Spring Fling Book Collection

We’re now welcoming book donations in the classrooms to prepare for the Spring Fling Book Sale (May 30 – June 1). At the sale, all students will be able to choose one book for free and students will be able to purchase additional books.

We are seeking:

  •  Children’s picture books, chapter books and non-fiction
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • Games and puzzles
  • Children’s DVDs, CDs and computer games
  • Adult fiction
  • Adult non-fiction such as biographies, recipes, gardening books, and other topics suitable for a family audience.  (Please no text books or encyclopedias).

The classrooms with the greatest number of book and game donations will win a ‘freezie party’.

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Hula-Dance-A-Thon Thursday, April 26th

We are excited to be hosting the return of the Hula-Dance-A-Thon on Thursday, April 26th.  The event will begin at 12:15pm for the kinders with 15 minutes of dancing in the courtyard. The Grades 1-6 will then be participating in the event from 12:30-2:30pm.  Hot 89.9 Street Team will be bringing a kid friendly playlist to get the kids dancing and there will be hula hooping in the gym.

THIS YEAR:  the students are asked to bring a Toonie for the Hula-Dance-A-Thon. The monies raised will go towards a face lift and addition to the outdoor recreation areas. 2 more Four-Squares will be added as well as targets on the walls.  In addition to revamping the play areas each classroom will receive a recess bag with outdoor equipment.

We are looking for additional parent volunteers to attend the event.  If you are able to help out please contact us.

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Boundary Proposals for the New International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Merivale High School

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will be introducing  a new International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Merivale High School beginning in the Fall of 2019 for Grade 9 students.  The program will expand each year as the students age. This would be the second IB program in the district; there is currently an IB program at Colonel By Secondary School.

Among the decisions being made for the implementation of the program is the attendance boundaries for the two schools.  The Proposed Option Boundary Map has Woodroffe Avenue Public School families in the Colonel By Secondary School attendance boundary.  The two Alternate Option Boundary Maps (Tracks option and River option) both have Woodroffe families in the Merivale High School boundary.  Click here to see the Attendance Boundary maps for the proposed option and the two alternate options.

There will be an Open House at Merivale High School on Monday, April 23 for the International Baccalaureate Program Implementation.  You can register to attend or you can Share Your Thoughts in an on-line survey.

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Upcoming School Council Meeting – Tuesday, April 17th

Our April School Council meeting will be held this Tuesday, April 17th starting at 6:30pm in the school library.  We will be discussing upcoming events including Movie Night and Spring Fling activities and volunteering needs.  Please see the attached agenda for the committees that will provide updates.  All parents and community members are welcome to add items to the agenda by sending an email to woodroffecouncil@gmail.com or by adding them to the “Chalk it Up” section at the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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