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Mother's Day Contest for Grade One Classeshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/296Mother's Day Contest for Grade One Classes<p>​Our grade one classes will be participating in a fun contest in collaboration with DC Taylor Jewellers for Mother's Day! More infomation to come home next week! <br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/DC-Taylor-Logo.jpg" alt="DC-Taylor-Logo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:270px;height:71px;" /><br></p>
Plastic Bag Grab Challenge! http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/294Plastic Bag Grab Challenge! <p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;font-size:16px;">April 15th-26th West Bayfield is taking part in the "Plastic Bag Grab challenge", a program of </span><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;color:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Recycling Council of Ontario, in partnership with Walmart Canada, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Cascades Recovery Inc., and Trex <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">invites</span> </span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;font-size:16px;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">elementary schools across Canada to learn and </span>take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags for recycling in their schools and beyond.</span><br></span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-6"><br></font></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-6"></font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-6" style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">·<span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">         </span></span></span>Only plastic shopping bags are accepted in the challenge.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">·<span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">         </span></span></span>Although the following plastic film items may be accepted<em> </em>by municipal recycling programs or retailers they are <strong>non-acceptable </strong>for this challenge: food storage bags, clear produce bags, frozen food bags, milk bags, snack bags, sandwich bags, dry cleaning bags, reseal able bags, plastic film packaging, or anything that is not a carry out plastic shopping bag.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">·<span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">         </span></span></span>Please remember to follow the <strong>3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle</strong>. Try to reuse a bag as many times as possible before sending it to school!</span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="text-indent:-0.25in;"><br></span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="text-indent:-0.25in;">Please stuff plastic bags into another plastic bag and bring to school for collection.</span><br></p><div><br></div></font><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6" style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><p><br></p>
Live Well, Feel Well Community Fairhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/295Live Well, Feel Well Community Fair<p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Test1.png" alt="Test1.png" style="margin:5px;width:612px;height:704px;" /><br></p>
Environmental Investment Program Granthttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/288Environmental Investment Program Grant<p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1">​West Bayfield was lucky enough to recieve the Environmental Investment Program grant for our Grade 3 students. They will be using the grant money to work with the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority and the Spreading Seeds program in the Spring! </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="color:black;"></span>We are looking forward to hearing all about it! <br></p>
Kindergarten Registrationhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/286Kindergarten Registration<p>Online registration for our Kindergarten students on Monday, January 28th, 2019. Families are encouraged to register their child as soon as possible. Please ensure that you include at least one email address as this will be the method by which you will receive future information about Kindergarten Orientation. Please mark your calendars, May 22 from 3:30-4:30pm. </p><p>As part of the online registration process, families are invited to complete the Early Years Experiences at Kindergarten questionnaire from the Ministry of Education. This information will be shared with schools to assist in planning your childs transition to school, to prepare for each students learning needs and to determine classroom placements. </p><p>Once you have registered online, you will receive a call from our office staff to set an appointment to bring in documentation needed. <br></p>
Barrie Transit Field Trip Pilot Programhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/280Barrie Transit Field Trip Pilot Program<p>​West Bayfield is excited to annouce that we are one of the 7 public & 3 Catholic school's to be selected to be part of the "Barrie Transit Pass Pilot Program"! This means that teachers will have the ability to sign out a field trip bus pass and use it to get their class to and from their field trip destination, for <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0">FREE!</strong> We are very excited and appreciative for this opprotunity and are looking forward to getting out and about in our fantastic city! <br></p>
Parking Reminderhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/276Parking Reminder<p>​<span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangepaste-start" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:19.99px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Just a reminder to our families that they are<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0 ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"> <strong>NOT</strong> </span>permitted to </span><span class="il ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="outline:transparent 0px;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:19.99px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;overflow:visible;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">park</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:19.99px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;"> at St. Margaret's church at any time.  Church staff may choose to have individual vehicles towed at the owner's expense.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation in adhering to this change in process.</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangepaste-end" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"> <strong>Please consider using our Kiss & Ride program at the front of the school, or parking on one of the streets adjacent to the school. </strong></span><br></p>
School Cash Onlinehttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/271School Cash Online<p><strong><font color="#595959" face="Arial" size="5">Starting January 1, 2019- West Bayfield will be going ONLINE ONLY.</font></strong><br></p>                                                                                                                                                             <div class="CatalogContent"><p>​The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.  Payment by credit card has now also been added.<br><br>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future.<br><br>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</font></span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.<br></p></div><p><br></p>
Pictures-Dress as your Dream Job! http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/287Pictures-Dress as your Dream Job! <p>These Bronco's know exactly what they want to be when they grow up! We've seen a bit of everything this morning...a few Doctors,  Police Officers, <span>Veterinarian</span>s, a hockey player or two, ALOT of Teachers & even some superhero's! </p><p><em>“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”-Dr. Seuss<br></em></p><p><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20190118_093559.jpg" alt="20190118_093559.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br><em></em></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20190118_094110.jpg" alt="20190118_094110.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:663px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;width:326px;height:375px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20190118_100859.jpg" alt="20190118_100859.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br></p>
Special Education Info Sessionshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/283Special Education Info Sessions<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/SpecialEducation-InfoSessions-Flyer.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SpecialEducation-InfoSessions-Flyer.pdf</a><br></p>