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!
A Special Message from W. E. J. School Council
October is International Walk to School Month and this coming Wednesday, October 9, 2013 is International Walk to School Day. It is an international event to create a higher level of awareness of the issues surrounding the journey to and from school. The general themes that are promoted during the WALK include; increasing physical activity, improving safety, enhancing the environment, developing community cohesion, promoting social interaction and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.
We would encourage our students and parents to participate. School Council members will be at the school on Wednesday morning to greet the walkers !
The month of September has come to an end and we look forward to a number of fun learning opportunities and activities as we begin the month of October
Meet the Teacher
Thursday October 3. Please come and meet your child(ren’s) teachers from 4.30 to 6:00.
Friday October 11. No classes for students.
Monday, October 14. No school.
School Photo Day
Thursday October 17th.
Terry Fox Run/Walk
In the afternoon of Thursday September 26th, the students participated in our annual Terry Fox Run/Walkathon. We ran/jogged/walked around the school yard to raise money for cancer research. We had a beautiful afternoon and we raised $2000.00 for this worthwhile cause.
Ensuring the safety of students is always at the forefront for educators and every effort is made to practice and prepare. Each year, schools conduct fire drills. In addition, each school practices lockdowns. As explained to students, this might occur if there was a chemical spill, a medical emergency, or a dangerous situation. The goal is to have students become accustomed to being secured in a classroom in the shortest possible time. We will be practising both fire drills and lockdown during the month of October.
Our school is pleased to offer a daily Milk & Juice program for all students in JK to grade 8. Students may choose between milk, chocolate milk and orange juice. Milk is typically delivered during the first nutrition break at 10:55am.
In collaboration with our school council, we serve pizza on a once-per- week basis to students – on Wednesdays. Pizza is offered to students in grades 1 to 8. Our provider is Pizza Pizza.
Delivery will begin Oct. 7th.
To place an order for your child, click on the link below. You will be able to order all electronically and pay electronically via PayPal. We hope you find this service convenient and user-friendly.
Hot Lunch Link: https://wej.hotlunches.net
You will need to click on the REGISTER tab at the top right corner and fill in the information required.
The access code to enter is WEJHL ( case sensitive ).
Once your account is created, you will then click on “Students” to add your student’s name and select their teacher from the pull down list.
Under the “Help” tab there is a full Parnt Instruction Guide to assist through the on-line ordering process.
The deadline for placing your child’s order is Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2013. Payments must also be received by Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2013.
Please contact the school office at 592-4492 for additional information. Thank you.
Please join us for our first School Council Meeting with our new Principal, Mrs. Marilyn Burans
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Some of the Agenda items include:
Election for 2013-2014 Council Executive
On behalf of the staff at W. Erskine Johnston Public School, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all and a special welcome to any new families who have joined us this year. Please feel free to drop in and chat when you have the chance.
We are anticipating a great year working with students, staff and parents to help support “students to achieve personal excellence in learning and responsible citizenship within a safe equitable, diverse and caring environment”.
W. Erskine Johnston PS offers Full-Day Kindergarten, an English program (JK-8), a Middle French Immersion program (beginning in Grade 4), and a Language Learning Disability Program class. The Extended Day Program, for before and after school child care is available from 7:00 – 9:00 am and 3:45 – 6:00 pm.
Our school is comprised of students from many cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, which are recognized and celebrated throughout the year within a proud Canadian content.
We look forward to our opening week of school. Very shortly, the website will be updated with information on a myriad of topics, including:
monthly school calendar
Please be sure to check back often and use this site as reference.