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Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! Our Westmount Wolverines shared lots of great stories about their summer break.  

Please click the link for our first 2017-2018 Newsletter from Ms. Lawrence that went home with your child.  /Portals/westmount/docs/201709071146.pdf

 Here are a few FORMS in case you need them. 

September Calendar 

Nutrition Program

The Lunch Lady

Westmount Shirt Order

School Year Calendar 2017-2018

The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, inclusive.  For more detail please go to the link

Wishing all of our families a great year ahead. 




We are very excited to welcome you back to Westmount Junior School for another fun-filled year! Please click the link for our first 2016-2017 Newsletter from Ms. Lawrence that went home with your child.  201609121154.pdf


Just a reminder that "Meet the Teacher & Corn Roast" will be on Thurs. Sept. 15th from 5-7pm. The Book Fair will also be open in the Library, drop in and check out the selection. Looking forward to see you there!

Sept. 29/16
Special Guest appearance by Rapper - D.O. Gibson!!! 

Students were cheering Duane Gibson aka D.O. (Defy the Odds) who came to visit us at Westmount J.S. today. Having fun with the students, rapping songs and spreading his "Stay Driven/Anti-Bullying" message. 




Check out his video "I Stand Up" 


  On 25 October 2007, the Government of Canada officially declared October as Islamic History Month, in recognition of "the importance contributions of Canadian Muslims to Canadian society, the cultural diversity of the Canadian Muslim community and the importance of Canadians learning about each other to foster greater social cohesion."  Also, at the Regular Board meeting held on June 22, 2016, the TDSB Board of Trustees resolved that the month of October, in each year be declared as Islamic Heritage Month, as well at Somali Heritage Month.  




 To help us celebrate, our guest speaker Zach Abdul read us a poem.  




Responsibility also means taking care of the only planet we have.  At Westmount, we’ve spent October learning how we can help to appreciate and protect our Earth.  We are all ecoWolverines!! One of the ways that we have been working on being responsible ecoWolverines is by trying to cut the amount of gas in the air to stop air pollution. 
On October 26,  students, teachers, staff, and parents walked to school to help keep both their bodies and the earth, healthy.  The Walking Parade picked up students from specific meeting points in the community and they all walked to school together! 



Fall Waste Audit


The results from our Fall Waste Audit  are in.  We are getting better at sorting our waste and making sure everything goes in the right bin.   We’re not perfect but we’re getting better everyday. It’s a good time to congratulate the winners of our 2016-2017 Fall Waste Audit - Congratulations Ms. Leavoy’s class.  Keep up the great work. This class won because they only had 5 items that didn’t belong in the recycling bin.  They also only had 4 items that didn’t belong in the garbage bin.  We’d like to thank Ms. Galloway and her students for making this cool trophy.




Remembrance Day Assembly Nov. 11/16

Let us remember those brave people, who gave their lives for us. We are grateful to them for their great sacrifice. Let us strive to be loving and kind: and to live in such a way as to keep our world at peace, without war.

We had a special guest parent who spoke with us about his experiences as a member of the Armed Forces. Thank you for sharing your time with us, Lt. Sharma.

(Thank you to Mulidzas-Curtis Wilson - Leqwiltokw Artist for our beautiful Canadian Flag) 



Aboriginal Education Month in the Toronto District School Board

 "In November, we celebrate Aboriginal Education Month at the TDSB. This month provides an opportunity to re-examine how Aboriginal perspectives, histories and contemporary realities may be centred across the curricula, and to focus on treaties and the legacy of residential schools." TDSB  Below is a few examples of our student's Art work. 





Author Visit!  
Award-winning Canadian author, Philip Roy, presented to our students on Monday, December 12th. Mr. Roy’s books have been nominated for the Silver Birch, Red Maple, CLA, Hackmatack and Geoffrey Bilson awards, and his books have been chosen consistently by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for “Best Books for Kids and Teens.” He read a passage from one of his (many) books and discussed his recycled art structures. 


