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Weekly Update - February 9, 2020

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Weekly Update - February 9, 2020
by Lochside PAC - Sunday, 9 February 2020, 11:40 PM

Thank Yous

We would like to thank Kirsty and Christie for organizing Fun Lunch this past Friday.  We also like to thank all parents who take time out of their day to volunteer in their child's classroom.  It makes such a positive impact on the program. We love our volunteers and we couldn't do it without you!

LEPAC would also like to thank Reet and Leanne for attending our District PAC's monthly meetings (COPACS) and representing our Lochside's parents voice.  They also volunteer their time as COPAC representatives on LEPAC's exec. Thank you!!!!

Parent Education Night On Vaping

COPACS is hosting a parent education night and you are invited!!  We encourage all parents, especially grade 5 parents, to attend a presentation on VAPING AWARENESS on February 20th, 7-8:30pm at Bayside Middle School.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please email if you are planning to attend.


Ready to run.....

Lochside Elementary has a team for the TC 10km coming up April 26, 2020.  We can get customized team t-shirts, but need to have a minimum of 10 members in the team by March 31st.  If you've already registered and want to be added to the Lochside team, you can transfer yourself on the Race Roster. Please email us at if interested.



Vancouver Island Parent Conference 2020 is planned to be a wonderful event!  The focus this year is the ‘Balancing Act’ we live daily as parents. Being a parent is a rewarding part of our lives.  We see what we do as significant work, BUT it is not the only thing we do. How can we balance all the things in our lives and help our children be all they can be while finding their balance too? No guilt trips here - we are only talking about how to balance it all.  Our kids are worth it and so are we. Join us on February 29. Cost is $75 if registered by February 10th and $100 if registered after February 10th. The cost includes lunch and refreshments for the day. Location at Belmont Secondary School. Registration is open at



Dear Grade 5 parents,

It is always an enjoyable moment for the children to receive their Grade 5 yearbook at the end of their elementary school career. We would love to create a Lochside yearbook 2019/2020. 

As always and so again for the accomplishment of this year’s yearbook, we request a little bit of your help. Every child wants to be visible in this book and in order to make that happen please send us: 

  • Pictures. We need pictures taken at school of your child. Pictures of this school year events. Maybe also some memorable Lochside events/achievements from passed Lochside years.

  • And very important, a kindergarten picture of your child. 

Please make sure that the picture material you send has your child’s name and please send no more than 8 per child (excluding the kindergarten picture). 

We understand that you need some time to collect pictures, but we would like to receive most pictures a.s.a.p. There will be more happening this school year off course, so it would be great if you could remember to send pictures of future events. 

You can also reach out to Heidi Kars at if you have any questions related to this yearbook or if you can offer time to help in any way related to this school year Grade 5-ers farewell.

Thank you for everyone's participation on this project and a big thank you to Heidi for her efforts in coordinating this for us all. Please give her a hand by getting your kids pictures to her soon.

LASP - Pro-D Day

LASP has spaces for the Pro d day on February 14th.  We are open from 7:30-5:45. We will be going swimming at Commonwealth pool on this day. The fee is $40 for non LASP families.  Please contact Nicole MacDonald at if you are in need of care on that day.  All Lochside families can inquire about spaces for any Pro d days or school break camps at any time. LASP families will be given priority but if we have spaces we will accept other Lochside children.

Upcoming Events

Feb 14 - Non Instructional Day
Feb 17 - Family Day
Feb 19 - Skip a Thon
Feb 20 - Parent Education on Vaping
Feb 21 - Fun Lunch
Feb 27 - Pink Shirt Day



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