December is finally here! With that comes some special events. Please put the following on your calendar:
Grade 3/4 Christmas Concert - December 12 at 1:30 and 7:00
Christmas Dress-up Week - December 18-22
- December 18 - Pajama Day
- December 19 - Backwards Day
- December 20 - Hat Day
- December 21 - Summer Dress-up Day
- December 22 - Red and Green Day
A reminder that December 22 is the last day before Christmas Break. We always do a fun Christmas Caroling assembly that morning.
School starts up again on January 8. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing everyone back in 2024!
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Principal: Elmdale School
Our annual Christmas Concert will look a little different this year. Instead of a whole-school concert, our grade 3 and 4 students will present our concert this year. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 will have the opportunity to participate in a Spring Concert this year - stay tuned for more information about that.
The Christmas Concert will take place on December 12 with an afternoon and evening show that will both be open to the public. The concert will take place in the gym at Elmdale School this year. Due to space limitations, we ask that parents and grandparents and guests only attend ONE of the shows - but please make sure that your child is here for both shows. A special treat will be given to all students who participate in the evening concert, thanks to our wonderful Parent Advisory Council.
Showtimes will be:
1:30 - Doors open at 1:00 - we ask that guests don't arrive before then as they will not be permitted to wait in the hallways of the school
7:00 - Doors open at 6:30
Stanley B 1J; Lilyana M 1M; Naevia W 1/2F; Connor F 2E; Kiarra G 2G; Tannvi P 3T; Drayke F 3/4B; Beau 4T; Eska 4M; Austin W 1J; Isaiah B 1M; Derek J 1/2F; Hailey D 2G; Olivia G 2E; Elliot T 3T; Maggie R 3/4B; Tate 4T; Arjace D 4M; Jael D 1J; Damir K 1M; Gracie S-D 1/2F; Jaxson B 2E; Greyson S 2G; Chase K 3T; Wyatt D 3/4B; Archer A 4T; Stella R 4M.
UMBRELLA SKILL FOR DECEMBER: KINDNESS
This month with the Umbrella Project we are tackling Kindness. Kindness is one of the easier skills to understand and make a part of our daily lives. Even a genuine smile counts!
What will kindness do for my child?
Doing good is not only beneficial for the person on the receiving end and those who witness the kind action, but also for the givers of kindness. When we are kind and intentionally perform acts of kindness, we get a boost in our own wellbeing and happiness. It feels good to help others and it helps us focus on the positive things in our lives. It’s win-win!
This month we are going to add some complexity to kindness for our children, increasing their care for others but also helping them recognize the benefits they get from being kind and then actively looking for chances to use this skill more often.
Keep kindness going at home by challenging everyone in the family to do one act of kindness each week. Pick a day that the family eats dinner together regularly and make it a reoccurring Kindness day. Have everyone in the family take turns sharing the story of the kind thing they did that week with the rest of the family. This makes for great dinner conversation and primes their brains to look for opportunities to intentionally use kindness. It also helps to sustain the good feeling we get from being kind when we share the experience with others.
Community Christmas Collection
Elmdale students are invited to bring non-perishable food items for donation to Steinbach Community Christmas. We will be collecting items from December 4-7, 2023. Please see the list below for desired items. Thank you for helping us spread kindness out to our community.
2023 Community Christmas Wishlist:
Diapers – 5 and 6
Cream of Wheat
Canned Fish or Meat
Boxed or Canned Soup
Ready to Serve Soup
Gluten Free products
"Soup's On" School Lunches
Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes
Please check our website for information about bus transportation.
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.