November 27, 2013
In recent weeks people around the world have been united in sadness over the tragic events resulting from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In response, a “Help for the Philippines – Because We Care” board wide find-raising initiative has been developed.
More detailed information will be coming home with your child tomorrow, and we encourage you to talk as a family about how you might be able to help.
Click here for more information about making a donation through the Waterloo Region Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI):
November 19, 2013
Students and staff are reminded to wear pink tomorrow, November 19. Wearing pink symbolizes our commitment to stand up to bullying and not accept bullying behaviour at our school. We hope to have a sea of pink at our character assembly tomorrow!
Last Tuesday our students enjoyed a presentation from “Kids on the Block”. The students learned about people’s differences (both differences that are visible and non-visible) and received a great message about inclusivity and respect.
Thanks to the staff that organized this presentation!
November 15, 2013
The Elizabeth Ziegler school community collected 1 600 POUNDS of food for the food bank during our Halloween for Hunger food drive!!!
A special thanks to the Union of Youth for organizing such a fantastic initiative, and thanks to the entire Elizabeth Ziegler school community for their generosity. What a great example of kindness!
November 12, 2013
If you are 3 years old….. we have a special job for YOU!
The Waterloo Region District School Board will be hosting some full-day kindergarten information sessions for parents. Your parents can come and find out about the FDK program, childcare, and how to get you prepared for school. They can get information about registration and before and after school programs, and you can even tour a real kindergarten classroom.
Please check this flyer to get details about locations, dates and times. WRDSB_Kindergarten_DropIn_AD_Oct2013-2
We look forward to seeing you in Kindergarten next year!!!
November 8, 2013
Elizabeth Ziegler P.S is excited to participate in our first battery recycling program. Hopefully this opportunity can benefit our community and environment in several ways.
By recycling batteries Elizabeth Ziegler P.S can help our environment by:
This is a great opportunity to give back to our environment. Students are asked to bring in their spent (dead) batteries and place them in the bin outside the office starting NOW!
*Single use (non-rechargeable) batteries (AAA, AA, 9-volt, D and C)
*Lithium batteries (place in plastic bag or tape both ends before placing into container to prevent short-circuiting)
* Button cell batteries – tape both ends before putting in container
* Corroded or leaking batteries (place in plastic bag before placing in container)
Today our junior students had the pleasure of a visit from Canadian author Deborah Ellis. Deborah is an award winning author who is a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised. Our students were inspired by the stories of her travels, and were intrigued to hear about the books that she has written.
A huge thank you to our School Council “Words Out” committee for arranging this visit for our junior students.
November 2, 2013
We had our first rainy morning on Thursday, and our students did a great job of going to their designated spots for early entry.
If it is raining before school, we will ring the rain bell, and students should come inside and go to their designated locations. Please check the Rainy morning routine for details about where your child will go.
November 1, 2013
Today is Random Act of Kindness Day in Waterloo Region, and our K-Gr. 2/3 classes were treated to a FREE concert by children’s entertainer Erick Traplin!
Earlier this week as a Random Act of Kindness, our K-Gr. 2/3 classes made and decorated some cards that were delivered today to seniors in area nursing homes. Participating schools were put into a draw, and EZ was the school that was chosen for the concert. This amazing surprise was a gift from the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation as a thank you to our students for being so thoughtful and kind.
We are proud of all of our EZ students for the way that they show kindness on a daily basis, and thank the KWCF for their generosity and kindness that they showed us today. A big thank you as well to Erick Traplin for sharing his time and talents with us. The students had a blast (and so did the staff!).
October 25, 2013
The Union of Youth group is participating in “Halloween for Hunger”. On Halloween night, your child is encouraged to collect non-perishable food items from their neighbours. Please see the information that came home with your child today.
All food should be back at school on November 1.