Have a Wonderful Summer!

See you September 2, 2014!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FALL 2014

The Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Kindergarten application packages are now available.

If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall (5 years old on or before December 31, 2014) now is the time to pick up a “getting ready for kindergarten” package. 

Packages are available at the school or from Division Office 5515-47A Avenue in Wetaskiwin.

Complete the forms enclosed in the package and return them to the school.  

For further information please contact the school directly or visit the website: www.wrps.ab.ca

 

Back To School Solutions

Dear Parents,

School supplies can be ordered on-line this year through Back to School Solutions, operated by Value Drug Mart Associates!
All orders are delivered to the school in August in a personalized tote box with your child’s name. The benefits of this service include:
-Ease of ordering
-Ability to order from home
-No line-ups
-No out-of-stock items
-Customized lists made from our teachers for each grade, and
-10% of all sales going back into the school as a fundraiser
Please go to https://btss.valuedrugmart.com/ and enter school code 087GGHS to place your order!

School of Choice and Ineligible Transportation Fees Increased

The Board increased the school of choice and ineligible transportation fees for the 2014-2015 school year.  The fees will be increased to $600.00 per student with a maximum of $1200.00 per family.  ECS fees will be $300.00 per child to a maximum of $600.00 per family.

FORM:  16-1 Application for Transportation.  This form is also available upon request at all Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools. 

Media Release - May 28, 2014

School Board votes to keep schools open

There will be no change to the number of schools in Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools after the May 27 meeting at which members of the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to keep Pipestone and Lakedell schools open.

After a thorough and impassioned discussion the Board determined it was in the best interest of students and the communities to continue to deliver educational programming to students at Lakedell and Pipestone schools.

The Board recognizes that this was a very emotional and difficult process for everyone involved. Trustees know that the closure of a school is never a choice any school board wants to consider. The Board consulted widely with parents throughout the school division and looked at many alternatives to enhance the programs and services provided to students. It will now work diligently with interested stakeholders to try to obtain the requisite funding from the Government to maintain the quality of programs and services delivered to students.

"This was not an easy decision, that anyone on the Board made lightly," says Board Chair. Deanna Specht "Closure of a school would never be our first choice. We recognize that the impact of decisions such as these has on the students and the community. But at the heart of our decision-making is our mandate to educate children. I know every Board member cast their vote based on what they believe to be in the best future educational interests of all the children we serve."

For further information contact:

Dr. Terry Pearson
Superintendent of Schools
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools
780-352-6018 Email: pearsont@wrps.ab.c

Gwynne Family Fun Night

Nothing like a good old spaghetti western to bring people together . Toss in a live entertainment , a wonderful meal , pony rides for the kids, a great silent auction and viola;  you have an evening filled with  great camaraderie and laughs. For years, the Gwynne parent council has hosted this wonderful family oriented event in support of the educational efforts occurring at Gwynne school . Parents and students alike look forward to this event each year. Family fun night is a time to come together, celebrate our community, and make a difference for the students at Gwynne School .Many thanks go out to the Gwynne parent council, the local businesses who donate each year, and to the school community for making this night a great success. Can’t wait till next year!

Gwynne School is a Scent FREE building

Due to medical needs of students and staff Gwynne School is a SCENT FREE building.  Please respect the health and safety needs of our staff and students by refraining from strong perfumes, body sprays or deodorant while in the building.  Thanks so much!