Elmdale School

January 2022 Newsletter

January 2022 Calendar

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Principal's Message

The last few days have been a bit of a roller coaster as we quickly pivoted to remote learning for the week of January 10-14. On January 10, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced that all schools will be going back to in-person learning effective January 17. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back at that time!

With the increase of cases and the affect the Omicron Variant is having in our region, it is once again very important that we follow the guidelines from public health. To put it simply, if your child is sick, please keep them at home until they are feeling better. Rapid tests kits are available at the school and those can also be used to guide your decisions about sending your child to school. Ultimately we want everyone at school, but we also want to ensure we are doing our part to keep Covid out of the school.

This winter we are looking forward to some familiar events and activities coming back to Elmdale. There is finally enough snow on the ground to bring out our sleds at recess! Thanks to our PAC and Canadian Tire's generous donation for making that happen! February will bring I Love to Read month and we are planning for a hybrid Book Fair (in-person and online). Stay tuned for more information.

We have made the decision to put a pause on our Family Celebration of Learning event. Stay tuned for a further information later on in spring.

I hope everyone had a restful and rejuvenating Christmas break and we look forward to seeing what January has to offer!

Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Instagram: elmdalehsd

COVID Reminders

It is very important to remember the fundamentals when sending your kids to school. A few specific reminders for school:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with an appropriate cloth or medical mask each day. It's always a good idea to send a few spares in case one gets wet, lost, or dirty. Cloth and disposable masks are also available from your child's teacher should they lose or forget theirs.
  • In order to help reduce the spread of COVID, please remember to keep your child home if they are sick. Following the guidelines from Public Health will help us to keep all students and staff safe.

Immunization Clinics

All public schools in Manitoba have been asked to host an immunization clinic for students ages 5 and up. Elmdale will be hosting a clinic in the coming weeks. Please note the following:

  • No student will receive an immunization/vaccination without express written permission from their parent or guardian. This will be done either through the online eConsent form found on the ProtectMB website, or with a paper form.
  • Immunization clinics at the school will be done in a separate space to ensure privacy.
  • Immunization clinics will be run by Public Health staff - Elmdale is simply providing a space.

More information about dates and specifics will be provided when available.

Recent Pictures

December Princi-Pals

Temi 1E; Alice 1J; Anika 1/2M; Da’Niyah 2G; Lyla 3B; Jaiden 3D; Hannah 3F; Beckett 4M; Payton 4T; Andrea 1E; Selena 1J; Nelson 2G; Nolan 2T; Mia 3D; Avery 3F; Dyon 4M; Hayley 4T; Taurian 1E; Hudson 1J; Dominique 1/2M; Jaydin 2G; Woodson 3B; Avrianna 3D; Emma Jane 3F; Sadona 4M; Kian 4T.

Online Registration for Kindergarten 2022

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is NOW OPEN. To be eligible, Children must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2022 (born in 2017). The registration process will take place online at www.HSD.ca. If you do not have access to the Internet, please visit the school office and we can assist you in completing the registration on a school computer. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to register their children soon after registration opens in January. Early registration will assist us in preparation and planning for the upcoming school year. Registering before March 1, 2022, will ensure there is sufficient time for school appointments and provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to participate in Kindergarten orientation activities. Visit www.HSD.ca for registration instructions.

Need Some School Lunch Ideas??

Nutrition Bits and Bites

Is your child a picky eater? Check out this month's Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter from Southern Health for tips on how to deal with this. Click HERE to access it!

"Soup's On" School Lunches

"Soup's On" provides daily school lunches to families in need. It can be started and stopped as needed. Contact our Learning Support Teacher Ms. Tara Klassen (tklassen@hsd.ca) to register your child.

Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes

Please check our website for information about school bus routes in HSD.
If your address has changed, please call transportation at 204-320-2347 to make sure that your children are riding the correct bus to and from school.