The Gator Gazette

Friday, January 13

Message from the SWAMP

Happy New Year! We hope all of our Gator students and families enjoyed the Christmas break! It's hard to believe we are already half way through January! Only two weeks left of Semester 1!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 18th- Gator Ski - 8:40-2:45pm

  • 19th - TA Cupcake Challenge TA18 (Mme. Jean) vs TA12 (Mr. Baba)

  • 19th - Parent Council - 7pm

  • 20th - Hot Lunch - Chopped Leaf

  • 24th - Hot Lunch - My Fries

  • 26th - Gator Ski - 3:15 - 9:00pm

  • 27th - Hot Lunch - Shumka

  • 30th - Last day of Term 1

  • 31st - PD day, no school

Concession helpers!

Every Monday to Thursday students take time out of their own lunch breaks to run our Concession, we want to give them a big thank you!
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Grade 7 IA Class

Grade 8 Band Class

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Outdoor Ed Cross County Skiing

Talented Artist!

Declan made a wood burnt portrait for his friend Nicholas
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Games Room

Our students are having a blast in our new games room!

The Champ!

Each month our staff participate in a Rock - Paper - Scissors challenge, Mr. Drake was the Champ for January! Check out his trophie!
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**New Gator Swag Alert**

Available in the office NOW for $25

Vasco Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle 20oz

Durable, double-wall, stainless steel vacuum construction with copper insulation, which allows your beverage to stay cold for 48 hours and hot for at least 12 hours. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the bottle. On-trend, durable powder coating. Dual opening, screw-on, stainless steel cap on the main lid with silicone band. Also features a built-in, durable, metal handling loop. Wide opening for comfortable filling and pouring. Perfect for ice cubes. Fits most standard car cup holders.

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Google Classroom Tutorial for Parents

Below is a link on how to use the Google Classroom Calendar to help organize your teen. Please take a minute to review.

Organizing your teen

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Healthy Hunger Lunches

Don't forget to place your orders!

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.

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