Laurentian Senior Public School (OFFICIAL)

at 777 Westmount Rd. E. , N2E 1J2

A place for CURRENT students, parents and staff to communicate!


Laurentian Senior Public School (OFFICIAL)
777 Westmount Rd. E.
Kitchener , ON N2E 1J2
Canada
Contact Phone
P: (519) 578-6160 (Office)
Website
lau.wrdsb.on.ca

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 02:50
  • Tuesdays: 20:30- 02:50
  • Wednesdays: 20:30- 02:50
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 02:50
  • Fridays: 08:30- 02:50

WOW!!! Take a look at the next 3 weeks!!! Coco house (Dec. 11, 7pm Laurentian gym) Grade 8 Niagara Non-Refundable $40 deposit due Dec 11 Cosmos Club Field Trip (today) Volleyball playoffs (games within the next week) Holiday Activities and Charity activities (the next 3 weeks) High school open houses and presentations (the next 3 weeks) Wrigley’s field trip for Grade 7’s Dec 2-Dec 9 Tons of Clubs, activities and teams to choose from) Basketball tryouts (coming up soon) Phew, what a blast the next 3 weeks will be

Published on 2014-11-26 01:55:17 GMT

2nd Grade 8 HPV immunizations will be this Friday November 28th.

Published on 2014-11-24 02:52:50 GMT

All applications for Magnet Programs (Eastwood's Integrated Arts Program, Cameron's International Baccalaureate Program, KCI's Fast Forward Program) are due to Mrs. Tagliabracce Friday January 9th. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Tagliabracci at 519.578.6160. Information is also available online at the respective schools. Please take advantage of the Parent and Student Information Information Sessions as well at the high schools. Times may change so please check the high school websites. Cameron Heights IB: Tuesday November 25th at 7pm Huron Heights: Wednesday December 3rd at 6:30pm Eastwood Integrated Arts Program: Thursday December 4th at 6pm KCI Fast Forward Program: Tuesday January 6th at 7pm Forest Heights ESL: Thursday January 8th at 6:30pm Cameron Heights: Wednesday January 14th at 7pm

Published on 2014-11-20 20:37:16 GMT

All applications for Magnet Programs (Eastwood's Integrated Arts Program, Cameron's International Baccalaureate Program, KCI's Fast Forward Program) are due to Mrs. Tagliabracce Friday January 9th. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Tagliabracci at 519.578.6160. Information is also available online at the respective schools. Please take advantage of the Parent and Student Information Information Sessions as well at the high schools. Times may change so please check the high school websites. Cameron Heights IB: Tuesday November 25th at 7pm Huron Heights: Wednesday December 3rd at 6:30pm Eastwood Integrated Arts Program: Thursday December 4th at 6pm KCI Fast Forward Program: Tuesday January 6th at 7pm Forest Heights ESL: Thursday January 8th at 6:30pm Cameron Heights: Wednesday January 14th at 7pm

Published on 2014-11-19 20:05:39 GMT

It's a cold day once again. Students should remember to dress in layers, wear a hat and coat and bring your mitts. Don't forget to have a pair of indoor shoes so your feet don't heat up too much in your winter boots during class time. Be Smart Lancers... dressing warm for cold weather is cool!

Published on 2014-11-19 12:40:28 GMT

Yes we are open, yes buses are running and yes dress warm. Be safe and see you at school.

Published on 2014-11-18 01:43:29 GMT

Our Grade 8 to Grade 9 Information night will be happening at 7pm in our Library this Wednesday. Typically this night is very well attended and we plan to start right at 7:00pm so arrive early in time for parking and getting the handouts. See you there.

Published on 2014-11-11 00:52:49 GMT

Lest We Remember Our Remembrance Day Assembly will take place Period 4 11:24 - 12:12 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us in reflection on November 11, 2104.

Published on 2014-11-10 09:04:46 GMT

HIgh School High School High school Grade 9 information sessions will be held this week for our Grade 8’s during their core classes. Parents and students are invited to our Grade 9 information session on Wednesday Nov 12 at 7:00pm -7:45pm in our Library. This session will review high school boundaries, course selections, speciality programs, important dates and lots of valuable information to help families make the best choices during these important times.

Published on 2014-11-03 04:10:26 GMT

Halloween Spirit Week starts tomorrow! Get ready for some spook-tacular fun.

