Hot Lunch Orders Due Tuesday, February 3!
If you are interested in ordering Hot Lunch for your child for the winter/early spring session, you have until Tuesday, February 3, to do so. A big thank you goes out to our Hot Lunch Coordinator, Tanis Evans, for setting up the new payment system. Payments are now done online at winferguson.hotlunches.net. A full page explaining the process is located here Hot/Lunch Winter/Early Spring 2015. Remember to send additional healthy snacks with your child on Hot Lunch days.
Please be Kind to Our Neighbours - Neighbourhood Resident Concerns
We have been receiving complaints from residents living near our school, about parents parking in or blocking resident driveways at drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not do this. While we recognize that parking is at a premium, we do have many more parking spots than other schools in the city. The south side of the Sportplex has additional parking spots that are available for you to use. Thank you for your cooperation in respecting our neighbours.
February School Council/PTA Meeting Notice
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Review
As you are aware, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is excited to be receiving a new ECS-Grade 9 school in Fort Saskatchewan. The new school is scheduled to open in September 2016 and will relieve some of the enrolment pressures currently existing in the Fort Saskatchewan elementary and junior high schools.
A key step in the planning process is a review of school boundaries in Fort Saskatchewan. Given demographic and program population changes, the goal of the review is to determine the best possible use of facilities, programming, and other resources for the maximum benefit of current and future students in Fort Saskatchewan. During the first phase of the consultation process, EIPS will be sharing information with parents, students, and the community looking for feedback on the criteria we will use to draw the new school boundaries. Information will be shared within the school and will include opportunities for individual input through an online survey in January and February. Using the feedback gathered in the first phase of consultation along with population and demographic data from a variety of sources, EIPS will design options for new elementary and junior high school boundaries in Fort Saskatchewan. We will share these options with our schools and the community later in the spring and will again be asking for your input. All of the information gathered during the consultation process will help inform the recommendation on new boundaries that is scheduled to come forward to the Board for approval in June 2015.
Throughout the boundary review process, EIPS will be providing updates and key information on the New Fort Saskatchewan School page on the division website at www.eips.ca/fortsask-newschool. Please check back throughout the year for the latest information.
Thank you for taking an interest and joining these important discussions!
Closed Boundaries for Kindergarten to Grade 6 in 2015-16
Win Ferguson Elementary has closed boundaries for the 2015-16 school year for all students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
This means that because of our numbers, our school is only able to accept students from our boundary area. This does not apply to students who are applying to PALS or LINKS programs, or our grandfathered families.
Attention PALS parents with students entering Kindergarten, next year!!
Because of closed boundaries at Win Ferguson, your child must go to their designated school for Kindergarten. If you do not live in the Win Ferguson Boundaries, your child will not be able to attend Kindergarten at Win Ferguson.
Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Orientation Night
REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN
Do you know a child who will start Kindergarten in fall 2015? Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is underway. Children are eligible to enrol in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year if they will be five years old on or before December 31, 2015.
Check out the Elk Island Public Schools division website at www.eips.ca/kindergarten for information about Kindergarten programs, registration details, and division information. The 2015-2016 Kindergarten guide, Kindergarten, It’s Only the Beginning, is also available online and in free magazine racks throughout the community. Our school website, also provides specific details about our Kindergarten program.
Win Ferguson Community School Kindergarten Orientation Night is Wednesday, April 8, at 6:15 pm in our gymnasium. If your child is registered at our school, please join us for this wonderful opportunity to find out why Win Ferguson School Shines. See what your child will be doing in kindergarten, meet the staff and tour the school. This night is for PARENTS ONLY.
New Kindergarten students will have their first visit to Win Ferguson on June 3rd. Details and times will be forthcoming.
Boundary Exemption Process 2015/2016
Boundary Exemption Process 2015/2016
Win Ferguson Elementary will have closed boundaries for the 2015-16 school year for students in Grades Kindergarten through Grade 6. This means that because of our numbers, our school is only able to accept students from our boundary area.
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds families that the boundary exemption request process will take place February 17 to March 13, 2015 for students who want to attend a non-designated school in the 2015-2016 school year. During this time, interested families must fill out and submit the Boundary Exemption Request Form (found on the EIPS website at the beginning of February) to the requested school.
More information about the boundary exemption request process, key dates, a list of schools with closed boundaries, and frequently asked questions will be available on the division website (www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions) in January 2015.
EIPS 2015-2016 Division Calendar Now Available
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please refer to this approved calendar when planning for next school year. Highlights of the calendar include:
- August 31 First day for students
- November 9-13 Fall break
- Dec. 21-January 4 Winter break
- February 1 First day Semester Two
- March 29 –April 4 Spring break
- June 28 Last day for students
- June 29 Last day for school staff
This calendar is available electronically at www.eips.ca under the Parents quick link near the top, right corner of the home page.
Our January Newsletter 2015 is now available!
There are many important events and special days at "The School that SHINES", this month. You can also click on the calendar on the website to view the latest up-to-date information!
"At Win Ferguson We LEAD"
Thank You For Participating in Our New Mission Statement Poll!
The results from our new Mission Statement Poll are in. There were 326 responses to the poll. 137 or 42% of all respondents felt #5, “At Win Ferguson We LEAD”, was the best representation of our school and what we are here to do as a community each and every day. Thank you to everyone for their great ideas and participation. The poster, above, will serve as the basis for our new mission and second school logo.
The 7 Habits are Dynamite!
The Staff of Win Ferguson School have synergized to create a 7 Habits music video for our students! Check it out!
The Leader in Me
7 HABITS IN THE SCHOOL THAT SHINES!
For the first two months of school, we’ll review all the 7 habits and then throughout the rest of the year, we’ll focus on one habit per month. At the beginning of the year, time is spent refreshing the 7 habits language and then throughout the rest of the year we will learn how to live and model the 7 habits in everything we do!
Click here for Leader in Me Brochure
Click here for The Leader in Me Parent Guide
If you would like to know more about the Leader in Me initiative, please see the "Leader in Me" tab located in the "About Us" section of this website.
Parents' Math Corner
Win Ferguson Community School has a tradition of excellence in all of its programming. Our dedicated staff works diligently to ensure the needs of all students are met. This is a tradition we are extremely proud of. In addition to an exemplary staff and student body, we are fortunate to have a committed group of outstanding parents and community members who support our school programs and activities.
There are many wonderful and exciting learning opportunities that take place throughout the school year. From Opening Day to our Year-end Celebration, these activities promote lifelong learning in an environment that is both supported and nurtured by our learning community.
We believe the education of our students is best achieved by a team approach that includes the child, the home and the school. The development and maintenance of this partnership is truly vital. We look forward to working together in the best interests of each one of our students. We understand that our children are society's most precious resource.
We are very proud to be "The School that SHINES!"
Have a wonderful year!
Google Map to Win Ferguson School
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