Student transportation for September 2014

June 2, 2014

Your child’s transportation details will be available on August 21, 2014. Parents and students will be able to login and view their transportation details for the next school year.

Please Note: any address changes need to be done through your school. If you are moving this summer or change your sitter arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child school before the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Find your transportation details by visiting [ http://www.stswr.ca/ ]www.stswr.ca and click on Student Login

To login you will have to enter the following information:

Ontario Education Number (from report card)

Student’s birthdate (day, month, year)

Street Number (street # from student’s home address)

School (select school from the drop down)

Since most JK students will not have an OEN number prior to September, STSWR will be sending a direct mail out to the families of Junior Kindergarten students that will be transported next year. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a postcard with Student Login Information. Letters and Postcards will be mailed out during the week of August 15th.

A direct mail out will also be sent in August to the families with special needs students that will be transported in September.

Volunteers for the 19th June Fun Fair

May 28, 2014

Volunteer opportunities for “Elgin Street Public School 2nd Annual Fun Fair” are now open.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) to go to the signup sheet:

https://www.volunteersignup.org/BLAPJ

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Parent communication survey

May 26, 2014

WRDSB Communication Survey for Parents/Guardians

In order to help us better understand our parent/guardian preferences for receiving information, an on-line survey has been created to gather input on ways to improve communication, streamline processes and reduce the use of paper within school communities. This initiative is in alignment with the continued work of engagement and communication within the Waterloo Region District School Board.

This survey can be accessed through a link called “Communication Survey for Parents” found on the Waterloo Region District School Board website at: http://wrdsb.on.ca or on the school’s website at: (insert school website address here).

The survey will open on May 15th and will close on June 5th.

All parents/guardians of Waterloo Region District School Board students are requested to complete this short survey at their earliest convenience. Responses to the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

Thank you for helping us understand your preferences for receiving information.

Results of the chocholate bar fund raising.

May 12, 2014

Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who help sell the chocolate bars.

The classroom winners of the pizza parties are room 10 (primary) and room 8 (junior).

The top selling winners are JF (Movie night), LR (Bowling night), MT (Gator Tail gift card).

Our star winners were LR and NL who won scooters.

Thank you once again for supporting our school.

30th May PD day

April 30, 2014

On Friday 30th May the school will be closed for professional development.  The day has been designated for the purpose of assessment, evaluation and reporting.

Safe, Caring and inclusive schools survey for parents

April 29, 2014

A Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) is a place where all partners – students, staff, parents, and community members treat one-another fairly, with respect and kindness, and act in a socially responsible way towards all members of the school community. It is an inclusive community where diversity is affirmed within a framework of common values, and where all members participate in decision making and cooperate to promote the well–being of all. High expectations exist so that students are engaged academically, socially and intellectually. Studies emphasize the contribution of a positive learning environment to student success.

Before schools can build and/or strengthen a safe, caring and inclusive school culture, they need to get greater insight to the existing culture. Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools surveys will assist schools in understanding and describing the current school culture while identifying areas for improvement. It is important to ensure that representatives from all sectors of the school and its community participate in any type of survey or assessment.

The generally accepted factors that comprise school climate include: relationships between students, and between students and staff; teaching and learning environment; school safety and the physical school environment.

 

Three groups are being surveyed: students in grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11, school staff and parents/guardians.

 

The SCIS Survey for PARENTS/GUARDIANS can be accessed through the Waterloo Region District School Board website at   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCIS_ParentGuardian

 

 

 

Responses to the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

 

All Surveys will be open beginning on May 1, 2014 and will close on May 31, 2014.

Egg Farmers Visit Elgin

April 24, 2014

The Egg Farmers on Ontario visited Elgin Street Public School on April 22nd to teach the grade twos about eggs, chicks and chickens.

Mr. Walker showed us how eggs are graded and what chickens need to be healthy.

Many Elgin Street students participated in the egg decorating contest on-line. For each entry The Egg Farmers of Ontario will donate 1 dozen eggs to Breakfast Before Learning Programs in Ontario.

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Firemen read

April 23, 2014

We would like to say thank you to the firemen/firewoman that came into school to read to some of our grade levels.

The children enjoyed having a fireman/firewoman read their favourite story.

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Scooters in school

April 14, 2014

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.

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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