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Schools hosting virtual kindergarten information nights in March

January 19, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. In past years, schools have held in-person information nights to share details about kindergarten and the school with families. In-person events...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 06, 2022
‚Äč Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 05, 2022
‚ÄčFamilies who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who move...
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Willowgrove students make spirits bright through song, cards

December 15, 2021
A choir of tiny voices sing, the audience applauds, and a group of Grade 1 students visit and joined in the spirit of community and Christmas with residents of Trinity Manor.
It's a tradition for students from Willowgrove School to share the season with elders, and while this year's gathering contained most...
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Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

December 14, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2020-21 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The report highlights the work done by staff and students as they continued to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
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Board of Education meeting recognizes bravery of staff, students

December 09, 2021
The quick reaction to keep students safe when a moose crashed into Sylvia Fedoruk School was recognized during the Dec.7 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
Two staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Saskatoon ensured students were able to exit the building after the moose burst through...
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Trustees learn about science kit program, COVID-19 response

December 01, 2021
A connection to science and hands-on learning at Montgomery School is being shared throughout the school division, trustees were told during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Nov. 23 meeting.
The school's maker's lab offers learning activities in three forms: tinkering to learn, making to learn, and application...
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MacPherson to serve third term as Board of Education chair

November 09, 2021
The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic has highlighted the strength of Saskatoon Public Schools, according to the Saskatoon Board of Education's chairperson.
Colleen MacPherson, who was acclaimed to a third term as chair during the board's inaugural meeting Nov. 9, said the past year has shown that Saskatoon...
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Flag raising honours partnerships with First Nations, Métis communities

November 03, 2021
The sight of the Treaty 6, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Métis flags flying above Saskatoon Public Schools' Board of Education office was a welcome sign for Chief Mark Arcand.
Arcand, chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, joined representatives of the school division and Whitecap Dakota and Métis communities on Nov....

Board of Education hears how outreach workers help students Reconnect

October 26, 2021
The creation of six outreach worker positions designed to support staff in re-engaging students and supporting student mental health was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Oct. 12 meeting.
The primary work of an outreach worker is reconnection with families and support school staff and the...
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Employee vaccination procedure approved by Saskatoon Public Schools

October 25, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has approved an administrative procedure that will require employees to be fully vaccinated or provide regular negative COVID-19 test results.
 
Administrative Procedure 415 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing was approved by the division's administrative council on Monday, Oct. 25. While the procedure has been adopted by the administration, it is...

School division will require staff to show proof of vaccination or test status

October 07, 2021
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Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff members. As such, the school division is currently developing an administrative procedure on employee vaccinations. This administrative procedure will require all staff members to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or provide...

Help students make music by donating band instruments

October 05, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools gratefully accepts donations of gently used band instruments for use in elementary and secondary school band programs. To donate instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, or other instruments, contact the band teacher at your neighbourhood school or the Board of Education office. If you wish to...
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Every Child Matters flag flies over board office

September 28, 2021
On a sunny September morning, a small group of school division employees gathered on a rooftop to make history.
In a ceremony led by Don Speidel, the cultural resource liaison for Saskatoon Public Schools, the school division raised the Every Child Matters flag atop the Board of Education office. Located at...

Saskatoon Public Schools recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 10, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to recognizing the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The school division is moving the professional development/planning day for teachers scheduled for Oct. 8 to Sept. 30. This means there will be no classes for all prekindergarten to Grade 12...
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School community councils holding annual meetings

September 08, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2021-22 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
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Saskatoon Public Schools releases back-to-school handbooks

August 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has released its plan that outlines the school division's commitment to providing safe learning and working environments for our students and staff members. "Guidance from local public health officials continues to provide necessary guidance for our operational decisions at both the elementary and collegiate levels," said Director of...

Board of Education approves operating budget for 2021-22

June 16, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, which will see expenses of $287.7 million, an increase of $9.4 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding increased two per cent ($4.6 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated salary increase...
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‚ÄčDivision's pandemic response highlighted for Board of Education

April 27, 2021
Information about the school division's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic was shared with trustees during the Board of Education meeting held April 20.
Senior administration continues to meet regularly with medical health officers regarding the pandemic and its impact on learning and school communities. The division is in possession of...
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Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 22, 2021
Four programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Four programs for Grade 8 students ‚ÄĒ Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead - NńękńĀnńďtńĀn ‚ÄĒ engage students in a learning opportunity filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are open to any...

