Christmas Shoebox

The student leadership team of Lake Vista Public School wanted to gift children who are less fortunate this Christmas season. We are going to help pack shoeboxes for an initiative called Operation Christmas Child with the Canadian Relief Organization called Samaritan’s Purse.  We have till Monday December 2nd to fill some shoeboxes and spread some joy this Holiday Season!

Each class has been encouraged to help and will receive minimum one shoebox to fill with toys for a boy or girl. Here are the instructions for each class:

1. Get a shoebox from school.
2. Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.​ Put a label on the box (printed from school).
3. Fill it with little gifts (nothing gently used -for hygiene reasons), including school supplies items, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animals, trucks, dolls, non-liquid hygiene items like toothbrush, combs, bar of soap, etc…for a full list, see below. No army related items, no liquids/lotions, or candy.
4. Lastly, $10.00 is needed for each box for shipping costs.

If your family would like to go above and beyond to help Lake Vista School out, you are more than welcome to fill a regular sized shoebox at home. All shoeboxes will be picked up and taken to Calgary by the afternoon on Monday, December 2nd.

For more information about Samaritan’s Purse, and how to pack a shoebox please visit:

Thank you in advance for your help from home!

Lake Vista Leadership Team

Tue, Nov. 19th – Announcements

  1. Orff Ensemble @ 12:30
  2. Gr. 6-8 girls interested in Junior Girls Basketball, please meet at the office at lunch recess
  3. SLT meeting on Friday @ noon on the library stairs
  4. Kindergarten Conferences on Wed & Thurs – No school for Kindergarten students these 2 days
  5. Gr. 1-8 progress reports go home on Friday.

Happy Birthday – Jarren C. (gr.8)


  1. Orff – Tomorrow at 12:35.
  2. Kindergarten 3-Way Conferences – K1/K3: Wed, Nov 20, K2/K1: Thur, Nov 21. No School for Kindergarten Students these two days.
  3. Book & Muffin Morning – Fri, Nov 22 from 8:00-9:30am.
  4. Gr. 1-8 Progress Reports go home on Fri, Nov 22.
  5. School Clothing Orders – Now available to pick up at the school office.

No birthdays today.


  1. Gr. 4G/4L – Persephone & Bowling.
  2. Healthy Hunger – Subway.
  3. Gr. 5/6 Boys/Girls Volleyball Drop In – Today from 3:15-4:00pm.
  4. SLT – Meeting today at lunch on the library stairs.

Happy Birthday – Avika C. (3LD) 16: Nathan B. (8OM) Ellie C. (5/6A) 17: Hailey F. (K2) Alex M. (4G) Avery P. (6G) Kassidy P. (6G)

Book & Muffin Morning – Friday, Nov 22nd

Lake Vista School is excited to host the first Book and Muffin Morning of this school year on Friday, November 22 from 8:00am-9:30 am. This event is quickly becoming one the favourite events for staff, parents and students. It is a great way to spend time with your child and make stronger connections within our Lake Vista School Community.

Families will have the chance to spend some time reading in the library, or other cozy spots around the school, and enjoy muffins, coffee or tea. Be sure to bring your own mug.

There will also be a parent volunteer info table and criminal record checks available.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 22nd for some visiting, reading and muffins!