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    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter

    June 18, 2017

     

    Important Sports Day Notice

     

    For the K-3 swim the new Reynold’s Recreation Centre requires that we have at least 15 adults in the water from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with K-3 students. This is a safety requirement by the centre and without the required number of parents K-3 students will not be permitted to swim. To date, we have three parents who have indicated they can help with this, thus at least 12 more are needed. This is a firm requirement due to the age of students in the K-3 classes. Please e-mail Ms. Carroll at: ccarroll@lakecrest.ca. and many thanks if you can help.

     

    A revised sports day schedule is provided below.

     

    Sports Day Schedule

    Monday, June 19

    Please note venue changes from the last Sunday newsletter

    Students wear their gym uniforms for the day, bring swim suits and indoor sneakers for the gym and outdoor sneakers for Victoria Park.

    Morning

    K-6

    Buses will leave the school at 9:30 to bring students to the Paul Reynold’s Recreation Center ( formerly the Wedgewood Recreation Center)

     

    Gr. K-3            Swim from 10:00 – 11:00 and Gym from 11:00 – 12:00

    ( 15 adults needed in the water)

     

    Gr 4-6              Gym from 10:00 – 11:00 and Swim from 11:00 – 12:00

     

    Lunch will be on site. Students bring packed lunch and snacks.

    Buses leave the Center at 12:30 to bring the students back to school.

     

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    Gr 7-9              Buses will leave the school at 9:00 to bring the students to the Summit Recreation Center in Mt. Pearl.

    The whole group swims at 9:30 – 10:20 and Gym in the Reid Center from 10:30 – 12:00

     

    Lunch will be on site for all students. Students bring packed lunch and snacks.

    Buses leave the Centers at 12:30 to bring the students back to school.

     

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    Afternoon

     

    All students walk to Victoria Park for the afternoon activities. Sun screen and hats, warmer coats and layers may be appropriate according to the weather. Let’s hope the weather forecast is accurate! We will also need volunteers for the events at the Park. Please inform Ms. Carroll if you can volunteer for any portion of the day.

     

    Gr. K-6            Races stations in the lower field.

    (Parents can volunteer to help distribute the ribbons and snacks.)

     

    Gr. 7-9             Baseball game against each other.

     

    Leave the park at 2:45 for regular dismissal.

     

    Lakecrest Orchestra and Sectionals Concert

    Tuesday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m.

     

    On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., there will be a short orchestral concert featuring some of our orchestra and sectional members. This concert will be attended by the full student body. Parents whose students are performing as well as any others are most welcome to attend. The concert should be about 45 minutes.

     

    Lakecrest Athletic Program Luncheon and Athletic Awards Assembly

    Tuesday, June 20, at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.

    On Tuesday, June 20th, at 12:00pm, there will be an Athletic Luncheon for students who participated on any of our school teams this past year. Parents and family members of the athletes are also invited to attend the luncheon and Awards Assembly that will follow the lunch. Both activities will take place in the gym.

    Tickets for the Luncheon are $10 each and may be purchased at the office on Monday, June 19 up to 3:30pm. Orders must be placed with the caterer after that time.

    The Awards Assembly portion is free of charge and open to the whole Lakecrest community, family and friends. The Assembly will begin at 1:00pm. This will be a full school assembly and all parents are invited.

    • Awards will be given for all Sports programs as well as the Awards for Athletes of the Year
    • Guest Speaker Jeremy Kavanagh from Xtreme Hockeywill give a presentation on our new hockey program for next year. We are really excited about the possibilities of this program! Preliminary registration/interest forms will be available for parents/students.
    • There will also be information regarding all our sports programs for next year.

    Year-End Assembly

    Wednesday, June 21, at 9:30 a.m.

    All students are asked to arrive at the school in full dress uniform on Wednesday, June 21 at the regular time.

    At 9:30 a.m. we will begin our Final Assembly. Most grade K-6 student awards will be presented in the classroom during the morning, but some K-6 school wide awards are presented at the assembly. Awards for grade 7-9 students will be presented in classrooms during the morning and other school wide awards will be presented at the final assembly.

    After the morning assembly students will return to their homerooms to receive their final reports prior to dismissal at 11:30.

    Parents are invited to attend this year end assembly to enjoy the award presentations and reflections on the year’s activities.

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –June 2017

    Date Day Event
    19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
    20 Tuesday Lakecrest Orchestra/Sectional Concert (9:30 a.m.)

    Lakecrest Athletic Program Luncheon

    (Team members banquet) 12:00 noon

    Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly

    (1:00 p.m.)

    21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly at 9:30 a.m.

    Year-end Report Cards

    Lunchtime dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

    22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter

    June 11, 2017

     

    Thanks from Mr. Pittman

     

    I guess the comments and questions from our youngest students are most telling. Several of the grade kindergarten students have asked, “Mr. Pittman are you 100 yet?”. A grade one student mentioned to me the other day “I know why you are leaving Lakecrest – you are too old”. So there it is, the truth from the grade kindergartens and ones. The honesty of our youngest students!

     

    I would like to thank all Lakecrest parents for the wonderful evening on Monday, past. I very much appreciate the kind words and wishes. Thanks to Mr. Liam O’Brien, Mr. Roger Chafe, Mr. Farid Miri, Ms. Lisa Dove and Ms. Gina Parsons for their kind words. Being Head of School at Lakecrest has been a privilege and a wonderful experience. The support of all Boards of Directors and Home and School over the six years has helped so much in the development of the school.

     

    Lakecrest is now in a special place.  It is ready to start the next exciting chapter in development and growth. All the best to Lakecrest families and teachers into the future.

     

    Lakecrest student Heritage Fair Winner  – History Canada Society Young Citizens video

     

    Let’s support Elizabeth Clarke !

     

    Starting Monday, people can begin to vote in the national competition for Young Citizen’s videos. This is a national competition. Lakecrest student Elizabeth Clarke was chosen at the recent regional Heritage Fair to submit a video of her project. She could win a trip to Ottawa in the fall.

     

    “Online voting will be available as of 9:00 am on Monday, June 12 (Eastern Time). To vote, visit YoungCitizens.ca and click on the “vote” button, found on your profile page. This button will not be visible until the first voting day. You will need a valid email address and will only be able to vote once for each video that you wish to support per email. Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on July 7, 2017. The 13 Young Citizens with the highest number of votes will be selected. A panel of judges will determine the remaining 13 recipients based on the program rubric.”

     

    Information about upcoming activities from Ms. Carroll

    ( includes 3 attachments)

    Sports Day

    • June 19th is Sports Day!!! For a fresh change, Lakecrest will be going to the Summit Recreation Center in the morning, and the Pearlgate Track and Field in the afternoon. Students will be bused to the site and returned by bus for regular dismissal.
    • Students are to wear their gym uniformsfor the day, bring swim suits and indoor sneakers for the Summit and outdoor sneakers for the Track and Field.
    • The Pool has about 16 life jacketsof various sizes. If your child needs a life jacket, you may bring your own or try one of the jackets at the pool. Parents should ensure that their child is properly fitted with a life jacket if they are to wear one. Personal floatation equipment is also permitted such as inflatable wings etc. However, if your child can not swim, we ask that you accompany your child in the pool or arrange for someone to go with them. Older siblings are certainty permitted to be with children who cannot swim.
    • Sun screen and hats, warmer coats and layers may be appropriate according to the weather.
    • Students will also need to bring their ownpacked lunch, snacks and water bottles. It will be a full long day, so please ensure that they will have their water bottles and have them labeled.

    We will need parent volunteers especially for the swimming and changeroom help for the younger students. We will also need volunteers for the events at the Track & Field. Please inform Ms. Carroll if you can volunteer for any portion of the day.  Please return signed permission slips by Friday, June 16th.

     

    2) Athletic Program Luncheon

    • On Tuesday, June 20th, at 12:00pm, there will be an Athletic Luncheon for students who participated on any of our school teams this past year. Parents and family members of the athletes are also invited to attend the luncheon and Awards Assembly that will follow the lunch.
    • Tickets for the Luncheon are $10 each and may be purchased at the office ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 14th at 3:30pm.
    • The Awards Assembly portion is free of charge and open to the whole Lakecrest community, family and friends.The Assembly will begin at 1:00pm.
    • Awards will be given for all Sports programs as well as the Awards for Athletes of the Year
    • Guest Speaker Jeremy Kavanagh from Xtreme Hockeywill give a presentation on our new hockey program for next year. We are really excited about the possibilities of this program!
    • There will also be information regarding all of our sports programs for next year.

    3) Grade 9 LaManche Camping Trip

     

    The grade 9 Students will be going to LaManche Provincial Park from Thursday to Friday , June 15th – 16th. Parents will receive an email from the Parent Rep for the class. Please return the permission slips by Wednesday, June 14th.

     

    4) Track & Field

     

    There is Twilight Meet #3 Wednesday Evening at 6:30 for grades 3 – 9. Any students interested in competing please email Ms. Carroll by Tuesday, June 13th, lunchtime to register.

     

    Saturday June 17th is TRACKFEST. If any students in grades 3 – 6 would like to participate, please email Ms. Carroll by Tuesday, June 13th, lunchtime to register for the event. Any students who participate in this event receive a TRACKFEST t-shirt!!!

     

    5) This Monday is the final Monday for afterschool Badminton.

    This Tuesday is the final day for afterschool Track & Field.

    Basketball has concluded for the year.

     

    5).        Basketball has ended for the year

    This Monday is the final Monday for afterschool Badminton.

    This Tuesday is the final day for afterschool Track & Field.

     

    THANK YOU!!!

     

    Lakecrest Yearbook Update – An update from the Yearbook Committee

     

    The cost of the 2016/17 Lakecrest Yearbook supplement is only $10 US (and the deadline for ordering the supplement will be August 10th).

    To order the supplement for end of year events:

    Log on to www.entourageyearbooks.com and type in “Lakecrest” under “Find your School” (top right-hand corner).

    Select the Lakecrest 2017 Supplement.  You can use the login information you used to purchase the yearbook from this year.

    If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Laura Broussard at lgbroussard@yahoo.com.

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –June 2017

    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)

    Date Day Event
         
    June 12-13 Junior High Exams Continue
    13 Tuesday Orchestra Rehearsal (3:00 p.m.)

    Grade 7-9 Parent meeting with the new Head of School, Ms. Hollinshead.

    (7:00 p.m. in the school library)

    14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing

    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading

    Grade 9 Lunch with Mr. Pittman

    Grade 6 PYP Exhibition

    Orchestra Concert Rehearsal @1:00 p.m.

    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)
    16 Friday Kindergarten Graduation Exercises

    1:00 p.m.

    Payments for orchestra and sectionals due today. – Thank you.

    19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
    20 Tuesday Lakecrest Orchestra/Sectional Concert (9:30 a.m.)

    Lakecrest Athletic Program Luncheon

    (Team members banquet) 12:00 noon

    Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly

    (1:00 p.m.)

    21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly

    Year-end Report Cards

    Lunchtime dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

     

    22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter

    May 28, 2017

     

    The Little Mermaid Jr. Congratulations

     

    Lakecrest students have done it again!  From the Lion King, to the Little Mermaid this past week. Our wonderful students demonstrated their talent in so many ways, from set design, stage management, acting, dancing and singing. Without a doubt, they showed the best of themselves in these activities.

     

    The students, parents and teachers who supported The Little Mermaid musical are thanked for their dedication to this event. Preparations from parents who helped with set design, costumes, program and sales and marketing have of course helped to make this production a special contribution to Lakecrest.

     

    Special thanks to Ms. Warren for her direction and dedication to the students and Lakecrest. It is her creativity and work, and our students which make this possible. Thanks to Ms. Warren for another fantastic musical for Laskecrest.

     

    Such productions including the advertising, radio interviews and general community buzz, continue to expand the “presence” of Lakecrest in our local community.  These public activities thus provide potential for ongoing development of the whole school and into the future.

