• Bienvenue à l’école primaire Edward MurphyEdward Murphy School encourages the development of intellectual, social, moral, cultural and physical growth of our students in order for our students to be literate, life-long learners.
  • French ProgramsEdward Murphy provides two different levels of French programs for our students.
  • Heart of the City Piano ProgramEdward Murphy School is privileged to be involved with the Heart of the City Piano Program. Students receive weekly 30-minute private lessons with McGill volunteer teachers during lunch hour or after school. Learn more at heartofthecity.ca.
  • Technology getting a boost from the school communityOur Chocolate fundraiser has enabled the Edward Murphy School to complete its portable computer lab. Congratulations to everyone for a job well done!
  • Bienvenue à l’école primaire Edward Murphy
  • Bienvenue à l’école primaire Edward Murphy

Important Dates

22 House Assembly
28 Speaking & Writing
29 Ped. Day (daycare open)

15 Ped. Day (daycare open)
17 End of Term 2
19 **Moveable Ped. Day (daycare is open)
22 Read to Me, Read to You
25 P/T Interviews (evening)
26 School Ped. Day (daycare is open)

1-5 Spring Break
8 First day back from Spring Break
10 Read to Me, Read to You
18 House Assembly
19 EMSB Ped. Day (daycare is open)
26 Speaking & Writing

TBD Music Concert
2 NO SCHOOL - Holiday
5 NO SCHOOL - Holiday
20 Speaking & Writing

21 **Moveable Ped. Day (daycare is open)
24 NO SCHOOL- Holiday
TBD Defi Pierre Lavoie
TBD Halo Race

21 Fun Day
TBD Kinderfest
TBD Grade 6 Graduation
23 Last day for all students/End of Term 3

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Parenting in the Pandemic webinar series

Why is Sleep Important?

Dr. Reut Gruber—McGill University & Douglas Mental Health University Institute
(Feb. 9th) 7-8pm
As parents of teens, we have seen first hand the effect of the pandemic on their sleep cycles. There is a recognizable link between sleep patterns and the mental/physical health of young people. While healthy sleep is a great tool to help weather the coronavirus storm, sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on both academic performance and mood. In this webinar we will look closely at the specific barriers to healthy sleep in adolescence, and outline strategies to deal with these barriers.
Register: https://www.learnquebec.ca/sleepwebinar
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133336198637311

Parenting in the Pandemic webinar series

Understanding the impact of loss on our kids

Janna Gillis—Family Outreach Consultant, LBPSB
(Feb. 16th) 7-8pm
We all cope with death and loss differently and children are no exception. It is inevitable that our children will be impacted by the experience of grief and loss in their lives and the current realities of living in a global pandemic has served to heighten and expose the various losses that our children face; both death and non-death losses. Join us in a discussion about understanding the impact that loss has on our kids, the various ways they process their grief and ways in which we as parents can best support them through this process.
Register: https://learnquebec.ca/impact
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/148944419931957

Parenting in the Pandemic webinar series

Helping our children regulate their behavior & emotions

Janna Gillis—Family Outreach Consultant, LBPSB
(March 23rd) 7-8pm
There is growing recognition of the important role schools play in developing students’ social and emotional skills in order to foster their resilience and well-being. Increasingly the focus is on skills like responsible decision making, managing emotions and self-regulation, developing and maintaining positive relationships, self-awareness and restorative practices. Join us to learn more about the social and emotional learning (SEL) initiatives taking place in our schools and the ways we, as parents can support and foster the development of these skills in our children and ourselves.
Register: https://learnquebec.ca/regulate
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/824156188383391

A reminder to assess your health or your child's health each morning

Public Health authorities ask that you assess your health each morning. This on-line tool will help you determine if you can report to school/work or should stay home and seek further assessment for COVID-19.

Assessment Tool for Adults & Staff

Assessment Tool for Children

Important COVID-19 related information for our parents/guardians

For more information on COVID-19 FAQ's please visit EMSB website

Instructions for People Who Have Been in Contact with a Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Tool for the Family - Testing and Preventive isolation

Can a student attend school in the following situations?

To all parents: For a pleasant spring break and safe return to school

EMSB Online Resources & Educational Websites

Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.

Click here to visit the EMSB Education website

The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.

Click here to visit MEES Open School

EMSB sees 2021 as pivotal year for marking Black History Month

Bulletin board created by Linda Luca, Spiritual and Community Animator for Merton Elementary School.

Given the many high-profile acts of racial violence in 2020, Black History Month activities scheduled at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) for February will take on even more significance.

At a Council of Commissioners meeting in December 2020, the EMSB adopted a formal resolution to formally recognize Black History Month.

Read more on this story at EMSB website

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