Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2018? If so, it’s time to register for kindergarten.
Kindergarten registration opens for the 2018-19 school year on Jan. 15, 2018. To register, simply complete the online registration form at www.eips.ca/kindergarten.
To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more. Find it by visiting http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten.
Makerspaces At Lamont Elementary
Makerspace at Lamont
At Lamont Elementary, we are in the process of designing a Makerspace area, where students can invent, create and experience hands-on learning.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace allows for authentic innovation and invention, it embraces new ideas and challenges, and it allows for students to pursue their passions and explore open-ended tasks. Makerspace allows for educators to personalize learning, work as a guide with students of all abilities and dig deep into projects that combine many subject area disciplines at once. “Making means learning through trial and error, through practical application, and through hands-on experience in a social environment,” according to the Makerspace Resources Task Force of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
A Makerspace can include high-tech and low-tech options for kids to use. At Lamont, we will be trialing several high tech options this year (including animation, robotics and coding) as well as lower-tech options like building kits, Lego, rock explorations and Tinker Toys. For more information about Makerspaces check out the following links Parenting Today or What are the benefits?.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar.
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