Middle School Update

February 6, 2020

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 7: Friday Night Ski Club (Saint-Sauveur) 2:50 - 9:45 pm

Friday, February 14: Friday Night Ski Club (Bromont) 2:50 pm - 9:45 pm

Friday, February 14: End of Trimester 2

Thursday, February 27: Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews from 1:30 - 8:00 pm: students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm

Friday, February 28: Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews from 8:00 am - noon: no classes for students

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 13: Spring Break - no classes for students

Monday, March 16: Ped Day - no classes for students

Tuesday, March 31: Parent Academic Information Evening for senior school options for 2020-21 at 7:00 pm in Rossy Agora

Need to Know

The Our House committee invites you to a free screening of Selma in honour of Black History Month. Selma tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers as they marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in their fight for suffrage. This movie night will be Friday, February 7 for Grades 6 - 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rossy Agora.

Red Cross Babysitting Courses offered this spring: Once again we’ve partnered with ECS (Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School) to host this certification course on two separate occasions during the month of April 2020. This 8-hour course for students in Grades 7-9 teaches first aid skills, leadership and professional conduct as a leader of young people in any capacity (babysitting, day camps, sports teams, etc.), and is also a great addition to a young person’s CV. The cost to attend either course is $70 (non-refundable after March 23), which will be billed to you. The deadline to register is Friday, March 23. For more details regarding the course content, please review the attached information and consult this website. To register your son, please email Ms. Beech with the course date you prefer:

Option 1: 1 x 8 hour session on Saturday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Selwyn House School

Option 2: 1 x 8 hour session on Saturday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at ECS

On Thursday, February 20, Grade 8 students will be competing in a Scholastic Challenge, an online quiz testing general knowledge of Grade 8 students nation-wide. Students are expected in their period 1 classrooms by 8:10 a.m. that day with their computer and charger.Top scorers will be announced at the graduation in June. Check out the website for demo questions and more info. A practice quiz will be made available to students via E-nouncements next week.

2020-2021 Parent Academic Information Evening on Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm in Rossy Agora. This presentation is for parents of students currently in Grade 8. Parents will hear about Grade 9 course option selections for 2020-2021. Students are not required to attend - we have organized student presentations during the school week. For more information contact Ms. Brenda Montgomery (montgomeryb@selwyn.ca).

THANK YOU and Congratulations

The eighth annual ECS-Selwyn House math olympics was once again eventful and a blast! The winning team were fairly dominant right from the first round, and were deserving champions of the whole event! Congratulations to all of our Selwyn participants: Joseph Belland, William Carvalho-Guertin, Adolfo de Motta Molina, Ken Zhao, Eric Zhang, Massimo Lorenzetti, Charles Seitz, Lawrie Feng, Yusuf Afif and Gabriel Cabelli. A special shout out goes to our winning team: Ken Zhao, Eric Zhang, Lily Rose Vinh and Jannah Ahmed.


Visit previous Weekly Mailbags for details about the following:


Upcoming parent education opportunities:

Selwyn House Parent Workshops: in the Rossy Agora. Please RSVP if possible. Next one in the series will be Tuesday, February 11 from 12:30–13:30pm and Wednesday, February 12 from 8:15–9:15am led by Dr. Ada Sinacore: Supporting Communication: Challenging conversations with your child or teen.

Wednesday, February 19: Dr. Lynn Lyons will be offering a free parent workshop at Loyola High School for QAIS parents at 7pm on the topic "Emotionally Equipping Our Kids: Skills to Teach & Why Prevention Works." Attached is a flyer with a link to register. Space will be limited - be sure to register early.

Community engagement

Don't forget to visit the Community Engagement webpage for valuable information on volunteer opportunities for our students.

Grade 8 Parents: Every year, each Grade 8 student (with one parent) is asked to serve at one lunch for the homeless and others who are less fortunate. We need volunteers for the 2020 dates: February 23, March 29, April 26, and May 31. Click here for dates, details and to sign up with Ms. Beech.

Volunteers Wanted: Looking for up to 10 student volunteers plus any parent volunteer drivers for a fundraising event in support of Summit School (a school for kids with special needs) on Friday, February 14. Students will be asked to help pack food boxes and/or deliver them to various locations. Please click here for more details about the event, and contact Angela Lehrer Vineberg at 514-983-4978 if interested.

Selwyn House School

An independent English boys' school, Selwyn House School provides students with an education of exceptional depth and scope.