Westmount Elementary
745 Walkem Road
Kamloops, BC
250.376.8879 (phone)
250. 377.2267 (fax)
Principal: Mrs. Carol DeFehr
Email: cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Sandy Connelly
Email: sconnelly@sd73.bc.ca
At Westmount, we believe in A.I.R
Westmount is also a PBIS(Positive Behaviour Intervention Systems) School
Westmount will also be following THE VIRTUES PROJECT starting in September 2016

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    Parent's Weekly Update: Jan. 16-20, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Sunday, 15 January 2017, 3:48 AM

    Hi Everyone

    Here are the updates for the Westmount community for the week of January 16-20th and a glance at the following week for your planning:

    *PAC JANUARY NEWSLETTER IS ATTACHED to my email. Please take a read.


    2. GR. 4 and 7 officially begin their FSA exams. Please ensure your child is present and on time each day.

    3. Basketball League Play begins this week. Please return permission forms and ensure you sent the signed CODE OF CONDUCT (both player and parent need to sign off on this for the child to play). Tier 1 Boys play at home vs. Juniper and Tier 2 Boys Travel to Rayleigh on Tuesday. On Thursday Tier 1 Girls play at home vs. ASES and Tier 2 girls travel to Beattie. Coaches will hand out jerseys at practice prior to their first game. Your child will be assigned a jersey number that they are responsible for bringing to each game.

    4. On Monday Jan. 16- reminder that Connolly and Primus' classes go skating. Mrs. Eagles, Mrs. Finley and Mr. Blower's classes have the EDGE PROGRAM- we hope to see all kids in attendance for this valuable program.

    5. PIZZA with the Principal Forms are due back Wed. Jan. 18 to have a chance to have lunch with Mrs. DeFehr. Kids can pick up an entry form at the office or parents can print one off from the January newsletter email.

    6. On Wednesday we will celebrate as a school reaching 745 HOWL OUTS! I am so proud of all the students and they will have three surprises on Wednesday! Be sure to ask them what they were!

    7. On Thursday, Edstrom/Caputo and Zirnhelt's classes go to Gymnastics.

    8. Friday January 20 is a NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. Westmount staff will be at WSS for a joint Professional Development Day learning about the Core Competencies and Student Self Assessment.

    Next week is LITERACY WEEK! Please be sure to bring in your gently used books for our HEAP THE HONDA book drive! Jan. 26 is the last day to donate.

    January 23-27- VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: TACT

    Many classes participating in the UNPLUG AND PLAY challenge- encourage your children to play outside, read, bake, craft and play boardgames.

    Monday Jan. 23 is LITERACY DAY at Westmount. Mrs. Sauer has organized many fun activities on this day.

    Ewashina and Torchia's classes go skating Jan. 23- send helmet and skates

    On Tuesday Jan. 24- Tier 1 Boys play at home vs. Dufferin and Tier 2 boys travel to Logan Lake

    Wed. Jan. 25- OPPOSITE DAY! Thanks for all the orders for ICECREAM DAY! They will love eating it with the forks I bought!

    Thurs. Jan. 26 is MUG AND MUFFIN DAY. Come inside at 8 am and get a hot chocolate and a muffin and have  a tour of your child's classroom and let them showcase their learning to you!

    Also on Thursday the following classes go to TCC for Gymnastics: Edstrom, Zirnhelt, Regan and Ewashina.

    Tier 1 Girls play at home vs. Aberdeen and Tier 2 girls travel to St. Ann's

    Friday Jan. 27- It is PAC TIM HORTON's HOT LUNCH DAY- on this day we eat at 12:01, not 12:29.  It is also SPIRIT DAY- Wear your blue WOLFPACK ATTIRE! It is also PAC MOVIE NIGHT "STORKS" will be shown! 6:30 doors open. Students must be accompanied with an adult.  Great concession!

    *We are always looking for volunteers for the drop off zone in the mornings if you can help! Please let Mrs. DeFehr know and I will connect you with Sandy Haddock(parent liason for this volunteer service)

    We are so grateful for the parents that assist with drop off and the crosswalk and REMEMBER they are there NOT to inconvenience you in the morning or at 2:30, but they are there because they care immensely about the safety of our kids. I am extremely grateful.

