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December 10-14, 2018

posted Dec 10, 2018, 4:30 AM by Lois Braunberger ‎[Staff]‎

This Week at River Oaks

December 10-14, 2018

Please note the change to the Kindergarten Concert times below

The sounds of the Holiday Concert have been heard throughout the week as students have been practising for On With the Snow!  We’re going to have 3 evenings of incredible music this coming week!! Please see the instructions sent home in a separate message for performers.  We will have limited seating for community members who wish to come during the day to watch our dress rehearsals. A reminder that you will need to park off site and walk over. When you’re in the school, please check out the Lost and Found, just outside the Library!

You will also find some bins outside the Library - we want to fill them with nonperishable food items!

Our Youth Settlement Specialist, Mayda Al-Yas is now part of the River Oaks School Community.  If you are a newcomer to Canada and are looking for support or information, Mayda will be available at the school every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Contact the school and we’ll make sure to connect you with Mayda.

This is the last week for our ‘Giving Tree’ by the Main Office - thank you to our School Council for taking this on!  If you would like to be part of the Giving Tree, please take a paper ornament or, better yet, take a picture and leave the ornament for someone else to take, and purchase a gift card for that store.  Please bring the gift card to the office by December 14, with the amount of the gift card noted. Thank you for your generosity!!

Here is a message from our School Council:

It's official! Our direct donation campaign has ended and we have  hit our goal of $5,000. We raised $5,103 to be exact. From all of us on the ROPS School Council and our school administration, we sincerely thank you for your generosity. The funds raised will be put forward this year to elevate the learning journey of all our students.

The kids also thank you in advance for their PJ day, hat day, and most of all, extended recess!

We will be contacting the lucky winners of the draw directly and remember, we will always and at any time accept donations. You simply follow the same process as we set out during the fundraiser.

Happy holidays from your School Council.

Here is an important message regarding December 21st:

On Friday December 21, 2018​,​ ​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. Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a ​bus stop calculator​ on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child's bus stop times.

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  • Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20
  • Pizza Day 
  • Term 2 Pizza orders available to purchase through School Cash (deadline is December 10)
  • Senior Girls’ Basketball (first break)
  • Guitar Club (second break)


  • Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 
  • Senior Girls’ Basketball (before school)
  • Senior Boys’ Basketball (first break)
  • Junior Volleyball (second break)
  • NO Production Club.  We will commence after the holiday break.
  • Holiday concert - On With the Snow: Grade 6-8: 7 pm. Gym


  • Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 
  • Senior Boys’ Basketball (before school)
  • Concert Band (first break)
  • Senior Girls’ Basketball (second break)
  • Make a Difference Club is postponed until January. We will meet again on January 9th at 12:25.
  • Holiday concert - On With the Snow: Grade 4-5 (including class 34-1): 7 pm. Gym
  • Stretch It Out Club grade 1- 4 2nd break in the library


  • Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20
  • Grade 8’s to WOSS 9:15-11:00 
  • Junior Volleyball (before school)
  • Jazz Band (first break)
  • Primary Choir (second break)
  • Senior Boys’ Basketball (second break)
  • Grade 5 Computer/Coding Club - 2nd break
  • NO Production club.  It will commence after the holiday break.
  • Holiday concerts - On With the Snow:  Kindergarten: KF1, 2, 3: at 5:45 pm. Gym
                                                                                                KF 4, 5, 6 at 6:15 pm Gym
                                                                                                Grade 1-3: 7 pm. Gym


  • No Beauty and the Beast morning practices on Fridays
  • Senior Badminton (before school)
  • Concert Band (first break)
  • Junior Volleyball (first break)
  • Beauty and the Beast Full Cast run through (second break)
  • Lego club grade 1-4 2nd break in the library

Coming up…..

  • December 18:  9-10 am ESL & Newcomer Parent Information session in the Library. Please   RSVP to Mrs M-A Robinson          
  • December 20: Intermediate Dance: Periods 5 & 6
  • December 21: PJ Day (earned from Direct Donate Campaign :)

           Sing-along (details TBA)

           Early Dismissal