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

What’s Up Wolverines! Weekly Update March 22-26, 2021

ABSOLUTELY NO SKIP THE DISHES OR OTHER DELIVERY SERVICES TO THE SCHOOL!
Send your children with everything needed as dropping items in the office is highly discouraged.

Monday, March 22nd: Day 1

Tuesday, March 23rd: Day 2

Wednesday, March 24th: Day 3

Thursday, March 25th: Day 4

  • All of the orders from Local Meats will arrive and be ready for pickup from 4-7pm! To make this process easy and stay within safe Covid protocols, we will be setting up a drive thru pickup system in the WHPS bus loop. Please do not arrive before 4pm. It is essential that we allow time and space for all students to leave school grounds safely before starting our meat pickups.

Friday, March 26th: Day 8

  • Gr 4H Ukrainian Pioneer Easter – In-School Field Trip
  • Beach/Hawaiian Day – Take a break from the cold and think of a day at the beach! Grab your flip flops!
  • Character Ed Assembly – Humility
  • Have an amazing Spring Break! See you all April 6th!

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember: 

April
Mar 29-Apr 2 – Spring Break – No School
5: Easter Monday – No School
6: World Autism Awareness Day – In support of our students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, everyone is encouraged to wear something BLUE today.
7: Early Dismissal; Drop Block 8; No Kinder Classes
8: WHPS SC & FC Meeting – 6:30pm
9: Gr 4M In School Field Trips – Scientists in School (An Optical Adventure & Shine a Light)
22: International Earth Day
23: Kinder Grad Photos
28: Character Ed Assembly – WISDOM
30: PD Day – No School

May
5: Early Dismissal; Drop Block 9; No Kinder Classes
7: Hats on for Mental Health
9: Mother’s Day
20 & 21: PD Day – No School
24: Victoria Day – No School
28: Character Ed Assemble – Truth; Western Day

June
2: Early Dismissal; Drop Block 10; No Kinder Classes
11: Tacky Tourist Day – In celebration of the almost here summer vacation… dress up as your favourite tacky traveler, and prepare to hit the open road!
18: Last day of Complementary Courses
21: National Indigenous Peoples Day; Last Day of Kindergarten Classes
25: Last day of school! Have a safe and relaxing summer holiday!

 

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.

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!