November 25th, 2014
Since school started in September, Elgin Street Public School has been very busy.
One of the projects they have been working on is creating their own school song. Written and produced by their music teacher, Mrs. Thakkar, the song includes the character traits staff and students show in and out of school: R.I.S.E. (Respect, Integrity, Sharing and Empathy). The title is “Fly High” because they are the Elgin Street Eagles.
The school has also been trying to make a difference online by participating in the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council 30 Days of Think campaign. Honouring their efforts, Madame Campbell’s Grade 2 French Immersion class won the “Stand Up, Speak Out” contest sponsored by the Waterloo Region Police Services because of their many positive social media submissions, using the hashtag #30daysofTHINK.
But the caring doesn’t stop there. In keeping with their character traits, the school performed their very first musical called “Assignment Earth”. It was all about doing our part to save the environment and every class in the entire school participated. In addition, they hosted their own “Eco Olympics” and the class that showed the most litter less lunches and respected the environment won medals made out of recycled material.
As the holiday season approaches, they have added a culture day to celebrate and appreciate how we are all connected. In their annual Holiday assembly, staff and students will learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, Vaisakhi, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Ramadan.
Continue to be awesome, Elgin Street Eagles!