Principal's Message February 2017

February Message

It is hard to believe we are already into February and we are half way through another school year. January was a very busy month.  We were treated to two Fun Lunches, Alien Inline, our Term One Celebration that was hosted by our 3/4 and 4/5 classes, Mid-Term Exam week for our middle school students, and our Kindergarten Orientation Evening for the 2017 - 2018 school year. I would like to thank all the parents and community members who joined us in January to volunteer in the classrooms, attend School Council and Friends of Westbrook meetings, and help out with Fun Lunches. A big thank you also goes out those who were able to attended the Term One Celebration, where we reviewed all the events and activities we enjoyed in Term One and recognized our great students who have made a difference at Westbrook and the Middle School students who worked hard to make the Honour Roll and Honourable Mention in Term One.

February will fly by, as there are only three weeks of school this month for students. Teachers will be attending Palliser Teacher Convention on February 23rd and 24th. I am really excited about our keynote speakers Temple Grandin, Mark Tewksbury, George Couros, and the other sessions that are being offered over the two days. Monday, February 27th all staff will be focusing on their personal professional learning in a variety of areas that include literacy and numeracy strategies. Students will be returning to school on Tuesday, February 28th.

If you have children in grades 4 to 8, I know you have been waiting for a survey in the mail from Alberta Education asking for your feedback regarding your child’s education and Westbrook School. I am aware many of you have not received the survey in the mail. I have contacted Alberta Education and they have informed me the surveys were mailed out last week and all parents should receive the survey by February 10th at the latest. If you have not received the survey by Monday February 13th please contact me and I will follow up with Alberta Education. Thank you for your patience with this, we really value your feedback and will use the information gathered from the survey in April and May as we begin our planning for the 2017-2018 school year and our School Education Plan. And of course, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please give us a call or send us an email.

 

For more information on school activities, please check the school website at http://westbrook.rockyview.ab.ca. You will find links to all of the teachers pages and our Google Calendar which is on the front page of our website.

 

Christine Parker

Westbrook School Principal

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