School-year calendar set for 2021-22; first day of classes Sept. 1

February 10, 2021
All students will begin the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, according to the 2021-22 school year calendar approved by the Board of Education.
The calendar represents a total of 185 instructional days for elementary students and 182 days for collegiate students, with a minimum of 950 hours of instruction.
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Schools welcome kindergarten registration for 2021-22 school year

January 05, 2021
  Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment.
If your child will be five years old by Jan. 31, 2022, they can start kindergarten in the fall of...
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Trustees hear about creative approaches to mark Remembrance Day

December 15, 2020
Honouring those who served took on a unique look in schools this year.
All schools typically observe Remembrance Day prior to November 11, however due to COVID-19 health guidelines and a significant winter storm, school ceremonies in schools looked different this year, trustees heard during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the...
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Report to Community highlights year of learning, challenges

December 14, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2019-20 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year that was filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The division's highlights the work done by staff and students to continue to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...

Three new trustees join Board of Education; MacPherson named chair

November 16, 2020
‚Äč Three new trustees were welcomed to the Saskatoon Board of Education during the inaugural meeting held Nov. 16. New trustees joining the board following the recent civic and school board elections are Michael Pidwerbeski in Ward 1, Kim Stranden in Ward 4, and Angela Arneson in Ward 10. Incumbent trustee...
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In-person elementary, high school classes cancelled Tuesday, Nov. 10

November 09, 2020
Due to the continuing impact of the severe winter storm that hit the city, Saskatoon Public Schools is cancelling in-person classes at all elementary schools and collegiates on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and moving to remote learning for the day.   The decision was made following discussion with the City of Saskatoon, which identified...
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Division enrolment impacted by COVID-19, trustees hear

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools reported a decline in division-wide enrolment as of Sept. 30, with the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant effect on overall enrolment, trustees were told during the Oct. 20 meeting of the Board of Education.
The school division's kindergarten to Grade 12 student enrolment is 25,280 as of Sept....

Voters invited to attend virtual candidate forums

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools will host virtual candidate forums to allow candidates for Board of Education trustee positions to share their platform and respond to questions from voters. School board elections take place Monday, Nov. 9, as part of the City of Saskatoon civic election. Information about voting, ward boundaries, and candidate...

Nominations open for Board of Education trustee election

October 05, 2020
‚Äč Election of trustees for the Saskatoon Board of Education will be part of the City of Saskatoon's local government election scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.  Saskatoon Public Schools is governed by a 10-person elected Board of Education. The school division is organized into 10 wards for purpose of elections but...
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New virtual school created to meet online learning demand

September 30, 2020
The registration of 2,400 elementary students for online learning resulted in Saskatoon Public Schools creating the new Online Learning Centre Elementary school, trustees heard during the Sept. 22 Board of Education meeting.
A principal, vice principal, and 54 classroom teachers, along with additional teachers and support staff, are assigned to the...
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Commitment of division staff creates successful return to school

September 21, 2020
  In the six months since schools were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatoon Public Schools' staff have gone above and beyond to ensure the continuation of student learning and the operation of the school division during an unprecedented time.
As we looked ahead to a new school...
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Deadline for transfer of students between online, in-person learning

September 21, 2020
‚Äč In order to maintain stability for student learning and staffing, Saskatoon Public Schools has established a deadline for transfers between in-school and online learning. Current SPS families have until Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, to transfer between in-school and online learning. After this deadline, elementary students will not be able to...
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Schools to mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30

September 17, 2020
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be taking part in an act of reconciliation and remembrance. September 30 is proclaimed as Orange Shirt Day each year by the provincial government. The day originated in Williams Lake, B.C.,...
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Schools welcome back students during the week of Sept. 8-11

June 29, 2020

  Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, a week later than originally planned.
The first day of school was  scheduled for Sept. 1, however the provincial government has announced the start of the school year will be delayed until Sept. 8 throughout the province.
Throughout the...
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Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2020-21 budget

June 16, 2020
With a focus on maintaining class sizes and addressing students' needs, the Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2020-21 academic year at its meeting held June 16. The budget includes expenses of $278.3 million, an increase of $6.6 million over last year.
Provincial government funding increased 3.7 per...

