The Gator Gazette

Thursday, April 6

Message from the SWAMP

And just like that Spring has arrived! It's been a short week but a great one! Today, our students participated in an Easter Egg Hunt!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 7th - Good Friday - No School
  • 10th - Easter Monday - No School
  • 11th - PD Day - No School
  • 12th - Classes resume
  • 14th - Marmot Ski Trip
  • 14th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Chopped
  • 19th, 20th, 21st - Band Trip
  • 21st - Healthy Hunger lunch - Boston Pizza
  • 28th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Edo

Please note: There is no Parent Council meeting this month.


  • 4th - Early Dismissal
  • 10th - Track Day
  • 15th - ELA Part A Exam
  • 18th - Parent Council - 7pm
  • 22nd - Victoria Day - No School
  • 23rd - District Track Day

Our Golden Egg Winner Chelsey!

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Climbing Club got underway this week, learning how to make knots!

Pretzel Bites!

Jelly Bean Cookies and Easter Bird Nests, just in time for Easter!

Pancake Party!

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Eli did a great job in Fashions 9!

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Anti Racism Presentation

Mr. Toni Harrison spoke to our students today about Anti Racism in our society and microaggression.

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Rock, Paper, Scissor's Champ!

Each month our LA staff participate in a Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge, this month's winner was Mr. Dolan! Ms. Verlik who was last month's champ passed on the trophy!
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Badminton Practices Next Week


Junior Girls AM

Senior Girls PM


Junior Boys AM

Junior Girls PM


Senior Girls AM

Senior Boys PM

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Friday, April 14 Marmot Ski

Just a few reminders for those going on the Marmot Ski trip:

- Buses will be start being loaded at 4:00am, they will depart when full or at 4:30am sharp!

- Your student should ensure they have eaten breakfast and have money for snacks and lunch on the ski hill. Dinner will be in Edson on the way home.

- Buses will return around 9:30pm.

- Students should be prepared for the weather, sunglasses, sunscreen, toques, mitts, etc.

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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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Returning Student Registration and Options are due!

If you have not completed your Returning Student Registration and/or student's Option Selection form please do so immediately. The option selection portal will be closed on April 12th at midnight, after this your student will only get options that are still available.

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St. Albert Online Scholastic Chess Club

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Calling all Indigenous Artists!

Check out this contest! Speak with Ms. Priddle for more info. The theme is "Bridging the Gaps" and the deadline to submit entries is May 1st.

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Healthy Hunger Lunches

Don't forget to place your Healthy Hunger Lunch Orders! Next week is Chopped Leaf!

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