ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday November 21, 2018

posted by Sherri Livingstone

Bully Prevention quote of the day: “Show respect to people who may not even deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of your own.”

 

Mr. Vize would like to meet all Scene 1-3 Actors at 1st break today. Bring your scripts with you. We are rehearsing all the music in these three scenes.

 

Intramurals today - grade ⅚ dodgeball at first break- teams are Vipers vs Dragons - supervisor is Mr Hummel and student leaders are Tig, Koen, Stefan and Ethan


Mr. Simmons has asked that NO recycling be brought to his office today - this includes garbage and cardboard. Please leave all items in your classroom for today. Thank you!


Scene 1 - 4 actors are to meet with Ms. Hunt and Ms. Lestition in the music room tomorrow at 2nd break for blocking.

 

Friday, November 23rd, is Buy Nothing Day. Our school is participating in a textile waste reduction challenge this year called Fashion Impacts Challenge. We have chosen this day to ‘kick start’ our campaign. In this challenge we will learn the 7R's of Fashion. (Fashion Takes Action's guide to making better consumer choices.) November's 'R' is REDUCE: buy less and buy only what we need.

 

Writing club will meet today at second nutrition break in room 214. Bring your writing materials and a computer.

 

Bloopers Reels meet today at 2nd Break in Mr. Dinner’s room. Bring your lunch.

ORCHARD PARK - Tuesday November 20, 2018

posted 20 Nov 2018, 06:41 by Sherri Livingstone

Bully Prevention quote of the day: Be yourself. Because the people who matter don’t mind. And the people who mind don’t matter. - Dr. Seuss

 

Today is Pizza Day -- could we please ask homerooms to have only the Pizza Monitor come to the foyer to collect the pizza for their class and then distribute according to the class list. Thank you.

 

Actors in scenes 1-3 please meet Mme Hunt and Ms. Lestition in the MUSIC room  at second break today.

 

There is an important Wellness committee meeting today in the conference room at first break. All members are asked to attend.


IMPORTANT : SOCIAL CHANGEMAKERS meeting today, 1st half of 1st nutrition break in Mme Avsec’s portable. All members must attend.


Intramurals today - grade ¾ skittles - teams are Sharks vs Dolphins - teacher supervisor is Mrs Hayes and student leaders are Sarah, Ashley and Emma M

 

Members of the senior boys’ volleyball team are asked to return their jerseys to Mlle Conway as soon as possible

 

A reminder that the library will be closed after first break for book fair set up. There will be no clubs or read and relax breaks in the Library this week. All classes will have a chance to visit the book fair tomorrow! 

ORCHARD PARK - Monday November 19, 2018

posted 19 Nov 2018, 06:35 by Sherri Livingstone

Today is the first day of Bully Prevention and Awareness Week at OP.  We will be celebrating by participating in a school artwork gallery walk at 11:40.  Let’s celebrate each other’s uniqueness - we are all very special!  “Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.” – Barack Obama

 

Actors in the Prologue and Scene 1 are to meet Mrs. Lewis in the music room today at 1st break.

 

Actors in scenes 1-3 please meet Mme Hunt and Ms Lestition  in the music room today at second break

 

All ECO club members are to meet in the library at 2nd break. We will be sharing information about the waste audit that was completed last week.

 

Intramurals begin today. Today’s game is Skittles for  grades 1 & 2. The Lions and the Tigers are invited down to play at first break. The game will be supervised by Mrs Kennedy and led by Delaney, Mireille and Shali. Teachers, please help our students find out which team they’re on and when to come down to play. Rosters and schedules were sent out last week!

 

All cast members in the Prologue and Scene 1 are to meet Mrs. Lewis first break today in the music room.

 

Social Changemakers group - Meet in the library 1st break.

 

Attention all wellness committee members. We will not meet today. All members (grades 3 - 8) are asked to meet in the conference room at first break TOMORROW (Tuesday). ANY intermediate members are asked to attend.

 

The Book Fair is coming!!!  Book fair will be set up tomorrow and opening Wednesday, so any J/I  students wishing to exchange books before Book Fair takes over the library are invited to come during periods 2 or 5 today

 

The winner of the golden recycling bin is Ms. Avsec’s class for downstairs and Mme Martin for upstairs! They both had the least contaminated blue bins! Way to go! Keep recycling and go for gold!

 

Birthday Book Club Greetings go out to Chelsea N in Ms Lestition’s class, who celebrated her birthday on the weekend, and to Anousha T in Mr Colderley’s class, whose birthday is today.  These students are celebrating their birthdays at school by donating a book to the school library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donations!

ORCHARD PARK - Friday November 16, 2018

posted 16 Nov 2018, 06:50 by Sherri Livingstone

Please come for a relaxation session today at first break in the gym. All students are welcome and all students will benefit. Come and relax and be calm and feel better!

