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Dec. 2 - 8

CBN Weekly Update

Dec. 2 - 8, 2018


Please be sure to check out the articles from Central Office at the end of the weekly update.

Last week was bullying awareness week.  First, a huge thanks to Mme Boswell for all of her hard work planning activities for our students.  Our Grade 6 student leaders read books about kindness to our kindergarten, grade 1, 2 and 3 students.  They read a variety of books and were able to have some fantastic discussions with the students about how we can treat each other.  Throughout the week, our paper chain grew as students looked for examples of kindness around our school.

We have amazing students at Campbelltown who are kind, caring and considerate.  Our new school goal this year that Campbelltown students are respectful citizens who are responsible and who strive to do their best at school, at home and in the community is shown on a daily basis!  Just seeing our giving trees getting heavier by the day and filled with things for the Christmas Bureau is heart-warming!  We are proud of the kindness that is shown around our school on a daily basis.

Mme Sauder & Mme Garneau

Grade 1-6 Christmas Concert

The Christmas concert is this week.  Here are some guidelines from Mme Pickering to help everyone have a great concert!

  1. It is at Park Church: 1 Brower Drive across from the Strathcona County Health Centre on Friday,December 15.
  2. Exterior doors will open at stated time for first or second concert. There is not enough room to gather in the lobby.
  3. Parents are asked to ONLY attend the concert their child is involved in.
  4. Do not block any of the aisles during the concert due to fire safety and student use.
  5. Keep your children with you that are not performing.
  6. No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.
  7. Students are to not wear outdoor boots on stage. They need indoor shoes or perform in socks.
  8. Grade 1-3 concert: students arrive at 6:00 pm using the east entrance door number 4 (See map).  The outside door will not open until this time. Actors and tech helpers for first show enter here too.
  9. One parent is to drop off their child in the “Fellowship Room” and then join the other members of your party in the auditorium. This will alleviate congestion. Actors see Madame Pickering in the auditorium.
  10. Grade 1-3 Concert is from 6:30-7:00 pm.
  11. At the end of the concert, please remain seated until all gr. 1-3 students have returned to the “Fellowship Room”.
  12. Grade 1-3 Concert: Please exit through the center three doors (see map).
  13. One parent can pick up their child where they dropped them off, again to alleviate congestion. Parents not staying in 1-3 can exit out the same door that they entered in from.
  14. The intermission is from 7:10-7:30.
  15. For safety reasons, if you have a child in both concerts, only one parent gets their 1-3 child and the other members stay seated. There will be a lot of people entering and exiting. The 4-6 student can go to their meeting place (see map) and the younger child can return to their seats with the parent.
  16. Grade 4-6 Parents: Do not enter the church auditorium until all the students from the first concert have exited. Enter through the first three doors on the west entrance side marked on the map.
  17. Grade 4-6 is to arrive at 7:10 PM using the West Entrance door number 2 (See map).  Doors will open at arrival time. Actors see Madame Pickering in the auditorium.
  18. One parent will drop off their child in the marked hallways (see map) and then join the other members of your party in the auditorium.
  19. Parents are to pick up their child from the “Fellowship Room” at the end of the concert.
  20. Please email Mme Sauder before Dec. 6 if you need a reserved place in the church for wheelchair or mobility device placement.
  21. There will be overflow parking at OLPH church and the Strathcona County Health Center.

For any further questions, please contact Mme Pickering.

Did you know?

Our grade 5 and 6 students participate in weekly options to help them learn new skills and to try new things.  Our students have been enjoying learning about mindfulness, creating artwork, computer programming, focusing on health and fitness through sports, playing the handbells, learning some Spanish, learning how to be leaders in our school and learning that eating fresh fruits and veggies can be yummy (you should smell the staff room at the end of the day on Wednesdays after the students have learned new recipes involving fresh fruits and vegetables...who knew vegetables can smell so good?!?).  Be sure to ask your child about how their options are going! There is 1 more week of options left in this round. Thank you to the teachers who have taken risks by trying something new as they lead these options!

This week at CBN


  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch


  • Grade 6 visit to the Legislature
  • No Grade 5 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Christmas Bureau Hamper Packaging 6-9 pm


  • Hot Lunch
  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Early dismissal and Staff Meeting
  • Grade 5 & 6 Options


  • Grade 1 - 6 Christmas Concert
  • No Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Report cards published @4:00 PM through Parent Portal


  • Elk Island choir performing for all students @11:00 am
  • Grade 5 Minecraft club at lunch

Thank you!

A huge thank you to Mme Piper and Mme Rovensky for coaching our grade 6 volleyball teams!  Our teams participated in the EIPS tournament in Fultonval on Sat. Dec. 1. The students did an amazing job and represented our school well!  Congrats to our girls who won silver!

Christmas Bureau Hamper Packaging

On December 4th from 6-9, a group of parents/staff from Ecole Campbelltown will be helping to package Christmas Bureau hampers.  The Christmas Bureau has changed their policies this year so only students who are 14 and older can participate. There are still a few spots left so if you are interested, please email to sign-up.

Parent Council

From Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 6, students can purchase a holiday treat* for $2.00 and receive an entry form for the Christmas Concert VIP Draw** (see below for details).  For questions, please email parent council at

Div I Christmas Concert VIP Draw
Two (2) Prizes of: 4 reserved seats for the École Campbelltown Grades 1-3 Christmas concert

Div II Christmas Concert VIP Draw
Two (2) Prizes of: 4 reserved seats for the École Campbelltown Grades 4-6 Christmas concert

Questions? – Contact the ECPLA at

* Holiday Treats will include a selection of items such as candy canes, pencils, etc.

for the students to choose from.
** Receive one free draw entry with each item purchased.

From Central Office

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board of Trustees

As the holiday season approaches and we prepare for the winter break, I want to take the opportunity to extend warm wishes to all our students, staff and families on behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe Christmas season, and a new year filled with joy.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Thank you and best wishes,
Trina Boymook, EIPS Board Chair

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2019? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2019-20 school year on Feb. 1, 2019.

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit—available at—to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

Additional information regarding kindergarten will be available on our school website at

Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive

All student registrations for the 2019-20 school year—including kindergarten registration, returning student registration and new student registration—will take place online commencing on Feb. 1, 2019.

  • Kindergarten: Your child is eligible to enrol in kindergarten if he/she will be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.
  • Returning Students: If your child will be returning to an EIPS school next fall, this is when you will confirm that registration and select your requested school—whether your child will attend your designated school or will request a non-designated school, your family will complete this process.
  • New Students: Students new to EIPS for the 2019-20 school year will also complete their registration at this time.

All registration forms will be online for families to complete. Additional information, including a list of schools with open and closed boundaries, will be posted on the Division website in the new year.

Winter Break
Ecole Campbelltown will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018 and will reopen on Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Central Services at Elk Island Public Schools.

EIPS Central Services Winter Break Hours

Closed                          December 22-January 1
Open                           January 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*for location and contact information visit

From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

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