LPS Spring Newsletter
Hear Us Roar!!
If you have a child who will turn 4 by December 31, 2015, you can register them for Kindergarten to start in September. Please consider doing this at your earliest convenience as it helps us to plan for next year. You will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization record or we can take a copy for you!
At Loughborough we also have before and after school care through Frontenac County Community Childcare. You can make inquiries there about available places for next year. Stay tuned for more information regarding our Welcome to Kindergarten evening in May.
Spirit at LPS!
April is a month we focus on Environmental Awareness. This year we will have even more cause to celebrate with the addition of many new trees, a vegetable and flower garden as well as extensive limestone seating/play areas! Thanks to Parent Council, Green team, grants and community support for funding and help with our Schoolyard improvement projects!
During Earth week we will continue to raise funds through our annual SYDWAM (stuff you don't want anymore sale). Please begin sending in your gently used toys, puzzles and children's clothing to the library. Send your child with $1 per item on Wednesday, April 20th. All money raised will continue to support our yard improvements! Thanks so much to our Green Team for all their hard work!
Please check our website for further news from our Green Team!
LPS Wins Music Grant!
LPS is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 music grant from the Larry Gibson Estate, managed in part through the Limestone Learning Foundation. These funds will go toward enhancing the community building powers of the arts in our junior and intermediate grades. On the evening of April 13th staff from LPS will attend a ceremony where we will graciously accept our grant. Thanks so much to Alan MacDonald and Gillian McDonald for their hard work on this grant. This will be another wonderful learning opportunity for our students.
Get Involved at LPS!
With the coming of Spring means the start of many new sports and activities here at LPS. I'd like to thank our staff for the incredible amount of time they give to extra-curriculars. Right now our junior students are busy with boys and girls basketball, cross country running is happening for everyone, and next week we will organize intramural soccer and ultimate frisbee for our primary and junior students.
For those that have a talent to show off be sure to join us on the evening of May 10th as we celebrate all our students have to offer with this year's Talent Show. We have had an incredible showing of student support for this and thanks to some wonderful student leadership with regards to organization it should be a great event! Look for more information on this in the coming weeks.
Congrats to Ms. Chanook and Mr. MacDonald!!
ONLINE MATH TOOLS
Are you looking for some fun math activities to do with your kids? If you are the Ministry of Education has developed MATHIES, a website designed to help develop an understanding of key math concepts throughout grades K-12. The website is a wonderful mix of games, activities, and interactive learning tools all designed to bring the fun to Math!! You can access the website here: http://oame.on.ca/mathies/index.html
STUDENT ELECTRONIC USE
IMPORTANT SPRING DATES
April 1- Backwards Day, Lunch orders due
April 6- Sibling Photos due
April 8- Hat and Pizza day
April 11 and 12- Challenge for a Day Applicants visit
April 13- Pearce/Lees to Gymnastics, Swim to Survive for Grade 3's
April 15- Twin Day and Wraps for hot lunch
April 18- KFLA Gr. 7 Hep B and Meningococcal and Gr. 8 girls HPV
April 20- Gr. 3 Swim to Survive
April 22- Green Day, Earth Day, Junior basketball tournament
April 24- Gr 4/5 class workshop with Christine Harvey
April 25-29 Grade 6 Science workshops
April 27- Swim to Survive
April 29- PJ Day, Challenge Acceptance Notification, Pizza Day
May 3- LCVI Road Race
May 4- Jr. BB Tournament
May 6- Pizza/Pasta Day, Challenge Registration Day Deadline
May 9- Talent Show 11:30
May 10- Talent Show 11:30 and 6:30, Spirit Store open
May 12- Gr 7 and 8 Sevac Exchange here
May 13- Cheese Pizza
May 16- Gr 4/5 to Queens, Gr.6 Cancian Christine Harvey workshop
May 18- Woogh, Blais, Isbell to Gould Lake
May 20- PA Day
May 23- Victoria Day holiday
May 24- LDSB Touch Football Tournament, Gr 6 Gibson Christine Harvey workshop
May 26- Gr 3 trip to Upper Canada Village, LPS Spelling Bee
May 27- Cheese Pizza, Gr. 6 Performance (Noon for students, 2pm for parents)
May 25- June 3- EQAO Grade 3 and 6
May 31- Dental Screening JK/SK and Grade 2's