Message of Thanks

Your Terry Fox School Run Results

We are proud to announce that Elm Street School’s Terry Fox School Run collected $558.05 for cancer research! The Terry Fox Foundation extends their heartfelt thanks for your generosity and support in this very challenging year. Terry’s message of hope lives on and remains strong!
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Dental Clinic Starting

Attention Parent/Guardian:

The Dental Preventive Clinic will be operating at Elm Street Elementary beginning the week of January 11, 2021. 

Purpose of Dental Clinic: Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.

Screening:  All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.

Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided.

Fees: There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.

Covid-19 Considerations: While receiving dental treatment it is not possible to maintain a distance of 2 meters (6 feet).  In addition, there may be an elevated risk of contracting Covid-19 while in the dental setting.  Please note that we will be using enhanced infection control protocols. 

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Summerside at 888-8145.

Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’ s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 – 17.  For more information, please visit

and click on the following link for the program brochure

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Important Message

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Happy New Year to you and your families! We are hoping that you all had a wonderful holiday and that your children are ready and excited to be starting classes tomorrow, January 4, 2021.

With the start of a new year, often comes resolutions. As a school we have been talking about setting goals for ourselves, and we will continue to do so in this new year.
As a school, one of  our goals is to show kindness to one another and to our environment. We are encouraging all students and staff to work together to reduce the use of putting plastics into our landfill by taking reusable water bottles and cutlery from home to school each day. We will have cups for water in our office for emergency purposes only. Thank you for your help with this.

Did you know that your child has access to hundreds of books at their reading level through their RAZ Kids( English Students), and Je Lis, Je Lis ( French Immersion Students) accounts? Encourage your child to be using these accounts at home. Dr. Seuss wrote” The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Attendance is key to your child’s success as well. Please be mindful that if your child is missing days to  contact the school to let us know so that we can come up plan for how to best support your child.

Reminder the following message from our Branch.
Whether it is cold, flu, pink eye, coronavirus or other illness, students should stay home if they are ill so that illness is not spread through schools.
A negative COVID test does not mean an individual is ready to go back to school or work. If a student has tested negative for COVID-19 but still displays mild symptoms, please consider the following.
Students and staff should not return to school or work:
~if they have on-going fever or chills
~if symptoms are not improving or there are new symptoms

Students and staff could return to school or work:
~if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, e.g. Tylenol
~if they have a runny nose, congestion, or other mild symptoms they can return to school provided they are well enough to engage in learning or their job
~if mild symptoms are improving and there are no new symptoms
~if they continue to practice good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette (e.g. cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue)

In addition, if you have traveled outside regions. You are asked to declare this to the school and follow current CPHO GUIDELINES.

Thank you for your continued support. 2021 is going to be a great year!
Elm Street Admin

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Welcome Back!

School will resume on Monday, January 4th.

Please remember to send students dressed appropriately: snow pants, warm hats and mittens and some dry socks. Students will be outside enjoying the beautiful weather during their recess breaks.

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December Newsletter

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Christmas Spirit Week 2020

Monday, Dec. 14 Christmas Character Day

Tuesday, Dec. 15 Ornaments Day

Wednesday, Dec. 16 Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday, Dec. 17 Santa’s Workshop Day

Friday, Dec. 18 Christmas PJ and Socks Day

Wear your Christmas hats all week!!

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News From Home and School

The meat pies will be ready for pick up on Tuesday, December 1st between 3:30 and 7:30. Students/families who sold the pies will pick them up and make arrangements to deliver them. There will be a truck located outside the school and volunteers will be there to help.

Thank you for your support.

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Book fair link

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What is Happening November 16 to 20

  1. Book Fair all week – open to staff and students only. Parents can view and purchase on-line.
  2. Sign up for parent-teacher interviews is now live. They will happen Thursday evening and Friday.
  3. No classes on Friday.
  4. Report cards are going home tomorrow (17th).
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Sign Up Genius

Parent Teacher Interview Sign Up Link – Please click on link below to bring you to your child’s teacher’s sign up genius for parent teacher interviews. If you require a phone interview, please contact your child’s teacher via email.

. In consultation with the Chief Public Health Office, the following measures have been put in place and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Parent Teacher Interviews –

All staff and parents are required to wear non-medical masks, except when seated a minimum of 6-feet apart during the interview.

– Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use promoted at entrances, exits and other common areas throughout the school.

– For in-person interviews, only one parent/guardian per child should be in attendance. -No students or other children should be in attendance.

-If a parent/guardian is not able to attend in-person, alternative arrangements will be made.

– Parents will be asked to limit their time at the school to the interview time in order to minimize the number of people in the school at a given time.

– Student-led conferences will not be held at this time.

– Parents are not required to sign in at the entrance but are expected to sign in with every teacher they meet. .

– Please be mindful to maintain physical distancing between parents from different households and between parents and teachers.

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