This Week at LSS – June 9th

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As we get nearer to the end of the school year and my time at LSS I want to take time to continue to highlight groups that have made my time here so memorable as together we worked to make LSS a strong school. This week it is parents and caregivers.

I have the utmost gratitude for parents and caregivers. I reflect on one of my first parent meetings five years ago. I walked away from the meeting saying to myself and sharing with others that I was so impressed with the parent support. My approach with your kids has been to treat them as soon to be adults and to see if they can solve their own behaviour problems but if they could not then I went to parents. I could not have done this job without your support. Keep your reasonable expectations for your kids. Raising kids is hard. Find time such as dinner time to talk about important meaningful topics with your kids. You are an amazing group of people.

Hay ch ‘qa Parents and Caregivers.

Completion day – June 26th
No formal classes will happen on Monday June 26th, but some students will need to come in and complete work. Busses will be running.

Graduation rehearsal – June 26th 1:00 p.m.
Hey grads we need you all here before 1:00 p.m. for rehearsal. You will get your gown on that day and have a group photo in gowns taken.

Band Showcase
Are you looking to end the year on a good note? Come check out the end of the year band concert on June 15th at 6pm in the multi-purpose room! The grade 8 concert band, senior concert band, and jazz band will be performing pieces from a wide selection of genres, ranging from classical music like Brahms and Shostakovitch to classic rock like the Beatles and Kansas. Doors open at 5:30 and admission is free. Don’t miss your chance to support your friends and broaden your musical horizons!

“What’s on this Week?” at Kw’umut Lelum for the week of June 12th to 16th – see attachment

Fun filled weeks
June 14th is going to be a busy day. Grads of 2023 will be spending the morning having bouncy castle fun and then it is time to welcome our future Grade 8 students to LSS. Hey Travs where did the funds come from to pay for this event? PAC – cool.
Travs – What about the rest of the school do we get to have fun. You bet – whole school hot dog BBQ at lunch. Get a dog and some chips.
But wait there is more – gym riot on Friday June 16th

Don’t worry – we are going to get some school learning done as well – finish strong LSS

NOTE – since we are having a BBQ on Wednesday June 14th – Cafeteria will be closed.

Thanks Country Grocer and Save On Foods for BBQ donations. Once again Ladysmith community shows how they care about LSS.

Rainbow Masquerade Grade 11 and 12s.
Did you know there is a Rainbow Masquerade for Everyone Under the Sun? This event is happening on June 22nd from 6pm-10pm at Woodlands Gym. You can buy your tickets on Eventbrite or at the school office. The cost is $5 and it is being hosted by Conni Smudge. Please see counsellors or GSA member for more details!


Dates to remember
June 14th – Grade 12 fun day, School BBQ and Grade 7 day – it’s a busy one
June 15th – Band concert
June 16th – Gym riot – whole school
June 19th to 23rd – Literacy and Numeracy Provincial assessments – students writing will be notified.
June 23rd – Last day of classes for students
June 26th – Completion day for students to finish work – no formal classes
June 27th – LSS Grad 10:00 a.m.

Always learning new things, riding his bike and feeling gratitude towards LSS’ excellent parents and caregivers.

D Travers


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