This is a gentle reminder that the "EVERY STUDENT
COUNTS SURVEY" ends on Friday, November 30th. If you haven't already done
so, please set aside time with your child(ren) to complete this online survey.
January 1 marks the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, and is celebrated by many
Korean New Year was originally a lunar festival, called Son-nal, held at the beginning of
the second new moon after the winter solstice (December 21 or 22). Nowadays, New
Year's is often celebrated on the solar New Year, January 1st. Many Korean families use
this day to honor ancestors, have special food, and play traditional games.
Oshogatsu (January 1-3) is an important festival for many Japanese people. Some gather
with friends and families to say good-bye to the old year at forgetting parties. They also
say hello to the New Year. Many Japanese, some of whom practice Shintoism, welcome
in the New Year with prayers for renewal of hearts, good health, and prosperity.
In North America, January 1 has become a day for Buddhists of all schools to attend a
special service in the local temple.
For many people, New Year's Eve is a secular holiday and has become an occasion for
Dear Parents / Guardians: Westminster PS is pleased to
announce that we will be using an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent Teacher Interviews/Student Led
Conferences scheduled for Nov 22 & 23, 2018. Edsby is an
intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve
times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have
created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our
YRDSB families. Families will need to create an
Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s
teachers for Student Led Conferences. Only families who create an Edsby
account prior to the schedule being opened on November 7th will have
access. For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews/Student Led
Conferences, please visit http://bit.ly/ptifamily. If you require assistance in
setting up your Edsby account, or have any questions about the booking process,
please contact our ma…
Our Character Assembly this month will be focusing on "Integrity". Throughout the month, our students have been discussing what integrity means to them in the classrooms and with their friends in the school yard. Our students are learning that to have integrity means to be truthful and sincere; to care for the well-being of others by how they treat each other. Displaying integrity is not always easy. It is one of our most difficulty character traits to live by and sometimes it takes years to truly understand what it means.
We look forward to honouring those students who have displayed this trait at our awards assembly on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:15 a.m.
Parents and guardians are welcome to join us. We thank Mr. Clark and Ms. Croteau's grade 2/3s for hosting the assembly this month.
"Integrity is doing the right thing even if it's difficulty; even when no one is watching."
"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it."