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by Gabby Blackwell - Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:15 PM

UPCOMING DATES... mark your calendars

September 23th

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 3 rd

Popcorn recess- order online at Access code PLHL

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


Thank you to the families who were able to join us for our annual Corn Roast and Open House this week. We had a lovely evening and enjoyed connecting with our returning families and welcoming our new families. The delicious corn was from a local farm, Silver Rill, and we appreciate the kind donation from the Lions Club for the use of the corn roaster and Mr. Angus Ball for volunteering his time.

Terry Fox Run is our next whole school event. Make a change for a good cause.. So far we have collected nickels, dimes and quarters this week. Next week... Bring loonies and toonies on Tuesday. The run will take place at 10:30-11:00 on Wednesday, Sept 25. Come join us on the field to cheer on students or run with them.

Professional Development- Monday, Sept 23- students are not in session. This is a Ministry appointed Curriculum Implementation Day. Most of our staff will be attending District Professional Development sessions focussing on Infusing Indigenous Content Throughout the Curriculum.

Music Wall- The music wall is now up and being enjoyed by the students. Thanks to the PAC, Mr. Wiltse, Ms.Robin McKenzie, Mrs. Evans and Mr.Evans for the time planning, sourcing materials and assembling the wall for us.


KINDERGARTEN WALKERS: At drop off in the morning, you will notice students in vests who are available to walk Kindergarten students from the cross walk to the playground.

MORNING DROP OFF: Thank you for driving up to the crosswalk before students exit your vehicle. This has helped keep the flow of traffic moving this week. 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.

PAC MEETING: Great turn out at the first PAC meeting this week. We are always grateful for the partnership with our families in providing a quality learning environment and building a strong community at Prospect Lake School. The next PAC meeting is Oct 10 at 7pm. Come for some treats, meet other parents and join for the budget meeting.

LITTERLESS LUNCHES Help us reduce the garbage at Prospect Lake this year. Thank you to the Environmental Leadership Team and Prospect Lake Staff for this whole school initiative.

Dear Families,

DID YOU KNOW!?!? In fact, it has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school.

By making small changes in our daily routine, we can collectively reduce our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of garbage we generate. We have worked hard on learning what is recyclable and compostable at home and at school. We feel it is time to take it one step further!

A daily focus on waste-free lunches helps to reinforce good waste-reduction habits. The children will be learning about the different types of waste that is generated at school. Much of which, comes from lunch packaging. This year we are encouraging waste reduction both at home and at school in an effort to bring about meaningful change.

How does a waste-free lunch work? A waste-free lunch contains NO throwaway packaging and produces no waste. Food is packed in reusable containers and drinks in refillable bottles. All packaged items sent in for lunch are returned home for proper disposal/recycling.

TIPS to get you started:

  • Use a reusable lunch bag

  • Only pack as much food as your child will eat

  • Use reusable containers to hold sandwiches/fruits/veggies etc

  • An alternative to purchasing containers is to reuse plastic margarine or yogurt containers

  • Use a refillable water or juice bottle for drinks

  • Buy snack foods in bulk, rather than individual-sized portions, and send them in reusable containers

  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables for a healthy, compostable lunch

  • Involve your child in the process of organizing and packing their lunches.

  • Have fun!

Thank you for your continued support!

Prospect Lake Staff