120 Sangster Bridge Road
Windsor Forks, NS
902-792-6700

Please see our School Calendar page for all events and activities

2016/2017 School Bus Information

Festive Days at WFDS - Students at WFDS are encouraged to join in dressing up for our Festive Days.  Tuesday, Dec 19 is Festive Hat Day; Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Red and Green Day; Thursday, Dec. 21 - Festive Attire Day.

 

School Photos re-take day was Friday, November 3rd.  Proofs are due back by Tuesday, November 21st.  If you still have an order from the first shoot, you can still submit your order.  There may be a late order fee of $12.00 and these orders may not be delivered until January.  Photos have been sent home with students. Please contact Light and Lens Photography if you have any questions.

 

Wizards After School program for children aged 5 to 7 -   Wizards Run, Jump, Throw, Volley Program will run after school for 8 weeks every Thursday beginning Thursday, October 26th and ending December 14, 2017 for students who have signed up.  This program is open to 5-7 year olds. There is limited space that is filling up quickly.  Families are responsible for picking up their child(ren) at the school no later than 3:30pm.  Your child(ren) MUST have a note giving permission for someone other than the parent/guardian to pick him/her up.  Once you have signed up, a notice will be sent home for you to select which dates you child(ren) will be staying during the 8-week program. On the dates specified, it will be assumed your child(ren) is staying UNLESS a note stating otherwise is received.  Please send along a snack and drink for after school as there will not be any available. 

 

Get Active After School Program - Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Get Active Wednesdays After School program begins for grade 2 and 3 students from Nov 22- Mar 7 from 2:15 to 3:30pm. Students who have signed up will receive an email confirming your participation.   They should come prepared for either outdoor or indoor activities and should wear comfortable clothes that can be played in.  Indoor shoes are required as participants will be suing the gymnasium.  The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for physical activities in a fun, high energy, safe environment, where no pre-requisite skills are required.  Families are responsible for picking up their child(ren) at the school by 3:30p.m.  Children must have a permission note if someone other than the parent/guardian will be picking them up from the after school program.  Reminder: There will be no after school program on days that there is no school or early dismissal days.

 

Home and School Meeting - The next WFDS Home and School meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 16th at 7p.m.  All parents/guardians are invited to attend.  

 

Food for Thought - Breakfast Program Fundraiser:  Our school, in conjuction with the Windsor Rotary Club, is participating again this year in a fundraiser to raise much needed money for local breafast programs.   Ticket sales by Windsor Forks students brought in $840.50!  In addition we will receive a share of tickets sold by Rotary Club members to support our school breakfast program (combined total is  $1,067).  Food For Thought winners of the $100 Sobeys gift cards were mentioned in our November newsletter.  Many thanks to all families who helped support this important fundraiser for our children, and of course to the Windsor Rotary Club for organizing, and selling tickets.

 

Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser: Children in our school submitted a T-shirt/slogan that depicted an Anti-Bullying message. The winning design has been selected and will be on a t-shirt for our school. T-shirts were sold with a $1 from every shirt being donated to a local charity specifically aimed at prevention and helping victims of bullying (charity to be determined). Shirts will be handed out by Feb. 21st in time for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 28th.

 

Nourish Your Roots Fundraiser:  Thank you to all who participated in the Nourish Nova Scotia’s Nourish Your Roots healthy fundraiser to help support healthy food programs and initiatives at WFDS.  Our school raised $310 to be used in our healthy foods programs.

 

School Supplies: Teachers have purchased all school supplies needed by students. and payment is due for your child's supplies are due in September.  Please send in $30 for students in grades P-3, and $36 for students in grades 4 and 5 (includes school agenda).  Indoor sneakers and a box of tissues is also needed for each student.

 

Newsletters:  Newsletters will be sent home via email ONLY.  We are happy to send a paper copy if you do not have internet access at home. A notice has been sent home providing you with the opportunity to indicate how you would like to receive notices. We will continue to follow these instructions this year. If you wish to receive notices a different way (electronic copy only; paper copy only; or paper and electronic), please contact the office or send a note with your child.

 

Please refer to the WFDS Parent/Student Handbook for information on school procedures, playground guidelines, etc. There is also a link on this website under the Student/Parent Page. 

 

WFDS is a “nut smart” school.  We have students with severe allergies to nuts. Therefore we ask that you not send products containing nuts to school.  If you use “wow” butter or other replacements, help us avoid the confusion by sending a note in the lunchbox indicating that it is a nut-free product.  THANK YOU!

 

Cancellation  Notification from AVRSB - Sign up for the AVRSB “In Touch” newsletter and to receive school cancellation notices from the school board at www.avrsb.ca