Lowering flags to half-mast in support of tragedy in Quebec, City
Lancaster Drive Public School school is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred at a Quebec City mosque on January 29, 2017. Our thoughts are with all those affected, and the first responders who worked diligently to keep everyone safe.
As an expression of support and solidarity with the community in Quebec City, all schools of the Limestone District School Board will lower its flag to half-mast as that community mourns for those lost in this tragic events.
Although events like this are rare, we cannot downplay the impact they have on our students, families and staff. Our reactions to unexpected and troubling situations can shape how children and youth experience these events, and can influence their perceptions of safety. Please know that the safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. If at any time, we are advised by authorities that any action is required, we will move swiftly as directed.
We know that an unimaginable event like this affects all of us. If you feel your child needs to speak to someone, please contact Educational Services Support Staff at our school.
Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year at Lancaster Drive Public School. Staff are excited to begin another school year and continue to share learning experiences with our students, developing strong character and integrity as we learn and grow together. We strive to meet the needs of the whole child as we provide numerous opportunities within and beyond the classroom in the Arts, Academics, Athletics, Character Education and Leadership.
As a staff we like to highlight the fact that success requires effort. We are continuing with our education about the Growth Mindset and that failure does not define us, it is an experience that we learn from. We strive to foster critical thinking in our students through inquiry-based learning and the use of technology as pathways to deep thinking and building our network of learning with others.
Our October Newsletter, a partnership with Parent Council, is posted here under Newsletters. We will be transitioning to an online version over the next month or two. Please see our first online newsletter with this link, https://www.smore.com/7zxv1.