Our students, from Grade 3 to 8, had a fabulous time at the 67’s Game Day on November 24th. The Canadian Tire Centre was filled with school aged children who thoroughly enjoyed watching the 67s win.
During the month of November, as part of our character education, the primary classes focused on the trait of Empathy. The students demonstrate this trait in many ways; for example, people who are empathetic are compassionate, caring, and kind to others. Congratulations to a number of primary students who demonstrated this very important character trait so well. Their names are added to the other recipients from September for Respect and October for Acceptance, on the upstairs wall.
Early in December, the Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Team participated in their regional tournament at A. Lorne Cassidy. After the round robin games, they were tied for second. They lost a close battle in the semi-finals. Thanks to Mr. Osborne for his coaching and congratulations to the team! The boys then challenged the teachers to a match!!
The Girls’ Volleyball team participated in their regional tournament also at A. Lorne Cassidy. After splitting their first game, they were undefeated until the finals. They finished second overall. Thanks to Mrs. Khan for her coaching and congratulations to the girls for their determination and effort throughout the season. Well done!
Congratulations to the Junior Girls’ Bordenball team. They played with determination and spirit at their tournament this moth and showed AMAZING improvement during their games. Thanks to Ms. Shank for leading the team.
Congratulations to our Tier 2 Junior Boys Bordenball Team who toughed it out at the Tier 1 tournament! Although they didn’t win, the boys gave it their all and we are very proud of how they represented WEJ! Despite the strong competition, they played with determination and got some really great goals! Way to go boys!! Thanks to Mme Marquis for leading the team.
Intermediate intramural volleyball and Junior intramural bordenball have been taking place throughout December during the recess periods. Lots of cheering coming out of the gym!
Students are also enjoying participating in Chess, Scrabble and Choir activities this month.
School Council Movie Night
A number of families were out and thoroughly enjoyed Arthur’s Christmas which aired in WEJ’s gym, Thursday, December 11th. A BIG thank you to our School Council parents for organizing a fun holiday evening.
Friday, December 12th, was an absolutely marvelous and thoroughly enjoyable day. The Kindergarten, Primary and Junior Holiday Concerts were a huge success and were executed to perfection. The hard work of students and staff alike showcased everyone’s talents and dedication. A heartfelt thank you to all the parents and grandparents who attended. Thank you to Ms. Stephens and her staff helpers who orchestrated the day.
Intermediate Band Concert
The holiday concert, held on Thursday, December 17th, at the Earl of March Secondary School was a tremendous success. Congratulations to all involved. It was easy to see that everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the performances. The junior band, the jazz band, and the senior band all performed brilliantly. Thank you, Mr. Steiner and all the band members for your hard work and dedication. The results showcased everyone’s talents. WEJ is very fortunate to have so many talented students and staff. Thank you also to the many parents for supporting the band with your attendance and the many yummy treats for the bake sale. There was quite a crowd around the tables following the concert.
A BIG thank you to the teachers and students who made Holiday Cards for SENIORS in our community this year! Last year, students at WEJ made 262 cards….this year, students at WEJ made – 348 cards!!!! CONGRATULATIONS WEJ on spreading good cheer this holiday season!!
Family Holiday Baskets
Thanks so very much for your generosity in helping 5, less fortunate, Kanata families. From books to toys and food and personal items, as well as an abundance of gift cards, all of these families will have enough to bring them through the holiday season.
This is our fifth year pairing with the Kanata food cupboard to create Holiday hampers for those who go without. May the legacy of giving continue at WEJ!
Thank you very much for calling in your child’s absence or late arrival. It is a tremendous help in ensuring students have been accounted for in a timely fashion. Please call 613-592-4492 and leave a message on the voicemail 24 hours a day or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Principal at W. Erskine Johnston P.S., on behalf of all of us at the school, we send out to you all, our warmest wishes for a very Happy Holiday season in whatever way your family celebrates. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
We look forward to seeing the students next year! We return Monday, January 5th 2015.