Elmdale School

November Newsletter

November 2021 Calendar

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Principal's Message

November is upon us and you can definitely feel it in the weather. We are still trying to go outside as much as possible to ensure plenty of mask breaks in our day. Our plan through the winter is to have as few indoor recess days as possible, so please send your children dressed to go outside. Our cold weather policy will remain the same - indoor recess on days where it is colder than -30, and shortened recesses on days colder than -25. So if it is -25 or warmer, plan that your kids will go outside. And in the -26 to -29 range we will go outside for a shortened recess. We try to find good activities to do outside to keep moving and keep warm. Soccer is always a fun one, as well as different games on the play structure. This year Canadian Tire Steinbach has donated sleds for students to play on. We look forward to seeing kids pulling each other around in the snow this winter. A HUGE thank you to our PAC for making that happen. We know that physical activity is important to keep kids healthy, and we look forward to burning some energy outside together this winter!

Please read through this newsletter for more information on what has been happening at Elmdale School and what to expect in the coming weeks.

Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Instagram: elmdalehsd

Grade 3-4 Skating 2021

Planning Priorities 2021-2022

CLICK HERE for our 2021-2022 Elmdale School Planning Priorities

Summer Reading Party!

A huge thank you to Little Caesar's Pizza for sponsoring our summer reading party. All students who completed their summer reading goals were rewarded with a Pizza Lunch with Mr Hiebert. We love having the support of a local business like Little Caesars to encourage our students to read over the summer. The pizza was yummy, and connecting with the kids was a highlight for Mr Hiebert!


A HUGE Thank you to Canadian Tire Steinbach for donating sleds for our students to use on the playground this winter. We know how much fun our students have on the sleds at recess and we're very excited that Canadian Tire Steinbach was willing to partner with us to make sure we have enough sleds for this winter!

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes will be happening on November 10. Anyone who missed picture day will get their picture taken on Retakes Day. If you are not satisfied with your child's picture, please let their teacher know that you would like to have retakes done.

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The most common question we are asked is whether or not a child should remain home because they are sick. We are not medical professionals, so we are simply following the provincial health guidelines found HERE. When a child displays Covid-like symptoms, we are required to send them home as per the current Public Health Orders. If you are unsure what to do when your child is sent home, please contact HealthLinks or your family doctor for advice.

We understand that this may cause inconvenience and stress - please remember that we are simply following Public Health Orders and policy handed to us by Manitoba Health and Manitoba Education. We ask that you treat our office staff with respect when discussing your child's health or when you are called to pick them up.

October Princi-Pals

We have started our Princi-Pals program again. Each week a child from each class is nominated as that weeks Princi-Pal. Mr. Hiebert will deliver a certificate, a treat, and a small prize to each winner! This month's winners were:

Hayden 1E; R-Jay 1J; Bo 1/2M; Noah 2G; Luke 2T; Abigail 3B; Rakel 3D; Alarie 3F; Benjamin 4M; Noah 4T; Natalie 1E; Chase 1J; Sadie 2G; Marek 2T; Dana 3B: Kyle 3D; Kate 3F; Daniela 4M; Hudson 4T.

Costume Day 2021

Christmas Concert 2021

A Note from Hanover School Division Regarding Christmas Concerts: HSD schools may choose to hold virtual Christmas Concerts/Programs within the current public health orders. This year, due to COVID-19, these events are restricted to students only. In some instances, schools are sending a video recording of the event to parents/caregivers. When members of the public are invited to view these proceedings, they may forward the link to other family members/friends without requesting consent.

Stay tuned for more information on Elmdale School Christmas Performances coming in December.

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

"Soup's On" provides daily school lunches to families in need. It can be started and stopped as needed. Contact our Learning Support Teacher Ms. Tara Klassen (tklassen@hsd.ca) to register your child.

Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes

Please check our website for information about school bus routes in HSD.
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.