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October 21-25, 2019

posted by Lois Braunberger

October 21 - 25,  2019


This Week at RIver Oaks

Another full week coming up…...

We are looking forward to our Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka this week!! We will tweet out as we are able.

On Monday we are a polling station for the Federal Election so the Gym will be closed.

And….movie night is this Thursday!! Looking forward to seeing you there.


Monday: 

Polling Station in the Gym (security is provided)

Pizza Lunch

2-1 Safety Village a.m.

School Council, 7 pm (Library)

Federal elections ~Don’t forget to vote!


Tuesday: 

Gr. 5 and 6 Soccer Intramurals 2nd break


Wednesday: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka

Gr. 5 and 6 Soccer Intramurals 2nd break

CCAT- Class 4-1, Grade 4’s from 4/5-1


Thursday: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka

CCAT- Class 4-1, Grade 4’s from 4/5-1

Accelerated Learning Program/International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (ALP/IB) Information Evening at WOSS, 7 pm

Movie Night


Friday: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka

CCAT- Class 4-1, Grade 4’s from 4/5-1

Gr. 5 and 6 Soccer Intramurals 2nd break


Coming Up:

October 22: Ontario Science Centre Field Trip; Grade 4

October 28: 2 / 3/ -1 Grade 2s to Safety Village

October 28, 29, 30: Hearing and Vision Clinic, CCAT Class 4-2, Grade 4s from 3/4-1

October 29: Date change - Newcomer Community Connections Presentation

October 31: Hallowe’en Parade (am)

                     Grade 7 HBV and HPV Immunizations (Menactra will be February 13, 2020)

November 4-8: Book Fair (only one this year)

November 6: Grade 8s visit WOSS

November 14: Picture Retake Day

November 18: Reports go home

November 21, 22: PD Day - Student Led Conferences (NO SCHOOL ON NOVEMBER 22)

November 27: Parent Info Evening at WOSS (6 pm) 

November 28: Multicultural Evening

December 10: Grade 4/5 Holiday Concert 6 pm

                        Grade 6, 7, 8 Instrumental Concert 7 pm

December 11: Kindergarten Concert 6 pm (Information about the Grades 1-3 classes TBD)

                       


September 16-20, 2019

posted Sep 15, 2019, 8:52 AM by Lois Braunberger

September 16 - 20,  2019


Things are in full swing this week!! We’ve already seen our very dedicated students coming early in the morning for practices!


If you are new to Canada and our River Oaks community, please consider joining us for our first Community Connections meeting on Tuesday morning at 8:30 in the Fitness Room.  We’d love to meet you!


Our first School Council meeting is coming up on Monday September 23 and elections for the 2019-2020 executive positions will be held then.  If you are interested in becoming a voting member or part of the executive, please fill out the form sent home earlier and return to your child’s teacher. If you are interested in coming out to meetings and helping out but not being a voting member, you do not need to fill out the form - you are very welcome to come to the meetings as you are able! 


Monday: PD DAY - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS


Tuesday: MONDAY schedule for timetable

8:30 am Community Connections presentation in the fitness room.

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Wednesday: last day for Term 1 Pizza Orders!

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Thursday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Friday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Coming Up:

September 23: School Council Elections 

September 26: Grade 7 Camp Muskoka Parent Information 6:30 in the Gym 

September 26: Terry Fox Run (Rain Date September 27th)

September 27: Flag Football Tournament @ Kilbride

September 30: Term 1 Pizza Day begins

October 2: Cross Country (Grades 3-8)

October 2: Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament at Falgarwood P.S.

October 7:  Kindergarten Field Trip 

October 9: Intermediate Leadership Conference (Grades 7 and 8)

October 10: Open House 5-7 pm

October 11: PD Day - NO school for students

October 14: Thanksgiving Holiday - NO school

October 16:  MONDAY timetable schedule

October 17: Picture Day (Retake Day is November 14)

                     FRIDAY timetable schedule

October 23-25: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka 

October 24: Accelerated Learning Program/International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (ALP/IB) Information Evening at WOSS, 7 pm

October 31: Grade 7 HBV and HPV Immunizations (Menactra will be February 13, 2020)

November 6: Grade 8s visit WOSS

November 22: PD Day - Student Led Conferences

November 27: Parent Info Evening at WOSS (6 pm)

September 9-13, 2019

posted Sep 8, 2019, 9:17 AM by Lois Braunberger

September 9 - 13,  2019


What a great first week back!! 

