The district is revising the health check form to a shorter list of symptoms. The new form comes into effect Tuesday October 13, 2020. Thank you for your continued diligence in checking on your child’s health before sending them to school each day. Your partnership is so important for keeping us all healthy!
Reena Leupin, one of our hard working CEAS, volunteers her time to organize and run our Hot Lunch Program. It is very popular! We are excited to offer this program with our new COVID safe practices in place. You can view the form below on the link. A huge thank you to Mrs. Leupin!
We are encouraging all students to wear an orange shirt on Wednesday September 30th! Students will spend some time hearing the Orange Shirt Day story so they understand the meaning behind wearing an orange shirt. They will also watch a video on Truth and Reconciliation to understand our shared Residential school history. Finally, students will be invited to choose between two writing prompts, to write about a time they were brave or courageous to overcome a challenging time in their life. We hope the activities are meaningful for the students. September 30th is declared Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters!
Many classes have been creating their class beliefs. These beliefs help to provide a foundation to the expectations students will use in their TEAMS and throughout the school. Time is spent to ensure students understand the beliefs and how they look, sound and feel in different contexts.
For example, a belief may be respect. In the classroom it feels safe, looks like people working together and helping each other and sounds like kind voices and positive words.
Some classes have also been working on MY REASON WHY! This involves students collaborating to create a painted picture together and then giving their reason why they are at school. The art work and quotes create a bulletin board in the school! More on this project soon. Michelle Howe facilitates this project at LWMS!
LWMS students have made a TEAM effort to run/walk the distance that Terry travelled in his amazing Marathon of Hope. All week classes ran/walked laps of our school grounds in their TEAMS. We collected all the laps and updated daily on our Marathon journey! Each day we updated our totals on a map of Canada! See below for day one results!
We ended the week with 3,948 km which took us to almost to Kitchener Ontario! Wow! We are proud of our Team!
“I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try!” Terry Fox
We are proud of LWMS Extreme for continuing to keep Terry’s dream alive!