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Prospect Lake News: Friday 5th June

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Prospect Lake News: Friday 5th June
by Gabby Blackwell - Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:34 PM


Giant Tiger Stuffie Raffle! Did you miss your chance to win the large and very realistic tiger in the Silent Auction? It’s not too late. We’re holding a raffle for this lovely beast. Tickets are $1 each and will be for sale at the office, at the Outdoor Learning Spaces Ceremony on June 15, and at the Farewell Assembly when the final draw will be made. The winner starts summer holidays with a giant tiger!

New PAC Executive for 2015/16. At our May PAC meeting elections were held. Minutes from the meeting are now posted on the PAC website.

    • Volunteer Coordinator: Shannon Eastman

    • COPACS Representative: Jon Waters

    • Grade 5 Liaison: Dora DeMedeiros

    • Communication: Victoria Santiago

    • Secretary: Nina Heft & Alicia Pine

    • Treasurer: Tynke Landsmeer

    • Co-Presidents: Christine Carrigan & Jenny Eastman

Help Needed - School Garden Watering for Summer: We still need a few families who can visit the school over the summer to water and harvest the garden. This involves two visits a week and usually one family takes a week. Watering takes about 30 minutes per session – morning or evening are best. If your family can help, please contact Sarah Howarth at 250-727-7006 or <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);" class=""></span>. There will a short orientation meeting for the teachers and families who will be involved.

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, June 11: Track Meet at UVic for Grade 3, 4, 5 students. On the morning of the Meet, students will be transported by bus to the stadium at UVic. However, parents are required to pick their children up at the Stadium or arrange for their transportation home when the Meet ends. Families are encouraged to come to UVic and cheer for our students or to be at the Stadium by 1:30 to pick up their children.

Friday, June 12: Used Children’s Book Sale and Popcorn Day! This sale will raise money for our school library. Please drop off any used books you can donate into the large box outside the library. Books will be sold for 50 cents each. Remember to send money with your child.

Help!!!  We don't have any volunteers signed up to help at the Sale.  If you can cover a 1/2 or one hour shift between 8:15 - 3:15, please contact Mrs. Bourdon at

Monday, June 15: Outdoor Leaning Spaces Ceremony. Families and friends of Prospect Lake Elementary are invited to attend a ceremony to recognize the completion of Prospect's Outdoor Learning Spaces. The celebrations will begin at 12:30 pm. In addition to students of our school sharing their feelings, representatives of the Tsartlip People will be in attendance.

Thursday, June 18: Beach Day At 9:30 am. our whole school will be bussed to Cordova Bay Beach for an outdoor day. Families are welcome to join in. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather – t shirt, sunscreen, big hat, water shoes etc. The PAC will serve hot lunch to those children who have ordered and hot dogs and water will be available for purchase by family members.

Wednesday, June 24: Farewell Assembly. Our Farewell Assembly will begin at 12:30 in the Prospect Lake gym. Families and friends are invited to join us for this event that will recognize departing students and staff.

Thursday, June 25: Last Day of School & Pancake Breakfast Join us in the gym at 8:15 AM and on, to visit and say goodbye for the summer. A pancake breakfast will be provided by the staff for your enjoyment.