ORCHARD PARK - Monday September 24, 2018

posted by Sherri Livingstone

Remember to wear an Orange Shirt this Friday on September 28th to support all indigenous children that were taken from their homes to go to a residential school.  Remember that every child matters and should be treated with respect.

 

Mark your calendars!  This Wednesday, September 26th is (#RowansLawDay) – a day to engage students, staff and coaches to increase awareness about concussions.   Wear purple (Rowan’s favorite colour) on Rowan’s Law Day! 

Basketballs and Soccer balls - There are a few students who are bouncing and kicking sports balls in the hallways coming in and out at bell times.  This is unsafe and can damage the floor tiles in the hallways.  Please carry the recess equipment in your hands when travelling inside the building.  Teachers please monitor this and let the office know of any students who have to be reminded about this rule on a consistent basis.

When the Bell Rings - games, shooting, kicking, all play should stop.  For example, students who continue to play basketball after the bell can cause injury to some students because they don’t expect the ball to be coming down on them while waiting to enter the building.  Teachers on black top duty, please remind students of this rule and again, let the office know of any students who continue to need reminders.

Grade 1s and 2s are invited to play tag games with Ashley, Brogan, Sophia and Sophia today at 1st break near the portables.

 

Cross Country Practice today at first break today. Meet the coaches by the field.

 

Would the students that are helping Ms Kennedy with the Terry Fox Assembly please meet Ms Kennedy at second break today in room 110. Bring your lunch. A  reminder to teachers that the Terry Fox Assembly is period 5 on Thursday.

 

Senior Girls Volleyball members must get their permission forms from Ms Kennedy today. Next practice is Wednesday 8 am

 

Calligraphy Club today at second break in the library.

Green Panthers meet during the first half of 2nd break in rm 219

 

Birthday book club greetings go out to Roman H in Mme Avsec’s class and Alexis M in Mrs McLean’s class, who are celebrating their birthdays today by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!

 

ORCHARD PARK - Friday September 21, 2018

posted 21 Sep 2018, 06:31 by Sherri Livingstone

We will be having a concert band rehearsal today at 1st break. Please be ready to play and arrive quickly

 

MARY POPPINS - If you are in grades 5 to 8 and are interested in auditioning for the musical, please meet in the music room at 2nd break today for information and details about the show.

 

Attention all students grade 3 - 8. Are you interested in a new leadership opportunity? The Wellness Committee needs you!!  Mme. Hunt is looking for student wellness representatives to help lead amazing wellness initiatives around the school. There will be a meeting next Tuesday, September 25 in the library at SECOND break. All who are interested should attend for more info.

 

Birthday Book Club Greetings go out to Erika C in KF-1, and Cynthia L in Mme Adams’ class, who are celebrating their birthdays by donating a book to our library.  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation!

 

Calligraphy Club today at second break in Mme. Lee’s classroom (RM 113).

 

On Friday September 28th, that’s one week from today, please remember to wear an orange shirt to support indigenous children that were taken from their homes to residential schools.  Remember that every child matters and should be treated with respect.

 

ECO CLUB-GREEN PANTHERS will meet starting Monday next week. Start thinking and share your ideas to make our school more ECO FRIENDLY. GREEN PANTHERS will meet mondays during the first half of second Nutrition Break

 

Everything you do can be done better from a place of relaxation. -Stephen C. Paul

 Relaxation session available to all staff and students today.  Join us in the gym during the first half of first NB

ORCHARD PARK - Thursday September 20, 2018

posted 20 Sep 2018, 06:59 by Sherri Livingstone

Tomorrow is the last day to order pizza for Term 1. If your parents haven’t already done so, please remind them to go online to order pizza for you! Pizza will start on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving! No late orders will be accepted -- don’t miss out!!

 

For our first round of intramurals, grade 7 & 8 students are invited to play ultimate frisbee today at first break.. Meet Mlle Conway up on the soccer field at the bell!

 

The final team for the senior girls volleyball team has now been posted. Thank you to all students that came out. It was a difficult decision to make. For those girls that did make the team please see Ms Kennedy at the end of the day for a permission form. Our next practice is Monday 8 am.

 

Attention all students grade 3 - 8. Are you interested in a new leadership opportunity? The wellness committee needs you!! Mme. Hunt is looking for student wellness representatives to help lead amazing wellness initiatives around the school. There will be a meeting next Tuesday, September 25 in the library at first break. All who are interested should attend for more info.

 

Orchard Park will hold Orange Shirt day on September 28th, to recognize the indigenous children who were taken from their families to go to residential school.

