Thursday, 1 October 2015

So long September !!!

So long September....

Was it really four weeks ago that school began???  It seems like September has flown by and things have settled in to a fairly smooth rhythm of classes, clubs, and other activities.  As we reach the end of our first month of school I do want to share a few observations:

a)  I'm continuously impressed by the energy and passion of our students

b)  Thank you to all parents who have made generous donations to our Parent Council this fall.  Stay tuned for updates on the projects that will be underway this year.

c)  Despite the uncertainty around our labour situation I am very pleased that OT staff have jumped in to their classes and to many clubs and activities so that school life can remain a vital part of the school experience for OT students.

With that in mind here are some important dates in the month of October.


October 1st       Parent Council Meeting
October 6th       Parent Connections Meeting
October 7th       Excellence Night
October 8th       Honour Breakfast
October 9th       PA Day
October 14th     5th Week Reports (mailed home*)
October 22nd     Parents' Night

Celebrating Success

Some highlights:

Congratulations to a number of our students who (once again) captured the Ontario Sailing High School Regatta Championship!!!  The team consisted of A. Thayer, S. Joakim, L. Bruce, and M. Nott.  Liam Bruce captured 1st overall and Max Nott was 3rd overall - way to go guys!

This past summer L. Pennyfather had amazing success at the Canadian Championships.  Lucy was a member of two Gold Medal Winning Crews as well as being a winner of two Silver Medals as well.  Lucy was a member of the Gold Medal winning U17 C-4 500m crew as well as a member of the Gold Medal winning U19 C-15 500m crew.  Her Silver Medals came in the U16 K-1 1,000m (an individual honour) as well as in the U19 C-4 500m event.  Wow!!!!  Congratulations Lucy.

IWALK 2015

Hey OT - October 5 – 9 is International Walk to School week !!!

IWalk 2015 is being celebrated with students and families being encouraged to choose walking & wheeling for the school journey. Walking and Wheeling prepares the brain to learn.  Exercise means the heart beats faster and increases blood and oxygen flow through the body, including the brain - essentially waking it up!  Now students are more prepared to learn something new or recall or build on previous knowledge.  Start each day by combining a healthy breakfast with active transportation choices and be on the way to better grades before school even begins!

Please join Oakville Trafalgar High School as we participate in making our community more pedestrian and bike friendly – and don’t forget to smile at your neighbours on your trip – it’s contagious!

Stay tuned for more updates to follow....

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