     

    Lakecrest Chess Tournament – Wednesday May 31 at 2:00 p.m.

     

    There will be a chess tournament starting at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Lakecrest for those students who are participating in the chess club and any other students who already play chess and would like to compete. Parents/ students who would like to be registered for the tournament are asked to please check with Mr. Pittman on Monday or send an e-mail to register (rpittman@lakecrest.ca).

     

    While the games will start at 2:00 p.m., it is expected that the tournament will last anywhere from 2-3 hours. Thus, pick up time may vary from one student to another.

     

    The location in the school will be announced early next week when the number of students participating is determined. We hope that current chess club members and many other students will participate in the tournament. There are medals for all participants as well as individual and school trophies for the top players.

     

    A message from Ms. Carroll

     

    There is a Twilight Track & Field Meet this Wednesday evening. Anyone from grades 3 – 9 who wishes to compete may do so my emailing Ms. Carroll by Tuesday to register.

    This coming weekend, June 3rd, there is a Junior High School Championship Track & Field Meet.

    A participant may compete in up to three events from those below:

    Track: 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1200m, 2000m

    Field: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (Girls 3kg, Boys 4kg)

    More details can be found at www.nlaa.ca

    Any students in grades 7 – 9 may register with Ms. Carroll not later than Thursday June 1st.

     

    Tomorrow after school, there is Badminton for grades 6 – 9.

     

     

    A message from Ms. Hart:

     

    K-6 Art Show during the June 5th Lakecrest Open House

     

    Dear Parents,

    You are cordially invited to the opening of our K-6 Art Show at 3 pm on June 5th. The show will feature a piece of art work from each child in grades K-6. We encourage you to stop by to see what children are doing artistically at Lakecrest. All parents welcome.

     

    The show will be in the health room just past Ms. Gillingham’s office.

     

     

    Lakecrest Open House and NL Kids Expo

     

    Parents interested in helping at the NL Kids Expo Lakecrest booth are asked to please consider helping during one of the slots indicated below. We hope to have parents, students and teachers at the booth for each of the sessions. The Expo organization does provide name tags for hosts who have supplied their names prior to the Expo. Plans are also in place for an open house at Lakecrest on the Monday following the Expo.

     

    Ambassador time slots for the two days are:

    Saturday and Sunday (June 3 and 4)

    10:00-12:00 noon

    12:00-1:30 p.m.

    1:30-3:30 p.m.

    3:30-5:30 p.m.

     

    If there are any parent/s who would be Lakecrest ambassadors at this event please let me know by e-mail or sign up on the form posted outside the main office.

    Thank you in advance to any parents who can help with this.

     

    Grade 7-9 Final Exams and Tutorial Schedule

     

    The exam and tutorial schedules were distributed to Grade 7-9 students on Friday. Copies have been attached to this newsletter. The schedule follows the same plan as in the January exams for students. The last school exam for grade 7-9 students in on Tuesday, June 13. Grade 9 students, only will write the provincial English language arts test on in the morning on Wednesday, June 14.

    All the best to our grade 7-9 students as they prepare for their final tests.

     

    Lakecrest Yearbook Update – An update from the Yearbook Committee

     

    The cost of the supplement is only $10 US (and the deadline for ordering the supplement will be August 10th).

    To order the supplement for end of year events:

    Log on to www.entourageyearbooks.com and type in “Lakecrest” under “Find your School” (top right-hand corner).

    Select the Lakecrest 2017 Supplement.  You can use the login information you used to purchase the yearbook from this year.

    If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Laura Broussard at lgbroussard@yahoo.com.

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –May/June 2017

    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)

    Date Day Event
         
    May 29 Monday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Fiction reading

    Badminton extracurricular for grades 6-9

      30 Tuesday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Creative Writing

      31 Wednesday Lakecrest Chess Tournament

    (See note above to register)

    June 2 Friday Dress Down Day
      3-4 NL Kids Expo – Lakecrest booth
      5-7 Lakecrest Baseball Team Tournament games at 4:30 p.m. each day

    at the Technoplex.

      5 Monday Lakecrest Open House
      6 Tuesday In-school uniform fitting (Strawberry Tree and Beresford Sports)
      7-13 Junior High Exams
      14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing

    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading

    Grade 6 PYP Exhibition

      15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)
      16 Friday Kindergarten Graduation Exercises

    1:00 p.m.

      19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
      20 Tuesday Lakecrest Orchestra/Sectional Concert (10:30)

    Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly (1:00)

      21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly

    Year-end Report Cards

    Last Day for students

      22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter

    May 22, 2017

     

    Dear Lakecrest Families,

     

    We need to see your School Spirit!

     

    We kindly ask you to support our school and students by helping to fill the theatre for The Little Mermaid Jr!

     

    With only days left before curtain call we still have some unsold tickets.  We are asking ALL LAKECREST FAMILIES to please purchase tickets and/or ask family and friends to please purchase tickets, too!

     

    Let’s work together to give our actors and behind the scenes crew a sold out show!

     

    Sincerely,

    Deanna and Noel Clarke

    Marketing

    May 25-26 7:00pm $23.50

    May 27 2:00pm $15.50

    Tickets Available Online

    www.themajestic.ca

     

     

     

     

    Kids Got Talent, Lakecrest Open House and NL Kids Expo

     

    Parents interested in helping in the Lakecrest booth at the NL Kids Expo are asked to please consider helping during one of the time s indicated below. We hope to have parents, students and teachers at the booth for each of the sessions. The Expo organization does provide name tags for hosts who have supplied their names prior to the Expo. Plans are also in place for an open house at Lakecrest on the Monday following the Expo.

     

    Ambassador time slots for the two days are:

    Saturday and Sunday (June 3 and 4)

    10:00-12:00 noon

    12:00-1:30 p.m.

    1:30-3:30 p.m.

    3:30-5:30 p.m.

     

    If there are any parent/s who would be able to be Lakecrest ambassadors at this event please let me know by e-mail or sign up on the form posted outside the main office.

    Thank you in advance to any parents who can help with this.

     

    “Kids Got Talent” at the NL Kids Expo

     

    “Milestone Promotions & Events is pleased to present the 2nd Annual NL Kids Got Talent Show – proudly sponsored by RE/MAX! This event will take place at the NL Kids & Family Expo on June 3rd at Techniplex in St. John’s. We are sending you this information in hopes that you might know some great potential performers and can help spread the word!

     

    This is the second year for this competition and once again the winner will walk away with $1000 cash prize and an awesome trophy! No one will leave empty handed with there being a second prize awarded of $250, and every performer will receive a NL Kids Got Talent Swag bag of goodies! Last year, our performers and families had a great experience and encouraged us to continue this initiative.

     

    This competition is open to kids between 8-12 as of June 3, 2017 and ALL talents are welcome! Last year we had singers, dancers, musicians and even a poet.  Once again we will have a celebrity judging panel who are friendly and will be providing encouraging and positive feedback to the contestants.”

     

    Photos from last year’s event here:

    Video Commercial here: www.facebook.com/MilestonePromotions/videos/1406828702712133

    Full rules, regulations, application form and other information: http://nlkids.com/wordpress/activities-2/specialevents/

     

     

    Lakecrest Yearbook Update – An update from the Yearbook Committee

     

    A supplement for end of year events is available:

     

    A yearbook supplement, containing information about events from the last few months of school, is available to order now!  The events covered in the supplement will include: Public Speaking Night, Spring Sports (badminton, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, track and field, primary school baseball), The Little Mermaid Musical Production, Grade 9 Graduation, Kindergarten Graduation, Spring Concert, Grade 9 Lamonche trip, Sports Day, Athletic Awards Assembly, and Academic Awards Assembly.  If you are leaving the school this year, we will mail out the supplements to you when they arrive in September.  The cost of the supplement is only $10 US (and the deadline for ordering the supplement will be August 10th).

     

    To order the supplement:

     

    Log on to www.entourageyearbooks.com and type in “Lakecrest” under “Find your School” (top right hand corner).

     

    Select the Lakecrest 2017 Supplement.  You can use the login information you used to purchase the yearbook from this year.

     

    If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Laura Broussard at lgbroussard@yahoo.com.

     

    Yearbook Volunteers Needed:

     

    We are looking for a few parent volunteers (ideally 2-3) to take charge of the yearbook for next year!  The current staff is working on the supplement for May and June of this year, so it would be an ideal time to learn about what is involved and become familiar with the website that is used to design the layouts.  If you think you may be interested, please contact Laura Broussard at: lgbroussard@yahoo.com or let Ms. Gillingham know and someone will be contacting you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –May/June 2017

    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)

    Date Day Event
         
    May 25-27 The Little Mermaid – Majestic Theatre
      25 Thursday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Non fiction reading

      26 Friday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Persuasive writing

      29 Monday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Fiction reading

      30 Tuesday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Creative Writing

    June 3-4 NL Kids Expo – Lakecrest booth
      6 Tuesday In-school uniform fitting (Strawberry Tree and Beresford Sports)
      7-13 Junior High Exams
      14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing

    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading

    Grade 6 PYP Exhibition

      15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)
      16 Friday Kindergarten Graduation Exercises

    1:00 p.m.

      19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
      20 Tuesday Lakecrest Orchestra/Sectional Concert (10:30)

    Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly (1:00)

      21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly

    Year-end Report Cards

    Last Day for students

      22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter

    May 14, 2017

     

    Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

     

     

    Disney The Little Mermaid Jr.

    May 25th and 26th at 7pm

    May 27th @ 2pm

    The Majestic Theatre

     

    Tickets $23.50 Evening, $15.50 Matinee + HST & Service Fee

    Available from majestic.etixnow.com

     

    Presented by Lakecrest Independent School.

     

     

    Teacher In-service Reminder

     

    A reminder that Friday 19th of May will be an in-service day for teachers. There will be no school for students on that day.

     

    Lakecrest Open House and NL Kids Expo

     

    On June 3 and 4 Lakecrest will participate, for the second year, in the NL Kids Expo at the Technoplex in Pleasantville. During the Expo, there will student, teacher and parent ambassadors at our booth to provide information about our programs and the school in general. This year there will also be an extra focus on our new high school program which is scheduled to start in September with Grade 10.

     

    At this event, we will also be distributing invitations for our Open House scheduled for Monday, June 5.

     

    Ambassador time slots for the two days are:

    Saturday and Sunday (June 3 and 4)

    10:00-12:00 noon

    12:00-1:30 p.m.

    1:30-3:30 p.m.

    3:30-5:30 p.m.

     

    If there are any parent/s who would be able to be Lakecrest ambassadors at this event please let me know by e-mail or sign up on the form posted outside the main office.

    Thank you in advance to any parents who can help with this.

     

    Extracurricular update

     

    Boys Basketball

     

    The Lakecrest Boys basketball team has a semi-final game today at Leary’s Brook at 12: noon. IF they are successful they go on to the final later today. Best wishes to our boys’ team and Mr. Darcy this afternoon.

     

    Volleyball and Badminton

     

    Students have requested that volleyball for grades 6-9 be rescheduled to Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Thus, volleyball will now be on Wednesdays in our gym.

     

    Badminton for grade 6-9 students begins Monday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    Twilight Track and Field Meets

     

    This Wednesday evening is the first Twilight Track & Field Meet.. Below are the events for the upcoming twilight meets. Parents who would like their child to participate in any of these are asked to please contact Ms. Carroll (ccarroll@lakecrest.ca). These events are sponsored by the NL Athletics Association at the Pearlgate Track and Field Club in Mt Pearl.

     

    Additional detail can be found at:

    http://www.nlaa.ca/trackandfield/index.php?id=twilight_series

     

    Parents who wish to register for the May 17 event are asked to contact Ms. Carroll before lunchtime on Tuesday of this week.

