1. Next Thursday, January 28th, our school will participate in a Fitness Assembly at 2:30. Parents are welcome to come join us for a little Zumba and class presentations!
2. The winter weather has us all trying to keep warm. Please avoid, however, picking up your child directly in front of the school or encouraging your child to run across at any other area but the crosswalk. The front of the school is very congested at 3:37 with buses and students so please park in designated areas and encourage your children to use the crosswalk at the west end of the parking lot.
3. The next School Community Council meeting is this Thursday at 6:00. Mme Youck, our Learning Leader, will present the results of our 'Tell Them From Me' survey that all grade 4-8 students completed in the fall. Please join us if interested! We'll be in Studio 2 - Mme Youck's classroom.
Sending you warm wishes,
The Connaught School SCC has arranged an opportunity to learn about how to protect children against the dangers of social media. This workshop, led by some of the best resource people in the province (ICE - Internet Child Exploitation Unit), will help all interested parents, guaridans and educators by presenting the facts about the technology our children are currently using. All are welcome!
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 at Connaught (4210 4th Avenue)
Please note that children are not to attend due to the content.
1. We are experiencing our first day of 'indoor recesses'! The students are busy playing with our 'indoor recess buckets' (games, cards, coloring books, reading material, crafts, etc.) which were funded by our SCC and your generous support. Thank you!
2. There will be changes for our Grade 1 Transportation for 2016-17 School Year. Read more: http://www.rbe.sk.ca/announcements/2016/01/changes-grade-1-transportation-next-year
3. W. S. Hawrylak School will be hosting a Worry Weary - Helping Your Child with Anxious Thoughts and Behaviors workshop on January 14th at 7:00. If interested, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44a4a72ea1f85-worry.
4. We have started taking 2016-2017 Kindergarten registrations. You can get a registration online (Left side Public Menu, Public Document Library) or stop in at the office any time!
Stay warm families!
Bonne année chères familles de Wilfrid Walker!
The Board of Education's Annual Meeting is set for Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 at Martin Collegiate. Everyone is invited to attend.
Good morning families!
1. We will be singing holiday carols this Friday to celebrate our final day together. It is also a SRC dress-up day - 80's!
2. Candy cane sales all week! $1/candy cane.
3. Many thanks to everyone who sent items for the Food Bank Drive. The goal was 3 barrels and we exceeded the goal!
4. Cirque Nova will be here tomorrow! The grades 5-8 students took part in workshops last week with the circus performers and even walked the tightrope. This opportunity was made possible by your admission fees (please send them in asap if you have not done so yet) and a generous grant from the Conseil culturel fransaskois.
5. The staff at Wilfrid Walker wish you all a very happy, restful, safe holiday and look forward to seeing you again in 2016! Bonnes vacances!
Good morning families!
1. Up on the left hand side of your screen is a new addition: Click here for language translation. You can now translate this page to any language you prefer. Our division website (rbe.sk.ca) also has this feature.
2. Our K-2 concerts will be this Friday, December 11th. Please come join us at either the 9:30 or 1:15 concert. Students will share the songs and dances they have learned this year so far.
3. Reminder: We will dismiss early on December 18th (2:30).
4. Our Food Bank Drive continues! We have filled 1.5 barrels so far. Please send your donations this week.
5. This month's SCC meeting is Thursday at 6:00 in the staff room. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend a meeting if interested and/or available. We discuss school goals and events in a relaxed atmosphere.
6. Basketball try-outs have begun and the season will commence after Xmas. We have 3 parent coaches this year: Greg Toews, David Severson and Jayne Krueger. Teacher supervisors will be: Julian Yeo, Chantal Nolet-Nerenberg, Jennifer Gardiner and Emma Champ.
Have a great week!
- Donate Non-Perishable food items such as:
Fish & Canned Meat, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Beans, Rice, Pasta, Soups & Stews, 100% Fruit Juice in 1 Litre containers, Powdered Milk, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Baby Food, Enfalac and Similac. No glass, please
- Help Spread the Word: Forward this to friends and family and encourage them to donate.
