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What's New?

Updated July 17, 2014



'Recycle Your Electronics' Fundraiser

WOM School Council is supporting a new fundraiser this upcoming school year!  Thank you to Diane, a WOM parent, for taking the lead on this event!

Bring your old electronics to WOM on October 4 between 9am-3pm.  For every tonne of electronics collected, WOM will receive funds to be used throughout the school year.

Here's information on the electronics that are accepted as part of this program.  

If you have any questions about this event at WOM, please contact ewaste@womschoolcouncil.com


WOMFest 2014WOMFest Banner

From Liz, our school council chair:

WOMFest was a hit, as usual. The weather could have been a bit warmer and sunnier, but overall it turned out very well with many smiling faces all around. There were still great activities, games, and food. The cotton candy was worth the wait!

Please help me send a huge shout out to Sarah, our coordinator for WOMFest. What a terrific event!! Thank you, Sarah, and your posse of great volunteers. You all rock!!

Thank you to all of those that helped with the event. Without your help, WOMFest just wouldn't be. Thank you for lending coolers, baking goods, bbq'ing, selling tickets, handing out bracelets, setting up, cleaning up... the list goes on and on... Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)


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!



OCDSB Arts Recognition Awards

If you know of a teacher, administrator, or volunteer who has made a significant contribution in Arts programming, please consider nominating him/her for this year's awards.  Nomination form is available here.


WOMFEST is coming!

The countdown is on for WOMFEST 2014.  Come join us in celebrating our school community from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 14.  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 womfest@womschoolcouncil.com .

If you can help in any other way we would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your help and hope to see you at WOMFEST.


Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you to all parents who made this year's staff appreciation luncheon a success.  Take a peak at the delicious assortment of food made possible by the generous parents at WOM!


Vote for the most deserving volunteer that you know!

If you know someone who makes a significant contribution to WOM in a volunteer capacity, please nominate him/her for the Pam Amlani Volunteer Appreciation Award.  Nominations are open until May 28.  


Bell Time Changes for 2015

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority runs the buses at W.O. Mitchell. It is proposing bell time changes for the 2015-2016 school year for more efficient routing. At this time, W.O. Mitchell's (Area 9) start time continues to be 8:00 a.m. Please provide feedback to either maintain or change this start time at feedback@ottawaschoolbus.ca. Even if you would like to keep the 8:00 am start time, your feedback would be appreciated.


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Tell them From Me Survey (TTFM) 

Grades 4-8 students will be completing the Tell Them From Me school climate survey. The purpose of a school climate safety survey is to better understand perceptions about safety at school. New this year is a parent/guardian survey, asking similar questions asked in the student survey. The survey is completely anonymous, voluntary, confidential, and will take approximately twenty minutes to complete. More information about the survey is available on the OCDSB website.

The parent survey can be accessed at tellthemfromme.com, using username WOMES10984, and password parent. The survey continues until Friday, May 2, 2014.


Sun Safety

Ottawa Public Health's May newsletter reminds us about safety under the sun.


Write Ingredients

From Mr. Smith:

“Write Ingredients,” is a blog featuring the poetry of students in EF5/6A and EF5A. The community- and character-related themes include being an upstander, belonging, bouncing back, character, community, diversity, fairness, family, friendship, and kindness.

The writing is brilliant. The poems are remarkably insightful and creative for this age group. As one parent wrote today, the students are "opening themselves up through their hopes, dreams, fears, imagination."  There are also many poems by parents, siblings, and family friends in our school community. One parent contribution is in Mandarin.

If you have a few minutes, please visit our blog and comment on a few of the poems.

http://womverses.wordpress.com


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 


Tell Them From Me Survey (TTFM)

All Ontario schools are required to complete a school climate survey at least once every two years.  Students in grades 4-8 will complete a student survey.  Parents of K-8 students are encouraged to complete a parent survey which will be accessible online. Please review this document for more details about the student survey and the parent survey.

Parents of students in grades 4-8 who do not want their child to complete the student survey must advise the school in writing by Monday, April 7th via this non-consent form.  Once you've completed the form, please submit it to the school.




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


Ongoing Fundraising: Bridlewood Home Hardware (3% of pre-tax purchase) and QSP Magazines (WOM's code 10801),Mabel's Labels



QSP Magazine Fundraiser


It's not too late to submit magazine orders at www.qsp.ca, with WOM's code 10801.


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.


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

September 2 - First day of school

September 16 - School council meeting and elections

October 4 - 'Recycle Your Electronics' Fundraiser

October 10 - PA Day

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