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MARCH 6, 2020 School News

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MARCH 6, 2020 School News
by Anita Ko - Friday, 6 March 2020, 6:11 PM

MARCH 6, 2020


As I read through report cards, I recognize the great efforts that students are putting toward their learning. It is wonderful to read about the accomplishments and successes this term. Many of you had the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher(s) last week. Should you have questions regarding your child’s progress, feel free to connect with your teacher(s) at any time of the year. You will be receiving a formal report card March 12. Thank you for being partners in your child’s education. We truly value your contributions and home support.


A big thank you to all the staff and students at Prospect Lake for the focus this month on Kindness and Compassion.  Thanks to Mrs. Harward and Mrs. Gregory’s class for their contribution to the school assemblies -kicking us off in February and concluding the focus with the family group activity this week.  It was great to see the colour PINK all over the school on Feb 26, as a support for respect and acceptance in our daily lives.  Well done, Prospect Lake!

We had a guest speaker this week, Michael Bortolotto whose message tied in well with our school focus.  Michael was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.  He spoke to classes about the mindset that can help a student move beyond social barriers such as exclusion and bullying, academic challenges and obstacles, and general limiting barriers which are created within the student’s minds. Website -  His topics were:   Gr4-5 Why Do You Need Social Inclusion?,  Gr2-3 Throw The Perfect Pass, Be A Friend, Gr K to 1 The Truth About Apples & Pineapples.

The next focus virtue is Honesty and Fairness to be kicked off at a school assembly April 6.  

BASKETBALL TEAM Thank you to the PAWS Squad for the display to cheer on the basketball team.  Thanks to Mrs. Bossence and Mrs. Harward for coaching the basketball teams this season!  Sounds like a good time was had at the District Jamboree at Royal Oak on Friday.  Well done, Panthers.

SWIM TEAM Our swim team will be participating in their final event, the District swim meet Wednesday March 11 at 12:00 at Saanich Commonwealth Place.  Thanks to the teacher sponsors Mrs. Sinats and Ms. Lail and Island swimming for the coaching.  Good Luck!

GAGA BALL Our new Gaga ball pit was installed at the end of February and has been very popular with our students.

GaGa Ball gets its name from the Israeli word for “hit” – ga – and originated in Israel and is a variation on dodgeball.   Therefore, GaGa Ball means “Hit, Hit Ball.” Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The object of the game is to hit the ball at or below opponents' knees to eliminate them from the pit. The last one left in the GaGa Ball Pit is the winner.

Gaga Ball Student Coaches: Two students from each division were selected by their teacher to receive additional training by Ms. Ko and Mrs. Evans to be GaGa ball coaches to help classmates learn the rules, monitor play and build leadership skills.  They have been excellent helpers.  

A shout out to our Grounds crew who installed the pit on some very rainy days and to our PAC for support to bring this to our school.



As much as we enjoy the four-legged friends, we ask that all dogs stay at home during the school day especially at pick up and drop off.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.


Supervision before school begins at 8:20- 8:37.  We ask that ALL students go to the playground in the morning and do not come into the building until the bell. Supervision is outside. If parents would like to accompany their children in, please line up with them outside.

Supervision after school ends at 3:08.   The limited supervision areas include the undercover area, blacktop, colourful playground and swings.  We do not have adequate staff to safely monitor the children in other areas.  Students must have direct supervision by their own parent/guardian if they are not in the supervised area.  Please do not take other children to unsupervised areas unless this has been arranged with a child's parent.  It is difficult to monitor at the end of the day for our supervisors whose shift ends at 3:08.


As we are still in cold and flu season, we will continue to remind students to wash hands at school. If your child shows symptoms of illness (stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, coughing), please keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. This will help keep your child from getting sicker and from spreading illness to others. 

The Ministry of Health has issued a letter to all parents / guardians on Feb 28th which you can read HERE.  It provides the most recent updates on COVID-19 including suggestions on prevention, cleaning / disinfecting, food sharing and speaking with your children about the virus.   



March 11

District Swim meet 12:00

March 12

Reports Cards home

March 12

PAC meeting-7 pm

What is Self -regulation?  Prospect teacher(s) to share information

March 16-27

Spring Break-

April 10

Good Friday- no school

April 13

Easter Monday- no school

April 21

PAC meeting – 7 pm

April 24

Hot lunch

April 27

Pro D- no school

May 12

Willy Wonka Musical

matinee show and evening show

May 13

Willy Wonka Musical evening show

May 15

Pro D no school

May 18

Stat holiday

May 19

Kindergarten orientation 12:30-1:15

May 29

Spring Fair

June 5

PRO-D no school

June year end activities TBC shortly