OPAL Outdoor Clothing Lending Library Now Open!

Thank you to all parents who donated gently used outdoor gear to our OPAL Lending Library.  We now have a selection of coats, rain pants, snow pants, mittens, hats, boots and scarves for children to borrow when their clothes are forgotten, lost or wet.  We hope this resource will help all students and families feel enthusiastic about one of our OPAL beliefs, “We play in all weather!” or alternatively, “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing”.
The kindergarten teachers will have items to lend in their classrooms, for Gr. 1-6 students the OPAL Library is set up on the third floor across from the elevator.  Thank you again for your help in making this happen.
Sincerely,
The OPAL Committee

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Essex Silent Auction starts November 27

Silent Auction Online: November 27 – December 4
This year’s silent auction is a treasure trove of awesome gifts, services and products, all from local sources.

Bid ONLINE at https://www.32auctions.com/essex2019 and get your holiday shopping done with 100% of the money going to Essex Public School Parent Council. Feel free to share the auction link with friends and family.

Support your school AND shop local! 

Thanks to our many sponsors – AGO, Comedy Bar, Fiesta Farms, Actinolite, Basecamp Climbing, Contra, Soul Cycle, Union Yoga, Hot Docs, Clay with Me, Hutcheson Law, Angel Hair, InHabit Pilates, BStreet RMT,  and MANY MORE.

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Shaw Street Improvements Public Drop-In November 21

Public Drop-In between 6-8 pm, Bob Abate Community Centre gym, 485 Montrose

PPFA-PCU-Notice of Public Drop In-Shaw
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

How to talk to your child about race. Ward 10 Forum, Thursday November 21, 2019

Talking Race with Children Workshop Flyer Nov 21 2019
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Clean out your closets for Bag2School and OPAL

B2S etc
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Karen Kain School of the Arts information night November 5th

KKSA 2020-21 FLYER
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Claude Watson School for the Arts info night Monday, November 4th

CWSA Information Night 2019 Flyer
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Silent Auction donations and volunteers wanted

Each year at the end of November a small but mighty team of parents pull together an EPIC online silent auction! Each year we raise nearly $5000 BUT we can’t do it with out you!!!

Donations:  Do you know someone who might like to display their company or product to our community? Would you like to give back to our school by donating an item to the event? This is an incredible opportunity to promote your business to the Essex Community and support our fundraising efforts. We will be promoting them on our blog and promoting it on social media! If you would like to donate, please get in touch with Allison Venditti – Allison.venditti@gmail.com to organize a donation.

Virtual Volunteers: Interested in helping out at the school but just don’t have a lot of time? Want to help out at one of our biggest fundraisers of the year without having to commit to lots of hours? Have 10 minutes to ask for a donation at a local business? Know a family or friend who would like to donate? GREAT! We have a donation request letter – so all you need to do is just hand them them the letter!!

Contact Allison.Venditti@gmail.com to see if there is a way for you to help out!

We are also looking for help putting up the information and item pictures on the auction website – if you are able to help out with this VIRTUAL volunteer role, please get in touch!

 

 

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Volunteers needed for Early Reading Club

ESSEX ERC POSTER
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

October 15th Forum on Public Health

Ward 10_Ward Forum Flyer Oct 15 2019
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)