Aug 10
Welcome Back!

  • Dear Parents and Caregivers,  

    On behalf of the staff at William Taylor Learning Centre, I would like to welcome all students and their families to the 2022-2023 school year.  As a staff, we are incredibly excited to welcome back our students, and reconnect with our families, particularly given the events over the past several months.  

     

    Prior to the start of our school year, I would strongly encourage all parents/guardians to familiarize yourself with our Student Code of Conduct which is located on our website The primary goal of the Student Code of Conduct is to create consistent messaging that supports, reinforces and enhances student learning.    

     

    Our first day of school Monday, August 15th.  Classroom teams will contact each family prior to August 15th to go over all important back to school information. 

     

    Please make sure that your demographic information is up-to-date and correct so that the school can contact you in a timely manner. 


    We look forward to connecting with all our students and parent(s)/guardian(s) in the coming days and weeks as we begin our exciting 2022-2023 learning journey.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Jennifer Champan, Assistant Principal, throughout the course of the year.  


    Sincerely,

     

    Jennifer Edmondson-Neily, Principal


Jul 02
Year End Message

Dear William Taylor Learning Centre Families, 

 

On behalf of the staff at William Taylor Learning Centre, I would like to thank all of our students and their families for an incredible year.  Our students have shown tremendous growth over the past school year.  I am proud of our school community and they ways in which each of us worked towards the common goal of making William Taylor Learning Centre a place to belong.   

 

Thank you so much to all of our families that attended the Year-End celebration on Friday.  It was such a special opportunity to gather again in-person to recognize our students’ accomplishments.  As always, my favorite part of the day is celebrating the students who have worked hard to transition on to our satellite programs.  Congratulations, again to those students.  You made us proud! 

 

At our Year-End Celebration, we share a sneak peek at our exciting new logo.  After many months of student engagement and voice- we are officially transitioning to the WTLC Wolves next year.  CBE Elder Hal Eagletail shares that in Tsuut’ina perspective, the wolf symbolizes family and loyalty, which I believe is very fitting for our school community.   

 

As such, I am pleased to welcome to the WTLC family, Jennifer Chapman, Assistant Principal.  Besides having a beautiful name, Jennifer bring many years of experience as an Assistant Principal and CBE Education Strategist to our team.  Jennifer is looking forward to working with all of our staff, students and families next year. 

 ​

Also, please join me in congratulating Cass Lygo who will be the Wood's Homes Team Laeder next year. We are greateful that Cass has taken on this formal leadership role.

 

Your child’s report card is now available in PowerSchool. Please contact the main office if you need support accessing the report card.  

 

We hope that all of you enjoy a safe and relaxing summer.  We look forward to seeing you on our first day of school Monday, August 15th.   

 

Sincerely, 

 

Jennifer Edmondson-Neily 

Principal 

 

 


Dec 08
December Message

Dear William Taylor Families,

 

It sure feels like Winter now...that came quickly!  We are now entering the last week of school before break, as students' last day of school is December 17th.  Classes resume on January 6th.


Students and staff at William Taylor have embraced the Winter Season, termed Ipákssaisstoyi in Blackfoot.   Students have been engaged in some festive activities, including refurbishing old wooden palettes with planers, sanders, and paint, to create beautiful seasonal decorations!  I am truly impressed with their craftmanship!  


The outdoor education class has taken advantage of the fresh snow, and are often found practicing their cross-country ski skills in the afternoons.  This is one of my favourite Winter activities, as it helps me feel connected to the land and those around me.  The students also seemed to enjoy themselves outside, in spite of the cold weather!


Next week, students will share in some school spirit activities.  They will have fun with a Christmas door decorating contest, Christmas lunch (in their classrooms), hot chocolate cart and snowshoeing (if weather and snow permits).  We look forward to a time when we can invite all our families for an in-person lunch once again as we miss the opportunity to build community through family events.


On behalf of us all here at WTLC, please take care over the holiday season, and do let us know if you have any questions or would like support.



