Elmdale Early Years School

October Newsletter 2016

October 2016 Calendar

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Principal's Message

The school year has been off to a wonderful start. It has been great to meet all our new families and reconnect with our returning families.

At Elmdale Early Years School, we have launched our new Mission statement that all staff had an opportunity to contribute their thoughts and ideas.

Mission: To provide a safe and caring learning environment fostering positive relationships, serving students, families, and community.

Beginning October 3rd, Elmdale School will be launching our grade specific home reading guides. Parents will receive a letter from their child's classroom teacher outlining the home reading guide that the teachers at each grade level developed.

We understand that home reading is not always possible to complete every evening. We further understand that every family is different and have a variety of events and commitments outside of school. If at any time the home reading guide that has been set up for your child does not meet your family's needs, please contact your child's teacher and we will be happy to partner with you in establishing what can work for you.

Please see below our first installment video for home reading, we hope that you find the video informative.

Happy reading everyone!

Have a wonderful October!

Thank you

Mr. Colin Campbell

Principal: Elmdale School

Twitter: @ccampbell7980

Elmdale Early Years School Home Reading Kick Off!

Home Reading Episode 1

Phys Ed Classes- Skating program

In our Phys. Ed. program, we will begin our skating program from Monday Oct 17 to Monday Nov. 7. Class schedules will be sent home in the agenda. Parents with completed volunteer checks are needed to help tie skates as well as transport skates. We encourage students to have their own skates & hockey helmets to promote physical activity. All helmets must be CSA approved. This program is for skating only and students will not be using hockey or ringette sticks.

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School Pictures

All students recently received their Picture Day order forms. To order pictures, please return your order form and payment to the school with your child on picture day. Orders can also be place online at mylifetouch.ca using the school ID code found on the brochure. Online orders may be placed up to 48 hours after picture day. All students will be photographed for the school database.

"Soup's On" Lunch Program

"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.
NEW Parent Council Members Needed

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PAC Fundraiser

PAC is excited to offer the opportunity to sell frozen cookie dough as our upcoming fall fundraiser. There are five flavours to choose from.
Order forms will go out the week of Oct 3, 2016.

Parent Parking

Located on our main parking lot (Elmdale St.), 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 busses that enter and exit the school parking lot.

Friendly reminder that the parking lot at our Main St entrance of the school is no longer leased by HSD and cars are not permitted to be parking on this lot. Thank you in advance for parking on our family parking lot.

Transportation Delays

Website: Bussing Delays

1. School Bus Delay Bulletins where any bus that is late is posted with approximate delay.

2. STEINBACH URBAN BUS ROUTES - When you go to your school specific routes and click on the map icon you will see times as well as a map AM/PM displayed.

Manitoba Fire Safety Week

Steinbach Fire Hall Open House: October 4th 6-8pm.

Costume Parade

A fun costume parade will be held at Elmdale School at 2:30pm on Oct. 28th. Please avoid scary costumes so that all children can have fun.