EE Oliver Elementary

December 2020 Newsletter

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A letter from our principal

The countdown to Christmas is certainly on!! Students are making Christmas crafts and decorations, writing Christmas letters, and practising for our virtual concert which is set to make its debut on December 18th. I hope that you will all enjoy this concert from the comfort of your own homes. We are very excited to be able to offer a Christmas lunch to our students, following Covid restrictions in their classrooms on the 18th! Our celebrations are different this year but we are still spreading Christmas cheer!

From January 4th to 8th, EEO teachers will be providing online instruction to their classes. We are hopeful that we will be seeing the student’s smiling faces during the google meets and back in school on January 11th. Teachers have sent home letters to parents to explain what this will look like for each class. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

The Peace River School Division is beginning to work on the 2021-2022 school calendar. School community members will be invited to have Facebook, and in a future newsletter so you can be involved in decision making for our school. We also continue to invite your ideas for future improvement for EEO by way of the survey that is shared in this newsletter.

As we enter the Christmas holiday season, I find myself reflecting on the past four months and I am very thankful for the giving and kindness that I have seen in our community despite these trying times. I would like to wish all students, staff, parents and community members a safe and joyous holiday. May you have a restful Christmas and may the spirit of the season shine for you!

Take care and stay healthy,

Ms. Evelyn Krol

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Have your say on the divisional school calendar

In December, we will invite members of our school communities to review and provide input on the proposed 2021-2022 Divisional School Calendar for Peace River School Division. We welcome and encourage input from our families, staff and community members to help us develop our divisional school calendar, reflecting the needs of our school communities.

All input received regarding the proposed 2021-2022 Calendar will be reviewed by the PRSD Calendar Committee that consists of a School Council member, teacher, principals, management and representatives from neighbouring school boards. Input from our school communities will be reviewed and considered as the committee collaboratively develops a calendar for the PRSD Board of Trustees’ consideration. The Board of Trustees will review the calendar and input as collected, and the calendar will be presented to the board for their approval at the March 2021 board meeting.

Please watch for more information on how to share your input on the school calendar in the upcoming weeks. We will share more details through newsletters, websites, email and social media.

This is an excellent opportunity for our families and school communities to be involved in decision making on a school and divisional level, and we thank you in advance for your input.

Paul Bennett,

Superintendent of Schools

Peace River School Division

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Student surveys!!

We asked students to tell us "What makes me proud of EEO?"

We were so excited to hear from them. It was great to see so many of grade 4, 5 & 6 students have their say.

We also invite parents to have their say and let us know how we are doing. We would really appreciate any feedback you have - positive or things you'd like to see improve! Please click on the button below to let us know

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Christmas Concert

Our 2020 virtual Christmas Concert will be posted on our website and Facebook on Friday, December 18th.

Our students will enjoy a nice hot lunch and will view the concert with their classmates in the afternoon!

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Food Bank Bingo

Thank you to all our families for the amazing donations to out Food Bank Bingo. It is a tough year for many, so to see families still able to give, truly is a gift.

Thank you

Cool times in kindergarten!!

Our kindy kids sure have been busy with work and play!

Life is an adventure and we learn along the way!!

Hair-raising Day

Grade 5 students in Mrs. Casselman's class got to play with static electricity!!

So much fun!

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December Happenings in 5VC

In art we made trees with snow on them and an ombre background.Some people did purple,green,red,blue.That was super fun!

In math we are learning how to multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers.It gets easier and easier!

In science we are doing different projects on electricity.

In social we made our identity posters in which each student wrote about:things they like to do,traditions they have, where grandparents and parents came from,culture and language.

We have been practicing poems for our Christmas concert.

Life rocks in 5VC!

Oh No!! Grade three have been stuck in a snowglobe

Beautiful art from 3L

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Personal Safety

Children and adults face challenging situations every day at home, at work, at school, online, and in their communities. Discussing and teaching personal safety skills with children is important to their overall well-being and provides them with important life skills.

Examples of personal safety skills that are important for children to learn include: how to be and act aware, calm and confident, how to be prepared for different situations and activities, how to take charge, how to set boundaries, how to get help, and how to protect oneself. It is also very important that children know how to call 9-1-1, know their address, phone number and their parents’ names.

As adults, being mindful and present in our daily activities will reflect onto our children, at home, at school and in our communities. Whenever possible, use teachable moments to reinforce personal safety practices and above all, ensure children know how to get help if they need it.

COVID-19 has certainly caused us to look at our personal safety in new ways. Washing our hands, wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart and maintaining our cohorts are some of the new ways of living we are faced with. These personal safety measures not only protect ourselves but they protect our loved ones and those around us.

Peace River School Division encourages our school communities to continue to look after their personal safety and wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our school communities for their ongoing support and patience during these challenging times.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committee

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Important Dates


18th - PJ Day

- Christmas video being released

- Ham & Perogie lunch provided for all students and staff

- Last day of school for 2020

21st - January 1st - Christmas Break


4th - 8th - At home learning week

11th - Back to school - In person classes resume

15th - Rockstar Day