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.




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


Welcome Back – First Day of School Tuesday Sept 5th 2017 (Dismissal 10:50am)

Just a reminder that Ecole Central will re-open for the 2017/18 year on Tuesday September 5th 2017 for Grade 1-6 students and they will be dismissed on the first day at 10:50am. The first day for our Kindergarten students will be on Wednesday September 13th 2017 and will be a full day.

School Office Hours
August 28th – September 1st, 2017 – Office is Open
School Start Date (Gr. 1-6)
September 5th, 2017 – 8:50am – 10:50am
Kindergarten Start Date – Full Day
September 13th


We just wanted to share some information about changes made to the Elementary Sports Schedule this year and how it effects us here at Central. Due to circumstances at the schools in line to host the Elementary Track Meet this year we have been bumped up as host school. This means that Central staff and community will be directly involved that day at the track meet and thus Central school will be closed on Friday June 9th 2017. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested in volunteering on that day. As this is a big event that is rotated around the district each year we would value any time or support that could be offered to help make this event run as smoothly as possible.
Once again, as Central is hosting the track meet this year. This means that Central will be NOT in session on Friday June 9th 2017 (no school for non track and field athletes).