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Thank you Zehrs you Zehrs<p>​Zehrs will be providing some Healthy Snacks for our school on Friday January 18th. What a nice way for our students to start their day of learning.   <br></p>
February Food Orders Available Online Monday January 14 Food Orders Available Online Monday January 14<p>​Boston Pizza, Lunches Made Easy and Subway will be available for purchase online January 14th and closing January 25th.   <br></p>
Snow Valley Coupon Books Valley Coupon Books<p>​We still have some Snow Valley Coupon Books available in the office for purchase.  They are $20.00 each.  Please drop by the office and pick one up.<br></p>
Year at a Glance - at a Glance - <p>​We have posted in our Newsletter section (found under Parents Tab)  our Year at a Glance.  We have listed all  the Events, Extra Curricular and Fundraising listed for each month.  <br></p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate at school, tell us what you think: survey about climate at school<p>Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 7 to 25. Parents and guardians with more than one child (in Grades 4 to 8) can complete one survey per child.<br><br>Survey topics include: the overall climate of the school, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.<br><br><strong>Complete the survey now: </strong><a href=""></a> <br><br>A similar survey is being conducted with students and staff. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results. <br><br>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  <br><br>Student School Climate surveys have been collected since 2007.<br><br>Questions can be sent to <a href=""></a>.</p>
Vista Orders Orders<p>​Please look for Vista Orders being sent home with your son/daugher today.  They are due back on Friday January 11th .<br></p>
ECES Gives Christmas Cheer - We donated over 3450 items Gives Christmas Cheer - We donated over 3450 items<p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Lions%20Hall%20Donations.jpg" alt="Lions Hall Donations.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:387px;" />​</p>
Gr 1 French Immersion FI Parent Information Nights 1 French Immersion FI Parent Information Nights<p>December 10<sup>th</sup>, 2018</p><p>Dear ECES Senior Kindergarten Families,</p><p>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout the county. Intake into FI begins in Grade 1. This optional program is designed to develop students' abilities to communicate in French with a high level of proficiency, enabling them to function with ease in both English and French.  </p><p>Students from our school who enroll in FI will attend Ernest Cumberland Elementary School for Grades 1 - 4 and Alliston Union Public School for Grades 5 - 8.</p><p>An information session about the FI program for parents of students in Senior Kindergarten will take place at Ernest Cumberland Elementary School, 160 8<sup>th</sup> Ave., Alliston, Ontario, on Thursday January 10<sup>th</sup>, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. </p><p>At this information session, you will learn more about:</p><ul><li>the program content and instruction</li><li>the application process</li><li>transportation for students</li><li>Parents/guardians will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the program.<br></li></ul><p>If you are unable to attend the information session, you're welcome to attend another session held at a different school. Please note that information specific for Ernest Cumberland Elementary School may not be available at a different session. The dates and times for all FI Parent Information Nights are available at <a href=""></a> under Elementary, French as a Second Language.</p><p><strong>Application dates in January</strong><br><strong> </strong>To apply for FI, you must complete the online application form at <a href=""></a> under Elementary, French as a Second Language. If you do not have Internet access at home, please contact me for assistance with accessing the online application.</p><p>The online Grade 1 French Immersion application form will be available from <strong>9 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019</strong> until <strong>9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019</strong>. In Grade 1, enrollment in the FI Program is limited to a maximum of two classes of 20 students per class at each h­­ost site for the FI program. The electronic applications are processed in the order that they are received. The registration link will not appear until 9 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. <br></p><p>When registering, you will need to provide the following information:</p><p>child's name</p><ul><li>date of birth</li><li>address</li><li>current school board child attends</li><li>parent/guardian name</li><li>home/work/mobile telephone number</li><li>parent/guardian email address</li></ul><p><strong>Locations can change</strong><br> Please note that the host sites for FI may change during your child's time in the program, and your child may need to move schools as a result. </p><p><strong>Transportation</strong></p><p>Centralized community bus stops will be established to provide access for students to attend the specialized program. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport the student to and from the centralized stops at designated times for pick up and drop off.</p><p>More information about the application process, and the full list of information session dates, can be found online at <a href=""></a> under Elementary, French as a Second Language. </p><p>As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school.</p><p>Greg Blakeley</p><p>Principal</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
Holiday Season Events and Information at ECES Season Events and Information at ECES<p>​As the holiday season approaches and there is much excitement in the air, we’d like to communicate a few events we will be hosting over the next 2 weeks.</p><p><br>First, some classroom teachers will be having holiday celebrations during the last week of school. If those celebrations include food, we ask that donations strive to be healthier options, such as; fruit and/or veggies, cheese & crackers, baked rather than fried chips, or any other option that you come up with. As always, food donations must be nut free! There is absolutely no expectation that families donate food for celebrations, but if you do, we ask that you help us in making our school a healthier place to be!<br>Secondly, the Kindergarten classes hosted their Concert night last week with tremendous success. Other classes may be performing songs next week on our last day before the holiday. Our Character Assemblies and performances will be held by divisions and separated by blocks of time</p><p>;<br>Primary Classes (K-2): 1st Block from 9:30am to 10:30am<br>Junior Classes (3-5): 2nd Block from 11:45am to 12:45pm<br>Intermediate Classes (6-8): 3rd Block from 2:15pm to 3:15pm</p><p>Lastly, we’d like to wish all families a happy and healthy holiday season. Our last day of classes for 2018 is Friday, December 21. We will welcome students back in the New Year on Monday, January 7, 2019!</p><p><br>Mr. Blakeley and Mrs. Short<br></p><p><br></p>
Look for Food Orders available on line on December 3rd and closing December 14th for Food Orders available on line on December 3rd and closing December 14th<p>January Boston Pizza - Offered for Tuesdays<br></p><p><span id="part1"><span>Lunches Made Easy - Offered for Wednesdays</span></span></p><p>January Subway Orders - Offered for Thursdays <br></p><p></p><p><span id="part1"><span>Pizza Order for January - March - Friday (unless Friday is a PA day then Pizza Day will be Thursday)</span></span></p>