The Saints Scoop! – November 10, 2019

November 10, 2019

GRAD GAB!

  • REMINDER:  Scholarship Opportunity:  For more information on the Prospera Credit Union Educational Awards Program, please see the attached pamphlet: Prospera-2020-EAP-fillable
  • REMINDER:  Dry Grad Update
    • The next Dry Grad meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 at 7:15 pm.
      • Dec 21 & 22 – grocery bagging fundraiser @ Otter Co-op
      • February 29 – casino night fundraiser
    • Dry Grad parties typically offer an exciting and absorbing variety of fun activities, compelling entertainment and valuable prizes in order to entice graduates and their guests to attend and experience a fun time without alcohol and other substances.  Dry Grad parties offer the students a time to celebrate their educational achievements in a safe, fun environment with their school friends before venturing out in to the “real world”.
    • There is a Facebook event page for the Dry Grad event.  Parents & students are welcome to join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/896435014073566/
    • Encorp Recycling – we have an account set up at the ENCORP Recycling.
      • IN PERSON drop off of sorted items to the depot at 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley City.  Please mention LSS Dry Grad 2020 or account #794 when you drop off your sorted returns.
      • EXPRESS DROP OFF to ANY Encorp Recycling location please use phone number 604-790-0291 when checking in at the on-site kiosk.  Remember to bring items in a CLEAR bag
    • December 21 & 22 – Grocery Bagging Fundraiser at Otter Coop.  Please e-mail hurfy101@hotmail.com for more information and to sign up

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY AT LSS

  • On November 7, LSS hosted two separate Remembrance Day assemblies, one for grades 9 and 10, and then one for grades 11 and 12.  In each assembly, the students and staff heard about the importance of remembering those who have been affected by war, and of the importance of appreciating the hard-earned peace that Canada enjoys.  Students learned about Aboriginal Veterans Day, watched a short video about Canada’s role in wars from World War I to Afghanistan, heard the stories of three Langley High School students who served in the 2nd World War, learned what “Peace” means to kindergarteners, listened to the Last Post and the Lament, played on a trumpet and on the bagpipes, respectively, and then silently left the small gym to return to their classes, never to forget why we have Remembrance Day.
    • Each poppy on the floor of the Small Gym had the name of one Langley High School student that served in WW II.

      Students entering the gym to the sound of the bagpipes, with a uniformed Cadet to the left, and the rows of poppies on the floor…

      The audience, finding places to sit before the Assembly begins.

      LSS students in key roles: playing the bagpipes, in uniform, and reading the stories of LHS students.

  • Many thanks to the Langley Centennial Museum, who supplied much of the information for the assembly to our students, and for lending to LSS picture panels of how Langley was affected on the Homefront by World War II.  These panels are available for viewing in the Library Learning Commons.

STUDENT SAFETY IN WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

  • With the days growing shorter and the weather changing to rain, fog, and frost, Langley SecondarySchool is reminding all our students to take extra precaution when walking to and from school.  Please be aware of your surroundings, walk on the sidewalk and with someone whenever possible, and avoid wearing headphones.
  • Student safety is the school’s and District’s priority.  Thank you for your cooperation and support.

LANGLEY HOSPICE VISITING LSS

  • Ria Brand from Langley Hospice will be available at lunch on Wednesday, November 13th for information, questions, and support as needed.  Please see one of the Counsellors for the location and for more information.

“ME TO WE” HELPS THE LANGLEY FOOD BANK!

  • The Me to We club raised a grand total of $467.50 for the Langley Food Bank plus a box full of non-perishable food items.  $135.00 came directly from the Leadership Students from their “Spooky Grams.” Here are some pictures!
    • The gathering of the boxes of food and donations…

      And the delivery of the food and funds!

CELEBRATING STUDENTS AT LSS

  • Congratulations to the students in AVID Grade 9, recognized with the October awards:
    • Sarah Ellis – AVID student of the month
    • Aaron S- leading by example
    • Jordan T- most improved focus
    • Maria- impressive organization and engaged attitude
    • Ishan – growth mindset
  • And congratulations to October’s Gym Class Heroes:

TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK DAY AT LSS!

