Photo Retakes are Tuesday, October 13
FREE Parent Conference Here in Fort Saskatchewan
Check out this great opportunity for parents in our community - AND IT'S FREE!!
Click on the link for the poster Parent Conference
Win Ferguson Parent Teacher Association Presents:
JOIN US IF YOU DARE . . . for our Win Ferguson Halloween Family Dance, on Friday, October 30, from 6:30 - 8:30pm! This year, our dance will be a Halloween theme, so wear your costumes! The cost for each family to attend is a cash donation at the door. You decide how much you would like to donate, and all the money will go to our NEW WIN FERGUSON PLAYGROUND!
To make this family dance a success and to keep our children safe, we need your help. We ask that all costume accessories that could be considered weapons, be left at home. Remember to dress lightly, as you'll be sure to work up a sweat! A concession will be available for goodies to eat and beverages to drink. Don't forget to hydrate, because once you enter the gym, you must stay in the gym. Come out and put your dancing shoes on, for an awesome Halloween dance party in support of our new playground!
School Council/PTA has a new website!
Win Ferguson School Council/PTA has a new website!!
Take a moment to check out the great things our School Council and PTA do for students at our school. Because your child goes to WFG, you are automatically a member of the School Council and PTA.
Check out the link at http://winfergusonparents.com/
Join the Win Ferguson School Council and PTA meetings on October 26, 2015 to get involved in the ongoings and decisions of our great school! Meetings start at 6:45 PM in the library.
List of Meeting Dates for 2015/16
October 26th; November 23rd; December - no meeting; January 18th; February 29th; March 21st; April 18th; May 30th; June - no meeting
Our September 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!
SLAs - Student Learning Assessments
Supply Lists for 2015-2016
Click here for WFG Supply Lists for 2015-16
COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING: UPDATE
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is pleased to announce it will be piloting its new elementary report cards in the 2015-2016 school year. Developed by EIPS, the report cards are designed to enrich achievement for students in grades 1 to 6 and enhance the quality of education within EIPS by building strong partnerships among students, teachers, and parents.
Last year, EIPS established a Communicating Student Learning committee, made up of parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, and central office staff. Using feedback from close to 1,000 parents and 400 principals and teachers, the committee has produced an innovative reporting system focused on student achievement in academic outcomes and learner attributes.
Teachers will continue to assess all areas of the current programs of studies. What will change is the way in which student learning is reported. Using a five-point numeric scoring scale, teachers will indicate student achievement in clear, parent-friendly categories in each subject. The current EPAL scale will no longer be used. Additionally, the reports card will also allow teachers to report personalized information about each student in relation to learner attributes, areas of strength, areas for growth, and next steps.
EIPS is excited about its new method of communicating student learning, it’s innovative, inclusive, and based on what stakeholders have indicated they want to see in a reporting system. The pilot will take place in 11 EIPS elementary schools. The full implementation of the report cards will take place in 2016-2017 school year. Win Ferguson Elementary is NOT one of the pilot schools, for next year.
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Review
In February 2014, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) received the announcement regarding a new ECS-Grade 9 school in Fort Saskatchewan. As you are aware, 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.
EIPS is pleased to announce it recently completed phase one of the Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Review consultation process. It is now moving ahead with phase two—the design options for the new school boundaries. In March, the Board of Trustees approved changes to the Boundary Review timelines. The changes will allow EIPS administrators the time it needs to contract a planner to assist with the boundary review process and consultation to ensure adequate time and expertise is put into the process. All of the information gathered during the consultation process will help inform the recommendations on new boundaries that is scheduled to come forward to the Board for approval in the fall of 2015.
Throughout the boundary review process, EIPS will be providing updates and key information on the New Fort Saskatchewan School at www.eips.ca/fortsask-newschool. Please check back throughout the year for the latest information.
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.
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!
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