Posted: January 19, 2010

Now that the Croft Rink is up and running, ongoing help with maintenance and upkeep is needed. Every evening, for the rest of the winter, snow removal, patching and flooding will be needed to keep the ice in good condition for daily use.   If you are available to help, please feel free to join us between 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   See you at the rink:-)  

Posted: January 15, 2010

Croft Rink – Revised Schedule – January 15th Due to the overwhelming success of our outdoor rink, changes to the initial schedule are needed. These changes will allow for more manageable numbers and will also give children more time for skating and/or hockey, depending on the day. The new schedule will be as follows: Mondays         Gr. K-1 students will have skating (12:00-12:50) Tuesdays        Gr. 2-3 students will have skating (12:00-12:50) Wednesdays   Gr. 4-5 students will have skating (12:00-12:50) Thursdays       Gr. 2-3 students will have hockey (12:00-12:50)

Posted: January 14, 2010

Did you know that a variety of district and provincial assessments are conducted each year at the elementary level? In May/June last year assessments were conducted at the following grades: Gr. 2 - Provincial Literacy Assessment Gr. 4 - Provincial Literacy Assesment          - District Math Assessment Gr. 5 - Provincial Math Assessment

Posted: January 14, 2010

As most of you have now heard, Haiti suffered a catastophic earthquake this week. In an effort to support the Haitian people, Croft Elementary School will be holding a Penny Drive during the next week, January 15-22, to support the world-wide relief effort currently underway. A donation bin will be set up in our school lobby for students, parents and staff. Thank you in advance for your generous support. 

Posted: January 13, 2010

Are you free during lunch time (12:00 - 12:50) each day? Are your fingers relatively nimble? Do you have a child (or grandchild) attending Croft that would like to skate or play hockey? If you said yes to these questions, please accept this open invitation to lend a hand at lunch time at our Rink. If our Opening Day at the Croft Rink is any indication, we will be needing lots of help each day. Our ultimate goal is to have the older children become completely independent at tieing their skates, but until then, we could use many more hands.

Posted: January 13, 2010

Croft is very proud of Shane W., from Gr. 3 LeGresley, for winning first place in the Remembrance Day Contest held last fall. Shane's poster, in the Black & White category, took top honors in the Junior category. In addition to a beautiful certificate, Shane also received a fifty dollar cheque for his great poster. Accompanying Shane in our photo are Legion members Sonny Drisdelle and Dorothy Jones. Way to go Shane!!!

Posted: January 11, 2010

Students, parents and staff will soon enjoy skating the old fashioned way at Croft - Outdoors!! Thanks to the help of some great students (Logan, David and Devin in particular), as well as some super parents (Les Matchett and Michael Allain) we hope to break in our new rink this Wednesday. Students will be able to enjoy the rink both at lunch time and during PE classes. The school would also like to organize some skating nights for our families in the near future - stay tuned... Some addtional information/guidelines regarding the rink:

Posted: January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010 Dear Parent(s), Happy New Year!!! We look forward to the many learning opportunities your child will experience in the coming months and are as eager as you are to get back into a regular routine. As you know, the debate over homework is an ongoing issue across North America.  Some of the questions that have been raised include “Do children benefit from homework?  Do young children, in particular, understand the assigned homework tasks? Do parents? Are we stealing from family time?  Does homework cause undue stress for children and their families?” 

Posted: December 9, 2009

    OUR CHRISTMAS CD HAS ARRIVED AND IS NOW ON SALE!!!   Parents please note that our Christmas CD (Volume II), produced by our students and staff, will go on sale starting Friday December 11, 2009.   Important Notes: ·        First come, first served. ·        Don’t delay as there are a limited number of CD’s available. ·        CD’s will be on sale before school begins each day, at recess,          lunch and dismissal times. ·        Cost per CD is $ 10.00 (ten dollars).   Merry Christmas!!!

Posted: December 7, 2009

          Please note that the cafeteria will not be open for business on Friday, December 18th.  Students are asked to please bring snacks, lunch and beverage from home on this day.  Normal operations in the cafeteria will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2010.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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