April Newsletter

Principal’s Greeting

As I visit classes in the school it is not unusual for me to hear a student say that he or she is writing a novel. Grade 2 students often use the opportunity in journal time to write a story instead of an account of their week. Their stories cover pages of their book and are illustrated with wonderful pictures. Intermediate students use their growing confidence in word processing to write stories at length. Occasionally when a senior student asks to use the lab at lunchtime and I ask why, they tell me it is because they need to work on their novel. The Writers Fest enters its 9th year this April at Lucerne and these comments shared with you are evidence that the hard work in organizing the event, the commitment of the staff to continuing to place this on the calendar and the enthusiasm of the students who take part reaps rewards. The Writers Fest is shared with the return of the Arts Fest by popular demand and takes place between April 18th and 21st. The Elementary School Writers’ Coffee House will be on Wednesday 10th April. 

 Little Shop of Horrors

Tickets for the school and community play go on sale on Friday 1st April from the school office. We hope they will sell like hot cakes so get your tickets early. Hank Hastings directs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ with Kevin Heshedahl as the musical and choreography director. Performances are Thursday 14th April and Friday 15th April at 7.30pm. Adult tickets in advance are $5 and at the door are $6. Children and seniors are $3 each.

 Website Launch and PAC Meeting             

 The next meeting of the Parent Advisory Council is on Tuesday April 5th at 6.40pm. All parents are members of PAC and new attendees are always welcome to come to the meetings.

Prior to this meeting there will be a launch of the new website, celebrating the completion of this project initiated by PAC. Refreshments will be provided and the computer lab will be made available to browse the site. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch which starts at 6.00pm in the school library. Have a look at:   www.lessweb.bcelearner.ca

 Grad Meeting

The next Grad Meeting for Grade 12 and their parents is on Tuesday 26th April at 6.30pm. It is imperative that all grads attend to share the fundraising at May Days and planning tasks. There is ONLY ONE MONTH TO GO after this meeting until June 3rd and 4th!

 Full Time Kindergarten

 September 2011 sees the requirement for all schools in British Columbia to provide full time Kindergarten. Children who turn 5 throughout 2011 should start school in September; however parents may still opt for half time Kindergarten for their child. We are accepting registrations for Kindergarten in the school office. In order to register we need to see a birth certificate, proof of address for residence in BC and a BC Care Card number for your child. We appreciate early registration as this helps us formulate plans for the next school year if we have a good idea of numbers of students in each grade

Punctuality Rocks

 For the month of March the two students whose names have been pulled out of the draw for rewarding students who attend school every day and are on time to their lessons are Jewel Jennings and Carolynne Carruthers.

 ‘Women Celebrating Young Women’ Scholarship

 A new scholarship has been established in the name of ‘Women Celebrating Young Women’ to benefit graduating female Lucerne students who plan to pursue post-secondary studies in the fields of the arts- music, dance, drama, creative writing/communications, art/graphic art.

Donations to the Women Celebrating Young Women scholarship may be made to: Lucerne Scholarship Society, c/o Lucerne School, PO Box 130, New Denver, B.C. V0G 1S0. Tax deductible receipts available for donations exceeding $20. 

 Kootenay Savings Breakfast

 The next KSCU breakfast will be served up on Tuesday 12th April at 8.15am. French toast and sausages are on the menu.

And finally…

 Two drama students, Danika Hammond and Marlowe Nicholson perform ‘Great Short Comedies’ at Silverton Gallery tonight, April 1st at 5pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are $5 and you are guaranteed to laugh!