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.