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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    by Carol DeFehr - Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:49 AM

    Parents of Kindergarten Students for 2017


    Mrs. DeFehr

    by Carol DeFehr - Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:07 AM

    WESTMOUNT AND SD73 wants to hear your thoughts about supporting our students in the future

    Dear Parents,

    With the new school year underway, students are busy. As we support them during this school year, we also want to take some time to think and plan for the future. In order to create the best vision and plan for our District, we want to hear your thoughts.

    Next week, we will be launching a virtual conversation using a tool called Thoughtexchange. We want to understand your thoughts on how we can support and prepare our students for the future and how we are doing as a District. There will also be space in the conversation for thoughts about our new school calendar, so please let us know the needs of your child and family.

    You will receive an invitation from each school your children attend and you can sign-up here ahead of time to ensure you receive an opportunity to take part: http://signup.thotex.com/sd73/jQd

    Thank you for taking the time to help us best support our students.


    Carol DeFehr

    by Carol DeFehr - Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:05 AM

    Please find attached the information for our CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at WESTMOUNT!

    Nov. 5th  9-2 pm

    Parent's Weekly Update for Oct. 17-21, 2016
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 15 October 2016, 7:50 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Hope your weekend has been terrific so far.

    Please find below the updates for this coming week and a glance at the following week for your planning.

    1. Volleyball Players- League Play starts this week- please ensure your forms are returned Monday. Tier 1 Boys play at Dallas Elem Tuesday. Tier 1 Girls play at home Thursday and Tier 2 Girls travel to Kay Bingham.

    2. On Monday- COTTON CANDY ORDER forms will be coming home. They are due back Thursday October 20th. $3 for a large bag. These will be handed out at the end of the day on Friday October 28. Special thanks to parent Crystal for helping us with this!

    Also on Monday, Gr. 7 students will be sending home their HARVEST DANCE order forms. They are selling treats on the day of the dance, Thursday Oct. 27th. These order forms are due back Oct. 20 as well.

    3. Last chance to enter Pizza with the Principal for the month of October on Monday. Send your child's form back!

    4. JERSEY DAY is Tuesday! We have the Kamloops Blazers visiting and want to be in as much blue and orange or jerseys as possible.

    5. Mrs. Primus' class leaves for McQueen Lake for two nights and three days on Tuesday. We wish them all the best on their outdoor adventure! Thanks to all the parents that are supporting this trip!

    6. On Wednesday some classes are getting the WILDSAFE BC Presentation.

    7. Also on Wednesday the PAC will be sending home the WESTMOUNT WOLFPACK ATTIRE orders for Westmount Clothing from Hansport. We are so fortunate to have the support of Hansport! Please make cheques payable to WESTMOUNT PAC. All taxes are included in the prices. This is NOT a fundraiser for the PAC. They offer the clothing so that we build a sense of community and school spirit when we have our Blue Westmount Pride Days. Consider getting an item as a Christmas gift and just write on the order that it is a Christmas gift and that you want to be called to pick it up.

    8. Mini Cucumbers and Milk for K-5/6 are delivered on Wednesday so that is a special treat this week!

    9. Thursday is PAC HOT DOG DAY! We Reverse the Reverse Lunch on this day and eat first.

    10. Thursday is PUMPKIN PATCH FIELD TRIP DAY for: Connolly, Torchia, Caputo and Zirnhelt's classes.

    WE ALSO HAVE AN EARTHQUAKE DRILL on Thursday. We are registered as a school to participate in the GREAT BC SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL which is a provincial intitiative.

    11. FRIDAY is a NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. There is no school for students on October 21st.

    Next week: Monday is SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY IN CANADA so we will host a Drop Everything and Read Event. Tuesday- Tier 1 Boys travel to Raft River in Clearwater for league play. Wednesday is our OCTOBER Recognition Assembly- Mrs. Eagle's Class will be presenting. Parents will be contacted if your child is receiving an award for October.  Wednesday is also the first PAC POPCORN DAY! Send $1.00 with your child to order their popcorn the morning of. Thursday is the Harvest Dance for Primary at 11:15 and Intermediate at 1:00. $1 admission as a fundraiser for Gr. 7's. If you ordered treats for dance day they will be delivered Thursday. Thursday Tier 1 Girls play at home and Tier 2 Girls travel to St. Ann's. Friday is Cotton Candy day, WOLFPACK SPIRIT DAY, Swimming for Eagles, Blower and Finley's classes and will be reward day if the children reach 309 howl outs! We are only 30 away so I predict we will celebrate on Oct. 28th!


    Mrs. DeFehr

    Westmount Parent Weekly Update Oct. 10-14, 2016
    by Carol DeFehr - Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:35 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all on October 10th. Enjoy your day with your children at home.

    School resumes Tuesday Oct. 11th with doors opening at 8:20 am.

    This week at Westmount:

    1. Return Pizza with the Principal forms from the October Newsletter

    2. PERFORMING ARTS fees are now overdue- please send $15 per child asap as our first performance is Tuesday Oct. 11 at 1:30 pm

    3. Thank you for supporting COLES ADOPT A SCHOOL CAMPAIGN. I looked forward to hearing what the grand totals are, but at last count we were at 246 books!

    4. Oct. 11-14 is FIRE PREVENTION WEEK- please review fire evacuation plans in your residences with your children.

    5. VIRTUE OF THE WEEK is INTEGRITY which is part of our A.I.R. matrix so the students will have lots of background knowledge on this topic.

    6. Gr. 1 PARENTS- don't forget that you are coming to school (the gym) on Wednesday morning to learn more about teaching and supporting your child how to read with Fiona Clare. 8:20-10:20 is the COME READ WITH ME EVENT.

    7. Parents it is not too late to sign up for PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS Oct. 13 and 14th- the sign up sheets are in the main hallway or contact your child's teacher for a time slot.

    8. Dismissal on Oct. 13 and 14th is 12:30 pm so please be sure to have a plan for your child.

    9. Volleyball Permission forms will come home with our athletes this week- please return by Friday Oct. 14th.

    10. Attached is the OCTOBER PAC NEWSLETTER. Please take a read. PAC would love any outstanding COUPON BOOKS returned by Tuesday if you still have those on the counter!

    11. FRESHGRADE IS COMING SOON! Many of our teachers will begin using this tool by early next week. The School District has let us know that all information should be loaded into the server from MYEDBC to FreshGrade by Thursday Oct. 13th. We are looking forward to having your gain access to your child's learning using these digital portfolios. Thank you for signing the consent forms.

    12. NEXT WEEK: Watch for our COTTON CANDY DAY form coming home! In conjunction with BLUE SPIRIT DAY coming up at the end of October, parents can choose to buy their child a bag of BLUE Cotton Candy. Watch for the form to come home- $3.00 a bag. These will be delivered to classes at the end of the day to take home with each child.

    The BLAZERS ARE COMING! It will be JERSEY DAY at WESTMOUNT on Tuesday OCTOBER 18th and those classes that signed up will have special time with the hockey superstars!

    PAC HOT LUNCH DAY IS OCTOBER 20th! We Reverse the Reverse Lunch on this day and eat first- just fyi!

    FRIDAY OCT. 21 is a Professional Development Day- NO school for STUDENTS.


    Mrs. DeFehr

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