LES NEWSLETTER

Summer 2018

Dates to Remember for Year-End

Watch for information from your child's teacher regarding field trips.

May 21 (Monday): Victoria Day - NO CLASSES

May 22 (Tuesday): String quartet Performing for Grade K-3 Students at 12:45

May 22 (Tuesday): Assembly to review procedures for responding to severe weather

May 22 (Tuesday): Landmark PTA AGM at 7:00 at Landmark Collegiate

May 23 (Wednesday): Tornado Drill at 3:10

May 24 (Thursday): Grade 4-6 Students going to Landmark Collegiate for Band Concert

May 25 (Friday): Earth Rangers Assembly 1:10-2:10

May 28 (Monday): Manitoba Golf Day

May 29 (Tuesday): Grade 6 Student Orientation at Landmark Collegiate

May 30 (Wednesday): Music Month Assembly at 11:00

May 30 - June 2: HSD's Festival of the Arts at Clearspring Mall in Steinbach. Come check out some amazing pieces by our students!

May 31 (Thursday): Parent Orientation at Landmark Collegiate 4:00-6:30

June 4 (Monday): WISE Workshops for Grade K-6 Students

June 6 (Wednesday): Grade 5 & 6 Track and Field Meet at Stonybrook Middle School in Steinbach

June 7 (Thursday): Grade 6 Immunizations

June 13 (Wednesday): Last Swimming Lesson for Grade 2 Students

June 15 (Friday): Run Jump Throw Day for Grade K-4 Students (This is a student event.)

June 21 (Thursday): Celebration of Learning 4:30-6:30

June 25 (Monday): Farewell Assembly at 9:15 (Parents are welcome to attend this short assembly.)

June 25 (Monday): Grade 6 Farewell Celebration at Lasertopia

June 27 (Wednesday): Grade 4-6 Students to Lilac Resort

June 27 (Wednesday): Report Cards available through Parent Portal

June 27 (Wednesday): Last Day of Classes

TRACK AND FIELD

Our grades 5 and 6 students competed in our Track and Field Meet on Thursday, May 17. They will be competing again on Wednesday, June 6 at Stonybrook Middle School. Good luck!

WISE WORKSHOPS

Science workshops will be presented to each of our classrooms by WISE Kidnetic Energy on Monday, June 4. Our students will be able to participate in hands-on learning.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

We are so grateful for the many ways you have helped our students in the past year! Please pick up your gift at the Volunteer Appreciation table during our Celebration of Learning on Thursday, June 21.

PLEASE NOTE:

Report Cards: Year-end reports will be available through the Parent Portal on Wednesday, June 27. Those that have not yet signed up for accessing report cards through the Parent Portal will have the reports sent home. Supply lists will be available on our school's website: les.hsd.ca


Class Lists: The process for creating next year's class lists has begun. A number of factors, such as achievement, behaviour, group dynamics and learning styles, need to be considered when developing these lists. Please note that requests for class placements are discouraged but may be made for educational reasons only. Please submit your requests in writing to our office by June 4 for consideration.


Community Report: This report will be emailed on Wednesday, June 27.


Tornado Drill: Severe weather is becoming more common in Manitoba. Schools in our division are required to conduct at least one tornado drill each year. The procedure for responding to severe weather will be reviewed with students and staff in an assembly on May 22 and we will be having our tornado drill on Wednesday, May 23 sometime after last recess. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the school office.


Lost & Found: Please stop by and check our collected items in the next few weeks. They will be put on display in our main hallway until the end of June.


Dress code: As the weather gets warmer, please remember that clothing needs to be appropriate for school. Beachwear is not school wear.


Footwear: Students are allowed to wear flip-flops to school but they still need to change into indoor footwear when they arrive. Caution: We have had several students injure their feet while wearing flip-flops. A more protective shoe is recommended.


Energy Drinks and Pop Drinks: Energy drinks are not permitted at school or on a school event due to the possible adverse effects on children. Pop drinks may be brought for lunch or field trips if necessary, but will be stored temporarily if students are drinking from them before school or at recess time.


Hot Lunches: As our hot lunch program winds down for the year, we would like to thank our parent volunteers who make this possible. Looking ahead to September, we know that we will be in need of volunteers to once again provide this option to our students. This program is only possible with our parent volunteers so if you are available and interested in helping, please call our office at 204-355-4663. Our students, staff and many moms and dads will thank you!

CLASS AND TEACHING STAFF UPDATE FOR 2018/2019

Principal: K. Koop

Resource: L. Daley

Early Literacy: L. Verinder

Music: K. Gordon

Phys. Ed.: K. Sokolowski

Counseling: J. Moffatt/K. Penner

Kindergarten: J. Ens

Grade 1: K. Andersen/L. Verinder

Grade 1/2: M. Reimer

Grade 2/3: J. Schmidtke/J. Moffatt

Grade 3/4: T. Giesbrecht

Grade 4: R. Malech

Grade 4/5: K. Krisko

Grade 5 and 6 ELA, Social Studies, Art and Homeroom: J. Armstrong

Grade 5 and 6 Math, Science, French and Homeroom: K. Hillier

RETIREMENT

It is with regret but warm wishes that we bid farewell to our principal of six years, Val Ginter, and our Resource teacher of twenty-two (!) years, Doris Young. We thank you for your dedication to our school and our students. All the best to both of you as you look forward to retirement and doing more of the things you love. You will be missed.

Celebration of Learning Thursday, June 21 4:30-6:30

All LES students, along with their parents, are invited to attend.

This event will take place inside and (weather-permitting) outside on the school grounds.

Student Displays/Scavenger Hunt

Bouncers

Silent Auction

African Drumming Circle

Face Painting

Volunteer Recognition Table

Cake Walk

In order to reduce the long line-ups for tickets, parents may order tickets and then pick them up at a special pre-order desk on the night of the event. Tickets cost $1 each.

Hot dog = 1 ticket

Chips = 1 ticket

Pop = 1 ticket

Cake Walk = 1 ticket for 2 cake walks

No cash will be taken at the concession. Watch for ticket order form coming home soon!

Tickets will also be for sale at the cash table on the night of the event but pre-orders will reduce wait time.

***Donations of cakes are necessary to make the Cake Walk possible.

Please bring to the school the day of the event.***

SPRING PLANTING


Our Grade 1-6 classes have started their planting and are watching the plants grow!

Seedlings will be going home early June to be planted at home.

LANDMARK CHILD CARE CENTRE

Hello everyone. The wait is finally over - Landmark’s very own school age child care program is set to open on June 4 th…..of this year! For real?! FOR. REAL! What’s unreal is Hanover School Division allowing us to continue the program in the school this summer. Thank you Principal Ginter and HSD for seeing the need! Who is eligible for the program? Children entering kindergarten this coming September and older (up to age 12). When do we operate? We run Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:45 pm. Please call (204-355-9515) or email LandmarkChildCareInc@gmail.com for space availability or for further information. Volunteers are always welcome.