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Updated December 9, 2013
Paying Tribute to Nelson Mandela
CTV News covered WOM students' paying tribute to Nelson Mandela on Friday, December 6th.
Minutes from the November 12, 2013 school council meeting are now available. It includes the Principal's report, covering Student Improvement Plants for the school year in the area of math, and processes introduced by the Treasurer for school council's money handling.
Snowhawks Ski & Snowboard Starts February 3, 2014
The snow is back for another season, and so is the Snowhawks Ski & Snowboard program for WO Mitchell students in grades 5 through 8. The first outing is Monday, February 3, 2014,and the program then continues on Feb 10, Feb 24 and March 3 (with no trip on Feb 17 Family Day Holiday). Two trips each to Vorlage and Mt Cascades will provide plenty of variety. Participants are welcome to register for lift tickets and motor coach travel only, or may add on lessons and/or equipment rental as desired. Coaches will leave the school at dismissal, and return to school at 9:00 PM. Deadline for registration is January 13. Info-sheets will be handed out to students in the classrooms in the coming weeks, and registration is now open online. If for any reason you have not received an info-sheet, there will be spare copies at the school office very soon, or you can contact Snowhawks for an e-version, at Ottawa@Snowhawks.com
Craft Fair Success
From our school council chair, Liz:
The Craft Fair and Silent Auction was held Saturday, November 23rd and what a great event it was! It even snowed for a while at the North Pole Bakery :) It was a fantastic day and I hope you were able to make it out to the Fair!!
Thank you to all our community crafters who played a very vital role in the fair. We are so fortunate to have such creative people in our community willing to share their wares with us. Thank you to them for taking part in WOM's craft fair.
This year, thanks to all the combined efforts of our WOM families and community, the event rose over $4600. WAY TO GO!!!
WOM Scholastic Library Book Fair
A very successful Scholastic Book Fair was held November 13th-15th. A big thanks to the community for their support, the volunteers for their help, and the librarian for her organization of the fair. The books that were sold totaled $6474.00! Our librarian was able to keep $745 worth of books from the fair and has another $1434 to spend, which will go towards purchasing new resources in english and french for the library.
Canadian Legion Literary, Poster and Video Contest 2013
REMEMBRANCE DAY is coming up on November 11th. In honour of this very important day, WOM School Council wishes to inform WOM students of the literary and poster contest sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion. This year, there is also a video contest!
Students in Grades 4 to 8 can participate in the literary contest, and every WOM student can participate in the poster contest. Students in Grades 7 and 8 can participate in the video contest.
The deadline for literary and poster submissions is November 21. Students are asked to bring their entry to the WOM foyer between 7:45 and 8:00am on this day. Please remind students they must have a completed registration form to accompany each entry and to see the attached pamphlet for more details. They can also bring their entry to the office anytime before the due date. The deadline for video submissions is December 31, 2013.
Please take this opportunity to encourage your children to express their creativity and represent their school in remembrance of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
More information can also be found The Royal Canadian Legion website at http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/ .
Aviva Community Funding for OCDSB schools
Several schools in the OCDSB are vying for Avivia Community funding to help with school projects such as upgrading kindergarten playgrounds. If you'd like to show your support for one of these projects, voting for the next round runs November 11th-25th.
QSP Magazine Fundraiser
It's not too late to submit magazine orders at www.qsp.ca, with WOM's code 10801.
Meeting minutes and agenda
And News from the Day of Play
From CBC's Ottawa Morning: If you think cardboard is boring, listen up.
And CTV's Eric Longley was at the Day of Play Friday afternoon, too!
More news on the Cardboard Challenge
And there is also news covering Darcy's efforts in continuing to make another child's wish a reality.
Cardboard Challenge in the News
The school's Cardboard Challenge is in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board's news!
2013-2014 School Council Members
The 2013-2014 School Council was elected at the September 17th meeting. We are still looking for a Lunch Coordinator. Please contact Liz Desjardins, email@example.com if you're able to help us out.
WOM's Cardboard Challenge
Have you kids been digging through the paper recycle? Please see the flyer about WOM's Cardboard Challenge, taking place September 9th-October 3rd, with a Day of Play on Friday, October 4, 2013!
And here's the website set up for WOM's Card Boardboard Challenge Event:
Mabel's Labels Are Back
Order Mabel's Labels anytime. Our promotional campaign begins on May 1st and runs through to October 31st. However, you can order anytime you need labels. Visit Mabel’s Labels for all your labelling needs at www.mitchell.mabelslabels.com Thank you for your support.
QSP Magazine promotional Fundraiser returning next Fall
Order or renew with QSP anytime! Our very popular promotional QSP magazine fundraiser will be returning next fall! Renew your favourite magazines or order new ones while helping to enhance student achievement at WOM.
Don’t want to wait till next fall… you are able to order online anytime by visiting qsp.ca, clicking Shop and entering WOM code 10801. Promotional information will be sent home at the beginning of the next school year!
Bridlewood Home Hardware and WOM have teamed up
Here's how it works: When you shop at Bridlewood Home Hardware, please let them know you are from WOM. When you do HH will give 3% of your total pretax purchase back to WOM School Council and that will go towards enhancing student achievement.
It's win win!
OCDSB Weekly Updates
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board provides a weekly update to School Councils, generally updated every Friday.
Please check the School Council Information and Updates webpage for the most up-to-date and detailed information. The updates are broken down into categories and tabs, including General Information and Upcoming Events. Alternatively, see the Expand All tab for the entire update
School Council Updates
Your school council is now paperless. If you would like to keep up to date with school council happenings and events, please email womschoolcouncil.com@gmail. Stay informed while helping us go green. Don't forget to mention your kids attend WOM whenever you shop at Bridlewood's Home Hardware. They in turn make donations back to WOM, 3% of your pretax purchase.
Dec 10, 11 - Overnight Field Trip to MacSkimming - EF6A
Dec 10 - Gr 8 Holiday Concert for Primary classes, 9:00 to 10:00 am
Dec 12 - Children's Wish Movie Fundraiser, 12:50 pm, gym
Dec 19 - Last Day of Class before Winter Break
Dec 31 - Canadian Legion Video Contest Deadline
Jan 6 - First Day of Class after Winter Break
Jan 13 - Snowhawks Registration Deadline
Feb 4 - First Snowhawks Trip