LES NEWSLETTER

Spring 2018

Dates to Remember:

Mar. 12-Apr. 4: PTA Fundraiser begins and ends

Mar. 15 (Thursday): Lock-down drill

Mar. 16 (Friday): Grade 5/6A and 6H Heritage Fair at LES

Mar. 16 (Friday): Report Cards go out

Mar. 21 (Wednesday): I.C.E. Presentation at Landmark Collegiate

Mar. 22 (Thursday): Parent/Teacher Meetings - see report card for appointment time or call to book a time slot

Mar. 26-30: SPRING BREAK

Apr. 4 (Wednesday): Grade 2 Swim Lessons begin

Apr. 6 (Friday): Teacher PD Day - NO CLASSES

Apr. 12 (Thursday): Grade 5 & 6 Musical - Jukebox Time Machine

Apr. 20 (Friday): K-3 Hop-a-thon

May 4 (Friday): Kindergarten orientation

May 17 (Thursday): Grade 5 & 6 Track and Field Meet

May 21 (Monday): Victoria Day - NO CLASSES

May 22 (Tuesday): String quartet

June 6 (Wednesday): Grade 5 & 6 Track and Field Meet

June 7 (Thursday): Grade 6 Immunizations

June 15 (Friday): Run Jump Throw Day

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

June 27 (Wednesday): Report Cards go out

June 27 (Wednesday): Last Day of Classes

THANK YOU!

Thank you to our faithful volunteers for helping make events such as our annual Book Fair, Winter Fun Day and our weekly Hot Lunch Fridays possible! You are much appreciated!


Our Scholastic Book Fair held Feb. 6-8, was attended by many students and their families, and created much excitement around literacy and reading. We appreciate your attendance at the fair as each purchase made results in new materials for our library and classrooms. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with setting up and running this year's book fair. And thanks to our local business sponsors: Aletta Holsteins, Heartwork Homes, Keating Mechanical, Landmark Mechanical, Landmark Transfer, Landville Drywall, Maple Leaf Foods, Niverville Credit Union, Plett Trucking, Powerland Computers, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.


Thank you to Lena Waldner, Terry Schroeder, Tamara Stropko, Emmy Hamilton, Jocelyn Betcher and Heather Buhler for providing Hot Lunches to our students on Fridays! We couldn't do it without you!


Thank you to our countless volunteers for helping out with the various stations at our Winter Fun Day this year. The students had a wonderful day! Again, this type of event is only possible with the help of our wonderful community.

PTA Fundraiser

The Landmark PTA is running a fundraiser beginning on March 12 and ending on April 4. They will be selling coffee through Black Pearl Coffee, garden seeds through Veseys and cheese through Bothwell Cheese factory. Proceeds will go to our school's nature playground. Watch for information and forms coming home with your child soon!

Roots of Empathy


March finds the Grade 2/3MS class almost halfway through our weekly Roots of Empathy program. We have enjoyed getting to know baby Liam and his mother Lynette ​as they​ visit us in the classroom every third week. Our first Units have included Meeting Baby, Crying, Teething and Tooth Loss, and Emotions. Story telling and creating artwork are two means by which we are learning about attachment between baby and its caregiver, ​and ​identifying emotions in ourselves and others​.​

​The second half of the program will continue to build on the essential role of caregivers in the safety and development of babies, communication and learning to respond to others with empathy. ​

Hot Lunches

Due date for envelopes is March 16.

Hanover Parent & Child Community Program

This program meets in our school on Thursdays from 1:15 to 3:15. Drop in to interact with other parents and children.

Report Cards

Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on Friday, March 16 at 4:00.

Please see below for instructions on how to access the Parent Portal if you have not already set up your account.

Paper copies of the report card will be sent out on Monday, March 19.

https://hsd.ca/schools/parent-portal/

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Appointment times can be found on the last page of the report card. If no appointment time is indicated but you would like to schedule a meeting, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange an appointment. If there is a time and you are unable to make it, please notify the school so that an alternate date/time can be arranged.

Middle Years Musical: Jukebox Time Machine

Thursday, April 12th, 7pm

177 Second Street East

Landmark, MB

Stars of the Future

Spring 2018

Children born between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 together with their parents, are invited to attend a Spring 2018 Stars of the Future clinic. Stars of the Future is a FREE screening program for children that live in South East Manitoba. It is a onetime appointment, designed to find out how your child is doing in the areas of speech & language, hearing, growth and development. The appointment is one hour long. Appointments may be booked by calling 204-346-6136 and leaving a message. For more information on Stars of the Future go to www.healthychildcoalition.ca. Appointment times do fill up quickly, so we encourage you to book your appointment early.

Stars of the Future is offered FREE to families living in the South East region through a partnership with Southern Health-Santé Sud, South East Children’s Therapy Initiative and Healthy Child Coalition – South East.



Children born between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 together with their parents, are invited to attend a Spring 2018 Stars of the Future clinic. Stars of the Future is a FREE screening program for children that live in South East Manitoba. It is a onetime appointment, designed to find out how your child is doing in the areas of speech & language, hearing, growth and development. The appointment is one hour long. Appointments may be booked by calling 204-346-6136 and leaving a message. For more information on Stars of the Future go to www.healthychildcoalition.ca. Appointment times do fill up quickly, so we encourage you to book your appointment early.


Clinics will be held in the following communities:

Steinbach: April 11, 12 & May 16, 17

Vita: May 3

Grunthal: April 23

Sprague: May 3

Ste. Anne: May 10

Niverville: April 19

Lorette: May 24