 

Please bring any empty healthy snack bins down to the foyer. November wellness team members please come down at first break to refill the bins. They will be ready at the end of the break.

 

We would like to meet the entire cast of Mary Poppins today at 2nd break in the music room. This will be a brief information meeting to discuss details of rehearsals, music, script etc. Please bring paper and a pencil with you. Your attendance is very important.

 

Read and Relax (Gr. 6-8) & Calligraphy Club at second break in the library.

 

Congratulations to the girls’ volleyball team who won their semi-final game last night. Panther Nation will be cheering you on in the finals. Players of the game were Sophia V and Eleeza.

 

The senior boys’ volleyball team wrapped up a great season last night. You should be very proud of your improvement throughout the season. We will celebrate your accomplishments very soon, stay tuned for details.

 

There will be a brief but important meeting for library helpers today at first break. Any library helpers who wish to help with Book Fair are asked to attend.

 

Congratulations to the following students, whose names were randomly selected from all of the correct entries in the October HDSB e-wareness database contest - you have won a gift certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair: Stella G  (Mme  MacNeil’), Sohan B (Mr Colman), Ashley S (Mme Lee), Alton D(Mrs Kennedy), and Kyle R (Mrs Sharma).  Many thanks to all who entered!

Have you heard?  The Book Fair is coming!  

Next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Scholastic Book Fair will return to the Orchard Park Library Learning Commons so you can check out many great new titles!  Books will be available to purchase for yourself or as gifts for others, and we encourage you to invite your families to check out the fair when they come in for your conference.

 Birthday Book club greetings go out to Hannah K in Ms Nicholson’s class and to Ivy K in Mrs Arnold’s class, who will be celebrating their birthdays today by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!

 Wellness committee members: DO NOT FORGET about your presentations at the beginning of period 5 today immediately after attendance (unless otherwise changed). There is a chart outside Mme. Hunt’s office in case you have forgotten where to go.

 Relaxation Session today first half of first NB in the gym

 Our First snow… and we’re all excited!

Please take the time to talk in your classes about a Culture of Creation, not Destruction.  Ruining others’ creations is not cool!  It’s not cool to be unkind!

Let’s create lots of wonderful sculptures, forts and snow people!

All snow must remain on the ground.  

 A reminder to teachers to display the ‘all about me’ artwork for Monday AM!

Announcements for Thursday, Nov. 15th

posted 15 Nov 2018, 07:36 by Donna Cowperthwaite

Please come for a relaxation session tomorrow at first break in the gym. All students are welcome and all students will benefit. Our hope is that the gym is filled with students AND teachers by the end of the school year. Come and relax and be calm and feel better!


Junior Battle of the Books (gr 3-5) will meet in the library at second break today.  New members welcome!


French choir will now be held on Fridays at second break in order to allow students in grade 3 who are in French choir to participate in battle of the books, if they choose to do so. Remember tomorrow FRIDAY at second break is French choir! We will be learning a new song to perform for the holiday concert in December. Hope to see you tomorrow in Mme MacNeil’s room! New members welcome from any grade!!!


The senior boys’ volleyball team will practise today at 1st break. Teachers, please dismiss the team at 3:15 today as we travel to River Oaks to play our semi final game.


Writing Club will meet at first nutrition break in Room 214 for free writing. Bring your materials and a computer.


Birthday book club greetings go out to Lily B in Mme Blechta’s class, who will be celebrating her birthday by donating a book to the library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!


Please note that YOGA club will be on hold until the new year.  If you would like to attend the Meditation Group, some yoga will be happening then.  This is on Friday’s in the gym.


Attention Wellness committee. Mme Hunt would like to meet VERY BRIEFLY at FIRST break TODAY to go over your presentation plan. We will be confirming where you are going and what you are going to say. If you need an extra/another copy of the script, she will have extra copies. Please come to her office beginning of FIRST break today.

Strategy Board Games at first break in Mr. Dinner’s room





ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday November 14, 2018

posted 14 Nov 2018, 06:32 by Sherri Livingstone

Social Changemakers Group - there is a quick meeting today 1st half of first break in Mme Avsec’s portable.

 

Writing club will meet at 2nd nutrition break in room 214.

 

Birthday Book Club Greetings go out to Logan M in Mrs Kennedy’s class, who will celebrate his birthday at school by donating a book to our library!  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation.

 

Congratulations to the senior boys’ volleyball team on an amazing win in the quarter finals last night. The team played their best game yet demonstrating teamwork, strong control and consistent serves. We travel to River Oaks tomorrow to play in the semi finals. Let’s go Panthers! Practice will be at 1st break tomorrow instead of 8am.

 

Senior Girls Volleyball practice tomorrow at 8:00 am

 

Blooper Reels today at 2nd break in Mr. Dinner’s room. Bring your lunches if you like.

