Grade 6 Parent Meeting – Junior High Information

Thank you to all who attended our information night

Information for NEW Grade 7 students and parents can be found in the following links.

Slide Show
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1blTCYUXWyOTa6nw243qOGnYE2kSWtQ6_fIBPBTfT2QE

Brochure
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1thgvXHAtvPaeAANCWZFFmpt_-MtCaBfzBKQ259sYI7s

Knights in the News!

Knights in the News!
Check out this feature on our successful Imhotep FLL Robotic Team
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/sable-island-horse-deterrent-halifax-students-global-innovation-awards-1.4135293

Oxford Update May 29th

Oxford Update
May 29th

Thank you!
Spring Fling was a great time for all involved. A HUGE thank you to Staff, PTA and other volunteers who made the event happen.

Hot Dogs!
The PTA will have a hotdog sale on Tuesday May 30th (tomorrow) at noon. Students can submit their money and order to the office on Tuesday before recess. Hot Dogs are for sale for $1.00.

Strings Concert!

The grade 4-9 string students are joining the Citadel High School String Orchestra for their final performance.
Tuesday May 30th- 7:00 pm in the Spatz Theatre at Citadel High School

Band Concert!
The year-end band concert featuring Oxford Students will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00pm. at St. Agnes Junior High. This involves the grade 6-9 band students from Oxford.

Oxford Updates May 26th

Oxford Updates
May 26th

Entrepreneurial Fair
On Tuesday May 30th and Wednesday May 31st our 903 and 904 students will be selling a variety of products. Each class will have an opportunity to shop at the fair. Oxford T- shirts will also be sold at this event. Most items sell for between $2 – $8.

Junior High Dance
There will be a Junior High Dance on May 31st 6:30 – 9:00pm. Grade 6 students are invited to this final dance of the year.

Grade 9 Trip Parent Meeting
A mandatory meeting for grade 9 trip participants and their parents will take place on Thursday June 1st at 6:00pm in the gym.

Junior High Info Night for Grade 6 Parents and Students

An information session for parents of Grade 6 parents will take place on Wednesday June 21st at 6pm in Gym. Information for students in Grade 6 who are making the jump to Junior High in September.

Community Garden
This year Oxford School Garden Group have decided to offer the use of four raised beds to individual families within the school. There is no cost associated with use of the garden beds, but of course you will have to provide your own plants and fertiliser. However, we would expect you to work with us in supporting the garden as a whole, helping to water and maintain all the beds over the summer.
Volunteers work in the garden every Tuesday evening beginning in June and a couple of Saturdays where we have work parties to clean up the school yard and trim trees.
If you are interested in gardening with us this summer then please email me at jaas56@hotmail.com, and tell us briefly why you would like to grow vegetables in raised beds. If there are more than 4 families who are interested, your interest and reasons for gardening will help us to decide who to select.

Rose Adams to Speak at Youth Net
The Rotary Club of Halifax & St. George’s Church YouthNet will be welcoming Ms. Rose Adam’s to their facility next Friday as a special guest speaker to community youth within their teen and after-school program. Ms. Adams has been engaging local, national and international audiences for more than nine years. In 2008, Ms. Adams founded Oxygen for Success, an organization committed to educating individuals and corporations adapt to change, develop resilience, enhance leadership and achieve desired results.
YouthNet’s Executive Director, Rozzi Curran is inviting others from the community to listen to her compelling story! Please let Rozzi know if you interested and would like to attend.
Below is an article written about Rose Adams to give you a bit more information about her: http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2013/02/21/rose-adams-story-inspiring

Oxford Update May 12th

Oxford Updates
May 12th 2017

SPRING FLING:
Our annual Spring Fling will take place Saturday, May 27th from 11am – 2pm.

We are currently seeking donations of cakes for our Spring Fling cake walk. To show our support, each child who brings in a cake will receive a voucher for 3 tickets per cake to be redeemed at the Spring Fling. The cake walk is always one of our most popular events!

We’re also looking for other donations to help with the Spring Fling:
· Baked goods for the Tea/Coffee and Bake Sale
· Plants/portions of plants for the Plant Sale

Please bring your cakes and other donations to the conference room on Friday, May 26th.

Imhotep FLL Lego League:

We want to congratulate our FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “Legos ‘R Us” Robotics team for their favorable showing at this year’s FLL Championships.