The SRC’s goal is to fill 3 of the large bins provided to us by the Food Bank. Please send your donation to the school with your child or feel free to drop it off yourself when you attend your child’s Winter Concert on either Dec 2nd for the Grade 3 and 4s or Dec 11th for the Kindergarten to Grade 2s.
Thank you in advance for your help! Together, we can help give our neighbors food- the perfect gift.
The Grade 7/8s (Dylan L, Michael and Vlad)
3. Our Games Club is still looking for donations if you have anything to donate (board games, coloring books, craft materials, cards, puzzles).
4. Do you know of the Early Years Family Centre? If you have young children at home consider giving them a try! Click here to see what they can offer you and your young ones.
Have a good week!
Hello Wilfrid Walker Families!
Congratulations to our volleyball teams who have made such skill progress in only one season! They also play as a team and support each other - and this team attitude has given both teams much success. Many thanks to our coaches Danna Cruickshank and M. Yeo (boys) and Mme Therrien/Mme Sexon/Mme Magotiaux (girls).
Our boys' team did clinch the division final last week against Hawrylak (in a nail biter!) and will now advance to the city finals on Thursday at Jack MacKenzie School. We wish them the best of luck and hope to see many fans cheer them on!
It was with great pride that I looked up to see our visitors balcony full of parents and grandparents for our Remembrance Day Assembly. Thank you for supporting our efforts to not forget.
The SCC met this week and made a significant contribution to new leveled-reading resources to support our Learning Improvement Plan. Our goals (which are an extension of our division's improvement plan) for 2015-2016 are:
First Nations / Métis / Inuit Achievement Initiatives
• FNMI students’ education performance will be tracked by Tier 1 teacher teams and interventions will be put in place on a case by case basis
• Teachers will continue to embed FNMI content in all subject areas when possible in order to ensure a sense of belonging for our FNMI students and a richer understanding of their community and history for non-FNMI and FNMI students alike
• Teachers will identify students who do not score within the appropriate ranges of the Early Years Evaluation in the fall and a plan in terms of supports or interventions will be created in the K Tier 1 group
• 90% of students exiting Kindergarten will score within the appropriate range in 4 of the 5 domains as measured by the Early Years Evaluation
Grade Level Reading and Math
• 85% of students will be achieving at grade level in reading (in both French and English) and math
• Students not achieving at grade level in reading will receive Tier 2 literacy intervention support
Transitions ~ Grades 8-9
• The grade to grade transition rate will be 95% for all students
The Learning Improvement Plan (LIP) can be found in its entirety in the Public Document Library (Public Menu, left side of the webpage).
Progress Reports are coming home this Friday! Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions.
Finally, please consider checking us out on Twitter - @WilfridWalker. We've been posting pictures! Twitter is a great resource for me professionally and I found this gem on the net just recently (click on the title to link to the document):
Wishing you more warm weather,
Join us Tuesday at 10:30 for our Remembrance Day Assembly!
Volleyball play-offs have begun and we will be hosting 3 games this week. The Girls' team plays today and the Boys' team will play both Tuesday and Thursday. Come out and cheer on our Wildcats!
We have been having some difficulties with graffiti in our washrooms - specifically the girls' washroom. This habit by a few students adds extra work to our caretaking staff and is often inappropriate for young eyes. The bathrooms are also not a place to play or hide in at recess breaks or before and after school. We will continue to monitor these areas.
Our primary playground has also needed extra monitoring in the past few weeks due to games such as zombies, Beat (where they choose who to beat up), dangerous push games on the slide, etc. Safety is a priority so these games are not permitted and all students are reminded that we are a Hands Off school.
Thanks for your support and hope to see you Tuesday!
November has arrived and the snow is likely on its way. Please ensure your children have extra layers, toques and mitts for recess breaks..
Everyone is invited to our Remembrance Day Ceremony - November 10th @ 10:30. Students will be given a poppy and are encouraged to give a small donation but it is optional. All donated money will be given to the Legion.
Our Lost and Found buckets are full! Students have been asked to check the lost and found items this week and any remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army as of November 13th. Please come by and take a look if you are noticing some clothes missing from this week's laundry!
And good news! Mme Clements had a baby girl this morning and everyone is doing very well. We welcome Mme Hylton to our staff.
Please note that this Friday is a professional development day for staff so there will be no school for students.