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February 27
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.

It’s Spirit Week! Every day we have fun activities planned where students can show their school spirit.

Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day-a day where we stand up to bullying, and celebrate kindness. On Thursday, we will be having sock hop dances in the gym. Students can wear their favourite socks to school. Friday is Pajama Day! Pajama Day is always a crowd favouritie!

Next week there is no school as it is March Break. Whether you are travelling far, or staying close to home, I hope that you are able to enjoy some time with your children on the break.

Thanks for listening! Take care!


February 20
Welcome to Kindergarten Session

Hi everyone, 

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with a special message for all families of students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2024.

 

We are holding our Welcome to Kindergarten session on Thursday, March 14th from 3:00-4:00pm. This is an in-person, interactive event for both incoming students and their parent/guardian to enjoy together.

 

During this session, your child will receive a welcome to kindergarten bag with many treasures inside.  Examples of materials in the bag include play dough, scissors, and books. Kindergarten teachers will lead you through activities that you and your child will complete using the contents of the bag. Since your involvement is so critical to this session, we are asking that you please ensure all cell phones are put away for this one hour. We have found that eliminating cellphones from the classrooms allows parents to relax, enjoy and fully interact with children.

 

We are very excited to meet our new kindergarten students and look forward to seeing them, and you, on the 14th. Please RSVP the school at 832-6022 to confirm your attendance. Take care!


February 20
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2023

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.

I hope everyone enjoyed the long Family Day weekend. If you haven’t already, please send in your “I Love You More Than…” Sheet. They are due this Friday. The students are looking forward to sharing them.

Mrs. Walker has joined our staff as our new guidance teacher. Last week, she sent home random acts of kindness hearts to fill out. Please send them back so we can look at all the acts of kindness our students completed. These also will be shared.

Next week is Spirit Week! Please see our February newsletter, and/or your weekly class newsletter for information about next week.

Finally, I want to again thank everyone who helped to make Staff Appreciation Week so special for us. Your kindness is heartwarming.  Special thank you to our wonderful Home and School for organizing such a special week for us.

That’s it for today! Please contact us at the school with any questions or concerns. Take care!​

February 13
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.
February is Black History month. Each week we have been learning about special Black Canadians who have made positive contributions to the world. 
It’s Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you so much to our Home and School for organizing such a lovely week for us! Thank you to all the families who have contributed food, dropped off treats and sent us positive messages. It is an absolute privilege to teach your children, and we feel so fortunate to be appreciated.
For those of you who ordered pink shirts, they have arrived and will be sent home with your child.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Your child may wear red, pink or whatever colour they associate with Valentine’s Day. If you send in Valentines, please ensure that you send in one for each child in the classroom. Your child’s teacher has sent home the names of their classmates. 
Online registration for grade 1 French Immersion closes on Thursday. The link to register is in our February newsletter.
Friday is our 100th Day of School! We will be celebrating with many activities designed around the number 100.
Saturday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. At school, we will be talking about how we can perform acts of kindness at school, at home and in our community. Your child will be coming home with a slip to record the random act of kindness they perform this Saturday. Returned slips will be shared and displayed at school. 
Next Monday there is no school as it is Family Day. At Leatherbarrow, we celebrate all families and teach that although families are different, all families are special. In the book, “I love you more” by Emil Sher, families express their love to each other through a very special word game. Tonight, we are sending home this word game for you to write how much you love your child. Please send these back by next Friday, Feb. 23 so we can share them with your child, and your child can respond back to you using the same framework.
That’s it for today! Please contact us at the school with any questions or concerns. Take care!​
January 31
Tuesday, Jan. 30. 2024

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.

The February calendar and newsletter is attached to this email. Please take some time to read all that is happening in our shortest month.

Tomorrow is the last day to order a Pink shirt. If you would like one, please go to school cash net.

That’s it for today! Thanks for listening!​

January 23
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.

It’s Literacy Week! We have many fun activities and events planned all week. Today, students from Hampton Middle School are coming to read to our students. On Wednesday, everyone can come to school dressed as their favourite storybook character. On Thursday, students can bring their beach towels and sunglasses as they will be reading with a buddy class at “A Shore Thing” our pretend beach. On Friday, we are hoping to have guest family readers come in to read in each class. If you can come read in your child’s class, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Some classes have several volunteers, some do not have any, so if you feel comfortable reading in any class, please let us know.

Online registration for grade 1 French Immersion is now open and will remain open until February 16th The address to register is https://forms.office.com/r/dPYsvpjGAf

The link to register is on our school website under Newsletters, FSL registration process.

We have had a lot of sickness this January. Some of you have asked about school exclusion guidelines. We have posted the school exclusion guidelines from Public Health on our school website. As always, attendance is important, and we want children to be at school. However, if your child is sick, they need to be at home.

