Monday, October 1st, 2012
Dear parents and guardians,
Here we are officially in the fall season!Â We have been blessed with beautiful weather in September and the outlook for October remains optimistic.Â Â As the weather declines, please remind your children to dress appropriately for the weather.Â Students will remain outside before school, at recess and lunch until the weather cools down.Â This newsletter will be a combined effort between the school, P.A.C. and the Environmental Club to keep you informed of the many activities that are occurring at the school.Â We trust that the students are settling down nicely in to their classrooms and are looking forward to another productive month.
Scholastic Book Fair:Â The Scholastic Book Fair materials have arrived and the school will be sponsoring a book fair from Wednesday, October 10th until Monday, October 22nd.Â Students will have a chance to view books and materials, along with family members, beginning October 10th.Â Please feel free to drop by and look at the book fair during that week.Â This is an excellent opportunity for parents and relatives to purchase materials for Christmas and celebrations.Â The books are of good quality and it will be a very current selection.Â We will order additional copies should we run out of the most popular titles.Â The book fair will be open before school, at recess, lunch and after school for purchases.Â If you are able to assist with this, please contact Mrs. Scheck through the office.Â All proceeds from the book fair will go towards purchasing materials to use in classrooms and also titles for the library.Â We thank you for your support in this fall book fair.
School Photos:Â Mountain West Studios will be here on Thursday, October 4th to take student portraits.Â Students are reminded not to wear green or solid white, as these colours do not lend themselves to a great picture.Â Once the portraits are developed, students will receive colour proofs to take home.Â Stop by the library if you would like your toddlerâ€™s pictures taken as the photographer may have extra time slots.
Fire Safety Week:Â The Fort St. John Fire Department will be promoting Fire Safety Week throughout the schools and the city.Â This event takes place October 7th-13th.Â We will have one scheduled fire drill and one un-scheduled fire drill that week.Â Students have been learning about fire prevention and escape routes in many of the classes.Â Please discuss the importance of fire prevention with your children.
Upcoming Dates to remember:
Monday, October 8th ~ School closed for Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 19th ~ School closed for a professional development day
Monday, November 12th ~ School closed for Remembrance Day
Thank you to all parents for returning the variety of forms that have gone home this month.Â If you have not sent back the verification forms, computer use agreements or the freedom of information forms, please do so at your earliest convenience.Â Thank you to families who have paid for their school fees.
Strong Start/WOW Bus October Calendars: can be found at www.earlylearning.prn.bc.ca .Â These calendars are also posted at all entrances of the school.Â If you have children from 0-5 years old, please stop in and have a visit with the Strong Start Staff.Â This is a wonderful opportunity for all children in our district to participate in.
Soccer:Â A big thank you to Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Lee and Mr. Merwin for coaching the soccer teams this year and for taking the teams to the tournament.Â Students are truly enjoying this sporting opportunity. Any parents wishing to volunteer for a community coach in the upcoming season of volleyball, please contact Mr. Peterson.
Dieleman Fundraising:Â We are almost ready to send out the Dieleman Fundraising catalogues.Â There are many exciting items to purchase from these catalogues including stationery, jewelry, wrapping paper and gift items.Â There will also be an opportunity for family and friends, both near and far, to order online.Â This information will be included in the catalogue packages.Â Catalogues will go out on or around Tuesday, October 6th and all sales are due back in to the office by Wednesday, November 14th. All items should be back to the school before the Christmas holidays.Â This is an excellent fundraiser that helps to provide funds for the Paul Hann residency, classroom materials, technology and other fine arts opportunities.Â Thank you for your support in this fundraiser.
Tumble Books Library:Â The school has purchased a two-year license for tumble books on line library.Â Families are free to access this website using the Robert Ogilvie login.Â If you have a computer or have access to a computer, please log in to www.TumbleBookLibrary.com.Â Â Our username is Robert Ogilvie and our password is books.Â You will fine a great selection of picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, game/puzzles and National Geographic film clips.Â Students will be learning how to use this resource at school in our lab as well.Â There really is something for every member of your family, including toddlers, at this site.Â We hope that you take advantage of this on line library.
October Lunch Orders:Â The school will be starting lunch orders for Booster Juice, pizza and Subway beginning on October 17th.Â Please look for the order form to come home later this week.Â Orders are due back in by October 11th to ensure that we have enough time to coordinate orders.Â If you are interested in helping with these lunch orders (either organizing or in delivering lunches), please contact Mrs. Knott.
