As we enter into the last month of this school year, I am pleased to see school looking more and more like . . . school again. As numbers of cases have dropped significantly, we have cautiously returned to some of the normal activities that have been the cornerstone of our school in the past. Exchanges between students, clubs, sports and special events are back at Lord Aylmer as are school trips. As is outlined below, our first big event of the month is our End-of-Year Carnival BBQ on June 2nd which is organized by our amazing Home and School team. We hope to see all of our families at the BBQ finally gathered once again as a school community. We will also be returning to our traditional format for the graduation with all grads and their families welcome to attend this year in celebration of the accomplishments of our grade 6 students. You will see below, the other activities planned for June. Also happening this month are many end-of-year evaluations so I will ask that you please ensure regular attendance (except for when sick) and punctuality with arrivals. Have a great month!
STUDENT RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY
We will hold our Student Recognition Assembly on June 3. The school value on which we focused in May was “Independence”. Congratulations to all our award winners. The value on which we will focus in June is “Growth Mindset”. We are very proud of our students and appreciate their efforts in following our school values throughout the year.
GRADE SIX GRADUATION
The grade six graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at the Senior Campus at 12:30 p.m. More details will be sent to parents of graduating students. Congratulations to all our Grade 6 graduates!
ENERGY CUBE CHALLENGE
For three weeks in May our students, staff and families were invited to get moving and stay active for the Energy Cube Challenge. This initiative invited students to engage in physical activities at school and home to attain as many “energy cubes” as possible (15 minutes of physical activity = 1 energy cube).
Thanks to your efforts, the Junior Campus accumulated a total of 163,680 minutes (2,728 hrs.) and the senior campus accumulated a total of 363,577 minutes (6,060 hrs.) making a grand total of 527,257 minutes (8,788 hrs.) of physical activity school wide. Congratulations!
Thank you for participating and we hope to continue encouraging our students to stay active.
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE
If you missed the Kindergarten Virtual Open House on May 19, you can access the recorded session at the following link: https://lordaylmer.westernquebec.ca/about/registrations-2022-2023/welcome-to-kindergarten2022-2023/ The link also includes a video from the WQSB Transitions Team for Kindergarten parents and instructions for signing up for our REMIND notices.
We will be distributing the School Readiness Kits (mentioned at the Open House) at the Home and School BBQ taking place on Thursday, June 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Campus. New kindergarten students and their families are invited to attend. All activities are free. If you have any questions about the BBQ you can contact the Home and School at email@example.com
DR. NADIA GAGNIER
Via REMIND, parents were invited to attend a virtual presentation on “The Development of Self-Esteem in Children “with Dr. Nadia Gagnier on May 16. If you were unable to attend, but would still like to view the presentation, please visit the following link to access the recorded webinar. https://lordaylmer.westernquebec.ca/the-development-of-self-esteem-in-children/ This link will be available until June 16.
Parents were also invited to attend Dr. Gagnier’s presentation on “Preventing Internet Addiction Among Young People” on May 30. You may view the recorded webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/kxfZRj1kl9qxbOSlTTXCD-Cd72JSimLxVs7tZ5BVspnDvoPaLp2NtKtaniqucH8GVamMRj64YzwLhnXg.jl02xYYp6eHSGlpu?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=uBB2Rcn3QiefYhpxG2FYgA.1654105470215.18c09cd8a90b9c27b97d3cedc1c42a8c&_x_zm_rhtaid=763 , available until July 1. Please visit the Lord Aylmer website for more information. https://lordaylmer.westernquebec.ca/
LORD AYLMER DAYCARE
If you have not yet returned the 2022/23 daycare registration forms, please remember to submit them before the end of the school year if your child will be attending daycare next year. We would like to remind you that May payments are due by May 31 and June payments are due no later than June 23. Please Note: We are unable to accept any re-registration forms if there is an outstanding balance at the end of June until the balance has been paid. Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact Ms. Julie at 819-684-1494 if you have any questions.
LORD AYLMER’S GOT TALENT
On June 17 Lord Aylmer’s Got Talent returns to our school. We would like to wish all our talented participants the very best of luck with their performances.
ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS
We are happy to say that once again we have been able to organize a number of end-of-year activities and field trips. Please reference the table below for the list of activities and dates.
The next Lord Aylmer Governing Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
LOST AND FOUND
We will soon send pictures, via REMIND, of all the items in our lost and found. Please take a moment to go through the pictures for each campus and contact the office if you recognize any of your child’s things. We will be donating all unclaimed items to a local charity after June 21. We would also suggest that articles of clothing be labeled with your child’s name. All labeled items will be returned to them.
Your child’s final report card will be available on the Mozaik Parent Portal on June 29.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBERS
If you have any change in telephone numbers (work, home, or emergency contact), change of address or plan to move over the summer holidays, please notify the school secretary. It is important that we keep our records up to date. Please contact:
Jr. Campus – 819.684.4888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Campus – 819.684.6801 email@example.com
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school is Thursday, June 23. Buses will be running, and the daycare will be open.
BACK TO SCHOOL
The first day back to school will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022. To all new and returning students, we look forward to seeing you then!
HOME AND SCHOOL – WHAT’S NEW
Join us for the End of School Year Carnival Fun & BBQ on Thursday, June 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Campus. There will be free activities, free henna and temporary tattoos for the kids! Hooray! Food tickets will be available on site. Come on out and have some fun!
Celebrate Father’s Day with a delicious Dairy Queen ice cream cake and help fundraise for the H&S. Purchase a DQ Cake through our online shop by Sunday, June 12. https://www.lordaylmerhs.ca/dq-father-daycake.html#/
New Lynx logo glam is here!! Lynx glam will be revealed at the BBQ and available online shortly. https://www.lordaylmerhs.ca/shop.html#/
HOME AND SCHOOL PIZZA AND SUB DAYS
Pizza Day: June 3 & 17
Subway Day: June 10 & 23
|June 2||Thursday||Home and School BBQ||Sr Campus 4pm-7pm|
|June 3||Friday||Pizza Day|
|June 9||Thursday||Cycle 1 Canadian Museum of Nature|
|June 9||Thursday||Kindergarten Little Ray’s Reptiles||Jr Campus 8:30am-11:00am|
|June 10||Friday||Subway Day|
|June 15||Wednesday||Governing Board||Virtually 6:30pm|
|June 15||Wednesday||Trottoir de Lord Aylmer||Jr and Sr Campus|
|June 16||Thursday||Cycle 2 Canadian Museum of Nature|
|June 17||Friday||Pizza Day|
|June 17||Friday||Lord Aylmer’s Got Talent|
|June 20||Monday||Cycle 2 Picnic and Bowling|
|June 20||Monday||Ziplining (Mr.Perron & Ms.Kearns)||Camp Fortune|
|June 21||Tuesday||Grade 6 Graduation||Sr Campus 12:30pm|
|June 21||Tuesday||Cycle 2 Marina|
|June 22||Wednesday||Eco-Odyssee (All Grade 5 classes)||Wakefield|
|June 22||Wednesday||Ziplining (Ms.Chaudhary, Mme Ysabelle & Mme Christine||Camp Fortune|
|June 22||Wednesday||Splash Pad (Mr.Perron & Ms.Kearns)|
|June 23||Thursday||Subway Day|
|June 23||Thursday||Last Day of School|
|June 29||Wednesday||Report Cards Available||Mozaik Portal|
|August 30||Tuesday||First Day Back to School|