Together in Education:Family Update
October 18-22, 2021
Save this link to complete your screening before coming to school each day
October is Islamic History Month
October 18-22 ~ Local Government Week, Hot Lunch Orders will be emailed out to families.
October 18 ~ DATA VERIFICATION FORMS GO HOME - MUST BE RETURNED
October 20 ~ IEPs sent home
October 21 ~ Cross-Country Finals
October 29 ~ Black and Orange Day
November is Indigenous Heritage Month
November 1st-5th: Indigenous Education Treaties Recognition Week
November 1 ~ PA DAY
November 11 ~ Remembrance Day
November 12 ~ Immunization Clinic for Grades 7 & 8
November 15th-November 19th: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
November 17 ~ Picture Re-take day
November 19 ~ Progress Reports go home
Lancaster Cross Country teams celebrate their hard work!
October brings with it cooler and shorter days as fall paves the way to the coming winter weather with it's beautiful colours and crisp air. We have continued to enjoy many outdoor escapes and learning opportunities as we explore the leaves, make candied apples and use pumpkins to test some of our math theories. It truly is a month of abundant learning and growing together.
Our hearts were full as we watched and cheered on our crew of athletes as they challenged themselves at the cross country meet at Fort Henry this week. Teamwork does make the dream work, and they all made us so proud! Our running club members got outside, committed to hard work and tested themselves as part of our cross country running team. This is a very challenging sport, and we give a round of applause to all students in Grades 3-8 who made the formidable effort to run the distance, and to the 102 students who competed at Fort Henry Hill on Thursday. This group of students showed a level of sportsmanship, heart and respectful behaviour that was noticed by all of the coaches, bus drivers, and volunteers. Our athletes cheered each other on, and many ran a 'personal best.' 71 runners have qualified for the District Finals this week. Congratulations and good luck runners!
Data Verification Forms will be coming home to families on Monday - it is essential that your child return the form so that we have the most up-to-date information for your child entered into our data system. Forms must be returned even if there are no changes to your child's information. The first two classes that have all forms returned will earn a pizza lunch or milkshake party!
Looking forward to another great week of learning and growing at Lancaster!
Your leaders in learning,
Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn
SCHOOL LIFE IS BUSY WITH LEARNING, PLAYING AND GROWING TOGETHER!
School Advisory Council - Hot Lunch Orders
Hot Lunch Orders will be coming to families this week using School Day. Please ensure you check your inbox as well as your "junk" or "other" areas so that you do not miss the opportunity to order. The Hot Lunch Orders will begin the week of November
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Safe Arrival: Reporting a Student Absence
There are three options to use to report a student absence:
- call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 **Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. It will adjust automatically once the student arrives.
- use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone.
- use the SchoolMessenger website portal.
For more information on how to report an absence please click on the link below.
Accident Insurance: For school sports and general coverage throughout the year
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!
COVID SCREENER LOOK FORS
Willow Youth Network (Formally known as Indigo Girls Group)
Willow Youth Network, formally known as Indigo Girls Group, is an organization run by young feminists for young feminists. In a non-pandemic world, WYN Kingston educates and engages youth in grades 4-8 in discussions about current topics facing the young generation. Clubs foster a safe space for learning and analysis of topics such as self-care, anti-oppression, mental well-being, women in STEM, and much more. These subjects and methods of delivery promote personal growth, increased self-esteem, and mental and physical well-being.
We recognize that much of the language used in WYN's -- previously known as Indigo Girls Group -- programming and even within our name, is not inclusive to transgender and non-binary people. We are working to become a safer and more inclusive space for everyone who would like to be a part of a feminist-led organization that works to empower marginalized genders.
After exploring alternatives to safely accommodate the current circumstances brought on by Covid-19, we have decided to create virtual weekly modules for girls to complete at their own pace. Each module will focus on a societal theme affecting youth of marginalized genders and will include videos, discussions, and interactive activities.
Modules will be released at indigogirlsgroup.com under ‘Kingston Branch’ each Friday starting on October 29th, 2021, for 6 weeks.