Principal’s report / Ms. Lawson
It’s been another busy month of learning, sharing, and growing ( literally ! ) at Lynnmour.
New Information Items:
Ready Set Learn
Lynnmour hosted an afternoon Earth themed event for pre-school children April 25.
Fourteen youngsters attended this wonderful afternoon. The young ones had fun making blue and green globes, crafting egg shell collages, and designing natural landscapes. Each child left with a new book – ‘I Love the Earth’ by Todd Parr. Thanks to Ms. Harrington, Ms. Carpino, and Ms. Padilla for their work in planning such a fun event.
School Wide Write
All students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 took part in a school-wide write. Each student chose between two themes: A Perfect Pet and My Dream Playground. Students were given time to talk about their ideas and brainstorm key words before beginning their writing sample. Teachers will mark students’ work together with the goal of identifying student strengths and deciding areas we need to further support. Staff will do this important work on our next Collaboration Day, May 30.
Lynnmour welcomed several new families May 2 at our Kindergarten Orientation. Our newest students walked into the Kindergarten room enthusiastically and enjoyed an exciting hour of stories and play centres.
Kindergarten Ambassador Days
We said hello again to our new students for the first of three Kindergarten Ambassador Days.
Each pre – schooler received a ‘Lil Cub’ T shirt and were hosted by a Kindergarten ‘Ambassador’.
Together they planted sweet peas and flowers in the new Kindergarten garden. Parents joined Ms. Lawson in the Library learning tips to support early literacy. Our next Ambassador Days happen May 23 with a visit from the Vancouver Coastal Health nurse, Lisa Hogan. Our final Ambassador Day is June 6 with Shannon Sharpe, who will talk to parents about numeracy.
Earth Day Week
All classes participated in Earth Day week. Activities included Lights Out Lunches, Litter Less Lunch, Playground garbage clean up, and a front hall display board of art work highlighting ideas of how to be a good steward of the planet. Students wore blue and green to conclude Earth Week in an assembly, April 20.
Kudos to Ms. Murray, Ms. Carpino, and student teacher, Ms. Lee for organizing the week’s events.
Our drill occurred May 11. Many schools in the district and province took part in this provincial drill.
Our students and staff took the drill seriously. Ms. Meule and I extend a thank you to families who supported the school by talking about the drill an earthquake preparedness at home.
Track and Field
Track and Field is in full swing thanks to Ms. Meule and the Lynnmour staff who volunteered many hours of work to ensure practices and events for our Family of Schools are organized and well-run. The Handsworth Track and Field Meet is this week, Tuesday, May 15. The District Meet happens at Swanguard, June 5.
We wish our athletes success.
Kilometre Club has been well attended. Even Peony is outside doing a lap or two with kids and parents. A big thank you to Ms. Jensen, Ms. Gilbert, and Ms. Murray who cheer everyone on twice a week.
Visit from New Zealand Principal
Dorothy Bigwood from Cockle Bay School visited our students and staff at the end of April. Ms. Bigwood was impressed with our school. It was pleasure showing her classrooms full of happy, engaged students.
Many teachers have assisted with the beautiful garden beds located in between the Boys and Girls Club and the school. Our students are taking pride in watering and caring for the large variety of flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
We begin a school wide focus on tolerance. Staff will share books, activities, and have planned several cooperative activities for the students this month.
Fun Day is this Friday, May 18. Cross your fingers for sunny weather! Thank you to Ms. Schafer for organizing the day’s events, to parent Ms. Christine Chambers who runs the Run n’ Roll event in the morning, and to the PAC who will provide lunch for students and an entertainment performance, Tiny Islands.
Parent Appreciation Breakfast
Lynnmour staff is grateful for the important work our parents and guardians do to support children, teachers, and community. Parents – please join us in the Library for a cup of coffee and breakfast treats at 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 30.
Grade 3 students will be at the ‘Big House’ June 13 and 14. The Grade 3 teachers and students look forward to this opportunity to explore aboriginal teachings and knowledge.
Band and String Concert
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Windsor Secondary School. Thank you to Mr. Roumeliotis for preparing an evening of music for students and their families.
Student Self- Assessment on the Core Competencies
This year, students will reflect on core competency skills: Personal & Social, Thinking, and Communication.
Additional information will be sent home shortly with explanation of how parents may access their child’s reflections.
Year End Slide Show and Awards Ceremony
This whole school event occurs June at 1:00 p.m.
Lynnmour Grade 7 Farewell Ceremony
This traditional Farewell Ceremony June 27 at 1:15 p.m.
Report cards will be published online for families June 26.
School Based Pro Days for 2018/19 school year:
June 27 is the last full day students will be in session.
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 Personal and Social Emotional Competency in students K – 7.
For the complete copy of Lynnmour’s School Plan 2017-2018, please go to our website.