News

A student wearing a rainbow wig stands beside a staff member.

It's Coming Up Rainbows

Posted on Jun 14 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, J. Alfred Laird students celebrated all of the amazing diversity we have in our school and community by hosting Rainbow Day activities. Thanks to Ms. Cynthia and the Spirit Committee…

Happy Winners Snag New Skateboards

Posted on May 28 2022

Congratulations to Wyatt and Olivia, who won the Rite to Ride draw for a new skateboard. Many thanks to Devin for making skateboarding a part of our Fantastic Friday line-up this Spring.

Watching Students Grow

Posted on May 24 2022

Three classes from J. Alfred Laird Elementary school have partnered with Invermere Home Hardware, Groundswell, and the Invermere Public Library to bring food sustainability to the Columbia valley. Students…

Finding balance through Yoga

Posted on May 18 2022

We are pleased to partner with the Youth Hub to bring yoga instruction to students during recess.

Fantastic Friday Strikes Again!

Posted on May 13 2022

Our last round of Fantastic Friday for the year is in full swing. Students have been able to choose from a wide range of activities, including skateboarding, sewing, bicycling, drama, rugby, ball hockey,…

A group of children are receiving instruction from their swimming instructor.

Spring showers bring...swimming lessons!

Posted on May 11 2022

We are so fortunate to be able to take the entire school to the Radium pool for swimming instruction this year. A big thanks to Mr. Tomalty for organizing the lessons, to Mrs. Turgeon for keeping track…

The Ice Age Returns

Posted on Apr 21 2022

Almost 100 students attended movie night at Laird on Wednesday evening. Student leaders helped set up the gym, made popcorn and lemonade for participants, and ran the concession stand. The movie ICE AGE…

Laird Ambassadors

Posted on Apr 21 2022

A group of students from Laird visited Eileen Madsen Primary School today to tell Grade 3 students all about J. Alfred Laird. They prepared and presented¬† PowerPoint slides, and answered all the questions…

Masked No More!

Posted on Mar 11 2022

Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that students will no longer be required to wear masks when we return to school on March 28. Students were not even a little bit excited with this news!  

Drumming in the New Year

Posted on Feb 4 2022

J. Alfred Laird students are honing their drumming skills with the support of Patrick Carrick from Columbia Valley Drumming. Each class will receive 6 sessions with Patrick during which they learn to…

Collage Cats in Mr. Tomalty's Class

Posted on Feb 4 2022

Our collage cats were created using a variety of media. First, we created a wacky, colourful collage using old paint chip samples. Then, we cut our cat out using our choice of a cat pattern. Afterwards,…

Ms. Woodworth's Latest Art and ADST project

Posted on Feb 2 2022

This January our class sewed and stuffed our own stuffies. We used upcycled fabric from old blankets, shirts, sweaters and more. To start, we had to create a pattern and use it to cut out our fabric.…