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Orange Shirt Day - September 30

Since the date of September 30, 2018 falls on a Sunday, our board will recognize Orange Shirt Day on Friday September 28, 2018 in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for the future generations.

The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 to highlight the pain and suffering of thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential school throughout the last century. The colour of the shirt is connected to the experience of Phyllis Webstad who was sent to Cariboo Residential School near Williams Lake, BC, in 1973. Six-years old at the time, Phyllis went to her first day of school wearing a new bright orange shirt. New clothes were a rare thing for the young girl, who was being raised by her grandmother. However, upon arriving at the school, the nuns stripped her of the shirt, forcing her to wear the school’s institutional uniform. Webstad has felt the impact of that event long after it occurred, “that feeling of worthlessness and insignificance, ingrained in me from my first …

IB Information Night

Meet the Staff Night - Wed., October 10th 6-8 p.m.

We cordially invite all Westminster PS families to our Meet the Staff Evening on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

This is an evening for families to meet our amazing staff and to discover more about what their child will be learning this year.  You will have an opportunity to hear about the curriculum, learning skills, and classroom routines and how home and school can work together to support our students. Please note that staff are always available should you need to reach them to discuss your child’s progress.

Staff will be presenting information at two different times - 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Both presentations will be about 15 minutes long and will be the same, allowing families with more than one child attending our school to meet all their children's teachers.  In between presentations will be time to look around your child(ren)'s classrooms and explore the school.

At 7:00 p.m., all families are invited to the gym for a special presentation on…

Every Child Counts Survey

September2018  DearFamilies, Studentvoice is importantto us.In November2018,the YorkRegion DistrictSchool Board will invite all studentsto participate intheEveryStudentCounts Survey(ESCS).Thepurpose ofthiscensussurvey istobetterunderstandYRDSB’sdiverse studentpopulation aswell as students’ experiences in schoolandoutsideofschool.The surveyresultswill be used tohelp improve ourschoolsand to:
●Identifyandeliminate systemicbarrierstostudentsuccess;

Grade 8 Parents - Bill Crothers Secondary School Information Night

InformationNightfor StudentsandParents

Are you interestedinattending BillCrothers Secondary Schoolfortheschool year2019-2020?
Bill Crothers SecondarySchool is aunique, system-wideprogram that provides an inclusive and engaginglearning environment for students who aremotivated byhealthyactivelivingand sport while achievingacademicsuccess. This school operateson aBalanced School Year (earlyAugust to mid- June) schedule which supports the diverseneedsof student-athletes. Specialized programmingis offered to support our students through our diverse and dailyHealth and Physical Education and High PerformanceAthleteProgram with contextualiz