Elementary School Update

November 3, 2022

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 4 ~ ES Half Day Ped. Day Staggered dismissal for K-6. No lunch served

Monday, November 7 ~ Mid-term break School closed

Friday, November 11 ~ Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 17 ~ K to 6 Parent Student Teacher Interviews (8am-8pm)

Thursday, November 17 ~ No school for ES Students

Friday, November 18 ~ K to 6 Parent Student Teacher Interviews (8am-12pm)

Friday, November 18 ~ No school for ES Students

Thursday, November 24 ~ Founder’s Day Assembly

Friday, November 25 ~ Founder’s Day Holiday (School closed)

Need to know

Surprise!: Tomorrow, Friday, November 4, all elementary school boys are invited to attend school in free dress!


Dismissal Times for Friday, November 4: Dismissal from the school (regular dismissal protocol) will take place as follows: Grade 3 at 11:15; Kindergarten and Grade 4 at 11:20; Grades 1 and 5 at 11:25; and Grades 2 and 6 at 11:30. No lunch will be served.


ES Parent Student Teacher Interviews ~ November 17 (8am to 8pm) and November 18 (8am to 12pm)

  • Online booking for Grades 1 to 6 will be available through Pick-a-time as of Thursday, November 10 at 3:00pm. You will have until Wednesday, November 16 at 2pm to book your appointment(s), at which time the system will be shut down.

  • Instructions on how to self-select appointments are included. Please note the system will only open next Thursday, November 10 at 3pm.

  • Time blocks are 15 minutes in length (which includes a 10 minute appointment and 5 minutes of “travel” time).

  • At minimum, parents are expected to meet with their son(s) homeroom teacher.

  • Boys in grades 2 to 6 are to attend the interviews with their parents.


Expo-Science: Expo-science is an optional extra-curricular activity open to all students in grades 1 to 5. This year, the science fair will be held on January 24th in Coristine Hall. If your son is interested in participating in the science fair, please fill in the form.


Remembrance Day Assembly and Poppy Donation: All boys are expected to wear a poppy during the Remembrance Day Assembly. Please send in a 2$(or more) donation for a Poppy on Friday, November 11. All proceeds go to the Royal Canadian Legion. Parents are welcome.


Movember: During the month of November, for our mental health focus for the month, students will be participating in weekly “Friendship Challenges” to promote leadership and kindness in and outside of the school. Friendship and kindness affects many young students' mental health and it is important at our school that we exhibit being true to others. Our community service squad will present to the students next week with more information about the different Movember initiatives happening at the school during the month.


Founder's Day 2022: The Selwyn House community is invited to attend the celebration of the 114th anniversary of the founding of the school, and to celebrate this year's Speirs Medal recipient, Former Head of Middle School and Alumni Parent Carol Manning. We will also be honouring this year's recipient of the Nancy Pitfield Parent Volunteer Award, Leila Roiter, as well as Honorary Old Boys (names to be announced). Please RSVP here.


Introducing our new librarian: We welcome Ms. Alisa Soukhodolskaia to the Wanstall Library. Please take a moment to watch this video.


Re-enrollment Form for 2023-24: This year, we are asking parents to complete the re-enrolment form for 2023-2024 by November 4, 2022. No payment is required at this time; families will be invoiced after November 4. Only one digital signature is required to complete the form. Please see the October 20 Update for instruction and more information

ES Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

Elementary School students should be dropped off as per the times and locations as indicated below. If a student absolutely must arrive at school before their designated time there will be supervision in the yard starting at 7:50am.


Arrival and Dismissal Times and Locations

  • Maternelle ~ enter & exit through 442 Argyle (7:50am & 2:30pm)

  • Grade 1 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 2 ~ enter & exit through Old Boys (East) Yard (8:20am & 3:25pm)

  • Grade 3 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:05am & 3:10pm)

  • Grade 4 ~ enter & exit through archway by Veritas sign (8:10am & 3:15pm)

  • Grade 5 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:15am & 3:20pm)

  • Grade 6 ~ enter & exit through laneway by Police/Fire Station (8:10am & 3:15pm)

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