     

    Meet #1 (May 17)

    • Sprint: 200m
    • MD: 1200/1500m
    • Hurdles: 300/400m
    • Jump: M-HJ/ W-LJ
    • Throw: Discus Throw

    Meet #2 (May 31)

    • Sprint: 100m
    • MD: 800m
    • Hurdles: 80/100/110m
    • Jump: M-LJ/ W-HJ
    • Throw: Shot put/ Hammer

    Meet #3 (June 14)

    • Sprint: 300/400m
    • MD: 2000/3000/5000m
    • Jump: M-HJ/ W-LJ
    • Throw: Javelin Throw

    Meet #4 (June 28)

    • Sprint: 200m
    • MD: 1200/1500m
    • Hurdles: 300/400m
    • Jump: M-LJ/ W-HJ
    • Throw: Discus Throw

    Meet #5 (July 12)

    • Sprint: 100m
    • MD: 800m
    • Hurdles: 80/100/110m
    • Jump: M-HJ/ W-LJ
    • Throw: Shot put/ Hammer

    Meet #6 (July 26)

    • Sprint: 300/400m
    • MD: 2000/3000/5000m
    • Jump: M-LJ/ W-HJ
    • Throw: Javelin Throw

    Lakecrest Calendar –May/June 2017

    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)

    Date Day Event
         
    May 15 Monday Badminton for girls and boys, grades 6-9 starts 3:00-4:00 p.m.
      17 Wednesday Grade 6-9 volleyball from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
      18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation

    7:00 p.m.

      19 Friday Teacher In-service Day – no school for students
      22 Monday Victoria Day School Holiday
      25-27 The Little Mermaid – Majestic Theatre
      25 Thursday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Non fiction reading

      26 Friday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Persuasive writing

      29 Monday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Fiction reading

      30 Tuesday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test

    Creative Writing

    June 3-4 NL Kids Expo – Lakecrest booth
      6 Tuesday In-school uniform fitting (Strawberry Tree and Beresford Sports)
      7-13 Junior High Exams
      14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing

    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading

      15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)
      16 Friday Kindergarten Graduation Exercises

    1:00 p.m.

      19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
      20 Tuesday Lakecrest Orchestra/Sectional Concert (10:30)

    Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly (1:00)

      21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly

    Year-end Report Cards

    Last Day for students

      22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

    Lakecrest will be closed for the day April 3, 2017.
    Thank you
    Bob Pittman

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    April 2, 2017

    Multicultural Day at Lakecrest – April 6 -_ A note from Ms. Parsons

    Dear Parents,
    There are still spaces available for any families who are interested in providing food for the Multicultural Day food fair on Thursday, April 6th. Please let Ms. Parsons (gparsons@lakecrest.ca) or Ms. Cowley (dcowley@lakecrest.ca) know if you are available to help.

    The Multicultural Day Committee

    Lakecrest 2017/2-18 Tuition Reminder

    Parents are asked to please send in the tuition deposit. The deadline for the first payment as indicated on invoices was March 20 th. Thanks, for your help.

    Lakecrest 2016/2017 Yearbook Orders

    The 2017 Lakecrest school yearbook can now be ordered online starting next week.

    The deadline for ordering is May 5th. Because the publisher is not local we cannot guarantee that books can be ordered after that date.

    Thanks to Ms. Broussard and the students of the Yearbook Committee who have been working diligently since September.

    The yearbooks are full color, hard cover, and can be personalized for a small additional fee (available upon checkout). A supplement, containing information about events from the last few months of school such as grade 9 graduation exercises, and sports day, will be available later in the spring.

    To order a yearbook:

    Log on to www.entourageyearbooks.com and type in “lakecrest” under “find your school.”

    Select this year’s 2017 yearbook. From the opening page, you will be able to purchase a yearbook.
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    Lakecrest Calendar – March 2017
    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    April 3-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday School assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    6 Thursday Multicultural Day
    7 Friday Last day of classes before spring vacation
    (regular school day)
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday First Day classes after vacation
    All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 10 Wednesday Grade 6 PYP assembly + 7-9 assembly
    11 Thursday Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation
    19 Friday Teacher In-service Day – no school for students
    22 Monday Victoria Day School HOliday
    25-27 The Little Mermaid – confirmed date
    25 Thursday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Non fiction reading
    26 Friday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Persuasive writing
    29 Monday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Fiction reading
    30 Tuesday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Creative Writing
    June 3-4 NL Kids Expo – Lakecrest booth
    6 Tuesday In-school uniform fitting (Strawberry Tree and Beresford Sports)
    7-13 Junior High Exams
    14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing
    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)
    16 Friday Kindergarten Graduation Exercises
    1:00 p.m.
    19 Monday Lakecrest Sports Day
    20 Tuesday Lakecrest Athletic Awards Assembly
    21 Wednesday Lakecrest Academic Awards Assembly
    Year-end Report Cards
    Last Day for students
    22-23 Administrative/ Teacher In-service Days.

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    March 28, 2017

    Yearbook Photos for teams, groups etc. Wednesday

    This Wednesday, March 29th, photos of the various teams and clubs etc. will be taken for the yearbook. Students who have athletic team uniforms are asked to please bring them to school so they can change into them for their team photo.
    Athletic teams and other groups will be called to the gym during the school day for the photos.

    Junior High Final Exams – Slight adjustment

    Parents of junior high students please note that there has been a slight adjustment to the junior high exam timeline. The exams will start one day earlier on Wednesday, 7th June. This change is to provide for the intermediate provincial test on Wednesday, June 14th.

    Orchestra/Beginners sectionals and French Immersion Invoices

    Parents whose children participating in the school orchestra, beginner’s sectionals and or French Immersion afterschool program are asked to please ensure that the most recent invoices are paid up to date. Thanks to parents who support the participation of their children in the sectional and orchestra groups.

    Multicultural Day at Lakecrest – March 31 _ A note from Ms. Parsons

    Dear Parents,
    As you know, on Friday, March 31, Lakecrest Independent School will be holding its fourth Multicultural Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all families who have graciously come forward to contribute food and their culinary skills to this event. A big thanks also goes out to those who are willing to share a cultural connection with our students during the morning session.
    With Multicultural Day fast approaching, we are still seeking individuals who would like to participate by contributing food samples for our food fair.
    If there are any remaining families who would still like to contribute food to this fabulous event, please email Ms. Parsons (gparsons@lakecrest.ca) or Ms. Cowley (dcowley@lakecrest.ca) or submit the attached form to Ms. Gillingham by Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
    Thank you for your consideration,
    The Multicultural Day Committee

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    Lakecrest Calendar – March 2017
    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    March 28
    Tuesday RNC STRIVE presentation
    Grade 7 at 10:30
    Grade 8 and 9 at 1:00 p.m.
    31 Friday *Leadership Team assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    Multicultural Fair
    April 3-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    7 Friday Last Day classes before vacation
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday First Day classes after vacation
    All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 10 Wednesday Grade 6 PYP assembly + 7-9 assembly
    11 Thursday Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation
    25-27 The Little Mermaid – confirmed date
    25 Thursday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Non fiction reading
    26 Friday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Persuasive writing
    29 Monday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Fiction reading
    30 Tuesday Grades 3 and 6 Provincial Test
    Creative Writing
    June 7-13 Junior High Exams
    14 Wednesday Grade 9 Provincial Testing
    Creative Writing/Non-fiction Reading
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    March 20, 2017

    LIBRARY NEWS

    Dear Lakecrest Parents,

    I am so pleased to announce that our newly renovated library is ready for opening! It was a much longer process than initially anticipated, but I think it has given us a more usable and updated space. Many thanks to our wonderful Home and School Association who do so much for our school and made this renovation possible. Also, much gratitude to SAM Design and Susan Drover for your design suggestions and support throughout this process. I look forward to the library’s grand opening this coming Wednesday where I can finally share the library with the students. I hope that some of you can find an opportunity to pop in soon to take a look.

    Warm Regards,
    Sherry Reid-Paul

    Department of Education – High School Approval for Lakecrest

    Last week Lakecrest received a letter from Honorable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, indicating he had received our application to establish a High School program. The program is scheduled to start with Grade 10 in September 2017. The application was approved by Minister Kirby and he also sent best wishes to Lakecrest with this initiative.

    Terry Fox Foundation

    Last week Lakecrest received a letter from the Terry Fox Foundation thanking the school for ongoing support over the last ten years. The school has contributed $24,487.85 over ten years – a tremendous contribution. An excerpt from the letter is provided below:

    “The Terry Fox Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank Lakecrest Independent School for the $24,487.85 you raised over your ten years of participation in the Terry Fox run. Your school continues to play an important role in the honoring Terry’s legacy and contributing to cancer research each year.”

    Thank you to past and present parents, students, and teachers who have supported this Foundation at Lakecrest.

    Orchestra/Beginners sectionals and French Immersion Invoices

    Parents whose children participating in the school orchestra, beginner’s sectionals and or French Immersion afterschool program are asked to please ensure that the most recent invoices are paid up to date by Friday 24th March. Invoices sent in January should now be paid in full.

    If there are any errors in the invoices due to changes in attendance arrangements, please notify Ms. Parsons (gparsons@lakecrest.ca) or Mr. Pittman (rpittman@lakecrest.ca)

    Grade K-6 Parents – Student Led Conference Feedback
    A note from Ms. Dove Major – PYP Coordinator

    Last week Grade K-6 parents participated with their child in a “student led conference”. This included a review of each student portfolio with their parent. We would like to hear from parents about how the experience helped them understand their child’s achievement at Lakecrest. All Grade K-6 parents are asked to please complete the attached short survey and return it to the school as indicated.
    Thanks, in advance to those parents who provide this valuable feedback as we continue work with our International Baccalaureate Program at Lakecrest.

    Multicultural Day at Lakecrest – March 31

    Parents have received an e-mail about plans for the Multicultural day at Lakecrest on March 31.
    Information about the activities and a form for those parents who would be willing to help are attached to this e-mail. Thanks to Ms. Parsons and the committee for organizing this event.

    Kangaroo Math Reminder

    The Math Kangaroo Contest is taking place on Sunday March 26th at Memorial University. Math Kangaroo is an opportunity for students to test and hone their math skills outside of the school environment. Contest content (grades 1 through 12) is covered in the Provincial Math Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective.
    You can read more about the contest here in detail: https://kangaroo.math.ca
    If you would like to register your child please contact Ms. Zinterl at mgzinterl@mun.ca.

    Lakecrest Calendar – March 2017
    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    March 20 Monday St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday
    23 Thursday Grade 9 meeting with IB, Diploma Program coordinator from Holy Heart at Lakecrest 1:00 p.m. (Gr. 9 parents invited)
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    31 Friday *Leadership Team and Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    Multicultural Fair
    April 3-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    7 Friday Last Day classes before vacation
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday First Day classes after vacation
    All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 10 Wednesday Grade 6 PYP assembly + 7-9 assembly
    11 Thursday Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation
    25-27 The Little Mermaid – confirmed date
    June 8-14 Junior High Exams
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    March 12, 2017

    Multicultural Day at Lakecrest – March 31

    Parents have received a separate e-mail about plans for the Multicultural day at Lakecrest on March 31.
    Information about the activities and a form for those parents who would be willing to help are also attached to this memo. Thanks to Ms. Parsons and the committee for organizing this event.
    As an International Baccalaureate World School, this activity is an important part of the school “Mission”.

    “To develop internationally minded learners and leaders, in an educational community of excellence.”

    Senior Boys Basketball Game today at Lakecrest

    The Lakecrest Boys Basketball team has a game Sunday, this afternoon, against St. Bon’s. The game starts at 2:00 p.m. Good luck to the team.

    Grades 2, 5 and 8 cross country skiing on Monday, March 13 ,

    Plans are still in place for students in grades 2, 5, and 8 to spend Monday, March 13, at Pippy Park. Parents are reminded that students need to have appropriate clothing, snacks and lunch.
    Students and parents are asked to please return permission slips.

