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January 2017

Message from the Chair

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and a much needed break to spend time with loved ones. A big “thank you” to everyone who donated to the Kids Kottage Foundation. They are so appreciative of the generosity of our families and this was a wonderful opportunity to teach our children how important it is to support and care for others, especially around the Christmas season.

Our second Parent Meeting of the year will be held January 12, 2017 at the Callingwood Rec Centre, in the meeting room on the second floor (where the September meeting was held). We will be providing important information for the second semester. Parents will then be signing up for their second semester Helper Days and January chocolates will be handed out. One parent from each family needs to attend this meeting. When signing up for parent helper days, please pick approximately ONE day a Month. If you cannot be at the January meeting for any reason, please advise your class rep and they will assign your helper days from those left after sign up. Please find alternate childcare for your children, as space is limited and this will ensure everyone can hear and pay attention to the information being presented.

We will also be accepting registration for the 2017-2018 school year for returning families only. In order to secure your spot, you must have a completed registration package. This must include all pages completely filled out and all the required cheques.

Important dates in January:

January 9th – Toy cleaning at Lymburn School
January 9th – First day back to school for MWF classes
January 10th – First day back to school for T/Th classes
January 12th – Teacher planning afternoon – No 3 pm class
January 12th – Committee meeting (6-7 pm). Followed by the parent meeting (7-9 pm at the Callingwood Recreation Meeting Room Second Floor, top of the stair to the right)

*Please note that in the past this meeting was held at the school, take note of the venue change*
** will accept registration for returning families at this time **

January 15th – Bingo (Sunday) West Edmonton Mall (4:30-9:30)
January 19th – Registration for alumni families at 9-9:30 am at Lymburn School
January 26th – Open house – Classroom from 6-7:30 pm. We will accept registration for new families at this time.

VOLUNTEERS don’t necessarily have the time, but they have the heart, so they make the time. 

– Author Unknown

Call for Volunteers:

Thank you to parents who have already volunteered for next years Parent Committee! At this parent meeting we will discuss that we are looking for a few committee positions to be filled by June 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Open positions include:

  • 3 pm Class Rep
  • Donations Coordinator
  • Media Coordinator
  • Registrar

We will discuss further at our January 12 Parent Meeting from 7-9 pm at the Callingwood Rec Centre. Anyone who is interested in these positions can join the Committee meeting from 6-7 pm, same date and location to get a feeling of what the meetings consist of. Did you know that committee members are exempt from Bingo’s or toy cleanings, and your children are very proud to have your picture on the wall? Please see the handbook for a description of the committee positions.

Thank you,


January 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 MWF Calendar

January 2017 TTh Calendar (corrected)


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