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LKS Bulletin, October 4-18

The Bulletin will now be delivered every two weeks, so please read carefully for important updates and make note of upcoming dates and activities.

Reminder, next Friday, October 11 is a PA Day. Parent Council wishes all LKS families a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend!

For ongoing updates and the latest information on the CUPE strike, please check www.tdsb.on.ca/labour and follow @tdsb on Twitter.

In this week’s Bulletin:

Parent Council News

  • Fall Fair, October 16 – Save the Date
  • Parent Council Meeting – October 21 @ 7pm
  • Parent Social, November 1 – Save the Date
  • Police Check Required for Volunteers
  • Google Form & Class Contact Lists
  • Mabel’s Labels

School News

  • Terry Fox Campaign Update
  • Cross Country Meets – Details on the LKS Sports Blog
  • X-DANCE ~ October 21-25
  • Reminder – Cash Online Payments

PARENT COUNCIL NEWS:

Fall Fair on October 16 – Save the Date 

Mark your calendars!  The annual Fall Fair is coming up on Wed. Oct. 16 from 3-5pm in the LKS schoolyard.  Highlights include; picking your own pumpkin, grabbing a snack at a food truck and feeding animals at the petting zoo!  Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event! If you are interested in sponsoring an activity or making a contribution to our Fall Fair, please contact Jill at jsutherley@yahoo.ca.  We appreciate all the support and would look forward to highlighting your business to our large parent community! Thanks and see you there!

Parent Council Meeting – October 21 @ 7pm

Please join Parent Council for the meeting to discuss events and activities at the school, the 2019-2020 budget, plans for the Parent Social on November 1st. All are welcome, childcare will be provided. Voting members are reminded their attendance is required to pass meeting minutes and program budgets.

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 for this must-attend event. 

Once again the event will feature a Silent Auction and Mystery Bag fundraiser. We welcome and encourage donations from LKS families and local businesses. Mystery bags typically include a range of prizes from high value items like sports tickets and ski passes, to smaller items such as a bottle of wine or gift certificate. Please consider tapping in to your network to help fill the bags with something fun! 100% of the money raised goes towards enriching your child’s experience at LKS. Businesses will be recognized on the sponsorship poster and Instagram. Please email lambtonkingswaysocial@gmail.com to let us know what you can donate.

Police Check Required for Volunteers

It is TDSB policy that anyone volunteering in the classroom or on a class trip muct complete a police check. New volunteers should see Mrs. Stefanowicz in the office for the correct forms. If a volunteer has completed the check in a prior year, Mrs. Stefanowicz can assist with the annual on-line declaration. Payment for police checks can be made through the TDSB Cash Online website.

Google Form & Class Contact List

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the Google form to receive updates from your child’s class grade parents, including class events and activities, volunteer opportunities and more!

Mabel’s Labels

Please visit www.lkjms.mabelslabels.com and enter our school code (9316) when placing your order.   Every order placed supports LKS!

SCHOOL NEWS:

Terry Fox Update & Reminders

We have now had Crazy Socks and Tie Day for reaching $15,000 in funds collected for The Terry Fox Foundation.  Our goal is to beat last year’s total by raising $22,456.20. An even bigger goal for us this year is to reach the $500,000 mark in total funds collected over the years, which is a huge accomplishment for any school!  

Donations will be accepted until just after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please visit our school fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/LambtonKingswayJMSEtobicoke .You can also send in the pledge sheets with cash and/or cheques made out to The Terry Fox Foundation.  If you require additional pledge sheets please see Mrs. Gibson

Thank you to all who have already helped us to keep Terry’s Dream alive here at LKS!  Every donation helps, no matter how big or small…..it all adds up! Please know that your generosity is making a huge difference for all those who have been touched by cancer…..which sadly, is every single one of us!  

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

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

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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