From the PAC
Things to read
Quote to ponder
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Late French Immersion (grade 6 entry)
Let's get more kids riding their bikes to school.
Quote of the week
Something to read
Jan 19 - PAC Meeting at 6pm
Jan 20 - Hot Lunch Day, Ready-Set-Learn at 6pm
Feb 4 - WGSS Open House for incoming 8s.
Feb 12 , 24- WGSS counsellors visit to grade 7s for course planning.
School is back. The Speed Bumps have returned. The parking lot WILL be icy. Please drive (and walk) carefully.
All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2016 (children born in 2011) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 6, 2016. Registrations received after March 31, 2016 will be considered late. Late registration may affect placement in your catchment school due to space limitations.
The following documents are required at the time of registration:
StrongStart is a FREE, early learning, drop in program for children birth to 5 years of age. Parents and/or caregivers attend this fully funded Ministry of Education program with their children. As Early Childhood Educators, the StrongStart facilitator provides a rich play based environment full of activities. The activities provided will promote opportunities where your child/children can make new friends, explore new activities and learn skills that will assist them in the preparation and successful transition to kindergarten. As adults you are encouraged to get involved in the learning opportunities - stories, music, art, puzzles, games and so much more. Join a StrongStart near you where you can discover new ways to support your child's learning, get information about community resources and make valuable connections with others attending the program.
Morning Strong Start Centers
With the recent earthquake still resonating in our minds, we will have an earthquake drill in the first week or two of school. Prior to the drill, we will talk in classes about procedures and expectations. It also occurred to me at home, when we had the earthquake, that my own children know better what to do if an earthquake happens at school than if it happens at home. We realized that we have to spend some time talking with our kids about where to shelter, when to leave, and where to meet up as a family in the event we have such an event outside of school time. If you haven't had that conversation at home, it would dovetail nicely with our conversations at school if you did so this week.
Don't forget that the second TEDxLangleyED event is coming on January 16. Tickets are in short supply now. Only 28 tickets remain.
LFAS Arts Matter
On February 11th, Join Langley Fine Arts School in welcoming Wade Davis, author, explorer, ethnobotanist and now member of the Order of Canada as he speaks about the importance of the arts in life. Find info and ticket links here.
It's the last TWAWLE for 2015! I am still not quite sure how that happened. It has been a great first 4 months of the school year, and I am grateful for the relationships I have been able to establish with students, families and staff at WLE! I look forward to strengthening those relationships, and to sharing more amazing authentic learning opportunities with staff and students.
Read & Watch Me
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Calendar of Events
One thing this week:
Munchalunch ordering will open Monday December 7th at 9am for our next session of hot lunch and treat days for the new year.
Wednesday 16th - Hot Lunch
Friday 18th - last day of classes before Christmas break
Monday, January 4, 2016 - Back to School!
The orders are coming...
Neufeld orders will be ready for pick up at 2:30pm on Tuesday December 1st at the school. All orders must be picked up at this time.
Friday is treat day! Kernels popcorn will ready to enjoy at recess.
Things to know...
Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed at www.sd35.bc.ca<http://www.sd35.bc.ca>. Alerts regarding school status will appear as a banner at the top of the District website. Clicking on ‘More Details’ will provide more information. School status information may also be found under News & Events’, ‘School Status Alerts’. We will also post updates to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook www.Facebook.com/LangleySchoolDistrict.<http://www.Facebook.com/LangleySchoolDistrict.>
If you don't have internet connectivity, but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Current information is also recorded on the Langley School District's Information Hotline at 604-532-1453. (Do not hang up if your call is not connected right away). Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM, Country Radio 107.1 FM or CBC 690 AM for updates.
Please note that Langley District schools are all considered 'open' until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent's decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.
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Thank you to all the families that placed orders and supported our Neufeld and Gift Card fundraiser. The Neufeld items will be ready for pick up on December 1st at 2:30pm at the school.
A reminder of our "Dough Raiser" at Cobs. Don't forget to mention West Langley next time your picking up bread, it's just that simple. A percentage of your purchase goes back to the school and the program runs all year.
Things to remember this week...
It's a busy week for PAC
Tuesday evening is our monthly PAC meeting. Join us in the library at 6pm to hear what is happening at West Langley. Child minding is available.
Wednesday is hot lunch. Ming and Sing is on the menu! Thank you to all the room parents who help organize and hand out lunches.
Thursday November 19th, all Neufeld Farm and gift card orders are due.
Neufeld Farms offers lots of holiday favourites including appetizers, gourmet entrees and some "quick and delish" meals. Let's not forget the yummy bake and serve pies and 12 cookie doughs to choose from.
All orders will be ready for pick up on December 1st at 2:30pm at the school.
Thank you for supporting the West Langley Elementary PAC.
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From the PAC
Time to stock up for Christmas!
Check your child's backpack on Monday for some great fundraisers that will help ease your holiday do list.
1. Neufeld farms has delicious appetizers, meal ideas and desserts with exceptional quality and taste.
2. Gifts card order forms that have something for everyone.
All orders will be due november 19th and Neufelds will be ready for pick up December 1st at 2:30pm.
Remember Schultz on Hogan's Heroes? He inspired the title this time!
Nov 17 - PAC Meeting: 6:00 in the library. Child Minding available.
Nov 18 - Hot Lunch Day
Nov 20 - Half day for students (Report Card Prep)., Students dismissed at 11:26 am.
Weeks of Nov 16-27 - MDI (Middle-Years Development Instrument) administration for students in grades 4 & 7.
Be sure to check here to see what is coming up each week at West Langley Elementary.