Helping Hands:Â Thank you to Mrs. Mycock for organizing the â€œHelping Handsâ€ lunch volunteers. She is still looking for some adult helpers who would be able to volunteer at lunch 1-2 times a week giving an extra hand to help get the primary children ready to outside at lunch and back in to eat their lunch.Â The extra set of hands is greatly appreciated with the little ones as we have an abundance of primary students this year.Â If you are interested in participating in the volunteer activity, please call 250-329-9060 or email directly email@example.com.
Parking Lot:Â As our school grows, the parking lot continues to be a bit of an issue.Â Please remember that our students need access to sidewalks and walking areas.Â It has been reported that some vehicles are parking on the sidewalks that are in the north staff parking.Â This is blocking safe access for the students.Â We would much appreciate it if all vehicles would back in to designated areas and keep the access clear for studentsâ€™ safety.Â We understand the frustration with our lack of parking spaces and are working with the School District #60 board office to try to rectify this situation.Â In the meantime, safety of all students is a priority.
Community Forum: School District No. 60 invites you to participate in a special community forum onÂ Graduation Requirements
A Community Conversation about the Future of Graduation Requirements
DATE:Â Wednesday, October 3, 2012
TIME:Â 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION:Â North Peace Cultural Centre
You are invited to join other students, parents, educators, employers and community members in a conversation that will help inform the development of future graduation requirements.Â Please contact Jan Strandland at 250-262-6000 if you would like to register for this session.
On behalf of the staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School, we wish to thank you for your support in your childâ€™s education.Â We appreciate all the assistance in classrooms, the canteen, during noisy reading, volunteer time spent involved in P.A.C. and the Environmental Club.Â Â Your assistance is greatly appreciated and encouraged.
Mrs. Kathy Scheck 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 Vice Principal
Robert Ogilvie School Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Robert Ogilvie School
Robert Ogilvie Elementary School
October Calendar of Events
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School Closed9Â 10Â 11School Lunch orders due12Â Â 15Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.16Â 17Pizza Order Day1819Pro-D Day School Closed222324Booster Juice
Order Day25Â 2629Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.
30Â 31Subway Order Day
PACÂ News â€“ October Newsletter
ThankÂ youÂ toÂ allÂ ofÂ ourÂ parentsÂ thatÂ cameÂ toÂ ourÂ firstÂ PACÂ meetingÂ ofÂ theÂ yearÂ inÂ Â SeptemberÂ andÂ thankÂ youÂ toÂ the parentsÂ thatÂ haveÂ takenÂ onÂ positionsÂ onÂ theÂ PAC
ExecutiveÂ forÂ thisÂ year.Â TheÂ followingÂ peopleÂ haveÂ takenÂ onÂ positions:
President:Â BonnieÂ Anderson
ViceÂ PresidentÂ /Â GrantÂ Applications:Â LoganÂ Fischer
Treasurer:Â LynnettÂ Rotlissberger,
Secretary:Â BrandyÂ Utz
EnvironmentalÂ ClubÂ Chairperson:Â BrandyÂ MacDonald
FundraisingÂ Chairperson:Â AmyÂ Plemel
DPACÂ Representative: Jerri-LynnÂ Peterson
SchoolÂ PlanningÂ Council:Â HollyÂ Rowe,Â LoganÂ FischerÂ &Â BonnieÂ Anderson.
WeÂ lookÂ forwardÂ toÂ anotherÂ greatÂ yearÂ withÂ lotsÂ ofÂ thingsÂ happeningÂ withinÂ theÂ school,Â whichÂ isÂ onlyÂ possibleÂ withÂ the volunteers.Â Â OurÂ nextÂ PACÂ meetingÂ isÂ goingÂ toÂ beÂ heldÂ TuesdayÂ OctoberÂ 2ndÂ inÂ theÂ LibraryÂ atÂ 7:00PMÂ andÂ weÂ hopeÂ to seeÂ youÂ there!
ChildcareÂ isÂ providedÂ ifÂ needed.
