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Welcome to the Windebank Elementary School Website:

Welcome to Windebank Elementary School, located in beautiful Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Our students range in age from Strong start through to Grade Six. Our school offers a variety of experiences for students in the area of sports, music, and creative thinking.

Here you will find information relevant for parents and students of Windebank., and some information on our Early Learning Centre. Please have a look around to learn more about our school's philosophy and expectations. Check back often for new updates.

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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*******Windebank is Peanut Aware***********

Windebank has several students who have a serious allergy to peanuts, 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 peanuts or peanut 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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Have a great Summer!

 

Summer Vacation

Please note summer vacation for students begins on June 29th. The school office is open for a short period in July,, please make sure to check out our Summer Office Hours for more details.

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Windebank Summer Office Hours 2016

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Staples school supplies

IT’S NOT TOO LATE…IN STORE ORDERS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JULY20TH

Online ordering has closed, but we are accepting late ordersm, in person at the store, until July 20th. 

Come down to Mission Staples and we will place your order in store.

Have a great summer

 

Click Here for Online Staples School Supply Order Forms

Click Here for Windebank 2016/17 School Supply list

(To purchase items in store)

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2016 Grade 6 Slideshow

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Please note as of June 9th, 2016, the Pit Stop is closed for the remainder of the school year! Thank you for supporting the PAC and we'll see you next year!

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Congratulations to Sam. O and Shavina S. winners of the 2015/16 Bikes for Books Program.

This great program awarded Grades 3 and 4 students at Windebank with a ticket for each half hour of reading. Then two tickets were drawn with each winning ticket receiving a bike. Many thanks to the the Pacific Lodge No. 16 of the BC and Yukon Freemasons, A.F & A.M. for sponsoring the program.

Bikes for Books

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Little Readers at Windebank!

Thank you to all who participated in our Little Readers this year at Windebank. Our last date for this year was June 10th. A big thank you to Megan Simmons who organized and facilitated our Litte Readers program. Next year Little Readers will take place on the last Friday of each Month.

Make sure to keep reading over the summer and we'll see you next year at Little Readers!

little reader

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Bus Transportation Registration for 2016-17

Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transportation office regarding payment arrangements.

Students who qualify to use district transportation services but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.

Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016.  Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.

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Science Rocks Summer Camps at UFV this July and August, 2016

Click on the link below for more information:

ScienceRocks

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Thank you to all the families who supported the PAC's Online Auction!

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Check out this great PAC Fundraiser!

fundraiser

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GREAT OPPORTUNITY NEXT YEAR FOR GRADE 5 STUDENTS ONLY  

The Intensive Core French (ICF) is an accelerated French Learning Program that allows children to quickly acquire conversational French during their Grade 6 school year.

It is offered only at Windebank Elementary School and continues at Heritage Park Middle School in Grade 7. The Program is open to everybody and no previous French is required.   Space is limited!

Registration is open and there are still a few spots remaining!

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2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration is ongoing

Kindergarten

FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN

In Mission, all of our elementary schools offer full day kindergarten classes.


WHEN AND WHERE


REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MISSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

For additional information, please call the Board of Education Office at 604-826-6286 or vis

 

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Two new Non-Instructional days

School districts have been mandated by the Ministry to add 10 hours (two Non-Instructional Days) into the school calendar. At the December Board Meeting the Board Of Education announced that in Mission these two days will be Monday, February 22nd and Monday, May 2nd, 2016. There will be no school for students on these days.

Please find these updated dates on the District 2015/16 School Calendar below:

2015-2016 District Calendar

 

2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

Click on the link below for information on Kindergarten Registration for the next school year:

Kindergarten Registration Procedure 2016-17

 

Thank You for Supporting the 2015 Christmas Store

Thank you Windebank community for all the generous donations that we received this year for the Christmas Store. It was another great success thanks to the hard work of our PAC and due to the generosity of the Windebank Community. Each student was able to take home two presents, and spend the day full of the spirit of giving! Thank you all again.

Bikes for Books

Windebank is very happy to again this year be part of the "Bikes for Books" program. This is sponsored by Pacific Lodge 16 of the BC, Yukon Freemason, A.F. & A.M. This program is open to all Windeabank students in Grades 3 and 4. Please check out the contest form at the office for more information.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Thank you Windebank families for suppoting our Book Fair!

The Pit Stop is now open – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunch time every week.  

Please note: The Pit Stop has extras for the kids to purchase but the Pit Stop is not equipped to replace their lunch.    

Burger and Beverage Night

Thank you to all the families and businesses that supported the Windebank PAC's 2015 Burger and Beverage event on Saturday! Please check out the link below for a list of all the generous sponsors!

