October Newsletter

Hello Lyndhurst Families,

We have had another wonderful and busy month here at school. Our Cross Country Team finished its' season. The students worked hard to improve at each meet/practice and I am very proud of their effort! Volleyball season has now begun and Mr. Parish and Ms. Youssefi are working with our mixed girl/boy team.

Our staffing is now complete and we welcome Ms. Ho (Classroom Teacher) and Ms. Joyag (EA) to Division 4 and Ms. Sharma who will be our Friday morning Librarian.

This month we had two emergency drills - classes practiced both a Fire and an Earthquake drill. We will continue to practice a variety of drills throughout the year to ensure we are prepared for an emergency. Thanks also to our PAC who are purchasing additional emergency supplies for our Earthquake bin.

On October 29th we held our PAC Pumpkin Patch event. Thank you to our hard working parents for all of your work creating such a special memory for our students!

We will finish off the month with a Halloween assembly. Thanks to Mr. Singh, Mr. Tesan and Division 1 students for organizing and leading this event.

Thank you to all who responded to the parent online survey. The results were as follows:

What's great about Lyndhurst? Many parents spoke about our close-knit community where the families know each other. Also, families appreciate that our students have the same opportunities as larger school (for example, Sports Teams).

How can we improve as a school? Suggestions here were around improving communication with families. I hope our updated website with the Upcoming Events/Full Year Calendar section is helping you find our most updated information about what is happening at our school. If you have any further suggestions please feel free to email me anytime or drop by to see me.

Lyndhurst is now on Twitter (@LyndhurstSD41) Our tweets will give families another way to see what is happening at school. You do not have to have a Twitter account to see our Tweets because they will also appear on our school webpage.

Halloween is a time of special memories for me. I remember fondly the days my boys would go Trick-or-Treating in our neighbourhood and how excited they would be each year picking out a costume. We still carve Jack-O-Lanterns and went together to a farm to choose our pumpkins this year. I wondered if my teenage boys would feel 'too old' for such an event but they appreciated the family time. In our busy lives family times like these are so important but so are the day-to-day moments. I try to make sure I make time each day to have one-on-one time with my children. This can be a challenge. Some days it may only be 10 minutes but I want to make sure my boys go to bed each night knowing they are loved and appreciated for who they are. I wish you and your families a Happy Halloween and a wonderful November!

Mrs. Moro

Vice Principal