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Jun 26 - School Supplies

Dear Parents & Guardians of Wheatland Elementary School, Teachers at Wheatland Elementary School are busy planning  for the 2017-2018 school year.  One of the topics of conversation every year is student supplies and we believe that we have come up with a great option for our families!  The school will be purchasing and providing educational student supplies to all of our students for the lo...

Jun 19 - TD Summer Reading Club @ the Strathmore Library

Wheatland Elementary School is excited to share with our families the TD Summer Reading Club #tdsrc Hey kids! Get Your Summer Read On with the TD Summer Reading Club! http://www.strathmorelibrary.ca/srp

Jun 1 - Habit #7 – Sharpen the Saw

Habit #7 – Sharpen the Saw I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).  I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain).  I spend time with family and friends (heart).  I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).  I balance all four parts of myself.   Hand sign for Habit #7:  Sharpen the Saw Pretend you are sawing a tree. Practice a...

May 31 - Need Busing for the 2017-18 School Year? Register Online!

GHSD is busy planning transportation for next year and would very much appreciate some help from all of you. Our online registration is open and ready to receive registrations for September transportation. Parents can register online using the GHSD website using the Transportation Dept link (the big yellow bus). Parents who do not have internet access can always call us at 403-934-5121 ext 2001...

May 17 - Student School Supplies for 2017-2018

Dear Parents & Guardians of Wheatland Elementary School, Teachers at Wheatland Elementary School are busy planning  for the 2017-2018 school year.  One of the topics of conversation every year is student supplies and we believe that we have come up with a great option for our families!  The school will be purchasing and providing educational student supplies to all of our students for the...

May 15 - Parent Survey - 2016-2017- Family School Community Resource Counseling Program

As a program we are interested in your feedback about the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program offered in your school. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may choose to NOT answer all of the questions. All responses that you provide will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information of Privacy Act. In order to maintain anonymity all information you give us will re...

May 4 - New Playground Equipment for Wheatland Elementary

Wheatland Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council has made a motion to budget $30,000 of the Casino Funds into playground equipment. We are really excited to be able to expand and add a few more pieces. Our goal is to provide some spaces that would appeal to the older students.   Playground equipment is an expensive investment and we are trying to make the $30,000 go as far...

Apr 1 - Grade 6 PAT Schedule 2017

Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Test Schedule 2017 Gr 6 English Language Arts (Part A):  Thursday, May 11, 2017 Gr 6 English Language Arts (Part B):  Monday, June 19th, 2017 Gr 6 Math (Part A & B):  Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 Gr 6 Social Studies:  Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Gr 6 Science:  Friday, June 23rd, 2017 Quick Facts for Parents/Guardians What are PATs? Provincial Achievement T...

Mar 29 - Let’s Explore STEAM at Wheatland Elementary School

The Educational Partnership Foundation Funds the “Let’s Explore STEAM” Initiative Strathmore, AB- More than 400 students at Wheatland Elementary (preK-Grade 6) will be participating in the “Let’s Explore STEAM” Initiative with funding provided by The Educational Partnership Foundation, under the Foundation’s Innovation/Entrepreneurship category. Teachers and volunteers from Whe...

Mar 21 - Scholastic Book Fair

Come check out the Scholastic book fair Tuesday March 21st - 10:00am to 3:30pm Wednesday March 22nd - 10:00am to 7:00pm  

Feb 17 - Habit #4 - Think Win-Win

Leader in Me Habit #4 – Think Win-Win   I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  When conflicts arise I look for a win-win solution.   Hand sign for Habit #4:  Think Win-Win Think (point to your head) Win (hand out, palm open) Win (other hand out, palm open)   Practice at home: (taken from The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids by Sean C...

Jan 30 - Habit #3 - Put First Things First

Habit #3 - Put First Things First I spend my time on things that are most important.  This means I say no to things I know I should not do.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.  I am disciplined and organized. Hand sign for Habit #3:  Put First Things First -  Hold up your index finger each time you say the word “first”. Practice at home: (taken from The 7 Habi...

Jan 23 - Free MedicAlert® Bracelets for Wheatland Elementary Students

Wheatland Elementary and GHSD #75 are happy to be involved in getting any child requiring a MedicAlert® Bracelet, FREE OF CHARGE. The MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from ag...

Jan 17 - BOKS @ Wheatland Elementary

Wheatland Elementary is thrilled to be hosting BOKS again this year, as a FREE Before School program that allows kids to get moving and helps to boost their academic performance! The program runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings... You can still register for this program... Check out the registration forms that can be found on the Wheatland Elementary Website > Documents and Forms > Physical Educatio...

Jan 16 - 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN @ Wheatland Elementary

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN! Must Be 5 years old by February 28th, 2018 Montessori Kindergarten (Monday-Friday 8:35-12:35pm) or Full Day Kindergarten (Monday-Friday 8:35-3:20pm) For more information contact the school. Kindergarten Registration Form 2017-18 Principal – Amy Van Vliet / Associate – Michelle Rushford 220 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1...

Jan 16 - Pre-K Registration is now OPEN

Wheatland Elementary School's Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Program is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 School Year! Montessori is an individualized, student-centered, hands-on approach to education.  We focus on children’s natural, emotional, social and physical development.  Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Program for Ages 3 & 4 Must be 3 before September 1, 2017. Monday/Wed...

