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Announcements Archive

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PAC Fall Fundraisers and Events

October 27, 2017
​November 8th - Chapter's Fundraiser 6-9pm @ Orchard Park Mall
Purdy's Chocolates - order deadline Nov 27th
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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Scholastic Book Fair - October 4th and 5th

September 22, 2017
​Come to our Book Fair.
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PAC Farm Bag Fundraiser

September 22, 2017
​Deadline to order is September 30th
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September PAC Newsletter

September 12, 2017
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IPE is having a coloring contest for kids between 2 and 13 years of age

June 28, 2017
​Attached is the coloring page for you child to complete as well as all the contest details and information.
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Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Vernon - Get Closer to the Raptors

June 27, 2017
​Free kid's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.  Raptors Nature Centre coupon.PNG
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Royal BC Museum Admission Coupon

June 27, 2017
Good for one free youth admission with the purchase of one adult.​
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Homestay Families Needed

June 27, 2017
​See attached for details Homestay Families Needed.PNG
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STEM Summer Camps for Kids

June 27, 2017
UBC Engineering & Science for Kids is offering four different programs throughout the summer for Gr 1 - 8.​
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Ukuleles for Sale

June 09, 2017
​See attached for details
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May 5, 2017 - Letter from SD23 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Re: Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"

May 08, 2017
​This letter is to make you aware of a recent series airing on Netflix that students are talking about and watching. 
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PAC Family Fun Night - Friday, May 26th

April 28, 2017
​**deadline to order food has been extended until Sunday, May 21st @ 9pm **  See attached for all the event details - food, games, volunteering and much more.
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RMS Grade 5 Parent and Student Information Meeting - April 24th

April 21, 2017
​RMS has asked us to pass along the attached invitation for our grade 5 students and their parents.  RMS is hosting an information meeting on Monday, April 24th at RMS from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  See attached handouts.
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Recycle-Reread on Friday, April 21st

April 12, 2017
In the spirit of Earth day on Saturday, April 22nd the Ellison Library is running their 6th annual Recycle-Reread event on Friday, April 21st.  See attached for all the details and Parent volunteer sign up.  
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Summer Camps - Royal Soccer Club

April 06, 2017
​attached please find a brochure and registration form for summer soccer camps with Royal Soccer Club.
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May 10th - Class Pictures and School Panorama

April 03, 2017
On Wednesday, May 10th Lifetouch will be at the school do do class photos and our school panorama.​
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Shoe Bank Canada SHOE DRIVE

March 17, 2017
2017 SHOE DRIVE
April 1 – 30 Our school is partnering with Shoe Bank Canada this April to help provide shoes for free in Kelowna, across Canada and abroad. Root through your closets and pick out gently used footwear you want to donate (especially winter shoes/boots). Next time you come by, bring...
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Summer Camps - City of Kelowna

March 14, 2017
​See attached for details.
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Ellison Peacekeepers are featured in todays Kelowna Capital News

March 10, 2017
​The Ellison Peacekeepers have surpassed their goal of $600 and raised $950 to buy water rollers for a child sanctuary in Namibia, Africa.  Check out the article in the  Kelowna Capital News (03-10-2017) .  Find out more at www.hipporoller.org or check out these 2 videos Video - Join the Crowd,...
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PAC Fundraiser - The Greenery Garden Center

February 27, 2017
The PAC is selling $25 gift cards for the Greenery Garden Center.  For every $25 sold The Greenery will give back $5 to the PAC.  All monies raised is going towards the Grade 5 Year End Fieldtrip to Gardom Lake.  Deadline to order is Monday, March 6th.  See attached order form.​...
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2017-2018 Proposed School Calendar and Letter to Parents

January 24, 2017
​Parents are invited to provide their input about this proposal by Friday, February 10th.   2017 2018 Calendar Proposal Letter to Parents.pdf
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2016-2017 SD23 District Calendar

December 16, 2016
​District Wide Calendar
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Clubhouse - Parent Toddler Playtime Tuesdays starting January 3rd

December 13, 2016
​Parent Toddler Playtime Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 - 2:00pm starting Tuesday January 3rd, 2017.
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STREETPROOF YOUR CHILDREN

November 08, 2016
​​​ The RCMP "Street Proofing" Safety Tips are as follows:   "Street Proofing" Safety Tips Incidents of child abduction are rare; however, it is important to reinforce basic safety principles with your children in order to educate and prepare them should they be approached.  Here are some safety tips to discuss...
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Christmas Card PAC Fundraiser - ** Order deadline has been extended to Nov 18th **

