November 27 Update

Good afternoon LKS families.

We hope all of you are well.  

Things continue to move along nicely as we hit December next week.  Thank you for your participation last week with parent teacher conferences.  Although they were most certainly different than past years, we know that many productive conversations took place.

In our update this week:

  1. Parent Council Meeting – November 30, 2020.
  2. Stonegate Reminder
  3. Retirement of Ms. Cindy McGee

1. Parent Council Meeting – November 30, 2020

The next Parent Council meeting is this coming Monday November 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Here are the details to join via Zoom and the agenda is attached below.

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Meeting ID: 948 4882 5969

Passcode: 040338

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Meeting ID: 948 4882 5969

Passcode: 040338

2. Stonegate

Just a reminder of the message sent to you from you class parent(s) in regards to our annual Stonegate Community Healthcare support.  Things will be wrapping up next week.

3. Retirement – Cindy McGee – Librarian

Congratulations to Cindy McGee who will be retiring effective Monday November 30.  Please see the her letter to all of you below.

Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend.

All of us at LKS

From Cindy …

To My LKS Family,

I am finding it hard to believe that 31 years has gone by since I stepped into my first classroom.  And for 18 of those years, I have been at LKS.   For the first 3 years I taught grade 1 in room 158 and then I was offered the library.  It was like I had won the lottery:). 

What makes a school great is the people inside it and that is why I stayed at LKS for the rest of my career.  The students, the parents and the staff.   OK, the 4 km commute was great too!  I enjoyed living so close to the community that I worked with for so long.  I can’t remember a time when I went out and didn’t run into a family that I knew!  Being in the library for 15 years, I saw first hand the kindness, the caring and the generosity of those many families.  I was never without amazing volunteers and the funds to make the library the community hub, the heartbeat, the safe place for all.  The interesting, amazing and engaged students were the icing on the cake!  I loved being a part of that library.   

And then came the pandemic and that changed everything.  The library was closed, my heart was broken and fortunately I ended up teaching grade 3 in the TDSB Virtual School.  Unfortunately, after having such an active life in the library, I could not take the incredibly long days sitting in front of a computer and I have made the very difficult decision to call it quits.  But I am not without smiles.  I am grateful to have watched tiny 3 and 4 year old students grow up into mighty fine people. I have taught children of friends that I went to school with and I’ve taught the children of former students.  Families and staff have become friends.  It’s always been about the people in the building and I have been fortunate, very fortunate.  And thankful.

They say that you should never retire until you know how you are going to spend your days.  The pandemic has put some of those plans on hold but I know that I’m ready.  December 1st, 2020 will be the first page of my new chapter. Thank you LKS, for being a large part of my journey and I hope that when it is safe, that I can give my thanks to all of you in person.  

Be well.  Be safe.

Cindy McGee