As this new school year is now underway, here are some thoughts from our Director, Stuart Miller about reflecting on the ways that you and your children can travel to school: 

https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Administration%20and%20Superintendents/Messages-From-Director.aspx



Monday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Tuesday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Wednesday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Thursday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break


Friday: 

  • Jr Cross Country 1st half of 1st break




Coming Up:

Monday September 16: PD Day - NO school for students

September 17: MONDAY timetable schedule

September 18: Term 1 Pizza orders due (NO later orders will be accepted)

September 23: School Council Elections 

September 26: Grade 7 Camp Muskoka Parent Information 6:30 in the Gym (letter coming home soon)

September 30: Term 1 Pizza Day begins

October 2: Cross Country (Grades 3-8)

October 9: Intermediate Leadership Conference (Grades 7 and 8)

October 11: PD Day - NO school for students

October 14: Thanksgiving Holiday - NO school

October 16:  MONDAY timetable schedule

October 17: Picture Day (Retake Day is November 14)

                     FRIDAY timetable schedule

October 23-25: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka 

October 24: Accelerated Learning Program/International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (ALP/IB) Information Evening at WOSS, 7 pm

October 31: Grade 7 HBV and HPV Immunizations (Menactra will be February 13, 2020)

November 6: Grade 8s visit WOSS

November 27: Parent Info Evening at WOSS (6 pm) 

                       


September 2-6, 2019

posted Aug 29, 2019, 10:47 AM by Lois Braunberger

September 2-6, 2019



We are so delighted to welcome everyone back to school, especially our new families and staff! It’s going to be an amazing year!!!


Monday: Labour Day Holiday - NO school


Tuesday: First day of school!!

  • Assembly for bus students only


Wednesday:


Thursday:

  • Welcome back assemblies


Friday:



Coming Up:

Monday September 16: PD Day - NO school for students

September 17: MONDAY timetable schedule 

September 30: Term 1 Pizza Day begins

October 9: Intermediate Leadership Conference (Grades 7 and 8)

October 10: Open House, 5 - 7 pm

October 11: PD Day - NO school for students

October 14: Thanksgiving Holiday - NO school

October 16:  MONDAY timetable schedule

October 17: Picture Day (Retake Day is November 14)

                     FRIDAY timetable schedule

October 23-25: Grade 7 trip to Camp Muskoka (parents stay tuned for an email regarding the Parent Information Session)


June 24 - 28, 2019

posted Jun 23, 2019, 9:50 AM by Lois Braunberger   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 9:51 AM ]

June 24 - 28,  2019

This Week at River Oaks



VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING CLASS PLACEMENT PROCESS IN AUGUST: We will be sending the information via School Messenger and will not be posting OEN/Class/Teachers over the Labour Day weekend. You will get the information sent directly to you through School Messenger.



Monday:

Grade 8 Softball Tournament


Tuesday: Buddy Day!!! (please bring hats, sunscreen, water bottles!!)



Wednesday:

Awards Assemblies (Parents are welcome!):  Grades 1- 4 at 10:45                                          

Grades 5 - 8 (including 45-1) at 11:35

Kindergarten Classes at 1:05

Grade 2 French Bake Sale during Second Break

Pride/Rainbow Day - wear rainbow colours!



Thursday:

Lip Sync Battle (K-3 period 3-4, 4-8 period 5-6)


Friday: EARLY DISMISSAL

School will begin at: 8:25

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 9:35-10:15

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:25-12:05

Dismissal time will be at: 1:15

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

For students who walk to school: Crossing guards will be in place based on the change in schedule for the day.


June 17 - 21, 2019

posted Jun 16, 2019, 8:28 AM by Lois Braunberger

June 17 -21  2019

This Week at River Oaks


We will be sharing some important information about the staffing changes at River Oaks for the next school year. Look for that message Tuesday afternoon!


