LKS Bulletin, Nov 4-15
In this week’s Bulletin:
Parent Council News
- Parent Council Meeting – November 18
- Fall Fair Wrap-Up
- Lost & Found Reminder
- Trustee Newsletter & Joint Ward Forum, Nov 5 (see attached)
- Terry Fox Campaign Update
- Remembrance Day Assembly
- B&A Spots Available
PARENT COUNCIL NEWS:
Parent Council Meeting – November 18
The next meeting will be on Monday, November 18 at 7pm in the library. Please join Parent Council for the meeting to discuss events and activities at the school, debrief of the Parent Social on November 1st, committee updates and schoolyard renewal project. All are welcome, childcare will be provided. Voting members are reminded attendance is required to pass meeting minutes and program budgets.
Fall Fair – Sponsor Thank You
A huge shout out and thanks to our amazing sponsors, many of whom are parents who supported our Fall Fair this year:
- Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Sponsor: Ashley Shaw @ashleyshawandassociates
- Bouncy Castle Sponsor: Chris Bournakas, CBRE @chrisbournakas
- Balloon Sponsor: Melissa Curic @baby_piano_classes
- Refreshments Sponsors: Juice Concepts @juiceconceptld & Jules Cafe Patisserie @julescafeto
- Pumpkins Sponsor: Paul Nusca Realty Team @paulnuscateam
If you are interested in supporting and sponsoring any Parent Council events, please do not hesitate to get in touch with fellow parent Amanda Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org – always happy to help!
Lost & Found Reminder
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.
Remembrance Day Assembly
Students who are currently involved in either Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Cadets are invited to wear their uniforms and be a part of the Colour Guard during our Remembrance Day assembly on Monday, November 11th. Parents are welcome to attend. The assembly will start at approximately 10:30.
Terry Fox Wrap-Up
On Tuesday Oct. 29, the staff and students got together for their annual Terry Fox Celebration Assembly. Our goal this year was to raise $22,456.20, which would beat last year’s total. We were also hoping to reach half a million dollars in funds raised to date, which would be a huge accomplishment! Special guests in attendance included Ms. Sandra Tondat, Superintendent of Schools and from the Terry Fox Foundation – Martha McClew, Provincial Director, Wendy Fric, School Coordinator and Brandon, a new School Ambassador. Our visitors from the Foundation surprised us with huge gold foil balloons which were used to announce our Grand Total raised in 19 years of participating (rounded to the nearest dollar)… an incredible $508,460.00. They also had fun participating in our staff vs. student massive game of musical chairs, with started off with approximately 50 competitors. The final came down to a battle between Ms. Caligiuri and Mr. Ross, with Mr. Ross winning.
People at other schools often ask how we raise so much money for Terry Fox, and as Mrs. Gibson said, “It is quite simple….dedication, perseverance and a desire to find a cure for this horrible disease called cancer! It is exactly what Terry did when he started his Marathon of Hope, 39 years ago. As Terry said, ‘Dreams are made possible if you try,’ and Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer is definitely alive here at LKS!” We raised just over $17,000 in pledges (online and collected donations), and $10,000 in all the extras (t-shirt sales, cookies and Ice Dawg sales, raffle tickets and curriculum night donations, as well as, money raised from individual student entrepreneurs selling lemonade, iced tea, cupcakes, chocolate, pies, bracelets and even growing their own pumpkins to sell…as well as students handing Mrs. Gibson in a quarter, a loonie or a toonie in the hallways and asking that it go to Terry.
Our total funds raised this year was $27,300.74, which is the most we have raised in the past 12 years! Thank you to everyone who contributed in one way or another! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and goes towards are great cause, since we are all affected by this disease in one way or another! A special thank you to Ms. Norton and Ms. Mancini for colouring their hair, in honour of reaching half a million dollars, and also to Ms. Ruffolo and Mrs. Taylor who help Mrs. Gibson with our annual campaign. Next year will be our 20th anniversary….lots to look forward to!
B&A Spaces Available
The Lambton Kingsway Before & After Program has spaces available in the JSK and school age program. For more information, visit the website or call 416-394-6400.