The Saints Scoop! – October 20, 2019

October 20, 2019


  • THIS WEEK! LSS Grad Cruise Info!
    • We have an important Grade 12 Assembly during Flex on Tuesday, October 22, to review details of the Grad Cruise on Thursday, October 24.  If you are attending the Grad Cruise, then you must come to this assembly!
    • Please see the attached form for rules, dates, and expectations: GRAD CRUISE 2019 OVERVIEW and reminders
  • Capilano University:  We have a few updates to share with you regarding the 2020/21 Academic year.
    • Applications for all programs for the Fall 2020 intake opened October 1st. Application deadlines can be found on the individual program pages.
    • Entrance Award applications are now open, with an application deadline of March 1, 2020. You can find further information on our Entrance Awards here. Please encourage your students to apply for these awards.
    • For the latest information for your students, please encourage them to follow us on Instagram @CapilanoU.
    • As always, If you have any questions, please email us at or contact us via telephone at 604-986.1911 ext. 7468.
  • REMINDER:  Dry Grad Update
      • This Week! October 22 – Dry Grad planning meeting at 7 pm – students & parents welcome – in the Student Commons seating area, across from the New Build Library Learning Commons
      • Dec 21 & 22 – grocery bagging fundraiser @ Otter Coop
      • 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”.
    • October 15 through 18 – grade 12 students will be eligible to vote for what activities they would like to have available to participate in during the Dry Grad event.  Ballot boxes will be in the Artona photo trailer as well as at the LSS New Build Library.  Please ensure to stop by and have your say in your celebration.
    • There is a Facebook event page for the Dry Grad event.  Parents & students are welcome to join at
    • 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 for more information and to sign up


  • This past week, LSS participated in the Student Vote Canada campaign as one of more than 9,500 schools across the country involved in this campaign. The goal was to strive towards a 75% student-voter turnout!  Results next week, after the OTHER election, on October 21!
    • Our Election Officers, in the New Build Library Learning Commons!

      A student voter exercises his rights!


  • On Monday October 21, our Small gym will be a polling station for the Federal Election. The polling station opens at 7:00 am. As a result of that added activity at our school, we anticipate the driveways, parking lots and surrounding area to be very busy throughout the day. 
  •  As such, we would request that, if at all possible, you find an alternative way to get to and from school that day: walk, scooter, bike, park a couple of blocks away and walk the rest, to help alleviate some congestion.
  • We know how busy it is during school drop-off and pick-ups and with voters arriving and leaving it will make that situation even more challenging. Our priority is to keep kids safe on their way to and from school and we request your assistance and vigilance in helping us attain that goal.
  • A reminder that you can also vote when you drop-off and pick-up your children. It is a privilege for our students to see democracy in action in their own school in this way, with electoral officers doing their jobs and voters doing their duty. We appreciate your cooperation and support.
  • If you are eligible, be sure to vote in Monday’s Federal Election!


  • LSS Varsity Football lost a close game to GW Graham in Chilliwack by a score of 20-19. See Varsity Letters below for more details on a very exciting game!

A SATURDAY FOOTBALL BRUNCH: Rutland’s Blake, GWG’s Claassen, Saunders come up huge! Trio of AAA reports to follow!


  • Approximately 70 students, parents, and staff from LSS attended the BC Lions football game at BC Place against Saskatchewan Friday evening.  It was a memorable evening, as the Lions played tough defence to stay in the game until the final moments of the game, and as the students themselves were HUGELY LOUD cheerleaders for the home team!  Special thanks to Premium Brands, our major Breakfast club sponsor, for providing these tickets to the school!
  • We also look forward two welcoming two BC Lions to LSS to help serve in our Breakfast Club at 8 am this Wednesday, October 23!  Students are welcome to dress up in a jersey to the Student Commons seating area for some trivia and prizes!



  • Register for the 2021 LSS Italy Trip by the end of this month for the early registration discount and the lowest price possible for this amazing trip.  Contact Mr. Janzen ( or Ms. Bertoni ( for details.  See below for photos from Italy 2018!


