March 2017

Principal and Vice Principal’s Message

As we approach March Break and then return with only two weeks left in the month, it goes without saying that we all know how fast the final three months of school can go by. That being said, we obviously have a great deal of learning to do between now and the end of June. It is always a challenge to maintain the focus of children when the weather returns to more favourable conditions for getting outside and being active. Some would call this Spring Fever! With that in mind and the fact our temperatures seem to have turned into more spring-like conditions so early this year, we ask that you speak to your children about the need to remain focused when in class and complete assignments with care and on time. Thank you for your support as we continue to work together for your children.

On behalf of the entire staff of Elma Township Public School, I want to extend to all of you a safe and enjoyable March Break. We look forward to welcoming our students back on March 20th!

School Cash Online

With School Cash Online, you’ll be able to:

  • Pay for your child’s school fees online. Anytime, anywhere.
  • Avoid the hassle of having cash on-hand to pay for school fees.
  • Get automatic email notifications about school fees.
  • Help us reduce the amount of cash in our schools.

School Advisory Council

The next School Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.


Our school basketball teams have started up once again with tryouts over the lunch hours. Good luck to all who are working hard to earn a spot on one of the teams. Once selected, the teams will begin practicing for the upcoming tournaments. The Junior Team will compete on April  6 and our Intermediate Teams will have their tournament on April 24 at F.E. Madill in Wingham.

Learning In Mathematics

Every year, as a staff we embark along a professional learning path with a focus on improving student learning. Our learning this year has been in the area of Mathematics. As you know, the Ministry of Education has made Mathematics a focus to improve outcomes for students in this subject area. We are often asked by parents what they can do to support their children’s learning in Math. Whereas Reading and Writing seem to naturally fit in with what we do at home, for some, Math may not occur as naturally. As such, we would like to provide you with a couple of resources that can be used, if you wish, to have fun with Math at home. The following links contain excellent resources for parents:

Thank you for your ongoing support to help your children achieve their fullest potential!

Paddyfest Kids Glow Dance

  • Friday March 17th
  • Doors open at 1:30pm Dance: 2:00-4:00pm
  • Listowel Memorial Arena
  • Tickets: $5 Available at Life’s a Party

All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Elma Township Public School’s 50th Anniversary

Event Information

April 29th, 2017
Elma Memorial Community Centre
251 Main Street, Atwood
Cash bar and pizza

  • 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Staff (Past and Present) Meet and Greet
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  – Anniversary Celebrations at Elma TPS
  • 1:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Memorabilia display viewing
  • 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. – Come and Go Social

Event open to all former staff, students and community members.

If you have school memorabilia that you would loan the committee for display during the reunion, please email: as soon as possible.

Elma Eagles Minor Soccer

Registration will be held at:

Atwood United Church,
131 John Street

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 am – Noon

For children born in 1999-2013.

A separate, postdated uniform deposit cheque per family will be required at time of registration.

A late fee of $40 per player will apply effective April 1st and late registrations will only be accepted if there is still space available.

For more information, please contact:

Tanya Clarke:
(519) 356-2445