Feels Like Spring!

Good morning families.  Here are a few things happening at Wilfrid Walker:

1.  Next week we will host the Ministry of Education LIVE, an interactive video education program, featuring visual artist Laura St. PIerre.  Students in grades 5-8 will be participating on Wednesday and Thursday.  The videos will air (and then be archived) here if you would like to watch. 

2.  The city finals of the French Oratory were held yesterday.  Congrats to all our students who represented our school!  Good luck to Randa and Houda who advance to the provincial level in Saskatoon on April 23rd. 

3.  Farewell photos are being taken today for our 17 grade 8 students.  They have also been very busy with a Practical and Applied Arts rotation at Campus Regina Public  where students are studying cosmetology, cooking, sheet metal work, electrical skills, construction, graphic arts, and video game creation.

4.  We are taking 2016-2017 Kindergarten registrations right now and have planned for a May 4th Parent Meeting, hosted by the SCC.  Please help spread the word if you know of anyone wanting to register a child.

5.  The SCC is helping us plan for the upcoming track and field events by contributing funds to purchase another crash mat for high jump.  The city event will be June 2nd and the school track and field event will be at the end of May (date to be confirmed).  

6.  Save the dates:  Spring Carnival will be Thursday, June 16th and our Farewell will be Thursday, June 23rd. 

7.  And finally, we have a new member in our Staff Family!  M. Proulx and his wife welcomed baby boy Kylin Gibson Proulx in to the world on Sunday.  We can't wait to meet him!





Good Afternoon Families!

1.  March is going to fly by as every week is short for the students! 

March 10th - Professional development for staff, no school for students

March 11th - Teachers' Convention, no school for students

March 18th - Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - students to attend for their conference time only (invitations come home this week)

March 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and April 1st - Holidays

2.  It has come to our attention that some parents may not have received the updated School Calendar (revised and sent home in late March 2015).  Please follow this link to the newer version if you are still holding the March 3rd version:  2015-2016 Calendar

3. The 2016-2017 Calendar is also completed and a copy will be coming home some time in March.  If you want to plan ahead you can access it now on our division website by clicking here

4. The SCC meeting for March has been canceled and therefore the next meeting will be April 7th (6 pm).  Please join us if interested.  Thanks to all the families who contributed to the Mom's Pantry fundraiser.  The office has been busy today with parents and students handing in their forms! 

5.  The SCC will host a Welcome to Kindergarten lunch and meeting for 2016-2017 Kindergarten parents at noon on May 4th, 2016.  Please mark it on your calendar if you have a child registered for K this fall.





Back to Routine!

The sun is shining brightly to welcome us back to school!  Hope the holiday was a nice break from routine for your children. 

A couple things to keep in mind this week:

1.  On Wednesday we will be participating in the Red Cross Pink Day, created to prevent bullying.  Please encourage your children to wear pink! 

2.  The 'Je me souviens' Quebec trip students will be hosting a hot-dog day on Friday.  Notes will be coming home asap.  The cost is $5 and the meal includes a hot-dog, chips and a pop.  Extra hot-dogs can be purchased for $2. 

3.  The staff would like to say a big thank-you for all the gifts of food during Staff Appreciation Week.  The gifts from the SCC (pens and coffee) were also much appreciated!  

4.  Do you receive an email notification from this blog?  Do you know how to use Parent Portal to see your child's progress?  Do you know how to access the French and English versions of your child's textbooks (grades 4-8)?  If not, please ask your teacher, come by the office, or send an email to wilfridwalker@rbe.sk.ca so we can give you directions and/or usernames and passwords.

Have a good week!




An invitation from our neighbor Jack MacKenzie School

This is an invitation for all Wilfrid Walker parents to attend the Day of Pink Parent Seminar on Wednesday, March 2.  The staff of Jack MacKenzie will be running this event at their school in the evening, from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  They have planned an evening of topics that they anticipate will be relevant and worthwhile for parents.   


Good morning families!

1.  Our 'lost and found' buckets are full!  We will display all the items in our library for two days next week (Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday Feb. 11) and encourage you to come by if you have time.  During the February break all remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

2.  For more information about High School Open Houses please visit our division website:  rbe.sk.ca

Canadian Parents for French

The Regina chapter of Canadian Parents for French are hosting several events in 2016.  Please read the attachments for more information about these worthwhile opportunities for you and your children:



Final Week of January 2016

1.  All teachers will be attending a session about renewed pedagogy with Roy Lyster this Friday, January 29th.  Students have the day off. 

2.  The School Community Council will begin another fundraiser in February.  Students will receive all the necessary information prior to the February holiday.  You will have three weeks to sell Mom's Pantry items.  Thanks for your support!  The fundraiser coordinator is Shari Kendel if you have any questions (skendel@hotmail.com).  Profits from the fundraiser will continue to support our school and students.  The SCC in 2015-2016 has already financed or subsidized a Me to We trip to Saskatoon for our Social Justice Club, a ski trip for all grade 6-8 students, a collection of levelled reading books, a new sound system for the gym and a new (and much needed) piano bench for M. Proulx!  

Mme Revet

Indoor Recesses All Day!

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,

Mme Revet

Become a Tech Savvy Parent

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. 


The First Cold Day of the Year!


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! 

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