  • This past week, grade 9s at LSS participated in “Take Our Kids to Work Day,” when students had the opportunity to go to a workplace for the day and see a different perspective of the world of work.  Students had to shadow their parent or other adult, interview them with some questions about the training, experience, and characteristics required for the job, and then reflect on elements of the job that they enjoyed and did not enjoy!
    • Mrs. Kiers addressing the Grade 9s on their roles and responsibilities the day before TOKTW Day!

      Senior students telling the audience about Their TOKTW Day when they were in Grade 9!

  • While there were definitely fewer grade 9s at LSS on this day, there were three grade 9s who were visiting for the day: Mr. Rowe’s son, Mr. Kardos’ daughter, and Mr. Moino’s son.
  • On behalf of LSS and the school district, thank you to all parents and other adults who hosted a grade 9 student – this day is one step on their Careers journey in life, and will undoubtedly prove helpful to them in the understanding and perspective they gained!

CANDY WRAPPER DRIVE!

LANGLEY UNITED WRESTLING RETURNS TO LSS!

  • The Langley United Wrestling Team is up and running once again. This Langley team has created provincial and national champions in past years. The Langley United Wrestling team is open to students from all secondary schools. Practices will occur at Langley Secondary School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 6:00pm; no experience necessary!  Practices start this week but students should join as soon as possible. Please see attached poster and share with your students.

NEW VACCINATION STATUS REPORTING REGULATION – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

LSS MAKES LEARNING MORE VISIBLE AND ACTIVE!

Each week, we will highlight different classes throughout the school that have students being more active, and that help make the students’ learning more visible – one of our three big goals for this school year  See below for this week’s highlights:

  • DNA Craft-time with Mr. Nicol
    • Students first learned about DNA…

      Then used that knowledge to create their own DNA strands!

  • Biology 11 class worked on removing invasive species from Routley Park!
    • Now THAT was hands-on work!

  • Pictures of AVID 9s doing their first TRF (Tutorial, where they individually show their group what they are struggling with, and the group helps to problem solve), and absolutely rocking the learning process with public speaking, deep thinking and Costa questions.

REMINDER:  LSS TUTORING AVAILABLE!

  • Starting October 16, LSS Graduate and current UFV student Conner Frey, and Ms. Wood and Ms. Sewell have teamed up to have Leadership students provide a FREE student tutoring service, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school!  See Ms. Wood or Ms. Sewell in Rooms A210 or A211 to find out more!

NEXT WEEKEND!:  LSS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR – NOVEMBER 16!

  • LSS Annual Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday, November 16 from 9AM to 3PM in the big gym.  Please “like” our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lsscraftfair/ and help us share the news with your friends.  Admission is by donation and all funds raised are returned to LSS for student programs.
  • If you, or someone you know, would like to be a vendor, please contact Tara at lsscraftfair@yahoo.ca as limited tables are left.
  • Please mark your calendars and prepare to join us!

PANAGO PIZZA FUNDRAISER

  • Langley Secondary PAC is selling Panago Certificates to raise funds to support school initiatives. For each $12 Panago certificate you buy, you can…
    • order ANY MEDIUM PIZZA at ANY PANAGO LOCATION, including the GLUTEN FREE option
    • use more than one certificate at one time, making these certificates ideal for birthday parties, team parties, Friday night hangouts, etc…
    • The only restriction is that the certificate should be used within 90 days of the date stamped on the certificate.
    • There are 50 certificates available each month. Certificates will be distributed “first come, first served” based on when payment is received. You will receive an email to confirm that your payment has been received and when your certificates will be delivered to the school office.
  • Orders can be placed through this link: LSS Panago Pizza Certificate Order FormIf you have any questions, please contact Christine Hylands at christine@cmhv.ca or at (604) 514-8373.  Thank you in advance for your support!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • The Senior girls’ volleyball team as they are heading to playoffs this week!

    The FOCUS room, getting its wall of student graduates put up by District carpenters… an impressive and inspiring sight!

    More New Build work… hallway TVs are now installed; we will soon have our communications system ready so students can see announcements in the hallway!

