June 23 News SLPS

Just a few updates as we approach the last the day of school:

  • To view the most recent communication regarding Letters of Promotion, Report Cards and Mark Information  please visit the district website
  •  Letters of promotion were distributed to all students in grade 1-7 this afternoon June 23, 2015.
  • Please click to view our June 2015 newsletter which contains helpful  information about September 2015.
  • Grade 8 report cards will be distributed on Thursday June 25th 2015.
  • The Last day of school is Thursday June 25th 2015.

 

goodbye!On behalf of all the staff, we wish our SLPS families a happy and safe summer. We look forward to seeing all our returning students on Tuesday September 8th 2015.

 

Mme Gauthier King

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SLPS News June 19th 2015

It is hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of the school year. It has been a wonderful month of June at SLPS.

  • Last week, the OCDSB announced that the District would be issuing report cards for students in grades 8. They will be distributed on June 25th 2015.  If any student is away on June 25th, their report card will be sent home via Canada Post.
  • Students in grade 1 to grade 7 will receive a Letter of Promotion on June 23rd. If any student grade 1-7 is away next week, their letter of promotion will be sent home via Canada Post.
  • The OCDSB is currently developing a district-wide strategy to help schools proceed in effectively sharing marks submitted with all parents.  Information about this process and timelines are expected  Monday, June 22, 2015. As soon as we have additional information to share, we will be communicating with parents in more detail.

For more information and updates, please visit the district website

Some highlights this week:

releasing the butterflies*Students in grade 1 released their butterflies

*Grade 2 students built Super Structuressimple machines taskSimple machines

We are very proud of 15 SLPS students (gr.2,3,4,5,7,8) who participated in the International Contest Game ‘Math Kangaroo‘ hosted at the University of Ottawa on March 29th, 2015. They performed very well within the top 25%, top 10% and top 5% in Canada. Bravo to all who participated.

Time to start  tidying up  those lockers !

Before locker clean up!

Before locker clean up!

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Lockers!!! Bravo!

Clean Lockers!!! Bravo!

 

 

 

 

 

Next week:

  • Grade 5 trip to Parliament Hill-June 22nd
  • Letters Promotion for gr.1-7 go home- June 23
  • Leaving Ceremony for Grade 8 June 24 at EOM 12:45
  • Last Day for Sub Lunch – June 16, 2015
  • Last Day for Pizza Lunch – June 18, 2015
  • Last Day for Milk – June 19, 2015
  • Last Day for Lunch Lady – June 24, 2015
  • Report cards for grade 8 go home- June 25
  • Last day of school- June 25th

 

 

 

 

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SLPS News June12th 2015

The Staff Recommendation Report New Kanata North E.S. : Report 15-074 New Kanata North Elementary School – Approval of Grade, Program Offering and Attendance Boundary is complete and will be discussed at the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 16, 2015.  Final decisions are scheduled to take place at the Board meeting on June 22, 2015.

For information regarding Board meetings and how to appear as a delegate, please see the link below: http://www.ocdsb.ca/ab-ocdsb/bm/Pages/default.aspx

For Labour Relations information, please visit the district website

Message from our SLPS School council:

Thank you to all of our parent council members for supporting many initiatives at Stephen Leacock this year – from Walk to School Day and the Halloween dance to our recent family BBQ. Council also runs our lunch programs and other fundraisers which contribute some $15,000 for library books, classroom resources and classroom technology like iPads. Please consider getting involved in parent council during the 2015-2016 school year. You can participate as a member-at-large and contribute your ideas for keeping Stephen Leacock a dynamic learning environment. Next year, council is looking for a parent to serve in the role of Treasurer. Whether you have experience with accounting software or are just keen to lend a hand, please consider this position. For more information, email council.slps@gmail.com

A Few Highlights from this week:

*Congratulations to the Int. Boys’ soccer team who won the regional tier 2 tournament this week. 6 of our students received medals for their performance at the District wide track and field meet.

*Bravo to the Int. girls soccer team who played great games and placed 2nd in the regionals on June 4th at the KRC

grade 6 soccer girls

 

 

* The grade 7 and 8 Bands presented their last concerts this week. Their performances were just spectacular.Band Concert

50th vignettes*Thank you to all the staff  and students who prepared and presented fabulous 50th anniversary presentations today. Everyone enjoyed the vignettes that helped us look back in time.

Looking Ahead:

  •  JR track and field Monday June 15th
  • Grade 8 Band trip Monday June 15-16-17
  • Grade 7 trip Tuesday June 16-17
  • grade 1D and 4C trip to Summer Solstice June 18th
  • Grade 5 trip to Parliament Hill June 22nd
  • Leaving Ceremony for Grade 8 June 24 at EOM 12:45
  • Last Day for Sub Lunch – June 16, 2015
  • Last Day for Pizza Lunch – June 18, 2015
  • Last Day for Milk – June 19, 2015
  • Last Day for Lunch Lady – June 24, 2015
  • We have many activities and events planned for the next several weeks – Please remember to consult the school calendar regularly for upcoming events

 

 

 

 

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50th Anniversary Presentation Schedule – June 12, 2015

All of our students are taking part in special 50th Anniversary Presentations tomorrow, Friday June 12. Please see the 50th Anniversary Presentation Schedule to determine when your child’s class will be presenting.

*Please remember parking is limited  *Please do not use the church parking lot

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SLPS News June 4th 2015

*June is here and it is busier than ever at SLPS!!! Lots of exciting learning happening each and every day!

