New Information Items:
Congratulations to the PAC!
It was so nice to see so many parents and invited guests at the First Annual Spring Fling!! A great time was had by all! Congratulations for a very successful event! We look forward to next year’s Spring Fling!!
New Library Makeover!!
Huge thanks goes to our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Pius Ryan for his support in helping us to achieve a new vision for our Library. We have opened up the space (removed many bookshelves, rearranged bookshelves) and purchased new furniture. Please feel free to drop in and take a look! As with all renovations….this will be a “work in progress” as more funds become available.
Staffing Update and Classroom Organization
Principal and Vice Principal moves will hopefully be announced by the beginning of June. I can confirm that we will have 9 divisions next year (up 1 from this year) with a projected enrollment of 168 students so far (similar to this year, so class sizes should be smaller!) Our tentative organization is: K, K/1, 1/2, 2/3, 3, 4/5, 4/5, 5/6 and 6/7 but is subject to change as enrollment changes.
Parent Requests for Class Placement
Parent requests are now being accepted for your child’s class placement to Ms. La Roue (email@example.com). As you can see by the organization – there are many classes of combined grades. Please give consideration to your child’s social/emotional needs when making suggestions. Requests that specifically name a teacher may not be considered. Any requests received after June 1st may be considered but not as a priority in placements.
Donations for our school garden
The staff is in the process of sprucing up our front gardens please consider donating a small plant or flower–either from your garden or one that has been purchased. Thank you!!!!
Track and Field and Kilometer Club
Thank you to Ms. Meule, Mrs. Schafer, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Hoodless, Mrs. Zander and Mr. Yuan for coaching Track and Field this year. Our students will be heading to Handsworth on May 23rd hopes of qualifying for Swangard. The district track meet will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
There is a mini meet scheduled for Thursday, May 11th. More information to follow.
Thank you to Mrs. Jensen, and Ms. Meule for helping out with Kilometer Club! Our kids are really enjoying the early morning exercise!
A continued school focus for next year will be on attendance, including arriving on time and being prepared to learn.
Daily Attendance – There is a strong and direct correlation between students’ daily attendance patterns and their academic success. There is an expectation that all students are on time for school and prepared to learn in their classes prior to the bell. Poor attendance and late arrival times can become a habit and lead to significantly lower levels of student achievement.
Student attendance is the shared responsibility of parents, students and staff. Parents have the responsibility to ensure their child’s attendance at school and to communicate with the school regarding their child’s absences or tardiness. Parents and students must assume responsibility for their punctual attendance each day: They must come to their classroom prepared to participate and work in a positive manner. Regular attendance is essential for success in school. When students are away from school, we ask parents to notify the school by telephone using the callback line. Regardless of the reason for absence, your child’s classroom teacher will work with you and your child to catch up on missed work within a reasonable time frame.
In order to better track attendance please follow these procedures:
- Phone In – If your child will be absent or late please advise the school (604-903-3650).
- Check-In and Check-Out Through the Office – If students need to leave before the end of the day for appointments, they must sign out in the office. As well, parents must notify the office by sending a note or by leaving a voice-mail message before school starts.
Appropriate clothing as the days get warmer
A reminder for all parents in the upper intermediate grades that our school code of conduct states that students are to be in appropriate attire and refrain from wearing “beach wear clothing” (halter tops, short shorts, tank tops).
Please consider sending a hat for your child to wear at recess and lunch if they are sensitive to the sun.
Reminders from last month:
Parking around Lynnmour
Please be reminded that there is NO parking in the round-about. Several parents are parking and then coming into the school. The roundabout is for a quick pick up or drop off only must stay clear at all times for emergency vehicles. Please make arrangements to park on Orwell and walk your children into the school.
School Fees for 2017-2018 school year
In accordance with Policy 706 School Fees, Elementary School Fees are established each spring and are to be determined in consultation with the staff, SPC and school community. All fees are set at cost recovery. Lynnmour fees for 2017-2018 will be: $40.00 School Supply Fee (K-7) $5.00 Emergency Fee (K-7), Agenda books and Outdoor School & Bighouse program.
If there are any families that would prefer to purchase all recommended school supplies, please contact our office for a list. We kindly ask that you do not label the supplies with your child’s name, as these supplies will become part of the shared resources.
A $5.00 emergency fee is collected annually to ensure that adequate supplies of food and water are purchased in the event of an emergency. Other supplies such as tents, search and rescue supplies needed for our emergency bin will also be purchased from this fee.
Outdoor School and Skw’une-was (Bighouse) fees:
Fees for 2017-2018 – 4 day Gr. 6 ODS program is $255.00, 3 day Gr. 4 ODS program is $180 and the Gr. 3 Skw’une-was (Bighouse) is $120.00.
Just a reminder that there are no grants or subsidies available for Outdoor school or Skw’une-was (Bighouse). Once dates have been confirmed, Lynnmour can accept installments or pre-dated cheques to help with managing the fee.
Approved School Calendar for 2017-2018
The Board of Education has approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar. In accordance with the School Calendar Regulation, the calendars will be submitted to the Minister of Education for final approval. Please see the school district website for the complete calendar (www.sd44.ca)
We will be posting the 2017-2018 calendar to our website by the end of May 2017.
Approved 2016-2017 School Calendar
May 8 District Wide Professional Day – School not in session
May 5 Earthquake Drill 1:15
May 18 Kindergarten Orientation 11am
May 19 Fun Day ( including Run and Roll)
May 22 Victoria Day – School not in Session
May 31 Parent / Volunteer Appreciation “Continental” Breakfast 8:00-8:45
June 6 Swangard
June 15 Year End Assembly and Awards Assembly 1:15
June 27 Grade 7 Farewell 1:30
June 28 Last day of school 2:40 dismissal / Report Cards Posted by 12:00 noon
June 29 Lynnmour School Pro Day
June 30 Administration Day