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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

Book Fair

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:29 AM by Helen Provost

Scholastic Book Fair -  Dec. 17th, Dec. 18th, and Dec. 19th

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school during the above dates.  It will be open the first two periods on those dates to give all classes the opportunity to come down, browse and make purchases.  It will also be open Tuesday December 18th after the dress rehearsal and Wednesday December 19th from 5:00 pm until the start of the Holiday Concert. This is a great place to do some holiday shopping while at the same time contributing to our school!  A Book Fair pamphlet will go home this week with each student and on the back of it there is a chance for a student to win $25 in books for their home library and $25 for their classroom library. The draw will be made Monday December 17th on the morning announcements. Please return your students ballot before that time for a chance to win. Below is a schedule for when each class will visit the Book Fair.

Thank you for supporting Limehouse Library!

Mrs. Provost - Teacher Librarian

 

Book Fair Schedule

Monday December 17th

Period 1 -  Mrs. MacFarlane

Period 2 - Mrs. Graf


Tuesday December 18th

Period 1 - Mrs. Stubbington

Period 2 - Mrs. Alberts & Mrs. Foghi


Wednesday December 19th

Period 1 - Mrs. Girard-Gregori

Period 2 - Open to all


Holiday Spirit Day Schedule

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:25 AM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families,

Holiday Spirit Days are Here!!!!

Limehouse P.S. is pleased to announce that we have planned some festive spirit days for the month of December!  We can't wait to see all the holiday colours that will fill the school for this wonderful time of year!

The days are: Monday, December 17th - Sparkle and Shine Day - Wear whatever sparkles and shines

Wednesday, December 19th - Holiday Hat Day - Wear your holiday hats or headbands

Thursday, December 20th - Red and Green Day - Wear anything that is red or green or both

Friday, December 21st (Early Dismissal Day) - Pajama Day - Roll out of bed and wear your pajamas to school

Happy Holidays from the Limehouse Spirit Committee!

GO LYNX!!


Message From our Village Memorial Hall

posted Nov 27, 2018, 12:22 PM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families,

Please see attached a flyer regarding Saturday, December 1 Carol Sing at Limehouse Memorial Hall.

Limehouse Office

2018-12-01 Carol Sing Limehouse Hall.pdf 

Dance-A-Thon

posted Nov 19, 2018, 11:01 AM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Parents and Guardians, 

Our Dance-A-Thon is next week on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018.  We know that you will support this event with your customary generosity and enthusiasm. 

Why a dance-A-thon?  To raise money for student activities/experiences and for school equipment (like new chromebooks and new volleyballs and basketballs for the gym).   A dance-A-thon also contributes to the physical well-being of our students which in turn will benefit them in their academic life AND IT’S FUN!

The dance-A-thon is complete with decorations, colourful lighting and great music.  Students are reminded to wear clothing they can move around easily in and comfortable shoes to the event.  Students will be participating as per the schedule below.  

Students are asked to get sponsors who are friends, relatives or neighbours whom they know well.  CHILDREN ARE NOT TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR to obtain sponsors. To save paper, no pledge forms will be sent but one is attached if you would like to use one.  Donations are to be completed through DONATIONS ONLINE or returned to the school by Thursday, November 22nd, 2018.  

Students are invited to make kids-friendly music requests prior to the big event.  Please email all requests to Sue MacFarlane (macfarlanesu@hdsb.ca) and she will send them on to our awesome DJ!

Dance-A-Thon Schedule:Pledge Sheet.pdf 

11:50 am –  12:30 pm Kindergarten

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm         Grade 1 and Grade 4/5

2:00 –  2:40pm   Grades 2/3 and Grade 3/4

**All parents are welcome!!!

We will have additional items available for sale at the dance-A-thon. The Snack Shack run by the Spirit Club will have snack items under a dollar that will go to buying Moccasins for children in need.

Thank you for helping make this fundraiser a great success!  

The Limehouse Dance-A-Thon Committee    

Calling All Three-Year Old!!

posted Oct 18, 2018, 3:17 PM by Helen Provost

To Elementary schools in Halton Hills,

The Calling all three-year olds Kindergarten Open Houses start next week, with the first two events being held in Halton Hills:

Acton - Thursday, Oct. 25 at McKenzie-Smith Bennett PS
Georgetown - Thursday, Nov. 1 at Ethel Gardiner PS

We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these Kindergarten Open Houses to your school communities. Please share the below messages on your school's Twitter with the attached graphic, and in your school newsletter/website update:

Twitter post (with below graphic):

Calling all three-year olds! Families are invited to attend a #Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one. Open House details here: https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt. #HDSB #HaltonHills


Website/newsletter post:

Calling all three-year olds! Families are invited to attend a Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one.

