Archive: October 2015 | Elmwood 100

Through the Elm Trees

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  • October 26, 2015
Through the Elm Trees

    Through the Elm Trees will be on display at Elmwood School for the remainder of the 2015/2016 school year.   Inspired by Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer’s thought-provoking installation, Leaves of Grass, Elmwood students worked under the guidance of Ms. Chun and Ms. Enticknap to create an outstanding piece of art entitled Through the Elm Trees. This nostalgic installation, located in the Senior School, is a visual representation of Elmwood’s zesty history....

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A Centennial Weekend to Remember

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  • October 20, 2015
A Centennial Weekend to Remember

Happy Birthday, Elmwood! On Saturday, October 3rd, everyone had such a blast at Elmwood's 100th birthday party. At the Centennial Birthday Bash there were a lot of activities for party-goers of all ages. There were many bouncy castles and one of them was the “Cliff Hanger.” That one was really scary… personally. Another bouncy castle was a maze that was A LOT of fun. A third bouncy castle was for children who love rock climbing. I didn’t try it myself, but it looked like it was a tonne...

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Elmwood’s “Blast from the Past” First Dress-up Day

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  • October 13, 2015
Elmwood’s “Blast from the Past” First Dress-up Day

One day this past September, the Elmwood girls did not come to school in their uniforms. They did not come to school in civvies either. They came to school dressed as people from the 1910s and 1920s. Many of the girls decided to dress as newsboys and wore pants and suspenders. A large number of the girls were wearing old-fashioned dresses. Everyone’s costumes were unique. Even the teachers decided to participate in this special dress-up day. If I had never been to Elmwood before, I would have...

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Centennial Art – One Tile at a Time

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  • October 8, 2015

Imagine having the opportunity to be Junior School bloggers... I was so excited when I was given this opportunity that I felt like jumping up and down! My first job was to interview Mrs. Catherine McLaughlin, because on the first day of school, every Elmwood student painted a representation of herself as an Elmwood girl on an individual tile. After all of our tiles have been fired, they will be used to create a mosaic. The first question that I had for Mrs. McLaughlin, who led this exciting...

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Meet our House Mascots!

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  • October 5, 2015
Meet our House Mascots!

Have you heard? Elmwood has new house mascots! To honour our centennial year, Elmwood has created mascots for each of the four houses. Each mascot is a Canadian animal and last year, a team of students worked really hard to select animals that represented traits that were shown by the women for whom our houses are named. This is such a great way to celebrate Elmwood's centennial. Can you guess which mascot is for which house? The bear represents Fry house and the grey wolf is Keller's furry...

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Let the Big Birthday Bash Begin!

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  • October 5, 2015
Let the Big Birthday Bash Begin!

As the Elmwood School hand bell rang, we all got to our feet and watched as our headmistress, Mrs. Boughton, entered the gymnasium, followed by other special guests. More than 300 joyous Elmwood voices could be heard singing our school hymn. Mrs. Boughton approached the podium and, with a big smile, welcomed the students, honoured guests, and the co-chairs of the Centennial committee. "Let our Centennial weekend begin!" the co-chairs, Nancy Greenley and Sarah Murray, cried. After that we had a fascinating...

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