March 2022 Newsletter
What a February that was! Not only were there an unprecedented number of Snow Days, but even the days we were at school were too cold for outside recess! Thankfully the forecast is looking better and we anticipate outside recess for the foreseeable future! One day soon our playground will change from snowy-castle to muddy-valley!
With March comes changes to the Public Health Orders, and I think this will simplify some things we do here at Elmdale. Starting on March 1 the changes mainly affect staff, especially in regards to showing proof of vaccination or undertaking regular testing. Our anticipation is that on March 15, mask wearing for staff and students will no longer be mandatory, however will still be encouraged. We know that for some people this brings a sense of relief, while for others this brings some uncertainty and concern. Rest assured that those who still prefer to wear masks will be able to do so.
As mentioned in the email from the Superintendent on February 25, in Hanover School Division we will continue to take a measured approach to COVID-19 restrictions, and just like we did when restrictions were tighter, we will continue to follow all COVID-19 Public Health Orders as written.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the school.
Mr. Vince Hiebert
Principal: Elmdale School
Drop off and Pick up Procedures
- Parents should park in the Family Parking Lot and walk their children across the bus loop. We’re asking that the goodbyes happen at the fence and students head to the building without their parent. Supervision will be provided.
- If dropping off after 8:50 (once all buses are through the bus loop) parents may elect to drop their children off in the bus loop. This should be a drop off zone only! Please pull up against the fence on the right side of the bus loop, stop and help your child through the fence, then return to your vehicle and proceed through the bus loop, exiting onto Elm Ave.
Passing a bus with flashing red lights and its stop sign out may result in your license plate number being reported to the RCMP. This could result in a $672 fine and demerits on your driver's license.
I Love to Read
Students who hand in their Bingo Sheet by March 1 will receive a special treat - a Ring Pop provided by Red Apple!
Thank you both to Red Apple and Booster Juice for so generously donating prizes to these reading challenges. It's great to see our community encouraging students to read!
Join Our PAC!
If you are interested in checking this out, join us in the School Library on the Second Thursday of the Month at 6:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Jump Rope for Heart
Elmdale School is pleased to be holding a Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart event on March 23rd and 24th, 2022. All money raised will support Heart & Stroke in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.
Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year Heart & Stroke is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!
We need your help to reach our School fundraising goal of $1000.00!
Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at jumpropeforheart.ca and send out donation request emails to friends, family and colleagues.
Please visit jumpropeforheart.ca and start fundraising today!
Thank you for your support,
Mrs. K. Tufford
Online Registration for Kindergarten 2022
Nutrition Bits and Bites
Is your child a picky eater? Check out this month's Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter from Southern Health for tips on how to deal with this. Click HERE to access it!
"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.
Elmdale Early Years School
Publisher: Mr. Hiebert