School division supporting families to meet students' nutritional needs

June 09, 2020
The work done by Saskatoon Public Schools and its community partners to ensure the nutritional needs of students and families are being met during school closures was highlighted during the Board of Education's meeting held June 2.
Food security is an issue for many students and families. The school division has been...

Schools welcoming kindergarten registration for 2020-21

April 29, 2020

  Schools may be closed but kindergarten registration is open for the 2020-21 school year!
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. If your child will be...
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Saskatoon Public Schools wants students to #TakeBackYourYear

April 29, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools and school divisions across the province are encouraging students to remain engaged with learning while physical classrooms remain closed.
The #TakeBackYourYear campaign invites teachers, staff, students, families, and community members to share the hashtag on social media along with their own stories of success and encouragement for one another...
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School division works with Saskatoon Tribal Council to feed community

April 22, 2020
A kitchen that usually feeds hungry high school students will soon be providing 1,000 meals per day to help feed the wider community. Saskatoon Public Schools is providing the commercial kitchen, food labs, and cafeteria at Mount Royal Collegiate, along with $20,000 in funding, to support the work being done by...
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Division's supplemental learning plan guides instruction during school closure

April 02, 2020
‚Äč Saskatoon Public Schools' supplemental learning plan guides the work of teachers as we support student learning at home. Our goal is for all students to feel connected to school and learning. During the pause in school operations, division staff explored how we can offer learning support to students and families at home....
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Message to parents and caregivers from Director of Education Barry MacDougall

March 30, 2020
I want to begin by saying thank you for your continued support of our schools and our staff members. We know this is more than a disruption. Education starting from a young age is vital to the growth of our children. We are working to right the ship as much as...
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School playground equipment off limits due to COVID-19 concerns

March 25, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools has closed all school playgrounds in order to protect the health of students and the community. The City of Saskatoon has also closed all of its playgrounds.
The action is being taken because the surfaces people touch ‚ÄĒ especially playground equipment ‚ÄĒ should not be used for the health and safety...
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Education Response Planning Team message to families

March 23, 2020
Saskatchewan has an Education Response Planning Team, consisting of officials from the Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatchewan School Boards Association, the Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials and the Saskatchewan League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents, that is meeting daily to support the education system in our response...
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Remaining unique program open houses cancelled

March 13, 2020
‚Äč Saskatoon Public Schools has cancelled the remaining open house/information nights for the following unique programs. New dates will be provided if rescheduled.
ScienceTrek at Montgomery School iGen at Sherbrooke Community Centre Creative Action  at North Park Wilson School Let's Lead‚ÄĒNńękńĀnńďtńĀn at Westmount Community School Media School at Evan Hardy Collegiate High School Carpentry...
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Information for parents, caregivers about STF job action

March 10, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. The STF represents all teachers, principals, vice principals, instructional consultants, coordinators, and secondary counsellors in our school division. 
The STF announced sanctions that will restrict...

Information for parents, caregivers about possible job action

February 25, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. Members of the STF have voted in favour of job action, which could include withdrawal from extracurricular activities, withdrawal of noon-hour supervision, rotating strikes, or...
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School calendar approved for 2020-21; first day for students is Sept. 1

February 12, 2020
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year prior to the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting...

Students share with parents during social media awareness session

February 05, 2020
For parents and caregivers who want to know more about the role of social media in their children's lives, there are no better teachers than youth themselves.
Ask the Experts: How Does Your Child Use Social Media? takes place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at Walter Murray Collegiate. Students from Walter...

Schools welcome families to kindergarten open houses during January

January 06, 2020
‚Äč   Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. Most of our schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with...
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 09, 2019
Stories of learning, achievement, and student success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2018-19. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be...

