Elginburg Eagle News
Elginburg & District Public School ~ Friday, February 19
There are so many great things going on at our school...
Our Classroom Doors are Celebrating Black History Month - Here is Mr. Bush's Door - They are celebrating Daniella - Leader & Advocate!
"Nobody Understands what it means to be black... being different from everyone else just makes me a lot stronger." Drake (& Daniella)
School Council Meeting - Join us!
At this meeting, Mrs. Duncan will be discussing the maintenance of our Natural Play spaces in the school yard. She will be advocating for a committee of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts this spring to help keep our backyard and gardens in tip top form!
We will also hear an update on the traffic issues in the front of the school.
We would love for you to join us! We are a fun group of parents who love Elginburg! Just click the link below on Monday at 6:00!
The School Council
Pink Shirt Day Wednesday, February 24th
At Elginburg, we promote kindness and respect. If a child's actions are not kind or respectful we discuss it immediately and follow through with the child. But, sometimes children are good at hiding their feelings, we don't know that they are being mentally or physically hurt.
This Pink Shirt Day, please talk to your child about going to a trusted adult if they are sad, scared or being bullied. We want students to speak up about how they are feeling and how they are being treated. Our staff want to raise children that advocate for their themselves; no matter what.
"Paying People Back" and "Snitching" are another big issue at schools and one we deal with at Elginburg. Some students are afraid to come forward about an injustice because the other child or children will call them a SNITCH. We want to ensure you; we know this happens and we are stopping it. It is NEVER okay to call someone a snitch. We make it VERY clear to the victim and the "bully" that there will be severe consequences if they threaten this action.
Let's continue the conversation about Kindness next week and every day.
Please call us if your child is the victim of bullying. It matters...
Pick Up/Drop Off Safety
I encourage you to send your child on the bus, as it helps with traffic congestion. We have not had any COVID transmission on buses and are feeling confident that our buses are safe and well sanitized.
If you are picking up or dropping off students, please ensure you get out of the car to walk the children across the street. The Police are making their presence very visible to slow the regular traffic down to posted limits but we must be vigilant. Our school is on a very busy road and we can't rely on passers by to keep our children safe.
Very Important Request for All Families
We have a delightful little boy, Eli, in grade 1 who is unfortunately fighting cancer. He is presently going through chemotherapy but is going to attend school for short visits when he is feeling up to it!
We can't wait to see him! It is important that you read the letter from the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario to help keep our little fighter healthy!
We know everyone extends their best wishes, love and support to this family as they go through this difficult time.
Safe Arrivals in School Messenger Even Snow Days
Please use the School Messenger App whenever your child is absent; even Bus Cancelation Days
Once in the app...
Click the plus sign in the bottom right hand corner
Click your child's name
Click either Full Day or Multiple Day
Click the reason for the absence