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Weekly Update - January 28, 2019

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Weekly Update - January 28, 2019
by Lochside PAC - Monday, 28 January 2019, 10:18 PM


Thank you to Tanya H. for helping to wash and distribute pears from the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program to classrooms, and to Jodi H. for organizing this program.


We want to thank all Lochside staff for inviting parents and guardians to participate in Family Literacy Day this past Friday.   We enjoyed reading with our children and witnessed the joy of reading in our community when all our teachers and students dressed up as their favourite story characters!!!  Thank yousmile


LEPAC wants to extend a thank you to Trish J.M. and our Internet Safety Committee for organizing our parent education night.  The topic of Online Safety and parenting in an online world was presented and great tips were provided. Thank you Telus Wise!




Lochside Elementary Used Clothing and Toy Sale - Proceeds to Camp Thunderbird

Our Used Clothing Sale is returning this year on Thursday Feb. 7th and Friday Feb. 8th.Please consider donating your children's gently used clothing and toys for the upcoming Lochside Elementary Used Clothing and Toy Sale being held Thursday Feb. 7 and Friday February 8th. The sale will be held before school 8:00-8:30am, at lunch recess and after school 2:48-3:30 both days. Donations will be accepted the day before the event Wednesday Feb. 6th after school in the gym.


There will also be a Community Garage and Bake Sale the following day Saturday February 9th which will be open to the public from 9am to 1pm. We will be accepting donations of used furniture, artwork, household goods and all sorts of sundry items.  


We are looking for volunteers to help run these events.  To sign up please follow this link.




Games in the Gym

The Gym is open every Tuesday and Thursday between now and Spring Break.  Just simply have your child get their indoor shoes and meet us in the gym.  From 8-8:35am there will be supervised activities in the gym. We will walk kindergarten students directly to class at 8:35.  Parents do not need to stay, so take advantage of early access to use the parking lot, a chance to get to work earlier, and many other benefits!


This event has been such a success that we need a third volunteer each day. To volunteer sign up just follow the link


Lochside Triathlon Team is seeking Volunteers

What: Triathlon Manager. Organize and communicate team practices, in conjunction with Triathlon Coach, to interested Grades 3-5 students and their parents.

Includes: Providing team information to parents, registration, organizing swim training, supporting bike and run training at practices.  We do have information on how the previous manager organized these items to assist you.

When: March – June

What: Triathlon Coach.  Support and guide Grades 3 –5 students to compete in Victoria Youth Triathlon on June 9, 2019.

Includes run and bike training and providing instruction on transitions for the triathlon.  This practice has been held at the Claremont track in the past.

When: April – June, 1 hour/week, for at least 6 sessions.  In the past we have held the bike/run practice on a Saturday afternoon, but this can be changed to meet the coach’s schedule.


If you would like more information about either of these rewarding opportunities please contact



Upcoming Events

Feb 7 & 8th- Clothing and Toy sale

Feb 8th- Fun Lunch

Feb 9th- Garage Sale

Feb 15th- Non Instructional Day- No School

Feb 18th- Family Day- No School

Feb 22nd- Fun Lunch


Thrifty Foods Smile Card

Country Grocer - Save-A-Tape

SPUD Fundraiser:

Cobs Bread

Mabel’s Labels

Gr 5 Bottle Drive - take your empties to the Bottle Depot and say it’s for “Lochside Camp Thunderbird”