EDPS news

Oct. 28

As we wind down the month of October and the weather changes (frequently every day), it is important that student come dressed for the possability of a variety of different weather types. We have had, rain, hail, sun, down pours, wind - all in the course of a day.

The interior work on the trim of the windows has started and will take about 2 weeks. It is nice to have the plywood off the windows. Concrete work is just about finished at the front (no more footprints :)). They have been working on the landscaping this week and it is starting to look so much better.

We had 20 runners compete at the LESSA District Cross Country meet on Thursday Oct. 20th. They braved some pretty miserable weather and did an amazing job representing our school.

Intermediate Volleyball has started - teams are getting ready for some competitions. Choir and kniiting club have been up and running as well. It is great to see so many different things happening for our students.

You have done an amazing job keeping students home if they are not feeling well. However we are seeing a slight uptick in sickness in both students and staff. When students are well enough to come back from being sick it is highly recommended that masks are worn for 10 days.

Monday - Boston Pizza

Wednesday - Pita Pit

Friday - Boston Pizza

Milk daily

Science of Reading

A focus, system wide is our engagement with the Science of Reading. As a staff we are engaging in Professional Learning and implementation in our classrooms. In the past you may have heard the term Balanced Literacy. We are moving to Structured Literacy, which will be a change in practice for us and will be implemented slowly throughout the year as we learn about it and how to teach reading through its' different parts. Some of the more important differences between Balanced and Structured literacy are: Structured literacy is teacher led, explicit instruction of each skill through a well defined systematic and sequential Scope and Sequence focussing on practice, corrective feedback until students have mastery and auomaticiy - no guessing. As we move through our learning, I will be sending out how we can continue to work as a team to continue to improve the literacy skills of our students.

The below graphic show what is necessary for Skilled Reading. All of the braids of the rope need to be there in order to be proficient readers.

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School Council Corner

Thank you to school council for their continued support of our school.

Hi EDPS, welcome to our Parent Council Corner! We want to keep you informed of what is going on and what is coming up! Please give us a follow on Twitter @elginburgpc to stay up to date!!

Currently running:

Planter sale - order deadline November 1st!! - Cost is $35 (there was a misprint on order form)

Order through school day

Mabel’s Labels - ongoing - search Elginburg and order!


MOVIE NIGHT!! - Thursday November 24th (Movie to be announced) Little Caesar’s Pizza order - orders mid-Nov, delivery mid-Dec

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Oct. 31 - Picture day

Nov. 1 - Orders are due for the wreaths and planters - Order on School Day

Nov. 10 - Little Ceaser orders will come out

- Swim to Survive - Gr. 3

Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day

Nov. 16 - School Council meeting

- FCCC closed that day

Nov. 17 - Swim to survive Gr. 3

Nov. 18 - Progress reports go home

Nov. 24 - School Council movie night

- Swim to Survive - Gr. 3

Nov. 25 - PA day