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  • Student Showcase.

    Student Showcase.

    LY Cairns will host its annual silent auction dinner on December 2nd tickets on sale for $20.00 in the business office.  Two ways to help support this auction is one attend the event, the meal is cooked and prepared by the staff and students of LYC, and your purchases at the silent auction, plus the 50-50 draw all go directly back to the school.   Any donations for the silent auction are so deeply appreciated, please drop items to the office, but please ensure the name of the donor is somewhere with the item so it is not mixed up, and donations to be dropped off no later than Thursday Dec 3rd.   Top silent auction items seem to be the following:   1:  Autographed memorabilia, sports memorabilia in particular," McDavid" Oiler or  Eskimo or any sport jerseys take high bids.  2:  Fine dining restaurant experiences and certificates 3: Weekend hotel packages 4: Unique event experiences such as premier sports tickets, or concert tickets.  5: Themed baskets, movie night out, spa day for Mom, wine and cheese night, etc.  Golf or fishing for Dad items go so well.   Thank you in advanced for hopefully attending and if possible donating.  It all goes back to the students of LYC.
     

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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

     12Updated
    Welcome!
    To all the new grade 7 students and families, and all the other new students who have transferred in to L.Y.Cairns, we welcome all of you.
    To all the excited students going into grade 10.  Good luck with your first year into High School.   And for all the students where this is your graduating year, how exciting of a year this will be for you, and your parents.
    I would like to Welcome Ben Petruk, the new assistant principal for all Jr.High students.  Ms.Jana Pedersen is now a principal, and we will all miss her very much and her kind and gentle ways she had with all our children, and we are excited to work with Mr.Petruk who is strong in technology, and keen on seeing everyone of our children succeed. 
    The role of PAC is to help build parental communities to help bring all our knowledge and resources together to make things easier and stronger for our children.  Often in PAC's when you attend a meeting you are often then to volunteer and it has been our goal to do all we can to minimize that, so you feel welcomed to attend meetings to learn more, come away with more resources for your children and you. There will be times that we do ask for volunteers but will be very transparent ahead so you don't feel pressured at a meeting. We will have a list of meetings coming up this year that we all voted on last June that we feel will empower not only the parent but the child as well.
    We have found Saturday morning meetings to have the highest attendance for our meetings as it allows families to set up daycare if needed to attend, it also allows families to not feel rushed or burnt out at the end of the day.
    Our Edmonton Police resource officer will run a cyber bullying/ texting presentation at one of our PAC meetings in November so please keep an eye on schoolzone and we will be getting the students to take home notes for you to read of up and coming events.
    We are looking for a treasurer for the PAC, it requires 2 hours per month to keep the books up to date.  If you have an accounting background or previous treasure experience, and think you can donate 2 hours per month, please either contact the general email address for the school or come to the AGM meeting, and parent council meeting will be Saturday September 19th at 10 am, coffee and homemade baked goods ( baked by the students of LY) will be served.
    Meet the teacher night is on September 17th!
    We also will be having our Casino on January 17th and January 18th, all volunteers are gratefully appreciated.  Due to provincial cut backs, the school is doing more with less.  Often in our busy lives we assume that others who volunteer lots will take care of the need for us.  Please know that your help, the help of your relatives, friends that support your child's needs is critical as a school community to come together and volunteer, it means a great deal to school, it will mean a greater deal to your child.
    I look forward to meeting you all and if there is anything you would like to see added or changed, we welcome that discussion as your voice is very important.  Look forward to hopefully seeing you all at the next PAC meeting.
     
    Sincerely,
    Lori Fankhanel
    President
    PAC
     
     
    Sep 12Updated

    September 18th, is PHOTO DAY!

    Sep 12Updated
     
    Meet the teacher night September 17th!
     
    Parent council and AGM September 19th at 10 am., come and join us for coffee and home baked treats prepared by the students of LY Cairns and join us in hearing all that is being done at LY Cairns

    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

      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