Together in Education:Family Update

Feb 14-18

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Upcoming Dates:

FEBRUARY

Black History Month


Monday, February 14th: Valentine's Day - RED, WHITE and PINK Day

Tuesday, February 15th: HOT LUNCH: Panzarotti

Friday, February 18th: Term One report cards go home

Friday, February 18th: Vreeken and Barling to Gould Lake

Monday, February 21st: Family Day Holiday - no school

Tuesday, February 22nd: HOT LUNCH: Pasta

Tuesday, February 22nd: TWOSDAY!!! 2-22-2022 - School-Wide Activities


March

March 14th-18th: March Break

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School Update

Dear Families,


We have enjoyed a full week at school and, as the pictures in this newsletter show, it was a vibrant one full of student activity and learning. Class field trips with an outdoor visit by Blue Canoe, a virtual session "Igniting Creativity through Art and Sound", and skating downtown at Market Square. We enjoyed learning more about the Olympics this week, following athlete stories, testing our knowledge with trivia, and cheering on countries in the events. Students have also been enjoying the return to school sports with the basketball season now started. LDSB and LESAA has recently been given the approval for return to play model that will include regular-season games. We have enjoyed the addition of intermural badminton this past week - students and staff can often be found in friendly competition in the gym.


We have welcomed back our Queen's teacher candidates, St. Lawrence Placement students, and high school co-op students. The addition of their energy and curiosity is very much appreciated. Their time in schools helps to grow them in their journey as educators and also helps us to further support student needs in our building. The partnership is one that is mutually responsive and one that we are happy to support at Lancaster.


It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donna Jackson this weekend. Donna was a significant part of the life and history of Lancaster, serving over 50 years with the Limestone DSB and over 25 at Lancaster. We all have very special memories of her and she will be missed. Our sincere condolences to her family, and our Ms. Smith, Donna’s niece.



Your leaders in learning,


Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn



2022-23 School Year Calendar:

The School Board is seeking input regarding the 2022-23 School Calendar. Please complete the following survey if you would like to contribute your preferences: https://ldsb.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N1FQjZVw3XbhKS



Daily COVID-19 Screening Tool: all staff and students must continue to screen for symptoms each day, and isolate when indicated: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ (Please see detailed graphics below about the protocols that need to be followed if your child develops COVID-19 symptoms either at home or while at school

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KFL&A Masking Protocol Changes for LDSB


KFL&A has updated the masking protocol for schools. Students are no longer required to wear masks when they are outdoors and in their cohorts. This means that when students are outside with their class cohorts for phys. ed or for recess, they do not have to keep their masks on.


A reminder that arrival and dismissal times have many students crossing different areas of the yard to get to their cohort lineup spots. Students should keep their masks on until they get to their designated lineup with their class cohort. Masks are still required indoors and on school transportation. Staff will remind students to put their masks on prior to entering the school building and prior to boarding a school

Student Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

Rapid antigen test kits can be provided for students, and staff that develop symtoms at school. Please let us know if you require additional test kits if you are picking up a symptomatic student from school.


Please follow these instruction when using the Rapid Antigen Test Kit .

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COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool

Please complete daily before attending school

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS HERE!

Kindergarten Registration for September 2022
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Tutoring Available through LDAK

The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston is proud to announce the launch of our LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program this Spring! The program will be piloted in selected school communities in Kingston, ON from April - June 2022 with students in Grades 1-3. We hope to be able to expand our tutoring program based on the Science of Reading in the future. In the meantime, LDAK is happy to share contact information for some of our trained tutors, who are available independently for online tutoring.


For more info, click here.

HOT LUNCH AND MILK SCHEDULE

Due to our missed weeks during the period of remote learning, the hot lunch and milk schedules will be extended, with items paid for transferred as follows:


Jan 4 - March 22

Jan 11 - March 29


Our final hot lunch and milk schedule will run from April to June.

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DAILY SCREENING TOOL

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SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL PROTOCOL

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LETTER HOME IF SYMPTOMATIC AT SCHOOL

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LETTER HOME IF SYMPTOMATIC AT SCHOOL

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Lancaster Apparel available through our Spirit Store

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Contact your School Advisory Council Using the link below

Connecting our Lancaster Community - Do you own your own business in Kingston?

The School Advisory Council for Lancaster Drive Public School would like to invite you to join our Lancaster Connect community directory. We want to connect with you and provide a way for you to find people or resources within our school community. The School Advisory Council funds a wide range of activities for the school and we would like to utilize and support businesses within our school community wherever possible. Please join us in creating this community directory by providing your business and contact information below. Once we collect all of the responses, we will share the link to the directory in the weekly school newsletter "Together in Education". You can print out the paper copy and send it in with your child to school or use the Google link in next week's newsletter.
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TRANSLATE OUR NEWSLETTER

Did you know there is a function available that will allow you to translate our newsletter into a preferred language? Use this feature as indicated in the image below.
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Mabels Labels

Need labels for your kids belongings – simply hop onto www.mabelslabels.com and click on “support a fundraiser” scroll through until you see our school then do your shopping – 20% of all sales go to our school fundraising efforts – how easy is that!!

Cobs Bread

Love tasty baked goods from Cobs Bread?? Every time you visit Cobs Bread Bakery at 770 Gardiners rd. in Kingston simply let them know you are supporting Lancaster School’s Fundraiser and they will donate 10% of your sale to us!


Let’s “Raise some Dough”!

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