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Whoville Day/Holiday Festive Spirit Dayhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/279Whoville Day/Holiday Festive Spirit Day<p>​<span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Tomorrow, Friday December 14th is Whoville/Holiday Festive Spirit Day-Bring on the Whoville Hairstyles! Students are encouraged to show us their best "Who" Impressions or dress up in their favourite Christmas outfits! Looking forward to seeing everyone's spirit!</span><br></p>
Class Clown CBC Music Videohttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/278Class Clown CBC Music Video<p>​With the help of Mr. Touchette, West Bayfield's school band "Class Clown" submitted a video into the "CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge". Please use the link below to view the video! <br></p><p>Awesome job Class Clown! Keep up the amazing work! <br></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEn2PwX69wg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEn2PwX69wg</a><br></p><p><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>
Battle of the Bookshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/275Battle of the Books<p>​Battle of the Books is excited to get back up and running this year! The first meeting will be on Thursday December 6th, and each Thursday after that through until  the Spring. <br></p><p>Meetings will run from 3:20-4:20pm in the school library. All students in grades 4-8 are welcome to join, and just need to stop by Ms. Helm's class to pick up a form that needs to be signed. <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>
Bronco Buckshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/269Bronco Bucks<p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>​</strong><span style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Bronco Bucks</strong></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">West Bayfield staff recognizes students who demonstrate the various attributes of Character Education.  **A copy of these should be on the board website. <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Students who display good character which might include: </font><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Caring,</strong><span style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Cooperation, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Courage, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Empathy</strong><span style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="gotham_htfbook">, </font></span><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Honesty, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Inclusiveness, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Integrity, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Optimism,</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;"></strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:13pt;background-color:#ffffff;">Respect, </strong><strong style="color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.93em;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:13pt;">Responsibility</span>,</strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> may be rewarded by staff with a “Bronco Buck”. <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">Students include their name and then drop off their BB (Bronco buck) in the office. Students are separated by division: primary, junior and intermediate.  During our Character assemblies we conduct a draw and selected students receive a special treat (edible and/or non-edible). <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-size:16px;">NEW</strong> this year,<span class="ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-3"> <strong>Board the Bus</strong></span>!<span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">Students who earn Bronco Bucks throughout the year will have their names entered into a special draw. This will take place end of January and June.  Twice during the year we will have a special event where students will be invited on a special outing. Depending on availability it may take place in or outside of the school.  More information will be sent home closer to the date. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">    <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20181029_121501-1.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:610px;height:222px;" /><br></p><p><br></p>
Pizza, Popcorn & Milk Saleshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/267Pizza, Popcorn & Milk Sales<p>​Just a friendly reminder that if you miss the deadline for ordering Pizza, Popcorn or Milk, students are welcome to bring in money on the days listed below to purchase those items. Please keep in mind that these items are only "while quantites last", so please ensure that a lunch is also packed on these days. <br></p><p>Pizza- $2 per slice, available at N2 on Friday's (Thursday if there is a PA day that week)</p><p>Milk-$1 per carton, available at N2 on Friday's (Thursday if there is a PA day that week)</p><p>Popcorn-$2 per bag, popcorn will be delivered to classrooms on Wednesday's by some of our grade 7 students, and can be purchased during that time. <br></p>
Kidney Clothing Drivehttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/274Kidney Clothing Drive<p>​Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Kidney Clothing Drive! A special "thank you" to Macaila & Secorrah who were out in the Kiss & Ride line up all week, collecting items from our community! Way to go Bronco's! </p><p><img alt="pb_20181109_100323-1.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/pb_20181109_100323-1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:599px;height:419px;" /><br></p>
Barrie Colts Choirhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/266Barrie Colts Choir<p>West Bayfield was chosen by the Barrie Colts to sing the National Anthem on the ice at the Colt's home opener in September! The kids did a great job, and we are looking forward to more Colts Nights in the future! <br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/2Z9B3283.jpeg" alt="2Z9B3283.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:612px;height:396px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Kiss & Ridehttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/268Kiss & Ride<p>​We recognize that our school is a walking community and we see that many of our families are using “walking school bus” style ways to ensure their children get to school on time each day. Knowing your neighbors and making arrangements to bike, walk and scooter to school together is so important as a part of our pledge toward healthy active children and communities.  Our safety patrollers have been working hard at the Livingston and Ford cross walk to assist our families each morning and afternoon with safe crossing.  <br></p><div>We also recognize that there are days when families have to rush off to work or get to an appointment.  For these days, we have a very efficient Kiss and Ride out front of the school.  Yard supervision begins at 8:40 am and staff are outside ensuring that students exit cars safely before walking around to the back of the building where additional staff are supervising.  We ask that if you are doing a school ‘drop off,’ that you please use the school kiss and ride as it is appropriately staffed and safe for all of our families. <br>At times you may also need to park and walk your child to the school.  It is at these times that the Church has graciously agreed to allow us the use of their parking spots to help us with overflow parking.  The church parking lot is not a Kiss and Ride, merely extra parking the church has allowed us to use for staff and visitors to use when the school parking lot is full.<br>Attached, you will find the Kiss and Ride route for the front of the school.  As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask us.</div><div>Thank you for your cooperation.<br><br><br></div><p><br></p>