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Prospect Lake News: 8th May

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Prospect Lake News: 8th May
by Gabby Blackwell - Friday, 8 May 2015, 3:24 PM

Reminders : Friday, May 8

  • Lost and Found: Please check our collection of lost and found clothing located in the school foyer. We have a very large number of items that have been left on the playground.
  • Silent Auction: We need your donations now. Check the board in the foyer for the display about our Outdoor Learning Spaces Project. All funds raised will go to this project. We have donations from Mosi Café, Il Terrazzo, fresh homemade granola, wild caught salmon from Mr. Guiguet, a special surprise picnic lunch, a whole class trip to the Shaw Ocean Centre and many more fabulous donations. Thank you Prospect Lake School community! Can your family contribute? Please deliver your items to the Multipurpose Room (gift cards to Mrs. Blackwell). Auction will be open the week of the Country Themed Family Dance - May 18-22.
  • Wednesday, May 20: PAC Annual General Meeting and Elections. Guest Victoria Martin Board chair for District 63 will discuss budget. Speaker: Mr. Guiguet "Class Placement” - how staff determine class configuration and student placement. This presentation is relevant for all families and will give you insight into how and why staff places your children in certain classes. Please join us. Also, Nominations are open for all PAC Executive positions. Email to submit your name. Nominations can be made at the meeting also.
  • Fruit and Veggie Program: Help Needed for 2015/16. Our school's fruit and veggie program will need volunteers for next year, or it won't happen. We receive fresh fruit and veggies about once a month and this needs to be washed and distributed to classes. Volunteers will need to be available one day per month for approximately two hours.

  • Please keep saving your recyclable beverage containers! Our school has a good chance of winning an extra $2000 from the Bottle Depot. We are currently at the top of our category. Please pitch in and collect from friends and neighbours. Donation can be dropped off at the school office.
  • Monday, May 11: Parent Info Night - Video Gaming, Social Media Misuse & other addictions. Webinar and discussion. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Pearkes Recreation Centre, Bell Irving Room. Presented by Benjamin Wong - Clinical Counsellor with Richmond Addiction Services Society. This presentation discusses the impact of our technophilic culture on child development, more precisely brain development by briefly presenting the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem video gaming, social media misuse, and other related digital addictions among 8 to 25 year-olds. Insight on how we can minimize the negative impact our technophilic culture can have on infants, children and adolescents, as well as managing and understanding assistive technologies in education, will be discussed. Presented by the FORCE Society for Kids Mental Health.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, May 11: Whole School Dansko Recital. 12:30 PM. Families welcome to come see what we've learned in our hip-hop dance unit.
  • Thursday, May 21: Science Fair at Prospect Lake School. 9 - 11 AM. Students involved, please have your science fair projects ready to show. Families are welcome to visit the Fair from 12:00 until 6:00
  • Friday, May 22: Family Dance and Silent Auction. Western theme so get out your hats. DJ Carrot Top is ready to have some fun! We need volunteers for set up, concession, clean up etc. 30 minute shifts. Please return your pink volunteer form.
  • Monday, May 25: Saanich Police All School Bike Rodeo. Students bring bikes and helmets to school for the morning.

Questions? Please contact