ES Update

April 8, 2021

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 15 ~ ES Virtual Student Led Portfolios (1:30 to 7:30pm)(via Zoom)

Thursday, April 15 ~ Early Dismissal by 11:30am ~ Student Led Portfolios (see below)

Friday, April 16 ~ ES Virtual Student Led Portfolios (8:30am to 12:30pm)(via Zoom)

Friday, April 16 ~ No school for Elementary School students ~ Student Led Portfolios

Friday, April 30 ~ Ped Day (no school for students)

Need to know

ES Virtual Student Led Portfolios & Pick-A-Time:

  • Pick-a-time opens today, April 8, at 3:00pm and will close next Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00pm. For your convenience here is the Student-Led Portfolio letter and pick-a-time instructions from last week’s mailbag.

  • The Elementary School dismissal on Thursday, April 15 (regular dismissal protocol) will take place as follows: Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 3 at 11:15; Grades 2 and 4 at 11:20; Grade 5 at 11:25; and Grade 6 at 11:30. No lunch will be served. No bus service will be available.


1000 Acts of Kindness:

  • Week 4: For detailed information about this initiative, please visit this slide presentation on how to participate in the “1000 Acts of Kindness” challenge. Week 4 - (April 8 - April 15) - The “Walk Miles in my Shoes” challenge

  • Week 1 & 2 Follow-up: We are happy to inform everyone that to date we have achieved both challenges. Week 1: 125 Carbon Footprints Calculated - SHS Community Average 9.3. Week 2: 100 Loaves of Bread made and delivered to several food banks (Maison du père, Chez Doris, Accueil Bonneau, Resilience Montreal, etc.) on Saturday morning, April 3.


Student Initiative ~ Senior School Fundraiser: A few senior school students will run a fundraising event for the Douglas Foundation. The Douglas Foundation is a non-profit organization that has the goal of improving the mental health of all. They rely on community donations which go to the prevention and treatment of mental illness, the broadening of public access to mental health services, as well as helping break the stigma surrounding mental illness. The foundation is based right here in Montreal. On Wednesday, April 14 Coach Derek Widgington will be bench pressing a weight based on the amount of money raised. For each 2$ donated an extra pound will be added to the weight Derek has to press. The goal is to see how far he can go, and hopefully get to the point where his strength will be no match for the weight. The boys who have lunch recess in the Guzzo Family (West) Yard on Wednesday, April 14 will be able to watch the action in person.


From the Advancement Office ~ Stronger Together Annual Giving Campaign:

  • Parent Giving Update: As we embark on these last three months of our Annual Giving Campaign, we encourage all Selwyn House parents to participate if you have not already done so. Our numbers are on the rise! 23.9% of current parents have made a contribution thus far. Thanks to the SHS community, we have raised $247,260 towards our $500,000 goal for Covid-Relief efforts, exceptional programs, professional development and bursary support.

  • Gifts don’t have to be large to make a difference – every single gift is important. In this time of uncertainty, as Covid concerns continue, we are incredibly grateful for all contributions. When we join forces, we are Stronger Together. To participate: Donate online or send a cheque payable to the Veritas Fund. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Cloherty (514) 931-9481 x 2294 clohertym@selwyn.ca

Covid-19 Reminders

Check out Quebec’s flowchart (in English or in French) to determine what to do if your child is exposed to a positive Covid-19 case.


Check out Mr. Downey's email from January 28th noting changes to Public Health policies regarding symptoms that need to be tested or the isolation policy.


Check out this COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool from the Quebec Government’s website. This self-assessment tool is not intended to be a substitute for medical attention. Always follow the healthcare professional’s instructions.

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