At Elmdale we believe that it is important for students to go outside for recess several times during the day in order to burn some energy, get some exercise and get fresh air. We find that students are more able and ready to learn with these breaks throughout the day. Please make sure that you are sending outdoor clothing for your children to wear, and remind them of the importance to dress appropriately every day for recess. As the weather gets colder it's a good time to be reminded of our Cold Weather Recess policy:
- If the windchill is -25 or warmer, students will go outside for recess
- Between -26 and -29 we will shorten recess to no more than 15 minutes outside
- At -30 or colder we will have indoor recess
- Other recess cancellations, due to weather, are at the discretion of the school principal or designate.
This fall, as the temperature was colder in the morning and warmer in the afternoons, our lost and found became overloaded with hoodies. Students wore them to school in the morning but got too warm for them throughout the day, took them off and misplaced them. Please encourage your child to check the lost and found, or feel free to stop by the school and check out the lost and found for your missing items. There are some very nice, nearly new hoodies in the bin right now!
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Principal: Elmdale School
You can notify us by phone (204-326-3325), or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are notifying your child's teacher by email or SeeSaw, please also make sure to let the office know, in the event that your child's teacher is away that day.
Did you know you can also enter absence information on the Parent Portal? Login to your Parent Portal Account, select the child who will be absent, click on "Attendance Information" and select one of the "Excuse Absences" options at the top of the page. Don't forget to hit the "Submit" button once you've filled out the necessary information. If you do this, you do not need to phone or email the school office!
Our grade 1-4 Christmas Concert will take place on Monday, December 19 at the Steinbach Mennonite Church, 345 Loewen Boulevard. For the afternoon performance, doors will open at 1:00 for parents and friends to find their seats. Students will be transported to and from the church for the performance. We ask that students do not get picked up from the church after the performance.
Similarly, for the evening performance, students should be in the church gymnasium at 6:30 to get lined up and ready for the concert. Parents, grandparents and friends should find their seats prior to 7:00 for the performance. We ask that all families make it a priority to ensure their students are in attendance for both the afternoon and evening performances.
The kindergarten concert will take place at the school on Tuesday, December 20 at 1:30. Parents, Grandparents and Friends are welcome to attend. Doors open at 1:00pm and guests can head directly to the school gym to find their seats.
A Message from our PAC
Parents are always welcome to join our monthly PAC meetings which generally take place on the second Thursday of each month in the Elmdale School Library at 6:30pm.
We are also looking for parents to join PAC as regular members to take on some specific volunteer roles. If this interests you, we encourage you to come to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 6:30pm in the Elmdale School Library.
December School Spirit Days
In the coming weeks we will be having some school spirit days. To build school community and to have some fun together, we encourage students to dress up in the themes for the following days:December 9 - Super Hero Day
December 16 - Hat/Jersey/Sports Day
December 21 - Holiday/Christmas Sweater & Socks Day
School Entry Reminder
Hot Lunch Reminders
December 8 - Cheese Pizza
December 15 - Pepperoni Pizza
January 5 - NO HOT LUNCH
January 12 - Cheese Pizza
Picture Retakes have been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 14. Please let your child's teacher know if you'd like you would like retakes done for your child. All students who were absent on the original picture days will have a chance to have their picture taken on the retakes day.
"Soup's On" School Lunches
Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes
If your address has changed, please call transportation at 204-320-2347 to make sure that your children are riding the correct bus to and from school.