ES Update

March 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 26 ~ Ped Day (no school for students)

Thursday, April 1 ~ Grade 6 Transition to Middle School (9:30am ~ Virtual)(Kathy Funamoto’s Zoom Link)

Friday, April 2 ~ Good Friday (school closed)

Monday, April 5 ~ Easter Monday (school closed)

Thursday, April 15 ~ Grades 1 to 6 Student Led Portfolios (1:30 to 7:30pm ~ Virtual)

Thursday, April 15 ~ Staggered Early Dismissal by 11:30am ~ Student Led Portfolios

Friday, April 16 ~ Grades 1 to 6 Virtual Student Led Portfolios (8:30am to 12:30pm ~ Virtual)

Friday, April 16 ~ No school for Elementary School students ~ Student Led Portfolios

Friday, April 30 ~ Ped Day (no school for students)

Need to know

ES Virtual Student Led Portfolios ~ April 15 (1:30 to 7:30pm) and April 16 (8:30am to 12:30pm): In preparation for this event, please take note that there is a staggered early dismissal by 11:30am for all elementary school students on Thursday and there are no classes on Friday. Parents are expected to pick up their son(s) by 11:30 am on Thursday. Students are expected to join their parents on Zoom. Students are expected to wear their uniform. Online booking will open on April 8. Instructions to book appointments will be included in next week’s mailbag.


From the Headmaster’s Desk: If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete The CIRCLE Discovery Survey Mr. Downey sent out on March 15. All responses will be received in confidence and we encourage you to have your say in helping us to shape our future. We ask you to complete your input by Monday, March 29.


Spring Physical Education Program: New Spring PE rotations are around the corner. No equipment from home will be required, the school will supply equipment and transport as needed. Stay tuned for good things to come.


Recess Wear: Please remember to send your son(s) in with splash pants, rain boots or outdoor shoes. Even on nice days the boys will find the muddiest spots to play in.


Argyle Shop: The Argyle Shop is closed for all in person shopping. Appointments have been suspended until further notice. All purchases must be made on-line through the website.

SHS Indigenization Process: Selwyn House is excited to announce its commitment to indigenization. To learn more about what this means, click here and join us at our Town Hall event on April 7.

1000 Acts of Kindness ~ Week 2: For detailed information about this initiative, please visit this slide presentation on how to participate in the “1000 Acts of Kindness” challenge.


Week 2 - (March 27 - April 2) - The “Montrealers for Montrealers Sandwich” challenge If you would like to take part in this challenge, please bring your sandwiches to Coristine Hall between 12:45 and 3:00 on Thursday, April 1. The individual sandwiches need to be wrapped and placed inside the bread bag the bread was purchased in. We recommend that each loaf of sandwiches be labeled with the type of sandwich. Each regular sized loaf of bread can hold between 8 to 10 sandwiches. When making the sandwiches, be sure to respect proper hygiene and all necessary Covid 19 health related protocols.

Covid-19 Reminders

Check out Quebec’s flowchart (in English or in French) to determine what to do if your child is exposed to a positive Covid-19 case.


Check out Mr. Downey's email from January 28th noting changes to Public Health policies regarding symptoms that need to be tested or the isolation policy.


Check out this COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool from the Quebec Government’s website. This self-assessment tool is not intended to be a substitute for medical attention. Always follow the healthcare professional’s instructions.

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