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.
"If you believe it, you can achieve it."
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:
Non Instructional Day
Basketball @ Windebank Gym 3pm
Halloween Bazaar 4:30 - 7pm
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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Windebank needs Parents to help out during the school week with the following:
If you are available to help out please contact the PAC at: email@example.com.
We also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WindebankElementaryPAC/
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
Calling all 3 & 4 year olds!
Windebank's Little Readers drop - in sessions is set for Friday, October 28th, 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.
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.
Science Rocks Summer Camps at UFV this July and August, 2016
Click on the link below for more information:
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.
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.
Thank you Windebank families for suppoting our Book Fair!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-11:30 am
During school days
There is no cost to families to participate
For the latest events and news, click here to see our monthly newsletter.
"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
To see Mission's Community Literacy Plan, click on the following link http://www.mpsd.ca/community/communityliteracyplan.aspx
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.
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.
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
33570 - 11th Avenue
Mission, B.C., Canada
Ph: 604 826 2213
Fx: 604 826 7381
8:30 - School Day Begins
10 - 10:15 - Recess
11:45 - 12:30 - Lunch
2:23 - Dismissal
2016 - 17 District Calendar
Oct. 3rd - Student/Virtue of the Month Assembly 8:45am
Oct. 4th - Student Picture Day
Oct. 5th - Ready, Set, Learn 5 - 6:30pm
Oct. 6th - Cross Country @ Hatzic
Oct. 10th - Thanksgiving - School Closed
Oct. 13th - Windebank Great Pumpkin Cross Country Race @ Heritage Park
Oct. 14th - Crazy Hair Day
Oct. 17th - Little Coupon Books Due
Oct. 20th - Grade 6 Vaccinations
Oct. 20th - Great Shakeout - Earthquake Drill
Oct. 21st - Prov. Prof. Dev. Day
Oct. 21st - Babysitting First Aid Course @ Windebank
Oct. 24th - Non - Instructional Day
Oct. 28th - Halloween Bazaar
Oct. 31st - Halloween
Nov. 5th - Holiday Craft Fair n More @ Windebank Gym
Nov. 7th - Student/Virtue of the Month Assembly
Nov. 10th - Half Day Assessment - Students dismissed at 11am
Nov. 11th - Remembrance Day - No School for Students
Nov. 14th - PAC Meeting 7pm in Library
Nov. 21st - Report Cards Distributed to students
Nov. 23rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 25th - Day in Lieu for Parent Teacher Conferences - No school for students
Dec. 16th - Last Day before Winter Break