School division reports enrolment increase of almost 600 students

November 12, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 11th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,808 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 599 students from 2018.
As of Sept. 30, there were 17,139 students attending the division's elementary schools and 8,669 attending secondary schools. Trustees were told during the Nov....
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Colleen MacPherson elected Board of Education chair

November 06, 2019
Colleen MacPherson has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
MacPherson was elected to the position by her fellow trustees during the board's inaugural meeting held Nov. 5. First elected as a trustee in 2009, she has served as vice-chair of the board four...
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A new vision for student success at Saskatoon Public Schools

October 21, 2019
‚Äč Every student is known, valued, and believed in.  That is the vision of Saskatoon Public Schools, created as part of the school division‚Äôs new strategic plan.  "This plan is focused on students, above all else. It begins with a vision of what we want to achieve for every young person...
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Trustees hear how drum project provides hands-on cultural learning

October 09, 2019
Students and staff from Pleasant Hill Community School shared the adventure of making their own drum during the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting. They explained how the experience was connected to Indigenous, land-based teachings and how it responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
In the fall...
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Orange Shirt Day message shared through student-designed shirt

September 23, 2019
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be wearing art created by a student. Following a call for submissions a design by Eileen Knox of Marion M. Graham Collegiate was chosen to recognize Orange Shirt Day in schools...
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Plan the daily trip to school and help students get active and Move To Grow

August 29, 2019
School supplies, new sneakers and a fresh haircut are some of the back-to-school rituals for families. And as students head back to classes this fall, another good idea for families is to make a plan for how children can be active during their daily trip to and from school. Walking or...

Elementary schools welcome back students for new school year

July 02, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is welcoming new students and families back to school.
The first full day of school for students in Grade 1-8 is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Kindergarten students have a staggered start to allow them to become comfortable with the school and their classmates. Information on the kindergarten start schedule...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
‚Äč A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Commitment to students at centre of division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the heart of Saskatoon Public Schools new strategic plan. "Our school division is not only starting a new year, but we are beginning a new journey. Starting right now, we are following our new strategic plan. This strategic plan makes clear what...
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Move To Grow Week encourages students, families to get active

May 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating Move to Grow Week, May 13-16, and families are being invited to help us celebrate by planning an active start to the school day.
More to Grow encourages students and families to use active transportation options such as walking or cycling for their commute to and...

School division to receive increase in operational grant for 2019-20

April 16, 2019
‚Äč Saskatoon Public Schools will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in provincial education funding, according to information presented during the April 9 Board of Education meeting. In the wake of the recent provincial budget, trustees heard the school division will receive an operating grant of $229.8 million 2019-20. That is an increase...
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Families have big role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
‚Äč Saskatoon Public Schools believes every student has potential. But in order to succeed in school and in life, students need to show up. Regular attendance is a strong predictor of student success. Being present fosters engagement, builds relationships and creates a sense of belonging ‚ÄĒ elements that fuel a learner's confidence...

Students encouraged to #BeSomeonesHero during Pink Week

February 26, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to creating safe, caring and accepting learning and work environments. It is our goal to work together with parents/caregivers/guardians and community partners to support students as they develop moral values, display ethical conduct, and achieve to the best of their ability.
Our school division will be...
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Programs offer unique learning experiences for elementary students

February 19, 2019
Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in unique opportunities and hands-on learning experiences with Saskatoon Public Schools.
Four programs for Grade 8 students ‚ÄĒ Ecoquest, ScienceTrek, Creative Action and Let's Lead‚ÄĒNńękńĀnńďtńĀn ‚ÄĒ along with the iGen program for Grade 6, FLEX program for Grade 7-12 and the Montessori program for Grade...

Board of Education approves school-year calendar for 2019-20

February 13, 2019
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2019-20 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting held Feb....
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Board of Education learns how project recognizes Métis history

December 03, 2018
‚Äč A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon Transit and the M√©tis community was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 27 Board of  Education meeting. 
A bus shelter located at the school was transformed into a piece of art that recognizes the history of the school’s location...
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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
‚Äč Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Saskatoon Public Schools renews literacy focus, leads citizenship education

October 16, 2018
Saskatoon Public Schools is "open to all" ‚Äď our classrooms are welcoming learning environments where teachers guide students to build a foundation for a bright and healthy future. These lessons begin by first introducing the foundations of literacy to our youngest learners. This year, Saskatoon Public Schools has refined its focus...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...

Move To Grow encourages active transportation for students, families

September 04, 2018
‚Äč At Saskatoon Public Schools, we teach our students to make positive choices that will support their health and well-being. As educators, we know that a daily opportunity to exercise can have a multitude of benefits for our students in the classroom. But additional opportunities to be active every day can...
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Teaching students what it means to be "Open to All"

August 29, 2018
With a guiding principle of being "open to all," Saskatoon Public Schools is creating welcoming classrooms and educating students about the powerful importance of citizenship education for the future of our society.
Through citizenship education, the school division aims to create empathetic, respectful, action-oriented students who will employ their learning in the...