Webcast on mental health and well-being with Director Malloy May 11 2017

Learn about mental health and well-being resources and initiatives and ask questions in this interactive webcast with Director of Education John Malloy on May 11, 7 pm. Link is


Bike to School Week is May 29th to June 2nd

Our bike rodeo will take place on May 30th (PM) for grade 2-5 students. Please take a moment to watch the news clip about a bike rodeo that happened at a school in New York.  While delivered in the U.S., it will be similar to what is happening at Westmount School. 



School year calendar for 2017-2018

The first day of the upcoming school year is Tuesday September 5 2017. Take a look here at next year's School Year Calendar for important dates and holidays.


Save the Date for our Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL)

Our school will be participating in the Lego First League again this year. 
This years challenge is called Creature Craze. Our students will be designing and building a Lego structure.
 Please join us on June 23rd from 12:40pm-1:40pm, as we host our second Jr.FLL Expo. Our classes will be showcasing their learning to our school community.


Urban Voices Contest Winners at WESTMOUNT J.S.! 

Congratulations to Enes B, Mariah V and Zahra F, their poems were published in an anthology for Urban Voices 2016/17.  

Their poems were chosen from over 1,100 poems and illustrations submitted this year. Please take a look at the book in our Library if you want to read more student poetry. Congrats again to our Westmount J.S. winners. 


2015-2016 Another Year Over!

We have had a very busy year! Thank you to all staff, student and parent who have helped make 2015/16 a successful and wonderful year.  Here is June's Newsletter -  2016June.pdf
Have a safe and happy summer. Looking forward to seeing you on Tues., Sept. 6th.  


  We are in the News again!



And we are also in the Local Newspaper - Etobicoke Snap'd

May Newletter - May2016.pdf

Westmount Junior School is FAMOUS!!!!

Etobicoke Centre MPP Yvan Baker (and Trustee Michael Ford) enlists the help of Sesame Street’s Elmo & Westmount Junior School students to spread the word about Ontario’s expanded Healthy Smiles program.

April Newsletter - click link -201604.pdf


Using the extraordinary power of live animals to teach students about the issues facing Canadian wildlife, our goal is to educate children about biodiversity and to inspire them to take action by becoming directly involved in helping to protect animals and their habitats.

Of course, our favourite animal was the WOLVERINE!!! 







Fairness Assembly 

How do you teach Fairness? With a Game Show of course! Check out our Westmount Junior School's Youtube channel for the video. Well done Ms. Ayllon's & Ms. Leavoy's class.



January Assembly - Character Trait - Teamwork

Ms.Suvoda's grade 5 class & Ms. Galloway's (& Ms. Baird) Kindergarten class worked together to produce a slideshow for the Assembly. The students wrote and directed their own skits for this presentation. Click on this link to view  the presentation - Teamwork.pdf


Our entire school participated in "The Hour Of Code". 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Ask you child what their favourite game was. We played Scratch, Lightbot, Kodable, Daisy the Dinosaur, The Foos, and Hopscotch. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. Computer Science Education Week was December 7-13, 2015. 

December Newsletter

Click this link to see a copy of the December Newsletter -  Dec2015.pdf


Visions of Turtle Island 

We had a wonderful time watching the Multimedia School Show " Visions of Turtle Island" which included live singing and dancing in Powwow & Haudenosaunee styles, ending with the ever popular Hoop Dance. Thank you for sharing your culture with us "Tribal Vision". 



November 11/15  


Greetings Westmount Families, Unfortunately, we cannot send home Progress Report cards until December 10. Because of previous job action, the central board reporting system will not be updated until December 10 so that all schools will send reports home at the same time. The Progress reporting period is September 8 – October 29, 2015. Your child’s teacher has completed the report card and will be meeting with parents by appointment only to share concerns at this time. All other students will receive their Progress Report card on December 10, 2015. 

 Please click below to read the rest of the Newsletter.




Coming soon
,......Westmount Junior School Council Presents "Raising Awesome Children" with Gary Direnfeld on Dec. 3/15 Read more here School Council presents Gary Direnfeld.pdf  MacMillan's FUNdraising Campaign is starting!!! Please check out the flyer Fundraising Letter.pdf  October/15 - Newsletter can be found here 201509301506.pdf


September 7, 2015

 Dear Westmount Parents and Guardians:

 Welcome back to the 2015/2016 school year!  We hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing summer holiday.  It was great to see all of our little Wolverines today.  To see the entire letter click 20152016.pdfMichelle Lawrence, Principal Westmount Junior School.


