Lord Lansdowne Library Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair Schedule:
13-15 November
(11:35 am – 12:35 pm)

15 November (3:30 pm – 7 pm)

16 November (8:00 am – 11 am)

Dans la bibliothèque Lord Lansdowne

See this post for all of the details about the Book Fair.


Buy Nothing Day – Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some parents to help with an event that the school Eco Club is hosting on “Buy Nothing Day” (November 23rd). Specifically we are organizing a school wide “swap” where families donate practical things they have outgrown (e.g clothing, skates, winter gear, books) and students have the opportunity to take something they need. It is a good step toward taking care of our Earth!
Please let us know if this is something that you would be willing to help with. We will need a team of parent volunteers to make this a success. 
Lord Lansdowne/da Vinci Eco Team
Contact: peyton.leung@tdsb.on.ca 

Scholastic Book Fair – Nov 13-16

Hello Families,

Lord Lansdowne will be hosting another Scholastic Festival du Livre! It will take place in the library Tuesday, November 13 – Friday, November 16.

The book fair will be open for students and parents to look around and purchase books at the following times:


  • Tuesday, November 13th – 12:00-3:20 pm (closed during afternoon recess)
  • Wednesday, November 14th – 12:00 – 3:20 pm (closed during afternoon recess)
  • Thursday, November 15th – 12:00 – 7:00 pm (closed during afternoon recess)
  • Friday, November 16th – 8:00 – 11:00 am


The festival will be closed on Monday, November 12th but during this time students will preview the festival and make wish lists for books they would like to purchase. The students will then bring their wish lists home and you are invited to have a conversation with your child about appropriate ways to spend their money. In the past, students have used their money to buy non-book items. Please be clear with your child as to how they should spend the money you send with them – or better yet, come by with your child(ren) while you’re at school for Parent-Teacher conferences.

To purchase items, students may visit during lunch recess. All students will visit the festival with their classes and will have a chance to purchase at that time. Items can be purchased using cash, debit/credit, or cheque payable to Lord Lansdowne School.

If you would like to purchase a book for your child’s class, there are teacher-wish lists posted at the festival.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions: lauren.haugen-stanley@tdsb.on.ca and ian.lawrence@tdsb.on.ca  

Hope to see you there!

M Lawrence & Mme Haugen

Lord Lansdowne/da Vinci Cross-Country Breakfast

Cross country runners and their parents are welcome to join us for the cross-country potluck breakfast on Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00 a.m.  Please click on the link and sign up to let us know what you will bring to the potluck.

Also, please bring back any school jerseys your child may have borrowed for the meet.

See you there!


Photo Day Friday, October 19, 2018

Edge Imaging will be taking our school photos tomorrow.   For more information and any photo day tips, please visit edgeimaging.ca


Cross Country Practice

Cross-Country Team

Practices will continue starting this Tuesday, October 10th, for team members who advanced to the next round. (Applies to Grades 3-6 runners only)

The next round will be Conference Finals and will take place at Ashbridge’s Bay again, on October 15th.

Please note: As there was an error made during the Grade 4 boys’ race, and some were lead off course, the convenors have decided that ALL Grade 4 boys from the October 2nd meet will be invited to Conference Finals.

In addition, any team members that are in Grade 1 and 2 and/or 3-6 but did not advance, are welcome to continue coming out to practices. 




LLPS Needs Your “Hearts” & Construction Updates


Thank you for joining us at curriculum night last evening. If you missed the library presentation with Mr. Lawrence you can find it here: bit.ly/LLLibrarySlides



ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to help us win up to $5000 worth of (needed!) books for the library! We need to be in the top 5 in order to win and we are currently sitting in  7th spot. If everyone who receives these blog emails from us (650+ people!) casts a vote we will be on our way to being in the lead…Please spread the word–if you all vote and send along to grandparents, friends, neighbours, etc we can surely secure a place in the top 5!! We really appreciate your time. Thank you in advance!

