The Saints Scoop! – March 28, 2021

March 28, 2021

GRAD GAB

  • NEW! CLA Community Investment/LSS 110th Anniversary Bursary – After the LSS 110th Anniversary event two years ago, Christian Life Assembly committed to supporting an LSS student’s post-secondary aspirations with a $1000 bursary. Please see below for the question and written requirements. LSS extends a warm and heartfelt “thank you” to CLA for their continued support of LSS students and families!
    • Christian Life Assembly believes in giving back to the community and in paying good deeds forward.  One example is the “Boxes of Love” initiative, where students in various elementary schools receive a gift as an act of kindness from CLA With this example in mind, how do you give back and pay good deeds forward in the Langley community?  Why is it important for you to do so?  Please give specific examples.  (350-500 words)
    • This is a Grade 12 scholarship only for students graduating from LSS, and is for $1000.  Please submit your written response to the Main Office, with an “Attention” to Mr. Moino.  Written Submissions due Monday, April 12 at 12 pm.
  • Biology 11/12 Students – An Opportunity through UBC and the University of Calgary!
    An amazing opportunity for Grade 11/12 students interested in Biology to connect with some of the world’s foremost leaders in research. Students in the past who have participated in this opportunity, have all spoken extremely highly of the experience. Being virtual this year will without a doubt provide opportunities for more students to participate should they be interested. This is a free event, but students would need to register. This is an all day virtual seminar on Thursday May 13.

  • SCHOLARSHIP INFO!
    • DEADLINE THIS WEEK! Please remind grade 12 students that important scholarship deadlines are coming up this week If they require printed forms, they can contact Ms. Choi in the office or their counsellor.  Some may require references and/or an essay, so they need to do this pretty quick.
      • Accepted February 22 to March 31:
        • Rotary Club of Langley Scholarship (needs to be emailed)
  • 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:
      • NEW! LSS GRADS 2021 CLEARVIEW GARDEN SHOP HANGING BASKET FUNDRAISER
        • Please click the link below to order your basket(s).  Baskets are $30.00 each and $7.00 from each basket purchased will go towards LSS Grad Fundraising.  Orders will close near the end of April.  Vouchers will need to be picked up on Saturday, May 1st at the school.  Vouchers can be redeemed at the garden center (you get to pick out your own basket).  They are amazing!
        • https://clearviewgardenshop.com/product/langley-secondary-school-12-hanging-basket-fundraiser/
      • **SAVE THE DATE**
        • BOTTLE DRIVE/CAR WASH/HANGING BASKET VOUCHER PICK UP
          • SATURDAY, MAY 1ST,  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
          • Bottle Drive Thru at the front of the school. Start saving your bottles to drop off at the front of the school.  Please post on social media and tell your family and friends.  Our last bottle drive raised $1070.00.  Wow!!
          • Clearview Hanging Basket Voucher Pick Up from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the front of the school.
          • Car Wash by Donation (stay tuned for more information).
      • 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)

COUNTDOWN TO SPRING BREAK: PHOTOS!

  • Please see the photo below to see what theme was happening each day, as Leadership helped the school to stay engaged and motivated in the week before the Break!
    • Monday was Athletes vs. Mathletes… we certainly have a great many athletes at LSS!

    • Tuesday was cowboys vs. rock stars… students and staff had a LOT of fun with this day!

    • Wednesday was Dynamic Duo or Twin Day… Mr. Oh and Mr. Nicol know how it’s done…

      …even when they are walking away!

    • Quadruplets… in a stylin’ pose!

      Thursday was Flower Power Day! Cool, man! 🙂

    • Finally, Friday was a chance to wear LSS colours in honour of St. Patrick’s Day!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT LSS

  • Here are some “strong” young women in Weight Training class, in honour of International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8:

SOCCER ACADEMY UPDATE!

  • We have had plenty of interest with students selecting the Soccer Academy in course selection; it is now time to take the next step!
  • Please fill out the attached registration form and submit to the Main Office asap.  The cost for one semester of Soccer Academy is $500. Along with the registration form, please submit a deposit of $100.
  • Please note that we have flexible options for payment for the Soccer Academy. Please see the attached registration form for more details.

DANCE CLASS UPDATE!

CAREERS CORNER: HARD AT WORK DURING SPRING BREAK!

