EE Oliver Elementary

January 2021 Newsletter

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Superintendent Message

In January and February many parents will receive a survey in their mailbox from Alberta Education. Please take a few moments to complete this survey - your participation is very important to us.

Your response to the survey provides valuable information regarding what is working in schools and what needs improvement. Your answers to the questions in the survey are confidential and are considered during school and divisional planning. Therefore, this survey provides an opportunity for you to impact decision making regarding your child’s education and school.

The survey is mailed to parents in grades 4, 7 and 10 (unless the school has fewer than 120 students in grades 4-12 in which case the survey will be expanded to include all students and parents). To ensure we receive as many responses back from parents as possible, the survey comes with a postage paid return envelope.

Thank you in advance for your time spent in completing the survey. Through working and learning together, your input and involvement makes our schools great places to grow, learn and be.

Paul Bennett

Superintendent of Schools

Peace River School Division No. 10

A word from our Principal

Happy New Year! After a two week break and one week of home learning, it is great to have the smiling faces of students at E.E. Oliver! I would like to congratulate both students and parents for all the work that you did during the week of home learning. We were very pleased that the majority of our students were able to join the classroom google meets. Your dedication allowed for a seamless return to school classes.

In the coming month, you will be receiving an Accountability Pillar Survey from Alberta Education that allows you to have a voice in your children’s education and will help guide the work we are doing at E.E. Oliver. I encourage you to fill this survey out, as your input is important to us. All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school. If there are any topics in the survey with which you are not familiar, please feel free to call and ask for more information. We are here for your children and our goal is to give them the best educational experience possible.

In January, E.E.O implemented the “Eagle Award”. This award recognizes students for demonstrating responsibility, showing respect to others, helping and supporting others, having a positive attitude as well as displaying other actions that show caring and citizenship. Students are nominated for this award by staff members and their name is put into a monthly draw for prizes. It is fitting to begin the Eagle Award at this time as we will also be participating in Pink Shirt Day on February 24th. We wear pink to show our individual stance against bullying, as well as to promote working together and treating others with dignity and respect.

Thank you for all you do to support the E.E.O community!

Evelyn Krol


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Please call the office if you have any questions about your school and how it's run - 780 835 2225

Soar like an eagle!!

We are very excited to be introducing a new award program here at E.E. Oliver Elementary School. It is called the Eagle Award and will recognize students who show exemplary citizenship within the school community. The awards will be given out by the teachers and staff to students who go over and above to show responsibility, respect, a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and be good citizens of the school. Each month all the nominated names will be put into a draw and two students will receive a prize each month (One from lower elementary and on from upper elementary). Along with this Mrs. Kramer has put up a bulletin board in the school which will track the progress of the students as they go from unhatched eagle eggs to eventually becoming full eagles, progressing along the way as they earn each nomination. Citizenship is a very important quality to develop and one we would like to promote and recognize within our school.

FinS are in!!

FinS is Fish in School. FinS is when you get fish eggs and you keep them until May and then you let them go. They grow from eggs to alevin to fry. To keep them alive you have to keep the water temp. at 10 C and you have to check the pH every day to make sure it's the same.

Hayden Palmer 5VC

A brief history of fins

This is the 3rd year we have had the FinS program in our school. It was initially started by Mrs. Craig. Ms. Shaw and Mrs. Casselman have continued with the program to ensure we have a better chance of getting the grant every year.

We would like to thank and acknowledge Gladiator Automation (Mrs. Lancaster, one of our awesome Educational Assistants) for their donation of all the specialized equipment we need to ensure a great survival rate of our little trout. Raising a little fish is quite scientific!

For more info on the program click the link below

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Soup Group Volunteers needed!!

Hello, E.E. Oliver Families!

You have been invited by the EE Oliver Volunteer Coordinator to sign up to help out with "EEO Soup Group Tuesdays."

There are 15 soup days between now and the end of May 2021. Soup is provided free of charge to any students wanting to order it. We serve an average of 110 bowls/per week.

Our Soup Group Program requires the support of volunteers. Are you able to volunteer on one or more of our Tuesday dates?

Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. Note: The Peace River School Division requires all volunteers to complete the volunteer registration (including providing an RCMP Clearance, Children's Services Vulnerable Sector Check, and signing a confidentiality agreement).

Please consider helping us continue this valuable nutrition program for our students. You may contact the school at 780-835-2225 if you have any questions. Thank you!

Connie Kramer
Family School Liaison Program
E.E. Oliver Elementary School

Grade two is magnetic!!

2L has been learning all about magnets. As a final project, students created a magnetic device that used magnetic properties to either attract or repel objects. Checkout our awesome creations!
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Providing safe and caring learning environments for students is very important to us. We understand that in order for students to learn, flourish and reach their full potential, they need to feel safe, happy and cared for in a positive learning environment.

The work we do to foster safe and caring learning environments is consistent and on-going through various programs, initiatives, and presentations focused on healthy relationships and personal well-being. Mentorship and leadership programs, student groups, wellness and character education, behaviour support programs, and our focus on citizenship support a culture of respect and kindness in our schools.

In Peace River School Division, we employ divisional Social Workers, Success Coaches and Youth Education Support Workers who support safe and caring schools through regular programming, small groups, conflict resolution, one-on-one support. Our Social Workers, Success Coaches and Youth Education Support Workers also provide a link for our schools and families to access community resources and supports that may be available from various agencies.

As our Safe and Caring policy states “All those involved with the division including trustees, employees, students, parents, volunteers, contractors and visitors must share in the responsibility for eliminating bullying, discrimination, harassment, and violence. The board prohibits bullying and expects allegations of such behaviours to be investigated in a timely and respectful manner.”

View PRSD’s Board Policy 19 Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environment on our website homepage to read Policy 19 in detail.

Safety & Wellness Coordinator

Hot Lunch

We have hot lunch happening! The following three hot lunch proceeds will be donated to Mighty Max!

January 21st - Grandma's Pizza

January 28th - Butter Chicken Burgers

February 4th - Subway

We have just opened up our next orders on School Cash!!

The proceeds will also be donated to a cause determined by our students

If you haven't signed up for hot lunch yet, you can register in school cash

Christmas 2020

Well, this Christmas certainly looked different to years past at EEO, but we made the most of it. From virtual concerts, lunch delivered to classes instead of eating in the gym and no class parties, we embraced the spirit of Christmas anyway!

A special thank you to our amazing parents who delivered treats and coffee to staff when they sensed caffeine would definitely be beneficial!!

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to making many new memories in 2021!

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Important Dates


29th - NO SCHOOL - PD Day


5th - Winter Walk

15th - NO SCHOOL - Family Day

16th - NO SCHOOL - PD Day

19th - Beach Day - Wear your beach wear

24th - Pink Shirt Day

AR Link

Your child can do Accelerated Reader Quizzes from home!

Learn Alberta Link

For extra help and websites

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