Together in Education:Family Update
October 4-8 2021
Save this link to complete your screening before coming to school each day
October 4-8 ~ Running Club - Mon/Fri lunch, Tues/Thurs after school
October 4 ~ Teacher Candidate's begin
October 5 ~ Wear RED Spirit Day: Dyslexia Recognition Day and World Educator Day
October 5 ~ Milk Orders due on School Day
October 6 ~ Fire Drill (our third this month!)
October 7 ~
October 8 ~
October 10th - World Mental Health Day
October 11th - Thanksgiving Monday
This past week was filled with lots of learning and activity within the building. A big thank you to Ms. McDougall, Mr. Bruder, and Ms. Jarbeau for their planning for our Terry Fox event and fundraising. The link in this newsletter remains live for families who have not yet donated to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. The school-wide event was cheered on by our Mascot and accompanied by energizing music as classes made their way into the neighbourhood.
Classes also engaged in intentional learning this week related to Orange Shirt Day and our shared journey of Truth and Reconciliation. In age-appropriate ways, we explored the history and ongoing story of the lives lost, the important legacy, and the continued indigenous contributions being made today. We commit to honouring the stories throughout the year by listening and learning together.
The smiles and cheers could be heard across the city and at Lancaster as our athletes participated in Race Around the Park and the LESAA Soccer Tournaments at John Machin fields. The energy that surrounded these teams was supportive, competitive and motivating. Seeing students enjoying a collective experience and sharing in the moments that sport and competition bring reinforces all we know about how much schools offer in terms of life learning and building humanity. We look forward to bringing future opportunities like this, and in other extra-curricular areas beyond sport, as we continue in the school year.
Your leaders in learning,
Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn
School Advisory Council Update
The school advisory council had a wonderful first meeting on Tuesday September 21st, 2021 and welcomed quite a few new parents to council this year. We are looking forward to working with the school, community and families this school year. Below is a current list of our 2021-2022 council members.
Position ~ Name
Co-chair ~ Scott Snow
Co-chair ~ Kory Slovitt
Treasurer~ Lindey Caves
Secretary ~ Meghan Engbretson
Fundraiser/Program Event Coordinator ~ Christi Cowell
Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Coordinator ~ Siew-Li Leaman
Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Coordinator ~ Alanna Sauer
Active Member ~ Amy Paz
Active Member ~ Suzanne Fegan
Active Member ~ Mike Healey
We would love to invite a member onto the council to fill our Indigenous Rep position - please contact us via the email below.
Our next council meeting will be on Tuesday October 12th at 6pm.
The SAC also has a new general email address. If you have any questions or concerns to bring forward, feel free to contact email@example.com
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!
MILK AND HOT LUNCH
Milk orders have been sent out to families via a School Day email. Signing up through this online portal will allow your child to receive milk daily from Tuesday, October 12 until the start of the Holiday Break in December. Milk is delivered daily to classrooms at the start of second nutrition break. As this program is a fundraiser for the school and it is coordinated by a Grade 6 class, on days when students are absent, no refund is provided and milk is not saved for the student. Hot Lunch orders are being organized and should be sent out later in October.
Lancaster Race Around the Park
Orange Shirt Day - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our Learning Journey Continues
LESAA Soccer Tournaments
Terry Fox Event - We Walked together for Terry and Cancer Research
Lancaster in the Community
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