January 24-27

Elginburg & District Public School

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Labour Updates

As a result of rotating strikes by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) there will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29th.

Important Labour updates are posted on the Limestone District School Board website for parent awareness. As information is shared we will continue to provide updates.

Visit the link https://www.limestone.on.ca/ for current information regarding the withdrawal of services/duties and rotating strikes.

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"Wear Your Best" Valentine's Dance - all ages

The Elginburg School Council would like to invite you to a Family Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 7th. All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 are invited to attend with their parent(s)/guardian(s).

  • COST - $15 per family (includes one family picture at the photo booth)
  • LIVE DJ with lights
  • PHOTO BOOTH with fun props for the whole family. Photos by Jana (professional photographer). 1 family picture included with entrance; add another pose for $5
  • CONCESSION stand run by our Grade 8 class (to raise money for their year end trip)
  • SPOT DANCES with prizes
  • Theme: "WEAR YOUR BEST!" If your best is a fancy dress - go for it! If your best is track pants - you're in too!
  • Grade 7 & 8 students can attend in groups of 4 with one parent chaperone!

School Year Calendar 2020-2021

School Year Calendar 2020-2021 Stakeholder Survey

The Limestone District School Board is requesting feedback on two options for the 2020-21 School Year Calendar. With Labour Day landing on September 7th, 2020, school will need to begin prior to Labour Day in order to ensure that the calendar has the required amount of days as prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

In consultation with the School Boards that we share transportation with – Hastings and Prince Edward and Algonquin Lakeshore – and our School Year Calendar Committee, we are seeking input on starting school on either Monday, August 31st, 2020 or Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. Both of these options would be PA Days, with students starting school the following day. Each option has implications for the end of the school year and the placement of the final PA Day. These are explained in the survey.

LDSB is looking for feedback from students, staff, parents and our community members. It would be appreciated if you would please take a moment to respond to the two options on an on-line survey. The survey is open for responses until Friday, Feb. 7th. Your input is important to us and we appreciate your time in submitting your feedback and comments. For more information, please visit the LDSB website which also provides a link to the Ministry of Education website.

Choices at SEVEN

Grade 6 Families - important Information Nights!

Extended French Program

  • Harrowsmith Public School: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Challenge, LEAP & ATLAS: Calvin Park Public School
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Click the link below to learn more about the programs we offer and how to apply.

Grade 8 Parents Reminder

Tour of High School/Dates and Locations

Tuesday, January 28 - LaSalle Grade 8 Parent Information Night - 5 p.m.

Monday, February 10 - Sydenham High School Grade 8 Parents' Night - 6:30 p.m.

Poetry from Ms. Jerreat's Grade 3/4 class

So Much Depends by Addy

So much depends upon

my Mom.

Keeping me safe

from the knocks on

the door.

Whale Shark by Claire

Under the sea

a whale shark is



breathing through its


opening its mouth


sucking in



waving its gills




wondering how much

plankton is in the


Desert Reaper by Andrew

The scaly slimy reaper

darts and swallows

Deer by Andrew

The lightening dashes on its hooves

And disappears into the woods in a


Wolf by Caden

The wind moves fast like wolf,

it has great patience and attacks

at the perfect time

Students added an "About the Author" to back of their poetry projects.

Here is a clever one...

Caden is a 29 year old Harvard Graduate. He is a famous architect and loves to write. He has traveled around the world designing buildings. He was born January 5, 2912 and has his own holiday. He is a billionaire and donates two billion dollars to the homeless every year.

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Upcoming Events

January 28 - LaSalle Grade 8 Parent Information Night - 5 p.m.

January 29 - No School due to Strike Action

January 31 - PA Day - no school

February 7 - Valentine's Day Dance 5:30-7:30

February 10 - Sydenham High School Grade 8 Parents' Night - 6:30 p.m.

February 14 - Red, Pink and White Spirit Day

February 17 - Family Day Holiday

February 24 - School Council 6 p.m. - free babysitting - everyone welcome!

February 28 - Toque Spirit Day

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Lunch Box Order Form

It is never too late to make an order!

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