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

Calling All Three-Year Olds Kindergarten Open House Information

posted Oct 9, 2019, 6:35 AM by Helen Provost   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

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

Families are invited to attend any of the following Kindergarten Open Houses, to be held between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.:

  • Acton: Thursday, Oct. 17 – McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School (69 Acton Blvd)
  • Georgetown: Thursday, Oct. 24 – Silver Creek Public School (170 Eaton St)
  • Milton: Thursday, Nov. 7 – P.L. Robertson Public School (840 Scott Blvd)
  • Burlington: Thursday, Nov. 14 – Alexander’s Public School (2223 Sutton Dr)
  • Oakville: Thursday, Nov. 28 – Emily Carr Public School (2255 Pine Glen Rd)  
For more information about the Kindergarten Open Houses and the Kindergarten Program, please visit https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt.
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Thanks for your support in promoting these events!  

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Heather Francey
Communications Officer
J.W. Singleton Education Centre
(905) 335-3663 ext. 3660

Healthy Breakfast Program

posted Oct 2, 2019, 12:30 PM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families,

Please read the letter below explaining to Limehouse Families what Healthy Snack and Breakfast Program are all about.  Volunteers are needed to continue the programs.

At Limehouse Public School, we're lucky to be able to have two great programs at our school:

Healthy Breakfast and Healthy Snack.  

These are partially funded by a program called Halton Food for Thought and partially funded by our amazing fundraising efforts at Limehouse, like the current 'Fresh From the Farm' one.

Healthy Breakfast will be on Wednesday mornings this year.  This consists of us preparing and serving a healthy breakfast item to all the students whom wish to have some around 8:00am.

Healthy Snack will be on Thursday's this year when there is not a Hot Dog Day occurring.  Some months when there is a Hot Dog Day, we will shift this to the Tuesday prior, if that day permits.  This happens at first break at 10:10am.  This requires us to prepare and serve a healthy snack item to all students whom wish to have some.

We would love some new ideas for each if you have them!!  If they fit within our specific guidelines set out by the Food for Thought program we would be happy to incorporate them!

Neither of these programs can exist without parent volunteers.  

Healthy Breakfast would require your time from approximately 7:30-8:30am on Wednesdays.

Healthy Snack would require your time from approximately 9:30-10:30am on Thursdays.

We have parents that currently organize these programs and have kids that are leaving the school after this year.  We need new parents to step up or else these programs won't continue to run.  The kids really love these programs and really look forward to them each week!!

Please reach out to Alyson Bowes by email alysonbowes@hotmail.com if you are interested in helping in either of these, or have some new ideas.

Thank you on behalf of the students!

Healthy Breakfast and Healthy Snack Coordinators

CUPE Labour Sanctions Information

posted Sep 30, 2019, 11:29 AM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families,  

Our School Board has sent a notice to families re: the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) labour sanctions. We've attached the letter to this email in case you haven't had the opportunity to read it.

We are encouraging families to send lunches in reusable containers to assist with reducing the amount of waste, where possible. Additionally, students may keep recyclable materials in their lunch bags to be recycled at home.

If I can be of any help in answering any questions that you may have, please don't hesitate to reach out.

We appreciate your understanding and on-going support.

G. Echeverria Valentine   

Letter to families _ CUPE sanctions _ Sept 2019.pdf 

Limehouse PS Parents/Guardian Facebook Group

posted Sep 30, 2019, 11:27 AM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families, two of our parents -Mrs. Madill and Mrs. Sanderson, have asked us to share the following message for your awareness.

Message:

Hey fellow Limehouse parents! Did you know that we have a Facebook group? It’s called “Limehouse PS Parents/Guardian Group”, and we want to invite you to come and join us there - especially if you’re new to our Limehouse family.

The Facebook group is the best place to find updates about events and activities organized by School Council. It’s also where the School Council goes to solicit opinions from the rest of us and to request volunteer help when needed.

It’s also a good place to go for that last-minute double-check of whether it’s hot dog day or what time that assembly starts or if it really is pajama day in the Grade 2/3 class...cause we all miss the memo from time to time!

Hope to see you all online soon.
Janna & Monica - Group Admins  

Chocolate Bar for Sale at Farmers Market

posted Sep 30, 2019, 6:24 AM by Helen Provost

Dear Limehouse Families:  

Limehouse School Council would like to advise parents that next Saturday, October 5th they will be selling chocolate bars at the Georgetown Market.  Chocolate bars will be on sale from 8 - 12:30 pm. Please come out and support School Council. 

 Limehouse School Council 


Orange Shirt Day

posted Sep 27, 2019, 12:08 PM by Helen Provost   [ updated Sep 27, 2019, 12:12 PM ]

 Dear Limehouse Families: 

Our Grade 5 students have been helping spread awareness about Orange Shirt Day at Limehouse. On Monday, September 30th, we will be joining other schools in Halton in inviting families to wear something Orange. Attached is a note from Mrs. Williams about the day.

Mrs. Echeverria Valentine


Orange Shirt Day 2019.pdf  

Terry Fox Run

posted Sep 27, 2019, 12:06 PM by Helen Provost   [ updated Sep 27, 2019, 12:13 PM ]

Our annual Terry Fox Run will take place this Friday, 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

Thank you for supporting this great cause.

Signed, 

S. MacFarlane


Requesting a change to pick-up or bus drop-off routines

posted Sep 6, 2019, 7:53 PM by Gabriela Echeverria   [ updated Sep 6, 2019, 7:56 PM ]

Please fill out the required form if you are requesting the school or our bus drivers to release your child to another adult/caregiver that is not registered as the legal guardian or emergency contact. We ask that you send the completed form a minimum of 5 days in advance so that we may confirm the approval and communicate your request to the appropriate people. Please call the school if you require a form.

Police Checks for Volunteers

posted Sep 6, 2019, 7:40 PM by Gabriela Echeverria

  • All parents/guardians who volunteer in Halton schools will need a Police Vulnerable 
    Sector Search. You can get this by going to the Halton Regional Police. This can take several weeks. However, you can now also apply online http://www.policesolutions.ca/checks/services/halton/index.php  . We have been told that this process is quicker. We encourage all parents/guardians to get this police check in their first year at Limehouse PS as there may be special events that you’d like to attend or where you are requested to come into the classroom to work with your child. Once you have submitted a copy of your Police Check to the office, you do not need to do it again, although you will have to sign the Offence Declaration each September. Please bring your Police check to the main office once you receive it.

School Starts Tuesday Sept. 03rd!

posted Sep 1, 2019, 7:42 PM by Gabriela Echeverria   [ updated Sep 1, 2019, 7:43 PM ]

We are SOOOO excited to welcome our students to their 2019/2020 academic year! If your child is arriving by bus, student supervisors and support staff will be ready to greet them as soon as they arrive. If you are dropping your child off please park in the lower parking lot and teachers will be ready to greet you behind the school at 8:15am. See you Tuesday!

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