November has been a busy month in LPSD with Regional and Provincial sports championships, Remembrance Day ceremonies, and more!
On November 6th I had an amazing opportunity to listen to Dr. Eva Olsson, a Holocaust survivor share her story. Eva, who is 95 years old shared her personal journey of surviving the terrors of Auschwitz and the second world war. Eva’s story although difficult to hear is a vivid reminder of the negative impact of hate and a powerful story about resilience and personal impact. Eva is a leader of leaders who travels our country speaking directly to students about the perils of hate and the power of love. Eva is an inspiration and reminds us all of the importance of caring for each other. I hold Eva as one of my heroes, and am inspired to be a better person and a better leader because of her resiliency and commitment to make our world a better place!
During the November break, students participated in Numeracy Bingo, a division-wide initiative that gave Grade 1 to 3 students the opportunity to keep up with their numeracy skills. Numeracy is part of the Reading, Writing and Math strategic priority for Lloyd Public and we always want to make sure our strategic priorities are front and center.
As we move into December, we will see Lloyd Public getting into the holiday spirit with upcoming Family luncheons, band concerts, Christmas concerts and classroom activities, etc. I love seeing our schools wind up for the holidays! In LPSD, a big part of the holiday season is charity and we see our schools year after year contributing their time and effort to charitable causes both within our community and around the world. Our students’ desire to make a positive difference is truly inspiring and I along with our Board of Education and Division Leadership Team simply couldn’t be more proud of their efforts and impact!
Not only do our students give back but so does the Lloydminster community, who generously contributes to our school communities. We are grateful for the many community partners and businesses that support our students all year round and especially during the holiday season. Thank you so much for your generosity!
The Robinson household is busily planning for the holiday season! The tree is decorated, the lights are hung and the shopping is about to begin. Both Brenda and I eagerly look forward to a holiday season spent with our kids and extended family. Sports is a big part of our holiday tradition. Watching the World Junior tournament together, taking a road trip to cheer on our beloved Oilers and getting out Ice Fishing are all key components of our holiday season!
On behalf of the Board of Education and the LPSD Leadership team, I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year! Make sure to take some time to enjoy the company of friends and family and before you know it 2020 will be here!