This Week’s Update:
Prince Edward Drive and Dundas Street Intersection
Orange Shirt Day – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Vaccinations – Grade 7 and Grade 8
Prince Edward Drive and Dundas Street Intersection: With new construction on the north side of Dundas and our older students leaving the school property at lunch time, and despite the lights and the traffic signal, the intersection of Dundas Street and Prince Edward Drive north can be a busy crossing for students. Earlier this week, we spoke with Councillor Grimes’ office and he was supportive of a request for an additional crossing guard at the intersection. Councillor Grimes has forwarded the request to the Transportation Services, School Crossing Guard team.
Photo Day – October 5: It is here, and it is soon! The TDSB has indicated that schools can have school photos taken following the board guidelines. Lambton-Kingsway will be having our photo day on October 5. Please see the attached flyer with information about photo day. Students will remain socially distanced for the photographs. There will be not class group photos taken during this day.
Covid Testing: Sick Kids hospital has provided our school with a number of PCR Saliva test kits to be used with students who are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19. If your child is being sent home from school with Covid symptoms, parents can ask for a test kit to be sent as well. Students can complete the tests and forms and have an asymptomatic person return the test to the school by 9:00 a.m. the next day. Tests will be picked up from the school and taken to the lab and results should be available online within 24 – 48 hours.
Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night – Virtual: Thank you to all parents who were able to ‘stop by’ our virtual classrooms to meet with teachers. We hope that you enjoyed the opportunity to see and hear about your child’s class through our presentations and virtual visits. In and effort to keep you informed, our teachers send home frequent communication via email, google classrooms, agendas and more to communicate what is happening in the classroom.
Terry Fox Fundraising Update: What a great day we had on Wednesday, September 29th, our annual Terry Fox Walk. We certainly do miss not being able to have members of our LKS community join us for a pre-walk assembly and then our whole school walk through the beautiful neighbourhood. Hopefully we will be able to do this next year!
Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation in order to help keep Terry’s dream alive in finding a cure for cancer. Since we have reached the $10,000 mark, students enjoyed a fun Pajama Day on Friday. Our goal this year is $25,000. If you would like to Donate to LKS please click on the link. Students are also welcomed to bring in pledge sheets with cheques made out to The Terry Fox Foundation, or cash with their pledge sheets. Of course, the easiest thing to do is donate online. As usual, we will continue to accept donations until after Thanksgiving weekend.
Thank you again for all your support in helping to keep Terry’s dream alive at LKS!
Orange Shirt Day – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: This week our students have spent time learning about Canada’s history, the history of residential schools and our Indigenous peoples. Teachers and students have had the opportunity to learn about a part of Canada’s past that has not previously been well known. Thank you to all students who submitted a piece of writing about the importance of Orange shirt day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Congratulations to Avery 5/6A for her winning submission. Honourable mention goes to Naiella 5/6A and Dante 3D for their thoughtful written work.
Vaccinations – Grade 7 and Grade 8: Traditionally, Toronto Public Health has provided vaccinations for HPV and Hepatitis B to Grade 7 students in the school. Due to Covid procedures and a Toronto Public Health focus on Covid vaccinations in the community, this has not occurred in the last two years. However, this does not mean that the vaccine is any less important. Toronto Public Health is restarting its publicly funded school vaccination program to protect students in Grade 7 and 8. Appointments can be booked for City-run immunization sites at www.tphbookings.ca More information is available here.
Chromebook Power Cords: Thank you students and parents for taking the time to ensure that any Chromebooks that were borrowed have been returned. Lambton-Kingsway suppplied nearly 100 devices in the last year and all but 2 have been returned. However, we are still looking for 9 charging cords. If your child borrowed a Chrome book from the school and you may not have returned the charging cord, we ask that you take the time to give one extra look around your home. Thank you for your assistance.
Student Health Pass is available on the main landing page of the TDSB website. More information about the daily health screening is available here.
Back to School Confirmation Form – If a child is home or sent home from school with symptoms of Covid this form should be completed and brought to school on the first day of return.
Lambton-Kingsway JMS 2021-2022 Parent Council
Parent Council Meeting: Please mark your calendars! The first Parent Council meeting for the year will be held on Monday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Zoom link for the virtual meeting. Agenda for the meeting can be found here.
Grade Parent Volunteers Required: Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to be Grade parents. Your support and willingness to give of your time to support our students is greatly appreciated. You can contact Caroline Kerfoot with any questions at email@example.com.
It’s Apple Season Lambton-Kingsway is proud to work with Oaklane Orchards (an apple farm in Clarksburg, Ontario) to help fundraise for the school by offering families freshly-picked apples, delivered to your home. By purchasing your apples online with Oaklane, you will help raise money for the school. 15% of apple sales, from LKS families, will be allocated to our school.
Place your order for Honeycrisp and Gala apples at http://www.oaklaneorchards.com and make sure to enter the code “LKS” at checkout.
Apples are packaged and shipped every Tuesday and Wednesday straight from Oaklane Orchards for delivery to your home within a couple of days. Apple season ends near the end of November so make sure you order soon:)
Looking Ahead: Please note our TDSB calendar is available on the TDSB website.