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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    Welcome Back Everyone!
    by Carol DeFehr - Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 8:49 PM

    Parents and Students of Westmount,

    The staff and I hope you had a wonderful summer break and are anxious to return to class and our fantastic school!

    Any families new to our area should ensure they come to register at the school starting August 29th. Please bring two pieces of identification to show your address(bc hydro bill and driver's license for example) and please bring your child's care card and birth certificate. Please come anytime after 10:30 am.

    The first day of school is TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th. Doors will open at 10:20 and classes will resume at 10:30. All children should report to their LAST YEAR's teacher's classroom. ALL NEW STUDENTS will report to the LIBRARY and then will be placed into a grade grouping as soon as possible. There will be an assembly at 11:20 on Tuesday Sept. 6 and parents are welcome to attend and hear about our exciting new school year. Dismissal is 12:00 on Tuesday.

    On WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, all children will report back to their last year's teacher's classroom again and then we will spend Wednesday reviewing school beliefs, reminding children about our school Code of Conduct A.I.R. (accountability, integrity and respect) and introducing the children to THE VIRTUES PROJECT which is new to all our student body this year.

    Our hope as a staff is to finalize class placements as soon as we can in the first few days. Enrollment truly dictates whether we can go ahead and post the classes or we need to wait for more staffing if enrollment has increased over the summer months and we can no longer accommodate the demand with the present number of classrooms. Attendance on Tuesday Sept. 6 and Wednesday Sept. 7 is SO SO SO important for us.

    I will be in touch via synrevoice so all will know when the new class lists will be posted during the first week and when we can start in our new divisions.

    Thanks Everyone!

    Mrs. DeFehr

    2016-2017 Dates for Parents
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:07 AM

    Hi Parents,

    Please find a calendar with some useful dates for 2016-2017 attached for your early planning.


    Ms. Robb

    Synrevoice for Sunday June 26, 2016
    by Carol DeFehr - Saturday, 25 June 2016, 11:02 AM


    A synrevoice will come home Sunday at noon with your updates for our last week of school-

    1. Thank you PAC for all their support with our Fun Day making lunch for everyone at the school and then bringing the children icecream treats to Brock Pool. Thank you to Mrs. MacDonald for her leadership and organization of this event.

    2. On Monday Mrs. Regan's class goes to Shumway Lake. Please send your child prepared.

    3. We welcome the Ecole Lloyd George Jazz Band on Monday for an 11:15 performance

    4. Mrs. Eagles and Mrs. MacDonald's classes go to Clown Park for 1:00 on Monday as Buddy Classes.

    5. Please encourage your child to check the lost and found. It will leave the school Wednesday afternoon.

    6. Please send your child to school with an extra bag to take home any clothing from lockers or work from the school year.

    7. Wednesday is the last day of classes for 2015-2016. We have our Year End Assembly at 10:15 with report cards and dismissal at 12:00.  Parents of Gr. 7's please know we will be recognizing your child at the assembly should you be able to attend.

    We have an early recess on Wednesday 9:50-10:05

    8. Thank you parents of Westmount for a great year and the support you have given our school and children. Enjoy your summer. You won't hear from me until the September long weekend now when I will update you about the start of the 2016-2017 school year.


    Ms. Robb

    by Carol DeFehr - Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:46 PM

    The PAC June Meeting Minutes are now posted under the PAC CORNER on the left hand side of the website.

    Thanks PAC and all parents for a wonderful year!

    Ms. Robb

    Synrevoice Sunday June 19, 2016 week of June 20-24th
    by Carol DeFehr - Friday, 17 June 2016, 9:07 AM

    Hi Parents,

    Here are the updates for the week of June 20-24th:

    1. Happy Father's Day to all the dads of Westmount!

    2. Monday we have the City of Kamloops with us to do ECOSMART presentations with some of our classes.

    3. Also on Monday our Aboriginal students in Gr. 7 spend some time at WSS

    4. On Tuesday Mrs. Eagles' class goes to WSS for BREAK OUT BOX activities at 9:30-ensure you have returned your child's permission form.

    5. On Tuesday parents we are having our staff retirement party for Mr. Stevenson right afterschool. If we could please ask that families head home right away that would be appreciated as staff will be needing to get ready.

    6. On Wednesday, Mr. Blower's class goes to Gymnastics from 1-2 pm.

    We also have some intermediate students heading to PACIFIC WAY ELEM. with Mr. Levitt for an EDISON ROBOT competition between our schools.

    7. Friday is our WESTMOUNT FUN DAY! We start in fun activities on our own field for the morning and then head to BROCK POOL as a school. Thanks to the PAC that is providing LUNCH and a frozen treat for every child on this day with no cost to the parents!

    We will have early recess on Friday 9:55-10:10, early lunch 11:10 playtime, 11:35 eating and will load buses for Brock pool at 12:00.

    8. A reminder that on Monday June 27 Mrs. Regan's class goes to Shumway Lake and Mrs. Eagles and Mrs. MacDonald's classes go to Clown Park.

    We also have a visit from ECOLE LGES JAZZ BAND at 11:15.

    9. Be sure to check the LOST AND FOUND!

    Thanks everyone,

    Ms. Robb

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