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Canadian Friends of Finland Christmas Party

CFF- Canadian Friends of Finland has extended an invitation to OSKU friends to their Christmas party. See below for details:

2019 Joulujuhla

This year we are hanging out at one of our favorite restaurants for our holiday festivities.  We have arranged a 3-course prix fixe meal at the special price of $42 (excluding tax and tips)!  We booked Das Lokal last year for Christmas and many said it was the best Joulujuhla ever!  Thought we would try this again.

If we get enough people to come, we can have the restaurant to ourselves!  You do not have to pay in advance (the restaurant will issue your bill), but you must register with us by November 30th if you plan on joining us.  The restaurant needs to know how many places to reserve and if the restaurant is closed to other reservations.  Also, there is limited seating.  Register early so that you are not disappointed!

The menu will include:

  • soup or salad
  • main course
  • dessert plus coffee

We are still discussing the details of the menu, and will let you know in an update when it is finalized.  A vegetarian option is available if registrants request  it (please let us know when registering).  Drinks other than coffee are at additional cost.  There is free parking in the restaurant’s lot and also parking on the street.  Please register for the event by clicking the link below.

Hope to see you there!  Invite your friends to join us!  It promises to be a really fun evening.

Date:    Tuesday, December 10th

Time:    7 PM to 10 PM

Place:   Das Lokal

190 Dalhousie St

 You must register with CFF to attend this event.  Seating is limited!  Please let us know if you are planning on attending our celebration:

Oskun joulujuhlan ruokalista; Miten voit auttaa?

Jotkut teistä ovat kysyneet, joten tässä on ideoita mitä tarvitaan jouluaterian toteuttamiseksi. Yksi ateria/ annos vastaa alennusta yhdelle ihmiselle juhlista. Sisäänpääsy on siis $30 ja jos tuot yhden alla olevista tuotteista maksu on $15. Muistathan silti koordinoida mitä tuot Iran kanssa että tiedämme mitä on tulossa ja mitä vielä uupuu listalta.

Esimerkkejä mitä voit tuoda:

Meatballs n. 50 kpl, pickeled herring 3 jars, boiled eggs 40 kpl, carrot casserole, rutabaga casserole, beet salad (rosolli), green salad & dressing, potatoes peeled and cut 1 bag, peas 2 big bags, Finn Crisps 2 boxes, rye bread and light bread, mustard & lingonberry jam, about 40 juice boxes, joulu torttuja, coffee cake, dessert pie, gingerbread cookies, decaf coffee 1,5kg tin, grapes and/ or mixed fruit.

 

 

Ottawan suomenkieliset jumalanpalvelukset 2019

24.11 Kauneimmat joululaulut (ei palvelusta) klo 15

8.12 Joulukirkko klo 15

Paikka: St. Peter’s Evangelic Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street. Sisäänkäynti parkkipaikan puolelta. Ilmainen pysäköinti (muista ottaa parkkilappu heti sisäänkäynnin luota auton tuulilasiin).

Lukitsemme ovet klo 15.30 mutta ovikelloa soittamalla pääsee sisään. Palvelusten jälkeen on tarjolla kahvia, pullaa, voileipiä yms. suomalaisia herkkuja. Joulukirkon yhteydessä pidämme tuttuun tapaan pienet arpajaiset.

OSKU joulujuhla/ Christmas dinner and party 2019

Lauantaina 30. marraskuuta, klo 15 – 18

St. Thomas the Apostole Anglican Church

2345 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa ON K1H 7M6

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Tervetuloa OSKUn perinteiseen joulujuhlaan!

Tarjolla glögiä, aitoja suomalaisia joulupöydän herkkuja, jouluista ohjelmaa, OSKU lapset esiintyvät, myyjäiset, arvontaa – ja tietenkin myös joulupukki! 

Liput: $30 tai $15, jos tuot jotain jouluruokapöytäämme; lapset alle 18v ilmaiset.

Ole ystävällinen ja ilmoita Iralle, jos voit tuoda jotain jouluruokapöytäämme puh. 613-883-7558 tai email irasaravesi@hotmail.com
Jouluruokapöytä tehdään vaapaaehtoisvoimin – ilman apuasi emme onnistu! Auta meitä koordinoimaan monipuolinen ateria. 

