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.

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.

February is 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.



Oxford Report to Community

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



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.

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For more information from the EECD see link below:

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

Oxford Updates Nov 8th

Oxford Updates
Nov 7th 2016

Remembrance Day Service
Students, staff and members of the local community will be taking time at 10:55am on Thursday November 10th to pay respect to the many veterans and active members of our military. The service will be held in the gym.

School Closures
No School November 11th – Remembrance Day
No School November 14th – Assessment and Evaluation Day

There is a PTA meeting on Nov. 9th at 6:30pm

There will be a SAC meeting on November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Oxford Updates Nov 1st 2016

Oxford Updates
November 1st 2016

Important Dates:

November 2nd – Take our Kids to Work Day – Grade 9
November 4th – Shawarma Stop Orders Due
November 5th – Grade 9 Trip Bottle Drive
November 6th – Daylight Savings Ends – Clocks Fall Back 1 hour
November 9th – PTA Meeting at 6:30pm
November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly
November 11th – No School – Remembrance Day
November 14th – No School – Assessment and Evaluation Day
November 21st – Grade 7 Immunization Day # 1
November 24th – Report Cards go home with students.

Changing Weather:
It is important for all parents to have a plan around school closures in the event of inclimate weather. Please follow this link to the HRSB site to learn more about the potential of school closures.

With colder days means students may need different layers of clothing. Please be sure that students clothes are labeled with their names. Students in elementary school should keep all extra layers in their book bags, but often students forget to do this and things go missing. Please check the Lost and Found often for missing items.

It is still very important that students stay hydrated at school. Please send students with water bottles.

Shawarma Dates:
A clarification on dates. Orders will be delivered on Monday Nov 7th, 21st, 28th, Dec 5th, 12th and 19th.

Remembrance Day Assembly:
An invitation to any families members who are veterans, or members of the service to join us for our school Remembrance Day service on Thursday at 11am. I asked that you please RSVP to our school by calling 902 421 6763 or emailing smiles@hrsb.ca.

Cadets, Scouts and Guides Wanted
We are looking for cadets, scout and guides who are interested in being a part of our school color party on Nov 10th at the school wide remembrance assembly.

Oxford Updates October 23rd

Oxford Updates
October 23rd /2016

Photo Re -Takes Oct 25th
The school photographer will be on site Tuesday Oct 25th to take any retake photos. Students should return old photos or have a written note from the parent to get their photos taken again.

Chess Club
The Oxford School Chess Club will begin to meet on Tuesday, November 1st for Grades 3-9. There will be various 4 week blocks for Grades P-2. The club will run until the end of January, followed by the annual school tournament that runs from February to April. During club time, there is typically a 5-10 minute lesson or puzzles, followed by friendly matches with other students. Coaches do circulate around the room providing tips, and encourage students to mix it up by playing a variety of players. The goals are to have fun playing chess while demonstrating great sportsmanship. Grade Primary: Club time will be 2:35 until 3:05 on November 1, 8, 15, 22. Grade 1: Club time will be 2:35 until 3:05 on November 22, 29; December 6, 13. Grade 2: Club time will be 2:35 until 3:05 on January 10, 17, 24, 31. Grades 3-9: Club time will be 3:10 until 4:00 every Tuesday starting November 1. There will be no chess on December 20 nor January 3. If you have any questions, please contact the chess coach, Frank King: kingf333@icloud.com
Chess Sign up forms are available outside Ms. Singers classroom.

Oxford School Advisory committee will have its first meeting on October 25th at 6:30pm. This meeting will be an opportunity for the committee to get to know one another, review school priorities and goals for 2016-2017. If you are interested in participating in the SAC please contact Ms. Miles at 902 421 8652, or email smiles@hrsb.ca

Take Our Kids to Work Day

On Wednesday Nov 2nd, Grade 9 students will be taking part in Take Your Kids to Work Day. Since 1994 this project has grown into a Nation Wide event. with over 400,000 Grade 9 students participating. Grade 9 students will go to work with a parent, relative, an adult friend or a community member. A risk assessment will be required if a child if a child is not under the supervision of a family member. As with any off site event there are forms to be completed. Please contact the school guidance office for more info.

We SCARE Hunger

Oxford School is collecting donations for Feed NS, Please Donate your non perishable food.

Family Halloween Dance and Costume Party

On Thursday October 27th Elementary students and their families are invited to the gym to celebrate in costume. Admission is free and non perishable food donations will be add to the WE SCARE hunger food drive. There will be a canteen available with snacks and drinks for cash purchase. All students must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No School October 28th

Staff will be attending conferences around the province on Friday October 28th

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