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PROSPECT LAKE NEWS: Friday 9th October

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PROSPECT LAKE NEWS: Friday 9th October
by Gabby Blackwell - Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:49 PM

School News

Please join us in thanking Jason, Midori and Anika Hillis who have generously donated the new popcorn machine to our school in exchange for our old one - which they are also donating to the Willis Point Association! We truly have a great group of parents at our school who are extremely generous. Thank you Hillis Family!

Indigo Adopt a School Program

There is one day left in the 2015 Indigo Adopt a School program – it ends tomorrow, Saturday October 10th at 11:59.59 EST. Make the most of the last day and adopt and donate to your local school. Thank you for your support and helping to put more books into the hands of Canadian children.  

Colder Weather Has Arrived

Fall has arrived and with it has come cooler, wet weather. It is important to send your children to school dressed appropriately for the weather. We rarely keep the children inside during our recess times and that means they may be spending forty minutes outside on a cold, wet, windy day. In addition, if an earthquake should occur the children may be outside for an extended length of time.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday, October 12: Thanksgiving Day – School Closed

Wednesday, October 14: Bus Safety Orientation for Kindergarten

Friday, October 16: Hot Lunch Day – Ali Baba Pizza will be served to all students who have ordered


Thursday, October 22: PAC Meeting. 6:45 in the library. We’ll be discussing the staff wish list and finalizing our PAC budget. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, October 23: Non-Instructional Day

Friday, October 23: Halloween Dance , 6:00 PM in the gym. We’ll need volunteers to help. DJ Carrot Top is ready for some fun!

Friday, October 30: Whole School Goldstream Field Trip

Sunday November 1: Daylight Savings Time

Thursday, November 5: Individual Photo Retake Day


Our QSP magazine fundraiser has begun! Check you child's backpack for your catalogue or simply go to and use our GROUP ONLINE ID: 4297669 to start shopping. What an easy way to get your holiday shopping done! There are some fabulous titles available for both kids and adults. If you decide to order by cheque please have them back to the school by Monday, October 26th.

Monday, October 26: Last Day to submit QSP Magazine order cheques. Order booklets coming home shortly – see below for more info.

Thanks to everyone who ordered Red Barn Cards. We’ve raised almost $500 so far. Red Barn card order forms will come out each month and they make great gifts.

Only two more weeks until our Halloween Family Dance. More details to follow. Plan your costumes, please nothing too scary or gory. Also, to ensure everyone’s safety, please keep toy guns, knifes or swords at home. This is a family dance and adults must stay to supervise their children.

Community News

Now until Sunday, October 11 is Fire Protection Week: For fire protection information for kids, parents and teachers visit:

Recipe of the Week

*New* Every week we will include a recipe submitted by a Prospect Lake parent. To submit your favourite recipe please email it to and you may see it featured on our weekly update.


 2 Tbsp margarine

2 Tbsp flour

1 cup cold or cool water ( not warm)

1-3 tsp Chicken or Beef bouillon or base

Salt and pepper to taste.


Melt margarine in a microwave bowl (2cup size)

Stir in flavoring, then stir in the flour:  Slowly add water to blend.


Microwave on high, stirring every minute until mixture is thickened and mixed well.

Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.


1-2 Tbsp of milk may be added after the gravy is finished, to make it a little richer. This will also

thin it if it is too thick.

 Makes about 2 cups of gravy.