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IMPORTANT UPDATES:

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION is planned for Wednesday May 18 2016 at 6pm.  Make sure you register your student born in 2012 in order to receive an invitation to this special event.

MAY HOT LUNCHES:

May

6       Pizza Pizza
20      Pizza Pizza




Parking Lot:  School parking lots are designed to provide parking for school staff.  As our school decreases in population, we have many available spaces for visitors. We would strongly encourage all visitors to use a parking space when you must leave your vehicle to pick up a student.  While we dont have an actual designated “Kiss and Ride” lane, many parents use the fire lane (yellow striped lane beside the school sidewalk) to drop off and pick up students.  Please remember that these are not parking spots, and we ask that you not leave your vehicle parked along the sidewalk.  The Board considers all students not on a school bus to be “walkers”, and if you are choosing to drive your children, you are part of the parking lot congestion.  Generally everyone is able to be safely in and out within a ten to fifteen minute time period.  A little consideration of others as well as exercising patience before and after school will go a long way to facilitate ease of movement in and out of the lot.  Please watch for our students, they are our most precious resource.    

The May 2016 Newsletter has been posted.  Fewer than thirty students' families requested hard copies, and these have been sent home.  If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter, please contact the office.

GRADE 8 INFORMATION:
Bark Lake dates have been booked.  Grade 8s will be enjoying their traditional June trip to Bark Lake June 20-22, 2016.  Forms and the first payment were due March 31 2016.  Second payment was due April 29 2016.  Third payment is due May 31 2016.

Grade 8 Grad has been scheduled for June 27 2016

PARENTS INVITED TO COMPLETE ONLINE SURVEY TO HELP STRENGTHEN HOME TO SCHOOL CONNECTIONS

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee is inviting all parents to complete an online survey. The survey results will provide information on how parents prefer to communicate about their children's education, and will help determine awareness of various parent involvement activities, such as in-school volunteering, school councils and the annual Parent Conference.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and is accessible from the home page of the school board website at www.kprschools.ca. The survey is active until April 11, 2016.

"We know that parent involvement and engagement is so very important to student success, and we continue to search out ways to further encourage and support our parent community," says Cathy Abraham, Chairperson of the Board.

"Parents are busy people and we thank them in advance for taking time to complete this survey. This is one of many examples of how we can work together to continue to do great things for our students," says W.R. (Rusty) Hick, Director of Education. “We will use this information as part of our efforts to strengthen school to home connections.”


School Council Fundraising/Hot Lunch Committee NEEDS YOU!  School Council members are asking for your help.  We like to offer a weekly hot lunch to students, but we are in need of volunteers who can come in twice a month (Fridays usually) to assist in organizing and distributing the hot lunch between 12:30 and 2 pm.  Our faithful volunteers have students in grade 8, and this will be their last year of School Council involvement here at Lydia Trull.  We are also looking for volunteers to "learn the ropes" this year with a view to taking over next year.  Please contact the office if this is an area of interest for you!



WELCOME TO THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are delighted to return to Lydia Trull for the upcoming school year.  All students are already busy reconnecting with friends, practising new routines, and learning new academic material.  

If you have changes to your contact information, please either come into the office or inform the office in writing.  We will not release students during the school day to alternates unless we receive written authority from the parent/legal guardian.  Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will not be released to alternates at any time without written direction.   The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm.  

We do not call students to the office in anticipation of your arrival for pick-up during our instructional day.  The exception to this may be if the pick up is expected to occur during the outside Nutritional Break (11-11:40 am; 1-1:40pm). We work to maximize our learning time, and students sitting at the office waiting the arrival of a parent are missing out of classroom instruction.  While it is more convenient for you to have a child ready and waiting, we also know that there may be unanticipated delays at your end such as meetings, phone calls and traffic.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in this regard.


The Lydia Trull community has been featured in this KPR Video!  

Math for 21st Century Learners



MEDICAL ALERT:  We have several students with severely compromised immune systems attending Lydia Trull P.S. While they are well enough to attend school, it is important that they avoid contact with contagions.  We would ask that you not send students to school demonstrating symptoms of illness such as fevers, vomiting, infections, etc.  We want to make our school safe for ALL students.  Thank you for your consideration.

Safe Arrival:  If your student is late / absent, please inform the school @ 905-438-9648

Our school is NUT AWARE!  Please refrain from sending your child to school with any nut products.  Thank-you!

Safety at School:  When arriving at school in the morning, please have students proceed to their designated area to wait for the bell.  When the weather is rainy, students may enter the building upon the double bell at 9:45 a.m. and proceed to their classrooms.  Parents are asked not to accompany students to classrooms/coat hooks.  If you have a message for the teacher, please send a note in the agenda or leave a message with the office.  Students who arrive after the bell at 9 a.m. must sign in at the office. Unless otherwise arranged with the office, at the end of the day all students will meet their parents/guardians/caregivers outside the building at their entrance/ exit doors.  

No Dog Policy :  Please be reminded that Board policy states dogs are not allowed on school property. We ask that all dog owners respect this policy as we have students who have severe allergies or are terrified of dogs, no matter the size. Thank you for your co-operation.

School Yard Supervision:  The school yard is supervised each day beginning at 8:45 and ending at 3:30. For safety reasons, students are not to be dropped off before 8:45 and are to be picked up by 3:30 at the latest. There is no supervision at the front of the building before/after school.  All students are to proceed to the back of the building.  Thank you for making sure your children are safe.

Kiss & Ride:  Please be aware that the area at the front of the school adjacent to the parking lot is designated for Kiss and Ride. We ask that students exit the vehicule on the right side in order to avoid possible dangers from oncoming cars. In addition, we request that you honour the Kiss and Ride concept, entering and exiting this area in a timely fashion. If for any reason you need to come into the school, we ask that you park your vehicle in the lot and then make your way into the school. This will eliminate any congestion as this is a very busy area before and after school. We thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our students safe.
Fragrances & Scents:  In the interests of the well being of our school community, we are requesting that individuals refrain from using strongly scented products. Exposure to fragrances, cologne and scented hand or body lotions can cause allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms and migraines, as well as general discomfort for certain individuals.  In some cases, reactions can occur to even relatively mild scents, so we are asking for everyone to be aware and accommodate those that suffer from these sensitivities.

Thank you for your cooperation and we appreciate your support of our efforts to provide a healthy environment for our school.

Hot Lunch Forms:  In the interest of efficiency and some confusion around orders, we cannot accept any late hot lunch forms. If they are late, they will be returned to you.

Homework Help offers live, one-on-one tutoring Sundays to Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., as well as lessons, tips and resources that are available at any time.  

For information on Homework Help for KPR students, please contact Jennifer Canning jennifer_canning@kprdsb.ca or Todd Pottle todd_pottle@kprdsb.ca.

Designated Lunch:  Our designated lunch is the first Nutrition Break, from 11:00 am to 11:40 am.  Students may depart the building with parental/guardian permission after signing out at the office, or remain at school to eat.  ALL students will remain at school for the second Nutrition Break, from 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm.  This is to ensure the safety of all students as attendance is taken upon arrival in the morning and after the first Nutrition Break.  Please attend to this change in routine from previous years.

Click on the School Information link at the left to view our School Profile, Family Handbook and a message from our Principal. All of our forms can be found under School Forms on the right side of this page.

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