Weekly Update Newsletter

Friday, January 13, 2023

Hello Lakeland Ridge Families,

Our next school council meeting is Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 PM. School administration will be sharing information about our current fee structure, posing specific questions about priorities, and asking participants to provide your feedback as we plan for the 2023-24 school year. Updates and information regarding fees will be shared on our school website and through email following the meeting. Our Parent Action Society meeting will follow at 7:30 PM. The meetings will be held in our Library Learning Commons. For those individuals that are unable to attend in person, a link will be made available to join via Microsfiot Teams. The agenda, which includes the link to the meeting, can be found on our school website under the "Parents Tab".

Upcoming Dates and Events


Jan 16 - Saffron Presentations 92/94

Jan. 17 - School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm / PAS Meeting @ 7:30 pm View Agenda Here

Jan 23 - Hot Lunch Opa

Jan 24 - Field Trip Sunridge Ski Area Grades 4 to 7

Jan 26 - Linking Generations Visit

Jan 30 - PL Day - No School


Feb 1 - Early Dismissal (Red/White/Pink Day)

Feb 2 - Linking Generations Visit, K-6 Family Math Games Night

Feb 3 - Gr. 9 Immunizations

Feb 9 & 10 - North Central Teacher's Convention - No School

Feb 15 & 16 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Feb 20 - Family Day - No School

Feb 22 - Gr. 9 Field Trip- Citadel Theatre

Feb 27 - Hot Lunch Nitza's

Junior High Honours Program: 2023-24 applications

Is your child considering the Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Junior High Honours program for the coming school year? The EIPS Junior High Honours program is designed for students in grades 8 and 9 with high achievement in their core courses and who enjoy a challenging academic environment. Students enrolled in Junior High Honours are expected to complete 25 hours of community service in an area of passion and will be automatically enrolled in the “CTF: Enterprise and Innovation” option course. Students must have a minimum 80 percent average in each of the four core subjects to be eligible to apply to the Junior High Honours program.

On January 9, the parent/guardian No. 1 on file in PowerSchool for all current grades 7 and 8 families will receive direct communication from EIPS outlining the application process for the EIPS Junior High Honours program—including a link to the application form. Applications for the 2023-24 EIPS Junior High Honours program are due Jan. 18, 2023.

EIPS will confirm conditional acceptance in the 2023-24 Junior High Honours program in late January—based on a student’s marks as of January 18. Students must maintain their honours standing on the year-end report card in June to receive final acceptance in the Honours program for the upcoming year.


Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2023? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2023-24 school year on Feb. 1, 2023.

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online EIPS Kindergarten Tool kit to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

Additional information regarding Lakeland Ridge's kindergarten program is available at lakelandridge.ca

Returning Student Registration for 2023-24

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2023-24 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2023-24 returning student registration takes place Feb. 1-28, 2023.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2023.

Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

For more information, contact the school office at
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Math at Home

Looking for engaging ways to incorporate math at home? This website has interactive activities that you can do at home (or in the classroom). https://mathathome.mathlearningcenter.org/ You can pick the grade and concept and work your way through the different math activities!

LLR Athletics!

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.

Caregiver Resources

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