Recently, the OCDSB announced the spring rounds of Principal & Vice-Principal Transfers and Appointments. There are a number of schools that have been impacted by these changes in staff, including us here at WEJ. After six great years, my time as Principal at WEJ is coming to an end.
I’d like to welcome and introduce the newly appointed Principal to W. Erskine - Mrs. Marilyn Burans.
Mrs. Burans arrives to WEJ from Jockvale Public School in Barhaven. She is familiar with this school community and is excited to get to know the staff & students.
I will continue in the Principal position here until the end of June and will then be moving into my next assignment as Principal of South March Public School.
I hope you will join me in officially welcoming Mrs. Burans to the WEJ Community. We wish her well as she transitions into her new role.
Order your student agenda for this coming September. Print the order form here:
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Do you require a bike helmet? The OCDSB Education Foundation has partnered with the Ontario Helmet Initiative to bring our students this great opportunity. Click on the links below to order super-cool helmets at affordable prices. There are many wonderful designs to choose from – all priced at $15 or $20. Protect your brain!
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It’s back ! The much anticipated volleyball spring fun night returns for students in grades 5 to 8.
Are you a student who wants to play some volleyball? Do you want to have a great time with friends after school…..at school? This popular event is open to all grade 5 through 8 students at a cost of $5. It starts at 4:00pm and runs until approximately 9:00pm. You can pre – order pizza for supper by clicking the link below. There will also be a canteen where pop, chips, chocolate and giant freezes will be available. ( You can also get a hard copy of the permission form from Mr. Osborne, Mr. Powers or Miss Argue. )
Please submit your permission form to your homeroom teacher. You should also pay your $5 admission fee and your pizza order $$ to your homeroom teacher. All proceeds raised will go to support the WEJ Phys Ed Program.
We really hope to see you!
Ms. S & the WEJ staff
Download the permission form here: doc06504820130506154229
Pre-order your pizza here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MHSsfxcSYqGsdHDchJBw9mHI61BQ2VFZ493ztd2fX0Y/viewform
Dear Parents – a hard copy of this letter went home with all students this afternoon:
Students and staff of our school were saddened to learn of the sudden death of a student that occurred yesterday. A grade 7 boy has passed away unexpectedly. We mourn his death today and join his family in their tremendous feeling of loss.
I would like to take the opportunity to tell you what support has been provided to our staff and students today. As the children arrived at school they were greeted by their classroom teacher who acknowledged the sense of loss. The Tragic Events Response Team of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board was in our school this morning as of 8:15am to provide guidance. This team is comprised of Petra Duschner (Psychologist), E. L. Adams (Psychologist) and Gerry Joy, ( Social Worker) .
It was our objective to provide support and an opportunity to talk, but also to maintain as regular a program as is possible under the circumstances.
This will not be an easy time for schoolmates, or for the staff of the school. It obviously, will not be an easy time for the family.
The staff of the school will remain committed to supporting the children in this loss. I encourage you to contact me if I can be of further assistance in this very sad situation.
Our Special Services Team will continue to be available to provide support upon request.
Where do students go when they finish secondary school in the OCDSB? What do they need to succeed, regardless of which pathway they follow?
Exit Outcomes for Every Student
One of the objectives in the OCDSB Strategic Plan is to have a 90% graduation rate based ont he completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Some of our students have other pathways and do not work towards an OSSD.Exit outcomes are for every student. Our intent is to have every student leave our school district with the identified OCDSB Exit Outcomes Characteristics and Skills.
What are your thoughts about these Exit Outcomes, Characteristics and Skills ? Do you feel we’ve captured all that is needed for a 21st Century Learner?
Provide your written feedback here: Feedback form , or you can provide your feedback in an email to exitoutcomes.ocdsb.ca
View the full pdf document here: Exit Outcomes document Mar 20 13
Yesterday, our School Council purchased new soccer balls and basketballs for the outdoor shed. This equipment is well used by students at recess times.
A huge thank you for this !
Yesterday, Canada Paving Co. arrived on-site to begin the second phase of our parking lot renovation. You will have likely seen them already working on the Varley Drive side of the school. They are adding approximately 16 additional parking spaces to the property.
We’d like to thank you in advance for your patience & understanding as this last phase is completed. We’re also reminding our students frequently about keeping their distance from machinery during arrival times & departure times.
We hope you will participate in tomorrow’s Spirit Day activity… bring out the bright colours!
Tomorrow is Hawaiin Day at WEJ. Do you have printed shorts, shirts, floral patterns, grass skirts, cool shades?
Let’s bring on spring & show your spirit!
( Note – participation is voluntary )