Lester B. Pearson School SSA
The SSA is a committee run by parent volunteers who support fundraising activities within
the school and run various groups and activities for the students.
Message from the Chair,
Welcome back to school everyone!
The SSA has a lot of fun programs starting up this January - lunch clubs,
intramurals, school presentations and much more. We are always looking for
volunteers to help run these programs so if you have an hour to spare on
occasion, please consider helping us out. Please read the following newsletter
for updates on how your fundraising dollars are being put to work!
A reminder that our next meeting is on Tuesday February 8th, at 7:00pm in
the teachers’ lounge at the school. Anyone is welcome to attend.
TOILETRY DRIVE THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who donated toiletries to L.B.P.’s Holiday Charity Drive!
Through the Lion’s Club of Aurora, your generosity provided much needed
personal care products to 170 families in York Region.
As well, many teens and moms received beautiful bath and body gift sets as a
result of your kindness and thoughtfulness.
On behalf of the Lion’s Club of Aurora, the S.S.A. thanks you for your support
and for helping to make this Charity Drive such a success.
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SSA Jan 2011
THE MONEY CORNER
This month, the SSA fundraising dollars will provide:
Family Skating Day on Monday February 21st – Family Day – at Aurora
Community Centre (read the board for which ice surface)
Grade 1 Skating (January 11 th & January 25th)
Cultural Presentation - "Black History and Racial Harmony" by Glenn Marais
Supply teachers & tournament fees for the Junior Mixed Volleyball Area
Family Ski Day on Monday January 31st
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Treasurer, Lisa Wilson at
FAMILY SKATE DAY
Enjoy your Family Day with a family skate!
The next Family Skating Day is Monday, February 21 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at
the Aurora Community Centre at Yonge St. and Aurora
Heights Dr. (please see the information board at the ACC for the ice t
to see what ice surface we have been assigned).
All family members are welcome – hope to see you then!
- Kim Dodd
BASKETS, BASKETS, BASKETS
Wondering what to do with all those empty gift baskets once
you've removed all the goodies? The LBP/SSA Family Picnic
Committee would love to have them!
We're always in need of baskets for our popular Loonie Draw
so please consider bringing your empty baskets into the school
office – we'll be sure to put them to good use come June!
-LBP/SSA Family Picnic Committee
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YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
Calling all PARENTS & TEACHERS!
Requesting photos for upcoming trips to:
Scanlon Creek-Grade 7,
Skating Grades 1 to 5, Send to:
Snow tubing, email@example.com
Music Night and or burn a disk labelled
FAMILY SKI DAY! with your info and send it
Also requesting photos from past trips/events:
Grade 3 Safety Village & Kortright Centre
Jr. Mixed Volleyball
The Yearbook relies on shutterbugs like YOU to help us deliver the best in memories.
PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME SOMEONE ELSE WILL!
Students: We need you to take pictures – lots of pictures – of special events, school
trips or anything random. We especially love class pictures taken on a school trip!
Parents and Teachers: Please bring your camera if you are volunteering at one of
your child's school trips or special events and click away! Again, informal class pictures
are always great.
If you have any questions please contact Rachel Gilliland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rachel Gilliland, Yearbook Coordinator
… or should we say volunteer profiles! Behind the scenes are the following grade 8’s
hard at work delivering milk every day to the younger grades. They do this on their
own lunch time:
Lauren Anderson Ben Fostaty
Michael Boorn Matthew Hall
Nathalie Branigan Audrey Kern
Emily Chouinard Marcello Leone
Ksenia Chpak Rylie McPhee
Lindsay Corrick Aylin Ozturk
Kylie Deveau Kyle Wyndham-West
Thanks for all the milk moustaches!!
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DECK OF CARDS LUNCH CLUB
Attention all Card Sharks,
Starting Monday January 17th, Grades 6, 7 and 8's are invited to participate in the
first ever "Deck of Cards Lunch Club." It will be held in the lunchroom from
January 17th to March 28th. Hope to see you there!
- Louise Dyer
KNITTING LUNCH CLUB: HELP NEEDED!
Calling all adult knitters: It’s (almost) the return of Woolie Wednesdays lunch club!
This lunch club could start up in January if you volunteer a wee bit of your time and
The club is intended for students (grades 4 to 8) who already know how to knit.
In order to run, we need a few adult volunteers who are able to knit. You do not have
to be a knitting expert: just the basics is sufficient although some experience
unravelling knitted kerfuffles is helpful.
If you are able to lend a hand for a few
Wednesday lunch recesses, please contact
Rebecca at email@example.com or
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FAMILY SKI DAY
SAVE THE DATE!
Monday January 31st, 2011
LBP’s Annual Family Ski Day is back!
Calling all skiers and snowboarders – we are headed to Blue Mountain and hope you can
More information will follow right after the Christmas holidays so keep your eyes open for
it and wish for snow!
- Louise Dyer, Athletics
PIZZA LUNCH AND INCLEMENT WEATHER
A reminder to all students, parents, and pizza lunch volunteers: if a bus
cancellation is issued on a pizza lunch day, pizza lunch will take place on
the following school day.
- Maureen Ward, Pizza Lunch Coordinator
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UPCOMING CULTURAL PRESENTATION
February 7th at 9:30 am: GRADES 1-4
L’ARSENAL a MUSIQUE
‘THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS’
The Music Arsenal, a multidisciplinary Canadian company, has been creating
performances filled with magic since 1978. Its
productions combine music, circus, theatre, multi-
media and special effects in an innovative and path-
breaking manner. The Carnival of Animals introduces
very young audiences to the imaginative universe of
the composer Camille Saint-
Saens. Inspired by the
actual score, this musical
odyssey highlights animals
that are brought to life
through the use of amazing
puppetry and delightful
theatrics. Young audiences
cheer gleefully as a parasol becomes an elephant,
umbrellas are transformed into turtles and hats change
into jellyfish! This colourful, humorous work is an inventive
and delightful experience for primary students!
Parents are welcome to attend and enjoy! Guaranteed to put a smile on your
Any questions or suggestions please contact Julie Karabin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you ordered a QSP magazine, many magazines will be arriving over the next several
weeks but some subscriptions have different publishing schedules may take longer to
If you have any questions, please contract QSP Customer Support at 1-800-667-2536.
They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
QSP would like your feedback - please fill out the survey form on the LBP website.
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YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST WINNERS
NEW YEARBOOK COVER WINNER FORMAT!!!!
We will announce 3-first place winners of EACH division.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! All drawings were amazing!
1st place Winner of Intermediate: Ashley Bang, Gr. 7
1st place Winner of Junior: Bianca Venchiarutti, Gr. 6
1st place Winner of Primary: Isabella Kidder, Gr. 3
Honourable Mentions go to:
Genevieve Ah-Sen Katie Hall-Lalonde
Cierra Bird Kennedy Holmes
Breanne DeLuca Inez Iorgovits
Connor Fortin Katie Karl
Sarah Franken Giselle Murphy
Caitlin Gilliland Stephanie Pemeter
Madison Gilliland Emma Point
Gage Gonsalves Samantha Rayner
Voted by the student Yearbook Committee
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