November 04, 2016
Our school is extremely fortunate to have local artist and Grandmother to students at Ellison Elementary, Ede Axelson work with each class and help our students create their own piece of orginal Christmas Art. See attached order form for all the details.  As well, attached are samples of artwork from last year. ...
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Purdy's Chocolates PAC Fundraiser - now until November 25th

November 01, 2016
Purchase your Christmas Chocolates and help raise funds for Ellison Elementary students.​  Please see attached for more information and how to place your order. 
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Chapters Indigo Shopping Night - November 16th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

November 01, 2016
​In conjunction with Chapters our PAC is organizing a fundraiser for our school on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at Chapters at Orchard Park Mall. Start your Christmas shopping early and help to raise $$ for the purchase of IPads for our students.  See attached notice for all the details. ...
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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Afterschool Floor Hockey begins Thursday, Sept 22nd.

September 21, 2016
​Please see attached for more details
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Hot Lunch is now open online for ordering

September 20, 2016
​Place your orders starting September 20 til end of day Wednesday October 5th.  See attached for details.
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PAC - Mabel's Labels

September 14, 2016
​Labels for the Stuff Kids Lose !! See attached for details.
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PAC Farm Bag Fundraiser

September 14, 2016
​Raise funds, eat locally and organically, and support local farmers.  See attached for details.
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Primary Play Day - June 27th

June 17, 2016
​see attached notice for all the details.
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PAC Family Fun Night Friday, June 3rd

May 05, 2016
Please see attached for details and Pizza pre-order information. Family Fun Night Pre-Order Information.pdf
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April 22nd - Case of Impetigo and Pink Eye have been reported at Ellison Elementary

April 22, 2016
​A case of Impetigo and several cases of Pink Eye have been reported to the office.  Both are highly contagious and require antibiotic treatment.  Please see the attached notice that went home to our Kindergarten class. 
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RMS Information for new grade 6 students

April 04, 2016
​Welcome to Rutland Middle School. Where everybody is a Somebody.
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April 19th - RMS Grade 5 Parent & Student Information Meeting

March 07, 2016
Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm at Rutland Middle School​
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Amended Proposed 2016-2017 School Calendar

February 24, 2016
Attached please find an amended proposed 2016-2017 school calendar .  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, March 4th.   The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education of consideration in the decision of establishing the 2016/2017 school year on Wednesday,...
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Costco Pizza Lunch to support Grade 5's going to Gardom Lake

February 24, 2016
​more details to follow
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BIG WHITE AFTER SCHOOL SKI PROGRAM

February 10, 2016
PLEASE sign up for the Big White After School Program by February 14, 2016. The program Start dates for the next 3 sessions  are Tuesday, February 23, Wednesday, February 24, and Thursday, February 25.  (1 day per week for three weeks!) Complete 3-week package for $179.00, includes transportation, meals, lift passes,...
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Popcorn Sales $2 a bag

February 04, 2016
Help support our Grade 5's who are going to Gardom Lake in May for their year end field trip.  Popcorn will be sold on the following Thursdays - April 7th and April 21st.  
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What is BC's Re-Designed Curriculum?

February 03, 2016
​Check out the Ministry of Education's Website:
http://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
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April 5th, 2016 - Early Learning for Families (ELFF)

February 01, 2016
​If you are a parent of a 3 or 4 year old child who will be attendng Ellison Elementary School in the future, please join us for "Early Learning for Families" on Tuesday, April 5th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.
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Talent Show - March 10th

January 29, 2016
Mark your calendar. ​Our annual talent show is on Thursday March 10th.  The excitement has already begun!  All children are invited to audition to be a part of the show and will need to sign up for an audition between Feb 5 and Feb 12th.  The audition schedule will be posted on February...
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PAC Meeting - Monday February 1st @ 6:30pm

January 28, 2016
The next Ellison Elementary PAC​ meeting is Monday February 1st 6:30 - 8:00pm in the Library.  Childcare is provided N/C. We will be asking for your input on $$ allocations. Don't miss having your say.
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
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Recycle-Reread January 28th

January 20, 2016
We will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on Thursday, January 28th by donning our pj's and hosting our fifth annual Recycle-Reread event.​
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Unplug and Play Week - January 23 - 30, 2015

January 14, 2016
This week we want to encourage kids and their families to get outside, play together, be creative, re-connect with neighbours, and become more aware of the endless opportunities for screen-free fun around the Central Okanagan.
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Online Application for Student Enrollment (2016/2017 school year) is now open

January 12, 2016
​ ​Online Application for Student Enrollment (2016/2017 school year) opens on February 1, 2016 at 7:00 am.   See attachment for instructions.  Go to www.sd23.bc.ca for information and online application.
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Input for 2016-17 School Calendar

