Major Family Remote Learning Update
Week of June 21st 2021
As you know, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board voted unanimously to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. In addition, they also passed a second motion establishing an interim name, Ecole Kingston East Elementary School effective June 30, 2021. In making this decision, the Board of Trustees acknowledged the ongoing pain and harm related to the use of the name particularly with Indigenous members of the community. Students, families and staff will have an important role to play in the consultation process.
This change is a meaningful opportunity to learn and rebuild together. We are fortunate to have a wonderful team of educators dedicated to embedding the principles of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion in their daily instructional practice. As a school staff, we will continue to support students and families during this transition to ensure that all students feel safe and welcomed. Thank-you for your patience and support.
June-Pride Month & National Indigenous History Month
Sunday, June 20th -Happy Father's Day!
Monday, June 21st Day 4
- National Indigenous Peoples Day
- Summer Solstice
Tuesday, June 22nd Day 5
- Grade 6 Celebration
Wednesday, June 23rd Day 1
- Report Cards Go Home
- Belongings Pickup and Device Return Grades 1, 2, 2/3
Thursday, June 24th Day 2
- Last Day of Classes
- Belongings Pickup and Device Return Grades 3-5
- Mrs. Calcafuoco's Last Day of School!
Friday, June 25th PA Day
- PA Day
Have a safe & happy summer!
Mrs. Calcafuoco is retiring!
Anna McGrath is Retiring!
School Council Dreamcatcher Workshop
Summer Solstice Virtual Celebration
9:30 a.m. - Water Ceremony with Grandmother Vivian Recollect
10:00 a.m. - Big Drum and Dancing
10:30 a.m. - Moccasin Identifier Project
If you want to watch the sunrise ceremony, you can start earlier at 8:00 am. Follow the link below for free tickets to this online event.
B&G Academic Boot Camp
This summer, the Boys and Girls Club will be launching academic boost camps in the same trusted model of BGC summer camps, with an additional education focus! The program will have education-focused sessions delivered in interactive and discovery-led ways, so children retain key curriculum concepts while staying active, exploring creativity and awakening learning interest.
- This camp will be delivered by qualified professionals, including Ontario Certified Teachers
- Programs will be in accordance with the Ontario Curriculum and guided by the
- scientifically proven methods of the Reading Clinic
- Children will learn while having fun!
We're getting ready to welcome future Majors! LDSB has begun the process of registering students for Kindergarten for 2021-2022 school year.
Our school offers both English and French Immersion programs. Please follow the link below for more information about Kindergarten in LDSB.
School Advisory Council
Thank-you to our school council members for their time and commitment to the improvement of our school. We are so appreciative of your engagement and your ongoing support of our school, staff and students. We look forward to continued collaboration in the coming school year!
You can follow council updates on twitter or on the SAC Facebook page.
Youth Vaccination Clinics
How to book a first dose appointment at Youth and Family Vaccination Clinics
- To make a vaccination appointment, please use the link below.
- Youth clinics will be held beginning on June 8 to June 28.
- Please note you will need to be 12 years of age at the time of the appointment.
- Appointments are for parents/guardians as well as the youth and the link can accommodate different booking options. For example, youth only (if both parents/guardians are already immunized) or a parent/guardian with multiple eligible youth.
Standing with the Muslim Community
Maltby Virtual Supports
Contact 613-308-9338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD SHARE PROGRAM
We continue to get support from the Food Share program. If your family is struggling, please reach out to the school and we will connect you with support from our local Food Share Program for bi-weekly deliveries to your home.
Kids Help Phone – Children and youth can contact Kids Help Phone 24/7 from anywhere in Canada, via phone, text or online chat.
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support – Provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed
Anxiety Canada - Free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety, including resources specific to COVD-19.
ASYMPTOMATIC COVID TESTING AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS BY Appointment
Students are invited to participate in voluntary asymptomatic testing (no symptoms) for COVID-19 during designated times. Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Walk-ins are not permitted. Parent/guardian consent is required for testing of students under the age of 18. This testing is only for students, staff and bus drivers who DO NOT have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a Community Assessment Centre. Learn more and review the schedule for your student's school at https://bit.ly/LDSBAsymptomaticTesting
The announcement of the name changing process for our school may be upsetting to some members of the school community. If you require assistance, please reach out to the school for support. The National Indian Residential School Crisis line is 1-866-925-4419.