Together in Education Family Update

Week of March 9-13

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Upcoming Calendar Events


Mar 9 ~ Milkshake day

Mar 9 ~ Indigenous Family Circle event - see info poster below

Mar 10 ~ Hot Lunch - Panzarotti

Mar 13 ~ School Wide PJ DAY!!

Mar 13 ~ Couer de Quebec sale at lunch $1 each

Mar 13 ~ Kindergarten Transitions for Students with Special Needs session - see info below

Mar 24 - Hot Lunch - Pizza

Mar 27 ~ Couer de Quebec sale at lunch $1 each

Mar 30 ~ Milkshake day

April 16 ~ GRAD AND SIBLING PHOTOS

April 18-19 ~ E-Waste weekend!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Multi-Cultural Night ~ Thank you Parent Council for a wonderful event!

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TIPS FOR PROPER HAND HYGIENE

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Frequent hand hygiene, including washing with soap and water or the use of an alcohol-based hand rub is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection.

How to clean your hands with soap and water:

  1. Wet hands thoroughly with warm running water.
  2. Apply soap.
  3. Lather well, rubbing all hand surfaces for at least 15 seconds. Pay special attention to thumbs, between fingers, backs of hands, and under finger nails.
  4. Rinse hands well under running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean towel.
  6. Use paper towel to turn off taps and to open the door to exit a public washroom.

How to clean your hands using alcohol-based hand rub:

  • Apply enough alcohol-based hand rub to ensure complete coverage.
  • Rub hands together and cover all surfaces including thumbs, between fingers, backs of hands, and under finger nails.
  • Rub surfaces until completely dry (at least 15 seconds).

* Alcohol-based hand rubs are not effective if hands are visibly dirty. If your hands are dirty, soap and water must be used. Alcohol-based hand rubs should contain 60 to 90 percent alcohol.

Perform hand hygiene BEFORE:

  • preparing, serving or eating food or feeding others,
  • brushing or flossing your teeth,
  • putting in or taking out contact lenses,
  • treating wounds or cuts, and
  • providing care to someone who is sick.

Perform hand hygiene AFTER:

  • any contact with a sick person or their environment,
  • using the toilet, helping a child use the toilet, or changing a diaper (should use soap and water),
  • blowing or wiping your nose, or wiping the nose of a child,
  • coughing or sneezing,
  • handling garbage,
  • treating wounds or cuts,
  • handling or cleaning up after pets, and
  • any time hands look or feel dirty.

For more information, contact KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2020 - SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR (PENDING APPROVAL)

Pending Ministry approval, the first day of school for September 2020 is scheduled for September 1st (before the Labour Day weekend). For further details, please see here:

https://limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/first_day_of_school_sept__2020

MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES IN KINGSTON

Are you moving?

As we look to planning for next year's school organization, please let us know if you are moving or do not plan on attending Lancaster this coming school year. You can call the office directly or email the school.

Suspensions Due to Immunizations

Please contact KFL&A Public Health directly if you received a suspension letter due to unreported immunizations for your school-aged child. Suspensions will go into effect on March 10th 2020.

https://www.kflaph.ca/en/index.aspx

Kindergarten Registration Open for 2020-21

It's Kindergarten registration time for the 2020-21 school year!! Your child must be 4 years of age before December 31st to enroll in JK and you must live in the Lancaster catchment area. Complete the registration form online using the link below.

Kindergarten in Limestone- registration starts soon
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LDSB Student Census 2020 PSA

Student Census Information

This spring, the Limestone District School Board will ask students in Grades 4 to 12 to participate in a confidential Student Census so that we can learn more about our students – their backgrounds, experiences and needs – to identify where systemic barriers exist, and how to eliminate discriminatory biases in our classes and schools. The aim of Census information sharing is to communicate more about how and why this Census is important.­­

The Census info below focuses on EQUITY:


What is Ethnicity?
Building upon the definition of race from last week, ethnicity is often confused with race. Unlike race, which specifically looks at your physical features, ethnicity zeroes in on your family's cultural, and ancestral heritage - like language, citizenship, traditions, and history. In other words, ethnic groups have a common identity, heritage, ancestry, or historical past, often with identifiable cultural, linguistic and/or religious characteristics. Ethnicity and race interact in complex ways that change over time dependent on the present day political and cultural context.

If you know how you would you classify your race, and using the definitions above, what do you know about your own ethnic identity?
Do you feel like your racial identity and ethnic identity are similar?

As educators, we can explore the interaction between ethnicity and race in the classroom by first examining our own complex relationship with these two categories of identity.


Resources for Educators and Parents to help understand ethnicity and race:
Jewel, Tiffany. (2020). Waking Up: What is Race? What is Ethnicity? In Katy Flint (Ed.) “This Book is Anti-Racist” (pp. 24-29). Minneapolis, MN: Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.
Sensoy, Ozlem and Diangelo, Robin. (2017). Culture and Socialization. In James A. Banks (Ed.) “Is Everyone Really Equal” (pp. 44-49). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

HEALTHY SCHOOL INFORMATION

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%

FOR OUR PARENTS: COMMUNITY SUPPORTS, PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

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Kingston Gets Active’s Grade 5 ActivPass is a unique opportunity for students to enjoy physical activity at participating recreation centres, during designated times, free of charge until August 31, 2020.

The schedule can be found at www.KingstonGetsActive.ca

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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

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Useful Links

Sign Up for the Parent Council E-mail List

http://eepurl.com/bvb0d5

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People for Education

To sign up for their bi-weekly newsletter:

www.peopleforeducation.ca

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