Lethbridge Christian School Newsletter Oct. 29, 2009 School/Fall Break “A Public Education” A television series about achievement, innovation and personal growth in Southern Alberta schools There will be no school Nov. 11, 12 & 13 as we will be closed for Remembrance Episode #2 of “A Public Education”. Day and the fall break. FYI: The office will also be closed. Saturday Oct. 31 at 6:30 pm on Global ______________________________ Lethbridge Re-broadcast Thursdays at noon and 5:00 pm on Shaw TV Report Cards/Parent Teacher View online, beginning Oct. 29, at Interviews www.a-public-education.ca Nov. 25 report cards will be sent home This episode is hosted by Math teacher with your child. Katherine Pritchard from Kate Andrews High Parent Teacher Interviews will be held School in Coaldale. Katherine is also the president of Palliser ATA local #19. Thursday, Nov. 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 Show line-up: p.m. There will be no classes Friday, 1. Teacher Mentorship Program at Nov. 27 due to the interviews. the Faculty of Education, U of L. Phone the office to schedule your 2. CTS Trailer Palliser Schools appointment. traveling shop class at Noble Central, Nobleford ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3. Literacy First, a successful AISI project at Ecole Agnes Davidson Sock-It-To-Em 4. Tina Delinte, a teacher profile of a teacher at St. Michael’s School in It is time once again for the annual Pincher Creek Sock-It-To-Em campaign. From Nov. 2 5. Mike Hornsberger, retires after 35 years of teaching at Coalhurst High – Dec. 11 Lethbridge and area schools 6. New Grade 9 Math curriculum are collecting NEW SOCKS to be piloted at L.C.I. donated to local charities for Christmas. 7. Welcome Back BBQ, parents talk Please join in and make someone’s about their children’s education with Christmas a bit warmer. teachers at Our Lady of Assumption !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! school For further information contact: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Producer, Erv Fehr Sunday email@example.com ################################################# Don’t forget to download the Nov.. prayer guide & the K.I.D. Time guide from www.acsi.org/~pub Book Fair Thank you all for your support of our recent Book Fair. Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise $830.00 worth of books. Oct. 30 Girls Volleyball Thanks also to Mrs. Pennington for her Tournament hard work in running a successful book fair. Nov. 2 Parent Council ================================= Nov. 10 Picture Retakes Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Parent Council Meeting - Monday Holiday Nov 12-13 Fall Break – No School Monday, Nov. 2 is the next regularly scheduled Nov. 25 Report Cards parent council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 27 Parent-Teacher Interviews Everyone is welcome to attend. – No Classes -------------------------------------------------------------- Dec. 4 Professional Learning Day – No Classes Dear Parents: Dec. 10 Middle School Music Concert Lethbridge School District is working closely with Dec. 16 Elementary Christmas Alberta Education and Alberta Health Concert Services to provide information to school Dec. 18 Last Day of School for communities regarding Pandemic H1N1 2009. 2009 Our school is encouraging students to use basic Jan. 4 Classes Resume infection control practices such as proper handwashing, and coughing and sneezing =================================== protocol. At the recommendation of Alberta Education, we will also be installing alcohol- based hand sanitizer dispensers in adult Office Depot Purchases supervised areas such as classrooms and other instructional space where sinks for handwashing are not readily available. Alcohol- Remember to give the school’s name or ID based hand sanitizers are the only type of number (80000978) to Office Depot when you hand sanitizers being recommended to prevent are making purchases. the spread of the Pandemic H1N1 2009 The school receives 5% back of qualifying virus. purchases. If you would like information regarding the virus, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ you can find excellent resources on the Alberta Education website at http://education.alberta.ca/media/1117176/school q&aforparentsandstudents.pdf or at the Alberta Health Services website at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/658.asp ---------------------------------------------------------------- FYI The office/school is open from: 8:00 – 4:00 Monday to Thursday 8:00 – 2:00 Friday The school email is firstname.lastname@example.org The website is http://moodle.lethsd.ab.ca/lcsweb/ Curriculum Handbooks What is a Student? The General Curriculum Handbooks for Parents, Curriculum Summaries for Kindergarten to Grade 9 A canvas to be filled and senior high school and the Curriculum Express A field to be tilled for Parents, Kindergarten to Grade 3 are now Clay to be molded available on