hey everyone! Just a couple things to share with you today!
Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to our afternoon meeting yesterday! We so appreciate all the efforts made for parents to attend our meetings, and we thought we would attempt an afternoon one for those of you who are not able to get away in the evenings! Next month, we will go back to our evening meeting time, December 14th, 6:30 pm.
Check out our new School Council Board at the front doors of the school!
We have a perpetual calendar up right now, with a list of our council members names and committees. Also, a full list of all member activities, and committee descriptions.
To the right side, is our community resource board. From Piano lessons, and holiday wreath sales, to parent resources, and CBE fee information.
If there is anything you would like to see on our Council board, please, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading....
Trying something new...hoping to see more parents attending our council meeting! Here is the agenda for the meeting today at 1:00 pm in the staff room! Room 25.
ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME!!!
WILDWOOD SCHOOL COUNCIL AGENDA
MONDAY, November 23
(meet in the staff room)
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions – Heather Johnston
1:05 Approval of October 2015 minutes
1:10 School Council Business
2:00 School Business
2:15 Other Business
2:30 Adjourn Meeting
Next Meeting: Monday, December 14 *Holiday Social* 6:30 pm
Good Afternoon to All our Families in Grade One, Three, and Five,
Have you been to the latest POP UP event? This is the newest of new for us all. Wildwood School is presenting its first ever Literacy POP UP Celebration, Thursday, November 19 at 6:30. Please bring your families to share in the work of Grades One, Three and Five students. (Grade One students need to be here at 6:15). The students and teachers have been working so hard and we are all excited to see their great work. Please come and support our Literacy Event!!!!
Darren Toews Renee R.K. Prevette
Principal Assistant Principal
Next Week’s Glance at Wildwood School – November 13
1. Thank you to Mr. Brett Fitzpatrick for offering to help with designing the Buddy Bench. This week and early next week, students will be expected to think about the design of the Buddy Bench as each teacher will discuss their class’ ideas about how the bench should look. At the next Student Voice meeting on Nov 19, we will present these ideas to Mr. Brett Fitzpatrick to incorporate into the design. Our first fundraiser was hugely successful thanks largely to parents who sent food and money with their children. We made just over a thousand dollars so we have made a good start. Thank you again for your support for this endeavour.
2. Parent Café – How can you support your child’s development through play, language, positive relationships and environment? If you are parent or caregiver of preschool children we have an Early Years conversation series beginning at Shaganappi library on Tuesday, November 17, 10-11:15 AM. Save the date for our next conversations supporting the Early Years on Nov. 24, Dec 1 and Dec. 8 at same time and location. These informal conversations are a chance to share experiences, local resources, and current information about brain development in the early years and the role of parents and caregivers. If you have not already done so, please provide your email address and we will get back to you with an invite or contact info.
3. Literacy night - Grade One, Three and Five families should have received an invitation to our Literacy POP UP Celebration for next Thursday, November 19, 2015. Start time will be 6:30 so please have everyone here for that start time. Grade one teachers would like their students here at 6:15. Please check the invitation for when the different literacy events are happening!!!
4. Grade Six students venture off to Outdoor School on Monday November 16. Remember to bring warm clothes!
5. Grades One, Two and Three students start swimming on Monday, November 16. Don’t forget swimming gear!
6. No School on Friday, November 20, 2015. Teachers will be engaged in Professional Development!
7. The foundations for literacy are built through everyday activities – Explore – visit places in the community such as the park, the grocery store, library or community gardens and talk about what you see together.
8. On November 27, 2015 Student Voice is holding a Spirit Day, encouraging all students to participate by wearing their PJ’s (pyjamas) and bringing their favourite Stuffy.
9. Thank you to our latest contributor of free books. This is such a great way for our students to engage in literacy and a great way to recycle your books. Keep them coming!!!
Darren and Renée
Next Week’s Glance at Wildwood School – November 6
1. Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. (Veterans Affairs Canada)
2. On the day of our Remembrance Day assembly (Tuesday, November 10th), Student Voice reps are requesting that all students bring in a non-perishable item for the Veteran's Food Bank. Donation boxes are located at the front door. Assembly is from 11:00 – 11:30 and parents are welcome to attend.
3. No School on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
4. Watch for our upcoming POP UP Literacy presentations by our Grade One, Three and Five classes on November 19, at 6:30. This will be an evening performance where students will share their work around literacy and perform a short presentation in the gym! Be watching for more details next week!
5. The Family Oriented Program is presenting an Early Literacy evening workshop for parents on Tuesday, November 10th. The workshop will run at two times from 4:30 – 5:30 pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Wildwood School and all are invited.
6. As our Student Voice representatives move forward with the Buddy Bench project, we would like to connect with any parents who have skills, such as carpentry or design, which they would like to volunteer to help guide students in the planning and design of the bench. Interested parents can contact Mrs. Jackson at AIJackson@cbe.ab.ca. Presently the students have raised $580 for this bench.
7. On November 27, 2015 Student Voice is holding a Spirit Day, encouraging all students to participate by wearing their PJ’s (pyjamas) and bringing their favourite Stuffie.
8. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $731.52 for Cancer Research during the Terry Fox Run.
9. An easy reading tip for our readers, “Try to vary the books you pick with your child so they get a mix of fiction and non-fiction.”
Have a great weekend,
Darren and Renée