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June 28
Year End Message 2019

We have had a very exciting and successful school year at Guy Weadick School. 

 

Throughout this year, we have continued to work together on the Calgary Board of Education’s Mathematics and Literacy strategies which are embedded into our School Development Plan. One of our highlights was when Staff and students of Guy Weadick were asked to present at a recent Board of Trustee meeting to share our work. We are very proud of the achievements, progress and growth of all of our students! 

 

We were pleased to offer a number of events, field trips and activities at the school this year. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to parents who served on the School Council this year.  Without our School Council and volunteer’s, students would not have been able to engage in many of the wonderful activities that were offered throughout the year. 

 

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Tuesday, September 3rd.  We would like to thank all parents and students for an excellent school year and wish everyone a wonderful summer. Back to school updates will be posted on our school website.​

June 13
June 2019

 

We have several exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks at Guy Weadick School.

 

Friday June 14- Talent Show and Volunteer Appreciation.  Our talent show will begin at 10:00 am followed by the Volunteer Tea. Thank you to all the volunteers that have supported our school this year.

Thursday June 20th- Annual School Council Pancake breakfast at 8:30am. Ticket forms will be sent home today.

Monday June 24- Sports Day, our opening ceremony for all students will be at 9:05 am. Students in AM Kindergarten, Grade 3/4 and Grade 5 will participate in the morning beginning at 9:30 am. Students in PM kindergarten and Grade 1/2 will participate in the afternoon beginning at 1:05 pm. Our grade 6 students will be running the stations.

Tuesday June 25- Grade 6 Farewell and Celebration at 2:00 pm

Wednesday June 26- Last day of school before summer break. Report cards go home with students.

 

Guy Weadick School


June 18
June 2018

We have had a very exciting and successful school year at Guy Weadick School. Throughout this year, we have continued to work together on the Calgary Board of Education’s Mathematics and Literacy strategies. These strategies are embedded into our School Development Plan. We are very proud of the achievements, progress and growth of all of our students! 

We were pleased to offer a number of events and activities at the school this year, including an evening dance show and musical performance, celebrations of learning, school clubs and intramurals. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to parents who served on the School Council this year. ​As we get closer to the end of the year we have some additional events and celebrations planned.

Wednesday June 20th- Annual School Council Pancake breakfast at 8:30am. Please make sure to return your ticket form.

Thursday June 21st- Sports Day, our opening ceremony for all students will be at 9:00 am. Students in AM Kindergarten, Grade 3/4 and Grade 5 will participate in the morning beginning at 9:30 am. Students in PM kindergarten and Grade 1/2 will participate in the afternoon beginning at 1:25 pm. Our grade 6 students will be running the stations.

Friday June 22 - Talent Show and Volunteer Appreciation.  Our talent show will begin at 10:00 am.

Tuesday June 26 - Grade 6 Farewell and Celebration at 2:00 pm. 

Wednesday June 27 - Last day of school. Report cards go home.

April 03
February/March 2018

​Thank you to everyone in our school community who continues to support the fantastic learning at Guy Weadick School. We have had an outstanding year full of learning so far and look forward to our upcoming learning opportunities.

Our first term report cards went home on January 15, 2018 and our final report cards will be sent home on the last day of school, June 27, 2018. Throughout the year we have three formal parent/teacher conferences and two report cards. The first two sets of parent/teacher conferences occurred in September and November. We look forward to seeing you at our next set of parent/teacher conferences which will be held on Thursday, March 22 and Friday March 23, 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the school for further information about your child’s progress and growth throughout the year.

We have continued to focus on literacy and numeracy as part of our School Development Plans. As part of this work we have focused on the Calgary Board of Education’s mathematics strategy. Our staff have been working together during our professional learning days and Friday early dismissal times to design rich tasks and assessments focused on best practices in mathematical and literacy. We continue to have a math coach, who is currently working closely with our grade five and six teachers and students. We are very proud of the achievement and progress of all our students.

Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), parents must subscribe online to receive emails messaged on “commercial” school topics such as picture day, student fees, field trips, fun lunches and more. Instructions on how to subscribe will be sent home with students. Please watch for an information sheet to come home or follow this link for more information. https://www.cbe.ab.ca/news-centre/school-messages/Pages/default.aspx.

February and March will be exciting months at Guy Weadick School. Students and staff have been collaborating to make their work visible across the school. Please take some time to see student work displayed on documentation boards throughout the school. We have many events and field trips scheduled. Please see the side bar and calendar for times and events.

