Knights' News

February 16-22

The Days are Getting Longer!

It's been a different winter, to say the least. However, Spring is around the corner, and with that comes more daylight and sunshine. In this issue you will see a focus on wellness, well-wishes and warmth.

In the coming weeks students will notice some more visual art and inspirational messaging around the school; in tandem we are going to strive toward a more cohesive school approach to student wellness. Stay tuned!

Congratulations to our student leaders who continue to inspire others to do good things in the community. See the latest Student Council initiative below--it's another Lo-Ellen & Lockerby project.

Also, please note:

Due to the postponement of the March Break:

March 19 is a PD Day.

Our Mid-winter break will be from April 12th-16th.

Forever a Knight!

Our beloved Mrs. Brenda Ridsdill retires this week!

As part of our office staff she has been an integral part of school life at Lo-Ellen Park.

Here are few words from Brenda:

"I've been at LEP for 20 years. With the Board 30!

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School is very welcoming. The camaraderie between the staff is amazing! I truly enjoyed coming to work every day. I've loved the variety of students, staff, parents. No two days were alike.

My plans for retirement include re-learning to be with my husband of 39 years 24/7/365! Just kidding. We have a camp that we love and two grandchildren who we hope will love to come and visit Grandma and Poppa. Pandemic permitting, I will do a bit of travelling; Ireland first."

We know you join us in wishing Brenda a healthy and happy retirement!

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Warm Sweaters, Warm Hearts!

Please see below if you have any gently used hoodies or crewnecks to donate to those who need some help staying warm this winter.
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Coldest Night of the Year

Many thanks to Lauren Fearn, and the Hot Potato Initiative, for organizing this year's Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser. Students completed the winter walk to raise awaremess and funds for our community's homeless and vulnerable.

They raised $1576.00 in support of the Samaratin Centre's important work!

Bringing History to Life

Mr. Rautiainen's Grade 10 History class enacted the Great War's trench life last week.

Once students had a section of trench digging completed, they had to sit in the trenches and write a letter home to a loved one, describing life in the trenches during the Great War.


If you haven't had a chance to see our virtual open house videos, please click on the link below. Speaking of warmth, we feel that these videos and testimonials shine a light on what a great place to grow and learn LEP is.