Welcome back to school! Today, as we began our journey into 2016, I was happy to see so many happy smiling faces enter our doors. Our community of learners is back and we are excited about what is to come this semester!
Thank you as always for your support of our work and our school.
January 11: School resumes
January 18: Winter After School Activities begin
January 20: ASW Open House for prospective families
January 23: PTO sponsored ASW Quiz Night
February 4: ES Parent Tech Connection Meeting (08:45)
How Full Is Your Bucket?
This week and next, I have the privilege of reading to all classes, Kindergarten to Grade 5, during library time. The books I will be sharing all come with the same message: be kind to yourself and others. These books often become favorites of students once read. Here is a quick video depicting this important message. There is an adult version of How Full is Your Bucket by Tim Rath which can be found in our library or on Amazon. Enjoy!
ES After School Activities:
Although the application process was completed before the holiday break, we still have spaces in most activities so the link on Moodle remains open. The forms received after the deadline will be considered only for those activities where we still have space left. The activities which are definitely full at this time are: Acrobatics, Table Tennis, Grades 1-3 Swimming, Cooking, Library Club and Grade 3 Chess.
Application results will be sent to parents this Friday, January 15. Winter Season will run January 18-March 11.
CLARIFICATION: I have received a number of questions regarding Drama Skills activity. This activity was not open for signing up at this time because we are not taking new participants. Those who participated in the Fall Season are expected to continue without signing up again. All students who are presently on the list will have a part in the play. The rehearsals will be twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, and a third rehearsal will most probably be needed. The production leaders will inform you about this. The play will happen on February 14 & 15.
If you have any questions regarding school-sponsored after school activities please contact the ES Activities Coordinator Ms. Kusanovic: firstname.lastname@example.org
ES Tech News:
Thank you to all of you who supported our Hour of Code event in December. We especially enjoyed the hour we spent coding with our parents! The students enjoyed the coding lessons across the grade levels and it was wonderful to see so many coders in our elementary school! Our goal this year was 700 total hours of coding completed by our elementary school. Our final total was 921 hours! This was a very successful event and we thank you for your support at home.
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