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by Anita Ko - Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:20 PM

UPCOMING DATES... mark your calendars

September 17th

General PAC Meeting - Tuesday, Sept 17, 7-8pm

September 17th

Signed Individual Student Packages are DUE back to student’s classroom teachers

September 18th

Corn Roast School Open House, 5:00-6:30 pm

September 23 th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school

September 25 th

Terry Fox Run 10:30-11:00

September 27th

Hot Lunch – order on line at            Access code PLHL

September 30th

Orange Shirt Day

October 1th

School Photos

October 10th

PAC Meeting

October 14th

Happy Thanksgiving! (Statutory Holiday) – Students do not attend school

October 25th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school


REPORTING ABSENCES: Please contact the school Safe Arrival Line at 250-727-9993 if you child will be absent or going to be late.

SIGN IN AND OUT: Students who arrive late please sign in at the office. If parents or guest are coming into the school during school hours or need to pick up students early, please come by the office and check in.

MORNING DROP OFF: There will be supervision in the playground at 8:20 until the bell at 8:37. Thanks for coming between this time and not earlier as we want to ensure students have supervision. Students are learning the routine of playing outside in the morning and lining up at the door at the bell. If adults are walking students to their classes, please wait for the bell and join them in the line at the door.

AFTERNOON PICK UP: To avoid congestion in the hallways during pick up time, please meet students outside. For those classrooms without outside doors, your child’s teacher will have an arranged meeting place outdoors.


SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -CORN ROAST: Come meet the school staff on Wednesday Sept 18th at 5:00-6:30 at the back field. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket to sit on and staff will have yummy corn for you and your family. Children are welcome to show their parents their new classroom. See you there!


ASSEMBLY: We had our first whole school assembly this week where we introduced our staff and shared our school beliefs.      

We look after ourselves                 We look after each other                  We look after this place

Our Playground Peace Keepers shared some examples using playground expectations. For example keeping ourselves safe on equipment, helping others find friends and tidying up litter found in our school.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP : We encourage students to volunteer and give back to the school community and keep Prospect Lake School an awesome place to be. Here are some current leadership opportunities for students to try.

Opportunities for students in grade 3, 4,5 include:

  • PAWS SQUAD- School spirit, marketing and event organising (some lunch hours)– Sign up this week with Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Sinats

  • KINDERGARTEN MORNING WALKERS- walking kindergarteners/grade 1 from the drop off zone crosswalk to the playground in the morning (8:20-8:38)- Sign up this week with Ms. Lail


    • GREEN TEAM- help with school projects such as recycling, greening projects – Sign up this week with Mrs. Harward, Ms. Ashcroft and Mme Tate

    • GARDENING CLUB- looking after our school garden – Sign up TBA

Opportunities for students in grade 4 and 5 include:

  • LUNCH MONITORS- show positive leadership in primary classrooms and provide assistance in opening containers, gentle reminders to remain seated and communicate with adult supervisor (some lunch hours) - Sign up this week with Ms. Ko and Mrs. Russell                                                                                                                                              
  • PLAYGROUND PEACEKEEPER- show positive leadership in the schoolyard. Help teach activities and games to younger students (some lunch hours) – Sign up TBA

  • PRIMARY INTRAMURALS- show positive leadership during primary intramural (some lunch hours)- Sign up TBA

SAFETY DRILLS: We had our first fire drill this week.  As this was our first fire drill of the year, students were walked through the steps for the drill. The students learned to stay calm and look to an adult for instructions,  leave the school quickly and quietly and meet at our assembly station. Well done!