Cross Country Practice Cancelled Tomorrow Morning

Cancellation of TDESAA Events for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Parents and students of LLPS & da Vinci, please note that there will not be a Cross Country Practice tomorrow morning. Weather permitting we will continue as usual on Thursday and the meet should not be affected on Friday.

A Message from TDESAA Program Co-ordinator for TDSB:
“Providing opportunities for students to be physically active in a safe and caring environment is a priority for all of us.

Today’s decision to cancel all TDSSAA and TDESAA events was made in consultation with Environment Canada’s forecast and the TDSB’s Extreme Weather Policy.

Tomorrow’s forecast is similar in nature to today.  As a result, all TDSSAA and TDESAA outdoor scheduled events for Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 will be postponed.”

Thank you for your understanding.


A Few LLPS Updates

Parents and students of bus route PSC0852L: Please find attached the updated AM/PM route copy of PSC0852 effective Sep 27/17. PDF HERE.


With the meet coming up next week we wanted to share the schedule of confirmed race times for Ashbridges Bay Park on September 29th. If you are driving your child *PLEASE* make sure you’re on time (or ahead of time) just in case. Parking there isn’t easy because it’s a very busy day, keep that in mind.

Coaches would appreciate you checking in when you arrive (look for the yellow LLPS tent). So we know who is in attendance and we’re not waiting for them.

Here’s the race schedule for September 29th:

•Grade 1 girls: 10AM SHARP
•Grade 1 boys: 10:15 AM
•Grade 2 girls: 10:30AM
•Grade 2 boys: 10:45AM
•Grade 3 girls: 11:00AM
•Grade 3 boys: 11:15AM
•Grade 4 girls: 11:30AM
•Grade 4 boys: 11:45PM
•Grade 5 girls: 12:00PM
•Grade 5 boys: 12:15PM
•Grade 6 girls: 12:30PM
•Grade 6 boys: 12:45PM

They will not run ahead of schedule, however, should issues arise races may get delayed. Students must be at the start line on time, please!

Please click below to see the route maps for Friday’s races:

Grade 1/2:
Don’t forget you can try the routes tomorrow at 4:30 pm. See this post for more details.

**Parent volunteer request**
If there are any kind parents who are planning to arrive early on September 29th and can take the tent over for us, that would be great! Please let the office, Mme Aradj or Mme Spekkens know. That way we can also ensure a great spot for the day.


PLEASE “HEART” Eve’s story! If every single person subscribed to this blog “likes” her story we will surely be in 1st place in Ontario!
Spread the word! We are currently 8th place. Click this link to participate and help get more books for our library!

Curriculum Night & Cross Country Meet

“Meet the teacher” AKA Curriculum Night will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To accommodate families with 2 children there will be 2 sessions, one from 6:30 to 7 and one from 7 to 7:30 so parents have the opportunity to see both classrooms. Please remember that this is not a personal interview about your child, those will occur after the progress reports go home. If you have a particular reason to see the teacher you can book a separate time if needed.

The cross country meet for grades 1 to 6 (both schools) will take place on Friday, September 29th. Please note that only XC team members that have been regularly attending practices are invited to the meet. Note: What you have indicated about transportation for your child that day will be adhered to by the coaches. ANY changes in how your child will be getting to and from the meet MUST be communicated the coaches by Tuesday’s practice. More details to follow about the meet (race times, etc).

Indigo Adopt a School Begins Tomorrow & Extra (optional) XC Practices

A Message from Eve Schifman:  Last year we raised $2000 through the Indigo Adopt a School Program! We were able to purchase 125 books for the Library and the Teacher’s Classrooms!!!

It’s on again this year – starting SATURDAY for 2 weeks only! Please consider donating, sharing a story, and sharing this URL will your friends and family!


