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STEM Camp - Thornlea Secondary School

June 27, 2018.
Dear Families,
We would like to thank all the students, families and our hard working, committed staff who have made this year at Westminster P.S. such a rewarding one.On behalf of the school, we would like to also say a special thank you to our School Council for their continued support and encouragement of our children and the school.
To our graduates, best wishes as you head off to your secondary schools.You have contributed greatly to our school and you will always be a part of the Westminster Public School family.To the members of our community who are moving, thank you for your contributions to the school and best wishes in your new community.
June is a time for good byes – Ms. Beckles, Ms. Cilia, Mr. Hainschwang, Mrs. Moliterni, Ms. Sentheyval, and Ms. Shani will be leaving Westminster P.S.We wish them the best of luck in their new schools.You will all be greatly missed.Remember, once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!
The 2018-2019 school year begins on Tuesday, September …

Letter from the Director and Chair of the Board

June 2018


Dear Families,
As theschoolyearcomes to a close, we wanttotake this opportunitytothankyou fortheimportantrole thatyou playin our education system.Itis our privilege to workalongside you inpartnership tosupport your children inreachingtheirfullpotential.
Overthe pastyear, throughtown halls, coffee chats, communityconsultations,surveys and informal conversations, we have heard directlyfromstudents,families, employees and communitymembers. The feedbackwe heard willguide andstrengthenourongoingworkto identifyand remove barriersand provide opportunitiesforallof ourstudents tothrive and soar.Thankyou to everyone who took

Last day of school!

School ends today at 11:25 a.m.  Thank you to all of our students for learning with us this year.  Thank you to all of our families for your support.
Best wishes for a wonderful summer and see you in September!

Lost and Found

We have a number of clothing and lunch items in our Lost and Found.  All classrooms will be visiting the Lost and Found before the last day of school to identify missing items.  Any items not claimed by the end of the day on Thursday, June 28th will be donated.  Parents attending the Talent Show this evening are encouraged to also review the items in the Lost and Found, on display on the way into the gym.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. Today, we honour and celebrate the role of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada.

Westminster Clothing Drive & Competition

Starting from Tuesday, June 19, 2018,  Westminster’s Clothing Drive will be taking place. Mr.Kaiman’s class is collecting gently used clothing for Diabetes Canada. Diabetes Canada collects clothing and gives it to Value Village to sell. All the profits made from sales go to Diabetes Canada research and funding for kids with diabetes to go to camp. Your donations will help support 11 million people with diabetes and prediabetes.
The clothing drive will go on until Tuesday, June 26. Students can drop off clothing during school hours. Clothing can also be dropped off before the Talent Show on Thursday, June 21 from 6-6:30pm. You can donate clothing such as: Shirts Pants Coats Scarves Mittens Hats Shoes
Winter clothing is preferable, but all gently used clothing is acceptable. Mr.Kaiman’s class will be hosting a party for the class that brings the most clothing. The party will be an hour long in the gym and will include snacks, dancing, music, dodgeball, and lots of fun partying. You have one wee…

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21st

VPL Summer Library Programs

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Muslim calendar, and marks the end of the month of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims who had been observing Ramadan break the fast and celebrate its conclusion.

The day traditionally begins early with a prayer ceremony at the community mosque. Since this is a day to celebrate the renewal of one's commitment to Islam, people may wear new clothes as a symbol of fresh beginnings. Families typically visit one another and exchange good wishes, hugs and handshakes and homes are often decorated to reflect the festive atmosphere of this special day.

On this festive and meaningful occasion for many members of the Islamic community, we join you in wishing staff, students and parents, a happy celebration

Update - Junior Track and Field

The events at the Junior Track and Field meet are running a little behind.  Students will be arriving back at the school closer to 5 p.m.  Parents are welcome to pick up their children at the event location (VSS) but are reminded to check-in with school staff BEFORE leaving.

Area Track and Field Meets - Junior Today and Intermediate now THURSDAY

Good luck to our Junior students competing at today's Area Track and Field Meet.
The Intermediate Area Track and Field Meet, scheduled for tomorrow, has now been POSTPONED because of possible inclement weather to Thursday, June 14th.  The location remains the same.
Thank you to Ms. Beckles, Mr. Zuker and Mr. Feldman for supporting our students at these events!

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser at Bakersfield PS

Reminder: Staff Appreciation Luncheon Monday

Staff Appreciation Lunch

Elections Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Provincial Election and we are once again a community polling station.  As a result, our school and parking lot will be busier than normal.  Please continue to exercise caution and safety when entering and exiting the school.