Preschool & Kindergarten Planning Meetings
Are you interested in having a preschool in Willowgrove School? Saskatoon Public Schools recognizes the value of preschool programs, and would like to invite interested parents to an initial preschool planning meeting. The meeting will be on Tuesday, December 10th from 7pm – 8pm in the Centennial Collegiate Library.
Willowgrove School is also holding a Kindergarten information evening on Thursday, January 23rd from 7pm – 8pm in the Centennial Collegiate band room. At this meeting we will introduce our new kindergarten teacher, provide information about our kindergarten program, and consult with parents about topics such as schedule options. If you have any questions please contact Shane Armstrong by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at 306-716-2594.
Holy Family School Update
Thanks to everyone who completed the Preliminary Registration Form for Holy Family. If you haven’t yet done so, additional forms can be picked up and dropped off at either one of the schools ( St. Volodymyr, Fr. Robinson or Mother Teresa). Kindergarten registration forms are also available.
In January, meetings will be set up to work on plans for our new Preschool (January 14th 7pm) and Creative Play Structure (January 16th 7pm) both at St. Volodymyr School library
A Kindergarten Orientation will be held in January. The date and location will soon be announced.
Outdoor Soccer, Softball & Flag Football Registration Night
When? TWO NIGHTS Feb 11 AND 27, 2014
Where? Centennial Collegiate lobby (160 Nelson Road)
Please note: ONLY these 3 programs will be available for registration on these nights
More details to come…
Flag Football Info:
The spring and fall leagues are for kids (boys and girls) from Grades 1-8
The spring season kicks off May 1st 2014 and the season ends June 21st 2014
In the spring 2 games are played per week starting from monday-thursday, and everyone plays on Saturdays.
The fall season games are played once per week on Saturdays
The divisions are broken down as follows:
Colt (Gr. 1-2) division play Monday and Saturday
Stampeder division (Gr. 3-4) Tuesday and Saturday
Hilltop division (Gr. 5-6) Wednesday and Saturday
Huskie division (Gr. 7-8) Thursday and Saturday
Both registration dates Tyler Baier our Flag Football Coordinator will be in attendance with a laptop for parents to sign up on. Parents can pay using any credit card on the Saskatoon Minor Football website, or by cheque.
For more information visit www.saskatoonminorfootball.com or contact Tyler Baier at email@example.com
Winter Programs Registration Night
When? Wed Jan 8, 2014
Where? Centennial Collegiate lobby (160 Nelson Road)
Program information is available through the Leisure Guide. Available online Dec 5/13
Remember that WUHCA Fun Day in the Park we had in September? Face painting, bouncy castle things all over the place, the art caravan, the balloon guy. Yeah, that was fun.
Don’t forget the free Tim’s coffee and the tasty BBQ!
Did you know that the Aurora Soccer girls that were working that BBQ did $2300 in sales with a profit of over $1400?
We thought that was pretty great. Thanks again for coming out to the once/year party that we host for our community members, and for contributing to community soccer teams.
See you next time!
Adult Volleyball Drop-in! (postponed until Jan 2014 due to lack of attendance)
When? Thursdays from November 14-December 19
Where? Forest Grove Community Church Gym
Cost? $3/person for drop-in
Come have some fun!
Willowgrove School Info Nights
Two Willowgrove School information meetings have been planned for Monday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 27th in the LRC at Centennial Collegiate.
The meetings are planned from 7pm – 8:30pm. We will have refreshments and grade 8 students to provide childcare if needed. We will bring information and updates about Willowgrove School, share plans for future consultation meetings, and gather feedback about topics for future consultation.
Both sessions will cover the same information so choose the evening that is most convenient for you
Daycare / Before and After School Update
Preston Early Learning Centre will be the operator of the 51 space daycare at Willowgrove School. The daycare will open at the same time as the school in September, 2014. They will likley have 6 infant spots, 15 toddler spaces, and room for 31 preschool aged children (3 – 5 years old). They already have an extensive wait list for daycare spots. Early in 2014 Preston ELC will fill their spaces from the waitlist, and contact families about their status.
Preston ELC has also been confirmed as the before and after school care provider for Willowgrove School. They have an excellent reputation in the community and operate other successful programs in Saskatoon Public Schools. We are excited to partner with Preston ELC to support our school-aged students and families. They have started and will continue to take names of families interested in before and after school care. Unlike the daycare, there is not a limit to the number of spaces available in the before and after school program. Preston ELC will try to accommodate all families interested in this service. Here is the link to the Preston ELC webpage: http://prestonearlylearning.ca/ Please contact them if you have questions about the daycare or before and after school care.
We recognize how important childcare is for families in the Willowgrove neighbourhood. As we start to plan our parent engagement meetings, we will ensure Preston ELC staff are in attendance to gather feedback and answer questions. Please check back to this web site regularly for specific dates and times of upcoming meetings.
Girls in Motion
Get inspired to become a healthier and happier you at Girls in Motion. It’s a FREE day for girls 10 to 14 to enjoy sports under the direction of qualified instructors. Plus, girls will enjoy guest presentations.
WHO? Girls, Ages 10 to 14
Friday, November 8, 2013
Sign-in: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Event: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register early, limited space!
To register call 306.975.3378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prairieland Park – Hall E 503 Ruth Street West
Lunch & snacks provided.
• Ultimate Frisbee • Hip Hop
• Karate • Yoga • Cricket
• Juggling demonstration at lunch
• And more…
For more information, visit www.saskatoon.ca (look under ‘C’ for Community Development) or call 306.975.3378.