Drop by anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Acton - Thursday, Oct. 25 at McKenzie-Smith Bennett PS
Georgetown - Thursday, Nov. 1 at Ethel Gardiner PS
Burlington - Thursday, Nov. 8 at Alexander's PS
Milton - Thursday, Nov. 15 at P.L. Robertson PS
Oakville - Thursday, Nov. 29 at West Oak PS

For more information about the Kindergarten Open Houses and the Kindergarten Program, please visit https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt.
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3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

posted Oct 10, 2018, 6:19 AM by Helen Provost

3rd Annual Pumpkin Contest!


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 22nd - October 26th. We will display them in our Library and our judges will vote for their favourite pumpkin on October. 29th. Pumpkins can go home on the 30th for Hallowe’en!


Terry Fox Run

posted Sep 24, 2018, 12:51 PM by Helen Provost

Our annual Terry Fox Run will take place this Thursday, September 27th at 1:30 p.m. Families are welcome to attend and join in. All students are encouraged to bring in a "Toonie for Terry" in support of The Terry Fox Foundation. If you would like to make a donation online please visit: http://www.terryfox.ca/LimehousePSLimehouse

A school-wide assembly will take place at 12:15 this Wednesday, September 26th. All are invited to attend.

Thank you for supporting this great cause.

Signed, 

Mrs. Girard Gregori and The Spirit Day Committee


Orange Shirt Day

posted Sep 24, 2018, 12:49 PM by Helen Provost

This year our Grade 5 students have started a Spirit and Global Awareness Day(s) committee. One of the first days selected by the committee is Orange Shirt Day. They wish to join other schools in Halton in efforts to bring more awareness to this day. The Halton District School Board is showing their support for Orange Shirt Day this Friday Sept. 28th. Our teachers and staff at Limehouse will be joining in to share in the message that “every child matters”, and remembering those impacted by residential schools. This is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for the generations of children to come.

The committee would like you to know that this Friday the LPS staff will be wearing an orange shirt to bring awareness to our school and community. You will also see the orange colour in our front foyer. Students and families are also invited to participate. Wearing anything orange will do. Since it is picture day and families may already have special clothing selected for the school photo, an accessory/item with orange on it (e.g., hat, scarf, shoe lace, socks), or something that can easily be removed, will work just fine.

Signed,

Mrs. Girard Gregori and the Spirit Day Committee


Indigo Adopt A School Program

posted Sep 17, 2018, 9:37 AM by Helen Provost


Dear Limehouse Families,

 

We are so excited to announce that once again, Limehouse Public School is participating in the 2018 Indigo Adopt a School online program! The program runs from September 15-October 7th. Please help support our library through this program.

 

There are three ways that you can support us online, right from the comfort of your own home!

Book Bonus:  For every two books you donate online ($10 per book), the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book to our school, up to 100 books!

Tell a Story, Give a Story: (No cost to you!)  If you post a story to our Adopt a School profile and it is featured, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!

Adopt a School Story Contest: (No cost to you!)  “Heart” your favourite story to help our school for a chance to win big! The five most “hearted” schools in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books. Choose wisely you only get one shot to “Heart” one story!!

 

Our school is going to receive every dollar raised to support our library and a 30% discount off books when we shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using program donations. Through the Adopt a School program, we are hoping to raise enough money to put one new book in the hands of each and every one of our students!

Please visit our profile page: https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/1549 from September 15 to October 7 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!  

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Provost

Teacher Librarian


Open House rescheduled - New date to be announced shortly

posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:46 PM by Christine Caughill

We are in need of rescheduling our Open House evening initially schedule for September 20th, 2018. It will need to be rescheduled for a mid-October date. This will allow time for the construction work to be completed and we'll have more flexibility with parking. 

The confirmation of a new date will be sent out shortly. As soon as we hear an expected completion date, a notice will be sent home.

We greatly appreciate all of your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

G. Echeverria Valentine

Principal

Limehouse Public School

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