From the ELF Program

posted Oct 8, 2020, 3:04 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 3:14 PM ]
Dear ELF Families,
As planned, we will be offering Strong Start programming at Fernwood, Fulford and SS Elementary beginning Monday, October 5, 2020.
Province wide, each program will have slightly different plans, based on the needs of the particular school community, locations and contracts.
For health and safety reasons, the numbers will be lower and the times will be shorter, but we are hopeful that we can connect, in some way, with all families who are interested.
As mentioned previously, all sessions will be outdoors at this time, to allow for more families to participate. 

*We invite all families interested in participating in Outdoor Fernwood ELF offerings to sign upfor programming using the link below. 
Times and outing descriptions are on the sign up site.

2.Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like 
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Here are the outdoor offerings for October:
  • October 5,6 Playing in the Pumpkin Patch at Bon Acres Farm
  • October Story Walk at Fernwood Elementary School
  • October 13 Magic Fairy Walk - Dunbabin Trail
  • October 16 Forest Wonder- Story Walk at Mouats Park
  • October 19 Magic Fairy Walk - Dunbabin Trail
  • October 20 Over In The Meadow- Stroll at Duck Creek
  • October 21 Over In the Meadow-Stroll At Duck Creek
  • October 26, 27 Play At Portlock Park
  • October 28 Finding Treasure at Fernwood Beach
* Covid-19 safety Guidelines have been included with each sign up, and we ask that you familiarize yourself with what to expect during the session.

- We are hoping that this program works smoothly, but invite you to message us if you find any difficulties.
Booking one space is the equivalent of booking 1 family. We ask that there are no more than 3 children with each adult.
- We also ask that you book no more than one space per week to begin with. You are invited to check for and book open spaces on the morning of.
- Please cancel your spot if you know ahead of time that you will not be attending.
(The link to view/change ‘my commitments’ is at the bottom of your confirmation letter. Please go to your dates and change it with the arrow by your spots.)
- The Done button for booking a date is at the top of the page -you will not receive an email unless you have clicked it.

- We plan to move some sessions indoors as the temperature changes, but have intentions of keeping some outdoor sessions throughout the school year.
At this time a limit of 2 adults, plus Mundy, will be permitted in the classroom.
Mundy will be at the sites for all sessions, regardless of weather. In the event of her absence, and we are unable to find a sub, we will post cancellations on Facebook and by email –
If you would like to be on an ELF email list, please contact the Administrative Assistants at your local (catchment) school.
Salt Spring Elementary:

Looking forward to connecting with families soon!
Play on!