The Saints Scoop! – May 2, 2021

May 2, 2021

 

GRAD GAB

  • REMINDER: As per the email sent out to Grade 12 parents earlier this week, the Graduation Ceremony is being pushed back to the week of June 21 in all secondary schools in Langley District, to allow for more time for COVID-19 restrictions to be hopefully lessened. More information to come after the Victoria Day long weekend.
  • 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!
    • UPDATE! Dry Grad Fundraisers:
      • From the Dry Grad Committee:
        • The car wash, bottle drive and hanging baskets fundraisers were a huge success! The student volunteers had so much fun – they would like to do another one. Quite a few people came for a car wash because they had graduated from LSS – pretty neat! One Grandma not associated with the school drove all the way from White Rock because she needed her car washed and saw it on Facebook and wanted to support our grads.  Here are a few pictures.  Please thank the community for their support for us.
      • 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)

BCCDC SURVEY – BC COVID-19 SPEAK

  • The BC Centre for Disease Control is inviting families to take part in a survey to examine how British Columbians have been affected and how their experiences may inform recovery and re-opening. The survey closes May 9. Please see details here.

SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATION BULLETIN

  • Please see the attached message from Superintendent Gord Stewart, as he discusses updates an a variety of topics that are especially important in the Langley School District: Information Bulletin 2021Apr30

TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22

  • Transportation Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens on May 3. All riders who are currently in the system and expected to continue riding next year will receive a letter with instructions to register. Please note the instructions to register are different for each category of rider. To help in our planning and creation of bus routes, registrations must be submitted by June 18, 2021. The District cannot guarantee approval after the deadline. New and existing riders can find more information on our Transportation Registration webpage here.

MORE EXAMPLES OF LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AT LSS

  • Our Environmental Studies 11/12 course continues to spend time at the Learning farm, located at the arboretum across 56th Avenue. Thank to Mr. Nicol, the teacher of the class, for these photos – I am amazed at the transformation of the space from a bare plot of land to what it has become today – a perfect embodiment of the school’s motto: Nothing Without Effort!
  • Ms. Kear’s Foods 9 class learned about principles of Honorable Harvest, and practiced them by foraging for some stinging nettle nearby, made into tea and enjoyed last Friday!

THIS WEEK! NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY!

  • Thanks to all of the staff and students who wore their superhero outfits this past week… As I had suspected for the past few years, LSS is filled with superheroes 😃!

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • LSS Dance Club – After- School Dance Club will be starting a NEW session for Quarter 4.  After School Dance will be held Monday and Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15pm. You can join one day, or you can join both days.  New Dance Sessions started Monday, April 26th.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Please see Mrs. Lidemark for more details.
  • Badminton Club
    • Why/What – A chance to play badminton with fellow students!
    • When/Where – After school – Small Gym
    • 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
  • 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

  • Ms. Reid, Ms. Sewell, and Mr. Howlett are ready for Admin Assistant day, this past week!

    Ms. Tulloch, one of the more than worthy recipients in the LSS Main Office!

    At lunch, students take full advantage of our new courtyard with a random game of volleyball!

    Last week was also the “Pink Super moon”… quite a sight!

    Our Piping and Plumbing students are quickly learning the tools of the trade!

    And showing off their newly developed skills and handiwork!

    Our final photo of the week… These grads have figured out how to effectively get their work done… while sitting on the job. Well, played 😃!

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Pregnant and Parenting Youth – May calendar: May 2021[1]
  • Free EVENT: Conversations About Mental Health: What it Sounds Like at Different Ages
    • Join us on May 7th at 12pm (PST) for a conversation about how to connect with our kids between the ages of 0 to 18 years.   Led by Karen Peters, RCC ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness & Victoria Keddis, Manager, FamilySmart. To Register: www.familysmart.ca/events
  • REMINDER: Langley School District Foundation Art Show
    • The Langley School District Foundation has many community partners and one of its most treasured is the West Fine Art Show Society. Since 2017, the group has worked with the Foundation to host an Annual Art Show. Featuring the most talented and renowned artists in Western Canada, the show has emerged as a highly favoured fundraiser for the Foundation. Here, artists agree to donate 25% of all artwork sales to the Langley School District Foundation to support Food for Thought Programs, especially important during the coronavirus crisis.
    • When COVID-19 restrictions determined that a planned live show at the Glass House Winery in Langley was a no go, Plan B kicked in. From April 9th to April 30th, all art will be available to view and purchase online at both westart.ca and langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com. Raffle tickets for The Captains by Richard Brodeur, Theatre Row – 1965 by Brian Croft, Fly Me to the Moon by Rosemary Wallace and Artists for Conservation (a coffee table book) will also be available for purchase online. Tickets are just $10.
  • Contest Invites Students to Design a Flag on the Theme of Accessibility 
    • To help celebrate National AccessAbility Week (May 31st – June 6th), Easter Seals invites Grades 6-10 students across the province to enter its Access Ability Flag Design Contest. Interested students are asked to design a flag that symbolizes the theme Making BC a Better Place to Live Through an AccessAble Society. This is a great opportunity for students to share their ideas on what an inclusive and accessible society looks like for people with a disability.
    • Please share the details on this contest with your students. The grand prize includes a $200 honorarium for the winning student, $750 for the winning student’s classroom to purchase learning materials, a pizza lunch for the classroom, and a real flag with the student’s design for the school. Contest entries will be accepted until 12:00 pm PDT on May 14th.
    • The BC education system recognizes that not all students learn successfully at the same rate, in the same learning environment and in the same ways, which is reflected in the curriculum. Students with disabilities may have support needs in the one or more domain area(s): Cognitive, Independent Living and Self Determination, Communication, Social/Emotional, Auditory and/or Visual. Any of these domains may be reflected in the flag design.
  • 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

  • May 13 – Earthquake Drill, in the a.m.
  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia
  • May 17 – PAC Meeting and AGM, 7 pm, Library Learning Commons
  • May 21 – Mid-Quarter Report Cards Published
  • May 21 – Professional Development Day, Students NOT in Session
  • May 24 – Victoria Day, Schools CLOSED
  • May 25 – Hold and Secure Drill, in the p.m.
  • Week of June 21 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Details TBA
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

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