Lakecrest Independent School – Parent Newsletter May 28, 2017

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 (


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

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 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


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.