Fall Programs Brochure 2009

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  no child left behind collaboration and coordination
                    making connections                         transformation          community development
    happiness                      community education                         opportunity     hard work
 community programming                                 community restoration                      understanding one another
working together                                                multiculturalism       families
                                                                                heart of the city
          all ages
                                                    everyone has value
                                                                                                        family literacy
               experience                                                                           having fun
 encouragement                                                                                         helping each other

     Fall Programs Brochure 2009

                             Formerly John Maclure Community School Society (JMCSS)
Hit the Ground Running!
On behalf of the West Abbotsford Community School Society, I would first like to welcome         Fall Programs                                 2
every father, mother, son, daughter, and grandparent in our community back for another
school year. It’s an exciting thing when those school doors open in September, because it        A full listing of our fall lineup.
means the promise of new friendships, partnerships, and accomplishments. We hope to have
a safe, fun, and fruitful year, and we hope that you and your family can be a part of it.
                                                                                                 Registration Form                             6
As usual, WACSS offers a wide variety of community programs for everyone to get involved         So you can register for our great programs!
with. We have kept some old favorites, added a few new ones, and are continually developing
others. Every program we offer is in this brochure, so please feel free to have a look around.
                                                                                                 Preteen Xtreme                                8
When can you register? Well, If you are holding a brochure, you can register for everything
inside of it right away. We’ve done away with registration day. Let me say that again:           The full schedule of events for preteens.

Registration for programs is on now!                                                             Seasonal Camps                                9
How do you register? If you would like to register, you can do so in a number of ways. First,    Our fun and affordable vacation day camps.
you can turn in a registration form and payment to the WACSS community office at John
Maclure Community School. If your program does not require payment, however, you can
fax your registration form to us, or you can e-mail it to info@westabby.org using the online     Special Upcoming Events                       10
PDF at www.westabby.org. Please do not leave payment at other schools. If neither of these
                                                                                                 The social events of the year!
methods of registration work for you, then give us a call at 604-859-6919 and we can try to
work something else out. Remember, space for programs is limited and is done on a first
come/first serve basis. Please sign up at your earliest convenience, as programs with low
registration may be cancelled. Don’t delay; sign up today!
                                                                                                 Contact Information                           11
                                                                                                 How you can get in touch with us.

