September 1, 2019
We are very excited about the upcoming school year. Each week on Friday, the Principal’s Message is posted sharing learning that has been going on in our building, upcoming events, and pertinent information. It usually includes photos, work samples and updates that give you a window into the school community at Lynn Fripps Elementary.
Please be sure to check it out each week at: https://lynnfripps.sd35.bc.ca/principal-blog/
FIRST WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday September 2nd – Labour Day (students do not attend)
Tuesday September 3rd (8:35 – 10:25)- Students return to last year’s class (and teacher); New students report to the Library Learning Commons; NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND –
Wednesday September 4th (8:35 – 2:36) – Students return to last year’s class (and teacher) then begin grade group rotations; NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS begin gradual entry
Thursday September 5th (8:35 – 2:36) – Students return to last year’s class (and teacher) then begin grade group rotations; NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS continue gradual entry
Friday September 6th(8:35 – 2:36) – Students return to last year’s class (and teacher)then begin grade group rotations; NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS continue gradual entry
Students will be moving in Grade Groups for the first week of classes. Class lists will be finalized Friday afternoon and families will be notified of class placements when they are finalized.
*** AS CLASSES ARE BASED ON STUDENTS WHO ATTEND DURING THE FIRST WEEK, IT IS IMPORTANT TO LET US KNOW IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT DURING THIS TIME. THIS WILL ENSURE WE HOLD A SPOT FOR YOUR CHILD. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE at 604.888.1075**
NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
Attached is the gradual entry schedule for Kindergarten students. All new kindergarten students are to be dropped off in the gymnasium and picked up in the foyer each day. IF you are not certain about which group your child is in, please email Mrs. Anderson at email@example.com
Students will be spending time with all of the Kindergarten teachers over the gradual entry time. Classes will be finalized Friday September 13th and families will be emailed with their child’s placement.
School Supplies for Grade 2-5 students can be ordered online. School Starts school supply kits for your child, they will be delivered to students once classes have been finalized. If you haven’t done so, you can still order supplies at https://schoolstart.ca/
Kindergarten and Grade One students are asked to pay a $50 school supply fee at https://www.schoolcashonline.com/ Kindergarten families will be provided student numbers to set up School Cash Online accounts during the first week of Gradual Entry. Grade One students are able to go on now using last year’s login. We are asking that all students pay online for school supplies to ensure accuracy and security. If this is a problem, please contact the school office or your child’s classroom teacher.
Once classes are finalized, classroom teachers will send out information about classroom systems, communication and organization.
LOST AND FOUND
We have an abundance of Lost and Found from last year still at the school. If it is not claimed by the end of the first week back, it will be donated. Please feel free to check out the Lost and Found collected in the Music Room.
Please help make the parking lot safe for our children. Just a few reminders:
- Do not double park cars
- Do not leave your car if you are parked in the DROP OFF zone
- Do not park where yellow lines are painted
- Drive slowly
STUDENT ARRIVAL IN THE MORNING
Learning begins as soon as our day starts. The first bell is when the students are to begin entering the building, and the second bell signals the start of instruction and learning. On time arrival allows for students to begin learning with their peers and also decreases anxiety. When students arrive late, they often worry about joining activities midstream and how to transition. Students are asked to access outside classroom doors until the second bell has run. Senior students and staff will ensure the doors are open for a few extra minutes. If students arrive after the second bell, they will not be admitted to class without a late slip from the office. This is to ensure safety and accurate attendance.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PHONE THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT 604.888.1075 OR EMAIL MRS. HERRINGTON at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is going to be absent. This allows us to accurately mark attendance and to phone the parents of those students who are unaccounted for.
We are a nut aware school. Please do not send any snacks or lunch products containing peanuts or tree nuts. This will help keep our school community safe.
PAC MEET AND GREET
Our School Parent Advisory Council will be doing a meet and greet with coffee starting after drop-off on Tuesday in the courtyard. Come and meet our amazing community 🙂
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. I look forward to working with you all this year.
Principal, Lynn Fripps Elementary