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Dalkeith News and Updates:
Calendar, Supply Lists and Letters Home
Mr. J. Wright - June 30th, 2016
Congratulation Class of 2016
Mr. J. Wright - June 23th, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made it possible

Where did 181 Days Go?
Mr. J. Wright - June 22th, 2016

Just some quick reminders for the last day of the 2015-2016 school year.
·       -It is NOT a dress down but they can wear their “Dalkeith T”.
·       -It is a FULL DAY of school. Busses will depart their regular time.
·       Dalkeith Daycare is open.
·       -All report cards will be sent home with your children tomorrow (June 23rd) the rest will be mailed out at 12 noon on June 29th.
·       -All supply lists and information about “Back to School” 2016-2017 will be online as our last act before the office closes for the summer July 1st.

We would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and restful summer break.

Mr. J. Wright - June 17th, 2016

Dear Parents / Guardians of Dalkeith,

As you know Monday June 20, 2016 is our Carnival.  There will be outdoor games all day long including some involving water (sprinklers) so a towel and a change of clothing is recommended (You may choose to send them in with a bathing suit to CHANGE INTO should you wish).

Please note the Dalkeith Gym shirt is the ideal top for Carnival. We still have a few in stock in most sizes should you wish to purchase one please fill in the coupon on the note sent home and send it in with your $10.00 .

A lunch of hot dogs and juice will be provided (and a few other surprizes).  Should your child not care for this or has any allergies please provide his/her lunch as the last day of cafeteria service was today.

The forecast is for hot sunny skies, therefore sunscreen (applied in the morning at home) and hats are a must.

*** There is NO EXTRA COST FOR THIS ACTIVITY unless you are purchasing a T-shirt

Front Entrance
Mr. J. Wright - June 13th, 2016

Dear Parents / Guardians of Dalkeith,

This is just a little note that starting tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14th) and for the remainder of this week the Dalkeith (Horse-shoe driveway entrance) will be off limits. We are completely reconstructing the staircase in its entirety.

Bus entrance and dismissal will still be on Dalkeith Ave. but the students will simply enter and depart from the teacher’s parking lot door.

DAYCARE PARENTS: Please use either the Daycare or Goncourt Doors only.
The work should be completed by the end of the week if all goes to plan and the weather holds out.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

Dynamix Fun Day
Mr. J. Wright - June 6th, 2016

We are very happy to be able to provide a fun day for the students on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. The teachers, along with animators from Dynamix, will be orchestrating activities for the whole school from 9:30-12:30.
These activities are at NO COST to you (the school will be absorbing the cost of the entire activity).
Students should come to school in either their regular dress code OR their Dalkeith Gym T-shirt.
The forecast is not very promising for outdoor activities but students should come in with running shoes regardless.

N.B. Lunch recess and bussing are not affected by this activity so send them in with their lunch and snack or funds for the cafeteria as usual.


Warmer Day Reminders
Mr. J. Wright - May 31st, 2016

Just some quick reminders as it begins to feel like summer.

Refillable water bottles (With your child’s name) are permitted. These are to be filled with water only and powdered mixes are to be avoided.
The Dalkeith Gym shirt is for gym. It should not be considered a regular substitute for the polo top. Remember, a plain white T-shirt is perfectly acceptable in the warmer weather.
“Flip Flops” are great to keep cool but are NOT appropriate for running in the schoolyard nor for the hallways or stairs. Proper footwear should be considered before sending the students in in the morning.
sunPlease feel free to apply sunscreen on at home (Minimum Recommended SPF is 30) before they come into school. It should be noted that the “spray on” sunscreens are not considered to be the best as fumes that are inhaled are not at all healthy. Unfortunately, the staff cannot re-apply the lotion prior to going out nor should the younger students be permitted to apply it themselves (exception: carnival day). 

Earth Day Breakfast and Clean-Up
Mr. J. Wright - April 25th, 2016

Last Friday Mother Nature did not work with us for our Earth Day Clean –Up
As such, it was rescheduled for Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th, 2016.

