PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE →
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE →
BELL TIMES AM Entry 7:55 AM Recess 9:30-9:45 Lunch 10:45-11:40 PM Recess 1:15-1:30 Dismissal 2:30 Principal: Mr. G. Anderson Vice-Principal: Mrs. A. Clay Secretary: Mrs. A. Sewell Custodian: Mr. D. Edgar Superintendent of Maxwell Heights Family of Schools: Richard Kennelly Oshawa Trustees: Michael Barrett: Michael.Barrett@ddsb.ca Linda Stone: Linda.Stone@ddsb.ca 1555 Coldstream Drive, Oshawa, ON L1K 3B5 Tel: 905-728-5448 Fax: 905-728-5477 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE As another school year draws to a close we can look back at the excitement of a winning team, or the commitment of a budding musician or actor, or the dedication of our many committed and hard working students. I hope each of you can think of a time when you as a parent were proud, or excited, or impressed by the efforts of your son or daughter. Norman G. Powers PS is an excellent school, made so by the students, who endeavour each day to work hard to learn, to cooperate, and to excel in all areas of school life. They are supported by outstanding teachers and support staff, and by parents who instil in them the values that support their achievement. I have immensely enjoyed my five years as Principal at NGP, and look forward to more.
At this time of year, we also prepare to say goodbye to colleagues who are moving on to new opportunities. Heather Clarke, who has been here in grade 2, will no doubt find a new position in the near future. Aimee Kennedy is leaving us to move to a new opportunity at Forestview PS, while Jennifer Bates is off to Carruthers Creek in Ajax. Dan Wong is taking his family on an adventure as he moves on to a teaching position in Hong Kong. Mr. Russell is pursuing a new teaching position in the fall, and Tracy Murray is taking a year off to spend time with her young family. Educational Assistant Erin Lemke is moving on to new opportunities, and ECE Lorien Mood is off to Harmony Heights. We wish them all the best as they move into a new stage in their career.
Finally, it is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Amanda Clay, our current Vice Principal. Amanda has been a member of the NGP family for 11 years, and is well known to all our students and their families. Amanda is an absolutely outstanding Vice Principal, and as much as I would like her to stay, I know that other schools and other Principals deserve to benefit from her passion, her commitment, and her outstanding abilities as a school administrator. Amanda is moving down the road to become the VP at Gordon B. Attersley PS, the next step on her journey to becoming a Principal. I know you all join me in wishing her all the best in this next stage of her career.
Mr. G. Anderson, Principal
Page 2 June 2017 Intermediate and Junior Lacrosse VICE-PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE After 11 amazing years at NGP, I will now be moving on to join the staff as Vice Principal at Gordon B. Attersley for the 2017-2018 school year. I have had the most amazing experience at NGP and this move will undoubtedly be the most challenging I encounter in my career, as it is hard to leave a place that has become such a huge part of who you are. I have been so fortunate to have experienced a broad and rich range of roles in my time at Powers: Over the years, I was a classroom teacher in a variety of grades throughout all of the divisions and then got to work alongside all staff and students in my role as the Teacher-Librarian. It has been an absolute honor to finish off my time at NGP as Vice-Principal.
While I look forward to the new learning in store for me, this is a bittersweet goodbye for I have truly enjoyed my time getting to know all of the NGP students and families over the years. Going forward, I know that no experience will ever compare to what I have lived here at Norman G. Powers. I have forever been impacted by the many various students, families and incredible educators and leaders who I have had a chance to learn and work with here. Thank you NGP for an outstanding 11 years! Sincerely, Mrs. A. Clay, Vice-Principal Congratulations to the intermediate and junior lacrosse teams. Both teams displayed exceptional skill and sportsmanship throughout their respective tournaments, which were on May 16th and 17th . The intermediate team won every game in their pool, advanced to the ‘A’ Division, but eventually lost in the semi-final game. The junior team were crowned the ‘B’ Division champions, as they won 6 out of 7 games in the tournament, losing only to the eventual champions from Williamsburg PS.
Well done NGP!!!
