December 2021 Note…

The primary students have been busy learning lots of new things throughout November. We explored what peace means and ways to be kind to others while remembering our Sma’knis who fought for our peace and freedom. The students were proud to learn about the many members of our community who fought in the wars. 

Our class was very excited for the first snowfall and look forward to many more snowy days! We talked about what clothing we should wear to stay warm and encourage students to bring snow pants and warm coats so they can enjoy their recess break! We are very excited to explore holidays and traditions throughout the month of December, as well as enjoy Christmas music and decorate! 

I would like to send a Happy Birthday to Penelope and Jimmy who celebrated in November, and a Happy Birthday to McKenna who will be celebrating in December.

December 2021 Note…

Grade 3 has been having a fantastic year and we are getting excited moving into the holiday season. So far this year, we have covered numbers to 1000, place value and patterning for Math. For English we have been working on our story writing. We have also been working on invisible forces and structures for science. Going forward into December We are hoping to bring the holiday spirit into the classroom with a focus being on helping others and the true meaning of the holidays. 

Also, parents are always encouraged to email me if they ever want to talk about their student. 

I wish you all a happy holiday season in the coming weeks! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

December 2021 Note…


Wela’lin to parents and guardians for taking time out of your day to take our calls on parent teacher day. It was great to connect with you! 

Before we know it, the holiday break will be here. Students are already counting down the days. There will be a few fun activities in the weeks leading up to the break. Students in grade 7 have asked to decorate our door and are looking forward to this. They are hoping to get other classes involved in the festivities. 

Etawey Wli-nipi-alasutman aq Pusu’l Puna’ne

Ms. Hilchey

December 2021 Note…

Well, it’s that time of year again to reflect on what has been and gone.  What has been, has been changed, what has not gone is COVID. We have adapted and have pushed on. Here at the Learning Center, we have kept a pretty tight ship. We know our roles and all of us have shown that this past year. We believe no child should be left behind. When the team is given a box, we make a circle. 

I just want to say thank you to all the folks that the Learning Center come in contact with every day and that everything will be alright in the new year.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
Mr. Mac and the Mod Squad

December 2021 Note…

November was a busy month in the grade one room. We participated in the Remembrance Day art contest and two of our student’s artwork was chosen, congratulations Alicia and Treyson! The grade one’s were also busy learning about the weather, our community, nutrition, numbers, and lots more. We are looking forward to the holidays and upcoming Christmas Concert!

A/Principal’s December Message…

I would like to take a few minutes to thank everyone who have supported me during my time as the acting principal.  It has been quite the learning curve, but with everyone’s support, I have managed to stay on top of things.  Thank you to the Chief and Council for their confidence in my ability to act as a temporary fill in.  Special thanks to Velvet, HR, MK and to our wonderful staff here at LSK.  Everyone has been so supportive and helpful.  

For our staff who are currently on medical leave, I wish you all the best for this holiday season and hope to see you all in the new year.  Make sure you take care of yourselves and be good… Santa is watching!  

Our elementary Mi’kmaw teachers are going to be busy for the next few weeks.  They will be creating the Christmas concert program with our students.  Our film and video students will be responsible for recording and editing the concert.  Due to Covid protocols, our concert will be filmed for viewing at a later date.

Speaking of Covid, a notice was sent home regarding one of our teachers who might have been in contact with an infected person.  Please feel assured that our Health Centre and 811 were contacted asap.  Following the covid protocols, that teacher was asked to leave the building immediately and the classroom was closed.  Students were redirected to another classroom prior to the start of classes and the classroom was thoroughly cleaned.  The teacher has since tested negative and will be retested again prior to returning to work.  Every Monday our staff are required to complete a covid test before coming in to work.  We are doing everything in our power to keep our staff and students safe.

There are also some cases of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsockievirus). It is usually a mild infection and the virus lives in the mouth, throat and feces of an infected person.  It may take 3-6 days before symptoms appear… sores inside the mouth (tongue & gums) and/or blisters on the hands and feet.  Your child should stay home until the fever passes and the blisters/sores dry up.  This is a very contagious disease.

The Scholastic Book Fair is finally back after two years of cancellations.  The dates for the book fair are from December 6th to 10th.  Due to covid protocols our fair will be a little different this year.  Parents/guardians and community members will be able to shop between 3pm to 5pm.  You will be asked to show your proof of full vaccination, wear a mask, hand sanitize and maintain social distancing.  This is for the protection of students and staff

The staff here at LSK would like to say… Etawey Wli Nipi Alusutman aq Pusu’l Puna’ne.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Enjoy your time with your loved ones… and remember… kindness goes a long way, especially to those in need.   

Sharon Culbertson


Kwe’ All,

For the month of December, Early Mi’kmaw Language will be working on making crafts, learning songs and doing for others. This month’s teachings are a combination of Love, Respect, Truth and Humility. Thinking of others, instead of ourselves! 

Wishing you all the best in 2022 

Mise’l & Students