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Division Re-entry Strategy


Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.

   

Learning at Home (Story shared by a parent)

Parents of Edmonton Public School students are engaging their kids in learning too! Parent Mrs. S shared, “Our day started with playtime; we dressed up in costumes & had a family dance party. We then studied the solar system, making a Mars rover and planets using recyclable & craft supplies.”


May 1 Reading for Life Stories

Some of our participants were very intentional about what they chose to read and do during our first ever virtual event.

City of Edmonton's Mayor Iveson proclaimed May 1, 2020 as Reading for Life Day so Councillor Esslinger enjoyed the afternoon FaceTime reading with her grandsons.

Edmonton City Police Chief McFee read and reflected on the impact of trauma and building confidence.

Edmonton Public Schools' Superintendent Robertson was grateful to catch up on some important reading that's been on his to-do list.

Engaging students in an exciting day of remote literacy-based activities was the objective Assistant Principal Mr. Card at Donald R. Getty School had in mind when he signed up to participate.

***Check out more stories on the Foundation's Twitter and Facebook accounts.***


Our May 1 Reading for Life adventure has no limitations!

Create a critter book club and spend some quality time with your furry friend(s), your bird or even your fish! Invite your friends and family to join you. More information about how to get involved is available at https://foundation.epsb.ca/events/readyforlifefundraiser/  


Join us: Reading for Life remotely is FUN!

You're invited to our May 1 Reading for Life adventure! https://foundation.epsb.ca/events/readyforlifefundraiser/ Reading remotely is FUN especially if it's about a Very Hungry Caterpillar! For example:check out the video of Princeton School's full-day Kindergarten teacher reading to his Kinders. https://youtu.be/SFy0DUGEnm8 Please HELP spread the word by sharing this post via social media and inviting your family, friends and colleagues to get involved.


Reading is magical!

Even our Superintendent Darrel Robertson is taking time on May 1 to virtually participate in our Reading for Life event with one of his fave fantasy books. Join him and help children who come to the classroom at a disadvantage: https://foundation.epsb.ca/events/readyforlifefundraiser/


The Magic of Reading for Life!

Dr. Suess books are magical and timeless! Join us on our May 1 virtual Reading for Life adventure and share the joy of reading to and with your family. https://foundation.epsb.ca/events/readyforlifefundraiser/  
Be imaginative! Host a puppet show and check out ideas at https://www.seussville.com/

‌It's National Kindergarten Day

The Lauderdale full-day Kinders are visiting online with Grade 4 buddies to practice the alphabet & celebrate the letter "C" from their fave Cat and the Hat book. They are getting ready for their May 1 Reading for Life activities! https://foundation.epsb.ca/events/readyforlifefundraiser/


We miss our friends!

So sweet, we had to share! "We miss and love you all! We hope you are staying safe at home. Love your Lauderdale School family. Virtual hugs." Full-day Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Rand chose the word ‘love’ because she is really missing her Kinders. Enjoy a peaceful long weekend friends. 

 


Thank you to the Edmonton community...

We’re all in this together and you are a testament to the saying ‘when the going gets tough; the tough get going!’ Here’s the latest message from our Foundation. 

 


Congratulations Lauderdale Kinders!

It's been an adventure shifting to a new normal of distance learning for kids. But, we have lots to be thankful for! Our Kinders already had 6 months of quality teaching & learning in full-day Kindergarten classrooms, setting them up for success to continue learning at home.

 


Thank You Realtors Community Foundation Edmonton and Area

We heart the REALTORS Community Foundation Edmonton and Area for their very kind and generous donation to support our full-day Kindergarten programs next year. Their Foundation has been empowering Edmonton and grassroot charities since 1986 by engaging the REALTOR® community as donors, volunteers and champions. So grateful for their support during a very challenging time.


Kindergarten Class Mantra! 

Here’s a motivational message our full-day Kindergarten teacher from Princeton School shared with students & families. “We are all leaders! Be smart, be kind & be respectful.” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK44FyyL_ds&t=1s


Thank You Edmonton Civic Employee Charitable Assistance Fund

Thanks to the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund, many of our Kinders have already been given their summer backpacks filled with crayons, paints, paper, books to read, board games, etc. to keep them busy.  ECECAF is made up of 9 unions and associations with a combined total of 11,000 members who have gifted our students with supplies, runners, winter woolies and field trip adventures every year since 2011.


Every Child is an Artist!

These days schools are not open, however our full-day Kinders are continuing to create masterpieces with the supplies sent home with them on their last day at school. Huge thanks to the staff and volunteers who thoughtfully and very quickly stuffed the kids backpacks.


We Miss Our Students

We sure MISS the opportunity to connect with students, families and staff at #EPSB and our schools! But that’s not stopping us from sharing stories about the good things that are happening for and with everyone despite the distance. STAY TUNED because we are eagerly putting some amazing stories together that will make you smile!



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