Principal for A Day...New Terry Fox Fundraiser
This year we decided to try something different for our annual Terry Fox Fundraiser; instead of a sponge-toss at staff members, we are having a Principal for the Day contest! Here is how it works: Students can enter into the draw for $2; for every $10 donation after that, they get another entry into the draw. So if a student donated $10 they would have 2 entries; $20 they would have 3 entries; $30 they would have 4 entries into the draw...
The students who donate will be entered into a draw to become Principal for the day. The winning student might lead an assembly, make announcements, visit the staff room, might call their friends to the office, will have lunch with Mr. V and the staff member of their choice, and who knows what else...
All the proceeds will go to a great cause, the Terry Fox Foundation. Last year we raised over $2000, let's see if we can beat that total again this year!!
Breakfast Program welcoming donations
We continue to seek support from our community to help keep our breakfast program viable. The following letter was sent home on September 4, 2014.
Lakedell School is very grateful for the continued support that it receives from numerous community groups and organizations!!
BIG THANKS TO TELUS!!
A huge thank-you goes out to Telus, for their generous donation of $5000 to our Breakfast Program!! We are very thankful for their partnership and support!!
2014-2015 Calendar and Supply Lists
Kindergarten Registration 2014
The Kindergarten application packages are now available.
If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall (5 years old on or before December 31, 2014) now is the time to pick up a “getting ready for kindergarten” package.
Packages are available at the school or from Division Office 5515-47A Avenue in Wetaskiwin.
Complete the forms enclosed in the package and return them to the Lakedell School.
Specific details regarding programing are included in the information package and are on the WRPS division website.
For further information please contact the school directly or visit the website: www.wrps.ab.ca
Board votes to keep schools open
There will be no change to the number of schools in Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools after the May 27 meeting at which members of the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to keep Pipestone and Lakedell schools open.
After a thorough and impassioned discussion the Board determined it was in the best interest of students and the communities to continue to deliver educational programming to students at Lakedell and Pipestone schools.
The Board recognizes that this was a very emotional and difficult process for everyone involved. Trustees know that the closure of a school is never a choice any school board wants to consider. The Board consulted widely with parents throughout the school division and looked at many alternatives to enhance the programs and services provided to students. It will now work diligently with interested stakeholders to try to obtain the requisite funding from the Government to maintain the quality of programs and services delivered to students.
“This was not an easy decision, that anyone on the Board made lightly,” says Board Chair. Deanna Specht “Closure of a school would never be our first choice. We recognize that the impact of decisions such as these has on the students and the community. But at the heart of our decision-making is our mandate to educate children. I know every Board member cast their vote based on what they believe to be in the best future educational interests of all the children we serve.”
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