Elmdale Early Years School

March Newsletter 2017

March 2017 Calendar

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Principal's Message

A short but busy month of February at Elmdale School! It was fantastic to see the large number of families and caregivers attend our Family Celebration of Learning. There were some new and exciting things to see at the event this year. I want to specifically recognize the Grade 1 classes who displayed their hand crafted community that students created. This was a fantastic inquiry unit that was extremely engaging for all students for the past month.

I want to thank all our students, families, and caregivers for spending time reading a little extra during I Love To Read Month. Thank you to staff and students for sending in a picture of themselves reading. These pictures made for another great Elmdale ILTR video.

Looking ahead into the month of March, we will be sending home report cards March 17th for our Grade 1-4 students.

During the week of March 20-24, we are looking forward to our 2nd annual Elmdale Extravaganza week. Please read below for the exciting dress up days and our Elmdale pancake breakfast.

Have a fantastic month of March!

Take care,

Mr. Colin Campbell

Principal: Elmdale School

Twitter: @ccampbell7980

I Love to Read Month

Another successful I Love to Read Month took place at Elmdale School! A BIG thank you to all families for taking the time to read a little extra this month.

All families will receive an update note from their child's teacher this month checking in with the progress of home reading and mentioning any changes that may take place. If you have any questions about your child's home reading program, please contact your child's teacher and they will be happy to answer any questions.

Family Celebration of Learning

WOW, that was a very fun afternoon having all our students' parents, grandparents, and caregivers visiting Elmdale school February 23rd.

A special thank you to everyone who was able to attend and also to our students and staff who spent time putting the event together for their class.

Elmdale Extravaganza Week

We are looking forward to our extravaganza week March 20th to 24th. Celebrating all the hard work that our students have put towards school for this term.

Monday: Crazy Hair day- show off your craziest hair style

Tuesday: Pajama Day and Pancake Breakfast- Wear your PJ's and enjoy some pancakes

Wednesday: Normal Day- Dress like a regular day at Elmdale School

Thursday: Super Hero Day- Dress up like your favourite hero or super hero

Friday: SURPRISE ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCEMENT- Come to school dress normally and enjoy our assembly.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Here is a link that explains our Bucket Filling Character Education at Elmdale School

Bucket Fillers

During the month of March there will be two groups of students heading off to Providence College with Mr. Campbell to play some games in the gym with their student athletes.

PrinciPal Winners for February

Acacia D. 1E; Andrew P. 1J; Jocelyn D. 1M; Ivan D. 2F; Jonathan B. 2R; Roslyn T. 2T; Ryder P. 3B; Ryder D. 3G; Bryce B. 3T; Owen B. 4D; Jazlyn B. 4M; Leah S. 1E; Katelyn L. 1J; Pavel Z. 1M; Hilary C. 2F; Vallia R. 2R; Quinn K. 2T; Marcus A. 3B; Nathaniel M. 3G; Cassy M. 3T; Hannah S. 4D; Ariel P. 4M.

Parent Council

The Elmdale Parent Council will be kicking off the Oakridge Garden Centre gift card fundraiser February 27th and ending March 10th .

For All School Closure Notices

Please see this link for all school closure notices due to Extreme Cold Weather or Extreme Hazardous Weather.

"Soup's On" Lunch Program

"Soup's On" provides daily school lunches to families in need. It can be started and stopped as needed. Contact our Resource Teacher Ms. Marge Thiessen (mthiessen@hsd.ca) or your child's teacher via agenda book to register your child.