Dear Ladner Elementary Families,
April promises to be a busy month here at Ladner Elementary. Here is some information about things happening at the school this month.
Track season is here! Students in Grades 3-7 are encouraged to join us at our track practices. They take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:45am. Monday and Wednesday practices take place on the track at Delta Secondary School and Tuesday and Thursday practices take place in our school gym. If it is raining on Monday or Wednesday mornings, those practices will also take place in our gym. It is based on these practices that students will be selected to represent Ladner Elementary at our Zone's Track Meet to be held in early May. It is not only skill level that determines who is selected; participation in practices is a huge factor. Track and Field is a great way to be active and to represent your school with pride. Each year we try and include as many of our interested students as possible so if your child thinks he/she might be interested, encourage them to participate in as many of the practies as is possible. While Grade 3 students are welcome to attend the practices, only students in Grade 4-7 will be going to the track meet.
Practice times for the field events (long jump and softball throw or shot out) will begin in the middle of April. These times will be announced to students soon.
April Parent Conferences
Our next set of parent conferences will take place on April 12th and 13th. Once again, we will be using the online system to book appointments. While most of our teachers will holding Student-Led Conferences, some teachers are choosing to host traditional Parent-Teacher Conferences or conferences that include both the parents and their child. If teachers are opting for a format other than Student-Led, they will communicate that to you. Regardless of the format, all conferences will be booked using the on-line booking system we have used the past few years. More information about how to book appointments and access the system will be can be found here:
Calling All Preschoolers! - Ready, Set, Learn
We are inviting all preschool aged children in the Ladner Elementary community to attend a Raedy, Set, Learn session on Tuesday, April 11th from 1:00-2:30pm at the Delta Manor Education Centre. The preschoolers will participate in some fun learning activities together and I am pleased to announce that popular children's musician Wil Stroet will be a part of our program. Mr. Stroet will present a 40 minute musical show designed for preschoolers. Parents will also receive an information package. This early childhood initiative is designed to introduce preschoolers and their families to the public school system. Please help us spread the word to the entire Ladner Community.