PLEASE VISIT THE LOST AND FOUND BEFORE JUNE 28. ANY ITEMS LEFT BEHIND WILL GO TO THE SCOTT MISSION.
Parents and guardians are invited to come and observe your child at play. Sit back, relax and watch children direct their own play experience!
Don’t forget your child’s TICKET TO PLAY! (Each student is asked to bring in one item for play to help build our collection of loose parts for the OPAL program. See Friday’s post for details.)
||OPAL LEAD CLASSES/TEACHERS
||CLASSES AT PLAY
|M Denis Rm 100
Mme de Lorenzi Rm 101
Mme Haugen-Stanley Rm 102
Mme Cheung Rm 206
Mme Mackness Rm 207
|Ash Class – Ms Smith Rm 204
||Mme Murray Rm 208
Mme Michalski Rm 203
Mme Koja Rm 307
Mme Afonso Rm 308
Mme Alma Rm 302
|Birch class – Ms Heibein Rm 305
||Sumach class – Mr Canrinus
Oak class – Ms Pasternak
Mme Bountris – Rm 201
|Cedar class – Mr Leung Rm 301
||M Soleimani Rm 105
Mr Quigg Rm 109
Mr Suleiman Rm 104
We are ending off our Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) program this year by hosting an OPAL Play Day! Through the OPAL program, we are working to improve outdoor play at our school by offering more opportunities for creative, child-led play and learning. We invite parents and guardians to come and observe your child at play. Sit back, relax and watch the children direct their own play experience!
Lord Lansdowne and da Vinci Alternative PS – OPAL PLAY DAY!
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 8:45 am to 4:30 pm (schedule to follow)
What to bring: Dress for outdoor play (hats, raincoats, running shoes/boots etc.) and don’t forget your child’s TICKET TO PLAY!
Your Ticket to PLAY!
Every student is asked to bring in 1 item for play to the play day to help build our collection of loose parts for the OPAL program. Here are some of the items your child might bring in:
- Large cardboard boxes
- Old bike tires (washed)
- Large buckets and containers
- Plastic pipes, tubes or hoses
- Old kitchen utensils, baskets, pots,pans
- Fabric scraps (the bigger the better!)
- Milk crates
- Old wagons, and strollers (please, used but not broken)
Items to be dropped off in the OPAL playground at 8:30 am on Friday, June 15, 2018
A reminder to all parents of the upcoming Lord Lansdowne Spring Concert this Thursday, June 14 at 6 pm in the school gym.
Performers will be our Junior and Senior Strings, Junior and Senior Band, Mme Alma and Mme Mackness’ class, as well as our Kindergartens from M Denis’ class, Mme Haugen-Stanley’s class and Mme di Lorenzi’s class.
All performers should arrive at school at 5:45 pm. All Kindergarten students should come to Room 101 and Room 102. Mme Mackness and Mme Alma’s students should report to the library.
Band and string instructors will send further information to their classes about what to wear and which room to report to at 5:45 pm.
We look forward to another delightful evening of music – see you there!
A reminder to all parents and students about our annual Bike, Walk and Roll Event tomorrow morning from 8 am to 9 am. Pleas join us in the basketball courts for good coffee, good company and activities that promote good health. You are encouraged to travel by foot, bicycle or other person-powered wheels, if at all possible!
We want to promote bicycle and pedestrian initiatives and infrastructure as well as the benefits of active transportation. We are committed to getting more people walking and cycling- instead of driving- for everyday trips.
Please check the Construction Update boxes on the left for all information and updates about two major construction projects that will impact the school:
- the TDSB Window Replacement project on our school building
- the private development at 484 Spadina Avenue
May 31, 2018
Re: SchoolMessenger – Elementary Safe Arrival
The Toronto District School Board will be moving from SchoolConnects to SchoolMessenger as its automated call-out system for our Elementary Safe Arrival Program.
Lord Lansdowne P.S. will start using the new system on June 12, 2018.
In accordance with the TDSB Safe Arrival policy PR707A, “If a pupil is absent or late for any reason, the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must contact the school immediately to report the reason for the absence”. For an unexplained absence, Parents/Guardians will be contacted by School Messenger and must indicate the reason for the absence.
The telephone number 833-250-2290 will display on the caller ID.
For unexplained absences, the system call-out will work as follows:
- Parents/Guardians identified in the TDSB’s student database who have access to student records and are an emergency contact with priority 1 or 2 will receive both e-mail notification and call(s) of the unexplained absence.
- When you receive the call, you are required to listen to the entire message and follow the prompts accordingly.
- You will be asked if you are aware or unaware of your child’s absence.
- If unaware, you will be asked to call the school immediately.
- If you are aware of the absence, you will be asked to enter the reason for your child’s absence. Reasons are the same for full day absences (new to School Messenger) or late arrival. The following options will be provided for you:
- Doctor Appointment
- Dentist Appointment
- Family Matter
- For a late arrival, you will be prompted to enter a time of arrival. Once the child signs in at the school office, the absence will be changed to a late (provided they arrive prior to the lunch hour).
- At the end of the message, you will have to press 2 to confirm you received the message.
- If you do not confirm receipt, you will receive a call on other phone numbers provided, with the exception of business numbers.
- If there is no response from a Priority 1 contact, this same process will be followed for Priority 2 contacts.
- If there is no response from either Priority 1 or Priority 2, this entire process will be repeated 3 times in 10 minute intervals or until call-out time is over (approx. 25 mins).
- A confirmation e-mail will be sent to both Priority 1 and Priority 2 contacts with the reason selected by one of the Parents/Guardians.
- The same process will be followed for the afternoon attendance.
- In the evening, all Parents/Guardians of students who were late (without a reason) that day will receive a call informing them of their child’s tardiness.
- With this in mind, it is important that your contact information on file
- at the office
- is up-to-date. Please let the office know immediately if your contact
- information changes at any time throughout the school year.
- We recognize that regular attendance is essential to the safety, academic success, and well-being of all students. Thank you for your continued cooperation with keeping your child safe and accounted for.
- Beth Mills Carol Shea Principal Principal Lord Lansdowne P.S.