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January 28 - February 1, 2019

posted Jan 27, 2019, 7:57 AM by Lois Braunberger ‎[Staff]‎

January 28 - February 1, 2019

This week has been one of very unpredictable weather!! Our board’s inclement weather policy states: When the temperature or wind chill reaches -20°C (twenty degrees below zero, Celsius), students will be granted immediate entry to school upon arrival, and students will remain indoors during nutrition breaks. If it is warmer than -20 we do go outside so please make sure your child has warm winter clothing - coats, snow pants, mittens, hats, scarves, (waterproof if possible) boots.

So so proud of our Bruins - Senior Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball teams and Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Volleyball teams.  Showing up for practices, games, tournaments - demonstrating wonderful commitment and teamwork!!

Update on our portables: everything came together very quickly and we were able to let the families of 34-1 and 5-3 know that moving day would be Friday January 25th. All 6 of our portables in ‘Cottage Country ‘ are now occupied!

At the School Council meeting this week, parents talked about some wonderful upcoming initiatives and events that provide amazing opportunities for families to come together as part of the River Oaks community.  One of these initiatives is…

The ROPS Cookbook Fundraiser

From your home kitchen to our community table, join us in making our very own River Oaks Public School Cookbook. With many unique cultures represented in our school, this is sure to be a cookbook like no other. We need your family recipes to make it a success! All recipes will be collected and put into a printed cookbook available for purchase this spring.

How to add a recipe:

Please follow the link below to submit your recipe using our online submission form. Love to cook? Share even more recipes! Please submit by February 8th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: If you have or know of families, living in the River Oaks catchment area, who have children eligible to register for kindergarten at River Oaks, please come on into the office - kindergarten registration is open until February 1st.  Having accurate numbers helps us to plan for the fall and will also impact the decisions around optional attendance requests for families living north of Dundas.


Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 (Scene 8)*

Second break: Beauty and the Beast: singing practice (Music Room)*

Sr Girls Basketball practice first break

Pizza Day (Term 2 Pizza)

Senior Boys Basketball game at  Frontenac


Awards Assemblies: K - Grade 4 at 10:45

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

Sr Girls Basketball practice before school at 7:15am

Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 (Scene 8 review)*

First break: Beauty and the Beast music practice (Music Room)*

Production Club after school

Junior Girls’ volleyball CRW

Senior Girls’ basketball exhibition game @Oodenawi school 3:30pm



Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 (Scene 9)*

Second break: Beauty and the Beast rehearsal: Mrs Potts (Music Room)*

Senior Girls’ Basketball practice second break

Make a Difference Club (grade 4&5 students) @2nd half of second break

Stretch It Club 2nd break in the library

Senior Boys’ Basketball all day Tournament (Holy Trinity)

Junior Boys’ Volleyball (Maple Grove)

Senior Girls’ Basketball Exhibition game @Falgarwood at 3:15pm

Thursday: MOVIE NIGHT! Doors open at 5:30 pm

Beauty and the Beast line practice in the library from 7:50-8:20 (Scene 9 review)*

Second break: Beauty and the Beast rehearsal: Belle (Music Room)*

Art Club grade 3-4 second half 2nd break (room 217)

Senior Girls’ Basketball all day Tournament (Holy Trinity)

Production club after school

Eco-Club grades 3-5 2nd break 1st half (Fitness Room)


PD Day - no school for students!

*Please bring your script, a pencil and water to all rehearsals.
**Check our website for important information for practices and music clips to extend our rehearsals.

Coming up:

February 4: KF 1, 2, 3, 4 trip to Playtown

February 5: Senior Girls’ Basketball Exhibition Game @ EJ James

February 6: Senior Girls’ Basketball Exhibition Game @ CRW

February 7: Senior Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ Palermo

                 Senior Boys’ Basketball @ Falgarwood

February 8: K5, 6 to Playtown

February 13: Junior Girls’ Volleyball at James W Hill

February 14: Senior Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ Falgarwood

                  Senior Boys’ Basketball @ Palermo