• Wakefield Elementary School

Newsletter- January 12, 2017

Date: January 12, 2017 Author: Julie Fram-Greig Categories: News



Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has enjoyed a wonderful holiday with your families. We have a few weeks left before the end of Term 2 and report cards, so teachers and students will be working hard. Robin Borst has started her maternity leave, and we welcome her replacement, Jennifer Friis, to Wakefield. Jennifer comes to us with teaching experience from other schools in our board at the Cycle 1 level.

Please make sure that your child is dressed for the outdoors when they come to school. Even though it may be cold, we go outside as often as possible, even for short periods of time. Please make sure they have the necessary clothing for the day’s weather.

And some thank yous: Mme Kelly and Mme Sylvie did an incredible job in organizing our Wakefield’s Got Talent! Show. The kids were amazing! Our annual Holiday Sale raised $1234.25, with half of the proceeds going to two organizations: the Guatemalan Daycare Project and the Wakefield Emergency Fund. Many thanks to the PPO parent volunteers who helped organize, collect and sort, wrap, set up and clean up this lovely tradition that our kids love. Thank you to Mme Doucet who led the school in another cherished tradition of carolling. On our last day of carolling when parents attended, we enjoyed the accompaniment of Debra McLaughlin and Mary Nodwell. It was wonderful. Lastly, the Me2We group held a fundraiser bake sale before the holidays and raised $166.70 for the Guatemalan Daycare Project.

Mr. Earwaker, our Environmental Program Consultant, is working with our Grade 5 classes on January 10th and 11th, and our Grade 2 classes on January 12th and 13th.


Registration for new students for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on January 17th, 18th and 19th by appointment only. Please call (819) 459-2373 for information or to book an appointment.

An Information Session on the Derogation process (early admission to school) will be held on January 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (15 Katimavik

Street, Gatineau) for parents of 4yearold children who may be eligible for the 2017 Fall Kindergarten Program (K5 only). To register for this

session, please call 8196842336 ext. 1163. For further information, please visit


If you need to re-new your cross-boundary request, a form will be sent home today. If you do not receive one or want to apply for a cross-boundary for 2017-2018 please contact the school at (819) 459-2373 and we will send a copy home. This form only applies to students who are living outside our catchment area.


We will be doing a school wide lice check the morning of Friday, January 20th.