La Salle Family Update (7-12)

November 20, 2022

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Day of Remembrance Ceremony at Cataraqui Cemetery

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Dear Parents(s) & Guardian(s).

Last week, we passed the halfway mark of Term 1 for Intermediate students and the halfway point of the first semester for Secondary students.

As a school, students observed Remembrance Day in their classes by viewing a video including music from our Adult Music Program, interviews from students and historical clips. The Intermediate students also participated in listening to 'In Flanders's Field' which was presented by Mrs. Bacon's class. We are grateful to Mrs. Bacon, Mr. Evans, Mr. Hills and Mrs. Rymal for putting this altogether for our school. A special thank you to our Gr. 12 student, Griffin Mattes who took the lead in interviewing students.

A group of Intermediate students also travelled to the Catarqui Cemetery with Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Gibson on November 10th for the Day of Remembrance Ceremony.

Have a great week!

Mr. Pickering, Mr. Payne, Ms. Sousa & the La Salle Team

Grade 9-12 Art Masterpieces

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Coming up:

November is Indigenous Education Month and Hindu Heritage Month


  • November 24th - Pink Shirt Day
  • November 25th - PA Day
  • November 29th - Grades 7-12 Picture Retake Day
  • December 2nd - KFL&A Jingle Bell Run (Gr. 7 & 8)
  • December 9th - Gr 9 and Gr 10 students will have a ‘catch up’ Immunization Clinic
  • December 20th - Mrs. Bacon's class to the Schools Museum
  • December 21st - Mr. Olmstead and Mrs. Roth's classes to the Schools Museum
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Congratulations to the Jr. Girls Basketball KASSAA Silver Medal Champions!

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Weekly Opportunities for Indigenous Students

Monday gatherings have begun for Indigenous LISS students! Vice Principal of Indigenous Education Liv Rondeau and/or various combinations of her team of teachers (Christina Michie, Jessi DiRocco, and Alice Johnston) will meet with LISS Indigenous students weekly on Mondays at lunch. They will explore interests and cultural activities from language to current issues, to beading and moose-hide cleaning. We are also hoping to open conversations with families of our self-Identified Indigenous students and will be sending a very short survey by email to families and their students who have formally identified as Indigenous. For those who have not yet engaged in the self-identification process, please complete the online Indigenous Self-Identification form, and see more information on this board webpage.

Members of the Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, along with members of the LDSB Indigenous Education team will be undertaking the moose hide cleaning project over the coming week. Interested students are encouraged to visit the back courtyard to be part of this experience.

School Council

We remind everyone that we welcome members to join us at each meeting. Our next one is February 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Newly elected council for 2022/23:

Chairs: Stephanie Saunders

Secretary: Stephanie Gratto

Indigenous Rep: to be filled

PIC Rep: to be filled

Much appreciation to this team for their volunteer time in supporting our school!


Please consider buying gift cards through our program that supports your family’s LSS sports/trip fees AND supports LSS Athletics. See the school website under Secondary Athletics for details.

Gift Cards for the Holidays

Buying gift cards for your holiday gift purchases? If you buy them through La Salle's Fundscrip program, a $50 purchase gives you

a $50 giftcard – plus, for no cost - you build a rebate fund. The fund is split 80% to your family's La Salle Secondary School fees (for athletics or

school trips) and 20% benefits La Salle Athletics. If desired, it is possible to direct the fund to the La Salle library. See the

school website under Secondary>Athletics for details.

Emergency Response Facebook Page

Please check this page out to learn ore about our program.

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Free Virtual Tutoring

Limestone Tutoring Resources: As part of the Ministry of Education Tutoring Grant, LDSB is offering an afterschool drop-in Virtual Tutoring Program for Limestone students in Grades 1 to 10. Tutoring will be available through MS Teams from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from October 11 until December 15, 2022.

Guidelines for Virtual Tutoring for Limestone Students

  1. The student must be logged in to MS Teams using their Limestone account. The student’s camera and microphone should be on so that the student and tutor can communicate more effectively.
  2. The student should have the materials that they need with them. The student should try to set up in an area in the home with minimal distractions for the tutoring session.
  3. There are four tutors available for each grade group each night and students can join a tutoring session by clicking on any of the four links for their grade. Students must only use the links for their grade level.
  4. If a tutor is already working with a student, subsequent students will be placed in the lobby of the meeting and then be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis once the tutoring session for the previous student is completed. Tutoring sessions will be 15 minutes long and may be extended if no other students are waiting.

Links for MS Teams Virtual Tutoring

Grade 7 to 10 Homework Help

Gr. 7 to 10 Link 1

Gr. 7 to 10 Link 2

Gr. 7 to 10 Link 3

Gr. 7 to 10 Link 4

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