Friday, 11 October 2019

October 11, 2019

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!!!


Student Voices
Congratulations to our Gr. 4/5 Girls Bordenball team for their amazing 2nd place finish last week! The mascot was a key factor in our success!

*We would like to offer Owen students, friends and families a discount on the tickets.  Only $5 per ticket if you apply the code 'owen'.  Abigail initiated this fundraising 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.  

Jackson and Lucas Mertens participated in the 175th Markham Fair Art competition representing Ecole Owen Public School over the weekend and they placed in some of the categories as follows:
1st place "decorate small pumpkin" (all grades) - Jackson Mertens
1st place "decorate harvest vegetable" (all grades) - Jackson Mertens
5th place "wire sculpture" (grades 5-8)
5th place bookmark (grade 3-4) - Lucas Mertens
Raising Confident Kids and Resilient Teens
Parents are welcome to attend a presentation at St. Andrew's school held in the School Cafeteria, on October 16th at 6:30pm.

Parents can register on the google form below so our council can have an idea of numbers. Unfortunately, we they are not able to offer babysitting.

Register here:

Parent Council Meeting
Our meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th @ 6:30pm in the Staffroom. 

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

ADHD Conference

Geneva Centre for Autism Programs

Winter Registration Opens
Monday October 7th 2019 at 1pm! 

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.

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:

We ask that you take note of the application deadline dates set for this year below for each FSL program area:

  • Early French Immersion (SK entry) – November 4th to November 29th (4 weeks) – central application process
  • Middle Immersion (Gr. 4 entry) - November 4th to November 29th (4 weeks) – locally managed school application process
  • Junior Extended French (Gr. 4 entry) – January 6th to January 31st, 2020 (4 weeks) – central application process
  • Cosburn MS – Gr. 6 Intensive Extended French – January 6th to January 31st, 2020 (4 weeks) – locally managed school application process
  • Gr. 7 Extended French – January 6th to January 31st, 2020 (4 weeks) – locally managed school application process
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.


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