Please see the following link for information from CHEO regarding head injuries in children.
Education Week at Leslie Park
We will be celebrating Education Week with an entire week of exciting activities. Please see the attached schedule to find out what is happening each day.
The Kindness Club does it again!
The second annual "New to Me Clothing Sale" was a huge success. The Kindess Club raised $600.00 for Christie Lake Kids and a large amount of clothing was donated to a local woman's shelter. A huge thank you to thoses families who donated clothing and to the parent volunteers who helped the students run the sale. It is great seeing all the students in their "new" clothes. Thanks for supporting the Kindness Club's initiatives.
Poetry Cafe April 15th
Ms. Bharadia, and the grade 4/5 class, will be holding a "Poetry Cafe" on April 15th in the library. Parents, guardians and friends are invited to attend the cafe at 2:00 pm. The students will be performing the poetry they have written on social change. The students are very excited about this event and we look forward to seeing you on the 15th.
We need your help?
The Curriculum department of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board is asking for parents' help in assessing the demand for alternative elementry programs that are currently being run in our district. Below you will find a fact sheet and a short survery. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the survey before March 31st, thank you very much.
Family Literacy Night
Our "Family Literacy Night" has been rescheduled for March 20th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.. Please check the following link for the agenda for this exciting evening.
Algonquin Nursing Students Return to Leslie Park
Once again this year we are fortunate enough to have Algonquin nursing students doing a placement at Leslie Park. The students will be coming every Tuesday and Wednesday from March 19th until April 17th. While they are here the students will conduct simple health assessments of students who's parents/guardians have consented and will work one on one, or in small groups, helping students in the classroom. This has been a wonderful experience for students and staff at Leslie Park in the past and we are sure it will be wonderful again this year.
Yaki is coming!!!!
On March 6th Leslie Park will be hosting Yaki a bilingual musical artist who will be sharing songs with the kindergarten to grade 3 students. Richard Bourbeau, A.K.A. Yaki, started writing songs for his own children.Soon he began performing them at his children's day care, their primary schools and schools all over Ottawa. His songs are funny, educational, and easy to relate to.
The Kindness Club is at it again! They will be holding their 3rd annual "Pay It Forward Day" on Friday, March 1st. On Friday classroom teachers will be handing out two friendship pins to each of their students. Students will pin them on their shirts and if someone is kind to another person they will give them one of their kindness pins. At the end of the day each student should end up with different pins than they started the day with showing how many wonderful acts of kindness happen at Leslie Park each day.
The Kindness Club will be hosting a bake and fruit sale on Thursday, February 7th and Friday, February 8th. All treats will cost 25 cents. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to The Sheperd's of Good Hope. Keep up the good work, Leslie Park is proud of you.
Leslie Park students will be lacing up the skates again so please see the schedule and permission forms below.
Engineering Challenge is Back
Beginning on Friday, January 25th our students, in grades 3 to 6, will be participating in the Engineering Challenge. With the help of great volunteer engineer mentors, our students will form groups to design, build, and test an engineering prototype. This wonderful program meets many of our students' science expectations while introducing them to the exciting world of engineering.
This year our students will be building rubber band powered vehicles.
Students helping students is what Toonie Tuesday is all about. This one day event is sponsored by the Education Foundation of Ottawa and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and provides funds for the Students in Crisis Emergency Fund. This fund is used to provide students in our board with warm clothing, food, and money for extracurricular activities.
On February 26th please send your child to school with a Toonie (or more) to help support students in need.
For more information, Students in Need
Kindergarten registration week is Januray 28 - February 1 for those children born in either 2009 (junior kindergarten) or 2008 (senior kindergarten).
Leslie Park offers a full day program as well as the extended day program if required. When coming to register your child please bring their record of immunization and birth certificate.
Our office hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Isak Asudeh is a Winner
On January 12, 2013 Isak Asudeh was awarded a 3rd place prize for his poster entered in the Canadian Legion's Annual Remembrance Day Essay and Poster Contest. Isak attended the ceremony at the Legion with his family and his teacher, Mrs. Dougal. His prize consisted of a plaque, a medal and a $20 cash prize. The staff and students of Leslie Park would like to congratulate Isak, we are proud of him.