Welcome to 1/2 Ho!

Updates and Reminders

Below are instructions on how to add yourselves to our school remind program. It is a great way to stay in the loop with what is going on each day at Oriole Park!


We encourage parents to sign up for this free, convenient communication tool.  Remind sends out short text messages on behalf of École Oriole Park School to any smart phone device.  To sign up, text @oriol to (581) 222-9823.  You will receive a confirmation.  To remove yourself from the service, simply text @LEAVE.

Please click the link below to see a video informing parents about our new report cards!

Skating and the Cold Weather
As recommended by the District, our students stay indoors if the weather drops below -20 inclusive of wind chill.  These guidelines will also be taken into consideration during skating periods.  We refer to the Government of Canada Weather website for the current temperatures as it varies between websites.

**REMINDER**   Please drop off your students after 8:43am in the mornings. Supervision is only provided after this time.

Supervisors are on the playground and in the field at 8:43. Students are asked to wait outside and behind the school (where our supervisors can see them) until the bell rings in the morning. If you wish to wait with your child, please do so behind (as opposed to beside) the school. As you and your child become more comfortable, I encourage you to have them go and play with their friends in the morning!

*Please note that we are just starting to learn how to copy our messages from the board. This will take us some time so the messages are brief. Please see below for a better look at our agenda messages. Feel free to contact me anytime by email at shane.holder@rdpsd.ab.ca

Monday, September 25th

-Grade 2's are going swimming tomorrow. Word box list #2 was sent home for grade 1's today.

Tuesday, September 26th

-One book many schools kick-off assembly is this Thursday at 1:15pm.

Wednesday, September 27th

-Library books are due back tomorrow.

Thursday, September 28th

-Orange shirt day tomorrow. Terry Fox run and assembly tomorrow at 2pm.

Friday, September 29th

-See class webpage for October info.

*Please check the agenda front pouch daily for handouts

**Remember to check our class webpage often to keep you in the loop

  • Thursday, August 31 - First day of school for students!
  • Friday, September 1 - Short welcome assembly at 9:15am.
  • Wednesday, September 4 - Labour day. No school for students!
  • Tuesday, September 12 - Swimming starts for grades 2-4.
  • Thursday, September 14 - Hot lunch today. 
  • Friday, September 15 
    Staff Learning Day. No school for students today.
  • Friday, September 22 - Say cheese! Picture day is today!
  • Wednesday, September 27 - Super Kid lunch for those students who won the draw.
  • Thursday, September 28 - Assembly kick off for 1 book many schools at 1:15pm in the school gym!
  • Friday, September 29 - Wear Orange today for orange shirt day! Also, today is our Terry Fox assembly at 2pm and the Terry Fox run will be at 2:30pm. The Terry Fox run and assembly got changed to today instead of September 21st!
 Please see below for different 
options of how parents can be involved. If one of these options excites you and
you would like to help out in 1/2 Ho, let me know via the agenda or class dojo. 
Please remember that parents need a criminal check done and handed into the 
school office in order to come help within the classroom. Thank you!
(1) Read with students
(2) Class technology projects
(3) Field trips
(4) Art projects on Friday's
(5) Putting up and taking down bulletin boards
(6) Skating in January