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Updated February 19, 2015
Baking for Amazing Race Math Night and Toonie Tuesday Bake Sale
WOM's 2nd Amazing Race Math Night is coming up on Thursday, February 25th, 6-7 pm! We're looking for nut-free baking contributions for refreshments to serve during Math Night. Please drop off baked goods at the office during the day, or at the refreshment table during Math Night.
We will also be holding a Bake Sale in support of Toonie Tuesday, on Thursday, March 5th. Individual, nut-free items such as cookies or brownies would be great. Whole cakes would also be appreciated, to be given as prizes in a raffle draw. Your baking will help WOM raise money for kids who might need a nutritious breakfast or a backpack. Please drop off baked goods at the office by 9:00 am on Thursday, March 5th.
Thanks for your delicious baking!
French Book Fair at Stephen Leacock
Stephen Leacock Public School is hosting a French book fair next week, which will be open for public shopping on Wednesday, February 25 from 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for kids to select French books from local book shop Le coin du liver. Here's the flyer.
February School Council Meeting
Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 10th, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the library. Everyone is welcome. We'll have updates from the principal, vice principal and school council chair. Our guest speaker will be Margaret Kellaway from the Bridlewood Community Association (note that Bridlewood Spring Sport registration runs February 7-March 14!). Here's the agenda.
Minutes from the January school council meeting are available.
Also from the school, the February newsletter is available.
Toonie Tuesday Thursday
Parents/guardians are invited to join in Thursday, February 12th, at 1:00 pm in the gym, for the kick off of the Education Foundation's Toonie Tuesday. Money raised helps support students in Ottawa, with field trips, clothing and food.
Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education
Our school council supports Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education, a school that has extra needs because of their population, students with moderate to profound developmental disabilities. They’re raising money for school fitness equipment, through a contest run by GoodLife Kids Foundation. Please support the school and follow the link to vote for Crystal Bay.
Less than a week remaining to place your order...
Six days left to place your lunch orders for Term #2!
Orders for Domino's Pizza and Booster Juice must be placed online by January 27th. Please register through the HotLunches website.
Lunch Lady orders can be placed by visiting www.lunchlady.ca .
Don't delay, submit your child's lunch order today!
Magazine subscriptions make great gifts at any time of the year!
Do you have a magazine subscription that needs renewal? Is there a birthday present to buy soon? Magazines make excellent gifts for yourself or someone you love!
Go to www.qsp.ca and check out the excellent selection of magazines available in print and digital versions. Each subscription ordered supports WOM students.
To order, use the school code: 3727963.
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser during the Fall promotional campaign - and all year long!
Term 2 Lunch Programs
School council will again be offering pizza lunch from Dominoes on Tuesdays, wraps and smoothies from Booster Juice on Thursdays, and Lunch Lady on Fridays. Term 2 runs from the beginning of February to the end of June. Term 1 continues until Tuesday, January 28 for pizza and Thursday, January 30 for wraps and smoothies.
Dominoes and Booster Juice orders can be made at the WOM Lunch site. (Note that the site will be unavailable December 29 and 30 for server upgrades.)
Lunch Lady orders can be made directly at www.lunchlady.ca
Existing accounts: Login and place the new order, through Manage Orders.
New accounts: Click register at the top right and fill in required info. The access code is WOMHL (case sensitive). Once you have created your account, and your child(ten) and place them in the appropriate class.
E-news: New accounts are automatically eligible to receive School Council email updates. You can sign up to receive e-news without having to order a lunch. Create an account and edit your profile to ensure you receive e-news updates once per month to stay up to date with school council events and happenings.
More lunch program info is at the Lunch Program page.
All orders must be received on or before January 27, 2015 and payment must be received no later than January 30, 2015. Please make cheques payable to W.O. Mitchell School Council.
A Parent Guide to Mathematics
Doing Mathematics with your Child is a publication from the Ontario government filled with ideas on how parents can supplement their child's math learning at home (developed for children in kindergarten to grade 6).
QSP Magazine Fundraiser
Have you renewed last year's magazine subscriptions? Our magazine fundraiser continues. Check out magazines at the QSP website, and use the WOM code 3727963.
Free Online Homework Help!
French - The OCDSB has partnered with Voilà Learning and dozens of French teachers to provide free online French homework to students registered in a French program. Students will need access at home to a computer and internet connection. Please click here to learn more about the program and to register.
Math - The OCDSB, the Independent Learning Centre, and the Ontario Ministry of Education are pleased to partner together to bring Math Homework Help to students. Live online math assistance is available to students taking grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 math in this school year. More details and registration information can be found here.
Ongoing Fundraising with Mabel's Labels, QSP Magazines, and Home Hardware
We have a new website for Mabel's Labels. This fundraising will run throughout the year, but begins with a 60 day campaign, that will then be renewed. Getting ready for camp? Please check out Mable's Labels for their Camp Combo.
We have a new account for the QSP magazine program, 3727963. Our old code will be valid until July, 10801. Order at www.qsp.ca,
with this new code for WOM. This code is valid throughout the year, so
anytime you're looking for a new magazine or renewal, please have a look
at www.qsp.ca. We'll have a promotional campaign running in October 2015.
Please mention your students attend WOM anytime you shop at our local Home Hardware. A percentage will be donated back to the school. Thanks for all your support!
Mabel's Labels Promo
Looking for labels for kids' stuff? Mabel's Labels has a promotion with their Limited Edition Camp Combo, running April 8-June 30, 2014. Here's their flyer. Other label sets are available throughout the school year at http://www.mitchell.mabelslabels.com
French as a Second Language Websites
In support of our students in French Immersion, Core French and Extended French, the following two websites are being shared with parents/guardians/ students in support of FSL.
FSL Homework Toolbox/ Trousse pour devoirs
This is an FSL resource for parents and students in Ontario created by the Rainbow District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This resource includes a number of supports including:
audio files in English and French
video clips demonstrating instructional strategies
reference guide for specific topics
list of French language learning websites
general tips for learning French
Voilà Learning Homework Help-Online Homework Help In French
This is an online homework help support in French K-12 created in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Ontario certified teachers are available to provide online support from 4-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for OCDSB students. Parents/Guardians/Students access the support by calling the toll-free number: 1 (866) 900 0658.
The OCDSB has purchased a license to pilot the use of the online homework help program for the remainder of the school year.
Note: Although these sites target French Immersion, the content of the sites would also be supportive for Core French and Extended French.
To provide feedback regarding these two sites, please complete the following online form
Bridlewood Home Hardware and WOM have teamed up
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
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
February - Toonie Tuesday Fundraiser
February 26 - Amazing Race Math Night from 6-7pm
March 5 - Toonie Tuesday Bake Sale
March 7 - BCA Spring Sports Deadline
March 16-20 - March Break