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



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  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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SLPS News May 15th 2015

On behalf of all the staff at SLPS, we want to wish our families a happy and enjoyable May long weekend.

For information regarding labour relations, please visit the school board  website 

Highlights this week:

*Our grade 1 students participated in a workshop presented by Ottawa University Engineering  students to learn how to program their own interactive stories and games using iPads.

*Science exploration and learning about solar energy and electricity in grade 6grade 6 Science workshop

* We had a successful fire drill today! Students exited the building quickly and in a very orderly manner. Merci!

*Great effort and sportsmanship by our Jr. boys and girls basketball team this week! Bravo!

*Smiles and crazy hair today at SLPS!!!!! crazy hair day

May 28th SLPS school council family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration This event just won’t happen without volunteers. Consider signing up to help out –  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). Students can purchase a surprise jar for $1 at the BBQ.

May 28th SLPS family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration : Kindly RSVP your attendance at

For information about the New Kanata North Attendance Boundary Study please click. They are currently gathering public input and feedback as part of the attendance boundary study process and all input is welcome. You may send input/concerns/questions to

Looking ahead:

*May 22nd is the next Spirit Day: Bow tie, Hat and Sunglasses day

*May 27th is the “Honk and Blow” instrument selection evening for grade 6 (hosted at WEJ at 6:30 pm)  students who are registered at EOM for grade 7 in Sept.

*May 28th- SLPS BBQ and 50th Celebration


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SLPS News May 8th 2015

There has been direct communication from the district to our SLPS families regarding labour relations this week. To review this information sent via automated call/email system and/or to view the most recent labour relations updates, please consult the board website

What a wonderful celebration of Education Week at SLPS this week. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come and take part in the many activities happening at the school. On behalf of all the SLPS staff, we would also like to thank the parents who organized and contributed to our staff appreciation luncheon. MERCI!

The staff and students were very proud to share their learning. Here are some of the highlights:

*Exploring earth and space systems during our grade 6 Science Fair

Dancing up a storm grade 8*Dancing up a storm in our Intermediate classes

*Enjoying wonderful artwork in grade 1IMG_1783

structures grade 3*Travelling the world via our structures in grade 3



*Exploring Space in grade 6 during the Science Fair

Grade 6 Science Fair: Exploring Earth and Space Systems

Grade 6 Science Fair: Exploring Earth and Space Systems

*Sharing our treasures in grade 2treasures grade 1





Looking ahead:

  • May 14th Welcome to grade 1 evening (for grade 1 Sept 2015) @ 6:30pm in the gym
  • May 14th PM Whole school 50th anniversary photo
  • May 28th SLPS family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration : Kindly RSVP your attendance at



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May 5th SLPS: Labour Relations update

MAY, 5, Labour relations update:
 The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has provided notice of strike action in all Ontario elementary schools beginning Monday, May 11, 2015.  Based on the information available at this time, it is believed that ETFO will be implementing a partial withdrawal of service.  According to media reports elementary teachers will not participate in EQAO testing, will perform limited duties in relation to report card preparation, and will not participate in professional development.  This job action applies to all elementary schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, as well as other elementary schools in Ontario.
Based on the information received, parents can expect elementary schools to be open and all classes running as usual.  All extended day programs will operate as regularly scheduled.  The school district will provide more information about the specific services that the union is withdrawing in the coming days.  
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario strike action relates to ‘central bargaining’‎. The school district does not sit at the central bargaining table; all Ontario school districts are represented by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA); and the government of Ontario also sits at the table.  At the local level, the school district is continuing to meet with our elementary teachers and Occasional teachers, however this is separate from the ‘central table’ negotiations. 
We understand that the potential for labour disruption can create anxiety for our students, parents and staff.   We remain committed to communicating with parents and students to ensure that you have as much information as possible.  Regular updates are posted on the district website at   ‎If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school or e-mail the school district at
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SLPS News May 1st 2015

Highlights this week:

A message regarding Labour Relations was sent directly to families from the District on Thursday April 30th – to review the information please click

*Today was 60’s Spirit day! May will be a spirit month with weekly spirit days to highlight SLPS’ 50th anniversary celebration on May 28th.

*We hope you will join us on May 28th for the Family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration.  Kindly rsvp at if you are attending. A flyer will be going home shortly.

Education Week is a time to highlight all the wonderful teaching and learning happening in our school. We have a variety of events and activities happening next week and in the weeks to follow. Please join us in a celebration of learning!