 

Phyllis Jack Webstad was one of the children taken from her home to go to residential school.

On her first day of school, six year old Phyllis wore an orange shirt. When she arrived they stripped her and took away her orange shirt, replacing it with a uniform. From then on she felt as if her feelings did not matter. How would you feel if that happened to you?

Every child matters for us at Orchard Park. On Friday September 28th, please remember to wear an orange shirt to support all indigenous children that were taken from their homes to residential school. Remember that every child matters and should be treated with respect.


There is no French Choir today.

 

Cross Country practice remember to sign in and begin your laps. Remember to pace yourself so you can run most of your route.

 

ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday September 19, 2018

posted 19 Sep 2018, 06:33 by Sherri Livingstone



ARTS COUNCIL

Any students in grades 6-8 interested in being part of the arts council, please meet Mr. Vize today in the music room at 1st break. It will be an exciting year for the arts council as we have the musical this year. Bring your lunches with you.


Intramurals today will be capture the flag for all grades 5 & 6 students. If you’re interested in playing, please meet Koen, Stefan, Ethan and Tyson on the mid field at 1st break.


There is a cross country practice today at 1st nutrition break. Meet the coaches by the field. We have a note for you to take home, so make sure you’re there!


Library Helpers are asked to meet at second break today in the library.


ORCHARD PARK - Tuesday September 18, 2018

posted 18 Sep 2018, 06:35 by Sherri Livingstone

ECO CLUB

All students who have signed up for ECO CLUB, our GREEN PANTHERS meet Mrs. Sharma in Rm 219 at the beginning of first NB for our first meeting!

Black Top Recess (for rainy days)

We will review these rules on Black top days BUT if we are all outside together please remember:

-no wall ball

-no soccer on black top (soccer is always played on the grass area)

-4 square games

-4 on 4 basketball max. at each hoop

-outdoor garden can be opened by the teacher on duty at their discretion

We are still outside so enjoy the fresh air :-)

See next slide….

 

Friday is the last day to order pizza for Term 1. If you want to have pizza on Tuesdays starting after Thanksgiving, remind your parents to order online BEFORE Friday. No late orders will be accepted -- don’t miss out!

 

Birthday Book Club Greetings go out to Jude A in Mme Blechta’s class, who is celebrating his birthday by donating a book to our library!

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

 

Intramurals will begin today! Since it’s a Monday schedule, grade 1 & 2 students are invited to play tag games with Ashley, Brogan, Sophia and Sophia at 1st break on the mid field near the portables.

 

Cross Country practice today at first break. Please meet at the upper field.

 

Calligraphy Club: Every Monday & Friday at second break in Mme. Lee’s class (RM 113), starting this Friday!

Girls Volleyball final try out tomorrow at 8 am. Please do not come until 7:50 am.

ORCHARD PARK - Friday September 14, 2018

posted 14 Sep 2018, 14:51 by Sherri Livingstone

Morning Blacktop Reminders - Mlle Conway will be on the blacktop every morning at 9am. Once she is outside all students must come down to the blacktop and be on the west side of the portable where she can see you. Since there are so many students and parents on the blacktop, all running games and ball games must stop at this time. The only ball game that is allowed is four square, as long as you keep the ball in that small area.


Some of the recess equipment for classrooms has arrived. Members from student council will be distributing it today for immediate use. Teachers and students - please remember that this equipment will not be replaced if lost or damaged. Please be respectful and responsible.


Birthday book Club Greetings go out to Bryce B in Mr Colman’s class and Jacob H in Mrs Sharma’s class, who are celebrating their birthdays today by donating a book to our library!  Thank you from your friends at Orchard Park for your generous donation.

Reminder: Relaxation session 1st half of first NB. Bring a yoga mat and/or blanket.

Athletic council is ready to offer our first intramural activities of the year. All activities will take place at 1st break outside for the next month or so. Mondays will be tag games for grades 1 & 2, Tuesday capture the flag for grades 3 & 4, Wednesdays capture the flag for grades 5 & 6 and Thursdays ultimate frisbee for grades 7 & 8. These activities are drop in and will start next week - come and join us!


Flag football tryouts today first break.  Be there if you want a chance to make this awesome team!




ORCHARD PARK - Thursday September 13, 2018

posted 13 Sep 2018, 06:47 by Sherri Livingstone

Mindful Relaxation Session tomorrow during the first NB. All students and teachers are welcome to join! Remember to bring your yoga mat and/or a blanket.

