Forest of Reading 2018 Winners!

May28

Our school held our Blue Spruce 2018 Celebration and voted for Shark Lady in 1st place.   We are thrilled to announce Shark Lady won Blue Spruce 2018!  Honour books were Great and The Boy  Who Lived Down the Drain.

The Red Maple 2018 winner was The Winnowing!

To find out more about the Forest of Reading Program, go to: Forest of Reading

 

Upcoming Events this Spring!

April16

April 2 – Easter Monday and Passover

April 9 – Comic Freeze DNA presentation for Grades 2-5 with cartoonists Anthony and Sylvia

April is Poetry Month!

April 22 – Earth Day

April 23 and 25 – Big Kid Entertainment presentations

April 24 and April 25 – Blue Spruce  Celebration and Voting for Grades 1, 2 and 3 and some FDK’s! Thank you to all of our amazing student leaders for helping to run these special days.

April 28 – Our fabulous Public Speaking Star, Ife, will be competing in the Regional Legion event in Scarborough,ON.  Good luck, Ife!

April 30- Last day for Red Maple and Blue Spruce voting

May 3 – School Volunteer Breakfast event – thank you volunteers, we couldn’t do what we do without you!

May 9 to 11-  Scholastic “Paws for Reading” Book Fair

Last week of May – EQAO – the Library/Learning Commons will be closed

First week of June – EQAO – the Library/Learing Commons will be closed

Welcome to Kindergarten – date tba

June 13 –  Fun Fair

June 15 – Primary Play day and Last Day for Book Exchange

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Upcoming Events this Winter

February5

Upcoming Events:

Black History Month – all of February

Groundhog Day – Feb. 2nd

Community Night – Feb. 8th – come try our Dash, Sphero and LEGO EV3 robots, Chromebooks, Math Games and e-books!  5:00 p.m to & 7:30 p.m.

Winter Olympics 2018 – Feb. 9th to Feb. 24th

Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14th

Chinese New Year – Feb. 16th

Author Visit Mike Wade – Feb. 26th  Grades 3 to 6 

Comic Freeze Art Workshop – April 9th  Grades 2 to 5 

 

 

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Jean Miso-Author/Composer- Thurs., Oct. 26th

October24

We are thrilled to welcome Toronto Author, Composer and Performer Jean Miso to our school on Oct. 26th.  As a school we will be making donations to help Jean raise funds for a home for homeless veterans.

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Terry Fox Goal Surpassed!

October24

Thank you to all of our students, staff, families and community members for supporting the 37th Annual Terry Fox Run at our school.  We set a goal of $150.00 per grade to celebrate Canada’s 150th and we more than doubled our goal by raising over $3020.00 for cancer research.

Many classes will be having Movie  Parties and/or treats to thank them for their fundraising and/or amazing T-Shirt designs and songs/chants during the event.  All students will be excited to know that there will be a SECRET STAFF SURPRISE to thank them for all their great work for Terry Fox! Stay Tuned….coming soon!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events in our Library Commons!

October4

Wednesday, Oct. 11th is the UN International Day of the Girl

Monday, Oct. 16th – Award winning Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer is bringing his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation to our school. FDK to Grade 8.  Check out his website and youtube clips here:

Sigmund Brouwer’s Rock and Roll Literacy

There will be a special FREE evening presentation with Sigmund Brouwer, Natasha Deen, Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton at Portage View E.S. in Barrie, ON

Thursday, Oct. 19th – 37th Annual Terry Fox Run – help us raise $150.00 per grade to reach our Canada 150th Celebration Goal!

Visit our school online website here:

Angus Morrison Online Fundraising

Thursday, Oct. 26th –  Jean Miso, Canadian author, composer and performer, will be bringing her stories and music to our students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Her song “We’ll Never Forget/Noublions jamais” is the official theme song for the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France.

Jean Miso

Scholastic Book Fair – Wednesday,  November 15th to Friday, November 17th

Saddle Up and Read Book Fair

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Welcome Back !

September5

Welcome back to  all of our students, staff and family members!  Our school continues to grow so right now we have an awesome class in our Library Commons, but we will endeavour to get our books out and into the hands of our students as soon as we can, along with all of the great technology we have!

Upcoming events:  Robotics Club, Green Screen Team,Terry Fox 37th Anniversary School Run,  October Author Visit, November Scholastic Book Fair and December Holiday Post Office.

Soon all students will be starting STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) Challenges,  Coding and Robotics with Dash and  Lego EV3 Robots, along with literacy and digital citizenship lessons!

Follow us on Twitter :  @GinaBrohm and @AMES_LCommons

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Family Literacy Day – Friday, January 27th

January25

Please check out these great family literacy ideas at:

Family Literacy Day ideas 2017

 

 

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Forest of Reading 2017 has begun!

January25

Blue Spruce for Grades 1 to 3 has started with Shane Peacock’s The Artist and Me.

Red Maple for Grades 7 and 8 students who have joined the Red Maple Team started just before Christmas and the students are now meeting with Staff Passport Advisors to discuss their books.  Silver Birch readers will be beginning their novels soon in Ms. Cubitt’s Grade 5/6 class.  To see the complete list of nominated books and find out more about the Forest of Reading go to:

Forest of Reading 2017

To see some great YouTube clips and/or Twitter feeds or other information on the nominated books please go to the Oakley Park Library blogspot where Mrs. Telford has listed the books. Enjoy!

YouTube Clips Forest of Reading 2017

Hour of Code: Computer Science Week

December5

Try an Hour of Code this week during Computer Science Week December 5 th to 11th.

Go to Code.org

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