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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Oxford Report to Community

Our Oxford School Report to the Community is available at the following link.

http://www.hrsb.ca/sites/default/files/schools/community-reports/oxf2016.pdf

WINTER CANCELLATIONS

Winter is coming. Are you prepared for when classes are cancelled? School boards make decisions to cancel classes based on many factors, including the weather forecast and road conditions. Parents and families should start making plans in the event of cancelled classes.

To Subscribe for HRSB notifications please follow the link below:
http://www.hrsb.ca/about-our-schools/parents/subscribe-notifications

For more information from the EECD see link below:
https://dvl.ednet.ns.ca/videos/winter-school-closures

We Day!! Congrats Oxford We Day Participants!

Students had an amazing experience at the evening of inspiration and at the We DAY main event. It was incredibly inspirational. As a school we are very proud of all students who were a part of WE DAY programs. WeDAY3WEDAY2.jpg-large

Oxford Updates Nov 27th

Oxford Updates
Nov 27th 2016

Wreath Pick up:
Wreaths will be arriving at the school on Monday Nov 28th. Please pick up your wreaths between 3-7pm. Wreath pick up will take place between the North St doors and the Community Garden.

We Day:
A number of students will be participating in WE day this year. Students who are representing the Oxford School We day will be marked excused as part of a school based event. If you have a child participating in WE Day with another organization please call the Safe Arrival Line to let us know so that we can reflect this in attendance accurately. WE day is November 30th

Parent Teacher Interviews:
Parent – Teacher meetings will take place from 1:30 – 3:30pm and from 6 – 8pm on Dec 1st
There will be a bake sale put on by Grade 9 students. All proceeds are for Grade 9 Trip to Quebec.

No School Dec 1st
There are no classes for students on this day as staff are taking part in professional development and Parent – Teacher interviews.
*Students who are registered for “I am Potential” this session have their final session at Dal on Dec 1st, they should meet the program volunteers at the school community entrance at 2:50pm.

Junior High Dance
There is a JH dance planned for Dec 7th from 6:30 – 9pm. Guest requests forms are to be submitted to the office by Dec 2nd at 3:15pm.

Important Dates:
Nov 28th – Wreath Pick up
Nov 30th – WE Day
Dec 1st – No School / Parent -Teacher Interviews 1:30 – 3:30 and 6-8pm / Bake Sale
Dec 7th – JH Dance

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