Elmdale School

March Newsletter

March 2021 Calendar

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Principal's Message

February has come to an end and warm weather is just around the corner. As we look ahead to March, I want to highlight a few things:

  • Report Cards will be available on the Parent Portal for all grade 1-4 students on Friday, March 19. If you do not have a Parent Portal account or are unsure how to access yours, please contact the office at 204-326-3325
  • We will be having a virtual NED assembly on Friday, March 19 at 9:15. Students will participate in this assembly in their classrooms together with their class. If you're curious about what NED is, follow this LINK
  • As the weather warms up our playground tends to get pretty wet and sloppy. Please make sure to send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing (splash pants, rubber boots, etc) for outdoor recess. An extra pair of socks in the backpack wouldn't hurt either!

I hope you all take time to enjoy the warmer weather and get outside. We are always looking for learning opportunities outside once the weather warms up after being cooped up for the winter!

Mr. Vince Hiebert

Principal: Elmdale School

Email: vhiebert@hsd.ca

Instagram: elmdalehsd

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

Please note that our Kindergarten registration for the fall will begin on February 15. To be eligible, Children must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2021 (born in 2016). The registration process will take place online at www.HSD.ca. If you do not have access to the Internet, please call the school office at 204-326-3325 and we can assist you in completing the registration over the phone. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to register their children soon after registration opens on February 15. Early registration will assist us in preparation and planning for the upcoming school year. We are working on plans for Kindergarten orientation activities which normally take place in Early May. Plans will be dependent on COVID restrictions - stay tuned for more information. Visit www.HSD.ca for registration instructions.

Jump Rope For Heart

Jump for joy and join our movement!

Elmdale students are learning how to protect their heart and brain by participating in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart!

Please join us and help create a healthier future for kids across Canada. Click HERE to show your support and cheer us on.

Thank you so much.

Spirit Week

March 22-26 will be our annual Spirit Week at Elmdale. We will be having daily dress-up days according to the following schedule:
  • Monday, March 22 - Wacky Hair Day
  • Tuesday, March 23 - Pajama Day
  • Wednesday, March 24 - Hat Day
  • Thursday, March 25 - Elmdale Shirt Day
  • Friday, March 26 - Superhero Day

Home Reading Tips

As we close off I Love to Read Month we wanted to share a short video with some Home Reading Tips. While the video specifically mentions home reading in Kindergarten, these reading tips are very appropriate when doing home reading with kids of all ages.

CLICK HERE for the video

A Message from our PAC

Each month the PAC has been providing the Elmdale Staff with a coffee break. This past week we provided them with a snack bar, filled with chips, treats, drinks and more. Due to COVID providing snack has been a bit more complicated. If you or your business would like to sponsor a staff snack, please let us know at elmdaleparentcouncil@gmail.com

We are continuing to raise funds for our school play structure. If you or your business would like to donate, please find our corporate fundraiser letter HERE.

Also, be on the look out for our upcoming Spring Fundraiser with Sunshine Greenhouse. More information to come in early April.

Princi-Pal Winners for February

Saylin 1E; Sadie 1J; Dominique 1M; Sawyer 2G; Caleb 2M; Kyle 2T; Maggie 3B; Maja 3F; Kian 4D; Sophia 4M; Michael 4T; Simeon 1E; Ava-Grace 1J; Corbin 1M; Emmett 2G; Lucas 2M; Avery 2T; Isabelle 3B; Daniela 3F; Karma 4D; Lily 4M; Micaela 4T.

Nutrition Bits and Bites

Click HERE for this month's Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter from Southern Health.

"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 Mrs. Tara Klassen (tklassen@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.