Wilkinson Weekly Event & Activities Email
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Happy Monday, Wilkinson! Today is Day 3. Here's your weekly rundown of what's happening at the school.

Wilkinson 100th Anniversary
The Wilkinson 100th Anniversary celebration will get underway this Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 pm. Visit the organising committee's Facebook Page for more info about what to expect.

Welcome to Kindergarten
This year's Welcome to Kindergarten session is on Tuesday, May 17th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. It's a great a great evening for both parents and children. You’ll be given some helpful information about what to expect and how to prepare for the start of school, but the highlight of the evening involves travelling to each of the Kindergarten classrooms with other Kindergarten families to meet the teachers and participate in some classroom activities. Participants head home with a bag full of educational goodies and resources courtesy of The Learning Partnership.

Wilkinson Talent Show
The annual Wilkinson Talent Show is taking place in the gym on Thursday, May 19th at 12:35 pm. Parents are invited to attend. Acts include singing, dancing, and the playing of instruments such as the piano, the guitar and the ukulele. Please join us if you're able!

Author Visits
This week, Wilkinson Library is proud to host two authors. The first author visit is on the morning of Thursday, May 12th. Wilkinson will welcome Alex A., Canadian author and illustrator of the Jon le Bon graphic novel series. Alex A’s presentation will be for the grades 3 and 4 classes and will take place in the library from 10:25 - 11:25 am. His presentation will showcase his incredible art work and the story of Super Agent Jon le Bon. It will be a highly engaging and quite hilarious presentation! The first four books in the series have recently been translated into English, from the original French, with more to come. The library has copies of both the French and English versions. 

The second author visit is on the morning of Friday, May 13th. As a part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week, author and mystery writer Marty Chan visits with the grade 4 classes from 9:00 - 10:00 am and then with the grades 5 and 6 classes from 10:25 - 11:25 am. He is best known for his very funny Marty Chan Mystery Series and will share the creative spark behind his books and plays. The library has a number of Marty Chan titles.

Happy Reading!

Wilkinson Students at Music Monday Performance
We were proud to take part in the Music Monday event on Monday, May 2nd. This annual event unites Canadians in a celebration of music education. Check out the video!

No School on Monday, May 23rd
Please note the school is closed on Monday, May 23rd in recognition of the Victoria Day holiday. We hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend!

HPE Program Update
The list of Track & Field team members has been published on Mr. Kasaval's website, and an information package will be sent home shortly. The package will  including the event(s) the athletes are participating in, time of event(s) and location as well as what to expect on Friday, May 20th at Birchmount Collegiate.

There is a practice every morning from 7:45-8:45 (8:30 Day 1). It is not mandatory but highly recommended. If you are available to help supervise the team at the meet, or have any other questions about Track & Field, please email Mr. Kasaval.

Healthy Snack of the Week
May 9-13  Peaches, Plums or Pears
May 16-20 Tomatoes (any kind)

Request for Fun Fair Donations and Volunteers

We're collecting items for Loonieland, Dream Baskets and the Buck-a-Book and Media Tables. See the complete list of suggested items in each area. Items can be dropped off at the school’s front hall on Friday morning. 

We also graciously accept donations of Canadian Tire Money that we use to purchase supplies for the big day. This event is successful because of the work of our volunteers. Please see the volunteer registration form to see if there's something up your alley.

Fort McMurray Wildfires

We're all watching the situation in Fort McMurray unfold with a mixture of shock and sadness. If you want to help, please consider a donation to the Canadian Red Cross campaign.The federal government and provincial government of Alberta are matching donations to the appeal.

Reminder: Refugee Sponsorship Group Meeting
The Wilkinson-St. David's Refugee Sponsorship Group is having an open information meeting at St. David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave, on Thursday, May 19th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Ian McBride from the Anglican United Refugee Alliance will update us on our wait for a family.  We will also provide a fundraising update, information about the government-assisted refugee family we are helping through the Welcome Project, as well as information about how you can help us advocate to sponsor a family sooner.  
If you've missed our other meetings please feel welcome to come to this one.  If you would like to read more about our Welcome Project efforts or to download sample advocacy letters, please visit our website. See you there!

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