Thank you one last time to all the families that supported Musical Theatre at River Oaks this year. Here is the link to Beauty and the Beast:


https://drive.google.com/a/hdsb.ca/file/d/1lw2FQEoltZ5AA3DwM4VWa_83zY-H8xlt/view?usp=drivesdk


A very important message from our Teacher Librarian, Mr. J:

This year at River Oaks, we'll be trying out a Summer Reading Program! Students can take out 10 books for the summer. Books will be borrowed starting Tuesday June 18 and returned in September. Obviously this isn't a fit for all students as some will be traveling, some will be visiting the public library, etc.


For students who are interested, they must have all their previous books returned and any lost books must be replaced or paid for. Parents and the student need to sign up using the attached form (I have copies in the library as well). Students in grades K to 2 are asked to come in with a parent to take out their 10 books (bring a sturdy bag or bin!). Parents can come in from 7:45-8:50 each day or email Mr. J for a better time fit - johnstonma@hdsb.ca


Older students can check out their 10 books during open library (first 25 minutes of the school day each day). Please send students with a sturdy bag or bin if they are participating. We can store the books in the library until the end of the day if needed.


Please take good care of your books and hopefully this will be a new tradition at River Oaks! For all students, there's also a summer reading bingo that can be completed as part of the program or just with your own books to keep inspiring a love of reading.


Have a great summer and take some time to read a nice book in the sun or shade!



Monday:

Raptors’ Day - wear your Raptors’ hats/jerseys/tshirts/red and white to celebrate

last pizza day!!


Tuesday:

Volunteer Tea (9:00 am in the Library)

Jr. boys soccer tournament at Sherwood Forest C.C.


Wednesday:

Swim To Survive (Grade 3)

Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens- Mrs. Blakley’s and Mrs.Culina’s classes

Grade 8 Grad

Jr. Girls soccer tournament at Sherwood Forest Park (full day)



Thursday:

Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens - Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Scodeller, Mrs. Oldershaw’s Grade 1s

Eco Club first half of second break in room 133

Computer/Coding Club grades 5s - library

Art Club second break in fitness room

Sr. boys soccer tournament at Pine Glen Soccer Centre (rain day is Friday June 14)


Friday:

Crawford Lake (Grade 3)

Water Day (Kindies)



Coming up:

June 27: Lip Sync Battle (K-3 period 3-4, 4-8 period 5-6)

June 28:Early dismissal day:

On Friday June 28, our school will dismiss 90 minutes early and the following changes in our timetable will be:

School will begin at: 8:25

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 9:35-10:15

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:25-12:05

Dismissal time will be at: 1:15

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

For students who walk to school: Crossing guards will be in place based on the change in schedule for the day.






June 10-14, 2019

posted Jun 9, 2019, 8:57 AM by Lois Braunberger   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 10:05 AM ]

June 10-14,  2019

This Week at River Oaks


Fun Fair: What a beautiful evening we had for our Fun Fair - the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!!  Thank you to School Council for all their hard work in putting this amazing evening together for our River Oaks community.  And Thank You to all the volunteers who contributed to the success of our Fun Fair!


Appreciation Lunch: Another Thank you is due to the parents who contributed and to Mylene Tomkin and Una Malcolm who organized the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Friday.  We’re so lucky to be part of such a generous community!


Ottawa: It’s hard to believe that the Grade 8 trip to Ottawa is this week!! They will be leaving bright and early Wednesday morning and will be back sometime Friday evening.  Watch for updates on our Twitter feed!


Volunteer Tea: this is our opportunity to say Thank you to our amazing volunteers for all you do to support the great learning at River Oaks.  If you are able to join us for the tea on Tuesday June 18 at 9:00 am, please RSVP to jonesj@hdsb.ca by June 10th.  



Monday:

Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all-day workshop, Class 5-3

Pizza

Classes 1/2-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2/3-1 to African Lion Safari

Concert band filming O Canada - wear white shirt, black pants

Sr Boys Soccer Finals @ Isaac Park - 4:15pm

Final Lip Sync Practices at both Nutrition Breaks


Tuesday:

Community Connections 9-11 am in the library, please sign in at the office ~ Oakville Public Library will be here to speak about summer programs, library cards and volunteer opportunities, we will also have a visit from the public health nurse who will discuss summer sun safety.

Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all-day workshop, Class 5-2

Last Adventure Canada Club at 2:45 pm - 3:55 pm in the Library

Lip Sync Tryouts in the gym: check the schedule


Wednesday: (Switch Day-Friday)

Grade 8 Trip to Ottawa

Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all-day workshop, Class 5-1

Skipping club outside 1st half of second break

Swim to Survive (Grade 3)

Lip Sync Tryouts in the gym: check the schedule



Thursday:

Grade 8 Trip to Ottawa

GRADES 5,6,7 to WOSS - Alice in Wonderland (am)

Grade 6 NGO fair - Periods 5,6 - FITNESS ROOM

Eco Club first half of second break in room 133

Computer/Coding Club grades 5s - library

Art Club second break in fitness room


Kindergarten Family Picnic

Grade 1 Orientation Evening for SK families (5:30-7:00 pm)

Sr. Boys Soccer Tournament @ Pine Glen Soccer Centre

Lip Sync Tryouts in the gym: check the schedule



Friday:

Grade 8 Trip to Ottawa (keep track of return time via Twitter)

Beauty and the Beast Cast/Crew video watching party from 3-5 pm. in the library. (The link to the video will be shared with the community next week!)

Lip Sync Tryouts in the gym: check the schedule



Coming up:

June 17: last pizza day!!

June 18: Volunteer Tea (9:00 am)

June 19: Swim To Survive (Grade 3)

June 19: Grade 8 Grad

June 19: Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens- Mrs. Blakley’s and Mrs.Culina’s classes

June 20:Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens - Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Scodeller, Mrs. Oldershaw’s Grade 1s

June 21: Crawford Lake (Grade 3)

June 27: Lip Sync Battle (K-3 period 3-4, 4-8 period 5-6)

June 28:Early dismissal day:

On Friday June 28, our school will dismiss 90 minutes early and the following changes in our timetable will be:

School will begin at: 8:25

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 9:35-10:15

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:25-12:05

Dismissal time will be at: 1:15

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

For students who walk to school: Crossing guards will be in place based on the change in schedule for the day.


June 3 - 7, 2019

posted Jun 2, 2019, 12:21 PM by Lois Braunberger

June 3-7,  2019

This Week at River Oaks


Welcome to June!!

We want to share some amazing big numbers with you!  Our Jump Rope for Heart raised over $6000!!!  Over this past school year our awesome Grade 8 Breakfast Club helpers have served 14,400 breakfasts! So proud to be part of this wonderful River Oaks community.


FUN FAIR this week - Thank you to our School Council for all of their work in putting this together!!



Monday:

Junior girl’s soccer team to Tournament (all day)

Pizza


Tuesday:

Adventure Canada Club at 2:45 pm - 3:55 pm in the Library

Safety Village (Grade 3 Kelly)

Sr Boys Soccer Playoffs @ Isaac Park - 4:15

Sr Girls Soccer Tournament @ Brant Hills Community Park (all day)



Wednesday:

Skipping club outside 1st half of second break

Swim to Survive (Grade 3)

Sr Girls Soccer Playoffs @ Isaac Park - 4:15

Sr Boys Soccer Tournament @ Brant Hills Community Park (all day)




Thursday:

Eco Club first half of second break in room 133

Computer/Coding Club grades 5s - library

Art Club second break in fitness room

Safety Village (Kaufmann/Gugliemi Grade 3’s)

Fun Fair 5-8 pm


Friday: PD DAY - no school for students!


Coming up:

June 10: 1/2-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2/3-1 to African Lion Safari

June 10: Concert band filming O Canada

June 12: Swim to Survive (Grade 3)

June 13:  Kindergarten Family Picnic

June 13: Grade 1 Orientation Evening for SK families (5:30-7:00 pm)

June 10-12: Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all-day workshop

(5-3 June 10th, 5-2 June 11th, 5-1 June 12th)

June 12-14: Grade 8 trip to Ottawa

June 17: last pizza day!!

June 18: Volunteer Tea (9:00 am)

June 19: Swim To Survive (Grade 3)

June 19: Grade 8 Grad

June 19: Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens- Mrs. Blakley’s and Mrs.Culina’s classes

June 20:Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens - Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Scodeller, Mrs. Oldershaw’s Grade 1s

June 21: Crawford Lake (Grade 3)

June 28:Early dismissal day - school days at 1:15 end (bus times will be adjusted for the early dismissal)

May 27-31, 2019

posted May 26, 2019, 10:03 AM by Lois Braunberger

May 27 - 31,  2019

This Week at River Oaks


It is the last week of May - it’s sure hard to believe!!  Fun Fair is coming up next week and the conference room at school is filling up with all kinds of Fun Fair items - lots of great baskets to bid on and some really cute stuffies for the Pet Adoption!!  We’ll see you at the Fun Fair on Thursday June 6, 5-8 pm!!