A Message from the Principal(s)
Holy Family Catholic School Principal – Connie Tenaski:
We are excited to see the new Holy Family Catholic School taking shape in the Willowgrove neighborhood. Construction will be complete next year and students are scheduled to be welcomed to the school in 2014.
Holy Family will adjoin a child-care centre operated by Preston Early Learning Centre, which will be situated between Holy Family and Willowgrove Public School.
Your input is important to help determine the programming and identity of our school. We would like to continue the consultation process and share information by offering three upcoming meeting times:
Monday, October 21st 7pm Mother Teresa gym
Thursday, October 24th 7pm Fr. Robinson gym
Wednesday, October 30th 7pm St. Volodymyr gym
Please join us as we work together on this exciting journey! If you have questions please contact Connie Tenaski (Holy Family Principal) at 220-0544 or email@example.com
Willowgrove Public School Principal – Shane Armstrong:
Willowgrove Public School will open in the fall of 2014 for students from Kindergarten to grade 8. Construction continues at a steady pace with many crews on site. The goal of the general contractor Ellis Don is to complete all exterior work before the cold weather arrives. The Public School Division is currently in the planning stages of staffing, parent engagement meetings, ordering, and enrolment projections for Willowgrove School. The link to the Willowgrove School web site is http://www.spsd.sk.ca/school/willowgrove/Pages/default.aspx Interior pictures are included, as well as floor plans, artist drawings, site plans, and information updates. Please check the site regularly for new information.
In the near future, we will be announcing dates and times of parent engagement meetings and posting the details on the Willowgrove School site.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Shane Armstrong (Willowgrove School Principal) Office # – 306-683-7971 Cell # – 306-716-2594 Email – WillowgroveSchool@spsd.sk.ca
WUHCA Fun Day in the Park
Save the date!
- Face Painting
- Astro Jumpers
- Warren the Balloon Man
- Mendal Art Van
- Food, coffee, ice cream and popcorn
- Door prizes and much more
The principals from both Willowgrove Public and Catholic School will be at the Fun Day in the Park from 11 AM to 1 PM to speak to the public and answer questions. Councilor Zach Jeffries will also be available to answer questions.
Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the festivities and cash for food/drinks and activities not subsidized by WUHCA.
Volunteers Needed – Contact Lisa Bolton: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM and Fall Program Registration
Date: Thursday September 5th, 2013
Location: Centennial Collegiate School Gym, 160 Nelson Road
AGM will begin at 7:00pm with Program Registration to follow
A membership fee of $10 per year (Sept-Aug) is a requirment to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. A late fee of 50% of the program cost will be charged for registrations after September 5. No registrations will be accepted after September 12, 2013. Refunds will only be issued if a program is cancelled by the Community Association. Please consult the community newsletter for further program details. WUHCA honours other community association memberships.
Click on the link below for a list of programs offered by WUHCA.
Finacial Statements (unaudited) For the Year end January 30th, 2013 (to be reviewed at the AGM).
Totus Soccer – Youth Program
This project is a collaboration of Saskatoon Open Door Society and Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc.
We would like to invite you in celebrating the growing diversity in our community through soccer – Totus Soccer!
Totus Soccer is a celebration of soccer and inclusion! Training and friendly competitions will be held in Saskatoon in neighborhoods with high concentration of newcomers, First Nations and soccer enthusiast. Totus Soccer visits these communities twice daily during the week of August 19-24. The objectives of this project are to:
- Engage newcomer and First Nations/Métis youth and their families in the community through celebration of soccer
- Develop soccer skills while promoting sportsmanship and friendship
- Promote diversity within the soccer community in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan
- Create increase awareness of and accessibility of soccer in Saskatoon
This initiative will bring communities together through food, music and prizes. Totus is street soccer never before done in Saskatoon!
We would like to invite your participation in promoting the project to your community. We have attached a poster that can be used in advertising it to youth. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you very much for your attention.
Community Garden in Forest Grove
Spring Sports Field Use – Important Notice
Annual WUHCA Area Garage Sale
Thursday May 9th to Saturday May 11th
Suggested Garage Sale Times (but may vary by household)
In May, we will again sponsor the Annual WUHCA Area Garage Sale. This will be the third year we orgainzed the Garage Sale and it is great to see it growing larger every year.
A lot of residents were able to take advantage of the advertising and clear out some of their unwanted items. I am certain that 2013 will see another great response, so start cleaning out those closets now!
2013 Outdoor Soocer Registration is Closed
Thank you for registering your child in the 2013 outdoor soccer season. Registration is closed for this season. We are unable to take any late registrations at this time. Please look for the registration night for the 2014 season in Februrary 2014.
2013 Outdoor Soocer Season
Thank you for registering your child in the 2013 outdoor soccer season. The season starts the first week of May and runs to the end of June
Kindersoccer- ages 3 and 4 Tuesdays 6:15
The schedules for under 6, 8 and 10 are compiled by Saskatoon Youth Soccer and are released the end of April. We will have your coaches forward the schedules to you as soon as they are released. Please be aware that we cannot accommodate requests for specific days to play. The following guidelines for days of play are given to us by SYS:
Under 6 – Monday or Tuesday and/or the odd Friday
Under 8 – Wednesday and Thursday and/or the odd Friday
Under 10 boys – Mondays and Wednesdays and/or the odd Friday
Girls – Tuesday and Thursday and/or the odd Friday
We cannot guarantee placement of your child on a certain team. We will try and accommodate requests, please mark these on your registration form. We cannot switch players once teams are made
We are always looking for coaches and assistant coaches. Please consider volunteering!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Let’s have a great season!
Lee and Malvina