Together in Education:Family Update
Lancaster Drive Public School and Parent Council
Black History Month
Tuesday, February 1st: HOT LUNCH: Pasta
Tuesday, February 1st: School Council Meeting @ 6:00, all welcome! Contact email@example.com for link
Tuesday, February 1st: Lunar/Chinese New Year
Wednesday, February 2nd: PA Day (no school for students)
Thursday, February 3rd: Term 2 Begins
Tuesday, February 8th: HOT LUNCH: Pizza
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 14th-18th: March Break
We enjoyed shared school activities and learning around mental health and the joys of reading with Bell Let's Talk Day and Family Literacy Day. Students continue to explore learning in ways that tap into their creativity, natural curiosity and collaborative spirit. We are fortunate to have incredible educators who invest so much into building students' individual strengths -helping them see themselves, see others, and see the world around them.
Tuesday, February 1st is Chinese/Lunar New Year. 2022 brings the Year of the Tiger, third in the 12-animal Chinese zodiac cycle. Tigers were born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 and so on. According to superstition, a person born in a particular year takes on the traits of that year's animal. Here is a link for a wonderful video about some of the traditions of Chinese new year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm9LJC_5g2o We wish all of our families who celebrate a joyful New Year!
While there has been a bit of a nip in the air, the sun has been kind to join us outside on the yards on many of our school days outside at recess. Here are some local activities for families to explore over the weekend and as the days get longer:
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
MAXSOLD FUNDRAISER - Message from your Lancaster School Council
A special thanks to these volunteers for their commitment of time:
Ms.Sidlauskas - giving up two Saturday’s to help!
Join us at our next parent council meeting on Tuesday Feb 2nd @ 6:00 to have a voice in allocating our funds and supporting our school
Literacy week at Lancaster - Character Day, Reading at Home and School, Creating our own books and sharing reading time together!
Bell Let's Talk Day, Student Innovation, Learning and Collaboration - and lots of outoor fun!
Tutoring Available through LDAK
For more info, click here.
Short-Term Virtual Learning Options
We are aware that there are some families who would like to continue learning virtually for the time being. If this is the case for your child, please let the teachers know, and use the "Short-term Virtual" option when completing the advance absence notification. Teachers will be providing students with short-term asynchronous learning, and there will be a survey sent out by the board next week for families who would like to continue remote learning for a longer period of time. If you plan to send your children back to school, you do not need to complete this survey.
Director's Message: https://www.limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/return_to_in-person_learning_updates
HOT LUNCH AND MILK SCHEDULE
Jan 4 - March 22
Jan 11 - March 29
Our final hot lunch and milk schedule will run from April to June.