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    Lakecrest News

    Friday, November 17

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    Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.” Vernon Howard

    ― Benjamin Franklin


    Lakecrest AGM

    Wednesday, 29th November at 7:00p.m.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    The performance date is on Friday, 24th November at 1:00 p.m.

    Grades 8 and 9 students will perform to all Lakecrest students and the Grade 8 and 9 parents.

    Chapter’s Night

    Monday, November 27th

    @ 7:00 pm.

    Grades K-10 singing

    Hot chocolate

    Seasonal Shopping

    K-3 Author Visit

    Grades K-3 will enjoy a visit from Newfoundland author, Dawn Baker on Monday, November 20th.

    Recycling Blitz- November 24th

    Parents are encouraged to drop off glass bottles inside the school walls at the front of Lakecrest.

    Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday, December 6th

    Parents are required to attend. Please book appointments via email only at from Wednesday 22nd November onwards.

    Grades K-6

    (12:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

    Grades 7-10

    (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

    (12:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

    Students will attend school as per usual and come out of lessons to attend appointments.

    The Giving Tree

    Each December, Lakecrest school in conjunction with the Single Parent Association (SPAN) offers to support a local family with the purchase of their Christmas gifts. Please see the attached message regarding how you may support this initiative. Thank you in advance for your kindness.

    Lakecrest App

    A school App is currently being created and will hopefully ready for use by January. More details to follow.

    Internet Safety- Parent Session

    The RNC will provide an invaluable information session on Tuesday December 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lakecrest Library.

    Internet Safety- Student Sessions

    Grades 4 – 6 – Monday, December 5th

    Grades 7 – 10 Wednesday December 7th

    Grades K-3 will receive a special lesson for younger students from their Homeroom Teachers.

    House Team T-Shirts

    We have received donations from MAX in the form of gym, dance and sports memberships. We are offering these at discounted rates in order to raise funds for our House T-shirts. See attached letter from Mr. Clarke for info.

    Lakecrest Important Dates

    All Lakecrest events are listed on the school calendar. Lakecrest Calendar

    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter October 13

    INMIND Workshop Schedule  2017-2018


    Date Grade
    October 13th Grade 4
    October 17th Grade 3
    November 8th Grade 9
    November 22nd Grade 8
    January 26th Grade 1
    February  9th Grade 7
    February 23th Grade 10
    March 22nd Grade 2
    April 13th Grade 6
    April 20th Grade 5
    April 27th Kindergarten



    Lakecrest Independent School Parent Newsletter

    September 8, 2017


    The end of the first week is drawing to a close and it was marked by many highlights to kick-start the 2017-2018 academic year into gear. We have welcomed our Kindergarten, Grade 10 and new Lakecrest families into the school community and enjoyed a busy week of getting to know each other and establishing our regular routines. All students commemorated the fresh start at Lakecrest by painting a rock to illustrate the ideas of growth, peace or international student population, and then adding their individual pieces to the wonderful rock feature at the front of the school. We ended the week with a BBQ to celebrate our first as a K-10 school. Our wonderful Home and School Association organized the BBQ and Grade 10 students helped to serve the hotdogs.


    House Keeping Items

    • Please remove outdoor shoes on entry to the school.
    • Wednesday long lunch (11:50am-12:50pm) takes place every week. Students may be collected by a family member and go out for lunch.
    • Adults who are visiting Lakecrest should sign in on entry to the school.
    • School lunches begin on Monday, September 11th.

    Parent Parking

    Please use the parking lot across the road from Lakecrest School when dropping off or collecting your child. Parents are not permitted to park by the cross walk directly outside of school as it poses a tremendous risk to our students and parents when using the crosswalk.


    Extra Curricular Activities

    We are still in the process of securing new activities with outside organizations and appreciate your patience with the timetable release. It will be published next week.


    Lakecrest Xtreme Hockey

    REGISTRATION IS NOW UNDERWAY and letters were sent home today with students. The final date to register is September 20th.

    Lakecrest Instrumental Lessons

    A letter has been sent home with students today regarding instrumental lessons on offer at Lakecrest. Please complete and return a form to book your child’s place with an instrumental teacher.

    Star Student Award Assemblies

    Grades K-6 will continue to have Star Student award assemblies and PYP class assemblies. This year, parents will be contacted to attend an assembly when their child is receiving their award certificate. In addition, parents will be invited to watch their child in their class assembly. Grades 7-10 will have separate assemblies that focus on more age- appropriate concepts.

    Grades 7-10 Home /school communication Website

    Please see the below link for the website for parents, teachers and students of Grades 7-10. This site provides regular updates regarding homework and important communication about school events.

    Visitors to Lakecrest

    All adults who enter the school building are asked to please check in at the reception desk. For safety purposes, visitors should sign in on arrival. Please speak with Ms Gillingham if you urgently need to communicate with a teacher and she can make the contact for you. Alternatively, for non-urgent matters, contact your child’s homeroom teacher via email.

    LAVROCK 2017

    This excursion has been confirmed for Monday, October 2nd– Tuesday October 3rd. All students from Grades 7-10 are invited on this trip and more information will follow next week from Ms. Carroll.

    Library Notice

    Please see below for a message from Ms. Reid-Paul.

        Looking For Volunteers!!!

    Dear Lakecrest Parents;

    I am looking for volunteers to help with the shelving and cataloguing of books in our library.  Neither of these jobs is difficult, just thirty minutes or an hour of your time each week will make a big difference. It is a lovely atmosphere to work in and can be done while you wait for your child before long lunch or at the end of the day. There is a lot of flexibility around when you can volunteer.

    If you feel that you are able to offer help this year, no matter how small, it would be much appreciated and you would be helping maintain a wonderful new learning space for your child. Please contact me at my email address if you are able to offer your time and let me know the days and times you can help out.

    Kind regards,

    Sherry Reid-Paul

    Library Coordinator


    Lakecrest Calendar 2017

    September 2017






    Home and School Meet and Greet in Bannerman Park (weather permitting)

    2:00 pm

    All welcome

    (Cancellation announcement will be made on Saturday 9th, if cancelled due to rain)



    School lunches commence



    Meet the Teacher/ Curriculum Night



    Dress Down Day

    Bring a loonie for charity!



    School Photographs

    Full uniform required



    Star Student Assembly- Grades K-6



    Terry Fox School Run- Quidi Vidi Lake

    Buses Depart at 8:45 am

    Parent helpers welcome



    Student Council Elections



    Cross Country race



    Monday/ Tuesday

    Lavrock Excursion (Grades 7-10)


    Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter Sept. 05, 2017

    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: 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.



    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.




    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.





    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.