    St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) and Monday School Holiday (March 20)

    On Friday, March 17th Lakecrest students will be encouraged to wear “dress down” green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Monday, March 20th will be a school holiday for St. Patrick’s Day.

    Kangaroo Math Reminder

    The Math Kangaroo Contest is taking place on Sunday March 26th at Memorial University. Math Kangaroo takes place all over the world and is an opportunity for students to test and hone their math skills outside of the school environment. Contest content (grades 1 through 12) is covered in the Provincial Math Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective. Here in lies the challenge.
    You can read more about the contest here in detail: https://kangaroo.math.ca

    If you would like to register your child please contact Ms. Zinterl at mgzinterl@mun.ca.

    Lakecrest Calendar – March 2017
    (Please note “*” indicating changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    March 13 Monday Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (Grades 2,5,8 -all day)
    14 Tuesday Grade 7 and 8 Geo-Centre Activity (AM)
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    17 Friday St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green to school – Dress Down
    20 Monday St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    29 Wednesday Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 3-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 10 Wednesday Grade 6 PYP assembly + 7-9 assembly
    11 Thursday Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation
    25-27 The Little Mermaid – confirmed date
    June 8-14 Junior High Exams
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    March 5, 2017

    “The Little Mermaid” – update

    Please reserve a “family and friends” evening/afternoon for “The Little Mermaid” musical on May 25, 26(evenings) and 27(matinee).

    We are pleased to announce that this production will take place at the new Majestic Theatre on Duckworth Street. This theatre has, after extensive redevelopment and renovation, just recently become available for rental. The cast and audience will have an opportunity to enjoy the musical in a professional theatre setting. Tickets will be available soon. Parking will be available in the nearby parking garages.

    As Ms. Warren, the cast and parent volunteers continue to prepare for this production we wish them the best.

    Senior Boys’ Basketball Game Today

    Our Grade 6-9 Boys’ Basketball Team has a game today, Sunday, with Beaconsfield Junior High at 2:00 p.m. Good luck to Mr. Darcy and the Boy’s team. – Go Lakecrest Lightning!

    Grade K-6 Student Led Conferences– March 9

    Parents are invited by their children to the Lakecrest “Student Led Conferences”. These are part of the student assessment process in every International Baccalaureate World School. The assessment and student reflections discussed during portfolio reviews are an important component of the personalized and individualized IB education for each student.

    Student led conferences will be on Thursday, March 9, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. During the Student Led Conference sessions child care services will be provided in the cafeteria, for those parents who have more than one child attending K-6. We therefore request that families with more than one K-6 child please attend the conferences individually with each child.

    There will be no school for K-6 students in the afternoon on March 9. Grade 7-9 classes will continue as usual.

    Starting on Monday, March 6, grade K-6 parents please e-mail Ms. Gillingham to arrange for your child’s conference.

    All K-6 students will have a Student Led Conference, but for those students who would benefit from a more traditional parent/teacher conference, teachers will contact parents to make those arrangements separately. Parents may also request such a conference at any time.

    School Uniforms

    Parents and students are reminded that all students are expected to wear their school uniform. The regular academic, full dress academic and athletic uniform information was sent last week. Thank you to parents and students for ensuring that the school uniform policy is supported each school day.

    Library Storage Boxes Available for parents

    We are currently restocking the books in our new library. This process should be completed in the next week. The many books and library resources had been stored in packing boxes of various sizes. These are no longer needed, thus any parent who would like to have these boxes please contact Ms. Reid-Paul to arrange for pickup.
    Many thanks to Ms. Reid-Paul and those volunteer parents who are helping with this re-stocking process.

    Lost and Found Table -February 27-March 10 (extended)

    There is a “lost and found” items table in the front entrance of the school. Parents and/or students who have misplaced items are asked to please check this week. The table currently has pairs of new skates and helmets, school cardigans, and athletic wear etc. There are also many pairs of uniform shoes and gym footwear. If any of these have been lost/misplaced by your family in recent months, please feel free to check.
    The items remaining by Friday, March 10 will be donated to a charity.

    Grades 2, 5 and 8 cross country skiing on Monday, March 13 (NEXT WEEK).

    A reminder that students in grades 2, 5, and 8 will be skiing and snowshoeing for the day on Monday, March 13, at Pippy Park.
    Students and parents are asked to please return permission slips. These are still available at the school.

    St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) and Monday School Holiday (March 20)

    On Friday, March 17th Lakecrest students will be encouraged to wear “dress down” green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Monday, March20th will be a school holiday for St. Patrick’s Day.

    Lakecrest Calendar – February 2017
    (Please note “*” as these indicate changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    March 6 Monday *DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
    presentation for Grade 6 (AM)
    RNC Constable Schwartz
    7 Tuesday K-6 Term 1 Reports for Parents
    (Linked to the student led conferences on Thursday)
    8 Wednesday Grade 3 PYP assembly/Student Awards (K-6)
    9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    10 Friday Grade 1 to House of Assembly and Government House (How we Organize Ourselves Unit Activity)
    13 Monday Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (Grades 2,5,8 -all day)
    14 Tuesday Grade 7 and 8 Geo-centre Activity
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    17 Friday St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green to school
    20 Monday St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    29 Wednesday Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 3-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 10 Wednesday Grade 6 PYP assembly + 7-9 assembly
    11 Thursday Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    18 Thursday Grade 9 Junior High Graduation
    25-27 The Little Mermaid – confirmed date
    June 8-14 Junior High Exams
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    February 26, 2017

    Spirit Week Activities – February 27- March 4 – A message from the Lakecrest Student Council

    Dear Parents and Students,

    This coming week is Spirit week at Lakecrest. We are looking to see which class will be the winners of the Lakecrest Spirit Cup this year. Show your school spirit by participating in the daily activities and at the end of the week see which class embodied the most school spirit!!

    Here is the list of activities for the week:

    Monday – Dress as a famous Person
    Tuesday – Twin Day (find a friend and dress alike!) (Pancake Day)
    Wednesday – Career Day
    Thursday – Dress Up Day – the opposite of dress down day – come to school in your finest.
    Friday – Crazy Hair/ PJ Day – Plus a special treat in the afternoon.

    We are looking forward to this week – come on and show us your school spirit

    The Student Council

    Grades 1, 4 and 7 cross country skiing on Tuesday, Feb 28th.

    A reminder that students in grades 4 and 7 will be skiing and snowshoeing for the day on Tuesday at Pippy Park. Also, grade 1 students will have Pippy Park activities for the afternoon. Grade 4 and 7 students will be able to participate in the pancake day activities before they go to Pippy Park.

    Students and parents are asked to please return permission slips. These are still available at the school.

    Pancake Day – Tuesday, Feb. 28th

    On Tuesday, February 28th, Lakecrest students, parents and teachers will start the day with a pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Lakecrest chefs – our student council members – will be baking and serving pancakes in the cafeteria for all who would like to attend.

    Parents can skip breakfast at home on Tuesday and enjoy the Lakecrest Pancake Day event. We have excellent chefs, coffee, juice, and a selection of chocolate chip, plain and other pancakes!!

    Student council members are asked to be at Lakecrest at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday to begin preparations for the Pancake Day activities.

    School Uniforms

    Parents/students are asked to please find attached a list of the school uniform pieces which are required daily wear at Lakecrest. K-6 students wear their athletic uniform on days they have PE. Grade 7-9 students wear their academic uniform each day and change as necessary into their athletic uniform. Students from 7-9 who are on our athletic teams and practice in the early morning are also expected to change into their academic uniforms before attending classes.

    In recent weeks, we have noticed some students are not regularly wearing regulation school socks and footwear as indicated in the uniform list. Students are not permitted to wear canvas black shoes or black sneakers as part of their academic uniform.

    We understand that there may from time to time be a reason why a student is not able to wear the uniform as expected. If so we ask parents to please notify the HR teacher so that we can record that for the student for the day.

    Thanks to all parents and students for your cooperation.

    Grade 7-9 Parent/Teacher Conferences – March 2

    Parent/teacher conferences for grade 7-9 students only will be held on Thursday, March 2. These meetings are optional at the request of the parent, student or teacher. For Grade 7-9 students there will be no afternoon classes on March 2, to provide the opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers.

    Starting on Monday, February 27, grade 7-9 parents are asked to please e-mail Ms. Gillingham (agillingham@lakecrest.ca) with suggested appointment times. Appointments will be available from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. on March 7. Please include approximate appointment time requested in your e-mail to Ms. Gillingham.

    K-6 classes will continue as usual for the full day.

    Grade K-6 Student Led Conferences and Math/Language Arts Reports – March 7 and 9

    “Student Led Conferences” are an important part of K-6 student assessment. Student led conferences will take place on Thursday, March 9. A separate report focusing on math and language arts assessment will be provided to students/parents on Tuesday, March 7.

    Student led conferences will be on Thursday, March 9, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. During the Student Led Conference sessions child care services will be provided in the cafeteria, for those parents who have more than one child attending K-6. We therefore request that families with more than one K-6 child please attend the conferences individually with each child.

    There will be no school for K-6 students in the afternoon on March 9. Grade 7-9 classes will continue as usual.

    Starting on Monday, March 6, grade K-6 parents please e-mail Ms. Gillingham to make arrangements for your child’s conference.

    All K-6 students will have a Student Led Conference, but for those students who would benefit from a more traditional parent/teacher conference, teachers will contact parents to make those arrangements separately. Parents may also request such a conference at any time.

    Lost and Found Table (February 27-March 4)

    This week there will be a lost and found table in the front entrance of the school. Parents and/or students who have misplaced items are asked to please check this table this week. The items remaining by Monday, March 6, will be donated to a charity. Thank you.

    Lakecrest Calendar – February 2017
    (Please note “*” as these indicate changes/updates from the previous calendar)
    Date Day Event
    February Feb 27-March 3 Lakecrest Spirit Week (See information above)
    27 Monday Appointments available for 7-9 Parent/teacher conferences
    28 Tuesday Pancake Day Activities
    Cross Country Skiing/snowshoeing
    (Grades 1 (PM), 4, 7)
    March 1 Wednesday Grades 6 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    Lakecrest Leadership group presentation
    2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    3 Friday Dress Down Day
    7 Tuesday K-6 Term 1 Reports for Parents
    (Linked to the student led conferences on Thursday)
    8 Wednesday *Grade 3 PYP assembly/Student Awards (K-6)
    9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    13 Monday Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (Grades 2,5,8 -all day)
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    17 Friday *St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green to school
    20 Monday *St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    29 Wednesday Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 2-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 11 Thursday *Public Speaking Evening -Grades 4-9 only
    25-27 *The Little Mermaid – tentative date
    (to be confirmed by March 3)

    June 8-14 Junior High Exams
    15-16 Grade 9 Overnight Excursion (Lamonche)

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    February 19, 2017

    Boys Basketball Games – This Sunday at Lakecrest.

    Best wishes to our two boys’ basketball teams for today’s games at Lakecrest. Thanks to Mr. Darcy for the coaching and development he is doing with the two boys teams.

    Sunday at 1pm Lakecrest vs Rennies River (grades 3-6) at Lakecrest

    Sunday at 3pm Lakecrest vs Leary’s Brook (grades 6-9) at Lakecrest

    Grades K, 3 and 6 cross country skiing on Wednesday, Feb 22

    A reminder that students in grades 3 and 6 will be skiing and snowshoeing for the day on Wednesday at Pippy Park. Also, Kindergarten students will have Pippy Park activities for the afternoon.

    Students and parents are asked to please return permission slips. These are still available at the school and a copy is attached.

    Spelling Bee Congratulations

    This past Thursday after many postponements due to weather related school closures Lakecrest students from grades 4-8 competed in the school spelling bee. Two winners from each 4-8 class were chosen from the class competitions.

