Even before COVID-19, we’ve been living in a world where social media plays a large role in the way we communicate – for our children too! With lockdowns, school closures, and the need to physically distance, many of us have increased the amount of time we spend online, as a family and as individuals. With … Continue reading Jesse Miller: Safely Navigating the Online World
The Chanukah celebrations continue @The_OJCS! Today our grade 2 classes and Hillel Lodge met virtually for a Chanukah program. Our grade 2 classes shared Chanukah trivia with our Hillel Lodge friends, followed by a Chanukah song-a-long. A big thank you to Morah Batya for coordinating the special event with Hillel Lodge. The hallways are doors … Continue reading OJCS Chanukah Celebrations
We had a week filled with ruach thanks to Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. A big thank you to CBB Associate Director Jill Doctor and Assistant Director Marnie Gontovnik for leading things on the CBB side of things and planning the different activities for our students. On Wednesday, students in grades 4-5 participated in a … Continue reading A Week of Camp Ruach
This is an exciting week at OJCS! Not only is it the Scholastic book fair and the first night of Chanukah, but we also have CBB coming to OJCS (virtually!). With the weather getting grey and colder, why not bring some camp-style ruach to our building from Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. Have a look … Continue reading CBB is Coming to OJCS!
We are thrilled to continue with our beloved OJCS Scholastic Book Fair, just this year it will be virtual style! It also means that you can shop from the comfort of your own couch and still be supporting the school as 20% of the sale proceeds are donated back to the school. The book fair … Continue reading OJCS Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
By: Jenny, Knesset Communications Guess what’s coming on Friday, June 5th? It’s the OJCS Maccabiah Games! Even under these circumstances, we still want to have a super fun day (#RUACH) filled with different games and activities. Of course, this year will be different than the others, but maybe for the better! We will be playing … Continue reading OJCS Maccabiah Games
We are excited to share that our ‘Family Night In’ (previously Girls Night & Boys Night In) is taking place on Thursday, May 21st. Grade 4 & 5 families are invited to join us from 6:30-8:30 PM and please RSVP by this Friday to Mrs.Bennett (Grade 4) or Mrs.Thompson (Grade 5) if you are able … Continue reading Family Night In 2020
RUACH WEEK is coming up from March 9-13. We are so excited to see everyone’s great costumes and school spirit. At our Rosh Chodesh Adar assembly, we shared the following themes: Monday, March 9th- Crazy Hat and/or Hair Day Tuesday, March 10th- Purim! Your choice of costume and be ready for a great carnival. Wednesday, … Continue reading RUACH Week is Coming!
Knesset Meeting- Planning for Jewish Disability & Inclusion Month at OJCS By Jenny, Knesset Communications Rep Today at our Knesset meeting we have a guest speaker named Madelaine Werier joining us to teach us about the Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network and help us celebrate the Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month (February) at OJCS. Madelaine is … Continue reading Knesset Guest Speaker- LIVE Blog
ROSH CHODESH KISLEV By Jenny P., Knesset Communications Rep Yesterday we had our second Rosh Chodesh assembly for the month of Kislev. This assembly was packed with lots of new and exciting things that will be happening at the OJCS this year. Our leaders for this assembly were Ruben S., Audrey B., and Ben C. … Continue reading Rosh Chodesh Kislev, By Jenny P.