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From the Principal’s Desk
The second semester is well under way for our secondary students. Secondary teachers are preparing preliminary reports; these will be mailed home to parents on Thursday, March 6th. In February we kicked off the annual Kindergarten registration process with our Open House. We are excited to be offering Full Day Kindergarten once again next year at R-O. Please encourage friends and family with children who will be 4 years old by December 31, 2014 to call or visit to register! We also enjoyed Open House with our future Grade 7 and 9 students to talk about programming in the 712 end of the school. Course selection for secondary students for next year is on-going with Mrs. Lamarche continuing to visit each grade over the coming week. A big thank you to our School Council and to all students, parents and community members who have offered support via donations to our silent auction in honour of the “We’re NUT Giving Up” campaign. Thanks also to our students who are organizing and participating in fundraising activities here within the school. We are truly blessed to enjoy such a supportive and caring community here at R-O. We also offer thanks to parents and staff working on the committee to organize OFSSA Senior Girls Basketball Championship to be held here at R-O in November, 2014. This is the provincial final for secondary school basketball and will provide our students with a very high caliber level of competition and our community with exposure and economic stimulus. If you would like to help out with this special event, please contact the school and we’ll be happy to put you to work for us. Students will be on holidays beginning on the PA Day Friday, March 7th and will return to school after March Break on Monday, March 17th. We wish everyone an enjoyable week and look forward to returning refreshed and ready for the last leg of this school year. Mrs. Susan Rutters
School Council News
Back by popular demand the school council is bringing back the Bag2School Fundraiser. The drop off dates have been set for Monday March 31, 2014 between 4 and 6 p.m. and Tuesday April 1, 2014 between 10 to 3 p.m. Please bring in any type of clothing, shoes, plushies, teddy bears to the front of the school and someone from the school council will be there to greet you. For more information, please view the attached document. I would also like to point out that our little school currently holds the record for the most donated goods of 2.178 tons in the Ottawa region. Please ask your friends, neighbours, congregation, libraries etc. Anyone that you can think of and let's try to make this years goal 2.5 Tons. Respectfully yours, Isabelle Sheppard, School Council Chair
Picking up your child(dren)
You are welcome to use e-mail to let us know about any absence, or pick-up. If you do, please remember to send a copy to the Classroom Teacher, Mrs. Bombardier (email@example.com ) and Mrs. Thompson. (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case one of us is absent. In this way, the bus note will be completed for the end of the day and we can fill in any attendance as needed.
Starting this month and continuing for several more weeks, primary students will be starting French plays based on their grade levels. The various plays are based on the gesture approach to acquiring a second language. As students learn their respective plays, they will also be responding to simple questions based on the story. The story will also be the basis of simple conversations in the classroom. Junior students in grades 4 and 5 will also begin to learn and work on their grade-specific plays. A unit on restaurants and menus will be the focus for grade 6 students as they prepare for their trip to “Ferme Proulx” in Cumberland at the end of March. Guylene Killoran
Cold Weather is Here!
Please ensure that your children are properly dressed…. Mittens, Hats, Boots, Scarves.
Silver Medal Game Winners Floor Hockey Tournament
Floor Hockey Tournament
Girls Silver Finalists
Dear Parent / Guardian, In preparation for our upcoming fundraiser that will take place in April, we are pleased to announce that our school has organized a clothing collection with to raise funds for the school. provides free fund raising for schools, churches, and sports organizations and, since its inception in 2001, has helped raise over $20,000,000 in Canada, USA, Britain and Holland. By getting involved with this clothing collection you have an opportunity to help raise funds for our school as well as helping the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from land fill sites. In addition, it will help raise the students’ awareness of the benefits of the . Please donate any unwanted clothing – hats, belts, purses, footwear (tied in pairs please) – and soft/stuffed toys. If your donation bag is not big enough for all of your items, you can use any other type of bag(s) as well. To help raise the maximum funds for your school, please ask your relatives, neighbours and friends to go through their closets too – a team effort makes all the difference! Please return your bags to: Rothwell - Osnabruck School at the main entrance. On this date: Monday March 31, 2014 – From 4:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday April 1, 2014 – From 10:00am to 3:00pm There will be some labeled bags that will have this information listed on them as well, once we receive them, we will send them out to you. But you don’t need to wait for those as any bag will do. will help you raise funds by paying our school $200/ton.
(The record last year was 2.178 tons! We currently hold the record for the Ottawa region)
Visit www.bag2school.ca or contact Isabelle Sheppard, School Council Chair at email@example.com for more information. Please note that there is no cost for this program. All you need to do is bring in your donations. Thank you.
Enter the EOHU’s Think Fresh! Contest for a Chance to Win!
Think your family knows the score when it comes to healthy eating? Put your skills to the test and you could win a prize that keeps on giving! Starting March 1st, visit www.eohu.ca and enter the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s (EOHU) Think Fresh! contest.
The contest is simple. Answer 10 true or false questions and you could be the winner of a Green Food Box – for three months! Each Green Food Box is packed with fresh fruits and veggies and comes with a newsletter featuring delicious recipes and helpful tips.
The Think Fresh contest runs from March 1st to the 31st and the winner’s name will be announced in early April.
Mon Tue Wed Thu
Milk, K-6 - Dance Workshops with Luv2Groove, K-8
Pizza Day &
5-K-6, Chicken Noodle 6- Subs &
Soup & Milk - Sec. Sem. 2 Preliminary Progress Report sent home -7/8 Hockey tournament @ Long Sault
Milk, K-6 - School Council Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Library -7/8 Girls & Boys Basketball tournament @ CCVS -Pancake Breakfast, proceeds donated to Mr. & Mrs. Grady & Family
March Break - No School
& Milk, K-6
Grilled Cheese & Milk - Dental Screening, JK/SK & Gr2
20- Subs &
Dogs & Milk, K-6 - “Live Different” Presentation in Lancer Center
& Milk, K-6
Rice Soup & Milk - Teacher’s Choice Awards (during school hours)
27- Subs &
Milk, K-6 -EQAO - OSSLT
28-Gr. 6-8 Field trip
to Proulx Sugar bush & Berry Farms – Cumberland ON
31 Have a wonderful March Break!
Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. 1 – School Council Meeting @ 6:00 pm in the Library 9 –Jr. Boys Basketball Tournament – Lancer Gym 10 - Jr. Girls Basketball Tournament – Lancer Gym 11 – 7&8 Immunizations (Hep B, Meningitis & HPV) 18 – Good Friday 21 – Easter Monday 22 – Earth Day – Ryan’s Well presentation @ SDG Library (Marg Power’s class) 23 – Silent Auction Dinner