    Congratulations to the all class winners, listed below, who participated in the school competition.

    The two winners of the school competition were Shaharyar Siddiqui, first place and Abdullah Hussin, second place, Shararyar and Abdullah will represent Lakecrest at the regional competition on Sunday, Feb. 25.
    Grade level winners:
    Grade 4 Diya Morkar Amelie Healey
    Grade 5 Parsa Tayebivaljozi Haelan Culp
    Grade 6 Shaharyar Siddiqui Sebastian Pereira Mora
    Grade 7 Abdullah Hussin Allie Lockyer
    Grade 8 Juliet Battcock Elizabeth Clarke

    Kiwanis Festival Arrangements

    All Lakecrest Choirs will participate in the Kiwanis Music Festival on Tuesday, Feb 21. Students will travel to and from the D.F. Cook Recital Hall (MUN School of Music) by bus. Please note that the times are slightly different from those in the previous newsletter.
    The performances are scheduled as follows:
    11:20 a.m. for the elementary choir
    11:35 a.m. for the primary choir
    2:00 p.m. for the chamber choir.
    Lakecrest Parents are welcome to attend these performances. There are however very strict entrance requirements as the audience is not permitted to enter the concert hall after the performances have started. There is also usually a small fee changed for attendance.

    Lakecrest Calendar – February 2017
    Date Day Event
    February 21 Tuesday Lakecrest Strategic Planning/CAIS Committee, meeting – 10:20 a.m.
    Kiwanis Music Festival
    *(Elem. and Primary Choirs at 11:20 and 11:35 am.; Chamber Choir at 2:00 p.m.)
    22 Wednesday Cross Country Skiing (Grades K -PM; 3,6 – all day)
    23 Thursday 7-9 Term Reports for Parents
    Senior French Immersion Classes only cancelled for today.
    Feb 27-March 3 Lakecrest Spirit Week
    28 Tuesday Cross Country Skiing/snowshoeing (Grades 1, 4, 7)
    March 1 Wednesday Grades 6 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    Lakecrest Leadership group presentation
    2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    3 Friday Dress Down Day
    7 Tuesday K-6 Term 1 Reports for Parents
    (Linked to the student led conferences on Thursday)
    8 Wednesday *Grade 3 PYP assembly/Student Awards (K-6)
    9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    13 Monday Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (Grades 2,5,8 -all day)
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    29 Wednesday Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    30 Thursday Public Speaking
    Grades 4-9 (7:00 p.m.)
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 2-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 11-13 The Little Mermaid – tentative date.

    Lakecrest will be closed Wednesday, Feb 15, due to weather conditions.

    Dear Parents,

    Lakecrest is closed for the day, Feb.6, due to weather conditions.
    Thank you,
    Bob Pittman

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    February 5, 2017

    Family Skate Reminder

    Our annual Family Skate is Tuesday, February 7 at Mile One Centre. All students and parents who wish to skate are required to wear a helmet. Parents and guests are invited to join in the skating.

    For Grade Kindergarten to Four Students
    Buses will leave the school around 8:40 a.m. and all students will go with their classes. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 8:45 and 9:00 to help with tying of skate laces, etc.
    K-4 students will return to the school at about 10:00 a.m.

    For Grade Five to Nine Students
    Busses will leave the school at 9:40 and will return at about 11:00 noon. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 9:45 and 10:00 a.m.

    Lakecrest Skiing and Snowshoeing Days/Afternoons

    Ms. Carroll has arranged for snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing in Pippy Park for all Lakecrest students over the next several weeks. Snowshoes and skis etc. are provided by the Pippy Park Lodge. Details for classes will be provided prior to the date for each group. Thanks to Ms. Carroll and let’s hope the weather cooperates for all students. Please find the summary below:

    Feb 7 Grade 9 (PM).

    Feb 22 Grades 3 and 6 for the whole day, and Kindergarteners (PM)

    Feb 28 Grades 1,4,7 for the whole day.

    March 13 Grades 2,5 and 8 for the whole day.

    March 14 Back up Day

    Kangaroo Math Competition – A message from Ms. Maike Zinterl – Lakecrest parent

    Thank you to Ms. Zinterl for making this opportunity available for interested parents/students.

    Dear students and parents,
    The Math Kangaroo Contest is taking place on Sunday March 26th at Memorial University. Math Kangaroo takes place all over the world and is an opportunity for students to test and hone their math skills outside of the school environment. Contest content (grades 1 through 12) is covered in the Province Math Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective. Here in lies the challenge.
    You can read more about the contest here in detail:

    https://kangaroo.math.ca

    If there is enough interest among Lakecrest students I would be happy to do an introductory session with some sample questions.
    I would also like to point out that this contest is a test and in the students interest it would be beneficial to study for this appropriately. Otherwise they should be prepared that their score might be below their usual as this is a different test from their usual school tests. You can find sample tests online on the website. There will also be an online training available through the Canadian Math Kangaroo organization.
    If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at mgzinterl@mun.ca.

    Ms. Zinterl (Mother of Jakob – Grade 2)
    Assistant Site Coordinator for
    Ms. Margo Kondratieva,
    Memorial University

    Lakecrest Calendar – January / February 2017
    Date Day Event
    February 7 Tuesday Family Skating at Mile One
    K-4 at 9:00 a.m., 5-9 at 10:00 a.m.
    (Hockey or ski helmets required
    for all parents and students)
    *Cross Country Skiing P.M. Grade 9
    8 Wednesday Lakecrest Spelling Bee
    1:00 p.m.
    Scrabble Club Starts (3:15 p.m.)
    9 Thursday Junior/Senior French Immersion classes cancelled for today only.
    10 Friday Lakecrest Teacher In-service
    School closed for students
    13 Monday Family Day – school closed
    21 Tuesday Lakecrest Strategic Planning/CAIS Committee, meeting – 10:20 a.m.
    Kiwanis Music Festival
    (Primary and Elementary Choirs at 11:45 a,m.; Chamber Choir at 2:00 p.m.)
    22 Wednesday *Cross Country Skiing (Grades K -PM; 3,6 – all day)
    23 Thursday 7-9 Term Reports for Parents
    Senior French Immersion Classes only cancelled for today.
    28 Tuesday *Cross Country Skiing/snowshoeing (Grades 1, 4, 7)
    March 1 Wednesday Grade 3 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    7 Tuesday K-6 Term 1 Reports for Parents
    (Linked to the student led conferences on Thursday)
    9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    13 Monday *Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (Grades 2,5,8 -all day)
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    26 Sunday Kangaroo Math Competition for interested students
    29 Wednesday Grade 1 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    30 Thursday Public Speaking
    Grades 4-9 (7:00 p.m.)
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 2-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    5 Wednesday Grade 2 PYP assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 11-13 The Little Mermaid – tentative date.

    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter
    January 22, 2017
    The Little Mermaid Cast Performance and T-Shirts

    As indicated below members of the Lakecrest Little Mermaid Cast will be performing at the arts and culture center on February 10th. Today, the special Little Mermaid T-Shits arrived at the school in time for the concert below. Cast members may pick up their T-shirt’s from Ms. Warren. The cost of each T-Shirt is $30.

    Join us as musical theatre SUPERSTAR Rebecca Caine sings music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and much more with the NSO on Friday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre.

    Rebecca previously starred as Cosette in Les Miserables in London, and Christine in Phantom of the Opera in Toronto and we are thrilled to have her with us!

    Cameo Performance: Come early for the show to hear the talented students of Lakecrest as they perform selections from their upcoming musical The Little Mermaid, on the upper concourse of the Arts and Culture Centre.

    Get your tickets today! Click for Ticket Information

    A message from Home and School

    Lakecrest Fundraising Lottery

    Thank you to all parents, teachers, families and friends who have purchased a ticket for the Lakecrest Cash Lottery. As of right now we have 135 tickets sold. We still have 165 to sell before January 31,2017!! Please continue to spread the word about our fundraiser. If everyone in school sells two tickets, we will reach our goal in no time!!!

    Contact Jenny Barker at jenny4bar@gmail.com if you would like to purchase a ticket. Thank you for your support!

    Volunteers Needed

    We need lunchtime volunteers for pizza service on Fridays. The time commitment is from 11:15am -1:00pm and we require three volunteers every Friday. If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information please contact Jenny Barker at jenny4bar@gmail.com

    Please review the Literacy Day note from Ms. Parsons

    Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

    In celebration of Literacy Day, students will be invited to participate in various activities throughout the week.

    • LITERACY DAY BINGO: On Monday, your child will bring home a Literacy Day Bingo family activity sheet. Please follow the instructions provided on the sheet and return to your child’s teacher by Friday, January 27th, for a chance to win a prize!
    • LAKECREST BOOK SWAP: Does your child have a pile of books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for more exciting reading materials? From Monday to Friday, students may bring in a “gently used” book (no coloring books please) to the donation boxes provided on the first floor (near Ms. Spurvey’s door, or on the second floor (by Ms. Parsons’ and Ms. Gallagher’s classrooms). On Friday, classes will attend the book swap with their teacher and will have the opportunity to select a “new” book to take home.
    • CHARACTER DAY: On Friday, students are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book characters or authors. Throughout the day, students will also participate in DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), and a ‘Book-nic’ in the gym with their study buddies!

    Thank You for Your Support

    Principals for a Day

    During our spring Lakecrest Auction an item on which bids were made by parents and friends was “Principal for a Day”. Arrangements have now been made for Chiamaka, Elliott and Chidiebube, as identified in the calendar below, to be principals for a day at Lakecrest. Activities for the students will include attending an administrators’ luncheon, assisting with the STAR student assembly, welcoming students to the school in the morning, monitoring good deeds of students during the day, making school announcements, and others to be determined by the principals. This activity is one which benefits the whole school as the current administrator can learn much from the newly appointed principals.

    Junior High Exams

    From January 30 to February 3, Lakecrest will hold its mid-year exams for students in grades 7, 8 and 9. Teachers have provided study guides indicating content and understandings which students should prepare. Students are asked to be sure to ask teachers for clarification or further explanation about any of the information for which they are responsible, as class reviews take place this week.

    As indicated in the attached documents there will also be both tutorial and supervised study sessions offered for students during exam week. We wish all students the best as they prepare for their exams.

    City of St. John’s Programs Offered

    Please see below a message from Lori Letto, Youth Services Field Worker, City of St. John’s. The City provides several interesting activities which may be of interest to some Lakecrest students.

    Please contact the city as indicated to register if interested.