2015 Burger and Beverage Thank You's

 

 

Letter from Ministry of Education on 2015 New Curriculum

2015 2016 School Supply List

2015-16 District Calendar

2015-2016 Windebank Bell Schedule

Strong Start at Windebank is open

Mon/Weds/Thurs 8:30 - 11 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.

What We Do at Strongstart!

We play! - Play is the most effective way for young children to learn.

Drama station:
Children are given opportunities to learn about relationships. Through role playing they begin to understand others’ needs, wants, ideas and feelings; therefore they begin to explore the concept of empathy. They are encouraged to develop their imaginations enhancing their understanding of another person’s perception. The drama station encourages children to learn the social graces/niceties such as taking turns, listening to others, and sharing materials and space.

Construction station:
Children can construct and reconstruct their world. They’re encouraged to learn about shape, design and structure. Develop mathematical concepts such as size, measurement and weight and show pride in the structures they create.

Math/Manipulatives station:
Children are encouraged to learn how to discriminate and classify using clues of sizes, shape, colour and detail. They learn to count materials, relay patterns and to sequence. Children are also given opportunities to develop their small muscle control through manipulating small objects, a skill needed in the future when they are learning to print.

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.

Windebank Elementary School

33570 - 11th Ave.
Mission, BC
604-826-2213
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-11:30 am
During school days

What is the cost of StrongStart?

There is no cost to families to participate

New School hours

With the addition of four days to Spring Break this year, Windebank Elementary will cover the missed instructional time with the following changes. 2015/16 school hours, beginning September 9th, are:

8:30 - 2:21pm

Click Below for information on any of the following:

Year End 2015

A Tale of Two Very Important People

Windebank Growth Plan for 2015-16

Scholastic Learning Zone

Click Below for Bullying Info or

to Report Bullying

http://www.erasebullying.ca/

 

 

Windebank Elementary

The Latest News

For the latest events and news, click here to see our monthly newsletter.

Text Box: Windebank Elementary School  COMMUNICATION      

Literacy In Mission

"Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfillment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy ...means far more than learning how to read and write...The aim is to transmit knowledge and promote social participation."

UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany

www.literacyinmission.org

To see Mission's Community Literacy Plan, click on the following link    http://www.mpsd.ca/community/communityliteracyplan.aspx 

LOST-n- FOUND ITEMS


In the front of the school's foyer…you'll find the LOST - n – FOUND. Parentsare welcome to come and check out the new system implemented and monitored by PAC. We are trying to make it neater, easier & keep it off the floors. Please help us in checking with your children re: missing clothing. There have been some awesome jackets, shirts, hoodies… etc, that a parent must be looking for.

Click here to see how it works!

 

 

HEALTH LINK BC

Health Link

 

HealthLinkBC is the gateway to access, non-emergency health information services in BC.   It is a phone number (8-1-1) and it is a website (www.HealthLinkBC.com). It is also a collection of print (BC HealthGuide handbook and HealthLinkBC Files), and telephone resources, which put both services and health information into the hands of BC residents.

International Program

The Mission School District International Student Program Invites You …

The Mission School District International Student Program is currently looking for nurturing host families to provide a welcoming “home away from home” for our visiting elementary and secondary students. We are particularly in need of homes for elementary students. These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity to share your heart and your home as well as our great Canadian culture with young visitors from around the world. Student placements range from 2 weeks to 2 years! We invite you to complete our On-line Application Form to become a host family and be a part of our exciting International Student program. Please complete all 5 sections of the On-line Application Form and we will be happy to contact you for a follow up home visit.

Go to: http://international.mpsd.ca; Host Family; On-line Application Form.

For more information, please call: 604-826-6286 Ex. 3336

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Contact Us:

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

Ph: 604 826 2213
Fx: 604 826 7381

website:

http://windebank.mpsd.ca

Principal:

Jason Obert

Clerical

Teresa Stefanek

 

2016 - 17 District Calendar

2016-2017 MPSD District Calendar

 

WESTCOAST RECESS

WestCoast Recess and Lunch Information

 

Upcoming Dates

 

July

July 1st - Canada Day - School Closed

July 4th - Staples Online School Supply Orders Due

Windebank Summer Office Hours 2016

August

Aug. 29th - School Office Re-opens

September

Sept. 6th - Schools Open for 2016/17 year

Sept. 23rd - Non Instructional Day

October

Oct. 10th - Thanksgiving

Oct. 15th - PAC Pub Night

Oct. 21st - Prov. Prof. Dev. Day

Oct. 21st - Babysitting First Aid Course

 

 

 

Student/Parent Handbook 2015