Win Ferguson will be hosting a FALL FOOD DRIVE.
Collection of food items will start on Sept. 29 to Oct. 9, 2014.
For every food item donated, you can enter your name to win "Dino- Donator -aurus" (stuffed Dinosaur).
Items can be dropped off at the school.
All donations will go to support The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gathering Society (Food Bank).
Thanks for supporting this cause!
Important Parent Survey! Please Share Your Thoughts!
Your Response is Requested in an Important Poll
POLL CLOSES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2014
There are many activities that take place in schools which may not align with all individual/family belief systems. With a school the size of ours (470 students), it is impossible for everyone to have the same beliefs. Some activities that have seen objection in the past include: O’Canada, Remembrance Day Ceremonies, Halloween, Christmas Activities, Santa Claus, yoga, drama productions that include magic, and saying The Lord’s Prayer. In each of these instances, parents have self-selected to have their child not participate. This means, that if an activity is not one that a family supports, their child does not participate in one form or another. This could include: having the school plan an alternative activity for the child (as in the case of Christmas activities), students being respectful while an activity is taking place, but not actively participating (as in singing O’Canada or saying the Lord’s Prayer), or staying home (as in the case of Halloween activities).
For the past 37 years, Win Ferguson has had a tradition of saying “The Lord’s Prayer” at school. Currently, “The Lord’s Prayer” is recited at Monday morning assemblies, as per the WFG Parent/Student Handbook. Students are not forced to say the prayer, and as per the WFG Handbook, parents can indicate to the Principal, that they do not wish their child to participate.
With the support of School Council, we have continued this tradition in order to teach valuable lessons of tolerance and proper etiquette, should children encounter a prayer at a social or public event or gathering, despite personal or family beliefs.
This year, the Win Ferguson School Council asked administration to poll all families in regards to their thoughts regarding The Lord’s Prayer in our school. Please either respond to the questions via an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L93W27C OR by completing and returning the paper questionnaire sent home on Monday and returning it to the school by Thursday, October 09, 2014. Only one response per family, please! Thank you for your anticipated participation!
Click here to respond to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L93W27C
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!
Calendar Consultation Survey
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Enclosed in this message is a link to a video and a short survey for your feedback about the EIPS Calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Your input is very important to us, as the decision the Board will make in December will be guided in part by survey responses. Ideally using a Chrome browser, please watch the video, and then answer the short survey. All survey responses must be completed by November 15. Thank-you for your time and contribution.
This presentation works best if you copy the link below, open the Chrome Browser, and insert the link at the top of that page.
SLAs - Student Learning Assessments
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.
Our September 2014 Newsletter 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!
October School Council/PTA Meeting Notice
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!
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