Together in Education:Family Update

Feb 28-Mar 4

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Upcoming Dates:

MARCH


March 2nd: Parent and Family Workshop - Transitions to Kindergarten for students with Special Education needs 9:30-12:00 - contact LANCD@limestone.on.ca for link

March 14th-18th: March Break

March 20-April 2 - Spring virtual Scholastic book fair
March 20-April 2 - 1st annual Lancaster Read-A-Thon

Wednesday, March 23rd – IEP’s sent home

Sunday, March 27th - Lancaster @ FRONTENACS GAME @ 2:00

Friday, May 13th – Immunization Clinic – Gr. 7 & 8

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School Update

Dear Families,


It is hard to believe that March is here! We were challenged last week with some slippery conditions on our school yard which required some changes at recess times for student safety. This weather, while presenting some ups and downs also means that a new season is around the corner!


Looking ahead into March we have some exciting events happening at Lancaster. A school-wide Read-a-thon is set to begin later in the month which will focus on encouraging the love and adventure found in reading for students. This is a great time to enjoy some shared reading opportunities with your children at home as a family or perhaps some 1:1 time. Your child will remember these moments. We encourage picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, e-books and videos of favourite authors sharing their stories. You can read to your child, you can take turns, or sit back and have your child read to you - all of these reading minutes will count! Look for more information as the dates get closer.


We will also be inviting our Lancaster community to a Frontenacs game on Sunday March 27th! We will have a section reserved for our school and families are able to share our link to invite family and friends to enjoy the game. We have had great success with this event in past years!


We will also be engaging with Plantables again this year. Many families placed orders last year and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. You can start planning your garden now and set delivery dates when you are ready. These also make great gifts for families or friends that may live a distance away as the company delivers throughout Ontario. We have included the link in this newsletter and will ensure it is available all the way up to planting time.


Here to another great week ahead!


Your leaders in learning,

Lani Fox and Sara O'Hearn



Thank you for continuing to do the daily COVID-19 screener, and for keeping your children home when required: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/



Kindergarten Registration has begun! If you have a child who will turn 4 or 5 by the end of December, you will find information about online registration for 2022-23 using the following link: https://www.limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/kindergarten_registration_for_september_2022 We look forward to planning some events to welcome our littlest learners later in the spring!

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS HERE!

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Kindergarten Registration for September 2022

Student Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

Rapid antigen test kits can be provided for students, and staff that develop symtoms at school. Please let us know if you require additional test kits if you are picking up a symptomatic student from school.



Please follow these instruction when using the Rapid Antigen Test Kit .

KFL&A Masking Protocol Changes for LDSB


KFL&A has updated the masking protocol for schools. Students are no longer required to wear masks when they are outdoors and in their cohorts. This means that when students are outside with their class cohorts for phys. ed or for recess, they do not have to keep their masks on.


A reminder that arrival and dismissal times have many students crossing different areas of the yard to get to their cohort lineup spots. Students should keep their masks on until they get to their designated lineup with their class cohort. Masks are still required indoors and on school transportation. Staff will remind students to put their masks on prior to entering the school building and prior to boarding a school

COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool

Please complete daily before attending school

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Tutoring Available through LDAK

The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston is proud to announce the launch of our LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program this Spring! The program will be piloted in selected school communities in Kingston, ON from April - June 2022 with students in Grades 1-3. We hope to be able to expand our tutoring program based on the Science of Reading in the future. In the meantime, LDAK is happy to share contact information for some of our trained tutors, who are available independently for online tutoring.


For more info, click here.

HOT LUNCH AND MILK SCHEDULE

Due to our missed weeks during the period of remote learning, the hot lunch and milk schedules will be extended, with items paid for transferred as follows:


Jan 4 - March 22

Jan 11 - March 29


Our final hot lunch and milk schedule will run from April to June.

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DAILY SCREENING TOOL

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SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL PROTOCOL

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LETTER HOME IF SYMPTOMATIC AT SCHOOL

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LETTER HOME IF SYMPTOMATIC AT SCHOOL

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Lancaster Apparel available through our Spirit Store

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Contact your School Advisory Council Using the link below

Connecting our Lancaster Community - Do you own your own business in Kingston?

The School Advisory Council for Lancaster Drive Public School would like to invite you to join our Lancaster Connect community directory. We want to connect with you and provide a way for you to find people or resources within our school community. The School Advisory Council funds a wide range of activities for the school and we would like to utilize and support businesses within our school community wherever possible. Please join us in creating this community directory by providing your business and contact information below. Once we collect all of the responses, we will share the link to the directory in the weekly school newsletter "Together in Education". You can print out the paper copy and send it in with your child to school or use the Google link in next week's newsletter.
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TRANSLATE OUR NEWSLETTER

Did you know there is a function available that will allow you to translate our newsletter into a preferred language? Use this feature as indicated in the image below.
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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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THANK YOU OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL FOR THIS THOUGHTFUL GESTURE TO STAFF ON VALENTINE'S DAY!