    Here’s how to register:
    • Online www.stjohns.ca through RECconnect

    • In person at either H.G.R Mews Community Centre

    • Telephone at (709) 576-8499

    Youth Learn To …

    – Classic Cross-Country Ski
    If you’ve never skied before or have been a frustrated skier, this course will help get you started on the right track. All equipment is provided.
    Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    Time: 6 to 8pm
    Ages: 12 to 16 years
    Location: North Bank Lodge, Pippy Park
    Cost: $14

    – Robotics
    Learn how programs work and how to program your own robot. All necessary materials provided.
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Time: 5 to 8pm
    Ages: 12 to 16 years
    Location: College of the North Atlantic, Ridge Road Campus
    Cost: $21

    – Animal Care
    Learn about animal rescue, pet care, careers with animals and bite prevention.
    Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Time: 6 to 8pm
    Ages: 12 to 16 years
    Location: Animal Care & Adoption Centre, 81 Higgins Line
    Cost: $14

    – Architectural Design
    Learn how programs work and how to program your own robot. All necessary materials provided.
    Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Time: 5 to 8pm
    Ages: 12 to 16 years
    Location: College of the North Atlantic, Ridge Road Campus
    Cost: $21

    Youth Inclusion Leader
    Develop your advocacy for inclusion in recreation and leisure settings. Topics to be explored are empathy, mentorship, multiculturalism, ability, gender identity and mental health. Participants will receive certificate of completion.
    Date: Wednesdays, Feb 1 to April 5, 2017
    Time: 3:30 to 5:30pm
    Ages: 15 to 18 years
    Location: Waterford Valley High School
    Cost: $60

    Youth Ball Hockey
    This is an opportunity for youth to take part in a recreational ball hockey night. Registration is required. Teams will be assigned on a nightly basis.
    Date: Sundays, Feb 5 to April 9, 2017
    Time: 6 to 7:15pm
    Ages: 12 to 16 years
    Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre
    Cost: $31.25

    Lori Letto
    Youth Services Fieldworker II
    Recreation Division
    Community Services Department
    City of St. John’s
    P.O. Box 908
    St. John’s, NL A1C 5M2
    576-8630 (Tel)
    576-8469 (Fax)
    lletto@stjohns.ca
    www.stjohns.ca
    Lakecrest Calendar – January / February 2017
    Date Day Event
    January 25 Wednesday School assemblies for k-6 and 7-9 students.
    Principals for the Day:
    Elliott Barker
    Chiamaka Okenna Afamefuna
    Chidiebube Okenna Afamefuna
    27 Friday Literacy Day at Lakecrest
    30-Feb. 3
    Junior High Mid-Year Exams
    February 3 Friday Kindergarten 2017/18 Orientation
    9:00-11:30 a.m.
    7 Tuesday Family Skating at Mile One
    K-4 at 9:00 a.m., 5-9 at 10:00 a.m.
    (Hockey or ski helmets required
    for all parents and students)
    Cross Country Skiing Grades 1,4,7 – tentative date.
    8 Wednesday Lakecrest Spelling Bee
    1:00 p.m.
    Scrabble Club Starts (3:15 p.m.)
    9 Thursday Junior/Senior French Immersion classes cancelled for today only.
    10 Friday Lakecrest Teacher In-service
    School closed for students
    13 Monday Family Day – school closed
    21 Tuesday Lakecrest Strategic Planning/CAIS Committee, meeting – 10:20 a.m.
    Cross Country Skiing (Grades 2,5,8)
    22 Wednesday Cross Country Skiing (Grades 3,6,9)
    23 Thursday 7-9 Term Reports for Parents
    Senior French Immersion Classes only cancelled for today.
    March 2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    7 Tuesday K-6 Term 1 Reports for Parents
    (Linked to the student led conferences on Thursday)
    *9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences
    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    16 Thursday Kindergarten Orientation 2017/2018 Class
    (9:00-2:45 p.m.)
    *24 Friday Lakecrest Science Fair
    *30 Thursday Public Speaking
    Grades 4-9 (7:00 p.m.)
    31 Friday Multicultural Fair
    April 2-7 Europe Excursion – Grades 8/9
    10-21 Spring Vacation
    24 Monday All Science Challenge – Grade 8
    26-28 St. Pierre Excursion – Grade 7 class.
    May 11-13 The Little Mermaid – tentative date.

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    January 8, 2017

    Re-scheduled Lakecrest Annual Family Skate, Tuesday, February 7.

     

    Our annual Family Skate has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 7 at Mile One Centre. All students who wish to skate are required to wear a helmet. Parents and guests are invited to join in the skating.

     

    For Grade Kindergarten to Four Students

    Buses will leave the school around 8:40 a.m. and all students will go with their classes. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 8:45 and 9:00 to help with tying of skate laces, etc.

    K-4 students will return to the school at about 10:00 a.m.

     

    For Grade Five to Nine Students

    Busses will leave the school at 9:40 and will return at about 11:00 noon. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 9:45 and 10:00 a.m.

     

    Extracurricular Athletics – Updates from Ms. Carroll

     

    Hockey/Skating:

    The Hockey/Skating program will resume this Wednesday after school. New registration is required. The program will run until April 5th excluding March 8th due to the Public Speaking contest. The fee for these 12 weeks is:

    $120 for the first family member,

    $60 for the second family member,

    All other family members free.

    All fees for last term and this new term are due prior to getting on the ice this Wednesday.

    Parents are welcome to come skate with their children and must accompany any children who are not yet students of Lakecrest.

    Everyone who comes onto the ice must be wearing skates and helmets. All Hockey gear is required for the hockey program.

     

    Tennis:

    Information regarding the restart of tennis is not available at this time. If your child is interested in a new term of tennis, please sign up with Mrs. Gillingham along with the $20 registration fee to hold your spot. The cap is 20 students for this program for grades K – 6.

     

     

     

     

    Girls Basketball:

    Girls grade 3 – 6 practice Mondays during the morning recess. Gym uniforms can be worn to school on this day.

    Girls Grade 6-9 practice on Thursdays during the lunch recess. Gym uniforms can be worn to school on this day.

     

    Games are suspended for the junior high girls until available times are confirmed. If you have not yet let Ms. Carroll know your daughter’s available times for games (beginning 5:00pm in the evenings), please do so as soon as possible so we can resume play. We do not want to default anymore games. It is very accommodating of the convenor of the tournament to allow us to choose game days. Please submit all times for possible games, and they will be confirmed with you before sent to the convenor.

     

    To view the schedule, go to:    www.nlscoreboard.com

     

    click JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL LEAGUE and after viewing the teams in the tournament, click Enter to view the schedule.

     

    Boys Basketball:

    Boys have upcoming games this week. Please go to the scoreboard site above to view times and venues. Mr. Darcy will be providing more information on the teams’ activities.

     

    Other Sports:

    We will be inquiring for interest in Junior High Tennis, Badminton and Ultimate Frisbee. There will be an interest sign up sheet on the sports bulletin board in the main lobby of the school. If your child is interested in these sports, please have them sign the lists.

     

    Thank you for supporting your children and the sports program!

     

     

    Lakecrest Calendar – January / February 2017

    Date Day Event
         
    January 2017 9-13 FI, basketball, sports skills, orchestra / sectionals start this week
      17 Tuesday Lakecrest Strategic Planning /CAIS Committee Meeting

    10:30-11:30 a.m.

      20 Friday Dress Down Day
      27 Friday Literacy Day at Lakecrest
      30-Feb. 3

     

    Junior High Mid-Year Exams
     February 2017 3 Friday Kindergarten 2017/18 Orientation

    9:00-11:30 a.m.

      7 Tuesday Family Skating at Mile One

    K-4 at 9:00 a.m., 5-9 at 10:00 a.m.

      8 Wednesday Lakecrest Spelling Bee

    1:00 p.m.

      9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences

    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

      10 Friday Lakecrest Teacher In-service

    School closed for students

      13 Monday Family Day – school closed
      23 Thursday 7-9 Term Reports for Parents
    March 2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences

    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

    April 26-28 St. Pierre Excursion for Grade 7 class.
    May 11-13 The Little Mermaid – tentative date.

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    January 2, 2017

     

    Best wishes to Lakecrest Families for a happy and successful 2017

     

    Opening Day – Wednesday, January 4, 2017

     

    Lakecrest will reopen on Wednesday, January 4. The first day of school will be a full day as usual.

     

    Extracurricular Activities

     

    Each Lakecrest semester provides an extensive variety of extracurricular activities. Some activities have ended and will be replaced by new ones for the second semester, while other activities continue throughout the school year.

     

    Ongoing extracurricular activities will resume during the week of January 9-13. Specific start dates will be announced shortly for the new activities.

     

    These activities which will resume during the January 9-13 week include the following:

     

    Basketball (Mondays-Girls, Thursdays-Boys)

    French Immersion (Mondays and/or Thursdays)

    Sports Skills (Tuesdays)

    Orchestra (Tuesdays) and beginners’ sectionals (various times)

     

    As always, students may join these activities at any time during the school year. Please check with Ms. Carroll or Mr. Darcy for athletics, Mr. Pittman for French Immersion, orchestra or sectionals.

     

    Grade One Teacher

     

    Our grade one teacher, Ms. Hollinshead, will begin her maternity leave on January 4.  We wish her all the best.

     

    Ms. Danielle Power will replace Ms. Hollinshead for the remainder of this school year. Ms. Power brings both international and local teaching experiences to this position. Contact information and additional transitional details have been sent to grade 1 parents.

     

    We wish Ms. Power the best as she continues the school year with our grade one class for the remainder of the school year.

     

    Junior High- January / February Exams

     

    Term 1 junior high exams will follow the schedule below. Additional Details for student attendance, and tutorial arrangements during the exam schedule will be sent to parents in the next week.

     

    Date Day (AM) Exam
    Jan 30 Monday English Language Arts
    Jan 31 Tuesday Social Studies
    Feb. 1 Wednesday Science
    Feb. 2 Thursday Mathematics
    Feb. 3 Friday French
    Feb. 23 Junior High Term 1 Report Cards
    Mar. 2 Junior High Term 1 Parent/Teacher Conferences

     

    Lakecrest Calendar – January / February 2017

    Date Day Event
         
    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after vacation.
      6 Friday Dress Down Day
      9-13 FI, basketball, sports skills, orchestra and sectionals Start this week
      20 Friday Dress Down Day
      30-Feb. 3

     

    Junior High Mid-Year Exams
    February 2017 9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student Led Conferences

    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

      10 Friday Lakecrest Teacher In-service

    School closed for students

      13 Monday Family Day – school closed
      23 Thursday 7-9 Term Reports for Parents
    March 2 Thursday 7-9 Parent Teacher Conferences

    (1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

    April 26-28 St. Pierre Excursion for Grade 7 class.
    May 11-13 The Little Mermaid – tentative date.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    December 18, 2016

     

     

    Christmas Concert – Monday, Dec. 19

     

    Our Christmas Concert will take place on Monday, Dec 19, at 7:00 p.m. Students are asked to be in their homerooms at 6:30 p.m. Some students/parents have been notified by homeroom teachers that a costume is requested for the event. This of course depends on the type of homeroom presentation. Otherwise dress casual is permitted, but we request that students not wear jeans, unless they are part of a costume.

     

    All family members are welcome; however, we do ask that very young children not be permitted to walk around the gymnasium or make loud noises during the performances. This can be very distracting for the students who are speaking and performing on the stage as sound does “carry” in all directions in our gym.

     

    Christmas Assembly/Early Dismissal, Tuesday, Dec 20

     

    Our annual Christmas assembly will start at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 20 This assembly will include a slide show of first term events, and a Christmas sing-along lead by the Lakecrest Chamber Choir.

     

    Parents and all family members are invited to come and enjoy.

    Students will be dismissed from the assembly to homerooms at about 11:30 a.m. The schedule for dismissal from classes is provided below.

    11:40 – K and 1 (Parents please go to the classroom to pick up students)

    11:40 – 2 and 3 – Students will be brought to the foyer.

    11:45 – 4, 5 and 6 – Students will be brought to the main first floor hallway as in a regular dismissal

    11:50 – Junior High – Students will be dismissed as in a regular dismissal

     

    Last call for Lakecrest Chromebooks

    The Lenovo Chromebook N22 with the Lakecrest logo as seen on display will be ordered this week. We recently negotiated a price reduction to $230 per laptop including tax shipping and logo. Please let Mr. Bishop know ASAP if you would like to purchase one.

    The chromebooks are great devices for school, are durable, portable and wonderful for internet based tasks, including document creation and editing using G Suite. These devices don’t have large internal hard drives so don’t allow for instillation of games etc. but instead run chrome apps. This means the computer stays up to date and operating quickly for much longer than a typical windows or mac based laptop.

     

    We are hoping to collect class sets of these devices as technology at Lakecrest continues to expand and improve. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Bishop. (abishop@lakecrest.ca)

     

    Locker/Desk Cleanout on Monday, Dec 19.

     

    Students are asked to ensure that their lockers and desks have been emptied of clothing, any food or other left over items before the Christmas break.

