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					   Lester B. Pearson School SSA
                                   January 2011
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.

           Keri Holmes
           SSA Chair

           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

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
 Super Readers
 Family Ski Day on Monday January 31st

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Treasurer, Lisa Wilson at

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

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!

Thank you.
-LBP/SSA Family Picnic Committee

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                          Calling all PARENTS & TEACHERS!
Requesting photos for upcoming trips to:
    Scanlon Creek-Grade 7,
    Skating Grades 1 to 5,                                Send to:
    Snow tubing,                        
    Music Night and                                or burn a disk labelled
    FAMILY SKI DAY!                              with your info and send it
                                                          to school.
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.

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,
- 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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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

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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
knitting experience.

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 or

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                                    SAVE THE DATE!

                             Monday January 31st, 2011
                                      PA Day

                         LBP’s Annual Family Ski Day is back!

Calling all skiers and snowboarders – we are headed to Blue Mountain and hope you can
join us.

More information will follow right after the Christmas holidays so keep your eyes open for
it and wish for snow!

  - Louise Dyer, Athletics

  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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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
face 

Any questions or suggestions please contact Julie Karabin:

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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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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