Elementary School Update

November 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 11 ~ Remembrance Day Assembly (2:15 pm)

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

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

Need to know

Remembrance Day Assembly and Poppy Donation: All boys are expected to wear a poppy during the Remembrance Day Assembly. Please send in a 2$(or more) donation for a Poppy on Friday, November 11. All proceeds go to the Royal Canadian Legion. Parents are welcome.


ES Parent Student Teacher Interviews ~ November 17 (8am to 8pm) and November 18 (8am to 12pm)

  • Online booking for Grades 1 to 6 is now open. You will have until Wednesday, November 16 at 2pm to book your appointment(s), at which time the system will be shut down.

  • Instructions on how to self-select appointments are included.

  • Time blocks are 15 minutes in length (which includes a 10 minute appointment and 5 minutes of “travel” time).

  • At minimum, parents are expected to meet with their son(s) homeroom teacher.

  • Boys in grades 2 to 6 are to attend the interviews with their parents.


From the French Department: Vous recherchez des livres ou des magazines qui permettront à votre enfant de lire en français? Si c’est le cas, je vous propose de jeter un coup d’œil au catalogue des éditions Bayard. Leur offre couvre des publications québécoises et françaises de qualité. Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez imprimer et remplir le bon d’abonnement et le retourner à l’enseignant(e) de votre fils. Nous nous occuperons de les acheminer à Bayard jeunesse. Pour plus de questions, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec l’enseignant(e) de français de votre enfant. Bonne lecture!


Expo-Science: Expo-science is an optional extra-curricular activity open to all students in grades 1 to 5. This year, the science fair will be held on January 24th in Coristine Hall. If your son is interested in participating in the science fair, please fill in the form.


Community Engagement: As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us search for opportunities to help others in our surrounding communities. The focus of Community Engagement in the Elementary School this year is for projects and programs to have a strong educational component, grounded in SHS values and VERITAS, and most importantly be student-driven and led. Whether the boys are interested in organizing fundraisers, donations, drives, or collection projects, etc., they are encouraged to take initiative and ownership by sharing their ideas with the Community Engagement Squad in the Elementary School, and with Ms. Scholefield (4B Homeroom Teacher) or Ms. Segal (SHS Experiential and Community Coordinator) by filling out the Elementary School - Fundraisers and Events Google Form We look forward to another successful year of community engagement at Selwyn House!


Community Engagement ~ Movember: During the month of November, our mental health focus for the month, students will be participating in weekly “Friendship Challenges” to promote leadership and kindness in and outside of the school. Every Wednesday this month, boys will be involved in various acts of kindness in the classroom, the school yard and in the community. Below are the list of friendship challenges:

  • Meet someone new (student) and learn two things about them

  • Play nice in the school yard - do not push anyone around and include everyone in any schoolyard games.

  • Be kind to others in the schoolyard and in the hallway and encourage others to do the same

  • Sit next to someone new at lunch and spend time getting to know them


Covid Protocol Updates: On November 3, Quebec public health officials announced the removal of isolation periods from their Covid-19 protocols. The latest recommendations to limit the spread of respiratory infectious diseases can be found here.

  • If you have a fever or don't feel well, stay at home.

  • If you have any symptoms of respiratory infectious diseases, wear a mask until symptoms are gone. For your reference, Covid symptoms and tiers remain unchanged and can be found here.

  • At Selwyn House, we will continue to encourage good hand hygiene and supply masks for staff and students upon request.

  • The government will be providing rapid test kits in the month of November, which will be promptly distributed to students.

  • We ask our families to continue to communicate positive Covid test results with the school and to support mask-wearing when any symptoms are present in order to help us to best take care of our community.

  • We will continue to post all reported positive cases weekly on our Covid Corner website.


Pre-University (Grade 12) Information Evening: On Monday, December 5, we are hosting an in-person Pre-University (Grade 12) Information Evening from 7 - 8pm. There will be presentations about the program and updates on our implementation progress. Registration for this event is required. Please register here. More information about our Pre-University year can be found at www.selwyn.ca/preu or by emailing PreU@selwyn.ca


PVA News ~ Calling all new parents: The PVA would like to welcome any parents new to Selwyn House to a coffee morning on Wednesday, November 16. This is an opportunity to meet each other and ask questions about Selwyn House and the greater Montreal community. We will be meeting at Café Gentile located at 4126 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount at 8:30 A.M Please rsvp to kristaplank@gmail.com so we know how many seats to reserve. We look forward to meeting you.


Go Gryphons: Come cheer on the Gryphons Juvenile Football team as they play their semi-final game against Loyola at McGill's Molson Percival Memorial Stadium on Friday November 11, 2022. Kickoff is at 3 pm, or watch the livestream at https://youtu.be/8NGM9CInDc8 This is a big game at a big stadium. Go Gryphons!

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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