Director's Blog

Wellness Blog Post: Physical Activity

Posted on October 24

The cooler weather is upon us and sometimes that means we slow down on our physical activity. However, that shouldn’t be the case as it is proven that physical activity not only keeps our bodies strong…

Lloyd Public and CliftonStrengths

Posted on September 27

Fall is all around us with the change of colours and colder air. I love this time of year, routine is established and the fishing is awesome! Before I get too far into this post I want to mention that…

Welcome Back!

Posted on August 20

A new school year has arrived, which means new ideas, fresh perspectives and setting goals. This year my goal is to commit back to this blog and continue to communicate with each of you about all the…

Focusing on your Strengths

Posted on January 25

Relator, Harmony, Positivity, Empathy and Achiever Those are my Signature Strengths or talent themes found through the CliftonStrengths Discovery program. CliftonStrengths has confirmed for me that I…

Season's Greetings!

Posted on December 22

The holiday season always makes for a busy time of year! I personally love watching our schools get into the seasonal spirit through Christmas lunches, concerts, events and more. Although I didn't have…

Proud to be a Canadian!

Posted on November 24

I hope everyone has had a great week back from the November break! November always holds a solemn tone to it with Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place at all of our schools. While I always appreciate…

A legacy

Posted on October 31

As I look out the window I am starting to come to grips with the fact that Autumn may have already come and gone. Each year I feel as though time moves more rapidly and that days on the calendar tend…

Welcome back Lloyd Public!

Posted on September 13

With our Opening Ceremony and the first few days of school under our belts, it was great to see the excitement of staff at the start of a school year – I love hearing how summers were spent, about…

Skills Competitions, Inclusion and Junior Kindergarten

Posted on May 18

We certainly have a lot to be proud of around Lloyd Public! This was the first year students from Avery Outreach School competed at the Regional and Provincial Skills Competitions. Four students headed…

Governance Review Decision

Posted on March 22

As many of you are well aware, today was Budget Day in Saskatchewan and with Budget, the decision on the province's Governance Review was made public.  I am very pleased to inform you that Lloydminster…

Wellness Blog Post: Mindfulness

Posted on March 17

What is mindfulness and how can we use it as a tool to help reduce stress and increase resiliency?  Mindfulness is to focus only on things happening in the present moment, to purposefully pay attention…

Wellness Blog Post: Communication is Key

Posted on February 27

Communication is key. How many times have we heard that effective communication is a main factor in ensuring success? Part of communication is also effective listening and that is what I want to talk…

It's nice to be back in the office!

Posted on February 8

Last week, I was away in Regina for the finalization of the third cycle of the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP). The ESSP was originally developed throughout the 2013-14 school year and it aligns…

Let's talk about wellness

Posted on January 27

As it is a priority for LPSD, I thought I would take the time in 2017 to write a monthly blog post to discuss wellness with our staff and the public.   Highlights of the first LPSD On the Way to Wellness…

Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 19

With the Holidays just around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your contributions towards LPSD and wish you all the best during the upcoming season! Looking back, 2016 has…

LPSD Serves

Posted on December 12

It’s the season for friends, family and festivities. But for many of our schools, it is also the season to serve. If you haven’t visited the social media platforms of our schools lately, I would suggest…

A Busy Month

Posted on November 28

November has been a very busy month with many meetings in and out of the school division. Not only did the Provincial Leadership Team (PLT) meet to develop Cycle 3 of the Education Sector Strategic Plan…

Welcome back LPSD!

Posted on August 30

I hope everyone had a great summer. From what I’ve heard from staff is summers were spent with friends, summer travel and lots of laughter. It’s been a whirlwind week, with teachers coming back last…

Where did the year go?

Posted on June 27

It is the last week of school, where did the year go! On Tuesday, students will attend school for the last time in the 2015-16 school year. And we will be celebrating with nearly 300 students from Avery…

Pink Day, a hockey challenge and a huge thank you

Posted on February 19

LPSD Celebrates Pink Day As many of you know, student wellness is one of the Lloydminster Public School Division’s top priorities. For us, part of that means creating environments that foster resiliency.…