Remembrance Day Assembly & Library Dedication

On Thursday, November 9th, Octagon Pond Elementary had the opportunity to not only remember those who fought for us, but to dedicate our Library Learning Commons to a brave, truly honourable man, Sgt. Donald Lucas, who lost his life bravely fighting for our Country overseas in April of 2017. We were fortunate enough to have many special guests attend including the Lucas family, Their Honours Lieutenant Governor Frank Fagan and wife Patricia Fagan, Minister Kirby and NLESD Director Tony Stack, just to name a few. Thank you so much for making this day so special to our school community and for helping us honour Sgt. Donald Lucas. 

Congratulations to all of our students who received this years Junior Peacekeeping Award, presented by the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans of NL's President, Gary Best.  One student from each class was selected on criteria of kindness, respect and demonstrating the act of doing whats right. 

Official opening and dedication of the Sgt. Donald Lucas Commons. Opening remarks were given by NLESD Director, Tony Stack. Our OPE Grade 5 Choir performed beautiful entertainment, directed by Ms. Hinchy. Thank you to all who attended. 

Halloween Fun at OPE!

What an amazing day celebrating Halloween at Octagon Pond Elementary!

Our students and teachers were so enthusiastic. We truly enjoyed seeing all the costumes from each and every person. Check out a few from our Halloween classroom parties and school parade below!

 

Move-A-Thon!

Our kick off assembly for our Move-A-Thon fundraiser happened this afternoon, October 25th. Memo's and pledge sheets were emailed to families this afternoon. Hard copies of this memo also went home with students today. 

Our Move-A-Thon will take place on November 15th, 2017 in the school gymnasium. We will be having a high-energy dance fitness event for all grade levels this day! 

Important Dates:

1. Wednesday, October 25th kick-off assembly and pledge sheets go home.

2. Wednesday, November 1st Early Bird draw will be made for two $50 gift cards (one primary and one elementary student).

3. All forms and money collected should be returned to the classroom teacher by Wednesday, November 8th.

4. The Move-A-Thon takes place on Wednesday, November 15th.

5. Prize Assembly on Friday, November 17th.

To view this memo and pledge sheet, please click HERE.

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Successful Recycling Blitz!

Our first Recycling Blitz of the year was a total success! Thank you to all students who brought in recyclables from home and made our very first Recycling Blitz the best OPE Blitz to date! 

Check out some of the photos below. Even Sarge dropped by for a visit! 

Curriculum Night!

Curriculum Night!

Our curriculum night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00pm for Primary Parents/Guardians & 7:40pm for Elementary Parents/Guardians.

Parents/guardians are invited to go directly to your child’s classroom to discuss grade level academic programs and curriculum as well as classroom routines and expectations. This night provides you the wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teacher as well as all members of our school community! We can't wait to see you there! 

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School Lunch!

Important! School Lunch memos went home with students this week. Please note: We have only sent home school lunch envelopes to Primary Students as the School Lunch Association are encouraging parents to order via their online system.

Click here for School Lunch website.

If you would prefer/still require a school lunch envelope, please contact your child's teacher and we will ensure one is sent home.

*** Menu ordering for September and October closed on Wednesday, September. 13th. Please ensure your order is placed via envelope or the online system by this date as deadlines are firm and accommodations cannot be made for late orders.

Thank you for your understanding! 

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First day of School Information/Bussing

Our first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Doors open at 8:30. Classes start at 8:50

Kindergarten students will start at 10:35 that day.

School dismisses for all students at 2:50.

Bussing for Grades 1-6 will start Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Kindergarten bus students start on Monday, September 11, 2017. Please see our bus route information posted on our webpage.

If you are applying for courtesy bussing you will find the request form on our webpage. Please note that courtesy bussing will not be confirmed until at least two weeks after the start of school.

Cafeteria services will begin on Monday, Sept 25, 2017. Registration is now open. Please see the attached information on how to register and how the School Lunch Program works. The menu will be available on Sept 8, 2017. Once received we will post the menu on our webpage.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday next week.

KinderStart/Kindergarten Registration

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District online KinderStart/Kindergarten registration process begins in May. Once Kinderstart students are registered for September 2017, they will also be registered for Kindergarten for the following school year (2018-2019). Online registration will be available on the District website (www.nlesd.ca) on the following dates and times.

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 10th until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

Volunteers Needed for Scholastic Book Fair

Do you have some free time from March 10th - March 17th? Why not volunteer at our school book fair! We especially need volunteers for the days students are buying from the fair which are Wednesday March 15th and Thursday March 16th.

This year Mrs. Green using SignUp.com to help us organize our volunteers. It is a great online tool and is easy to use. You can see who signed up for what time slots and what time slots we still need volunteers for. 

You can sign up in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our Book Fair Volunteer SignUp dates and time slots: http://signup.com/go/dD5vUX
  2. Review the options/dates listed and choose the time slot(s) you would like to volunteer for.
  3. Sign up! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. We only need your name and email address.
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