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Sepember 2019 – Elementary School E-Bits

For Educators & Administrators

Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser: Fresh from the Farm is an exciting opportunity for Ontario schools to fundraise by selling Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables. Schools can enroll now; fundraising begins September 3, 2019. This is an excellent way to bring healthy eating into the school environment and support the Food Charter; take a look at the foodcoreLGL school toolkit. Submit your orders by October 11, 2019 and deliveries will arrive at the schools between November 4 and December 5, 2019. To learn more, visit:

New Process for Language Express Referrals: The process for referring children in Junior Kindergarten to Language Express is different this year.  Referrals for children in JK will only be accepted directly from parents or legal guardians. We encourage JK teachers to use speech and language milestone checklists to support conversations with parents about their children’s development. Checklists are available at If the teacher and parent agree that a referral to Language Express is warranted, then the parent must call Language Express to refer the child. Language Express can provide assessment, intervention and resources to support JK students in developing speech, language and literacy skills. The deadline for referrals for children in Junior Kindergarten is November 30, 2019.  This means that children born in 2015 must be referred by November 30, 2019. Children referred before November 30, 2019 may continue to receive service until the end of JK. Please contact Language Express at 1-888-503-8885 if you have any questions. We want to support you in encouraging parents to refer.

For Families

Attention Junior Kindergarten Parents! Does your child have the speech and language skills he or she needs to be successful in JK? Children need a variety of skills, including communication and play skills, to be able to participate, learn, and have fun at school. The Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Program provides FREE assessment and therapy services for children from birth to the end of JK in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville. We can help you to be sure your child is on track and ready for school. Don’t wait and see! Go to our website for more information, including milestone checklists: JK children born in 2015 must be referred by November 30, 2019. Parents can refer by calling 1-888-503-8885.

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