Kindergarten Gradual Entry

We have been enjoying getting to know all our new students this week and look forward to scheduling an intake interview with each family on Friday, September 8.

The Kindergarten gradual entry schedule for the following week:

Monday, September 11 – Kindergarten students attend 8:49 – 10:15
Tuesday, September 12 – Kindergarten students attend 8:49 – 10:45  (Bring snack beginning today)
Wednesday, September 13 – Kindergarten students attend 8:49 – 11:55  
Thursday, September 14 – Kindergarten students attend 8:49 – 12:15  (Bring snack and lunch beginning today)
Friday, September 15 – Kindergarten students attend 8:49 – 1:30

The regular schedule begins on Monday, September 18.  All students attend from 8:49 – 3:00.

We also look forward to getting to know our Grade 1 students this Friday afternoon!

Swimming at Kensington Pool

Our class will be walking to Kensington Pool for swimming on the afternoons of:

Tuesday, June 6
Friday, June 16
Tuesday, June 20

On these days, please send students to school with swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this activity.

Dragon Boating – Drivers Needed

We are looking forward to our three dragon boating sessions. In addition to exploring different opportunities for physical fitness as part of our PE curriculum, dragon boating allows students to experience teamwork and cooperation.

We are still in need of volunteer drivers to help us make this possible for our students.

We are scheduled for May 23, 24 and 25. On all three days, we will be leaving the school at 10:45 and returning by 1:15. Please let us know if you are able to drive on one or more of these days and the number of students you are able to drive. If you already signed-up for driving on the permission form, please confirm your availability and number of seats. You do not need to stay with us at Burnaby Lake, we just need drop-off and pick-up.

Thank you for your time and support!

Reminder – Britannia Mine Museum on Friday

This Friday, we will be visiting the Britannia Mine Museum.  Students need to arrive at school by 8:30 for attendance.  The buses will leave at 8:45.

To Bring:
– Backpack with a packed lunch and snack
– Warm and weather-appropriate clothes – the mine tunnels are cold
– Sturdy shoes

The buses will leave the mine at 1:30.  Depending on traffic, we will return to Westridge by 3:00 or 3:30.

Thank you for your assistance in making this a fun day for students!

Spelling – Test on Thursday, April 20

Due to the Easter long weekend and our field trip next week, the spelling test for these words will be on Thursday, April 20.

Our “roots of the week” are “jud,” “jus,” “leg”  and “reg.”

  1. adjust
  2. justice
  3. justify
  4. regard
  5. regulate

Our other vocabulary words:

  1. transparent
  2. ripple
  3. plead
  4. beckon
  5. device