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Updated June 17, 2015
Spirit Assembly June 18, 2015
The last Spirit Assembly of the year will be held on June 18, in the gym, at 12:50 p.m. Students, wear your WOM gear and craziest hair style! Parents and guardians are welcome to attend, crazy hair, optional.
Summer Tree Watering
This year, 13 new trees were added to our beautiful school. Over the summer, they will require watering on dry weeks. Volunteers from WOM families are needed to take on the responsibility of ensuring that these new trees flourish over the 9 weeks of summer vacation.
You do not have to be able to commit to the entire summer solo; it is hoped that there will be enough volunteers to spread the responsibility out.
If your family is able to help at some point during the summer, please contact WOM teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission Form for WOMFest Inflatables
Hope the students are all looking forward to WOMFest! For those interested in a turn on the inflatables, please return a completed, signed permission form to the school. On the day of WOMFest, children can check-in to receive a wristband. We will have extra forms and a parent volunteer to assist with permission forms at the event.
WOMFest Saturday June 13, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Looking forward to WOMFEST 2015?!
Come join us in celebrating our school community from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Rain or shine! This year's event promises to be huge with the return of some of our favourites: bouncy castles, carnival games, raffle items, and get wet at the splash bucket! Don't forget to stop by the talent showcase to see some of WOM's talent.
In order to host a celebration of this magnitude we need the help of WOM families.
We are looking for people to volunteer their time to bake cookies and sell at our B.B.Q. We also need to borrow coolers. If you have a big cooler that we can borrow, please let us know.
Last but not least, this is a huge event and we need many volunteers for us to pull this off successfully. If you can volunteer your time on this day or the Friday night before to help set up and prepare for the event or have a child looking for volunteer hours, please email us at email@example.com .
If you can help in any other way we would love to hear from you.
Thank you for your help and we hope to see you at WOMFEST!
New Community Event planned for February, 2016!
WOM School Council is hosting a new fundraiser for the next school year to bring the community together; event date is February 19, 2016.
If you are interested in organizing this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Waste fundraiser needs your assistance...
WOM School Council would love to continue our E-waste fundraiser during the next school year on a Saturday in the month of October. Date TBD.
We are looking for someone interested in organizing the event. Please consider helping us keep our school, neighbourhood and community clean. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
French language learning during the summer months
Voilà Learning offers online French tutoring over the summer months. This not-for-profit organization offers tutoring for students in grades 1-10. For more information or to register, please visit the Voilà Learning website or call 1-866-900-0658.
3rd Kanata Scout Group Registration on May 9
If your child is interested in joining Scouts in the new school year, come out to the registration and silent auction on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at St. Anne School (on Stonehaven Drive). Information about what to bring on registration day can be found on the Scouts website.
Staff Appreciation Lunch
Without the incredible dedication of the staff at W.O. Mitchell, our children would not have been able to enjoy the fabulous year they have had. All the staff members, including teaching, administrative and custodial, have been integral to the successful year we have enjoyed.
On behalf of School Council, the students and their families, a Staff Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, May 20.
For more details, please see the form and let us know if you can contribute.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Staff Appreciation Lunch.
Pam Amlani Volunteer Award Nominations 2015
The school council would like to recognize an outstanding volunteer from the W.O. Mitchell community. This annual award is named after Pam Amlani, a WOM parent who gave untold hours of her time and energy to the school helping children and staff. Nominations will take place during the month of May, and can be made by parents, guardians, staff, or students. Please nominate a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to our school.
Scholastic Book Fair May 25-May 29
Like to see the Scholastic books in person? Well the WOM Library Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! Funds from the book fair help purchase new books for the library. If you can help, please email email@example.com with your name, phone number, email and your preferred time slot(s). Thanks for your help!
Set Up Day – Monday, May 25
8:15 pm to 10:30 pm
Viewing Day/Kinder Classes Only – Tuesday, May 26
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Viewing Day/Grades 1 to 8 – Wednesday, May 27
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Buying Day for all classes –Thursday, May 28
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Buying Friday Morning Only - Friday, May 29
8:00 am to 10:30 am
April School Council Meeting
Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the library. Everyone is welcome. We'll have updates from the principal, vice principal and school council chair. New topics for discussion include lunch programs and fundraising for next year, and the playground. Here's the agenda.
Minutes from the February school council meeting are available.
Also from the school, the March newsletter is available.
Mabel's Labels Promo
Looking for labels for kids' stuff? Mabel's Labels has a promotion with their Limited Edition Camp Combo.
Got a camper at your house? Make sure you label all their gear with the Limited Edition Camp Label Pack. It includes all the UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags you'll need to avoid mix-ups and lost items. Perfect for clothes, swim gear, backpacks, shoes, toiletries and more – this essential summer combo is available for the early bird price of just $35.95 until April 30.
Other label sets are available throughout the school year. Purchases through WOM's Mabel's Labels site help raise funds for WOM.
Literacy and Numeracy Program
Programs are being offered to those grade 7 and 8 students who would like some assistance in Math and English. Evening programs are offered at Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata and Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program in Stittsville.
Food Sensitivities survey
WOM School Council would like to learn more about food sensitivities that might exist among students, staff and teachers at WOM. This information will be important as we shape the lunch program for the next school year.
Please take a minute to complete this short, four question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZMBH9YB. Responses by April 24 would be appreciated.
Advisory Committee on the Arts is looking for new members
The OCDSB's Advisory Committee on the Arts (ACA) is actively involved to ensure that the arts are delivered to all students, in all schools. The Committee has been successful in securing additional funding for arts training for elementary teachers, and for recognizing excellence in teaching of the arts.
Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month in the Staff Room (2nd floor) at Fisher Park Public School (250 Holland Avenue) from 7-9pm. The last three meetings this year are on March 30, April 27, and May 25.
If you are a parent and you're interested in joining the committee or finding out more about what they do, please contact Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toonie Tuesday Bake Sale a great success!
Over $1200 was raised for the Education Foundation this past Thursday during WOM's Toonie Tuesday bake sale!
A big thank you to everyone who donated baked goods for the sale, and thank you to everyone who purchased them! Thank you as well to Louise, Bonnie, Zora, students and everyone else who helped to ensure the sale went smoothly. Way to go WOM!
OCDSB School Council Newsletter
A link to the weekly OCDSB School Council Newsletter can be found here or in the "Links" section in the bottom left corner of this page. This newsletter will help keep you up-to-date on news and events at other schools in the Board and at the Board level.
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.
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!
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).
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. Learn more about the program at their website 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!
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
June 18 - Spirit Assembly, gym, 12:50 pm
June 25 - Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony
June 25 - Last Day of School