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Ethel Milliken Teachers and Staff - SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION!



February 9-13, 2015  Staff Appreciation Week at Ethel Milliken.

The EMSCC is looking for your help to make this week “SUPER” for our local Super Heroes.

We have events planned all week to recognize our great staff and we are asking for help with the following:

We are looking for donations of any denomination of gift cards to be included in a “secret mission envelope”. Each staff member will receive a “secret mission envelope throughout the week, and these gift cards will help them in the completion of their mission. Ideally we would like to ensure that we have enough for each staff member to complete their mission.

We are also serving a Hot “Kaboom” Breakfast to staff on Tuesday Feb 10 in the staff room. We are looking for volunteers to help cook, and some others to donate food items, such as muffins, fruit, Orange juice, etc.

We will be having a “SOUP”er Lunch on Thursday Feb 12 in the staff room. We are looking for some donations of a few homemade soups, salads and a few sandwich platters, along with fruit, veggies, and dessert items for the lunch.

If you are able to donate a dish, time, or would like to help out please contact Kathleen Eisler @ kathleen.eisler@gmail.com on or before Friday Feb 6th.

We have also sent home coloring sheets with each SuperKid to color and write a note about how their teacher is SUPER. Please return these by Friday Feb 6th to the classroom (please fold in half so the teacher doesn’t see the note) there is a special file folder in each room for the coloring sheets. Extra sheets can be found in the office for any other staff member your SuperKid would like to color one for.

We have many surprises for the staff throughout the week but we also encourage each student and family to show their appreciation any way they see fit.

Below you will see a few staff “favourites” that may give you ideas of how you can show your appreciation.

Thanks in advance for your help…

·         Mrs. Hischebett likes Tim Horton’s

·         Ms Hiebert likes Lay’s Ketchup Chips

·         Miss Sebastian likes to eat at Boston Pizza

·         Ms. Switzer likes Mint Tea from Starbucks

·         Ms. Brentnell likes manicures and pedicures

·         Mrs. Stinson likes popcorn

·         Ms. Giblett likes Batman

·         Mrs. Dee likes to eat at Rock Creek

·         Mrs. Duke likes the Regina Pats

·         Miss Minor likes Hot Lips candy

·         Mr. Miezianko likes Cheezies

·         Mrs. Stoddart likes chocolate

·         Ms. Pardoe likes the color RED

·         Mrs. McFetridge likes chips

·         Ms. Warren likes the Montreal Canadiens

·         Mr. Jan likes cinnamon buns

·         Ms. Dermody likes fudge

·         Mrs. Jones-Leibel likes fruit dipped in chocolate

·         Ms. Bishoff likes the Seattle Seahawks

·         Mrs. Skogberg likes Tim Horton’s

·         Mrs. Wees likes pretzels

·         Ms. Suave likes Red Lobster

·         Ms. Morrison likes the color GREEN

·         Ms. Milum likes Spiderman

·         Ms. Racette likes Robins

Ms. Ursulescu likes anything gluten free


Staff Appreciation Week February 9th to 13th

Staff Appreciation Week

February 9th to February 13th

Help us celebrate our local SUPERHEROS – our teachers, administration and support staff!


The Ethel Milliken School Community Council is looking for help from our parents!  If anyone can volunteer their time and/or talent, donate prizes or help us with the planning and preparation, please contact Kathleen Eisler at Kathleen.eisler@gmail.com


Specifically, we are looking for someone who is a massage therapist or aesthetician or photographer.

We need donations of breakfast foods  OR soup/sandwich donations

We need gift card donations


Please contact Kathleen for more specific information.  Show your support to our teachers and get involved!

Thank YOU!


Parliament Avenue Fire Impacts Ethel Milliken Families

Dear Ethel Milliken Families,

On Friday, January 9th there was a serious fire on Parliament Avenue in which homes were lost.  Of the many families impacted by this fire, three families have children attending Ethel Milliken School.  In order to support the families, Ethel Milliken School is holding a money / gift card drive.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, January 16th and can be dropped off at the school office.  Cheques can be made payable to Ethel Milliken School. 


Thank you for your support.

NEXT EMSCC Meeting January 14th 7pm Library - ALL WELCOME!


