This Week At Three Oaks

This Week at Three Oaks –  February 20- 23, 2024

Hope you all are enjoying your long weekend.

 

Last week we recognized Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to the MacLeod Family, the McMurdo Family, Safe Drivers,  Consolidated Credit Union, Student Council and our Culinary class for the treats last week.  We all appreciated it.

 

Last week we were also fortunate to have motivational speaker Orlando Bowen visit our school on Thursday and spend some time with some student leaders as well as meet with our student body in a full school assembly.  Orlando’s reminders of us all being on the same journey and the importance of supporting one another to help overcome adversity, to find your passion and use your gifts to make a difference were some of the  powerful messages our students lefts with.   One Voice, One Team.

 

 

Reminder that the last day to order clothing from the TOSH Athletics Online Store is TODAY, Monday, February 19. Please see email from Monday, February 12 from Mrs. Reeves with the Link.

 

Coaches Needed: We are also looking for coaches for Senior High Men’s and Women’s Flag Football as well as Track and Field. If interested, please each out to Mr. Joel Arsenault at jyarsenault@edu.pe.ca

 

Congratulations to Ms. Shannon Dunphy  and her TOSH Art classes, who are being awarded a City of Summerside Cultural Award for providing curriculum in the arts and the yearly art show in June. A nomination was put forth by a member of the public and selected by the committee. The award will be presented at the Mayor’s Heritage Tea on Friday, March 15 in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

 

 

Congratulations to the following members of our Wrestling Team who competed last weekend in a tournament in Sackville, Nova Scotia:  Gold - Deirdre Studer & Silver Kierra MacDougall and Euwan Tibay.

 

Out and About

Congratulations to Chasity Campbell who placed second and Landon Harvey who placed third in the Youth Challenge Qualifier to go to Nationals in 5 Pin Bowling last weekend.

 

 

Interested in the chance to win airpods and some treats? Follow TOSH_OHS2024 on Instagram for this great opportunity!

 

From the Gym:

 

Monday, February 19

Islander Day - No Classes

 

#2 men 12:00-2:00

#2 women @ Rural 11am 

#3 men host Morell 2:45 

#1 women host Rural 4:30

#1 men 6:00-8:00 

Tuesday, February 20

#2 men 7:10am-8:40am

#1 men 3:30-5:00

#2 women 5:00-6:30

#1 women 6:30-8:00

#3 men 8:00-9:30 

 

Wednesday, February 21

#2 women @ Gray 5:30

#2 men @ Gray 7:15

#1 men 3:30-5:00

#3 men 5:00-6:30

#1 women 6:30-8:30

 

Grad Event 8:30-10:00 

 

Thursday, February 22

#1 men 3:30-5:00

#1 women 5:00-6:30

#2 men 6:30-8:00

#3 men 8:00-9:30 

PEISAA women’s Powerlifting Championships @ EFB.

8am weigh-ins start. 

9:30am competition starts. 

 

Friday. February 23

#2 women 3:30-5:00

#1 women @ MRHS 6:00

#2 men 5:00-6:30

#3 men 6:30-8:00

#1 men 8:00-9:30

 

PEISAA men’s Powerlifting Championships @ EFB.  

8am weigh-ins start. 

9:30am competition starts.

 

Saturday, February 24

#1 women 2:30-4:00

 

From the Music Room:

Wind Ensemble - Rehearsal tomorrow morning (Tuesday) as usual!  Set your alarms after the long weekend 🙂

 

R&B Band: Check Google Classroom for rehearsal plans this week

 

Second trip payment for Montreal was due on February 15th. Please etransfer this to toshbandparents@gmail.com.

Mussels for Music Students! TOSH Band students interested in fundraising to reduce their trip costs are selling 2 lb. bags of FRESH local mussels from Prince Edward Aqua Farms for $10, with most of those funds going directly to the students.  THANK YOU to Prince Edward Aqua Farms for their generous partnership.  Anyone looking to purchase mussels can contact a TOSH Band student going to Montreal in April or contact Krista Bryson kxbryson@edu.pe.ca, or Branden Kelly bpkelly@edu.pe.ca.  Orders are welcome until February 27th. Mussels will be ready for pickup at TOSH on Wednesday, March 13 between 4 and 6pm.  

