Monthly Archives: April 2010

Dr Eva Olsson to visit Eastwood

For over a decade, Eva Olsson has spoken to over one million people in schools, service clubs, churches, on armed forces bases, at police force conferences at Queens Park, and the United Nations. Increasingly, the focus of her message is bullying and the importance of not being a bystander to injustice. She uses her life experiences, primarily in the holocaust, to illustrate the power of hate and the importance of standing up against forces of racism, bigotry and intolerance. Her message resonates with a wide variety of audiences. Tomorrow we are privileged to have her speak to our grade 4-8 classes.


Grade 5 and 6 to the Safety Village for Emergency Preparedness

Many of our star students are interviewed at the Children’s Safety Village on April 27th. Miss Benvenuto brought her students to this star studded event. Every Fire Chief in Essex County was there to open the newest options for safety at the village. Chief Fields from the City of Windsor Fire Department said “The kids are the stars of this show however, it is because of them that we do all of this!”

Way to go 5/6RB! You all represented Eastwood incredibly well. Your behaviour and attitude is a testament to your teachers and to your parents! Great job everyone.

Did you see them on the news?

Skeet Deschaine is ELVIS for our School Read-a-thon

Eastwood School is hosting an event to raise funds for our School Library Revitalization Project as a finale to our Education Week Read-a-thon!

Skeet Deschaine will be performing as Elvis at a Charity Concert at Eastwood School!
Friday, May 7th, 2010
7:00 pm
Tickets are limited and available for $5.00 each.
Tickets are limited so call now before they sell out.

Our plans for our Library space involve transforming it into a comfortable and technologically relevant space. Miss Cornell has already begun assembling plans and viewing other sites. Using existing wireless technologies we are planning to have digital story books and novels, MP4 books, and listening centres. We are also going to use the existing space to provide for a comfortable news lounge for students and parents to engage in literacy activities in a laid back atmosphere. We are excited at the possibilities!

Please join us on May the 7th for a night of entertainment featuring Skeet Deschaine and our Eastwood Mini-Band!

Hygiene Handbags huge success!

Check out our collected products for Hygiene Handbags! Jessica and her team would like to thank all our students for the support!

Our Digital Citizenship

Early Learning at Eastwood featured on the A-Channel!

Watch the 6 o’clock news on the A Channel tonight as our Eastwood Eaglets are featured in a story about Early Learning!  Rich from the A Channel came in to talk about and view our programs!

Hygiene Handbags change the World

Two of our "Student Action" proposals were accepted this school year by the Character Development Committee at the GECDSB Board office! Both Hygiene Handbags and Dance For Haiti were okayed for funding as a result of hardwork and planning by two teams from the Intermediate division at Eastwood.

Hygiene Handbags:
From Monday, April 19th to Friday April 30th students are encouraged to bring in unused travel size personal hygiene items. For example: conditioner, shampoo, toothpaste, hairbrushes etc.

These items will then be put into "Hygiene Handbags" and donated to the Windsor Downtown Mission.
Prizes will be awarded to the class in each division that brings in the most items.

Dance For Haiti:
On Friday May 14th we will be hosting a dance for Haiti Relief. More details to come!

Congratulations to our two teams and all our students who placed a proposal with Teacher assistance!