With spring comes many special events at Elmdale School, and we look forward to enhancing our learning experiences through these events.
Teachers are busy planning fun and educational Field Trips this May and June. Don't forget to keep up to date with any field trip plans your child's class may be planning. If you're interested in volunteering, please make sure to have your Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check completed at school. These must be completed and the results on file before you can start volunteering. If you're not sure whether or not you have this on file, please contact the school office.
We are planning our Run, Jump, and Throw day for May 25! Stay tuned for more information!
Our grade 1-4 Variety Show assemblies will be happening this May and June once again! Ms. Turton and the grade 1-4 teachers are working hard to get these ready. More information will come home with how students can sign up to present, and for which days each grade is presenting. Parents are welcome to watch the assembly (don't forget to sign in at the office before heading to the gym).
Looking ahead to June, we are planning our grade 4 farewell assembly and event on June 23, and are planning for our annual family picnic on June 29 over lunch. Stay tuned for more info to come!
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Principal: Elmdale School
6 Day School Cycle
For the most part this doesn't affect families (other than kindergarten), and we expect a smooth transition. Please make sure to keep an eye on the divisional calendar indicating the days of the school cycle. Calendar links and paper copies will be sent home in September.
Change of Plans?
If plans change during the day and you need to commuincate that to your child, please make sure to either phone the school (204-326-3325) or email your child's teacher AND the office at firstname.lastname@example.org AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. Teachers can't always check their email and SeeSaw messages during the day, so this will ensure that the message will be received and communicated to your child.
We urge parents to keep the end of day routine as consistent as possible so that a change of plans is not inadvertently missed.
class placements for 2023-2024
We will soon be starting the process of creating class lists for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a very involved process and requires us to work closely as a school team to create class lists that are balanced and equitable for all. We take this process very seriously as we try very hard to create a positive learning environment for students.
We consider a variety of criteria when creating class lists, including:
- Achievement (balanced class composition)
Social and behavioural considerations
If a parent would like to make a specific request for a friend or teacher placement, please email Mr. Hiebert (email@example.com) your request including a clear explanation of the academic and learning reasons for your request, by May 15, 2023. All requests must be in writing, and only those submitted by that date will be considered based on their merit. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be honoured, and late requests will not be considered.
Given appropriate support at home and at school, it has been our experience that the vast majority of placements are successful. Where a placement is proving to be difficult, we ask that parents and students give it the time required for friendships and classroom community building to develop.
Class placements will be included in your child's June report card. Early information about whether requests have or have not been granted will not be shared prior to June 30, with the exception of students entering Kindergarten. Families of incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of their child's teacher and the days they will attend in mid-June.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to your child's education.
Teacher List 2023-2024
Every year some staffing changes happen in a school. Here is the list of teachers for Elmdale for 2022-2023 (subject to change):
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Ms. Rose Friesen
Mrs. Tara Klassen
Mrs. Pamela Reimer
Mrs. Nichelle Doerksen
Mrs. Tammy Klassen
Mrs. Susanne Penner
Mrs. Connie Johnson
Mrs. Jennifer Mutter
Ms. Melissa Fry
Ms. Lyndsey Engel
Mrs. Jo-Anne Giesbrecht
Mrs. Cheri Thiessen
Mr. Gavin Barkman
Mr. Mike Martens
Mr. Darnell Thiessen
Mrs. Kelly Tufford
PAC Fundraiser - Sunshine Greenhouse
The Elmdale School PAC is excited to be kicking off its spring fundraiser by selling Sunshine Greenhouse gift cards. Packages have been sent home with the oldest Elmdale student. PAC is continuing to raise funds to enhance the school playground.
All forms and payments must be returned no later than Thursday, May 11 to the school. (cheques payable to Elmdale Parent Council).
The goal is to send home all orders with students on May 19.
The top-selling class will also get a class party with gelato from Sunshine Greenhouse.
Hot Lunch Reminders
May 4 - Pepperoni Pizza
May 11- Cheese Pizza
May 18 - Pepperoni Pizza
May 25 - Cheese Pizza
WISE Kid-Netic Summer Programs
"Soup's On" School Lunches
Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes
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.