Up-comming Events at ESM- Mark your Calendars!!!

Tuesday, May 24th-  Grade 1-6 Fieldtrip to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-  Chaperones have been contacted;  The bus leaves ESM at 9:20 am and returns at 1:45 pm.  Please bring snacks, a packed lunch and bottled water.  Dress in layers for the weather of the day.

Friday, May 26th-  Grades Primary to Four-  Field-trip to Shubenacadie Wildlife Park-  Chaperones have been contacted.  The bus leaves ESM at 8:30 am and returns at 1:45 pm.  Please bring snacks, a packed lunch and bottled water.  Dress in layers for the weather of the day.

Friday, May 26th-  Grade 5/6 students-  11th Annual Captain Nichola Goddard Peace Conference at ESM!

Pictures from 2016 Peace Conference (1)

Video of the 2016 Peace Conference



Our Grade 5/6 students are raising funds for an Captain Nichola Goddard Foundation-  “Light Up Papua New Guinea”;  This organization purchases and installs solar lights in maternity hospitals so women do not have to give birth and/or receive treatment in the dark.  In May and June students are able to donate $1.00 to wear their PJ’s on Monday’s or a hat on Friday’s.

Wednesday, May 31st-  Leadership Assembly and DUCT TAPE MS. CASEY TO THE WALL!  $1.00 donation gets a strip of duct tape to tape Ms. Casey up!  :-)  The fun begins at 1:00 pm;  All the money donated will go to the Captain Nichola Goddard Foundation.


Transition Meetings:

Thursday, June 1st-  Grade 6 students will be going to FBJH for an orientation tour

Wednesday, June 14th- 9:00-10:30 am  Primary Orientation and Parent Meeting for our next year’s new primaries!


Field-trips in June:

Monday, June 19th-  Primary to Grade 5 trip to Ross Farms-  all students will be dismissed at the 2:25 pm bell!  Please pack a lunch and snacks; dress for the weather

Wednesday, June 21st to June 22nd –  Grade 6 Students head to Bayside Camp


Last week of School:

Tuesday, June 27th- Grade 6 Closing at 10:30 am with a reception for families and Grade 6 students after the ceremony

Wednesday, June 28th-  Volunteer Luncheon and Assembly-  12:15-1:45 pm

Thursday, June 29th-  Assessment & Evaluation Day-  No school for Students

Friday, June 30th-  Last Day of School (Dismissal time is still to be determined)


Goddard peace conference Video and photos

A video of the 10th Annual Captain Nichola Goddard Peace Conference was put together by Kelli Connors, HRSB Communication Officer.  This video with a short write up will be in the Superintendent’s June Update.  You can access this video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9–odgOzbOI



The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia attended the closing ceremony of our peace conference. Here is the link to the photos that were taken by the photographer: http://bit.ly/1UBn7tH

Newcomers to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is expected to welcome many newcomer families from Syria in the next few months. If you are a member, or know, of a church or community group that is sponsoring a family, could you please contact the school and provide details? We want to do our best to welcome our newcomers to our school community and prepare to meet their needs as soon as they arrive.

Ways we can communicate…

What would work best for your family? 

Here are the following ways we currently communicate:

– At times paper copies of noticed, calendars, newsletters

– email to our family distribution list

– Twitter account @estmschool

– Facebook- ESM Parents

– phone calls home

– notes in the communication bags or homework binder

If you have another way that you would prefer to communicate, please let us know!