Sing for Lifehouse - Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser - Thursday, Feb 22 @ 7:00pm

Come to the TOSH Blackbox Theatre this Thursday evening for a lovely evening of music from TOSH students in support of the Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser - raising money for Lifehouse Women's Shelter. Entry is by donation, with all proceeds going directly to Coldest Night of the Year. There will also be hot chocolate and goodies for sale before the show!  This promises to be a fantastic evening for all to enjoy, and your support for this student-run event is greatly appreciated.  Shout out to Ayessa Divina, Savanna Brazil and their team for the work they've put into this! 

 

 

PEI Senior Honours Band day is being rescheduled to Friday, February 23rd. Mr. Kelly will send a note to students about this. 

 

 

 

From Student Services

 

Grade 12 Students, be sure to keep checking the Google Classroom for updates.

 

Summerside Western Capitals are looking for volunteers (at least 4 students). Interested students can contact Pat at 902-439-8654.

 

Community Foundation of PEI Scholarships are set to open March 1, 2024! Please visit the following link where you will find numerous opportunities for Grade 12 students to apply for scholarships and awards aimed at helping Island students pursue their learning goals. Applicants will be required to submit letters of reference, personal statements outlining leadership and volunteer experience, as well as updated transcripts. Therefore now is a good time to start preparing these items to be ready to start applying! https://www.cfpei.ca/apply/scholarships/

 

St. Thomas University – A representative from St. Thomas University will be visiting TOSH on Tuesday, February 20th .

 

 

Reminder of deadlines for post-secondary schools are approaching. Holland College  - end of February. The application waiver code is TOSH2425.

 

UPEI will be visiting TOSH on March 5th for a “Course Registration Day” for any students planning to attend UPEI in the Fall. Students must sign up for this which is available now on the 2024 Grad Google Classroom

 

Using a Career Mindset to Land a Summer Job

Job fairs are a great way for students to meet employers, learn about the work they do, and put their name in the hat for the chance at a summer job. But whether you have already worked a first job or are starting from square one, you need a resumé that shows employers how the skills you have can translate into the job they are hiring for. But how can you impress an employer when you don't have work experience that matches the position they are hiring for?

 

According to this article from CERIC, the answer can be found in identifying your skills, whether you earned them in your last job/volunteer experience or activities you take part in at school, and using them as a foundation for your resumé. 

 

If you think you are starting your resumé from nothing, I challenge you to write some answers for the following: 

  • What skills have you developed while participating in an extra-curricular activity such as sports, band, or school clubs?
  • What skills have you learned in school that employers might be looking for? 
  • Which teacher/coach would be a good reference for your resumé, and what do you think they would say about you?

Some answers you may have written are exactly what employers want: being able to work as part of a team, the ability to show up on time, having a positive attitude, having good communication skills, experience with word documents, slideshows and spreadsheets, and more! By looking outside the job titles and focusing on the skills you have and would like to develop, you can adopt a mindset that will help you throughout your entire career.

 

Check out this article about how to create a resumé that employers want to read. As you develop your resumé and begin searching for jobs, be sure to also visit our page of job search tips and information

 

Upcoming job fairs can be found on our calendar of upcoming events. Here are two won't want to miss: 

 

FilmPEI is excited to announce a new workshop series: Women In Film!

 

Whether you are interested in exploring an engaging career in the film and television industry, want to learn more about the industry or are mapping out your post-secondary work and education... there is a place for you!
To be eligible to register and participate in this workshop series, you must be 16 years of age or older.

 

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Film jobs and different departments (and how your current skills may be transferable).
  • What goes into making a film and television show.
  • The pros and cons of working in film and television.
  • How to break into the industry.

 

For more information check out the graphic and registration form here:

https://forms.gle/uHYMhtBmonPPLj1j7

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Looking for something to do over the March Break?

Who: Swift Kick - the most entertaining Taylor Swift tribute band in Canada.

When: March 28th 2024.