February 28th is Pink Shirt Day, a day we celebrate kindness. If you would like to order a pink shirt for your child to wear on that day, we have pink shirts available for $7.50 online through school cash net (the same place where you order hot lunch). Shirts can only be purchased online. The deadline to order is January 30th.

That’s it for today! Please contact us at the school with any questions or concerns. Take care!​

January 16
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary School with your Tuesday talk mail.

Our new hot lunch order is open. If you would like to order pizza for your child for the month of February right up to March Break, please order by Friday.

Attention kindergarten parents, tomorrow night the District is holding a virtual program information meeting at 6:30pm about grade 1 French Immersion and English Prime. The link to this virtual meeting can be found in our January newsletter.

Registration for French Immersion will be held electronically this year. ASD-South will send you information via school messenger this week, regarding the process and providing you with the link. Grade 1 registration for French Immersion will be open from January 16-February 16th.

Our Home and School Committee meets virtually tonight at 5:30pm.

Next week is Literacy Week. Please check our January newsletter for the schedule of activities occurring next week.

That’s it for today! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the school. Enjoy the snow!


December 15
Christmas Concert update- Friday, Dec. 15, 2023

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary with a special Friday talk mail. 

Next Tuesday and Wednesday are our Christmas concerts. We had hoped to have the concerts and our Winter wonderland trail outside. Unfortunately, the long-range forecast for next week is showing heavy rain on Monday and continuing into Tuesday, maybe even Wednesday. Therefore, we have decided we will have our concerts inside, in the gym. Families, you will watch your child perform in the gym and then join them for hot chocolate in their classrooms. Even if the forecast changes, we are now committed to performing our concerts inside. The concert schedule will remain the same. 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19

9:00-10:00   K Kingston + K Walsh   

10:00-11:00 K Kierstead

10:30-11:30 1 O’Brien

11:00-12:00 1 Mitchell + 1 Morin  

12:00-1:00   2 Richard + 2 White

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20

9:00-10:00  K/1 Landry + 1 Allaby

10:00-11:00 2 Rose + 2 Kierstead


December 12
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary with your Tuesday talk mail.

It’s another jam-packed week full of activities here at school!

Today is our whole school turkey dinner at the Hampton Legion. We are very thankful to Hampton High School for cooking and serving us such a delicious dinner!

Tomorrow, our students will be participating in their second Wednesdays in December enrichment session. We are loving learning about so many diverse and fun topics!

On Thursday, all classes will go skating again at the rink. To be permitted to skate, students must have skates, a helmet, snow pants and thick mittens or gloves. Any adults who intend on being on the ice must also wear skates and a helmet. Thank you to everyone who helps us with skating.

On Friday, our grade 2 students will go to Hampton Middle School for a Santa’s Workshop.

And finally, the Hampton Rotary Club’s Sock Barrel Campaign continues. If you are able, please send in a new pair of child or adult socks that can go in the barrel in our lobby. Barrels will be picked up Dec. 21 or 22.

That’s it for today. If you have questions, please call us at school. Have a great day!​

December 05
Tuesdsay, Dec. 5, 2023

Hi everyone,

It’s Lisa Jardine calling from Leatherbarrow Primary with your Tuesday talk mail.

Report cards went home yesterday, and Parent/Teacher conferences are being held this Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm and Friday from 8:30-11:00am. All appointments must be scheduled. The link to schedule your conference is in the December newsletter which is posted on our school website.

Our students will be participating in our annual Wednesdays in December enrichment sessions this Wednesday and next Wednesday afternoons. Please ask your child what they learned in their Wednesdays in December session. We are very thankful to all who are coming into the school to share their time and talents with us.

On Thursday, all classes go skating at the rink. To be permitted to skate, students must have skates, a helmet, snow pants and thick mittens or gloves. Any adults who intend on being on the ice must also wear skates and a helmet. Thank you to all who have said that you can help with skating! It takes a village!

The Scholastic Book Fair is set up in our lobby, and teachers are their bringing classes down for viewing today and tomorrow. The book fair will be open for student purchases on Thursday during school hours. It will remain open during Parent/ Teacher conferences on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Any proceeds we make from the book fair are used towards classroom resources. We are looking for volunteers to work the book fair on Thursday evening. If you are available, please call the school.

School clothing and coffee orders have arrived! You may pick both up at the school during Parent/Teacher conferences. Thank you to our Home and School for having the coffee orders ready for pick up.

And finally, the Hampton Rotary Club is running their annual Sock Barrel Campaign. They are “going big” this year, and are asking local churches and schools to give as much support as possible. The Rotary has provided us with a barrel that will be in our lobby. If you are able, please send in a new pair of child or adult socks that can go in the barrel. Barrels will be picked up Dec. 21 or 22.

That’s it for today. If you have questions, please call us at school. Have a great day!

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