Welcome to Woodbridge Farms School
You are visiting the website for Woodbridge Farms Elementary School. Our intent is to provide information about our school and its exciting activities. The website is an easy place to access essential information and print out forms. Each section of this website has its own submenu that you will find under the tabbed headings. You can find our contact information in the About Us section.
Check out the 2015-2016 Division Calendar for a complete list of holidays and school closure days for 2015-2016, or our school calendar for special school dates and activities. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you in planning appointments for your children.
Kindergarten Information Night
Learn more about Kindergarten:
Attend our Kindergarten information night
Parents only please.
Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2016–2017 school year. Families who have a child registered are invited to attend our Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, May 25 at 430 PM.
- Take a tour of the classroom/school
- Meet the teachers
- Learn about the typical day in Kindergarten and the importance of play-based learning
- Typically there are also representatives from community partners such as AHS (Alberta Health Services) with information for parents
To help families prepare even more, Elk Island Public Schools has compiled a wealth of information on its website (http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten). Additional information regarding Woodbridge Farm’s Kindergarten program, can be found on our school website at http://woodbridgefarms.ca/programs/kindergarten
NOTE: To be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2016–2017 school year, children must be five years of age on, or before, December 31, 2016.
EIPS/ATB Young Speaker Invitational Tournament
The Tournament will take place on Thursday, April 14 in Strathcona County Hall. We will be using the meeting Room(The Agora ) and several other county meeting rooms.
4:15 to 4:45 Registration Note:All speakers MUST check in by 4:45
5:00 Welcome in the Agora
Communicating Student Learning (New Report Card) Parent Survey
As requested by the Board, we would appreciate your assistance in again providing feedback about the (new) report card. The survey will close on Friday, April 22.
Woodbridge Farms is also surveying parents about the report card. We especially want to know if you prefer the electronic (only) or paper (2 page) version. We also would like to know if for the Term 2 report card you would prefer to have Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences before or after report cards are issued.
Communicating Student Learning
Woodbridge Farms is one of the schools which is piloting Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) new elementary report cards in the 2015-2016 school year. Developed by EIPS, the report cards are designed to enrich achievement for students in grades 1 to 6 and enhance the quality of education within EIPS by building strong partnerships among students, teachers, and parents. There is also a new report card for Kindergarten students. Report cards for students in grades 1 to 6 are sent home three times each school year (November, March, June) and Kindergarten report cards are in June.
Last year, EIPS established a Communicating Student Learning committee, made up of parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, and central office staff. Using feedback from close to 1,000 parents and 400 principals and teachers, the committee has produced an innovative reporting system focused on student achievement in academic outcomes and learner attributes.
Teachers will continue to assess all areas of the current programs of studies. What is new is the way in which student learning is reported. Instead of the (current) EPAL scale, a five-point numeric scoring scale will be used. Teachers will indicate student achievement in clear, parent-friendly categories in each subject. The reports card will allow teachers to report personalized information about each student in relation to learner attributes, areas of strength, areas for growth, and next steps.
EIPS is excited about its new method of communicating student learning, it’s innovative, inclusive, and based on what stakeholders have indicated they want to see in a reporting system. The pilot will take place in 10 other EIPS elementary schools. The full implementation of the report cards will take place in the 2016-2017 school year.
Please check out the following documents for more information!
In order to fully benefit from the new report card, we suggest that you access it online. This requires a Powerschool Parent Portal account. Information about how to set up this account can be accessed at this link or on the EIPS website. PowerSchool Parent Portal Please use this link to access the cover letter that accompanied our first report card. WBF CSL Cover Letter
Slideshow for parents about CSL: Parent Slideshow
Are you having trouble logging on to PowerSchool? Please try the following video resource:Parent Portal Video
Hello to my friends and their families at Woodbridge Elementary. My name is Jack. I am a 6 year old golden doodle. My mom Lilly is a golden retriever and my dad Wolf is a standard poodle. In my case, standard means BIG! In case you’re worried about allergies I am considered a hypoallergenic breed. That’s a big word for a dog like me!
I started visiting Woodbridge Elementary in November after meeting Mrs. Watt and her friend on the playground. Life at Woodbridge is anything but ruff! I continually receive pawsitive strokes and give licks of love in return.
Each week I am read to by many children in grades 1-4. I had no idea there were so many books about animals and specifically dogs! One of my good friend has even written a story about me. Mrs. Martin-Spady’s grade 5’s are currently teaching me multiplication strategies. Some days I am tempted to eat their work as I have a fondness for paper! Fortunately classroom garbage cans offer a smorgasbord of treats, wrappers, and paper. I have also enjoyed the occasional eraser in Mrs. Hoekman’s grade 1 classroom! Mrs. Draganoff’s grade 2’s spoil me with milkbones after I listen to their agenda entries.
I have been told I am a wonderful antidote for those who need a hug or kids who are reluctant readers. It’s not a bad gig for me either! I love to be loved!
Licks of love,
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS)
All families using EIPS’ Student Transportation services for the 2015–2016 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule.
If you have not received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, please contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed to families in August.
Strathcona Family and Community Services
Parent Surveys (November) Results
In November 2015, EIPS conducted parent satisfaction surveys. Below are links to the results for Woodbridge Farms as well as Elk Island Public Schools. Results were presented at the February School Council meeting.
- morning (every day)
- afternoon (every day)
- full day (Tuesday & Thursday with some Fridays)
Registration begins on Monday, January 4, 2016 and please join us later in the spring for our Kindergarten Information Night to meet the staff and take a school tour.
PowerSchool Parent Portal https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html
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Term 2 Report Card Surveys and Feedback
Posted on Mar 21 2016
Term 2 Report Card Surveys and Feedback As requested by the Board, we would appreciate your feedback about the report card. The surveys will close on Friday, April 22. EIPS Term 2 Report Card Survey Parent Survey Woodbridge Farms Elementary…
EIPS students impress at the 2016 Young Speakers Invitational
Posted on Apr 8 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — More than 70 of the top student speakers from 24 elementary schools in Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are getting set to compete in the sixth annual EIPS/ATB Young Speakers Invitational on April 14. Throughout…
EIPS students meet, share, and learn at Scratch Day 2016
Posted on Mar 9 2016
Sherwood Park, A.B. — More than 300 students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will have the opportunity to program their own stories, games, and animations during the fourth annual Scratch Day on March 10, 2016 at Bev Facey…
Students from EIPS and EICS master the art of storytelling at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference
Posted on Feb 16 2016
Sherwood Park, A.B. — More than 385 young artists and writers will have the opportunity to explore the influence of prose and illustration during the 27th annual Young Authors’ Conference this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at F.R. Haythorne…