Elmdale School

June Newsletter

June 2019 Calendar

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Principal's Message

It's hard to believe that June is here already! Some highlights from May would definitely be our Variety Shows. Each grade group had an assembly where students were given a chance to share a skill, talent or passion. The variety we saw during these shows was amazing! What a talented group of students we have at Elmdale! Scroll down for some pictures. A huge thank you to Ms. Redekop and all the teachers for making these a success.


May ended with our annual Run, Jump & Throw Day. Thanks to Mr. Fast for organizing this fun event. The weather was hot, but with frequent water breaks the students still had a blast.


I hope you all had a chance to take in the Elmdale display at the Hanover Festival of the Arts at Clearspring Center. Thanks to Mrs. Giesbrecht and Mrs. Reimer for organizing this. It's great to show off the wonderful things happening at Elmdale.


June will be a busy month and soon July will be here. Please check the calendar link above and follow your child's Agenda Book and the Elmdale Instagram account for updates throughout the month. A few things to specifically take note of:

- Volunteer Appreciation Event - June 7

- Family Picnic - June 26

- Year End Activities - watch for info from your child's teacher about events on the last day of school


Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Grade 1-4 Variety Shows

Library Books

Just a reminder that ALL Library Books are due on Friday, June 14. Please make sure to have your books returned on time!

A Message from PAC

Thanks to all parents who participated in our survey regarding Hot Lunch ordering. Based on the feedback we received, we will be doing a trial run of an online ordering system for September-December 2019. Stay tuned for more info to follow!

Run, Jump & Throw

Our Annual Run, Jump and Throw Day took place on May 30. It was a hot day, but the kids had a blast outside. A big Thank You to Mr. Fast for organizing this.

PrinciPal Winners for May

Logan 1E; Dylan 1M; Lexi 1/2J; Cohen 2F; Malachi 2M; Gurjapan 2T; Austin 3M; Chaunte 3/4B; Vanessa 3/4G; Jaxson 3/4T; Isaac 4D; Kian 1E; Hudson 1M; Micaela 1/2J; Kevyn 2F; Javin 2M; Judah 2T; Benedikt 3M; Andrei 3/4B; Katelyn 3/4G; Levi 3/4T; Brock 4D; Jaxon B. 1E; Max 1M; Hailey 1/2J; David 2F; Selah 2M; Juan 2T; Darius 3M; Aaron 3/4B; Renata 3/4G; Leah 3/4T; Kylan 4D; Abel 1E; Allen 1M; Felix 1/2J; Tyson 2F; Kora 2M; Silas 3/4B; Jaira 3/4G; Cassidy 3/4T; Sierra 4D; Beckett 1E; Ashley 1M; Nathalie 1/2J; Dilnoor 2F; Addyson 2M; Prishaya 2T; Ariana 3M; Orien 3/4B; Yael 3/4G; Lisa 3/4T; Niel 4D

Notice of Approved Petitions for Religious Exercises/Instruction at Elmdale School

Petition for Religious Exercises (2019-20)

Hanover School Division Board of Trustees has received a petition requesting that religious exercises be held at Elmdale School during the 2019-20 school year. The petitioners have specified their desire for the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, and the reading of a Bible passage or story from the Bible. As the petition bears the signatures of parents/guardians representing more than 60 students in the school, the Board of Trustees has authorized religious exercises as specified above. These exercises are to be held before the official instructional day, in a designated common area of the school.


Petition for Religious Instruction (2019-20)

Hanover School Division Board of Trustees has received a petition requesting that religious instruction be held at Elmdale School during the 2019-20 school year. The petitioners have specified their desire for the Discovery Time Program offered by Child Evangelism Fellowship. As the petition bears the signatures of parents/guardians representing more than 25 students in the school, the Board of Trustees has passed the required by-law permitting religious instruction as specified above. This instruction is to be offered by volunteers during designated half-hour per week classes.


Parents/Guardians who did not sign the submitted petitions are eligible to join at any time, by

delivering a signed note to the school office. The note must indicate the name and grade of student for whom permission to participate is being given, and include parent/guardian signature. The school principal will forward all received documentation to the HSD Administration Office. Only children whose parents/guardians signed the petition or have subsequently joined via permission note, may participate in the exercises and instruction as described above.


Religious exercises and religious instruction in public schools may only be implemented by school boards in a manner consistent with the Public Schools Act and Provincial Guidelines, after petition by parents/guardians. Petitions must be presented to the board on an annual basis, in advance of the next school year. Original petitions must be submitted to the Hanover School Division Administrative Office by April 30th.


Additional information regarding the Public Schools Act, HSD policies, and Provincial Guidelines governing these petitions can be viewed on the Elmdale School website.

June Nutrition Info

Nutrition Bits and Bites from Southern Health. Click Here

Summer Opportunities

"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.