The Gator Gazette

Friday, March 17

Message from the SWAMP

What a fantastic week! Gator Ski had a great ski day, couldn't have asked for better weather! Our Open House was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended and for our awesome volunteers!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 21st - Parent/Teacher Interviews 5pm to 8pm

  • 22nd - Parent/Teacher Interviews 5pm to 8pm

  • 24th - Parent/Teacher Interview in Lieu day, No School

  • 27th to 31st - Spring Break No School


  • 3rd - Classes resume
  • 5th - Early Dismissal
  • 7th - Good Friday - No School
  • 10th - Easter Monday - No School
  • 11th - PD Day - No School
  • 14th - Marmot Ski Trip
  • 14th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Chopped
  • 21st - Healthy Hunger lunch - Boston Pizza
  • 28th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Edo

Running Room Indoor Games

Running Room Indoor Games runners did a fantastic job this past weekend! Our girls finished with a silver medal and our boys finished with the bronze. Well done runners!

Climbing Club

Climbing Club got under way this week, the kids had a blast!
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Open House!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House! It was so much fun! Here are some pictures from our Art Room and the Photo Booth!


Foods has been making yummy treats again this week!


Our girls trying their hand at Rugby!

Registration is Open!

Please ensure that you complete your Returning Student Registration form, it can be found on your Parent Portal.

Grade 9’s - High School registration forms need to be returned before MARCH 23rd to make sure you get to pick your options.

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Option Selection

The portal for the option selection process for the 2023-2024 Grade 8 and 9 students is now open. Please read all instructions carefully before completing the form. Please remember, your student's registration is not complete until you have submitted both the option form and the Returning Student Registration Form, also found in the parent portal. If you have any questions, or need help accessing your parent portal, please call the office during our regular office hours.

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Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on March 21st and 22nd from 5pm - 8pm. Interviews will be in person appointments only. The online booking schedule will open at 9am on Friday, March 3rd. Because there are a limited number of appointments available, we are asking families to please book appointments with your students Core teachers only.

Please check the closing dates for the booking schedule so you don’t miss your opportunity to book. Appointment times can go quickly so please book early. For full instructions as well as a link to the appointment booking page, please visit our website at

We will also be selling Gator Gear from the office on both evenings, please note we can only accept cash or cheque in the office.

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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

New Lunches have been added!

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