Landmark Elementary School

June 2019 Newsletter

Principal's Message

We have been so busy learning and having fun at LES that is hard to believe it is the end of June. I have many fond memories of my first year as Principal of LES. A highlight has been getting to know all of the students. I love walking down the halls and having the opportunity to interact with our students and learn more about them every day!

It has been a privilege working together with the staff of LES. Our staff is committed to creating a safe and learning focused environment for all of our students.

Thank-you to all of you for the community support. Community learning partnerships are a vital part of a healthy school and I appreciate all the support our school has received this year. A big shout out to all of our volunteers! We appreciate you a lot!

I am proud of our school and look forward to the 2019/2020 school year and all of the wonderful things that it will bring. I often say we may be a small school but we sure are a mighty school!

I wish you all a wonderful summer with your families! Take time to play and enjoy the more relaxed pace of summer. I look forward to seeing you and all of your children on September 3, 2019, at the Meet the Teacher Event.

Take care,

Kim Koop

Principal LES

Upcoming Events

Grade Six Farewell - June 25th @ 2:30

Grades 4-6 @ Lilac Resort - June 26th

Last Day of School - June 26th

Report Cards - June 26th

Meet the Teacher - September 3rd

First Day of School - September 4th

Happy Retirement

Our school would like to say a big thank you to our custodian Debbie Malazdrewicz. Ms. M has been an important member of our staff for six years. She was always willing to help out and kept Landmark Elementary School in tip-top shape. We wish her all the best in her retirement!!

Grade Six Farewell Assembly

On June 25th at 2:30, we will be having our Grade Six Farewell Assembly. The assembly is our opportunity as a school community to say thank you to our grade sixes for being part of our school community for seven years. We appreciate all of our grade six students and wish you all the best in grade seven at Landmark Collegiate. All are welcome to attend the assembly. We will have cookies and refreshments following the assembly.

School Supplies

We will be moving forward with school purchased school supplies. This fee will cover all consumable supplies that the students use throughout the school year as well as a music fee. This bulk order allows us to keep the price of school supplies down while ensuring that all students have quality supplies.

School supply lists (specific to a classroom) and fee are posted on the school website.

Report Cards

This year final student report cards will be posted on Parent Portal on Wednesday, June 26th in the late afternoon. For those parents who have not signed up for electronic report cards, paper copies will be sent home with the students on June 26th.

From the Music Room

On Monday, May 6, students, staff and many parents gathered in the gym to celebrate Music Monday. Initiated by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, Music Monday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of music in our schools and communities. At LES, students from our entire school showcased a wide variety of music through singing, instrumental music, dance, circus club, battle of the bands finalists and whole-school songs. It was truly a celebration and a beautiful demonstration of how music ties us all together. The Music Monday theme song, "Hymn to Freedom" by the iconic jazz pianist Oscar Peterson sums it up perfectly: "Let every voice join in one song and together sing in harmony. That's when we'll be free!"

Just one week later, the grade 4-6 students had the opportunity to attend the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra "Adventures in Music" concert. This was also a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience a wide variety of orchestral music paired with singing, dance and art and focused on the various ways that music is a language.

On Tuesday, June 11 the students from grade 1-4M headed to the Archie Plett Park for a "Folk Dance in the Park" event. Students ate their lunches at the park following the folk dancing. Parents were welcome to join us for this event and to stay to eat lunch with their child(ren).

From The Gym

Highlights From the Gym

It is a busy time of year in the LES gym! Our grade 4-6 classes were busy practicing their track & field events while our K-3 students have been playing games that help us to develop our under/overhand throwing and catching. Extra-curricular clubs that your child may have participated in were, badminton club (4), circus club (4), track and field (5-6), and good start club (5-6). We are spending many of our gym classes outdoors and are enjoying the beautiful weather! Here were some of our highlights of our gym classes the past few months:

Circus Club

This year, we held a circus club for grade 4 students. Students met once a cycle to improve on various circus skills in hopes of creating a routine to be performed for an audience. Our circus skills included plates, diablo, juggling, stilts, hula hoops and flour routine. Each student selected 2 skills that they were most passionate about and wanted to develop further. Once they chose their skills, the students collaborated to come up with a routine to show off the skills that they had learned! The circus club had an amazing performance during the Music Monday assembly to showcase all of their hard work!

Golf Manitoba

We had a guest from Golf Manitoba’s Future Links program come teach us all about golf! We had a beautiful day to learn about the proper way to hold the golf club, the different golf terms and tips, and had the chance to hit a few golf balls!

Track & Field

Our grade 5 and 6 students worked so hard throughout the month of May to prepare themselves for the Divisional Small Schools Track Meet in Steinbach. Our athletes did so well and we had several of our students finish in the top 4 for high jump, shot put, long jump, triple jump, 60M, 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, and relay. Congrats to all of our LES athletes on their hard work and dedication!

Run, Jump, Throw Wheel Day!

We had our annual Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel day on Friday, June 14! This was a fun day for our Kindergarten to grade 4 students to apply their basic movement skills in a variety of exciting stations.Thank you to our grade 6 leadership team who did an awesome job of running the stations! We had a great time running, jumping, and throwing!

Current clubs:

  • Good Start Club (grade 5-6)

  • Dodgeball Club (grade 5-6)

From the Library

At this time of year, an inventory of our LES library is being conducted. Please keep an eye out for library books which may have found their way into your homes. They can be identified by a barcode on the front cover with the LES name in it. All returned books will be received with sincere gratitude. Happy reading this summer!

Staff for the 2019/2020 School Year

Principal - Kim Koop

Learning Support - Lana Daley and Jenna Moffatt

Literacy Support - Lisa Verinder

Guidance Counselour - Kailey Penner and Jenna Moffatt

PhysEd and Health - Katya Sokolowski

Music - Kim Gordon

Educational Assistant - Denise Hall-Berezowecki

Educational Assistant - Pat Clark

Educational Assistant - Lilly Donkersloot

School Administrative Assistant - Monica Frischbutter

Administrative Assistant - Sherri James

Learning Commons Assistant - Jennifer Froese

Custodian Day - Murray Neufeld

Custodian Evening - Helen Townsend

Kindergarten AM/PM - Janet Ens

Grade 1AV - Karen Andersen and Lisa Verinder

Grade 1/2R - Meagan Reimer

Grade 2/3MS - Janice Schmidtke and Jenna Moffatt

Grade 3/4G - Tanis Giesbrecht

Grade 4/5K - Karlie Krisko

Grade 5M - Ryan Malech

Grade 5/6A -Jennifer Armstrong

Grade 6H - Krista Hillier