ECOLE ELEMENTAIRE LADNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Welcome to (Bienvenue a l'ecole) Ladner Elementary School

Dear Ladner Elementary Families, 

On behalf of everyone here at Ladner Elementary I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer!  I would like to congratulate all of our students for their accomplishments over the past 10 months.  It is clear to me that our students have made great gains.  I would also like to thank our parent community for the support you have provided in making these gains possible.  the collaborative and positive support you provide to all of us here at the school is greatly appreciated and helps make Ladner Elementary  the wonderful school that it is!

September 2017 - Start-Up

School will re-open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Because of the uncertain nature of enrolment for September, students will remain in their last year class groups and return to their last year classrooms for the first several days. This will give students and teachers an opportunity to reconnect with their former classmates and teachers. The exception to this will be for our students moving into Grade 1.  After a re-connection with their last year K teacher, the students will remain in their last year class group and work with another teacher for the balance of the week.  This will allow our Kindergarten teachers the opportunity to begin working with our incoming K students. 

We will arrange the new classes as quickly as possible once our enrollment has been determined. We typically aim to move into our new classes on the Friday of that first week. Having said that, I have been told that due to the recent court decision reinstating the 2002 Class Size and Composition language, it may take a little longer to finalize class organizations across the district and this may result in permanent class placements taking place early in the second week of school. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

Kindergarten: Time and grouping details for the first week were mailed to individual homes in June.

Gr. 1:  8:45am        Go to last year’s classes. Students will have the opportunity to re-connect with their last year teacher. After 30 minutes they will move as a class to a different classroom as our Kindergarten rooms will be used for new Kindergarten students.

Gr. 2-7: 8:45 am     Go to last year’s classroom for the morning’s instruction and the important task of determining our enrollment.

New students will report to the office and then gather for an orientation session before joining peers. 

DIMISSAL TIME IS NOON.  THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON CLASSES.

 School supplies will be required on the first day that children are moved to their permanent classroom.  If your child has ordered Staples school supplies they will be delivered the last week of August.  Click here for a copy of our School Supply Lists for 2017-18.

SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

Kindergarten:  Continue with gradual entry schedule provided in June.

Grades 1-7:     We resume our normal schedule with the following bell schedule:

8:40am          First bell - students move to class

8:45-10:30    Instructional Period

10:30-10:45  Recess

10:45-12:10  Instructional Period

12:10-1:01   Lunch

1:01-2:49    Instructional Period

2:49pm       Dismissal

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff McCallum

Principal

jmccallum@deltasd.bc.ca