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10 Middle Road RR#1 Lawrencetown NS B0S1M0 Canada 
Ph: 902-584-4500  Fax: 902-584-4505

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Annapolis Valley Regional School Board   |   Handbook for Students/Parents/Guardians 2015/2016   |   Updated 06/07/17  |   Disclaimer     |     Village of Lawrencetown

Cafeteria Order Form
Cafeteria Policy
Cafeteria Permission Slip


June 12 - 23

8 Cafeteria Recipes

Upcoming Events

June 8 ~LCS Bike Rodeo at 2:30 pm

June 9 ~New Primary Orientation –Ms. Reid’s Gr P/1 class stays home

   ~Movie Night “Sing”

June 14~Student of the Month &Term Assembly at 1:30 pm

June 16~ BRHS Gr 5 Orientation

~MRHS Gr 5 Orientation

June 21~Grades 3,4,5 class trips

June 22~Grade P/1 & 1/2 class trips

June 26~Field Day (Full day of school)

~Pancake Breakfast for all students

June 27, 28 & 29 ~Marking Days – NO SCHOOL

June 30~Closing ceremonies at 9:00am. Early dismissal at 11:30 am (Note this is a change)

Recycling Fund
for 2016-2017
to May 12th

Find out more here.

2008-2009 = $ 765.85
2009-2010 = $ 841.25
2010-2011 = $1030.35
2011-2012 = $ 894.10

2012-2013 = $ 894.85
2013-2014 = $ 696.70
2014-2015 = $ 877.70
2015-2016 = $ 711.55

School Mission:
To develop responsible, life-long learners in a student centered environment where all educational partners are successful, respected and valued.


May 26, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I’m writing to let you know that a case of measles was identified very recently in our school. Important information from Public Health is attached to this note.

We will continue working closely with Public Health over the coming days. If you have questions about measles, contact information for Public Health is in the attached letter.  As always, if you have questions or concerns about school matters, please feel free to contact me.


 Karen Baker


May 26, 2017  

RE: Exposure to Measles Infection

 Dear parents/guardians and staff Lawrencetown Consolidated School,


Public Health investigates many communicable diseases to prevent spread and protect the health of the public.  We have determined that an individual with a confirmed case of measles was present at Lawrencetown Consolidated School. We would expect if you were to develop symptoms, it would be between May 24, 2017 and­­ June 7 2017.

 Symptoms of measles include

·        Fever

  • A red blotchy rash on the face, which spreads down the body
  • Cough, runny nose, red eyes


Measles is a viral illness and most people fully recover within two to three weeks. However, measles can have serious complications, which are more likely in infants, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.


If you or someone you know has the symptoms listed above, even if they have been vaccinated, you should:

·        Call Public Health office: 1-844-856-3677

·        Call 811 for advice from a registered nurse. They will advise on next steps.

·        If you need to see a healthcare provider for assessment, such as your family doctor, call ahead to make sure they are prepared to see you. Measles is highly contagious and healthcare providers need to take special precautions to protect other patients from being exposed. 


Please find enclosed a fact sheet about measles for further information. If you have further questions, please call 1-844-856-3677. 


 Lynda Earle, MD, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC                                                                                                    Medical Officer of Health, South Shore, South West, Annapolis Valley



  Measles General Information                             

What is measles?

Measles, also known as Red Measles or Rubeola, is a serious disease caused by a virus. It is spread very easily through the air when someone with measles coughs or sneezes, and by direct contact with infected nose or throat secretions.

Who can get measles?

Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has measles can get the disease. The chance of getting measles is reduced if you have been immunized against measles.

Once someone has had measles they are considered protected for life. Most people born before 1970 likely had measles as a child and are considered to be immune. Anyone born after 1970 that has never had measles and has not had 2 measles vaccines is at risk.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms start about 10 days after a person is infected with the virus. Infants and adults are usually sicker than children and  teenagers.

Symptoms include:


     runny nose

     red watery eyes, often sensitive to light

     conjunctivitis (pink eye)


     small, white spots may appear on the inside of the mouth (Koplik  spots)

     rash that starts on the face and neck and then spreads

Measles usually starts with a fever, cough, runny nose and red, puffy, watery eyes. Small white spots may be seen in the mouth. A few days later, a red rash appears on the face and head, and then spreads over the rest of the body. The rash lasts 4 to 7 days.

What are the complications?

Most people recover from measles. Measles can cause serious complications in 20% of cases, including ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling or inflammation of the brain), seizures, and deafness. In Canada, measles causes death in approximately 1 out of every  3,000 cases.

What is the treatment?

