October News

The month of September flew by and it has been an absolute pleasure spending time getting to know the staff, students, and parents of Lamont Elementary. Thank you also for supporting our Terry Fox Run. We were certainly blessed with a beautiful day. During the last week of September, I had the pleasure of attending the first school council meeting of the school year.

October starts with the excitement of Read-In Week! The theme for this year is I am a Reader! We also look forward to parent teacher interviews that will be held on Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th.

 

 

Halloween Costumes

Halloween celebrations are just around the corner and we have many students with wonderful, creative ideas about what costumes to wear.

What’s important to remember, though, is costumes that portray stereotypes about a specific group, culture or race can be hurtful.  While we’re confident our students wouldn’t intentionally try to offend their classmates or teachers, we need to be sensitive to the fact that having one’s background or identity depicted as a costume can be viewed as disrespectful. 

Elk Island Public Schools is committed to providing welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and working environments.  It is important that celebrations being held at our schools can be enjoyed by everyone—please help us ensure Halloween is fun for all of our students! If you have any questions about whether or not a costume would be appropriate, please contact Mrs. Anderson to discuss.

Parent Teacher Interviews Online

 All students and their parent(s)/guardians(s) in kindergarten to grade 6 are invited to attend Parent Teacher interviews on Wednesday, October 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm or Thursday, October 19th from 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Parents and students will be attending a 10 minute private conference with their child’s homeroom teacher.

 We are using an online booking system for booking interviews. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are able to schedule their own conferences at a time that is convenient for them. The website is www.schoolinterviews.ca/code and our event code is 34wfq. The bookings are now open and will close on Tuesday, October 17th.

     Step 1: Enter your details (your name, the student name and your email address)
     Simply log onto the website and follow the three easy steps:

     Step 2: Choose the teacher

     Step 3: Choose an available time

 When you are finished, an email confirming your time will arrive in your inbox. If something comes up and you are unable to keep your scheduled interview time, you can return to the site and cancel or change your booking. If you are having trouble accessing the website or do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office at 780-895-2269 and we would be happy to help you. Thank you!

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

School Fees

Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Lamont Elementary fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

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