Elementary Learning Center

Hello Staff and Students from the Learning Center, here we are at the end of the year and I would like to take this time to say thank you to all the students and teachers that had put forward so many different learning challenges this year.

I would also like to say congratulations to all the Graduates this year, we all had a challenging year and the Graduates have done an outstanding job on completing the year.  Congratulations, Skyler Bernard, Justice Paul, John Pictou, Jared Paul, Cody Julian, Destiny Meuse, and Dallas DeWolfe.

I wish all the Graduating class good luck in all their future endeavours and challenges that they shall encounter.  Congratulations on your Grade 12 completion. 

Joanne Julian
Learning Center

We surely did take the stairs this year!  We learned many new things to survive and thrive and that’s all good. It was a short year in 2019/20 but a tremendous learning opportunity was gifted to us. We changed up how we did things and embraced online learning, which was just as difficult for the teachers as the students.  But, in fine LSK style, we all pulled together to make the rest of the 2019/202 school year as supportive as we could.

When I see and work with the students in Elementary Learning Centre and, also, my counselling clients, I see the effort they put into learning, both academically and personally.  I can only hope to keep up with them. 

During this summer I will be working on projects, etc. for Counselling sand Elementary Learning Centre.  Here is something good that came out of lockdown: when doing Messenger Kids meeting with students, I also get to meet their immediate family and they are always super positive and supportive.

Here’s to a better year in 2020/2021.

From the Learning Center:

Hi students and parents I hope everyone is keeping well at home safe and sound.  I sure do miss the students in the learning center.  

I am looking forward to going back to school so I can see everyone again. 

I hope you are all doing very well and listening to your parents.

Stay safe everyone.

Mrs. Julian.


March is shaping up to be an interesting month.  We have Winter Carnival and March Break, just to mention two big activities. Here is a short write up of what is going on in my classes.

Elementary Learning Centre is rolling right along.  The students are good and willing to do work with me.  I look forward to seeing them every week.

Grades 7 and 8 Family Studies is off to a flying start.  Students in both grades are really enjoying cooking and doing quite well with it. They have made chicken noodle soup, spaghetti and meat sauce, biscuits and jam, breakfast casserole, S'mores Bake and chocolate fudge trifle.  We will be doing some hand sewing very soon.

Counselling is starting up again for me.  My schedule is nearly complete and I have started seeing students the last week of February 

Enjoy your March Break and, if you are going anywhere sunny, get some rays for me.

Mary Davies

Elementary Learning Centre

Hello all.  This is my first newsletter submission from the Learning Centre. I am settling in and enjoying working with the students.  It is somewhat of a learning curve as I have never worked in a position quite like this.  However, I am learning (especially from the students) about how things work here. I look forward to an enjoyable semester.

Family Studies 7, 8, 9

A new semester and a new set of students.  I am looking forward to fun and learning in Family Studies.  This is my first time teaching it so I expect to learn from my students as much as they learn from me.

Hello Everyone. From now on you will be seeing me in the role of Learning Centre teacher. A new year and a new position.  I am enjoying all the students and am getting to know them better. Anything new presents challenges but I look at them as opportunities for learning.  We're all in this together.

During the month of October, the Learning Centre put a priority on identifying emotions and how they can change depending on what may have taken place that particular day. This led us perfectly into November, which saw the Learning Centre shift its focus to things that may trigger our emotions. Are emotions can change a lot throughout our day and there is a number of different factors and or circumstances that can provoke unintentional emotional responses. These factors or circumstances are what some people call “triggers”. It can be someone saying hello to you in the morning that makes you feel happy or a sudden unexpected change in your daily routine that can leave you feeling frustrated. These triggers can positively or negatively effects a student’s day depending on how a person reacts to a particular emotion they are dealing with in that moment. In the Learning Centre we try to help students identify their triggers so that they can better prepare themselves for situations that may present a challenge to them. People handle their emotions in a lot of different ways, some people react appropriately while others may act out inappropriately but if we can identify the things that trigger us negatively then we can better prepare ourselves to navigate through a difficult situation. 

Tyler Schussler

The month of October was filled with a lot of fun and adventure. Field trips to Mi’kmawey Debert trails, apple picking and to the pumpkin patch were all fun activities scheduled in for the month of October. Now filed trips are typically fun filled events that give student an opportunity to learn in a different environment but they also have the ability to bring out unexpected anxieties in some students. In the Learning Centre we try to alleviate some of this anxiety by preparing students with the use of social stories and explicit teaching. By doing this we can help students prepare for the change in their daily schedule and bring clarity to the unknown’s that exist with unfamiliar field trips. Field trips are essential in providing students with an opportunity to learn in a different setting and to have a lot of fun while their doing it, it’s just some students experience unexpected challenges with field trips so that’s why we work to prepare our students so everyone can have fun and enjoy the lessons learned on field trips.

Field trips also give us as educators the freedom to promote social skills in surroundings that aren’t familiar to the students. During field trips students are usually placed into small groups in which they travel with and partake in the day’s activities. For some of our students that may find social situations harder to navigate, it is a perfect opportunity to teach students mini lessons on social happens that occur during field trips. Field trips are fun, exciting and enjoyable events that are both beneficial for staff and students to build on skills that have been started at school.

Tyler Schussler


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