IMG_5923.jpg
IMG_0627.jpg

Aug 12
Welcome to William Taylor Learning Centre

Dear Parents and Caregivers,  

On behalf of the staff at William Taylor Learning Centre, I would like to welcome all students and their families to the 2021-2022 school year.  As a staff, we are incredibly excited to welcome back our students, and reconnect with our families, particularly given the events over the past several months.  

 

One of the positives to emerge out of COVID-19 challenge is the importance of heart-felt connections and our genuine need to be connected to a strong and caring network.  As a school community we have emerged from this period much stronger and closer than ever, and we look forward to welcoming our new all of our new students into a culture of caring and respect.  WTLC is a place to belong.   

 

Moving forward into the 2021-202school year, we will continue to be vigilant and flexible, putting student and staff safety and wellbeing at the forefront of our daily routinesWe will continue to enact all necessary health and safety protocols that are provided to us through our partners at Alberta Health Services.  It is important that families stay connected to the school by email for the latest information.  Please provide our front office updated contact information so as not to miss important information.    

 

Prior to the start of our school year, I would strongly encourage all parents/guardians to familiarize yourself with our Student Code of Conduct which is located on our website The primary goal of the Student Code of Conduct is to create consistent messaging that supports, reinforces and enhances student learning.    

 

Our first day of school Tuesday, August 17th.  Classroom teams will contact each family prior to August 17th to go over all important back to school information. 

 

Some reminders for a smooth start-up: 

  • Please complete the daily check list to ensure your child is feeling well before they leave for school.   

  • All staff and students are required to wear a mask.  

  • Please be sure to contact the school regarding student absences and lates.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) are reminded of the importance that regular attendance and punctuality have on long-term student academic growth and success. 

  • Please make sure that your demographic information is up-to-date and correct so that the school can contact you in a timely manner. 


In conclusion, we look forward to connecting with all our students and parent(s)/guardian(s) in the coming days and weeks as we begin our exciting 2021-2022 learning journey.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Cailean Duggan, Assistant Principal, throughout the course of the year.  


Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Edmondson-Neily, Principal ​and Cailean Duggan, Assistant Principal



Jun 28
A new addition to the William Taylor Kings!

Parents and Caregivers,

I am excited to join the dynamic William Taylor Learning Centre community as the Principal.  I would like to thank and acknowledge the strong leadership of Janice Richardson, who is currently supporting my transition to principal.  Rest assured, I will be working closely with the entire WTLC community to attend to the safety, well-being and academic success of all of your children.

For those of you that don't know me, a couple of years ago I was the Assistant Principal at WTLC.  I look forward to working with parents/caregivers and our partner, Woods Homes, to help all students belong, connect and thrive.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email at jlneily@cbe.ab.ca.

Have a safe and relaxing summer.

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Edmondson-Neily

Principal – Woods Homes Schools

​ 


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Blog Tools

 ‭(Hidden)‬ About this blog

About this blog
Welcome to SharePoint Blogs. Use this space to provide a brief message about this blog or blog authors. To edit this content, select "Edit Page" from the "Site Actions" menu.
​​

Congratulations to Vicki Fernandez from @ronsouthernsch & Veronique Brunelle from @AberhartHS_CBE, recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM! #WeAreCBE Read more: https://t.co/7BK9ZbfAoT https://t.co/raFfeCT8xj https://t.co/7HEe8zDfjR

RT @yyCBEdu: It’s Custodial Staff Appreciation Day! We recognize all of the FES staff who work hard to keep our buildings clean and safe for students, staff and families. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QParAOF9K2

It’s Custodial Staff Appreciation Day! We recognize all of the FES staff who work hard to keep our buildings clean and safe for students, staff and families. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QParAOF9K2

RT @DHarkness_CBE: Using The Witness Blanket @CMHR_News as a point of entry and reflection, students created their own Witness Blanket display 🧡@yyCBEdu @Indigenous_cbe @Area4CBE https://t.co/vb193Vp02P