Elementary School Update

October 27, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 31 ~ Halloween Fun

Friday, November 4 ~ ES Half Day Ped. Day Staggered dismissal for K-6. No lunch served

Monday, November 7 ~ Mid-term break School closed

Friday, November 11 ~ Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 17 ~ K to 6 Parent Student Teacher Interviews (8am-8pm)

Thursday, November 17 ~ No school for ES Students

Friday, November 18 ~ K to 6 Parent Student Teacher Interviews (8am-12pm)

Friday, November 18 ~ No school for ES Students

Thursday, November 24 ~ Founder’s Day Assembly

Friday, November 25 ~ Founder’s Day Holiday (School closed)

Need to know

Winter PE (Physical Education) Program letters: Please find attached the Winter PE Program letters for Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grades 5 & 6.


K-6 Parent Student Teacher Interviews ~ November 17 and November 18

  • Thursday, November 17 (8:00am to 8:00pm)

  • Friday, November 18 (8:00am to 12:00pm)

  • Online booking will be available through Pick-a-time as of Thursday, November 10

  • More information to follow


Community Service In Action: Our boys have been busy volunteering off campus over the past couple of weeks! Click here to see how we have been giving back to the Montreal community.


Movember: Students in all schools will have age-appropriate programming for Movember focused on positive social interactions, mental health awareness, and self-advocacy. Specific details will be shared through each school in the coming weeks.


Our Annual Giving Campaign, Dream Big/Rêver en Grand, launched this week. Donations will support this year's priorities: programs, initiatives (like our new Pre-University/Grade 12), professional development, student bursaries, and student wellness. Annual gifts from our community provide an extra level of support to help defray costs that are not covered by tuition alone. We thank our entire community (parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, staff, and friends) for your participation. Read more on how you can help make dreams come true at Selwyn House School and donate today!


Presentation for Parents: Are the Kids Alright? Join Dr. Michael G. Thompson at Lower Canada College (LCC) on Monday, November 21 at 7pm for this free presentation open to QAIS parents and teachers. Dr. Thompson will share his insights on providing the consistency, predictability, support and connection our children need in uncertain times. Click here to RSVP.


Monthly reminders:

  • mySelwyn Portal (formerly OnCampus) ~ used by Elementary School families to access contract information and student directories. Your username for mySelwyn will be the email we have on file and the password you have chosen. For help accessing mySelwyn, contact Ms. Poulin in our Registrar's Office.

  • Student Directory (Updated regularly): The student directory is available online through mySelwyn under the Resource tab. This online directory is the exclusive property of Selwyn House School. Please note that the directory is provided for the sole use of parents of current Selwyn House School students. The Student Directory is not to be reproduced or distributed.

  • Changes to contact information: To help keep our directories accurate, please send new contact information to Kelli Poulin (poulink@selwyn.ca)

  • SHS News: Visit our School News page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram throughout the year to stay informed and celebrate Selwyn House school life with us!

  • Community Service Opportunities: Please click here to view volunteer and giving opportunities in Montreal.

ES Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

Elementary School students should be dropped off as per the times and locations as indicated below. If a student absolutely must arrive at school before their designated time there will be supervision in the yard starting at 7:50am.


Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

  • Maternelle ~ enter & exit through 442 Argyle (7:50am & 2:30pm)

  • Grade 1 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 2 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:20am & 3:25pm)

  • Grade 3 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:05am & 3:10pm)

  • Grade 4 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 5 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:15am & 3:20pm)

  • Grade 6 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:10am & 3:15pm)

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