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December 04
Happy December

​I hope your family is enjoying the recent mild weather and taking lots of opportunities to get outside. Even though we have had lots of snow, it is not yet winter! At Lake Bonavista School, we love to learn outside so please be sure to send weather- appropriate clothes every day so children can be comfortable and ready to be outside in all kinds of weather.

Our Winter Concert is coming up next week (December 12 - daytime and evening concerts) and everyone is engaged in rehearsing, set building and decor. We look forward to welcoming your family to school on that day. Please see the Winter Concert news story on our front page and the recent School Messenger emails with all the details. 

Did you know we share school results information, our fees report and our current School Development Plan with you? Go to the Our School page: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/lakebonavista/about-us/school/pages/default.aspx​ to find links to these documents.

Thank you for being part of our Lake Bonavista School community. We are so glad to be on this learning journey together.

The last day of school for 2019 is Thursday December 19 at 2:45 (except AM Kinder). We hope your family has a wonderful Winter Break and that you find lots of time to read every day, get outside and spend time with family and friends. 

See everyone back at school on Monday January 6, 2020!

Here are a few ideas for having fun with reading over the break and every day!

Read when children are in a good mood.

When everyone is feeling happy and relaxed is a great time to transfer those good feelings into a love of reading. When they may be feeling tired or grumpy, it can be a good time for them to flop onto the couch and listen to you read aloud, especially something funny.

Read aloud even after they can read to themselves

People of all ages love to listen to books being read aloud. Taking the opportunity to spend quality time together can strengthen relationships. Even when children don’t need us to read aloud to them, they really do need us to keep reading aloud. Reading aloud adventure stories, familiar favourites or the latest trending chapter book is a great way to explore stories.

Make it fun!

This is a big step in bringing up book lovers: make reading time FUN!

  • Make sure they see you enjoying reading.
  • Have them choose books they love.
  • Read and re-read favourites.
  • Ditch books that no one likes.
Make reading a fun, enjoyable time to connect, laugh, and chat together.(adapted from Everyday Reading Blog)

August 29
Welcome Back to School!

​Hello and welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year as we greet our new and returning families. It is our privilege to share a year of learning with you and your children.

We are welcoming a new assistant principal to our school. Kim Durnford has been actively engaged in the work of getting to know our staff and is very eager to share her extensive expertise with everyone in our Lake Bonavista School community. I know that she looks forward to meeting each of you. Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself over the next few weeks.

It is with fondness and appreciation that we have said farewell to some of our staff members.  Each has contributed greatly to the learning environment and to the Lake Bonavista School community.  We send them off with all our very best wishes.​ Ms Rasmussen announced her retirement in June. Ms Grant is taking on the role of Indigenous Learning Leader. Ms Le Blond has moved with her family to the west coast. Thank you to each staff member. You will always be a member of the LBS family.

Please visit our classroom blogs here:Classroom Blogs.

School starts for students in Grades 1 to 6 on Tuesday, September 3rd. Class lists will be posted at 8:00 am outside at the east, west and south blue doors of the school.  Students and parents are requested to check the lists and meet their homeroom teacher at the location indicated. Details for Kindergarten staggered entry have been communicated through email with each parent.

Bussing information can be accessed on the CBE website as routes and stops are finalized.

Look for the Back to School news story, linked from the front page of our school web site for all the details for returning to school. 

See you soon!

Carole Jones

January 05
January 2019

​Happy New Year to all of our Lake Bonavista School families. We hope your holiday break included everything for which you were hoping. We are looking forward to everyone's return to school.

"When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.”  Maya Angelou​

As we say hello to 2019, we would like to remind you of some important dates.

Monday January 7 - NO School for students, LBS Professional Learning Day (not CBE wide)

Tuesday January 8 - Welcome Back! Students return to school.

Please check our school calendar for details on registration for the 2019-2020 school year, our Open House, report card dates and other important information: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/LakeBonavista​​

December 22
December Message

​As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to say thank you very much for all of your support and warm wishes. It was an exciting wrap up to this first part of the school year. We are so fortunate to have all of you as part of our wonderful school community. 

We are saying farewell and welcome back to a few members of our staff.

Thank you to Ms Isobel Ross, who has been on an exchange since January 2018. From arriving in the deepest, darkest cold to saying good bye during this balmy December, she has experienced the many faces of Canada. She has been a grade 5/6 teacher and a valued member of our staff. She is returning to her home school near Melbourne, Australia. We all learned from Ms Ross and we wish her well as she heads back to the southern hemisphere. 

Thank you to Ms Taylor Gierl for eagerly joining our school this fall. She has been teaching grade 1/2 since September and has formed strong relationships with students and staff. She is moving to Royal Oak School and we hope she will keep in touch.

Many of you know Ms Burnham and Ms Morden from their time as teachers at Lake Bonavista School. Ms Burnham has been on an exchange since January 2018 teaching in Ms Ross' school! She has travelled throughout Australia and we are happy to welcome her back in January 2019 to her grade 5/6 classroom.

Ms Morden's family has grown and she is returning from leave in January. She will become the grade 1/2 teacher in room 9. She and Ms Gierl have a strong transition plan and we look forward to Ms Morden's return.

