Landmark Elementary School
Newsletter #2 - 2018/2019
Principal's Message - Mrs. Koop
Happy Holidays! May your holidays be filled with peace and joy!
- December 17th - Christmas Concert Practice @ 12:45-3:00 at the Prairie Rose Church
- December 18th - Dress Rehearsal @ 10:00 am and Evening Concert @ 7:00 at the Prairie Rose Church
- December 19th - School Choir performing at the Steinbach Credit Union @ 10:00
- December 20th - Grade 4-6 Skating at the Arena
- December 21st - Last Day of Classes (Special Activities)
- December 24th - January 4th - Christmas Break
- January 7th - Back to School
- January 15 - WSO Musical Discoveries for Grades 1- 3/4 @ The Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall
- January 25th - Rocks and Rings
LES Christmas Concert
We look forward to sharing our gift of music with you!
Spirit Week - December 17th to December 21st
News from Guidance - Mrs. Penner
We Team Campaign - Reverse Bake Sale!
Highlights from the Gym - Ms. Sokolowski
Highlights From the Gym
Guiness Book of World Records Stack-Up Day
On November 8th, all LES students (and even some staff) took part in World Speed Stacks Day! 624, 457 people across the world took part in this event in attempt to break the record for number of speed stackers in one day. Students learned several formations, such as the 3-6-3, and had the opportunity to race against their peers. Speed Stacking is an excellent way to test your hand-eye coordination and utilize both sides of your body. For more information and some great videos check out: https://www.thewssa.com/.
Grade 4-6 Focus
Grade 4 to 6 students engaged in several types of invasion and territory games in October and November (including football and soccer). Through these team activities, students worked to develop their offensive and defensive strategies, communication skills, and several transport and manipulation skills. Currently, we are wrapping up our volleyball unit and have set goals to help improve our ball control, communication, and getting behind the ball to increase the quality of our pass.
Grade 1-3 Focus
Our grade 1 to 3 students have been working on a number of transport and manipulation skills throughout the past two months. We have been focused on developing our striking, kicking, and skipping skills through low organized games, station work, and partner/small group activities. We have also been discussing signs of exertion that give us clues to when we need to slow down or pick up our pace.
Below are some of the highlights from our extra-curricular clubs during our lunch break. We had mini-soccer club (grade 3-4), build-it club (grade 1-2), and volleyball club (grade 5-6). Special thanks to our grade 5 and 6 refs for spending their lunch break reffing our mini-soccer games!
As we move into our final month before the new year, students will have the opportunity to join in a few new clubs, engage in a fitness week, and celebrate the upcoming holiday season with holiday and winter-themed games! Happy holidays and have a wonderful break!
Broomball - grade 3 (grade 6 refs)
Dodgeball - grade 4-6
Bus Drivers Wanted
We are actively looking for new Spare Bus Drivers in our school division. This is a great casual part-time job where you control the amount you want to work. Hanover School Division Transportation Department provides all of the training you need to be a successful bus driver. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Weather Related School Closures
In rare cases when Hanover School Division cancels classes due to weather and/or road conditions, families are now notified by an automatic phone call system unless you have requested to NOT receive that phone call. School closure information, as well as bus delays, are posted on the HSD website (www.hsd.ca).
In addition, there are radio announcements. It is VERY IMPORTANT that parents/guardians check for school closures. There will be no one at the schools on school closure days. Also, there will NOT be a sign outside the school to let you know that schools are closed. Unfortunately, if students arrive at the school on a school closure day, there will be no way for them to contact parents.