     

    Student Council Christmas Food Drive

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    The Lakecrest Student Council Christmas Food drive has been extended to December 19. Parents and students are encouraged to bring along items as described below.  They can be delivered on Monday when families are arriving for the concert.

     

    All Non-perishable items such:

    Cereal                                                                     Jello

    Crackers/Biscuits                                                   Jam

    Soups                                                                     Tin Tomatoes

    Beans/spaghetti/ stew/ Meatballs etc.                    Rice

    Tin Vegetables                                                       Cereal Bar

    Sugar                                                                      Mayonnaise

    Peanut Butter                                                         Tea

    Chez whiz                                                              Coffee

    Tin or Bottle pasta sauce                                       Tin milk

    Dry Pasta                                                               Juice

    Kraft Dinner                                                          Cake Mix

    Pancake mix/ syrup                                               Tin Fruit

    Tin Tuna, Ham, Chicken, Turkey                          Mustard

    Ketchup

     

    There is also a need for the following items:

    Shampoo, Body wash, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste

     

    The Lakecrest Student Council.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Loom Knitting Extracurricular Request from Ms. Spurvey

     

     

    Dear Parents,

     

    Please ask your children to return the looms and hooks that were used during the loom knitting class. If anyone needs help casting off any projects, please have the children bring them to me by Monday. I hope they have enjoyed the class as much as we have! Enjoy the break!

     

    Regards,

    Ms. Spurvey

     

     

    Junior High- January / February Exams

     

    Term 1 junior high exams will follow the schedule below. Details for student attendance arrangements during the exam schedule will be sent to parents in January.

     

    Date Day (AM) Exam
    Jan 30 Monday English Language Arts
    Jan 31 Tuesday Social Studies
    Feb. 1 Wednesday Science
    Feb. 2 Thursday Mathematics
    Feb. 3 Friday French
    Feb. 23 Junior High Term 1 Report Cards
    Mar. 2 Junior High Term 1 Parent/Teacher Conferences

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –December 2016/January 2017

    Date Day Event
         
    December 19 Monday Lakecrest Christmas Concert

    Students arrive at 6:30 p.m.

    Concert start time 7:00 p.m.

    Last date to order a Chromebook

      20 Tuesday Last day before Vacation

    Christmas Assembly – 10:30-11:50

    Brass Sectional Performance

    Student dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after Vacation.
      30 Monday Junior High Mid-Year Exams start.
    February 2017 9 Thursday K-6 Term 1 Student led conferences
      10 Friday Lakecrest Teacher In-service

    School closed for students

      13 Monday Family Day – school closed
    April 26-28 St. Pierre Excursion for Grade 7 class.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    December 11, 2016

     

    Chamber Choir events on Sunday, Dec.11

     

    The Lakecrest Chamber Choir will perform at two events this Sunday, Dec 11.

    Shine a light on Mental Health

    Star Gala Performance

    Signal Hill (4:30-5:00 p.m.)

    The event includes “special performances by Spirit of Newfoundland Productions LTD and The Lakecrest Independent School Chamber Choir.”

    Check out the details for parking and other details at:

    http://destinationstjohns.com/event/signal-hill-star-gala-shining-a-light-on-mental-health/

     

    Celebrate the Season

    Anglican Cathedral (8:00 p.m.)

     

    Best wishes to all chamber choir members and Ms. Warren for today’s performances.

     

     

    Lakecrest Annual Family Skate, Tuesday, December 13

     

    The annual Family Skate will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at Mile One Centre. All students who wish to skate are required to wear a helmet. Parents and guests are invited to join in the skating. Please note that due to other morning activities for Grade 4’s their skating session is from 11:00-11:50 a.m.

     

    For Grade Kindergarten to Three Students

    Buses will leave the school around 9:40 a.m. and all students will go with their classes. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 9:45 and 10:00 to help with tying of skate laces, etc.

    K-4 students will return to the school at about 11:00 a.m.

     

    For Grade Four to Nine Students

    Busses will leave the school at 10:40 and will return at about 12:00 noon. Parents and family members are invited to meet us at Mile One between 10:45 and 11:00 a.m.

     

    Lakecrest Christmas Concert – Thursday, Dec 15 /Ticket order forms

     

    Our Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday, Dec 15 at 7:00 p.m. Students are asked to be in their homerooms at 6:30 p.m. Some students/parents have been notified by homeroom teachers that a costume is requested for the event. This of course depends on the type of homeroom presentation. Otherwise dress casual is permitted, but we request that students not wear jeans.

     

    All family members are welcome; however, we do ask that very young children not be permitted to walk around the gymnasium or make loud noises during the performances. This can be very distracting for the students who are speaking and performing on the stage as sound does “carry” in all directions in our gym.

     

    A reminder also that Monday 12th, is the deadline for return of Concert ticket request forms and payment to purchase two tickets/student.  Starting on Tuesday, Dec 13 additional tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis

     

    Late opening – Friday, Dec.16

     

    Friday Dec 16, the day after the Christmas Concert, classes for students will start at 10:05 a.m. For those parents who wish to drop off their child at the regular time supervision will be provided until classes begin.

     

    Student Council Christmas Food Drive

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    The Lakecrest Student Council will be holding our annual Christmas Food drive for the less fortunate from December 12-16th.This season we will be supporting two outreach programs with this food drive – the St. Patrick’s Food Hampers as well as the Food Sharing Association. We are hoping for a wonderful turnout.  Students are encouraged to bring along items as described below.

     

    All Non-perishable items such:

    Cereal                                                                     Jello

    Crackers/Biscuits                                                   Jam

    Soups                                                                     Tin Tomatoes

    Beans/spaghetti/ stew/ Meatballs etc.                    Rice

    Tin Vegetables                                                       Cereal Bar

    Sugar                                                                      Mayonnaise

    Peanut Butter                                                         Tea

    Chez whiz                                                              Coffee

    Tin or Bottle pasta sauce                                       Tin milk

    Dry Pasta                                                               Juice

    Kraft Dinner                                                          Cake Mix

    Pancake mix/ syrup                                               Tin Fruit

    Tin Tuna, Ham, Chicken, Turkey                          Mustard

    Ketchup

     

    There is also a need for the following items:

    Shampoo, Body wash, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste

     

     

    The Student Council appreciates that you are helping the less fortunate around this time of year and our collective act of kindness for our community.

     

    The Lakecrest Student Council.

     

     

    Lakecrest Family Christmas Tree

     

    Parents are asked to please bring in any items purchased as indicated on the front entrance Christmas tree tags.  These will be delivered to the Christmas family at the end of the day, on Monday, December 12. The mom and three children will I am sure appreciated the generous contributions of Lakecrest Families to their Christmas.

     

    Extracurricular Activities / Orchestra /Sectionals

     

    All extracurricular activities as well as orchestra and sectionals will conclude at their regularly scheduled times during the week of December 12-16. Please note the exception for the French Immersion session below.

     

    French Immersion Afternoon classes this week (Dec 12-16)

     

    There will be a slight change to the French Immersion classes this week.  The Monday class will continue as usual, but due to the Christmas concert the Thursday FI class will be moved to Tuesday. Students who usually attend the Thursday class may for this week attend a session on either Monday or Tuesday, whichever is more convenient.  French Immersion will resume starting on January 9.

     

    Technology Meeting Postponed

     

    The Meeting scheduled for Monday 12th, has been postponed until January.

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –December 2016/January 2017

    Date Day Event
         
    December 11 SUNDAY Lakecrest Chamber Choir Performances

    1.    Shine a light on Mental Health

    Star Gala Performance

    Signal Hill (4:30-5:00 p.m.)

    2.    Celebrate the Season

    Anglican Cathedral (8:00 p.m.)

      13 Tuesday Recycling

    Family Skate –Mile One

    (10:00-10:50 for K-3/ 11:00-11:50 for 4-9)

    Last day for Orchestra before vacation

      14 Wednesday Last day for flute sectionals /lessons

    before Christmas

    School Assembly

    Chamber Choir Representatives visit Street Reach at Lunchtime.

      15 Thursday Lakecrest Christmas Concert – 7:00 p.m.
      16 Friday Late start for school at 10:05 a.m.

    Dress Down Day

      20 Tuesday Last day before Vacation

    Christmas Assembly – 10:30-11:50

    Brass Sectional Performance

    Student dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after Vacation.
      30 Monday Junior High Mid-Year Exams start.
    April 26-28 St. Pierre Excursion for Grade 7 class.

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    December 4, 2016

     

    Provincial / CRT Testing Results – Wow!!

     

    A few weeks ago, provincial testing /CRT results were received by the school. Since then they have been reviewed by teachers to identify the strengths and areas for improvement for our students.

     

    Again, as in the past years the results indicate that Lakecrest is the top school in the province in terms of the overall result for the grade levels. The term “private “in the table below refers to the private/independent schools in the province.

     

    All parents, students and teachers of Lakecrest should again be commended for the outstanding performance of our grade 3, 6 and 9 students on these tests. These skills are developed at all Lakecrest grade levels. The tests are administered at each school in the province but are assessed at a provincial marking panel during the summer vacation.

     

    Lakecrest continues to lead in the development of teaching and learning strategies which are current and thus produces measurable results. Congratulations to all for this tremendous accomplishment.

     

    Provincial tests / CRT’s Spring 2016

     % correct selected response

    Grade Lakecrest

    (Total aver. %)

    Private

    (Total aver %)

    Province

    (Total aver. %)

           
    3 (Prim) 93.1 78.6 75.8
    6 (Elem) 77.5 71.6 63.3
    9 (Inter) 85.7 76.5 65.8
           

     

    Total provincial results show a marked difference between Lakecrest and provincial results for

    the total test. “Cut Score” is the grade level standard.

     

    Provincial tests / CRT’s Spring 2016

     Total Test Cut Score

    Grade Cut Score Lakecrest

     

    Private

     

    Province

     

             
    3 (Prim) 42/74 66.4 55.1 52.7
    6 (Elem) 50/94 72.2 68.3 59.2
    9 (Inter) 28/50 43.4 32.3 32.3
             

     

     

     

    “Hour of Code” activities this week

     

    All Lakecrest students from K-9 will this week have “hour of code” activities.  Students in grades K-6 will work with their buddy classes and participate in several grade level appropriate activities.

    Students in grades 7-9 on Wednesday afternoon will attend sessions on Drone Technology, Python Coding and Photoshop. Thanks to Mr. Bishop and homeroom teachers for organizing these activities.  Please find a note below about “Hour of Code”.

     

    “The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages.”

    Website: https://hourofcode.com/ca

     

     

    Lakecrest Basketball Teams Update

     

    Congratulations to the Girls’ Senior team (grades 6-8) on their game and win against Mount Pearl Intermediate at MPI. Special congratulations to Grace Fitzpatrick on her selection as “Player of the Game”.

     

    Congratulations to the Girls’ Junior team (grades 4-6) who played a game against Rennies River at Lakecrest on Friday. They played a great game and showed much Lakecrest school spirit.

     

    Good luck also to the Boys‘ Senior Team in their game against Holy Trinity at Holy Trinity School, today, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

     

    Many thanks to Ms. Carroll and Mr. Darcy for organizing these competitions and league participation for our four basketball teams this year.

     

    MAX visits for Grades 2-5 this week

     

    Students from grades 4 and 5 on Thursday, and 2 and 3 on Friday will travel by bus to MAX to attend sessions on cheerleading, theatre, dance and music.

     

    MAX is a center for arts, athletics and wellness.  Students will participate in various grade level appropriate aspects of these activities. This is a new program being offered by MAX. We hope that our students enjoy this opportunity. Thanks to Ms. Warren for organizing this activity for our students.

     

    Cafeteria Update

     

    Milk will not be available in the cafeteria at lunchtime for the first few days this week. Juice will be provided for all students who have purchased a drink.  This is necessary because of the delivery of a new refrigerator for the cafeteria kitchen. We expect to receive it by mid-week.

