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Back to School 2017!

Mr. J. Wright- Aug. 30, 2017
I am thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to what we hope to be a year filled with learning, laughs, challenges and cheer. The 2017-2018 academic year will truly be an exciting one at Dalkeith as we are embarking on our STEAM initiative. We invite you all to our “Meet the Teacher” night on September 7th at 7pm then stay for our General Assembly at 8pm. We believe in open communication between the school and home. When a partnership is formed, the student can only benefit.  

Carnival Tomorrow June 22nd (2nd try)

Ms. L. Houle- June 19th, 2017

Due to the rain in the morning of the 20th, the decision was taken to postpone the carnival (outdoor inflatable activities) to Thursday, June 22nd (the last day of school).

-         Please have your child dressed according to the weather
-         Weather permitting, we will have water activities ( SPRINKLERS AND BABY POOL); therefore:
-         Your child could bring a bathing suit;
-         TOWEL;
-         SUNSCREEEN;
-         HAT.

The hot-dog lunch was served Tuesday so… you will need to send in a lunch for your child.
Report cards will be sent home with the children that day.
Should your child be absent, the report will be kept at the front office until 12:00pm June 29th, at which time they will be mailed home via Canada Post.
Supply list will be available on our website July 1st, 2017.
Have a safe and restful summer.

Annual "Year-in-Review"

Mr. J. Wright - May 30, 2017

On Thursday, June 1st, 2017 is our annual "Year-in-Review" from 6-8pm in our gym.

Graduating Parents, the Transitions to H.S. class begins at 6pm sharp.

Skipping For Thomas / Tim Hortons Breakfast / Earthday Clean-up

Mr. J. Wright - April 24, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:30 am all staff and students are invited to have breakfast with Thomas and his whole family in our school gym. Students are asked to bring in a donation ($2-$5 is appropriate).
Right after our breakfast we will be going outside (weather permitting) for our Earth Day clean-up. Should you wish to send them in with a change of work clothes, please feel free to do so. Students should 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. cid:b481c9d8-f4a4-488e-be2e-607d69e47b18@prod.exchangelabs.com

Friday also begins our Fundraiser for Neuroblastoma research and Thomas

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Skipping for Thomas Pledge Form

I Love to Read Week (Dr. Seuss Theme)

Mr. J. Wright - Mar. 24, 2017

Throughout the week of March 27-31 the entire school will be
celebrating Reading Week in honour of the famous children’s author Dr. Seuss. School-wide activities will take place throughout the week, such as: Storytelling, “Drop Everything & Read” & our annual school storybook creation. To end our celebration, on Friday, March 31st , we encourage students to come to school dressed as their favourite Dr. Seuss character. 

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Snow Day 2017!

Mr. J. Wright - Mar. 23rd, 2017

Please be informed that due to our Snow Day this March, Friday, June 2nd, 2017 will now be a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.

Valentine's Day

Mr. J. Wright - Feb. 13th, 2017

In honour of Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14th, 2017) if you so choose, the students can come in tomorrow with a tasteful “touch of red or pink”. This is not a full dress down day but the students can come in wearing something red or pink… eg. Red socks… Pink sweater etc.
N.B. the Dalkeith T-Shirt is perfectly acceptable

Recent events in Quebec City

Mr. J. Wright - Jan. 31st, 2017

Please see the attached letter from the Chairman, Angela Mancini and the Director General, Ann Marie Matheson.

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December Dates

Mr. J. Wright - Dec. 6th, 2016

Friday, December 9th: Coffee Order deadline. We are counting on your support to continue our initiatives for the students. Please get those orders in to ensure you will get the coffee before the holidays.

Friday, December 16th: Thanks to kind donations each student will be making an ornament for our community tree and be served cookies and milk. Also a special caf menu for today (click for menu)

Tuesday, December 20th: Santa will be providing Breakfast for all Dalkeith students from Kindergarten, to Grade 6 (Waffles, cereal, fruit cups and juice). No cost to students however, we are asking that all students bring one non-perishable food item to help with our Holiday Food Drive in exchange (before the event please so that it can be picked up by the community deadline Dec.14th).