Published on 2014-10-26 16:43:42 GMT

Grade 8 Information Eastwood Collegiate Integrated Arts Program Students, parents and guardians, there will be an information night at Eastwood Collegiate about the Integrated Arts Program on Thursday December 4th. All applicants and their parents/guardians should attend. Here is a link about the Integrated Arts Program with the application. http://eci.wrdsb.ca/arts/ Cameron Heights IB Program (International Baccalaureate) Students, parents and guardians, there will be an information night at Cameron Heights about the IB Program Tuesday November 25th. Here is a link about the IB Program. http://chc.wrdsb.ca/ib/

Published on 2014-10-20 18:11:13 GMT

Laurentian is hosting a Halloween Dance on October 31. Make sure you have all assignments up to date!

Published on 2014-10-13 23:49:41 GMT

Tuesday is a Day 5! Bring your brilliant learning attitude to school!

Published on 2014-10-13 23:46:30 GMT

Happy Thanksgiving. Great participation at the Turkey Shoot!

Published on 2014-10-10 18:02:43 GMT

Vaccinations are tomorrow periods 1-5.

Published on 2014-10-07 15:24:42 GMT

The Lancer Review newsletter should be at home. We are trying to move to a paperless communication system. Any families that require paper communication should notify the office. Intersted parents are invited to attend our first School Council meeting of the 2014/2015 school year this Wednesday ast 6:45 p.m. in the library. School Council acts as an advisory body to to the school. We will be giving updates on events happening at school, educational initatives taking place within the school and system and reviewing school data as it becomes available. Look forward to meeting you this Wednesday.

Published on 2014-10-05 14:32:04 GMT

See you January 4th! Dress warm Lancers. Tomorrow will be a cold one outside! Looking forward to the start of the learning journey for 2015! Thanks for making a difference in our community in December.

Published on 2015-01-05 00:38:17 GMT

February 20, 2015 Due to frigid temperatures, all schools are closed today and all buses are cancelled. All Extended Day Programs are also closed. Please see WRDSB website for more information.

Published on 2015-02-20 10:46:55 GMT

Here is the place for you to request music for our Love is Love dance this Friday. If you see a song you want to hear, be sure to "like" it!

Published on 2015-02-12 05:23:34 GMT

Don't miss our Parent Workshop this Wednesday! We have some door prizes for families! Cat Coode offers some valuable advice for parents when helping their child create a positive digital footprint. Students need to learn that their digital footprint is permanent, just like a tattoo! Students need to know how to protect themselves on line. Use the THINK acronym when posting! Be Nice on your Device! Follow the ABC's of posting! See you Wednesday night for a very informative session! Bring your questions for Cat!

Published on 2015-02-10 10:38:18 GMT

Second payment of $120 for the grade 8 trip to Niagara Falls is due March 5th. Please be sure to get your payment in on time.

Published on 2015-02-09 19:37:38 GMT

Don't forget Grad Photos are Tuesday. We were going to give you a final reminder today at school, so don't forget to smile

Published on 2015-02-02 15:01:09 GMT

Due to the weather, ALL SCHOOLS are closed today. Please see WRDSB website for detailed communication.

Published on 2015-02-02 11:03:28 GMT

Wednesday, February 11 6:45-7:45 in the library You are invited to a parent workshop helping parents understand: * how to protect kids online with an understanding of what kids are using and how it is being used * Empowers adults with the knowledge of current online software and practices (not guaranteed to make you cool but at least you’ll know what they are talking about) It is hard enough trying to raise a child in any generation. We are now facing the uncertainty of the digital world, which changes faster than anyone can possibly keep up with. The best tool we have is education. Cat Coode of Binary Tattoo is offering an evening workshops for both parents and students. Cat is backed by her experience as a software engineer, educator and parent.

Published on 2015-01-30 01:19:08 GMT

A busy 3 weeks!!! Say Cheese!!! Grad Photos February 3. MADD presentation February 4 Social Media Student Presentation Feb 9 Social Media Parent Presentation Feb 11 6:45pm Dance Feb. 13 Report Cards go home Feb 20

Published on 2015-01-28 02:00:49 GMT

Staff vs student challenge Friday at 2nd break. Floor hockey here we come. Go staff Go! Looking for something else to do? Basketball teams Intramurals, GSA, Band, Choir, Art Club, Homework Club, Coding Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Chess Club and so much more. Thanks to all of our staff and students for the extra time and work that go into these activities

Published on 2015-01-23 04:18:35 GMT

The GSA has now moved to Wednesday at second nutrition break. See you there!