Student transportation information for September

July 04, 2018
Transportation is available for students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 who reside in Willowgrove School's busing zone and who are registered for bus service. Transportation is available on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, for students who  either: rode the bus at the end of the previous school year  and still qualify for...

Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
‚Äč The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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Willowgrove students share math, culture learning with trustees

June 06, 2018
Fostering proficient mathematicians who see the value and relevance of mathematics helps students be confident and curious as they build their computational skills and reasoning abilities.
The June 5 meeting of the Board of Education heard how the idea of cultural math bins gave Grade 1 students at Willowgrove School the...
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Students tell trustees how e-journalism supports learning, reconciliation

March 15, 2018
A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex (CRCEC) at Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is giving students a new voice. The Celebrating Excellence portion of the March 13 Board of Education meeting saw students and staff from Aden Bowman Collegiate joined with counterparts from...
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Willowgrove teacher honoured for contributions to music education

March 01, 2018
A Willowgrove School music educator and a leader in teaching with the Orff approach to music education has received national recognition for her contributions. Wendy Rigby recently received the Canadian Music Educators' Association Builders Award for her role as an educator and leader in the Saskatchewan music community. The award recognizes those who...
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School division, CUMFI renew partnership on Métis teachings

January 30, 2018
‚Äč Central Urban M√©tis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools have signed a new partnership to formalize their work to bring M√©tis history and teachings to all students in the school division.
An event held Jan. 30 at Westmount Community School saw representatives from both organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding. While...
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Term 1 Report Cards

November 10, 2017
  Term 1 Report Cards go home on Monday, November 20
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Cross-country programs build individual success with team approach

November 09, 2017
  Athletes who compete in cross-country running finish their race with an individual time, but for the hundreds of Saskatoon Public Schools elementary and high school students who compete in cross country each fall the sport is all about being part of a team.
"Every member of the team matters, a...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...
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Elementary students share literacy success story with Board of Education

October 03, 2017
The Board of Education heard how a unique writing project allowed students at Pleasant Hill Community School to learn what it was like to become authors. Students from Pleasant Hill along with teachers shared their participation in the Writing on the Hill project during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Sept....
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Important Busing Information

June 27, 2017
Grades One to Eight Transportation is available on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for students in grades one to eight who are already registered for bus service .   This means the students either: rode the bus at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and...
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Kindergarten Information

December 12, 2016
‚ÄčWe have a Kindergaten Information Evening taking place on Wednesday, January 18th from 7pm to 8pm in the large gym at Willowgrove School. Babysitting will be available for parents who need it. We will present information about our Kindergarten program and other details about the school. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  ...
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School receives Youth in Philanthropy Award for work with Friendship Inn

November 24, 2016
The contributions made by a group of Willowgrove School students and staff to the Friendship Inn have received special recognition. Staff members Kristen Kobylak, Ryan Dignean and Katherine Luciuk, along with their students from the last two years, were recognized with a 2016 Youth in Philanthropy Award for their volunteer and...
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First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...
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Students donate $8,500 for summer reading program

June 15, 2016
Students at our school certainly know how to put their math skills to good use as a recent mathethon event added up to a major contribution to support new Canadian students and the work of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation. The mathethon fundraiser, organized by our Home and School, raised a...
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Funds support physical literacy program for special needs students

April 06, 2016
Enriching the lives of all students through movement and quality physical education programs is one of the goals of Saskatoon Public Schools. For students in the Functional Life Skills (FLS) and Autism Support (AS) programs, a focus on functional skills also helps students become as independent as possible in their daily...
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Happy Holidays!

