When you look at EMJs logo there are three important words that represent EMJ – compassionate, creative and inclusive. These were not randomly chosen words. Students submitted words and images during our logo rebrand process and these were the three words that repeated across numerous entries. The strength of EMJ is that we have so many kinds of learners who are all valued members of our learning family. Inclusion is a key part of what makes EMJ such a special school.
Within EMJ we have both specialized setting classes and community classes. Our community classes include students from kindergarten through grade 6 from Southwood and Canyon Meadows communities. Our specialized setting classes include students from a variety of southeast and southwest communities. Our specialized setting classes include two Enhanced Educational Supports (EES) classes, one Paced Learning Program (PLP) class, and one Learning and Literacy (L&L) class.
The levels of classroom support and emphasis of instruction vary between our different types of classes, but what is most important, is that every EMJ class assists students in gaining the skills, knowledge, and competencies to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential. Before CoVid, an important component of school life was integration and buddy class opportunities. Now that we are able to relax cohort requirements, these opportunities are becoming possible again.
This week we invite all EMJ students to participate in an important school-wide spirit day. On Friday, March 18th we will join together to 'Rock Your Socks' in support of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. Students are encouraged to wear their brightest, craziest most mismatched socks in support of EMJ students and all students who have Down Syndrome. We know that our differences are what make the world great and at EMJ this is why 'inclusive' was chosen for our school logo. We are looking forward to seeing what our students come up with as we 'Rock Our Socks' as a whole school community!
March 18 - Last Day of Classes - Rock Your Socks!
March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day
March 28 – Classes Resume
April 2 - World Autism Day
April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting
April 15 - No School - Good Friday
April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day
April 22 - Class Photos
May 4 - Hats On! for Mental Health
May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
May 10 - School Council Meeting
May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)
May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day
May 23 - No School - Victoria Day
June 14 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)
June 15 - Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test (am)
June 16 Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test (am)
June 17 - Grade 6 Math (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)
June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)
June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)
June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 28 - Last day of classes
June 29 - Appeals day
June 30 - Staff Organizational Day