There is no treatment for measles. Sometimes the measles vaccine is given to people who have been in contact with a person with measles. If the vaccine is given early enough, it   may prevent the person from getting the disease. If you have been in contact with someone you know has measles, call your doctor or Public Health right away. If you suspect that you have measles, advise your doctor or healthcare provider before you visit their office.

Should pregnant women worry about the measles?

When measles occurs in pregnant women, the illness is generally not any more severe than in other women. However, measles infection during pregnancy has an increased risk of premature labour, miscarriage, and low birth weight infants. There is no evidence that measles during pregnancy causes birth defects.

How can you prevent measles?

The best way to prevent measles is to make sure that you and your children have been vaccinated. Children should have the measles vaccine at 1 year of age, and again before they enter school. The vaccine is given at the same time as the mumps and rubella vaccine. Avoid close contact with someone who has measles if you have not had measles or measles vaccine. Generally, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine should not be given during pregnancy, as there may be a risk to the fetus. To date, there is no proof that this vaccine actually causes harm to a fetus. Immune Globulin (IG) is recommended for pregnant women who have not had measles or measles vaccine. IG is given by needle and can provide quick, short-term protection against measles, or reduces the severity of illness of those who become ill. The MMR vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. You can still get MMR vaccine if you are in close contact or live with a pregnant woman.

What should I do if I think I have measles?

Limit contact with others until you speak with a healthcare provider. Do not go to school, work, or any public places. Do not take part in social activities. Call your healthcare   provider immediately. Tell them that you may have measles and make an appointment. It is important you are seen and that proper testing is done. If  you are diagnosed with measles, you should stay home from work, school, public places and other social settings. Avoid close contact with others until the end of the 4th day after the rash appears. The illness can be spread to others from 4 days before to 4 days after the start of the rash. To avoid spreading disease:

     wash your hands often or use hand  sanitizer

     do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils

     cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow

     stay home when you are sick

     make sure your vaccines are up to date

Useful websites:

     Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion

     Public Health Agency of Canada

     Canadian Paediatric Society


LCS After School Program is looking for people to help supervise if the number of students is particularly high on a given day.  We are also looking for someone to fill in as a substitute to replace our current director, Crystal Wood, when she is unable to attend. 

 Interested individuals will be required to complete Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry checks.  Please contact the school, 902-584-4500 if you can help out.




Dear LCS Families,

We have new students who have life threatening allergies (anaphylaxis) to peanuts  and other nuts and therefore it is essential that we make our school allergy safe. 

In collaboration with the AVRSB School Nurse, we have learned the best way to reduce the risk of accidental exposure of allergens to these students is to respectfully ask for your co-operation as the parents/guardians within our LCS community to:


We realize that this request may pose an inconvenience for you when packing your child’s snack or lunch. However, we hope you will appreciate the seriousness of our situation and assist in our efforts to create as safe an environment as possible.  With your cooperation we can minimize the risk of a severe allergic reaction. In addition, our school cafeteria will no longer be selling items that contain nuts, such as peanut butter sandwiches or peanut butter cookies.

Included with this letter is some information about peanut allergies as well as things that you can teach your child in order to protect the health and safety of the students with the potentially life-threatening allergy.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation as we welcome our new students into our nut aware learning environment!

With warm regards,

Mrs. Shehata, Principal, LCS

You can read more about nut allergies here.



Welcome back to the 2016-17 After School Program. Crystal Wood will continue as Program Coordinator and can be reached from 8:30 to 5:30 on this new number (902)824-0671. ( texting is welcomed )

Payments for the Program will remain the same: 1 child-$7, 2 children-$12 and 3 children-$16. If your child will be absent or attending the program on a different scheduled day please contact the cell phone.

Snacks this school year will be provided by the LCS Cafeteria, thanks to money we received from the Women’s Place Resource Center. We do value any craft materials families could donate to the program.

If you would like your child/ren to attend the Program this school year you can contact the school office or the Program Coordinator for registration forms.

Thank you, sincerely
Program Coordinator,
Crystal Wood.

Family Matters is located at 10 Middle Road Lawrencetown in the former Lawrencetown Consolidated High School Building. It has lots of programs for parents and children in Annapolis County.
Visit the Family Matters website for more information.

Care to read a book or two about
the history of the Lawrencetown Consolidated School? You can find them in the school library or the Village Library or you can contact the author Dave Whitman

Here are links to some businesses that support our school.


Blue Griffin Books

Dairy Queen


External links are provided for your convenience, and do not constitute an endorsement by the AVRSB or its schools of the content, policies or products of the external linked site.
The AVRSB does not control the external linked sites, and is not responsible for the accuracy, legality or content of the external linked sites or for that of subsequent links.
The AVRSB makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on its website and its schools’ websites; however, it makes no guarantees or warranties that the information is error-free.
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