Parent Council Update - Fall 2016

Loughborough Public School - Sydenham

Parent Council awards more than $14K in grants

Loughborough Public School Parent Council has awarded more than 14,000 in funding to benefit school-based projects following a review of grant proposals in November.

LPS teachers and council members were asked to submit proposals for funding back in September. After discussion and a review of the proposals, the following projects have been approved and funded by Parent Council:

  • Music Room Refurbishment: purchase of new instruments for music room. Submitted Ms. MacDonald $3,000
  • Love for Literacy: purchase of books and other literacy materials for Kindergarten rooms. Submitted by Ms. Lee $3,000
  • Flexible Seating: introduction of flexible seating options in primary, junior & intermediate classrooms to allow students choice in what options works best for them. Submitted by Ms. Woogh & Mr. McCrady $4,000
  • Daily Physical Activity Bins: Roving shared cart equipped with items to support physical activity in classrooms. Submitted by Ms. Campbell, Ms. Cancian and Ms. MacDonald $2,000
  • French iPads: Support purchase of dedicated iPads for French classes. Submitted by Ms. Kay $1,200
  • Art Rack: Drying racks for student art work. Submitted by Ms. Isbell $850

Even with this disbursement of funds, Parent Council holds a reserve of about $5,000. We also hope to raise between $5-10,000 this year through other fundraising opportunities. We will provide updates on these projects as they get under way.

Hot Lunch: order deadline December 21

School Council is once again pleased to offer an assortment of hot lunches on Fridays. The price per lunch is $3.75 for chicken fried rice or pepperoni pizza pasta prepared by students at Sydenham High School's culinary program. Little Caesars Cheese Pizza is $2.50 per slice. Order forms for the winter term are coming home December 16 with a return date of December 21. Forms will also be available off the School Council section of the LPS website. The program resumes January 13.

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LPS Night at the Frontenacs

Loughborough families and staff are invited to attend a Kingston Frontenacs game to help support our school on Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m. Parent Council will receive $3.50 from each $15 ticket sold. Watch for a flyer coming home soon!

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About Loughborough Parent Council

Loughborough Public School Parent Council is always looking for new members. Please consider joining us.

Parent Council Co-Chairs - Christina Marshall & Jeff Peck

Secretary - Karen Smith

Treasurer - Lisa Nelder