Update - Week# 4
Sept 30 ~ School Picture Day!
Sept 30 ~ Orange Shirt Day
Oct 3 ~ Open House and School BBQ, 5:00-6:00 BBQ, 6:00-7:00 Classrooms Open
Oct 8 ~ Coffee Time 8:00 am, Parent Council Meeting 6:00 pm
Oct 15 ~ IEPs sent home
Oct 16 ~ Cross Country Meet at Fort Henry
Oct 22 ~ District Cross Country meet at Fort Henry
Our first Coffee Time Morning was a warm start to the day!
Interviewing our Leader of the Week, lots of great questions : )
Recess creations, “look Ms. Fox!”
Orange Shirt Day
On Monday, September 30th, we are encouraging students and staff to wear an orange shirt. Orange Shirt Day is in recognition of First Nations students at residential schools across Canada. Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad, a Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation elder in Williams Lake, B.C., and by her first day at residential school in 1973, when she was six. Schools in the Limestone District School Board will recognize this day in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee's Calls to Action in support of residential school survivors and their families. Teachers will be sharing this message in age appropriate ways including reading mentor texts written by Indigenous authors that share a message of kindness, acceptance, inclusion and reconciliation. We will promote the message that Every Child Matters in a small step towards reconciliation.
Parent Council 2019-20
This month, parents and guardians will receive their child’s Individual Student Report (ISR). This report contains their child’s results from the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary and Junior Divisions, administered in spring 2019. These results did not impact students’ report cards last year.
EQAO results offer an independent snapshot that shows whether students are meeting literacy and math expectations from The Ontario Curriculum. In receiving the ISR, there is an opportunity for parents and guardians to have discussions about their child’s achievement within their family or with a teacher (e.g., parent/guardian-teacher interview).
EQAO data should be considered alongside other information—such as in-class assessment results, report-card grades and teacher observations—so parents and guardians can build a fuller understanding of their child’s learning.
Parents and guardians can learn more about assessment results through EQAO’s website (www.eqao.com)
Traffic Plan Update
The final stages of our traffic plan are now under way. This includes further signage, pavement markings and pavement and curb work on Lancaster Drive. We have been pleased to see our students and our families making effective use of the new pedestrian crossing and traffic pathways in the new design. Signage and continued diligence will help to re-inforce the safety of our students. If you observe areas of concern please don't hesitate to share these with school staff so that we can be responsive if further communication, education or monitoring is required.
Lancaster Drive Public School
What is Self-Regulation: how can I help grow it with my child?
Lancaster Parent Council Fundraising
You can now shop online at your favourite stores and fund raise for Lancaster! As part of our 2018/2019 Fundraising efforts, Parent Council is putting a 3 year plan in place to raise funds for schoolyard improvements for all divisions - primary, junior and intermediates. This is a significant project and will require a lot of hard work and dedication from our Parent Council, Staff and Community.
FlipGive allows us to earn cash back for our school for shopping online! There are dozens of retailers to shop with including Indigo, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, Old Navy, Sport Chek just to name a few. You can even earn cash back for the school when you purchase gift cards - great teachers gifts or stocking stuffers! Going out for dinner? Order your gift card online through FlipGive ahead of time and use it to pay for dinner....So easy & something you were going to do anyway!
How it works
- Join our Lancaster Team at Flipgive.com or download the FlipGive App from the app store
- Go to https://www.flipgive.com/teams/164409 and click on "Join This Team"
- Enter code CFKGRP
- Happy Shopping!
This fundraiser will run all year around so check back each time you shop online to see if there is a participating retailer. For a full list of current retailers, click here.
Feel free to also share the link and code with family & friends - anyone can join our team! Every little bit helps. We appreciate your support.
- Indigo - Gift Cards gives 15%, Shop Online gives up to 3%
- Amazon - Shop Online gives up to 10%
- Walmart - Shop Online gives up to 1%
- Starbucks - Buy Gift Cards gives 2%
- Old Navy - Buy Gift Cards gives 2%, Shop Online gives 5%
- Sport Chek - Shop Online gives 10%
- Ultimate Dining Gift Card - gives 7%
- Jack Astor's - Buy Gift Cards gives 10%