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
Class Lists 2021-2022
Summer Reading Program
Message from our PAC
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