Basketball anyone?

1.  Can you help?  We are looking for referees for our basketball games and have exhausted our network!  If you, or someone you know, is qualified to ref an elementary basketball game please give us a call!  306 791-8531.  Our games are January 24, February 1, February 15, February 27 and March 6.  We pay $20 per game. 

 

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2017 Wilfrid Walker families!

1.  You are receiving a note today regarding this year's Pink Day plan.  The Social Justice Club will be leading the activities but because the official Pink Day is the 22nd of February and, as you know, we will all be enjoying a week away from routine (February Break - 18-26), we will celebrate on Thursday, February 16th.

2.   We are now accepting Kindergarten 2017-2018 registrations.  You can come find us here at school for a copy of the form or scroll down on the left to the public document library link.  The 2017-2018 bus form is not yet ready but we'll add it as soon as it becomes available. 

3.  Grade 8 families - Please mark March 15th on your calendars as Campbell will be hosting their Open House at 7pm.

Stay warm!

Happy Holidays!

Many thanks to everyone who joined us last Friday.  Students were very proud of what they had learned and were eager to share it with you! 

Thanks to everyone who sent money to purchase candy canes last week.  Our school will be donating $1095 to the future

First Nations University National Gathering Place for Reconciliation. 

Congratulations as well to our grade 2 (Mme Baranga) and grade 3 (Mme Gardiner) classes.  They raised $500 to support their adopted family! A local family will have gifts under the tree, all the food required for a Christmas feast and many extras for their pantry.   

Don't forget - the students will be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday, December 21. 

The staff of Ecole Wilfrid Walker wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you all again in 2017! 

 

 

 

Come for a Visit!

December 16th we will have an Open House so that you can come for a visit.  If you are free, please come for a stroll through the school and/or playground!  

Morning Kindergarten classes will perform several songs followed by a potluck of dainties at 11:00. 

Afternoon Kindergarten to Grade 4:

Our Kindergarten (PM) to Grade 4 classes have been working hard on their Celebrations Around the World presentations.  We hope that you are able to join us on December 16th from 1:00-2:00 as we teach you about the various cultural celebrations.

Each class will be doing 3 presentations (1:00, 1:20, 1:40) which will give you the opportunity to visit more than one classroom.  

Here are the celebrations that we are going to be presenting:

Christmas around the World:  Mme Gardiner

European Christmas traditions:  Mme Speers/Mme Paterson

Diwali :  Mme Baranga

Hanukkah :  Mme Clements

Las Posadas :  Mme Sexon

Chinese New Year :  Mme Greene

Kwanzaa :  Mme Franklin

Solstice :  Mme Patterson

 We hope to see many of you next Friday afternoon!

5-8

The grade 5-8 students will be partaking in a fun-filled “Carnaval Francophone” on Friday, December 16th from 10:30-3:30. There will be many stations ranging from Québécois legends and hot chocolate to an outdoor tug of war. Students are asked to dress for the weather. Alternative arrangements will be made if the weather does not cooperate. Parent volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you are interested in helping out!

 

Many Thanks!

Merci Wilfrid Walker for all the toys and donations. We were able to contribute $295 to the United Way Summer Success Program. Students enjoyed shopping for toys. A great time was had by all.

 

Wash Your Hands, Rinse & Repeat!

As many of you already know, the stomach flu has made its way to Ecole Wilfrid Walker.  Nearly 10% of our students and staff are not at school today due to stomach virus symptoms.  We will be washing our hands repeatedly today and our cleaning staff will disinfect door knobs and sinks hourly.  You can find additional preventative tips by visiting rqhealth.ca.  

Celebrations Around the World

Good morning families! 

Our K-4 classes are researching various celebrations in order to share them with you on the 16th.  Always best to learn from experts so if you celebrate any of the following celebrations please consider calling or contacting the school to set up a time when you could share your experiences with a class.  The children will have many questions for you! 

European Christmas celebrations:  Mme Gardiner/Speers/Paterson

Diwali:  Mme Baranga

Hanukkah:  Mme Clements

Las Posadas:  Mme Sexon

Solstice:  Mme Patterson

Chinese New Year:  Mme Greene

Thanks!

 

Feels like Winter!

Good afternoon families!

1.  Clothing order update:  all clothing should be reprinted by the 8th of December so we will distribute the clothes on the 12th, earlier if delivery is possible.  Thanks, again, for your patience!

