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Updated December 5, 2016
Shopping for books or coffee? Fundscrip has cards for Chapters and Starbucks. Looking for sports equipment or toys? SportChek or ToysRUs cards can help! Planning dinner? Superstore and Food Basics cards are available.
Help support WOM fundraising when you purchase gift cards through FundScrip. Use the cards for your shopping or as gifts, and a portion of the purchase is donated back to WOM. With over 160 retailers to choose from, you'll have plenty of variety. Please see details at our Fundscrip page.
Fundscrip is also running a contest December 1, 2016-December 19, 2016, with a grand prize gift basket worth $250.
If you have questions or problems, please contact email@example.com
High School Info Nights
The OCDSB has a list of high school information nights throughout the board.
For grade 8 parents/students interested in the IB program at Colonel By Secondary School, Information Evenings are being held November 23 and 24, 2016.
For grade 8 parents/students interested in the Arts program at Canterbury High School, an Arts Information Night is being held December 6, 2016.
Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser
Update November 23: The good news is that our Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser has gone extremely well! The bad news is that we have helped to completely deplete the stock of wreaths from our supplier (Richmond Nursery). Poinsettias are still available!
Feeling in the holiday spirit with all this snow? How about ordering a poinsettia plant? They are locally sourced from Richmond Nursery and your purchase will help support our school council fundraising.
Here's the order form to send in by Friday, November 25, 2016. Pick-up will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WOM Wear Athletic Clothing
From Mr. Tysick:
Back by popular demand!!! WO Mitchell is pleased to offer the return of WOM wear athletic clothing. We have been working with our supplier (Pro2col) to offer students new, current and fashionable quality clothing articles for 2016-2017. In an effort to streamline Pro2col’s services, simplify ordering, as well as offer quicker turn around on product orders, they have developed a web store for WOM. The store is open from November 14 to 24, at which time orders are produced and will be delivered to the school before the Christmas break. The system will ask for a shipping preference, please select PICK UP. All orders will be delivered to the school. If items are Christmas orders and meant as a surprise, note that in the space provided at checkout. Pro2col will sort your order accordingly.
Sample sizes are available at the school during the week of November 14th. There are no exchanges or refunds on crested items, so please take absolute care and DOUBLE CHECK your order before submitting. Likewise, once an order is submitted, changes to sizing or decoration will not/can not be accepted. We look forward to dressing our students in style and this is a non-profit endeavor.
If you're at the school for a parent-teacher interview this week, please check out the lost and found items being displayed outside the office. And if you're looking for labels for stuff that gets lost, have a look at Mabel's Labels. A percentage of sales comes back to support the school council's fundraising--thanks!
OCDSB Elementary School Program Framework Consultation
From the OCDSB:
The district has just released a draft Elementary School Program Framework (ESPF). The Framework explains that the district's model for elementary school program delivery is the designated community school model. The framework outlines our elementary program offerings, school configuration models, school size, and addresses single and dual track schools. Consultation on the ESPF is underway and we are interested in your feedback.There are a number of ways to get involved:
Consultation is planned between November 3 to December 21st. The survey deadline is December 13, 2016. The final staff report, including feedback gathered through consultation will be presented for discussion at the OCDSB Committee of the Whole meeting on January 17, 2017.
For more information, visit our website to read the ESPF and/or our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have questions, please email us at ElementaryProgramFrameworkConsultation@ocdsb.ca.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Lest We Forget
Please join us for the November School Council meeting, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Everyone is welcome!
The library is looking for volunteers to help with book shelving on Tuesdays, at 12:30 pm for an hour or two, depending on the amount of books and volunteers. If you can help, please drop by the library, on Tuesdays or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Movie Night - Friday, October 28, 2016
Peanuts movie, popcorn and pizza--a great way to start the weekend. Thanks to Amanda for organizing a fun movie night! Thanks to the volunteers who helped out with the evening! Thanks to the WOM staff for their help and support!