 

There will be a wellness meeting in the upstairs hallway outside the library during first break today. All available members are asked to come.  

 

Writing club will meet in Room 214 at second nutrition break (1:15). Please bring your writing materials and a computer.

 

Grade 8 ECO CLUB during 1st NB

 

Senior Battle of the Books (gr 6-8) will meet at first break today.  New members welcome!

 

Read and Relax for grade 1-5 students will take place at second break.  Remember to bring a book if you’re in the middle of one!

 

PRIMARY CHOIR MEETS SECOND BREAK TODAY IN MR. VIZE’S ROOM!  

ORCHARD PARK - Tuesday November 13, 2018

posted 13 Nov 2018, 06:26 by Sherri Livingstone

 Today is Pizza Day -- could we please ask homerooms to have only the Pizza Monitor come to the foyer to collect the pizza for their class and then distribute according to the class list. Thank you.

 

There will be a wellness meeting in the upstairs hallway outside the library during first break on Wednesday.

 

Read and relax will take place at second break today for grade 6-8 students.

 

Birthday book club greetings go out to Jake M in 5-1FI and Selim E in 45-1 FI. They will be celebrating their birthdays at school today by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donations!

 

Sr Girls Volleyball practice has been switched from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning this week.

 

Athletic council meets today at first break in the gym. Intramural leaders need to come for first half and DPA crew will meet 2nd half. 

ORCHARD PARK - Monday November 12, 2018

posted 12 Nov 2018, 06:57 by Sherri Livingstone

There will be a wellness committee meeting at first break today in the library. All available members are asked to come. Please see Mme. Hunt if you are unable to attend to learn more info.

 

Thank you to the Glee Club for all your hard work for the Remembrance Day assembly.  There will not be a practice today.

 

Birthday book club greetings go out to Hannah S in  Mrs McLean’s class and Noah L in Mrs Lewis’ class, who celebrated birthdays on Saturday;  and to Nicolas P in Mrs Sharma’s class, whose birthday is today!  These students will all be celebrating their birthdays at school by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donations! 

 

There will be an athletic council meeting tomorrow at 1st break. All intramural leaders should attend first half and DPA crew 2nd half.

Intramurals will begin next week. Grades 1-8 can sign up for the activities during their phys. Ed class this week.

 

 We have a new bulletin board up at Orchard Park..Orchardgram.  We want to recognize our student’s achievements outside of our school.  Please bring in or send Mrs. Markham a picture of your accomplishment.  This can include anything….climbing their first wall at the climbing gym, getting a new belt in karate, learning a new song in piano, being a community leader or participating a tournament etc.   

 

Social Changemakers - There is a meeting today at first break in the conference room. It is important that you attend!

ORCHARD PARK - Friday November 9, 2018

posted 9 Nov 2018, 06:25 by Sherri Livingstone

Please ensure your healthy snack bin has been brought down to the front foyer by first break today to be filled. Wellness committee members for November’s healthy snack bins are to meet in conference room at first break to replenish empty bins.

 

There will be a wellness committee meeting on Monday at first break. All available members are asked to meet Mme. Hunt in the library.

 

All students are welcome and encouraged to attend the relaxation session today at first break. It will be held in Mrs. Sharma’s room today due to the assembly this morning.

 

Calligraphy Club & Read and Relax (Gr. 6-8) today at second break in the library.

ORCHARD PARK - Thursday November 8, 2018

posted 8 Nov 2018, 06:32 by Sherri Livingstone

Students are reminded to please bring a donation tomorrow in support of our Veterans !

 

LAST CALL FOR STUDENT PHOTO ORDERS. ANYTHING RECEIVED AFTER TODAY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LATE FEE!! BRING ANY ORDERS TO THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.

 

The concert band needs to meet in the front foyer at 1st break today. It will only be a short meeting to discuss tomorrow’s assembly. Remember, the front foyer not the music room.

 

For all grade 3-5 students who love to read: come join us in the library at second break today to find out about Battle of the Books!

Strategy Board Games club meets today at first break in Mr. Dinner’s room.

 

A reminder to pick up any healthy snack bins from the front foyer. Any empty bins can be brought down by first break on Friday. A reminder to the wellness committee members signed up for November to meet in the conference room tomorrow.

 

Glee club will have an extra rehearsal today first break in the music room.  Please be on time as we need to get ready for tomorrow.

 

Attention all students: the wellness committee wants to encourage YOU to come to the relaxation sessions on Friday during first break with Mrs. Sharma. Anyone is welcome and everyone who attends benefits. Please join us in the gym!

 

The writing club will have free writing time first nutrition break (10:55). Bring your writing materials and a computer.

 

Don’t forget to remind your parents to purchase their poinsettia!! Orders are due on schoolcashonline by Wednesday November 14th!

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