Sincerely,

Pamela Bates, Principal                                                           Jeffery Belcher, Assistant Principal

December 08
December 2017/January 2018

Our school is a very active learning community and we have enjoyed connecting with our students and families over the last few months. There are many exciting events taking place and we would like to thank all of our community members for the support they have provided to our school and learners.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The second session of Parent-Teacher Conferences were held November 17 & 18. Thank you to all of our families who joined us. We had a fantastic turnout. Conferences provide a wonderful opportunity for your child to share about their learning in this past term and to connect with teachers. Report cards will be sent home on January 15, 2018. As always, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher throughout the year if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning.

School Development Plan and School Results

Each year the school creates a School Development Plan (SDP) to help set learning priorities for the school. It can be accessed by going to Our School page and clicking the link.:

Our school development achievement goal for this year is Numeracy and Literacy with a focus on increasing student achievement in reading and mathematics. Our Learning Leaders and Teachers work together to provide daily literacy instruction. Our school has been offered the opportunity to work with one of the CBE’s new Math coaches. We are looking forward to working with our Math Coach Andrea Westine throughout the year.

Annual Report and Report on School Fees

Our Report to Parents on School Fees for 2016-17 and our 2016-17 School Results Report are posted on our school website on Our School page.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our school community.

Sincerely,


Pamela Bates, Principal
Jeffery Belcher, Assistant Principal

October 11
October/November 2017

We would like to once again welcome all of our returning and our new students and their families to Guy Weadick School. We have had a fantastic school opening and look forward to an exciting school year!

We want to thank all parents/guardians who attended the recent Parent-Teacher Conferences that were held on September 21 and 22, 2017. We are very proud of our students and staff and their commitment to learning. We appreciate your continued support of your child’s learning at our school. Your partnership with the school is invaluable in advancing student learning. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that you may contact us at any time if you would like to further discuss your child’s progress. The next Parent-Teacher Conference will be held on November 16 and 17, 2017.

We currently have 432 students registered at Guy Weadick School. At this time our school is organized for learning in the following way:

  • Kindergarten – 4 classes (2 AM and 2 PM classes)
  • Grade 1/2 – 8 classes
  • Grade 3/4 – 6 classes
  • Grade 5/6 – 3 classes

In addition to classroom based teachers, we have two learning leaders working with the teachers to support ongoing learning for students. Additionally, we have both a music and physical education specialist.

We were very pleased to see so many parents attend our first School Council meeting on September 28. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time and became members of the School Council for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We are fortunate to have both the Guy Weadick School Council and the Guy Weadick Parent Advisory Council. This allows parents/guardians to play an advisory role on the Council as well as raise funds for the school. Our next School Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. All Parents are welcome to join us for these meetings.

Pamela Bates
Principal
Jeffrey Belcher
Assistant Principal

 

June 01
Have a Great Summer!
We are providing the June Newsletter in the third week of this month so that we could include some important information about the 2017-2018 school year which was not available at the beginning of June.  As a result of this delay this Administrator’s Message will review May as well as the exciting happenings in June, up until now.

Did you know?
Guy Weadick School has the best School Council Chair in the entire province!

Not only do we think so but this was confirmed recently when Myrna Knoll was the recipient of the Parent of Distinction award. The award was recognition of Myrna’s tireless effort and support for our students here at Guy Weadick School.  We are so lucky to have Myrna who, through the collaboration with other parents on School Council, makes a tremendous difference for our school.

The year-long hard work and commitment resulted in four fantastic live performances of Oceanville!  This was definitely the main highlight of May and one of this school year’s greatest achievements.  Many students learned new things about themselves and one another through this incredible learning opportunity.  The staff from Calgary Opera truly honoured our students’ voices, vision and creativity and the result was a beautiful student-inspired story and a performance that all of us were very proud to share.  This sense of pride was evident during both the preparation and could also be felt through the energy in the air during all the performances.  We cannot thank our school council enough for providing our students with this amazing opportunity.  Your support for this had a big impact on many individual students as well was a big factor in helping support our positive school community as a whole.

Outdoor school was a huge success. The Grade 5/6 students who attended had smiles on their faces the entire time they were there! The experience for many students gave them the opportunity to be leaders as well get to know their classmates in a different way.  Many new friendships were made and many established friendships were strengthened by this experience. Again, this was another outstanding learning experience that would not have been possible without the support of our School Council. The students have blossomed at Guy Weadick School with all the initiative that our School Council supports for us!

