October 8th Newsletter
Elginburg & District Public School
Our staff is so grateful for the wonderful students we teach and the kind, supportive caregivers that support us on a daily basis. The children have exceeded our expectations this year. They are so resilient and have shown a keen desire to learn. Six months away from school has made them stronger and more dedicated.
We hope you find some things to be grateful for even through challenging times. If you need support for you or your family please call us! We are a community of helpers!
The Elginburg Staff
Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Burns' Turkeys
Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Mills' Turkeys!
Turkey Poetry Ha Ha Ha
Terry Fox Day! Two Thousand Dollars Raised!
We send our thoughts and good wishes to all of our school families who have experienced loss and sadness from cancer. We send positive healing vibes to our families who are battling cancer and hope our $2000 is the tipping point to a cure for cancer.
Thank you for donating!
Classroom Poster Challenge
Mrs. Mills Class Poster
So, we are going to sell grey T-shirts & Hoodies with our saying and our School Name! You will be able to order them for adults and children in a variety of sizes and styles.
We hope you love the style and the saying and will purchase one for spirit days and daily use. A small portion of each sale will also go towards buying more recess equipment for each classroom.
You will be able to order the clothing through the SCHOOL DAY day website by mid next week. You can find the School Day website at https://elginburg.limestone.on.ca/. Letters were sent home last week with their secure match key in order for you to register. If you require the match key because life is busy and you can't remember where you put that piece of paper, please contact the office. Cheryl would be more than happy to help you!
'In a world where you can be anything, be kind!"
Data Verification Forms
Safety First - How we are keeping children safe!
Student cohorts do not pass each other in the hall or play near each other at recess. Masks are now being worn at recess unless you are 2 meters apart. Students can back away from their activity for a mask break if needed.
On any particular day, I can ask a student what their favourite yard zone is and get a different answer! Each area seems to have its appeal! As a staff, we have noticed that keeping students with their class at recess has helped us see who is left out and who needs support. We can problem solve with the class at recess and solve problems more quickly. We have been thrilled to see a true team spirit growing! Students are including everybody in their play and are more empathetic when they see someone feeling upset. Maybe there is a silver to COVID-19 after all!
Bus Arrival - Each bus is unloaded separately to keep bus cohorts from mixing
Recess Zone 1
Kindergarten Yard - 1 class at a time outside
In and Out and Hand Sanitize
East Doors are our OUT doors
Hand sanitizer is mandatory before leaving the building.
Our IN door is on the WEST side
Hand sanitizer is mandatory before entering the building.
Each child puts their hands out and gets a pump of hand sanitizer.
This fall we have put an emphasis on learning code because 6 months of no school was hard on our youngest learners. But they are catching up quickly!
Thank you Mrs. Larochelle!
Letters to 10 year old boy from Russell, Ontario
Since the class heard this story and wrote the letters we have seen chalk "Black Lives Matter" signs on the walls and pavement of the school. These signs have sparked discussion amongst students. We have overheard conversations about why black lives matter and we have heard older students explaining the meaning behind the words.
What a kind and thoughtful class! I am sure this young man will be thrilled to have support from Elginburg, Ontario!