Monday February 6, 2018

posted 5 Feb 2018, 06:38 by Sherri Livingstone

Due to the switch day, Spirit Club will meet today at FIRST BREAK in the library. Again, all Spirit Club members at to meet in the library at FIRST BREAK today! Ms. Lestition, Mrs. McKechnie, Mlle Lee and Mrs. Sharma will supervise.

Attention all students in grades 5-8. If you are interested in going on this years ski trip please see Ms Kennedy in the front foyer at the beginning of first break today for a very important meeting and to receive your permission form.

There will be an athletic council meeting today at 2nd break. We will meet at 1:15 in the library. We will be meeting about upcoming intramurals and preparation for the OPPS wellness night.

A reminder to all athletes that there are NO PRACTICES this week due to the set up in the gym for escarpment adventures.

A reminder to all grade 6 students to fill out their step tracking forms and give them to your homeroom teacher this morning. Teachers, the forms will be collected at 2nd break so please have them ready. Week two of the step challenge begins today! Keep steppin’!

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

Good morning staff and students. For the month of February we will be celebrating Black History Month. Why do we celebrate Black History Month? Despite a presence in Canada that dates back farther than Samuel de Champlain’s first voyage down the St. Lawrence River, people of African descent are often absent from Canadian history books.

There is little mention of the fact that slavery once existed in the territory that is now Canada, or that many of the Loyalists who came here after the American Revolution and settled in the Maritimes were Blacks. Few Canadians are aware of the many sacrifices made in wartime by black Canadian soldiers, as far back as the War of 1812.

This month we will recognize Black History Month at Orchard Park by hearing about some famous black Canadians who have made a real difference in Canadian History.


“ The time is always right to do what is right” Martin Luther King Jr


Junior Intermediate Choir Members: There will not be a Junior Choir practice tomorrow.  We will meet again next Tuesday, February 13th.

Birthday Book Club Greetings go to Catherine in Ms Lestition’s class, whose birthday was yesterday.  Catherine will be celebrating her birthday 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 Magical Monday!