WELCOME                                                               Jodi/Tanya
PRINCIPAL’S/VICE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT              Mr. Miezianko and/or Ms Duke
TREASURER’S REPORT                                         Brittany
  Meeting minutes to be adopted
  Support of LIP GOALS
  Purchases for the school (Dual language books, Mathletics subscription, IPAD minis (2)
  Teacher appreciation Day/Week                             Jodi
SCHOOL YARD COMMITTEE                                Terri/Jenine

Please, can you volunteer an HOUR of your time?

The week before the holiday break is a very busy time at the school. 

Once again, Ethel Milliken volunteers are assembling gift bags for the less fortunate seniors in our communtiy.  Ethel Milliken has participated in this effort for many years and they are hoping to gather up enough gift items to make 100 or more gift bags.   If you have time to help out, they would like to assemble the bags on Wednesday, December 17th.  Please contact the school (Mrs. Kuntz) for more details.

If you have any small gift items to donate, please drop them off at the school or bring them to the HOLIDAY concert on Monday night.  THANK YOU!


On another note, Ms Weiss is organizing a BOOK SWAP for kids to donate their gently used books and exchange them for some new holiday reading material.  If you have any unwanted KIDS books at home, please bring them to the school.  If you can VOLUNTEER to help with the BOOK SWAP, please contact Ms Weiss.  It is scheduled for Thursday December 18th.


Enjoy this fun filled, festive (sometimes hectic!!) season!



NEXT EMSCC Meeting December 10th 7pm Library


WELCOME                                                                                                Jodi


PRINCIPAL’S/VICE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT                                   Mr. Miezianko and/or Ms Duke

 TREASURER’S REPORT                                                                    Brittany


-          Meeting minutes to be adopted (posted to website)

-          School clothing sale update

-          Art Card Fundraiser update

-          Dual language book purchase update

-          Mathletics subscription purchase update


-          Licensing costs/rules for movie in gym                        Kyle

-          Additional efforts ($) to technology supports for school

 SCHOOL YARD COMMITTEE                                                    Terri/Jenine

-          FCC  Spirit grant

-       Non-profit status for charitable donations



LIP Goals - Learning Improvement Plan 2014/2015

Each year, Ethel Milliken School sets out the new Learning Improvement Plan.  The “LIP” goals starts at the provincial level, then goals are set at the division level and then each school develops its own set of goals for the school year.


This year the focus for Ethel Milliken School is on Literacy and Numeracy. 


In support of these goals, the EMSCC has voted to top up the subscription to the Mathletics Program.  This program was purchased in 2013/2014 and because of increased enrollment, we were required to increase our subscription fee for this school year.


Mathletics is a web-based learning tool. Each child has his/her own userID and password. 


The math exercises are geared to the children’s grade level and they can work progressively through the challenging and fun exercises either independently, or with the help of their parent.   The EMSCC encourages each family to work with their child to access this on-line tool.  Each child learns in their own way and making MATH fun helps develop the math skills that they use in the classroom and in life!  If you have any questions about how to use the MATHLETICS program, please contact your child's teacher.


The EMSCC voted to also enhance the LIP goals by purchasing additional DUAL language books for the EAL reading program. 


These books show the child's story in both English and their first language.  The books are very popular for students learning English and by using them, the children can demonstrate and improve their overall reading skills. 


If you would like more information about these dual language books or other supports to the EAL program, please contact our school administration. 

ART Cards

Did you LOVE that art card designed by your child?

What a great way to start the holiday season by supporting your child's school and promoting their art exhibit!


Monday November 24th is the last day to submit your order for the ART CARD

The order form is on the inside of the ART Card

Please return both the card and your payment in your child's agenda


Monday is only a DAY away - so don't be late!


Ethel Milliken Clothing Sale!!



The Ethel Milliken School Community Council will be offering a School Clothing Sale.  There will be a selection of Milliken clothing available for order.  The items available for order will include


hoodies (pullover and zip),

sweat pants and

baseball shirts



We will have a table by the front entrance during 3 way conferences on November 27th and 28th.

Order forms and sample sizes will be available at that time.


**Cash and Cheques will be accepted, and payment must be made at the time of ordering**



Be sure and stop by to place your order.  Items would make great Christmas gifts for your children!



Please e-mail Jodi with any questions 


EMSCC Parent Council Meeting - all welcome! Nov. 12th

 You are invited to the November 12th EMSCC meeting

7:00pm.  School Library

Principal Miezianko monthly report

Review of old business

Treasurer report

Discussion of new business

other items can be added to the agenda by emailing



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