WeÂ areÂ currentlyÂ workingÂ onÂ PhaseÂ 3Â ofÂ ourÂ playgroundÂ asÂ PhaseÂ 1Â andÂ 2Â haveÂ beenÂ completed.Â These phasesÂ included:Â tire swings,Â 2Â setsÂ ofÂ ourÂ swings,Â curlyÂ slideÂ and the iglooÂ climber.Â ThisÂ hasÂ allÂ happenedÂ inÂ theÂ lastÂ threeÂ years!Â Â PhaseÂ 3 isÂ toÂ replaceÂ theÂ woodedÂ structureÂ andÂ ourÂ goal ofÂ $40.000Â willÂ replaceÂ thisÂ structureÂ withÂ newÂ playgroundÂ equipment. MoreÂ detailsÂ areÂ availableÂ byÂ lookingÂ atÂ theÂ thermometerÂ posterÂ inÂ theÂ primaryÂ wingÂ andÂ alsoÂ aÂ timelineÂ posterÂ byÂ the office.Â UnforgettableÂ Memories, another local business, donated these posters. Â AnyoneÂ thatÂ isÂ interestedÂ inÂ donatingÂ fundsÂ towardsÂ thisÂ project,Â your donationÂ would beÂ greatlyÂ appreciated.Â Â Shell CanadaÂ hasÂ donatedÂ $5000.00Â towardsÂ thisÂ project.Â This cameÂ fromÂ aÂ grantÂ thatÂ LoganÂ FischerÂ andÂ ourÂ principalÂ Mrs. ScheckÂ appliedÂ toÂ lastÂ yearÂ ~Â weÂ areÂ veryÂ gratefulÂ forÂ thisÂ donation!
OurÂ MagicÂ ShowsÂ areÂ goingÂ toÂ beÂ onÂ TuesdayÂ OctoberÂ 16thÂ atÂ 4:00PMÂ &Â 8:00PMÂ advanceÂ ticketsÂ areÂ $10.00Â eachÂ and ticketsÂ atÂ theÂ doorÂ willÂ beÂ $15.00.Â Â YouÂ canÂ purchase yourÂ ticketsÂ throughÂ theÂ orderÂ formÂ alreadyÂ sentÂ home,Â atÂ T&T Communications onÂ theÂ AlaskaÂ HighwayÂ andÂ atÂ theirÂ KioskÂ inÂ theÂ TotemÂ Mall,Â theÂ AdministrationÂ Office atÂ theÂ Totem Mall orÂ atÂ theÂ schoolÂ office. Â WeÂ willÂ beÂ onÂ locationÂ atÂ theÂ TotemÂ MallÂ sellingÂ ticketsÂ onÂ theÂ weekendsÂ asÂ well. Â Tell yourÂ familyÂ andÂ friendsÂ toÂ comeÂ andÂ seeÂ JohnÂ KaplanÂ atÂ ourÂ gymÂ toÂ supportÂ ourÂ playgroundÂ project! Â WeÂ areÂ also lookingÂ forÂ volunteersÂ toÂ helpÂ outÂ onÂ theÂ dayÂ ofÂ theÂ magicÂ showÂ fromÂ 12:00PMÂ â€“11:00PMÂ forÂ theÂ setÂ upÂ andÂ taking downÂ ofÂ theÂ shows.Â WeÂ areÂ alsoÂ lookingÂ forÂ someÂ parents toÂ helpÂ atÂ intermissionÂ withÂ theÂ differentÂ boothsÂ thatÂ are goingÂ toÂ beÂ setÂ up withÂ theÂ magicianÂ souvenirs,Â cottonÂ candy,Â concessionÂ etc., ifÂ youÂ canÂ helpÂ forÂ anyÂ lengthÂ ofÂ timeÂ or duties,Â pleaseÂ emailÂ usÂ at:Â firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ orÂ callÂ BonnieÂ atÂ 250-785-8195Â ~ yourÂ helpÂ isÂ appreciated.
WeÂ haveÂ twoÂ sponsorsÂ ofÂ theÂ showÂ soÂ far. Â OurÂ CorporateÂ SponsorÂ isÂ T&TÂ CommunicationÂ so thankÂ youÂ toÂ themÂ forÂ this generousÂ donationÂ ofÂ $2500.00Â asÂ this isÂ payingÂ allÂ theÂ expensesÂ ofÂ ourÂ magician!Â Â ThanksÂ toÂ TotemÂ MallÂ asÂ wellÂ as theyÂ haveÂ sponsored usÂ withÂ $250.00,Â whichÂ willÂ helpÂ coverÂ ourÂ raffleÂ prizesÂ andÂ draws! Â TheÂ TotemÂ MallÂ is alsoÂ lettingÂ usÂ sellÂ ourÂ ticketsÂ atÂ theirÂ facilityÂ freeÂ ofÂ charge.Â We appreciate this support and opportunity. We alsoÂ appreciateÂ theÂ community supportÂ thatÂ weÂ haveÂ received!
