The Gator Gazette

Friday, December 2

Message from the SWAMP

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas................We survived the blustery, cold weather this week! Next week has got to be warmer right?!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 7th - Early Dismissal

  • 7th - Cupcake Challenge TA3 vs TA15

  • 9th - Pita Pit Hot Lunch

  • 15th - Band Christmas Concert 7pm

  • 16th - Canadian Pizza Unlimited Hot Lunch

  • 23rd - Student/Teacher Hockey Game and Early Dismissal

  • 23rd - Kernels Popcorn

  • 26th - Christmas Break. Classes resume January 9

Christmas is here!

Thank you to Mrs. Suriano's Leadership 8 class for decorating our Christmas Tree! They did a fabulous job!
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We've had a visitor hanging around the office!

Waffles anyone!

French 8 students learned about francophone countries from around the world and made Belgium waffles for their fellow classmates!
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Outdoor Ed

Why is this compass better than the one on your phone?!
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Foods and Fashion Classes

Check out some of the projects the kiddos have been working on and the amazing treats they have been making!

Well done Jackson on the awesome snow art!

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Purdys Chocolate Orders

Our Purdys Chocolates will be ready soon for collection or can be sent home with your student. All orders will be sorted and will start coming home December 8th onwards. If you DO NOT wish for your chocolate to come home with your student please advise the front office that you would rather pick up.

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Christmas Band Concert

Our Christmas Band Concert will be held on Thursday, December 15 starting at 7pm in our Drama/Lunchroom. If you are unable to attend at that time you may come during the day in blocks 3, 4, 5, or 6.
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Calling all Gators & extended Gator family!! We need your help.... 🐊

After 2 years of Covid cancellations our Student-Teacher Hockey game Tradition is making its comeback & we want to make this year bigger & better to celebrate being back & reward our students for being so awesome!

Do you, a family member or a family friend own a business, or are part of a local business, or perhaps have transferable membership, season passes, signed apparel or gift cards that you'd like to donate to our prize draw??

These are used as student door prizes, which can be won in various ways; more information will be released in the coming weeks.

For now we are just asking for any donated door prizes, if you have an item or items you would like to donate please drop it into our front office. If you like there are slips that you can complete to attach to the item so that during the Student-Teacher Hockey Game we can have shout outs to our donating families or companies.

Thank you Gators

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New Healthy Hunger Lunches

We have added lunches for January and February, check them out!

If your student will be away and you have ordered lunch for them please advise the office ASAP as to what you we should do with the lunch, give it away or hold it for pick up.

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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.

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