Landmark Elementary School

Newsletter #3 2018/2019

Principal's Message

Time flies when you are working hard and having fun! Here at LES, we are approaching the end of the second term of the school year. Several excellent lunchtime clubs helped us manage the cold weather and indoor recesses. Circus Club, Puzzle Club, Move-it Club, Games Club, Lego Club, Knitting Club and I may have missed a few! Thank you to the teachers and students who made these clubs such a success!

Report cards will be posted on the Parent Portal on March 15th. Report cards are one of the ways we communicate student learning to parents/guardians. We have scheduled March 19th for Second Term Parent/Teacher conferences. For this term, appointments are made by the teacher or parent request. Teacher requests can be found on the last page of the report card. To make an appointment, parents/guardians can do so on the Parent Portal. We look forward to term three as we continue to support the academic and social/emotional growth of our students.

I hope you all have a wonderful spring break!

Upcoming Events

  • March 15 - Report cards available on Parent Portal at 4:00
  • March 18-22 - Spirit week
  • March 19 - Parent/teacher meetings from 4:15 to 6:30
  • March 20 - Bake sale for Muzzzeum sleepover
  • March 21 - School Breakfast
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break
  • April 5 - Admin Day-No School
  • April 19 - Good Friday-No School
  • April 25 - Grade 5&6 Musical
  • April 26 - Muzzzeum sleepover
Report Cards and Parent/Teacher Meetings

Please click here for more information

From the Guidance Room...

There have been a lot of great things going on at LES in the past couple of months.

On February 6 we had a guest in from Safety Services Manitoba. He engaged our grade 5 & 6 students through an interactive presentation on Snowmobile and ATV safety.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted”

During the week of February 25 - March 1 LES staff and students were encouraged to spread kindness by Paying It Forward. Look around our school for the Kindness Chain we created. On February 27 we celebrated Pink Shirt Day and had an assembly to explain a little bit of history behind the day and watch some great kindness videos.

Our Grade 4-6 students have learned about their Digital Footprint and how to be a positive Digital Citizen. In the next couple weeks look around for “Digital Footprints” around the school.

Guidance Education is an important part of our Counselling Program at LES. We try to fit in class visits as much as we can to have us all focus on a Growth Mindset. Project 11 is continuing in 2/3MS and Zones of Regulation is still our focus in all early year classes.

On April 26, 34 grade 5 & 6 students will be heading to the Manitoba Museum for a MuZZZeum Sleepover.” This opportunity was open to all grade 5 & 6 students and we are thrilled with the number of students who are interested. The students will be having a bake sale on March 20 to raise money to help support the cost for this event.

Our next spirit week, which our Leadership Students are planning, will be March 18 - March 22. Watch the website for the details for each day.

Lost and Found

Please take time to stop and take a look at our amazing winter collection in the lost and found!

From the Music Room...

Please mark your calendars! All students in 4/5K, 5/6A and 6H will be participating in the Spring Musical, "Thwacked: A Fractured Tale" on Thursday, April 25 at 2pm and 7pm. You won't want to miss this hilarious and entertaining story of Frogs, Folks and Falling Skies that features our middle years students in acting roles, solos, choral songs and choreographed numbers.

Some of our Grade 5 and 6 students have been working on a student-initiated extra-curricular contest called "Battle of the Bands." Students groups who are participating will be playing and/or singing for the opportunity to perform for our school in the Music Monday Assembly on Monday, May 6. Stay tuned for the exact time of this assembly.

Some of our Grade 4 students have been participating in "Circus Club", run by Ms. Gordon and Ms. Sokolowski. These students meet once a cycle and are working towards choreographing circus skills (stilt walking, hula hoops, plate spinning, floor routines, juggling, etc) to music. The circus club performance will also be during the Music Monday Assembly on Monday, May 6.

News from the Library

Thank you LES families for attending our school's Scholastic Book Fair in February, and for encouraging all our students to continue reading!

We also want to send out a special thank you to all the community business sponsors who donated books to our classrooms and to our school library! Our generous sponsors are: Agra-Gold Consulting, Bausch Health, Keating Mechanical Services, Maple Leaf Foods, Heartwork Homes, IDC Communications, Landville Drywall, Plett Trucking, Niverville Credit Union, Platinum Roofing, Aletta Holsteins, Pearl Transport, and Unger Poultry.

One last "Hip-Hip-Hooray!" goes out to all the volunteers who helped out with running the book fair this year: Sheila Kroeker, Lyndsay Moore, Teresa Schalm, Pattie Skirzyk, Tina Penner, and Cristy Plett. We could not have done it without you!

Road Construction Safety Reminder

Safety is always a top priority for us at LES. We continue to talk to our students about staying safe around the construction zones. We ask that you have this discussion with your children as well!

Highlights From the Gym

The cold winter weather encouraged students at LES to stay warm and active in the gym with a variety of team and fitness-oriented activities! Some of our winter-themed activities included, floor hockey, broomball, curling, snowshoeing, and Festival Du Voyageur games. Students in K-6 focused on improving their striking skills with and without an implement while developing their communication skills during larger group games. We also tackled the topic of citizenship and what a “good citizen” looks like in the gym. It was great to see LES students take time to notice the ways that their peers contribute to a positive gym community!

Winter Fun Day

Winter Fun Day was great “fun” again this year! We were so lucky to have the support of many parent volunteers who helped make the day a success! Our grade 6 leadership team did an excellent job of running the stations and helping with set-up/take-down. Some of the highlights were making bannock and relaxing in the greenhouse, a sleigh ride around the community, minute-to-win-it challenges, and of course the hot chocolate station with homemade donuts from Edna Peters!

Extra-Curricular Clubs

With the long indoor recess stretch we had several extra-curricular gym activities available for students during the lunch hour. These included, floor hockey (grade 4-6), broomball (grade 3), dodgeball (grade 4-6), “move-it” club (grade 1-2), and we even had obstacle courses set-up in the hallways!

Coming Up…

We are currently in the midst of our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser! We spent the first week of March jumping rope and learning about heart health and how to keep our hearts healthy! We have already met our fundraising goal of $500 but are still accepting donations until March 22. We have some great prizes to be won, including a signed Manitoba Moose jersey! Thank you for all of your generosity and support Landmark community!

Our grade 4 circus club students have also been working hard on their skills and creative routines as we work towards our big performance which will be in the beginning of May! They are very excited to show off their hard-work and thrilling tricks!

Current clubs in March:

  • Drop-In Basketball (grade 5-6)

  • Circus Club continued (grade 4)

Community News

Soccer, softball and baseball registration

TUESDAY, MARCH 12th Landmark Arena

Soccer - 6:30-8:00

Softball 7:00-8:30

Baseball 7:00-8:30 (born 2001-2015) Contact Rob Giesbrecht,

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Happy Spring Break! March 25th to 29th