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2021/22 Farewell Message!

Dear WES Families,

I wanted to reach out one last time before the end of the school year to bring you up to date on all that has been happening at WES this month. I know that in my June Newsletter, I touched on a lot of subjects, and our ‘Dates to Remember’ had a long list of fun activities planned.

I am so pleased that finally this year we were able to really celebrate in true WES style the end of our 2021-2022 school year.! Some of the highlights this month were, the return of our K5 Movie Premier “Adventures of Fairy Tales”, another successful star-studded event featuring our K5 students. Our grades 3-5 students put on an amazing science fair showcasing their hard work, creativity, and flair for science. The WES Carnival Day was back this year better than ever with bouncy castles, a slip and slide, face painting, an astonishing Magician, outdoor games, and a special visit by the Waterloo Fire Department who cooled the students off by watering them down. I want to thank all the volunteers who helped make this year’s carnival special and our PPO members for their support and contributions. A fun day was had by the grades 3,4 and 5 classes at the Bromont water slides, and the annual trip to Granby Zoo was back on!

All these fun activities were a great way to end the school year with the grand finale being our Kindergarten and Grade 6 graduation ceremonies. This year students were able to share this special moment with their families in person. We are so looking forward to welcoming our kindergarten grads into grade one this fall.

A big congratulations goes out to our grade 6 students who will be leaving us for new adventures at high school. Although we are sad to see them go, we are very proud of all they have accomplished here at WES and what great things they will achieve next. They held a very successful car wash which raised money ($1150) for their graduation activities, which included a trip to La Ronde. This year the grade 6 graduates had an official cap and gown ceremony, a first for WES. Thank you to the WES Governing Board for funding this addition to graduation.

Also, hot off the press, congratulations to our winners in this year’s Brome Bright Light Writing Competition. Our grade 1/2 class took the second prize for their story, Gerald the Magic Dragon and in the grade 4 category, Edward Grand took first place for his story Pog on the Kaloana.

The planning for next year is well underway. Our new Literacy Center will be ready in the fall and we will have a brand new library with a junior and senior section to appeal to all readers and levels. We will continue to build our House System that we launched this spring to support leadership, school values, team-building and a sense of school spirit and pride. 

We not only made it through another exceptional year, we thrived and moved forward by adapting and reinventing ourselves and pulling together as a team. None of this would be possible without our dedicated group of teachers, support staff, and professionals. I am so looking forward to working with them all again next year. For the 2022-2023 school year our WES team will be:

Principal: Adriana Lyons

Secretary: Linda Brasseur (Interim Secretary: Jenny Wheeler)

Resource Teacher: Casey Benoit

Pre-school Teachers: Emily Masse, Natalie Barr, and Sonia Beaulieu

Elementary Teachers: Allison Lampron, Aleutia Funderburg, Alexandra Filippi, Ashley Lawrence, Bonita Burnham, Daena Pearson, Eric Jolicoeur, Jennifer Buck, Kim Graveline, Kristyn Gower, Lysa Fournier, Martine Bourbeau.

I also want to say a very special thank you to all our parents who have supported WES this year. By working together we are building a stronger school community that supports students and fosters their success. 

Hand in Hand, Together We Can

Have a wonderful summer & see you in August. 

Warmest Regards,

A.Lyons

Reminders: 

  • Report cards will be posted on the Mozaik Parent Portal by July 4th
  • The first day of classes for the 2022-2023 school year is August 30th.