December Newsletter

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to a cold and frosty week!  We are sending a newsletter early as December is a short but busy month.  Please find updates and date changes on the attached calendar.

A reminder that Wednesday and Thursday are early dismissal days and Friday, November 30th the school is closed for Parent Teacher interviews.

Paul Hann:  We are looking forward to Paul Hann’s arrival at Robert Ogilvie on Tuesday, December 4th.  Paul is a children’s recording artist who lives in Victoria and visits school districts across the country through a residency program.  Paul will be working with our classes to write songs and sing with the students.  The students will be performing with Paul on Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. each night.  This performance will replace a traditional Christmas concert.  Please come and join us for this wonderful, musical experience.  You can learn more about Paul at his website:  We hope that many of you can attend our concerts.  We are running two different shows this year with different classes performing each night.  This has been done to allow for shorter shows and more seating for families to attend.  Please see the schedule below for performance details.  If you are unable to make the evening show, you are welcome to join the dress rehearsals scheduled for 1:00 p.m. of the same day.

Wednesday, December 12th: Classes performing are:  Mrs. Gauthier, Mrs. Forster, Mrs. DeGroot, Mr. Halliday, Mrs. Shuster/Mrs. Kenyon and Mr. Flury/Mrs. Bulmer.

Thursday, December 13th:  Classes performing are:  Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Lavoie, Mrs. Morrison, Mr. Peterson/Mrs. Dressler, Miss Yates and Miss Prontack.

Operation Christmas Child:  Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year.  Our school had enough items for 42 boxes.  A big thank you to Mrs. Holden for organizing this event again this year.

Inclement Weather: Just a reminder that the school doors are open around 8:00 a.m. and students may come inside when the weather is bad.  We have a number of students without inside shoes.  Please remember that inside shoes are necessary for safety reasons, particularly if for some reason we have to vacate the building without notice.  We would appreciate all visitors to the school to take off their outside footwear.  This keeps our hallways dry and ensures that students do not fall in the melted water.  The students will be outside, weather permitting – our guideline for inside days is a temperature of -18 (with or without wind chill).  Students should come prepared to go outside daily.

Volleyball Season:  Thank you to Mrs. Dressler, Mrs. Lee and Mr. Peterson for coaching our boys and girls in volleyball this season. The tournaments are running on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th at North Peace Secondary School.  Games start around 3:30 p.m. in a double knock out format.  Boys need to arrive by 3:15 p.m. and the girls by 3:30 p.m.  Come and cheer on our teams.  It should be a great evening of volleyball.  If you are interested in coaching basketball in January, please contact Mr. Peterson.    

Student Leadership Club:  Student leadership started two weeks ago and we have a very enthusiastic group of students.  We meet on Thursdays at lunchtime.  Students will be selling raffle tickets on a Christmas basket for .25 each.  These tickets will be available until December 20th.  All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards sponsoring children in our community in some way.  The students will also be selling candy cane/candy-grams starting December 4th.  They will also be planning some spirit days for students.  Please look for updates in future newsletters.

Report Cards:  Report cards were sent home on Tuesday, November 27th.   Please note that teachers will be available on Wednesday, November 28th (1:41-2:45 p.m.), Thursday, November 29th (1:41-2:45 p.m.) and Friday, November 30th  (8:45-2:45 p.m.) to meet informally with parents regarding your child’s progress.

Early Learning Calendars:  The new Strong Start calendars can be found at:


Mrs. Kathy Scheck - Principal

Mr. Karl Peterson – Vice Principal

Robert Ogilvie Elementary


Calendar of Events

Robert Ogilvie Elementary School

December 2012






3Paul Hann arrives 

Skating for Mrs. Morrison & Miss Prontack


First Term Awards @ 9:00 a.m. assembly

4PAC meeting @ 7:00 p.m. 

Skating for Miss Yates and Mr. Halliday

56Skating for Miss Yates and Mrs. Shuster7
10Mr. Flury & Mrs. Gauthier’s class to Cultural Center for Willy Wonka (10-12:30)1112Ms. Yates & Miss Prontack to Cultural Center for Willy Wonka 10-12:30)Christmas concert @ 7:00 p.m.13Christmas concert @ 7:00 p.m.14 
 17Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.Skating for Mrs. Gauthier and Mrs. Lee18Skating for Mrs. Lavoie and Mr. Peterson1920Skating for Mr. Flury and Mrs. DeGroot21Last day of school before Christmas holidays 

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