Dear Olympic Heights' Families,
It is hard to believe that next week will bring the first days of December! The first few months of school have simply flown by. Students have been busy living our three pillars of care: for yourself, for others, and for our place. Thank you to everyone in our school and community for reaching for those new heights!
Some of the notable events from the past few months have included our annual Terry Fox School Run, where we raised $3223.15 for cancer research, our observation of Orange Shirt Day, where we re-affirmed our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous learning, and our November 11 Remembrance Day program – thanks to all the students who took part. As always, Halloween was a favourite, with students putting together some incredible costumes. During the week of November 15, students participated in activities celebrating Metis Week, including exploring stories by Leah Dorion and creating dot art, as well as learning a few words in Michif – the language of the Metis people. (Tawnshi! Hello!) Also in November, a few of the staff members participated in Movember, by wearing moustaches in support of issues affecting men's health. Thanks to all our students, staff, and families, for all the work that goes into these events – they don't just happen on their own. Fun fact: Did you know that Olympic Heights School has been participating in the Terry Fox School Run for 30 years?
Coming up, don't forget to book your learning conference with your child's teacher on November 25 or 26. Conferences can be booked online using your MyCBE/PowerSchool account. If you have any trouble, please contact the main office for assistance. All learning conferences will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Parents who have students with IPPs, please reach out to your child's teacher to book a longer timeslot.
A quick reminder, as the weather begins to get colder, please remember to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Proper winter gear includes a hat/toque, mitts or gloves, a warm coat, boots, and snow pants.
As always, huge gratitude and appreciation to everyone who makes Olympic Heights School such a safe, caring, and welcoming place. If you have questions, concerns, or an idea about how to make OHS even better, please reach out.
Trevor Barkley, Principal
Adam Eakins, Assistant Principal