Spooky times at WWAL!

Perhaps you've heard?  This Friday, October 30th, we will be dressing up for Halloween. Please ensure your child's safety by checking the length of costumes (as long costumes are tripping hazards and make for dangerous play outside), leaving swords or weapon-like props at home, and favoring make-up over masks.  Thanks!

SAVE the date!  We will be hosting 2 holiday concerts in December.  Grades K-2 will perform on December 11th (Friday) at 9:30 and 1:15.  Students in grades 3 and 4 will have their concert on December 2 at 1:15 and 7:00.  Hope to see you there!

Congrats to the volleyball teams!  Our volleyball teams competed in last week's Campbell Feeder Tournament and both represented our school with a competitive and sportsmanlike spirit!  The boys played in the competitive tier and finished in third place.  The girls played in the participatory tier and came home with the 1st place plaque. 

A note from our SCC fundraiser organizer Shari Kendel:

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to let you know about the Halloween dance!  Last Thursday was a wonderful time spent by all.  I would like to start out by saying Thank you so much to our Music Man M.Proulx as he did an amazing job!  I would like to send out a HUGE Thank you to all my wonderful Volunteers! Without you these fun times would never happen!  I would like to say Thank you to my group of wonderful girls who spent lunch hours with me preparing for the dance by drawing, coloring, talking, and giving me good ideas! You’re a true bunch of talented girls! Also last but not least the people who helped me out behind the scenes with copies, paperwork, money counting, keys to open doors, gluing, pre-set up etc. Thank you!!

On to the prizes…..

Candy Guessing Jar #1  – Winner =  Emmett S.

Candy Guessing Jar #2  – Winner =  Aiden W.

Candy Guessing Jar #3 - Winner =  Elizabeth M.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Winner  =  Koltyn K.

There were a bunch of kids and adults who got pinned with creative, frightening, prettiest, smallest, most humorous, etc., costumes!  Way to go everyone – you looked great!!!!

There were some pretty good dance moves going on and there were prizes for the 14 craziest dancers!

There was a huge amount of candy and fun going on! I hope everyone had fun and would love to see this again next HALLOWEEN!!!

Shari Kendel

 

French Concert Thursday!  Marc Tardif will be performing for the whole school Thursday afternoon.  Morning Kindergarten students are of course welcome to come join in on the fun if they have a family member who can accompany them.  Canteen proceeds will be used to cover the cost of the concert.  Thanks to parents for supporting the canteen and to the working group of senior students and Mme Youck for allowing us this opportunity!

 

Change in weather - It can be quite chilly in the morning so please help your child dress for the weather.  Supervision begins at 8:38 so students should not arrive prior to that time and can not be allowed inside prior to the 8:53 bell as the only available supervision is outside.  A slow drizzle is also not a reason to stay inside at recess so please help your child remember a rain jacket and/or umbrella if the forecast calls for rain as they will be going outside.  Fresh air is valuable for everyone!  

Have a good week!

Busy week coming up!

This week is Education Week and this year's theme is Celebrating Each Student. 

We are also a polling station for the federal election Monday.  There will be considerably more traffic than usual so please respect the traffic signs.  There will be extra staff to help the students but all motorists need to do their part.  Thanks.

We're starting the October celebrations a little early at Wilfrid Walker with a Movie themed school dance for grades 5-8 on Tuesday and our SCC Halloween Dance for everyone on Thursday.  Have you returned your rsvp for the SCC event? 

Our volleyball teams will be participating in a tournament at Campbell this Thursday.  Both teams continue to improve and the boys have a remarkable 5-0 record!  Come out and cheer on our teams. (Games start at 2:30.)

Grade 3 students will swim again this week.  Remember to pack a suit and a towel.

Anyone doing some fall cleaning?  We have 10 lunchrooms at Wilfrid Walker and many kids have finished eating after only 15 minutes!  If you have building toys, boardgames or books to donate for our lunchrooms please send them to our office and we'll distribute them.  Our library or classroom libraries would also welcome any used books. 

 Our staff have also been very busy doing their own learning.  Mme Baranga and Mme Sexon were in Saskatoon last week for the Early Years Education Conference and Mme Champ and Mme Therrien are off to Saskatoon this week for the Middle Years Conference.  We are a building of learners! 

Have a great week! 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Share the Warmth

 

We will be collecting gently used, clean coats, sweaters, winter accessories in order to donate them to people in need.  Please send any items before October 28th.

 

Reading Beliefs

 

On Friday the staff spent a lot of time talking about our shared reading beliefs.  Our focused conversation brought us to these 5 beliefs:

All children can read

It takes a community to raise a reader

A love of reading is essential

Choice in what students read fosters the desire to read

All reading helps

We have moved our 'take one, leave one' library to the front entrance and invite you to participate by sending books, coming to choose books or encouraging your children to do the same.  Keep reading!  The secret to being a good reader is reading, reading, and then reading some more!

 

Book Fair

 

Thank you so much to all parents and students for supporting our French Book Fair! Together, we have sold a total of $3115.65. From this amount, $1464.36 will come back to your school in products from Scholastic.  Also we would like to give a Special Thank You to all of our volunteers!

September 28

Many thanks to the SCC for a fun BBQ!

Congratulations to our new School Community Council Executive:  Colin Byas (chair), Danna Cruickshank (vice-chair), Allyson Reid-Skagos (secretary) and Tasha Gieni (treasurer). 

Traffic at 3:37

Please remember to keep the crosswalk open so that kids can safely cross the street.  Avoid parking between the double lines (which is in fact a ticketable offence).  Students should never cross by the buses so please don't encourage them to do so.  They learn best from our example!

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Conferences are set for this Friday.  Please confirm your availability with your child's homeroom teacher asap.

Remember to Wear an Orange t-shirt on September 30th!

Every Child Matters (Chaque enfant compte) is the chosen slogan for Orange T-shirt Day which recognizes the 150 000 students who attended residential schools.  We will take the opportunity to introduce our Wild Cats Family Groups and discuss what we can all do so that everyone knows and feels that they matter at Wilfrid Walker. 

We're now on Twitter!

@WilfridWalker

 

 

This week's news

It took some effort but I think we have the Principal's blog up and connected to your email addresses!  If you aren't receiving these emails please sign up using the 'Subscribe to our School News' on the left hand side of the main page. 

SCC News - Mark your calendars!

Farm to School Fundraiser has gone home!!

This fundraiser is due back NO LATER THAN SEPT 23RD 2015

 

It will be available for pick up on Oct 7th 2015  (More info to follow)

 

If wanting to donate use the donation column and know your donation is going to Regina Food bank!!  If you want the vegetables for your own family, choose the school column and the vegetables will be ready for pick-up here at Wilfrid Walker. 

 

Need more info please email skendel@hotmail.com

 

 

Save the date!

  Halloween Dance

Oct 22 2015 6:30pm -8:30pm in our school!

Parents have to be with children all night!

More info to follow!

 

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