Ellenvale Junior High

Holiday Classroom Christmas Wish List Project

T’is the season!

Only weeks before Christmas, and all through the school,
Our teachers are thinking about what would be cool.

They appreciate the treats, baubles and gestures of kindness and goodwill,
Yet, what they truly wish is for their classroom “wish lists ‘, to be filled.

For those of you who may struggle with ideas, and may want to do good,
A contribution towards our classroom wish lists would be so appreciated, it really would.

And so this suggestion is made from the heart,
At the request of our teachers, as that is where these kind thoughts start.

Feel free to inquire about what is needed if you like to shop on your own,
Or contribute with a donation to the school, or a charity around town.

This request comes with no pressure at all, you need not even travel to the mall,
Just a wish for a Merry Christmas, the best yet, and to have a grateful heart to one and all.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Christmas Classroom Wish List was brought forward by parents at the School Advisory Committee and EPG (Ellenvale Project Group) this year.  Thanks to SAC Chair Donna Gallant for her very creative writing piece above and thanks to Nadine Grimm for coordinating the effort!

If you would like to make a donation of money, in lieu of a gift, toward our school wish list or a specific teacher wish list, please drop by the office. We will ensure your money gift goes to the correct classroom account and a notification of your gift will be forwarded to the intended teacher, if applicable.  Even the smallest dollar amount contribution will help to subsidize the items on the lists.  Please do not feel pressured to give, this is simply meant to be a fun and practical way to get into the spirit of giving this holiday season.  Whether you choose to donate to the classroom or the school lists, or whether you choose to donate anonymously, we will receipt all contributions.  You can also receive an official HRSB charitable donation receipt for tax purposes for donation amounts exceeding $100.00, if we should be so fortunate.

If you would like to peruse these wish lists, please go to the school website (https://elj.hrsb.ca). They will continue to be updated throughout the year.

The staff of Ellenvale Junior High School would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the very best of everything this holiday season. We hope you have a safe and joy-filled time together.

Many thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Nadine Grimm, EPG Chair
Donna Gallant, SAC Chair
Jeff Lewis, Principal


Ellenvale Junior High Classroom Christmas Wish Lists

Ms. Boudreau

  • Chromebook

Ms. Cameron

  • Chromebook

Mr. Conrad's

  • class set (12-15) of junior tennis racquets and foam tennis balls (Gym).
  • Class set of coloring pencils (100+)
  • Book Shelf
  • Hallway side white board replacement.
  • Scholars choice gift card.

Ms. Crocker's

  • 30 clipboards
  • Classroom Library Purchases
  • Flexible seating purchases

Ms. Doucette

  • 1 or 2 exercise balls to replace classroom chairs
  • 1 or 2 wobble chairs to replace classroom chairs
  • stand up desk or bar table to use as a stand up desk
  • Math project supplies (ingredients for baking, materials for sphero robot project)

Mr. Emberly

  • shop vac
  • Clock for my wall
  • screw driver set
  • hot glue guns
  • Set of 12 safety glasses
  • mini job site radio
  • paint and lumber is always more than welcome!

Mr. Fraser

  • 12 (or 16) channel powered mixer

Mr. Gabriel

  • Some good quality stress balls for guidance. Say 1/2 dozen?

Ms. Hann

  • 4 New 64-Key Keyboards
  • 4 New Djembes
  • Keyboard compatible head phones (12 sets if possible)

Ms. Jeffery

  • - iPad charger cords for our upstairs iPad cart.
  • - fidget toys I can loan out to students (fidget cube, stress balls, tangle toys - no spinners)
  • - class set of scissors for students to use

Ms. Legge

  • electric pencil sharpener (for classroom)
  • 30 mechanical pencils (for classroom)
  • 30 white erasers (for classroom)
  • 30 fine tip or ultra fine tip Sharpie pens or markers (black...for classroom)
  • tempera paint (for Art class)
  • paint brushes
  • roll of poster paper (large)
  • 25 medicine pouch kits from Tandy Leather (for Aboriginal students)
  • 25 dream-catcher kits from randy leather (for Aboriginal students)

Ms. McCarron

  • A class set of French English dictionaries (cost per dictionary 10$)
  • Whiteboard

Ms. Pike/ Mr. Emberly - Phys Ed

  • 3 sets of new "And 1" goalie gear 

M. O’Handley

  • Care Fresh Small Pet Bedding - reclaimed paper
  • Pet smart gift cards
  • Wal-Mart gift cards for kitchen supplies
  • Bulk barn gift cards for kitchen supplies
  • Dish soap
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Cooking oil - large 4 lt.  any brand vegetable/canola
  • Brown paper bags
  • Pencils, pens
  • Antiperspirant - boys and girls

Ms. Patterson

  • TECH CLUB - $ to buy Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B Starter Kit (79.99) or the kit
  • Dollar store gift cards for materials for tech club
  • For my class - graph paper and pencils
  • Chrome book

Ms. Shortt

  • graphic novel collection in my classroom
  • Markers of all colors
  • Construction paper all colors
  • little writing books for their choose your own adventure writing project (to turn into mini novels)

Ms. Sinclair

  • Canvases from the Dollarama
  • Pencils
  • Scissors

Ms. Tse

  • Cup towels and clothes
  • New sturdy aprons
  • Parchment paper
  • Gluten free mixes:  tea biscuit, brownie, muffins, pizza dough etc
  • Laundry detergent (low scent - powder is fine - we have an old machine)
  • sewing thread (good quality - not from $ store)
  • hand sewing needles (also good quality)
  • scissors brought out to be sharpened
  • chef​'s knives
  • New cutting boards
  • Sturdy wooden spoons
  • Large mixing bowls (not too deep)

Whole School Wish List

  • 30 Chromebooks plus mobile Chromebook cart
  • Basketball Court hoop crank - raises the hoops in the gym
  • Score clock board for gymnasium
  • 3D printer supplies
  • Science Lab supplies
  • Breakfast Club supplies
  • Library Books
  • Technology Smart Cart supplies
  • Basketballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Soccerballs
  • Badminton rackets and shuttles