Elmdale School

October Newsletter

October 2018 Calendar

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Principal's Message

We made it through the first month! It's been fun to watch the kids arrive at school and get settled into their classrooms. Many Green Slips have been handed out. Buckets have been filled. Books have been read. Questions been asked. It's definitely a fun time of year!

Thank you to all the families who came to school for the Come and Meet Your Teacher event that took place on September 4. We had 91% of our students visit that evening! Wow!

Another highlight was our Summer Reading Program Lunch. I enjoyed having lunch with all of the students who handed in their Reading Bingo Sheets. A big thank you to parents who supported the reading at home and to Boston Pizza for sponsoring this event. Also a big thanks to Mrs. W. Thiessen and Mrs. Reimer for organizing the event.

Our Terry Fox run was also a success. The weather didn't turn out as we had hoped, and I can safely say for many of us this was the first time we ran in the snow, but we tried to keep warm and ran anyway! We met our goal of $400 which will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research.

We are looking forward to October with our Health and Wellness days, skating for the grade 3 & 4's and all of the other activities going on.

Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Twitter: @elmdalehsd

Picture Day

Picture Day at Elmdale School will be on two days this year. The grade 1 & 2 classes and Mrs. Doerksen's kindergarten class will have their pictures taken on October 11. The grade 3 & 4 classes and Mrs. Klassen and Mrs. Penner's kindergarten classes will have their pictures taken on October 12. Please see the information in your child's agenda.

A Walktober Note From Mr. Fast

Hi Everyone,

As we enter the fall season, I would like to say thank-you to the Elmdale School community for the warm welcome that you have extended to me as the school year has begun. It has been a pleasure to join the learning community at Elmdale School, and I look forward to what the coming year will bring as we journey together.

October is sometimes called ‘Walktober’, as many schools across Canada promote active transportation to school during this month. For some, riding the bus or getting a ride to school is necessary. For others, using active transportation (walking, cycling etc.) is an option. During October, there will be a poster with a trail map on it, on the Phys.Ed. bulletin board. Students can add a sticker to the trail map for each day that they take active transportation to school. Our goal is to work as a school to get our stickers to the end of the trail. Here’s to an active October!

-Mr. Fast

School Planning Priorities

Please follow this LINK for to see a copy of our School Planning Priorities for 2018-2019.


Just a reminder that The Hanover Parent and Child Community Program would like to invite Elmdale parents and their preschool children to visit our free weekly program each Wednesday afternoon in Hut #2 from 1:30 - 3:30. Please note that families can attend weekly or just drop in when they can. We will follow the school schedule according to closure days. Finally, we ask that parents please park in the designated parking areas.

Family Parking

Located in our main parking lot on the North side of our school, we have our Family Parking lot. This is where all families park to pick up and drop off children. Parents must walk their child from their vehicle to the school playground. Please be aware that at these pick up and drop off times, we have school buses that enter and exit the school parking lot.

"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 Resource Teacher Ms. Rose Friesen (rfriesen@hsd.ca) or your child's teacher via agenda book to register your child.

Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes

Please check our website for the bus pick up times and location near your house.
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.