On Friday, grade 4-6 Westpark students had the privilege of learning about Black History with DJ Malik of the Youth Stars Foundation. Thank you for sharing this important message with us. Thanks, also, to Mrs. Jennifer Borenstein for organizing!
Grade 6 students have been hard at work applying the 6 C competencies of Collaboration, Character, Creativity and Citizenship to make Valentine’s Day cards that will be delivered this afternoon to Résidence Chateau Pierrefonds to the elderly community in the West Island. Community engagement is very important here at Westpark. We are very proud of our students!
How appropriate that on this day of love we donated 1418 pairs of socks to https://www.helpfeedthehomeless.org. Thank you to everyone in the upper grades who contributed to this great initiative!
Kindergarten collected donations for the West Island Women’s Shelter and helped load up all the goods for delivery! Thank you to all the wonderful Westpark families for your generosity!
Over 70 students and 10 staff members from Hebrew P.E.L.O. Plus contributed to the assembly of this mega Chanukkiah, which is on display outside the main office.
Westpark is having their annual Craft and Bake Sale & Raffle from Monday, December 9th to Friday, December 13th. All proceeds are going to the West Island Women’s Shelter and Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Westpark welcomed Dare to Care for grades 5-6 this week to talk about bullying. Students came away with great insights and reflection:
“No one’s life is perfect. We should give the gift of listening whether we think a problem seems major or minor”
“Everybody has feelings – just because someone doesn’t look hurt, doesn’t mean you didn’t hurt them.”
“We all have a part in this story called life and a part to play. Some people aren’t playing their part and are breaking their story”
“You might never know what someone else is thinking or feeling, so try to put yourself in their shoes before you speak”.
Thank you for all your openness, honesty and hard work, students!
Westpark leaders are once again fundraising to help the Kenyan “Mamas” or artisans, by selling handmade Rafiki bracelets. Check out the video made by our grade 5 & 6 leaders!
Stay tuned for more information….
On Friday, October 18, Mme Lisa and Mme O’s grade 6 classes joined students across Canada in the 2019 Student Vote. More than 9,500 schools nation-wide are involved in this campaign, making this the largest student parallel program in Canada.
For the past several weeks, our students have been actively engaging in all things #Elections2019 (class discussions, watching the political debates, and even creating their own list of priorities, political platforms and publicity campaigns).
We are thrilled with our students’ level of interest and civic engagement. They now understand the importance of making their voices heard. Have you voted yet?
Look at this beautiful collaborative art project by the K’s!