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January 13th, 2023

Welcome to 2023!

The entire staff hopes that our Hay Lakes families had a wonderful winter break and that you were able to find time to rest and relax! As we begin January, we have a very busy month ahead for all of our students!

Academically, we are nearing the end of the semester. For our Senior High students, this means final assessments and Diploma exams for our students taking 30-level courses. Students will write their Social Diploma Part A on January 13th. All Senior High parents will be sent a full schedule for final assessments this week. For our elementary and junior high students, the end of January will mark the end of the first semester as well, which means all students will receive report cards on February 3rd.

Our basketball seasons are in full swing for both our Junior and Senior High students. All four teams played in tournaments this weekend. There are a few more tournaments and league games in the month of January, so check the calendar on the website to find times. Thank you to all the coaches for volunteering their time to help these teams be possible!

As we begin the second half of the school year, we want to continue to encourage parents and guardians to reach out to the school at any time. Education requires a team approach, and parents, teachers, and the school need to work together to do the best for each child that walks through the doors of Hay Lakes School. Our team of teachers and support staff is here to help and support parents in any way that we can.

I have really enjoyed getting to know the students and parents at Hay Lakes School during the first months of this year, and I hope to continue to get to know more parents as we move through the school year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, or you would just like to set up a time to meet me if you haven't already done so, I'd encourage you to call the school at any time.

- Mr. Mackenzie, Principal

Thank you!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Battle River Community Foundation for their generous donation of $3500 in support of the Hay Lakes Band program this year. They have also donated in the past.

This money will go towards continuing to increase the number of woodwind and brass instruments available to our students in grades 6 through 12! We thank BRCF for their continued support of our program.

School Council Meeting

Our next school council meeting will be held on January 17th at 7 pm. 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. 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.

Looking for agendas and minutes from our previous meeting this year? Check out the School Council page on the Hay Lakes School website.

School Fees

Please don't forget to pay your current school fees for athletic programs, field trips, and other activities, as well as Division Technology fees, by following this link.

This is also the link that will let you order hot lunches as well hotdog, milk and ice cream cards!

Camrose Family Resource Centre

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Check out the latest Winter 2023 newsletter from the Camrose Family Resource Centre here.

Upcoming dates

January 13th - Social 30 Diploma Part A

January 16th - Gr. 3-6 Field Trip to ECCHS production of "Newsies"

January 17th - School Council Meeting - 7pm

January 19th - Math 30 Diploma

January 20th - Gr. 1-3 Bowling Field Trip

January 23rd - Social 30 Diploma Part B

January 25th-27th- Final assessments for secondary students

January 27th - End of first semester.

January 30th - Professional Development Day - No school for students

January 31st - First day of second semester

February 2nd - Early Dismissal Day

Want to see an up to date school calendar? Go to our website to see our public calendar!

Career Counsellor Newsletter

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For access to a PDF version of the Career Counsellor's Newsletter with links, please click here.