Elmdale Early Years School

April Newsletter

April 2018 Calendar

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Principal's Message

A highlight for me this month has been watching our Grade 1 classes host their class exhibitions. This has been fantastic to watch in action. The Grade 1 students were so proud of the work they had done and craving to show off their Winter Olympics Inquiry Unit to the rest of the students in our school.

Students watching were very engaged to see what a Grade 1 inquiry unit looks like. From the perspective of the teachers presenting, it was a great opportunity to show their colleagues the work that they are exploring in Grade 1. From the perspective of the teachers watching the exhibition, they were able to glean some ideas that they can take back to their class when leading their next inquiry unit.

The exhibitions also provided an opportunity for parents to see the learning that took place in their child's classroom. Students captured videos and showed their exhibition creations which brought parents closer to understanding the learning journey that their child experienced.

I look forward to watching the remaining grades share their exhibitions!

Mr. Colin Campbell (B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed)

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: ccampbell@hsd.ca

Twitter: @elmdalehsd


Elmdale Extravaganza Week!

Stars of the Future

Children born between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 together with their parents, are invited to attend a Spring 2018 Stars of the Future clinic. Stars of the Future is a FREE screening program for children that live in South East Manitoba. It is a onetime appointment, designed to find out how your child is doing in the areas of speech & language, hearing, growth and development. The appointment is one hour long. Appointments may be booked by calling 204-346-6136 and leaving a message.

Grade 1 Student Coding Sphero Robots

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Class Exhibitions

We have recently changed how classes host assemblies. As a staff, we felt it was time to make a change to our assemblies that would celebrate student learning, represent the work students are working on in class, and provide opportunity for teachers to share with their colleagues how they are guiding students through the inquiry process. In addition, how did the students focus their learning around our Bucket Full of Skills (6C's)? We have decided to call these assemblies Class Exhibitions. Below you will see a couple images of 1E, 1M, and 1J presenting their exhibition.

PrinciPal Winners

Wesley 1E; Damion 1J; Quiny 1M; Benji 2F; Dean 2R; Keagan 2T; Jonathan 3M; Keadys 3/4B; Yuri 3/4G; Steve 3/4T; Faith 4D; Daicy 1E; Lily 1J; Max 1M; Leslie 2F; Cassandra 2R; Leah 2T; Andrei 3M; Ryann 3/4B; Liam 3/4G; Bryce 3/4T; Kevin 4D;

Dylan 1E; Jorden 1J; Chloe 1M; Andrew 2F; Renata 2R; Pavel 2T; Sierra 3M; Hai 3/4B; Mya 3/4G; Jayla 3/4T; Brielle 4D;

WANTED: Book club volunteers

Elmdale Parents, Guardians and Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles!

The Elmdale Reading Club needs volunteers! Reading Club is for Elmdale students who need some extra practise reading. As a volunteer, your job will be to listen to the students read and give them some positive feedback about how they did. This happens Monday to Friday, from 1:00-1:45. You can volunteer once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month, whatever suits your schedule. We are in need of volunteers Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Elmdale Parent Council (PAC)

The Elmdale Parent Council would like to thank all our Elmdale families for all their hard work during our last fundraiser.

Family Parking

Located in our main parking lot on the North side of our school, we have our Family Parking lot. This is where all families park to pick up and drop off children. Parents must walk their child from their vehicle to the school playground. Please be aware that at these pick up and drop off times, we have school buses that enter and exit the school parking lot.

Bucket Filling Field Trip

April Nutrition Info

Nutrition Bits and Bites from Southern Health. Click here

"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 Resource Teacher Ms. Marge Thiessen (mthiessen@hsd.ca) or your child's teacher via agenda book to register your child.

Bus Times, Routes & Address Changes

Please check our website for the bus pick up times and location near your house.
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.