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Parent Council Update – Spetember 30

Good morning LKS Families.

Hope you are all well.

The following message is from your Parent Council.

Thanks and have a great day.

John and Kimm

Parent Council Bulletin, Sept 30 2020

Hello everyone,

On behalf of Parent Council, we hope that you and your families have adjusted well to the start of the school year.  As you may have seen, Parent Council has secured the support of community sponsors to offer pop-up tents, hand sanitizer stations and mobile whiteboards.  We are happy to support LKS staff and students to make outdoor learning as comfortable as possible.  We are also incredibly grateful to our sponsors: Paul Nusca Real Estate Team, Linda Tickins & Co Realty, Landscape Plus Ltd, Kingsway Village Custom Homes, Lambton Kingsway Before & After Program, Ashley Shaw & Associates, Peter & Greg Walker Contracting Inc. 

We look forward to hosting our first Zoom meeting for Parent Council on Monday October 19th at 7pm.  We will send out the link closer to the date and we hope that you can join us!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at joannasharp@outlook.com

Thank you,

Your Parent Council

In this Bulletin:

  1. Parent Council first meeting & elections
  2. Grade parent opportunities
  3. Message from Mrs. Gibson & Terry Fox Student Helpers
  4. Important links to bookmark
  5. Important dates 

Parent Council First Meeting & Elections

Please join Parent Council for the first meeting of the 2020/2021 school year. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, October 19th at 7pm. 

During the first meeting, the new Parent Council executive will be elected. Participation in Parent Council is a great way to get to know other parents, learn more about the school and help inform enrichment programs and activities for the students. Executive roles include:

Secretary

  • Take minutes at Parent Council meetings, manage attendance, finalize and produce minutes for distribution to parents, maintain minutes binder in the office

Treasurer

  • Track Parent Council budget, including revenues and expenses, liaise with school administrators, maintain banking records, attend Parent Council meetings and provide quarterly & annual updates on finances 

Co-Chairs 

  • Plan PC meeting schedule, prepare agendas, chair meetings, establish committees and support planning of Parent Council events and fundraising activities, liaise with school administrators and represent parent community views

Lots of support and assistance is provided for all roles. If you have any questions about the roles and what is required, feel free to contact Joanna Sharp, Co-Chair, at joannasharp@outlook.com.

Grade Parent Opportunities

There are opportunities available to volunteer as grade parents to help support your child’s teacher and Parent Council initiatives throughout the school year. Many classes still require a parent volunteer. Volunteers will be matched on a first come, first served basis.

The following classes require grade parents: Ms. Mancini, Ms. Westover, Ms. McCormick, Ms. Loughnane, Mrs. Souter, Ms. Caligiuri, Ms. Shklar, Ms, Zappi, Mr. Littlejohn, Mr. Harrison, Ms. Quinn, Ms. Chandra.

To volunteer, please complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/oGzsArhv5KbWEQLJ6

Please contact Kerry Collings (collingskerry@gmail.com) with any questions.

Message from Mrs. Gibson & Terry Fox Student Helpers

Welcome back LKS families, 

While many things have changed over the past few months, some things remain the same.  Sadly we know that cancer continues to affect us all, in one way or another, and cancer knows no boundaries.  At LKS, we continue to work together in keeping Terry’s dream alive, of finding a cure for cancer.  While we can’t have whole school assemblies, or our usual large community walk, we can and will continue to learn about and honour Terry with our annual Terry Fox Fundraising Campaign.  

This is a very exciting year, since it is the 40th Anniversary of his Marathon of Hope and our 20th Anniversary here at LKS.  This year we are being asked What’s Your 40?  Each class is coming up with ideas of what they can do to honour the 40th anniversary (40 laps of the track, painting 40 rocks, 40 words to honour Terry, raise $40 each, build something with 40 pieces of Lego, etc.).  Be sure to ask your child what their class is doing. 

Thank you to those who ordered a  40th Anniversary T-shirt .  All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to our school fundraising total.  T-shirts will be delivered this week.

Last year we raised an incredible $27,750.79.  Unfortunately we are not able to do our Terry Fox Raffle, cookie sales or collect donations during Curriculum Night, so we are hoping you will be able to help us reach our goal of $20,000, by donating online at http://www.terryfox.ca/LambtonKingswayJMSEtobicoke.  Your child(ren) can set up their own personal fundraising page which can then be sent to friends, family, co-workers, etc., instead of having to collect donations in person Personal Fundraising Page.  Together we have made a huge difference by raising $508,909.51 over the past 19 years.  

Thanking you in advance for your support,

Mrs. Gibson and the Terry Fox Student Helpers/Ambassadors


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