Friday, April 24th Update

Elginburg & District Public School

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Even though we are not physically together. We are trying to communicate with each other more than ever. Our school is more than a building, it is a community of support, encouragement and connection that continues even though we are not physically together. If you are not feeling connected please contact me duncanm@limestone.on.ca or your child's teacher.


Thank you to so many of you for reaching out to teachers to say "thanks' and "hang in there". Your words are not taken lightly. Thank you for saying, "this isn't working for us" and problem solving how to make it better for your family. Thank you for your input. We love hearing from you!


I am sure it is not all sunshine and roses at your house. Believe me! But let's take some time to reflect on something positive each day. Try asking each family member for 2 ROSES (good things) and a THORN (something that wasn't good). You might be surprised when you hear their answers!


If emergency remote learning is not working for you please don't feel horrible about yourself, remember "this too shall pass" and Elginburg is here to help; if you want help!


Please reach out if you need to talk about online learning. Our team is eager to support and engage with your child(ren).


Sincerely,

Mrs. Duncan

Principal

SHOUT OUT TO CHERYL

This week we celebrated, Cheryl, our Office Administrator. She really is the heart and soul of the school. She is the voice you hear on the phone and the first person you see when you enter the building. She is always going out of her way to make children and adults feel special.


We have never met someone with a more cheerful disposition. Her favourite answer to "How are you?" is "JUST MARVELOUS!" and she means it!


A beautiful bouquet of Tulips were delivered to her house on behalf of the school.


Thank you for being you, Cheryl!

#elginburgspirit

Will your BEACH DAY picture be here next?

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Access to Wifi

For individuals without access to the internet, the wifi is being left on, and enhanced where possible at all Limestone D.S.B. schools. Students can log into wifi outside of any of LDSB school. A reminder that students and families must use physical distancing protocols and stay at least 2 meters away from others when using wifi around a school.

Spirit Days!

We are going to keep the Elginburg School Spirit ALIVE even though we are apart!


Each Friday, we will have a Spirit Day! Please take a picture of yourself and Tweet it or post it in your google classroom with the hashtag #elginburgspirit.


Mrs. Duncan will keep all of the pictures and will create a slide show for the end of the year!


Friday, April 24 - Beach Day - take a picture outside and post it!

Friday, May 1 - Wacky Hair Day - take a picture in the kitchen and post it!

Friday, May 8 - Hat Day - take a picture on the couch and post it!

Friday, May 15 - Fancy Outfit Day - take a picture standing at your front door and post it!

Let's make this fun, Eagles! Don't forget the hashtag #elginburgspirit !

Kindergarten Registration

We are currently accepting kindergarten registrations for in-area Elginburg students. If you are unsure of your home school, please check the Triboard School eligibility search link HERE.

All registrations can be completed online and the link to access this is below. If you are having difficulty, please send a direct email to our general mailbox elgin@limestone.on.ca with details of how best to reach you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergarten friends!

Elginburg Can't Wait to Meet YOU!

Student Placements 2020-2021

April is typically the time of year that we begin to think about class organizations and staffing for the next school year. This year is no exception, and we are beginning to organize for the upcoming school year. This includes staffing, timetables and new registrations. Our planning also addresses next years’ class placements.


The creation of classes is a very complex task that takes into account many factors. When determining placements for next year we consider learning and academic needs, emotional and social needs, gender balance and class size to name a few.


We recognize that, in a few individual cases, there may be important reasons why a specific placement is necessary. In these cases, I request that you submit a written email request directly to elgin@limestone.on.ca indicating the reasons for your request. The request should identify the optimal conditions for your child’s success but should not indicate a specific teacher request. We will do our best to accommodate your child’s needs but cannot guarantee specific placements at this time. All written requests must be received no later than Friday, May 8th.


We appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.

Video Conferencing Support for Students

Video Conferencing Support for Families

YEARBOOKS!

It is hard to believe it is April already! What a year it has been...


We are working hard to make this years YEARBOOK a memorable one! Order one online! They will be given out in September and will include pages from our "Emergency Remote Learning""!


Thank you Ms. Koss and Mme Furst!

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Order Your Yearbook - A Year to Remember!

Click this link to order your child's 2019-2020 Yearbook! They will not be handed out until September but what a year to remember!

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Graduation Photos/Sibling Photos

Dear Families,

If you would like to place an order for the Lifetouch school pictures that were taken earlier this year, go to mylifetouch.ca. Free shipping to your homes will be available until May 31, 2020, when you order on mylifetouch.ca with promo code SMILES. Locate your access credentials on your proof sheet if you have it or call 1-866-457-8212 and Lifetouch will help locate your credentials.

Thank you.

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020
LDSB Mental Health Supports

This link will take you to LDSB Supports

Free Audible Stories from Amazon - while schools are learning from home!

SORA ONLINE Library always FREE

3 ACT MATH Lesson from HOME! Wow Brady Grade 4

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Brady's Answer

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A Writing Sample from Mr. Burns' 1/2

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Sydney's Writing Burst - Ms.Coulas' Class

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 24 - Whole School Beach Day

Friday, May 1 - Whole School Wacky Hair Day

Friday, May 8 - Whole School Hat Day

Friday, May 15 - Whole School Fancy Outfit Day

Elginburg & District Public School Website Link

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