October Arrives!

While the month of September has flown by, there is much happening at Woodhaven Middle School in October. The calendar on our public website offers a quick glance at many of the events and activities of September & October, but I will highlight just a few of these.

School Council

We were very appreciative to have a great turnout at our first School Council meeting, filling all of our positions! You will receive information and an invitation to our October meeting in the upcoming weeks.

A few items of particular interest at this meeting was the discussion on school fees and communication between school and home. I will be presenting additional information to council on fees ranging from Volleyball and CTF/Option Fees to Field Trip Fees during our October meeting.

Council asked that I remind parents that there are many ways to stay connected with what’s happening at Woodhaven Middle School so I thought I would highlight these briefly once again.

Home/School Communication

Perhaps the most important source of information from our school comes from our School Website . Please subscribe on the bottom right corner. This subscription allows us to keep you informed of important events such as Hot Lunch, Yearbook purchases, and School Pictures to name just a few.

We would encourage you to consider following us on our Facebook Page, or our Twitter Account.  Another great source of school information are our daily announcements which are posted to our website by noon each day.  If you have a question you would like to ask of any staff member, you can find the email addresses on our staff list. If your child is on one of our many extracurricular teams or in Fall Ball, you can find information from our Physical Education team on our PE Blog, or the PE Instagram Account. Of course, we always welcome a phone call or the opportunity to schedule an appointment to meet and discuss your questions.

Other Important Events

We have a few important, upcoming events that I would like to remind you of.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences are fast approaching on October 18th and 19th. Parents and students are encouraged to book an appointment with their child’s teachers to discuss the learning thus far. You should have received an email outlining how to register for these appointments online. If you require any support with this process, please do not hesitate to contact on our school office at 780-962-2626.  If these dates do not work for you, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers directly to make alternate arrangements.

Woodhaven Middle School Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association will be holding its first meeting and elections this Friday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m. in our school library. All are welcome and encouraged to consider attending. Positions available range from President to Casino Coordinator. The Woodhaven Middle School Parents’ Association typically meets 3 or 4 times per year and supports the fundraising efforts of our school with initiatives ranging from Booster Juice coupon sales to our Bi-Annual Casino. This group of dedicated volunteers provides so many opportunities and items to the students of our school and we are greatly appreciative of their efforts.

At Woodhaven Middle School we are proud of the various opportunities that we provide to our students ranging from our Fine Arts to Extracurricular Sports and clubs. Please continue to stay connected with these opportunities through our website to make the most of your child’s middle school experience!

Until next time…

Mr. S. Patras

Principal, Woodhaven Middle School



About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Ecole Meridian Heights School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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