A highlight of February at Elmdale is always I Love to Read Month. This is a chance to intentionally focus on reading and celebrate what reading can do for everyone. At Elmdale, every student is on their own journey of reading. Some students find that reading comes quickly and naturally, while others find it much more difficult. We do our best to support each student in their learning needs and come alongside them to ensure that they are growing as readers. Our goal is that no matter how easy or difficult a student finds reading, that they can find joy in reading and can realize the benefits of reading for enjoyment.
We encourage students to spend time reading daily. Parents can encourage this by helping their child find books that they are interested in, by finding a cozy, quiet place for them to read at home, and by reading together with them. Kids of all ages enjoy being read to, so by regularly reading your child a story, you are modelling the joy of reading.
Reading is a lifelong skill and we are glad to partner with families to ensure that the reading needs of every child are met.
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Principal: Elmdale School
March 12 - Pancake Breakfast (students only) and PJ day. Come in your pajamas and enjoy some fresh pancakes and juice before heading to class!
March 27 - Superhero day - come dressed like your favourite superhero!
Princi-Pal Winners for February
Online Registration for Kindergarten
Class Lists for 2020-2021
We will soon be starting the process of creating class lists for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a very involved process and requires us to work closely as a school team to create class lists that are balanced and equitable for all. We take this process very seriously as we try very hard to create a positive learning environment for students.
We consider a variety of criteria when creating class lists, including:
- Achievement (balanced class composition)
- Social and behavioural considerations
- Male/Female ratio
- Group dynamics
- Learning styles
- Parent input
Parental requests are something we consider in this process, but we cannot guarantee that we can honour each request. We look closely at the merits of each request and balance that with all of the other considerations.
If a parent would like to make a specific request for a friend or teacher placement, these should be based on academic and learning needs, and be submitted in writing to Mr. Hiebert (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15, 2020. All requests submitted by that date will be considered, however we cannot guarantee that all requests will be honoured. Late requests will not be considered.
Given appropriate support at home and at school, it has been our experience that the vast majority of placements are successful. Where a placement is proving to be difficult, we ask that parents and students give it the time required for friendships and classroom community building to develop.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to your child's education.
Mr. V. Hiebert
Principal, Elmdale School
Spring Break Opportunities at Jake Epp Library
Kids Craft Class - Grades 1-4 Welcome
On Thursday, April 2 from 10:30-11:30 am, we will be having a kids craft class where we will talking all about butterflies. Crafts, Demos, Games & More! There is an advanced sign up required due to limited space available. There is no cost to participate in this program.
Story Corner - All ages welcome
On Friday, April 3 from 10-11 am, there will be a drop-in story time available for children and families of all ages, where library staff read fun books to kids. There is no cost or sign up needed for this program.
Family Movie Day - All ages welcome.
On Friday, April 3 at 1:30 pm, we will be hosting a Family Movie afternoon, where children and families of all ages are welcome. We will be showing the movie, Spies in Disguise <Rated PG>. There is no cost or sign up to participate. Free admission and free popcorn for attendants. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
"Soup's On" School Lunches
Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes
Please check our website for the bus pick up times and location near your house.
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.