Tuesday February 13, 2018

posted 13 Feb 2018, 06:50 by Sherri Livingstone

There is a Junior/Intermediate choir rehearsal today 1st break


Grade 6 students: don’t forget to hand in your step tracking papers to your homeroom teacher. They will be collected today right before 1st break.


Students, did you talk to your parents about the Jump Rope for Heart event? Be sure to get them involved too! Remember that you can also fundraise online for even more awesome prizes. The more we fundraise as a school, the more we help others with heart and brain diseases AND the more we benefit by receiving points towards valuable school resources. And remember you can have a chance at winning instant prizes when you start donating online!


Attention Experienced Gr. 4- 8 Knitters!  Loom knitting will be taking place tomorrow at 2nd break in room 219.  Again, tomorrow,  at 1:15 pm all gr. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 loom knitters who know how to knit, meet in room 219.  Please remember to bring your loom and hook.


ECO club meet your teachers during first half of 2nd NB. That is at 1:15.

Grade 1 and 2  meet Ms. Lestition, Mme. MacNeil and Mrs. Blanchard

Grade 3 and 4 meet Mme. Gomes and Mme Adams

Grade 5 and 6 meet Mrs. Warford and Miss Harris in Mrs. Warford’s room

Grade 7 and 8 meet Mrs. Sharma and Mr. Dinner during first half of 2nd NB. That is at 1:15

Checkers Club in Mrs. Arnold’s room first break  - grade one to four.


Grade 3-6 students are invited to the library at first break for forest of reading club.  New members always welcome!  Red Maple Readers may use this time to read as well.


A Black History announcement :


While Canada did become a safe haven for runaway slaves, this country

does have its own history of slavery. Marie-Joseph Angélique was a slave

owned by François Poulin de Francheville in Montreal.

In the spring of 1734, a fire that started at the Francheville’s home

destroyed forty-six buildings in the colony, including the Hôtel-

Dieu hospital. It is alleged that Marie-Joseph set the fire “out of

wickedness” to cover her plan to escape slavery and travel to New England.

She was captured, brought to trial and, under torture confessed to the

crime. During her trial, out of the  20 witnesses, none of

whom saw her commit the crime. Her sentence,

death by hanging, was carried out on June 21, 1734, in front of the burned

remains of the Francheville’s home.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget

what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”

Maya Angelou


Orchard Park remember to be respectful to yourself and others.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!