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Weekly Bulletin, September 23

The Terry Fox Walk is this Thursday, Sept 26 at 12:40pm. Please let your grade parents know if you can volunteer for the walk and help chaperone your child’s class.

Please complete the Google form to receive updates from your child’s class grade parents, including class events and activities, volunteer opportunities and more.

Please read below for important event information, including cross country meet information.

In this week’s Bulletin:

Parent Council News

  • Pizza Lunch Reminder – Due Sept 26
  • Fall Fair, October 16 – Save the Date
  • Parent Social, November 1 – Save the Date
  • Crossing Guard Absence & Reporting

School News

  • Terry Fox Reminders – Sept 26 Walk @ 12:40pm
  • Cross Country Meets – Details on the LKS Extracurricular Blog
  • X-DANCE ~ October 21-25
  • After School Programs – Final Reminder
  • Reminder – Cash Online Payments

PARENT COUNCIL NEWS:

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:

a) 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 treat for $5.60

b) 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.

Fall Fair on October 16 – Save the Date 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 16 form 3-5pm for the LKS Fall Fair! Pumpkins, food trucks, petting zoo, pony rides, and new attractions for 2019. Stay tuned for more info.

Parent Social on November 1 – Save the Date

Don’t miss the annual Parent Social at the Crooked Cue! Watch this space for more details to follow for this must-attend event. 

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. 

SCHOOL NEWS:

Terry Fox Campaign & Reminders

  • Raffle tickets on sale until Sept 25 @ lunch 
  • Terry Fox Walk Sept 26 @ 12:40pm

LKS is once again participating in this year’s Terry Fox School Walk for cancer research. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Walk fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/LambtonKingswayJMSEtobicoke 

Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter! #terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns

During our kick-off assembly we had a special visit from Alex Fox (Terry’s youngest niece) and Ara Sahakian (National Executive Director of the Terry Fox Foundation). 

Raffle Tickets will continue to be on sale during lunch until Sept. 25th.  Our Terry Fox Walk is on Thurs. Sept. 26 starting at 12:40 pm in the gym. All are welcome to join us for this annual event.  Please help us reach our goal of $22,456.20, as well as, reaching Half-a-Million Dollars in total funds raised to date.

Cross Country Meets – Check the Extracurricular Website

Detailed information is now posted on the Extracurricular Website, including race dates and times. Please note busing will not be provided this year. Parents must arrange carpools to get their child to/from Centennial Park. Full information here: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/extracurricularlks/home

X-DANCE ~ October 21-25 (flyer attached)

We are excited to be welcoming X-Movement back to LKS for a brand new program called X-Dance. For those who with us last year, you may recall X-Fusion and our parent engagement evening that taught us mindfulness, self-regulation and how to understand our moods.  X-Dance is the next program offered to us. Through culturally diverse dances from all over the world, X-Dance encourages students to celebrate the unique parts of themselves and others. X-Dance guides students to create an equitable and inclusive environment through curiosity, acceptance and respect. Students are left empowered to create a world where everyone feels safe to be who they truly are. This program ties well with the Ontario Dance and Health/Phys Ed Curricula.  

Each student is asked to pay $8.00 towards the cost of bringing this program to LKS.  Payment should be made at www.schoolcashonline.com.  Included in this price is a parent engagement evening where parents are invited to learn from their children the dances they have been learning all week.  The parent engagement evening is Thursday, October 24th

After School Program Sign Ups – Final Reminder – Flyers on PC Blog

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. Flyers available on the PC blog .

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)

*NEW* Wednesdays – Robotics Coding (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.


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