February Message

February is here and reminding us that it is still winter in Alberta. I hope
everyone was able to stay warm during our school closure Tuesday February
5th. Please make sure your child is dressed for the changing weather and wind
chill factor as we go outside for 15 and 25 minute recesses. Students need
winter boots and jackets, gloves, hats and wind pants or snow pants.
It is
hard to believe January has come and gone and we are half way through the
school year. January was a great month with lots happening: Alien Inline, our
Term One Celebration that was hosted by our 3, 4 and 5 students, Mid-Term
Exams for our middle school students, and our Kindergarten Orientation
Evening for the 2018 - 2019 school year. I would like to thank all the parents
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 eight days of school for students left in
this month.
Friday, February 15th all staff will be focusing on their personal
professional learning in a variety of areas that include literacy, numeracy
strategies and The Circle of Courage. Teachers will be attending Palliser
Teacher Convention on February 21st and 22nd. I am really excited about the
wide variety of sessions that are being offered over the two days. Students will
be returning to school on Monday February 25th.


If you have children in grades 4 to 8, hopefully you have or should receive
a survey in the mail from Alberta Education asking for your feedback
regarding your child’s education and Westbrook School.
I believe you will
have the option to complete this survey online (link can be found on our
website) or return it in the mail. At this point only 15% of the parent surveys
have been completed online with the closing date of February 22nd rapidly
approaching. If you have not received the survey by Monday February 11th
please contact me and I will follow up with Alberta Education. 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 2019-2020 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 teacher’s
pages and our Google Calendar which is on the front page of our website.

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