The Saints Scoop! – February 28, 2021

February 28, 2021

GRAD GAB

  • FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – The Grad Class of 2021 has missed out on a lot this year. Join us in raising funds to present our grads, who have worked so hard to get to this point, with a gift from the LSS community.  Please contact the dry grad committee at lssdrygrad@gmail.com if you would like to lend a hand with our fundraising efforts.  Stay tuned on ways you can become involved and help our grads have the memorable year they deserve!
    • Dry Grad Fundraisers:
      • NEXT WEEKEND! DRIVE THRU BOTTLE DRIVE FUNDRAISER 
          • Date:  Saturday, March 6
          • Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m.
          • Drop-Off:  At the front of the school
          • Start collecting your bottles and tell your family and friends
      • The Langley Liquor Warehouse is offering 5% back on every purchase if you mention LSS Grads at the checkout!  Help raise money for our grad class and treat yourself at the same time. It’s a win, win!
          • Langley Liquor Warehouse 
          • https://langleyliquor.com/
          • Open: 7 days a week, 365 days a year
          • Hours: 9am to 11pm
          • Address: 20650 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC
          • Group: LSS Grads
      • Return It – Bottle Returns Fundraiser
        • Account number is 577-379-4723 (LSS-DRY-GRAD)
        1. When you visit a Return-It Express kiosk, simply access the account using the number listed above. Follow the few simple instructions then drop your unsorted containers into the kiosk. The kiosk will print out a label to stick to the bag and the leave it with staff to sort, count and deposit the money to the LSS Dry Grad account.
        2. Bring refundable beverage containers. The express service accepts beverage containers that are a part of the Return-It system – other recyclables are not accepted. To find out what containers you can return, click here.
        3. No sorting required. With Return-It Express there is no need to sort your containers. Simply bring your labelled bags filled with unsorted containers to an Express Depot and we’ll do the rest.
        4. Use multiple bags for heavy returns. Heavy or overfilled bags can break open and are difficult to handle – this may cause the contents of your bag to break or go missing. If your bag has more than 12 glass bottles in it, it is likely too heavy. Please split overfilled bags into 2 separate bags.
        5. Bag containers in clear bags. Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at almost any grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. As long as the bag is clear and properly closed with your bag label on it, we’ll accept it at an Express location. (Please avoid bags with pull strings)

DIVERSITY AND RESPECT WEEK AT LSS

  • This past week, LSS celebrated Diversity and Respect Week in numerous small ways.  Each day, we started with an announcement that connected to the theme or “shirt colour” of each day (see the poster below). The week also included activities in the classroom, such as a lesson on “Identity” and all of the ways that people see themselves and others. In many ways, “Identity” was the theme for the week at LSS, as we focused on all of the ways people are different and unique, and how these differences can be sources of pride for each and everyone of us. The culmination of the week was bringing together all of these different aspects of identity into “Together and Strong” day, where we focused on how our differences help to create the strength that we have as a school community… that we ARE “Together and Strong”!  See below for some of the different theme days:
  • Poster-boards throughout the school sending messages of “Welcome” for all, in many different ways!

    More poster-boards sending messages of inclusion.

    Mr. Rasmussen’s class listed the various identities that make up their class during the “Identity” lesson.
  • Students and staff had additional hallway visuals that got them thinking about what makes up each of our identities!

    Monday was Black shirt day, in honour of Black Canadian experiences.

  • Wednesday was Orange shirt day, in honour of our Indigenous students and the past treatment of Indigenous students in Residential schools.

  • And the designer go the orange “wolf” shirts in many photos above, Trinity P., currently in the Hairdressing Program at ACSS!

    Different shades of Pink for Pink shirt day, to remind us all that there is no place for bullying in schools.

  • Thursday was Purple/Rainbow short day, in honour of our LGBTQ2S+ students and staff.

  • And Friday was Together and Strong day, where people wore what they wanted to show off their pride in whatever identity they wanted. As you can see here, many showed their pride in being part of the LSS community!

DIVERSITY AND RESPECT AT THE DISTRICT: RAINBOW CROSSWALK

  • The Langley Board of Education is pleased to announce it has successfully reached its fundraising goal to support the installation of a rainbow crosswalk in our community. The rainbow crosswalk will link the School Board Office to the Langley RCMP detachment. The Board believes the rainbow crosswalk is a symbol of diversity and inclusion which will ensure everyone in our community feels safe, seen, represented, and that they belong. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters who have supported this initiative. You can learn more about the project on our District website here.

REMINDER: DESIGN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS!

