It has been a busy week here at West Langley. So many exciting activities going on and the learning has been amazing. So excited to share the awesome stories from our amazing school. Here is our 5 Things To ROAR About: November 28th. Please don’t hesitate to share with your family and friends.
1. A Round Of Golf For West Langley: This past week, the students were treated to an amazing program offered by Golf BC called “Playground to Fairway.” During their PE classes, students had professional instructors show them how to hold a club, putt, chip, pitch and take a full swing all through fun interactive games. The students had a great time while learning about the fitness and balance required to play this life-long sport. A huge thanks to our PAC for making it possible for this awesome learning opportunity for our students. I know there will be a few more kids from West Langley hitting the links next summer.
2. Scholastic Book Fair A Huge Success: The parents of West Langley along with Mrs Wallis transformed our library into an oasis of books, posters and other little gadgets. The Scholastic Book Fair that happened last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday gave our families a chance to embrace their passion for reading and do a little Christmas shopping, all while raising a little bit of money for our school. The students had a great time browsing and finding their favourite books. Thanks to Mrs Clarke and XXXX for their help organizing this annual event. We are already looking forward to our next one.
3. Value of Restorative Justice In Division Four: For the past few years, we have been lucky at West Langley to have Ms. Watson from the district in to work with some of our intermediate students on the skills and power of restorative justice in solving conflicts. Children participate in peace circles where they learn about the importance of empathy and righting wrongs that they inflict on others. It is a powerful strategy that gets at the “heart” level with students, helping them be better people in all aspects of their lives. The students in Mrs Janzen’s class have been doing a great job with the program so far and are all looking forward to it in the coming weeks.
4. National Sports Day At WLE: RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving! The fifth annual event took place at schools on Friday, November 89th in communities from coast to coast to coast. West Langley was excited to be a part of this great initiative, showing our support for sport in Canada by wearing our favourite jerseys. There was an awesome array of jerseys including many local teams as well as from other cities and countries.
5. Staff Collaboration Continues: On Tuesday, while students enjoyed a bit of a sleep in, the staff at West Langley were hard at work on their professional inquiry projects. They met as teams to focus on a variety of topics directly related to their instructional practice and the learning of students. For example, our learning support team is working on ways to help students self regulate while another group of teachers is focusing on enhancing the artistic areas with the use of technology. Some teachers are also working towards developing a Daily Five format for numeracy instruction. The students of West Langley are definitely benefitting form this valuable collaborative time.