The Early Education and Family Wellness Centre

 

 

Parking IS NOT PERMITTED in the alley on the side of the school. We had a By-law Officer pay us a visit and he let us know that it is illegal to park in the alley and there could be a fine of $78.00 and your vehicle will be towed.

Parking is available in front of the school (in the parking lot), facing 47 street (East). Please enter at the alley on 47 Street and exit closer to the stop sign at the intersection- it is one way drive. Additional parking is available on 56th Avenue on the south side of the school. Parking is very limited and it can be very busy at drop-off and pick-up times. If there is no parking available you could try driving around the block once and when you come back around a space may become available.

Thank-you

Events

Dates to Remember:

 March 17- Planning day

March 23 PD- No School, Professional Development

March 24- No School, In Lieu of PTI

March 27-31 - Spring Break NO School

April 3- School resumes

 

Dress for the weather:
Remember to send snow pants, mittens etc with your child each day to school. We like to enjoy the snow and go outside to play whenever possible. Also, please remember to label your child’s clothing as so much of the clothing at this age is similar.

Arrival  & Dismissal Times
The morning class begins at 8:45 and ends at 11:45. The afternoon class begins at 12:30 and ends at 3:30. The doors will be unlocked at 8:40 and 12:25. It is difficult for young children to wait, so please do not arrive too early.

At dismissal time, staff will bring the children up to the front door. If you arrive early we ask that you wait in room 6 (the Family Room) to prevent congestion in the front hall and doorway. The front entry bench area needs to be available for those children waiting for the bus or a parent who has not yet arrived. Our population has increased substantially this year, and for everyone’s safety we appreciate you cooperation!

Parking Lot Safety:
It is very important to know that our parking area by the front door (East Side of the school) is ONE WAY TRAFFIC ONLY. You need to enter from the alley side and exit at the other end. There is one row of angle parking available. The alley parking to the north of the school is for staff only. Additional parent/visitor parking is available on the street (east and south side of the school). It is important to leave a clear entrance for the bus to pull up to the front door. This allows our children to load and unload the bus safely. There is one designated disabled parking space in front of the school for those people with the proper tag. Please make sure to hold your children’s hands to and from your vehicle when dropping off and picking up. It has been noticed that some children have been darting across the parking lot by themselves and when cars are driving in or backing up it is very difficult to see the children. Ensuring your child’s safety is the number one priority at all times!!

Inclement Weather:
Please take note of the inclement weather brochure.
Schools will remain open in the event of inclement weather but school bus services may be suspended due to adverse road or weather conditions that jeopardize the safety of students.
Parents are not required to send their children to school if, in their judgment, weather conditions are detrimental to the safety or well-being of their children.
For further information refer to AP 132 and corresponding documents; Transportation Handbook and Inclement Weather Brochure or refer to the WRPS website.

Illness & Absences:
We have several children who have immune compromised systems and can become quite ill if exposed to viruses. Please make sure to keep your child home until he/she is feeling better and call the school to let them know they will be away. Children who have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea should remain home for 24 hours after their last incident. If your child is coughing, has a runny nose or sore throat we ask that you use your judgment if he is/she is well enough to attend school. If your child is sick at school we will call you to come pick them up. Please make sure we have an updated number for you or an emergency contact .
Phone: 780-352-0224 ext. 221

If your child, or anyone your child is in regular contact with, comes down with chicken pox, measles, mumps or any other communicable illness, please contact the centre before bringing your child to school.

If someone other than a parent will be picking your child up, please inform staff and tell the pick-up person that we will be asking to see photo identification (if it is the first time).

If your child is a bus student you must call the bus driver to let him/her know that your child will not be on the bus. Please inform them if you are dropping off or picking up your child from the centre as well, or if there is a change in location.

You can also use the agenda book to inform the teacher that your child will be away or if there are changes to the pick-up routine.


Bus Phone: 780-352-2239
Please check our website or  the School Division website for Bus routes & cancellations.
http://www.wrps.ab.ca/ 


There is also a bus app for IPhone and Android click on links to download.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ab.ca.wrps.busstatus

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bus-status/id757965888

 

 


 

 

Toy Lending Library

Please check out details about our Toy Lending Library under Programs/Family Wellness.

Board Proposed Strategic Direction

Coming Soon .... April 26th and onward the Discovery Phase on the conversation about the Board Proposed Strategic Direction. 


DISCOVER THE RESULTS April 26th & onward

You still have an opportunity to attend a Board open house on:

May 4, 2016 at the Griffiths Scott School in Millet @ 7:00 p.m.
May 10, 2016 at Ecole Queen Elizabeth School in Wetaskiwin @ 7:00 p.m.

Beginning on April 26th, 2016 and onward the results of this online conversation can be viewed.

View: DISCOVER THE RESULTS

View: Board Proposed Strategic Direction for more information.

Look what we have been up to! Creating Raising Our Healthy Kids Videos

Raising Our Healthy Kids is a series of 60-90 second healthy living videos with up-to-date, evidence-based health information on nutrition and healthy eating; active living and play; positive parenting; oral and mental health; and media literacy, some with aboriginal themes. The short snappy videos, developed for parents, caregivers, teachers, child-service and health care providers, will help Canadian families live healthier lives.

There are currently 35 open access videos posted with another 35 appearing by January 2016. Videos are accessed from www.raisingourhealthykids.com and have been grouped into these specific channels:

 

In addition, French versions of the 23 nutrition related videos can be found on EatRight Ontario website at https://www.eatrightontario.ca/fr/Videos/Elever-des-enfants-en-sante.aspx?aliaspath=%2fen%2fVideos%2fRaising-our-Healthy-Kids

 

The Raising Our Healthy Kids videos are the vision of Shadow Light Productions and Kay Watson-Jarvis. The video content was developed by a multi-stakeholder group including Dietitians of Canada, Alberta Health Services and Dr. Charlene Elliott Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health, with input from a paediatrician and community stakeholders across Canada. Content of the videos is consistent with messages from Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and nutrition messages are consistent with PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition®.

The videos were produced by Shadow Light Productions with principal funding from the Calgary Health Trust. Financial support for French translations provided by EatRight Ontario.R

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