Movie night April 16th

April 14, 2014

Please join us for our April movie night.  We are excited to combine our movie choice with our Chocolate Spring Fundraiser.  If you are curious then come and join us on Wednesday 16th April at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  Bring your PJ’s, a blanket and an adult.

See you there.

Assignment Earth April 24th 2014

We are proud to announce our Spring concert is “Assignment Earth” on April 24th.  We will have classes across the school taking part in the concert.  The performances will be at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and children that are taking part in the concert will be required to attend both performances.  The children will be wearing “Assignment Earth” T-shirts (either their own purchased one or wearing a school one) and everyone is excited to be part of this amazing event.

Tickets are currently limited to 2 tickets per family (this can either be 2 tickets for 1 show or 1 ticket for both shows).  We have a limited amount of space available to us in the gym area and this has resulted in having to limit the number of people attending.  If we find that we have more tickets available we will post an update.  The $2 cost of the tickets are to cover the cost of renting equipment needed for the concert and any money over that cost will go towards our nutrition for learning program.

If you have any questions about this event please contact your classroom teacher.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Scooters in school

Now that the weather is finally improving and Spring is in the air, thought moves to playing outside in and out of school.  We have had a number of children bringing scooters to school, we have no where in school to house the scooters during the day and it is a safety issue for the children to use the scooters during recess.  If children want to ride their scooters to and from school then we are asking parents to transport the scooters to and from home.

Fundraising chocolate bars

The School Council are really excited this year to kick off our NEW spring fund raiser.

50% of the profit from this fundraiser will go to support classroom technology and other programs at our school. We need your help to be able to continue to support these programs.

We are pleased to launch a chocolate campaign …….A fabulous assortment of Lamontagne Chocolate Bars!  Lamontagne quality chocolates are certified peanut-free, and are made here in Canada.

Each family will receive one carry box containing 30 chocolate bars that is worth $60.00.  There is an assortment of almonds, almond bars and caramel filled bars, there is also an option for nut free. Each quality item is sold for only $2.00.  If you do not wish to take part please let the school know ASAP via the slip that was sent home.

A box of chocolate bars will be sent home on Thursday April 17th.  Our campaign will last for only two weeks, so please don’t delay.  We encourage and appreciate all who participate. All money should be returned no later than Friday May 2nd.    When you return the money, please use the envelope provided and ensure your child’s name is on it.   Additional boxes of chocolate can be obtained from the school when the money from your first envelope is returned. Money can be dropped off in the school lobby every morning during the fundraiser.






We appreciate your support!

Barrday Teacher of Excellence Award

March 19, 2014


Do you know a teacher in Cambridge, from JK to high school, who inspired you or someone you know?  We invite parents, grandparents, students, former students, school administrators and colleagues to nominate that teacher for a Barrday Teacher of Excellence award!  See the following link for more information.

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Elgin St. Primary News

March 16, 2014

Please enjoy the Elgin St. Primary news….

Elgin St. Junior News

Please enjoy the February Junior news……

Clara’s Big Ride

February 12, 2014

The WRDSB is proud to support six-time Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, as she embarks on Clara’s Big Ride, a 110 day, 12,000km bike ride across Canada to engage communities and schools and open discussion about mental health.

On Thursday, March 20, Grand River Hospital is hosting a community event at Bingemans with Clara, supporting her in her journey and having open and honest conversations about mental health. This event is free for families to attend. There will be music, refreshments and fun activities for all ages.

We are also encouraging schools to get involved in the mural project, which hopes to change the way Canadians perceive mental health. Schools can decorate a 16×16 tile to become part of the mural that will be unveiled at the event.

We hope that you share this information with your school community, and consider attending the event and participating in the mural project. Please see the attached documents for more information on the March 20 event and mural project.  Big Ride Promo flyer & Clara Mural

Parent Involvement Committee

February 11, 2014

The Board’s Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to hold its second full-day event for families of WRDSB students: RISE TO SUCCESS—Supporting Your Child in School on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Bluevale C.I. The day’s sessions include a keynote address by Michael Reist, author of What Every Parent Should Know About School, and workshops on topics of interest and concern to parents of students of all ages.  RISE TO SUCCESS FLYER

A Huge Thank-you!

February 7, 2014

On Tuesday, February 4, Elgin Street’s grade 4 students participated in a medieval feast to help them understand the social class structure of life in the Middle Ages in Europe.  They feasted on lots of food, similar to that which would have been eaten at a feast during the medieval era.  Although students contributed to the menu by bringing in some fresh vegetables and fruit, the bulk of the feast food was generously donated by area grocery stores.  We would like to give a HUGE THANK-YOU to Di Pietro’s, Zehrs at South Cambridge Plaza and Fresh Co for their generous donations of food to the medieval feast!  We appreciated their support of this learning endeavour!