Together in Education Family Update
Dear Lancaster Families
We wanted to provide a few updates to our school community. Staffing season has begun and we have received approval for the organization of our school next year at 17 classes, this is an additional class due to projected student enrollment. We were also able to maintain our support staff allocation of educational assistants who help to support the learning of students in many ways. Please let your classroom teacher know, or contact the school by email or phone, if you anticipate that your family circumstances will change next year. If you have friends or new neighbours who have not yet registered please encourage them to complete their registrations on-line and contact the school if they require further support.
Planting season is almost near! Please be sure to to check out our Plantables fundraiser at plantables.ca and use the code LDPSGROWS. Plants, more mature than seedlings, are delivered right to your door ready to go into your garden or can be sent as a gift to a family member, neighbour or friend.
With thanks and gratitude,
Ms. Fox, Ms. O'Hearn and your Lancaster Team
Bayridge SS Computer Challenge Results - Congratulations Lions!
Rich Resources and Learning Opportunities for Educators and Students
Authentic Voices - Equity Resources
Virtual Opportunities for extended learning
Art Ventures - opportunities in the arts
Recognition of Dates and Months of Significance During May
During May, we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian origin who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.
Jewish Heritage Month provides us with the unique opportunity to learn, share and celebrate the history and culture of Jewish Canadians.
Orthodox Easter, also called Greek Easter, is the principal festival of the Orthodox Church. It is the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians. Happy Easter to all those celebrating today.
Eidul-Fitr is on Thursday, May 13, 2021
Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday for the Muslim community in Canada. also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking or the Lesser Feast. It marks the end of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries. It is one of Islam’s two major festivals, with Eid al-Adha being the other major festival. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of the fasting that occurs during Ramadan.
Free Parent Workshops - Helping your Child with School Anxiety
Order your ready-to-plant garden or gift one to someone else! Planting season is coming : )
Kid's Inclusive Resource for Educators and Parents
ASYMPTOMATIC COVID TESTING AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
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
ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS NEW TO LDSB IS NOW OPEN!
Accessing Communication Tools
Learn how to:
- Set up a SchoolMessenger App account: set up your account, review your contact information and communication preferences, join teacher-instant messaging groups, and view all your alerts and messages in one place. Watch the video tutorial.
- Use the Communicate broadcast tool: choose how you will receive alerts including how to opt-in for text messaging. Watch the video tutorial.
- Use the Board mobile app: how to choose your schools, see your messages and report and review student absences. Watch the video tutorial.
Subscribe to school calendars: receive email alerts or download calendars or individual events to your personal calendar
Click here to see our virtual store for student clothing. More options coming soon!