Weekly Bulletin, May 10

In this week’s Bulletin, you will find information on:

Parent Council News and Activities:

  • Lost and Found Announcement – See attached photos
  • Springfest 2019 – Saturday, June 1st @ 11am
    • Buy your wristbands and food combos
    • *NEW* H2O Hydration Station!
    • Silent Auction Donations
    • Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Tombola

School News and Activities:

  • Grades 6 to 8 Concert– Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Library Update – Forest of Reading and Author Visits
  • Terry Fox Update

Parent Council News and Activities Details:

Lost and Found Announcement

Soon we will gather the Lost and Found items and donate them to the Jean Tweed Centre.

The Lost and Found continues to overflow with hoodies, lunch bags, water bottles and more.  Please have your children check the Cubby Shelves and Hooks on the South Hallway of the school.

Springfest 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 11-2:30pm

The countdown is on! Join Parent Council and the entire LKS community for a day of fun – rain or shine! An annual tradition not to be missed, Springfest is an opportunity to celebrate the school year, enjoy great BBQ & refreshments, catch up with friends and raise funds for important in-class programming such as literacy, the arts, math, science and technology. You won’t want to miss it! Event info & updates: https://lksparentcouncil.com/springfest/

Buy your wristbands and food combos. Skip the lines at Springfest and come ready to have a great time! Wristbands are required to enjoy games & activities, some exclusions apply. Go to https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to purchase yours today.

*NEW* H2O Hydration Station! Bring your refillable water bottles to quench your thirst with fresh, filtered water. Bottled water will not be sold at the event.

Silent Auction Donations. Individual donations of products, services and experiences are welcome. Past auction items include Boulevard Club trial membership, summer camp vouchers, dining experiences, golf experiences, spa services, specialty items. Contact Allison Needham (allison.needham@rogers.com).

Sponsorship Opportunities. Support LKS and Springfest as a sponsor! Promote your business with the LKS community and help Parent Council reach our fundraising goal of $20,000. These funds go directly to exciting in-class enrichment programs including Artist in the Classroom, Scientist in the Classroom, Forest of Reading, author visits, IXL math and RAZkids reading programs. Benefits of sponsorship include event signage, pre-event promotion, and social media exposure (click here for details). To secure your sponsorship opportunity, contact Amanda Brown manda.brown77@gmail.com.

Tombola. One of the most popular games at Springfest! Donate loot bags and prizes, collected from your child’s classroom beginning Monday, May 13. Please see flyer for more details: https://lksparentcouncildotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/tombola-flyer1-2019.pdf


School News and Activities Details:

Grade 6-8 Concert

Thursday May 16 at 6:00 p.m.  All students are asked to be at school for 5:30 p.m. and the concert will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Unfortunately, only our band students will be performing this year as our strings program continues to be on hold.  We apologize and hope to have this solved as we move into 2019-20.

Library Update

Forest of Reading:

Voting has now concluded, and voters are anxiously awaiting the results of the 2019 FOR! Winners for Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch and Red Maple be announced at our celebration lunch on May 17th. So, if your child read at least 5 of the listed books and then voted, they are invited to join us for lunch in the library.

Winners for Blue Spruce will be announced as classes come to the library.

A Big THANK YOU to the parents of LKS who funded this fantastic Canadian Reading program for the whole school!

Author visit Gr 4 to 6:

Thanks to Mabels Fables for hosting another author visit. Kevin Sylvester and Ted Staunton will be visiting our junior students to talk about their new book in the Epic series. They will be here the afternoon of May 22nd and books will be available for sale through School Cash Online (closing May 22nd).

Author Visit K to Gr 3:

Deborah Kerbel, author of Blue Spruce nominee Sun Dog, will be here visiting our primary classes on May 23. Books will be available for sale through School Cash Online (closing May 16th).

Thank you very much Parent Council for this opportunity!

Terry Fox Update

A huge congratulations once again! Lambton-Kingsway has placed 4th in the elementary school category of top fundraisers for the Terry Fox Foundation, raising an incredible $22,456.16.

This is going to be a big year for LKS, since our goal is to reach the half a million mark in total dollars raised! The Terry Foxers are already busy making plans for the upcoming campaign. In the Fall they will once again be having a raffle table set up. If you, or your company, has an item that you would like to donate, please let Mrs. Gibson know.

Starting on Wednesday May 22, during lunch, the Terry Foxers will once again be selling Terra Cotta cookies (triple chocolate chip, oatmeal, and new this year, vanilla butterflies), as well as, Ice Dawgs (chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches). All products are 100% nut free and they are delicious! Cookies are $2 and Ice Dawgs are $3.00. Come out and support a great cause!

The new Terry Fox t-shirts will be available to pre-order in June. Information will be sent home with each student closer to the time.

Thanking you in advance for your support and helping to keep Terry’s dream alive …. finding a cure for cancer!

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