Dear Ladner Families,
It is hard to believe that December is here. One date in December that we all anticipate is the day of the Christmas concerts. This is December 19th, a Thursday. Our intermediate students will perform in the afternoon of the school day and the primary classes will have an evening performance at 6:30. This is opposite to last year as it has been the practice to alternate the time slots. There will be some fundraising at the concerts for the 2015 Quebec trip. Parents will be raffling off theme baskets which were a huge success last year. The organizers ask that you please bring some cash if you wish to purchase tickets for the basket draws. We will also have a canned food collection going at the door if you choose to donate items at that time.
First term report cards will be going home on December 18th. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your child's progress, please feel free to contact the classroom teacher via phone or email.
Our S.W.A.T. (Saving Watts At every Turn) team has been busy promoting energy saving tips throughout the school. They recently did a presentation to each classroom and got almost all the students to sign a pledge to help save energy.
The 'We Group' has begun our Christmas canned food drive. Classes are playing Food Drive Bingo to win the opportunity to have an extra gym block. Please send in any non-perishable food items you can.
For the kids to participate in walking field trips, the fruit and veggie program, and have their photo taken at school events for publishing, forms need to be checked in Parent Connect. A new feature has been added to try to make it easier to login using your email address instead of the PEN. Use this link to check it out: https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignone.aspx
The existing instructions can still be used as well. Please take some time to familiarize yourselves with the log in instructions for Parent Connect and update any information you can. These instructions as well as the Family Handbook can be found under the Resources tab of the website. The calendar for the year is located under the ABOUT tab.
Ladner Elementary Vice Principal