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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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Next Week at Windebank

April 23 - 27, 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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FYIs

General

 

From the Office

From the PAC

May 11th- Hot Lunch Lady #1

May 16th- Krispy Kreme

May 25th- Hot Lunch Lady #2

April- after school to solicit donations for online auction

April 27th- lunch from 11:15-12:00

May 4th- evening to set up for market

May 5th- 9am-4pm concession at market

May 11th- lunch from 11:15-12:00

May 16th0 Krispy Kreme help 11:15-12:00

May 25th- lunch from 11:15-12:00

If able to help with anything above (Mom/Dads/Grandparents welcomed) please email windebankpacmission@gmail.com ______________________________________________________________________________

School Cash Online Payments

Mission Public Schools has chosen to operate a secure online payment system which we will be using starting on April 1, 2018. School Cash Online is an online parent portal that offers a safe, fast and convenient way to pay for school fees.

Please open the PDF attachments below and go online today to register for this program. Once you have registered, student planners, kindergarten fees, grade 6 hoodies, and field trips must be paid using this online system.

The office will not be accepting cash or cheques for school fees after April 1, 2018

Please note that PAC fundraising and Hot Lunch is NOT paid via School Cash Online.

** If you require any assistance with signing up please come in to the school office on Thursdays (8am-3pm) and Teresa or Carolyn will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Windebank Office

Please click here and follow these step-by-step instructions.

For additional information please click here.

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2018/2019 Kindergarten Registration

REGISTRATION/APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MISSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Children born in 2013 are eligible for Kindergarten.

The following are required at time of registration:

Proof of age  

** Note: The BC Care Card is not acceptable proof of age

Proof of Residency in BC

Proof of Physical Home Address (for Neighbourhood - catchment area schools)

Registration at Neighbourhood Schools

When: Monday, January 15th to Friday, January 19th, 2018.

As a convenience to you, we have provided a fillable registration form for Kindergarten to Gr. 12.

Click here to access the form.

** Note: This is a fillable form only and must be presented in printed form, along with the required documentation (above), to your neighbourhood / catchment area school in order to REGISTER your child at that school. paper forms will also be available at the office.

Where: Your neighbourhood catchment Area- Please see the “School Locator” link on the right-hand sidebar (www.mpsd.ca) for help in identifying your neighbourhood school.

For any questions or additional information, please call the Board of Education Office at 604.826.6286.

For information on schools and programs of choice, please visit the Mission Public Schools website (www.mpsd.ca

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**Windebank is NUT Aware**

nut aware

 

Windebank has several students who have life-threatening allergies to all tree nuts. As such, Windebank Elementary is a "Nut Aware Zone.” Please help us keep our school safe by not sending or bringing any nuts or nut products (including “trace amounts,” “may contain…,” “processed in a facility where there may have been contact with…” product labelling) into the school. We count on your continued support to help keep our school safe.

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**Windebank is SCENT aware**

Due to allergies, we make every effort to be a scent- free school.

Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or lotions if you are coming to the school.

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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 run in the Strong Start room at Windebank Elementary school. Sessions start at 9am and will run for approximately 1 hour. Stay tuned for our first session date!

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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School Cash

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)

Mr. Klassen (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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2017/18 MPSD District Calendar

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Upcoming Dates

April

16-20 Earth Week

20 Blue & Green Spirit Day

19 Snack pack sale

23 Visit by HPMS admin/talk with grade 6s

23 Spirit Squad Snack pack Sale- $0.50

27 Hot Lunch- Windmill Deli

27 Superhero Spirit Day

30 Class & Grade 6 photos

May

3 Track & Field Meet- Grade 5/6s

4 Star Wars Spirit Day

4 Track & Field Meet- Grade 4s

4 Divisions 15-17 Fieldtrip to Maan Farms

5 Spring Market

7 Student of the Month Assembly

7 HPMS Grade 6 Transition Activity

9 Books for Bedtime- 9-10 am

11 Hot Lunch- Lunch Lady

14 Hatzic Gr. 6 Transition Visit

14 Pajama Day

16 Sports Day

16 Krispy Kreme Day

16 Crazy team Colour Spirit Day

17 School fieldtrip- Shrek the Musical

18 ProD Lieu Day- School closed

21 Victoria Day- School closed

23 Alternate Sports Day (if 16th rained out)

25 Genius Hour Event

25 Hot Lunch- Lunch Lady

30 Family of Schools Dinner

30 Divisions 9-10 fieldtrip

June

1 Welcome to Kindergarten (am)

4 Student of the Month Assembly

4 HPMS Grade 6 Transition visit to Heritage Park (morning)

8 Divisions 7 & 8 fieldtrip

11 Division 13 & 14 fieldtrip

22 Grade 6 Fun Day

25 Grade 6 Dinner

27 Intermediate Year-end Assembly (pm)

28 Primary Year end Assembly

28 Division 15-17 picnic (recess-lunch)

28 Last day of school for students