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:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Lunch hour is from 12:15 to 1:11 PM
Friday Early Dismissal
8:30 - 11:30 AM
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.
- 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
- 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