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March 2020 Principal’s Message

As the days slowly become longer and the sun feels warmer, I know that spring is just around the corner. Students and staff are all looking forward to being able to go outside without coats and boots, we just have to hang in there just a little bit longer. This past week we had Mr. Moses Spearchief come in and share his knowledge of smudging and sharing circle with the elementary students. Some even had the opportunity to participate. We have some of those pictures on our website under “about us” in the photo section. We appreciated Mr. Spearchief coming to our school.

Nine of our senior boys participated in the Rural Zones for wrestling at LCI this past weekend, Kyle Thompson, Levi Myers, Matthew Nelson and Kaden Seely will be going to provincials in two weeks. Thank you to Drew Walters and Jim Seely for being the masterminds behind getting this program off the ground. I know there were many more involved from assisting these men in coaching (Grant Stevenson, Kyle Nixon, Megan Gemmill), fundraising, making donations, driving students to and from tournaments and/or supporting them through ups and downs. We have had a fantastic inaugural year for wrestling. As I see some of our coaches and senior wrestlers working with our elementary students, I can say without hesitation that we will have an amazing program for many more years to come.

All of our basketball teams are having and have had great seasons. These teams would not be able to coach themselves and therefore I want to say thank you to Donna Branch, Stephanie Michelson, Chris Clawson, Mason Barton, Chris Steed, Brady Adamson, Jeff Nelson, Jaime Clawson, Geneil Oviatt, Patty Nelson, Jack McMurray and Steve Evanson for sharing their knowledge and passion with our student-athletes. 

Our boys will be playing their 3A zones in Medicine Hat March 13-14th, with this change, we need some help covering our obligation with supervising and taking cash at the college for our 1A and 2A Zones. If you can help out in any way, please contact Lana at the school office at 403-756-3355. Thank you.

The division has been working hard this year to have the Online Registration for NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS begin for everyone at the same time. They had expected to go LIVE with this March 1st, because of some delays, related to the budget changes and announcements, they are moving the REGISTRATION DATE to March 16th., has been postponed to April 1st.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

On March 16th, APRIL 1st, the following will be available on the Westwind Website.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION for 2020/2021 for the Following Students:

  • ALL NEW STUDENTS TO WESTWIND for 20-21

There will also be an Email sent to ALL CURRENT WESTWIND STUDENTS that contains.

  • INSTRUCTIONS for Return Student Registration (Annual Enrollment Verification)
  • SNAPCODE to allow Parents to register all their Westwind Students in the Enrollment Portal.

We will have our demonstration of learning for our elementary classes (K-6) and parent-teacher interviews for our junior/senior high classes (7-12) Thursday, March 26th from 4:30-7:30.  Sign up will be available soon. You will be notified when the system is open to signing up.

If you still need to pay your resource fees, we accept E-transfers – ssfees@westwind.ab.ca, cash, debit. Thank you. 

 All visitors please check-in at the office. We want to keep all of our students safe and appreciate your assistance with this simple but important procedure. 

 All school news will be posted on our website www.stirlingschool.ca. Look for “Love and Logic” articles to help all parents under the parent tab.

Hot lunch order forms will be available online at stirlingschool.ca or there will be a few available at the school office. April’s hot lunch order form is due March 25th

March at a glance

  • March 4 (Wednesday)
    • 4 of our hockey players will be playing against some of our staff, RJH and central office staff.  The game is in Raymond at 2.
    • JV/SV Boys at ICSS games starting at 6 and 7:30
  • March 5 (Thursday)
    • Zoom meeting at 7:30 for Char, Morgan and Inge
    • JV/SV Girls at ICSS games starting at 6 and 7:30
  • March 6 (Friday)
    • Elementary Fun Friday - Color Day
    • Raymond Junior High is hosting 1J Zones in our Stirling gym (only today)
  • March 7 (Saturday)
    • JV Girls and Boys League Tournament in Stirling
    • 1J Zones in Raymond
  • March 9 - 14 (Monday-Saturday)
    • 1-A Girls Zones at the Lethbridge College
      • Our girls play their first game Tuesday at 7:45
      • Spirit Week
        • Monday - Lazy day (PJ’s/Sweats, comfy clothing)
        • Tuesday - Hat Day
        • Wednesday - Black Day
        • Thursday - Crazy Day (Crazy hair, crazy colours)
        • Friday - Red, white and blue day
      • March 13 (Friday)
        • Elementary Fun Friday – Red, white and blue day
        • Expect report cards to come home for grades K-9
      • March 13-14 (Friday-Saturday)
        • 3A Boys Zones in Medicine Hat
      • March 17 (Tuesday)
        • Happy St. Patrick’s Day
      • March 18 - 21 (Wednesday - Saturday)
        • Girls’ 1-A Provincials in Bow Island
        • Boys’ 3-A Provincials in Strathmore
      • March 20 (Friday)
        • Elementary Fun Friday – PJ Day
      • March 25 - March 31
        • Open for an hour after school and lunch.
      • March 26 (Thursday)
        • Book Fair Family night 3 pm – 7 pm
        • Purple shirt day to support those living with Epilepsy
        • Demonstration of learning for grades K-6
        • Parent-Teacher Interviews for grades 7-12
          • Sign up links will be sent out when the system has been set up.
        • March 27 (Friday)
          • Elementary Fun Friday – Book Character Day
            • Talent Assembly in the theatre
          • April 3 (Friday)
            • Expect report cards to come home for grades 10-12

 

 

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