News & Announcements

Get Ready…

Posted September 25, 2016

The Used Book Sale will be open  on Wednesday and Thursday of this week for students to come to browse and make purchases if they like. Books are all $1 each. A buck a book! The sale will also be open during Open House if parents and students wish to make purchases together. Thank you to all who made donations. We have had a wonderful response and look forward to sharing the sale with everyone. A special thanks to the students of Room 141

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Birthday Book Update

Posted September 25, 2016

The Birthday Book program has been a big success and raised almost $700.00 for our library. These funds will purchase new books for the library for our students to enjoy. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to celebrating your birthday in the library this year! Families are welcome to sign up anytime throughout the year. Simply come to the library to pick up a form from our Birthday Book Bulletin.

Birthday Books

Posted September 19, 2016

The Library will be running the Birthday Book Fundraiser again this year. If you would like your child to participate, please fill out the form that was be sent home and then make your donation online. Thank you for your support. This small fundraiser adds a tremendous amount of new books to our library each year and gives us an extra chance to celebrate a birthday! Your support is greatly appreciated. Mrs. Siegwart

Coming Soon…. Makerspaces in our Library!!

Posted September 17, 2016

We are hard at work to incorporate Makerspaces into our Library space. A Makerspace is an area where students can think, explore and create with many different materials and resources. To help get us started, we are trying to collect lego (even random pieces), cardboard, paper rolls and wool/yarn.

We would greatly appreciate any materials and hope to share pictures of our new space soon.

Thank YOU!

 

 

Used Book Sale

Posted September 17, 2016

Used Book Sale!                                                                                                                                                            

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The Benefits of Making Mistakes

Posted September 12, 2016

As the new school year begins, there is one quote that educators wish that all students would consider they enter their new classrooms, “making mistakes is part of life—and a really big part of growing up. It’s how you learn who you want to be” (http://talkingtreebooks.com/quotes/quote-making-mistakes.html). As adults, we understand that making mistakes is an important part of life, however, students sometimes struggle to see the benefits of their errors.

One of the ways that we, the adults in children’s lives, can support youngsters is

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Great start to the school year!

Posted September 9, 2016

We have had a great start! Thank you to all of our families for preparing your children for the 2016 – 2017 school year!  This week, staff sent home many forms and notes for our families.  Please take the time this weekend to read, sign and return those forms to your child’s homeroom teacher.  We would also like to welcome Mr. Morrison, Mr Cranston and Mrs. Lebrun to our staff.  We’d also like to welcome Kim to our lunch supervisor team. Along with Kathy

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Welcome Back!

Posted September 2, 2016

Staff at Elora Public School are ready for students to return on Tuesday, September 6th!  Class lists will be posted outside at 8:30 on Tuesday. Staff will meet their classes on the yard before entering the building. We are looking forward to a great first day and an amazing school year!

An end to the 2015 – 2016 school year

Posted June 30, 2016

We had a wonderful day yesterday! The energy in the building was contagious – you could feel the excitement.  Students and staff shared year end celebrations including a great assembly, outside games, trips, walks, and classroom celebrations.

The end of the school year is often a bitter-sweet time. This year was no exception. Although we look forward to summer time fun, we also had to say a few good-byes to three staff members: Kelly Stronach, Noami Scott and Brenan Merrick. Each will be missed for all that

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Bus Information for 2016-2017

Posted June 30, 2016

Transportation newsletter 2016 ENG

Please check out the above link for details regarding September 2016 transportation for your child.

Congratulations – Class of 2016

Posted June 28, 2016

What a wonderful night it was! Our grade 8 students celebrated the end of their elementary school career. As they look forward to the new experiences that their secondary education will bring, we wish them all the best in grade 9! A big thank you to everyone who made this night a night to remember for our graduates. The decorations looked amazing. The snacks (donated by the grade 7 families) were delicious. The ceremony was beautiful and it seemed like everyone enjoyed the dance!! Thanks

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Check out our calendar

Posted June 14, 2016

The next few weeks are jammed packed with exciting events and activities for Elora Public School students! Check our our calendar for specific details!

A big thank you!

Posted June 14, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended our Family BBQ last week! Dar’s Country Market provided a delicious meal for us to enjoy! It was great to see so many families come out to enjoy the band, zumba and face painting! Spirit wear with our new logo was a big hit. Look for order forms in the fall if you missed on getting shirts for your family. A special thank you to our School Council who dedicated themselves and made the evening a huge success.

Creating Independent (Math) Problem Solvers -Megan Haessler, Curriculum Leader

Posted May 27, 2016

I was working in two different classrooms in two very different schools and noticed that the children approached solving problems in math differently. When children were given a problem in one classroom, their hands would immediately go up in the air with cries of, “I don’t get it,” or “I need help,” or “What do I do first?”. In the other classroom, when children were given a math problem, instead of asking for help right away, they would give it a try.

I was curious

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Library Books – End of Year

Posted May 27, 2016

The month of June is quickly upon us and it is time to collect back all library books to the library. Please triple check backpacks and under beds to be sure any books that have been borrowed to the library come back. There will be no book exchange in June as we complete inventory and reorganize for September. Thank you so much! Mrs. Siegwart

Coins for Fort McMurray

Posted May 18, 2016

Thank you to everyone for donating their spare change to help support the people of Fort McMurray. As a school we collected $2000 for the Red Cross.  Amazing!  This speaks volumes to the kindness, compassion and generosity of our school community.

Grade 8 Graduation Prep

Posted May 10, 2016

Grade 8 Grad is fast approaching. Grade 8 students, please email a baby picture to eloragrads16@gmail.com with your name in the subject line OR send in a hard copy (with your name clearly written on the back) to your homeroom teacher by May 16th. These pictures will be used in our traditional grad video! THANK YOU

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