La Salle Family Update (7-12)
May 5th, 2023
Spotlight on Intermediate Experiential Learning
Spotlight on Secondary Experiential Learning
May 2nd: Secondary Mid-term Report Cards Distributed in Homeforms
May 10th: Grade 8-9 Spring Orientation Day
May 11, 12 and 13th: Secondary School Play Performance of 'There's A Body In The Closet' at 7 pm
May 22nd: Victoria Day - Holiday - No School
May 27th: Grade 7 trip to Canada's Wonderland
June 2nd: PA Day - No School
June 22, 23, 26, 27, 28th: Secondary Exam Days
June 26th: Grade 8 Graduation 4-6 pm @ La Salle Great Hall; Graduation Celebration and Dance 8- 10 pm @ Army Naval Airforce Unit (ANAF).
June 29th: Grade 12 Graduation 3-5 pm
June 30th: PA Day - No School
Drama Club's Production of 'There's A Body In The Closet'
Save the Date: May 11, 12 and 13th - Doors open @ 7pm
Tickets can be purchased at lunch in the main foyer. $15 for adults and $10 for students.
School Council Golf Tournament Fundraiser - June 2nd @ 1:30 pm
Our School Council invites your participation in a Golf Tournament Fundraiser.
Please contact Stephanie Saunders at email@example.com or (613) 572-0771 to register.
LDSB Summer Session
Information has been posted on the Limestone D.S.B. website under Programs, Summer Programming then Summer Session.
Summer Session (Secondary) - Limestone District School Board
- L.D.S.B. students will register through their myBlueprint account (accessed through Minds Online). Instructions are located on the Summer Session webpage and indicate that students will select “Continuing Education” to access Summer Session courses within the L.SD.S.B.
- Co-op Registration will occur through this link: https://forms.office.com/r/DvmWaBYDj6
- Students are asked to have a pre-arranged placement and to complete a Co-op form at the time of registration.
- LDSB Summer Session courses do require daily course connections through either synchronous check ins and/or communication with course teachers. Students travelling, or not able to access their course daily should not consider registering in a summer session course.
- Please note that Summer Session starts on Tuesday July 4th, 2023 and runs to Friday July 28th, 2023. Co-operative Education is extended to Friday August 11th, 2023.
- Registration for LDSB Summer Session courses will end Thursday June 29th at 12:00 pm.
Questions? Please reach out to our guidance counsellors - Mr. Jeremy Armstrong and Ms. Nastasia Kotsovolos.
Summer Session (Secondary)
National AccessAbility Week May 28-June 2 ... Wear Red on May 31st!
This annual event is an opportunity for Canadians to come together to celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities, highlight the work of individuals, organizations and communities who are removing barriers, and reflect on our ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more disability inclusive Canada. Every year National AccessAbility Week begins on the last Sunday in May. In 2023, NAAW will take place from May 28 to June 2.
How can you show your support? Wear a Red Shirt on Wednesday, May 31st.
National AccessAbility Week and Red Shirt Day - Easter Seals Ontario
VOLUNTEER AT AGNES
Agnes welcomes the support of arts-engaged high school students at Agnes Art Camp, week-long day camps for children ages 6–12 in July.
Volunteering at Agnes offers individuals an opportunity to be immersed in a museum education environment. We encourage teens interested in learning about visual arts, creativity and education to reach out.
Flexible schedules are available and students may opt to volunteer for a full week, mornings or afternoons only, or another custom schedule designed with Agnes.
You can read more about our camps here: https://agnes.queensu.ca/participate/classes-workshops-camps/agnes-art-camp-summer-2023/
Please contact Charlotte Gagnier, Program Coordinator at Agnes for more information (613) 533-6000 x 77053.
Opportunity for Indigenous Youth
Please see the attached poster from the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest promoting their new Youth Connections program. This program is for Indigenous youth ages 12-19 who are interested in making connections and participating in cultural and language programming.
Please contact Mandy Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or questions.
New cafe teaches skills training to intellectually challenged youth in Kingston - Kingston | Globalnews.ca
Gender Affirming Assistance Project
The grassroots collective, Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), is a community-based group based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region that seeks to support two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members.
This initiative aims to reduce the barriers for people when accessing gender-affirming care and rooting for anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and intersectional ethics of care. GAAP is working with community members, including students from Queen’s University, to provide two services currently: gender-affirming apparel, and support for name/gender marker changes on identification cards.
Mental Health Support
There are many community organizations, including The Maltby Centre, that offer a variety of resources to support students and families. The Maltby Centre (https://maltbycentre.ca/) provides mental health and autism services to children and youth, and works with clients in schools, homes, and other locations.
Other supports include:
We continue to see many students who struggle to safely and respectively use social media. Please monitor your student's phone usage, especially at night. Many students admit to staying up quite late each night, and therefore coming to school quite tired. Thank you for your vigilance and helping your student get the most out of their day.
School Advisory Council
We remind everyone that we welcome members to join us at each meeting. Our next one is June 6th at 6:30 p.m.
Newly elected council for 2022/23:
Chairs: Stephanie Saunders
Secretary: Stephanie Gratto
Much appreciation to this team for their volunteer time in supporting our school!
La Salle Athletics Fundraiser
Please consider buying gift cards through our program that supports your family’s LSS sports/trip fees AND supports LSS Athletics. See the school website under Secondary Athletics for details.
Gift Cards :
Buying gift cards for your gift purchases? If you buy them through La Salle's Fundscrip program, a $50 purchase gives you
a $50 giftcard – plus, for no cost - you build a rebate fund. The fund is split 80% to your family's La Salle Secondary School fees (for athletics or
school trips) and 20% benefits La Salle Athletics. If desired, it is possible to direct the fund to the La Salle library. See the
school website under Secondary>Athletics for details.