    Bonus Remembrance Day Photo: What the students saw as they entered…

    Bonus TOKTW Day Photo: Mr. Moino’s son in the Principal’s chair with some bright glasses… luckily Mr. Moino made him wear the tie!

LSS CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES!

  • Join the Alliance for Sustainability Club! – Monday’s at lunch, this alliance will work towards creating a greener school and spreading environmental awareness. Come support the movement and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome! Come to room A202 Monday at lunch! This can also count towards your volunteer hours!
  • Athletics and Physical Health and Education – Interested in keeping up-to-date with what is happening in the world of Athletics and Physical Health and Education (PHE) at LSS?  Then be sure to follow @langleysaints on Instagram!
  • LSS Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) – meetings at lunch every Tuesday in Ms. Lee’s rm. #A112– This is a safe space for students to hang out and have open discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend 
  • Grad Council:  Meeting every Tuesday at lunch in the Small Gym.
  • Dance Class: Free open dance class Tuesdays at Lunch in the dance studio. All Students Welcome. Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Zumba (Starts Sept 24th).
  • ME to WE Club:  If you are looking to volunteer, give back to your community and learn more about local and global issues, join ME to WE Club!  ME to WE Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 253 (above old library/office). A great place to share your
  • Wii Wednesday: at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki Rm # A183
  • Tabletop Thursdays; Thursdays at lunch in Rm # A183 with Ms. Hajdecki
  • KnitWits Club: Would you like to relax and learn a new skill?  Would you like to learn how to knit?  Please feel free to join us on Thursdays at lunch in Room 184 (Ms. Decambra’s Foods Room).  The club is open to anyone, beginners to advanced knitters are welcome.
  • Model UN Club: the LSS Model United Nations Club is starting. New members are encouraged to join us this Thursdayat lunch in Room A215 (Ms.Cunningham’s).
  • Anime Club Friday is in Room #A183 at lunch with Ms.Hajdecki

FROM THE DISTRICT

  • 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 orwww.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.
  • Young Parent Program at Langley Education Centre:   Please share with anyone who may be interested or in need of childcare while they attend school. LEC Poster
  • New BC “Well-being” Website – A new website providing direction/support around SEL, MH Literacy and Trauma Informed Practice and how they are connected. Well-being BC was created with funding provided by the BC Ministry of Education as part of a school-based mental health initiative to support three pillars of Well-being: Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health Literacy and Trauma-Informed Approaches  http://wellbeingbc.ca/about-us

COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Pregnant and Parenting Youth November Calendar: november 2019
  • REMINDER:  FREE Counselling: Just a reminder that Langley Community Services has a FREE counselling program for all adult residents of Langley and Aldergrove with priority given to Parents and Caregivers of children under 14 years of age. Community Counselling Poster (003) (002)
  • 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 

  • Nov 11:     Remembrance Day, Schools CLOSED
  • Nov 12:     PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Nov 14:     Fall Music Concert, Small Gym, 7 pm
  • Nov 15:     UBC Presentation at Lunch
  • Nov 16:     LSS Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 am to 3 pm, LSS Large Gym
  • Nov 18:     Design and Assessment Day, Students NOT in Session
  • Nov 19:     We Day! Field Trip to Rogers Arena
  • Nov 22:     Aboriginal Department Christmas Family Gathering, HD Stafford Middle School, 5 pm
  • Nov 25:     Semester 1, Term 1 Report Cards Published
  • Dec 19:     Winter Music Concert, Small Gym, 7 pm
  • Dec 20:     Last Day of Classes before Christmas/Winter Break
  • Dec 21 & 22:  Dry Grad Event:  Grocery bagging at Otter Co-Op
  • Jan 6:        First Day of Classes after Christmas/Winter Break
  • Jan 20:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 24:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Feb 29:      Dry Grad Event:  Casino Night Fundraiser
  • Apr 27:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • May 25:     PAC AGM, 7 pm
  • June 17:    Grad Commencement Ceremony, CLA, 7 pm
  • June 19:    Grad Dinner & Dance, Coast Hotel, 6:30 pm

Langley Secondary School

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Phone: 604-534-4171
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