As winter has now set in, we will soon able to use the City of Ottawa skating rink behind our school. Skating is a wonderful activity that supports the Physical Education curriculum. Your child’s teacher may look to incorporate skating into their program and if so, will send additional information home. Volunteers are very helpful to support this kind of activity. Please note that a CSA approved winter sports helmet must be worn on the ice surface at all times.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Renovations
We are very pleased to announce that a construction project at Stephen Leacock Public School has been approved to help support the implementation of the Full Day Kindergarten program in September of 2016. The project consists of a renovation of existing rooms in the junior section of our school to create Full Day Kindergarten classrooms. It is anticipated that the capital works on the site will begin in March 2016 as part of a construction schedule which would permit completion of all work for September 2016. The construction beginning in March 2016 will impact some of our current indoor classroom space. Our school’s rear portables are currently undergoing upgrades and renovations to accommodate the classrooms that will be relocated when the project begins in March 2016. We will continue to share information as it becomes available and will be communicating with parents of students in classrooms that are directly impacted. We appreciate how this renovation will cause several changes to our use of space as well as some inconveniences but we know that the outcome will be very beneficial for the school community for years to come.
New Kanata North School
Families with students in grade 1-5 currently attending SLPS who live in the new boundary area for the Kanata North School for September 2016 will be notified by SLPS in writing. This week we notified families of students in grade 6 impacted by boundary changes for grades 7 and 8 and will continue to communicate information as we receive it this month. Please visit the New Kanata School tab on our homepage for links and maps.
Proposed OCDSB 2016-2017 calendar
A reminder that if you would like to provide input on option 1 or 2 of the proposed 2016-2017 OCDSB calendar, please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Winter_Break_2016_2017
OPTION 1: – Last day of school Friday, 16 December 2016 – No school from 17 December 2016 – 1 January 2017 – Students returning to school Monday, 2 January 2017 OR OPTION 2: – Last day of school Friday, 23 December 2016 – No school from 24 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 – Students returning to school on Monday, 9 January 2017. The survey closes on Monday, 25 January 2016.
Update from the library
The library is looking for parent volunteers to help with shelving books one day a week from 10:00am to 10:45 am and from 12:25pm to 1:10pm. If you are interested and would like to help out, please contact our school librarian Mme Poirier by calling the school or emailing her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org *Mark you calendars* Le Coin du Livre French Book Fair is planned for April 20th and April 21st 2016.
Message from our School Council
Pizza and Subs for term 2: All orders to be completed online by JANUARY 18th– NO late orders accepted https://sagoto.com/slps/lunch/index.php to order.
Let’s keep pizza lunches going! Our pizza program is a win-win for the school community – students get a hot lunch delivered right to their classroom, and the funds raised help support learning enhancements and technology purchases. But our pizza lunches need parent power to keep running! We’re looking for a few more parents to help out on occasion with pizza lunches. Please contact Lisa Merritt (email@example.com). The pizza program runs on Thursdays from 12:10 to 1:10; volunteers do not need to make a weekly commitment. Thanks for your support!
- Dental screening for grade 2 students: A dental hygienist from Ottawa Public Health will provide dental screening on January 21 2016 for all grade 2 students. If your child is not in grade 2 but you would like the dental hygienist to see him/her, please contact the school.
- Kindergarten information evening @SLPS Jan. 21 2016 at 6:30pm in the gym
- PA day NO SCHOOL Friday Jan. 22, 2016
- 2016-2017 Kindergarten registration begins January 25th 2016
- 2016-2017 Elementary Student transfer Application Period Feb 8-Feb 19th 2016
- 2016-2017 Middle French Immersion Registration Period Feb.16- Feb.22 2016
- Junior Winter Activity day at Mt. Pakenham January 27th
- SLPS Spirit Day: Hawaiian Day! January 29th
- Term 2 Pizza and Sub begins Feb. 2 2016
- Term 1 report cards go home Feb 4th 2016