Voit maksaa OSKU jäsenmaksun juhlissa. $25 per perhe per vuosi tai $40 per perhe kahdelta vuodelta.

Muista tuoda käteistä sisäänpääsy maksuun ja jos haluat ostaa arpoja ja herkkuja myyjäisistä!

OSKU Christmas Party 2019

Saturday, November 30th, 3pm to 6 pm

St. Thomas the Apostole Anglican Church

2345 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa ON K1H 7M6

Join us for some glögg, authentic Finnish Christmas dinner and desserts, OSKU students will perform, musical program, bake sale, raffle, and Santa Claus!

Tickets: $30 or just $15, if you bring a dish for the party; children under 18 free.

If you can participate by bringing a dish for the party, please help us coordinate a balanced table by contacting Ira tel. 613-883-7558 or by email irasaravesi@hotmail.com. The Christmas dinner is done almost completely with your donations, we can’t do it without your help!

Please note that you can pay the OSKU – Finnish School of Ottawa annual membership at the party as well. It is $25 per family for the school year or $40 per family for two years.

We do hope you can join us!

Please remember cash for the entrance fee, and if you want to buy raffle tickets and goodies from the bake sale!

Ympäristöystävällinen välipala/ Waste-free snack program

OSKUn ympäristö ystävällinen välipala

Me haluamme kantaa kortemme kekoon ympäristön puolesta. Pyydämme teitä miettimään tätä kun pakkaatte Oskuun välipalan lastenne kanssa.

Suosimme pakkaamaan eväät astioihin, jotka ovat uudelleen käytettävissä. Alla joitakin esimerkkejä auttamaan Oskun välipalan pakkaamisessa:

  • Ei enää erillisiä juomia. Ei pillimehuja. Pakkaa lapsellesi mukaan uudelleen käytettävä vesipullo. Pullon voi täyttää koululla tarvittaessa.
  • Muoviin pakattujen juusto “tikkujen” sijaan osta iso pala juustoa ja lohko se paloiksi tai siivuiksi.
  • Omenalohkot ja viinirypäleet ovat parempi vaihtoehto erikseen pakattujen omenasoseiden ja hedelmäkuppien sijaan.
  • Siis periaatteessa vältä ylimääräisiä pakkausmateriaaleja.
  • Tuo välipala uudelleen käytettävässä kassissa. Kassi palautetaan sinulle astioiden kera koulupäivän lopussa.

Kiitos avusta!


OSKU waste-free snack program

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rot.
We want to do our part for our environment and make reducing waste a priority!
Our wonderful students and parents are educated and smart; we are all committed to reducing the amount of trash we generate.

The Finnish School waste-free snack program favors the use of reusable food containers and reducing waste where possible. Here are some guiding principles that will help you as you and your child prepare for your turn providing the OSKU snack:

  • No drinks are required. Please no more juice boxes or prepackaged drink pouches for snack time. Each child can bring a reusable drink container, e.g. water bottle. It can be refilled with water during the school day as needed.
  • Buy bulk, cut & pack snack in reusable containers. For example, instead of buying individually packaged cheese strings, buy a larger cheese block and cut to strips.
  • Please avoid snacks that are packaged in single use plastics or require disposable utensils. Apples or some grapes are preferable to individually packaged apple sauce. Wholesome cookies are preferable to individually packaged granola bars.
  • Use a reusable bag for bringing the snack to school, it will be returned to you along with the leftovers.

Although we will not be able to eliminate waste completely, it is easy to reduce it!

Kirje Raija-opelta/ Letter from Raija

Tervehdys OSKUlta!
🇫🇮 OSKU alkaa jälleen ensi lauantaina 7.9.2019 kello 9.30 ilmoittautumisella Hopewellin koulun aulassa.
OSKUn ensimmäinen varsinainen koulupäivä on seuraavalla viikolla 14.9.2019 9.30-12.00

Muistattehan ottaa mukaanne tarvittavat asiakirjat ilmoittautumiseen: passin lapsesi iän todistamiseksi, päiväkoulun kevättodistuksen tai viimeisen todistuksen ja $10.00 ilmoittautumismaksun OCDSBn koululautakunnalle.

