Elmdale School

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September 2021 Calendar

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Principal's Message

Well, we made it! What a year! This year has definitely been filled with many ups and downs as we have navigated through COVID and all of the different ways it affected our learning this year. Even though there were some tough days/weeks/months, there is still much to celebrate. Today one thing that I celebrate especially is the amount of learning that was able to happen despite all of the things working against us.

Every student is assessed on their reading a minimum of two times each year. This September we noticed a noticeable drop in the number of students that were reading at grade level. With the amount of lost learning in spring of 2020, this didn't surprise us. So, we put a lot of effort into building into the reading of each and every student. I am pleased to say that in our June 2021 reading assessments, 89.5% of students are reading within the grade level range of the grade they are in. Now this might mean they are reading at beginning- or mid-year levels for their grade, but even this shows tremendous growth. It's also worth noting that 68.5% of students are reading at end-of-grade level! Way to go Elmdalers!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who played a part in making this a successful year. Our school staff - teachers, EA's, secretaries, librarian, custodians - all played a role in making this happen. I want to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of you, and wish you a restful summer! Parents and students as well - this wasn't an easy year, but you too helped make it successful. I also wish you a restful and relaxing summer.

To our grade 4's, we wish you well as you move on to middle school! To our families who are moving, we wish you well as you move on to your new school. For those of you who will be back in fall, we look forward to seeing you for the 2021-2022 School Year!


Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Instagram: elmdalehsd

Community Report

CLICK HERE for our Annual Community Report

Report Cards

Report Cards will be available on the Parent Portal at 12:00 noon on June 30. Parents can access them online starting at that time. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please follow this LINK to create one. Paper Copies will not be available. Report cards WILL NOT be available for pick up at the school.

Class Lists 2021-2022

Normally we would inform students who their next teacher will be in their June Report Card. This year, due to uncertainties of what the fall will look like and whether we will be in Code Orange or Code Yellow, Hanover School Division has decided to hold off on informing students of their next teacher until August. An email will be sent home informing you of your child's teacher on Tuesday, August 24.

Meet Your Teacher

Please note that our annual Meet Your Teacher event will take place from Tuesday, September 7. Details on this will be sent out by email in August.

Classes for grade 1-4 students begin again on Wednesday, September 8. Kindergarten staggered entry dates have been emailed out.

Moving??

If you are planning to move locations during the summer please call our office at 204-326-3325 as soon as possible or the school division at 204-326-6471 after June 30th. Thank you!

Summer Reading Program

We are continuing our annual summer reading program again this year! Students who fill out their bingo sheets will get to have a special treat with the principal in fall. Bingo sheet and information attached HERE

Princi-Pal Winners for June

Hyunwoo 1E; Drayke 1J; Corbin 1M; Brooklyn 2G; Aizen 2M; Lyla 2T; Maggie 3B; Apryl 3F; Noah 4D; Roi 4M.

Message from our PAC

Thanks to all everyone who has supported the Elmdale PAC this year. If you are interested in joining PAC in fall, please contact elmdaleparentcouncil@gmail.com for more info, or come to the first meeting on September 16 - time and place to be determined.

Jake Epp Library Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.
Go to http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/ to sign up! Check out the attached brochure for more information

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Nutrition Bits and Bites

Click HERE for this month's Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter from Southern Health.