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St. Gabriel

                                          June                                               

This school year has gone by so fast! We can't believe it's already the end of the year and we're coming so close to summer. This year we have quite a few grade sixes that have been 
with us since the beginning and will now be making their way to high school. We hope they've all had a memorable time in OSC that will stay with them. 

A quick recap of June...
  • On June 2, we went to West View Park with St. Paul and got to explore something different then what we usually do.
  • June 9, St. Gabes joined up with the rest of the programs over at Sycrude Athletic Park and had a fun day in the water.
  • We were able to watch a butterfly cycle from coming in as caterpillars to forming their chrysalis and then forming into butterflies. There was some bumps along the way so the children were extremely excited to see the butterflies, a couple of children even got to the see a butterfly come out of the cocoon. Giving the children the opportunity to see life cycles is neat and gives them life experience.
  • Tie-Dye! The children had the opportunity to tie-dye a shirt that they brought from home - we can't wait to all wear them!
  • Water play - outside we have played a few different water games and these are always fun - the children like to see who can get the most wet. 
  • Kick the can- an all time favourite in OSC. Unfortunately we haven't been able to play as much as we would like due to the weather and all the mosquitos in the forest! 


The end of June is nearing so quickly, and heres a couple of reminders for sun safety for over the summer!
  • A child can sunburn easily, even on a cloudy day
  • Remember to put sunblock on
    • Ears
    • Nose
    • Back of neck and legs
    • Tops of feet
  • Reapply sunscreen every few hours and after swimming or vigorous play.
  • Most importantly, lead by example and remember to protect yourself from the sun as well.


We hope everyone has a great summer and are able to have fun in the sunshine!




                                            May                                              

It's already May and we only have two months left of the school year. This year has flown by and we can't wait to see what the next two months bring us. April was busy in OSC, 
spending as much time outside, doing multicultural activities with the children and being creative. 

This month we have 2 full day Fridays, this Friday we will be doing garbage clean up in the community and the next we are hoping to do a bike day or take a walk to the Wood Buffalo Splash pad. If 
you have any ideas for our 2 Full Days in June, let us know as we are always looking for ideas for field trips//activities. 

If you have any ideas for new outside activities please let us know, as we will be starting to spend most of our afternoons outside!


Important Upcoming Dates:
May 5 - Full Day Friday: Community Clean up
May 19 - Full Day Friday 

Reminders: 
With the warm weather coming, please send sunscreen for your children that are labelled with their names. We want to avoid sunburns :)
Labelled water bottles are also a great idea for all of the children to keep hydrated in the heat. 
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