Principal’s report from Ms. Lawson
New Information Items:
Under the leadership of Ms. Karen Keys, the school planned two weeks of Olympic activities beginning with a grand Opening Ceremony February 9th. Students have been competing in various ‘winter’ sports in the gym at lunch and the primary students in Ms. Carpino’s and Ms. Keys’ class had fun competing in the Lynnmour Potato Olympics.
With the help of two Grade 3 students and our custodian, we have a brand new Canadian flag on our pole in front of the school!
Transition to Windsor
Grade 7 students visited Windsor to take a tour and learn more about what to expect in Grade 8 next year. Ms. Lawson will teach her Grade 8 Crash Course to the graduating class in June!
Lynnmour students enjoyed an incredible morning of music from the Windsor Jazz Band and the Senior Choir. We welcomed 4 returning Lynnmour students who were so pleased to return and showcase their musical talents.
Emotional Engagement Survey
Lynnmour staff has made a commitment to wellness and are participating in a staff wellness ‘challenge’. Join the Principal in a 30 day / 30 minutes of exercise initiative!
Telus Fairies Visit
We are lucky to have the support of 3 Telus retirees who love visiting Lynnmour and graciously provide us with books for the Library and food items for students without lunches. They were especially happy to meet PADS puppy Peony as Telus is a main supporter of the Pacific Assistance Dog Society.
Staff invited teacher Regan Rankin from SRSP to meet with teachers and EAs to discuss behavior management strategies. At our next Collaboration Day, February 28, we meet with Vanessa Barratini from the Sherwood Park Literacy Centre to talk about Growth Mindset.
Each student received a heart shaped ‘kindness challenge’ this month. The ‘kindness hearts’ are on display in the front hallway. Come see what thoughtful things our students have been working on.
Chinese New Year
Students celebrated the Year of the Dog with parades, crafts, and many furry moments with Peony, our PADS puppy!
SFU Student Teachers
Lynnmour welcomes 2 SFU student teachers who begin February 26 and stay with us until April.
Ms. Keys and Ms. Zander will support these pre-service teachers in their classrooms.
Standing Information Items:
Lynnmour’s School Handbook and Code of Conduct
Be the Best You Can Be
A copy of the handbook and Code of Conduct is available on our website. A condensed version is located in the front of the student agendas.
Lynnmour School Plan
There are two school goals for Lynnmour Elementary:
To improve the Communication Competency of students in K – 7.
To improve the Personal and Social Emotional Competency in students K – 7.
Lynnmour staff continues to work tirelessly to improve student success rates in reading and writing, and, as evidenced by Ms. Schafer’s grade 6/7 class, to increase awareness of socially responsible behaviours and their role in society.
For the complete copy of Lynnmour’s School Plan 2017-2018, please go to our website.