Wednesday May 6:

  • Join us for a Grade 1 art show from 8:15-10am in the gym
  • 3E is inviting parents to a play at 8:30 in P1
  • Students in 4A are inviting parents for a French activity from 9am to 10am
  • Join a Math activity in 4B from 9am-10am
  • Join us for a culture showcase by the grade 2 classes at 1:30 in the library

Thursday May 7th:

  • Join us for the grade 6 Science Fair from 1:10 to 2:10pm

Friday May 8:

  •  4A parents are invited to join an English Book Club with Mrs. Kendall from 1:30 to 2:30pm
  • Students in Grade 3 D are showcasing their structures projects from 1:15-2:30 pm in their classrooms
  • 2/3 A and 3C are inviting parents to take part in a variety of learning activities from 1:30 to 2:30 pm

*Please visit our school-wide Water Gallery where students have demonstrated what they have learned about the Earth’s water resources as well as their understanding of accessibility issues related to safe, clean drinking water around the world. The range of projects displayed  is impressive! Students are displaying science inquiries, artwork, an interactive “actions board”, poetry, media literacy, and reader responses. We also enjoyed a First Nations legend, and the choir singing over the P.A. system.  The total amount of donations in support of WaterAid Canada raised is $361.35. Thank you!

Looking ahead:

  • May 7  Kanata North Boundary Review Public meeting at EOM 7pm
  • Friday May 8th is Spirit Day: Nation Day! Wear something to reflect cultural heritage
  • May 14th is our School’s 50th anniversary whole school photo @ 1:10 pm
  • May 14th  Welcome and information evening for parents registering students for grade 1 in September 2015 @ 6:30 pm in the gym
  • May 28th Family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration



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SLPS News April 24th 2015

*Highlights this week at SLPS:

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This week students at SLPS demonstrated their awareness of how access to clean water is essential to life. Through classroom discussions, a Skype activity with the Water Brothers, artwork, stories, poetry, projects and their participation in our Walk for Water, students demonstrated environmental stewardship as well as empathy for children around the world who do not benefit from access to clean and sanitary water.

Skype with the Water Brothers from TVO

Skype with the Water Brothers from TVO


water 2We thank you for your donations to our Walk for Water Fundraiser this week. Funds will be donated to WaterAid Canada in support of clean water projects in Zambia.

*Kanata North Boundary Review Public Meeting: The public is invited to attend a consultation meeting for the New Kanata North Elementary School Attendance Boundary Study on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the auditorium/cafeteria of Earl of March Secondary School, No. 4 The Parkway.

*The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA): has a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes.  Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation.  A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule.  The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015.  All other requests will be processed after September 15 2015.  Please visit :

Looking ahead:

  • Int. Girls Badminton Tournament at W.O.M. on April 30th
  • Int. Boys Badminton Tournament at W.O.M. on May 1st
  • Spirit Day: Friday May 1- Back to the 60’s
  • Kanata North Boundary Review Public meeting @EOM May 7th 7pm-9pm
  • Mark your calendars: May 28th SLPS BBQ and 50th Anniversary Open House





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SLPS April 15th News

We have Spring in our Step @ SLPS

Spring in our step @ SLPS

Spring in our step @ SLPS

*We are so proud of our 2015 Math Olympics team! Our Int. Math Olympics team placed fourth out of 39 other teams during last weekend’s competition. Bravo to 2 of our students who won gold for a pair activity. Great teamwork!

Our 2015 Math Olympics Team!

Our 2015 Math Olympics Team!

Looking ahead to 2015-2016:

Staff will soon start to think about class placement for next year. Later this spring, our staff will look at drafting potential class lists using a wide range of criteria to determine appropriate placements for individual children and create classes which are well balanced for instructional purposes.

After many months of working with your son or daughter, we know them very well. However, in a few exceptional cases, you may feel that there is some special circumstance or new information that you, as a parent, believe is relevant for consideration in this process. I am sure that you appreciate that our school organization for the upcoming year will be very different as we transition to a grade 1-6 site, and will continue to evolve with ongoing enrollment changes between now and September. If you would like to share any such information as we consider your child’s placement for next year, please do so in writing before May 1st, 2015. Please send the information in writing to the Principal for consideration.

Structures, shapes and machines this week:

BIRD on a WireFrom ‘Bird on a Wire’- Wire art sculptures


to Rube Goldberg machines in grade 8Rube Goldberg Machine


& Primary Pasta Structuresprimary pasta structures

  • Mark your calendars!!! May 28th is our family BBQ and 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Spread the news! We are looking for memorabilia. Did you attend SLPS? Have memorabilia? contact us at
  • Don’t forget to register for the Parent workshop : Children’s Mental Health Presentation next Thursday April 23rd at 6:30 in the SLPS Gym. Guest presentation by Crossroads Children’s Centre / Presentation organized by your Stephen Leacock Parent Council / Babysitting available – please RSVP by emailing and indicating the ages of each child that you will be bringing for babysitting.
  • Registering for Extended Day Program next year?  Registration forms can be submitted by fax to 613.596.8256 or by email to For more info please click here
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