In this week’s Bulletin, you will find information on:
Parent Council News
School News and Activities
Parent Council News Details:
Holiday Concert – Volunteers Needed for Stage Decoration
A fun opportunity to decorate the stage for the primary/junior holiday concert! Props required: Christmas tree, wrapped gifts, toy box, snowflakes and other seasonal decor to be placed on/around the stage. Set-up required by 12pm on Wednesday, December 12th. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0945AFA728A2FA7-holiday
Crossing Guards – Please Report Absences
Please continue to report absent crossing guards. Parent Council is tracking the attendance and will report to the city of Toronto transportation department, the incoming Councillor, Mark Grimes, the incoming Trustee, Patrick Nunziata and Mayor Tory. Crossing guards are supposed to be on duty at the Prince Edward crosswalk and the Government/Prince Edward intersection during the following times: 8:15- 9:00 am, 11:15 am-12:35 pm, 3:05 – 3:50 pm.
Please report absences by email to SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca and copy LKSsafety@gmail.com Every two weeks we will compile the absentee data and email a summary report to the City.
In the meantime, please remind your children about road safety especially when crossing.
Vacancy – Kindergarten Registration Coordinator
There is an opportunity to work with the school office staff to welcome new kindergarten students and families during registration in February. Leading up to registration, this role includes coordinating volunteers to greet parents and children when they arrive at the school for their appointment, assembling welcome packages and planning snacks for the children. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Kerry Collings ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Stonegate Christmas Hampers Dec 3-14 & Drivers Needed
Classes will soon receive information about the partner families and wish lists. Parent Council will provide laundry hampers to collect the items in the classrooms until December 14. Delivery will occur the following week and we will require drivers to help, more details to follow.
Our hamper campaign in support of Stonegate Community Health Centre will pair each class with a family in our community experiencing hard times. Grade parents will be provided with information about their partner families, as well as a list of items the families have said that they need. Your grade parents will provide you with more information about your partner family and coordinate donated items. We are so proud of our LKS community, and the generosity of spirit that this initiative reflects, on all your parts. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Winter Coat and Boot Drive – Last Chance
The Winter Coat and Boot Drive will end on Thursday December 6, 2018. We would like to thank all LKS parents for your donations.
Children at Second Street Junior Middle School (Lakeshore and Royal York area) need CLEAN Coats and Boots. The families at this school are very appreciative of our donations.
Donated items will be dropped off on December 10, 2018.
Please drop off BAGGED, CLEAN Coats and Boots outside the front office.
School News and Activities Details:
The following items are now available for order and payment at www.schoolcashonline.com
1. Pizza Lunches for January to June – Order Deadline December 15
We are pleased to announce that pizza lunch orders are now accepted for the rest of the school year. To order, please log into your School Cash Online account and select one of the two options:
a) 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 treat for $5,60 (total: $33.60)
b) 2 slices of cheese pizza and 1 treat for $8,60 (total: $51.60)
Order deadline is December 15. No late orders or cash will be accepted after the deadline.
Pizza Lunch dates are: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 31, and Jun 27 (Lunch on the Lawn)
Your participation is greatly appreciated, as all funds raised go to LKS.
2. Lunchtime Milk (January to March) – Milk will be on sale in November for the months of January to March.
3. 6” and 12″ Subway Lunch (January to March) – Subway Lunch Dates: Every Monday in January to March except for Tuesday, February 19 and during the March Break.
Terry Fox 2018 Wrap Up
Our Terry Fox Wrap Up Celebration Assembly was a little later than normal, but it was certainly worth the wait! On Friday Nov 23, we got together to participate in various staff versus student Minute-To-Win-It Challenges, as an incentive for raising $20,000 in our annual campaign. The Terry Fox Student Helpers were busy setting up, organizing the class cheering teams, running each of the challenges, and keeping score. The activities included: Candy Vac, Cookie Monster, Defying Gravity, Junk in the Trunk The Jiggle Effect, Stack Attack and Wrecking Ball. The student teams consisted of: Ari, Bridget, Callum, Christian, Dana, Garrett, Jackie, Kara, Ruby, Sacha, Shannon and Wesley. The staff teams consisted of: Mr. Bracht, Mr. Currie, Ms. Furczon, Mr. Littlejohn, Mr. Ourique, Mr. Ross, Ms. Stefanowicz, Mrs. S. Taylor, Ms. Westover, Ms. Wieczorek, Mrs. Younger and Ms. Zappi. It certainly was a lot of fun, not only for the participants, but also all of the audience members. It was very competitive (for some more than others) and in the end, it was the staff that came out victorious.
During the assembly, Mrs. Gibson mentioned that our fundraising goal was to beat last years’ total of $21,727.45. The amount of money raised this year, through cookie and Ice Dawg sales, t-shirt sales, raffle tickets, curriculum night donations, and student fundraising, was $22,466.16. That puts our total over the past 18 years at $481,168.72! What an incredible accomplishment! Terry certainly lives here at LKS! Keeping his dream alive, in finding a cure for cancer, continues to be a priority within our community! We are looking so forward to next year, when we should surpass the half-a-million mark!