École Central Elementary School

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Winning Ticket For the $150 Gift Card

March17

Here is the winning ticket for the $150 Gift Card to BackCountry. If you have the ticket you can come claim your prize at the office.

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Lion King – Performance Week Updates

March11

Excitement is building as we head into performance week for the Lion King. We wanted to pass along a few final updates as we prepare.

  • Here is a link to the letter which was sent home to all students giving the final week schedule. Lion king final week schedule
  • Purchasing tickets is done directly from the ticket office at the Cultural Centre.  There will be two performances: Wednesday, March 15th, and ThursdayMarch 16th, both at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.
  • We will also be hosting a silent auction at both evening performances and appreciate the donations we have received so far from BALA Ventures Ltd., Altec Inspection Ltd., Nadine Kam, Subway, Domino’s, Reliance Ventures Inc.,  Menchies, Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club, Murray GM, Peace Arts Gallery Society – Artist Barry Moss, Central Gym Floor Boards. If you know of any companies that also may be interested in donating an item in support of the musical please let us know. Here is a link to our request letter.  SilentAuctionLetter2017
  • A reminder that Wednesday March 15th and Thursday March 16th are Early Dismissal Days and students will be dismissed at 1:50pm.
  • Friday March 17th will be our final day in session before spring break.

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Central Gym Grand Re-opening

February16

On Feb. 15th the students and staff celebrated the re-opening of our gym and renovations that were done over the past few months. The celebration started with the presentation of an incredible cake created by Nicole from Nicole Sweet Temptations which had taken home 1st prize for sculpture and 1st prize people choice at last weekend’s “High on Ice” festival. The cake was donated by Amber Blair and Dave Smith for all students to enjoy in the learning commons following the celebration.

The celebration in the gym also included Mme Elena’s class sharing a couple songs in a school sing along. We then had a 15 minute school wide Zumba session and concluded with our annual student –  teacher basketball game. Fun was had by all and we are so excited to be once again using this great space.

 

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Ecole Central Bookfair: Feb 28th – March 2nd 2017

February9

Dear 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.

Book Fair Dates: Tuesday February 28th (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

                                    Wednesday March 1st (9:00am – 4:00pm)

                                    Thursday March 2nd (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Location:    Central Library

Family Event Date/Times:        

Tuesday February 28th (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

Wednesday March 1st (9:00am – 4:00pm)

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

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Lion King Ticket Information

February2

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are happy to announce that our musical, The Lion King is coming along.  The students have been eagerly practicing and are very excited to perform.  Please join us by purchasing tickets directly from the ticket office at the Cultural Centre.  There will be two performances: Wednesday, March 15th, and ThursdayMarch 16th, both at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.
We will also be hosting a silent auction at both evening performances and are looking for any donations. If you know of any companies that may be interested in donating an item in support of the musical please let us know and we can provide a letter for them which outlines the request.
We look forward to seeing you there!  Central Staff
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Lion King Musical Information

January16

Hello Parents and Guardians,

As you are aware, we are organizing a school-wide musical (Lion King) which will be held in March.  Rehearsals have started.  Each classroom will be performing a song.  Lead actors have been cast.  We are looking for some help with the stage/set design, costumes, make-up, dancing/movement, and props.  We would love your help! If you are interested in one of these tasks please let the office know and we will be contacting you later in January.  Please find below the times for the rehearsals.  I have also included the dates for our presentations.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thanks!  Mme Cote-Aubin
Rehearsals for lead actors:
Mondays- 3:00-4:00
Tuesdays- 12:50-1:50
Wednesdays- 12:05-12:45
Shows/Presentations:
March 14, 2017– All day at the Cultural Centre for Dress rehearsals
March 15 and 16, 2017– Morning shows for other schools (9:30-10:30)
March 15 and 16, 2017– Evening shows for parents, grandparents (7pm) 
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2017 Basketball League Schedule & Information

January16

Here is the 2017 Basketball Schedule for our Gr. 4-6 Boys and Girls teams. The divisions this year are split as follows.

A Boys – Gr. 5/6 Boys

A Girls – Gr. 6 Girls

B Boys – Gr. 4 Boys (if anybody is interested in coaching this team please contact the office.

B Girls – Gr. 4/5 Girls

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Kindergarten Registrations 2017/18

December13
Just a reminder that registration forms for English and French Immersion kindergarten students for 2017/18 can be picked up in the office. At this point French Immersion registration is open only to families who have siblings already attending Ecole Central Elementary. Starting on January 3rd, 2017 French Immersion kindergarten will be open to the public, seats for French Immersion will be on a first come first serve basis. If you are wanting to secure a spot for your child in French Immersion please have your registration form and birth certificate (secretary will take a copy) handed into the office by December 16th.

 

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PAC Athletics Raffle – Dec. 8th 2016

December5

Central PAC is once again sponsoring two raffles this year for the athletic program at the school. 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 a new crash mat for our track and field program. Details for the first raffle are as follows:

Central Athletics Raffle #1: Draw Date: December 8th 2016 (2:45pm at Central School)

1st Prize: Pavel Bure (Canucks)  Autographed Picture (8X10)

2nd Prize: Claude Lemieux (Canadiens) Autographed Picture (8X10)

3rd Prize: Dave Babych (Whalers) Autographed Picture (8X10)

4th Prize: Simon Despres  (Penguins) Autographed Puck

Tickets $2.00 Each – BC Gaming Licence #89737

If you are interested in buying tickets or if you would like to take a booklet to sell please drop by the office and we can get you these.

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Purdy’s

December1

Hello Parents and Guardians,

If you have ordered Purdy’s chocolates can you please make sure you check your orders before Monday morning.  If you have any extra items, would you be so kind to send it back to the school since we have a few people missing some items?   Any missing items will be ordered on Mondayand should be here before Christmas break.
Thank you for a very successful campaign!  Lynne
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