Monday: EQAO

Pizza

School Council Meeting, 7 pm (Library)

Sr Girls Soccer @ Isaac Park 4:15pm


Tuesday: EQAO

Adventure Canada Club at 2:45 pm - 3:55 pm in the Library

Sr Boys Soccer @ Isaac Park 4:15pm


Wednesday: EQAO

Skipping club outside 1st half of second break

Sr Girls and Sr Boys Soccer @ Isaac Park 4:15pm


Thursday: EQAO

Eco Club first half of second break in room 133

Computer/Coding Club grades 5s - library

Art Club second break in fitness room

Kindergarten Orientation evening: 5:30-6:30


Friday: EQAO

Hair Club second half of second break, library, grades 5 and 6

Sr. Boys and Sr. Girls Soccer Tournament at Stewarttown PS

Lego Club second break in the fitness room


Coming up:

June 4: Safety Village (Grade 3 Kelly)

June 5: Swim to Survive (Grade 3)

June 6: Fun Fair 5-8 pm

Safety Village (Kaufmann/Gugliemi Grade 3’s)

June 7: PD Day: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

June 10: 1/2-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2/3-1 to African Lion Safari

June 12: Swim to Survive (Grade 3)

June 13:  Kindergarten Family Picnic

June 13: Grade 1 Orientation Evening for SK families (5:30-7:00 pm)

June 10-12: Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all-day workshop

(5-3 June 10th, 5-2 June 11th, 5-1 June 12th)

June 12-14: Grade 8 trip to Ottawa

June 17: last pizza day!!

June 18: Volunteer Tea (10:00 am)

June 19: Swim To Survive (Grade 3)

June 19: Grade 8 Grad

June 19: Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens- Mrs. Blakley’s and Mrs.Culina’s classes

June 20:Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens - Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Scodeller, Mrs. Oldershaw’s Grade 1s

June 21: Crawford Lake (Grade 3)

June 28:Early dismissal day - school days at 1:15 end (bus times will be adjusted for the early dismissal)

May 20 - 24, 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 7:14 AM by Lois Braunberger

May 20 - 24,  2019

This Week at River Oaks


We hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend with family and friends.  Last week was busy with lots of activities! From MusicFest in Ottawa to Burgundy and Grey Day, Jump Rope for Heart, and Junior Relay - our school community worked together to accomplish good things.  


We have some important messages from our School Council about Fun Fair and an opportunity for parents in October.

Please see the attached for the latest update on Fun Fair

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Save the Date: Saturday October 19, 2019 for the 12th Annual PIC Conference.  Please see the attachment below:

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Monday: HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday: EQAO

Adventure Canada Club at 2:45 pm - 3:55 pm in the Library

     

Wednesday: EQAO

Concert band to Canada’s Wonderland. Departure - 9:15, arrival - 6:30

McMaster in School Workshops (Kindergarten, Culina, & Blakley)


Thursday: EQAO

Eco Club first half of second break in room 133

Computer/Coding Club grades 5s - library

Art Club second break in fitness room

Kindergarten Orientation evening: 5:30-6:30


Friday: EQAO

Last Swim to Survive PLUS for Grade 7’s

Hair Club second half of second break, library, grades 5 and 6



Coming up:

May 21-31: EQAO

May 27: School Council Meeting, 7 pm (Library)

June 6: Fun Fair 5-8 pm

June 10: 1/2-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2/3-1 to African Lion Safari

June 10-12: Grade 5 Focus on Nature photography in-school all day workshop

(5-3 June 10th, 5-2 June 11th, 5-1 June 12th)

June 12-14: Grade 8 trip to Ottawa

June 18: Volunteer Tea (10:00 am)

June 19: Grade 8 Grad

June 19: Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens- Mrs. Blakley’s and Mrs.Culina’s classes

June 20: Grade One Field Trip - Royal Botanical Gardens - Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Scodeller, Mrs. Oldershaw’s Grade 1s

June 28: Early dismissal day - school day ends at 1:15 (bus times will be adjusted for the early dismissal)


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