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School Programs
 
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Strong Start
This is a free drop-in, early learning center, for children 0-5 years of age. It is located in our school next to the office, and is open from 8:30- 11:30 am during school days. Please drop-by to pick up a calendar of events and to meet our facilitator, Cindy Garnham.
The NEST 
Intermediate teachers will be providing extra support for students after school in the NEST (Nighthawk Elevated Support Team) from Monday to Thursday, 2:30 pm—3:30 pm. This is open to students needing some help with their homework, an assignment, or just needing a quiet place to complete their work. A teacher will be there to help!
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Hockey Academy
The Nights practice Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm, and Thursdays, from 12:30—1:30 pm. The Hawks practice Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-2:00 pm on both days. The schedule for this year is posted on our school website under the Hockey Academy tab. Coaches: Mr. Miller & Mr. Palmer
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One to One Reading Program
Each year OSE runs this important program with the support of community volunteers who come in and read with some of our emerging readers. At this time, we are looking for volunteers to devote one and a half hours a week or more to read with our children. If you are interested, please contact Deb Holoboff at holoboff@persona.ca or Lisa Crowe-Smith at lcrowesmith@sd53.bc.ca.
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Green Team
Mrs. Currie and her team manage our school garden and compost. They collect compost from each classroom and recycle our waste into compost to be used in the garden.
Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the program are a neighbourhood infant and parent who engage students in their classroom. Over the school year, a trained Roots of Empathy Instructor guides the children as they observe the relationship between baby and parent, understanding the baby’s intentions and emotions. Through this model of experiential learning, the baby is the “Teacher” and a catalyst, helping children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others. Research results from national and international evaluations of the Roots of Empathy program indicate decreases in aggression and increases in prosocial behaviour. For more information visit here
Annual School Events
Event
Approximate Time 
Description
Terry Fox Run September OSE students participate in a 5km run, spread awareness, and raise money for Terry’s Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness and research. 
DEAR Day November DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) day is an inspiring day that focuses on literacy and reading.
Family Literacy Day
January Members of the community are invited into the school to read with our students.
21 Days of Kindness January-February We will be kick off our 21 Days of Kindness Campaign with a special Kindness Assembly. In the assembly, we define Kindness — “the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate,” and promoting students catching each other doing kind acts in and around the school. According to the Heart-Mind Index from the Dalhi Lama Centre, children who are compassionate and kind are ones who help others, comfort upset children, say kind things often, and often invite bystanders to play. We end our 21 Days of Kindness with our Kindness Luncheon organised by our PAC at the Sonora Centre. 
Talent Show February Osoyoos Elementary Students and staff show off their many talents and skills at a performance in the Sonora Center.
Charity Classic Hockey Game March Our hockey academy participants eagerly anticipate these annual games. Please come out and join us as our school cheers on our HCSA students. We will be collecting non-perishable food item at the Sunbowl Arena for the Osoyoos Food Bank.
Learn to Run May On Tuesday and Thursday mornings for eight weeks, most of our students will be participating in our “Learn to Run” program. Students will start by walking and then gradually build-up their endurance so they are able to run continually for greater periods of time. This is in preparation for the 1/5/10km Nighthawk Fun Run.
Nighthawk Fun Run May Students participate in a 1/5/10 km run and raise money for important events to them. This is an annual fundraiser for our Grade 7 year end event.
Nighthawk Track & Field Meet May A great day of sportsmanship and healthy competition of various track & field events.
Jump Rope For Heart May Raise money for the Heart & Stroke foundation while keeping our hearts healthy and happy!
Swim Program May-June Kindergarten to Grade 5 students will get to participate in the swim program at the Oliver Pool. This program includes safety, education, and leisure components.
 
Sports Teams
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Cross Country October Many of our best Nighthawk runners will be taking to the streets of a host school to participate in the district cross-country meet.
Soccer September-October Our soccer players will practice and prepare for our District Tournaments.
Volleyball November-December Our volleyball players will practice and prepare for our District Tournaments.
Basketball January-February Our basketball players will practice and prepare for our District Tournaments.
Cross Country Skiing January Our Grade 4 and 5 students will be heading out into the snow for two cross country ski lessons at the McKinney Ski Trails. Thank you to Olena Lennox and other volunteers from the McKinney Ski Club for providing instruction for our kids.
Winter Skating February As part of our winter sports program, primary students will have the opportunity to go skating at our local rink. Students will walk to and from the Sunbowl Arena and skate with their class. 
Track & Field May Qualifying students train together in preparation for the district event.
 
Lunch Clubs
 
Dance Club
Join Mrs. Chase for some dancing fun!
 
Art Club 
Join Mrs. Dvorack to create some inspiring art projects!
 
Gym Practice
Join Mr. Palmer in the gym for some good exercise
 
 
Library 
Join Mrs Mikulecky in the Learning Commons for a quiet space to work
Yearbook
Help Ms. Dias take pictures and plan out the school's yearbook!