ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Diversity

Diversity – M. Charles & M. Louis

Today we had another one of our monthly ADST values modules. Our next value spotlight from our ADST Values Modules is DIVERSITY. During this module students created a collage representing the earth, the sky and the sun (the world). The groups discuss what the world would be like if everyone is identical and how Diversity makes the world interesting. They discuss our differences which include things like eye color, height, skin color, hair color, languages, etc. The students then begin to create their own collage. On the collage, a string of four people are glued holding hands.  Students then color their characters different skin tones, eye colors, hair colors and make each unique in their own way. The goal is to celebrate our diversity and uniqueness at Ecole Central. Without Diversity life would be boring.

Upcoming Dates in May 2019:

3rd – Pink Shirt Friday (1st Friday of the Month)

9th – School Speech Contest @ 9:15 for Intermediates

10th – NID – No School for Students

13th – ADST Modules 1:20-2:20pm

13th – 17th – NEAT Garden Project (Wk 3 for classes)   

17th – 80’s Day – School Wide Spirit Day

20th – Victoria Day – No School

29th –  Hot Lunch Orders due for June

30th – Welcome to K

30th – Doig Day for Gr. 4’s only

Ready, Set, Learn

A big thank you goes out to all those that attended our Ready, Set, Learn program this year. Over the last three weeks we enjoyed hosting a group of preschool children 3-5 years old in a series of lessons which included Movement with Mr. Bennett, Numeracy with Mme Sophie & Literacy with Mme Isabella. The goal of Ready, Set, Learn is to prepare pre-kindergarten children for a positive start in their school journey and welcome them into our school community. We hope you all had a wonderful time.

ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Responsibility

Responsibility – Mme Isabella & Mme Lynn

Today we had another one of our monthly ADST values modules. Our next value spotlight from our ADST Values Modules is RESPONSIBILITY. During this module both Mme Isabella and Mme Lynn’s groups watch a short clip about a man who takes care of a pet rock. After the clip, the groups discuss how the man has shown responsibility with his pet rock and how his actions have consequences depending on the choices he makes. This leads into a discussion where the students give examples of how they show responsibility at school or at home. Finally, each student then gets to pick their very own rock and create a habitat for their rock. They are now responsible for their very own pet rock.

Student Learning Surveys – Parent Surveys:

Tell us about your education experience. Students, parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in an annual online survey about their school experience. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Electronic surveying is available until April 15th, 2019.  The website to access the electronic survey is:

Parents may access the survey with a Logon # (which can be obtained by contacting us at the office) or by Direct Access from the website listed above. Parents can complete surveys on their own time. The Logon # cannot be linked to any parent participants. It is used only to provide participants with the correct survey form, and to associate their responses with their school.

Ecole Central Bookfair: March 12th – 14th, 2019

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 March 12th 2019 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Wednesday March 13th 2019 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Thursday March 14th 2019 (9:00am – 3:30pm)

Location:    Central Library

Family Event Dates: 

Tuesday March 12th 2019 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Wednesday March 13th 2019 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

We accept cheques made payable to our school. Visa and MasterCard are welcome, too. Please contact the office (785-4511) if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

Ecole Central – Dates to Remember

As we approach the home stretch of our school year at Ecole Central we would like to pass on a few dates that you can mark in your calendars.

March Dates
1st – Pink Shirt Friday (1st Friday of the Month)
4th – Peter Pan Main Cast – all day
5th – Peter Pan Dress Rehearsal – all classes, all day
6th – Peter Pan Performances – AM School Show, Evening Show
7th – Peter Pan Performances – AM School Show, Evening Show
8th – ARTStarts Performance @ Ecole Central – Tiny Islands,11:00am
8th – Carnaval – PM
11th – Report Cards go Home
12th-14th – Book Fair in Library
13th – Early Dismissal @ 1:50pm
14th – Early Dismissal @ 1:50pm
15th – Hat Day – School Wide Spirit Day
15th – Last Day before Spring Break
April Dates
1st – School Reopens – Welcome Back
3rd – ARTStarts Performance @ Ecole Central – Safire, 1pm
5th – Pink Shirt Friday (1st Friday of the Month)
10th – Class Photos – AM
12th – Jersey Day – School Wide Spirit Day
15th – ADST Modules, 1:20-2:20pm 
19th – Good Friday – No School
22nd – Easter Monday – No School  
May Dates
5th – Pink Shirt Friday (1st Friday of the Month)
10th – NID – No School for Students
13th – ADST Modules, 1:20-2:20pm 
17th – 80’s Day – School Wide Spirit Day
20th – Victoria Day – No School  
June Dates
7th – District Track & Field (Gr. 3-6 for students that qualify)
7th – Pink Shirt Friday (1st Friday of the Month)
25th – Fun Day
25th – Beach Day / Hawaiian Day – School Wide Spirit Day
26th – Festival of Colours
27th – Last Day for Students
27th – Report Cards go home