Spring News!!

Loughborough Public School

Annie is Coming to LPS!

Staff and students have been working around the clock in preparation of our May performances of Annie. Ticket sales have been going amazingly well and we are so proud of everyone that is working so hard to put this on for our community. We hope to see you at one of our shows!


Dates:

Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:45 am

Thursday, May 24th at 11:45 am and 7 pm

Friday, May 25th at 11:45 am and 7 pm

Family Fun Night- Friday, June 8th (5-8pm)

Please join our Parent Council for their annual Family Fun Night on Friday, June 8 from 5-8 pm rain or shine! This year's events will include: obstacle courses, mini golf, face painting, bumper balls, barbeque, bake sale, cotton candy, freezies, silent auction, classroom basket raffle, Intermediate Band performance, Kinston Stilters performance and more! Admission is $10 per child and $25 for a family with 3 or more children. The cost includes admission to all activities- food is extra and cash only please! We hope to see you there!!

Loughborough Advance Poll- Ontario Election

Please be advised that beginning Saturday, May 26th until Wednesday, May 30th our school gymnasium will be used as an advanced polling station. This will mean that our gym will be out of use for our students during that time period as well as any groups that may use it in the evening. During the school day the advance polls will open at 10:00 am and security will be provided to ensure that voters are only accessing the gym area and not other areas of the school. Our goal, along with Election Ontario, is to minimize the effect of this on the learning environment at the school. Should you have any questions or concerns about this please do not hesitate to contact the school.

LPS Code of Conduct Review

Parents/Guardians invited to provide feedback on LPS Code of Conduct

Loughborough Public School is currently revisiting its School Code of Conduct (http://loughborough.limestone.on.ca/For_Students/Code_of_Behaviour). Parents/guardians are invited to review the code of conduct and provide their feedback.

The school Code of Conduct, which is based on the Limestone District School Board and provincial Codes of Conduct, sets out the standards of behaviour which are expected of all members of the school community in order to create a positive climate in the school. Respect, responsibility, civility and academic excellence are promoted so that all members of the school community will feel safe, comfortable and accepted.


Parents/guardians are invited to review the code of conduct and provide their feedback on the following questions:


Does the Code of Conduct reflect the areas of respect, responsibility, civility and safety as is required?


Does the Code of Conduct reflect LPS’ Character Education attributes - PRIDE (Positive Thinking, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Empathy)?


How might we enhance the Code of Conduct?


Parents/guardians are invited to provide their feedback to LPS Parent Council by June 15, 2018. Feedback can be emailed to lough@limestone.on.ca.

Parent Council will review the feedback and provide a submission to school administration for consideration in the fall of 2018. LPS staff, and junior and intermediate students will also be engaged in the fall for their feedback around the Code of Conduct.

LPS Parking Lot

With spring sports beginning and the need for more parent pick ups after school our parking lot is becoming increasingly busy at the end of the day. To help with school dismissal and to ensure the safety of all our students, staff, and parents we are asking the following:

  • All parents/guardians picking up their children at the end of the day are to park in a designated parking spot in the LPS lot. No cars should be parked in the bus loading zone or in front of the school. Parents of younger students are asked to pick up their children in front of the school.
  • If there are no parking spots at LPS parents/guardians are to park in the lower Sydenham High School parking lot and utilize the cross walk and crossing guard to pick up their children. Parents and guardians can wait for their children near the daycare entrance of the school or across the street in front of Sydenham High.

We appreciate that this is a change in our parking lot practice, but with an empty parking lot, a cross walk, and a crossing guard on site we feel this is the best course of action in ensuring our students are the safest they can be at the end of the day. While we are implementing this slowly over the final weeks of the school year our hope is that parents can begin the process as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Summer Literacy 7 and 8 at LPS

The Limestone District School Board is excited to offer Summer Literacy Camps for students in grades 7 – 8 who would benefit from additional support in reading and writing. Camps run from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at six different locations. This year, we will explore the following questions:


What makes an event “newsworthy”?


How does what I read influence how I read?


How do effective writers hook and hold their audience?


Students will be taught in small groups by engaging and skilled instructors and tutors.
Our days will include close reading and writing instruction, number talks, and daily physical education. Students will practice literacy skills
that are important for success, not only in life, but as students look towards high school.


High-school Credit (.5 credit of GLS) is available upon successful completion of the camp.


The program is FREE for students in grades 7 & 8. Students are asked to bring their lunch and are responsible for their own transportation.


2018 Session Dates and Locations
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Monday-Friday


Session 1 : July 3 - 20


Ecole Sir John A Macdonald P.S.
Centennial P.S.
Loughborough P.S. (Sydenham)


Session 2: July 23 – August 10


Southview P.S. (Napanee)
J.R. Henderson P.S.
Rideau Heights P.S.


Registration Information


Students are referred to the camp by their teacher or a literacy tutor.


More Information


Erica Wyncoll, Program Lead
613 544 6925 ext. 321
[ mailto:wyncolle@limestone.on.ca ]wyncolle@limestone.on.ca


Bridget Way-Brackenbury,
Program Assistant
613 544 6925 ext. 369
brackenburywayb@limestone.on.ca