new track team list is posted outside the phys-ed office. Please be sure to check it.

 

Gauss math contestants please meet Ms. Labelle in Madame Bourgeois’ room today at second break for more preparation. Bring your calculators, notebooks and a pencil.

 

There will be a short information meeting for any grade 5 and 6 boys & girls who are interested in playing for the OP junior soccer team at 1st half of 1st break today in the gym. Please come down at the first bell to meet with Mlle Conway.


Junior Relay is cancelled today!


Orchard Park remember to be respectful to yourself and others.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


ORCHARD PARK - Monday May 14, 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 06:35 by Sherri Livingstone

Ramadan will be observed by many of our students beginning tomorrow, May 15, and ending June 14.  If you are a student who is planning to fast and would like an alternate space to spend your breaks, please come down to the ESL room today or tomorrow and sign up your name to indicate your interest.  The alternate space for breaks will be in Mme Bourgeois’s room, same as last year. Any questions, feel free to ask Mrs. Warford or Mrs. Markham.


Today is the final game of 4 corner soccer for grades 1 & 2. The teams playing are Green, Blue, Black and White.


There is junior relay practice at 2nd half of first break today. Meet up at the soccer field.


There is a senior boys soccer practice tomorrow at 8am. Please check Mlle Conway’s twitter or website in case of cancellations due to weather. We will meet on the soccer field.


Senior Track and Field MUST get their permission forms in asap!!!! Please check the board outside Ms Conway’s room to see if you are on the team. Relay practices start tomorrow. Please bring your permission forms to Ms Kennedy. Ms Kennedy is also looking for teacher volunteers with some of the track events. If you are interested please sign up  on the doc sent out last week or come and see Ms Kennedy.


Would all classes send down their healthy snack bins to front foyer by beginning of first break to be filled please.


A reminder to the wellness team to meet in the conference room at first break to fill the healthy snack bins. Mme. Hunt will meet you during the first half.


Grade 7 and 8 students who have signed up to write the Waterloo Gauss Math Contest please meet Ms. Labelle in Madame Bourgeois’ room during first break to prepare for the contest.


There is a primary choir practise today in Mrs. Hayes’ room during the second nutrition break.  See you there!


Birthday Book Club Greetings go to Abigail in Mrs Taylor’s class who will be donating a book to the library in celebration of her birthday!

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


Orchard Park remember to be respectful to yourself and others.

Have a Magical Monday!


ORCHARD PARK - Friday May 11, 2018

posted 11 May 2018, 06:45 by Sherri Livingstone

Today’s mental health announcement: Dr. Jean Clinton, a professor of Children’s Psychology at McMaster University, says that every child and youth needs at least one adult who lights up the room when that child enters. Can you think of who that adult is for you? Are you someone who lights up the room for someone else? Let’s practice today lighting up for one another! What creative ways can we light up for one another?


Mr. Vize would like to meet the Arts Council today at 1st break in the music room.


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

Have a Fantastic Friday.

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