Pierre Welbedagt
WACSS Executive Director

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Fall Programs
Breakfast with WACSS                                Drop-in Basketball                                   Family Connections
All ages                                            Ages 16 - 99                                         All Ages/Families referred
The West Abbotsford Community School                Basketball is one of the most popular sports in      Family Connections is a large-scale program put
Society has partnered with Solid Rock Christian     the world because it’s easy to play. So why aren’t   on by the West Abbotsford Community School
Fellowship to bring breakfast to the families       you playing it right now? You could be, if today     Society (WACSS), Central Abbotsford Community
of John Maclure Community School twice a            is Sunday, and right now is 3pm, because that’s      School Society and Abbotsford Community
week. Mondays will be a light breakfast, with       when the Howe gym is open, and an intense            Services. The purpose of this program is to give
muffins, fruit, and sometimes pancakes and          game of basketball will take place. You don’t        New Canadian families (with children ages 0-13)
other tasty morning foods. Fridays we indulge       have to be great, and you don’t have to have any     an opportunity to meet with others, practice
in eggs, hash browns and sausages. Both days        experience. Just so long as you can dribble a        their English and literacy skills, and have some
are absolutely free for anybody who wants a free    basketball. That helps.                              time for recreation and play. Transportation
breakfast, young and old, parent and child. Note:                                                        will be provided. If you are interested in being
WACSS encourages any other local churches           Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School                  involved in this program, speak to your local
who are interested to contact us and inquire        Begins Sept. 13                                      school principal or SWIS worker, as this
about “adopting an elementary school”, as Solid     Sunday                                               program is by referral only.
Rock has. It is a very welcome partnership. For     Howe Gym
more information about Solid Rock Christian         3-5pm                                                Central Abbotsford Community School Society
Fellowship, go to www.solidrockweb.org.             FREE                                                 Begins in October
John Maclure Community School                                                                            Godson Elementary
Returns Monday, October 5                                                                                6-8:30pm
Mondays/Fridays                                                                                          FREE
JMCS Gym                                            ESL Flight School
7:30-8:00am                                         Grades 1 - 5                                         West Abbotsford Community School Society
FREE                                                This after-school program is designed to help        Dates TBA
                                                    elementary students fly to the next level in their   Monday/Wednesday
                                                    English communication skills. This fun and           John Maclure Community School
                                                    interactive ESL program is offered at Clearbrook     6-8:30pm
                                                    Elementary. Clearbrook students can enjoy the        FREE
Dragon Dojo Isshin Ryu                              convenience of attending an affordable after-
                                                    school program at their school, while developing
Karate Club                                         their English abilities.
Sept. 29 - Dec. 10*                                                                                      Hand in Hand Daycare
John Maclure Community School Gym                   Clearbrook Elementary School                         Ages 5 - 12
                                                    Begins October 6                                     Hand in Hand Child Care Society, formerly
Little Ninjas: 6 - 8yrs
                                                    Tuesday/Thursday                                     known as Abbotsford Area Out of School
This is an introductory class. There is no
                                                    Multi-Purpose Room                                   Society (AAOOSS), is a non-profit society
sparring and wearing a gi is optional.
                                                    3-4pm                                                established in 1994. The Hand in Hand program
5:15 - 6pm
                                                    $12/session                                          at JMCS operates in partnership with the West
                                                                                                         Abbotsford Community School Society. Hand in
                                                                                                         Hand is committed to providing quality child care
Dragon Kidz: 9 - 12yrs
Where children begin their journey in Isshin        Family Baking                                        by working “hand in hand” with all levels of the
                                                                                                         Abbotsford community.
Ryu. Gis are mandatory and students will have       All ages
regular gradings.                                   The Family Baking program allows families to         John Maclure Community School
6 - 7:30pm                                          come together and enjoy one of the simpler           Begins September 8
Tuesday/Thursday                                    pleasures in life: preparing snacks and meals        Monday-Friday
                                                    hand in hand. In this larger space at Colleen &      Hand in Hand Portable
                                                    Gordie Howe Middle, we hope that you and your        7-8:30am (before school)
Mixed Class: 13 - 99yrs                             child will enjoy the opportunity to do something
Go from a white belt all the way to a black belt                                                         2:28pm-6pm (after school)
                                                    constructive together, and we know you’ll enjoy      For pricing and for further information, visit
in this class.                                      the results.
7:30 - 9pm                                                                                               www.handinhand.ca or call 604-852-1622.
Tuesday/Thursday                                    Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School
                                                    Sept. 30 - Nov. 18
For pricing information or other general            Tuesday
inquiries, call 604-217-0453 or 604-556-6530        Howe Home Economics classroom
to register or visit www.dragondojo.ca.             3-4:30pm
Mixed Class & Dragon Kidz registrants must
also purchase Karate BC membership, which is
valid until September 2010.

A special registration for this program will be
held on September 29 at 6pm, at John Maclure
Community School.

