By Abby S., Knesset Communications Rep Student Voice Project Meeting with Knesset The Knesset team is working hard on their student voice project! Everybody had lots of fun helping start up this exciting initiative. One group is constructing a student voice survey to hear the ideas and suggestions for OJCS, while the other group is … Continue reading Knesset Student Voice Project
Purim is coming up soon and Middle School is preparing a carnival and we are looking for small prizes to provide students. If you have any gently used toys, small gifts, “chachkas” or anything that you think a child would enjoy to choose as a prize, please send in your items to your child’s homeroom … Continue reading Purim Carnival
Last week we celebrated the fifth night of Chanukah with about 300 members of our OJCS family. It was a beautiful celebration of the holiday and a big thank you to our amazing Shinshinim, Liam and Inbar, with direction from Morah Ruthie for organizing the celebration. With every grade contributing to the retelling of the Chanukah … Continue reading Family Chanukah Celebration
Next Thursday, December 6th is the OJCS Family Chanukah Celebration! The evening will begin at 6pm and will end around 7:15pm. We ask that all children wear shirts or an outfit that are the colours of a flame (either orange, red, or yellow). Children will be sitting with their class and teachers at the celebration … Continue reading Family Chanukah Celebration
From November 19-25th schools and students across Ontario participated in the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment for all students. OJCS was no exception and held our own Community of Kindness week. Each day we focused on a different theme and our own grade 6 class … Continue reading OJCS ‘Community of Kindness’ Week- Hevei Na-im
This week our series of Kindness Workshops kicked off with grade 3 on Monday morning. Beginning with the end in mind (*7 Habits alert!), our workshop goal was to learn about how we are each responsible for the well-being of one another and how to think win-win (*7 Habits alert!) and work as a team. … Continue reading Kindness Workshop Series
The OJCS Knesset Executive and Grade Representatives have been busy discussing and planning the monthly Dress Down Days along with ideas for school ruach! Dr. Mitzmacher came to visit at our first meeting to say a big welcome to the new 2018-2019 Knesset. President and Vice-President, Daniel and Ari, led a great team building activity … Continue reading Knesset in Action!
It’s time to pick your student club. Please see below for all the club listings and information.
We now have our newly elected Knesset for the 2018-2019 school year! We had many students run a campaign for the executive leadership positions. You can see their election videos here. Our Knesset is the representative body for students at the Ottawa Jewish Community School. The role of the Knesset is to represent and promote … Continue reading Knesset Elections
Welcome to our Student Life blog! Wow. We have had a busy start to the school year. We are thrilled to share all exciting happenings in our school, such as: the first OJCS Middle School Retreat (check out our retreat video here), our first Rosh Chodesh assembly of the year, our amazing Sukkah Hop run by … Continue reading Getting Started!