Ontarion ulkopuolella asuvien oppilaiden osallistumismaksu on $180/oppilas.

Samoin kuin viime vuosina OSKU korvaa Ontarion ulkopuolella asuvien oppilaiden osallistumismaksun  kuittia vastaan.

Lisätietoa ilmoittatumisesta.

OSKU tarjoaa oppilaille välipalan ensimmäisenä koulupäivänä 14.9.2019.
Voisitteko ilmoittaa minulle jos lapsellanne on ruoka-allergioita!!!

Välipalavuorolista jaetaan myöhemmin.

OSKUn jäsenmaksu on $25/vuosi/perhe  tai $40/kaksi vuotta/perhe. Jäsenmaksutuloilla tuetaan OSKUn toimintaa.
Toivon, että lapsenne tulee  OSKUun!
Odotan  OSKUn 2019-2020 kouluvuoden alkamista innolla.
Nähdään pian,
Raija

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Greetings from OSKU!

🇫🇮 Another OSKU school year is fast approaching. OSKU registration starts at Hopewell Avenue P.S. on September 7th at 9:30am.

First OSKU school day is on the following Saturday the 14th of September at 9.30-12.

Please don’t forget to bring all required documents for the registration: passport for your child’s proof of age, day school’s spring or last report card and the $10.00 registration fee, for the OCDSB school board, $180/per out-of-province student.

As in the past years OSKU will re-emburse out of province students’ fee with a registration receipt.
For more information about registration.

OSKU will provide a snack on the first day of school the 14th of September.

Can you please let me know if your child has any dietary restrictions!!!

The snack-turn-schedule will be distributed later.

The membership fee for OSKU is $ 25 / year / family or $ 40 / two years / family.  Membership fees support OSKU’s activities.
I hope your child is returning to OSKU!
I’m really looking forward to OSKU 2019-2020 school year starting.
See you soon,
Raija

OSKU alkaa pian/ OSKU is starting soon

Registration for this school year is coming up soon on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

**Please note that this year the first day is only for registering, there is no school that day. So you can come to the school and register in the office between 9:30am and 12n. You can bring your child if you wish to, and meet the teacher Raija. But again there is no class for students that day.

First day of class is Saturday, September 14 at 9:30am. Please try to bring your child on time as we leave to go upstairs to our classroom promptly at 9:30am. If you are late please stop by the office and they will direct you on what to do, whether they escort your child or if the child is old enough to walk themselves. Walking up to the classroom yourself without reporting first in the office is not advisable.

For registration please do not forget to bring the $10 cash. Registrations are handled in the main office.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to OSKU for a fun filled school year.

For more information about registration and the program visit the OCSDB website.

Hyvää kesää/ Happy summer!! Kesä loma!

Osku year came to an end at our year end potluck on June 8th. We had record enrollments this year with so many students. We will miss our friends who are returning to Finland or moving to other cities. We will also miss our teacher’s Maria and Anna. Next year there will be only one teacher and one group of students. We need over 22 students to warrant another classroom and another teacher. This will not likely happen next year. Maria and Anna will remain as supply teachers as needed.

Have a great summer break everyone!!

Anna, Maria and Raija- Osku Teachers

 

Osku students ready for summer

The Canadian Nordic Society Midsummer Celebration

You have been invited to the Midsummer (Juhannus) Celebration by Canadian Nordic Society. It is held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 6PM. There is no charge. Please bring your favorite beverages for yourself and a salad or a dessert to share.
There will be accordian music and opportunities to sing.
CNS members Hanne Sjøborg and Henry Storgaard are inviting Nordic folk to their home in Cantley to celebrate Sankthans / Juhannus / Midsommar on Sunday, June 23. Trygve Ringereide is already putting together a fun music program and Henry is starting to pile up the wood for a traditional bonfire. There will be lots of great Nordic food and with any luck, no rain this year! Either way, it is sure to be a great time!