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Fall Programs, con’t.
Iron Hockey League                                     Little Rascals                                       Nobody’s Perfect
Grades 4 - 8                                           Preschoolers w/Parents                               Nobody’s Perfect is a voluntary, self-referred
The new Abbotsford Iron League is a complete           If you want to get your child on the fast track      program offered in Punjabi. This program is
WACSS floor hockey league with gear, school            to being an early reader, come join the Little       designed to teach parents about their pre-
teams, coaching, and stats. If you like hockey         Rascals staff for a time of stories, crafts, and     school and elementary school age children
even a little bit, it’s for you. Each elementary       recreation! Parents will receive tips on how to      and how to have a better relationship with
school in the WACSS catchment will have a              get their children reading around the house and      them. It addresses issues such as self-esteem,
team, which means if you attend Bondar, Chief          get to hang out with other parents. The program      behaviour, discipline, anger awareness, child
Dan, Clearbrook, Howe, JMCS, Terry Fox, or             will end with a half-hour of open gym time,          development, establishing routines, and cultural
Ten-Broeck, you are eligible to sign up. And           allowing the tots to work out all that energy they   issues. This group will meet once a week in the
you should! Sign up today and compete for the          always seem to have! Literacy and recreation:        six week time frame. After the completon of this
chance to hoist the Canadian Tire Cup and get          a great pair. Note: this is a FREE family            course, parents will receive a certificate and
your name in the record books. Local school            literacy program and a parent must attend            other resource books. Childcare for children
days will be determined once registration has          with children; siblings are welcome! Funding         up to eight years of age will be provided and
begun. Practices will be at a student’s local          is provided by Success by Six. As a result, this     transportation will be prvided for those who
school gym from 6-8pm one night a week. Inter-         program is FREE.                                     need it. Services are free and will be kept
school games will be once every two weeks at                                                                confidential but registration is required. If you
Howe and Chief Dan middle schools. Dates and           Clearbrook Elementary School                         are interested in registering for this program
days to be announced.                                  Oct. 6 - Nov. 17                                     or for more information, please call Abbotsford
                                                       Tuesday                                              Community Services at 604-859-7681 (#302).
Regarding cost: cost will be subsidized by             Multi-Purpose Room
WACSS and Canadian Tire JumpStart. Ask for             3:15 - 4:15pm
details upon registration. Cost would normally
be $50. Speak to Pierre at the community office        Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary
for more information.                                  Oct. 7 - Dec. 2
                                                       Multi-Purpose Room
                                                       2:35 - 3:35pm

Kidz Own                                               John Maclure Community School
Grades K - 5                                           Oct. 2 - Nov. 20
Kidz Own is an after-school program that seeks         Friday
to help John Maclure students with areas               Multi-Purpose Room
of difficulties, predominantly in their social         2:35 - 3:35pm
behavior and academic studies, and provides
a safe place to hang out with friends. Time            Ten-Broeck Elementary School
from 2:45 – 3:15 is devoted to helping students        Oct. 5 - Nov. 23
with their homework and the remaining time             Monday
is spent reading and playing independently in          Multi-Purpose Room
recreational games and activities. Snacks are          2:45 - 3:45pm
provided. Facilitators of this program will also
present mini-workshops on study skills, time           Terry Fox Elementary School
management, personal goal setting and other            Oct. 7 - Dec. 2
life qualities. If you feel that your child/children   Wednesday
may benefit from this program, please come             Multi-Purpose Room
speak to Pierre in the community office. Please        2:45 - 3:45pm
note: a homeroom teacher must refer your child
to this program.

John Maclure Community School
Returns Oct. 5.
                                                                                                            Paper Mates
                                                                                                            Grades 3 - 8
                                                                                                            Paper Mates is a writers club for young people.
Room #134
                                                                                                            In the program, children will be given the
2:30 - 4pm
                                                                                                            opportunity to use their imaginations, write
                                                                                                            original stories, and work on their reading and
                                                                                                            writing comprehension. It is the best place in
This program will be provided at a second
                                                                                                            the school to write about dragons, robots, and
elementary school to be announced later,
                                                                                                            monsters that have robot arms and dragon DNA.
pending funding.
                                                                                                            Or something. If you are prone to fabrications
                                                                                                            and fits of originality, Paper Mates is the
                                                                                                            program for you!

                                                                                                            John Maclure Community School
                                                                                                            Sept. 30 - Nov. 18
                                                                                                            JMCS Computer Lab
                                                                                                            2:30 - 3:45pm

