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Join us in the Library during Open House!!

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Library WordleOpen House: September 17th, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00

During Open House tomorrow night, please join us in the library to hang out, read, draw, write or explore UG2GO on our computers. Students are welcome to come and create more submissions for our Browser Stick Contest, as well.

Adopt-a-Book Fundraiser: How does it Work?
We will also be hosting our annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser. For $5.00, you may "adopt" any book in our library. The process is easy: You fill out a sticker with your name and the date and put it inside the book that you would like to "adopt". The book will stay in our library, but it will always have a sticker inside the front cover thanking you for supporting the growth of our library.

See you in the library!!

Don't Miss Out! Order Lunch Online!

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Westminster Woods P.S has made it easy for parents to make school purchases from the convenience of their own home!
Follow these 3 easy steps below to get started!

  1. Go to the address below or click the School Cash Online link on our website.
  2. Take a few minutes to register and add your child(ren) to the newly created account. 
  3. Review and purchase your child’s school items using direct online payment. 

 Register at 

 https://ugdsb.schoolcashonline.com

If you do not have access to a computer at home or would like help with the registration process, please come to the school office, as we have a computer set up for you to use and can help you in any way.

Please note:

  • YOUR BANK INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SAVED. 
  •  PIZZA, MILK AND SUB ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!
  •  ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
  • NEED INSTRUCTIONS?  CLICK HERE.

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Notice Home and Media Release

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This notice and media release was sent home with students today.

Dear parents/guardians: 

 As you know, our school was in “hold and secure” all day yesterday due to an incident in Orin Reid Park Monday evening.  This happened offsite and not during regular school hours.  

The choice to go into hold and secure on Tuesday was to ensure the safety of our students and staff while the police began their investigation to identify the man who threatened our students during the altercation in the park. Since then they have issued a “public assistance requested” media release (on the back of this letter).  You can also see this and a photo of the man on their website at www.guelphpolice.ca.   

 This is an active and ongoing police investigation and we are collaborating with them.  The police presence around our school and the area will continue today.  The school staff  are also being very conscious of the students’ safety and are talking to any children who are anxious or upset.      

Today was a regular school day and the children were allowed outside at recess and to come back and forth from the portables. Please remind children that if anything seems amiss or strange that they should immediately tell a trusted adult at home or school.  That’s what our students did on Monday evening and it was the right and best thing to do.    

If you decide not to send your children to school, please leave a message on our attendance line, and send a note to the teachers if you decide to change your end of school day routine.    

Your children’s safety is our first priority.  This is the same for the police officers who have been helpful yesterday and today.  They will continue to advise us about their progress and work to keep everyone safe.

Media Release

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED 

 Do you know this man? 

Guelph Police are investigating an incident that occurred on September 8, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m. at Orin Reid Park in the south end of the city. A male was approaching youths in the park and became engaged in a verbal dispute with the youths. 

The man is described to be approximately in his mid 20’s , 5’10”, with tanned complexion, a slim build, short hair, scruffy facial hair, wearing a neon green hoodie with “Tour de France” on the back, red shorts, sunglasses and sandals.  

 Police are attempting to identify the male. Police are requesting information from anybody who may have witnessed the incident or similar incident(s). 

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Layne or Cst, Jim Gordon at the Guelph Police Service 519-824-1212 ext. 7222 or 7599 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted on-line at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com. 

 

Please read! Important Information!

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This is a pre-recorded telephone message that was sent out early this morning for all our families

This is Ms. Broddy speaking, principal of Westminster Woods. In my discussion with police late last night, they have not identified the person who made threats against our students. Police will continue to be visible around our school today.

At this point in time I would ask that you make a decision as to whether or not you send your children to school. The children will be welcomed into the school upon arrival to follow a regular school day. If you choose not to send your children please leave a message on our attendance line. 

The police will continue to advise us about their progress in finding the person. We will continue to collaborate with police as the day goes on as to whether students go outside for recesses. Please send a note to the teachers if you decide to change your regular dismissal routine.

As always your children's safety is our first priority. Thank you for your patience in this matter.  

From the Library Land of WWPS:

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Library Wordle Welcome Back!
To all of our new and returning Trail Blazers, WELCOME! There are many new additions to our school, both in the growth of our staff, students and the physical renovations that have been done. Our school looks fabulous and it looks even better with all of the smiles that entered on Tuesday. Our library has had a mini lift as well, although you might not see many of the changes right away. We are at an exciting time in the history of libraries, as we create a new vision for library spaces that embraces print and digital resources, and promotes collaboration and flexibility. Our library continues to be a space where our students are encouraged and challenged to discover, imagine, play and think, both creatively and critically. Your students will experience even more of this as they enter our library space this year. It is our hope that the library will be a place where answers are found, but more importantly, where questions and curiosity are sparked.

Adopt-a-Book at the Open House!
We would love to see you up in the library during the Open House. Please come and visit our beautiful space. Every student in the school gets to spend some time here each week. We look forward to sharing it with you. Come and read together, explore UG2GO on our computers, add to our Junior/Intermediate Spark Table with your ideas and drawings...come and see what a "Spark Table" is! We will, also, be hosting our annual "Adopt-a-Book" fundraiser. This is an opportunity to support our library by making a donation of $5.00 towards the growth of our collection. In return, you or your child get to "adopt" one of our school library books. You will write your name on a sticker that remains inside the book. The book stays in the library, but it will forever have a plaque that thanks you for supporting our school's library. In the past, we have made up to $500.00 from this fundraiser, which can buy our school several books that are coming out this fall. ...AND, best of all, the students love reading their "adoptees".

Browser Stick Contest:
This month, the library is hosting a contest to create this year's browser sticks, sometimes referred to as "shelf markers". Students are being challenged to create an illustration that shows and shares (with pictures and perhaps some words) why reading is so fantastic. More information about this contest will be on the announcements. Please listen closely for details. There will be a winning browser stick design chosen for each division this year. Each winner will receive a $10.00 coupon for our fall Scholastic Book Fair or a cool poster from one of our past fairs. Wow! Get those ideas flowing! There will be a table set out during the Open House for students to come and create submissions.

Recess Fun in the Library
There will be several activities running in our library during recess time, again, this year. Please come and join us to have some fun.

Some new clubs/activities include:
- The 'Minster Muggles Reading Club: A Harry Potter-esque fantasy reading club for junior and intermediate students
- Tinker Shop: A once a month opportunity to come and build with Lego, Straws and Connectors and Magna Tiles (grades 3+4 for September)
- Craft and Create!: A once a month opportunity to come and make crafty creations (grades 1+2 for September)
- Open Library: A weekly chance for junior and intermediate students to come and read, write, draw, work or play a board game
- Primary Storytime: A once a month event for our primary students to listen to have fun while reading and signing together. This month, our storytime host is Mr. Hejny! Thank you, Mr. Hejny!

Have a fabulous September. I look forward to meeting you at our Open House!
Ms. Furnival

THANK YOU GIANT TIGER!

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Giant Tiger Donation A big thank you to Giant Tiger for their generous donation towards our Playscape Project coming this Fall!  Westminster Woods wishes you all the success with your new store.

Extra Big Box of Cards and Rain Barrels

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 We currently have 6 Big Box of Cards and 3 Rain Barrels left to purchase from our Playscape Fundraisers in May.   

Big Box of Cards are $30 each

Rain Barrels are $50 each

 Please contact the school office if you are interested in purchasing any of the above.  

519-766-4400 

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