Parent Newsletter May 14, 2017

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


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 ( 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:


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.