This Week’s Update:
Spirit Week – December 13th – 17th: Our Student Council has planned a spirit week for our students this year. Each day of the week students are encouraged to participate and show their Lambton-Kingsway spirit. Our Spirit Week includes:
Monday, December 13th – Decorate Festive Masks (Holiday/Winter Theme)
Tuesday, December 14th – Candy Cane Day (Wear red and white)
Wednesday, December 15th – Festive ‘Fits (Wear festive hats and socks)
Thursday, December 16th – Holiday Sweater day
Friday, December 17th – Pyjama Day (Greet winter with comfortable pjs)
Lunch time and Nearby Skating Rink: Our Grade 6 – 8 students enjoy the privilege of being able to leave the school property at lunch time. With this privilege comes the responsibility to be safe and respectful of the community. Some of our students go home for lunch, others purchase their lunch in the community and spend time with their friends. Recently, the city Parks and Recreation has added ice for winter in the nearby tennis courts/skating rink. All students are reminded that safety is always a priority, the rink is for skating and that all skaters should be wearing helmets when on the ice. Parents and families are reminded that the rink is not supervised by school staff at any time.
Rapid Covid Tests for Students: The Government of Ontario is providing take-home rapid antigen screening kits for every child who attends a publicly funded school in Ontario. The test kits are an important tool as we all work to manage the spread of Covid-19. Each student will receive a box containing 5 tests on Monday, December 13th. The use of the test kits is voluntary with the goal to help reduce transmission of the Covid-19. Please see the attached letter from Interim Associate Director, Craig Snider, for more information. Here is a presentation demonstrating How to Use the Rapid Tests.
Picking Up Students During the School Day: Our students occasionally have commitments during the school day and need to be picked up by a parent or family member. As the TDSB guidelines ask that we continue to limit the number of visitors to the building, parents are reminded to remain outside the school doors and your child will be sent out to you. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to the time when we can welcome our families back into our building.
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.
Treat of the Month: Thank you to all of you who have signed up & participated thus far with the treat of the month. If you have already paid for and are participating, please disregard this message. We wanted to re-open the sign up in case anyone may have missed the chance to participate in this fundraising initiative. The cost has been prorated as this new sign up will ensure your child(ren) will receive a treat of the month the following months: Jan 28th, Feb 25th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, and June 24th.
Starting today there will be a one time sign up through school cash online and the deadline to sign up is Dec 16th, the cost is $45. These treats will be distributed to each class the last Friday of each month & the child can eat them as a snack or bring them home. Examples each month are kernels popcorn, chips, and chocolate milk. We will offer gluten free & vegan options and do our best to accommodate any dietary requirements.
You should have received the notification from School Cash Online, but in case you missed it log in https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/.
Terry Fox Cookies Update: Thank you to those who ordered Terra Cotta Cookies in support of our annual Terry Fox Campaign. If you missed the deadline to order the delicious, weekly cookies for your child(ren), there will be another opportunity to pre-order, for delivery that starts after the March Break. More information will be provided in February.