Calgary Board of Education Willow Park School
343 Willow Park Drive S.E., Calgary AB T2J 0K7 | Grades 5-9 Arts-Centred Learning
t | 403-777-6900  e | WillowPark@cbe.ab.ca

 
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Immunization

To determine if your child has been immunized, you can phone the Medical Record Centers below or they will help direct you to get paper records (outside of the province or country you will need to call Health Link where they will help re-direct you).

  • Alberta Health Calgary Medical Record Center 403.214.3641
  • Alberta Health Services Provincial Records 780.41.7985
  • Health Link – 1.866.408.5465

 


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Welcome to Willow Park School
Arts-Centred Learning

Teaching and learning using the arts as a means of understanding the world...accessing and expressing knowledge and experiences in multiple ways...through the disciplines of fine and performing arts.

Recently updated on August 26th, 2015
Please scroll down for new Newsletter Items.

Principal's Blog updated on June 16th, 2015. CLICK HERE


 
BUS ROUTES CHANGED
Updated August 26th, 2015
All parents and students must check our new Bus Lists for new times, stops and schedules. Many bus routes have been changed and times and or stops may be different. We are pleased to announce Mahogany students will have a stop this year! Thank you to the CBE Transportation and our parents who helped make this possible.
CLICK HERE for new routes and times.


Bus Information at WPS
Updated August 26th, 2015
Parents are encouraged to register their students for CBE transportation (busses) online.
Online Fee Payent Create your "My CBE Account" to make payments and register and remember we are a 4 day lunch supervision school (no lunch supervision on Fridays).We encourage parents and students to sign up for "Remind" text messages to you and your child's cel phones for current information about bus delays. CLICK HERE
If busses are delayed, check your cell phone for a "Remind Message" or call the school at 403 777 6900 to inquire and report. We reset the Remind Text lists each year so all parents and bus riders must re-register after August 26th if you want to be on the 2015-2016 list.
Please note: Students must ride on their assigned bus. Students wishing to make alternative transporation arrangements for the day must bring in a note to the office the morning of the change. All students involved must have notes to confirm arrangements. Students may only ride a different bus for project work approved by the appropriate teacher. This information is in found in our Student Expectation booklet. CLICK HERE.
Also found under SCHOOL INFORMATION - STUDENT EXPECTATIONS.
Thank you for your continued support.

Willow Park School Start Up Dates
Updated August 26th, 2015
School will resume for all students on September 2nd, 2015
School will open for NEW STUDENTS only on September 1st, 2015
Monday - Thursday 9:107am - 3:53pm
Friday - 9:07am - 1:24pm
Our office will open August 27th at 10:30am

NEW STAFF at WPS
Updated June 29th, 2015
We are welcoming three new staff members this next school year:
Mr. Khubyar will join our Resource, Humanities, PE and Leadership teams as a Learning Leader for Student Services.
Miss Armstrong will join our Grade 7 Science, Math Leadership teams.
Mrs Reed will join our Grade 8 Science, Math and Leadership teams.

WPS Construction
Updated August 26th, 2015
Willow Park School will continue to undergo renovations on the outside of the building this summer. Renovations should be completed soon.

Parents and Students Stay Informed With Text Messages
Updated August 26th, 2015
To Recieve important text messages from WPS school
(when our website is updated, important info etc.) please sign up for our 2015 -2016 School year on REMIND.
Each year we re-set our text messaging system. The list from the 2014/2015 school year has been deleted. Please sign up starting today, June 29th from 4pm (you can sign up at any point in the school year).
To recieve text messages for the 2015/2016 School year from WPS, text the message:
@willowpark
to the phone number 587 409 1803
You will receive text messages from our school regarding important information.
For text messages regarding your child's BUS information, CLICK HERE (students riding the bus are encouraged to sign up for text updates when busses are late as well).

Complementary Course Selection 2015 - 2016

Updated August 26th, 2015
We are pleased to be offering a variety of Complementary Courses for our students. We have sorted the student selections and students will receive their timetables on September 2nd. For more information see our Complementary Courses under Students-Options. Students will be able to request changes to their Complementary Courses on Friday, September 11th. Forms will be available in the office - parents/guardians must sign change requests.



School Supplies for 2015/2016 - win $50 - $1000 in a Draw!

Updated August 26th, 2015
School Supplies Delivered to Willow Park!
Why shop for student supplies when they can be delivered to our school?  You can order all of your 2015/2016 school supplies to be delivered to your child, in September, at Willow Park School  through “School Start”!  You will not need to shop for supplies and Willow Park is eligible for a $5/per kit rebate from “School Start” which will be used towards various items/activities in our school. All orders through “School Start” will be entered for a $50 cash draw here at Willow Park in September!!! Winners will be notified and announced on our WPS website.

Ordered supplies will be packaged and delivered directly to Willow Park School in August before your child arrives, labeled with his/her name on the School Start Package. This is not a mandatory program; rather an optional way to purchase your child(rens) school supplies for the upcoming year. Order before August long weekend to avoid a $5.00 late fee.

To order your supplies online through “School Start”click on their website: www.schoolstart.ca

Grade 7, 8 and 9 school supply lists can be found here:
2015/2016 School Supplies

Grade 5 and 6 Students have most supplies provided for them by the school. Click on 2015/2016 School Supplies for more information.

Willow Park Parent and Student Resource Site
Updated on April 2nd, 2015
Information and workshop information about: * Preventing Sexual Abuse
* Teen Anxiety *Teen Depression *Self Harm *Perfectionism *Drugs and Alcohol *Girls Groups *Support Groups and organizations *Stress *Self-esteem
* Digital Safety *Cyber Bullying *Honourable use of Technology
*Teenage Brain
CLICK HERE

Willow Park School Council
Updated each Month
CLICK HERE


School Council / Volunteers NEEDED
Updated June 28th 2015
If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a Parent Volunteer form found on our School Council site.
We are looking for Volunteers for our Casino on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. Money generated through this event is spent on materials and activities for all of our learners. More information to come!
CLICK HERE to see our School Council Website .
To contact a member of our School Council, please email: willowparkschoolcouncil@gmail.com

STAY IN TOUCH AND BE INFORMED AT WILLOW PARK
-with text messages directly to your phone
Updated June 29th, 2015
Stay in touch and be informed when we change our Website or share important information! For up-to-date alerts regarding important Willow Park Information, sign up for Willow Park Remind 101 for the latest updates as we receive them. Remind 101 will allow you to receive text messages from Willow Park School. To sign up to receive text messages to your cell phone regarding important information. REMIND will be RESET on June 29th at 4pm. You must re-register after June 28th, 2015 if you want to be on the 2015-2016 list. Thank you.
Text the message: @willowpark
to the phone number 587 409 1803
Remind 101 General Information
Remind 101 BUS 'Remind' Registration Information

ACE - Art Core Experience at Willow Park School
Updated January 14th 2014
Each Friday our students participate in ACE for two hours. Twenty-three different art workshops take place each Friday! This is a time designed in our schedule for students to gain important art skills in which they can transfer to all classes when presenting their understanding of material. Click on our link to see what our students and teachers have been up to!
www.learningthroughthearts.com


Fundraising

PTS Music Program Ongoing Fundraiser - we have teamed up with the Willow Park and Deer Valley locations of M&M Meat Shops for an ongoing fundraising event supporting the music program. M&M Meats has now been taken over by a new owner and we will post our new partnership discount shortly.

 

 

What's New at Starbucks | June 2015

Grade 8 and 9