Update - Week# 4

September/October 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS


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

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.
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Parent Council 2019-20

Thank you to all the members of our parent community who came out for our first meeting and elections for the 2019-20 school year! We have a full Council, who have wonderful ideas on the horizon, and we look forward to working with them throughout the year to help support initiatives and activities, in partnership with the school, for our students. The elected Council for 2019-2020 is below. Anyone is welcome at the meetings and we encourage you to come out to lend your voice and your support to this dynamic group of Council Executives. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00. Childcare is provided. Join us for Coffee Time on the primary yard at 8:00 that morning.
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EQAO Results

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.



Sincerely,

Lancaster Drive Public School

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What is Self-Regulation: how can I help grow it with my child?

There are three factors that affect self-regulation; sensory input, arousal level and personal strategies. Sensory input relates to how we interpret sensory information from our environments. Arousal level is our level of hightened sensitivity (high or low). Personal strategies relates to how effective our own calming strategies are for us.
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Lancaster Parent Council Fundraising

Mabels Labels

Need labels for your kids belongings – simply hop onto www.mabelslabels.com and click on “support a fundraiser” scroll through until you see our school then do your shopping – 20% of all sales go to our school fundraising efforts – how easy is that!!

Cobb's Bread

Love tasty baked goods from Cobbs Bread?? Every time you visit Cobbs Bread Bakery at 770 Gardiners rd. in Kingston simply let them know you are supporting Lancaster School’s Fundraiser and they will donate 10% of your sale to us!


Let’s “Raise some Dough”!

FlipGive

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


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%

Music Lessons

Lancaster is happy to share that our students are able to register for instrumental music lessons that take place in our school building during the school day. Please contact the music teachers directly if you are interested in registering your child/children for piano or guitar lessons.


Piano

Tanya Bezanson

613.539.8342

tanya.bezanson@bell.net


Piano

Maria Boston

613. 384.1057


Guitar

John Porter

613.328.6070

mouringhorse@gmail.com

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Useful Links

Sign Up for the Parent Council E-mail List

http://eepurl.com/bvb0d5

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www.peopleforeducation.ca

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