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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Willow Park News
Alberta Health Services
Busing
CBE system news - please see the rss feed
Citizenship at WPS
Principal's Blog
School Showcase
School Supplies
Servery and Snack Cart
CBE Links
Parent's Guide | Assessment & Reporting (pdf)
Leadership Link | Communications from the Chief Superintendent & Board of Trustees (monthly newsletter)
Health Information
Kids' Health Link!
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

 


My School Bus Monitor

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.

 
Don't Miss Out on School Messages

Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.

 

Willow Park School Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:07 am - 3:53 pm
Friday - 9:07 am - 1:24 pm

Principal's Blog
Updated on October 18th, 2016

Messages from the Chief Superintendent and Board of Trustees
Updated Monthy

Willow Park Wellness website

Updated on October 19th, 2016
Parent Wellness Monthly Page Added!
Information and workshop information about:
*Teen Anxiety *Teen Depression *Self Harm
*Drugs and Alcohol *Girls Groups  *Digital Safety *Honourable use of Technology
 

Willow Park MUSIC NEWS site

Click on the link above to keep track of WPS Band events, paper work, photos and more!

SCHOOL COUNCIL
Updated November 9th, 2016

Please visit the WPS parent's School Council website for detailed School Council and Society information: http://wpscouncil.weebly.com. Every parent and guardian is an automatic member of our School Council. School Council meets every third Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is November 15th at 6:30pm.

LEARNIN IN AND THROUGH THE ARTS
Updated November; see website link above
Willow Park is committed to giving our students and educators opportunities to experience encounters with art, encounters with artists, and encounters with art making. Our Artists in Residence provide the space for the community to work with artists from all mediums. Studio Artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay, provides our students the opportunity to view and share in the daily work of a living artist. For more information on the experiences our artists provide Willow students visit our Learning In and Through the Arts website. CLICK HERE or on the title for our new site.

If you would like to volunteer at WPS, please complete a CBE Annual Volunteer Registration Form and contact the School Council via our website.


WPS News

Basketball Try-outs
Updated November 22nd, 2016
Basketball try-outs begin next week November 28th - December 16th:
All practices start at 7:30am (school will open at 7:25) and after school until 5:30pm
Junior Girls - Tuesday mornings, Thursdays after school
Junior Boys - Monday mornings, Wednesdays after school
Senior Girls - Thursday mornings, Tuesdays after school
Senior Boys - Wednesday mornings, Mondays after school
The schedule of games will be posted as soon as it is released.

Snowed In Family Night
Updated November 25th, 2016
Me to We is hosting "Snowed In" on Thursday, December 1st.
Doors will open at 5:30.
There will be carnival games and activities until 6:30, when we'll start our movie in the gym.
Snacks will be available for sale. Bring your family (parents must accompany children)

BUS G Updated and New Stop
Updated November 21st, 2016
Changes have been made to the "G" bus, effective November 23rd.
Letters were sent home with students on Monday, November 21st, 2016. See Transportation website for more information. CLICK HERE

Willow Park School Staff Directory and Teacher Website Information
Updated November 18th, 2016
CLICK HERE

Student-Led Conferences
Updated November 9th, 2016
Thursday, November 24th 5 - 8pm OR Friday, November 25th 8am - 1pm
Sign up on Conference Manager CLICK HERE
Sign up once for your child's Home Room Teacher
Bring your child and come ready to learn together!

GRADE 9 High School Information
Updated November 2nd, 2016
Grade 9 students will need to recieve information about High School open houses and registration throughout the year. Please make sure to sign up for School Messanger (see above) so parents, guardians and students do not miss important information sent to our Grade 9 parent group about High School registration, information and open houses.

MAGAZINE FUNDRAISER UPDATE
Updated October 20th, 2016
Thank you for participating in our Willow Park Magazine Fundraiser. The contests will be completed on Oct 24th- students did a fantastic job! Thank you Parents and Students!

Magazine orders can still be placed and proceeds will go to our School.
Go to www.qsp.ca
Click on "shop now" and
enter the code 3750924

Other Fundraising

Buying bread or baked goods? When you go to Cobbs, (Willow Park location only) and or  McGavins (Willow Park location only), please let them know you have a child going to Willow Park School. 10% of your order will be donated to WPS! 

Willow Park Sports
Updated Wednesday, November 18th, 2016

CLICK HERE for schedules or go to Students-Extracurricular on the tabs above

OPEN HOUSE and REGISTRATION
Updated January 13th, 2016
Willow Park's Open House was held on Wednesday, January 13th from 7 - 8:30pm. For Registration information click on our "Apply" or "Registration" tab above. Registration opened on January 11th and ended at noon on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Late applications are accepted and  will be held on the waiting list.

BUS INFORMATION
Updated October 20th, 2016

Welcome Back!
At WPS we use REMIND text message services to send information to parents and students about late busses. If a bus is late we will send a text to those persons who have signed up - no phone numbers are shared and it is a one way system. Please  sign up for REMIND text messages to your phone regarding late busses. CLICK HERE to learn more or enter the information below. Students and parents are encouraged to sign up. For more information scroll down to "Digital Reminders and Information". You can also check Southland Transportation's site to monitor your child's bus status www.myschoolbusmonitor.ca and or download Southland's app directly to a cel phone (information on Southland Transportation site). Students are encouraged to use Remind and also have our school phone number to call (403) 777 - 6900 ext 0 with bus quieries. Does your child have the school phone number in their phone? Students are encouraged to call the school when a bus is late as we can contact Southland for assistance and information.

REMIND- Busses A - J
Enter this number into your phone - (587) 333-0291
Then TEXT the letters in red to your phone for the appropriate bus:
Bus A - @willowaa
Bus B - @willowbb
Bus C - @willowcc
Bus D - @willowdd
Bus E - @willowee
Bus F - @willowff
Bus G - @willowgg
Bus H - @willowhh
Bus I - @willowii
Bus J- @willowjj

Bus K Enter this number to your phone (587) 409-1803
Then TEXT the letters in red to your phone for bus K
Bus K - @willowkk

Remind 101 Bus Registration Information - students can sign up too!

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS 2016 / 2017
Updated Sept. 2nd 2016

Please read through our agenda Student Expectations for Arts-Centred Learning at Willow Park School with your WPS student. Informtaion on lates, vacation, bussing rules, lunch time, dress code, cell phone use etc. isall there for you.

Fundraising

When you shop at McGavin's Bread store, be sure to say you are from Willow Park School to get %10 off of your purchase and win points that we will donate to charities.

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.

 

 

 

Art at Willow Park Starbucks

 

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was chosen to be displayed at the Willow Park Starbucks for the month of November: Grade 5: Mara T, Evan K, Via V, Megan G, Sophie T, Olivia D, Grade 6: Ashleigh C, Sadie G, Grade 7: Bri S, Imani D, Ella M, Jael A, Dan T, Sahara D, Grade 9: Julia L, Natalie C, Morgan F

Be sure to visit our friends at Starbucks and check out the displays.