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:

     http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

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  

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.