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Traffic Flow -

August 31, 2021
‚Äč13th Ave is under construction. Please advise children to avoid all construction areas when walking to and from school. 
SD-6 and DOI - Notice to Parents and Residents - 2021-08-27 FINAL version.pdf
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School Office will be open beginning August 23, 2021

August 15, 2021
‚ÄčIf you would like to register your child for the upcoming school year, please bring their birth certificate, BC health care card and proof of local residence.

First Day of School

August 15, 2021
‚ÄčStudents will be returning on September 7 from 8:35 am to noon. Normal school hours will commence on Wednesday, September 8.

Fundraising Scam

April 09, 2021
‚ÄčIt has come to our attention that someone is asking for donations of money towards a J.A. Laird fundraiser for a Mental Health Book project. Note this is a scam. We are NOT doing any mental health project fundraising at this time.  

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Student Learning Survey

March 09, 2021
‚ÄčThe Provincial Student Learning Survey gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective. Early in 2021 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades...

French Immersion and Intensive French Registration for 2021-22 School Year

January 18, 2021
French Immersion registration at Lady Grey Elementary School in Golden is from February 1 to‚Äč Feb 26 at 3:00 p.m.  Parents of Grade 3 students will be notified of registration in early February.  Please see Lady Grey Elementary School's website for more information. Intensive French  online registration for all Kimberley and Windermere Zone students...
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Farewell Mr. D

January 08, 2021
‚ÄčWe wish Mr. D all the best as he takes on a new role at the Board Office.
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2020 Terry Fox Challenge

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčMme. Armitage's class challenged every class in the school to create an exercise challenge inspired by Terry Fox. Check out their video below!
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Student Opportunity - Represenative to the Indigenous Education Council on the Territories of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc

October 19, 2020
‚Äč The School District and its Indigenous Partners in Education are seeking two interested individuals to represent Indigenous student voice at the Indigenous Education Council table. If you are an Indigenous student between the ages of 13-18 and you have thoughtful opinions about how to improve outcomes for your fellow Indigenous...

Parent Advisory Council

September 23, 2020
‚Äč Our first PAC meeting of the year has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 pm via Teams. All parents are welcome to attend. If you would like to join our meeting, please email the school:

Welcome back to J. Alfred Laird

September 08, 2020
‚ÄčAlthough there have been a few changes around the school, the great people and excellent learning opportunities remain the same. Please take a few minutes to review this video, which shows some of the steps we're taking to keep everyone safe and healthy.

School Office will be open beginning August 24, 2020

August 20, 2020
‚ÄčKim Turgeon, our wonderful Administrative Assistant, will be back in the office beginning August 24. Office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 250-342-6232 if you have any questions, or to make an appointment to come into the school. In accordance with Covid-19 protocols, visitors to the school...

J. A. Laird Return to School 2020

August 14, 2020
‚ÄčWe are so excited to welcome students back to J. Alfred Laird in September!  All students will return to school on Thursday, September 10. Please watch for an email or a phone call from your child's teacher advising you of their classroom assignment for the 2020-2021 school year. Students are asked to go directly to...
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Toilet Paper Toss

April 24, 2020

Access to e- and audio-books

March 27, 2020
‚Äč All students have access to e- and audio-books through our District Resource Centre: and our J. A. Laird library website
These books have a built-in reader and can be "read" using a laptop, iPad or desktop computer. Use your usual SD6 log-in credentials: firstname.lastname and student number

2020-21 Hockey Canada Skills Academy

February 27, 2020
Registration for next year's Hockey Canada Skills Academy at Laird opens on Monday, March 2. This program is available for students in grades 5 - 7. Login in to your child's portal to register or for more information.
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Intensive French Registration Now Open

February 27, 2020
‚ÄčIf you have a child currently in grade 5, you have the option to register your child in the Intensive French Program at Laird for September 2020. You may register online here.


Ski/Snowboard Program

February 05, 2020
‚ÄčOur students had three incredible days on the mountain! Thanks to Panorama Mountain Resort, The Panorama Foundation, our staff and parent volunteers for making this program so successful. 

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Thanks for Supporting the Fresh to You Fundraiser!

November 26, 2019
The Fresh to You Fundraiser raised $430 for our Community Kitchen! Thank you for supporting this initiative.
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Invitation to Build - Outdoor Learning Space Gazebo

October 22, 2019
Rocky Mountain School District 6 and J.A. Laird Elementary have released an Invitation to Bid on the construction project for our Outdoor Learning Space. Tender closes at 2:00pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2019. 
OLS- Invitation to Bid.pdf
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Rite to Ride Offers New Skateboard Club

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčRite to Ride's Devin Publiclover has started a skateboarding club for students at Laird. While students hone their skateboarding skills, they will learn about leadership characteristic as the program focuses on leadership development. Skateboard Club runs most Fridays until the snow flies. 
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Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčStudents and staff at Laird wore orange shirts as they welcomed Shuswap elder Rosalita Pascal to our school. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment...

Intensive French Registration Now Open

February 27, 2019
‚ÄčRegistration is now open for the 2019-2020 Intensive French Grade 6 Program at J.A. Laird Elementary. Registration closes at the end of the school day on Friday, March 15.  IF Parent Letter 2019.pdf
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SD6 Operations Department - Equipment for Sale

July 05, 2018
‚ÄčSchool District No. 6 is accepting offers on equipment for sale.  Closing date for offers is Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.   Please click on the following link for more information Equipment for Sale.pdf

DRAFT School Calendars for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

January 02, 2018
‚ÄčDraft calendars are being circulated for review prior to the February 13, 2018 Board Meeting.  Please send any feedback to‚Äč prior to February 7th at 4:00 p.m. 2018-2019 School Calendar DRAFT Dec 2017.pdf 2019-2020 School Calendar DRAFT Dec 2017.pdf‚Äč ...
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Financial Literacy Open House

November 17, 2017
‚ÄčNovember is FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH!  Did you know?  Statistically only 13% of Canadians are considered financially literate!  I have been volunteering in Laird in most of the classrooms teaching an entrepreneur and business course, plus a financial literacy course to your students. But now it is your turn!  You are invited to...

Letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education

November 03, 2017
‚ÄčChanges to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10 - 12.
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J.A. Laird Receives the President's Choice Children's Charity School Nutrition Grant

October 23, 2017
‚ÄčWe are pleased to announce that our school has been approved and will receive a School Nutrition Grant in the amount of $580 to be used for our Breakfast Club and Cooking Club programs.  President's Choice Children's Charity is committed to childhood nutrition and since 2008, has granted over $33 million to...
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PAC Meeting - Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm

October 16, 2017
‚ÄčParents are invited to join our meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. 
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Picture Retakes

October 16, 2017
Mountain West Studios will be back at Laird for photo retakes on the morning of Wednesday, October 18. 

J. Alfred Laird Elementary School

1202-13th Ave., Invermere, BC V0A1K4 Phone: 250-342-6232 Fax: 250-342-6966 Email: Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:15pm
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