Dear OSG Families,
It is hard to believe that our Winter Break is fast approaching!
We have had a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year and students and staff are showing outstanding levels of resiliency in response to the impacts COVID-19 has had on our school and community. We want to thank all of our families for your ongoing support of the health and safety measures in place to help keep everyone safe at school.
We are excited to welcome 5 new staff members to OSG! Ms. Doha and Ms. Dhaliwal have joined the lunchroom supervision team and Ms. Tammy will be joining room 18 as an Education Assistant in our EES program after the break. Ms. Rae and Mr. Walter have joined the teaching staff as we focus on supporting students in reading and mathematics.
December has been a busy month with many school wide activities happening to keep us learning and growing together! Thank you to our School Council and Parent Society for organizing fundraising events to help raise money for our school. The Mixing Spoon fundraiser has wrapped up this month and our first Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch will be on Wednesday, December 15.
Finally, our Parent Society has been hard at work organizing a casino on December 28 and 29. Any adult family members that are interested in volunteering for this event can contact us in the office.
Students have been having fun thinking of fun, spirit days as we count down to the winter break. Last Friday, we had holiday/favourite sweater day and on Friday, December 17, students are invited to get cozy and ready for the break with pajama day!
We are honoured to have Indigenous Elder, Rick Wolcott, join our classes this week and next week. Elder Rick is a skilled carver and storyteller from British Columbia. He is joining classes to share his stories and help us all to engage with our school wide provocation “How do stories connect to spirit, heart, body and mind?”
We want to take this opportunity to thank our OSG School community for everything you do to make our school such a dynamic, wonderful learning environment. We wish you all a safe, happy winter break and we will welcome students back to school after the winter break on January 6, 2022.
Mary Miller Jeanine Perszon
Principal Assistant Principal