Published on 2015-01-13 19:39:03 GMT

All applications for Magnet Programs are due to Laurentian on January 9th. Fast Forward, Integrated Arts at Eastwood, I.B. at Cameron etc. Probably not something you want to try and hand in late :) Please contact the school before Friday if you have any questions.

Published on 2015-01-05 15:13:44 GMT

Consider participating in one of the many clubs and activities offered at Laurentian in January! Participate.... it's great!

Published on 2015-01-05 00:40:14 GMT

Gift a Smile Campaign ~ starts on Monday, December 1 Please consider supporting a December class wide initiative at Laurentian ~ the Gift a Smile Campaign. Students are hoping to collect new items of clothing, socks, toiletries, school supplies, mitts, hats, Canadian Tire money, loose change ~ donations will be made to our local community to help families in need during the winter months. Students supporting students and those in need. Thank you to Mr. Cain's class for leading this initiative. Mr. Walkey's class will help support a Kraft Dinner food drive and all donations will support the KW Food Bank. We hope that in some way~ our school efforts will help families in need of support. There will be a bake sale on Thursday, December 4 and a BBQ on Friday, December 5 and all funds raised will go towards the Gift a Smile Campaign.

Published on 2014-11-29 15:29:23 GMT

Cocoa House Concert confirmed! Mark your calendar. Our seasonal celebration of the Arts will take place December 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. We can hardly wait! We are collecting donations for the food bank at the concert! See you there!

Published on 2014-11-20 00:33:11 GMT

If you are excited to see what form you are in, class lists will be posted on the main doors and the D&T doors at the end of the day on Friday.

Published on 2014-08-27 00:02:40 GMT

Almost 1400 friends and family are with us at Bingemans tonight celebrating with our grade 8s as they graduate.

Published on 2014-06-26 22:43:51 GMT

Happy last day of school Lancers!

Published on 2014-06-26 11:29:59 GMT

Don't forget your socks today Lancers!

Published on 2014-06-25 11:35:47 GMT

Bingemans tomorrow. We are going rain or shine.

Published on 2014-06-24 00:43:06 GMT

Lancerfest is tomorrow!! Bring Money For... - Caricatures - $3 - Henna Tattoos - $3 - Plinko (every play wins) - $0.50 - Snow Cones - $1.50 - TCBY - $2 - Raffle Baskets - $0.25 per ticket (5 for $1) - Drinks - $2 (first one is free) - Chips - $1 (first one is free) - Chocolate Bars - $1 - Chicken Dogs - FREE! Other Activities... - Grad Banner - Selfie Booth - Ball sign out - 91.5 The Beat Community Cruiser

Published on 2014-06-22 16:01:10 GMT

Report cards will go home tomorrow, Friday June 20th.

Published on 2014-06-20 00:21:49 GMT

Lancerfest is next Moneday! If you have paid your $40 it includes 1 large drink (Poweraid, or Ice Tea), a bag of chips and ALL YOU CAN EAT HOTDOGS! They hotdogs are Maple Leaf chicken dogs to accommodate all students. If you require a vegetarian option please let us know at the office.

Published on 2014-06-17 00:44:56 GMT

Did you forget to copy some work off the school computer to work on at home? No need to worry! You can now access all your files on the Windows side of the computer from anywhere using this website - https://myfiles.wrdsb.ca/. Just sign in using your Windows login.