Where: Credit Union Place, Summerside, 511 Notre Dame St, Summerside, PE C1N 1T2.

Time: 4 pm - 6 pm (all ages show), 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm (19+ show).

Price: An all-ages show - Adult tickets $20, youth tickets $10, including taxes and fees: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/swift-kick-a-taylor-swift-tribute-summerside-prince-edward-island-03-28-2024/event/31006041929B1CD4 

A 19+ show - Tickets $25, including taxes and fees: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/swift-kick-a-taylor-swift-tribute-summerside-prince-edward-island-03-28-2024/event/3100604193001CF7

Organizer: Explore Summerside.

 

Mark your Calendars – This Calendar will be updated weekly

February

~19 – Islander Day – No Classes

28 – Pink Shirt Day

March

 8 - Parent Teacher Interviews (K-9) / Professional Learning Day (10-12) (no classes)

 22-28 - Mid-term Break (no classes)

 29 – Good Friday (no classes)

April

1 – Easter Monday (no classes)

18 – Parent Teacher Interviews Evening only

19 - Parent Teacher Interviews 

May

 3 - Area Association / CUPE 3260 Annual Convention (no classes)

9-11 – Voye Memorial Rugby Tournament

16 – Band Concert at Scott McAulay Performing Arts Cente

13-17 – DELF Exams

Monday, May 13th  :  Level B2 (Immersion)

Tuesday, May 14th  : Level B1 (Mostly Immersion students)

Wednesday, May 15th : Level A2 : (Core French)

 20 – Victoria Day (no classes)

June

1 – Senior Prom – More details to come

6 & 7 -  TOSH Music Big Show - PMP and R&B Showcase

12 - First Day High School Exams

14 – Athletic Banquet

17 – Final Day of Exams

 20 – TOSH Graduation at Credit Union Place – 6:45 p.m. start time

26 – Report Card Pick Up

 27 - Administrative Day

 28 - Administrative Day, Last Day for Staff

As always, if you have a question or a concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, whose emails are listed on our school webpage which can be found at https://threeoaks.edu.pe.ca/

You can also reach out to myself at jlreeves@edu.pe.ca ,or by phone at 902-888-8460 ext. 126, or to one our vice principals  Claire Caseley Smith  cncaseleysmith@edu.pe.ca or David Chisholm dmchisholm@edu.pe.ca

Let’s make a great week!

Jacqueline Reeves
Three Oaks Senior High
Principal

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful winter weekend; it almost feels like Spring today. What a difference a week makes!

Please see attached link for the Three Oaks Athletics Online Store with clothing by Lulu Lemon. Deadline to order is February 19. TOSH Athletics Online Store Link 

Also 

TOSH Athletics is in search of Coaches

 We are looking for coaches for our men’s and women’s flag football teams.

Game nights will be Wednesday’s at TOSH this spring.

 

Also looking for anyone who might be interested in helping coach Track & Field.

 

Contact Mr. Arsenault for info on any of the above positions

jyarsenault@edu.pe.ca

Happy Lunar New Year to all of our families celebrating! This year is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon represents strong and great leadership.

 

 This week is School Staff Appreciation Week. Author Stephen King once said “Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” And former US president, John F. Kennedy once said “ We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

 

 

It indeed takes a village to make our schools the special places they are. A special shout out and thank you to our custodians, our bus drivers, our cafeteria staff,  our educational assistants, our youth service workers, our counsellors, our admin assistants, our teacher librarian, our teachers and our admin team at Three Oaks who work hard each and every day to make a difference in the lives of others through their supportive and encouraging words and actions, their creative and inspiring lessons, and their dedication to provide opportunities so our students can reach their potential. We are so lucky to be able to work and learn in our beautiful facility. Take some time this week to say thank you to those who have made a difference for you.

 

Thank you to all who came out to support the Test Drive a KIA on Saturday with all proceeds going to the Community Fridge.

 

Report Cards – will be sent home on Monday, February 12.

 

PowerSchool – will be made live again on Monday, February 12.

