News This Week

Orleans Wood Weekly Update
Posted on 11/24/2022
School News

Greetings Orleans Wood Families,


We were glad to see so many families over the last two days for Parent/Guardian and Teacher interviews. These conversations about student learning are an important part of the journey together: we are all on the same team in support of your child and their success and well-being at school. Thank you for sharing in those conversations with us!


Please leave Pokemon cards at home:

There have been many issues with Pokemon cards appearing in classrooms during instructional times, and cards being lost or dropped on the ground at recess. Please have your children leave these cards at home from now on, as they are special items, and they can be very distracting within the classroom. Thank you very much for your support.


ONFE Volunteer Screening for non-parents/guardians for the Holiday Store:

For those non-parents/guardians who would like to volunteer for the Holiday Store and who have not yet completed their ONFE volunteer screening, we will waive the need to have that completed for this event. Thank you to those who have started this process, as it will be needed for volunteering at future school events, in the classroom or on field trips.


ONFE Volunteer Screening for non-parents/guardians who wish to volunteer at any other school events, including field trips:

All volunteers who are not parents/guardians of OWES students need to apply to be a volunteer in the school through the Ottawa Network for Education and complete a police records check for work in the vulnerable sector. 


Orleans Wood School Advisory Council - Holiday Store:

This year, the OWSAC holiday elves return to transform the school gym into a shopping extravaganza! On Friday, December 9, students will visit the Holiday Store throughout the day with the opportunity to shop for parents/guardians and siblings. Please see the linked poster for details on how to best prepare your kids for the event. This is a cash only event. Please contact the office if you need financial assistance.





Donations from families and community members are required to make this event a success - we are looking for: 

- Gently used games, dishes, tools, ties, knick-knacks, jewelry, toys, puzzles, vintage items, holiday decorations, etc. 

We especially need items for men as these are generally in low supply.  Please keep item size in mind as they need to be transported home by students.

- Gift bags, tissue paper, bows, tape, scissors and wrapping paper 

Items can be dropped off to a council member at the OWES Library on the following dates/times: 

Tuesday, Nov 29, 3:30 - 5:30pm

Wednesday, Nov 30, 6 - 8pm

Thursday, Dec 1, 6 - 8pm 



We will need approximately 40 volunteers to run this event successfully. 

Volunteers are needed for the following dates/times: 

Gift Sorting and Set up: December 8th  5:30 - 8pm

Holiday Store Event (personal shopper and/or gift wrapper): December 9th  8:44 - 11am and/or 11:45am - 3pm


Click here to volunteer!: 


Screening Tool Reminder:

Just a quick reminder that families are asked to use the screening tool before sending children to school in the morning. Children should stay home until their symptom(s) have been improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours if they had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) and they do not have a fever.


Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, December 9 - Holiday Store

  • December 13, 14, 15 - Grades 1-3 Skating at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex

  • Friday, December 23 - last day of school before the Winter Break

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 - first day back after the Winter Break

I hope that you have a good weekend!


Dianne Morris


Orleans Wood Elementary School

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.