Right after recess we will meet outside for our Earth Day clean-up. Students should also come in with a pair of work/gardening gloves (a pair from the dollar store is ideal) rubber boots and/or a change of socks may also be prudent along with some work pants and a work shirt.

Click here for a copy of the note home

I Love to Read Dress-UP day
Mr. J. Wright - April 6th, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016 will mark the end of Dalkeith’s  “I Love to Read Week” activities.  In celebration of this, it has been a Dalkeith Tradition to have a “Dress-UP Day”.
This means the students are permitted to ‘dress-up’ as their favorite storybook or literary character should they wish (they may gladly come to school in dress code as usual; it is their and your choice).

Should you choose to send them in in costume, it is important to note a few important guidelines...

Concerning Dress-up Themes:
This is not a second Halloween nor a dress-down day. It is the spirit of fostering reading and the character should be from a literary source.  Sensibility and good taste are the order of the day. As such, violent or suggestive themed costumes should be considered inappropriate (no swords, guns, etc will be permitted). 

P.S. if you are looking for ideas simply ‘Google’ “Reading week costume ideas” or similar search options

Spring Forward!
Mr. J. Wright - March 9th, 2016

Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 13th at 2am.

Please Note: the school will be setting its bells to the corresponding time on the following website:

Term 2 Parent Teacher Interviews and March Break
Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 22, 2016

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 – Regular School Day for all students

Parent/Teacher Interviews:   
Morning Session:                                 8:00 - 8:45 **(by confirmed appointment only)
Afternoon Session:                              15:45 -16:30 **(by confirmed appointment only)
Evening Session:                                  18:00 -20:30 (open session)

Term 2 reports will be sent home after the break for the parents who are unable to show up on the 25th.

NB: the school will be closed for March Break from February 26th - March 4th.

Monday, March 7th, 2016: First Day of Classes after the break.

Winter Carnival
Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 22, 2016

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 is our Winter Carnival Day. This event will be an outdoor event (weather permitting from 10:00 to 12:00). The forecast is calling for snow and a high of 2 degrees.  Therefore, please make sure your child comes dressed appropriately to enjoy a morning of outdoor fun (i.e. snow pants, boots, gloves, hats, an extra pair socks is always prudent).

The afternoon will be the Dalkeith Talent show. Please note: only the parents of the students performing are permitted to attend the show.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding

Driving Conditions
Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 16, 2016

Due to the possibility of freezing rain and poorer than normal driving conditions, both robotics and after school tutoring have been cancelled for TODAY ONLY (Tuesday, February 16th, 2016).

Teacher Appreciation Week at Dalkeith
Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 8, 2016

A big thank you to all our teachers and staff who work so hard daily. Another big thank you to the parents who acknowledge their dedication.

Kdg Registration Week and Open House
Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 1, 2016

All new registrations for elementary students for the 2016-2017 school year will take place at the schools from FEBRUARY 1st to FEBRUARY 5th. (evening registration and Open House the 3rd from 6-8pm.) The applications for the certificate of eligibility will be done at the same time.

Happy Holidays and wishing you a healthy New Year
Mr. J. Wright - Dec. 18, 2015

Rest well, enjoy the time with your loved ones and have a safe and restful holiday. Wishing you all a healthy New Year.

See you all on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and cooperation.

click here for a copy of the holiday letter home

Breakfast with Santa in the News
Mr. J. Wright - Dec. 15, 2015

Dalkeith's Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Generations Foundation was a great success due in no small part the volunteerism of the parents on PPO and the generosity of Adrian and Natalie Bercovici. The event attracted many distinguished guest including former Dalkeith parent Lina Di Giovanni, owner of the St. Leonard Arctic Hockey Team. Manfred Raaber Owner of the Local Tim Horton’s. Michelle Zammit, City Councillor for Anjou. Many members of the EMSB senior management took time out to join us and they brought the guest of honour Santa.The Rosemount H.S. band lead by Ms. Best got everyone in the festive mood. Each and every student was sent home with a gift as well as some memories and a small lesson in generosity. Global news did a piece that airied last night.

