Gymnastics at West Kent

Judges were at West Kent Wednesday, January 24th at 8:40.  Congratulations goes out to all students who will be representing WK at our upcoming meets!

Zone 3 Feb. 1st at West Royalty

Provincials at Kensington on Feb. 10th

St. Jean Meet-Feb.13th (storm date Feb.14th)

Farmers Helping Farmers

Our students raised money to help fund windows in our sister school in Kenya. This is a link to see the video that the students made to share with the school in Kenya.

Video Link to Farmers helping Farmers Facebook

Our School Is Operating on a One Hour Delay Today

All schools in the PSB are operating on a one hour delay today.  School will start today at 9:20 a.m.  Outside duty will start at 9:00 a.m.  Please be safe walking or driving to school today.  With the added snow and ice, please ensure that you follow our safety procedures when driving on Viceroy Avenue.  Thank you.

Here Are Some Dates for Gymnastics

Judges to come into WK– Wednesday, January 24th
Zones at WR– February 1st (storm date 2nd)
Provincials– Feb. 10th at Kensington
St.Jean Meet– Feb. 13th (storm date 14th)

H&S Meeting Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting will take place in the school library which is on the bottom floor.  Babysitting services are usually provided by H&S.  Everyone is invited to attend!  For more information, please click on this link.

January 31, 2018 School Goals Day (kindergarten to grade 9) – No Classes

Scholastic Chess Tournament Form Jan. 14, 2018

This Sunday, Jan. 14, there will be a chess tournament at Colonel Gray High School for students in K-12.  Registration starts at 12:15 to 12:45, starting at 1:00.  The fee to participate is $20.  Click on this link for the registration form.

Coding Club – Create Your Own Google Logo

Storm Closure Information

School Occupational Therapy Program

Dear Parents / Guardians,

This letter is to inform you that West Kent Elementary will be involved with the School Therapy Occupational Therapy Program for this school year.  Occupational Therapists (OTs) are health professionals who work with children in many different settings and who know a lot about motor development, sensory processing as well as environmental set up, adaptations and accessibility.

  • Fine and visual motor skills are important for school activities such as: drawing, colouring, printing, writing, keyboarding, using a computer, cutting with scissors, opening lunch containers, completing fasteners on clothing, tying shoelaces, using a lock, etc.
  • Gross motor skills are important in school for: moving safely in the classroom and through the school, participating in gym activities as well as playing on the playground and playground equipment, etc.
  • Sensory processing in school is important for things like: being comfortable with noises and sounds within the school, being able to tolerate getting ready for outdoors in crowded hallways, being able to sit or stand at a desk or on the floor to complete work or listen to instructions, etc.
  • Environmental set up in school includes things like: making sure desk and chair heights are the “right fit” for students, identifying the best location for desk placement or quiet work/learning areas, exploring alternative seating options (i.e., chair, movement cushion, stool, stand-up desks) for students and ensuring accessible space for wheelchairs, etc.

The School Therapy OT will be part of the school team and accessible to all school staff as well as to parents. While at the school, the School Therapy OT will spend time in many areas of the school (i.e., classrooms, gym, music, playground, etc.) and will observe students engaged in their school activities.  The OT will guide school staff in understanding how they can use activities within the classroom to help children with their motor and sensory skills.  If the OT, together with your child’s teacher, notice that your child is having difficulty with the motor or sensory demands in the classroom or school, the teacher will contact you to discuss making an individual referral to the School Therapy OT Program.  If you have questions or concerns about your child’s motor or sensory development please feel free to contact the School Therapy OT as well as your child’s classroom teacher.

If a family doctor, pediatrician or other health agency would like your child to be seen by the School Therapy OT program, the referral request must be communicated to the school-based Student Services Team or classroom teacher for a referral to be initiated.

The School Therapy OT for this school year is Yvonne Thompson.  She will be at West Kent every day 1 of the six day school cycle, beginning the week of October 2nd, 2017.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school or Yvonne at ycthompson@gov.pe.ca or 902-394-4426.