EE Oliver Elementary

October 2021 Newsletter

A letter from the principal

Happy October! The weather is getting frosty and the days are getting shorter! At school, we have gotten into the swing of the new school year.


We commemorated Orange Day to recognize those who attended residential schools and that every child matters. We began our nutrition program with free lunch three days a week as well as classroom snacks in the morning when needed. We have practised fire drills, began AMA patrol, discussed safety on the bus during School Bus Safety Week, and grades one and two have begun swimming lessons. The school community must be commended for raising over $1500 with the Terry Fox Run. Teachers have been busy assessing reading and numeracy levels in order to provide appropriate learning opportunities. Students are looking forward to ending the month with Halloween!


A special thank you to those who attended our first Parent Council meeting and agreed to be a part of the executive. Our staff is appreciative of the support that the parents give to us and we welcome your input into decisions about your child’s education. I would like to invite everyone to join us on October 28th for the parent council meetings either in person or via google meet. meet.google.com/ddy-xfbg-qji


E.E. Oliver Elementary School recognizes that volunteers are a valuable part of our community and we are very fortunate to have great people who volunteer in our school! If you are interested in being a volunteer at EEO, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 780-835-2225. Your children benefit, both academically and emotionally, because of the connection you have with their school experience. I encourage you to stay in touch with me and your children’s teachers through telephone calls and email as well as by visiting the school’s Facebook and webpage.


Jo-Anne Shaw - A true friend of education

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Jo-Anne Shaw was recognized with a special presentation by School Board Trustee Robyn Robertson on behalf of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), for her contributions to education with the "Friends of Education Award".

The Friends of Education Award recognizes individuals or groups who have made a special contribution to education and student learning.


PRSD Ward Six Trustee Robyn Robertson shared highlights of Jo-Anne’s contributions.

“Jo-Anne served as Fairview’s first Family Liaison Worker from 1990 to 2002 for both the public and catholic schools in Fairview and was a catalyst in spearheading this position that is still going strong today” said Robertson. “Jo-Anne was dedicated to supporting student mental wellness, physical wellness, and she also provided programming and services within the school community. Jo-Anne was a listening ear, an advisor, and supported not only students, but families in need. She cared deeply about students and took the time to build relationships and get to know them. Parents, staff, and students counted on her to be the steady force within the school community – and she certainly took this role to heart. Joanne remains fondly remembered by many adults who speak of the support they received from Jo-Anne while they were young students.”


The award was accepted on her behalf by daughters Andrea Shaw and Julie Shaw and granddaughters Clara and Lane Shaw. Also present at the presentation were Superintendent Adam Murray and EEO Principal, Evelyn Krol

Book Fair with a difference!

WOW! Is there anything COVID restrictions haven't affected?

This fall we will host a virtual Scholastic Book Fair!

Our Fair will begin Monday, November 22nd and be open for orders until Wednesday, December 1st!

These fairs are a wonderful chance to get Christmas presents. Every dollar spent at our fair means more books for our library.

Please check it out at the link below

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Volunteers always wanted

E.E. Oliver Elementary School recognizes that volunteers are a valuable part of our community and we are very fortunate to have great people who volunteer in our school! If you are interested in being a volunteer at EEO, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 780-835-2225.


As per the Peace River Divisional policy, we require a current Criminal Record Check and Child and Family Service Authority Intervention Record Check. Volunteers are also asked to sign a Pledge of Confidentiality.

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Terry Fox goal achieved!!

A huge thank you to our EE Oliver school community for allowing us to reach our fundraising goal of $1500.

Please enjoy this photo of our Principal Ms. Krol entertaining us with a throwback to the 80's!!

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Fall art by 3L

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Artwork by 1/2F

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Grade 5N Creative Power

Thank you to all our students for their help in decorating the paper flower cones from Kimberly's Blooms to be sent to Long Term Care

Cowboys everywhere!

Friday, October 22nd was Cowboy Day at EEO!

We all had so much fun dressing up!

Bus Safety

October 15, 2021 - It’s School Bus Safety Week and this year’s theme is “Bus Rules Rock!”. School bus safety rules help keep our students safe. Student safety is always the Division’s priority however this week of awareness helps to better educate our students, families, staff and community members regarding the importance of school bus safety. This is also a great opportunity for us to thank our school bus drivers, school and transportation staff and community partners for their assistance in keeping our students safe on the way to and from school. As a part of School Bus Safety Week, the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) students from kindergarten to grade six throughout the province are encouraged to participate in the School Bus Safety Week poster contest. Students are invited to create posters that visually outline the theme “Bus Rules Rock!" demonstrating proper school bus safety behaviour. I am happy to say that Peace River School Division (PRSD) will be sharing their Transportation Department’s ‘Be Safe! Follow School Bus Safety Rules’ document with staff to help in educating K-6 students on school bus safety. We encourage everyone to follow school bus safety rules. Every time you are near a school bus, be aware, be careful and be safe. PRSD thanks its professional school bus drivers, staff, students, families, community organizations and community members for their commitment to ensure student safety. Each day PRSD transports approximately 2495 students to 24 schools with a total service area of 11,860 kilometers.

5FV and their writing assignments

What's happening in 5FV?

By Mackenzie Coghill

Math:

In Math, we are working on shapes. We do lots of quick draws. For most of the year we have been working with 2D and 3D shapes.



Science:

In Science, we are talking about electricity and magnetism. We have mostly talked about electrical safety. For example, don't put anything in a toaster when you are trying to get your toast out of the toaster. We have learned about positive and negative charges. We also learned about neutrons.



Social:

In Social, we are learning about the ten Provinces and three Territories of Canada. We are doing a booklet, where you search up the capital city, the provincial flower, tree and the provincial bird and so on. This month we learned that Edmonton has a flag.



Language Arts:

In LA, we are working on daily reading, language skills, weekly spelling words and we have been working on the novel, The Dragonslayers. For spelling, we have already completed eight weeks. We have also worked on the Weekly News which talks about current events.


Poems from 5FV

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Halloween Celebrations

This year students are asked to wear their Halloween costumes all day on Friday, October 29th.

Each class will have some exciting activities to do in the gym during their Phys. Ed. period.

We can't wait to see everyone in their costumes!


Please remember NO WEAPONS with costumes!!

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Important Dates

October


25th - NO SCHOOL - PD Day

27th - Picture Retakes

28th - Swimming Lessons Grade 1 & 2

28th - 7pm Parent Council Meeting

29th - Halloween Celebrations


November


4th - Swimming Lessons Grade 1 & 2

10th - Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly

11th - NO SCHOOL Remembrance Day

12th - NO SCHOOL

19th - School Spirit Day - Canada Day

19th - Report Cards go home

22nd - NO SCHOOL - PD Day

23rd - Parent Teacher Interviews 4-6pm

25th - Parent Teacher Interviews 6-8pm

25th - Swimming Lessons Grade 3 & 4

22nd - December 1st - Virtual Book Fair

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