Together in Education Family Update
Week of March 9-13
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!
Students mapping how they get to school for our Active Travel Committee work
Kinders were counting together with each roll of the dice!
Doigt a Doigt - Primary French in Action (farewell Mme. Cawthorne!)
Still creating with our "snow sand"...almost good-bye to winter!
Hand-knitted hats are super cosy... : )
Thank you Supervising Principal Ms. Silver for visiting with students!
TIPS FOR PROPER HAND HYGIENE
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:
- Wet hands thoroughly with warm running water.
- Apply soap.
- 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.
- Rinse hands well under running water.
- Dry hands with a clean towel.
- 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)
MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES IN KINGSTON
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.
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.
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
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%
FOR OUR PARENTS: COMMUNITY SUPPORTS, PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
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