What a great way to celebrate the first day of the last week.


the EMSB website has also posted pictures



Last week before holidays information
Mr. J. Wright - Dec. 10, 2015

Monday, December 14th, 2015: Adrian and Natalie Bercovici of the Generations Foundation will once again be sponsoring and joining us for our annual Breakfast with Santa. However, this year, they are making it extra special and have invited numerous special guests including the Rosemount H.S. Band, Jamie Orchard from Global News (who will be covering and filming the event) and, of course, Santa. Breakfast will consist of waffles and syrup, cereal, milk, fruit cups and juice. Please note, this breakfast COULD replace the snack but NOT lunch. Furthermore, this is not a dress down day but students will be permitted to wear their “Dalkeith” gym shirt in place of their polo. Sorry parents, this is a student only event.

Friday, December 18th, 2015: In addition to it being our last day of school before the holidays, it will also be holiday concert (albeit subdued from previous years). Teachers normally practice with the students tirelessly during their breaks, spend many an hour decorating the gym, etc. This year, finding time has been even more difficult with the loss of those four days. However, the teachers know how much you and the students look forward to this annual tradition and are trying to ‘pull it together’ in the limited time left. So, the show WILL go on at 10:00am.

The school will be closed until our first day back with the students on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

click here for a copy of the letter home

December 9th a Strike day
Mr. J. Wright - Dec. 2, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Following our recent message pertaining to all our unionized employees (teachers, support staff, daycare personnel, caretakers and professionals), I would like to inform you that the Board has received a mandate for an additional strike day, scheduled for next Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.

As you heard in the news, negotiations are still going strong between the various Union groups and the Ministry.  At this time we feel it prudent to inform you of this strike day now so as you will be able to make the alternate arrangements needed.
Unless an agreement is reached between now and December 9th, the strike day will take place. It should be noted that should an agreement be reached you will be so notified without delay.
There will be NO classes in all our schools on December 9th.  There will also be NO transportation nor daycare services on that day

As such, rest assured that I will keep you informed of any further development.
I thank you for your continued understanding and support during this negotiation period.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Regular School Days
Mr. J. Wright - Nov. 25, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,
You will recall that our unionized groups had voted in favor of six (6) strike days, including three (3) tentatively scheduled for December 1, 2 and 3rd.  Please note that these three (3) strike days will NOT take place next week.
As a result, there will be regular classes in all our schools as well as regular transportation and daycare services on December 1, 2 and 3rd.
Please note that teachers have voted in favor of holding the remaining three (3) strike days later on, if needed.  However, dates have yet to be announced.  As always, Unions would advise the Board seven (7) days prior to holding a legal strike.
As such, rest assured that I will keep you informed of any further development.
I thank you for your continued understanding and support during this negotiation period.

Dalkeith Students Raise over $1200.00 For Terry Fox
Mr. J. Wright - Nov. 18, 2015

Mr. Wright promised to do ‘something’ to his beard if the students raised over $1000.00 for Terry Fox (he had to shave it off last year!). Well today he dyed it RED FOR TERRY in front of the Cycle 3 students because the school raised $1218.75 for the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. We will be posting the “Before During and After” shots on our twitter feed shortly.

A Very Interesting Week in November (16th-20th)
Mr. J. Wright - Nov. 9, 2015

Monday, November 16th: Strike day the school will be closed

Tuesday, November 17th: Strike day the school will be closed

Click here for a copy of the letter home RE: Strike Days

Wednesday, November 18th Book Fair

Click here for a copy of the letter home RE: Book Fair

Thursday, November 19th: Parent Teacher Interviews.

This will be a Professional Day. As such, there is no school for the students to facilitate the Parent Teacher interviews.

