Westmount, we don’t even know where to begin. What an amazing community you are. We want to take this time to express to all of you, that through your donations this year, you have truly made a difference in the lives of many people. We knew it would be an undertaking to help 3 families with 18 people. Our goal [...]
Dear Westmount Parents/Guardians, The approved 2019/2020 school calendar is now posted on the Westmount website. Please note that in this version, we are not naming professional development and organizational days; instead we are naming these as non-instruction days. The second page of the document lists all holiday and non-instruction days including parent-teacher days, for your information. Thank you,
The Eco Warriors Club at our Elementary campus is looking for parent volunteers who could help support our efforts to 'take action' for our environment. This is our 4th year where we are looking for some generous parents to take on a 'one month' volunteer duty (or more), from December onward, which includes: picking up beverage containers once a week [...]
We held the inaugural Westmount Heroes Youth Forum on Tuesday, November 27th. The theme of the forum was “keeping the conversation going”. Eager to enact change within their communities, ~ 60 students from grades 5-11 participated in our forum. As a school, we discussed ideas that students were passionate about: pressing issues and avenues of change. Topics discussed included mental [...]
Dear Westmount Parents/Guardians, Thank you! To date we have collected about 80% of school fees. We rely on these fees to help us provide your children with an excellent program and your prompt payment is very much appreciated. To those families who have already paid the fees, we thank you. No further attention is required. If you have not paid [...]
Need a fun stocking-stuffer like a caramel popcorn treat? Looking to give the gift of reading in the form of an annual magazine subscription? This year, consider supporting Westmount Charter School by purchasing some of your holiday gifts through QSP Canada. When you make a purchase online, Westmount School Council receives funds back that are used to enhance educational experiences [...]
Our annual elementary Food Drive for the Calgary Food Bank begins Monday, December 3rd! Last day to donate: Friday, December 14th. All elementary teachers and students are asked to bring in donations in order to help those less fortunate. Donation boxes will be painted in our house colours and located at the main entrance of the Elementary Campus. Support your [...]
Student Services would like to share with you the upcoming Alberta Health Services seminars. Please visit Alberta Health Services: Community Education Service December 2018 Newsletter.
We will resume taking applications for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, November 19.
Excessive gaming, technology and social media use is a real concern to many parents, teachers and health professionals. To learn about ways to help your teenager have a healthy relationship with their technology, save the date for Cam Adair’s workshops on technology addiction. These workshops are offered through the Sinneave Foundation are are located at The University of Calgary. January 22, [...]
Dear Parents/Guardians, Charter schools are required to initiate or participate in research endeavours to serve our mandates as research-based innovative practitioners. Westmount has engaged in many research projects over the years and will continue to do so into the future. The majority of our research projects to date are undertaken in conjunction with researchers from the Werklund School of Education [...]
Please mark your calendars to bring in your bottles and other refundables the week after our November break. The next bottle drive is on Thursday, November 22. We will have collection areas at both campuses. Thanks to all who have volunteered so far this year! If you have any questions or require further information about our fundraising initiatives, please contact Kim [...]