*We took a whole school photograph on Monday June 1 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school. If you would like an 8×12 copy of the print, please fill out the form sent home today. (Cheques for $10.00 are payable to Carpe Diem photography and are due in the office by June 11th).

AerialPhotoOrderForm Stephen Leacock PS_2015

*Our grade 6 students enjoyed a wonderful day in Montreal on Wednesday where they experienced the history and culture of the city.

*Our grade 5 students presented social studies NEW CANADA EXHIBIT projects to parents in the gym today.Grade 5 New Canada exhibit

*A special congratulations to our students who took part in the regional Int. track and field. We were awarded the Intermediate Grand Aggregate for 2014-2015! BRAVO!!!!! Congratulations also to Bantam Girls for winning the regional championship!

track and field June 2015

*We hope you can join us on June 11th for special 50th anniversary class presentations throughout the day. The performances by each class focus on different eras. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out what time they are performing if you would like to attend. Please remember that parking is very limited at the school.

practicing for performances

*A reminder to please visit the District website for updated information regarding labour relations. New information was posted this week.

*Do you walk to school? Thank our crossing guard by entering the Ottawa’s Favourite Crossing Guard contest. The contest is organized by the Ottawa Safety Council.

Looking ahead:

  • PA day June 5th- No school for students.
  • Jr Boys soccer tournament at KRC June 8th/Hydro Ottawa Electricity presentations to Primary and Junior classes
  • Jr track and field regionals June 9th
  • Int. track and field District Finals June 10th
  • Grade 7 Band concert June 9th 7pm  / Grade 8 band concert June 10th 7pm
  • Volunteer appreciation breakfast June 11th at 7:30 AM in the library
  • June 12th grade 1 field trip to Ottawa Beaverbrook Public library
  • June 12th EOM ECO team presenting to grade 4 students
  • Last Day for Sub Lunch – June 16, 2015
    Last Day for Pizza Lunch – June 18, 2015
    Last Day for Milk – June 19, 2015
    Last Day for Lunch Lady – June 24, 2015
  • We have many activities and events planned for the next several weeks – Please remember to consult the school calendar regularly for upcoming events
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SLPS News May 29th 2015

We were so pleased to welcome many SLPS families, alumni, current and former staff to our BBQ and 50th celebration yesterday.  Thank you to the staff, parents and students who volunteered to make the evening a success. Your continued support of SLPS is greatly appreciated and strengthens our school learning community.

memorabilia 50th

Junkyard symphony

Fun with the Junkyard Symphony

fun with the fire truck

Visit with Ottawa Fire Services

Visit with the SRO

Visit with our School Resource Officer!

Aloha SLPS!

Aloha SLPS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Ahead:

  • FYI: Grade 3 and 6 EQAO will not proceed in school districts where there is currently labour action. We will inform you should anything change.
  • For continued information regarding labour relations, please visit the school board website 
  • 50th anniversary whole school photo has been re-scheduled for  June 1 at 8:15 AM. PLEASE WEAR BLUE ( or A DARK COLOUR) Wear your biggest SLPS smile!
  • Int. Track and Field Regionals June 2/ Jr. Track and Field Regionals June 9th
  • Grade 6 trip June 3rd/ Grade 7 trip June 16th-17th/ Grade 8 Band trip June 15th-17th
  • PA day June 5th- No school for students.
  • Grade 7 Band concert June 9th 7pm  / Grade 8 band concert June 10th 7pm
  • Volunteer appreciation breakfast June 11th at 7:30 AM in the library
  • We have many activities and events planned for the next several weeks- Please remember to consult the school calendar regularly for upcoming events
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SLPS News May 22nd 2015

 It has been a short week but a great week at SLPS!!!!

*We enjoyed a very successful Jr. Track and Field day on Thursday- Finalists will be representing the school at the regional Track and Field Event on June 9th.

track and field

Cheering on at Jr. Track and Field

 

grooving

Dance Groove !

*The students in grades 1,2 and 3 got into a dance groove this week!!! They all participated in a MASC dance workshop on Thursday and Friday.

art flowers

Primary Art Flowers

Pop art

Grade 7 Pop Art

 

 

*We have talent!!! Our halls are decorated with bright beautiful new artwork.

Spirit day at SLPS!

Spirit day @ SLPS!

*Next Thursday is the BBQ and 50th celebration from 5-7pm. Please join us! If you can volunteer to help, please consider signing up http://bit.ly/1Fgm68W  Also wanted – donations for jars, jars, jars! Please bring to the office starting May 19 clear jars/containers filled with fun surprises (e.g. toys, stickers, nut-free candies).

Looking ahead:

  • FYI: Grade 3 and 6 EQAO will not proceed in school districts where there is currently labour action. We will inform you should anything change.
  • For continued information regarding labour relations, please visit the school board  website 
  • 2015-2016 Agenda cover contest closes May 27th- open to grades 1-5
  • Honk and Blow instrument selection evening on May 27th (for Sept. 2015 gr.7 EOM students)  hosted at WEJ at 6:30pm
  • Thursday May 28th BBQ and 50th celebration- 5pm to 7pm
  • Friday May 29th Spirit Day: Hawaiian Day
  • 50th anniversary whole school photo has been re-scheduled for  June 1 at 8:15 AM. PLEASE WEAR BLUE ( or A DARK COLOUR) Wear your biggest SLPS smile!
  • PA day June 5th- No school for students.
  • We have many activities and events planned for the next several weeks- Please remember to consult the school calendar regularly for upcoming events

 

 

 

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