The Gator Gazette

Friday, April 21

Message from the SWAMP

Our Band students left for their trip on Wednesday afternoon and will return this evening around 8pm! Stay tuned for next week's Gator Gazette for details of their trip!

Tuesday, April 25 will be our next TA Cupcake Challenge, TA9 vs TA11.

Track Day (May 10) will be here before we know it! This will be a fun day with a core to core competition for a chance to win a lunch prize! Just a reminder, this is a mandatory school day, students Phys. Ed. semester grade will be impacted.

Looking Ahead.....


  • 25th - TA Cupcake Challenge TA9 vs TA11
  • 28th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Edo


  • 4th - Early Dismissal
  • 5th - Healthy Hunger lunch - McDonalds
  • 10th - Track Day
  • 12th - Healthy Hunger lunche - Papa John's
  • 15th - ELA Part A Exam
  • 18th - Parent Council - 7pm
  • 19th - Healthy Hunger Lunch - KFC
  • 22nd - Victoria Day - No School
  • 23rd - District Track Day
  • 24th - 26th - Grade 9 Outdoor Ed Canoe Trip
  • 26th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Pita Pit


  • 1st - Zone Track Day
  • 2nd - Band Trip Birch Bay
  • 2nd - Healthy Hunger lunch - Wok Box
  • 7th - Early Dismissal
  • 8th - Gator Day Out - Millennium Place
  • 9th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Pizza Hut
  • 9th/10th - Bike Trip
  • 15th - Grade 9 Farewell
  • 16th - Grade 9 Day Out - Wabamun
  • 20th - ELA Part B
  • 22nd - Math Part A
  • 23rd - Math Part B
  • 26th - Social PAT
  • 27th - Science PAT
  • 28th - Last Day of School/Early Dismissal
  • 28th - Awards Night at North Pointe Church 7pm

Marmot Ski Trip

Here a few pictures from the Marmot Ski Trip last week, it was a great day for a ski in the mountains!

Outdoor Ed Archery

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Grade 8 Social Studies

Students building castle towns while learning about how the Shogun controlled Daimyo. All part of an active learning activity that the students delivered to students! #jigsaw

Grade 9's making Pizza and Nacho's!

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Great job Zach!

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Climbing Club

Climbing Club alumni Declan and Sam stopped by to present some of their climbing adventures and to demo gear at lunch this week to our Climbing Club students.
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Band Tour April 2023

A few pics from the Band Tour.

Drama 9 practicing their play

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TA Cupcake Challenge TA9 vs TA11

This month's TA Cupcake Challenge will be on Tuesday, April 25. Mr. Chase's TA9 vs Mr. Boychuk's TA11!
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Spring is in the air!

The TA Door Decorating competition is up & running.... TA classes can decorate their doors in any theme they like. Leadership will be taking photos of the doors on Tuesday, April 25th during period 4. The photos will then be posted on Instagram, 1 post per door & the door with the most likes by period 4 on Thursday, April 27th will win

The office ladies have already completed their Lady Spring just for fun, it will not be in the competition!

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Track Day May 10

We are looking for some parent volunteers to help at our Track & Field Day on Wednesday, May 10th. It would be a full day event 9am - 3pm & would be King/Queen of the Grill BBQing burgers & hot dogs, assisting in the construction of said burgers & hot dogs or working our concession. If you are able to help on the day please call the office 780-460-3728 & we can add you to our list or volunteers.
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Grade 9 Students Attending Paul Kane

Hello Future Blues Families!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30 - 8:00 for an opportunity to engage with other parents from within our Paul Kane community, and participate in a number of informative sessions related to the wellness and development of youth. Sessions and topics such as anti-racism, values and emotions, and high school to post-secondary will be offered. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us to learn more about working as partners to support your child’s social-emotional growth in high school.

Please help us plan by pre-registering at this link. look forward to seeing you! This is sure to be an engaging and informative night for our #pkbluesfamilies.

Paul Kane Administration

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Empowering and educating girls to become strong in mind and body, Fit+Fierce is a program for girls in grades 3-12 that focuses on: mind wellness, fitness & nutrition. Please see below for more information.

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Parent Survey

As part of our school and the division's planning and reporting processes, we conduct an annual parent satisfaction survey to find out how parents feel about their child's education. Parent, student and staff survey results help us reflect on our work. A sampling of survey results are included in our Annual Education Results Report which is updated and posted to our website annually in late fall.

Please take a few minutes to complete the parent satisfaction survey as honestly and accurately as you can. We ask that you complete one survey for each child you have enrolled in our division. The survey deadline is April 28, 2023. All responses are confidential and anonymous.

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School Fees

Just a reminder that school fees are due. Please visit your PowerSchool Parent Portal to pay online or you can bring cash or cheque into the school office.
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Healthy Hunger Lunches

Don't forget to place your Healthy Hunger Lunch Orders! Next week is Boston Pizza!

If your child is away and has ordered hot lunch, please email or call the office by 11:00 a.m. to direct your child’s hot lunch. It can be given to a sibling/another student or can be picked up in the office starting at 12:30.

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If your child will be absent, please email or call 780-460-3728 (this is 24 hrs and you can leave a voicemail)

If a student needs to leave early, the office MUST hear from a parent/guardian. Please email or call the office and we will allow the student to sign out & meet you outside (or walk home).

If a student will arrive late, they are to sign in at the office. If we have been informed the student will be late, that will be an excused late. Without hearing from a parent, the student would be marked as unexcused.

If you have any questions, please ask the office.

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Gator Gear!

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Lorne Akins Junior High School for Grades 7 to 9

The school serves the neighbourhoods of Akinsdale, Braeside, Erin Ridge, Erin Ridge North, Forest Lawn, Inglewood, Kingswood, Oakmont, Parkwood, Pineview, Regency Heights, Sturgeon Heights, Sturgeon Point Villas and Woodlands.
Derek Herman


Jennifer Suriano
Assistant Principal