Multicultural Day 2016

Westmount Multicultural Day is coming soon. Friday May 20th we will have a day of learning and celebration. We are looking for performers and workshop helpers for this day. Do you have a song, dance, or other art form that you can perform or do a workshop on to share with our school community? If so please contact our YMCA settlement directly at Natalie_putnam@ymca.ca

Please see attached link below for information in Arabic.

Multi-cultural Day Arabic notice

 

Building Community: Families helping Families

There has been tremendous community support and an outpouring of kindness in welcoming all of our new families. One of our classrooms have been transformed into an area where new families can come, meet each other and get some things that they require. This is one example of Westmount and the West end families and community reaching out to each other, working together and supporting each other. Building this connectedness within the community is so important. We would like to extend a sincere thank you for all the donations and helping hands over the past few weeks. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive and caring school community.

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Excel Registration 2016-2017

Families who are interested in registering their children in EXCEL’s recreation program for the 2016/2017 school year are encouraged to mark the following important dates on your calendars:

April 25th – Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 25th current participants of the 2015/2016 EXCEL program may submit an application for the coming school year via the online application system; by email; or by fax. Current participants will receive a letter beginning April 18th identifying a user name and password providing them exclusive access to the online application system. Current participant families that have additional siblings that will be registering for the first time with EXCEL may register all eligible children in their family during this early registration period.

May 2nd – General Registration begins for all EXCEL Before and/or After school programs at 8:00 a.m. on May 2nd. Applications may be submitted via the online system or the EXCEL office at 25 Alfred Street, Dartmouth. Individuals paying by Pre-Authorized Payment, MasterCard or Visa ONLY may register on-line.

Go to https://secure.hrsb.ns.ca/excel to access.

Getting to Great Survey

Welcome to another year of Getting to Great, Halifax Regional School Board’s school improvement survey. The Getting to Great survey provides an opportunity for students in grades 4-12, all parents/guardians, all teachers, and support staff to share information that will help us improve schools. Your voluntary participation in this survey will help us to identify the strengths and areas for growth at our school. This will enable us to enhance the opportunities we provide for students to learn. Your input is valuable in helping us make improvements that will directly impact your child’s learning and school experience.

The online survey is available from April 4th– 29th 2016. Please visit the website: http://survey.hrsb.ns.ca select Westmount Elementary School to start the survey. You are welcome to complete a survey for each of your children attending our school. Please remember, all survey information is anonymous and is not used to evaluate individuals. At the end of the survey, you will find space to make any additional comments you wish to share with us anonymously.

Thank you for your participation; your input is very important to us!

 

Parent teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher meetings will be held during the afternoon and evening of Thursday April 14th from 1-4 pm and again from 6-8 pm. A notice will go home today indicating time frame preferences. Please fill in the form and return to your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible. In return, classroom teachers will send home notice to confirm your 10 minute interview time. We look forward to meeting with you next week to discuss your child’s progress.

Report Cards

Student report cards will be going home with students this afternoon. We are proud of the students dedication to their learning and hard work. Looking forward to our last term of the ’15-16 school year.

Frisbee Rob and Davy visit

This morning students enjoyed a presentation with Frisbee Rob and Davy. Students learned about a new sport. Frisbee Rob also stressed the importance of finding something that you love to do to, accepting others and their passions and the importance of supporting one another.

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Pancake Breakfast 2016

This morning our whole school community joined together to eat together in the annual pancake breakfast. Students, staff and parents enjoyed it immensely. Thank you to the grade sixes and our parent/ guardian volunteers who made this annual event such a success! It was delicious!

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