Together in Education:Family Update

Jan 24-28

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Upcoming Dates:


Black History Month

Tuesday, February 1st: HOT LUNCH: Pasta

Tuesday, February 1st: School Council Meeting @ 6:00, all welcome! Contact 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

School Update

Dear Families,

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: 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:

Daily COVID-19 Screening Tool: all staff and students must continue to screen for symptoms each day, and isolate when indicated: (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 big thank you to all the parents for your donations and support for our first MAXSOLD fundraiser! The total raised was $3274.96. These school council funds will be used directly for our students and staff - supporting in various areas such as the purchase of outdoor play equipment, items for special activities within the school day (i.e school-wide popsicle day!).

A special thanks to these volunteers for their commitment of time:

Kory Slovitt
Lindy Caves
Jenn Richard
Mark Wellwood

Amy Paz
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!

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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.

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:


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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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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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 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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