ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Honesty

Honesty – Mme Emily & Mme Janelle

Today we continued with our ADST Values Modules and our next value spotlight is HONESTY. During this module Mme Janelle and Mme Emily read the book “Être honnête” to the students. The book is about a girl who sees a cake made for her sibling, but she just can’t wait and ends up eating the whole cake. Her mother asks her what happened to the cake and she tells her that an alien came and ate the cake. Later she confesses the truth because she couldn’t live with her lies. They then discuss the story, the negative effects of lying and the importance of being honest. After this each student is given a cupcake to decorate and make their own. The students are given the cupcake but the only condition is they are told they can’t eat the cupcake until the bell at the end of the day. Now it is up to them to follow the instructions and to be honest with themselves.

Holiday Event – Wednesday December 19th 2018 (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.

Kindergarten Registrations 2019/20

Just a reminder that registration forms for French Immersion Kindergarten students for 2019/20 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 or in the French Immersion Program (Bert Bowes/NPSS). Starting on January 7th, 2019 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 21st 2018.

Ecole Central Bookfair: Nov 27th – 29th 2018

Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair (English and French) is coming 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.

This year we have decided to once again combine both the English and the French bookfairs to have one big event. You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels in both languages. A Book Fair flyer will be sent home this week 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!

As this is a big event for our school we are also looking for volunteers who would like to be an integral part of the book fair. To accomplish our book fair goals we will need a team of helpers. Please contact the office (785-4511) if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

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.

Location:    Library (Central)

Book Fair Dates: 

Tuesday November 27th (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Wednesday November 28th (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Thursday November 29th (9:00am – 3:30pm)

Family Event Date/Times:        

Tuesday November 27th (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Wednesday November 28th (9:00am – 4:00pm)

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


ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Kindness

Kindness – Mme Sophie & Mme Brittany

As was mentioned earlier, this year we will be running ADST Values Modules each month and students will rotate through all values throughout the year. Over the course of the year we would also like to spotlight each value to show what students are working on. Our first value spotlight is on KINDNESS. During this module students will map out a picture of what kindness means to them. They will then tape popsicle sticks together to create a canvas similar to the size of their original kindness drawing. Once this is complete they will replicate their picture in good and colour it on the popsicle sticks. Once they have completed this they then will take the tape off and have a puzzle. To wrap up they can share their puzzle with somebody that has shown them kindness.

Ecole Central Musical Production Meeting – Nov. 20th 2018

Do you know how to sew? Do you have a passion for painting? Do you just want to help out? You are invited to a production meeting for our 2018-19 Musical ” Peter Pan”. The meeting will take pace November 20th 2018 (3-4pm)in the Learning Commons. If you are interested in helping out or you cannot make the meeting please email Mme Sophia @

Production Meeting 2018Nov20

November Hot Lunch Menu & Purdy’s

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I just wanted to send out reminders that the hot lunch menus for November will close next week.  If you would like to order something for your child please do not forget.
Purdy orders are due November 14th.  All money/profits raised from Purdy’s goes directly to your child’s classroom.  If you have more than one child, I can divide the profits equally between them if you let me know.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.  Mme Côté-Aubin

Ecole Central Framework for Enhancing Student Learning 2018-19

As you may have been aware, at the October PAC meeting we shared our 2018-19 Ecole Central Elementary School Framework. This is a document that is continually evolving and is meant to be shared and created as a school community, as a guide for creating school improvement. Here at Ecole Central we have been working at creating a framework which will reflect a commitment to our parents and educational partners to work together to continuously improve learning for each student. It reflects local and provincial input and is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education Framework. We have attached a pdf version of our most recent document but you can also find it at any time on our website. It is listed as “Framework for Enhancing Student Learning” located under the pull down menu “About Ecole Central”. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or are willing to give any input please feel free to contact the school.

Ecole Central Elementary School Learning Framework 2018-2019

Orange Shirt Day – Friday September 28th 2018

On Friday September 28th 2018 we honoured Orange Shirt Day. It is a day where we payed tribute to all those who have been affected by the wrongs of the residential school system and honour the survivors. Classes also learned about the word “reconciliation” which means to make things better. There is no way that we can undo the pain caused through our history, but reconciliation is a step towards hope and healing.

The main idea behind this day, is that “EVERY CHILD MATTERS”