There was the approval of the final budget for 2018/19 and full reports from our different committee leads on all the planned activities and events for the 2018-2019 school year. There are lots of exciting multicultural, stem-based and healthy living projects planned for all grade levels. There are also 2 workshops for parents in the works. We have some fun fundraisers scheduled this year including the upcoming paint nite (for adults only) and new this year an Online Silent Auction. We are also hoping to have our annual Spring Fling in June but that is in danger of being cancelled as we currently have no volunteers to coordinate this event. The book sale has been moved to February so this simplifies the planning. The ideal would be to have 2 people volunteer to co-lead. There is lots of information and contacts available from previous years. There is a need for commitment by December 1st otherwise we will have to look at cancelling.
The principal had much to report on all the activities, presentations and events occurring this month. There is a fun event that the faculty have planned for Tuesday, October 30th so Save the Date! There will be a Family Escape Room planned in portables 5 and 6. The theme this year is based on the board game “Clue”. Families can work through clues to solve the mystery. It will be open from 3:15pm – 6:15pm and families will sign up for a spot. Donation for the food bank as part of Me to We; We Scare Hunger campaign.
For more details on what was discussed at the October School Council meeting please see the minutes posted to our website.
We are also pleased to announce the Woodroffe Soccer Club is back! This club runs on Tuesday evenings and is for any students from grades 1 to 7. Note that a parent or guardian must remain on-site with their player (no drop-offs).
Details: Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in the Woodroffe Ave PS gyms
Session Dates: Tues, Nov 6th to Tues, Feb 26th (14 evenings excluding Dec 25th, Jan 1st, and Jan 15th)
Cost: $30 per child (for subsidy requests contact Megan at email@example.com)
Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis (maximum of 32 students) so please fill out the 2 page registration form and waiver and deliver to the school office with $30 cash or cheque (payable to Woodroffe Ave PS). This program is run by volunteer parent coaches. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Conrad Ronalds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Show your Woodroffe School Spirit! Clothing items available for purchase are:
White cotton t-shirt with Navy whale logo ($10)
Grey cotton t-shirts with Navy whale logo ($15)
Navy blue dri-fit t-shirts with White whale logo ($20)
Navy blue pullover hooded sweatshirt with White whale logo ($35)
Navy blue baseball hats with White “Woodroffe” embroidered ($15)
attached for more details (logo, colour, price, youth sizing chart) and order through School Cash Online. We hope to distribute the first orders to students in November but will also be taking ongoing orders (including adding adult sizes) throughout the school year.
Samples will be available for sizing on Tuesday, Oct 16th (tomorrow!) and Thursday, Oct 18th from 4:30-6pm.
This year we are hosting an ONLINE Silent Auction as a new fundraising initiative. It will run from November 5th to November 25th. We’ll be auctioning off gift certificates, services, new merchandise and in-school experiences. Share in your school community by giving back as a family! There are many ways that you can help. Do you have a special skill that you can give a lesson ie. knitting, cake decoration, juggling? Perhaps you have a gift card or new merchandise that you are willing to donate. Even the donation of your time with household chores such as dogwalking, snow shovelling and babysitting. See attached flyer for more ideas.
We are looking for donations from local businesses, community groups and families. Tax receipts can be issued for items and professional services donated but we cannot provide receipts for gift cards and personal services. Please contact Nicole Duguay at email@example.com if you would like to make a donation. Donations must be received by October 29th to give us time to get them up on the auction website.
Our School Council meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 9th starting at 6:30pm. As always the meeting is open to all parents and guardians of Woodroffe Avenue Public School. The main topic on the agenda will be committee reports, an update from the Principal, and a discussion and voting on the proposed school council budget. All parents and community members are welcome to add items to the agenda by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by adding them to the “Chalk it Up” section at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.
WAPS Movie Night Volunteers Needed! WAPS’s first movie night of the 2018 school year is schedule for this Friday, September 28th. However, we are in need of volunteers in order to make this movie night happen. Volunteers are needed to bake treats for our snack table, selling tickets at the door, handing out popcorn, and selling treats at the snack table. If you can spare a bit of time to bake some yummy treats for our snack table or to help out on movie night please sign up at WAPS VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP or email us at email@example.com to let us know you can help. Lets all work together to create a fun movie night for our WAPS kids and families!
Please join us for the September
Movie Night: Ferdinand
Friday, September 28th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 per person and include Carlingwood KERNELS
popcorn. Additional treats will be for sale for $1 each. Please bring a water bottle.
Seating for the event will be on the floor. All proceeds go to fund school council
Please note, for insurance purposes, parents or caregivers must remain with their
children during this event.
Volunteers and snack donations are required to make this a success. Consider signing
up at WAPS VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.