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Apr 28 - Wheatland Elementary Participate in Pitch-In Canada Week

Each year for Earth Day, Wheatland Elementary does a huge playground (and area) clean up, which involves all of our students. We will be participating in "Pitch-In Canada Week" and our clean up will be Friday April 28, 2017. Families can get involved in their neighbourhoods too... Check it out!

Apr 26 - Wheatland PAC Meeting for April has been POSTPONED due to Important Council of S...

Important Notice: The Wheatland PAC Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th @ 7pm has been postponed, as Wheatland Elementary would encourage all parents/guardians to attend the Council of School Councils Meeting on Wednesday, April 26th @ 7pm at the Strathmore Civic Centre. Please see information below for more details. Hope to see you there. Date: April 26, 2017 Time: 7:00 p...

Apr 11 - CFL Players are Visiting Wheatland Elementary School during BOKS

Charlie Power, a CFL Player from the Calgary Stampeders, and Stampeder Alumni Randy Chevrier will be coming to Wheatland Elementary School for a visit on April 11th, as participants in our before school BOKS Program. BOKS is a free before school program that gives kids a body and brain boost that sets them up for a day of learning. Thank you to Mrs. Shearer and the many staff and parent volunteers...

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 31 - Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit #5- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.  I try to see things from their viewpoint (paradigm).  I listen to others without interrupting.  I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart.  I am confident in voicing my ideas.   Hand sign for Habit #5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Place your hand over...

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 27 - Staff Appreciation Week @ Wheatland Elementary

The Wheatland PAC is proudly hosting the 2016-17 Staff Appreciation Week at Wheatland Elementary the week of March 27th-30th. If you would like to volunteer for this lovely event, please contact the Wheatland PAC @ wespac2016@gmail.com!

Mar 23 - Spring Picture Day is on Thursday, March 23rd

Spring Picture Day is happening at Wheatland Elementary School on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. All Kindergarten students will be taking their Kindergarten Grad Photos, so make sure to wear a white t-shirt or collared shirt! All other students will have the option to get a Spring Picture taken. More info will be sent home with students today.

Mar 22 - Student Led Conferences @ Wheatland Elementary TONIGHT

Wheatland Elementary School looks forward to celebrating your student's learning journey at Student Led Conferences TODAY from 5:30-7pm. No need to book a specific time! Hope to see you there!

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  

Mar 20 - Grade 5 & 6 Extracurricular Basketball Program is BACK!

Wheatland Elementary School is proud to be running a Grade 5 & 6 Extracurricular Basketball Program again this year. All Grade 5 & 6 students are welcome, and no one has to worry about "making the cut". All students who attend will be placed on a team! Practices will be from 3:30-5:00 pm March 27th & 29th and April 3rd & 10th. Students will be attending a tournament at the Strathmore High School o...

Mar 16 - Progress Reports Sent Home Today!

Progress Reports are being sent home today! Wheatland Elementary School looks forward to celebrating your student's learning journey at Student Led Conferences on March 22nd from 5:30-7pm. No need to book a specific time! Hope to see you there!

Mar 15 - Next Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting is Wednesday March 15th, 2017

The next Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting will be this Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ 7pm in Room 144. Babysitting will be provided. If you are unable to attend, but would like to be provided with information about Wheatland Elementary PAC Events/Opportunities, please email wespac2016@gmail.com to get on the email list. Hope to see you there! President – Nicole Miller Vice President – Shelly...

Mar 9 - Wheatland Elementary Proudly Presents THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS!

Wheatland Elementary School proudly presents the 2017 Fine Arts Musical Production, The Paper Bag Princess!!!  This particular production is a Wheatland Elementary original, as it has been created by members of our own staff exclusively for our own students. While it remains quite true to Robert Munsch's classic story, it comes to life on the stage in magnificent form through the use of our...

Feb 27 - Alberta Health Services Mumps Information February 2017

School Memo re: Mumps To: Students, Parents and Staff of Alberta Schools From the Alberta Medical Officers of Health                                                          Date: 2017-Feb-21   Outbreaks of mumps in Manitoba and the United States in the past several months are a reminder that  vaccine-preventable infections, including mumps, are sti...

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...

Feb 16 - Wheatland Elementary Family Valentine Dance

WHEATLAND ELEMENTARY FAMILY VALENTINE DANCE Music by Mr. Smith Dance Contest and Prizes!!   Date: Thursday February 16 Time: 5:30-7:30PM Cost: FREE (Sponsored by Parent Council) Concession: Hot Dogs $2,  Water/Candy Bags/Glow Sticks $1 each All children must have an adult with them.

Feb 6 - Alberta Education Accountability Survey 2017

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as d...

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 5 - Winter Has Arrived at Wheatland Elementary

Dear Wheatland Elementary Families,   With cold weather upon us, it is important to remind everyone of the Wheatland Elementary Winter Recess Guidelines, as well as some tips to keep everyone healthy this winter.   Students will be going outside for recess if the temperature is at or above -20 degrees Celsius (including wind-chill).  If the weather is below -20 degrees Celsius (incl...

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 - Gr 6 Interschool Volleyball Tournament 2016

On Monday, November 28th, Wheatland Elementary School hosted its 10th annual Grade 6 Interschool Volleyball Tournament which involved 12 teams from 5 local elementary schools.  Students from Wheatland, Westmount, Brentwood, Trinity Christian Academy and Carseland all converged on the Wheatland Elementary School gymnasium from 2:30-5:00pm for a fantastic opportunity to play the wonde...