 

French choir starts today! Venez nous joindre!

If you are in grades 1 to 5 and love to sing and love French, why not come out to join French choir???

We will meet in Mme MacNeil’s room, room 216, every Thursday at second break. Hope to see you! A bientot!

 

A reminder that once again Kidssentials is being offered at Orchard Park every Wednesday beginning on September 26.  Kidssentials can be ordered online or with the forms that were handed out last week.  They will need at least 2 days in advance to have a meal ready for the first day.

 

Do you love to read??  Mrs Youngblut wants to let you all know about an amazing event in Rockton this weekend, the Telling Tales Festival… It’s a FREE festival featuring more than 25 of our favourite authors and illustrators!  There will be presentations and workshops by Jess Keating (Shark Lady), Vikki VanSickle, (The Winnowing), Andrew Larsen, Kevin Sylvester, Kenneth Oppel, Kevin Sands, Dennis Lee, Sarah Mlynowski, Eric Walters and MANY MORE!  Check out the website for more information: https://www.tellingtales.org/presenters/

 

Cross Country Practice today at 1st nutrition break

 

Sr Girls Volleyball Try-out tomorrow at 8 am. Don’t be late!!

 

Birthday book club greetings go out to Sophie H in Mrs Taylor’s class, who is celebrating her September 9th birthday by donating a book to our library!

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

ORCHARD PARK - Wednesday September 12, 2018

posted 12 Sep 2018, 06:27 by Sherri Livingstone

Cross Country Practice today at first break.


French choir starts today! If you are in grades 1 to 5 and love to sing and love French, why not come out to join French choir??? We will meet in Mme MacNeil’s room, room 216, every Thursday at second break. Come join us for the first part of the break. Hope to see you! A bientot!


Senior Boys Volleyball Try-out tomorrow at 8 am. Don’t be late!


Birthday Book Club greetings go out to Ainsley B and Ali B in KF-1, who are celebrating their birthdays today by donating books to our library!

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


ORCHARD PARK - September 11, 2018

posted 11 Sep 2018, 08:19 by Sherri Livingstone   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 08:24 ]

All grade 7 students must have their consent forms completed and returned to your homeroom teacher. These forms were sent over the summer by the Health Department.


Grade 6, 7 & 8 students interested in being a library helper this year are asked to meet with Mrs Youngblut in the library at second break today.


Any Grade 6, 7 & 8 Students interested in Joining the Concert Band, please meet Mr. Vize in the music room at 1st break. This is a short sign-up meeting only. Rehearsals will not begin until next week


Senior Girls Volleyball Try-outs begin tomorrow at 8 am. Please make sure you have your Participation forms in before the try-outs begin!



Birthday book club greetings go out to Owen M in KF-3, who is celebrating his birthday today by donating a book to our library.  

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


Flag tryouts today at first break on the soccer field.  If you signed up, see you there.


ORCHARD PARK - Monday September 10, 2018

posted 10 Sep 2018, 06:52 by Sherri Livingstone

Any Grade 7s & 8s interested in joining the calligraphy club, please meet Mme. Lee in RM 113 for a brief meeting at the beginning of second break!


Take 4 simple steps to demonstrate respect for the environment OPP

  1. Pack a Litterless Lunch

  2. Turn off the lights/electronics when you can

  3. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle

  4. Use a reusable water bottle

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F4qzF9qXBY9yLbYkOpyrHBYvz_CgA1J041Xrd98Ndqw/edit#slide=id.g41706b8224_0_18

GO GREEN OPP!


All students with cross country forms please turn them into Mrs. McKechnie today (room 210).  Cross Country Practice will be held in the gym this morning first half of first break.


Any Grade 7 and 8 students interested in joining Glee club, please come to Mrs.Lewis’ room (room 118) first half of first break today.


Flag Football tryouts will take place Tuesday and Friday during first break.  Meet Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Hummel on the soccer field.


Senior Boys  Volleyball try-outs begin tomorrow at 8 am. If you are interested in trying out you must have your participation form into Ms Conway asap! Sr Girls Volleyball begins Wednesday. Please have forms into Ms Kennedy before then.  


The first athletic council meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday at 2nd half of 2nd break in the gym. All grade 7s & 8s are invited!


Recess Reminders:

-soccer should never be played on the black top

-4 on 4 maximum team size at each basketball hoop

-The office will announce blacktop recess as needed BUT teachers on duty can call a blacktop recess anytime that it is very muddy

Black Top Recess:

-no wall ball

-basketball and 4 square games ONLY



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