  • This past Friday and Saturday, 65 young singers gathered to sing barbershop. They put in about 7 hours of rehearsal time and finished up with a performance on the Westcoast Harmony Chorus show at the Bell Centre.
  • They even got to hear the headliner quartet (The Newfangled Four) in a private performance on Friday night.  For a sample of how good they are, please click on the following link:
  • You might notice Emma Herding and Eden Rempel are in a different costume in the photos from their sound check….that’s because they were ALSO performing in the semi-finals for Youth Talent Search BC in the afternoon.
  • 14 of our current students plus 5 of our recent grads were part of the Young Singers in Harmony Event, and Mr McMath coordinated the men’s chorus and taught them choreography.  Thank you, Saints, for representing us so well… and thank you Mrs. Thorpe and Mr. McMath or creating a memorable learning experience for our students!


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:

  • Here are a few pictures from Ms. Lee’s Japanese 9 students doing a relay race game! They did a timed “brain dump” of as many things they could remember learning in the class since the start of the semester (in two teams), and then we used the lists they came up with to connect with ideas in the new unit they are starting.  Notice the use of the whiteboard walls!
  • Here are a few pictures from the shark tank projects from Socials 9 in Mrs. Moon’s class.  Students presented an invention from the Industrial Revolution, with the added responsibility of trying to “sell” a stake in the invention from three “shark” investors!
  • Lights, camera. Action! After watching the videos on AVID strategies that the AVId 12 students filmed, some of those tips and tricks were put into place with a Binder Check! Gr 12 students looked over Grade 9 binders 📚mentoring and helping to make sure they were organized and set up for success!


  • 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!


  • 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: 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 as limited tables are left.
  • Please mark your calendars and prepare to join us!


  • UBC Land and Food Systems (LFS) Fall Preview Day is our version of an open house, where students and their families can come to campus to learn more about our Faculty and programs, meet students and learn about next steps in the application process.  If any of your students have expressed interest in human health and nutrition or the science of food, animal or plant biology, global food markets and the economics of food, or wish to be part of the solution to the global climate crisis, we encourage them to find out more about what their learning could look like in LFS.
  • LSS Students were part of a District First Responder field trip this past week.  Students got to experience numerous mock-emergency situations!


  • LSS Spirit Week coming up in just over a week… check out the themes for each day!

    One of the props from the Shark Tank activity in Socials 9… a stick of “dynamite” (invented in the late Industrial Revolution) made from marshmallows, icing, and a pretzel stick… surprisingly delicious!

    There’s noting like popcorn at a Lions Game!

    A video clip from the end of the game, where “Crazy P” helps the students get LOUD and have some fun to cap off the evening!


  • 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


  • Volunteer Opportunity – Salvation Army – Kettles Campaign looking for volunteers.  Please see the attached poster for more information: 2019 Kettles Poster 1
  • 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!


  • Oct 21:      Last Day of Grad Photos!
  • Oct 21:      Drop Everything and Read! During Flex
  • Oct 21:      Federal Election – LSS Small Gym will be hosting a polling station
  • Oct 22:      Dry Grad Event:  Meeting, 7 pm
  • Oct 22:      District Choir Festival, WGSS, 7:30 pm
  • Oct 24:      Grad Cruise!
  • Oct 25:      Provincial Professional Development Day, Students NOT in Session
  • Oct 28:      Post Secondary BC Day
  • Oct 28:      PAC Meeting, 7 pm (NOTE: DATE WAS CHANGED!)
  • Oct 29:      Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2 – 4:30 pm
  • Oct 30:      Parent-Teacher Conferences. 2 – 5 pm; 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Nov 12:     PAC Meeting, 7 pm
  • Nov 16:     LSS Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 am to 3 pm, LSS Large Gym
  • Dec 21 & 22:  Dry Grad Event:  Grocery bagging at Otter Co-Op
  • 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

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