December 12, 2015
‚ÄčBest wishes for a wonderful holiday season! Our last day of classes at Willowgrove School¬†is Friday, December 18th, 2015. The school and main office are closed until Monday, January 4th, 2016.
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Extra Curricular Programs at Willowgrove School

December 12, 2015
Students at Willowgrove School have access to a wide variety of programs outside of regular class instruction. In the new year, sports teams including boys and girls basketball and our indoor track team will be practicing and competing several times per week. We also have a cheerleading team and a multicultural...
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Kindergarten Registration Information

December 12, 2015
‚ÄčRegistration for our 2016-2017 Kindergarten programs has begun. Copies of the registration form are available from the Willowgrove School main office. All Kindergarten programs in Saskatoon Public Schools are half time. On the registration form, we will ask parents for feedback about how the half time programs will be scheduled. The...
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Supplemental Information Form

June 01, 2015
‚ÄčWe want to give parents a chance to share information about their child or children regarding class placements for fall 2015. We will use this information to assist when we group students into classes. The form is available under the tab "Principal's Update". Please bring a paper copy back to the...
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Registration for Fall 2015

May 04, 2015
‚ÄčWe are accepting fall registrations for all Kindergarten to Grade 8 students who will attend Willowgrove School in September. Our office will be closed from June 29 - August 18. Please stop in anytime¬†on or after¬†August¬†19 to register. Our Administrative Assistant will be available to answer calls starting...
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May 1st School Celebration

April 21, 2015
We are planning a wonderful day celebrating our new school on Friday, May 1st. We will have a kick off assembly at 11am featuring dancers from the Multicultural Bhangra Club. In the afternoon students will showcase themselves in a school-wide "Identity Fair". The evening performace at 7pm will celebrate our four...
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‚ÄčBefore/After School Program Update

March 27, 2015
Boys and Girls Club are up and running with the the before/after school program. Under the tab "programs and services" you can find a link to information about before and after school care including a registration package for 2015 - 2016 and fees for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Please...
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Kindergarten Information

March 27, 2015
‚ÄčKindergarten registration for the 2015 - 2016 school year has begun, and forms are available from our Willowgrove School main office.
We are hosting our "Sneak Peek" on Friday, May 22nd from 1pm - 2:30pm. It will be a chance for students to participate in activities with various staff members. All registered...
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Playground Improvement Meeting

March 27, 2015
Our next meeting is Monday, April 13th in the Library at Willowgrove School at 7pm.   We need additional volunters to help with grant proposals, sponsorships and fundraising ideas!   Please attend if you are interested, as we have some wonderful ideas for ways to make the playground in Wallace Park even better!...
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November 28th Construction Update

November 27, 2014
Under the tab "Principal's Update" is a link to the latest information about construction progress at Willowgrove School. Our staff share in the disappointment with families about further delays.
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November 5th Preschool/Daycare Update

November 05, 2014
‚ÄčPlease see the tab "Programs and Services" and click on the link to the Daycare and Preschool. Preston Early Learning will be the operator of these two programs. We have updated information, as well as registration forms and parent information for the Early Learning Centre (daycare) and Preschool.
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Willowgrove Student Pep Rally

September 30, 2014
‚ÄčOur first ever Willowgrove student assembly is taking place Tuesday, October 7th in the auditorium at Centennial Collegiate at 10:15am.
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Picture Day's are approaching

September 30, 2014
‚ÄčGrade 4 - 8 Picture Day is Wednesday, Octobe 1st at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School. Grades K - 3 have thier picture day Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th at Forest Grove School.
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Student Handbook Information

September 05, 2014
‚ÄčStudents recieved their handbooks¬†at the start of the school year¬†that include information about all spects of Willowgrove School. The same handbook is available electronically for parents under the tab "About".
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Welcome Back BBQ's at Forest Grove and Egnatoff

September 05, 2014
Wednesday, September 10 th at Forest Grove from 5pm ‚Äď 6:30pm in the large gym and outside in the park. Please bring chairs or blankets if you want to sit outside. Thursday, September 11 th at Egnatoff from 5:30pm ‚Äď 7:30pm out in the park, as well as visiting classrooms in...
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August 26th School Start Up Information

August 26, 2014
‚ÄčUnder the tab "Principal's Update" is a letter we emailed to all families that gives information about the start of the school year. Please do not send school supplies on registration day - Tuesday, September 2nd! As well, if your child will be riding the school bus, please ensure they know...
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June 20th Construction Update

June 20, 2014
‚ÄčA letter was sent home to all families registered at Willowgrove School as well as to families whose children attend Forest Grove, Dr. John G. Egnatoff, and Silverspring Schools. The letter provides details about construction progress and reviews the contingency plans for students until the new building is ready. The letter...
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June 19th Information About School Start Up

