Landmark Elementary School

Fall News 2018

Principal's Message - Mrs. Koop

It is my privilege to share my first principal's message. I have had an excellent start as the new principal of Landmark Elementary School. I have felt welcomed by the staff, students and the families of Landmark. Thank you!

To have the opportunity to come to work and form relationships with kids every day is a true gift. I have so much hope for our system. I find hope in each and every relationship I have with children, teachers, and families. It is this hope that drives my quest to work towards creating a school culture where everyone has a sense of belonging. I am committed to continually asking questions of how we can make our schools a place where all students, staff, and families thrive.

As the Principal of Landmark Elementary School, I am dedicated to creating a community of learners where every student and staff member feels empowered and experiences the joy of learning! I look forward to a great year!

Introducing Lana Daley - Learning Support Teacher

I am very excited to join the team here at Landmark Elementary as the Learning Support (Resource) teacher. Thank you to all the parents, staff and students for going out of their way to make me feel so welcome at my new school. It has been greatly appreciated!

I began my career in Louis Riel School Division, where I taught grade 5 and grade 3. My husband and I then moved to Arizona for six years, where I taught grade 3 at a charter school. After having our daughter, we came back to Manitoba to be closer to our family. After a couple of years of subbing and staying at home with our daughter, I decided to return back to teaching in the Hanover School Division. I spent 10.5 years at Southwood School in Steinbach where I taught grade 1, grade 6 French, and grade 4. It was during these 10 years at Southwood that I began to think about a career in resource (learning support).

After my 20-ish years of teaching, I decided to finally make the move into a learning support role. Throughout my teaching career, I have found it very rewarding to make school a place for every learner. Inclusion has become my passion. I have been fortunate to work with all types of students, with all types of needs, and these experiences have made me into the educator that I am today. I am looking forward to continuing both my career and my learning here alongside the staff and students at Landmark School!

News from the Office

1. Welcome to Sherri James our new part-time secretary. We are so happy that you have joined our team!

2. Volunteers are essential to our school. Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering. We have many opportunities throughout the year.

Student Safety - Bus Loop

Only buses are allowed in the bus loop in front of the school from 8:30-9:00 in the morning and 3:30-4:00 in the afternoon. Thank you for your cooperation!


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Upcoming Events


  • October 5 Picture Day

  • October 8 Thanksgiving - No Classes

  • October 12 Eastman Choral Workshops

  • October 12 Hot lunch program begins

  • October 15-19 Bus Safety Week

  • October 19 MTS PD Day - No Classes

  • October 30 WE Day - We Team

  • November 2 Picture Retakes

  • November 5 Admin Day - No Classes

  • November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly

  • November 16 Report Cards

  • November 22 Parent/Guardian Teacher Conferences

  • November 29 Grade 6 Vaccinations - HBV and HPV

  • December 6 Last Grade Two Swimming Lesson

  • December 18 K-4 Christmas Concert

  • December 21 Last Day of Classes

  • December 24-January 4 Christmas Break

  • January 7 Back to School

Stay tuned for more information on Operation Christmas Child and Bus Safety Week!

Hot Lunches

Thank you to our volunteers! We appreciate your help! Our first hot lunch will be Pizza Day on October 12th!

Hanover Parent and Child Community Program at Landmark Elementary

Hanover Parent and Child Community Program at Landmark Elementary

The Hanover Parent and Child Community Program would like to invite Landmark parents and their preschool children to attend free preschool programming. This program is being provided by the Hanover School Division to promote the development of school readiness skills. Children will have the opportunity to play, learn, create, sing and develop skills to prepare them for kindergarten. Parents will be able to visit with other parents, learn parenting skills, and participate in activities with their children. Snacks will be provided. When: School Day Thursdays from 1:15 - 3:15 pm Beginning Sept. 27th

Families can attend weekly or just drop in when they can. Cost: FREE Where: Landmark Elementary School PLEASE NOTE: Children should bring indoor footwear. Parents/guardians, please park in the designated street parking areas.

Picture Day

Mark your Calendar for our School Picture Day on

Friday, October 5th.

Picture Day information forms will be sent home with all students.

Please review the information form and send it back with your child on or before Picture Day.

All students will be photographed for school service products. Proofs will be sent home for you to preview the images before you buy!

News from the Music Room - Ms. Gordon

Grade 5 and 6 choir has officially started. This choir is made up of singers in grade 5 and 6 who have chosen to be part of this group. They will be joining with hundreds of other singers at the Eastman Choral Workshop day on October 12, as well as performing for our school and community over the next few months.

The grade 5 and 6 students have entered a music contest! Check out "The Classroom Music Challenge" at to find out what this is all about!

On Oct. 31, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra String Quintet will be visiting our school to perform for our students. This is an awesome opportunity for LES students to see and hear the stringed instruments up close and personal.

News from the Gym - Ms. Sokolowski

September has been a busy month in the gym! Here were some of our highlights of this month:”

“Terry Ran for Me, I Am Running For…”

The Terry Fox event is always a very important day for us to remember Terry and all of our loved ones who have been affected by cancer. This year, our focus during the Terry Fox Event was “character.” Students discussed what type of character Terry was to have accomplished what he did in his lifetime. As we thought about Terry Fox’s strong, brave, and determined character, we began to think of others in our lives who embody these same qualities and who we consider to be our own “heroes.” Each student dedicated their run to this “heroic” person, many of us choosing family members or friends!

Our Terry Fox Run was cold and wet but LES students showed “perseverance” and “grit” as they happily ran in the rain!

We were able to raise $289.65 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Way to go LES! Thank you to teachers, parents, and volunteers for making this event a success!

Cross Country

Another exciting event for our grade 5 and 6 students was our cross-country meet! We had over 30 students train throughout the month of September for our two divisional meets in Steinbach. Our first race was held at the Steinbach Soccer Park and our second run took place at A.D. Penner Park where we raced against several other schools in our division.

We had some chilly weather for both of our runs (and even some snow) but the students worked hard and performed well. We had two of our students make the top ten for their category; Aidan and Brooklynn (who placed first)! Congratulations to all of our cross-country runners and their hard work throughout the month. We are proud of you!

Coming Up…

Starting in October we will have a mini-soccer club for grade 3 and 4 students during our lunch recess. Grade 4 students will have mini-soccer on Tuesdays in October and grade 3 students will participate on Thursdays. Our grade 5 and 6 volunteers will be referring for the lunchtime games! We look forward to seeing our grade 3s and 4s there!

Another school-wide event coming up will be “Walktober.” Walktober is a day to help promote healthy living and start important conversations about the environment. On this day, students will be encouraged to walk, bike, or roll to school. Students who bus will be dropped off a distance away from the school so they have the opportunity to participate in this event! Although this is a single day event, students are always encouraged to get to school using an active mode of transportation as long as it is possible and safe! Stay tuned for more information to follow!

News from Guidance - Mrs. Moffatt

This month in guidance education, the Ks, 1s, and 1/2s are beginning to learn about the Zones of Regulation! We are learning how to recognize and talk about our emotions. In 2/3 and 3/4, we will be exploring mental wellness through a program called Project 11. If you are interested in learning more about the Zones or Project 11, check out these links: