For the month of October, we will be working on the theme of “Gratitude” with all of our students. Here are some resources that parents can use at home to discuss this with their children:
Last week, we held our first WOW (Westwood’s Outstanding Workers) awards assembly to celebrate all the hard work our students put into our “Responsibility” theme. The following students were awarded WOW certificates:
KA – Mya Beaton
KB – Lilian Zhang
KD – Joseph Hardy
KF – Gemma Kirkpatrick
KG – Nolan Dowling
KH – Emma Leard
KI – Lily Brosha
KJ – Tanner Burke/Felix Gibbons
1A – Danny Gu /Charlotte Myron
1B – Othneil Mighty/Malia Younker
1C – Sydney Baltzer/Kohen Handrahan
1D – Lily J/MacKenzie Thibeau
1E – Kate Coade /Ryder Stewart
1F – Bridget Elsinga
1G – Sullie Stretch
1H – Hannah Jack/Molly Mitchell
2A – Janessa Harding/Chase Storey
2B – Josie Ashby/Kayla Mills
2C – Drew Doucette/Quinn West
2E – Ashlyn Sanderson/Harry Waugh
2F -Zach Kirby/Isaac Morse/Rebecca Wilson
2G -Lucy MacArthur/Samuel Puiia-MacDonald
2H -Darcie Flick/Addison Perry
3A -Peyton Peters/Ben Phillips
3B- Payon Matthews/Lilly Power
3C – Daisy Doucette/Noah Rogers
3D -Anna Kenny/Coral Rattray/Ashley Wilson
3E – Jackson Cameron/Samantha Corney
3F- Jovie Foreman/Damon Neilsen
3G – Dylan Gallant/Brooke MacLean
Congratulations to all of our WOW recipients. We are very proud of all of your hardwork.
On September 28th, our school counsellor Cindy Wood hosted a parent session on fostering positive relationships. For those parents who were unable to attend, but are interested in learning more about how to support their child in developing positive relationships at home and at school, please click on the link below to view Cindy’s presentation.
When: Thursday September 28, 2017 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Westwood Primary School Multipurpose Room
Please join Cindy Wood and Mike Sirois, our school counsellors, for a presentation and discussion on the topic of peer conflict in Primary School.
Today we held our first assemblies for both Kindergarten/Grade 1 and Grade 2/3. Each month, we will be holding assemblies to celebrate the work we have done as a school community on an assigned character trait of the month. Each month, our classes will take turns to present songs, skits or stories about the chosen character trait. As well, today we announced our new Westwood’s Outstanding Workers (WOW) Award. This award will recognize students for outstanding behaviour/work in the theme area we are focusing on for the month. One or two students, from each grade, will be selected each month and presented with a certificate.
This month the area of focus is RESPONSIBILITY. Teachers, students and staff will be working on taking responsibility for our self and our things and committing to “do what we say we are going to do”.
Here is a list of upcoming themes and months.
For the remainder of September, we would appreciate your help in supporting this theme at home as well. Giving children little responsibilities is a great way to create good habits and routines for the school year!
It has come to our attention that the Hot Lunch program sent an email reminder to families AFTER the deadline for orders on Friday at 3pm. We will work with Hot Lunches to ensure that this reminder is sent before the deadline in the future. In the meantime, we have opened up the orders for the next two week schedule. This will close tomorrow (SUNDAY) at noon.
If you wish to order milk or lunch items for the rest of September, please ensure that you order and pay before noon tomorrow.
As we have been communicating , we are changing the way we manage our Hot Lunch program to eliminate the debt that the school has been carrying from unpaid orders each year. In June, we ended with $2400 in unpaid accounts. We simply cannot carry that amount of debt each year. We are closing the orders on Fridays to ensure that we give lots of notice to families with unpaid orders that these will be deleted. This gives them ample time to make and send lunches for their children in the coming weeks.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work out the wrinkles in these changes.
Kindergarten: Reminder that Kindergarten children will NOT take the bus to school on the first day. They need to be dropped off at the school at 9:30am. Staff will greet you in the foyer and direct you to take your child to their new classroom. Additional staff will be in the Kindergarten classrooms to check contact and bus information.
New Students: New students to our school can come on the bus or be dropped off before 8:30am. New students will be directed to the libray where staff members will take them to their new classes.
Returning Students: Will take their buses as normal and go to their LAST year’s classroom. Last year’s teachers will take the students to their new classrooms and introduce them to their new teachers.
The Breakfast Program and Hot Lunches will not start until Monday September 18th. Please ensure you are sending lunches and snacks for the first few weeks of school.