Elmdale Early Years School

February Newsletter

February 2018 Calendar

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Principal's Message

February is I Love to Read Month! During this month we want to increase our reading at school and at home. We are very happy with our monthly home reading goals that each student completes. As a school, we have an average of 86% of our students completing their home reading goals and as a staff, we are extremely appreciative of our students' hard work. We are also aware of the hard work you as parents and caregivers do to support home reading and we thank you for your partnership.

For the month of February, I encourage all students, parents, and caregivers to take an extra moment to pick up a book and take some time to read a little extra this month, I know I will.

Below there is a link for parents and caregivers providing information on how to help your child to read. Even though this document was published in 2004, the Department of Education in Manitoba has put together a document that is still worth reading.

Lastly, there is a link in the next section of this newsletter that explains our Elmdale Music video project. We look forward to seeing all the awesome pictures of our students reading in unique places.

Happy reading!

Take Care,

Mr. Colin Campbell (B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed)

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: ccampbell@hsd.ca

Twitter: @elmdalehsd


I Love To Read Month: Elmdale Music Video

Throughout the province of Manitoba, February is "I Love Month"! At Elmdale School, we are looking forward to putting together another Elmdale Music Video. Please read this letter Click Here.

PrinciPal Winners

Kate B. 1E; Zachary B. 1J; Bentley M. 1M; Melanie H. 2F; Anak H. 2R; Parker M. 2T; Maya W. 3M; Colston L. 3/4B; Tatum P. 3/4G; Athena D. 3/4T; Rick P. 4D; Karter H. 1E; Jasmine D. 1J; Orrin H. 1M; Katelyn L. 2F; Ariana P. 2R; Gavin U. 2T; Ashley K. 3M; Alessia Y. 3/4B; Justin H. 3/4G; Riley B. 3/4T; Brycen B. 4D; Braysen S. 1E; Cohen D. 1J; Holly L. 1M; Gaige H. 2F; Joel Z. 2R; Olivia M. 2T; Elana R. 3M; Clark P. 3/4B; Zoe B. 3/4G; Natalya M. 3/4T; Daisy T. 4D.

WANTED: Book club volunteers

Elmdale Parents, Guardians and Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles!

The Elmdale Reading Club needs volunteers! Reading Club is for Elmdale students who need some extra practise reading. As a volunteer, your job will be to listen to the students read and give them some positive feedback about how they did. This happens Monday to Friday, from 1:00-1:45. You can volunteer once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month, whatever suits your schedule. We are in need of volunteers Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Elmdale Parent Council (PAC)

Elmdale Parent Council would like to remind all families that their last fundraiser for the school year is coming out February 9th. A letter will be coming home with your child explaining the details.

Family Parking

Located in our main parking lot on the North side of our school, we have our Family Parking lot. This is where all families park to pick up and drop off children. Parents must walk their child from their vehicle to the school playground. Please be aware that at these pick up and drop off times, we have school buses that enter and exit the school parking lot.

Thank you to Old Church Bakery!

This past month, we celebrated our Christmas reading program with Cookies and Milk with Mr. Campbell. We want to thank the Old Church Bakery for donating over 200 cookies for our students to enjoy. Thank you!

February Nutrition Info

Nutrition Bits and Bites from Southern Health. Click here

"Soup's On" School Lunches

"Soup's On" provides daily school lunches to families in need. It can be started and stopped as needed. Contact our Resource Teacher Ms. Marge Thiessen (mthiessen@hsd.ca) or your child's teacher via agenda book to register your child.

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.

Steinbach Girls Softball Association

Skills camps are taking place at the end of February. March is registration month. Please Click Here for more details.