Dec 15 - Siksika Outreach Students visit Wheatland Elementary

Be the Change @ Wheatland Elementary On December 15 students from Siksika Outreach School (SOS) brought a small, yet integral part of their Siksika culture to the Grade 3 classes at Wheatland Elementary School. As part of the Seeds Connections program, which these students joined in September, Disa Crow Chief, KC Calf Robe, Teya Rabbit Carrier and Tiahna Eagle Rib created a way to share their c...

Dec 2 - Hot Lunch @ Wheatland Elementary

Hot Lunch is one of the primary fundraisers run by our Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Hot Lunch will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. The money raised from the profits of Hot Lunch are often used to support schoolwide initiatives and to add special extras to theme days (eg. hot chocolate, apples, freezies) at school.  We receive many wishes each year from students,...

Nov 28 - Tuesday Tea

Join the Wheatland Administration the 'first' Tuesday of every month for "Tuesday Tea" in our staff room. This is an opportunity for community members to join us informally for conversation and collaboration. Just drop by...Looking forward to connecting. Tuesday Teas will be hosted:  December 6th, January 17th, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd & June 13th.

Nov 24 - Welcome WAKAPA

On Thursday, Wheatland Elementary unveiled our brand new school mascot, Wakapa the Wildcat!!! This is a project that has been almost 3 years in the making and our Full Student Leadership Council (which includes students from grades 1-6) have been involved. The naming contest took place first, with the winning name, Wakapa, being a First Nations name meaning "To Excel". The actual mascot costume wa...

Nov 1 - Wheatland Elementary is a Leader in Me School

Wheatland Elementary is a Leader in Me School.  Most of the staff have participated in professional development and training in the program.   The Leader in Me program is based on the concepts of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and focuses on the premise that  all students have the capacity to lead in their own lives and affect those around them by making positive choi...

Oct 24 - WE Scare Hunger Food Bank Drive

Wheatland Elementary School will once again be holding a Food Bank Drive benefiting the Wheatland Food Bank and the Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society. We will be partnering with Strathmore Ford and the WE Scare Hunger program which is a venture of WE Schools.  This Endeavour ties in beautifully with our Leader in Me initiative at Wheatland Elementary.  The Food Bank Drive will take...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 13 - Big Crunch/Active Living Day

Thank you to our volunteers Melanie Hayes, Kelly Quinton and Angie Boyd for spending the day at our Big Crunch Station during our Active Living Day. Big Crunch helps to promote healthy choices made by the students when it comes to choosing a snack. Thank you to the Grade 6 students that also helped to wash all of the apples. We purchased 400 apples from CO-OP in Strathmore, a big thank you t...

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Oct 1 - Fundraising for Wheatland School

Coming in October...  PAC is very excited about our upcoming fundraiser because by purchasing groceries (something we all do anyways) we can raise money for Wheatland Elementary School! Stay tuned for more information.

Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: www.ghsd75.ca and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

May 23 - Kindergarten Registration

Watch this video to learn more about Kindergartens at Golden Hills School Division. Kindergarten Registration is now open.  Please come to the school office to Register between 9 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays. Regular Kindergarten is Full Day Everyday.   Montessori Kindergarten runs mornings 8:35-12:35 everyday.  Child must be 5 years old by Feb 28,2017. Please bring your child's bir...

May 23 - Pre K Montessori Registration

Our Montessori Pre-Kindergarten is open for registration.  Please come to the school office to Register between 9 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays.  Please bring your child's birth Certificate to registration. The Class includes children aged 3 and 4, and we offer a Mon/Wed morning program as well as a Tues/Thurs morning program. Please see the Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Registration and Checklist Form...

Mar 23 - Principal Appointment Announcement - Wheatland Elementary

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Van Vliet to the position of Principal of Wheatland Elementary School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Amy holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Educational Leadership through the University of Calgary. She is currently the Associate Prin...

Dec 15 - Lost and Found

At the end of each month, the lost and found items will be bagged up each month and donated to the local Shelter. Please have your child check the Lost and Found.

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

Apr 22 - Public Meeting - April 27 7:00 p.m. at the SHS Theatre

Dear Parents of Strathmore Area schools: Though you may not have heard much about this in the media, we are finding that the most recent budget announcement is turning out to be the one of the toughest budgets we have dealt with in the last decade. It has the potential to significantly impact our classrooms, programming, busing and other supports we currently have in place for students.  We ne...

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Jan 19 - Golden Hills Kindergartens in Strathmore & Carseland

Golden Hills kindergartens in Strathmore are wonderful places for your children to learn and grow. Check out our ad for information on what we have to offer.

Dec 10 - Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

Mar 19 - Weather Network - Wheatland Elementary

For the local Wheatland Elementary Weather forecast please click on the following link.  Wheatland students will be expected to take part in outdoor recesses unless the temperature is below -20 degrees celcius. Weather Network - Wheatland Elementary

Mar 19 - New On-line Access to Marks and Attendance for Your Child

Golden Hills is excited to provide access to parents to their students learner profile on-line.  With this new tool you will be able to access your child's attendance, marks and other additional information.  Please see below on how to access this new resource. Learner Profile process: There are two parts to the new Learner Profile; one part is the actual paper copy that will be sent home by...