Parent Meeting December 4th


Parents and Guardians of Parkside and Elm Street
You Are Invited To Our…
Anxiety/Self-Regulation Session
Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 at Elm Street Library
Does your child often have belly pains the night before school? Are you getting phone calls from your child saying that he/ she is sick, only for them to be perfectly fine when you pick them up? Does your child worry about being worried? If so, you are more than welcome to join us to hear more about how and what ways you can support your child.
Panel of Presenters will consist of…
Pediatrician Dr. April MacPhee,
Public School’s Branch Counselling Consultant Kim Bailey
School Counsellors Jo Cullen and Bethany Toombs

Some topics of discussion will include the following:
What does anxiety look like in children? How is it managed? How can I help my child?
What is primary and secondary anxiety?
What happens to my child when he/ she “ flips his/ her lid”?
School refusal
School / Parent Separation Anxiety
Eating Disorders

As an Extra…
Child Care will be provided for school age children by high school students in our gymnasium.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Christmas Gift Mart Dec. 17th


Elm St. Home and School is putting on their annual Christmas Gift Mart on December 17th, 2019, with a storm date of December 18th, 2019, so please mark your calendars!

For those of you new to Elm St. School, here is how it works: each student’s family will donate new or gently used items that the children will be able to buy for their family members. In order to ensure every student gets a chance to buy something, they will be limited to 3 purchased items each. Also, keep in mind that your little boy or girl will be donating to a market, so don’t expect to see the same things you donated coming back through the door.

How can you help? The first, and most important way, you can help is donating. In particular…

· Lightly used or new low-cost (think Dollarama) gifts that can be helpful around the house. This includes toiletries, small hand tools, and small toys. We can’t use food, or most clothes, scarfs are allowed.

· Wrapping materials, such as gift bags of all sizes, tissue paper for filling, tape, scissors, and gift tags. However, hold on to your wrapping paper, since we have plenty from previous years.

We ask that you donate at least 3 items, but if you have more to spare, we’d gladly take the extra. If donating wrapping materials, just give what you can.

In addition, to help the shopping assistants, please bring pre-filled gift tags with the intended recipient labelled on them (like Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, etc.) if possible.

This is an event that is well-loved by our children, so we encourage you to help us to make it as fun and successful as it has been in past years! If donating, we need all donations in by Dec 12th. We need time to sort and ensure we have enough items to give each kid a chance to buy that special gift.

Many thanks, and we’ll see you in the days ahead!

Thanks in Advance and Happy Holidays

Christena, Cidney & Kayla

& The Rest of Elm St Home & School Committee

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Parent Information Night December 4 ~ Anxiety and Self Regulation in Children

Click on the link below for details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Anxiety and Self Regulation

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Picture orders due Thursday

All re-take orders are due to the office on Thursday (November 21).

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Badminton Program

badmintonAfter school badminton on Wednesdays for any girls and boys in grades 5 and 6 who are interested. Please make sure you have gym gear, sneakers and have arranged a pick up for 4 pm. We will practice after school on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm.  No preregistration required.

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Basketball Program

142-1428465_sport-clipart-transparent-after-school-activities-sports.pngBoys grade 4-6 basketball after school on Tuesday (tomorrow) for those interested. Please make sure you have your gym gear, sneakers and have arranged a drive home for 4 pm. Practice will be from 3-4 pm after school every Tuesday.  No need to preregister, just come ready to play.

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November 18 to 22


Happy Monday Everyone!
This is kindergarten registration week. To register you go to the school your child is registered for with proof of address and the child’s age. If you have any questions about it contact Ms. Lindsay in the office, 902-888-8490.
Congratulations to the choir members who did a great job singing O’Canada at the Islanders game yesterday.
Welcome back to Mrs. Hamill (aka Miss Erin Nicholson). She was with Elm Street many years ago and is returning after being on maternity leave last year. The lucky students in KB will have her for their teacher.
Friday the 22nd will be the annual Summerside Christmas parade. Many Elm Street students will be participating in it and Jayda March in 2A will be Elm Street’s ambassador in the parade.
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November 12 to 15


This is a two day school week for the students. The annual teacher’s convention will be held Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday will be Ms. Riehl last day with KB. Mrs. Hamill will be back from maternity leave. We want to wish her lots of luck in her next adventure. You will be greatly missed:
Here are some upcoming dates for your calendar:
~Friday December 6, No school – PD. day
~Friday December 13, Christmas Concert 10 and 1
~Friday December 20, last day before Christmas break
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No School Monday


No school Monday – Remembrance Day




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Tips From our Occupational Therapist Anne Marie Peters


Reminder that there is no school Friday November 8th because of parent-teacher interviews.
Some interviews are this evening. If you have not SIGNED UP for a time yet, contact the office and they can do that for you.
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