Willowgrove School Update

Please check the Willowgrove School web site for updates and information about upcoming parent meetings and announcements.

On March 6th parents selected Preston Early Learning to operate the Willowgrove preschool. Preston Early Learning is looking at alternate spaces in the community to run the preschool in the event Willowgrove School is not open. A specific start date and registration timeline have not been set, but information will be shared with the community in the near future. For more information please contact Lisa Leibel – Director of Preston Early Learning at admin.pad@sasktel.net or 306-683-3439 and Willowgrove principal Shane Armstrong at armstrongsha@spsd.sk.ca or 306-683-7971.

Parents are invited to attend a meeting where we will select our before and after school care provider. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 31st at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School in the LRC from 7pm – 9pm. Childcare will be available for this meeting.

Our next meeting about improving the community playground is Monday, April 7th at 7pm. Location still to be determined. We will discuss partnering with the City of Saskatoon and the Community Association to make this happen.

We are planning to start our School Community Council this spring. Our first ever Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 1st and our membership will be selected. More information about location, nomination process and meeting agenda will be posted on the Willowgrove School web site.

Holy Family School Update

Student Engagement Meeting: Students (Gr. 6 and7) from St. Voldymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa will have a chance to be engaged in the decision making for our new school. Meetings have been scheduled at each school and will be held during lunch.  We are excited to involve the students in the planning!

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) – Please refer to our Holy Family website for a recent document including FAQs. The website is www.gscs.sk.ca/our_schools/HolyFamily.

Holy Family Kick Off – As we move closer to opening of our new school, our excitement for this great new facility and community grows. We would like to plan an exciting family event to celebrate!  If you would like to help plan for this celebration, please join us on Wednesday, April 2nd 7pm St. Volodymyr library.

Registrations – We are now accepting formal registrations for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Registration forms are available on our Holy Family website or at one of our 3 feeder schools (St. Volodymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa). They can be returned to those locations or can be emailed to ctenaski@gscs.sk.ca.

Please note: a copy of a birth certificate or baptismal certificate is required for Kindergarten students.  Also if children are non-Catholic, a Student Declaration of Intention form must be completed. These forms can be found on our website.

Preschool The Parent Selection Committee has selected Preston Early Learning for our preschool provider.  Please contact Lisa (306-290-9095 or admin.pad@sasktel.net)

Creative Playground -Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th (7pm in St. Volodymyr library).  Everyone is welcome!  Come join this enthusiastic group to create an awesome playground for our children!

Before and After School Program -A Parent Advisory Group has selected Preston Early Learning for our Before and After School Program.  Further information regarding registration will be shared soon.

Coffee With Your Councillor

Come join Ward 10 City Councillor Zach Jeffries for coffee and conversation. This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and concerns about our area face-to-face with your representative at City Hall.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Safeway Starbucks (McOrmond Drive) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (come and go)

Please feel free to stay for as short or as long as you want. Everyone is invited to attend, so pass this invitation along to your neighbours.

Willowgrove & Holy Family School Traffic Information

(From the Principals & City Traffic Engineer)

  1. The school zone will include the intersections of Stensrud Rd and Willowgrove Cres, Stensrud Rd to just south of Willowgrove Square Willowgrove Blvd and Maquire Cres.
  2. There will be bus loading zones along Stensrud Rd in front of the schools.
  3. There will be no parking signs around all exits and entrances to the school drop off areas and parking lots.
  4. No stopping signs will be posted around the crosswalk at Stensrud and Willowgrove Blvd.
  5. There are no plans at this time or in the near future for raised speed bumps on Stensrud or Willowgrove Blvd. These roadways are emergency routes for Fire/Police/Ambulance vehicles and therefore speed bumps are not permitted.
  6. A pedestrian actuated crossing light will be installed at the intersection of Stensrud and Willowgrove Boulevard.
  7. 5 min parking signs will be posted along school property on Willowgrove Blvd, the majority of Willowgrove Blvd will be unrestricted parking.
  8. No parking restrictions are allowed on the East side of Stensrud.
  9. Changes to signage are possible once schools are operational if needed. All signage will be installed prior to September but after June, so as to be ready for the new school year. Signage will be placed regardless of school opening in September to allow time for drivers to adjust. Principals to contact City Police to arrange for the possibility of a speed trailer after school zone signage has been posted.

Additional signage or crossing lights can be installed at the Willowgrove Boulevard/Maguire intersection. More information is needed to determine which path is the most common route for crossing Willowgrove Boulevard.

Please contact Shane Armstrong (Principal, Willowgrove School), Connie Tenaski (Principal, Holy Family School) or Shirley Ann Matt (Traffic Management Engineer) 975-3145 for clarification or further information.

Second Registration Night

If you missed our soccer, ball & football registration night last night, no worries! There is another one on Feb 27th @ 7-8:30pm. There are no limits for children registering as long as we have volunteer coaches! Please consider coaching!