Black Gold School Division
West Haven Public School
780-986-5991

What’s Up Wolverines! Weekly Update February 1-5, 2021

Send your children with everything needed as dropping items in the office is highly discouraged.

Monday, February 1st: Day 5

Tuesday, February 2nd: Day 1

Wednesday, February 3rd: Day 2

  • Early Dismissal, Drop Block 6, No Kindergarten Classes
  • Spirit Day: Throwback Retro Day
  • Gr 2F & 2J In-class Fieldtrip – Boats & Buoyancy
  • National Winter Walk Day

Thursday, February 4th: Teachers’ Convention – No School

Friday, February 5th: Teachers’ Convention – No School

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember: 

February
11: WHPS SC & FS Meeting – 6:30pm
12: Individual Student Picture Day
15: Family Day – No School
24: Say NO to Bullying (Pink Shirt Day)
26: Character Ed Assembly – HONESTY

March
3: Early Dismissal at 2:30, Drop Block 7, No Kindergarten Classes
10: Last Day of Term 2
11: First Day of Term 3
12:
PD Day – No School
14: Daylight Savings Begins – Clocks “spring” forward 1 hour
19: Term 2 Report Cards Emailed Home; World Down Syndrome Awareness Day – Crazy Sock Day
26: Gr 4H – Ukrainian Pioneer Easter – In School Field Trip; Character Ed Assembly – HUMILITY; Spirit Day – Beach/Hawaiian Day
Mar 29-Apr 4: Spring Break – No School

 

To Parents of Kindergarten Children: In the Spring, the Board set the Kindergarten Enhanced Fee at $100, to cover the cost of enhanced, in-school activities and field trip expenses for Kindergarten children.  In September, with the uncertainty surrounding the 2020-2021 school year, the Division decided to charge the Kindergarten Enhanced Fee in two installments. The first installment of $50.00 was charged in September to all Kindergarten children. Our school has completed a reassessment, reviewing both the expenses to-date as well as the activities planned for the remainder of the school year. We will be charging an additional $50.00 on February 1, to continue to provide resources and support activities to enhance Kindergarten education.

 

Entry into the school begins at 8:15 am. Please do not send students to school earlier than this, as there is no supervision.

 

Online Attendance Reporting Now Available – WHPS now has an Online Absence Reporting Form on our website. When reporting an absence through this method, please use the email addresses we have on file with your contact information. This will reduce the number of follow up calls we may have to make. You can still leave a message on our voice mail box between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 am, email your child’s teacher (please cc either or both tobey.morris@blackgold.ca or sandy.musteca@blackgold.ca) in case the teacher is absent that day.

 

Family LRC Passes – West Haven Public School is excited to continue a pilot project with Ever Active Schools, in collaboration with the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) and Healthy Hearts.  We have one family pass for admission to the LRC that our families are welcome to borrow for a week at a time.  Note: Due to COVID-19, the use of the LRC amenities must be booked. This can be done through downloading the app at https://www.leduc.ca/liveleducmobileapp , by contacting our Guest Services at 780-980-7129, or booking in person at the LRC. To book these passes, please contact either Sheila Ankerstein (sheila.ankerstein@blackgold.ca) or Sandy Musteca (sandy.musteca@blackgold.ca) to book the passes.

 

Junior High Students Leaving School Grounds – If you wish to give your junior high student permission to leave school grounds during the lunch hours, please log into your parent account to complete the form. Please note that if students choose to leave the school for the lunch hour, they are not able to reenter the school until 12:45 pm. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Student Pictures –  Picture day is coming on Friday, February 12. After Picture Day, order pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which will be found on your Picture Day order form.

School Name: West Haven Public School
Picture Day Date: Friday, February 12
Picture Day ID: QI950788QP

 

For the 2020-2021 school year:

There will be NO VOLUNTEERING at this time. This, unfortunately, means no hot lunches, microwave days, bake sales, parents coming in to read, and parents coming into the school with their children. 

The elementary milk program will not run until further notice.

Please note that school fees are due.  Check your PowerSchool account for any money outstanding as soon as possible. WHPS has a partnership with COBS Bread Bakery.  If you mention you are from West Haven Public School when purchasing your goodies, the school will get 5% back.  It’s a win win!! REMEMBER about our COOP number.  Our number is 34666 and can be used when getting gas, groceries or liquor.  Please use our school’s number as often as you can.  Every dollar counts!