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Here is the 4th Council Money Newsletter.
Have a look... Stay informed and you will be in a better position to respond to the survey coming later this spring. All Focus reports are posted under the School Council tab of this website
Families NEW to Elmdale - Save the Date: May 9th
All JK to Grade 6 Students NEW to Elmdale for September 2017 are invited!
This includes new siblings of families already attending Elmdale.
This activity will take place Monday May 9th 2017, at Elmdale.
This event is for students: Parents are asked to bring their child to this event.
Click the title of this news item to access the sign-up. Choices are 4:00pm or 4:45pm. Thank you!
Grand Opening of Our Newest Outdoor Classroom. Join Us!
Who: Everyone is invited to attend
Date: Friday April 21st - Earth Day - rain or shine!
Location: At the newest Outdoor Classroom - right beside the main entrance off Iona.
Merci: Thank you to Elmdale Council for approving this project!
Many thanks to all students, parents, staff and community members for your contribution and involvement in School Council’s fundraising activities. Each year, 10% of all fundraising money is directed to a Yard Improvement envelope. A portion of that envelope was used to pay for this great project. Merci!
Looking for Fun Fair Volunteers:
Elmdale Fun Fair is one of the most popular and largest events held each year. It will be held on Thursday June 15, 2017 for all students and the whole family to enjoy games, inflatables, food, loads of entertainment and activities.
Planning for this event starts now and that’s where you come in. This event can’t happen without the support and commitment from our parent volunteers and we need your help to make it a success once again. We offer a very rewarding experience and the chance to be involved in a great event. Don’t worry the time commitment is flexible and any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. We need help with the following committees:
· Fun Fair Project Management
· Food & Food Vendors
· Volunteer Coordinator
Please contact me for more details.
Paul Davis presented on Social Networking and Online Safety
We had a great presentation to Grade 4-5-6 and an evening for parents with Paul Davis on Thursday April 6th 2017
This workshop provided important up to date information on social networking and online safety. Paul Davis talked to us about snapchat, twitter, instagram, facebook, smartphones, digital trails, cyberbullying, texting, sexting, online gaming, and online security.
We had a great turn-out! Thanks for your involvement!
Thanks to Katherine from School Council for organizing this event.
Volunteers Needed Earth Day April 21st
Earth Day celebration - Volunteers Needed
Elmdale is planning to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 21st. We will begin the day with a grand opening of the outdoor classroom and then classes will be able to choose from four different activities including two Ottawa Riverkeeper workshops, a planting and gardencare session and two others (to be determined). If the weather cooperates all sessions will be held outdoors. To make all of this possible we need about four parent volunteers for each time slot: 9:15 to 11:15am, 11:45am to 1:45pm and 2:30 to 3:30pm.
If you're available for part of the day or all of the day to help out at one or more of the activities that would be wonderful!
Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4caea8238-elmdale1 to volunteer.
If you have any questions, please email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Healthy Earth Committee, Elmdale School Council
Art and Literacy Cafe 2017
Plan to join us to celebrate Art and Literacy! When: Mon. May 8th and Tues. May 9th Where: Elmdale's Gym - Showroom! Hours: Between 9:00am and 6:00pm What: All 502 students will proudly showcase their art and/or literacy creations for you. We hope you can visit the café! Teachers will all take their class to the café. We will attach our visit schedule here shortly
EMPTY BUS SEATS for 2017-2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
OSTA will be responsible for managing all applications, approvals and assignments for empty seats (courtesy seating) as of April 1, 2017. The application form and procedures will be available on OSTA’s website: http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies-procedures/empty-seat-seat-availability-provision/.
Students applying for an empty seat after April 1, and for the 2017-18 school year, should send their forms directly to OSTA via email at email@example.com, or fax their form to 613-224-8840. If parents cannot access email or fax, the school will be happy to send your completed form to OSTA on your behalf.
More information is available for parents at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca
Elmdale's Running Team - Kids Marathon
Last week, we invited all students from Grade 3-6 to an information session about Elmdale’s running team. We distributed a parent letter, registration form, as well as an activity tracker to all interested students. It’s not too late to sign-up. Click the title of this item to read more if you are interested. We will have 20 free entries this year. The due date for the registration form and cheque (to participate in the school draw for a free entry) is Monday May 1st. If you win of the 20 free entries, the cheque for $30.51 and payable to 'National Capital Marathon' will be returned to you for shredding at home.
Spring Walk to School
Thank you to all families who walked, strolled, rolled or rode to school on March 29 for our Spring Walk to School Wednesday. Thank you to Tracy, Lead of the Safe Travel Planning Committee, and to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success!
Yoga Workshops Jan. to June 2017
Thank you to Council for funding Yoga workshops for all 22 classes! Yoga workshops begin this Monday, Jan. 16th, with kinder classes. Our plans include 4 yoga sessions for each class, between now and the end of June.
Click on the title to access more details.
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