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What's New?

Updated December 16, 2014


Holiday Sing Along

A holiday sing along is being held on Thursday, December 18th, at 12:50 pm in the gym. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.


Student Council Food Drive

W.O. Mitchell Student Council is running a food drive to support the Kanata Food Cupboard this season. Students can bring donations to class to be collected by Student Council, or they can be dropped off in marked boxes in the foyer. If they reach 1000 items donated, a few lucky students will get a chance to throw a pie at a teacher!


Jars, Jars, Jars Fundraiser

Darcy is running a Jars, Jars, Jars fundraiser for the Children's Wish Foundation on Wednesday, December 10th. Tickets for a chance to win a jar will be 50 cents. Thanks for your support of the Children's Wish Foundation.


Minutes and Newsletter

Minutes from the November school council meeting are now available. Our next meeting will be held January 13, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the library.

Also from the school, the December newsletter is available.


Mabel's Labels Sale

Need labels for mitts or hats? Mable's Labels is having a Cyber Monday sale (the site takes some time to load), on until Tuesday, December 2, 11:59 pm. Mabel's Labels donates 20% of sales from the campaign back to WOM.


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).


Parent Survey - Please provide your valuable comments! (Survey is now closed.)

The Ministry of Education is looking to consult with parents in publicly funded elementary schools on the newly updated Human Development and Sexual Health component of the Phys.Ed curriculum to be implemented in September 2015.    Parental feedback will assist the government as they finalize the curriculum along with academic literature, expert advice and extensive consultations already completed.

The ministry is collecting feedback from only one parent from each school through a confidential and anonymous online survey.  However, WOM has decided that one parent cannot answer for the school community, so a survey has been developed using exact questions from the real survey and WOM families are being asked to fill out this survey to have your voices heard.  School Council will tally the results and answer the questions on the real survey with the majority response from our parent survey.  
 
Please click here to complete the survey.  The survey will be open until Tuesday, November 25, 2014.   Background information on the curriculum is available for your review.



The Craft Fair's Silent Auction Catalogue is here!

Take a peek at the 49 auction items ready for you to bid on this Saturday, November 22 at WOM's Craft Fair!  There is something for everyone on your Christmas list.  Get your bids ready!



Ongoing Fundraising with QSP Magazines and Home Hardware

When shopping for Christmas presents, don't forget about our school fundraisers!

For the person on your list who is an avid reader, give him/her a subscription to a favourite magazine.  Order hard or soft copies of magazines via www.qsp.ca and use WOM's code 3727963.  Take care of some Christmas shopping right from the comfort of your very own home!

When making a purchase at the Home Hardware in Bridlewood, be sure to let the cashier know you are from WOM.  When you mention WOM, a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to the school. 

Thanks for all your support!



Oct. 22nd Incident Debrief - Message from Principal

Here is the Principal's Message regarding October 22nd events.


Canadian Legion Literary, Poster and Video Contest 2014


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, poster and video contest sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion.  Students in grades 1 to 8 can participate in the poster contest, and those in grades 4-8 can participate in the literary contest. Students in grades 7 and 8 can participate in the video contest.

The deadline for literary and poster submissions is November 20, 2014.  Students are asked to bring their entry to the WOM office anytime before the due date or by 8am on the due date of November 20, 2014. Students must have a completed registration form to accompany each entry and to see the attached pamphlet for more details.

The deadline for video submissions is December 1, 2014.  All video submissions are to be emailed to info@on.legion.ca

Please take this opportunity to encourage your students to express their creativity and represent their school in remembrance of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

More information as well as entry forms can also be found The Royal Canadian Legion website.  

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.


Children's Shop

Hey W.O. Parents while you're cleaning up for Giveaway weekend (October 25/26) why not collect some stuff to donate to the Children's Shop at the Craft Fair? You know, things that would make a nice gift for some other Mom/Dad/Grandma or Grandpa....(might even come back to you! I've heard lots of "my mom has one just like that so I know she will love it!")

We're also looking for volunteers to help with the Children's Shop and the Canteen. Students are welcome, but we also need adults to help with supervising the students and handling cash. Please contact Wanda at womcraftfair@gmail.com  if you can help-thanks!


Bake Sale

Tis that time again when we are looking for bakers for the Bake Sale being held as part of the WOM Craft Fair and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. 

We are looking for a variety of baking: 
  • treats such as fudge, cake pops, brittle 
  • cookies, cupcakes, muffins, squares, breads
  • cakes for the Cake Auction
Last year we also had a couple of novelty jars, which had candy etc. in them that were also auctioned off, along with the cakes. The kids liked those a lot. 

Now some of the visitors to the fair last year were also looking for gluten free baking, so if anyone is into the gluten free baking we could have a section for that as well. 

All that we ask is that the baking be NUT FREE! 

Please send an email to Pam at bakesale@womschoolcouncil.com and let us know what you will contribute and if it is general baking or a cake for the auction. We will update you closer to the date on when to drop off and how to package the baking.

In the past our Bake Sales have done very well thanks to the all the great bakers and their donations.

Thank you very much.


School Council Positions

WOM School Council is looking for help with our lunch program. Please contact the school council chair, Liz, if you're interested in helping out with school council.

Lunch Program Committee Coordinator We have three hot lunch programs at W.O. Mitchell: Pizza Tuesdays, Booster Juice Thursdays, and Lunch Lady Fridays. The Lunch Program Coordinator oversees all of these programs, setting an order schedule for the year and organizing all lunch program volunteers through an online ordering system and volunteer database.  Two term orders for pizza and Booster juice starting Oct -Jan and Feb -Jun, consisting of sending out a flyer, opening up the system, closing the system and applying payments. Lunch Lady responsibilities are to work through any issues with the supplier if any.  Lunch Lady handles all orders and delivery/distribution.

Fall Craft Fair

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!!! We are looking for unique and amazing crafters to make WOM's 15th (woah!!) Annual Craft Fair another huge success! 

As you may know, the Craft Fair & Silent Auction is WOM's biggest fundraiser -- last year's event raised over $4500 for the school, so please spread the word!

8ftx8ft booths will run crafters $25, or $20 if they bring their own table. Contact womcraftfair@gmail.com to register (note: we are not accepting MLMs at this time).

For the latest Craft Fair & Silent Auction news, like and follow our FB page.

Free Online Homework Help!

French - The OCDSB has partnered with Voil√† 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.

Register for the hot lunch program now until September 24!

The hot lunch program is back for another year at WOM!  To order Domino's Pizza or Booster Juice for this term, please register at https://womitchell.hotlunches.net/admin.  When registering, please note that the access code is WOMHL.

All families will need to create a new account this year.  (For privacy reasons, all previous year's information was deleted.)  No orders will be accepted after September 24 so register today!

Registration is online, but payment for your lunch selection is done offline via cheque.   Please make your cheque payable to W.O. Mitchell School Council.  All payments need to be received at the school by September 29.

If you're interested in ordering from the Lunch Lady program, please visit www.thelunchlady.ca.

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

Mabel's Labels

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

fslhomeworktoolbox.ca

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

voilalearning.com/english/online-tutoring-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 

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

You can also follow the OCDSB on Twitter (@OCDSB), FacebookLinkedIn and YouTube!


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@gmail.com 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.


 

Coming Soon

December 18 - Holiday sing along, gym, 12:50 pm 

December 19 - Last day of school before the holiday season

January 5, 2015 - First day back to school in 2015

January 13, 2015 - School Council Meeting, library, 7:00 pm

January 16, 2015 - PA Day

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