  • 14 WAVE (Work and Volunteer Experience) students were a hardworking team over Spring Break at the Langley Learning Farm!
  • Together they did a tremendous amount of work—building gardens, planting, weeding, removing invasive species (look at that giant blackberry cane!) and more. Building experience working with others, doing physical labour and learning about agriculture, this group can be very proud of their efforts—we are!
  • Stroll through Derek Doubleday Arboretum and see the garden, the wheelchair accessible raised beds that they and the Environmental Science class built and follow along as seeds begin to sprout and work continues.  It’s a beautiful site!
  • For more information on WAVE 12 opportunities see Ms. Kiers. Interested in Environmental Science? See Mr. Nicol.

LARGE GYM CLOSED FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS

  • We are very fortunate at LSS to have the financial support of the Langley School District as we continue to renovate the older parts of the school, to bring them in line with the Ministry-funded Re-Build that ended over the the summer of 2020.
  • The latest work by the District is to fund a variety of upgrades to the Main Gym that must be completed by June 30. Some of these upgrades include a refinished gym floor (with new lines, designs, and stains), new student bleachers, and a large mural on the east wall of the gym. These upgrades will start in early April and continue until the end of June.
  • The obvious question is: what will happen to our PHE classes in the next three months? The good news is that our PHE Department has been hard at work planning to use our other spaces in the school to ensure that students do not miss out on a positive PHE experience. Classes will be able to use:
    • The small gym;
    • The weight room;
    • The fitness room;
    • The many fields and facilities around the school on sunny/cloudy days;
    • The covered lacrosse box on wet days.
  • We are excited to unveil the updated gym and new mural in September 2021!

TOWNSHIP ROAD WORK ON 57A (BEHIND THE SCHOOL)

  • Langley Township construction crews have been working on 57A (behind the school), replacing the storm main on south side of 57A.  Much of the work will be done during Spring break, but it is estimated to continue until April 7. Please be aware that there could be delays on this road in this first two weeks back to school after Spring Break.

MINISTRY FEEDBACK SOUGHT

  • DUE BY THIS FRIDAY! Our District and school administrators regularly respond to questions from parents/guardians about homeschooling. We do our best to share information related to alternatives outside of public education. The District has a dedicated page with basic information about homeschooling for families here. This page includes a link to the Ministry of Education’s homeschooling page as well as the province’s new consultation draft document Homeschooling Procedures and Guidelines Manual. The purpose of the manual is to provide clear information to home educators, homeschoolers, education sector administrators and others who work with homeschoolers.
  • The Ministry is inviting families to provide feedback on this consultation draft found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/support/classroom-alternatives/homeschooling-manual.pdf
  • Please send your questions, comments or suggestions by April 2, 2021 to EDUC.Homeschooling.Guidelines@gov.bc.ca

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • Badminton Club
    • Why/What – A chance to play badminton with fellow students!
    • When/Where – After school – TBA
    • Who – Mr. Oh
  • 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

  • Badminton has started at LSS! See Mr. Oh for more details!

    Some of our ELL students in the small gym, taking an assessment of their reading and writing levels.

    Slugs… made on a 3-d printer at LSS… lifelike in their looks and movement… amazing!

    In Art, students used “pointillism” to create their own amazing drawings…

  • Finally, on “Green Day,” Ms. Zyra shows school spirit while also sending a larger message to all… Thanks Ms. Zyra!

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Student Success Magazine – From the Langley School District Foundation 
  • YOUTH HUB – The Youth Hub is a valuable resource for youth and families. 
    • Please find attached this upcoming week’s calendar for the Langley Youth Hub: Hub Calendar March 29-April 2
    • Even though school is back in session this upcoming week, the WHY Clinic will not be offered due to the Good Friday holiday. The next WHY Clinic will be offered Friday, April 9, from noon until 3pm. Any students interested in seeing the nurse practitioner are encouraged to speak with their school counsellor to book an intake.
  • 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 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
  • April 2 – Good Friday – Schools are CLOSED
  • April 5 – Easter Monday – Schools are CLOSED
  • April 12-16 – Grade 10 Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
  • April 14-16 – Grade 12 Capstone Presentations
  • April 15-16 – LSS Dance Dress Rehearsal and Video Shoot
  • Apr 19 – PAC Meeting, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • April 22 – Quarter 3 Ends
  • April 23 – Report Card Prep/Design and Assessment Day – Students not in Session
  • April 26 – Quarter 4 Begins
  • April 30 – Quarter 3 Report Cards Issued
  • 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