Westmount Assembly

Westmount celebrated its Fairness Assembly on February 27, 2014.  The theme for this year, Voices of Fairness, showcased quotes from different personalities like Martin Luther King, Bob Marley, Rick Riordan and our very own Ms. Lawrence.  Students who have shown fairness were also acknowledged during the assembly.  Here is the PREZI for Voices of Fairness:
Voices of Fairness
During the assembly Grade 3s also showed stories of fairness using simple animated videos they have been working on.  Here is a sample of  what they have come up with (two others are in the Voices of Fairness link above):

Westmount celebrated Asian Heritage Month together with the Integrity assembly on May 26. The event started with a gamelan (traditional musical percussion instruments from Indonesia) ensemble  and a shadow puppet performance by the grade 5 classes.  Students who have shown integrity in the school were also acknowledged. What is integrity anyway? Here is the video shown during the assembly starring Westmount students and staff:

Westmount's Got Talent!

Westmount students and teachers are talented!

This year, we had two concerts, the first one was held in December.  On its second year, it was titled "Westmount's Got Talent Season 2".  Here's a sneak peek of the acts:

May 7 is a night to remember! Families came to share their food with the entire Westmount community. Parents got to sit down with their children on picnic blankets enjoying good food, siblings got to play on the lawn in front of the school, friends got to chat and bask in the good weather. The potluck, which was oranized by the Parent Council, was then proceeded with an Open House where students got to show off their work in their classrooms. The day was capped off by a concert produced by the Music Department in coordination with the entire staff. Students played different instruments and got to show their singing chops!

Track & Field

May 2015 - The Westmount Track and Field Team did it again!!!!  Many in ribbons for our students in many different events!  The grades 2 - 4 students who participated did a fantastic job Centennial Park.  

Congratulations to all who participated! We are proud of you! 

Go, Westmount Wolverines!!!

Here are the results:

60m run grade 2 Kimron Shallow - 7th
60 m run grade 3 girls Michelle McKay - 4th
200m dash grade 4 boys-Jerimiah Hamilton - 7th
Grade 3 boys relay Abdullhaq, Chevardo, Duncan, Harith - 5th
Grade 5 girls relay Abigail, Yulia, Alexia, Amelia - 6th
Grade 5 boys relay DJ, Mark, Oleg, Hisham - 3rd
Gr 2 girls RLJ Aaliyah Koo - 8th
Gr 2 boys RLJ Jerimiah Dells - 5th
Gr 3 boys RLJ Patrick Promma - 6th
Gr 4 boys RLJ Malachi Dells - 8th
Gr 2 boys SLJ Kimron Shallow - 5th
Gr 4 girls SLJ Fatma Cobankara - 8th
Gr 4 boys SLJ Malachi Dells - 4th
Gr 5 girls SLJ Abigail Claxton - 7th
Gr 5 boys SLJ Oleg Voichenko - 1st


Canada Food Guide Radio Ads

As part of their Media Literacy class, students in the Primary Classes create simple media forms.  For example, the Grade 1/2 class created radio ads about the Canada Food Guide.  Here are the radio ads:



You can also read about how the ads were made here.

Dance A Thon for Tech

As we strive for teaching excellence and learning in the 21st century, we at Westmount come up with creative ways to meet those goals.  This year, we chose to dance our hearts away while raising funds for the technology we use in our classrooms.  With the Parent Council, teachers and students got together to support the technology development program for our school. This year's theme, Wild Thing, indeed brought out different wild things: a student came out wild wild, overgrown sunglasses, Miss Yee and Ms. Bojeczko came out as Thing One and Thing Two, Mr. Shih was Backwards Mr. Shih and some grade ones and twos came their wildest attires!  We now have 20 iPads and 30 netbooks that complement our desktops in the library.  

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5 - Happy First Day of School

11-15 - Book Fair in Library

14 - Meet the Teacher & Corn Roast         

28 - School Photo Day

29 - Terry Fox Run


9 - No School Happy Thanksgiving


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