In what ever way you celebrate this time of year, we hope your holiday is filled with family and friends with a perfect balance of activity and relaxation.

We wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays.

As we say farewell to 2018 and hello to 2019, we would like to remind you of some important dates.

Monday January 7 - NO School for students, LBS Professional Learning Day (not CBE wide)

Tuesday January 8 - Welcome Back! Students return to school.

Please check our school calendar for details on registration for the 2019-2020 school year, our Open House, report card dates and other important information: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/LakeBonavista​

Thank you from everyone at Lake Bonavista School.

See you in 2019.

October 20
Swimming Grades 3- 6

​Our students in Grades 3 - 6 will be swimming as part of their Physical Education program in October and November. 

Parents are welcome to come and watch from the viewing level.

Here are the details.

Trico Centre 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE

Tuesdays and Thursdays

October 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15


Depart  LBS

Swim Lesson Time

Arrival at LBS

Neilson (rm 5)

Grant (rm 2)

9:50 am

10:15 – 10:45 am

11:05 am

Arnold (rm 3)

Pereira (rm 4)

10:20 am

10:45 – 11:15 am

11:30 am

Bouchard (rm 7)

12:25 pm

12:45 – 1:15 pm

1:35 pm

Mumford (rm 17)

12:50 pm

1:15 – 1:45 pm

2:35 pm

Ross (rm 16)

12:50 pm

1:45 - 2:15 pm

2:35 pm

October 08
Gratitude & Learning

​As I count my blessings this weekend, I will be thinking of our Lake Bonavista School community and feeling so very fortunate to be working with such a wonderful group of people, from our youngest to our oldest. We are all learners and we are all teachers. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Do you have October 10 & October 11 marked on your calendars? You should.

Wednesday October 10 is Photo Day.

Thursday October 11 is PEACE Night: Parent Education and Conversation Event. You are invited to learn more about our Montessori program and the ways we teach and learn in our schools. 6 - 8 pm Find the details here: PEACE Night

Our Montessori teachers will be offering four sessions that address different elements of Montessori education. Parents can attend two sessions of the four sessions being offered. Each session will be repeated once. Session numbers are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your preferred sessions.

September 19
Open House & Welcome Back BBQ

Welcome back! It is exciting to start a new school year. Did you know we have 2 great school events happening on the same day this week?

Thursday September 20, 2018

OPEN HOUSE 3:15 – 4:15 PM
We are inviting you to come in to the school to explore your children's classroom and other learning spaces. Come to see where they spend their time learning and exploring. You will meet their teachers and see the materials and spaces they use every day. You will also be able to sign up for your volunteer clearance.

Don't let the weather get in the way of our Welcome Back BBQ! This event is a great way to meet up with old friends and make new ones. The BBQ will be held after the Open House on September 20th from 4:00 to 6:30pm. Tickets are available at: https://lakebonavista.yapsody.com/event/index/303966/welcome-back-bbq

Tickets are $3. and include a hot dog, chips, choice of a juice box or water bottle and ice cream.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

August 24
Welcome Back to School and PowerSchool

Hello Lake Bonavista School Families,

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a new school year of learning on September 4, 2018.

Over the summer CBE introduced a new student information system called PowerSchool. This system tracks and manages all student data. As a result of the new system you need to create a new 'My CBE Account'. If you have done this, and downloaded the app, you may also see that a homeroom teacher has been assigned to your child. We ask that you please disregard this information. These names were placed in draft class lists in June. The information you are seeing is likely inaccurate, is NOT up to date and it is not finalized. The teacher names assigned to your child are simply a placeholder during the initial set up of the program. Furthermore, sharing the same teacher name with a peer does not necessarily mean they will be together in the same class. Please note, as we continue to adjust our student roster and staffing we cannot accept requests for specific teachers or for class placement with specific peers.

School starts for students in Grades 1 to 6 on Tuesday, September 4th. Class lists will be posted at 8:00 am outside at the east, west and south blue doors of the school.  Students and parents are requested to check the lists and meet their homeroom teacher at the location indicated.Details for Kindergarten staggered entry are on our web site.

Bussing information can be accessed on the CBE website as routes and stops are finalized.

Back to School information is linked from the front page of our school web site.

Further communication regarding how to access and use PowerSchool will be forthcoming early in the school year. In the meantime, continue to enjoy your summer. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing everyone on September 4.​

Carole Jones


July 02
Happy Summer!

​Lake Bonavista School Families,

We hope you have an awesome summer break. To keep everyone thinking, here is your homework:

Ask lots of questions. Get outside. Read everyday. Be good. Have fun!

See you on Tuesday September 4, 2018. School starts at 8:13 am.

Carole Jones and all staff of Lake Bonavista School

June 25
Happy June!

​Hello everyone,

This is an exciting time of year. Please know that learning continues right until Wednesday June 27. All our classrooms are engaging in many 'once a year' learning tasks that help students to self-assess and reflect. We also have fun events planned that include cooperative and collaborative skill building. 

Thank you to all our volunteers for the many ways you support us. The Volunteer Tea was a wonderful time to celebrate the difference you make in our school. If you were unable to attend, please come in to choose your own 'flower' from our table decor.

Please note: dismissal on Wednesday June 27 is at 2:43 pm.

Enjoy this exciting time.

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