News This Week

June 27th OWES News Update
Posted on 06/26/2022
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June 30th Final Spirit Day of the Year

On June 30th, celebrate Canada Day at Orleans Wood by wearing something that represents Canada for you.  Choose colours or accessories that symbolize what living in Canada means to you and your family.

Accessing June Report Cards

Report cards will be sent out to families via email on Wednesday, June 29th.  You need to enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the report card - please remember to include the hyphens when entering the number.  Please look at the November progress report or February report card to see your child’s OEN.  If you have additional questions, visit the OCDSB report card webpage or contact the school office.

Library/Makerspace Renewal Project Update

Thanks to the entire Orleans Wood community for the tremendous support of the Library/Makerspace Renewal Project.  At school, our custodians, Mr. Kelsey and Mr. Pickup, along with our library technician, Ms. Davis, have put in a large number of extra hours to move the project forward at its quick pace. The flooring, painting, Makerspace storage, and Library technician/circulation desk area have been completed ahead of schedule.  The STEM room sink and Library seating area installations will almost certainly be completed over the summer and ready to go for September/October.  Basically, the only thing left to do is for school staff and future school councils to decide how to approach renewing the Library bookshelves.  We can’t wait for everyone to see the “finished” project when the new school year starts!

Community Corner

School Bus Task Force Launches Drive Yellow Campaign to Recruit Drivers

This spring, OSTA and a core group of operators formed a Driver Recruitment Task Force to recruit new professional school bus drivers into the industry. This new task force is the first of its kind in Ontario, whose members will work together to reach the ultimate goal of getting our kids safely and reliably to and from school every day.

OSTA is also excited to announce the launch of their driveyellow.ca recruitment campaign to help Operators find school bus drivers in the Ottawa area!

Visit driveyellow.ca for more information on becoming a school bus driver today!

Gloucester-Cumberland Girls Hockey Association (GCGH) - NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT Program

Is your daughter between the ages of 6 & 10 and interested in trying our great game of hockey?

GCGH is proud to have been granted the opportunity to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program to our neighbourhoods.  The program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families. The goal is to facilitate entry into hockey by offering a program that is ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, SAFE and, most importantly, FUN!

Registration : Registration is now Open 

Registration Link:  Register Here

Duration: 6 x 1hr sessions Fall 2022

Cost: $229 (all equipment is provided by Bauer)

For more information on the First Shift.

For GCGH’s First Shift program, you can contact Natalie Julien at [email protected]


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