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's WEEKLY UPDATE FOR MAY 1-5, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 29 April 2017, 8:56 AM
     

    Happy Weekend Parents of Westmount,

    Firstly, THANK YOU! To all the parents that completed the MINISTRY SCHOOL LEARNING SURVEY! WE DID IT! For the two years I have been the principal our parent group has reached 100% completion on the survey! This is outstanding. Thank you. We reached the goal the Ministry had for parent participation.

    THIS WEEK'S VIRTUE: FLEXIBILITY

    REMINDERS:

    1.PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS are due TUES. MAY 2- either 12:00 at hotlunches.net or by completing the paper copy of the order you can get at the office. No late orders accepted.

    FIRST PAC FREEZIE FRIDAY IS MAY 5 at 2:30- send $1 and children and parents line up outside Ms. Torchia's room after dismissal.

    2. THE WESTMOUNT TALENT SHOW IS COMING! Information for those students interested will come home Tuesday May 2. Please ensure your child meets the criteria for auditions. Please speak to your child and ensure they listen to announcements for obtaining the information they need to participate.

    3. JUMP ROPE FOR HEART PLEDGES - envelopes and online pledging closes on Wednesday May 3. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL and don't even have the final pledge envelopes returned yet! Thank you Westmount!

    4. PLEASE SEND DONATIONS FOR ALZHEIMER's  for the classes to take to  the Hamblets on Wednesday. If every child brought $1 we could make a difference!

    5. JEANS DAY IS THURSDAY! EVERY CHILD IS ASKED to WEAR DENIM on Thursday and bring a donation for BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. This is a near and dear cause as my neice passed away at BC CHILDREN'S two years ago. You can get the JEANS DAY pins at Save On, Starbucks or Shopper's Drug Mart as another way to contribute.

    THIS WEEK at WESTMOUNT:

    Monday May 1- Intermediate Track Afternoon 1-2:20

    Tuesday May 2- PAC Hot Lunch orders due, Kamloops Track and Field Club doing clinics for High Jump and Triple Jump with 60 students- THANK YOU PAC for paying for this!, Intermediate Track Afternoon 1-2:20, FLAG FOOTBALL- Westmount @ Brock, Talent Show information home to those students who show interest.

    Wednesday May 3- Mother Goose Program 9-10 am, Jump Rope for Heart pledge envelopes due back, Ruddick's class goes to Gymnastics, Eagles and Regan's classes to the Hamblets to perform at 10:30, Inspire Workshop at 1:00 for Blower and Finley's classes, DALLAS/JUNIPER PARLOFF afterschool.

    Thursday May 4- Young Artist's Conference at TRU, JEANS DAY across British Columbia, Intermediate Track Afternoon 1-2:20.

    Friday May 5- Young Author's Conference at TRU, FREEZIE FRIDAY- send $1, Primus' class to Gymnastics, Regan and Ruddick's classes to Paul Lake for Learn to Fish program, JUMP ROPE FOR HEART EVENT at WESTMOUNT 10:30 am

    Saturday May 6- CHRIS ROSE AUTISM WALK 10:45 am for those interested

    NEXT WEEK AT WESTMOUNT:

    VIRTUE OF THE WEEK: PERSERVERANCE

    Mon. May 8- Talent Show Auditions, Staff Meeting 2:45 pm, PAC Meeting 6:15 pm

    Tues. May 9- WESTMOUNT TRACK AND FIELD DAY 1- FIELD EVENTS, PAC HOT LUNCH DAY, PAC CONCESSION at the TRACK MEET, Zirnhelt and Edstrom's classes to the Water Treatment Plant, Talent Show Auditions,  FLAG FOOTBALL GAME- DUFFERIN @ Westmount, 6:30 pm CYBERBULLYING INFORMATION NIGHT AT THE HGEC for parents.

    TUESDAY MAY 9- WESTMOUNT IS A POLLING STATION FOR THE ELECTION- PARKING WILL BE AT A PREMIUM throughout the day.

