Bienvenue!! Welcome to our returning families and to our new members. We are so excited to begin this awesome year of learning.

Mme Milne, is back from maternity leave.

Our new Early Childhood Educators join us in Kindergarten; Mrs. Schilz, Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs. Fraser.

A warm welcome back also to: Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Akers; and Mr. Jamieson

This year we have 31 buses supporting student transportation. To ensure student safety we are welcoming you to use the car line up in the morning, and drop your student off at the same spot as we started this past year, at the back of the parking lot. We will not be offering this opportunity at the end of the day due to the volume of buses and cars in our parking lot. You might consider using the cat-walk that connects Maple Cr. and the school at the end of the day.

Please note that in response to parent requests and staff requests, we have moved to a 20 minute recess in the morning from 10:30 -10:50 am. Students will enjoy a snack when they return to class or prior to going out while they work at a station or read with a small group. Lunch is at 12:30 till 12:50 with a 40 minute recess. This gives time for our students to enjoy a wider variety of sports, clubs, music and outdoor activity. We need to ensure that all our students are dressed to enjoy the increased outdoor opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday September 11th. The Barb-B-Q, courtesy of the Safe and Accepting Team starts at 5 pm. There will be a short presentation in the gym for parents and students in grades 5-8 regarding technology in the community. Teachers will be in their rooms to greet you from 6-7pm.

Linda O’Leary and Cheryl Medhurst

A MESSAGE FROM OUR TRUSTEE

“A warm welcome to students and parents to Leslie Frost Public School.  We have been looking forward and preparing for your arrival. Wishing you many happy and healthy days in the months ahead.  Your School a

Trustee,  Judith Hayes

Gym Shoes

Please ensure your child has proper foot wear for gym classes.  Non marking soles are greatly appreciated.

School Hours

Please note that yard supervision begins at 8:35am.  The entry bell rings at 8:45 am and students are dismissed at 3:10pm.  Recess is from 10:30am to 10:50am. Lunch is 12:30 until 12:50 and recess from 12:50 until 1:30pm. Please do not bring your students to school before 8:35 and collect them promptly at 3:10.

 

Campbell Soup Labels

Mme Sylvie

Collecting Campbell soup labels. What is label for education? Label for Education is a school fundraising program.  Schools can collect labels from participating Campbell products and redeem for educational resources ranging from sports equipment to health & wellness videos and books.

For more information please go to: www.labelsforeducation.ca

Thank you

 

STUDENT INFORMATION Verification Forms

Please take a moment to review this paperwork and note any changes. It is important that the office has current personal information on file. Please return it to the office as soon as possible. Thanks for your assistance!

Insurance

Student Accident Insurance forms are included with this newsletter.  Please ensure that any replies or questions be sent directly to the company.  Participation is voluntary.

Music

Mr. Smeaton

Welcome everyone to the music department of Leslie Frost. I’m very excited to be back and can’t wait to get started. There will be Band for grades 6-8, Choir for grades 4-8, Recorder Choir for grades 4-6, a Jazz Band for grades 7 and 8,  as well as a Bell Choir for Grades 5-8 beginning very soon. Please keep your eye on your child’s agenda. Thanks for your patience – and withholding the urge to pick up the phone during week 1! I assure you we are going to have a wonderful year together! :0)

AGENDAS

Agendas have been assigned to students.  Please send $5.00 to cover the printing costs and read the first few informational pages with your child.  They are an invaluable communication tool that facilitate school/parent communication and can be used, for example, to record homework or upcoming events and assist children to learn organizational skills – such an important life skill. Planner will be distributed on the first day of school.

ATTENDANCE

Attending each day and arriving on time!These are life lessons and are as important in Kindergarten as at work.

Every day that your child participates at school builds their future.

Building positive habits early makes each stage of development easier.

Come join us each and every day!

VOLUNTEERS:

Parent Volunteer Forms

If you can provide some time to assist us by volunteering, please complete the enclosed form and return it to the school as soon as possible.  Don’t hesitate to become involved even if you have never participated before.  We will be happy to train you to assist us.  All parent volunteers must have a current police check on file.

 

SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM

– 324-5613

A signed form must be returned for each student in the school even if your child is a non-participant.  Please complete the “Safe Arrival Registration Form” and return it along with the Student Information Verification form immediately.

PEANUT/NUT/SEAFOOD/FISH ALLERGIES

In our school we have staff and students with severe life-threatening food allergies to peanuts, nuts, seafood and fish, called anaphylaxis.  This is a medical condition that causes a severe reaction to specific foods or other materials, and can result in death within minutes.

We are asking that all parents  ensure that they do not send seafood, fish, nuts or peanuts in their child(ren)’s lunches or snacks.  Please check the food labels each time.  As an added precaution, children should be encouraged not to share food.

TLDSB does not support the use of imitation peanut / nut spreads as an alternative to peanut butter or other nut-spreads in TLDSB schools.

If food is sent with seafood, fish, nuts or peanuts to school, we will try to contact you and request that an alternative lunch be provided.  Thank you for your attention to keeping all of our staff and students safe.

