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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    If you've been to the back of the school lately, you may have noticed some changes have been happening. Many students and teachers have been busily shoveling, hauling, pruning, and digging in the old tree nursery. That's because we are transforming this underused space into an outdoor classroom!
     
    You might be wondering, "What is an outdoor classroom?". An outdoor classroom is a naturalized learning space that will provide opportunities for students to connect with nature, find space for calm and reflection, and to engage with multiple school subjects in new and exciting ways. This project will transform our old tree nursery into an ecologically diverse, vibrant, and beautiful space for our students and the wider community of Empire Park. 
     
    If this sounds exciting we would love a little help from you! We'll be hosting a parent/teacher/community work bee in the outdoor classroom on Saturday May 23rd from 10am-1pm. Of course, you don't have to stay for the whole time but please do if you're able. If you have them, bring your shovels, hoes, and wheelbarrows as well.
     
    The students have been hard at work out there but there are some things better left for adults. Some of these jobs include...
     
    -cutting large branches
    -hauling gravel/limestone into the pathways and seating areas
    -tamping gravel and limestone
    -hauling branches to the dump (if anyone is able to let me know! You will need a truck)
    -and more
     
    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to me, Sabrena Falcone so we have a sense of volunteer numbers. Email me at sabrena.falcone@epsb.ca
     
    Happy Spring everyone! Hope to see you next Saturday!

     

     
     

     

    Hi Everyone.  The outdoor classroom team/s have been working very hard to make the outdoor classroom at the back of LY Cairns become a viable classroom indeed.  I know it is a long weekend coming up and many of you will have much to do, I ask any and all of you if you have one hour to spare, and have tools that you can bring to help I ask if you can please consider doing so, as too often when reading requests we often assume "they will take care of it", please know there are very little "they's" and a whole lot of work to do.  Here is a link to the amazing benefits of an outdoor class that benefit all the students at LY.Cairns.   http://www.naturalearning.org/sites/default/files/Benefits%20of%20Connecting%20Children%20with%20Nature_InfoSheet.pdf

     

    Sincerely,

    President

    PAC

    Lori Fankhanel

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    There are numerous activities for students to become involved in during and after school. At lunch, students can take part in numerous supervised activities including:

    • Sports and intramurals
    • Fitness room-aerobic and weight training equipment
    • Games room-social recreational games including pool, foosball and electronic games
    • Computer room-Internet access for information, research and games
    • Quiet lunch and movie

    The following clubs/teams are available after school hours:

    • Ski club
    • Junior high boys and girls basketball teams
    • Junior high soccer team (co-ed)
    • Senior high boys basketball and football team
    • Senior floor hockey team 

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  • Important Information

    Important Information

    Dear parents and guardians,
     
    Later this spring, our District will begin work on our budget and plans for next school year. 
     
    If you’ve been paying attention to the media, you know the province has indicated less spending in the upcoming budget. As a result, this may include less money for education. 
     
    There are things we can and can’t control about the money we receive in the budget. For example, money we receive for transportation has to be used to provide buses for our students. But, as we make decisions about the aspects of the budget we can control, we are asking for your input. 
     
    Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey and tell us about what’s working really well in the classrooms your children attend, as well as areas where we can improve. Your input will help shape decisions we make in the coming year to create great learning experiences for your children. 
     
    The survey will be available on SchoolZone until March 23. To access the survey, log in to your parent SchoolZone account and look for the link under District News.
     
    We have outstanding staff who are committed to ensuring the success of your kids. Your input will help support their efforts and make sure we are making decisions with your priorities in mind. 
     
    If you have any questions about the survey, please contact your school principal. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and ideas with us.

     

     

     

    Math Intervention/Programming Instrument 

    -  12th Annual Literacy & Learning Day October 25th 2014
    Register online for this Free conference between Sept 14th-Oct 20th 2014 at www.literacyday.ca

    -  The monthly transportation fee for yellow bus service and ETS has been confirmed by our school board, the monthly fee is $55.00. 
    All transportation fees are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. 

    School Fees

    -  Busing: $55 per month for yellow bus or ETS
    -  Vocational fees: $80 for Senior High or $40 for Junior High per year due September 30
    -  Grade 7 Camp: $60 (payments can be made toward this through the year)
    -  Yearbook: $25

     

    IPP'S and Report Cards are Now Available on SchoolZone.

     

    Parent Council Meeting:

    On the Schedule

    Security -

    Parking in the Front and Back

    Cameras at front and back doors

     

    Motion for Funds

        Auction Item

     

    Guests

    Tammy Gano - T2201

     

    Next Meeting date/ upcoming information sessions

    Saturday Jan 17, 2015

    Saturday Jan 31, 2015 information session with Micheal Janz

     Ten Years of PARENT LINK CENTRES.

     

     

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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Learning through discovery

    L.Y. Cairns School is a specialized learning environment for junior and senior high students with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Disability. Our success-oriented programs focus on academic, vocational and employ ability skills. Classes allow students to gain skills in all three areas and apply them in their senior high community work experience.

    This approach helps students realize their full potential in the classroom, home and

    community. We also offer an off-site Transition Support Program to assist

    students as they move into the adult world after finishing Year 12.

    Special features:

    • Individualized program plan for each student
    • Emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills for all students
    • Focus on personal and life management skills
    • School to work transition
    • High school work experience
    • Assistive technology
    • Knowledge and Employ abilities courses
    • Career and Technology classes that include Auto-motives, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Art/Media Communications, Construction, Metals, Commercial Foods and more.

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  • School Hours

    School Hours

    School Hours

    Hours Of Operations

    Monday-Friday

    First Bell-8:55 am

    Classes begin 8:57am

    Lunch 11:56-12:38

    Dismissal 2:50

    Students Should Not Arrive Earlier Than 8:25 am

    Office Hours 8:00-3:30

     

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Welcome

Learning through discovery

L.Y. Cairns School is a specialized learning environment for junior and senior high students with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Disability. Our success-oriented programs focus on academic, vocational and employ ability skills. Classes allow students to gain skills in all three areas and apply them in their senior high community work experience.

This approach helps students realize their full potential in the classroom, home and

community. We also offer an off-site Transition Support Program to assist

students as they move into the adult world after finishing Year 12.

Special features:

  • Individualized program plan for each student
  • Emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills for all students
  • Focus on personal and life management skills
  • School to work transition
  • High school work experience
  • Assistive technology
  • Knowledge and Employ abilities courses
  • Career and Technology classes that include Auto-motives, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Art/Media Communications, Construction, Metals, Commercial Foods and more.

Principal's Message

 L. Y. Cairns, 2014-15 

It is my pleasure to join the wonderful group of professionals dedicated to helping the students of L. Y. Cairns achieve to their greatest potential. 

LYC has a strong reputation for being a terrific learning place.  We are proud to offer academic and vocational training with the expectations that our graduates will have been prepared to enter the workforce as confident, competent and reliable employees. 

My focus is on meeting the complex needs of a diverse student population by approaching every day with the belief that everyone deserves respect and all decisions will be based upon what is best for our students. 

Please drop by and say hello.  I want to hear your questions, comments and suggestions for ensuring that we continue delivering the best programming possible.


Rob Cameron
Principal