Here we are on the Friday of our last full week of the school year. It is hard to believe how fast the time goes. There have been lots of great things going on at West Langley this past week so please take some to check out our 5 Things To ROAR About: June 21st. Be sure to share with your family and friends.
1. Grade Seven Enjoy Year-End Camp: One of the biggest highlights of a child’s journey through West Langley Elementary is going to camp at the end of grade seven. This past week, forty-one students, 8 parent volunteers and Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Senften took the students to Camp Jubilee to celebrate their transition into high school. And as in years past, the students had an amazing time. The weather cooperated and the students were able to participate in swimming, fishing, orienteering, high and low ropes, camp fires and the enjoyable skits. There is no doubt that memories were created that will last a lifetime. Check out some of the pictures from the trip by clicking here.
2. Butterfly Release A Huge Success: For the past few weeks, the students in Mrs. Wong’s and Mrs. Gordon’s class have been watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies. While learning about all the different stages of life for this beautiful animal, they were able to watch it first hand in their own classroom. And on Tuesday, the students went into the courtyard and released the butterflies back out into Mother Nature. As the slideshow of pictures show, there was tremendous excitement as the students got to be a part of the life cycle of the butterfly. Engaged learning at its best.
3. Kaylee Brings In Digger For Sharing: Sometimes classes go on field trips to get a real-life experience connected to their learning but this week, Mrs. Wong’s class had the real world come to them. As the VIP, Kindergarten students get to bring in something special to share with the class. On Friday, Kaylee brought in her Mom and Dad along with a dump truck and digger. The students got to sit in the digger and Mr. Davids and Mrs. Wong even had the opportunity to dig a hole. No doubt it was an experience that none of the children will forget. Click here for a full slide show of pictures.
4. Ms. Burton Retires: It is always a special time for a teacher as they reach the point in their career when they are going to retire. They are often full of mixed emotions; excitement about entering the next chapter of their lives and sadness about leaving the children that they are so passionate about. Ms. Burton has had an amazing journey in the educational field with the last 18 of them being spent here at West Langley Elementary. She has a deep passion for the success of her students and works very hard every year to that end. She will be greatly missed by staff, students and parents. We wish Ms. Burton all the best in her retirement and look forward to her coming back to visit often.
5. Divisions 4 & 8 Celebrate Buddies At Derby Reach: Throughout the year, the students in Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Janzen’s classes have done a variety of buddy activities together. And to celebrate the year coming to an end, they went to Derby Reach Park together for a day of fun. They all hiked the Houston Trail, had a BBQ lunch, and played games like parachute, tug-o-war and the ever popular water fight. So nice to see our younger and older students having such a strong connection. It is truly part of what makes West Langley so amazing. Click here for more pictures of this great day.