This Week of Three Oaks – March 20-24, 2023
Dear Students & Parents/ Guardians
What a beautiful last day of winter, and I must say I welcome the first day of Spring tomorrow. With Spring, comes making plans for the next school year including choosing courses for our grades ten and eleven students, and figuring out next steps for life after high school for our grade twelve students. However this applies to you, it is my hope that you will sit and reflect about what you love to do, and then choose your next steps accordingly.
This week during homeroom, students will have the opportunity to learn about and reflect on the courses that they will take next school year. Course selection will take place for our grades ten and eleven students the week of March 27.
Ramadan Mubarak to all families who are celebrating this month!
School Goals Day Reminder – No Classes this Friday, March 24 due to professional development for staff.
Graduation – Graduation this school year has been booked for Thursday, June 22 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at Credit Union Place. More details will be sent out the closer we get to this evening of celebration for our graduates!
Staff Appreciation - A special thank you goes out to all parents who contributed funds for staff appreciation treats. With your generosity, Mrs. Sullivan and her Culinary classes treated our staff to a yummy selection of sweets last Friday, and they will continue to provide treats for staff over the next few months. We all truly appreciate your kindness as this activity also provides our culinary students with more opportunities to practice their craft. On that note, most recently, our Culinary 801 classes catered a vice principal’s meeting at Three Oaks for the Westisle and Three Oaks Families of Schools, and I have heard nothing but positive feedback. We are incredibly grateful for this program, under the direction of Mrs. Rochelle Sullivan, and so proud of our talented students. Great job everyone!
Easter Seals Bake Sale – Students, mark your calendars! On April 5, TOSH staff will be putting on a bake sale to help raise money for the annual Easter Seals Campaign. Easter Seals PEI is “ committed to fully enhancing the quality of life, self esteem and self determination of Islanders with disabilities”, and on April 17, we welcome Easter Seals Ambassadors, Katelyn and Meghan Rogers, to our school and present them with our donation.
Kensington Friendship Hockey Tourney Meeting – Men’s Team - a mandatory TOSH Men’s Hockey meeting for Monday March 20 in the lecture theatre at 11:50 a.m. to go over expectations and how we plan to proceed with our TOSH hockey program in the KISH tournament.
Report It – Last Thursday evening, March 16, representatives from the PSB were at Three Oaks to talk to parents about a new way for students to report their concerns when they do not feel comfortable reaching out at school. This reporting mechanism, Report It, will be available for all students in the Three Oaks family of schools beginning the last week of March. Stay tuned for more details from the Public Schools Branch. We cannot help you navigate your concerns in schools if we do not know, so this means of sharing, provides students with one more way to ask for help.
Out and About
Congratulations to Kennah Brant, goal tender for the U18 AAA Female Eastern Stars whose team recently won the Provincial Championship and will be representing PEI at Atlantics in Membertou, NS at the end of the month.
Congratulations to Carson Griffin, Andrew Thompson & Kiefer Thompson whose team recently won the PEI Major U-18 Championship and will go on to represent PEI at Atlantics in Fredericton, NB at the end of the month.
Congratulations and Good Luck to Chastity Campbell, Dawson Gallant ( grade 10) and Trey Wedge who leave for Winnipeg on March 22 to represent PEI at the 2023 Youth Bowling Challenge! We look forward to hearing more about this National Championship!
PEI Rugby handed out their 2022 annual awards on Thursday evening, March 16 in Charlottetown and both former and current Three Oaks Students were well represented. Congratulations to Ami Beaulieu, who earned the U-17 Coaches Award, Teacher, Tim Hockin who was named Match Official of the Year, and to Campbell Wadman who was also nominated for Junior Player of the Year for 2022!
Students are actively involved in our community, so if you have something that you would like me to share, please let me know! ????
From the Gym:
Monday, March 20 –
Men’s rugby 3:30-5:00
Women’s spring club volleyball 5:00-7:00
Tuesday, March 21
Women’s rugby 3:30-5:30
Men’s rugby 5:30-7:00
Women’s spring club volleyball 7:00-8:30
Wednesday, March 22
Men’s spring club volleyball 7:30-9:00
Thursday, March 23
Women’s rugby 3:30-5:30
Men’s rugby 5:30-7:00
Friday, March 24
Gym unavailable before 3:30
Fom the Music Department -
Congratulations to the TOSH R&B Band on a excellent performance last night opening for Lady Soul at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Center! Stay tuned for info on upcoming performances from this group!
Rehearsals will proceed at usual this week. Note to members of the Wind Ensemble who are not in class this semester to prioritize preparation on our pieces for Atlantic Festivals of Music
Wind Ensemble and R&B Students - reminder to return their signed Extracurricular form to Ms. Bryson ASAP.
