Westie's News

January - February, 2023

Message from Mrs. Hampson

Dear Families,

Happy New Year from our Westmount family to yours! We hope that you were able to enjoy a relaxing and fun break with your friends and family. January’s virtue is Perseverance. We see students and staff demonstrating perseverance daily in our work and play. At Westmount, we place great importance on our core values and highlight a different value each month.

We take great pride in all of our students and the way they positively contribute to the community. Through our Christmas Hamper Drive, Westmount students and families donated 1658 items to help members of our local community. During the holiday season, our students also made hundreds of Christmas cards for our local seniors. Finally, our Christmas Marketplace raised $2677.40 for charity! Thank you to everyone who helped us give back! #community #collaboration #wecanmakeadifference

Please be reminded of our weather policy: If the wind chill drops below -25C, we do not send students outside for recess. If the wind chill is between -20C and -25C, we send students outside for a short amount of time to get some fresh air and burn off some energy. Anything warmer than -20C with the wind chill and our students will be outside for regular recess time. We encourage our students to come ready for the range of weather that is possible throughout the Albertan winter months. For those with permission, our Polar Bear Club is up and running!

As always, we strive to create diverse and engaging learning opportunities for our students. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay posted! #community

Yours in Learning,

Mrs. Hampson, Principal

Polar Bear Club

Our Polar Bear Club is up and running for those who have been given permission! #community

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School Hours Reminder

Our first bell rings at 8:21 am. Supervision on the playground starts at 8:00 am. For safety reasons, please avoid dropping students off before 8:00 am.

Our final bell rings at 3:04 pm. If you pick up your child, please arrange a meeting place that is away from the bus run. Most of our students ride the bus to and from school so the bus run is a VERY busy place before and after school.

Thanks for helping us keep everyone safe!

Messages to Students During the School Day

If you need to get a message to your child, please call the office at 403-934-3041 BEFORE 2:45. This way we can ensure that your child receives the message before the end of the school day.

School Fees

School Fees are payable online at School Cash Online.

There are several ways to pay:

  • Online at School Cash Online
  • Cheque - payable to Westmount School
  • Cash
  • Payment Plan - To set this up, please call the school at 403-934-3041.

You can pay one lump sum or item by item. It is up to you!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 404-934-3041.

Thank you for taking care of these fees!

Wonderful Works of Westmount

If your Kindergarten to Grade 4 child is interested in participating, sign up HERE!

The deadline to sign up is Jan. 23, 2023.

See below for information!

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WESC (Westmount Elementary School Council) Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 6:30pm

220 Wheatland Trail

Strathmore, AB

WESC is an invaluable part of Westmount School. We are fortunate to have an active, supportive group of parents!

Each time you attend a WESC meeting throughout the school year, you are entered into a draw to have your school fees reimbursed. The draw takes place at the final meeting of the year.

Babysitting is provided and you get the opportunity to connect with other families! Meeting are generally short ~ half an hour.

Bring a friend! We would love to see you there!

WESC is Looking for a New President!

Hello Westmount Families,

Westmount Elementary School Council is looking for a new president! Our current president, Lindsay Jensen, will be moving on next year. She has been an amazing part of our School Council for many years. We are grateful for her time and dedication! Thank you, Lindsay!

As a result, we are looking for a new president. Please see below for more information about the position.

President Job Description:

- Prepare meeting agenda, facilitate bi-monthly meetings, act as the chairperson, and provide general supervision of all school council activities.

- Maintain regular communication with school Administration and meet with the executive team to organize events and other school council business.

- Serve as the primary contact to the Administration and others on the board, if needed.

- Work with the treasurer to be current on all financial matters of the council.

- Ensure that the minutes of the meetings are recorded and accessible.

Time Commitment

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (September, November, January, March, and May) in the Westmount School library at 6:30 p.m. Meetings last between 30 minutes to an hour.

Please contact Lindsay Jensen if you have any questions or are interested in the position.


Thanks for considering being a part of our School Council!


House League Team Points Update

As we move into 2023, our House League points are as follows:

Red Coyotes: 1812 Points

Blue Huskies: 2032 Points

Green Wolves: 2579 Points

Go, Westmount!

Our Drama Production is BACK!


What: The Lorax

When: Thursday, February 16, 2023

Matinee Performance @ 1:30 pm

Evening Performance @ 7:00 pm

We are excited to have our Drama Production back! Our students are busily getting ready for the production and can't wait to share it with you! #collaboration #community #wonderfulwestmount

Parking Lot Safety

We want everyone to be safe during drop-off and pick-up times! Please see the image below to help us to ensure the safety of our students and visitors.
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We've Been Busy!