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Fall Programs, con’t.
Preteen Xtreme                                        Reading Rascals                                     Responsible Parenting
Grades 4 - 7                                          If you want your child to be a reading rascal,      This program is not for bad parents. This
Preteen Xtreme is a free drop-in program for          come join the Reading Rascals staff for a time      program is for parents who want to have
kids in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. Come join Greg and     of stories, crafts, and fun! Parents will receive   healthy, happy families and healthy, happy
the rest of the Preteen staff for two hours of fun,   tips on how to get their children reading around    relationships with their 5-12 year-old
games, and some unexpected surprises. It just         the house, get to hang out with other parents,      children. In short, there’s something in this
might be the most fun you have all year. If you       and receive a free book to add to their family’s    program for you, no matter what.
haven’t registered for Preteen, don’t worry; you      personal library each week. Note: this is a
can just drop in. For a complete list of dates,       family literacy program and a parent must           Session #1: Introduction; Styles of Parenting:
times, and locations, and special events, go to       attend with children; siblings are welcome!         understanding yourself and your child; Family
Page 8.                                                                                                   Constellation - Birth Order, Family Values, etc.
                                                      John Maclure Community School                       Session #2: Encouragement; Self-Esteem;
                                                      Kindergarten students, w/Parents
John Maclure Community School                                                                             and Four Goals of Behaviour
                                                      Days and dates TBA
Begins Sept. 16                                                                                           Session #3: Communication - Emotions
                                                      JMCS Kindergarten Room & Library
Wednesday                                                                                                 and Listening Skills; Discipline: Natural and
                                                      2:35 - 3:35pm
JMCS Gym                                                                                                  Logical Consequences
6-8pm                                                                                                     Session #4: Dealing with Feelings, Anger, &
FREE                                                                                                      Stress; Children’s fights; and Other Parenting
                                                      Clearbrook Elementary Community School              Challenges and Concerns
                                                      Kindergarten students, w/Parents
Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle
                                                      Days and dates TBA
Begins Sept. 19                                                                                           Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary
                                                      Clearbrook Multi-Purpose Room
Saturday                                                                                                  Oct. 19 - Nov. 9
Howe Gym                                                                                                  Monday
6-8pm                                                 FREE                                                Multi-Purpose Room
FREE                                                                                                      FREE

                                                                                                          Rose Garden Preschool
                                                                                                          Preschool-age children
                                                                                                          The Rose Garden Preschool is the finest
                                                                                                          preschool in all the land. There’s plenty to do,
                                                                                                          and plenty of new friends to make! If you’re
                                                                                                          looking for a preschool for your child, we
                                                                                                          highly recommend it, and not just because
                                                                                                          it’s the only one in our brochure--it’s also our

                                                                                                          John Maclure Community School
                                                                                                          Begins September 8
                                                                                                          Monday - Friday (PM only)
                                                                                                          JMCS Hand in Hand Portable
                                                                                                          For more information, call 604-852-1622.

                                                                                                          Seniors’ Computer
                                                                                                          The seniors’ computer classes began last
                                                                                                          summer and have been a great success ever
                                                                                                          since. If you’re interested in learning how to
          Buy it or sell it with me and 10% of my                                                         operate a computer, just come down to the
                                                                                                          Abbotsford Seniors’ Association building,
    commission will be donated on your behalf to                                                          where Courtney will guide you.

    West Abbotsford Community School Society                                                              Abbotsford Seniors’ Association
                                                                                                          Set 1 of classes: Sept. 3 - Sept. 18
                                                                                                          Set 2 of classes: Sept. 24 - Oct. 9
                                                                                                          Set 3 of classes: Oct. 15 - Oct. 30

                                 Paul Mohns                                                               Set 4 of classes: Nov. 5 - Nov. 20
                                                                                                          Set 5 of classes: Nov. 26 - Dec. 11
                                                                                                          Abbotsford Seniors’ Computer Lab
                                                                                                          12 - 1:30pm - Beginners’ classes
                                   604-832-3921                                                           2-3:30pm - Intermediate classes

                                                                                                          For more information, call 604-859-1189.
        Homelife Glenayre Realty Co. Ltd. 604-859-3141

