May Updates

It’s been a little while since we last connected so I would like to provide you with updates on what’s coming during this busy month of May for the Wolfpack! Feel free to read it all or skip to the sections that pertain directly to your child(ren)!

Modernization Updates

If you’ve been by our school lately, you can’t help but notice there’s a lot of construction action! Student safety and routine school operation remain our highest priority during this work. You can support us by reminding your child to obey all signage and to ensure that they are not trying to move any of the temporary fencing that has been installed. Also please remind your child that while it may seem exciting to watch the heavy equipment at work, we need the kids to be in the supervised areas of the school before school, during recess (at the park and back field) and after school.

You may also notice that the grade 5/6 doors on the front of our school are no longer accessible. We are asking all gr 5/6 students to enter through the main doors of the school. We will be finalizing some additional adjustments to entrance and exit doors for our kids this week and will send those updates as soon as they are ready.

You can stay up to date with all construction and modernization updates on our school website.

If you, or your child have any questions at all about the construction please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Bell Schedule for 2019-2020

Necessary changes are being made to Parkland School Division’s Regional Transportation System that will affect some students and families more than others. These adjustments will allow our existing transportation system to better adapt to the current funding model for bus transportation in the province given the addition of the two new schools Parkland School Division so desperately needed in Spruce Grove.

Please note, our bus arrival and departure time will only be shifted by  5 minutes earlier, with buses arriving at 8:15 in 2019-2020 as opposed to the current arrival time of 8:20 a.m. Similarly, buses will depart Woodhaven Middle School at 3:15 p.m. in 2019-2020 as opposed to the current departure time of 3:21.

For full details, check out the news article on our school website. You can access (and compare) our revised bell schedule on our school website.

PAT’s Starting this week!

Provincial Achievement Tests for students in grades 6&9 are starting this week. Grade 6 students will be writing their Language Arts Part A (written test) this Thursday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Grade 9 students will be writing their Language Arts Part A (written test) on Wednesday, May 7th from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The remainder of the PAT’s will be written in June. You can access the complete PAT schedule on our school website.

Track Meets Coming Soon

Despite the snowy and unseasonably cold weather lately, track season is fast approaching! Woodhaven Middle School will be hosting our Grade 7-9 Track Meet on Thursday, May 16th. The gr 4-6 Track Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd. Please feel free to come out and cheer on our kids!

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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