Dear Ladner Families,
We hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and restful summer. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting all our new students. We can't wait to hear all the stories about summer adventures.
The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Tuesday, September 8. Detailed information about this day went out in our June newsletter which is available on this site under the News tab. In summary, here is how the first two days of school will look:
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Kindergarten: Time and grouping details for the first week were mailed to individual homes in June. All kids to report to the gym for 8:45am. Please enter using the outside doors on the north side of the gym.
Grade 1: 8:49 a.m Go to Library (Kindergarten room is being used for new Kindergarten students) Please use the outside library door on the east side of the school for pick up and drop off.
Grades 2- 7: 8:49 a.m. 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. This will be held in room 104. Parents of new students are welcome to attend as well.
DISMISSAL TIME IS NOON -THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON CLASSES
SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Kindergarten: Follow instructions given by teachers on Day 1.
Grades 1 - 7: Return to same locations as Day 1. We resume our normal bell schedule:
8:45 a.m. First bell - students move to class
8:49 - 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
School supplies will be required on the first day that children are moved to their permanent classroom – hopefully by the end of the first week. Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name, including clothing and footwear. It will be very important to label all of your child’s clothing so that we are able to identify who it belongs to before it ends up in the Lost and Found. If your child has ordered Staples school supplies they will be delivered the last week of August.
If you are planning on shopping for school supplies without ordering through the school, the supply lists can be seen by clicking here. Please note there are different pages for the English and French Programs as indicated at the top of each page.
A reminder about parking at Ladner Elementary. We have a very busy street and driveway during the before and after school times. Student safety is a top priority so we ask that drivers obey posted speed limits and remember that the parent driveway by the gym is for drop off and pick up only. Vehicles can not be left unattended in this area as it creates traffic congestion that poses a risk to student safety. Anyone needing to park at the school is asked to park on the street or at Cromie Park. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please ensure you have updated your Emergency Release names in PARENT CONNECT so that kids can be released to people you intend to have help out. Please keep in mind that the Emergency Contact people are not the same as the Emergency Release people. To access the Parent Connect system, please click here to get access to the login for Parent Connect using either the PEN option or the Parent Email option.
.If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mr. McCallum or myself.
Mr. J. Hope