Elementary School Update

November 24, 2022

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 24 ~ Founder’s Day Cocktail (6 pm)(RSVP here)

Friday, November 25 ~ Founder’s Day Holiday (School closed)

Wednesday, November 30 ~ Beach Day

Need to know

Founder’s Festivities ~ The 1980s at Selwyn House: This week, the school celebrated its 114th anniversary! The theme was “The 1980s at Selwyn House.” Since this year’s Speirs medalist, Ms. Carol Manning, began her career at Selwyn House in the 1980s and the Speirs medal itself was first awarded in the same decade, we brought students back in time to connect them to our history! Through an interactive 80s exhibit, slideshows of photos from 80s yearbooks, trivia and our annual Founder’s Day assembly, we hope the boys enjoyed a taste of what SHS was like back then!

Grades 1 to 6 Term 1 Reports: Term 1 report cards were sent home electronically earlier this week from registrar@selwyn.ca.

Beach Day: On November 30, student leaders will be hosting a Beach Day as a mid-year de-stress day. Students are encouraged to dress up in their beach attire to join in the fun.

Rapid Tests: The newest batch of at-home rapid test kits have arrived! We are sending 2 boxes of tests home with your son today. Please check his school bag.

Covid (or not!) Corner Updates: On November 14, 2022, Montreal Regional Public Health provided a flowchart (in English and in French) that will help you to determine when to keep a child home from daycare or school. Parents can use this guideline, in addition to the guideline for limiting the spread of upper-respiratory infections, when making the decision to keep a child home. Public Health still advises anyone with symptoms to wear a mask and anyone who has tested positive for Covid to wear a mask for 10 days after the test result. At Selwyn House, we encourage our staff and students to take the extra precaution of wearing a mask at school in the days following a positive Covid test result, even if you are non-symptomatic.

From the Counsellor’s Office: On December 5th at 7pm, The Priory will be hosting an informative in-person talk about all things Emotions and Behaviour with Dr. Cindy Hovington, Ph.D., Founder of Curious Neuron. This event is open to all QAIS parents, faculty and staff. Please click here to register for the event.

Monthly reminders:

  • mySelwyn Portal (formerly OnCampus) ~ used by Elementary School families to access contract information and student directories. Your username for mySelwyn will be the email we have on file and the password you have chosen. For help accessing mySelwyn, contact Ms. Poulin in our Registrar's Office.

  • Student Directory (Updated regularly): The student directory is available online through mySelwyn under the Resource tab. This online directory is the exclusive property of Selwyn House School. Please note that the directory is provided for the sole use of parents of current Selwyn House School students. The Student Directory is not to be reproduced or distributed.

  • Changes to contact information: To help keep our directories accurate, please send new contact information to Kelli Poulin (poulink@selwyn.ca)

  • SHS News: Visit our School News page and follow us on Facebook and Instragram throughout the year to stay informed and celebrate Selwyn House school life with us!

  • Community Service Opportunities: Please click here to view volunteer and giving opportunities in Montreal.

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Pre-University Preparations: Join us for our information evening on December 5!

Since our announcement in late September, we have been working on all facets of our Pre-University program beginning next academic year. Renovations for the new Grade 12 space and classrooms will begin this winter. You can see sketches at our Pre-University information evening on December 5. To learn more about the unique strengths of the Pre-U program in all its facets, join us at the school on Monday, December 5 for our Pre-University information evening. Click here for more details. This session is open to all. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you then!



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ES Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

Elementary School students should be dropped off as per the times and locations as indicated below. If a student absolutely must arrive at school before their designated time there will be supervision in the yard starting at 7:50am.

Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

  • Maternelle ~ enter & exit through 442 Argyle (7:50am & 2:30pm)

  • Grade 1 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 2 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:20am & 3:25pm)

  • Grade 3 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:05am & 3:10pm)

  • Grade 4 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 5 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:15am & 3:20pm)

  • Grade 6 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:10am & 3:15pm)

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