January 2012 Newsletter

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  It doesn’t feel like we are in the middle of winter and just coming back from Christmas holiday as it looks so much more like spring out there.  The students and staff are all excited to be back at school and I have seen lots of enthusiasm for learning.  The months ahead should be exciting and busy.  Please find the latest information and calendar attached.

Family Gym Night:  We would like to begin the family gym night commencing on Wednesday, January 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  We are looking for parents to help facilitate and plan this gym night.  It would mean a weekly or bi-weekly commitment until March 21st.  If you are interested, please drop by or call the office.  All help is appreciated.  We would like to have an organizational meeting prior to the start up of this activity.  We encourage as many families as possible to get involved.

Paul Hann:  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the P.A.C. for sponsoring Paul Hann with the school and to all for assisting in the fundraiser to bring Paul here.  Paul has professionally recorded the songs he wrote with our students.  We have the ability to burn the CD, along with the recordings from his last visit, on to a disc.  They are available at the office for $10.00.  If you would like to purchase the recording, please fill in the form attached at the bottom of the newsletter and return it to the office (attention:  Mrs. Scheck).

School Changes:  Thank you to our custodians for the excellent job that they did in getting our school in top shape for our second term.  The floors look lovely!  Thank you to maintenance for giving our gym floor a new coat of varnish and for providing updates to the library.  These staff members were very busy over the break and we love how everything looks.  Please help our school stay clean by removing outside footwear upon entering the building.

Parking:  Parking continues to be a problem at the school front parking lot.  Please be reminded that we need to keep a lane free in case of emergency.  Many people are blocking the front driveway and this is making it extremely difficult for vehicles to leave safely.  We would appreciate it also if vehicles were not left idling.  The classes on the west side of the school breathe in the vehicle fumes and this has created a problem for staff and students.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Basketball:  We are very lucky to have enough volunteers to run three basketball teams.  Mr. Peterson, Mr. Flury and Mr. Pengelly will be coaching.  There will be a grade 4/5 boys’ team, a grade 5/6 boys’ team and a girls’ team.  Thank you to the volunteers who work with these students.  The games will commence the week of January 16th.  Badminton season will begin shortly.  Any parents who would like to volunteer for this sport can contact Mrs. Scheck.

Environmental Club:  The Environmental Club has been very busy with recycling activities already this year.  They would like to congratulate the primary classes for reducing their waste materials the most in December.  They would also like to congratulate Rylan Utz, Grade 4 student at Robert Ogilvie School for winning the Creative Communication publishing contest.  His entry, called “Taking Care of Nature” will serve as the mission statement for the Environmental Club.

Taking Care of Nature

When you take care of nature you take care of the world. For example, when you put trash in the garbage you can save the earth.  You can also save wildlife.  From the birds in the sky to the fish in the seas, they are all perfect.  There are lots of ways to help nature.  And best of all, you’re a part of nature!  Author:  Rylan Utz

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.

Playground Update:  Thank you to the Anderson family for installing the new swings.  The students are grateful and are really enjoying all the new swings.


School Meals:  The February menu will be coming home this week.  Please return the menu by Thursday, January 12th.  We welcome Brandi Towns as the new school meals/canteen worker.


Mrs. Kathy Scheck                                                  Mr. Karl Peterson

Principal                                                                     Vice Principal

Robert Ogilvie Elementary                                     Robert Ogilvie Elementary

Robert Ogilvie Elementary School

January 2012







PAC Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.1112

Annie – musical

(Mr. Davies and Ms. Yates classes)


Return School meals menus13

Annie – musical

(Mr. Halliday, Ms. Prontack, Mrs. Gauthier, and Mrs.  Lee) 10:00-12:2016

Assembly 9 a.m.1718

Tentative start for: RO Gym night 5:00-6:00 p.m.

(volunteers necessary)1920

Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion presentation @ 1:00 p.m.2324

Mr. Davies class swimming lessons

1:00-1:45 p.m.25

Mr. Davies class swimming lessons

1:00-1:45 p.m.26

Mr. Davies class swimming lessons

1:00-1:45 p.m.2730

Non-instructional Day School closed31

Mr. Davies class swimming lessons

1:00-1:45 p.m.1

Mr. Davies class swimming lessons

1:00-1:45 p.m.2

Mr. Davies class swimming ends

1:00-1:45 p.m.