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Sep 27 - Parent Council AGM

Westmount Elementary School Council is having its AGM on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the library. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting and remember, each meeting that you attend your name will be entered into a draw.  Come to the meeting to find out what the draw prize is! Free child care will be provided for the meeting and there will be...

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Sep 22 - No School Friday

Students get to enjoy a long weekend while teachers will be attending professional development seminars

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Sep 21 - School Council Sobeys Cards Program - extended to Mon. Sept. 25!

To learn all aboout the Sobeys Card parent council findraiser please click on the following attachment: INFORMATION and ORDER FORM Thank you in advance parents for supporting this fundraiser.   (NOTE: Deadline is extended to Monday, September 25)

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Sep 20 - FOIP Form Update

Please note that the FOIP form that went home with your child has been updated.  A signature section was missed when the form was modified and has now been added.  The new FOIP form will be going home this week.  Please refill out the form, sign and date it and send it into your child's teacher. There is also an electronic form that you can run off and send into the school as well - FOIP FOR...

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Sep 20 - Grades 3, 4, 5 Alien In-Line Skating Info. Letter

http://westmountelementary.com/documents/general/Parent Info Letter 2017.pdf

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Sep 20 - School Fuel Volunteers Needed

The School Fuel program needs volunteers to serve breakfast (muffins, apple slices and cheese) to students before school starts (approx. 8:15 to 8:30). If you are able to help out please contact Sally at Hope Church (403) 934-2424.

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Sep 20 - 2016/17 Yearbook Is Now In

If you ordered a yearbook last year and are in Grade 7 your book has been mailed out if you moved away or dropped off at the Jr. High. It looks awesome and we hope it captures the many wonderful memories you had during your Grade 6 year. Grades 1 to 5 have been sent home with your child. If you ordered more than we sent home please give us a call at the office. Also, if you are interested...

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Sep 19 - Notice of Official Candidates for the 2017 School Board of Trustee Election

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Golden Hills School Division is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2017 School Board Trustee Election Notice is hereby given that the following Nominations were submitted to Golden Hills School Division on September 18, 2017 by 12:00 Noon: Board of Trustees (6 Vacancies): Ward 1 Three Hills, Torrington, Huxley, Trochu and Area...

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Sep 19 - Grade 5 and 6 Hockey Program Info. Letters

Click on the following links for information on the Grade 5 and 6 Hockey Program. Grade 5 starts on Monday, September 18.  Grade 6 starts on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Grade 5 Grade 6

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Aug 30 - Kids Plus Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we’ve made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc (iA Financial Group). Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents and is especially valuable for fa...

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Apr 10 - Kindergarten Program Info. video & Registration

Kindergarten Registration open for the 2017/2018 Kindergarten school year.  Your child must be 5 years old by February 28, 2018 to register. Office hours are 8:00-4:30. Please come to the office to pick up the registration form and package.    Click here to view the Westmount School Kindergarten Program video.   We have 2 programs available: Full Time (Monday-Friday, full days...

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Dec 9 - Student Pick Up and Drop Off Notice

Click here for a parking map and guidelines In order to create a safe parking lot for our students we are requesting that parents abide by the following parking lot guidelines: Please park your vehicle in a perimeter stall or directly in the centre of the parking lot when picking up or dropping of your child or children. Exit your vehicle to ensure your children safely get to your vehic...

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Nov 15 - 3 Year Education Plan

20116/17 - 2018/19 Westmount School Education Plan http://westmountelementary.com/documents/general/3 year Education Plan and AERR Oct 2016.pdf It can also be viewed by clicking the Documents tab - then Reports!

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Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

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Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

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Sep 15 - New Strive Brochure

Read all about the Strive program (geared towards meeting the diverse needs of our special needs students). Click Here to learn about the Strive program.  

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Sep 14 - Reading through the rain: Golf Tournament raises $113,000

MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reading through the rain: Golf Tournament raises $113,000 What started with an ominous sky line transformed into an ideal gathering for celebrity golfers as the annual Links and Legends charity golf tournament took over the Valley Ridge Golf Club. Organized and operated by The Educational Partnership Foundation (former Calgary Education Partnership Founda...

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Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: www.ghsd75.ca and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

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Jun 22 - Sobeys Gift Card Discount Program

Parent Council runs a fantastic fundraiser through Sobeys.  To read some FAQS click here

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Jun 17 - Westmount Is Now on Instagram!

Westmount School is now on Instagram! Come and check us out so you can see what is going on!

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May 19 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Westmount Elementary School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Corinna Hampson to the position of Associate Principal of Westmount Elementary School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Corinna holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is completing her Masters of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. She began her...

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May 13 - Parent Survey - 2015-2016 - Family School Community Resource Counseling Program

As a program we are interested in your feedback about the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program offered in your school. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may choose to NOT answer all of the questions. All responses that you provide will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information of Privacy Act. In order to maintain anonymity all information you give us will re...

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Apr 18 - Food Allergy Education & Support

Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children. For more information about food alergies please go to http://www.foodallergyawareness.org or www.allergyaware.ca

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Dec 10 - Preparing Our Students For The Future

Click on the link to see the many things Westmount School does to prepare students for their future both in our education system and within our everchanging work force. Successful Workplace Skills Successful Workplace SKills Descriptors These documents are located in the Documents and Forms tab and then in the Parents tab.  

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Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

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Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

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Apr 22 - Public Meeting - April 27 7:00 p.m. at the SHS Theatre

Dear Parents of Strathmore Area schools: Though you may not have heard much about this in the media, we are finding that the most recent budget announcement is turning out to be the one of the toughest budgets we have dealt with in the last decade. It has the potential to significantly impact our classrooms, programming, busing and other supports we currently have in place for students.  We ne...

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Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

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Jan 29 - Westmount Payments on Line

Westmount School is making it easy for parents to pay their school fees from the convenience of their own home.  Follow the 3 easy steps below to get started. Go to the https://goldenhills.schoolcashonline.com/ website.  Click the “Get Started Today” button. Take a few minutes to register and add your child to the newly created account. Review and purchase your child’s items usi...

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Jan 19 - Golden Hills Kindergartens in Strathmore & Carseland

Golden Hills kindergartens in Strathmore are wonderful places for your children to learn and grow. Check out our ad for information on what we have to offer.

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Dec 10 - Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

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Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

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Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

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Oct 2 - Please leave your dogs at home.

Dogs on the School Yard It has been brought to our attention that some parents are bringing dogs onto the school yard at the beginning and end of the day when they are here to pick up their children.  As all dog owners know, dogs may become excitable and unpredictable around children or other dogs.  For these safety reasons, we ask that dogs not be brought onto the school property between the...

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Oct 1 - Westmount School's Facebook Site

If you would like to get all of Westmount School's news events from our Facebook page paste the address below in your browser's URL box to access our site. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westmount-School/799821880044820  

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Mar 19 - Golden Hills School Division Video - 21st Century Learning Skills

Click on this news item and then onto the link below to view a programming video which will help you see what direction GHSD.75 is heading with your child's education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=muF2hrokKZU