FundraisingÂ Updates:Â Â MyÂ nameÂ isÂ AmyÂ Plemel,Â andÂ IÂ amÂ theÂ fundraisingÂ coordinatorÂ forÂ theÂ 2012/13Â schoolÂ year. Â FundraisingÂ isÂ offÂ toÂ aÂ greatÂ start. Â AlongÂ withÂ theÂ MagicÂ Show,Â weÂ alsoÂ haveÂ aÂ few ongoingÂ fundraisersÂ IÂ wouldÂ likeÂ to remindÂ youÂ about.
ThisÂ isÂ anÂ onlineÂ fundraiserÂ thatÂ offersÂ qualityÂ labelsÂ forÂ allÂ yourÂ needs.Â Â YouÂ canÂ logÂ onÂ at:Â mabelslabels.com. Â At heÂ checkoutÂ thereÂ isÂ anÂ optionÂ toÂ creditÂ yourÂ orderÂ toÂ ourÂ fundraiser.Â Â PleaseÂ typeÂ RobertÂ Ogilvie ElementaryÂ SchoolÂ inÂ theÂ spaceÂ providedÂ andÂ yourÂ order willÂ helpÂ usÂ to reachÂ ourÂ playgroundÂ goals.
BottleÂ Drive: ThisÂ isÂ anÂ ongoingÂ fundraiserÂ also.Â Â WeÂ haveÂ anÂ accountÂ openÂ atÂ theÂ BottleÂ DepotÂ forÂ anyÂ householdÂ toÂ donateÂ their refunds.Â Â AfterÂ youÂ haveÂ sortedÂ yourÂ bottles,Â pleaseÂ inform theÂ cashierÂ beforeÂ theyÂ startÂ toÂ ringÂ inÂ yourÂ order,Â toÂ creditÂ the RobertÂ OgilvieÂ account.
M&MÂ MeatsÂ ongoingÂ fundraiser:
Any timeÂ youÂ shopÂ atÂ M&MÂ MeatsÂ letÂ themÂ knowÂ youÂ areÂ interestedÂ inÂ supportingÂ your schoolÂ andÂ theyÂ willÂ giveÂ youÂ aÂ couponÂ toÂ fillÂ outÂ andÂ weÂ willÂ receiveÂ 5%Â profitÂ fromÂ yourÂ purchases! Â SpreadÂ theÂ wordÂ to your familyÂ andÂ friends!
AnnualÂ Bazaar:Â Â
Itâ€™sÂ thatÂ timeÂ ofÂ yearÂ again,Â andÂ weÂ areÂ startingÂ toÂ planÂ forÂ theÂ annualÂ homeÂ basedÂ businessÂ bazaar. Â The BazaarÂ willÂ beÂ heldÂ Saturday,Â NovemberÂ 17thÂ inÂ ourÂ gymnasium. Â LikeÂ inÂ previousÂ years, weÂ areÂ offeringÂ ourÂ tablesÂ to membersÂ ofÂ ourÂ schoolÂ first,Â andÂ thenÂ toÂ theÂ community. Â TheÂ tablesÂ areÂ forÂ rentÂ atÂ aÂ costÂ ofÂ $30,Â orÂ 2Â forÂ $45.Â Â IfÂ you are interestedÂ inÂ rentingÂ aÂ tableÂ forÂ yourÂ businessÂ pleaseÂ contactÂ meÂ at: 250-785-1640,Â orÂ emailÂ email@example.comÂ .
WeÂ willÂ haveÂ theÂ canteenÂ open againÂ thisÂ year.Â IfÂ anyoneÂ isÂ interestedÂ inÂ helpingÂ out,Â pleaseÂ letÂ meÂ know.
ThankÂ youÂ forÂ allÂ yourÂ continuedÂ supportÂ inÂ helpingÂ usÂ re-buildÂ ourÂ playground. IfÂ youÂ haveÂ any fundraisingÂ questions, pleaseÂ donâ€™tÂ hesitateÂ toÂ contactÂ me.Â IÂ wouldÂ loveÂ toÂ hearÂ fromÂ you!