Friday, April 9, 2021 – Lambton-Kingsway Friday Flash

This Week’s Friday Update:

Remote Learning

Spring Break – April 12 – 16 – School Closed

Parent Presentation – The Impact of Body Image on Food Intake and Mental Health

Ramadan – April 13 – May 12

International Day of Pink – April 14

Earth Day

Read and Write Gold – Voice to Text, Text to Voice

Quick links to Covid Safety Measures and Forms

Remote Learning:  On Tuesday, April 6, Toronto Public Health announced that schools would be closed to students until April 18.  Our staff and students have been prepared for this possibility.  Online classrooms have been incorporated into daily lessons since the beginning of the year and our students are leveraging their previous online experiences to help them be successful now.  Students and parents should continue to watch the local media and email for any updates about a return to school. 

Spring Break April 12 – 16:  The relocated Spring Break happens April 12 – 16.  The school will be closed during this time.  We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday week.  We also remind families to observe Covid safety measures. 

The Impact of Body Image on Food Intake and Mental Health:  Liz Pearson is presenting to our Grade 7 and 8 students on April 22 during school hours.  We have arranged to have a presentation for parents during the evening.  The parent presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like to join the parent presentation please use this LINK

Ramadan Begins 2021 – April 13:  Ramadan is likely to begin on Tuesday April 13 and end Wednesday, May 12.   Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which moves forward each year by about 11 days.  Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lives.  It is a time of worship and contemplation.  During the fast of Ramadan, strict restraints are placed on the daily lives of Muslims.  They are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours.  We wish all those recognizing Ramadan, a good fast. 

International Day of Pink – April 14:  Earlier this year, Lambton-Kingsway participated in Pink Shirt Day and took a stand against bullying.  International Day of Pink is a day to stand for equality and acceptance of all people. “Discrimination takes many shapes, whether it’s based on race, age, disabilities, gender or sexuality. The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is no stranger to the bullying and violence that stems from hateful beliefs. While progress has been made towards removing these social barriers from our society, discrimination still persists. So, every year, on the second Wednesday of April, we urge people around the world to put on a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to continue fighting for equality and acceptance.”

Earth Day 2021 – April 22:  Earth Day 2021 is an annual event celebrated globally to support environmental protection. The day is celebrated on 22nd April every year. Originated in 1970, the event is now coordinated and celebrated internationally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries across the globe.  We encourage students to participate in their own ‘Green Acts’ to support a sustainable and healthy planet.

Read and Write – Voice Activation Software Through TDSB: The tools within Read and Write for Google Chrome enable your child(ren) to access their learning independently.  Children can dictate their ideas, responses or thoughts through the Voice Typing feature and can also have information read to them by the computer. For further support or information about Read and Write for Chrome and how to access this software for a home computer select the following – Accessing AW and Read and Write  from Home   How to Use Read and Write Toolbar