    Wed. May 10- WESTMOUNT TRACK AND FIELD DAY 2- RUNNING EVENTS, Mother Goose Program, Fruit and Veggie Program- Cucumbers

    Thurs. May 11- CLASS PHOTO DAY, Flag Football Jamboree, District Heritage Fair

    Friday May 12- RattleSnake Rumble for Mrs. Regan's class and our Aboriginal Students, PAC PIE ORDER FORMS go home, PAC FREEZIE FRIDAY, MacDonald and Connolly's classes-Mother's Day tea,  ZONE 4 1000/1200 races at DT @ 10:45 am, Primus' class to Gymnastics, One to One Wind Up Party for our readers and mentors

    SUNDAY MAY 14- HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

    PIZZA WITH THE PRINCPAL FORMS DUE BACK MAY 17th

    Thanks everyone,

    Mrs. DeFehr

     

    Carol
    WESTMOUNT MAY NEWSLETTER 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 29 April 2017, 8:01 AM
     

    Parents please find attached the MAY Newsletter.

    Please remember to have your child enter Pizza with the Principal.  This is the last one for this school year.

    A reminder MAY 9 WESTMOUNT IS A POLLING STATION for the election. PARKING WILL BE DIFFICULT. Please consider carpooling.

    Thanks

    Mrs. DeFehr

    Carol
    CLASS PHOTO DAY CHANGE to MAY 11, 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:33 AM
     

    Parents,

    Please be advised that PHOTO DAY for class pictures is now on MAY 11, 2017.

    Thank you for your understanding. On April 26, we had 60 students out of the school at the McGowan Park Parloff so we didn't want that many children missing out!

    Thanks

    Mrs. DeFehr

    Carol
    PARENT SCHOOL LEARNING SURVEY INFORMATION 2017
    by Carol DeFehr - Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:33 AM
     

    April 2017

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    During the month of April, School District #73 Kamloops Thompson is participating in the 2017 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous School Learning Survey Project in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the Province.

    Parents/Guardians are asked to complete the Internet Electronic Anonymous Surveys any time before midnight April 28, 2017, providing immediate results to the school and the district.

    For 2017: Students at Westmount in Grades 3/4, 4, 4/5, and 6/7 complete the survey. ALL Parents/Guardians K-7 of our school are being asked to take a few moments to complete the survey as well.  All Staff associated with our school are requested to complete the survey too.

    To complete the survey:

    1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home, work, or school. Go to www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm . There is also a link provided on the Westmount School website (http://westmount.sd73.bc.ca/) in the Parent drop down section.
    2. Scroll down to the PARENT PORTION. There are two choices for parents- log in with code or use DIRECT ACCESS. I do not use codes at Westmount in hopes that it is easier for parents to sign in and complete and that I will get 100% of you giving your views. ONCE at the DIRECT ACCESS please put in our school district Kamloops 73, scroll down to find Westmount Elementary and choose your language to complete it.  
    3. Complete the survey by clicking on the “radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
    4. When you are finished the survey you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views”.
    5. If you feel you made a mistake, repeat the procedure above.
    6. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately.

    Thank you for participating in this innovative project to help us plan and get feedback for our School Learning Plan for the next five years.Our goal is to get 100% parent completion rate this year. Thank you in advance.

    Sincerely,

    Carol DeFehr

    Principal


    Carol
    PARENT's WEEKLY UPDATE April 24-28th
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 22 April 2017, 10:30 AM
     

    Hi Parents,

    Here are the updates for the upcoming week at Westmount and a sneak peak at the first week of May as well.

    SOME IMPORTANT UPDATES:

    *THANK YOU! 69% of parents as of Saturday morning had completed the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY ON LINE. Please please....if you have not had a chance to complete it as per the other emails and newsletter that were sent please try to do this before Friday April 28th. My goal is 100%- I know we can do it!

    *CLASS PHOTOS HAVE BEEN CHANGED from APRIL 26 to MAY 11. We have 60 children out of the school on Wed. April 26 so it didn't make much sense to have photo day. Thanks for your understanding of the switch.