  • Calling All Designers – Put on your thinking cap and pack your bag with ideas!
  • Chloe Kim is a Grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary. As part of her graduating Capstone Project, she has carefully formulated an ambitious plan – to design, produce, market and sell an environmentally friendly tote bag throughout the Langley School District and community. As a way to involve her fellow students, she has put forth a challenge. “Design an image that will become the symbol that merges environmentalism with philanthropy. The winning design will be featured on the tote bag,” she says.
  • In partnership with the Langley School District Foundation, Chloe hopes to transport her message and marketing to a wide audience. Hoping to sell 100’s of the practical, stylish and eco-friendly tote bags, all will feature a poignant and evocative image, designed by a student.
  • “Net proceeds will go to support our hungry students and families,” says Chloe.
  • Her plan and ultimate goal are nothing, if not enterprising. With determination and a subtle forcefulness rare in someone so young, Chloe managed to engage the Foundation into a partnership – one that we whole-heartedly embrace.
  • Please send designs to chloekim672@gmail.com as b/w in pdf, png, AI, ESP, JPEG or Tif with a transparent background. All designs need to incorporate the Langley School District Foundation logo. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 12 at 4:00 pm. The winner will be announced on April 1, 2021. Good luck and thank you for participating in this project.
  • Environmentally friendly tote bags featuring winning design will be available for purchase online at www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com.

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • International Soccer Club
    • Why/What – We practice Soccer Skills.
    • When/Where – Thursdays after school, from 2:30-4 pm in the Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Labine
  • LSS Dance Club – Mondays and Tuesdays after school from 2:15-3:15 pm in the Dance studio.  See Mrs. Lidemark for more information.
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Anime Club
    • Why/What – We watch the first three episodes of a different anime every week with popcorn!
    • When – Friday, after school. Anime starts at 2:35 pm, usually ends between 3:45-4.
    • Where –  A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • D&D Club (And other tabletops)
    • Why/What – We play D&D 5e on Mondays and monthly one-shots in different systems on Thursdays.
    • When – Monday and Thursday. Play starts at 2:40 pm until 4.
    • Where – A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • LSS 3D printing Club
    • Why/What? – In this club the students learn the process of 3D printing and how to 3D model objects.
    • When – Wednesdays at lunch and/or after school based on schedules.
    • Where – A131
    • Who – Mr. Rasmussen

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Here’s a group of our Langley Learning Farm Volunteers taken on Tuesday as they toured the site with Leader Amanda from LEPS.
    This picture is very much a “before” image as the work they’ll be doing over spring break and beyond will transform the land they are standing on. Watch for the “after” image later this spring!

    Badminton has started at LSS!

    If you have any questions about this after-school opportunity, please see Mr. Oh in room A109.

    Every day this week, Carol in the Cafeteria had a different entree representing different parts of the world…

    In the top right corner of the sandwich board above, you will see a “Did you know” section. This is where Carol added some history and cultural information for each of the entrees she made. Thanks for such delicious and informative meals, Carol!

    We will end our Photos of the Week with some delicious meals and desserts made in our Foods program!

Brown – Foods photos… – Then you get ones where the kids show glimpses of the incredible capabilities and potential they have…That was my day in the classroom yesterday. I didn’t want to forget to share the photos.

I really appreciate your support at this time.

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Pregnant and Parenting Youth – March 2021 calendar: March 2021
  • March “In the Know”Substance Use: Relationship Over Responsibility.  See the poster for more details: LANGLEY March 2021 ItK Poster
  • YOUTH HUB – The Youth Hub is a valuable resource for youth and families.  Here is this week’s calendar of events:
    • Langley Youth Hub Calendar March 1-5 – Please find attached next week’s calendar for the Langley Youth Hub: Hub Calendar March 1-5
    • Also find attached the updated WHY Clinic poster promoting the upcoming dates and times of the clinic (note that the next two clinics, March 5th and 12th, run from 9am-noon). ALL secondary students in Langley School District #35 may access the clinic. Students are encouraged to speak one-on-one with the outreach worker and nurse practitioner in a safe, private setting at their school, empowering them to assert their own health care needs. Please note the WHY Clinic helps students address both medical and mental wellness concerns: WHY Clinic
    • Please see the informational poster for the dental clinic offered next Thursday from 1:30-4pm. As of the writing of this email, there is only one spot left, so call as soon as possible if you have a youth in urgent need of dental care. The next dental clinic will be offered March 18th from 1:30-4pm.: Mobile Dental Clinic
    • New to the calendar, a mobile youth worker is now available Fridays from 2:30-6pm to chat one-on-one with youth at the coffee shop of their choosing. Supports provided at these informal meetings include social connection, youth-focused discussion and empowerment, problem-solving help, and resource navigation and referral. For more information or to sign up, youth can call 604-546-1130 or text 778-980-2119.
  • Information About School Status During Inclement Weather
    • Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So, where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites or www.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.
    • Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.
  • Community Bulletin Board – SD#35 Langley: To find out more about the different community events happening in our District, consider making it a habit to go to the District’s website, and you will certainly be in the know! https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board/

CALENDAR

  • Mar 5 – ICBC Virtual Road Safety Presentation for Grades 11 & 12
  • Mar 8 – Quarter 3 Mid-Quarter “class swap”
  • Mar 8 – Quarter 3 Mid-Term Marks published
  • Mar 8-12 – Parent Teacher Conferences Week
  • Mar 10 – Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Mar 12 – Last day of classes prior to Spring Break
  • Mar 29 – School Re-Opens after Spring Break
  • April 1 & 9 – Streaming of School Musical. Tickets for the stream are available using the link below: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/45818
  • Apr 19 – PAC Meeting, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • May 17 – PAC Meeting and AGM, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • June 16 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Tentatively Booked at CLA, 7 pm
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 2N1
Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518