Intermediate Band Concert
The holiday concert, held on Thursday, December 12th, 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 following classes who participated and created Holiday Cards for Seniors: Ms. Jo-Anne’s SK class, Ms. Cleiman and Ms. Martinak’s Grade 1 class, Ms. Duncan’s Grade 2 class, Ms. McIntyre’s Grade 2 class, Mr. Jackson’s Grade 3 class, Mr. Small’s Grade 3 class, Ms. Shank’s Grade 4/5 class, Mme Gunn and Ms. Wilson’s Grade 4/5 MFI class and Mr. Bradley’s Grade 5/6 class. 262 cards were sent along to a representative from Home Instead Senior Care who provides gifts to seniors during the Holiday season. WAY TO GO WEJ!!
WEJ Mitten Tree
WEJ helped the Snowsuit Fund this year, by creating our very own “WEJ MITTEN TREE”. This tree, which was located in the front entrance, was heavily decorated with warm winter gear, such as gently used or new mittens, toques or scarves, which children in this city will use to stay warm this season.
Tuesday, December 17th, was an absolutely marvelous and thoroughly enjoyable day. The Kindergarten and Primary 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. Thank you to all the parents who attended.
Ms. Martinak and Ms. Cleiman wish to extend a huge thanks to all our families, students, and staff, for your support and help collecting donations for the Kanata Food Cupboard. We collected more than anticipated and are very proud of WEJ. A special thanks to Mr. Osborne and his grade 7’s for collecting and helping load, and to the many staff members, who pitched in to make delivery yesterday to the Food Bank possible.
Some students in Ms. Keeling grade 7/8 class have been making and selling bracelets to students and staff members. They wish to thank everyone who supported their bracelet sales. The money they raised was donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The grand total raised was $750.00. A representative from the Children’s Wish Foundation came to school yesterday to talk about the Children’s Wish Foundation with the students in Ms. Keeling’s class and to accept the donation. A reporter from the Kanata Kourier also attended the cheque presentation. Watch the Kanata Kourier over the holidays for the story about it. Way to go, WEJ!!
School Council Holiday Fair
Don’t forget to bring your whole family to the Holiday Fair tonight here at the school, from 6-9 p.m. to enjoy some last minute shopping for some great gifts, face painting, crafts and music!”
All students will be off on Friday, December 20, 2013, for a planned professional activity day. The students will then begin their winter break from December 23 to January 3, 2014.
Full and part-time OCDSB teachers will also be off on December 20, 2013. The teachers will be on an unpaid day as required by Bill 115 (Putting Students First Act). Meanwhile, long term occasional teachers will be participating in professional activities planned for that day.
Other employee groups such as principals, vice-principals, office staff, educational assistants, early childhood educators and other support workers will be participating in professional activities either at the school or off site, on an unpaid day, or on a vacation day.
Extended day programs will be operating on December 20, 2013.
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 email@example.com.
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.