Together in Education:Family Update

November 8-12

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School Update

This week, we recognize November 8th - Indigenous Veterans Day, and November 11th - Remembrance Day. In a virtual service on November 11th, we will pause to remember and thank all the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have given so much in service to our country. Our Legion partners have provided poppies that we will distribute to our students. Parents may wish to send a loonie donation with your child to support the Legion's Poppy campaign.


Under the guidance of Ms. O'Hearn, our teacher candidates have organized some outdoor games for students. Candidates will lead a game for the 30-minute Junior /Intermediate lunch recess and primary classes during morning recess. A great way to facilitate learning about good sportsmanship and get more students involved in outdoor play.


Thanks to Ms. Cattermole and parent volunteers Ms. Slovitt and Ms. Richard and teacher candidates our library is now open for student use! Thank you for all of your work in reviving and re-organizing this space after it has been rested and used as a classroom over the last two years. Students are excited to once again enjoy the rich resources and books that our library has to offer.


Parking Etiquette:

Families are reminded that when parking on side streets close to the school that it is essential that we are good neighbours. We build and share a wider school community together. Please ensure that you are abiding by parking rules, are not blocking driveways and your vehicle is not creeping onto the lawns of our neighbours. Overcrowding streets with too many vehicles creates barriers to visibility which puts student safety at risk. The best formula for our community is to empower your older children to walk or bike to school, set up walking buddies, and always provide your family enough time for safe transit in the morning. Rushed timeframes lead to unsafe situations and generate stress for all. Clocks were set back this weekend so this might be a good time to also change alarms to allow for that extra 10 minutes of time.


Your leaders in learning,


Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn

UPCOMING EVENTS

November is Indigenous Education Month

LANCASTER BOOK FAIR CONTINUES UNTIL NOV 15TH

November 8 ~ Indigenous Veteran's day

November 8 ~ Boys and Girls Volleyball practices continue this month

November 9 - HOT LUNCH: Pasta

November 11 ~ Remembrance Day Virtual Service

November 12 ~ Pizza or milkshake party for Jarbeau, Boriotis, Barling (FOI winners)

November 12 ~ Immunization Clinic for Grades 7 & 8

November 12 ~ PLAID SHIRT SPIRIT DAY


November 15th-November 19th: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week


November 17 ~ Picture Re-take day

November 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

November 22 ~ School Climate Survey Opens until November 30th

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LANCASTER VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR CONTINUES UNTIL NOV 15th!!!

  • Thank you to families who have already placed an order! Students truly do enjoy this opportunity to receive a brand new book whether they select it themselves or a new favourite is chosen for them. You might just spark a new interest!
  • The fair is open through November 15th, check it out, and support Lancaster while adding to your book collection.



This is a GREAT time to start your holiday shopping for your family!

Lake Ontario Park Adventures!

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Happy Diwali to our families celebrating! ✨

Volleyball Teams

Mme. Take and Ms. Sheriff will be coaching our girl's volleyball teams, and Ms. O'Hearn and Ms. Fox coaching the boy's. Thank you to our teacher candidates for also supporting us in our practices. Only students in grades 7 and 8 can participate and all students must be vaccinated. Practices will take place during the lunch hour with some after school practices. Exhibition games will be scheduled with a potential end of season tournament in December.

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SCHOOL LIFE IS BUSY WITH LEARNING, PLAYING AND GROWING TOGETHER!

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DIGITAL ACCEPTABLE USE AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Please complete the Digital Acceptable Use and Freedom of Information form attached below. This information is important for us as part of the Data Verification process



You will be asked to agree that to the terms and agreements of technology use at school, and the policies and procedures of the Limestone District School Board.


You will also be asked to agree or disagree with student information being shared in different formats.


This will take roughly 4 minutes to complete. Thank you.

Daily COVID Screener for Students

Save this link to complete your screening before coming to school each day

Accident Insurance: For school sports and general coverage throughout the year

COVID SCREENER LOOK FORS

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Mabels Labels

Need labels for your kids belongings – simply hop onto www.mabelslabels.com and click on “support a fundraiser” scroll through until you see our school then do your shopping – 20% of all sales go to our school fundraising efforts – how easy is that!!

Cobs Bread

Love tasty baked goods from Cobs Bread?? Every time you visit Cobs Bread Bakery at 770 Gardiners rd. in Kingston simply let them know you are supporting Lancaster School’s Fundraiser and they will donate 10% of your sale to us!


Let’s “Raise some Dough”!

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