Family Winter Fun Fest!! March 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Lakedell Parent Council is organizing a new fun family evening on March 3 called the Family Winter Fun Fest! Families will be able to participate in fun winter activities and enjoy hot-dogs, hot chocolate, skating (depending on weather/ice conditions), a fire-pit and a great chance to visit with the community. This free event should be a great time for all of our families, if you would like to volunteer or have ideas please contact Susann Stone - Parent Council Chair.
The Golden Garbage Can Award goes to --> 2/3 Le!!
Lakedell School has a new award that will be presented monthly to our tidiest homeroom: the "Golden Garbage Can Award". This award is presented by Mr. Johnson each month to the room that stays cleanest and takes the best care to keep the school clean.
The winning room receives a prize and a plaque for their room, as well as the honour of keeping the Golden Garbage Can in their classroom for the month!
The January winner was... MR. LE's GRADE 2/3 CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The December winner was... Ms. Wyley's Grade 4/5 Class
The November winner was... Miss Pickering's Grade 1/2 Class
K-3 "Get Active Nights" starting January 27th 6:30pm - 7:30 pm
ECS – Grade 3 “Get Active Night”
We are excited to announce a new opportunity for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students… “Get Active Night” is a FREE activity night that will be occurring at Lakedell School starting Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30pm –to 7:30 pm (facilitated by Jessica Strachan, a Lakedell Grade One Parent)
Interested Parent/Guardians can accompany their ECS- Gr. 3 children to the gymnasium where fun activities and games will be played to get our young students active! Parents can join in on the fun, or watch from the stage.
The “Get Active Nights” will run on January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, and February 24th.
Please note: parents must stay at the school for the activity; the activities will end promptly by 7:30 pm; and the focus is on FUN!
Reading- Give it a Shot! Oil Kings Game
The Grade 4-6 students were successful in achieving their reading targets and have won tickets to attend an Oil Kings game on January 13th!! The students are very excited for this game and it should be a great time! Way to go!
Christmas Concert was a HIT!
Our Christmas concert was a huge success, thank you to the community for coming and supporting our school. Our Parent Fundraising Committee was able to raise over $2600 to support our school special events. Thanks to everyone for all of their support!
Christmas Concert - December 15th at 1:00 pm and at 6:30 pm
The annual Christmas Concert is on Tuesday, December 15 at 1 pm as well as at 6:30 pm. The staff and students have worked hard on their performances and the stage looks great thanks to the many parent volunteers who decorated this year's backdrop!
There are many great raffle baskets as well some terrific silent auction items available to be won this year. The proceeds go to Lakedell Parent Fundraising Society which raises funds to support our field trips each year. Last year, Parent Council covered the entire cost of the Ski Trips and Swimming Lessons!! Our Silent Auction items and Raffle Baskets will be set up in the Library this year along with the coffee and tea; and the Pigeon Lake Preschool Bake-sale will occur in their classroom.
All bidding for Silent Auction items will close at the end of our intermission; with the winning bidders being announced at the close of the concert along with the draw for the raffle basket winners.
The Grade 4/5 class at Lakedell School had the opportunity of a lifetime! They were able to experience dog sledding first hand. The students are currently studying the six regions of Canada in Social Studies. What better way for the students to learn some of the early modes of transportation then by fully embracing it and trying it first-hand?
Nathalie Appleman, a student teacher from Burman University, has been working alongside Ms. Cathy Wyley in her Grade 4/5 class at Lakedell since October. From an early age Nathalie has been involved in her family’s love of huskies and dog sledding.
Nathalie, along with her parents, Hans and Jolanda, and Femke Groot, a family friend from Holland, brought their 12 dogs and 2 racing sleds for the students to experience. One by one the students took turns loading the sleds and were pulled around Lakedell’s school grounds by six eager huskies. The students were grinning ear to ear with the wind and the rush of the snow in their faces! The students listened closely as Hans described how he made the sleds with his own two hands and how the parts of the sled work. To continue their learning, the students are creating dog sledding adventure stories in Language Arts on the Chrome books.
Thank you to Nathalie and her family for giving the students this amazing opportunity. It is something they will never forget!
The New Bus Status is Here!
The time has come, Lakedell Bus Status users!
A new and improved Bus Status app is now available.
The new Bus Status APP features:
- Sleek, modern design enjoyable through the web, iPhone, and Android.
- 4X faster processing time.
- Speedier push notification system, letting you know about delays and cancellations quicker.
Users must “star” buses they wish to receive push notifications for once they have upgraded. Previously favorited buses in the old version will not be saved.
Terry Fox Sponge Throw- Halloween Fun
Students at Lakedell School got into the Halloween spirit and the giving spirit as they dressed up in great costumes and raised over $2000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Staff generously donated their faces for the sponge toss and were good sports as students fired hundreds of sponges their way!
New and Exciting Clubs at Lakedell School
The students at Lakedell have asked for more clubs, and we are excited to announce our new "Kindness Club", "Play Leadership Club" as well as upcoming ART, YOGA, LEGO, DANCE and GYM activities. These clubs are courtesy of our HUB Wellness superstar, Mrs. Ganske!
Mrs. Hill has started a Cree Language Club and a Beading Club; and we are finalizing details on a monthly boys Drum Group Club.
In addition, we will be starting up a new AFTER-SCHOOL FLOOR HOCKEY CLUB!!!! Mr. Le, Mrs. Ganske and Mr. Van Someren will be hosting free floor hockey after school on Mondays starting on November 2. Permission forms and information will be sent home and if students are able to arrange for someone to pick them up after school, then they will be welcome to play.
The students and staff at Lakedell are very excited for the new and exciting opportunities in our school!
Parent Council Meeting - November 9 th at 4:15 pm
Parent Council Meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month at 4:15 pm; childcare is provided.
Kick-Off and Meet the Staff Cornroast
With the new school year, comes exciting new opportunities to discover, learn and succeed together. At Lakedell School, we like to start the year with our annual kick-off; which is an afternoon of fun activities to get to know your classmates and teachers and to celebrate the start of the new year! Families are welcome to join in this year's kick-off afternoon on September 18 starting at 1 pm.
We also have a "Meet the Staff" Corn-roast scheduled for September 22 from 4 to 6 pm. We hope to see you as we celebrate another exciting school year at Lakedell School!
2015-2016 School Year Information: Calendars, Supply Lists, Office Hours
The school office will reopen August 27th, 28th, August 31, Sept. 1, and Sept. 2. First Day for students is September 3, 2015.
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