Sports Day was a great successful with all students participating in fun activities outdoors.  Thank you to our Grade 6 student leaders who coordinated the stations.  Thank you to School Council for providing the funds to purchase the oranges for our healthy snacks.

Another exciting opportunity that some of our students experienced in May was going on two forest play experiences at River Park. Forest Play is a piloted curriculum that gives the students the opportunity to learn about the environment, ecology, and nature by being immersed in a natural area like a forest.

During these trips students have access to experts who will answer their questions about things that capture their curiosity. Exploring the river, trees, shrubs, mud, bugs, and all the wonders of the forest were part of this experience. The curriculum is based on what the students discover and show interest in and then the experts create a custom learning experience based on these interests. This pilot project has been very successful and our students were featured in a promotional booklet that the CBE is using to promote the Forest Play experience.

The Stampede School experience that two of our grade 1/2 classes participated in was a great opportunity to learn about and honor our school name sake, Guy Weadick, as well as celebrate the history of Calgary and the rich western heritage on which both the City of Calgary and The Calgary Stampede were founded.

The celebration of all the talented members of our school community on June 16 was an inspiring event. Not only did we enjoy watching some of our students demonstrate their incredible talents we also had the opportunity to thank all our talented volunteers that have gifted us their time in our school and classrooms throughout the year.  A rousing round of “You are EPIC!” was chanted over and over again as our parents received their thank you gifts and student-made cards. You are all truly EPIC (Everyday People Inspiring Change) and inspire all of us!

As you have most likely seen or heard from pervious communications, our bell times for the 2017-2018 school year will be changing.  School hours:

Grades 1-6
Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Lunch hour is from 12:15 to 1:11 PM
Friday Early Dismissal
8:30 - 11:30 AM

Kindergarten
AM class – Monday-Thursday
8:30 – 11:22 AM
PM class – Monday-Thursday
12:38am – 3:30 PM


Friday Early Dismissal
Attendance for Kindergarten students on Fridays alternates between AM and PM class children. The teacher will provide you with more information on this in September. Friday hours are 8:30 - 11:30 AM.

The CBE student enrolment projections for next year allow us to create the following configuration:

  • 5 Kindergarten Classes (2 AM classes and 3 PM classes)
  • 8 Grade 1/2 Classes
  • 6 Grade 3/4 Classes, and
  • 3 Grade 5/6 Classes

We have staff changes that will be taking place as we move into the 2017-2018 school year. The following staff members will be moving on to new experiences next year.

Teachers

  • Anne Nicholls – Moving to Cappy Smart School
  • Maria Kwan – Moving to Manmeet Bhullar School
  • Tasha Paauw – Moving to Peter Lougheed School
  • Janette Usher – Moving to Colonel Sanders School
  • Kristen Lowe – Temporary Contract Ending
  • Candice Pearsall – Temporary Contract Ending
  • Robyn Chaperon – Temporary Contract Ending

Support Staff

  • Anne Campbell – Education Assistant – Moving to Alex Munro School
  • Mary Rose Rodriguez – Education Assistant – on leave
  • Arielle Prasad – Education Assistant – Temporary Contract Ending
  • Sadaf Jabbar – Lunchroom Supervisor – Temporary Contract Ending

Best wishes and good luck to all staff pursuing new experiences in their careers within the CBE.  We have been fortunate to have each of you contributing to our school this year!

We are excited that the following staff members will be joining our school community beginning in the 2017-18 school year:

  • Katie Hogan – Kindergarten/ELL Teacher and Learning Leader
  • Stacey Cropper – Grade 3/4 Teacher
  • Mandi Jones – Grade 1/2 Teacher
  • Geoff Matthews - Physical Education Teacher
  • Vivian Chahine – Educational Assistant
  • Elizabeth Wright – Educational Assistant
  • Sharron Murphy – Lunchroom Supervisor
  • Ana Smith – Lunchroom Supervisor

Please join us in welcoming these new people to our learning community!

We feel this has been a really incredible year of learning for our students! We are so proud of all the accomplishments of our students and staff.  We want to thank our families for sending us students who are curious, enthusiastic and love to learn. Guy Weadick School has been and always will be a positive place of learning for everyone, every single day. 

Have a super fun and safe summer holiday!

Laura Devitt - Principal
Jeff Belcher - Assistant Principal

 

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