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The top 5 schools are entered into a draw to win $2500 in Indigo Gift Cards. The other 4 schools will win $500 in Indigo Gift Cards.

Please see this previous post with more information.


If you haven’t noticed we’ve added a section in the left margin of the blog that will direct you to our linked Construction Updates website for more info about window replacements, roof, and 484 Spadina updates. As we get the information it will be posted there. Please click on the traffic cones or here to access that website.

Here is some information about the roofing at LLPS/dV:

Roofing Projects PDF HERE
1. Why are roofs being repaired/replaced?
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) repairs or replaces roofs to help
ensure a safe work and learning environment for our staff and students.
2. Why are you doing it during the school year?
During the year, the TDSB works on hundreds of roof projects to help
maintain its buildings.
Roofing projects need to be done during the day and in good weather.
Where possible, we complete as much work as possible outside of school
hours or during school breaks. However, due to the volume of roof
repairs/replacements and lack of qualified roofing contractors, they
cannot be limited to the summer and must be completed year-round.
Unlike other school boards in Ontario, the TDSB has a large inventory of
aging facilities with roofs beyond their life expectancy. As a result, some
roofs require expedited replacement to prevent further water infiltration.
3. What will the project include?
The project will include the repair of the roof over the gym and front
entrance canopies, and the roof replacement over the administration
4. When will the project start/finish?
Construction will start approximately on October 9, 2018 and be
completed within approximately 36 working days. The start date for
construction and the completion time are subject to change, depending
on weather conditions.
5. What safety precautions does the TSDB take?
To reduce discomfort during this project, the roofing contractor and TDSB
Facility Services staff are required to:

  •  Turn off air handling systems during roofing, so that fumes are not drawn into the school.
  •  Seal all windows and openings in close proximity to the roofing set
    up area.
  •  Turn on the air handling systems when roofing workers leave the site (normally after 7 p.m.) to provide fresh air into the building and
    remove additional particulates.
  • Provide a series of portable air circulation fans and fans equipped
    with both HEPA and charcoal filters that remove odour and
    particulates from the air.

6. Where can I find additional information?
You can find additional information about this project on the
school website (as mentioned above), and general information on roofing projects by visiting
Should you have any concerns about your child’s health and safety
related to this work, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Curtain wall and windows replacement project PDF HERE
Curtain wall and windows replacement projects cause minor disruptions to
school programs. These projects can be implemented by simultaneously
relocating a maximum of three classrooms. Relocations are coordinated with
the school principal.

1. How long will the project take?
The project started last April and is expected to be completed by mid-
November (weather permitting).

2. What are the next steps?
We have already completed the installation of new windows in the main
floor classrooms (west side) and administration wing.
In the next two months, we will complete the windows installation in the
circular classroom wing of the building, followed by room #100 (KG).

3. How does the TDSB ensure the health and safety of students and staff?
Throughout the entire process, a construction project supervisor in
coordination with Facilities staff monitors the work to minimize the impact
on school operations and ensure the health and safety of the school

4. Does the school make alternative accommodations for students and staff
in the event of sensitivity to odours; and/or, noise?
As with any construction project, different materials are often used, which
could affect individuals with hypersensitivity to odours or medical
Should you have any concerns about your child’s health and safety
related to this work, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

5. Are new windows energy efficient?
New windows meet the current performance criteria using insulated
frames and glass units with low-emissivity coating. They are also energy efficient and protect the interior of the building by preventing air and
water infiltration.

6. Do new windows open?
New windows will be awning/hopper style and open.

7. Are windows safe when open?
Windows are mechanically restricted to open a maximum of 225 mm (9”).

8. Do new windows have insect screens?
Windows installed in kindergarten classrooms, childcare areas, offices
and lunchrooms will have insect screens.

9. Where can I find additional information?
You can find additional information about this project on the school
website (as mentioned above).
Should you have any concerns about your child’s health and safety
related to this work, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


A reminder that tomorrow is a Board-wide PA Day for our students. Enjoy the extra long weekend!

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