The team submitted a synopsis detailing their ingenious animal deterrent system (which addresses a real-life problem on Sable Island, with the wild horses becoming habituated to buildings). The FIRST Project Innovation Committee judges have reviewed their synopsis and selected the “Legos ‘R Us” team as one of the 20 finalists to attend the Seventh Annual Global Innovation Award event in Washington DC, USA from June 18 – 20, 2017. The students have been given an opportunity to present their solution to the judges and stand a chance of winning a cash prize of USD $20,000 and associate with peers and mentors to help implement their innovative idea. The two (2) runners-up will each receive a cash prize of USD $5,000. All participants of the top three teams will receive a new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot set. If selected as one of the top 3, the teams must agree to use the prize money to further develop their invention and/or to support team activities related to FIRST programs.

Our Legos R Us team is one of three teams selected from Canada to compete for the top 3 Global Innovative Awards in Washington D.C. This is a huge success story not only for our program, but for the Province, the Atlantic Region and Canada to be selected as a top 20 finalist worldwide.

https://projectdal.ca/project/legos-r-us-first-global-innovation-awards-finals/?utm_source=FLL+Innovative+Award+Press+Release&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FLL%27s+Press+Release

School Community Garden Message:

This year Oxford School Garden Group have decided to offer the use of four raised beds to individual families within the school. There is no cost associated with use of the garden beds, but of course you will have to provide your own plants and fertiliser. However, we would expect you to work with us in supporting the garden as a whole, helping to water and maintain all the beds over the summer.

Volunteers work in the garden every Tuesday evening beginning in June and a couple of Saturdays where we have work parties to clean up the school yard and trim trees.

If you are interested in gardening with us this summer then please email me at jaas56@hotmail.com, and tell us briefly why you would like to grow vegetables in raised beds. If there are more than 4 families who are interested, your interest and reasons for gardening will help us to decide who to select.

Janis Brown
Coordinator of the Oxford School Garden

Grade 9 Parents

Memo

To:  Grade 9 Parents

Re:  Grade 9 Celebration Meeting

When:   April 18th 5pm

 

Greetings Grade 9 Parents.

We would like to invite any grade 9 parents interested in planning a year end celebration for this year’s grade 9 class to join us at 5 pm on Tuesday April 18th at the school.

We will be planning  a social celebration to mark the end of Grade 9 and are seeking parents to assist with planning, fundraising, coordinating and set up.
Hope to see you then!

Primary Registration

Registration Month
Calling all parents of children who will turn five in 2017. It is time to register for Primary. Please come by the main office to register for September 2017. Please pass this message onto anyone with a young child who is getting ready for “big” school.

Oxford Update Feb 28th 2017

Oxford Updates
Feb 27th /2007

Registration Month
Calling all parents of children who will turn five in 2017. It is time to register for Primary. Please come by the main office to register for September 2017. Please pass this message onto anyone with a young child who is getting ready for “big” school.

Being on Time
While we are aware that the winter can make for challenges with travel we still expect that students will arrive at school on time and prepared to learn. Our school day begins with a bell at 8:40am, classes start promptly at 8:45am for all students. In the fall we saw a dramatic improvement in student attendance and student achievement. Being at school on time makes a positive difference and we hope all parents and students will get back on track with arriving at 8:40am each day.

Elementary Parents
A reminder that while the playground is starting to melt there is still lots of snow, students should have boots, snowpants and mittens or gloves for their hands. With warmer temperatures these items often get wet and we recommend having extra clothes for students to change if possible.
A reminder to keep personal toys or other items of value at home for safekeeping.

Traffic
Thank you to all drivers who have been making sincere efforts to slow down around the school, with larger snow banks and slippery drives the slower pace keeps us all safe.

Student Supervision
A reminder that the playground and Junior High entrance are supervised from 8:25am. There is no supervision provided after school.
Lunch Hour supervision is always a challenge and if there are any parents, friends or family members interested in working as lunch monitors we are always recruiting. I want to thank our current team of lunch monitors for all their hard work each day.

STOMP Group Performs on CBC
A congratulations to the members of our STOMP group on their performances on Friday. CBC information morning and at the Delmore Buddy- Daye African Heritage Award Celebration that took place at Chebucto Heights.
See link below for a recap of the performance on CBC Info Morning.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/info-am-black-cultural-centre-for-nova-scotia-performances-1.3998108

February is African Heritage Month.

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https://ansa.novascotia.ca/african-heritage-month

STOMP and Ms. Cain Perform on CBC.

A huge shout out to our students who performed on CBC Info Morning on Friday February 24th.

Check out this link to view their performances.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/info-am-black-cultural-centre-for-nova-scotia-performances-1.3998108

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