October 2018 Newsletter

Office Message

September certainly flew by! Routines have been established, and the classrooms and halls of Elma are filled with lots of interesting activities and the sound of students eager to learn! Our staff continues to work diligently as a team to develop student achievement plans in the area of math. Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House event. If you were unable to make it and you would like to meet with your child’s teacher please contact the school to arrange a meeting time. We are thankful for our caring school community as we worked together to raise funds for cancer research as part of our Terry Fox school run event.

Before and After School Program Information

As part of our on-going commitment to make the school day as seamless as possible for our families, we ask parents/guardians to share their tentative childcare needs for September of the next school year (2019) by completing an online survey. The survey will be available October 1, 2018 and can be found on the AMDSB website.  Families that are interested in Before and After school programs for their Junior/Senior Kindergarten children and/or grade 1 – 6 children are asked to complete the survey by December 1, 2018. We appreciate your assistance as we determine the feasibility of offering such programs. If you require a paper copy, please contact the school.

Bus Behaviour

It is critical that students behave appropriately so all students can ride the bus in the safest manner possible. Students can lose the privilege of riding the bus according to a procedure supported by the Avon Maitland District School Board and the bus company.
All students are reminded:

  • Follow the driver’s directions the first time they are given
  • Remain seated and keep aisles clear
  • No eating, drinking, smoking, or vaping
  • No pushing, shoving, fighting, or throwing objects
  • No vandalism or profane language

Thank you for helping us to keep our buses safe and making rides enjoyable for all students.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Elma will be held the morning of Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 for all children eligible for Junior or Senior Kindergarten in September 2019. For more information or to register, please contact our school office at (519) 356-2241. Kindergarten Early Learning packages are now available for pick up at the school.

Pathways Night

Education and Career Pathway Planning.  Explore local workplaces, apprenticeship opportunities, colleges & universities for an insight into the future.

Central Huron Secondary School on Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.