January 05, 2016
Please see the document below to provide input on the school and School District calendar for the 2016-17 school year.​
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Library Pumpkin Contest

October 15, 2015
​Decorate a real pumpkin or a paper pumpkin to look like your favourite book character and enter your name to win our prize draw!! See the attached poster for some ideas.
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Parent Teacher Conferences - October 7 & 8

September 27, 2015
​Please see the attached instructions for using the online appointment booking website. Parent Instructions.docx
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SCHOOL OPENING SEPTEMBER 2015

September 04, 2015
​Our school year starts this Tuesday September 8th. Tuesday September 8th, will be an early dismissal day with dismissal at 11:10am.  (This will be our regular lunch hour start time with lunch being from 11:10 to 12:08, this year.) ​
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Yearbooks available to order until June 12 2015

June 05, 2015
​ ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HOT OFF THE PRESS!!    
Order forms were sent home with students today & e-mailed to Ellison e-mail list subscribers or print off an order form by clicking on the link below.   Yearbook Order Form 2014-2015.pdf
We've been making memories all year! Don't miss out Only $15.00...
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Preschool and Before-and-After-School Care Programs coming to Ellison!!!

May 01, 2015
​We are excited to announce that preschool and before-and-after-school care programs will be offered at Ellison - read the attached issue of "What's Happening" for more details. Whats happening MAY 2015.pdf
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Proposed School Calendar 2015-2016

March 09, 2015
​Important dates for the upcoming school year:   Proposed School Calendar 2015-2016.pdf
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Letter to Parents - FSA exams

January 20, 2015
​For parents of students in Gr. 4 and 7 - please read the attached letter for information on the upcoming FSA exams.   Letter to Parents re FSA January 2015.pdf
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Letter to Parents - Proposed School Calendar 2015-2016

January 16, 2015
​You are invited to provide input into the proposed school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. Proposed School Calendar Letter (2).pdf
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Parent Teacher Conferences - Online

October 02, 2014
Read this letter and click on the appropriate link to book your Parent Teacher Conference: Conference Notice Generic Sept 2014.doc
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PAC Family Fun Night - Information

May 28, 2014
Helpful information from your PAC about Fun Night, and details on how to pre-order your pizza for Fun Night as well!   Pre-order form for Papitos.pdf Fun Night 2014.pdf  
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**Important PAC updates**

May 21, 2014
​ Hello parents,   A quick up date, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon date has now been changed to WEDNESDAY MAY 28 th .  Also here is Sarah’s correct email if you need to contact her for more information:  sarah-shakespeare@hotmail.com   The PDF sign up form is included if you missed...
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School Bus information for the 2014-2015 school year

May 14, 2014
Please click on the link for information about school bus transportation  Transportation Info May 2014.pdf ​
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Lost and Found

April 23, 2014
There has been an accumulation of items in our Lost and Found.  Next week, these items will be donated to a local thrift store.  You are welcome to come by the school and go through the collection to see if anything belongs to your child before we donate it on Friday,...
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Soles4Souls

March 06, 2014
Ellison Elementary is proud to be an official drop location for gently-used shoes for the Soles4Souls initiative! Through the month of April we will have drop boxes in our main foyer.  Please band or tie your donated pairs together.  For more detailed information, click on the link:  Soles4Souls 2014.pdf
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Registration (ONLINE!) starts Monday, February 3

January 22, 2014
Central Okanagan School District SD No. 23 | Together We Learn     NEW ON-LINE APPLICATION for STUDENT REGISTRATION 2014-2015 School Year   (for Kindergarten, new students, and Schools of Choice for K – 12)   Opens on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Closes on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.     HOW...
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French Immersion Parent Information Night

January 07, 2014
Informational meetings regarding the French Immersion Program will be held on these evenings for anyone wishing to find out more: Monday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Peter Greer Elementary, 10300 Sherman Road, Lake Country (250) 766-2104 Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Hollywood Road Education Centre, Room 2, 1040...
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Ellison Peacekeepers

November 27, 2013
Ellison Peacekeepers will be collecting non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys, and money for the food bank from December 9 - 19. Each class will have their own donation box.  

Announcement Archive

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PAC Fall Fundraisers and Events

October 27, 2017
​November 8th - Chapter's Fundraiser 6-9pm @ Orchard Park Mall
Purdy's Chocolates - order deadline Nov 27th
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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Scholastic Book Fair - October 4th and 5th

September 22, 2017
​Come to our Book Fair.