There is just 6 more days until the Wilshire Spring Carnival! To take part in all of the fun, be sure to purchase your wristbands ahead of time through School Cash Online or sending cheque or cash to the school with the attached form. Wristbands will be handed out at school on the day of the event.
In order to make this type of event possible, we need help! If you are able to volunteer for one hour on that evening, please indicate as such on the attached form or email email@example.com .
See you on Thursday!!
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As we are approaching the end of the May and our final month of the school year, we wanted to remind parents of some important dates that are coming up.
Next Thursday, May 30 is our Spring Carnival from 5:30-8:30. Everyone is invited to join us and take part in the fun. A wristband gives access to the bouncy castles, video game truck, petting zoo, and games. There will also be food trucks (cost depends on what is purchased) and raffle prizes. All proceeds earned will go to support our ongoing goal of increasing the amount of technology in our school. Thank you to our School Council for organizing and running this event.
Wednesday, June 19 is our Grade 8 Graduation which will be held at the Bellagio Banquet Hall. The ceremony will run from 6:00 to 7:00, followed by the dinner and dance for graduating students.
Thursday, June 20 will be our End of Year Kindergarten Celebration. This will run from 2:30 until 3:15 in the Multi-Purpose Room and will consist of presentations by our Kindergarten students to celebrate the end of the school year. All parents and family members are welcome. Teachers will be sending home an invitation and RSVP.
Please note the above dates if they apply to you. We look forward to an exciting final month of school!
As the weather starts to get warmer, we want to remind students and parents about our school dress code and expectations of appropriate and safe clothing. This can be found in the start-up package that was sent home for review in September:
“Appropriate Dress defines a standard of dress that meets the school community’s expectations of modesty and decency and promotes a safe and respectful learning environment.
A reasonable standard of dress and language which identifies school as a place of dignity and learning is required at all times. Wearing of clothes which contain “put downs”, offensive symbols and inappropriate messages displayed or implied are deemed unacceptable for a school setting. The manner of dress and language should be appropriate for a formal school setting. If a student’s clothing is deemed inappropriate, he/she will be asked to change. Bare midriff, tank tops or tops with thin bra-like straps (underwear must be covered) are not permitted in grades K-8. Parents/Guardians may be notified to either pick up their child or bring in a change of clothing.
As a sign of respect, please be advised that all headgear (except for religious purposes) is to be removed before entering the school building.”
In addition, we have reminded students that, for safety, students must wear closed-toed shoes, such as running shoes. Flip-flops and sandals can be a safety hazard so we ask that those not be worn to school.
Thanks for your cooperation.
A reminder that the deadline for sharing any information regarding class placements for students next year is tomorrow, Friday, May 17. There was an error in the email link in the previous blog message. Please email any requests to Mr. Barlow at email@example.com . Please include the subject line, “Class Placements 2019”.
Wilshire will be hosting an open house for next year’s new Kindergarten students and their parents on Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-10:30. Families will have a chance to see a Kindergarten classroom, meet the staff, learn about what to expect next year and have a chance to ask any questions they may have. If you have a child who will be starting school in September, or know of someone who has, please make sure that they are registered for school next year ASAP. Only families who have registered their child for school will be welcome to attend the Open House.
For new Grade 1 to 8 students who have registered for school next year, there will be a short, optional orientation session with Mr. Barlow on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 PM. Families will be able to have a tour of the school, learn about the routines, what to expect, and have any questions answered. Again, students must be officially registered for school next year to attend. Please share with any interested families.
We are looking forward to our Wilshire Arts Night this Thursday from 6:00-7:30. We have received some questions in the office about this evening, so wanted to offer some clarification.
The first half of the evening will involve student performances by full classes, small groups and individuals. The following classes will be performing as a full class: Ms. Rossi, Ms. Eisen, Mr. Krebs, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Dogon, Mr. Campoli, and Ms. Fisher. Each of the students who is participating on Thursday should have already brought a letter home informing parents of their participation.
The second half of the evening will be an interactive dance session with our guests from X Movement. They will be leading ALL students and parents together in some fun dance routines that the students have been learning all week in their X Dance sessions. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear as we will need everyone to participate!
There will be artwork displayed from all classes in the Multi-Purpose Room, Gym and hallways. All students and family members are welcome to the event, regardless of whether or not they are performing on stage. Hope to see you there!
Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be on Friday, May 17. Please have your children bring in their envelopes and pledge money by that date. We are looking forward to a great day!