The Department of Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite all interested parents to join them to receive a learning resource package that uses everyday resources at home that will support your child in learning literacy and numeracy skills. As well, learn effective strategies to teach reading, writing and mathematics at home by their literacy and numeracy experts and be introduced to a variety of resources that will continue to support learning for your child at home. Wednesday, February 18th from 7-8 pm at the Regional Council Meeting at The Duke of Cambridge P.S., 47 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville. RSVP to the office of Lydia Trull P.S. by January 15th (905) 438-9648.
Celebrate the Hero
Celebrate The Hero has been visiting our school and recently shared their experiences here. Visit
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!
Newsletter: The January newsletter has been posted.
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 9a.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. 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.
Magazine Subscriptions: School Council is happy to offer an Online Only Magazine Subscription Fundraiser this year, with all proceeds going towards student achievement. The fundraiser will be open for most of the school year, until May 2015, through www.qsp.ca~
Our School Code for the fundraiser~is: 3892403
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.
Designated Lunch: Our designated lunch is the first Nutrition Break, from 10:40 am to 11:20 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 and Vice Principal. All of our forms can be found under School Forms on the right side of this page.
New mental health slogan
KPR has a new slogan for its mental health initiatives: Minds Matter at KPRDSB. The slogan was chosen from among 203 entries submitted late last year by students, parents, guardians and staff from throughout KPR. R.F. Downey PS teacher Andrea Orbell subm