Westmount Elementary
Welcome to WESTMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
745 Walkem Road
Kamloops, BC
V2B-7Z8
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
ACCOUNTABILITY, INTEGRITY and RESPECT
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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    Carol
    Parent Weekly Update: March 13-17, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:38 PM
     

    Hi Parents,

    HAPPY LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE OUR 2 WEEK SPRING BREAK!

    Please note that four documents of importance were attached to the update this weekend: PAC MARCH NEWSLETTER, PAC PARENT PAINT NITE INFORMATION, MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM for TODDLERS being held at WESTMOUNT in APRIL and a WESTSYDE SECONDARY FUNDRAISER that ALL Families are invited to (Mrs. Primus sits on the Grad committee organizing the event so she asked me to spread the word!) Please check your email.

    VIRTUE of the WEEK: PATIENCE (which is one of the First Peoples Principles of Learning)

    THIS WEEK:

    1. Please send an extra bag with your child this week as they will be bringing home all items from their cubbies and lockers and desks.

    2. Monday March 13- Mrs. MacDonald's Class goes skating

    3. Tuesday March 14-The District Principal of Aboriginal Education, Cheryl Sebastian, visits Westmount at 9 am

    4. Wednesday March 15- Leadership Students from Sahali Secondary visit Mrs. Eagles' classroom. My daughter, Payton, is coming to teach the anti-bullying lessons with her peers to our Gr. 5/6 class.

    5. Thursday March 16- ART CARD ORDERS DUE BACK to school. Cheques payable to WESTMOUNT ELEMENTARY. This intitiative is not affliated  with our PAC.

    TERM II REPORT CARDS come home. Please return the brown envelople signed on Friday March 17th.

    6. Friday March 17- HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY- Spirit Day- WEAR GREEN! PAC PURDY's ORDERS DUE BACK- please make cheques payable to WESTMOUNT PAC. This is a spring Fundraiser for the PAC and  they appreciate your support.

    We have reached 1200 HOWL OUTS. Students will be given a special reward on Friday March 17th. We are so proud of all the children at Westmount.  The children are definitely ready for a break as office referrals increased in the past two weeks. Continue to talk to your children about solving their problems peacefully and also adhering to the requests of the adults in our school.

    SCHOOL RETURNS AFTER SPRING BREAK on Monday April 3.

    I will send the update for April 3-7th the weekend before we return.

    A reminder PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS for CLASS PLACEMENT 2017-2018 will be available starting Monday April 3. While I try my best to meet parents requests, please know that just because you complete a form, the placement of your child is the decision of my staff and myself. We may not be able to fulfill ALL parent wishes- please know this in advance. We value your input and therefore, we will take it into consideration.

    Have a great holiday and enjoy your time with your kids over Spring Break.

    Respectfully,

    Mrs. C. DeFehr

     

     


    Carol
    ART CARDS!
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:47 AM
     

    Art Card orders went home this week.

    Please return your ART CARD form and payment (cheques payable to WESTMOUNT ELEMENTARY)

    This is a separate campaign than PAC.

    Orders are due back on Thursday March 16th.

    Thanks

    Mrs. DeFehr

    Carol
    MARCH PAC INFORMATION POSTED
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:45 AM
     

    Hi Parents

    Under the PAC Corner news on the left hand side of the website is the PAC MEETING MINUTES for MARCH and also the PAC Newsletter.

    Thanks

    Mrs. DeFehr

    Carol
    Parent's Weekly Update March 6-10th, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 3 March 2017, 3:13 PM
     

    Hi Parents,

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

    VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: COURAGE

    1. Just a note that we would ask parents to come down Walkem Road and into our Drop Off Zone and parking lot with slow speed. As of late, there have been complaints about the speed as to which parents are driving. Thanks in the name of safety of our kids.

    2. Thanks to all parents that returned the BLUE PARENT STAKEHOLDERS SURVEY  for our School Learning Plan. If you would still like to have your say please send these on Monday still.

    3. PAC NEWS: HOT LUNCH ORDERS are due Monday March 6.  Online orders must be placed by 5 pm on Monday at hotlunches.net. Paper copies need to be returned to Mrs. Connelly by 2:30 pm.

    PAC MEETING is MONDAY MARCH 6th at 6:15 in our library. All parents are welcome and childminding is available. Also on Monday PAC will be sending home their EASTER PURDY'S FUNDRAISER. These orders will be due back Friday March 17th.

    THE LAST PAC POPCORN DAY IS Wednesday March 8th- be sure to send $1.

    Don't forget to register for PAC PAINT NITE coming up April 30th!

    4. On Monday March 6- MacDonald and Ruddick's classes go skating. Please send all necessary items.

    5. On Tuesday March 7- Mrs. Edstrom/Caputo and Mrs. Zirnhelt's Clases are off to Big Little Science Centre 8:45-10:45.

    6. On Wednesday March 8- Mrs. Eagles' class is having the BRAIN WAVE presentation 9 am-11:30

    7. On Friday March 9- IT IS PAC HOT DOG DAY!  Also, congratulations to Miss. Alexandra Semeniuk who will be PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY. This Gr. 3 student will spend her day in the office!

    8. ART CARD SAMPLES will come home for purchase. This is a Westmount School Fundraiser.

    The artwork the students created with the support of their teacher is amazing. Parents can buy greeting cards, puzzles or a plaque of the artwork. Orders will be due back Thursday March 16. NO LATE ORDERS will be accepted as we will be sending them back before Spring Break.

    9. Gr. 4 and Gr. 7 parents can expect a brown envelope containing your child's FSA RESULTS this week. Inside will be a letter from myself, your child's results on this assessment and the actual booklet where they did their written sections of the exam. A reminder that some portions were completed on line.

    Next week:

    VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: PATIENCE

    Monday March 13- Mrs. MacDonald's class Skating

    Wed. March 15- Leadership students from Sahali Secondary (including my daughter Payton Robb) will come to do Anti Bullying sessions with Mrs. Eagles' Gr. 5/6 class

    Thurs. March 16- ART CARD ORDERS DUE BACK with order card and payment.

    TERM II REPORT CARDS will come home. Please return the Brown School District envelope it comes home in. We need this for TERM III reports.

    Fri. March 17-  HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! WEAR GREEN!

    PAC PURDY'S ORDERS DUE BACK.

    Please send a bag to clean out lockers for Spring Break.

    Happy Weekend Everyone!

    Mrs. DeFehr

     


    Carol
    WESTMOUNT MARCH NEWSLETTER 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:54 PM
     

    Hi Parents,

    Please find attached the MARCH NEWSLETTER 2017.

    Thanks for being a wonderful and supportive group of parents.

    Mrs. DeFehr


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