Stories

Les Belles Soeurs

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  • March 4, 2016

This stupid, rotten life! Within Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs, the horrid is ridiculed, the pious are thieves, and the oppressed finally receive a voice. Set in 1960s Montreal, Germaine Lauzon gathers a group of her eccentric friends and sisters to help her paste into booklets one million stamps that she has recently won. However, it is not long before the party takes a turn for the worse and her guests decide to steal her winnings. Elmwood Theatre’s production of Les Belles Soeurs...

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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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The Jungalbook: A Mangificent Middle School Production

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  • December 10, 2015

This year's Middle School Production is a wonderful tale based on Rudyard Kipling's classic, "The Jungle Book." The Jungalbook is a fantastic opportunity to get lost in a jungle filled with exciting—and occasionally sinister—characters. As members of the cast, we have had the pleasure and privilege to stretch our performing abilities. We have worked with Ms. Josselyn and several senior school volunteers to make our production the best it can be. From the moment the cast was announced, the members...

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Meet our Mascots, Part 3: The Big Reveal!

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  • December 7, 2015

The moment has finally arrived and we can reveal our new mascots' names! Every student from the Junior, Middle, and Senior schools had a chance to submit a name for their house's mascot. Then a committee narrowed the very, very very long lists down to only three names per house. After that, the final three names for each mascot were posted on a survey and the entire school got to vote on which name they wanted. In the end, only one name for each house mascot could be chosen. Nightingale has welcomed...

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Two Grades, Two Trips, Two Great Adventures

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  • December 7, 2015
Two Grades, Two Trips, Two Great Adventures

Our Grade 8 Toronto trip was amazing! We took off bright and early on a Tuesday morning and arrived in the city at noon. We immediately headed to the Art Gallery of Ontario where took a self-guided visit. We saw many beautiful works of art, as well as an amazing collection of wooden ships. We then headed to a drama workshop at Second City. It was really interesting, as we learned new ways to use space and practised improvising. We then headed to dinner at Queen Margherita Pizza. By that point we were...

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Lest We Forget: Elmwood Remembers

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  • November 17, 2015
Lest We Forget: Elmwood Remembers

Every year on November 11, Canada and the rest of the world remembers. We remember the devastating battles when people fought and gave their lives so that we could all grow old. We remember the wars that were fought so there would be peace in our lives. We remember all of the soldiers who have fought and died so that our lives could be better than theirs. At Elmwood, we remember every year during a special Remembrance Day assembly that honours our veterans and the memories of those who served...

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Meet our Mascots: Part 2

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  • November 12, 2015
Meet our Mascots: Part 2

Everyone has been asking for more information about our new and amazing furry friends, the house mascots, and we’re happy to share some really interesting facts. Remember that you can always drop by Eagles' Nest (our uniform shop) to adopt one of the mascots for your home. Today’s post is to help explain how and why each of these particular animals was chosen to represent one of Elmwood’s houses. The first step was to gather a small group of people, including several students and Ms. Enticknap,...

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