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Welcome to the Elementary Learning Commons

The Elementary Learning Commons is an energizing hub of activity at Westmount Charter School’s Elementary Campus! 

Each week 20 regularly scheduled classes come to the Learning Commons to learn library fundamentals in addition to computational thinking, digital citizenship and computer concepts/skills.  Students will also have book exchange time.

To further enhance learning, the LC offers opportunities for classes to visit in order to integrate technology into classroom activities and projects.

The Learning Commons also hosts monthly Book Club events, author visits and virtual field trips throughout the year.

General Information

All K-4 classes have a weekly book exchange in the Learning Commons.  Books are signed out for a two week period. Students may return their books the following week to check out new ones, or keep them for the second week if they are still reading them.

To help keep the books in good condition and to minimize the number of lost books, we suggest:

  • Creating a place at home for your child’s Westmount Charter School Learning Commons book to be placed when it is not being read.
  • Double check books before returning them to the Calgary Public Library.  On a regular basis,  our books are accidentally returned to the CPL, which delays a student borrowing books.
  • On the day before their LC visit, please have your child place their LC book into their backpack when they take out their empty lunch bag/box.  This routine will help eliminate forgotten books.

Please note that students are responsible for financial reimbursement of any borrowed items that are lost or damaged. Notices will be provided with details and replacement cost.

We are grateful for our volunteers!

Parent Volunteers

We often look for parents who are available to help out in the Learning Commons during the school day or during the Book Fair.  Check out the Upcoming Events tab below to see what’s coming up. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please refer to Westmount’s volunteer web page.