Elmdale School

November Newsletter

November 2020 Calendar

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Principal's Message

Students and staff have settled nicely into new routines this year and October was a month filled with learning. We are focusing a lot of our efforts on recovery of learning since some students fell behind during the school shutdown this spring. The good news is that we are seeing a lot of growth in our students already this fall and with some hard work we are confident that student learning will continue to grow this year.

Parental support is a big piece in the success of our learners. We can see when a child is reading at home regularly as their growth in reading happens quickly. Over the next month we are hoping to share some videos with families that share some strategies for successful home reading. These were put together over the past few years by our Literacy Support Teacher, Mrs. Pamela Reimer.

We are now entering another season of uncertainty as Level Orange looms close. Temporary Remote Learning is an option that will begin on November 12. This will be a challenging time as we try to balance remote learning for some and in-class learning for others. We ask for patience and understanding as we navigate this process.

Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Instagram: elmdalehsd

Elmdale Planning Priorities 2020-2021

Please follow this LINK to see a copy of our School Planning Priorities for 2020-2021.

Costume Day 2020


As policies and procedures have adjusted over the past few weeks we have now been given the green light to have students browse books in our library. Students sanitize their hands on their way into the library, and books are regularly cleaned. When a student signs out a book, that book is quarantined and sanitized before it is put back into circulation. We feel that these procedures allow us to protect our students while also giving them a chance to look for their own books.

For the younger grades suggested reading material will continue to be laid out on the tables. All students are also allowed to use the online sign-out system in Destiny Discover (instructions attached).

We look forward to seeing students continue to grow their love for reading.

Pick up & Drop Off

As the weather has been getting colder we are noticing more students are being dropped off at school in the morning and getting picked up in the afternoon. Below you will find a reminder of our drop off & pick up procedures. Please review them all, but we especially want to remind you of the following:

1. DO NOT enter the bus loop prior to 8:50 and 3:45. NO EXCEPTIONS!

2. DO NOT pass a bus that is dropping off or picking up children. This may result in your license plate being reported to the RCMP.

3. DO NOT park in the staff parking lot. Please stick to the family parking lot or wait until after 8:50 or 3:45 to drop off and pick up.

Staff will be monitoring the bus loop and having conversations with individuals as necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our staff and students safe during the pick-up and drop off procedures. CLICK HERE for further details.


Photo Retakes Day is coming on November 13.

Birthday Treats - Reminder

If you are sending a birthday treat for your child's class, please remember that these must be factory individually prewrapped. We cannot serve home-baked items at this time, or items that parents wrap themselves. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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 as well as the summary sheet created by HSD found HERE. Please familiarize yourself with these documents. If still unsure, contact HealthLinks or your family doctor for advice.

We understand that this may cause inconvenience and stress - please note that we are simply following Public Health Orders and policy handed to us by Manitoba Health and Manitoba Education.

October Princi-Pals

Oliver 1E; Brody 1J; Samantha 1M; David 2G; Avrianna 2M; Lyla 2T; Dalia 3B; Brooklyn 3F; Akanisi 4D; Samuel 4M; Leah 4T; Bauer 1E; Drayke 1J; Jayden 1M; Brayson 2G; Elizawieta 2M; Dayne 2T; Max 3B; Noah Jonathon 3F; Landon 4D; Baylee 4M; Braysen 4T; Breslin 1E; Mantej 1J; Cohen 1M; Alarie 2G; Dax 2M; Andi 2T; Kalesha 3B; Adriel 3F; Josh 4D; Rylee 4M; Elliott 4T; Thirdy 1E; Scarlette 1J; Darryl 1M; Emma Jane 2G; Aizen 2M; Abigail 2T; Asher 3B; Precious 3F; Taryn 4D; Juan 4M; Quiny 4T; Adria 1E; Nykolai 1J; Micah 1M; Theo 2G; Jinesha 2M; Kent 2T; Browning 3B; Marcela 3F; Kangwoo 4D; Emma 4M; Abigail 4T.

Nutrition Bits and Bites

Click HERE for this month's Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter from Southern Health.

"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. 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.