    *PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS are now available ONLINE at hotlunches.net or you can pick up a paper copy at the office. ORDERS ARE DUE MAY 2 by noon.

    *JUMP ROPE FOR HEART CAMPAIGN- THANK YOU! Keep the pledges coming so we can donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. I have challenged the children to raise $500 more than their goal of $1000 and if they get there I have to wear a lovely costume for the day.

    *REMINDER- NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY APRIL 24 for students. This is a DISTRICT NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY where teachers are in learning sessions for the day across the district. These professional development days assist teachers in staying current with best practice and rethinking their pedagogy.

    *PINK PARENT INPUT FORMS for class placement for 2017-2018 due to the office by MAY 19th.

    THIS WEEK: Virtue of the Week is Orderliness

    Monday April 24- Westmount Closed for students

    Tuesday April 25:

    *WEAR BLUE OR WOLFPACK CLOTHES! IT IS PEP RALLY DAY! The whole school will come together to cheer on the Flag Football Team at 1:10 before we host ARTHUR STEVENSON at 1:30 on our school field. No pressure that this was my former school(wink). Parents are welcome to come to the school early and enjoy the game with your kids. We would love to see you. If your child wants to make a poster this weekend to support the WOLFPACK we would love it!

    *TRACK SESSION at 10:30 for intermediates

    * PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL LUNCH for the 4 lucky winners this month!

    Wednesday April 26:

    *Mother Goose Program 9-10 am

    *McGowan Park Parloff Race at TCC- students are at the track for the morning. Mrs. Caputo and Mrs. Ruddick will be with the teams. Parents are welcome to come watch and cheer on the students.

    *It is Fruit and Veggie Program Day! Grape Tomatoes will be delivered.

    *Kamloops Track and Field Club is at our school to do sessions with 60 intermediates for Triple Jump and High Jump Today at 10:30. The other 60 students will get their session May 2. THANK YOU TO THE PAC FOR PAYING FOR THIS COST! We are very grateful.

    Thursday April 27:

    *APRIL RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY at 8:45. Mrs. Eagles and Mrs. Regan's classes are performing should parents want to see them.

    *Mrs.MacDonald and Mrs. Connolly's classes go to GYMNASTICS for their last session.

    *Track Afternoon for Intermediates at 1:00

    Friday April 28:

    *WEAR BLUE FOR CANUCKS AUTISM DAY! We have an assembly at 1:15 and then we will do our Autism walk after. Parents are welcome to join us for the assembly and to meet us on the dike for the walk.

    *ICECREAM DAY! Thanks to all that ordered!

    *Parents, Staff and Students to have completed the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by today please.

    SUNDAY APRIL 30- BOOGIE THE BRIDGE! PAC PARENT PAINT NITE!

    THE MAY NEWSLETTER WILL BE EMAILED HOME TO YOU NEXT WEEKEND.

    Next week:

    May 1- Intermediate Track Afternoon

    May 2- PAC HOT LUNCH ORDERS DUE, Track Clinic for 60 Intermediates, Flag Football- Westmount @ Brock, Intermediate Track Afternoon

    May 3- MOTHER GOOSE 9 am, Gymnastics- Ruddick's class, Inspire Workshop for Finley and Blower's classes, Mrs. Eagles and Mrs. Regan's classes to the Hamblets to sing at 10:30, Dallas/Juniper Parloff for relay teams 2:30

    May 4- Young Artist's Conference at TRU, JEANS DAY AT WESTMOUNT- bring a donation for BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and wear DENIM!, Intermediate Track Afternoon.

    May 5- PAC FREEZIE FRIDAY BEGINS! Bring $1 every Friday!, Young Author's Conference at TRU, Mrs. Primus' class to Gymnastics, Mrs. Ruddick and Mrs. Regan to PAUL LAKE for Learn to Fish program, IT IS OUR JUMP ROPE FOR HEART DAY at 10:30 am! Bring your pledge envelopes back.

    Thanks everyone,

    Mrs. DeFehr



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