Together in Education:Family Update
Sept 20-24 ~ Running Club, grade 3-8 - Tues/Thurs 3:00-4:00, Mon/Friday - lunch hour
Sept 20-24 ~ Soccer - Intermediates Mon/Wed 3:00-4:15 at Woodbine Park
Sept 21 ~ Parent Council Information night and elections 6:00
Sept 27-Oct 1 - Terry Fox Week
Sept 30 ~ Race Around the Park - running club event at Lancaster after school (tentative)
Oct 1 ~ PA Day, no school for students, school year improvement planning for staff
Mentoring Program - Girls Inc.
The Girls Inc. Virtual Monday Night Meetup Program for girls in grades 4-8 is starting at 4:00pm on September 20!
The Monday Night Meetup program is a group mentoring program and that will focus on teaching the skills and knowledge required for girls to be leaders in their communities through fun and engaging games and activities!
Supply kits with activity materials will be delivered in advance!
Click here to complete the registration form.
Monday Night Meetups start on September 20, 2021 and run weekly from 4:00-5:30pm for the school year.
If you have any questions or need help completing the form, please contact Justine Marchand at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-561-4487.
INTERMEDIATE LEADERSHIP DAY
Guest Speaker - Wumi Agunbiade
International DOT day in Grade 4/5 - celebrating the beauty of being unique
Our partnership with our School Advisory Council led to bike racks on the Junior Intermediate yard
Puppet fun to practice social stories and healthy interactions
Save this link to complete your screening before coming to school each day
School Advisory Council - All Parents Welcome
We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with the Lancaster School Activity Council over the past few years. Together we look at how best to serve the needs of students and families in our community. Often parent council plays an integral role in determining how to support teachers and bring special learning experiences into the school.
We warmly welcome all parents to be a part of any and every school council meeting, whether you are an elected member or a parent who would just like to listen in and hear more about what is going on at Lancaster. Meetings usually include an administrator's sharing component, reports from members in particular positions (treasurer, chair, events co-ordinator, etc.) and some discussion items. We will start with virtual meetings until such a time that we can have parents on-site. Meeting links will be posted by the SAC so that parents can elect to join.
Our first meeting for School Council will be held on Tuesday Sept 21st at 6:00. Please contact to have the meeting link sent to you or to inquire further about opportunities within the council.
Please be aware that we have staff and students who have allergies to foods as well as environmental allergies. Some of these allergies are life-threatening. With this in mind, we ask that all staff, students and visitors refrain from sending/bringing items to school that contain or have come in contact with peanuts and other nuts. As well, all staff, students and visitors are asked to refrain from using scented products.
Preparing Your Child to Walk or Bike to School
Before your child heads off to school by themselves (or with friends), there are a few safety precautions you can take.
- Teach your child to recognize and obey traffic signals and pavement markings.
- Choose the safest route between home and school and practice walking it with your child until he/she can demonstrate traffic-safety awareness.
Adopt the Buddy System:
- Have your child communte with a sibling, friend or neighbour following physical distancing guidelines. Connect with street neighbours or hire an older student to walk your child home.
Embrace Cycling Safety:
- If your child is biking or scootering, make sure they have a helmet, bell and lock, and that their bike is in good working order.
- Teach your child hand signals and to get off and walk when crossing the road at intersections.
- Remind your child to get off and walk once they get to school property.
Have an Emergency Plan:
- Make sure your child knows what to do and who to contact if they have an emergency. Put a list of important numbers in their backpack.
- Remind them of safe ways to access help in the neighbourhood.
Remind your child to:
- Stick to well-traveled streets, use the same route every day and avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots or alleys.
- Keep the trip distraction-free. Have them put headphones and devices in backpacks so they can stay alert to what's happening around them.
- Carry backpacks and bags close to their body, not dangling by the straps.
- Don’t wear shoes or clothing that restrict movement.
- Cross streets only in crosswalks; never enter streets from between parked cars or from behind shrubbery.
- Always look both ways before crossing the street.
- Walk — don’t run — across intersections. A flashing “walk” signal does not mean it’s safe to cross.
- Don’t speak to strangers; if a stranger approaches, tell a teacher, a school principal or a trusted adult. Switch direction or cross the street if they feel unsafe.