Welcome to Willow Park School
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 April 26th, 2015
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Principal's Blog updated on March 2nd, 2015. CLICK HERE
Important Message from Our Trustees
Updated April 22nd, 2015
CLICK HERE to read the letter.
Grade 6 Outdoor School Monday June 1st - Thursday, June 4th
PARENT MEETING on May 6th - 4:00 pm in Room 203
Updated April 26th, 2015
Our Grade 6 students will attend the Sunship EarthProgram in the Kananaskis Country this Spring! The cost for this overnight educational program is $288.75 (all inclusive)." Strong Kids" subsidy funding is available for any student that requires financial aid (please talk to your student’s teacher for a form). As in the past, we ask each family to pay what they can and we can fund the rest of the cost for this student. The Sunship Earth Parent/Guardian’s Manual will be distributed at the Parent Meeting – May 6 4:00 Room 203.
Please contact your student’s teacher if you are not able to come to the meeting to make alternate arrangements.
Willow Park Shoes in Guatemala!
Updated April 24th, 2015
Remember the "Mini-We Day" Assembly? Mr. Hope is now in Guatemala delivering the shoes that were donated last winter and decorated the Christmas Trees that were in the Learning Commons. We donated two big boxes of gently worn, (and very cute) shoes. Mr. Hope, with "Dentistry for All", help people who are not able to have access to a dentist - or even shoes, to have opportunity for both! Thank you, Willow Park Wild!
Grade 5 / 6 Basketball Club!
Updated April 21st, 2015
Students in Grades 5 and 6 are invited to join a basketball club on Friday mornings from 7:45am - 8:55am.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Band Fundraiser Evening May 9th - CANCELLED
Updated April 28th, 2015
Due to low ticket sales and the busines of our Band Trip to BC, we have cancelled our Fundraiser Evining. Thank you for your continued support! Our students had a FANTASTIC trip to BC!
Ward 14 Grade 6 Wordsmith Essay Winner at WPS!
Updated April 20th, 2015
Jennifer Searl is a self-motivated, energetic and creative student who prides herself on her work in the classroom. Always striving for her personal best, Jennifer challenges herself on a daily basis to ensure that she is constantly growing in her own abilities. Thanks to her hard efforts, her class will be visiting Calgary City Hall on May 11th 2015. They are excited and looking forward to hearing Jennifer’s winning essay on the levels of government read in Council Chambers by Councilor Peter Demong!
Updated April 16th, 2015
As part of National Youth Arts Week, Antyx is hosting 'unchARTed: Youth ARTivism Laboratory.’ Two days of community geared multi-disipliary arts workshops for youth to explore, create, and discover new and inventive ways that the arts can be used to make positive change in their schools, communities, and city.
*Please pass this on through your networks and help us get the word out to any youth who may be interested.*
Come and explore Dance, Spoken Word, Theatre and Visual Arts! This event is FREE for youth ages 13 –20 and pizza, snacks, and beverages will be served for everyone!
Join us for an action packed day of arts, exploration and discover how you can become and ARTivist to represent the things that are important to you in your community and beyond.
NORTH OF MCKNIGHT:
Date: Saturday May 2, 2015
Time: 11:00AM – 3:30PM
Location: Genesis Centre – 1000 Voices
7555 Falconridge Blvd Northeast Suite 10, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9
Date: Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Time: 12:00AM – 4:30PM
Location: ArtBOX on 17e
1807 42 Street SE (17th at 42 Street on International Avenue)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565008406935553/
ELECTION INFORMATION for May 5th
Updated on April 20th, 2015
Willow Park School has been selected as a Ballot location. On May 5th
Elections Canada will use our gym for the day 7:30am -10:30pm and voters will have access to our gym (from the parking lot doors).
Vaccination Information Sent home.
Updated March 10th, 2015
Information was sent hom with all students around immunization updates. If you are travelling to an area where a measles outbreak is currently active (including, but not limited to California), it is very important to ensure all travellers have received the right number of doses, for the trip.
If you are uncertain whether you and/or your children need the MMR vaccine before travelling, please call your local community health centre to discuss. If you are not sure how to reach your local community health centre you can also call Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465 and or visit www.immunizealberta.ca
See the Health link box to the bottom left of this site.
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
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!
Bus Information at WPS
Updated January 8th, 2014
Due to winter weather, expect bus delays. Have students dress with winter clothing and encourage 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 cel phone for a "Remind Message" or call the school at 403 777 6900 to inquire and report.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL TOURS for Grade 9 Students
Updated March 10th, 2015
For the CBE High School Registration Page (tours and information)
CLICK HEREFor CBE Registration Course Guidlines
For More information about Tours (sent to parents) CLICK HERE
For Lord Beaverbrook General information CLICK HERE
For Lord Beaverbrook "Information Transition to High School" CLICK HERE
ONLINE LIBRARY BOOKS!
Posted June, 2014
CLICK HERE and log on to Willow Park's NEW "OverDrive" where students can read books online for free. The Calgary Public Library also has EBooks for your family to access CLICK HERE for more information.
For more information about the Calgary Public Library, CLICK HERE
STAY INFORMED all year long!
Updated September 2014
Printable 2014 - 2015 Calendar CLICK HERE
Note one change -
Conferences on April 6 and 7th not 16th 17th (correction made on Sept 19th)
Willow Park School Council
Updated each Month
STAY IN TOUCH AND BE INFORMED AT WILLOW PARK
-with texts to your phone
Updated September 2014
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.
Text the message: @willowpark
to the phone number 587 409 1803
Remind 101 General Information
Remind 101 BUS 'Remind' Registration Information
School Council / Volunteers
Updated September 2014
If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a Parent Volunteer form found on our School Council site.
CLICK HERE to see our School Council Website .
To contact a member of our School Council, please email: email@example.com
Understanding the Teenage Brain
Updated March 1st, 2015
Gail Smillie shared her presentation on Understanding the Teenage Brain on
Thursday, February 26th from 7 - 9pm at Lord Beaverbrook. Thank you to the Willow Park Music Program for setting up this informative event! Notes from the presentation can be found on our Willow Park Parent and Student Resource Site linked to this webpage. Click on the Link.
||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 | April 2015
Grade 7 – A Study of Canadian Portraiture
Completed with Artist in Residence – Chester Lees
From the classes of: Quinn-Hall/Wesley/Shank