Wednesday, December 21st: Our Holiday Concert Dress rehearsal for the school

Thursday, December 22nd: Dalkeith Student Holiday Concert. Lunch hour is from 12:00-1:00 on this day so the concert can begin at 1:30pm.

Friday, December 23rd: Last day of classes before the holidays. Please note: the school will be closed until the first day of classes after the holidays which is Monday, January 9th, 2017. If your child will be returning after that date (i.e. extending the holidays) please inform us at the school.

click here for a hard copy of this information sent home Dec 7th

Let it Snow x3

Mr. J. Wright - Nov. 21st, 2016

snow1It is good practice to have your child leave a pair of indoor shoes at the school to change into from their outdoor boots. Boots are not appropriate footwear for the entire school day. Furthermore, the children do enjoy playing in the snow. Snow pants will ensure that they will stay warm and dry for the afternoon classes (as will appropriate gloves, hats and scarves). As a policy at all schools, the practice of throwing snowballs is not permitted. If students are in school, they are expected to be dressed appropriately to be able to play outside.

P.S. Having an extra pair of socks at school or in their bag is ALWAYS a good idea.
From the EMSB: In the event of a school closure due to poor weather, we immediately post this news on our Twitter feed @Englishmtl
For more information visit them at www.emsb.qc.ca

Reminder Daylight Savings Time: Fall Back

Mr. J. Wright - Nov. 3th, 2016

Please remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6th at 2am.
Please Note: the school will be setting its bells to the corresponding time on the following website:


All Hallow's Eve

Mr. J. Wright - Oct. 27th, 2016

Monday, October 31st, 2016 will be the Dalkeith Halloween Celebration Day. Many children will choose to come into school in costume, for this reason, it is important to note a few important guidelines...

Concerning Costume Themes:
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). 

Concerning Make-up vs. Masks:
Face paint and make-up is always the safest choice when choosing a costume (visibility is not impeded). However, if you choose to send your child in with a mask understand that they will NOT be permitted to wear the mask during the school day.

Concerning Halloween Activities at the School:
Many of the teachers and members of the P.P.O. have organized some fun activities for the students to participate throughout the day of the 31st.

Concerning Candy and Treats in the days following Halloween:
The P.P.O. have received donations (thank you again!!) such that every student will be going home with a small loot bag that day. Like the candy they receive on Halloween night, the students are not to open this loot bag until they are home with you. (Please Note: all treats are peanut free).
In the days following Halloween please verify your child’s lunch to ensure that they are not packing their own “SUPPLEMENTS”. One or two peanut free treats are fine, but the children should not be making a meal of them.

Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

Mr. J. Wright - Sept. 28th, 2016

We are going to have our Dalkeith Thanksgiving lunch on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at no cost to the students. (Click for Menu) 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 two non-perishable food items 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 Friday, it is a regular school day so the students should be in full dress code. It is not a dress down day.

Monday, October 10th, 2016: Thanksgiving Monday, No School. Have a safe long weekend.

Annual Terry Fox Run

Mr. J. Wright - Sept. 28th, 2016

Great Job Dalkeith on your Terry Fox Run. Thank you to the parents and teachers who made it possible. You can still send in your donations next week.


Congratulations 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 22nd, 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

Warmer Day Reminders

Mr. J. Wright - May 31st, 2016

sunJust 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.

Please 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).

Upcoming Events:

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

  • Dalkeith's Terry Fox Run/Walk
  • Alternate day Tuesday, Sept. 26th

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  • Annual Enrollment Day

Friday, October 6th, 2017

  • Bd Ped-Day (no classes for students)

Monday, October 9th, 2017

  • Thanksgiving Holiday (school closed)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

  • First Communication Report