BUSSING

If you are taking your child off the bus for an evening, please inform your child, write a note to your child’s teacher in the agenda and inform your child’s bus driver.

Also, please inform the bus driver if your child has a life threatening allergy or serious medical condition.

LOST AND FOUND

Each year, we donate huge bags of items to charities that are never claimed.  Please label all clothing items, knapsacks, lunch boxes, boots, shoes, etc. If your child is missing an article of clothing, please check with the classroom teacher immediately as well as the lost and found.

 

MILK PROGRAM ORDERS

Parents wishing to enrol their child(ren) in the milk program are asked to complete the enclosed form and return it to their classroom teacher with payment by September 8th.

 

Mud Run

Mme Waterhouse, Mrs. Shows and Mme Fennell

Our enthusiastic mud runners will be busy preparing and training for this year’s upcoming Muskoka Mud Run, to be held Friday, October 17th. Let’s go (muddy) Lions!!!!

 

LINDSAY FAIR

Mrs. Shows

Children are asked to provide a list including item # and name of item to the school no later than Wednesday, September 10th.  You may find the Arts and Crafts list online @ www.lindsayex.com .  Tags will be prepared and sent home with the children by Friday, September 12th so that they may attach them to their entries.

All exhibits (other than flowers, vegetables and farm produce) must be delivered to the Exhibition Building between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15th.

Flowers, vegetables and farm produce exhibits are to be delivered to the Agricultural Building by Tuesday, September 16th 3:00-8:00pm.

Please pick up your child’s entries on Mon., Sept. 22th between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Items not picked up will be discarded.

If you are in grade 8 and would like to help promote the Lindsay Exhibition why not run for the Junior Ambassador of the Fair. Open to all grade 8 &9 students between ages of 13 and 15. Speech topic is Safety. Entry forms and more information at Fair Office or call 705 324 5551.

 

MEET THE STAFF NIGHT

Mark your calendars for Meet the Staff Night on Thursday, September 11th.   Classroom teachers will be available from 6pm until 7pm. Hamburgers, ice cream and drinks will be available for purchase during this evening, from 5pm until 6pm. These items will be on sale for $1 each. The social will take place in the schoolyard (weather permitting).  You are welcome to picnic on the grass and bring your own blanket. No pre-ordering or prepayment is required however, please submit the attached tear off indicating the number of burgers you would like, to ensure we purchase a sufficient amount.  This is a great evening to talk to your child’s teacher and make a positive connection.  We hope you can come!

LIBRARY

Hello from the Library!  First, we start with a Book Fair, opening Wed., Sept. 10, in time for our “Meet the Teacher” evening.  It will continue until after school on Thurs., Sept. 18 at noon.  Don’t forget to have your child enter the draw, where the winner gets $25.00 worth of books as does the winner’s class.  Profits from Book Fairs put books in your child’s class, as well as in the Library and we really appreciate your ongoing support.

See you in the Library!

Mlle Cynthia Morton

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS

 

LFPS is very fortunate to traditionally have an active and involved School Council.  Being involved in School Council can be an enriching and important way to contribute to your school community.  We discuss items such as school safety, EQAO results and various educational issues.  The School Council is an advisory group comprised of up to ten parents/guardians, two community representatives, the principal and one support staff representative.

Please join us on September 24 at 6pm in the Leslie Frost staff room for our first parent council meeting of the year.

Provincial regulations require elections for the new council take place during the first 30 days of the school year.  If you would like to declare your candidacy, you can obtain a “Candidate Declaration” form from the office.  Please return it to the school office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12thPlease note that if there are more than 10 declaration forms submitted a process will be put in place to conduct a campaign, share candidate profiles and hold an election on Sept 24th.

 

You are welcome to join us if you would like to know what is happening with parent council or if you would like to get involved.  No contribution is too small.  All parents are welcome.

 

SEPTEMBER SPORTS

All our students are encouraged to listen to announcements for information about cross country running and soccer try outs.  Get involved!

IMMUNIZATION NEEDS

The health unit needs to be kept current with your children’s booster shot dates.  Please submit all needle dates that have been done since entering school to the health unit.  Questions?  Please call 324-3569 or fax a copy of the record to the health unit at 705-324-0455.

TOONIE FOR TERRY

We are very proud to be associated with the Terry Fox Foundation and believe that our involvement will fit in nicely with our focus on character education. Terry Fox certainly modeled the following values: heroism, strength, perseverance, courage, determination, integrity and most of all hope.

On Wednesday, September 24th our school will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Run/Walk. The run will take place from 11:00-11:30 on school premises with a rain date of September 25th. Families are welcome to join and participate in this event.  We are encouraging all participants to donate a toonie.  Please contact the school office if you are able to volunteer.

MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN

Just a quick reminder that our magazine campaign will kick off soon! What a great time to start some of your early Christmas shopping and renew some of your own magazine subscriptions and help out your child’s school in the process.

Thanks for your continued support!

~ Miss Chapman