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Weekly Update - February 17, 2020

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Weekly Update - February 17, 2020
by Lochside PAC - Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:12 PM

We hope everyone has enjoyed the extra long weekend and amazing weather we had!!!

Thank You's
We would like to thank all staff at Lochside for the time they put into organizing field trips, coaching basketball teams and all the 'extra's' that contribute to such an amazing learning experience for our children.  Way to go Lochside staff!!!

LEPAC would like to thank Trish and Susan for all the time and effort they have given our school within their roles as chairs of the LEPAC online safety committee.  Online safety is such an important and relevant topic as parents today, both at home and school.  Thank you!!!!

SPRING CONCERTS: Carnival of the Animals and The Big Beautiful Planet

Calling all creative designers and wardrobe lovers!

All Lochside students are currently learning the music and acting for our upcoming Spring Musicals-Carnival of the Animals and The Big Beautiful Planet.

Mrs. Alexander is looking for a team of volunteers who would like to help with making head-pieces, tail feathers, and everything in between for the costumes and set designs.  Please email Mrs. Alexander at if you would like to be involved in any aspect of the musicals.  She would love to hear from 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.

Upcoming Events

Feb 19 - Skip a Thon

Feb 20 - Parent Education on Vaping

Feb 21 - Fun Lunch

Feb 27 - Pink Shirt Day



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Country Grocer - Save-A-Tape

SPUD Fundraiser:

Cobs Bread

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