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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."


Next Week at Windebank

February 19 - February 23, 2018









From the Office

From the PAC


2018/2019 Kindergarten Registration


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 ( 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 (


School Cash Online Payments

For safety and efficiency reasons Mission Public School District would like to reduce the amount of cash & checks coming into our school. Please join the thousands of parents who have already registered and are enjoying the convenience of paying ONLINE! It takes less than 5 minutes to register. Please click here and follow these step-by-step instructions, so you will begin to receive email notifications regarding upcoming events involving your child(ren).

School Cash Online is an online parent portal that offers a safe, fast and convenient way to pay for school activity fees. The portal is customized to meet your school’s needs and allows you as a
parent, to add y o u r students, make payments, check current balance/account history, print or view receipts, and receive notifications about upcoming events. For additional information please click here.


**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.


**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.


Strong Start at Windebank

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


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


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


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 website 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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Contact Info

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

P: 604 826 2213
F: 604 826 7381


Ms. Condon (Principal)

Mr. Klassen (Vice-Principal)


School Day


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


2017/18 MPSD District Calendar


Upcoming Dates


20 Neufeld Farm orders due

21 Aboriginal Cultural Day (am)

21 Hot Lunch orders due

22 Sr. Volleyball Game (after school)

23 Pro-D Day- No School

26-30 Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

26 PAC Meeting- 7 pm

27 Intensive Core French Info meeting- 6:30 pm

28 Intensive Core French Registration opens

28 Hot Lunch


1 Senior Volleyball tournament

1 Neufeld Farms order pick up

2 ½ Day for students- 11 am dismissal

5 Student of the Month Assembly 8:45am

9 Jump Rope for Heart

12 Report Cards go home

14 Hot Lunch

14 Parent Teacher Interviews

16 day in lieu- No School

19- Spring Break/Easter


4 School reopens