June 19, 2014
‚ÄčUnder the tab "Principal's Update" is a letter that went home to all our reigstered families today. It gives information about the school day schedule next fall, before and after school care registration, bus information, and school¬†supply lists. The supply lists can be accessed on this web site from the...
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Willowgrove Playground Information

June 17, 2014
‚ÄčAt our meeting on June 11th we reviewed design options for the playground in Wallace Park. The existing structure will remain, and new features will be added. Approximate cost of the project could be in the range of $100 000. A group of parents are going to put together a fundraising...
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Preschool Update

June 11, 2014
‚ÄčPreston Early Learning¬†is currently¬†finalizing their preschool classes and preparing for a September, 2014 start up. There are still spaces available for 3 year old children (2 classes¬†per week) and 4 year old's (3 clsses per week).¬†Contact information¬†for Preston Early Learning¬†is under the tab "Programs and...
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Parent Information June 2, 2014

June 02, 2014
‚ÄčToday we emailed out three documents to families who have registered their students at Willowgrove School. The first is a detailed parent letter providing updates about our "Meet the Teacher" evening, before/after school care, student class placements, and bus information. We also sent home a bus registration form and a class...
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May 14 Construction Update

May 14, 2014
‚ÄčA letter was prepared and¬†emailed to all famlies¬†who have¬†students attending North East Schools on May 14th. The letter indicated that both the Public and Catholic School DIvisions are certain Willowgrove School and Holy Family School will not open in September, 2014. This announcement also affects the daycare that...
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Spring Student Meeting Feedback

May 05, 2014
‚ÄčBefore the Easter break we held meetings¬†with grades 3 - 7 students who have registered for Willowgrove School at Silverspring, Egnatoff, and Forest Grove. They had the chance to see pictures inside the school, hear about design features of the new building, and give input into programming for next year....
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June 11th Playground Meeting

April 16, 2014
We will be meeting on June 11th at 7pm at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School to discuss improving the playground behind Willowgrove School. Any parents interested in helping organize fundraising opportunities as part of the "Home and School" are also invited to attend. We hope to develop some plans for playground improvement,...
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Information about Parent Meetings

March 11, 2014
Kindergarten Sneak Peek - Thursday, May 15th from 4 - 4:45pm or 5 - 5:45pm at Forest Grove School The poster for this event can be found under the tab "Principal's Update". Students will have a chance to meet our new kindergarten teachers Mrs. Lemstra and Mrs. Ottenbreit, and participate in...
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Preschool Space Still Available For Sept. 2014

March 07, 2014
‚ÄčWe are thrilled to announce that the Willowgrove Preschool will start in September, 2014. The preschool will operate out of Erindale Alliance Church until the new¬†school is ready. Registration is open until at least the end of May. There are still spaces available for 3 year old children (2 classes...
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Traffic Safety at Willowgrove School

March 03, 2014
‚ÄčI shared parent feedback about traffic safety at a planning meeting with the City of Saskatoon on February 25th. A summary of the notes are posted under the tab "Principal's Update". The title of the update is "Traffic Safety Meeting Notes Feb 25th". It was a positive meeting, however some of...
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Contingency Plan for a Delayed School Opening

February 28, 2014
Various departments within the school division have worked together to develop a contingency plan in the event that Willowgrove School is not open in September, 2014. Details are posted in a letter found under the tab "Principal's Update". The link to the letter is located at the bottom of the list....
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Preschool Planning Meeting March 6th

February 26, 2014
‚ÄčWe have confirmed our preschool planning meeting will take place Thursday, March 6th from 7pm - 9pm in the library at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School. Parents will hear presentations from the two groups interested in operating the preschool and¬†have a chance to discuss their proposals. We want to be up...
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February Parent Meeting Summary

February 07, 2014
We held two parent meetings on February 10th and 12th.  Board Chair Ray Morrison was at both meetings and provided an update about construction. He explained to parents that the contractor EllisDon is confident the school will be finished on time, but that the school division and the consultants they have...
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January 31st Construction Update

January 31, 2014
EllisDon, the general contractor overseeing the construction of Willowgrove School, continues to make progress on this project. Recently they confirmed their intention to meet the following key milestones:   School Division occupancy date of June 30, 2014 and school opening date for students of September 2, 2014.   EllisDon has increased the project...
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Preschool Update

