Community Donations- Thank you

We are so fortunate to have a generous community that supports our breakfast and lunch programs. Our program would not exist without our community donations and so we are very grateful. We want to acknowledge all the donors to date!

In addition, our breakfast is made each day by Carrie Player, a CEA. She arrives bright and early to start cooking and our breakfast choices are amazing! The students accessing this support all value their relationship with Ms. Player. Their morning check-ins provide a strong connection for our students. Shopping for the programs is another big job and this is completed by Schelley McCrae. Both these ladies work hard to ensure our LWMS students are fed and ready to learn.

Donors:

Armstrong Lion’s Club

Armstrong/Spallumcheen Health Care Auxilary

LWMS Student Fundraiser

Royal York Ladies Golf Club

Armstrong Garden Club

Armstrong Kinsmen Club

Wendy Wallin

Lisa Gyorkos

Kevin Bertles

Harvey and Jill de la Salle

Nicole Kliempt

Cari and Chuck Graystone

Tammie Turner

Simona Bankuti

Askews

LWMS PAC

Glad Tidings Lunch Program

Rotary Club

Good Food Box

Fruit and Veggie Program

LWMS Staff

GRANTS:

PC CHILDREN’S CHARITY and SD83 LINKS

DONATIONS IN KIND: 

Askew’s Foods

Tim Hortons

Sun Rype Jiuces

Saputo Dairy Products

Armstrong Legion

 

 

 

 

Virtual parent meeting to talk about math!

What is all this math that teachers are sending home? Where are all the worksheets? What is my child supposed to be doing? How do I know if they are on track? What happens if they don’t learn everything this year?

SD83 invites all parents to join us in a virtual meeting on May 12 at 6 p.m. to talk about the kinds of math that SD83 is hoping students can be working on during this home learning time and how that matches with the math we have included on our home learning opportunities pages.

changed math meeting

To join the virtual meeting just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th please click here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTZlNzJkYTEtODA0Yy00MTY2LTljMjgtNjY2ZjQxYjAxYzVl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287a1ffa4-963f-450e-8d90-155de78d9be5%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ae0930ac-c822-4a6b-91ca-ae7bf9cb0ffc%22%7d

We will talk about things to watch for as your child works on the math, and how you can support their learning. The focus will not be on how to actually do the math, although in the Q &A we can certainly help with that, but on questions you can ask your child to help them deepen their understanding of the concepts they are working on.

We will discuss the different types of math activities that you might be seeing sent home, including why these activities were selected and how your child can use them. We will also spend some time talking about ways to help them learn basic facts.

There will also be question and answer opportunities through the virtual meeting. Bring your questions and join us for a rich mathematical discussion. If you would like to email your questions ahead of time, please send them to vedgell@sd83.bc.ca with Parent Math Night question as a subject.

Class Placement for 2020-2021

Placement of students in classes is dependent upon a number of considerations.  Staff will be meeting during the month of June, working on placement of students into different classrooms. In placing students, the following considerations are taken into account:

High Priority

Instructional groupings

Class composition including special needs/requirements

Social/cultural issues (independence, interactions, leadership)

Behavioral/social issues

Diversity in development (academic, social, emotional)

 

Middle Priority

Groupings in previous years

Dominant grade composition

Physical/social maturation

Learner style

Siblings and relations

 

Lower Priority (but still important)

Friendships

Teacher-learner compatibility

Class size (room to accommodate new students)

 

Any requests regarding the placement of your child for the upcoming year needs to be in writing to the Principal, Denise Moore, by May 31st.  In some instances, you will be asked to come in for an interview or you may be contacted by phone for more information.  In your letter, please identify the educational reason for your request (see above).  The reasons you provide are important, as we use them to assist as part of the above criteria in placing your child.

The school staff will take every aspect into consideration when placing students from year to year.  Notwithstanding, the opportunity is available for parents to meet with me to discuss placement for the coming year.  The final decision regarding student  placement rests with the school principal.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Connections, Stability, Safety first…

A reminder that learning is an option at this time and we do not want our families feeling stressed or pressured. Please reach out if you need support!
When students return to school the gains will be quick. Again, ensuring your child is feeling safe and connected is most important so that when school returns they can be focused on learning!
Please see our staff letter to our amazing parents!

Parent Numeracy Session

A virtual meeting to help parents with some of the numeracy hiccups they may be experiencing while helping their Kindergarten to Grade 8-aged children learn math from home is being held on May 12 at 6 p.m. This meeting is being hosted by District Numeracy Principal Val Edgell and Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper. Further information about this meeting and a link to join will soon be posted on the SD83 website and social media platforms.

District Music Challenge

Join other Canadian children in song with professional vocal coach Jasmine Denham in this CBC Project Inside Voices.  It’s easy to participate.  Simply go to the website below and watch the latest video that will guide your family through the project.  Each week a new video will be added to move you along.  Be sure to be extra-creative and CBC may just decide to broadcast your video if you choose to share it.

https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/canadian-music-class-challenge/challenge-your-kids-to-raise-their-inside-voices-in-song-1.5531690

Video 1 (April 17): Vocal Warm-up

Video 2 (April 24): The Craft of Singing

Video 3 (May 1): Learn the Song

Video 4 (May 8): Record and Share Your Song

May 13: Upload your project

At the end of the project you will have the option to upload to social media using the hashtags #CBCMusicclass and #cbckids.  Remember that you will need your parent’s permission to share any of your work online.

Please feel free to send your project to our Music Teacher here at school as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join other Canadian children in song with professional vocal coach Jasmine Denham in this CBC Project Inside Voices.  It’s easy to participate.  Simply go to the website below and watch the latest video that will guide your family through the project.  Each week a new video will be added to move you along.  Be sure to be extra-creative and CBC may just decide to broadcast your video if you choose to share it.

https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/canadian-music-class-challenge/challenge-your-kids-to-raise-their-inside-voices-in-song-1.5531690

Video 1 (April 17): Vocal Warm-up

Video 2 (April 24): The Craft of Singing

Video 3 (May 1): Learn the Song

Video 4 (May 8): Record and Share Your Song

May 13: Upload your project

At the end of the project you will have the option to upload to social media using the hashtags #CBCMusicclass and #cbckids.  Remember that you will need your parent’s permission to share any of your work online.

Please feel free to send your project to our Music Teacher here at school as well!

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

On Tuesday, April 28 we will be honoring National Day of Mourning. We will be flying our flags at half mast.

Canada officially proclaimed this date in 1991. The day commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. It is observed in over 80 countries worldwide. The  purpose of the day is to remember and honour those lives lost or injured because of their work and to renew the commitment to prevent further deaths, injuries and diseases by improving health and safety in the workplace.