the Education website at A bulb to develop www.education.alberta.ca/parents/resources/handbo A diamond to be cut ok.aspx. They may be downloaded for viewing and A challenge to be met printing as required. The handbooks are also A poem to be written available for purchase from the Learning Resources A song to be sung Centre at 780-427-2767 (toll-free by first dialing A fragrance to be released 310-0000). An order form can be found on the A life to be saved website. A friend to be made A gift to the future Updated on an annual basis, the Curriculum A bridge to the stars Handbooks for Parents offer in-depth information A rain in the heart about what students are expected to learn at each A tear in the eyes grade level of the curriculum; the Curriculum An energy to be chained Summaries provide concise grade-at-a-glance A candle to be lit information; and the Curriculum Express for A gift from God. Parents gives a short explanation of the curriculum for parents who are English language learners. The handbooks, summaries and Curriculum Express will continue to support successful communication with parents. Your comments and insights on the content and format of the handbooks, summaries and Curriculum Express are appreciated and will help us ensure they continue to meet parents’ needs. An electronic feedback form is available on the website or in print at the back of each handbook. For further information, please contact the Curriculum Sector, Program Development and Standards Division, at 780-427-2984 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000). School Bus Safety Twice a day, almost 200 times a year, school buses in Alberta are responsible for the safe transportation of nearly 300,000 young Albertans. School buses in Alberta travel a total of more than 400,000 km every day. This is the equivalent of travelling over 10 times around the earth! The greatest time of danger to students and for others on the roadways is during the loading and unloading of a school bus. Most school bus collisions involve a bus being struck by another vehicle from behind or children being struck while exiting or approaching a school bus. Here are some safety tips to share with children to ensure safe travel. While waiting for the bus, stand in a group with the other students. You should stand at least two giant steps away from the road and pay attention to traffic. When the school bus approaches the bus stop, line up with the smaller children at the front. Stay away from the bus until it stops. After the bus has stopped, get on the bus one at a time. Holds on to the handrail while climbing the steps, then go directly to your seat. While riding the bus, follow these safety rules: Remain seated and face the front of the bus Talk quietly Keep the aisle clear Keep your arms and head inside the bus Do not throw things around the bus or out the window Do not drink or eat Wait until the bus stops before standing The people at the front of the bus should leave first. When it is your turn to get off, carry all of your things in front of you, to the door. Hold on to the handrail when stepping off the bus. Walk away from the bus so the driver can see you. Once you are off the bus, stay away from it. If you drop something, get the driver's attention immediately, before going to get it. Prevention is the key to safety. For more information, contact the Public Health Nurse in your school: Lori Zillman 388-6655 Adapted from www.saferoads.com A number of Lethbridge Dentists are collaborating on a unique initiative that would see young people being paid in exchange for candy they might collect on Halloween. The candy is then shipped to Canadian troops serving abroad. Below is the information that was provided to the School District. Bring your Halloween candy to the following dentists on November 2, 2009 and they will pay you $1.00 per pound!!! Dr. Richard Boehme Family Dental Candy drop off time 4:00-5:00 pm London Road Dental across from YWCA Candy drop off time 9:00-4:30 pm -Dr. Jack Sherman -Dr. David Lowry Lethbridge Dental Surgical Suites downtown 5th Street Candy drop off time 8:00am-8:00 pm -Dr. Bryan Murray -Dr. Dan Anderson -Dr. Jan Lavkulik -Dr. Nathan Muirhead -Dr. Jared Nelson Dr. Ryan Johnson & Dr. Bob Kinniburgh Candy drop off time 10:00-5:00 pm Behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mayor Magrath Drive All West Dental Taco Time/Pizza Hut Plaza West side Candy drop off time 12:00-4:30 pm -Dr. Debbie Mulroy -Dr. Mitch Champney Dr. Bruce Lamb- Shoppers Drug Mart Westside Plaza Candy drop off time 8:30-4:30 pm Dr. Devon Kutsch- 5th Street South Candy drop off time 9:00-5:00 pm Dr. Shaun Heggie-Raymond Candy drop off time 2:00-5:00 pm Dr. Troy Bond- Fort Macleod Candy drop off time 8:00-6:00 pm Thank you to our sponsors for delivering our candy at no cost! THE UPS STORE IN LETHBRIDGE BUDGET CAR & TRUCK RENTAL Please call Connie at 403-327-7227 if you have any questions! Keep brushing and stay safe on Halloween!