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Message from M. Vanderberg about the Plastic Bag Grab

There is a blue collection box with Plastic Bag Grab posters on it sitting at the main doors (by the boot rack) for community members to put their bags in.  Please feel free to let friends/family/community know that they can come to Wilfrid Walker at any point during school hours to drop off bags. 


Please spread the word in your circles/social media networks – let’s see if we can win a prize this year! $5000 national prize and $1000 for the top collecting school in each province! (Calculated per capita, so our size isn’t a detriment)


Whatever goes into that box I will distribute evenly to classes throughout the week for counting.




Plastic Bag Grab Challenge 2.0

Reducing plastic bag waste in the École Wilfrid Walker community

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Did you know that more than 1 billion plastic shopping bags are given out across Canada every year, all of which can be reused and recycled? Did you also know that, although certain retailers accept plastic shopping bags for recycling, the City of Regina does not (Crown Shred will recycle plastic shopping bags but for a fee). To educate students and the community on plastic bag waste and the 3Rs, École Wilfrid Walker will be participating in the Plastic Bag Grab challenge from Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 2, 2017.

The Plastic Bag Grab challenge, a program of Recycling Council of Ontario, in partnership with Walmart Canada, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Cascades Recovery Inc. invites elementary schools across Canada to collect plastic shopping bags from their homes and communities for recycling, and engage their communities on the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Collection prizes include a national grand prize of $5,000 for the school that collects the most bags for recycling per student during the challenge and $1000, $750 and a bench made from 95% recycled material for the top three schools in each province and territory.

Last year, 419 schools across Canada participated in the challenge and collected more than 2 million plastic bags that were recycled into small pellets and used to make a variety of new products.


With your support, we can help millions of plastic bags get recycled instead of lost to disposal. To ensure we align with the program rules and messaging, please remember the following when sending plastic bags to school starting Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 2, 2017:

Check out the link to the official website if you need further information. 


An announcement from the SCC

Save the date poster for the SCC year end carnival

Flower fundraiser

The SCC has asked that we pass along information pertaining to the flower fundraiser.

Flowers will be at the school this Wednesday, May 10 and available for pick-up between 1:00 and 5:00.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the fundraising organizer Janet Svab:

Chocolate Found on Playground

Someone scattered chocolate eggs all over our playground today and students were lucky enough to find one! 

We also hung our school mosaic today!  Every student and teacher contributed one square.  The theme of the piece is 'What is my role in Truth & Reconciliation'. 

Good afternoon!

Hello families!

1.  The SCC fundraiser wraps up tomorrow so please send your orders for summer plants. 

2.  Congratulations to both of our basketball teams!  Both teams advanced to the play-offs and represented our school well.  The girls lost in the south semi-final to a very strong team (Perry School) and the boys defeated the Ready Rams to secure the championship title.  Many thanks to our volunteer coaches - Dave Severson, Greg Toews, Jayne Krueger, Lorraine Barron-Wright and Avery Dunbar.  A special thank you to teacher supervisors Mme Champ and Mme Paterson.  It was a memorable season for all.

3.  On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the public meeting of the Regina Board of Education, the Director of Education, Greg Enion shared information relating to the 2017-18 Provincial Budget. The points he made are available on the news page of the Regina Public Schools website. Please take the time to read this information about the potential financial impact of the Provincial Budget Regina Public Schools. The direct link to the website information is.



Basketball Play-Offs!

March Madness is happening in our school community as both teams are advancing in the play-offs!  Girls play today(Wednesday) at Wilfrid Walker  at 4:00 and boys play tomorrow at Jack MacKenzie at 7:45 in the city final.  Everyone is welcome to come cheer on the Wildcats!


School Community Council Fundraiser

The SCC reminds you to prepare for the planting season with some plants from our present fundraiser. 

Deadline:  March 31!

An extra order form is attached.


Special Dates

Good afternoon Wildcats!

1.  Remember to order your hot lunch for the end of the month.  The deadline for online orders (CashOnline) is the 19th.

2.  Please join us for the Celebration of Learning next Friday.  Drop in from 8:30-11:45 or 12:45 to 4:00 and experience the classroom with your child.

3.  The school's annual Oratorical Contest or Concours d'oratoire will be this Tuesday at 9:00.  Come listen to thought-provoking speeches by our finalists.  

4.  Spread the word!  The Kindergarten Information Night for Parents is April 5th at 7:00. 

4.  Save the date:  Thursday, June 22 for the school's annual Spring Carnival.

Enjoy the warm weather!


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