Elginburg Eagle News
Elginburg & District Public School ~ February 11th
Bunnies by Mrs. Mills' Grade 2/3 Class
Last week, we had a few incidents where students got a hand wave from a passing car indicating that it was safe to cross the road when in fact there were oncoming cars coming in the other direction. There were a few terrifying moments but luckily the students were pulled to safety. Passing motorists mean well but are not always reliable!
Parking is an issue at our school. This year, things have been worse due to larger number of students being dropped off and picked up due to the pandemic. 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.
As a school, we are making sure the snow banks are not blocking the side of the road. We are also going to have a staff member park in front of the round about so parents are not tempted to stop there. You will see pylons on both sides of the parked car to remind us it is not a good place to pick up or drop off. When parked in front of the round about children have to walk between buses which is not safe. Our bus drivers have pleaded with us to keep that area blocked.
I know all of our families are concerned about student safety! Let's keep up the great work and keep our amazing children safe! A big thank you to the parents who have been vocal about their concerns, we will all keep pushing for a better solution!
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.
What are they learning?
- to enjoy nature
- to find math and science in the natural world
- that exercise is fun and makes you feel great
- to unplug devices and be part of the world
The enthusiasm for Forest School is palpable! We plan to have all of our classes participating by the end of June!
Safe Arrivals in School Messenger
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
One of the concepts that we try to teach, which us older folks didn't learn, is the actual concept of number, shape, measurement, volume and more. We don't want students to only regurgitate 26 plus 28 is 54, we want them to understand that they can figure it out by knowing...
25 plus 25 is 50
26 is 1 more than 25
28 is 3 more than 25
therefore, 25 plus 25 is 50 and 1 plus 3 is 4 so the answer must be 50 plus 4.
If students understand how to solve it they can solve more complicated questions with more success.
The picture shows Mrs. MacKinnon's class demonstrating what a million actually looks like! If a student can't visualize it we find advanced math doesn't mean anything to them. We want students to see the numbers in their head as they do more complex tasks.
Look At These Three!
Friday We Have A Virtual Assembly
Mrs. Duncan will be sharing this video of the book, I AM ENOUGH, by Grace Byers! We'd love for you to watch the story along with us because we are all enough...