Ecole Central Bookfair: March 13th – March 15th 2018

Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair is returning to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.

We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Did you know that for every $10 you spend at the Fair up to $5 goes directly back to our school? Your support of this vital literary fundraiser is key to our obtaining new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. A Book Fair flyer will be sent home with students that provides a preview of only a FEW of the many books available to purchase at our Fair. The flyer also contains a special Family Event Draw ballot that parents can deposit during our Family Event. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom!

Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary fundraiser. Mostly, thank you for believing in books and the importance reading has on your child’s future.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact us at the office.

Book Fair Dates: Tuesday March 13th (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

                                 Wednesday March 14th (9:00am – 3:30pm)

                                 Thursday March 15th (9:00am – 3:30pm)

Location:    Central Library

Family Event Date/Times: Tuesday March 13th (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

                                    Wednesday March 14th (9:00am – 3:30pm)

 We accept cheques made payable to our school. Visa and MasterCard are welcome, too.

Aladdin Kids Musical Call Times & Other Information

This year’s musical, Disney’s Aladdin Kids, is right around the corner.

Our shows are Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 and Thursday, March 8th, 2018. Below please find the times that students need to be present at the North Peace Cultural Centre:

Matinée Performances – for SD60 Schools:
8:30am – Cast Members – (@ the Cultural Centre)
8:50am – Classes Meet @ School as usual

Evening Performances – for parents:
5:30pm – Cast Members – (@ the Cultural Centre)
6:00pm – Mme Emily & Mme Sophia – (@ the Cultural Centre)
Mme Moisan & M. Gilbert
Mrs. Jaimelia and Mrs. E.B.
Mme Danna & Mme Sarah
6:30pm – M. Louis & Ms. Nakonechny – (@ the Cultural Centre)
Mme Isabella & Mme Sophie
Mme Lynn & M. Charles
Mrs. Francoeur/Mr. D. & Mme Marianne

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the cultural centre

Volunteers:

We are looking for a volunteer for each evening show to look after the silent auction table while the performance is occurring. If you are able to volunteer on an evening that you are not watching the show could you please contact us at the office.

Classes could also use some parent volunteers during performance nights to help in the waiting rooms. If you are able to volunteer on an evening that you are not watching the show could you please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Room Assignments: These are the room assignments for the cultural centre drop off.    a) Green room (downstairs, accessible backstage) – Classes of : Mme Sophia, Mme Emily, Mme Isabella, Mme Sophie                                                                                                b) Two small dressing rooms beside the theatre down the back hall – Main cast                c) Conference Room (behind the box office) – Classes of: Mme Moisan, M. Gilbert, Mme Lynn, M. Charles                                                                                                                d) Multi-Purpose Room (beside Gallery) – Classes of: Mme Danna, Mme Sarah, Mme Marianne, Mrs. Francoeur                                                                                                  e) Dance Room (down the hall almost across the conference room) – Classes of: Mrs. Jaimelia, Mrs. E-B, Ms. Nakonechny, M. Louis,

Can’t wait to see you there!

Proposed Amendments to School Calendars 2017-18 & 2018-19

Dear Parents &/or Guardians

Please find the attached proposed amendments to the school calendar based on new calendar regulations.

If you have any questions or input, written submissions will be accepted at the School Board Administration Office to the attention of Stephen Petrucci, Assistant Superintendent until March 9th, 2018.

The calendar amendments are scheduled to be adopted at the March 12th, 2018 Board Meeting.

Here is a summary of the amendments:
2017-18
May 14 – NID
2018-19
September 4 – NID
January 28 – NID
February 18 – Family Day

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS to School Calendar 201718 201819

Board of Trustees Selects Catchment for Margaret Ma Murray Community School

As you may be aware, at the January 29th board meeting the Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed catchment area option C for the new Margaret Ma Murray Community school. This option will see the end of the English program here at Ecole Central Elementary School of the Fine Arts. Depending on where students live within the former catchment, English program students will have options to attend the new school, Duncan Cran Elementary or Robert Ogilvie Elementary School.

District staff will be working through the details of the catchment decision and will post further information including school locator tools, as it becomes available. We will pass along all information that comes our way. Please feel free to contact us at the office if you have any questions.

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Holiday Event – Wednesday Dec. 20th 2017 (6-7:30pm)

This year we will once again be hosting a Holiday Event at Ecole Central Elementary School. At this event individual classes will run their own activities or combine with other classes for activities in an open house type event. Here is a list of the times and locations classes will be hosting their activities for the holiday event. While all of these are going on we will also be hosting a social event in the learning commons. We hope to see everyone there.

PAC Athletics Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Central PAC Athletics Raffle that was held on Thursday November 30th 2017.  The winning tickets were as follows:

4th – Amanda Tucker – Colby Rasmus Autographed Picture
3rd – Jamie Gunn – Andrew Cogliano Autographed Picture
2nd – Carling Barker – Red Kelly Autographed Picture
1st – Ellaine Jocson – Kirk McLean Autographed Picture

Thanks again to all those who bought tickets in support of the Central Athletics Program. The proceeds raised from these raffles will go directly to help support costs for our athletics program here at Central. These costs may include bussing, costs for registrations, entry fees, referees, etc… Also, any extra money that is raised on these raffles will go towards such items as high jump posts, high jump bar, a lining machine and new soccer balls. Our second raffle will be taking place in the new year during basketball season. Thank you for supporting the PAC and Central Athletics

2018 Musical Audition Information – Aladdin

As you are aware, we have started meeting with intermediate students regarding casting for the main roles in this years musical “Aladdin”. We have had preliminary meetings with intermediate students and have handed out audition scripts. A reminder for those who have expressed interest that auditions for these main roles are next week on Tuesday Sept. 26th/17 (3-4pm) & Thursday Sept. 28th/17 (3-4pm). If your child is interested but missed these initial meetings, please feel free to contact the school prior to Tuesday Sept. 26th 2017 and we will get you the information needed. A reminder when considering these roles that the musical dates are set for the week of March 5th-8th 2018.

Important Update – Tuesday September 5th 2017

As you may be aware there has been some road construction going on around Ecole Central lately. We have been informed that the back parking lot will not be available on the first day of school. Please take this into consideration when coming to school on the first day as there may be more traffic then usual at the front of the school. We appreciate your support and patience with this as we prepare to make Tuesday a safe and positive experience for all of our students and families.

We also wanted to remind the school community that on Tuesday September 5th 2017 students will be dismissed at 10:50am. The first day for our Kindergarten students will be on Wednesday September 13th 2017 and will be a full day.

School Start Date (Gr. 1-6)
September 5th, 2017 – 8:50am – 10:50am
Kindergarten Start Date – Full Day
September 13th