Elginburg Eagle News

Elginburg and District Public School * October 22

We raised just shy of $3000 for Terry Fox!

Yes! What an amazing campaign! Thank you to everyone who donated!

Photos of the staff WHEEL of DREAD that occurred on Tuesday are below! The children doubled the amount of money they were trying to raise so the staff made sure they had a fabulous afternoon to celebrate!

There is still time left to donate:

Simply use the link http://www.terryfox.ca/ElginburgandDistrictPS.

Eat A Lemon

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Today's Yard Clean Up with School Council Volunteers and Special Guests from Evergreen!

Monday, November 1st is a PA Day

A Message from Your School Council

Ongoing and Upcoming Fundraisers

- Mabel’s Labels - ongoing - search the school on the website before you order!

- Little Caesar’s Pizza Order - pick up scheduled for December 8th!

- EDPS Clothing order - will start shortly

- Bottle Drive - drop off scheduled for January 8th and another planning for late May/early June

Have a fundraising idea? Come to our next virtual meeting on November 15th at 6:30 from the comfort of your own home. We would love to hear what you have to contribute!

Submitted by Kirstyn McFarland - President of School Council

Student Council Halloween Fundraiser Game

Our Grade 8 Student Council is running a "GUESS HOW MANY candies are in the jar?" contest next week. The Student Council is trying to raise some money so they can plan other activities for the school!

Each guess is $1.00

Each class has their own jar of candies.

You can guess as many times as you want!

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Did you know it is Muslim Awareness Month and Women's History Month?

We do!

Here are some of the interesting things we have been discussing!

  • "Allah" is the Arabic name for God. Literally meaning "The God", the Arabic name Allah is used by Muslims around the world, irrespective of languages spoken. Other faiths and traditions address God using names such as Dieu, Jehovah, Ya'hweh, and Elohim.
  • Have you ever thought about statues? Did you know there are only 20 statues of women in Canada! 20! In the United Kingdom, there are more statues of men named JOHN than of women!
  • The "Five Pillars" of Islam are 1)Testimony of Faith 2) Performance of the daily five rituals prayers 3) Paying the alms tax annually 4) Fasting during the month of Ramadan 5) Performing the Hajj
  • Are parks, streets and buildings in your area named after men or women?
  • The Qur'an literally means "the reading" or "the recitation" and refers to the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe the Qur'an to be the final revelation from God to humanity, following revelations given to previous Messengers, including the Gospel of Prophet Jesus, the Psalms of Prophet David, the Torah of Prophet Moses, and the Scrolls of Prophet Abraham.
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School Lunch Program!

We know how much you love making lunches!

If you don't, we have a solution for you!

Our School Lunch program will have its first delivery date on November 3rd! But your order will need to go in by October 31.

Your choices this year:

Monday: Boston Pizza - salad, chicken fingers, pasta, gluten free options

Wednesday: Pita Pit - wide variety of pitas, gluten free options available

Friday: Boston Pizza - salad, chicken fingers, pasta, gluten free options

Click the SCHOOL LUNCH ORDER FORM link below to get started! Orders must be in by Sunday afternoon to be included in the weeks deliveries.

Happy Eating!

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Don't Forget to use the COVID Screening Tool each morning!

Grade 7 & 8 Students must do the online screener each morning! It is in their email at 6:00 am each day!

Upcoming Events

October 22 - School Yard Clean up day!

October 29 - Black and Orange Day - no costumes please

November 1 - PA DAY

November 3, 4, 5 - Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Visits for all classes

November 5 - Photo Retake Day

November 15 - School Council Meeting