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  • Outreach Night - Save the date!

  • Hot Dog Lunch - Thursday, January 30th

  • Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 20, 2020

  • Cold Weather Days!

  • Bring A Stuffy Day Fundraiser- Wednesday, December 18th!

  • Get Your Tickets to the CBE Night with the Hitmen | Jan. 31, 2020

  • Learn More About Report Cards and Your Child’s Learning with New Parent Resources

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Principal's Message

January 7, 2020

​Dear Families,
 
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a restful break filled with friends, family and connection. We are excited and happy to start anew in 2020. It was nice to re-connect with friends on our first day back. Despite the challenges our system faced this fall, we continue to focus on, and are committed to, designing the best learning environment, where each student is engaged and experiences success.
 
Budget Update
The system communicated and confirmed the return of temporary contract teachers to their positions. We are grateful for consistency and certainty for students, families and staff. The impact of budget cuts to West Springs School will require restraint in spending at the school level, which we will work to absorb. We do not anticipate any further staffing cuts at this time.
 
Outreach Night – Save the date!
Outreach Night is West Springs School’s opportunity to gather together and give back to the greater community. Each team is currently working with their students to develop a relevant community cause to support. On Thursday, February 6 between 6:00-7:00 pm, students, staff and families will engage in activities together to demonstrate care for others. Stay tuned for further details about how you can participate and provide support.
 
Three Pillars of Care/Well-being
“Empathy is the foundation for a safe, caring and inclusive learning climate. Students with high levels of empathy display more classroom engagement, higher academic achievement and better communication skills.” (Jones et al, 2014, in Educational Leadership, Oct 2018)
 
Staff and students at West Springs School are working diligently to increase acts of care. One example of this is our recent stuffy day, initiated by our student community club, where significant dollars and resources were raised for the Humane Society. Another example is our on-going support and connection with our friends at Connaught School. Within our school community, we are teaching a consistent regulation/decision making strategy (attached, Turtle Steps) and, as challenges arise between members of the community, holding students accountable for the impact of their decisions on learning and on others. Part of this includes accepting responsibility and working to strengthen damaged relationships. In addition, we are highlighting positive acts of care between members of the community and explicitly practicing these skills, embedded in learning tasks.
Turtle Steps .pdf ​
Cold Weather
It is important that students are prepared for outdoor learning and play. Temperatures are expected to dip quite low over the coming week. Should temperatures be uncomfortably low (dip below -20, including wind chill), we generally keep students indoors. However, if there are opportunities where it is reasonable, we do want students to get outside for activity. Please ensure students are prepared with gear that will ensure their warmth and safety both on their walk/ride to school and to play outdoors. Hats, snow pants, boots, extra mittens, socks and layered clothing underneath their coats help keep them safe and warm. We will do our best to ensure they wear them!
 
Happy week,
Carrie and Shannon

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West Springs School

8999 Wentworth Ave SW Calgary, AB, T3H 0P7
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School Contacts

Principal
Ms Carrie Dayman
Assistant Principal
Miss Shannon Muir
Education Director
Mrs Lori Cooper
Trustee
Lisa Davis

School Information

Grades
K-04
Enrolment
583
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:10 AM
Dismissal
3:50 PM
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