Together in Education:Family Update
May 30-June 3
Lancaster Drive Public School and Parent Council
TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULES:
Running Club – Tues/Thurs 3-4 pm
Ultimate Frisbee – Mon/Thurs after school 3-4:30 pm
May 30 - Kindergarten classes to Brockville Aquatarium
May 31 - HOT LUNCH: Pasta
JUNE is National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month
June 1st – Regional Track & Field Meet
June 1st –Sidlauskas and Kenyon to Pump House Steam Museum
June 2nd - Dudley to Topsy Farms
June 3rd - PA Day (no school for students)
June 6th - Queen's Engineering Workshop (Powers/McQuillan/Kenyon)
June 7th - Queen's Engineering Workshop (Dowdell/Tidman/Vreeken)
June 7th – District Track & Field Meet
June 9th – MADD Canada presentation (Intermediate)
June 13/14 – Intermediate Trip – Camp Iawah
June 16th – Ultimate Frisbee Tournament @ Woodbine Park
June 17th - Discover Kindergarten Event 3:30-4:30
June 19th: Father's Day
June 21st - Vreeken to Treetop Trekking
June 24th - Junior Classes to Henderson Pool
June 28th - Grade 8 Graduation and Boat Cruise
The weeks of June are upon us and it is always the time of year when the clock seems to go at an entirely different speed and days go by quickly. There is a bustle of activity in the building as we work towards our Track and Field meets, Ultimate Tournaments, and engagement with our local community as classes head out on field trips and outdoor activities. The energy is contagious and it is a delight to see students experiencing this end-of-year flavour together. Staff are working with students towards end-of-year culminating activities and there is lots of hands-on learning is happening in the building. We are looking forward to hosting our Discover Kindergarten event earlier this month and have been planning to celebrate our grade 8 students as they graduate and finish off their time at Lancaster. Thank you to all of our families for your support and for keeping track of all of these events in the midst of other extra-curricular sports and after-school activities.
Your Leaders in Learning,
Lani Fox and Sara O’Hearn
DROP-OFF ZONE UPDATE
You will note in the newsletter a change that we are implementing to accommodate an additional bus that has been added to Mother Teresa. While our start and end times are staggered we are asking that families ensure they are not leaving their vehicle unattended in that drop-off zone during the times indicated. This should not change our access to that location during the times that are needed for drop-off and pick-up but it does mean that we need to ensure we are using that location as it is intended to be used - dropping off and picking up students - but not parking there for any extended period of time. This area MUST be cleared of vehicles from 8:40-9:00 and 3:25-3:45 for the Mother Teresa bus.
As planting season is fast approaching it is time to schedule your "Plantables" delivery! This fundraiser was a success last year, the plants were healthy and hearty, and the online system made it very easy for families to order. Funds raised by this initiative will support a variety of school projects including purchasing "consumables" for outdoor play (balls, sand toys, sleds, etc...), and materials for experiential learning in classrooms. Order plants for yourself, or gift them to family, friends or neighbours - what a kind gesture towards someone you care about. Simply visit the site and use our school code (LDPSGROWS) at checkout.
Your leaders in learning,
Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn
LIFE AND LEARNING MOMENTS AT LANCASTER:
Students enjoyed choosing a "retired" book from our library, thank you Ms. C and Ms. Slovitt!
Intermediates in Action!
Parents: Please Note the Change Below and Ensure Your Vehicle is not blocking this area during the times indicated
VOLUNTEERS IN SCHOOL & ON FIELD TRIPS
Parent, guardian and community volunteers play an essential role in our school communities. We welcome the participation of volunteers who bring a wide range of talents and skills to school life that enrich and support both students and staff.
Board policy states that people wishing to volunteer are required to complete a mandatory screening process that includes a police criminal record check, sometimes better known as a CPIC. This excludes guest speakers or presenters but does include parents/guardians attending school field trips who will be assuming supervision responsibilities for students. Where, at the request of the principal, a parent/guardian is participating on a field to attend to the needs of their child, a CPIC may not be required (a condition of this situation must be that this parent is never alone with children other than their own). In this case, an offense declaration would be acceptable. These situations must be discussed in advance with the school principal.
CPICs must be updated and approved every three years. During interim years, volunteers must complete the annual Offence Declaration Form. Volunteers are encouraged to complete their CPIC application forms early in the school year, as there may be a waiting period involved with the processing and approval. Currently, there is variability on whether or not school volunteers are charged for the police criminal record check.
Kingston Police offers an automated online system for submitting your CPIC for approval.
Ontario Provincial Police requires you to download the form and then take it to your nearest OPP Detachment for approval.
You may also obtain copies of the applications from your school.
For the 2021-2022 school year, all volunteers are required to follow the LDSB Mandatory Vaccination Disclosure Protocol.
All volunteers are required to sign in and out of the office as do all school visitors. You may be asked to wear a visitor pass while in the school.
GRADE 8 GRADUATION ATTIRE! Click link below for email or find them on Facebook @graduationrotation
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS HERE!
Meet Up Location Map
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 .