The hours are as follows:
Session 1: 8:30am - 12:15am (appointments will be given priority)
Session 2: 1:30pm - 4:15pm (appointments will be given priority)
Session 3: 5:30pm - 8:30pm (open session)

click here for a copy of the FULL letter home RE: PTI

Friday, November 20th : Ped-Day (no school for students)

Letter from CPC regarding the strike action can be found on the Governing Board Page

Fall Back!
Mr. J. Wright - Oct 30, 2015

Please remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 1st at 2am.
Please Note: the school will be setting its bells to the corresponding time on the following website:

Progress Report
Mr. J. Wright - Oct 22, 2015

Your child’s October Progress Report was sent house today. Your child’s Term One Report will be available November 19th at Parent Teacher Interviews. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date. We would like to thank you again for your cooperation and understanding in this negotiation year. As always, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanksgiving Lunch
Mr. J. Wright - Oct 06, 2015

http://www.lambtonshield.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/happy-thanksgiving.jpg In keeping with a Dalkeith annual tradition. We are going to have our Dalkeith Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, October 8th, 2015. We will be providing a hot turkey lunch to all students and staff and we will be eating as a school together in the gym. The school will be paying for this lunch, however, we are asking that all students bring some non-perishable food items (one or two) to help begin our Holiday Food Drive in exchange; therefore, please DO NOT send your child to school with a lunch, unless s/he has food allergies. However, a snack for recess would still be a good idea. Other than the lunch Thursday, it is a regular school day so the students should be in full dress code. It is not a dress down day, but the Dalkeith T-Shirts will be permitted outside of gym class. N.B. Lunch will be served at 11:30 for this event.

Menu: Roast Turkey and Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Peas and Carrots
Oatmeal Galette

Terry Fox
Mr. J. Wright - Sept 28, 2015

Image result for Terry Fox logoOur annual Terry Fox Run will be taking place on Thursday, October 1st (alternate day the 2nd if there is going to be a deluge of rain). Please make certain the students are dressed for the activity. The students are permitted to wear their grey Dalkeith T-shirt but should dress in layers according to the forecast of that day. The students will be taking twelve laps of the school right before lunch (30-60min of run/walking) to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. Last year we raised over $2000.00 and Mr. Wright had to shave his beard. Hopefully, we can raise more this year.

Corn Roast
Mr. J. Wright - Sept 14, 2015

The Corn Roast and Activity Afternoon will be taking place Friday September 18th (hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate).  It is important to note that the corn served DOES NOT replace their lunch or recess snack (i.e. lunch is as usual).  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Mr. J. Wright - Aug 31, 2015

On behalf of the staff at Dalkeith, WELCOME!

Within the package sent home today you will find a number of important forms that need to be completed and returned to the school. Please, do not to hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to vote on, or become a member of our school’s Governing Board. The general assembly and elections will take place on Thursday, September  10th at 8:00pm at the school (following our meet the teacher evening 7:00pm). I hope to see you there.

Click here for a copy of the "Day One Package"

Click here for a copy of the Dalkeith Caf Menu Page 1 (by day)

Click here for a copy of the Dalkeith Caf Menu Page 2 (Price list)

Calendar, Supply Lists and Letters Home
Mr. J. Wright - June 30, 2015
Class of 2015 (H.S. 2020)
Mr. J. Wright - June 19th 2015

Congratulations class of 2015! We wish you all the best for a wonderful future. We hope that you will look back on your time with us fondly as you venture forth on your own paths and may the road always rise with you.

On behalf of the graduating class, thank you to all the Parents and Teachers for all your hard work and donations THROUGHOUT THE YEARS!!!! (not just for last night....but thanks for that too!)

Year In Review 2014-2015
Mr. J. Wright - June 05th 2015

This event keeps getting better year after year! Thank you to all the parents and students who took time to come join us celebrate the wonderful year of work! To the teachers and students, last night’s success was due to your hard work, and for that I thank you.

click here for a video of the projects

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

  • Office Closes for Summer

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • School Office Re-opens (9:30am)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • First Day of school 1-6
  • Kdg Progressive entry begins by apt.