 

Grade 12 Transcript Link – will be emailed to you on Monday, February 12. Please note that this link will only be active for 21 days, so please be sure that you download a copy of your transcript before the deadline.

 

February 13 – Our R&B Band are performing with the Holland College Community Band at the Florence Simmons Hall in Charlottetown. Show starts at 7:30 and admission is by donation to the local food bank.

 

 

Feb. 14 – Wear Red, Pink, and White for Valentine’s Day. Grab a heart sucker during the morning recess. Couples game on stage at lunch – who knows each other the best.

 

February 16 is Winter Wellness Day – Stay tuned for more details about how to sign up for snow shoeing, snow yoga and snow flag football this Friday at lunch. A great way to get outside and enjoy some winter fun!

 

February 19 is Islander Day. A reminder there are no classes next Monday.

 

Paris and Vimy travel groups are asked to finish up selling tickets. All tickets are due on or before February 14th. Money & tickets can be handed in at the office or student services. 

 

Donations Needed:  Several students need sneakers for PE classes and gym pants. Donations of new or gently used sneakers and gym pants are welcome and accepted at the main office. Men's sneakers size 9-12 and women's 6-10. Joggers size M-XL.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

Reminder about Yearbook Order Deadline -  is now February 29.  Orders can be placed online through the TOSH website or using the link:   https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1111964/Three-Oaks-Senior-High-School/2022-Yearbook/20210805042126680127/CATALOG_SHOP/

Students wishing to purchase using CASH can bring $65 to the main office to secure their book.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Clow or Ms. Sullivan

 

Alarming Information –It is always important to make informed choices. When I received an email this week from the Chief Public Health Office about a product that they picked up from our school for disposal, a vape that was confiscated from a student, I felt it was important to share this information with you. Vaping is a concern in Island high schools, and it is important for families to have discussions about this, and youth to make informed decisions. I have attached the picture of the vape in this email and the information sent to me:

 

I just wanted to share a little information about some of the vape products you seized.  The vape in the picture contains the most nicotine I’ve ever seen in a disposable vape.  This product came from China (or outside Canada) and contains 20mL of e-liquid at a concentration of 50mg/mL (which is 2 ½ times the legal allow nicotine concentration in Canada)  It contain 1000mg of nicotine, which is the equivalent to around 1000 cigarettes.

 

Please note that vaping or the use of tobacco products is not permitted on school property – this includes parking lots, fields and within the school building. Suspensions ranging from a one ( first offense) to five days ( more than two offenses) will occur.  If students are making the decision to vape, there is a time and a place to do it – and it does not include being on school property. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

Out and About

Congratulations to Megan Wong who has been approved as a member of the National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) of the RCMP. She will carry out her volunteer duties in NYAC until June of this year.

 

 

Anti Racism Microgrants : The Anti-Racism Table invites individuals, community organizations and stakeholders to apply for microgrants to undertake initiatives that promote anti-racism work on PEI. Shout out to grade twelve student Jana Wong who in 2023 was the recipient in the youth category with her Stick Together in Multicultural World.

More information can be found at this link:

 

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/executive-council-office/anti-racism-microgrants

 

 

 

 

From the Gym :

Monday, February, 12

#1 women host Bluefield 5:30

#1 men host Westisle 7:15

#2 women 3:30-5:00 

 

Tuesday, February 13

 

#2 men 7:10am-8:40am

#1 men 3:30-5:00

#1 women 5:00-6:30

#2 women 6:30-8:00

#3 men 8:00-9:30 

 

Wednesday, February 14

#3 men 6:30-8:00

#2 women @ Bluefield 5:30

#2 men @ Bluefield 7:15

#1 men @ Gray 7:15

#1 women 4:30-6:30

 

Thursday, February 15

#1 men 3:30-5:00

#1 women 5:00-6:30

#2 men 6:30-8:00

#3 men 8:00-9:30

 

Friday, February 16

#1 women host Montague 5:30

#2 women 3:30-5:00

#1 men 7:00-9:00

 

Saturday, February 17

#1 women 2:30-4:00

#2 women @ Rural 10:00am

#2 men @ Rural 11:45am

 

Monday, February 19Islander Day

 

 

#3 men host Morell 2:45 

#1 women host Rural 4:30

#1 men 6:00-8:00 

 

From the Music Room

Reminder that early morning practices are canceled when there is a one hour delay.

