Archive: February 2016 | Elmwood 100

Elmwood in the ’50s and ’60s

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  • February 25, 2016
Elmwood in the ’50s and ’60s

By Elizabeth Heatherington ’63 Excerpt from a speech presented at Middle/Senior Assembly on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 When I first set eyes on the school, everything was green! There was only the one main building – and two tennis courts where the junior school is now. The main entry was the front door into the front hall leading to the Headmistress’s office (as it still is now); and in the atrium area there was a small parking lot and a place for milk and food deliveries. To the right...

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Dress up for the Decades: Poodle Skirts and Polka Dots

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  • February 22, 2016
Dress up for the Decades: Poodle Skirts and Polka Dots

Poodle skirts, polka dots, and motorcycle boys. These are just some of the amazing costumes we saw for our 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s dress-up day! It was spectacular how so many students were so creative in dressing up as people from these three decades. We loved everybody’s costumes and even the teachers and staff were dressed up too. Centennial dress up days are days when the students and teachers get to dress up in clothing that represents one of the decades since Elmwood School was founded....

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Author Shannon Messenger Inspires Elmwood Readers

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  • February 16, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, a few Elmwood girls had the privilege of skyping with Shannon Messenger. Shannon Messenger is the author of The Keeper of the Lost Cities series (which is the BEST SERIES EVER apart from HARRY POTTER and apart from one or two others that I can’t remember but I know they exist). I have only just finished reading the four books that are currently available and they are now one of my favourite series of books. The Keeper of the Lost Cities series is about a young girl who discovers...

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Dancing the Night Away under the AVRO Arrow

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  • February 9, 2016
Dancing the Night Away under the AVRO Arrow

On Saturday, February 6th, girls from Grades 4-12 accompanied their fathers to Elmwood’s 27th Annual Father Daughter Gala. This year the gal was held at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. It was a wonderful event and I had lots of fun. The evening started out with a cocktail reception. Girls wandered around the museum looking at the many vintage airplanes while drinking Italian sodas, which were really good, accompanied by their fathers. My father has always enjoyed war planes, plane engines,...

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