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September 27th, 2022

September at a Glance

This month has flown by! Our students have settled back into the routine of learning and there are lots of great things happening in our classrooms. Our teachers work hard to create engaging and thoughtful lessons, and the learning that takes place in all of our classrooms is outstanding.

It is great to see all of our sports teams finding success, and we are looking forward to a great season. Thank you to all the community coaches who have volunteered their time to support our students. We couldn't do it without you.

The end of September and the first of October is a very busy time in the school. We have lots of special events coming up, and we encourage you to keep up to date on all school activities by checking the school calendar on our website! We are currently in the planning stages for some community-building activities and we are hopeful that they can take place soon.

As always, if you have any questions about the school, please don't hesitate to reach out to myself or Ms. Koleba, as we would both be very happy to help you in any way we can.

- Mr. MacKenzie, Principal

Terry Fox Run - Thursday, Sept 29th

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, students will be taking part in the annual Terry Fox School Run. Our fundraising goal this year is $13.00 per student about 2500. That is 1 dollar for each province and territory. Terry’s Goal was to run across Canada and for every Canadian to donate $1 dollar to cancer research. If we meet this goal as a whole school the students will receive; in elementary a movie in the music room and the secondary students get to wear hats all day.

Each student will receive a sticker to wear that reads: I’M NOT A QUITTER I AM RUNNING FOR ________. Please have a conversation with your child about who they might run for from your family/friends.

Together, we can all make a difference. We are very excited to be a part of this year’s Terry Fox Run. This is our opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer. We hope you will join us as our school community bands together in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance for your support!

Run route location/details:

The route is: Around the west side Soccer net to the east side backstop on the north side of the school starting at 2:30, parents and siblings are welcome to join us.

How to donate:

Hay Lakes School is proud to be participating in this year’s Terry Fox School Run. Let’s get our fundraising going and show everyone how we can “try like Terry”!. Donate to:


Truth and Reconciliation - Orange Shirt Day

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

As a school, Hay Lakes students and staff are encouraged to wear Orange Shirts on Thursday, Sept. 29th. We will have other activities throughout the year dedicated to teaching students about Truth and Renconciliation.

Athletic Practice and Game Times

Our coaches have shared game and practice times with the athletes, but if you are unsure of the times, please check our school website as we are attempting to keep the calendar as up to date as possible.

Pancake Breakfast

Thank you to our staff members who cooked up a fantastic pancake breakfast on September 16th!
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School Council Meeting

The first meeting of the Hay Lakes School Council will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm in the Library. For any parents who aren't able to attend in person, we will also be providing a Google Meet Link on the day of the meeting. Please email Mr. MacKenzie for the Google Meet Link.

All parents are welcome. At the meeting we will be discussing volunteer opportunities, both big and small. We will be exploring board opportunities and goals for the year.

This is a fantastic way to be a part of your child's school community. We are looking forward to seeing you.

If you are interested in joining the email list for the Hay Lakes School Council, please send an email to feedbackHLSC@gmail.com.

Hay Lakes Society for Youth Development Meeting

On September 28th, at 6:30pm, the Hay Lakes Society for Youth Development will be meeting in the Staff Board Room.

The society is designed to fundraise to support the school's needs. Any parents who are interested in joining the society are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming dates to be aware of:

September 29th - Cross Country Run at New Norway

- Orange Shirt Day

- Terry Fox Run

September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - No School

October 1st - Junior High Volleyball Tournament

October 6th - Early Dismissal Day

October 10th - Thanksgiving Day - No school

October 11th - Professional Development Day - No school for students

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