December 6, 2013
At our monthly character assembly today, our students learned about empathy. Our seasonal 5 Days of Giving are starting on Monday, and this is a great way for students and families to show empathy and help some people in our local community, our region, our province, and around the world.
Monday – French books (new or gently used) for an orphanage in Benin, West Africa (we had a wonderful video and presentation today by Rebecca Seiling, an EZ parent, so be sure to ask your child for more information about the schools in Benin!)
Tuesday – School Supplies for a First Nations’ school in Ontario
Wednesday – Hats and Mitts for the “Out of the Cold” program
Thursday - Money to provide shoes for kids in Uganda ($5 will buy a pair of shoes in Uganda!)
Friday – Baby items (food, diapers, wipes) and toiletries for Mary’s Place
December 4, 2013
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Waterloo Region District School Board is hosting An Evening With Dr. Ross Greene for parents, guardians, and the community.
Dr. Ross Greene is a dynamic speaker and passionate advocate of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS). He is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University, and the author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School. CPS (formally known as Collaborative Problem Solving) is an approach that helps parents, guardians and caregivers work responsively to resolve the challenging behaviours of children of all ages. Dr. Greene will describe clear and practical strategies caregivers and children can use to resolve disagreements and disputes in a collaborative, mutually satisfactory way.
Click here for the flyer with more details: Flyer An Evening with Dr Greene
Registration for the event is through Eventbite: http://bit.ly/1eGWQYx
Here is a link to Dr. Greene’s website: http://www.livesinthebalance.org/
At Elizabeth Ziegler we currently have a higher incidence of absences than usual, and many of our students are off with stomach flu. Our staff will continue to work with students to remind them to wash their hands frequently, but we would also ask that you review proper handwashing procedures and the importance of handwashing with your children.
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.