If your child is interested in trying out the actual course (it’s on sand partially!) that they’ll be running on September 29th’s meet we have been invited to join Jimmy Semes (HPE teacher) and his students from Williamson Road school at Kew Beach on Monday, September 18th, and Monday, September 25th at 4:30 p.m. Meet at Pantry Park (behind Kew Beach PS). This is a great practice opportunity beyond our regular Tuesday/Thursdays but is totally optional! *Please note this is a non-school event and parents must bring children if they wish to attend.


Toronto Police 14 Division Open House tomorrow!
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
350 Dovercourt Road
(Dovercourt Rd Between Dundas St W & College St)

Come out and Tour the Station, meet your Neighbourhood Police Officers, check out Police Vehicles, Police Horses, Equipment, Auxiliary Officers, and Community Safety Information.


A Few LLPS Updates – Soccer, Info Packages and Bus Update

Student Information Packages: 
The package that went home with each student needs to be returned by this Friday, September 15th and the sealed envelope has the personal information verification which needs to be reviewed and updated if needed. Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Junior (4, 5, 6) Co-Ed Soccer
The soccer season has changed at the TDSB, soccer is now offered as a fall sport instead of a spring sport. We are happy to announce that the grade 4-6 boys and girls can try out for this team. Mr. Soleimani will be coaching and distributing permission forms this week. Practices will fall on Monday and Wednesday after school until 4:30 p.m. Tryouts for all interested students will begin on Monday, September 18th after school. Students must have a signed permission form in order to participate.
Those selected for the team will play in a one-day tournament, the date is still being decided.


BUS UPDATE – Route PSC0852 

Please find the updated route copy of PSC0852 in PDF HERE effective Sep 14/17 if your child takes this bus please be advised of the update.

Cross Country Season Begins Tomorrow for LLPS & da Vinci!

Permission forms for Cross Country were sent home on Friday to students who expressed interest in joining the team. Grades 1-6 students from both schools are welcome! The team will meet and practice on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the school yard at 8:00 a.m. For more info about the team, please see this post from last week

If your child didn’t receive a form on Friday they can pick one up today from their gym teacher or there are some on the bulletin board outside the gym. Everyone must have a signed form tomorrow in order to attend practice. Please make sure your child has it with them tomorrow morning, or we will also have blanks for parents to sign in the AM tomorrow.

If you’d like to print the form from home you can use this PDF document. Please keep the first page for your records because it has information you will need about the XC meets.

We are still looking for parent volunteers to help run practices in the mornings. If you’re interested please come tomorrow morning, introduce yourself to one of the coaches and let us know what grade you’d like to help with. Merci!

Looking forward to an amazing running season!

LLPS Updates – Cross Country, Bus Updates & Snack Program

Our Cross Country season will begin on Tuesday, September 12th for any students in grades 1-6 who are interested. Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the schoolyard at 8:00 a.m.
We are looking for some parent volunteers who are willing to help out in the mornings. Please attend the first practice and see Ms. Mills, Mme Spekkens or Mme Aradj if you can help out.
Permission forms will be sent home by Friday to any interested students and will need to be signed and returned before or during the first practice.

Some important dates for XC

  • 1st Qualifier Meet at Ashbridges Bay Park (grade 1-6): Friday, September 29th
  • 2nd South Conference Final Meet at Ashbridges Bay Park (grade 3-6 only): Friday, October 13th
  • City Finals – Centennial Park (grade 3-6 only): Thursday, October 26th.
  • *We will need parents to help volunteer on the above dates as well, especially the 29th. Please watch for more info about that soon. Merci!


Please see the following PDF document with updated bus times. These new times begin as of tomorrow (Thursday, September 7th, 2017).

**PLEASE NOTE** If your child takes the bus and you have a change, you are permanently canceling AM or PM or he/she won’t be on the bus for any amount of time PLEASE make sure to contact the office or visit the office before 3:00 p.m. to avoid any confusion. You must tell the office and the homeroom teacher as well.  Thank you for your cooperation!


Daily snack program will commence on Tuesday, September 12th for SK-grade 3 students only this year.