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.Â It is amazing how that extra sunlight brightens up our day.Â Please find in this newsletter, lots of information about upcoming events at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School.
P.A.C. Information:Â Thank you to all of the parents that have filled out our survey for the parking lot your time and effort is appreciated. Â 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. Â 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. Â If you donâ€™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.Â All proceeds will be going towards our playground efforts!Â Â Root beer, orange and cream soda floats will be available. Â Students can pre-order on our hot lunch form that went home already or they can order on the day as well.Â P.A.C. Hot Lunch Order forms are due in on Thursday February 2, 2012. Â 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Â 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.Â Hours are from 7:15am to 5:30pm, the cost is $35.00 per child for the day.Â For more information please call Paula @ 250-261-8595 or Megan @ 250-793-5269.
Student Leadership Students:Â The student leadership group has been very busy over the last two months.Â Currently, they are selling pins for the Variety Childrenâ€™s Charity to raise money for the Vancouver Childrenâ€™s Hospital.Â These collector pins have a theme of Star Wars and can be purchased at the office for $3.00.Â The pins are selling quickly.Â This group will be selling a couple of items for Pink Day.Â There will be more information to follow in an upcoming newsletter.Â Pink Day is held this year on Wednesday, February 29th.
Pink Shirt Day Campaign:Â Pink Shirt Day will be held nationally on Wednesday, February 29th.Â Students and staff will be encouraged to participate in this day wearing pink shirts, hats, jewelry, etc.Â T-shirts will be on sale soon.Â We will focus our assemblies this month on bullying and will have many activities in classrooms linked to bullying topics.Â Please join us for our assemblies.
School Meals Quilt: Robert Ogilvie students are able to take part in the districtâ€™s school meals programs.Â Monthly menus are available at the office and all students are able to fill them in on a monthly basis.Â This program has operated for a number of years.Â The funding for the program is not enough to support it, so there have been some fundraisers to assist.Â Currently, there is a quilt on display at Robert Ogilvie that has been made by the Lunch Co-coordinator at Central School.Â Raffle tickets are on sale for $2.00 and are available at the office. The winning ticket will be drawn on February 29th.Â 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.Â The gym is open on Wednesday each week until March 21st, from 5:00 -6:00 p.m.Â All students and families are welcome to attend.Â The school is still looking for parent volunteers to assist with the supervision.Â If you are able to help, please contact Mrs. Scheck at the office or leave a message.
Back Parking Lot:Â Traffic issues are getting worse in the back school parking lot.Â Parents dropping off their children are entering the exit only and creating traffic issues.Â 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.Â Please make sure to back in to the stalls.Â Students are reminded not to go behind parked vehicles.Â Our school is an â€œIdle Lessâ€ zone.
Ready, Set, Learn: Sessions for Ready, Set, Learn have started and will run every Monday until March 19th.Â Parents and their children ages 3-5 years old, are welcome to come to the library for sessions with Mrs. Kenyon.Â The students and parents will enjoy activities in the gym, story time and crafts.Â Please join Mrs. Kenyon for any sessions you are able to. Â 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.Â This link provides lots of information for families with children 0-5 years old.Â Daddy and Me Gym night will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Robert Ogilvie.Â This is a great opportunity for young children to spend some quality time with their daddy.Â Please contact the Strong Start co-coordinators for further information.
Paul Hann cdâ€™s are still available at the office.Â They are $10.00 each.
Kindergarten Registrations:Â Families with children who will be five years old prior to December 31st, 2012, are able to register their child for kindergarten.Â Registrations are now open.Â Please feel free to come and resister at your earliest convenience.Â Please bring your childâ€™s birth certificate and immunization records.
Mrs. Kathy ScheckÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mr. Karl Peterson
PrincipalÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Vice Principal
Robert Ogilvie Elementary Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert Ogilvie Elementary
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Robert Ogilvie Monthly Calendar of Events
|30th||31st Assembly @ 9 a.m.||1||2PAC hot lunch orders due||3|
presentation on Rachel Scott @ respect video
Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library
|7Miss Yatesâ€™ class swim lessons 1:00-1:45|
Cultural Event @ 9:00 a.m.
Daddy & Me gym night
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 library||14Jump Rope for Heart|
Floats in the canteen
|15School mealÂ program menus due back||16Miss Yatesâ€™s class swim lessons end|
Science Fair all day
|17 NID |
Grade 6 rap on respect/bullying
Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library
Tentative Cabin Fever Day
|27Ready, Set, Learn @ 10:15 a.m. in the library||28||29Pink Shirt Day|
Assembly @ 9 am â€“ Chain reactionÂ activity (Ms. Prontack)â€“
-flash mob video
|March 1||March 2Boys A – Basketball Tournament @ NPSS after school.|
Girls A – Play Saturday, March 3 @ NPSS