January 23, 2014
‚ÄčA small group of parents met on Monday, January 20th for a planning meeting. The group decided to explore finding an existing operator to run the preschool at Willwogrove School. They are putting together a "Request for Proposal", and will be asking preschool operators to present about the type of program...
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Date Change for Two Parent Consultation Meetings

January 02, 2014
‚ÄčWe will be holding two parent consultation meetings on Monday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 12th in the library at Forest Grove School - sorry for the change . Both meetings will cover the same topics. Childcare will be available. Topics will include themes of the school, programs and activites offered,...
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Instructions About Registration Procedures

December 12, 2013
‚ÄčRegistration for Willowgrove School¬†has started.¬†The forms are available on-line from this web page. Click on the tab "About Our School" for the link to the registration forms. Please be aware that if you are using Apple¬†devices or smartphones¬†you¬†may have difficulty¬†filling in the form electronically. Sorry...
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Preschool Meeting Summary

December 12, 2013
‚ÄčA summary of the December 10th meeting is posted under the tab "Principal's Update". A smaller planning group will meet again on January 20th at 7pm in the library at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School to discuss arrangements that other schools have with preschool providers. The larger group will likely meet again...
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Transportation Announcement

November 28, 2013
‚ÄčOn¬†November 26th,¬†the Board of Education made a decision about bus service for Evergreen students. Families¬†living in Evergreen whose children are in the regular English program will have the option of bus service to three schools next year - Silverspring, Egnatoff,¬†or Willowgrove. This will be in effect until...
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Cancelled - Willowgrove School Tour and Clean Up

November 26, 2013
‚ÄčThe tour and clean up of Willowgrove School that was planned this Sunday, December 1st from 10am - 12pm has been cancelled . Unfortunately not enough volunteers were available. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Kindergarten Planning Meeting

October 25, 2013
Willowgrove School is holding a Kindergarten information evening on Thursday, January 23rd at Centennial Collegiate from 7pm - 8pm in the band room . At this meeting we will introduce our new kindergarten teacher Nicole Lemstra, provide information about our kindergarten program, and consult with parents about topics such as schedule...
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Willowgrove School Information Meetings

October 10, 2013
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. Both meetings will cover the same topics so please attend whichever is more convenient. We will have refreshments and grade 8...
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November Meeting Summary

September 16, 2013
‚ÄčClick on the tab "Principal's Update" located along the top of the web page to¬†access a summary of¬†the parent feedback that was collected¬†on November 25th and 27th at our parent information meetings.¬†We will be holding two more¬†parent¬†consultations¬†towards the end of January. Dates have not...
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Meet Willowgrove Principal Shane Armstrong

September 04, 2013
‚ÄčMr. Armstrong will be attending the Willowgrove University Heights¬† Community Association AGM on Thursday Sept 5th, 7pm at Centennial Collegiate. He will also be at the Community Association Fun Day in the Park on Saturday, September 14th from 11am - 1pm. He will be available to answer questions and bring updates...
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Construction Update

August 23, 2013
‚ÄčAs you can see there has been a great deal of progress on Willowgrove School this fall. Ellis Don is the General Contractor for the project, and has various crews working on site each day. Their big goal is ¬†to finish all exterior work in the next few weeks. They are...
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Willowgrove Update - August 23, 2013

June 10, 2013
In just a year of construction, the new Willowgrove School has quickly taken shape. Construction remains on schedule and the school is expected to open in September 2014. The exterior wall framing and boarding is close to completion and the window frames are installed.  The exterior block work is started on...

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Schools hosting virtual kindergarten information nights in March

January 19, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. In past years, schools have held in-person information nights to share details about kindergarten and the school with families. In-person events...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 06, 2022
‚Äč Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 05, 2022
‚ÄčFamilies who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who move...
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Willowgrove students make spirits bright through song, cards

December 15, 2021
A choir of tiny voices sing, the audience applauds, and a group of Grade 1 students visit and joined in the spirit of community and Christmas with residents of Trinity Manor.
It's a tradition for students from Willowgrove School to share the season with elders, and while this year's gathering contained most...
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Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

December 14, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2020-21 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The report highlights the work done by staff and students as they continued to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...