NEW for 2017-2018 School Year
The Grade 1 classes have been piloting a new approach to purchasing school supplies. The feedback from parents and teachers has been extremely positive. As a result, we are excited to move this pilot to school-wide implementation.
All students Kindergarten to Grade 4 will be asked to pay a $30 student materials fee. This fee will replace parents purchasing school supplies for their children.
What are the benefits?
- Equity: Students will all have the same opportunity to use materials of the same high end quality.
- Collaboration: Using classroom community materials creates an environment to foster collaboration among our students.
- Communication: Again, using classroom community materials creates an environment to foster appropriate communication skills at an early years level.
- Bulk Purchasing: School will be able to purchase materials at a discounted rate.
- No Replacement Costs: At no time will parents be asked to replace lost items or replenish materials.
- Carbon Footprint: We hope to reduce the quantity of materials purchased by sharing classroom community materials.
Students bring to school
Students will need to purchase their own backpack, lunch kit, and a pair of non-marking indoor runners. In addition, Grades 3 and 4 students will need to bring a recorder to school.
Student Transfers In/Out:
By the end of each school year, all money will be spent on materials in your child’s classroom.
- Students leaving Elmdale before October 31 will receive a full refund.
- Students leaving Elmdale between October 31 & December 31 will receive a $20 refund.
- Students leaving Elmdale after Jan 1 will receive a partial refund upon request.
- Students transferring to Elmdale before October 31 will be asked to pay the fee of $30.
- Students transferring to Elmdale between October 31 & Dec 31 will be asked to pay $20.
- Students transferring to Elmdale after January 1 can simply bring their current supplies from their previous school.
Please bring a cheque for $30 payable to Elmdale School at the Meet Your Teacher event on September 5, 2017 (4:45-5:00 pm new Elmdale families only, 5:00-6:00 pm all families).