    Parents please do refrain from parking, dropping off or waiting for students in the STAFF PARKING LOT. This is absolutely out of bounds for parents. Our Daycare Vans do pick up from there but no other parents should be entering the lot.


    Mrs. C. DeFehr


    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:38 PM

    Hi Parents

    Please find the PAC JANUARY MEETING MINUTES 2017 attached.


    Mrs. DeFehr

    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:37 PM

    Hi Parents



    Mrs. DeFehr

    Parent's Weekly Update for Jan. 9-13, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Sunday, 8 January 2017, 5:18 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Please find below your reminders for this week and a glimpse at the following week too!


    1. Gr. 4 and 7 students begin orientations to FSA exams. Attendance is crucial for our Gr. 4 and 7 students over the next three weeks.

    2. HEAP THE HONDA! Please send in your gently used books or even donate a new book to a great cause! Leadership students and Mrs. Sauer would love for families to bring books to our library so that we can count and organize them.

    3. ICECREAM ORDERS will come home Monday Jan. 9 and are due back Thurs. Jan. 13. $1 each and we will be selling chocolate and vanilla. This is part of our Opposite Day Fun on January 25th.

    4. PAC MEETING is Monday Jan. 9th at 6:15 pm in our library. Childminding is available and we love new faces. An extended welcome to all the new families that have started at Westmount this past week.

    5. PAC POPCORN DAY is Wednesday so send $1 with your child. PAC HOT DOG DAY is Thursday. We will reverse the reverse lunch to accomodate the hot lunch.

    6. On Monday the following classes go SKATING: CONNOLLY, PRIMUS and EAGLES. Please send with helmet and skates.

    7. Gr. 4-7 will see a FRACTURED FAIRY TALES performance by Westsyde Secondary on Tuesday at 1:30 pm

    8. Edstrom/Caputo's class and Zirnhelt's class goes to Gymstastics on Thursday Jan. 12  right after announcements.  Please dress your child accordingly to particpate.

    9. TUBING AT HARPER MOUNTAIN on Friday Jan. 13 for Ewashina, Regan, Ruddick and Primus' classes. Please send dressed for the weather and event.

    10. Friday Jan. 13 is SPIRIT DAY! Wear your favourite HAT!

    11. By Fri. Jan. 13 parents will receive either in paper copy or via email/weebly/freshgrade post the TERM II OVERVIEW for your child's learning.

    12. Basketball Permission forms will come home to those children that are playing Tier 1 or 2 basketball. Parents will need to return the permission form, driving sign up form, and code of conduct. A copy of schedules and practice times will be included. Please return by Fri. Jan. 13

    REMINDER Gr. 6/7 boys practice Monday Jan. 9 at 7 am.

    Next week:


    Basketball League Play begins. League Play schedules are posted to the website now.

    Heap the Honda Continues

    FSA EXAMS begin for Gr. 4 and 7- please ensure your child is in attendance as the exams will need to be made up if a student is absent.

    Monday Jan. 16- SKATING for Connolly, Torchia and Primus and the EDGE Program for Eagles, Blower and Finley's classes

    Wed. Jan. 18- Pizza with the Principal forms due to the office and Gymnastics for Regan and Ewashina's classes

    Thurs. Jan. 19- Gymnastics for Edstrom/Caputo's and Zirnhelt's classes.

    Friday Jan. 20- DISTRICT NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- no school for students.

    Thanks everyone!

    Mrs. DeFehr

    Basketball Schedules- posted to the left under Athletics
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 7 January 2017, 6:30 PM

    Hi Parents,

    All four teams schedules are posted on the website under the Athletics section to the left.

    Athletes will come home with packages containing all information for the season on Tues. Jan. 10th and need to be returned by Fri. Jan. 13 to play the following week.

    Parents, we will need your assistance with driving. Please ensure you have a SD73 Volunteer Driving Form on file. One will be included in the package coming home.

    The practice schedule will also be included for your reference.


    Mrs. DeFehr

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