The Grinch December, 2013

Check out the two large Grinches in our hallways.  Students have an opportunity to earn hearts this month to display on the Grinches for demonstrating citizenship or acts of kindness.

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

Now, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason.

It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.

But I think that the most likely reason of all

May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

And the more the Grinch thought of what Christmas would bring,

The more the Grinch thought…..

“I must stop this whole thing!

Why, for year after year, I’ve put up with it now.

I must stop this Christmas from coming….but how?”

I MEAN ….. in what way?

I am the Grinch who stole Christmas away

And I’m not sorry, not in a single way!

My Christmas spirit has just disappeared

It won’t come back, even if I see Santa’s white beard!

Until all those children Robert Ogilvie School

Can cover me with hearts,

NOW, that would be COOL!

 

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Assembly at 9:00 a.m.

Please join us for our First Term Awards Assembly at 9:00 a.m.  Students will be presented with awards in the intermediate grades for: Academic, Citizenship and Work Ethic. We will also be presenting our Volleyball awards.

For the month of December, our virtue of the month will be Citizenship.  We look forward to seeing students practice citizenship in a variety of ways.  We thank Ms. Leed’s class and Mrs. Logeman’s class for demonstrating citizenship for us by starting the Mitten Tree and the PJ Drive.  Students will have an opportunity to participate in a PJ Day on Thursday, December 5th to celebrate PJ Day with the City of FSJ.  All PJ’s collected will be going to worthy homes.  House points will be given for all students wearing PJ’s on Thursday.

Thank you to the PAC for a great Winter Bazaar. This is a great way to demonstrate being good citizens. Thank you to all the students who assisted in the set up and clean up for the winter bazaar.  You are being good role models to others.

Other ways to practice being a good citizen this month include: supporting the food bank drive, helping with recycling, cleaning up the classroom, making sure to put up your boots in the boot room, helping other students who are hurt or injured outside.

The Grinch:  Look for two large Grinches in our hallways in the coming weeks.  Notice how many hearts in house team colours are adorning the Grinch in each hallway.  Each heart will represent an act of kindness or citizenship in the month of December.  If we can cover each Grinch, the school will have a celebration on the last day of school.

The weather has again turned nasty outside.  It is very slippery and dark.  Students who arrive prior to 8:00 a.m. need to ensure that they stick together in the primary mud room.  This entrance is open and students can wait quietly inside until 8:10 a.m.

ROBERT OGILVIE WINTER BAZAAR AND CRAFT SALE 2013

Saturday, November 30th:
The Robert Ogilvie Parents Advisory Council is holding their annual Winter Craft and Home Based Business Bazaar on Saturday, November 30th from 9-3 in the Robert Ogilvie gymnasium.   There will be a wide variety of local crafts & jewelry, as well as seasonal decorations, quilts, Pampered Chef products, beauty products, Gold Canyon products, specialty coffee & teas, baking,  photography services, purses, furniture and much, much more.  There will be face-painting for the kids as well as door prizes for both  adults and kids.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Go Girls – Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Attention girls ages 11-14:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John in partnership with the North Peace Savings & Credit Union are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a FREE program for girls ages 11-14.  The program is our Go Girls – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program and it will run Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, November 26th-December 17th from 3:30-5:00pm.

Go Girls – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program designed to encourage physical activity, healthy eating choices and the development of a positive self-image, among girls ages 11 to 14.  It’s led by female mentors and incorporates fun, educational games and activities to stimulate mentor/participant relationship-building, as well as self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues.  Each session is structured around the three key “Go Girls” themes:

  • Active living
  • Balanced eating
  • Feeling good about oneself

The main goal of the Go Girls program is to develop an appreciation of the benefits of an active, healthy, lifestyle among the participants. In addition, the program strives to achieve the following key objectives:

  • To support girls and young women in choosing to maintain a healthy active lifestyle;
  • To provide girls and young women with the tools and information they need to choose to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle;
  • To enhance competence, confidence and self-esteem of girls and young women regarding healthy active living; and
  • To build the leadership and life skills of all program participants

There are only a limited number of spots available – and registration will be taken on a first-come-first-enrolled basis.  Transportation, snacks and all supplies will be provided!! Call Danielle at 250.793.5599 or email fsjbbbs@telus.net to register your child today!!

 Additional information about the program can be found at the following links:

http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/en/home/mentoringprograms/gogirls.aspx

http://cheeriosgogirls.com/

Danielle Armstrong, Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John & Area

W. 250.787.9674 or C. 250.793.5599