Welcome back, LKS! We hope all the students are settling in well to their new classrooms. The beginning of the school year is a busy time and there is lots of information to absorb. Please read through this newsletter carefully so you don’t miss any important updates.
In this week’s Bulletin:
Parent Council News:
- Corn Roast – Free Corn @ Curriculum Night, Sept 10
- Google Form & Class Contact Lists
- Grade Parent Volunteers Needed
- Pizza Lunch
- Crossing Guard Absence & Reporting
- Parent Council Meeting – Sept 23 @ 7pm
- After School Program Sign Ups
- Reminder – Items for Payment on TDSB Cash Online
- LKS Sports & Extracurricular Calendar
- Terry Fox Campaign & Assembly
- Lunch Lady
PARENT COUNCIL NEWS:
Corn Roast – Free Corn @ Curriculum Night, Sept 10 @ 5pm
Join Parent Council and LKS staff on Tuesday, September 10 from 5-7:30pm for Curriculum Night and a corn roast! Corn will be available from 5pm, while supplies last. The corn roast is kindly supported by Kevin Kane of Royal Lepage Realty Services Ltd.
Click here to view the Curriculum Night schedule. Classrooms will be open from 5:50-7:30pm, please check for your child’s grade presentation time and location.
Google Form & Class Contact Lists – Due Sept 15
This year, Parent Council will collect parent contact information using a Google form. This information will assist grade parents, Parent Council and school administration to communicate important information about school activities, events and reminders. Your information will only be shared with the grade parent and families in your child’s class. Please complete by Sunday, Sept 15.
Please complete the form here: LKS Parent Council Class Contact Form
Grade Parent Volunteers Needed
A few classes are still in need of grade parents to help organize in-class activities and volunteers for this school year:
- Ms Hall – one or two grade parents needed
- Ms Loughnane – two grade parents needed
- Ms Younger – two grade parents needed
- Ms Shklar – one grade parent needed
- Ms Furczon – one grade parent needed
- Ms Zappi – one grade parent needed
- Ms Heath – one grade parent needed
- Ms Freitas – one grade parent needed
- Mr Harrison – one grade parent needed
- Mr Ross – one grade parent needed
If you are interested in helping as a grade parent or have questions about the role, please contact Kerry Collings – email@example.com
Pizza Lunch – Due Sept 26
Once again this year, LKS is offering monthly Pizza Lunches. As last year, pizza from Dominos and a treat will be provided. To order, please log in to your School Cash Online account and select from two options:
- 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 treat for $5.60
- 2 slices of cheese pizza and 1 treat for $8.60
Order by September 26 for September-December 2019 pizza lunches. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late sign-ups. A separate sign-up will be available in January for the remainder of the school year lunches.
Pizza Lunch Dates:
- 2019 – October 4 & 25, November 22, December 13
- 2020 – January 24, February 21, March 27, April 17, May 22, June 25 (Lunch on the Lawn)
Your participation is appreciated, as all funds raised go to LKS.
Stay tuned for invitations from your Grade Parents to volunteer for pizza lunches. It is not a big time commitment, a great way to help out the school and offers your child a chance to see you at school and your child will feel proud to show off their parent.
Crossing Guard Reporting – Call 311
We continue to experience challenges with the absence of crossing guards at our crosswalks on Prince Edward Drive, both on Prince Edward Dr and at the Prince Edward Dr/Government Rd intersection. Please call 311 to report the absent crossing guards to the City of Toronto. Each location must be reported separately.
Parent Council Meeting – Sept 23 @ 7pm
All parents are welcome to attend the first Parent Council meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. The new executive will be elected and Mr. Currie will provide an update on school activities and priorities for the year. Childcare will be provided.
After School Program Sign Ups – Flyers Attached
We are happy to be partnering with community service providers to bring after school or lunch time programs to LKS. Each of these service providers runs independently of the school and should be contacted directly for further information.
- Mondays – Art in Action (after school)
- Tuesdays – MusIQ Club (after school)
- Wednesdays – Explore It (after school)
- Wednesdays – Extra Ed Chess Kindergarten (lunch)
- Wednesdays – Extra Ed Chess Grades 1-8 (lunch)
- Thursdays – Explore It (after school)
- Friday – In the Mix Yoga (after school)
Reminder – Items for Payment on TDSB Cash Online
LKS is a cashless school. This means all payments for school related activities are done online. Please sign in to your TDSB Cash Online account (www.schoolcashonline.com) to pay for back-to-school items, including gym shirts, agendas, police checks and Terry Fox cookies! More items will be added throughout the year.
LKS Sports & Extracurricular Activities Blog
Keep track of sports team tryouts and events, and other LKS extra-curricular activities by monitoring the blog found here, updated weekly: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/extracurricularlks/home.
Terry Fox Campaign – Kick-Off Assembly Fri., Sept 13 @ 1:30pm
It’s that time of year again, our Annual Terry Fox Campaign. Students should have already brought home their pledge sheets. Making a donation is easy….you can do it online at www.terryfox.org or by using the pledge sheets with cash or cheques made out to The Terry Fox Foundation. Pledges will be collected until just after the Thanksgiving weekend. Our goal this year is to beat last years’ total. We are aiming for $22,456.20. We are hoping to surpass half-a-million in total dollars raised at LKS. As in the past, there will be fun activities for students for every $5,000 raised.
The Terry Foxers are once again hosting a raffle with lots of great prizes, starting on Tues. Sept. 10 at lunch. Tickets are 1 for $1.00 or 3 for $2.00. Parents are being invited to check out the Raffle table during the corn roast / Curriculum Night, outside of the office. Prizes include: a Logitech gaming package, Leaf tickets, Jays tickets, various gift cards, baked goods, ice dump on teachers, principal for the day, etc. There is also a basket of wine to be won, just for adults!
Terra Cotta nut-free Cookies are back! However, this year, all orders will be done in advance, on-line using the Cashless system (just like ordering for pizza lunches). No cookies will be sold to students during the lunch hour. Order your child a delicious cookie treat, with all proceeds going directly towards our Terry Fox Campaign.
Mark your calendars….our kick-off assembly will be on Friday, September 13 at 1:30pm featuring special guests: Terry’s niece, Alexandra, and the Executive Director of the Terry Fox Foundation, Ara Sahakian. And of course the Annual Terry Fox Walk on Thursday Sept. 26, after lunch. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful community event! Together we can make a difference and keep Terry’s dream alive in finding a cure for cancer!
LKS students can order hot lunch two times per week – Wednesday and Thursday. You can view current menus and order online here: www.lunchlady.ca.