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May Message

May 2019

Who would have thought that after Spring Break we would be experiencing another bout of Winter? It is hard to believe that there is less then 2 months of school left when there is still snow on the ground. I thought with School Fair being in May this year the weather would be warmer. I guess I was mistaken.

April was a short month but still filled with some great events and activities; Artist in Residence SoundKreationsHip Hop, grade 7 & 8 badminton, and Term 2 Celebration hosted by the grade 6, 7 & 8 students. Thank you to all who were able to attend the Celebration of our students and their newly acquired Hip-Hop skills. Our students and staff enjoyed the week-long Artists in Residency program where our Kindergarten to grade 8 students had a great time working with AJay our Hip-Hop instructor. AJay and I were so impressed by all of our students and some adventurous staff who fully engaged in learning a new dance and expressing their individual creative side. As AJay would say “props hommies”. Experiences like this could not happen without the support of an “Artist and Education Project Grant” that covered 75% of the cost and Friends of Westbrook who covered the remaining 25% of the cost.

As another school year nears a close, Westbrook and Rocky View Schools are asking for your feedback in the way of the RVS Parent Satisfaction Survey. Last year we had over 90% of our families complete the survey, one of the highest parent participation in the district; your feedback is very helpful as we plan for the following year. The information obtained from this survey will be used to guide decision-making, set and prioritize goals, monitor our progress, and guide us as we develop year one of our new four-year School Education Plan (SEP). Parents have until May 30th, 2019 to complete the 10-minute survey, which contains 22 questions unless your child is on an IPP there is 23 questions. A letter will be going home with the following survey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVSparent_19 you will also be able to find a link on the front page of our web page http:// westbrook.rockyview.ab.ca/ . Your feedback is important.

We are very fortunate to have outstanding parent and community volunteer support throughout the year. You make many things possible and we truly appreciate the many hours you put in: delivering hot lunches, accompanying us on field trips, assisting with classroom activities, and all the other odd jobs you do to make Westbrook School a great place to teach and learn. We would like to invite all of you to our Volunteer Appreciation Tea on May 14th at 2:15. We hope you can join us, so we can show you how much you are appreciated. Please RSVP to sjaeger@rockyview.ab.ca .


While I am taking time to thank people, I would really like to thank Wynne Chisholm and Jack Anderson of W.A. Ranches Ltd. Who have generously donated $10,000 to the Friends of Westbrook that will be put directly towards Westbrook School’s new school gymnasium expansion. This donation is greatly appreciated and truly will make a difference to students and community members.

Finally, I would like to thank the dedicated board of the Friends of Westbrook for all of their support. All the money FOW raise goes directly back to supporting teaching and learning at Westbrook School. This year FOW has supported or will be supporting: Grade 6 Camp, K to 8 Trip to Theatre Calgary, a keyboard, ukuleles, bussing for field trips and swimming, active living activities for middle school, Literacy and Numeracy kits for elementary, a high-end digital camera, artist in residency, school wide presentation put on by SchoolMoves, and the list continues. This year’s funding of over $28,000, has or will go directly towards supporting the opportunities and tools our students have at Westbrook.

Speaking of FOW please save the date Thursday June 13th from 5 to 7. FOW would like to invite you to a year end BBQ. This is always a great community event as we gather and look back on another great year at Westbrook. This is a great time to grab a burger, enjoy some great conversation with other Westbrook families and celebrate another great year.

As always, we encourage you to contact administration or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Lastly, May and Junes activities can be found on our website. Be Sure to Check it out.

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Student Code of Conduct

Public education is a shared responsibility. With students, families, employees and our communities, we are working together every day to build positive learning environments for student success.

Fostering Safe, Caring and Respectful Learning Environments

The safety, well-being and acceptance of all students is paramount at Rocky View Schools. In all our interactions, we work to ensure students have the understanding, skills and opportunities to contribute to welcoming, caring, and respectful, learning environments that respect diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and positive sense of self. To ensure that each and every student, including those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, has the educational opportunities and supports needed to be successful in school, our Board endorses two administrative procedures that affirms the rights of each student – we invite you to become familiar with them:

AP 350 - Student Code of Conduct

AP 207 - Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions.

Public education is a shared responsibility. With students, families, employees and our communities, we are working together every day to build positive learning environments for student success.

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Bus Late LIne

If your child's bus is late before or after school please call the Bus Late Line at 403.250.0016.
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