We're looking for some help with upcoming events, including Movie Night on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please have a look at the WOM School Council Volunteer Opportunities and thank you for your help in supporting our fun-raising and fundraising!
October School Council Meeting
Our next school council meeting will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the library. Everyone is welcome! We'll have updates from the principal, vice-principal and school council chair.
Calling all volunteers!
If you are available during the day, the lunch program needs you!
Please contact the Lunch Program Coordinators at email@example.com for more information on how you can help.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
WOM is Fundraising with Fundscrip
With Fundscrip, Shopping is Fundraising!!
Pay with gift cards instead of cash and help support WOM students!
Shop for everyday items, such as groceries and gas, or stock up on gift cards for birthday's, holidays or even teacher appreciation. A percentage of the cards purchased is donated back to WOM and used to enhance learning throughout the school. With over 190 retailers to choose from, you'll have plenty of variety with FUNDSCRIP.
Lost and Found Items
If your child is missing a water bottle or a clothing item, there's a good chance it's in one of the two Lost and Found bins!
The JK/SK bin is located in the foyer at the entrance to the JK cubby area. The second bin is located between the library and gymnasium doors.
Each item is marked with a small piece of ribbon stapled to a tag. If a tag is not available, the ribbon is stapled in an inconspicuous location such as a seam. Hard items such as Tupperware and water bottles are marked with a piece of electrical tape.
Please check out the WOM School Council Facebook page for photos of the Lost and Found items in the two bins. Please note that photos of the two bins are uploaded separately in two Facebook posts.
OCDSB Speaker Series
From the OCDSB: The OCDSB Speaker Series offers free presentations to the community and seeks to provide parents and educators with access to leading ideas in education that will allow us to work collaboratively to better support student learning.
OCDSB School Council Newsletter
The school board sends a weekly newsletter, with news to share with school councils across the city. We keep a link for it in the "Links" section in the left of this page and you can also subscribe to receive the newsletter. This newsletter will help keep you up-to-date on news and events at other schools in the Board and at the Board level.
A Parent Guide to Mathematics
Doing Mathematics with your Child is a publication from the Ontario government filled with ideas on how parents can supplement their child's math learning at home (developed for children in kindergarten to grade 6).
Free Online Homework Help!
French - The OCDSB has partnered with Voilà Learning and dozens of French teachers to provide free online French homework to students registered in a French program. Students will need access at home to a computer and internet connection. Learn more about the program at their website and to register.
Math - The OCDSB, the Independent Learning Centre, and the Ontario Ministry of Education are pleased to partner together to bring Math Homework Help to students. Live online math assistance is available to students taking grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 math in this school year. More details and registration information can be found here.
Ongoing Fundraising with Home Hardware
Please mention your students attend WOM anytime you shop at our local Home Hardware. A percentage will be donated back to the school. Thanks for all your support!
French as a Second Language Websites
In support of our students in French Immersion, Core French and Extended French, the following two websites are being shared with parents/guardians/ students in support of FSL.
FSL Homework Toolbox/ Trousse pour devoirs
This is an FSL resource for parents and students in Ontario created by the Rainbow District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This resource includes a number of supports including:
audio files in English and French
video clips demonstrating instructional strategies
reference guide for specific topics
list of French language learning websites
general tips for learning French
Voilà Learning Homework Help-Online Homework Help In French
This is an online homework help support in French K-12 created in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Ontario certified teachers are available to provide online support from 4-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for OCDSB students. Parents/Guardians/Students access the support by calling the toll-free number: 1 (866) 900 0658.
The OCDSB has purchased a license to pilot the use of the online homework help program for the remainder of the school year.
Note: Although these sites target French Immersion, the content of the sites would also be supportive for Core French and Extended French.
To provide feedback regarding these two sites, please complete the following online form
December 8 - Wreath & Poinsettia Pick-up
December 23 - Last day of school before holidays
January 9 - First day of school after holidays
January 10 - School Council Meeting - 7 pm, library