     

    Lakecrest Chromebooks

     

    Soon Lakecrest plans to order additional laptops to replace some of our older devices. In consultation with the Technology Committee and IT faculty it has been determined that Chromebooks would be good replacements and make it possible to increase the number of devices available to students.   The approximate cost for each Lakecrest Chromebook, which includes a Lakecrest logo on the case, will be $265 per unit. These devices would be suitable for all educational technology requirements from grades K-high school.

     

    It should be noted that a Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing in “the cloud“.

     

    Several parents have asked that if the school does purchase Chromebooks, could they order one of these for their child. We can make that option available for parents. Unfortunately, they will not be available before Christmas vacation. A sample Lakecrest Chromebook will be on display in the school entrance for this week if any parents would like to view the device.

     

    Please send any questions or requests to have one ordered for your child to Mr. Bishop (abishop@lakecrest.ca) or Mr. Barrett (mbarrett@lakecrest.ca)

     

    Please find below some of the advantages of having a Chromebook.

     

    Rugged and Durable

    – Drop resistant – built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 70cm (2.3 feet) Stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame around the screen, sides and corners absorb the force of bumps and reduce damage when dropped.

    – Reinforcement around ports and hinges adds durability that stands up to student wear and tear

    – Anti-peel keys resist removal by students

    – Water resistant keyboard channels spills (up to 330ml) away from the electronics to prevent damage.

    – Sealed touchpad protects the electronics from moisture and spills

    – Non-slip texture hides wear and scratches and helps the students to better grip the device

    – Fan less design eliminates the need for bottom vents which helps keep debris away from the electronics

     

    Designed for Education

    – Rotatable camera gives students flexibility in how they capture images and video. A student can rotate the camera away to record a science experiment or capture video of other students doing a skit or presenting a report. The student can also rotate the camera up to closely examine an object. The integrated microphone also rotates with the camera to better capture sound.

    – The anti-glare screen produces less reflection under florescent lights and near classroom windows, reducing student eyestrain.

    – With up to 10 hours of battery life, teachers and students can work where they need to without a power cord. The battery is serviceable and can be replaced by school IT.

     

    French Immersion Opportunity for Lakecrest Parents and Students

     

    The previous newsletter provided information about a French Immersion excursion for parents and students during the summer of 2017. Any parent who might be interested is asked to please notify Mr. Pittman prior to the Christmas vacation. A parent information session will be planned for January/February if there seems to be sufficient interest. Please note that parents and not expected to make a firm commitment now, but rather to indicate that they would like to know more detail.

    Please notify Mr. Pittman (rpittman@lakecrest.ca) if interested.

     

    Lakecrest Calendar –December 2016/January 2017

    Date Day Event
         
    December 4 Sunday Boys Senior Basketball game at Holy Trinity

    6:30 p.m.

      5-9   Computer Education Week – various activities for all students in grades K-9.
      7 Wednesday “Hour of Code” Junior High Sessions (PM)

    Python Coding

    Drone Technology

    Photo Shop

    Extracurricular skating/hockey – last session

      8 Thursday Grade 4and 5 students visit MAX

    from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

      9 Friday Grade 2 and 3 students visit MAX

    From 9:00-11:00 a.m.

      11 SUNDAY Lakecrest Chamber Choir Performances

    1.    Shine a light on Mental Health

    Star Gala Performance

    Signal Hill (4:30-5:00 p.m.)

    2.    Celebrate the Season

    Anglican Cathedral (8:00 p.m.)

      13 Tuesday Recycling

    Family Skate – Confirmed at Mile One (10:00-10:50 for K-4/11:00-11:50 for 5-9)

    Last day for Orchestra before vacation

           
      14 Wednesday Last day for flute sectionals /lessons

    before Christmas

      15 Thursday Lakecrest Christmas Concert – 7:00 p.m.
      16 Friday Late start for school at 10:25 a.m.

    Dress Down Day

      20 Tuesday Last day before Vacation

    Christmas Assembly – 10:30-11:50

    Brass Sectional Performance

    Student dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after Vacation.
      30 Monday Junior High Mid-Year Exams start.
    April 26-28 St. Pierre Excursion for Grade 7 class.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter
    November 13, 2016

    Lakecrest Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 30th

    The Lakecrest Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 30th at 7:00 p.m. There is currently a vacancy on the Board of Directors. All parents are eligible for membership on the Board. Any parents who are interested in membership on the Board are asked to please notify the Board chair, Mr. Liam O’Brien by e-mail (LOBrien@curtisdawe.com).

    Lakecrest Chapters Night, Tuesday, Nov 15th

    All Lakecrest families and students are invited to attend Chapter Night on Tuesday, 15th. Student in the primary and elementary choirs will also come together to perform for parents. There will also be a presentation by grade one students. Parents are encouraged to attend Chapters night both for the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts and thus support purchases for the school library and classroom resources.

    During the day on Tuesday we will be reminding our students about appropriate behavior during the Charters night event. During the evening, we ask parents to ensure that their children are not disturbing other parents or shoppers since the store remains open to the public during the evening. There is a play area with samples of some toys etc. for younger students provided by the store. Thanks, in advance for your help with this.

    Please see below a message for the Home and School Association
    This year, Lakecrest Chapters Night will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Chapters on Kenmount Road.
    This annual event allows parents, students, extended family and friends of Lakecrest to enjoy an evening of Music and treats while having an opportunity to boost literacy at the school by purchasing books for the Lakecrest library and classrooms.
    In addition to purchasing books for the school, 20% of ALL purchases you make that night from Chapters and Starbucks (except gift cards) will go directly to our school so please remember to let the cashier know that you’d like to support Lakecrest. This is an ideal opportunity to supplement your home library, purchase birthday gifts, and do holiday shopping in one evening all while supporting a great cause!
    Reminders
    Please check your child’s book bag for Chapters night information and coupon for free kids’ beverage. All students attending Chapters Night must wear full dress uniform and are reminded to behave in a respectful and appropriate manner.

    Home and School News – Fundraisers
    Parents are asked to please check out the Home and school News attachment. The Home and School association is providing information about two exciting fundraising projects for this school year.
    Kindergarten 2017/18 Orientations
    This week there will be orientation sessions for parents and students of the Kindergarten 2017/18 class. On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. the second parent orientation will take place in the Kindergarten classroom and on Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Kindergarten 2017 students will attend their second student orientation.

    Lakecrest Calendar – November/December 2016
    Date Day Event
    November 15 Tuesday Lakecrest Chapters Night – 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Chapters Book Store – Kenmount Rd.
    16 Wednesday School Assembly
    17 Thursday Kindergarten 17/18 Parent Information Session #2 (7:00 p.m.)
    18 Friday Kindergarten 17/18 Student orientation
    (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
    Dress Down Day
    22 Tuesday Recycling Day
    Grade 3 visit the GeoCentre
    24 Thursday Lakecrest Technology Comm. Meeting – 3:15 p.m.
    25 Friday *Report Cards to Parents
    29 Tuesday Lakecrest Heritage Fair – 12:35 p.m.
    30 Wednesday Lakecrest Annual General Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
    December 1 Thursday Lakecrest Parent/Teacher Meetings.
    2 Friday Dress Down Day
    7 Wednesday Extracurricular skating/hockey – last session
    8 Thursday Family Skate – tentative date
    13 Tuesday Recycling
    15 Thursday Lakecrest Christmas Concert – 7:00 p.m.
    16 Friday Late start for school at 10:25 a.m.
    Dress Down Day
    20 Tuesday Last day before Vacation
    Christmas Assembly – 10:30-11:50
    Student dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after Vacation.
    30 Monday Junior High Mid-Year Exams start.

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter
    November 6, 2016

    Lakecrest Chapters Night Date Change – Now Tuesday, Nov 15th

    Lakecrest was notified over the weekend that Chapters had accidentally double booked the 9th November for Chapter’s night. We have been reassigned Tuesday, November 15th.We apologize for any inconvenience with this date change. Please see the revised notice below.
    This year, Lakecrest Chapters Night will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Chapters on Kenmount Road.
    This annual event allows parents, students, extended family and friends of Lakecrest to enjoy an evening of Music and treats while having an opportunity to boost literacy at the school by purchasing books for the Lakecrest library and classrooms.
    In addition to purchasing books for the school, 20% of ALL purchases you make that night from Chapters and Starbucks (except gift cards) will go directly to our school so please remember to let the cashier know that you’d like to support Lakecrest. This is an ideal opportunity to supplement your home library, purchase birthday gifts, and do holiday shopping in one evening all while supporting a great cause!
    Reminder
    All students attending Chapters Night must wear full dress uniform and are reminded to behave in a respectful and appropriate manner.

    Remembrance Day Assembly – Wednesday, November 9th at 1:00 p.m.

    Our Remembrance Day assembly will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 1:00 p.m. All students are expected to have dress uniforms for the day. Parents are most welcome to attend the ceremony. Remembrance Day poppies will be provided for students.
    School will be closed on Friday, November 11th, for the national Remembrance Day Holiday.

    Baseball opportunity – “Winterball”

    This fall Lakecrest students showed a great interest in the baseball extracurricular activity. Junior and senior teams enjoyed practices and games with a number of coaches. Many thanks to Mr. Gruchy for coordinating this activity. The St. John’s minor baseball association also organizes an indoor winter program which provide for ongoing development of skills for all ages.
    Please find below a link for parents and students who wish to register for this “Winterball” program. Interested students can continue playing baseball during the winter as preparation for the next Lakecrest season.

    http://www.leaguelineup.com/topnews.asp?url=sjmba&sid=212972192&itemid=1590816

    Colder Weather Clothing

    Appropriate colder weather clothing is necessary for all outdoor school activities. All students are required to attend outdoor lunchtime activity weather permitting. As the temperatures drop please ensure that fall jackets, gloves, hats etc. are included for students every day, as in our climate sudden daily temperature changes are not uncommon.

    Reminder – November 8, 2016 School Photo Retakes

    There will be a school photo retake day on November 8th, for those students/parents who would like to have a retake of the recent school photo. Students are asked to please return their original set of photos, when they have the photo retaken.

    Also, it is possible for siblings in different grade levels to also have their photos taken together. If any parents would like to arrange for that option, please notify Ms. Gillingham. (agillingham@lakecrest.ca)

    Lakecrest Calendar – November/December 2016
    Date Day Event
    November 7 Monday Lakecrest Board of Directors’ Meeting
    9 Wednesday WE Day in Ottawa – Grade 8 students
    Remembrance Day Assembly – 1:00 p.m.
    (Parents welcome)
    11 Friday Remembrance Day Holiday – school closed
    15 Tuesday Lakecrest Chapters Night
    16 Wednesday School Assembly
    17 Thursday Kindergarten 17/18 Parent Information Session #2 (7:00 p.m.)
    18 Friday Kindergarten 17/18 Student orientation
    (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
    Dress Down Day
    22 Tuesday Recycling Day
    Grade 3 visit the GeoCentre
    24 Thursday Lakecrest Technology Comm. Meeting – 3:15 p.m.
    25 Friday Report Cards to Parents
    29 Tuesday Lakecrest Heritage Fair – 12:35 p.m.
    30 Wednesday Lakecrest Annual General Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
    December 1 Thursday Lakecrest Parent/Teacher Meetings.
    2 Friday Dress Down Day
    7 Wednesday Extracurricular skating/hockey – last session
    8 Thursday Family Skate – tentative date
    13 Tuesday Recycling
    15 Thursday Lakecrest Christmas Concert – 7:00 p.m.
    16 Friday Late start for school at 10:25 a.m.
    Dress Down Day
    20 Tuesday Last day before Vacation
    Christmas Assembly – 10:30-11:50
    Student dismissal at 11:50 a.m.

    January 2017 4 Wednesday First day of classes after Vacation.
    30 Monday Junior High Mid-Year Exams start.