4th.....Classes Resume - Day 5 on the School Cycle
12th.....Four Grade 8 students will participate in Agents of Social Change, a leadership opportunity
14th.....Marie Geelen will be at Westdale to continue her work on "respect"
20th-24th.....Grades 8 & 9 Band students to Banff
22nd.....Metro Common Day; Professional Development(No Classes)
27th.....Grade 9 French students attend a Storyshow/workshop at Universite de Saint Boniface
29th.....Grade 7 & 8 French students attend a Storyshow/workshop at Universite de Saint Boniface
9th & 10th.....Grade 7 Band students to Camp Arnes
23rd.....Victoria Day (NO CLASSES)
2nd.....Summer Band Concert @7:00p.m.
8th.....Summer Band Concert @7:00p.m.
15th.....Last Day of Regular Classes for Grade 9 Students
Grade 6 Band students Instrument selection
Grade 9 French field trip: Le Musee de Saint Boniface
16th.....EXAMS, Grade 9 Students; Last Day of Regular Classes for Grade 7 and 8 Students
17th.....PTSD Divisional Common Day; Administration Day (NO CLASSES)
20th - 22nd.....EXAMS for all Grades 7,8,9
23rd.....EXAM Make-Up Day; Grade 9 Farewell @ 6:00p.m.
23rd.....Cardio Chaos in the a.m.; EXAM Review DAY in the p.m.
27th.....Grade Level Summer Activity Day
28th.....School-Wide Summer Activity Day - Fun Mountain
29th.....Celebration Assembly Day @1:30p.m., Reports Cards are Distributed
30th.....Administration Day (NO CLASSES)
Student Accident Insurance 2015-16
Westdale's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: June 15th, 2016
is a Grade 7, 8, 9 school with approximately 216 students and
over 38 professional staff. Westdale is 1 of 33 schools in the
Pembina Trails School Division.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Students,
Well, the end of another school year is just around the corner. With that in mind, we would like to send our best wishes to each and every one of you as you prepare for the warm, summer months ahead.
Every summer has its story.
Summer…no school, no exams, no waking up early.
Summer is always the best of what might be.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or
watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of
As we approach summer, and before we end the school year, a special thank you is extended to the staff, students, parents/guardians, and community members who have worked with us to make the 2015 – 2016 school year, a most successful one. Our combined efforts/team approach continue to make Westdale a great place to learn and work!
May Highlights Included: Target the Talent, Iron Chef, French Field Trip, Drama Presentation at Oak Park, an Oak Park football game for those Grade 9 students interested in helping out and playing for the Oak Park Football Team next year, Grade 7 Band to Camp Arnes, Gauss and Pascal Math Contests, Westdale’s Track and Field Day, Divisional Middle Years Track and Field Day, Manitoba Construction Career Exhibition, Drama Production, Hairspray, at VMC, Leadership Adventures, Hot Lunches, Grade 6 - 7 and Grade 9 - 10 transition meetings with our feeder schools, etc.
June Highlights Include: Transition Meetings, Westdale Talent Show, French Field Trip to St. Boniface, Hot Lunches, Final Summer Band Concert, Year-End Assessments, Grade 9 Farewell, Cardio
Chaos, Summer Activity Days which include Grade Level Activities, and a fun-filled school-wide day at Fun Mountain, Celebration/Awards
Ceremony, to name a few.
Grade 9 Students…Save The Date…Grade Nine Farewell
The Grade Nine Farewell this year will take place at the Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The evening will follow the schedule as outlined below:
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Arrive at Centro Caboto Centre with arranged transportation
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Words Of Appreciation/Dinner/Thank You
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Dance
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.: Depart Centro Caboto Centre with arranged transportation; school bus provided
We strongly encourage all Grade Nine students to attend this celebration, as it is a very enjoyable event, as well as a pleasant conclusion to their time spent at Westdale School.
On June 29th, Westdale School will be hosting our annual Year-End Celebration/Awards Ceremony in the Gym at 1:30 p.m. We anticipate this event to end around 2:45 p.m., at which time students will return their TAGs and receive their Year-End Report Cards. All students, parents/guardians, and community members are invited to attend the ceremony.
June 29th will be the final school day for students, as June 30 is an administration day for staff only. In preparation for this final day, students are reminded to: return all textbooks and library books, clean their lockers, take home all of their supplies, gym clothes, etc. Time will be provided for these tasks. However, in the meantime, students are encouraged to be sure to check under their beds, in their closets, and throughout their rooms, etc. to account for all school materials, so they can be returned in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for attending to this task.
As we are already involved in the planning for next year, please be advised of the following:
The student enrollment/projections for next year at Westdale School are down from this year, which has resulted in some staffing cutbacks. With this in mind, please be advised that we will have three classes of Grade 7, two classes of Grade 8, and 3 classes of Grade 9 next year,
Further, as we Make the Move to a Grade 6 – 8 School, effective September, 2017, please expect more changes, with respect to our current Celebration/Awards Ceremony. More information will be forthcoming next year.
Also, please be apprised of some staff changes...
Best wishes are extended to Ms. Kristin Hudson, who is taking a year off to travel. She will be dearly missed by the students and staff, due to her many talents. Congratulations are also extended to Ms. Hudson, as she has just recently completed a major milestone, having obtained her Masters of Education! Safe travels. We will miss you.
Also, best wishes to Mr. Boch, who will be moving to Charleswood School, as their full-time Band Teacher. Mr. Boch has had a profound impact on the Band Program at Westdale, and we thank him for his dedication and commitment over the years.
To that end, we warmly welcome Mr. Slusky who will be Westdale’s new Band Teacher. Mr. Slusky was a teacher candidate at Westdale last year, under Mr. Boch’s mentorship, and he is returning to Westdale, highly recommended! Welcome to Team Westdale!
We also sadly say goodbye to Mrs. Ballard, Westdale’s current Library Technician. Mrs. Ballard is to be commended for her contributions and hard work in the Library this past year. We will miss working with you.
Welcome back is extended to Ms. Cheetham, who is taking on the Library Technician role once again at Westdale.
Additional changes are still being made.