School News

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

Another Exciting Author Event in the Library!

posted Feb 20, 2018, 2:08 PM by Helen Provost

Thank you to Author Andrew Larsen who did a Virtual Author visit with all of our Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes in the Library today!  Andrew book, A Squiggly Story, is currently nominated for a Blue Spruce Award. The students had the opportunity to interact with the author, ask questions about his books and learn about his writing process!



Olympic Spirit Day!

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:29 AM by Helen Provost

Friday February 23rd come dressed in Canadian colours or Canada spirit wear to support our Olympic Athletes! 


Library News: Forest of Reading Program

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:20 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 6:28 AM ]

The Primary Students of L.P.S. are once again taking part in the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Reading Program. Each year 10 Canadian picture books are nominated for the Blue Spruce Award. Students in Kindergarten to grade 2 participate in the program and are read each of the nominated books from January to April during their Library classes. After all the stories have been read, the students will have the chance to vote for the book of their choice.


This year students in Grades 3 and 4 are invited to participate in the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Express Program. Five of the nominated books will be read to the whole class and the students will have the opportunity to independently read the other five. The Grade 5 studetns have the opportunity to participating in the Silver Birch Fiction and Silver Birch Non-Fiction Program. This year the books will stay in the Grade 5 classroom to allow the students to circulated the books. After students finish reading a book they use Google Classrooms to fill in a Google reading response form and then they are eligible to “spin to win” for a prize!


The purpose of the Silver Birch Program is to bring an excellent selection of recent Canadian children's books to the attention of Ontario children. The program involves reading at leave 5 books in each category from a list of ten nominated fiction or ten nominated non-fiction titles. Students who have read 5 books will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite titles in April!


Please ask your child how they are involved this year and stay tuned to hear about the L.P.S. winners and then the Overall winners in May 2018!!

Check out the Ontario Library Association for more information...Forest of Reading Nominated List


A Message from Mme Romanet

posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:53 PM by Helen Provost

Bonjour,

We have been having a great winter so far in the French classes.  The junior French students worked hard on their writing resulting in wonderful snowman letters by the Grade 4's, soon to be on display in the hallway near the library, and friendship cubes by the Grade 5's, on display in the library.  After preparing for reading with various prereading activities, each grade has been working on story reading in their Galaxy readers.  The grade 1's have done a great job with weather words and are moving on to body parts. All students are encouraged to try and listen to a bit of French television coverage of the Olympics!  Happy Family Day to all!

Mme Romanet

Do You Know about National Flag of Canada Day?

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:35 AM by Helen Provost

On February 15th, National Flag of Canada Day falls during the Olympic Winter Games. The National Flag of Canada is celebration its 53 anniversary and Canadians are invited to celebrate this important symbol of our identity by organizing their own events, showing their pride and cheering on Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Winter Olympics - GO CANADA GO!!

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:32 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 5:38 AM ]

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games run from Friday February 9 - Sunday February 25th, 2018 and take place this winter in Pyeong Chang South Korea. Come check out our books on winter sports and the Olympic Games in the Library!

February is Black History Month

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:26 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 12:34 PM ]

Throughout February, our Grade 5 students will share facts, contributions and musical influences of Black Canadians during morning announcements. In addition, the library will house a display to increase the school community’s awareness of the month's celebrations and showcase books by Black Canadian Authors and Illustrators.


 


Junior Kindergarten Registration Information

posted Jan 24, 2018, 1:40 PM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families,

 

Kindergarten registration for students starting school in September 2018 is now underway.  Students born in 2014 are eligible to register for Junior Kindergarten.  Halton District School Board is encouraging parents to register their children before February 4, 2018

 

Packages are available at the office.  Updated immunization and registration forms can be picked up at the school.

 

If you have a neighbour or friend with a child born in 2014 and who lives in the Limehouse catchment please let the families know and encourage them to register before February 4.

 

We greatly appreciate your help with spreading the word in the community.

 

G. Echeverria Valentine

Principal

December 22--- Zone 3 Buses cancelled, Limehouse Public School is open

posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:45 AM by Lindsey Burt

December 22,2017: All schools are open, however school bus transportation is cancelled for Zone 3 only. Parents who keep their children at home when schools are open, MUST report this absence before the school day starts.

Food Drive by the Fives

posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:12 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 4:38 PM by Darlene Alberts ]

The Grade Five class is collecting non-perishable food items, or grocery store gift cards for the Georgetown Bread Basket.
Our school goal is 300 items.
Collections will occur daily in classrooms until December 15.  Thanks for your support!

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