Friday, 20 September 2019

September 20, 2019

Reminder that our school photo day is on Wednesday, September 25th.

New Teacher Allocation
The TDSB has allocated an extra teacher for the English Primary Grades.  As we will restructure our English Gr 3 and 4 classes, timetables will slightly change and we will be opening a new Grade 3 classroom.  Our Grade 3/4 class will also convert to a Grade 4 class to balance the numbers in Grade 4.

Students will meet their new teacher on Monday and the new classes will begin on Tuesday just in time for class photos.  An email will go out from Ms. Rosenbloom to those parents whose students will be changing classrooms.  Please have discussions with your child as we want to ease the transition for all students.

After School Pick Up
We are trying to reduce the number of early pick ups in the office each day. Please pick up students either before 2:45pm from the office or at the exit doors at 3:15pm. This will maximize our instructional time and reduce traffic in the office at the end of the day. Thanks for your support!

Parent Council & Volunteer Contacts
If you would like to volunteer at Owen or would like to connect with our Parent Council, please email our Parent Council Chair, Julia Barta and/or the volunteer e-mail

Terry Fox Walk/Run is here!

This Friday, September 27th we are holding our annual Terry Fox event. 

For students to participate, please make sure you have completed the Walking Excursion Form that can be completed online here with the

Curriculum Night 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday, September 26th at 6:00pm to meet your child's teacher and learn about the upcoming school year. Two presentations will occur, beginning at 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Please note that this is not a parent/teacher conference, but an opportunity to learn about the curriculum being taught this year and meet your child's teacher.

After School Programs

Last Day to Register: Friday September 20

Programs begin on September 30, 2019.


Program descriptions can be found here

Program Overview and Calendar can be found here

Cross Country & Sports
Cross Country continues this week BUT there will be a change.
There is NO running on Wednesday, Sept 25 because of Photo Day.
Students will run on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8am.

Distances for the Oct 4 event at Earl bales Park are:
Grade 2s = 1000M
Grade 3s = 1500M
Grade 4s and 5s = 2000M

School Teams
We are very busy with Bordenball, Touch Football and Soccer tryouts.
Students are reminded to check the Google Classroom and the gym bulletin board for tryout and practice information.

The only tryout after school will be Grade 5 SOCCER on Tuesday, Oct 24.
NO GRADE 4s!  The tryout will begin at 3:30pm and end at 4:15pm

Grade 4s will have a soccer tryout TUESDAY at noon.

Allergy Alert at Owen!

We have many students here at Owen with severe anaphylactic reactions to nuts, particularly peanuts and walnuts, but include all other kinds. Please be aware when packing snacks and lunches that nuts are not included and examine products like granola bars to ensure they are nut free. Also please discuss with your child the importance of not sharing food with others at school as this poses a serious health risk to some students.

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