Page 3 June 2017 Track & Field Team Crowned Area Champions Congratulations to the Track and Field Team. On May 19th , the team competed in the North Oshawa Area meet at the Civic Fields against 15 other schools. At the meet, our NGP athletes competed to the best of their ability and came away with many personal bests. In addition, NGP was crowned the area champions as the Best Overall School at the meet. Below are some of our podium finishers and their respective events. Grade 8 Dylana W: 1st Place Triple Jump, 2nd Place 100m, 2nd Place 200m Taylor H: 2nd Place 400m Kaiden C: 2nd Place 1500m Kenzie PG: 1st Place Javelin Josh E: 3rd Place 800m Marcus W, Cameron D, Tommy J, Evan W: 3rd Place 4x100m relay Grade 7 Jillian M: 1st Place 1500m Ashley H: 1st Place 200m, 2nd Place 400m Naomi T: 1st Place Long Jump, 3rd Place Triple Jump Jayden M: 2nd Place 800m, 3rd Place 1500m Riley S: 1st Place Shot Put Robert F: 2nd Place 400m Nathan P: 3rd Place 1500m Riley S, Michael D, Jesse M, Xavier C: 2nd Place 4x100m relay Jayden M, Jillian M, Naomi T, Ashley H: 1st Place 4x100m relay Gio C, Robert F, Taya W, Grace B: 1st Place Coed Relay Grade 6 Courtney P: 1st Place Long Jump, 1st Place Triple Jump, 2nd Place High Jump Madison R: 1st Place Javelin Lindsey M: 1st Place Shot Put, 2nd Place 400m Danielle R: 2nd Place 1500m Keegan E: 1st Place Javelin Jaden L: 2nd Place 1500m, 2nd Place 800m Grace H, Madison R, Lindsey M, Courtney P: 1st Place 4x100m Danielle R, Nora T, Jacob E, Lucas L: 2nd Place Coed Relay Grade 5 Rylan H: 1st Place 1500m, 2nd Place 800m, 2nd Place Long Jump Jordan H: 2nd Place 100m, 3rd Place Triple Jump Jared W: 1st Place High Jump, 1st Place Shot Put, 2nd Place Triple jump Cameron W: 2nd Place 100m, 3rd Place 200m, 3rd Place Long jump Samuel H: 2nd Place Javelin Zack T, Cameron W, Cale M, Payton R: 1st Place 4x100m Relay Grade 4 Lily F: 1st Place Javelin Savannah M: 2nd Place 1500m, 2nd Place 800m Jayna H: 2nd Place 100m, 3rd Place 200m Andres M: 1st Place 1500m, 1st Place 800m Elijah T: 1st Place Javelin Lily F, Adrianna C, Savannah M, Jayna H: 2nd Place 4x100m Relay
Page 4 June 2017 PETER PAN JR. Mark your calendars! Our NGP players will be performing on Wednesday June 7th, and Thursday June 8th - both performances begin at 7:00 PM! See you at the theatre.. and remember, “Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning”! MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER Norman G. Powers is excited to announce that we have once again partnered with Mabel's Labels in a wonderful fundraising initiative. If you purchase labels for your child's belongings for camp or 'back to school', please consider using Mabel's Labels, as our school will receive 20% of all orders placed through the school. Please watch for your child to bring home a small brochure from Mabel's Labels in the next day or two. Thank you for your support!
Page 9 June 2017 Last Call for Lost & Found Please note that our Lost & Found items will be placed on display for families to come and look through during the last week of the school year. Please feel free to come and find that missing item. -clothing! -shoes! -water bottles! If you lost it, we may have it.. All leftover items will be donated to local charities during the summer.
Page 10 June 2017 Proud to be First Nation Inuit and Metis (FNIM) Day Students learned about the traditions and culture of Indigenous people. They had the opportunity to learn how to make medicine bags (and the teachings around it), learn about sweet grass and its significance. We also watched a group of drummers and dancers and learned to appreciate their regalia, traditions and music.
Page 11 June 2017 DATES OF SIGNIFICANCE JUNE Italian Heritage Month National Aboriginal History Month 12 World Day Against Child Labour 18 Father’s Day (Canada) 21 National Aboriginal Day 24 La Fete National/Fete de St. Jean—Baptiste 27 Multiculturalism Day (Canada) SAVE THE DATE Grade 8 Graduation Tuesday, June 27, 2017 IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES 1 Grade 3s to “Shrek” Performance; Grade 2s to Nonquon; “Jersey” Day 2 P.A. Day (Elementary Schools Only) 3 Grade 1-2 to “Shrek” Performance; Grade 3s to Nonquon 8 Track & Field Regionals 15 “80s” Day 12-16 Grade 8s to Camp Wahanowin 21-23 Grade 6s to Camp Can-Aqua 21 Grade 1-5, and 7-8 to Cedar Park 27 Grade 8 Graduation 29 Last day of School; “Beach” Day 30 P.A. Day September 5 First Day of School (NO early dismissal) YEARBOOK ORDERS Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 year are still on sale! If you have yet to purchase your year book, please bring in your form and money ASAP!
The cost of each yearbook is $25.00 or 3 Books for $60.00. Order forms can be picked up in the office! A Friendly Reminder Now, and For The Upcoming School Year! Our Office would like to remind you to please report your child/ren’s absence or late arrival daily before the morning bell rings (7:55 a.m.), by using our SAFE ARRIVAL system: SAFE ARRIVAL: 1-844-350-2646 Parent Portal: attendance.ddsb.ca