Weekly Update Newsletter

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

Upcoming Dates and Events

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 21 - Meet the Staff Event 3:30pm-5:30pm

Sept. 22 - Grade 6 and Kindergarten Group B Terry Fox Run

Sept. 23 - Terry Fox School Run Day (Wear red and white or Canadian attire) & Grade 6 students on a Field Trip at Birch Bay

Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day at LLR

Sept. 30 - No School: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


OCTOBER

Oct. 3 - Read In Week

Oct. 5 - World Teachers' Day & Early Dismissal 2:10pm & Pajama Day

Oct. 7 - No School: Staff Professional Learning Day

Oct. 10 - No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct. 17 - ICON Kinder retakes (Group A)

Oct. 18 - ICON Picture retakes

Meet the Staff - Open House

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 3:30-5:30pm

101 Crimson Drive

Sherwood Park, AB

We invite our LLR families to come into the school on Wednesday, September 21 to visit your child's classroom, see their learning spaces and meet their teacher(s) and our staff. There is no formal program for this evening. This is a great opportunity to put faces to names and to connect in person.


If you have specific things of a private nature to discuss with your child's teacher(s), we invite you to email or phone the school at 780-416-9018 to set up an appointment.

Evacuation Drill

In our ongoing efforts to keep families informed, you will receive regular communication from the school regarding all emergency preparedness drills the school conducts.

Lakeland Ridge School had an evacuation drill this morning. Students did an excellent job leaving the building in a safe and timely manner.

As this was a drill, there is no action parents/guardians need to take. In the event of an evacuation in response to an actual incident, we would provide information on any actions parents/guardians need to take to co-operatively support our emergency response procedures.

An evacuation is used when it is unsafe to remain inside the building. In an evacuation, students and staff exit the building and gather at a designated location outside the school. In the event students and staff must remain outside for an extended period of time, they may move to our alternate indoor evacuation center. For more information about Elk Island Public Schools’ emergency preparedness planning, visit www.eips.ca/parents/emergency-preparedness.

Thank you for your co-operation in keeping students and staff safe.

Reminders from the Office

With the return of school, it is important students remember their utensils for their lunches and water bottles. Also, with the weather getting cooler, please ensure your child is dressed for the weather.

Student Medication

If your student requires medication to be accessible at the school such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Reactine, and Tums, please fill out the Medication Management Plan and return it with the medication to Mrs. Desaulniers in the office or email return the form to general.LLR@eips.ca.


Students are not permitted to administer their own medication at school. All medication should be provided in its original packaging and labelled with student’s name. All medication will be stored in the office with administering recorded.

Update your PowerSchool information

The EIPS Correction and Verification Form is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use the form to access and update your child’s records information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child.


When reviewing the form, pay close attention to all listed phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. Also, if you recently moved, now is the time to ensure the Division has your updated address. Throughout the year, the Division and school uses the listed information to communicate with families about important information, including updates, the latest news and event.


EIPS Correction and Verification Form

Review and update the form by Sept. 22, 2022.


For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact the school office at 780-416-9018.

Lost & Found

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Terry Fox Run

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 9am-3pm

101 Crimson Drive

Sherwood Park, AB

Students will be participating in a Terry Fox run/walk on Friday, September 23 throughout the day. Kindergarten Group B and our Grade 6 students will do their run/walk on Thursday, September 22. We are encouraging students to wear red and white or Canadian attire on September 23.


We will be accepting Toonie for Terry donations on behalf of the Terry Fox foundation the week of September 19-23. Families who wish to contribute can also donate online using our Lakeland Ridge Terry Fox Fundraising link.

LLR Athletics!

Our Volleyball teams are now set. Congratulations to all students who made the teams and we really appreciate all students who chose to come out!


Want to know when things are happening? We have an athletics calendar on the LLR school website. https://www.lakelandridge.ca/athletics/athletics-calendar. Please visit often as our Athletics staff will update as often as they can. Please feel free to contact Mr. Fisher (our Athletics Director) if you have any questions or require more information.

Counsellors Corner

We would like to highlight the Boys and Girls Club's new Teen Hub. It is located behind the building where Franklin’s Inn used to be. They offer a lot of activity programs. Check out the link for more information.


The "Raise the Grade" program may also be another beneficial activity for our students who are looking for more support after school. They also have a Dungeons and Dragons club every second Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m..


If you have a child who could benefit from these programs we encourage you to check it out.

School and Division Forms - Permission Click

EIPS has begun migrating school and Division forms to the online Permission Click platform. The system makes the form submission process for families simple and straightforward. Forms are also easily accessible and fillable from your mobile device. Families will generally receive forms in one of two ways—sent as a link within a SchoolMessenger email or in a direct email from Permission Click sent to the first parent or guardian on record in PowerSchool. Be sure to add notifications@permissionclick.com to your safe sender list to ensure required forms aren’t mistakenly directed to your junk mail folder.

Pay School fees online!

School fee information for the 2022-23 school year will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal in late September. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using a credit card.


Don’t forget to log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of certain school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more. Additionally, junior high and senior high fees can change as courses are added and deleted.


If you’re unable to pay your school fees, you can apply to have certain fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2022.


For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit eips.ca. Alternatively, contact Cathy Eyben at Lakeland Ridge School at 780-416-9018.

National Truth & Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with the purpose of honouring the children who never returned home as well as Survivors of residential schools. This day is an opportunity for public commemoration of these tragic events and painful history as well as an acknowledgment of the ongoing impacts of residential schools.


As September 30 is a federal statutory holiday, our school will participate in Orange Shirt Day on September 29. Students and community members are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school on this day. If you don't own an orange shirt, you can still be part of this event by wearing an orange ribbon or another items of clothing in orange.


What is Orange Shirt Day and why do we acknowledge it?

Orange Shirt Day is a day of remembrance and and act of reconciliation that takes place annually across Canada. This is an opportunity to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools. It grew out of a gathering of survivors held in Williams Lake, British Columbia in 2013, where Phyllis Webstad, who attended St. Joseph Mission residential school, shared her experience of having her new orange shirt taken on her first day. If you would like to learn more about Phyllis' story, click here to watch a short video. September 30 was picked as the date because it is the time children had to leave their homes and return to the schools.


What help is available to former residential school students?

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available for former residential school students and includes emotional and crisis referral services. Services are available around the clock and can be accessed by calling 1-866 925-4419.