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  

Ecole Central Peter Pan Musical Update – Feb. 22nd 2019

This year’s musical, Disney’s Peter Pan, is right around the corner.

Our shows are Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 and Thursday, March 7th, 2019.  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 Isabella, Mme Sophie, Mme Stephanie, Mr. Charles, Mr. Julien, M. Louis & Mme Annie – (@ the Cultural Centre)

6:30pm – Mme Lynn, Mme Emily, Mme Brittany, Mme Janelle, Mme Sophia & M. Gilbert – (@ the Cultural Centre)

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the cultural centre

Tickets are on sale now at the Cultural Center ($12 adult/senior, $8 for children 12 and under) and each show is about 70% sold already. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the cultural center. You can purchase tickets at https://tickets.npcc.bc.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1780

Costumes:

Costumes are coming together nicely. If you haven’t yet can you please send them in or let us know if you are in need of anything.

Silent Auction:

At this time we are still asking for your help with the silent auction. If you know of a business that may be interested in donating or would like to donate an item for the silent auction yourself can you please call Ecole Central Elementary School, at (250) 785-4511 or drop by the main office. Each donated item will be featured in one of our silent auctions on March 6th or 7th with a mention of each donor. We are also 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.

Room Assignments: We have also included a map of where each room is located at the cultural center

Room Classes
1) Green Room M. Julien, M. Charles  
2) Multi-purpose room beside
Gallery
Mme. Janelle, Mme. Brittany,
Mme. Emily
3) Conference Room behind box office   Mme. Annie, Mme. Sophie,
Mme. Isabella, M. Louis
4) Dance Room Mme. Sophia, Mme. Lynn,
Mme. Stephanie, M. Gilbert

Can’t wait to see you there!

Ecole Central Peter Pan Musical Update – Feb. 15th 2019

A reminder that we are just over two weeks until our show. Our shows are Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 and Thursday, March 7th, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at the Cultural Center ($12 adult/senior, $8 for children 12 and under) and each show is about 50% sold already. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the cultural center. You can purchase tickets at https://tickets.npcc.bc.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1780

Peter Pan Jr. Musical Schedule: Details with regards to drop off times and locations will be posted leading up to the shows.

Monday March 4th 2019 – Main Cast rehearsal

Tuesday March 5th 2019 – Dress rehearsal all day (all classes)

Wednesday March 6th 2019 – AM school show, Evening show (7pm)

Thursday March 7th 2019 – AM school show, Evening show (7pm)

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.

ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Empathy

Empathy – M. Gilbert & M. Julien

Today we have our monthly ADST modules and our next value spotlight from our ADST Values Modules is EMPATHY. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. During this module M. Gilbert and M. Julien show clips that allow students to put themselves in the shoes of another. During each clip they get the opportunity to discuss and then show through a visual what they believe is being felt during the situation. The hope is that Ecole Central students will learn to be aware of and sense other people’s emotions during difficult situations. 

Ecole Central Peter Pan Musical Update – Feb. 8th 2019

We are in full swing with rehearsals and less then a month to go until show time. Our shows are Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 and Thursday, March 7th, 2019. A reminder that tickets are on sale now at the Cultural Center ($12 adult/senior, $8 for children 12 and under) and each show is about 30% sold already. You can purchase tickets at https://tickets.npcc.bc.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1780

Costumes:

We have started to look at having classes firm up their costumes. If you have not received information about costumes for your children you will shortly.

Props:

We are also in need of a few props. Here is a list of things that we still need for the musical:
– “Costume” swords (no real swords)
– Two white dress shirts (that can be drawn on)
– Bedding 
– Pillows
Anything that needs to be given back should be correctly labelled.

Silent Auction:

In order to help cover costs for such things as costumes, sets, lighting, etc we have been doing some fundraising and one of these fundraisers that we are going to do is a silent auction on the evenings of both performances. At this time we are asking for your help to help make this event a success. If you know of a business that may be interested in donating or would like to donate an item for the silent auction yourself can you please call Ecole Central Elementary School, at (250) 785-4511 or drop by the main office. Each donated item will be featured in one of our silent auctions on March 6th or 7th with a mention of each donor.

Ecole Central Musical – Peter Pan Jr – Tickets on Sale Feb 1st 2019

This year’s musical, Disney’s Peter Pan, is right around the corner. We are just over a month away and things are starting to come together. Today, Feb 1st 2019 tickets are officially on sale at the Cultural Center. We have sold out the last two years, so now is the time to purchase.

Our shows are Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 and Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 7pm.

ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Resiliency

Resiliency – Mme Annie & Mme Stephanie

Our next value spotlight from our ADST Values Modules is RESILIENCY. During this module both Mme Annie and Mme Stephanie’s groups start with a short clip pertaining to resiliency. The group with Mme Annie will then attempt to build a castle out of playing cards. To start, students will get in groups and draw out a plan for their castle. They will then attempt to build the castle they have mapped out. As they go, if they are unable to build the castle they have planned, they go back to the drawing board and plan again. Student’s that are in Mme Stephanie’s group will be given group challenges in the gym where they will have to work together and problem solve to overcome obstacles. These games include getting a hula-hoop from one end of a group line to another, the human knot game, and other group challenges. Resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and to not give up. In all the activities these two groups complete, the goal is to reinforce the idea to not give up and to be resilient in completing the task at hand.