Save the Date! PMP621 Songwriting Showcase, featuring guest mentor Catherine MacLellan - April 6
The 621 Popular Music Performance students are co-writing original songs to share in a public showcase at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00pm. Tickets will be available shortly through a google form (similar process to the Holiday Show). We are thankful for ArtsSmarts PEI funding to help facilitate this incredible opportunity.
Course Registration - All TOSH Students
Any TOSH students who think they may be interested in trying our Popular Music Performance courses are encouraged to see Ms. Bryson. The goal of these new courses is to reach a wide audience of students who enjoy making music in a variety of ways.
From Student Services:
If you require a copy of your transcript to be sent to schools, scholarships, etc., you can request one through the transcript request form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdr2kIhktBqV-E24lKcmnKb_zVL39qJyDqVTN8tn2V4NJ_a3w/viewform
Reminder to Grade 12 students to join the Grad Google Classroom using the following code: 7jy7jax
Parents can be invited to follow this classroom as well but may find it easier to follow the bursary board at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xc4LjTpjTk76v3ESh6nZY-T22UsALS3zy3HexzfVSGY/edit?usp=sharing
You may start to notice more scholarships being posted over the next couple of months. This can get quite busy so it is important that students keep an eye on what is posted in the Grad Google Classroom. It is a good idea to have an updated resume and to line up people who can be a reference for you (teachers, coaches, employers, advisors for volunteer positions, etc). Many scholarships will require a brief written submission. Please keep in mind that you can likely use similar ones for various scholarships as similar questions are often asked. The due date for Holland College Scholarships is March 31 which is quickly approaching.
Many Post-Secondary Schools have spring information sessions. You can find this information on their websites. St. Thomas University will be hosting its spring open house Saturday, March 25th on campus in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The event is an excellent opportunity for students in all grade levels to better explore not only St. Thomas University, but also various career tracks, academic disciplines, and university more broadly. Registration is required and can be submitted at stu.ca or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All student attendees will receive free STU swag, and students who have not yet applied will be eligible to receive an application fee. The University of Ottawa is hosting an event on March 25.
There are several opportunities listed for students at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j79QY6MXXtcWlnDS8miK1leAaq3RU9fICktsO0CKlbs/edit?usp=sharing
Current opportunities include:
Future Poet Award – Do you write poetry to explain and explore the world? Submit 6-10 poems and the application form for a chance to be awarded $500.
Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition - it entails writing and illustrating a children's book about diversity and inclusion, geared to elementary school age children between the ages of five to ten.
The book can be written in either of our two official languages; English or French or it can be written as a bilingual book. Students can work on their own or in pairs – where one student is illustrating and one writing.
Université de Montréal - attend a summer French Program
Relay for Life Thank you to those who submitted forms indicating their interest in being part of organizing TOSH’s Youth Relay for Life event to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. We will be reviewing applications and approaching people next week. It is still possible for students to indicate interest in committees through forms in the main office. The committees where we need people include: Sponsorship Committee, Survivor Committee, Finance Committee, Marketing Committee, Fundraising and Recruitment Committee, and Activities Committee. A description of these committees can be found on the form in the main office.
More details will come soon about this event. This year students will be able to form their own team or join their homeroom for this event.
Mark Your Calendars
March 24 - School Goals 10-12 No Classes
April 2-6 -KISH Friendship Hockey Tournament
April 5 – Bake Sale for Easter Seals
April 7 - Statutory Holiday (no classes)
April 10 - Statutory Holiday (no classes)
April 17 – Easter Seals Ambassadors at TOSH
April 20 – Parent Teacher Interviews Evening
April 21 - Parent Teacher Interviews No Classes
April 27 – 29 - Wind Ensemble and R&B Band to Atlantic Festivals of Music in Halifax, NS
May 5 - Professional Learning Day, Area Association / CUPE 3260 Annual Convention (no classes)
May 10 – Teens Living in a Digital World – Information Night at TOSH for parents and students in TOSH Family of Schools discussing sharing of intimate images, social media, sexual assault and consent. 7:00 p.m.in Cafeteria. More details in the coming month.
May 19 - Professional Learning Day (no classes)
May 22 - Statutory Holiday (no classes
June 1 PMP621/R&B Band Spring Showcase at Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Center
June 9 – Athletic Banquet @ 5:00 p.m.
June 12 – Block A Exams
June 13 – Block B Exams
June 14 – Block C Exams
June 15 – Block D Exams
June 16 – Senior Prom
June 22 – Graduation @ 6:45 p.m. at Credit Union Place
June 30 - School Offices Close
This is it for now. As always if you have a question or a concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, to myself at email@example.com or to one of our admin team – Mrs. Claire Caseley Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. David Chisholm at email@example.com
Make a great week!