EE Oliver Elementary
May 2022 Newsletter
We are hatching baby ducks. It is so exciting! Our ducklings will take about 28 days to hatch. We put our eggs in the incubator on May 16th. There are seven eggs in the incubator. We candled the eggs (shone a light through them) and they are all fertilized. We can see a black dot and blood vessels. The blood vessels bring food to the baby duckling. Ducklings grow fast. First the heart and brain grow. A big eye grows. Then the duckling grows around the eye. The feet and body grow and the duckling starts getting feathers. A mother duck would turn the eggs while she is sitting on them. Our incubator turns the eggs every 45 minutes. We need to check the temperature and the water. On about day 28 the ducklings will start breathing. They start cracking the shell with their egg tooth. It takes about 12 hours or more for the duckling to get out of its shell. Ducklings are cute and adorable. They are fluffy and they are going to be cheeping. We will get to hold them. When they are a few days old we will watch them swim. It is fun to watch them swim around and play with them!
Written by: McKinley, Jack, Hayden, Lucas, Dallan, Emerson and Juliet
Mary Lambert Go Go Green
Leaders as Readers
To celebrate Education Week and Canadian Children's Book Week, we invited some leaders from our community into our school. We held a short assembly where any students who dressed as their favourite book character got to parade in front of their school mates. Wow! There were some absolutely amazing costumes!!
We then partnered up our leaders with classes where they got to discuss who they are, what they do and how they became a leader. They even got to read a book or two to the classes! We cannot thank our volunteers enough! Our kids had a blast!
Perlita Daubert & Hannah Bax
Constable Hawkins & Constable Guet
Slam Jam is a wrap!!
Our Eagles won the Honorable Mention for our sportsmanship award. This award was really set as a focus for our students this year as it shows not their skills but who they are as people.
Raptors played off in the Bronze medal game and it was a nail biter! Our kids went down by two points but fought right until the final buzzer. Nice work!
For the first time in over a decade we had an EE Oliver team win the gold!! It was a rematch of the final game at the Mini Paws Tournament but this time we came out on top! Well done !
We would like to thank everyone involved in our season.
Our coaches - Ben Coghill, Cash Wurz, Audrey Nicholson & Reegan McDonald.
All our referees. C-aira, Sullivan, Tyla, Quanalee, Maia, Sonja, Cara & Skyler
All our scorekeepers - Sydnee, Laila, Magnolia, Kohlton, Wyatt, Benjamin, Evan, Kimmy, Miss Litke & Mr. Gordon
All our parent volunteers
All our sponsors - The Butter Chicken Co., WCM, Gladiator Automation, Whelan Family, Robles Family, Duncan Family, Bjornson Family & Klemchuk Family
Mrs. Avignon for organizing volunteers and then stepping in when needed. She's a heck of a kitchen organizer!
Ms. Furstenwerth for her hours of coaching.
Mrs. Coghill!! This event simply would not happen without her! She spends countless hours organizing referees, scorekeepers, uniforms, other teams, groceries, prize tables, schedules, gym set up, trophy's and medals. And she does it al with a smile on her face!! So next time you see her, give her a high five as a thanks!
Boat Day in Grade 2
Cake Auction & Talent Show
If you are submitting a cake, please just bring your entry to the library by 10 am on June 3. Forms will be completed on arrival! Our auction will take place at the Talent Show at 7pm on June 3!!
Make sure you come out and support our budding talents and enjoy a sweet treat and a drink. Entry is $5/adult $2 /child. All proceeds will go to our Ukrainian families!!
Alternative Learning Environments
Spring has sprung and PRSD is excited to have more opportunities for students to be learning outdoors and participating in hands on experiences with their peers. Classroom activities are being shifted, and many teachers are taking advantage of the sunshine and planning their lessons to incorporate more fresh air and active engagement. Most physical education classes are now happening outdoors, with many preparing and participating in Track and Field days, and staff have started organizing fun and engaging field trips for students to take part in outside of their schools.
PRSD strongly believes that field trips are essential for all students’ growth. They provide firsthand experiences that stimulate interest and motivation to relevant core subjects, strengthen observation and perception skills and promote social development. Many junior and senior high classes have taken trips to Edmonton to either explore post secondary institutes or experience learning based attractions such as the Telus World of Science. Others are planning trips to Grande Prairie to visit Northwestern Polytechnic to learn about the post secondary classes they offer. These types of field trips are crucial for our older students as they provide important insights into how they may further their education once they’ve completed high school.
Some classes are expanding their boundaries and preparing for overnight trips to Grande Prairie to see the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to learn more about the area’s significance, plus some are travelling to Quebec to explore and discover what the province has to offer. Many of our elementary classes have plans to visit Historical Dunvegan to participate in engaging history lessons, and most are planning year end trips to bowling alleys, swimming pools and gymnastics centres.
Alternative learning environments have a significant and positive impact on students and PRSD is continuously looking for ways to incorporate them into the school year. We look forward to finding new ways for students to grow their knowledge beyond their classroom walls and are excited to expose them to unique learning situations.
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our parents, supervisors, support staff and teachers, we can bring these opportunities to our students and create educational experiences they will remember for years to come.
Superintendent of Schools
Circle Track Meet
Parents are welcome to attend either as volunteers ( call Erin at the office) or just to hang out with your child's class.
This is a class versus class event and is just meant for fun.
Support Staff Appreciation Lunch
We really appreciate it!
Long Service Awards
Celebrating 5 years with PRSD was teacher, Mrs. Dayna Buck and Educational Assistant Mrs. Billie Keddie
10 years with the division are Vice Principal, Ms. Christina Gamble & Custodians, Mr. Don & Mrs. Bev Calder & Educational Assistant, Mrs Debie Kauenhaufen(not in attendance)
We also recognized the retirement of Mrs. Sue Hills although she could not attend.
We would like to thank all these wonderful people who really make our school a better place
Volunteers needed for nutritional hot lunch
June 8 for Hot Dogs!
27th - Dress as yourself in 50 years
31st - Grade 5 Swimming Lessons
2nd - Circle Track Meet
3rd - Cake Auction
3rd - Talent Show 7pm
3rd - FinS release
6th - NO SCHOOL - PD Day
7th - AMA Patrollers Celebration
8th - Grade 1 & 2 to Dunvegan
9th - Hot Lunch Fundraiser
9th - Parent v Student Dodgeball Tournament 6:30pm
10th - Hines Creek Track Meet (tentative)
10th - Grade 5 Sleepover
14th - Grade 1,2,5,6 Hand Games and Drumming
15th - Grade 4 to Dunvegan
15th - Grade 6 to FHS Orientation
16th - Grade 6 PAT ELA
17th - Grade 2 to George Lake
17th - Grade 6 PAT Social Studies
17th - Grade 3 Swimming
20th - Grade 6 PAT Math
20th - 2L & 1/2F Picnic
20th - Grade 3 to Peace River
20th - Grade 6 bowling
21st - Indigenous Peoples Day
21st - T/Th and AM Kindergarten Grad in gym 11am-12pm
21st - T/Th and AM Kindergarten to HC Splash Park 1pm
21st - Grade 6 Swimming
22nd - Grade 6 PAT Science
22nd - Grade 6 Farewell Assembly 1:15pm
22nd - W/F Kindergarten Grad in gym 11am - 12pm
22nd - W/F Kindergarten to HC Splash Park 1pm
22nd - Grade 3 Bowling
23rd - Grade 1 & 2 to HC Splash Park 12pm
23rd - Grade 4 bowling and swimming
23rd - Grade 5 Swimming
24th - Grade 5 Bowling
24th - Formal Day
24th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!