Elmdale Early Years School

December Newsletter 2016

December 2016 Calendar

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Principal's Message

I would like to thank all our Elmdale families for attending the student led conferences this past month. Your children were very excited to show off their learning to you. We look forward to having you visit again during our Family Celebration of Learning during the afternoon of February 23rd.

Our first Bucket Filling group had the opportunity to travel to Providence College to participate in a number of games in their gym. Their student athletes planned an excellent afternoon for our students. It was a very quiet ride home on the bus as all the students were exhausted.

I want to take a moment and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. On behalf of our staff at Elmdale Early Years School, we thank you for your partnership and we look forward to partnering with you again in the new year!

Take care,

Mr. Colin Campbell

Principal: Elmdale School

Twitter: @ccampbell7980

Christmas Concert Date and Times

Tuesday, December 20

at Steinbach Mennonite Church, 345 Loewen Blvd.

Performance 1 (K-4) at 1:30 pm;

Performance 2 (Gr. 1-4) at 7:00 pm.

Grandparents and extended family are encouraged to attend the afternoon performance. For the evening performance, students are expected to arrive 6:35-6:45 pm, and guest seating begins after 6:35 pm. Every student plays an important role in the Christmas concert, so all students are strongly encouraged to attend. If unable to attend, please let Miss Redekop and the classroom teacher know.

Community Christmas

Elmdale School will be collecting non-perishable food items for Helping Hands from December 5th to 16th. Please send items with your child to school and the items will be collected from your child's classroom. Some suggested donation items are rice, canned food, cereal, pasta, juice, baby food, syrup, peanut butter, soup, crackers, and pancake mix.

Episode #2 Home Reading Anywhere

Thank you to Mrs. Reimer who has directed the Home Reading Video series this year. Further thanks goes out to all the families that have volunteered their time as live actors in these videos. If you are interested in participating in these video series, please email Mrs. Reimer at pamreimer@hsd.ca
Episode #2: Home Reading Anywhere


Our Phy-ed Teacher Mr. Thiessen would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to tie skates and spend time with our students on the ice. Without you, this fun activity would be difficult to organize and run.

PrinciPal Winners for November

Paisley L. 1E; Gavin U. 1J; Anak H. 1M; Emma J. 2F; Sorayah F. 2R; Laura W. 2T; Taryn H. 3B; Zachary K. 3G; Honour K. 3T; Sophia B. 4D; Rylie H. 4M.; Tessany L. 1E; Myelle M. 1J; Cassandra A. 1M; Logan G. 2F; Diana D. 2R; Cassandra K. 2T; Olivia U. 3B; Nicholai C. 3G; Peyton B. 3T; Melissa H. 4D; Naval S. 4M; Silas R. 1E; Dean B. 1J; Ariana P. 1M; Austin B. 2F; Andrei O. 2R; Zoe B. 2T; Joseph K. 3B; Randy S. 3G; Vanessa E. 3T; Divine L. 4D; Brooklyn V. 4M

Parent Council

Elmdale Parent Council would like to thank everyone for their fundraising efforts and donations. The following is a list of the fundraising efforts and donations. Money will continue to fund our new play structure and student centered plans.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser $3568

Fundscript- $1159

Corporate Donations- $1050

Parents who opted out of fundraising- $725

For All School Closure Notices

Please see this link for all school closure notices for due to Extreme Cold Weather or Extreme Hazardous Weather.

Bucket Filling Field Trip #1

"Soup's On" Lunch Program

"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.
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