Have a Great Summer

As we head into the summer we wanted to thank everyone for helping to make this another fantastic year at Central. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing summer.

Just a reminder that Ecole Central will re-open for the 2018/19 year on Tuesday September 4th 2018 for Grade 1-6 students and they will be dismissed on the first day at 10:50am.Those returning to Central will start by coming to the gym when the bell goes in the morning. At that point students will be placed in their classrooms and they will head there until dismissal. The first day for our Kindergarten students will be on Wednesday September 12th 2018 and will be a full day. Kindergarten teachers will be in contact with you prior to this date.

School Summer Office Hours
August 27th – 31st, 2018 – Office is Open
School Start Date (Gr. 1-6)
September 4th 2018,  8:50am – 10:50am
Kindergarten Start Date – Full Day
September 12th 2018, Full Day

Final Week 2017/18 – Important Reminders & Dates

A few dates and reminders heading into the final week of the 2017/18 school year.
1) Monday June 25th 2018 (afternoon) – Read and Feed – We will be having a school wide literacy event to promote reading in the afternoon on Monday June 21st. All are welcome as we will be kicking it off with a school wide read in the gym at 1pm followed by classes organizing their own reading activities. The PAC will be sponsoring popcorn for all readers.
2) Tuesday June 26th 2018 – FUN Day – Our annual end of the year fun day will start after recess and run for the remainder of the day. Students will be outside for the majority of the day so remember water and sunscreen. PAC will also be providing a burger for lunch.

3) Wednesday June 27th 2018 – English Program Celebration & Festival of Colours We will be having an assembly in the gym to celebrate/recognize our final English Program Cohort prior to the Festival of Colours. The schedule is as follows.

1:25pm – Classes called to the gym
– Recognitions
– Festival of Colours Expectations set
– Pump up activity – Zumba
2:00pm – Head out to the designated area for Festival of Colours (Primary line-up area)
As space may be limited we ask that the ceremony in the gym be primarily open to parents/guardians of our English cohort who may be interested in attending. We will be having the festival of colours out in the primary courtyard with lots of space for all families interested in coming and taking part.

4) Thursday June 28th 2018 – Last Day of School for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 am. On the last day we will have students go to their classrooms first thing in the morning. Our graduation/final assembly will take place starting at 10:50am Students will then return to classes to receive report cards.

A reminder that no report cards will be given out early. If you are not able to pick it up on the last day you can leave a stamped self addressed envelope at the office and we can mail it out.
2018/19 School Year
Tuesday September 4th 2018 – First Day of school for the 2018/19 School Year. Students will be dismissed at 10:50 on this day. Those returning to Central will start by coming to the gym when the bell goes in the morning. At this point students will be placed in their classrooms and they will head there until dismissal.
Wednesday September 12th 2018 – This will be the first day for kindergarten students for the 2018/19 school year. Kindergarten teachers will be in contact with you prior to this date.

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


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:
May 14 – NID
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.




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.