February 2012 Newsletter

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are now officially at the halfway mark of the school year and have gained 1.5 hours of daylight since December 21st.  It is amazing how that extra sunlight brightens up our day.  Please find in this newsletter, lots of information about upcoming events at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School.

P.A.C. Information:  Thank you to all of the parents that have filled out our survey for the parking lot your time and effort is appreciated.  We have had 90 people fill out the survey so far but would like to have more if possible. If you have not filled out your survey yet we encourage you to as soon as possible. The survey is closing on January 31st, 2012.  There can only be one survey done per computer so if there is more than one person in your household to do the survey you will need to find different computers.  If you don’t have access to another one there are computers at the school that are available for use. The survey is found at http://www-surveymonkey.com/s/NNN2SCW.

On February 14th, The P.A.C. will be selling floats at the canteen for $2.00 each.  All proceeds will be going towards our playground efforts!   Root beer, orange and cream soda floats will be available.  Students can pre-order on our hot lunch form that went home already or they can order on the day as well.  P.A.C. Hot Lunch Order forms are due in on Thursday February 2, 2012.  If there is anyone interested in coming and helping out with the cooking of these meals, please come and talk to one of our PAC members or email us at robertogilviepac@gmail.com.  The next P.A.C. meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Rise & Shine Clubhouse at Robert Ogilvie still has spaces available for the February 17th Pro-D day and Spring Break if your interested.  Hours are from 7:15am to 5:30pm, the cost is $35.00 per child for the day.  For more information please call Paula @ 250-261-8595 or Megan @ 250-793-5269.


Student Leadership Students:  The student leadership group has been very busy over the last two months.  Currently, they are selling pins for the Variety Children’s Charity to raise money for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.  These collector pins have a theme of Star Wars and can be purchased at the office for $3.00.  The pins are selling quickly.  This group will be selling a couple of items for Pink Day.  There will be more information to follow in an upcoming newsletter.  Pink Day is held this year on Wednesday, February 29th.

Pink Shirt Day Campaign:  Pink Shirt Day will be held nationally on Wednesday, February 29th.  Students and staff will be encouraged to participate in this day wearing pink shirts, hats, jewelry, etc.  T-shirts will be on sale soon.  We will focus our assemblies this month on bullying and will have many activities in classrooms linked to bullying topics.  Please join us for our assemblies.

School Meals Quilt: Robert Ogilvie students are able to take part in the district’s school meals programs.  Monthly menus are available at the office and all students are able to fill them in on a monthly basis.  This program has operated for a number of years.  The funding for the program is not enough to support it, so there have been some fundraisers to assist.  Currently, there is a quilt on display at Robert Ogilvie that has been made by the Lunch Co-coordinator at Central School.  Raffle tickets are on sale for $2.00 and are available at the office. The winning ticket will be drawn on February 29th.  To read an article about this quilt and to view pictures, please check out the following link:

http://www.northerngroove.com/stories/2330-make-a-quilt-and-make-difference.html . Thank you to Jannette for donating your time to this project.


Family Gym Night: This activity has started once again.  The gym is open on Wednesday each week until March 21st, from 5:00 -6:00 p.m.  All students and families are welcome to attend.  The school is still looking for parent volunteers to assist with the supervision.  If you are able to help, please contact Mrs. Scheck at the office or leave a message.

Back Parking Lot:  Traffic issues are getting worse in the back school parking lot.  Parents dropping off their children are entering the exit only and creating traffic issues.  Please remember the posted speed limit as many students are running through the parking lot, possibly not paying attention and with the time of year it makes it even harder to see people.  Please make sure to back in to the stalls.  Students are reminded not to go behind parked vehicles.  Our school is an “Idle Less” zone.

Ready, Set, Learn: Sessions for Ready, Set, Learn have started and will run every Monday until March 19th.  Parents and their children ages 3-5 years old, are welcome to come to the library for sessions with Mrs. Kenyon.  The students and parents will enjoy activities in the gym, story time and crafts.  Please join Mrs. Kenyon for any sessions you are able to.  Sessions run from 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Strong Start Calendars: Please find the Strong Start calendars for our district for February at: www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca.  This link provides lots of information for families with children 0-5 years old.  Daddy and Me Gym night will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Robert Ogilvie.  This is a great opportunity for young children to spend some quality time with their daddy.  Please contact the Strong Start co-coordinators for further information.

Paul Hann cd’s are still available at the office.  They are $10.00 each.

Kindergarten Registrations:  Families with children who will be five years old prior to December 31st, 2012, are able to register their child for kindergarten.  Registrations are now open.  Please feel free to come and resister at your earliest convenience.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records.


Mrs. Kathy Scheck                                                    Mr. Karl Peterson

Principal                                                                     Vice Principal

Robert Ogilvie Elementary                                       Robert Ogilvie Elementary


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Robert Ogilvie Monthly Calendar of Events

February 2012






30th31st Assembly @ 9 a.m. 12PAC hot lunch orders due3

9:00 a.m.

presentation on Rachel Scott @ respect video

Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library

7Miss Yates’ class swim lessons 1:00-1:45


8Dianna David

Cultural Event @ 9:00 a.m.

Daddy & Me gym night

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Destination Conservation 8:45-11:45 (Students in Environmental Club)

9101 Dalmatians Play @ 10:00 a.m. @ Cultural Center

(FH, TS, WF)

13Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library14Jump Rope for Heart

Floats in the canteen

15School meal  program menus due back16Miss Yates’s class swim lessons end


Science Fair all day

17 NID

School Closed


Grade 6 rap on respect/bullying

Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library


pre-school visits


pre-school visits

Tentative Cabin Fever Day

27Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library2829Pink Shirt Day

Assembly @ 9 am – Chain reaction  activity (Ms. Prontack)–

-flash mob video

March 1March 2Boys A – Basketball Tournament @ NPSS after school.

Girls A – Play Saturday, March 3 @ NPSS