The Elms Junior Middle School (Gr JK - 08)
45 Golfdown Dr, Etobicoke, ON
Our Motto is "Together we are Better"
The Elms J M School is located in the Rexdale community of north Etobicoke. We are an inner-city JK to Gr. 8 school of 595 students
- We are a uniformed school :Grades 1 to 8 in navy/black bottom and white top.
- We house many programs such as The Early Years Parenting Centre, the Centre for Early Childhood Education (Daycare), a Community School and Pool and International Languages.
- We have a snack program in which students who participate receives a nutritious snack once a day
Our Vision and Mission
The Elms Focus is on Social Justice
Our Vision is every Child is given a Window to Greatness
Our Mission is our students will improve 2 levels
in Creative and Critical Thinking by June 2010Read more about Our Vision and Mission
OUR STUDENT AFFIRMATION
I am a level 4 thinker
I listen attentively
I think critically and creatively about ideas
I personally imagine ideas of my own
I gave voice to my ideas in communication
I express point of view by making inferences and connections to the world of ideas
I can be anything I imagine
And today I imagine I am a winner
I am a Winner
Read more about OUR STUDENT AFFIRMATION
We have an exciting kindergarten program which engages our students in a variety of creative activities.
Presently we only offer half- day kindergarten.
The school was opened on Thursday October 20th, 1960. Our motto is, "Together we're better!" Please plan to join us when we celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Saturday 23, October 2010.
Since Literacy is essential for our students to succeed in the twenty-first century this is our main focus. Our students are encouraged to read for 20 minutes daily to increse their vocabulary, critical thinking and knowlwdge of the world. We also have programs such as Reading Recovery, Early reading Intervention and online reading programs.
Our teachers have a hands on apporoach to numeracy and they use manipulative such as counters, blocks, algetiles and geoboards.
All our teachers participate in frequent workshops to improve the strategies that are used to develop a love for Mathematics