Published on 2014-06-13 14:29:44 GMT

Given the connections we have with our extended Laurentian Lancer community, including our elementary feeder schools and our secondary schools, we would like to let everyone know about a number of staff changes that will be happening for Sept. 2014... Staff leaving Laurentian... Sandy Dawson (Principal) will be moving to Stanley Park Sr. PS as their new Principal. Cynthia Solowiejczyk is an LTO. Her teaching assignment for next year is still to be determined. Matt Devlin is an LTO. His teaching assignment for next year is still to be determined. Tammy Gaudun is an LTO. Her teaching assignment is still to be determined. Karen Moore (special education / guidance) will be moving to Edna Staebler PS as a SERT. Carolyn Mills (Language teacher) will be moving to Howard Robertson PS as a grade 6 core teacher. Chris Schlei (Life Skills teacher) will be moving to William G. Davis as a Life Skills PS. Ian Mousseau (math teacher) will be moving to Sheppard PS as a grade 3 core teacher. Staff coming to Laurentian... Coosje Weber - Principal (currently Principal at Saginaw PS) Lidia Liuba Tagliabracci - SERT (currently at Howard Robertson) Rebecca Somerville - ortho EA (Currently at SJAMSS) Laura DeVries - ortho EA (currently at CHCI) We would like to extend to our new staff a warm Lancer welcome and wish all the best to those staff who are moving on to new positions at new schools.

Published on 2014-06-10 22:59:31 GMT

Donations of baked goods for Friday's BAKE SALE (!!) are welcome from anyone who is able to help us out. This is the Social Justice Group's last fundraiser of the year to support our efforts to help build a school in Africa. THANK YOU!

Published on 2014-06-04 01:45:35 GMT

Have you seen your child's notebooks lately. As we approach the Thanksgiving weekend, encourage your child to bring duotangs and binders home. Students can take advantage of a long weekend to make sure all notes are organized.

Published on 2015-10-01 01:31:55 GMT

This Friday, please consider helping our Lancers raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. We are challenging each student to bring in a donation of 1 toonie! We will always accept more donations. If you know one of our Lancers, sponsor them this Friday as we walk in honour of Terry's Legacy.

Published on 2015-10-01 01:29:11 GMT

Thank you to the Glocal crew for organizing Thursday's Blue and Yellow Spirit Day! Be part of the Region of Waterloo's Campaign to take a moment and Say HI! Our community matters!

Published on 2015-09-24 00:38:49 GMT

We are heading into the 2nd week of rotary. Parents can help their child by reviewing all subject areas and making sure notes are being placed in the correct binder or duotang. Setting a homework schedule that includes time for reviewing notes, studying for tests and time for fresh air and exercise are keys to a healthy learning environment. Need any ideas or help, our guidance counsellor can help.

Published on 2015-09-22 00:35:02 GMT

Thanks for a great week Lancers! We need your help in getting all the first week forms back to school. Remember to return the first day package forms, student data verification sheet and immunization forms by Monday. Returning forms on time will make a huge difference! You can do it!

Published on 2015-09-11 23:24:15 GMT

Just a reminder to parents that the Meet the Teacher Night and Grade 8 Parent Information meeting regarding the Grade 8 Niagara Trip are postponed until further notice.

Published on 2015-09-10 22:16:38 GMT

Currently the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is in phase 2 of a work to rule directive. We are informing parents that the scheduled Meet the Teacher Night set for September 10 will be postponed until further notice

Published on 2015-09-09 22:23:11 GMT

Can't wait for our Fabulous Friday events this week! Make sure you take home your first day package and return all forms by the end of the week.

Published on 2015-09-07 23:30:19 GMT

It’s almost here, the night before a new school year. The staff at Laurentian have been working hard to get classrooms ready for the new school year. A special welcome to new staff who will be joining us as a Lancer. Please welcome Mr. Stere, Laurentian’s new vice principal. Mr. Stere is joining us after finishing his role at King Edward P.S. He is excited to join the Laurentian staff. A special welcome to Mrs. Costigan (Special Education), Miss Cybulski (Grade 8 core), Mrs. Maffin (Grade 8 core pm), Mrs. Kneller (Grade 7 core) and Miss Spink (Grade 8 Science). See you at 8:10 a.m. Class lists will be posted at 7:45 a.m. Students will spend the day with their homeroom class. Day 2 and the first day of rotary will begin on Wednesday. See you soon Lancers!

Published on 2015-09-07 23:28:51 GMT

Thank you for making a difference at Laurentian! Mr.Adam, Mr. Johnston, Mr. Walkey, Mrs. Fuller, Miss Cybulski, Mrs. Hughes. The staff and students will miss you! You are simply the best!

