Fall L'Affaire 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Join us for an adult only evening of fun, food and friendship in support of Owen. It’s the biggest fundraiser of the fall held at the Estates of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate. This year, proceeds raised will support the purchase of a new play structure for the primary playground.

Buy your tickets today to attend, provide items for our silent or selective auctions or sponsor a portion of the evening. Your support, no matter what form it takes, is greatly appreciated.

The evening is fun-filled and includes:

Hors d'oeuvres and Dinner (cocktail style)

Silent Auction      Selective Raffle   

Student Art Auction        Dessert, Tea and Coffee         Cash Bar

To support this event find attached the Ticket Order Form, Sponsorship Form and Auction Form or see the Fall L’Affaire package sent home last week. Forms are also available from the office or online (please see forms below).

Order your tickets today and thank you

for your support!

(Tickets are limited!)



To order tickets, please click here

To help by sponsor or to donate, please click  here

To donate to the silent auction, please click here


Sarah's Challenge-October 5-9, 2015



·      Since its inception, Sarah’s Food Drive has raised over 150,000 pounds of food for Daily Bread Food Bank

·      Sarah’s Food Drive is now the largest community-based food drive that supports Daily Bread Food Bank

·      This year, Sarah and her sister Claire are trying to raise 80,000 pounds of food

·      This year, 14 schools (7,000 students) will participate in the School Challenge


The School Challenge is a week long campaign where students at participating schools are asked to bring non-perishable food items to school. These items will be collected and donated to Daily Bread Food Bank. Please check our website, under Claire’s Corner, for a list of food that are most needed.

OWEN is on TEAM WEST (we use Bayview Avenue as the dividing line).


In addition to the collection of non-perishable food items, we also have an online donation option. We have created a specific donation page for the Owen School Community. This is a great way to donate to Sarah’s Food Drive and also have your contributions count toward the School Challenge.  Daily Bread considers every dollar donated as 1 pound of food.  ($1=1 pound)

Click here for the donation page

Please share it with other family members and friends—it is a great way to have extended family participate in the School Challenge

Thank you for participating in this years School Challenge.  Your donations will make a real impact on so many people that count on the support of Daily Bread Food Bank. 

Fall L'Affaire -Save the Date!

Thursday, November 5, 2015 is the date for this year's Fall L'Affaire!  Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, fun, and friendship in support of the arts, music and education.  It is an ADULT ONLY evening being held at the Estates at Sunnybrook, McLean House.

More complete details will be coming soon.

Help Pick a Play Structure

Thank you to the whole Owen community for helping us raise $25,000.00 last year!

We have enough funds to purchase the smaller FN1100 model early in 2016, or wait and fundraise further to get the FN1200 model later in 2016.

Which would you vote for? 

Which play structure?
FN1100 - 20 kids - $26k
FN1200 - 30 kids - $35k
Poll Maker

Here are the two options that we are considering: http://www.climbinet.com/playground-climbing-net-equipment.php

Model FN1100
Capacity 20 kids
$26,000.00 installed

Model FN1200
Capacity 30 kids
$35,000.00 installed

Rain Plan for Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dear Owen Families:
We will keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature will be kind and not rain this morning. If the weather holds up, we will meet in the previously arranged areas as mentioned in Thursday's email/website post.

At 8:15 a.m. this morning, the decision will be made to either meet and greet students outside or in the locations outlined below.

Students who ride the bus will be allowed into the school and at 8:30 will be re-directed to their classes.

For students who do not ride the bus, signs will be posted outside the entry doors to indicate where students should enter.

JK/SK, SK FI-Gym and lunch room (wall will be open).  
Grade 1 Eng-Rm 123
Grade 1 FI-Rm 121
Grade 2 Eng-Rms 112 and 113
Grade 2 FI-Rm 111
Grade 3 Eng-Portables 2, 3, 4.  Class lists will be posted on the portable doors and students will be welcomed by their teachers.  Parents can check and then drop off students accordingly.
Grade 3 FI-Library
Grade 4 Eng-Portable 6
Grade 4 FI-Portable 5
Grade 5 Eng-Rm 119
Grade 5 FI-Rm 117
Grade 6  Eng-Rm 112
Grade 6-FI-Rm 113

A table will be set up in the main foyer to help direct families.
Annoucements will begin at 9 a.m. Parents are kindly asked to say "goodbye" at that time.

Looking forward to a fantastic year together!

Welcome Back! First Day Instructions and Welcome Back Dance

Dear Owen Families:

Welcome back!  We hope that you had a fantastic summer and that you are ready for a new school year.

On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the 2015-16 school year will begin.  Teachers will be outside beginning at 8:30 a.m. to help direct you to the right area for the 8:39 entry at the start of the day.

Please see the map that has been included in this email, which indicates where all grades will meet at 8:39 a.m.  

Teachers will be outside, gathering their students to enter the building.  We ask that for the safety of all students, parents remain outside of the school.  Please make arrangements with your child for after-school pick up routines before the beginning of the day. 

We hope you enjoy the last weekend of summer.

See you on Tuesday!

Welcome to Mr. Rob Policicchio, Vice-Principal

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Mr. Rob Policicchio, our new Vice-Principal, who will be joining us this year.  Welcome to Owen!

Details for first day instructions will be posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015.  An email will also be sent out on that same day.  New kindergarten parents can expect to receive a letter in the mail late next week.

Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Solar Panel Installation-August 2015

Dear Owen Families:

Our roofing is nearly complete and we will have solar panels installed during the month of August.  This installation should have minimal disruption to the school, both during the summer and when school begins.

Please see the letter below for the details.  Please enjoy the rest of your summer!