- R&B Band: check google classroom for rehearsal plans this week

- Second trip payment is due on February 15th. Please etransfer this to toshbandparents@gmail.com.

- Stay tuned for fundraising opportunities to be finalized shortly for students traveling to Montreal. 

- R&B Band  have been invited to perform with the Holland College Community Band on Tuesday, February 13th at the Florence Simmons Hall on Holland College Campus. Show starts at 7:30, Doors open at 7:00 and admission by donation to the local food bank.

Wind Ensemble are asked to check their email and respond to the sectionals survey.

Honour Band Students  - a reminder that the registration fee is due to Mr. Kelly by Wednesday.

 

Student Services

Grade 12 Students, be sure to keep checking the Google Classroom for updates.

 

Reminder of deadlines for post-secondary schools are approaching. Holland College  - end of February.

 

UPEI will be visiting TOSH on March 5th for a “Course Registration Day” for any students planning to attend UPEI in the Fall. Students must sign up for this which is available now on the 2024 Grad Google Classroom.

 

 

New Scholarship opportunity.

The 2024 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence scholarship submission deadline is quickly approaching. Submissions will be accepted online until March 13, 2024. This cash scholarship program recognizes graduating high school students for their ongoing community contributions and pursuit of leadership. RE/MAX Canada is pleased to offer 40 scholarships of $1,000 each to students across Canada (except for Quebec).


Participants must be a Grade 12 student attending high school in Canada in the 2023/2024 academic year. Participants must not have previously participated in a commencement ceremony.

 



HOW TO APPLY

 

Eligible students are invited to write and submit an online essay up to 1,250 words in length, answering one of the following questions:

  • What does a “bright future” look like for you?
  • How have you demonstrated leadership or charity within your community to make it a better place?
  • How can we ensure fair and affordable housing for all Canadians?

To apply, students are to submit their essay online before March 13, 2024: https://rem.ax/2024QuestForExcellence

 

Mark your Calendars – This Calendar will be updated weekly

February

12 – Report Cards go home

14 – Wear Red, Pink & White for Valentine’s Day

16 – Winter Wellness Day – Sign up for some fun lunch time activities outdoors.

19 – Islander Day – No Classes

28 – Pink Shirt Day

March

 8 - Parent Teacher Interviews (K-9) / Professional Learning Day (10-12) (no classes)

 22-28 - Mid-term Break (no classes)

 29 – Good Friday (no classes)

April

1 – Easter Monday (no classes)

18 – Parent Teacher Interviews Evening only

19 - Parent Teacher Interviews 

May

 3 - Area Association / CUPE 3260 Annual Convention (no classes)

9-11 – Voye Memorial Rugby Tournament

16 – Band Concert at Scott McAulay Performing Arts Cente

13-17 – DELF Exams

Monday, May 13th  :  Level B2 (Immersion)

Tuesday, May 14th  : Level B1 (Mostly Immersion students)

Wednesday, May 15th : Level A2 : (Core French)

 20 – Victoria Day (no classes)

June

1 – Senior Prom – More details to come

6 & 7 -  TOSH Music Big Show - PMP and R&B Showcase

12 - First Day High School Exams

14 – Athletic Banquet

17 – Final Day of Exams

 20 – TOSH Graduation at Credit Union Place – 6:45 p.m. start time

26 – Report Card Pick Up

 27 - Administrative Day

 28 - Administrative Day, Last Day for Staff

As always, if you have a question or a concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, whose emails are listed on our school webpage which can be found at https://threeoaks.edu.pe.ca/

You can also reach out to myself at jlreeves@edu.pe.ca ,or by phone at 902-888-8460 ext. 126, or to one our vice principals  Claire Caseley Smith  cncaseleysmith@edu.pe.ca or David Chisholm dmchisholm@edu.pe.ca

Let’s make a great week!

Jacqueline Reeves
Three Oaks Senior High
Principal