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 - Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind

Leader in Me Habit #2 – Begin With the End in Mind I plan ahead and set goals.  I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision.  I look for ways to be a good citizen. Hand sign for Habit 2:  Begin With the End in Mind Begin (point to your feet) With the End (both hands to the sky) in...

Nov 24 - Wheatland PAC Gift Card Fundraiser 2016

Wheatland PAC Co-op, Sobey’s and No Frills Gift Card Fundraiser Wheatland Elementary is pleased to announce that 140 students participated in the gift card fundraiser this year, which is approximately 34% of the school.  We raised $98, 625 between all three stores, with the amount of $8,817 going to the school.  To reward the awesome participation of the students in raising this money, Whea...

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 4 - Wheatland Elementary's STEAM Initiative: Robotics & Coding

​The STEAM School Initiative is alive and well at Wheatland Elementary for the 2016-17 School Year!   Jeff Warner, is currently a Jr High Science, Math and Robotics teacher and a technology consultant. He is a former mechanical engineer. Jeff has worked at the University of Alberta Faculty of Education as a classroom technology consultant. In addition to many classroom technology project...

Nov 2 - Take our Kids to Work Day 2016

Wheatland Elementary School is proud to be hosting some CMJHS Grade 9 Students for the 2016 Take Our Kids to Work Day!  Grade 9 students from across Canada are participating in The Learning Partnership's Take Our Kids to Work Day TODAY, when parents, relatives, friends and volunteers will welcome students to spend a day with them at work.

Nov 1 - Habit #1 Be Proactive

Habit #1 – Be Proactive I am a responsible person.  I take initiative.  I choose my actions, attitudes and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.   Hand sign for Habit 1:  Be Proactive (Place your thumb to your chest.)   Practice at home: (taken from The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids by Sean Covey)...

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...

Nov 1 - Wheatland Elementary School’s WE Scare Hunger Food Bank Drive

Over the past week, the students and staff of our school once again held a Food Bank Drive benefiting the Wheatland Food Bank and the Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society.  As in 2015, this event was held in October instead of December and was done in partnership with Strathmore Ford and the WE Scare Hunger program which is a venture of WE Schools.  This endeavour ties in beautifully w...

Oct 26 - Wheatland Celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday Early

Wheatland Elementary School and Wheatland PAC has started to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday early, by planting special tulips this Fall that were donated by Perry at Home Hardware in Strathmore. Over 400 special Canada 150 tulip bulbs were planted by students and staff last week, with the help of some fantastic parents, community members and Wheatland's PAC. The Canada 150 tulip, the officia...

Oct 25 - PAC Groceries Fundraiser Update

Update from PAC Grocery Card Fundraiser: We are really excited to be able to offer prizes from some amazing local businesses, Dairy Queen, Joyland Theatre and the Strathmore Library. All of the students in the school will receive a coupon for a DQ treat, and all of the fundraiser participants will be entered in the draws for the prizes.   Last year this fundraiser brought in appro...

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 19 - Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting

The next Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting will be this Wednesday, October 19th @ 7pm in Room 144. If you are unable to attend, but would like to be provided with information about Wheatland Elementary PAC Events/Opportunities, please email wespac2016@gmail.com to get on the email list. Hope to see you there! President – Nicole Miller Vice President – Shelly Neal Treasurer – Andrea Hazelwo...

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 13 - Visit from Olympian Akeem Haynes

Wheatland Elementary will be hosting a School Assembly to meet Olympian Akeem Haynes, on Thursday, October 13th from 2:30-3:00pm.  Akeem Haynes will be speaking about his experiences as an Olympian in Rio, winning a BRONZE Medal, and about his journey to get him there.  What an example of LEAD, LEARN & LOVE!  Hope to see you there!

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.

Sep 23 - PD Day @ Wheatland Elementary School

It is a PD Day today for Wheatland Elementary. We hope students are enjoying their well deserved day off. Teachers are exploring some professional development in the area of technology today with colleagues all over the GHSD. We can't wait to see what knowledge they bring back and apply in their classrooms.  

Sep 15 - Dominiv Wilcox visits Wheatland Elementary for Beakerhead Week

Wheatland Elementary welcomed the amazing UK inventor Dominic Wilcox into our grade 3-6 classrooms last Thursday via a Virtual Speakerhead opportunity through Beakerhead. Check out Dominic's take on inventions and "normal" by visiting http://dominicwilcox.com/videos/.

Sep 15 - Thank you Dr Scott!

A huge Wheatland Elementary School THANK YOU to Dr. Craig Scott from the Royal Tyrrell Museum, for visiting the grade 4 students as part of our Beakerhead activities last week.  Dr. Craig Scott specializes in research on Palaeocene age mammals (65 to 55 million years ago) from both the Red Deer and Calgary areas, particularly the evolutionary relationships of early insectivorian mammals (a group...

Sep 12 - Beakerhead comes to Wheatland Elementary

BEAKERHEAD COMES TO WHEATLAND September 12-16th! Beakerhead is an organization that advances the understanding of science and engineering as part of everyday life- through art and culture. Wheatland Elementary is excited to be providing our students with this amazing opportunity to investigate STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)!