Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year! Beginning a new school year is an exciting time for all of us; students, parents/guardians and staff alike.  After a summer of relaxation, travel, activity and rest, the time has come for all of us to settle into another year of opportunity and challenge.  We trust that you have had an enjoyable summer.  We look forward to working with all students and families throughout the year ahead.  To our new families, we extend a very warm welcome and are pleased to have the opportunity to get to know you.
Mr. Shehata, our returning Principal, is looking forward to another exciting year at SWOPS. He knows that the hard work and teamwork of students, staff and parents will continue to make Sir William Osler a great school.
Through our newsletters and blog, we will attempt to keep you informed of upcoming events, news at our school, and the outstanding achievements of our students.  We will provide you with a newsletter each month. Information will be added to the blog throughout the year.  Please check these carefully for notice of upcoming events and school news. The monthly newsletter is sent home with the youngest child in each family.  

We look forward to working with you in what promises to be a very exciting year.
Mr. Shehata and the SWOPS staff

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Community Concert and Meet the Teacher Night!

Mark Your Calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 24th 6:30 - 8:00 for our 
Community Concert/Meet The Teacher Evening.

Refreshments 6:30 - 7:00 
Errol Lee Concert 7:00 - 7:30
Classroom Visits 7:30 - 8:00

**Visit The Library to receive information from our community partners on programs for families**

Join us as we kick off our 2014 - 2015 year of learning!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SK Graduation Picnic

The SK Graduation Picnic is scheduled for Friday, June 20th. It should begin about 2:15 p.m and finish at 3:30 p.m. Feel free to come and share this special time with your Senior Kindergarten student.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Track and Field

Many of our junior/intermediate students will be representing our school at the Area meet at Bradford High on June 12th (weather permitting - rain date is Friday).

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mr. Summers Says Thanks

It's early in the morning of May 27th. I'm still on China time, having safely returned yesterday evening. Four weeks ago I said goodbye. It was a very emotional time. I apologize for blundering my way through the final days, but I think back to what my Dad told me last week as my wife and I prepared to say goodbye to our son in China. "You could never say goodbye, if you hadn't said hello." I first said hello to SWOPS in 1985 as I introduced myself to Mr. Alan Stewart, the principal at the time, and chairman of the hiring committee for area five. I visited all the elementary and secondary schools in the county that spring, doing whatever I could to secure a job. My persistence paid off; I began teaching in Beeton in September of that year. I next said hello to Osler when we moved to the area in 1998 and our children attended this school. In 2001 I joined the staff. Even for someone like me who is not very comfortable in social situations, saying hello was easy. Saying goodbye was much more difficult. I want to thank all of you for the opportunity I had to be part of your lives. I hope in some small way I have been able to leave something positive behind. For all the wonderful expressions of best wishes including your cards, posters, letters, gifts, the assembly, your hugs, and so many other things, I offer my sincere thanks. I will always cherish the time I spent with you.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Book Fair Summary

The Book Fair cases are sitting in the hall ready for pick up. It's always a surprise to see how supportive the community is when it comes to this semi-annual event. With sales totalling $1805, we were able to take $838.50 in product as our commission. These books will be processed as soon as possible, and be put on the shelves for circulation. Thanks to everyone who purchased something from the fair.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

May 2014 Milk and Pizza Orders

The May Milk and Pizza order forms have been posted under the Parent Corner.