Published on 2015-06-21 11:33:27 GMT

Thank you to Waterloo Regional Police Services for an informative presentation ~ helping parents to understand the apps and websites our children our navigating in the on-line world. Some important tips for parents: 1. monitor the apps your child is using ( Ask FM, KiK and YIk Yak) are flagged for the negative chats that are occuring on-line.. 2. Sit with your teen and make sure all privacy settings are locked and continue to update the privacy settings. 3. Any application that values safety will have privacy settings. If the app does not have privacy settings ~ it's a concern! 4. You need a license and driver training to drive a car~ you need parents to help you navigate safe use of the internet! A teens on-line digital footprint can last forever. Teens ans parents want to make sure that the real life person and the on-line persona are the same! Teens and parents need to be aware that there are certain websites that can grab a teens photo - steal photos that are publicly available and use it on another website which can be risky. It's called indexing and there are websites that parents would not want their teen's picture associated with. Need more information: Go to Safe, Smart, and Social website for more tips for parents. Light, Bright and Polite is another helpful site for parents! Let's help our kids create a positive footprint for the future!

Published on 2015-06-16 08:43:51 GMT

Look like a wet and loud morning tomorrow, so give yourself a few extra minutes and plan ahead for the weather.

Published on 2015-06-12 00:39:05 GMT

While most grade 8 are enjoying their trip to Niagara Falls we have prepared three days of fun and festivities from Monday June 22nd, to Wednesday June 24th. These three unique days will have something for everyone and are intended to give Lancers a chance to have one last chance to celebrate all their successes of the year with their friends before the summer and in some cases say goodbye. These three days are a package deal and students cannot pick and choose what events they attend as it is an all or nothing deal. If you find it difficult to pay for the year end activities please contact the school immediately to make accommodations so that you child will be able to participate. All students are expected to take part in our year end activities and there will be no alternative program as each activity has many levels of participation that should be able to suit all students. Monday, June 22nd – Lancerfest Lancerfest is a fun filled day at the school with loads of activities. The first three periods of the day will be in class but the rest of the day will be free flow for the students outside. Features of Lancerfest include all you can eat hot dog lunch (includes 1 drink and 1 bag of chips with additional drinks and snacks available for purchase, Halal and vegetarian options will be available) snow cones, henna tattoos, art activities, hockey shoot out, Game Asylum video game trailer, free throw competition, prize raffles, and carnival games. Activities will range from $0.25 to $5. Tuesday, June 23rd – Bowling and a Movie On Tuesday students will either go blowing in the morning and watch a movie in the afternoon or vise versa. You will get to select your own bowling team of 4 to 5 people and select the movie you would like to see at Laurentian Cinemas. For the movie that day you will have the selection of 1 of 4 screenings throughout the school. Laurentian Cinemas will be showing The Maze Runner, Mean Girls 2, Big Hero 6 and Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb. But, what is a movie theater without snacks? We will have a drink, popcorn, a chocolate bar and cotton candy available for each student to munch on as they watch the movie (each students will get all of these treats at no cost). Please listen to announcements to find out sign up times for bowling teams and to select the movie you would like to see. Please co-ordiante with your friends first to decide on a movie you would all like to see, as last minute switching will not be allowed. Wednesday, June 24th – Bingemans Wednesday will be our trip to Bingeman’s Big Splash waterpark. Students will have full access to the waterpark as well as mini-golf. Concessions are available there or students are welcome to bring their own lunch. Sunscreen and hats are highly recommended and students are strongly encouraged to leave electronics at home to avoid theft when their bags are unattended. $40 (CASH ONLY) AND PERMISSION FORMS ARE DUE BACK MONDAY JUNE 15th

Published on 2015-06-03 14:32:08 GMT

Navigating the Digital World with Our Children Workshop Wednesday, June 10 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in partnership with Waterloo Regional Police Topics for the Evening Helpful tips and resources for parents What are the applications youth are currenty using? What do we need ot know as parents about how they work? What are our kids doing on line? Please join us for an informative evening.

Published on 2015-05-16 00:05:51 GMT

Grade 6 Orientation Evening Thursday, May 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Attention all incoming Lancers! We want you to attend our orientation event on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students will have the opportunity to learn about what is means to be a Laurentian Lancer! Our Laurentian Band members will start the evening with some music in the gym! There presentation will be about 20 minutes long in the gym and then families can go on a self directed tour. Student leaders will be available throughout the school to answer any questions! Be keen! Be proud! You are about to become a Lancer!

Published on 2015-04-25 19:36:18 GMT

Good morning. We are open and buses are running!!! Dress warm it is still very cold

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