Due to Teacher Convention:
NO SCHOOL Thursday, February 11th, Friday, Februarry 12th and Monday, February 15th is Family Day (no school)
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 begins January 11th and ended at noon on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Late applications will be held on the waiting list.
FREE Workshop for Parents on Student Organization and Skills
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING WORKSHOP
Tuesday, February 16th
Willow Park School in our Learning Commons
6:30pm - 7:30pm; Parent Council meeting to follow
Updated January 22nd, 2016
Special Guest Speaker: Emma Zacharias, Occupational Therapist CBE Area V
They say my child has weak Executive Functioning skills - what does this mean? Are we able to strengthen these skills?
Executive Functioning is a set of skills that include self-understanding, organizational skill, time management ability, emotion control, behavior control, flexibility, initiative, attention, working memory and persistence. A person may have a weakness in any one of these areas or multiple areas. CLICK HERE for a brief video on executive functioning.
Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in learning more about these critical skills which help us all function and organize our daily lives. Everione Welcome. Please RSVP if you wish to attend this free workshop CLICK HERE to sign up if you can attend.
Updated January 6th, 2016
Winter weather has come! Please sign up for Remind text messages to your phone regarding late busses. Students and parents are encouraged to sign up. For more information scroll down to "Digital Reminders and Information". You can also check Southland's site to check on your child's bus status www.myschoolbusmonitor.ca and or download Southland's app directly to a cel phone (information on Southland'ss site). Students are encouraged to use Remind and also have our school phone number to call (403) 777 - 6900 with bus quieries.
HIGH SCHOOL TOURS
Updated Jan. 6, 2016
Calgary Board of Education High Schools are setting up open houses for students and parents.
Here are the links to Two PDF documents with a bit more information on the IB Programme:
One is a survey of Canadian Universities and their recognition policies of IB students.
Canadian University Recognition Policies (pdf)
The second is a presentation by a university admissions director at UBC, Andrew Arida, and why they are actively seeking IB Students at UBC.
UBC IB students & first year university performance: The UBC undergraduate admissions model (pdf)
SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE - Next meeting Tuesday, February 16th
Updated January 8th, 2016
Please visit the WPS parent's School Council website for detailed School Council and Society information: http://wpscouncil.weebly.com.
If you would like to volunteer at WPS, please complete a CBE Annual Volunteer Registration Form and contact the School Council via our website.
January 8th, 2016
Willow Park Basketball has begun! Schedules have been sent out with team players and are posted on under Students - Extracurricular Page using the tabs above.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS 2015 / 2016
Updated Sept. 8, 2015
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.
Willow Park is excited to announce that it will be using the CBE program IRIS to compliment student learning this year. For the 2015-16 school year, our central focus for staff and students will be to use IRIS to create, document and report on IPP’s (Individualized Program Plans). Many more creative initiatives are underway on how to best implement this multi-platform program at our school that will not only aim to serve student learning but to celebrate and represent our passion for the Arts!
DIGITAL REMINDERS and INFORMATION- SIGN UP FOR "REMIND"
June 29, 2015
Be informed of when we update and share important news on our website! For up-to-date alerts regarding important information and bus delays, sign up for Willow Park "Remind"."Remind" will allow you to receive text messages from Willow Park School. For more information see:
Remind 101 General Information and
Remind 101 Bus Registration Information
To sign-up to receive text messages to your cell phone, follow these steps:
1. Text message:@willowpark
2. To phone number: 587 409 1803
ACE - ART CORE EXPERIENCE AT WPS
Updated Jan. 14, 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 below to see what our students and teachers have been up to!
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.
||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.