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Indigo Adopt a School Fundraiser



The staff at Limehouse Public School would like to invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our children here at our school by supporting us in the upcoming Indigo Adopt a School program. From September 18 – October 9, 2016 we are excited to have been adopted by Indigo Spirit Georgetown Marketplace. This means that our library will be the benefactor of their instore fundraising and our additional community support through the adoptaschool.indigo.ca online fundraising platform. There are two ways that our community can support our school online at adoptaschool.indigo.ca. Through Book Bonus or Tell a Story, Give a Story, the Foundation is matching your support up to 50 additional books for every participating school! This means, if you give 2 books to our school, the Foundation will add an extra book to your donation, up to 40 books! Or if you, Tell a Story, Give a Story for FREE the Foundation will match an additional book for each featured story, up to 10 books! That’s 50 extra books that could be added to our library! Through the Indigo Adopt a School program all fund raised go directly to that participating school and all participating schools receive a 30% discount off books when they shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles. Using the funds received through the program we are hoping to support the passion for literacy at our school.  Please visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca from September 18 to October 9, 2016 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at Limehouse Public School with all the new library books this year!

Sincerely,

Helen Provost
Teacher-Librarian

Crawford Lake Trip - December 6, 2016

posted Nov 15, 2016, 12:30 PM by Christine Caughill

On Tuesday December 6, 2016, Grade 2, 3, and 5 classes will be heading to Crawford Lake Conservation Area to take part in exciting learning experiences to discover more about Celebrations of the First Nations people and Life in a Longhouse.  This is a great hands-on learning experience for our students and will help support the Social Studies curriculum in Grade 2, 3, and 5.  It should be a great day.

Fridays in the Forest and Wednesdays in the Woods

posted Oct 28, 2016, 3:33 PM by Christine Caughill

Starting this week, Grade 3s, Grade 1s are taking their learning outdoors on Friday afternoons.  Students will be hiking the Bruce Trail to build a sense of community, explore the natural world and build on student's natural curiosity about the world we live in.  Students in Mrs. Alberts' Kindergarten class will be hiking the trail on Wednesdays.  Limehouse is very fortunate to have this great natural resource at our doorstep and this is a wonderful learning opportunity for students.

1st Annual Pumpkin Contest

posted Oct 19, 2016, 11:45 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 11:48 AM ]

Get into the Fall spirit by decorating a pumpkin of your favourite book character.  It is easy and fun for everyone!


Let your creativity soar.  


Paint it, dress it, accessorize it, but NO carving! (Carved pumpkins rot quickly).


Drop off your pumpkin book characters anytime between October 17th - October 29th. We will display them in our Library and our judges will vote for their favourite pumpkin on Oct. 31st.


Terry Fox Run/Walk Rescheduled

posted Oct 5, 2016, 7:15 AM by Lindsey Burt   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 7:30 AM ]

Our Limehouse Terry Fox walk/run will be tomorrow--Thursday October 6 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.  All students will be going outside to walk or run around our playground. Parents are welcome to come and join in the fun.  

What is a Number Talk?

posted Sep 25, 2016, 2:28 PM by Christine Caughill   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 10:34 AM ]

Many Limehouse students have participated in a very effective math strategy that builds flexible thinking and deeper understanding of numbers.  This activity is called a Number Talk. 
In this video clip, the Stanford Professor Jo Boaler helps to explain the purpose and practice behind a Number Talk.



You can also find lots of parent-friendly information about current math research at Jo Boaler's website youcubed.org 


Terry Fox Run/Walk

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:48 AM by Lindsey Burt

Our annual Terry Fox run/walk will take place on Thursday September 29.  We will have a kick off assembly from 11:15am -11:30am and then the whole school will go outside to walk/run around the playground from 11:30am-12:15pm.  Students are asked to bring in a Toonie for Terry as a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation.  Parents are welcome to attend and run/walk with the staff and students.

Halton Children's Water Festival

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:45 AM by Lindsey Burt

On Wednesday September 28, the grades 3,4 and 5 classes will be attending the Halton Children’s Water Festival at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton.

“The HCWF combines Ontario curriculum requirements and offers fun, hands-on learning activity centres that are displayed throughout the event in a natural outdoor setting. Nearly 60 interactive activity centres teach children about water conservation and protection, water health and safety, water science and technology, and water and society.” (HCWF, 2016)

The students will attend the festival from 9:00-2:00.  This event is entirely outdoors, so please ensure your child is dressed for the weather.


Cross Country

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:42 AM by Lindsey Burt

All students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be participating in the Bero Cross Country meet on Monday September 26 at Sherwood Forest Park in Burlington. We will be leaving Limehouse at 8:30am. The races will run from 10:00am until 11:30am.  The students will return to Limehouse by 12:45pm.  Parents are welcome to drive to Sherwood Forest Park and cheer on the team!!

Indigo Adopt a School Fundraiser

posted Sep 18, 2016, 6:44 PM by Helen Provost   [ updated Sep 18, 2016, 6:49 PM ]





Dear Parents,

The staff at Limehouse Public School would like to invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our children here at our school by supporting us in the upcoming Indigo Adopt a School program. From September 18 – October 9, 2016 we are excited to have been adopted by Indigo Spirit Georgetown Marketplace. This means that our library will be the benefactor of their instore fundraising and our additional community support through the adoptaschool.indigo.ca online fundraising platform. There are two ways that our community can support our school online at adoptaschool.indigo.ca. Through Book Bonus or Tell a Story, Give a Story, the Foundation is matching your support up to 50 additional books for every participating school! This means, if you give 2 books to our school, the Foundation will add an extra book to your donation, up to 40 books! Or if you, Tell a Story, Give a Story for FREE the Foundation will match an additional book for each featured story, up to 10 books! That’s 50 extra books that could be added to our library! Through the Indigo Adopt a School program all fund raised go directly to that participating school and all participating schools receive a 30% discount off books when they shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles. Using the funds received through the program we are hoping to support the passion for literacy at our school.  Please let me know if you have any questions and please visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca from September 18 to October 9, 2016 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at Limehouse Public School with all the new library books this year!

Sincerely,

Helen Provost
Teacher-Librarian

Cross Country

posted Sep 14, 2016, 12:25 PM by Lindsey Burt

The Limehouse Cross Country team will participate in our first meet at Cedarvale Park in Georgetown on Wednesday September 21. A permission form went home yesterday for all students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. If your child is able to attend this meet, please return the permission form as soon as possible.  This year there will be a $5.00 charge for each student in order to pay for the bus.  Please pick up your child at Cedarvale Park at the end of the meet. The meet should end at approximately 5:00pm.  
Please remember to park in the South parking lot adjacent to the park. The main parking lot is reserved for busses only. Thanks!!

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