It’s that time of year again and with the impending snow comes the possibility of a snow day. Please follow the link below for the most current information about snow days.
Each year, there is a Kindergarten registration period, a student transfer period for the elementary and secondary panels, and a French Immersion program registration period.
The following timelines will apply for the 2014-2015 school year:
|Kindergarten Registration Period||Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31, 2014|
|Elementary Student Transfer Application Period||Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21, 2014|
|Secondary Student Transfer Application Period||Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21, 2014|
|Middle French Immersion Registration Period||Tuesday, February 18 to Monday, February 24, 2014|
On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 join Damian Cooper as he discusses recent changes in provincial policy, as well as the impact on teachers’ classroom practice. He will also address the question, “What is the mission of Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the digital age?”
Follow the link below for more information.
|FRIDAY, November 22nd at 6-8pm – Our first WEJ Family Movie Night for 2013 in the WEJ gym! We are excited to announce that we will be showing Despicable Me 2 – before it is released on DVD! The event is free, although donations are graciously welcomed for our “WEJ Technology Fund”. To sign up, please visit our event page: http://wejcouncil.eventbrite.com/ Popcorn and drinks will be available. This is a FAMILY event, parents must stay with their children. Siblings welcome.|
The Snowsuit Fund is an Ottawa-based charity that raises funds for the purchase and distribution of snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under, in our community. They are a social organization working to deal with the consequences of poverty in our region. Now in their 32nd year of operation, they have managed to meet the challenge of keeping underprivileged kids warm during our cold winters. They have also brought dignity and hope to families who simply do not have the means to provide their children with the necessities for living.
WEJ has decided to help the Snowsuit Fund by creating our very own “WEJ MITTEN TREE”. This tree will be decorated with all the warm winter gear children will need to stay warm this season.
As the cold weather approaches, we may be digging into our stored winter gear. We ask that students, staff, and families reach out to our local children and collect either gently used or new: mittens, toques or scarves. You can also get crafty and knit your own pair. Check out our front foyer in December to see our decorated Mitten Tree.
We hope that you will consider supporting this great cause. Please share your warmth with a child.
Join us for a free series of inspiring workshops designed to help you plan a successful and sustainable school greening project. Workshops are open to all Ottawa schools and daycares that want to engage their students in creating healthy, stimulation play and learning spaces. All are welcome.
Follow the link below for full details.
Kanata Race Day is this Sunday November 3rd. A family – fun event; it is a 1 and 5 Km run that will help raise funds for the new Richcraft Recreation Complex in Morgan’s Grant. The event is in its 4th year. This year’s race will start at the new Richcraft Recreation Complex, Kanata. For more information and pledge form, please go the website: http://www.kanataraceday.com.
Students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 31st or to come to school dressed in black and orange colours. It is appreciated that face paint be used rather than wearing masks.
Report Cards/Parent Teacher Conferences
Progress reports will be sent home on Thursday, November 7th. Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, November 14th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.and also on Friday, November 15th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Information on scheduling interviews will be sent home along with the Report Card on Thursday, November 7th.
Earl of March Grade 7 & 8 Addition – Public Meeting Invitation
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Earl of March Secondary School
The proposed plans will be presented and you will have the opportunity to give feedback on them.
Our grade 7 & 8 students are scheduled to move to Earl of March Secondary School in September 2015. Students currently enrolled at WEJ in grades 6 and below (MFI included) will be impacted by this change. Our students who are now in grades 5 and 6 will be the first cohort to attend the 7 & 8 site at Earl of March.
October 18th – 27th is Canadian National Science Week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take part. Take a look at the attached flyer for more information. You can also visit science.gc.ca to learn more about events happening across Canada. There will even be a record breaking science lesson from Chris Hadfield!