Elmwood’s vision is to be the most innovative girls’ school in Canada and to operate at the forefront of girls’ education globally. Now, more than ever, women are at the centre of the social, political and economic dialogue, acting with courage and integrity in the face of challenge and leading change.
When you give your time to the school, everyone benefits: the children, the teachers, the school—and you. Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to the life of the school and to meet other parents and members of the Elmwood community. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to learn more about Elmwood, and the day-to-day workings of the school. And it sends a wonderful message to your daughter about your interest in and commitment to her school life.
There are many opportunities to get involved. The Elmwood Parents’ Association organizes community building events and fundraising activities throughout the year.
Whether you have a little time or a lot, a specific skill or general interest in helping, we would be happy for your help!
- Welcome Back Festival
- Holly Tea and Marketplace
- Father Daughter Ball
- Staff Appreciation Luncheon
- Uniform Shop
- The Pound
- Junior School Library
The first event on the school calendar, this event is a “welcome” to new families and “welcome back” to returning families. Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious food from the Elmwood Bistro and house games to get the Elmwood spirit juices flowing! Volunteers plan and execute all aspects of this event.
2018 Event Date: September 5, 2018
Embrace the festive season with Old Girls, students, families and neighbours for afternoon tea, featuring treats from the Elmwood Bistro, live music and a very special guest (Ho! Ho! Ho!). The Marketplace features a variety of vendors and artisans with demonstrations and items for sale, including holly, poinsettias, centrepieces, jewellery, crafts, clothing and delectable treats. The perfect kick-off to the holiday season! Volunteers plan and execute all aspects of this event.
2018 Event Date: December 1, 2018
One of the favourite nights on the Elmwood calendar, this is a very special dinner and dance for girls from Grade 6-12 and their fathers. The themes from past years have included “Flights of Fancy,” “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” and “Enchantment Under the Sea.” Volunteers plan and execute all aspects of this event.
2018 Event Date: February 2, 2019
The Uniform Shop carries all Elmwood School uniform pieces to make sure our “girls in green” are dressed for success. Volunteers ensure the shop is organized and that inventory levels are adequate and assist with fittings.
2018 Uniform Shop Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and by appointment