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Windebank Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a positive learning environment which will inspire everyone to believe in their ability to develop a healthy lifestyle and pursue their goal of a successful rewarding future.

"If you believe it, you can achieve it."

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Hot Lunch Ordering

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This Week at Windebank

December 5th - 9th

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**Windebank is NUT Aware**

nut aware

 

Windebank has several students who have a serious allergy to all tree nuts, known as Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can be life threatening. As a result Windebank Elementary is a "Peanut Aware Zone". Please help us keep our school safe by following these simple rules:

1. Do not send or bring any nuts or nut products into the school
2. If you or your child eats peanut butter before coming to school please make sure hands and
face are washed.
3. Do not share any food at school.
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Windebank is a scent free school

Due to allergies, we are a scent- free school. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or lotions if you are coming to the school. As the Christmas Concert is just around the corner, please share this with family members.

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Kindergarten Registration 2017 - 2018 School Year

Please click here for information on Kindergarten Registrations for 2017 - 2018 school year.

Children born in 2012 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Registration will take place at your neighbourhood elementary school

between January 30 - February 3, 2017.

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Strong Start at Windebank

Mon/Weds/Fri 8:30 - 11:30 & Tues 12:00-2:23

Grow


What is StrongStart?

A place where…families are valued and recognized as their child's very first and most important teacher
A place that…models and supports family literacy
A place to…meet other children and their families
A place which… reflects the language and cultures of the community
A place where…information on parenting concerns, child development, school facilities, and local community resources are readily available
A place where…learning is fun. Parents and caregivers play alongside their child, therefore encouraging early learning.
A place where…children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively

StrongStart is designed for preschool aged children and their parent/caregiver; however children from birth to six years of age are very welcome. We encourage the whole family to join us.

Why StrongStart?

One of the objectives of StrongStart is to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten. Families
who attend StrongStart become very comfortable in a school setting.

Their active involvement in their children's education is ensured through the early positive connection. Through play based problem solving activities found at StrongStart children can develop the literacy and numeracy concepts they need to have in place for success in kindergarten.

When and where is StrongStart?

Strong Start is a drop-in- program, parents and caregivers can come with their children to any location, at any time, during the hours posted below.

What is the cost of StrongStart?

There is no cost to families to participate

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Little Readers at Windebank!

Calling all 3 & 4 year olds!

Windebank's Little Readers drop - in sessions is set for Friday, November 18th, in the library at Windebank Elementary school. Sessions start at 9am and will run for approximately 1 hour.

We ask that a parent or guardian stays with their child and joins in the fun!

Our program will include story time a craft activity involving fine motor skills and the opportunity to make new friends.

Windebank's Little Readers program is led by parent volunteer, Megan Simmons who organizes and facilitates the program.

little reader

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BC Curriculum & Reporting Changes

Currently, there is a lot of change taking place with the direction of learning in British Columbia. Part of this change has to do with the B.C. curriculum and the change from outcome focuses to competency based focus. Parents should be watching and listening to what is happening by visiting the ministry websitehttps://curriculum.gov.bc.ca and getting some background information on what these changes might look like. Check out the faq page that gives parents some rationale for the changes in the curriculum.

As schools change to the new curriculum in September 2016, there is much excitement that teachers will be able to dig deeper into learning making it more meaningful, engaging and connected to the real world through skills that students can apply as they grow up and become citizens in our society.

Note from Minister of Education

Correspondence has been received from Minister Bernier of the Ministry of Education regarding engaging parents on student reporting. There will be community meetings scheduled in 10 communities across the Province over the coming months for parents to ask questions and share input. This correspondence has been sent to all school Principals for sharing with their school communities at their earliest convenience.

For further information, please click here to see: Parent Engagement Letter Sept27

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Mission Public Library

Make sure to check out these events at the Mission Public Library this month:

or check out the latest library programs at www.fvrl.ca

Talk Like a Pirate Day Puppet Show Monday, Sept 19, 3:30 - 5 pm Yo Ho Ho and a bundle of books! You’d best be coming down to the old Mission Library and party like a Pirate! Make a pirate hat, earn your PSL Certificate (Pirate as a Second Language). Hear some Pirate Jokes, Pirate Stories, and a Pirate Puppet Show!

LEGO Club Tuesdays, Sept 20 - Dec 13; 3:30 - 4:30 pm We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create and experiment.  

Make It and Take it Craft Program Wednesdays, Sept 28, Oct 26; 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Want to create something cool and learn something new? Each month we’ll have a different project and all the materials needed to complete it. Take the finished product home and wow your family. 

Chalk it Up! Friday, Sept 30,  3:30 - 4:30pm Bring your ideas and join us to celebrate Culture Days by decorating the plaza outside the library with chalk!  

A Boo-tastic Puppet Show Tuesday, Oct 25;  6:45 - 7:30 pm Put on your Halloween costume and scurry down to the library for a not-very-scary storytime! There will be songs, stories, and a boo-tiful puppet show.

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Contact Info

Windebank Elementary
33570 - 11th Avenue
Mission, B.C., Canada
V2V 6Z2

P: 604 826 2213
F: 604 826 7381

 

http://windebank.mpsd.ca

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Ms. Condon (Principal)

Mrs. Alderson (Vice-Principal)

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School Day

8:30-2:23

Warning Bell: 8:25           

Class time: 8:30-10:00

Recess: 10:00-10:15

Class time: 10:15-11:45

Lunch: 11:45-12:00 (eat)

Lunch: 12:00-12:25 (play)

Class time: 12:30-2:23

Dismissal: 2:23

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2016/17 MPSD District Calendar

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Upcoming Dates

November

23- Parent Teacher Conferences

25- Day in Lieu for Parent Teacher Conferences - No school for students

December

5- Vistue/Student of the Month Assembly

8- Christmas Store

9- Spirit Day- Crazy Christmas Sweaters

14- Christmas Concert

16- Last Day before Winter Break