2.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday for our Fall Conferences.  If you are having any difficulty with Parent Portal or School Cash please stop in the office.  Please take a tour of the library as we have many items in our lost and found.  Any clothes remaining at the end of the day Friday will be donated.

3.  Earth Rangers are visiting our school on December 5th with an assembly for 1-6 and a special classroom presentation for our grade 4 classes.  Thank you to the Kendel family who won this opportunity for our school.

4.  The SCC fundraiser of baked goods was a great success - thank you.  Please pick up your order from the staffroom tomorrow (Thursday) between 3:30-6:30. 

5.  Please take notice of the crosswalk west of the school and remember to stop if you see a child wanting to cross.  Our students and families rely on your safe driving habits. 

6.  You may have heard that we have added Conflict Managers to our junior playground.  Two older students circulate on the playground at recess time to help students resolve minor conflicts.  Many thanks to our overwhelming number of student volunteers!

 

Take care - see you Friday!

Mme Revet

 

Big Plans in the Works!

Good morning families!

A few items to share with you:

1.  United Way

Toy Sale Nov 22 & 23

Fundraiser to Support the Summer Success United Way Literacy Program

Please drop off gently used or new toys to Room 7 at Wilfrid Walker on Nov. 21 between 12:30-4:00pm.

Students will be able to purchase toys Nov. 22 at 2:00pm and Nov. 23 at 10:30am and 12:30 pm in Room 7. All toys will be priced at $1 or $2. All money will be forwarded to the United Way to support the Summer Success Campaign. All toys not sold will be donated to Value Village. Thank-you for your consideration!

2.  School Clothing

We have had some issues with our order as the color burgundy did not print well.  The clothing is being reprinted so delivery will likely be the first week of December.  We apologize for the delay but do want to get it right!  Thanks for your patience. 

3.  Save the Date!

Friday, December 16th will be a very special day at Ecole Wilfrid Walker.  Students in grades 5-8 will participate in a Carnaval d'hiver (Winter Carnival) and students in grades K-4 will present Les Célébrations du monde (Celebrations Around the World).  You are all invited to come visit from 1-2 and visit the various activities.  A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the date so you can organize your afternoon.  Classes doing a dance, for example, may present at 1:20 but another class presenting a short skit may perform at 1:40, etc.   Walk the hallways, visit the classrooms, check out the carnival outside, and get in the holiday spirit! 

Have a good week,

Mme Revet

Happy Halloween

Good afternoon folks!

Students are dancing up a storm in the gym right now thanks to our senior students, organized by Mme Youck and M. Proulx.  Thanks for your help in getting the kids in costume for this special day.  Take care tonight while you go trick or treating!

The Learning Improvement Plan for our school has been added to the Public Library (left Public Menu).  Our staff is embarking on a journey to educate ourselves about the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and encourage you to do the same.  We will also encourage our students to ask themselves 'what can I do to bring more kindness in the world?'

If the weather forecast is correct we may be in a for a long cold winter so we are already planning for indoor recesses!  We have 'recess buckets' for the classrooms but are always looking for donations of cards, games, puzzles, coloring materials, building blocks, etc.  Please think of us if you are recycling any gently used toys. 

Okay - back to the dance!  Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

 

We'll Take Sunshine over Snow!

Good afternoon Wilfrid Walker families!

1.  Menchie sales take place every two weeks thanks to Mme Youck and her team of volunteers.  You can now purchase a card (for 5, 10 or 15 Menchie's) on Cash Online to avoid scrounging up $3 in change!

2.  The next School Community Council meeting will be November 23rd at 6:15.  Last night's meeting focused on our school and community's response to the Truth and Reconciliation call to action as well as how best to support teachers in their work with their students.  The SCC has once again approved a budget for teachers to add items to their classrooms or purchase materials for a special activity.  Many thanks!  You are always welcome to attend a meeting if you are interested!

3.  On Monday students will be dressing up their teachers for our Education Week kick-off assembly, hosted by our senior students.  Mme Youck, Constable Young and I will be the judges.  Should make for some good Twitter pictures!

4.  Halloween is just 2 weeks away!  Students and staff who choose to do so will come in costume and our senior students are busy planning dances for all the age groups, pre-K and Early Learning Centre included.  

Enjoy the weekend!

Mme Revet

 

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