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August 31
Welcome Back!

​Dear Oppenheimer parents, staff & students: 

I hope that our school community personnel had a restful and fun-filled summer holiday and that you are all excited and ready to start another school year @ Oppenheimer! 

A very special welcome to our new students and their families! We look forward to embracing you into Oppenheimer school life!

Here's a quick summary of what the week is in store for our school community.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 

  • 8:40 - 9 a.m.   Ground supervision by our staff + PAC Welcome Back coffee & donuts in the school courtyard. See u there!
  • 9 - 9:45 a.m.   All grades 1 to 7 students report to their last year's classroom. Division 7 students to the library. New students report to Room 113 for dispersal to their grade appropriate classroom for the week.
  • 10 - 10:15 a.m.  All Kindergarten students to the library for attendance, etc.
​Parents' Corner: 
  1. ​Please check your child's backpack for the school's Welcome Back Newsletter. It's important that parents take time to read this newsletter as there are pertinent information pertaining to school opening week procedure and expectations. Thank you!
  2. Class Placement Parent Request - If parents wish to share their child's learning profile and friendship grouping with the school, please do so before Wednesday, September 4. Parent Request Form is avaiable in the office or speak with your child's classroom teacher. Thank you.


Wednesday, September 4 & Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • 8:40 - 9 a.m.          Ground supervision by our staff
  • 9 - 10:35 a.m.        All grades 1 - 7 students into their last year's classroom except for the following groups.
    1.    New grades 1 to 7 students to their assigned classroom
    2.    Ms. Lee's students to the library
    3.    Ms. Belegris/Ms. Panago's students to Room 106.  
    4.    Ms. Zylstra/Ms. Dixon's students to Room 162 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Balzarini)
    5.    Ms. Runstrom's students to Room 107 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Shaw)
    6.    Ms. Lopez' students to Room 117 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Greenhalgh)
    7.    New Kindergarten students: gradual entry in the gym for start up.
  • 10:35 - 10:55 a.m  Recess (Students eat their snacks, play outside with friends. It's also the washroom break.)
  • 10:55 - 12:10 p.m. Morning classes resume.
  • 12:10 - 12:30 p.m. Grade 1 students outside play. Grades 2 - 7 students eat lunch in their respective area.
  • 12:30 - 12:57 p.m. Grade 1 students eat lunch in the primary lunch room. Rest of the students play outside.
  • 12:57 - 3 p.m.        Afternoon classes resume. Dismissal @ 3 p.m.
  • 3 - 3:20 p.m.          Ground supervision by staff. Please note end time and all students must be picked up by parents or guardians by 3:20 p.m. Your coopeation is greatly appreciated!
Parents' Corner: 
1.  Healthy Snacks & Lunches: Please note that we are an Allergy Aware School, hence no nuts, peanuts, fish, seafood, and egg products. Thank you.
2.  Please pick up your child before 3:20 p.m. at designated school area or arrange to have your child walk home with a group of friends.


Friday, September 6, 2013
  • ​8:40 - 9 a.m.​​​           Ground supervision
  • 9 - 10:35 a.m.          All grades 1 - 7 students into their last year's classroom except for the following groups. 
    1. New grades 1 to 7 students to their assigned classroom
    2. Ms. Lee's students to the library
    3. Ms. Belegris/Ms. Panago's students to Room 106 
    4. Ms. Zylstra/Ms. Dixon's students to Room 162 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Balzarini)
    5. Ms. Runstrom's students to Room 107 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Shaw)
    6. Ms. Lopez' studnets to Room 117 (Teacher of the week: Ms. Greenhalgh)
    7. New Kindergarten student: gradual entry in the gym for start up.
  • 10:35 - 10:55 a.m.    Recess + Snack time/washroom break
  • 10:55 - 12:10 p.m.    Morning classes resume
  • 12:10 - 12:30 p.m.    Grade 1 students outside play. Grades 2 - 7 students eat lunch in their respective area.
  • 12:30 - 12:57 p.m.    Grade 1 students eat lunch in the primary lunch room. Rest of the student play outside.
  • 12:57 - 3 p.m.           Afternoon classes resume. 3 pm dismissal for the day
  • 3 - 3:20 p.m.             Ground supervision - Please note that all students must be picked up by parents/guardians by 3:20 p.m. Your coopeation is greatly appreciated.
Parents' Corner:  If our student enrolment & staffing entitlement is approved by the district, then students will be placed into their new class for the year.

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