Dear Parents and Guardians of Peter Lougheed School
Peter Lougheed School continues to be engaged with a multitude of experiences, both within and beyond our school walls. We are seven weeks into Term 2 and students are deep into experiencing rich and exciting opportunities in their learning. With all the cold weather we have had over the past 6 weeks, I am pleased to say that we only needed to cancel three field trip experiences. These were our ski-snow board field trips to Winsport as part of our phys. Ed. Program for Grades 7, 8 and 9. We were able to re-schedule our Grade 9’s, but unfortunately our Grade 7’s and 8’s will need to wait another year.
We are so proud of our students who have been participating in our extra-curricular activities. Whether it be our Robotics Club students participating in two Robotics events, or our CTF Showcase students immersing themselves into real life challenges in Fashion, Culinary Arts, Robotics, etc.. (both at Nelson Mandela High School), our positive Thunder spirit was on display as students represented themselves and our school with class and excellent character.
Our Thunder Basketball season is winding down over the next two weeks. We have experienced great success on all 4 of our teams (Jr and Sr. Boys and Jr and Sr. Girls). We have an amazing group of coaches who work with our student athletes to put competitive squads on the court. There are so many lessons to be learned through team sports. I admire all the coaches as they work with their young athletes to learn how to lose, win, support each other, and put forth their best effort in the spirit of the team. They have had many early morning and late evening practices and competitive games and tournaments over the course of our season. Big thank you to all the parents who have driven our Thunder athletes and a huge shout out to all our coaches and student athletes. Way to go Thunder!
As we conclude our last week of March before Spring Break, I wanted to share the following events taking place at our school.
- Wednesday, March 20
- Parent Education Session: Supporting your child in Mathematics 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 20 School Council Meeting 6:30 PM
- Thursday, March 21 Peter Lougheed Lip Sync 2:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21 Student Learning Conferences 5:00 – 8:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21 Bamfield Parent Meeting 6:00 PM
- Friday, March 22 No Classes for Students
- Student Learning Conferences 10 AM – 1:00 PM
- March 23 – March 31 Spring Break – School Closed
I hope that our winter has finally decided to give us a break so that spring has a chance to take hold. With the coming of warmer weather and longer daylight, I would expect that more students are walking to school. I would strongly encourage your children to walk/ride their bikes with the coming of warmer days. This is an excellent form of exercise for their body and brain, but it also takes a lot of pressure off our traffic volume around the school. If you do drive your child to/from school, I strongly advise you to park down by the pond and have your child meet you there. It’s a short walk for them and a wonderful place to wait if you do have to drive.
All the best,