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Friday June 11, 2021 – Lambton-Kingsway Friday Flash

This Week’s Friday Update:

Lambton-Kingsway Before and After Summer Program

Terry Fox 2021 T-Shirts

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Spirit Week Activities

Recent Incidents of Racist Violence

Racist Graffiti

Graduation Virtual Display – Repeat Announcement

Grade 8 Graduation

Collecting Belongings

Lambton-Kingsway Before and After Summer Program:  The LKS B&A Summer Program will be running beginning July 5 at our school.  Spaces are available for the 2021/2022 school year.  Please visit https://www.lambtonkingswaybanda.com/howtoapply/ to add your child’s name to our list today!

Terry Fox 2021 T-Shirts:  It’s that time of year again when you can order your annual Terry Fox t-shirts, for everyone in your family.  Please click on the attached flyer for all of the necessary information about the amazing design for the 41st anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, sizing and prices.  Orders can be placed on Cashless Schools until Thursday, June 24.  Please be sure to measure carefully since we can’t exchange them once they are ordered.  T-shirts will be delivered in early September.  Let’s show our LKS Terry Fox pride this September during our annual Terry Fox Walk.

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Spirit Week Activities:  Many of our Kindergarten to Grade 5 classes are participating in weekly spirit day challenges. Our week 1 challenge was LKS spirit and Pride.  The Week 2 Challenge is LKS colours and an inspirational message for all painted on a rock.  Click here to see more about LKS K-5 weekly challenges. 

Recent Incidents of Racist Violence:  Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to all those who have been impacted by recent incidents of racist violence.  Incidents that are horrific and widely reported in the media plus actions that go unreported can make students, staff and family members feel unsafe and vulnerable.  Our teachers continue to support our students during these times and to provide opportunities for discussion and understanding with the ultimate goal, the elimination of all racist acts.  Our TDSB support services are also available if necessary and have provided information about speaking with students about tragic events.  Here is the most recent June 8 communication from the TDSB that was sent to all families by email.

Racist Graffiti: On June 8th, we arrived to school and found racist graffiti written on the wall of the school near the playground.  Toronto Police Services have been contacted.  This is an upsetting and unacceptable incident.  We take great pride in our school as a welcoming, safe and inclusive place and this has always been our message to students.  We are following the TDSB reporting process and the graffiti was removed by TDSB staff.  We ask that if you should ever see suspicious activity around our building during and after hours, please contact the TDSB 24-hour Emergency Call Centre at 416-395-4620 or the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222.  Our community is quite vigilant in this regard.  Working together, we can continue to ensure that our school and our community are as safe as possible.

Grade 8 Graduation Virtual Display:  Hello LKS community – This year our in-school graduation display case has shifted to a virtual platform. Check out the site below as it showcases the amazing 62 Lambton-Kingsway JMS graduating students of 2021 along with their teachers. We hope you enjoy the display as much as we did.  Congratulations to all the students and our senior teaching staff.  https://sites.google.com/student.tdsb.on.ca/lksgrads2021/home .  Thank you to the Grade 8 Graduation parent committee for all of their work creating the display.  Our link has now been optimized for Smartphones.  Thank you to the wonderful parent grad committee for their expertise.

Grade 8 Graduation:  We are very proud of our Grade 8 students and their accomplishments this year.  The end of a student’s time at LKS is special for both students and families.  This year is no different.  Our students have been flexible and adjusted well to the new routines.  The month of June has been full of surprises for all our graduating class.  We thank our Parent Grad Committee for their tremendous support of our students and staff in making this a memorable year.  As per direction from the TDSB we will not be able to hold an in-person graduation. Our event will be virtual.  We look forward to this special event to honour our students. 

Collecting Student Belongings:  We are awaiting final direction from the TDSB about procedures for the collection of student belongings, however, we are expecting to be able to provide a schedule for parents in the next week to book a time to collect student personal belongings. 


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