EE Oliver Elementary

June 2021 Newsletter

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is an occasion for all Canadians to recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made to Canada.

Although the Indigenous peoples have similarities, each group has their own distinct culture. Fairview is in the Treaty 8 territory and we acknowledge that this area is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, as well as the Metis. We are thankful that Knowledge Keepers and Elders are able to educate us on the traditions of our local Indigenous Peoples.


http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/aanc-inac/R5-99-2018-eng.pdf

EEO Celebrates National Indigenous Day

On June 21st, students and staff celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day in a variety of ways. Firstly we had a virtual assembly led by Ms. Krol. We learned a lot and took some time to think of the ways the history of our Indigenous Peoples has had an effect on us today!

We then got to have some fun outside and play some indigenous games! It was a great day!

Message from our Principal

2020-2021 has been a year of growth, change and unanticipated adaptations; a year that will go down in history! Thank you to all of our community members, students and staff for your contribution to the success of the year!


The support of our parent community is so vital in helping our children to succeed. You are their first teacher, their main cheerleader, and you have taken on the difficult task of home learning. Thank you for all you do.


The staff, who step up to the plate daily to tend to our students’ academic and social needs, created a stable learning environment responsive to children. Thank you for coming to work with nurturing spirits. Thank you to our office managers and information specialists who keep everything running smoothly!


Congratulations to all of our students for completing a year of education! You are talented people who can achieve what you choose to work towards! I wish all of you a fun filled and safe summer. I hope you have many opportunities to relax and reset; enjoy the summer weather and our great outdoors, read for enjoyment and curiosity, play board games and sports. However you choose to spend the next two months, take care of yourself. When school begins again on August 30th, the staff will be here to greet you, ready to start the 2021-2022 school year.


Ms. Krol

Principal

Thank you from our Superintendent

As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions to education. It certainly has been an interesting and challenging year as we continually adjust to the changing landscape of the pandemic.

First and foremost I wish to thank our students. We recognize the uncertainty the pandemic brings to the lives of our students and you all deserve to be commended for your resiliency, adaptation, and dedication to your studies. To our graduates, we are very proud of each one of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We know this is not the way you imagined graduation to be, and my heart goes out to you. To all our students, please know that the positive impact you have in your school, community and society is far-reaching and makes a difference. I am very humbled by the countless examples of collective and personal accomplishment, growth, school, and community spirit demonstrated this school year, especially during these challenging times.


Thank you to our parents, guardians and family members for your outstanding support and involvement. The way our families have rallied together to support learning at home, to provide child care, and to support one another is absolutely incredible. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what we can accomplish when we work together and our families deserve to be commended for their tireless efforts to support students learning at home. The pandemic has certainly caused a variety of stressors to our lives and for our parents who are already juggling many roles and responsibilities, thank you. I recognize and appreciate the time, sacrifice, coordination and effort you have and are all making.

To our staff, thank you. You continue to rise to the occasion in your dedication and flexibility in ensuring students are supported whether that be at-home or in-person, and for so many of our staff, this means both. Your resiliency, creativity, dedication and adaptability are noticed and is very appreciated. It has been a learning curve for all of us and the ways in which our staff throughout the division are collaborating and supporting one another is a true example of our mission statement “Learning together, success for all.” Every role in the division has a direct impact on student learning and success and I am so grateful for the care, support and guidance that I see demonstrated every day in the division.

Thank you to our community members and organizations. We are very grateful for your involvement and participation in education. Your support and involvement shows our students the importance of teamwork and community spirit – very important attributes that will serve them for all of their lives. We are very thankful for your time spent volunteering, providing input, advocating, and forming partnerships throughout our school division that brings increased opportunities for students and increases community and school spirit. Your support is significant and very much appreciated.

In closing, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to all our school communities for their commitment to the division over the years. As I move toward retirement starting at the end of August, I have been spending a lot of time reflecting and counting my blessings for the many relationships and partnerships formed over the years. I will miss you all and I wish you all a wonderful summer.


Dr. Paul Bennett

Superintendent of Schools

Peace River School Division 10

Eagle Awards

Gratitude Rocks!!

Classes took part in creating a gratitude garden in the month of June.

Thank you to Ms. Gamble for organizing all the supplies and to Ms. Krol for hand collecting all the rocks! They look amazing and we sure hope they brighten everyone's day!!

Destination Imagination

It wasn't our usual Destination Imagination but the 5VC and 4PS classes did manage to get their creativity flowing. Congratulations to all of the students and aa huge high five to all of the winners!
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Million minutes fun!

Circle Track meet with a twist

This year we had to make a few changes to how our Circle Track Meet was run, but judging from the happy faces, we think it was OK!!

Normally the entire school population is outside and we run the events in a circuit. This year we could only have our cohort groups out together.

I think we all had a fantastic time and want to send a huge thanks out to Mrs. Coghill and Mrs. Gordon for all the time and effort they put into organizing the events!! #EEOteachersrock

AR Contest Winners

Congratulations to all 19 students who won a prize in our contest. To enter, students must complete 3 AR tests with 100%. We had 72 tickets in the draw so that means we had more than 216 tests completed with a perfect score! Way to go EEO!

Farewell to EEO Staff

Each new year brings changes to staff at our school.

This year we are saying goodbye to two teachers.

Mrs. Hills has decided to retire!! She will be spending lots of time with her grandbabies and her plants!! We wish you a wonderful retirement Mrs. Hills.

Mrs. Casselman will also be absent next year. She has decided to head back to Grimshaw Public School where she was teaching previously. Have a blast Mrs. Casselman.

We also want to say a very big thank you to Mrs. Williams who stepped in to take over teaching our grade 2L class! We wish you all the best as you head to Grimshaw Public School next year!!

New faces in the fall

With some staff leaving, that means new staff coming!!

We would like to welcome Mrs. Dayna Buck who has recently been teaching at Lloyd Garrison School.

We will also be welcoming Miss Tori Furstenwerth to EEO.

We are so excited to have you both in our school next year!!

Grade 6 last day

Although we are sad to say goodbye to our grade 6 classes, we hope they have an awesome time heading off to Junior High!

Thank you to the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department for making their water fight EPIC!!

Back-to-school info 2021/2022

This year is barely over and we are already planning for next year!

Office opens - Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Students first day - Monday, August 30th, 2021

Please see our supply list below

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Sun Safety

Summer means longer days, warmer temperatures and lots of outdoor activities! This can lead to many hours spent outside increasing the chance for heat-related illness. To protect yourself from the sun apply sunscreen often, take breaks during activity, stay hydrated and wear lightweight clothing.

Please visit the following websites for further information on sun and summer safety:

· https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/first-aid-tips-and-resources/first-aid-tips/heat-related-emergencies-staying-cool-and-hydrated-in-canadian-summers

· https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/heat

· https://www.parentscanada.com/family-life/summer-safety-101/

· https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/sfttps/tp201407-en.aspx

Have a great summer!

David Smith

Safety & Wellness Coordinator

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