Yard Clean Up for Earth Day

April 18, 2014

Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day, and we will be doing a yard clean up at school that day. We have some gloves here at school, but if you have gardening gloves or other gloves to send with your child, please send them along on Tuesday.

No School on Friday April 18 and on Monday April 22

April 17, 2014

Just a reminder that it is a long weekend, and there is no school on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

We will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, April 22. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Day of Silence

Today we had 130 students and staff who signed up to participate in a Day of Silence. Participants made the decision to spend the entire day being silent, and they wore a sticker that read, “I am silent to stand up for children who don’t have a voice in what happens in their lives”.

This was a great opportunity to put some of our character education attributes (empathy, kindness, social responsibility, respect, hope) into practice. Bravo to all of the EZ Tigers who took on this challenge!

 

Vesey’s Bulb and Seed Fundraiser

April 16, 2014

With the warm weather here, it’s time to start thinking about gardening. Once again, we have partnered with Vesey’s Bulbs to offer bulbs and seeds for your spring garden. Order forms and payments are due Tuesday, April 22, so this weekend, while visiting family, please ask them to support our fundraiser. They can peruse the catalogue that went home last week, or visit:

http://www.veseys.com/ca/en/images/articles/fundraising/14SpringFRBrochure.pdf

 

School Council raises approximately $12,000 through its various fundraisers every year. Your continued support will help enrich your child’s learning experience.

 

 

Science at Elizabeth Ziegler

April 9, 2014

We have two upcoming events for budding scientists and their families.

1. ESQ (Engineering Science Quest) Night – Apr. 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Elizabeth Ziegler

Families are invited to come to school in the evening to learn more about science. Here are the activities that we have planned:

Build and test a “crash car”

Build a “squishy” electrical circuit

Build a floating city

Build a kaleidoscope

Design and test a helmet

 

2. Elizabeth Ziegler Science Fair – May 15

Students are welcome to work together with a friend, on their own, or with their families to create a project for our science fair.

Please see the attached letter for more information.

Science Fair

 

 

Mr. Vos, the Science Boss!?!

Today our staff and students were impressed and inspired by some exciting science experiments performed by our very own Mr. Vos. The theme was balloons, and we learned lots of new things. For example, did you know that you can stick a skewer through a balloon that is blown up? Did you know that you can boil water in a balloon? Did you know that balloons can create cool sounds?

Here is Mr. Vos, hard at work as a scientist.

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Creative Playground is still closed

April 2, 2014

Just a reminder to our students and families that the creative playground, swings and infinity climber are still closed for the winter. We close them in the winter for student safety, and while we are getting closer to them being opened, we are not there yet.

This equipment is closed for students during our school outdoor play times, and is also closed before and after school. We appreciate your help with following our school rules to keep all of our students safe.

 

 

Shoes for Uganda, Homemade Paper and a Vow of Silence

March 28, 2014

What do these 3 things have in common? They are all ways that our students are able to demonstrate social responsibility. Social Responsibility means that we are acting as caring citizens who want to make our world a better place for everyone.

At our monthly assembly today we had a Uganda update from Jacob Shelley, who delivered shoes to Uganda in December. He shared a letter thanking the EZ students for their generosity.

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We also had the kindergarten students from Mrs. Feere’s class show us some of the beautiful homemade paper that they made from paper scraps in the classroom. They explained how they took scraps and recycled them into a usable product.

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Finally, we had some of our Union of Youth students tell us about an upcoming opportunity for our junior students to take a vow of silence for 24 hours. This vow of silence is in recognition and support of children around the world who do not have a voice. The vow of silence will take place on April 17.

 

All of these activities fit into our goal of social responsibility, and allow our students to do their part to make our world a better place.

Our April monthly character goal is: EZ Tigers are socially responsible.

One Book, One School

March 6, 2014

Our “One Book, One School” program is finished for this year. A huge thank you to the students that participated, and an even bigger thank you to the parents and staff that worked so hard to create such an amazing experience. Your efforts are VERY appreciated!!

As a final activity, participating students worked in their groups to create a 3-D scene of one of the events in the book. Each group represented a different chapter. Here are some great pictures of the amazing work that our students did. They only had one nutrition break to get the task done, so organization, perseverance and teamwork were certainly necessary.

 

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March 7 PD Day

March 5, 2014

March 7th is a PD Day for elementary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board.

Please click here for more information.   Information about March 7 PD Day