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Ottewell Daily Schedule 2014-2015

Students and parents, please note that Ottewell's daily schedule for 2014-2015 will be slightly different from last year. It is important that all students are on time for the warning bell to give them time at their lockers and to travel to their classrooms. Please review the 2014-2015 Daily Schedule.

Grade 7 Sneak a Peek 

On Friday, August 29th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we will be hosting our annual Grade 7 “Sneak-A-Peek” event and we hope that you will be able to join us. This has been a huge success in the past, with as many as 90% of our new Grade 7’s attending. At the “Sneak-A-Peek”, the Grade 7 students (along with their parents - if preferred) will have a chance to find their homerooms, navigate through their timetables by moving from classroom to classroom and meet with their teachers without the hustle and bustle of the busy hallways. It is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the school before the first day begins.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. The first bell will ring at 8:20 a.m. At this time, students should be moving to their homerooms. At 8:25 a.m., we officially begin the day in period 1 with announcements. The next hour or so will be dealing with the information and administration of starting the school year. The rest of the day will be a modified schedule helping students to connect with the new building, new routines, new teachers and classmates. It promises to be an exciting day!

Information regarding student supplies will be passed on in every class during the first few days of school. However, if you wish to purchase some of the basic supplies required of most classes, here are some of the necessities:

  • 10) HB pencils 
  • (10) ink pens (blue or black) 
  • (1) package of pencil crayons 
  • (3-4) 3-ring binders
  • (2) 3-holed paper packages (lines) 
  • (1) 3-holed paper package (no lines) 
  • (10) dividers for binders 
  • (1-2) highlighters

Students are encouraged to provide a combination lock for their locker (this can be purchased at the school for $6.00). Items such as calculators and geometry sets will be a topic for discussion the first few days of school. Teachers will provide further details. The teachers and administration team look forward to meeting all of you in the fall!

Europe Trip 2015

Ottewell School is offering a trip to Europe in 2015. We will be leaving Edmonton on March 26th and returning April 6th. During our stay we will visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Nice, Carcassonne and Barcelona. Get information on ef.com and type in our tour number 1574358KD. There will be an information meeting in early September at Ottewell School!!! Hope to see you there! Click here for a short one page document with some more information.

Ron Thompson New Ottewell Principal

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ron Thompson to Ottewell School.  Mr. Thompson is a great choice for Ottewell school as he will provide stability and leadership for years to come. Mr. Thompson is currently the principal at Callingwood School in the west end and has done an exemplary job moving that school forward in many areas. Please be assured that Mr. Thompson will continue to maintain our high standards in academics, sports and community spirit. Read the Letter to Parents, Students and Staff from Ron Thompson.

Registration for Ottewell

Check out the Registration Page of our website for more information about coming to Ottewell.

ETS Information

Visit the ETS Website for information about bus transportation to and from Ottewell School.

Ottewell Achievement Results

Ottewell has once again proven to be a top school. Check out the 2012-2013 Year Achievement Results.

Parking in Front of Ottewell

This is a reminder to parents that the bus drop-off area in front of Ottewell must be left free of cars AT ALL TIMES. If you are dropping off, or picking up your child, you may not stop in the area designated for busses. The safety of our Special Needs students is at risk when this occurs, especially during the winter months. Please know that the EPS have been notified of this situation and may be out ticketing cars. Also, please note that it is unsafe to make U-turns in front of the school. We are concerned for the safety of all our children.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Health Talk

Alberta Health Services sends out Public Health Newsletters for Teachers, School Staff and Parents. Check out the June Healthtalk Newsletter for parents and teachers with helpful information about having a safe summer. 

   

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