Friday, 27 September 2019

September 27, 2019

For all our Jewish Families...

Student Voices
Abigail initiated this fund raising event for Sick Kids Foundation.  She will have her very first art exhibition at the Canadian contemporary school of art to raise fund for Sick Kids Hospital.  
Fundraising with FlipGive 
Do you shop online? If so, why not contribute to our school simply by connecting to your favourite online shopping sites through our FlipGive site. It's easy! Use the link below to start your shopping and our school will earn cash back on your purchases. On your first $15 or more purchase, our school receives $5!!!

Orange Shirt Day
We will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day at Owen PS this year by having a school assembly on Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00am in our library.

We encourage our staff and students to wear an orange colour on Wednesday to support this day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.

Parents are welcome to attend.

Parent Council Meeting
Monday, October 7th @ 6:30pm in the Staffroom
At the Owen Parent Council meeting, we will be discussing the proposed budget, events we are planning (both fundraising and community building), and initiatives we are looking to support. Please come out to have your ideas heard and to find out ways to get involved.

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

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MILK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Please email Michelle

International Walk To School Day – October 2, 2019
On October 2, TDSB schools are encouraged to join others across the globe in participating in International Walk to School Day (IWALK/IWHEEL) – an annual celebration of active transportation.

To learn more about Road Safety, please visit:

Crosswalk Safety
Thanks to Pam Mazzuca for setting up our crosswalk safety flags. Please see the video for how to use the flags and encourage your children to use them each time they cross the road.

Cross Country & Sports

Cross Country
One week until our meet on Friday, Oct 4 at Earl Bales Park.
Permission forms were sent home on Friday.
We will continue to practice Monday and Wednesday at 8am

Soccer Tryouts 
Grade 4s will tryout on MONDAY and THURSDAY at 11:50am
Grade 5s will tryout TUESDAY at 3:30-4:15pm and THURSDAY at 11:50am

Bordenball team practice will take place Wednesday at lunch.
Girls vs Boys

Touch Football team practice for Grade 4/5 will be Tuesday at 11:50

Owen Mom's Fitness & Sports

Moms Only Nights are Back!

Join us this Wednesday, Oct 2 from 5pm - 6pm in the gym for fitness fun and games. Please bring a water bottle and have running shoes. **Moms only, no children!**

French Programs Application Deadline

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board's French Immersion or Extended French programs, we offer an online process for applying to:

- Early French Immersion (EFI) which begins in Senior Kindergarten;

- Junior Extended French (JEF) which begins in Grade 4

At this time, we guarantee an offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) to all on-time applicants. The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2020 are:

- Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child), must be completed online between November 4, 2019 and November 29, 2019.

- Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online between January 6, 2020 and January 31, 2020.

Offers of placement within your chosen program will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following the close of the application window.

Please note: families with an older sibling currently in a French program are still required to complete an online application for the new student.

For further information about French as a Second Language programs, the application process and important dates, please visit

Kids Kitchen
October menu items can be found here.

Mark your calendars: Upcoming fall coffee morning dates! Coffee mornings run from 9:15-11:15 am upstairs at the Longo's on Laird in the kitchen. Coffee, snacks and great conversation!

Tuesday, September 24
Tuesday, November 12

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