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Fall Programs, con’t.
Skiing and Snowboarding                                Strong Start                                        Ultra Gym
                                                       Ages 0 - 5 (with parents)                           Grades K - 3
at Grouse Mountain                                     The Strong Start program is free, and is provided   Ultra Gym is a FREE program for kids from
Grades 4 - 8                                           to give children a head start on early literacy,    grades kindergarten to three to come to the
WACSS and Grouse Mountain partner together             play, sharing, and socialization. If you are        gym and play enough high-speed, high-energy
annually to provide a skiing and snowboarding          interested in helping your children to develop      games to send them home ready to play calmly.
program that is affordable, in order to give           their social, emotional, and academic skills at     Ultra Gym is a great time and kids really enjoy
children an opportunity to do something special        an early age (before they enter kindergarten), we   it. The program has doubled in size in the last
they might not get to do otherwise. For four           highly recommend the Strong Start program.          year, so sign up as soon as possible; space goes
consecutive Thursdays, we will take 18 children                                                            quickly.
to the mountain and teach them the ropes--             John Maclure Community School
the tow-ropes, that is. Or maybe your child is         Begins in September                                 John Maclure Community School
talented enough to ride the chair lift. That’s         Monday - Friday (AM only)                           Oct. 1 - Nov. 12
fine, too. There are lessons available for all skill   JMCS Hand in Hand Portable                          Thursday
levels. Registration for this special program          FREE                                                JMCS Gym
begins after school on November 16. Keep                                                                   2:30 - 3:30pm
your eyes peeled for pricing information, and if       For more information, call 604-852-1622.
you want to know anything else, please call the                                                            Ten-Broeck Elementary School
community office.                                                                                          Sept. 29 - Nov. 10
JMCS & Howe Middle                                     Starr Archery                                       Ten-Broeck Gym
Jan. 14 - Feb. 4                                       Grades 4 - 8                                        2:30 - 3:30pm
Thursday                                               Archery is one of the elite sports of royalty.
Grouse Mountain                                        Have you ever wanted to be royalty? You can         Terry Fox Elementary School
2-10pm                                                 get a good headstart here. Who knows? Maybe         Oct. 1 - Nov. 12
                                                       you’ll become an olympic medallist. Everybody       Thursday
Please note: this program is initially made            starts somewhere. Registration will be done         Terry Fox Gym
available to all schools involved in WACSS             through Starr Archery, just like Karate. For more   2:30 - 3:30pm
programs: Bondar, Chief Dan, Clearbrook,               information, call the WACSS community office or
Howe, John Maclure, and Terry Fox. If your child       come speak to Pierre and Harrison.
attends another school, you may still be able to
attend, but special permission must be granted.        John Maclure Community School                       YMCA Steve Nash
                                                       Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
                                                       Monday                                              Basketball
                                                       JMCS Gym                                            Steve Nash and the YMCA believe that anybody
                                                       6-8pm                                               can play basketball, and everybody should get
                                                       $35                                                 the chance. If you want the opportunity to play in
                                                                                                           a real basketball league, develop your skills, get
                                                                                                           some exercise, and have a great time, this is the
                                                                                                           league for you. For more information, contact
                                                                                                           Darren Mumford at the YMCA at 604-575-5514.

                                                                      WACSS DOES
            Saturdays only. Cost per hour is $20. For more information on how you can have a birthday
            party in the John Maclure Community School gym, call 604-859-6919.

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WACSS Registration Form (Side 1)
Participant Information

Last Name _______________________________________                 First Name ___________________________________

Birthdate _______       Sex ________      School ___________________________________________                 Grade ______

Contact Information

Parent/Guardian(s) ________________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone ____________________          Business Phone __________________ Alternate Phone __________________

Street Address _______________________________________ City _______________ Postal Code _______________

E-Mail Address (optional) ____________________________________________________________________________

Medical Information

Personal Health Number (mandatory info) _____________________________              Allergies ________________________

Emergency Contact Name _________________________________________                   Relationship _____________________

Home Phone ____________________          Business Phone __________________ Alternate Phone __________________

Does the participant have any medical or special needs that would require additional attention? Registrants must make
WACSS and its instructors aware of any and all relevant information. Undisclosed information may result in your child be-
ing withdrawn from the program.                  Yes             No

If yes, please explain. ______________________________________________________________________________

Registration Information

Program Name ___________________________________________                  School _______________        Fee __________

Program Name ___________________________________________                  School _______________        Fee __________

Program Name ___________________________________________                  School _______________        Fee __________

                                                                                           Total Amount $ _____________
Method of Payment

Please Choose One:      Cash             Cheque

I, the undersigned, do hereby allow the individual(s) named herein to participate in the aforementioned activity or

Signature ____________________________________________________                     Date __________________________
WACSS Registration Form (Side 2)
Consent & Release of Liability Form

I consent to my/my child’s participation in the program(s) named on the reverse of this form. I am aware that there
are risks associated with participation in the program(s) including the risk of injury and I consent to my/my child’s
participation in spite of such risks.

I acknowledge that there are risks associated with participation in any physical training, exercise, sports, adventure
or activity program. I have informed myself and understand the risk associated with my/my child’s participation in the
program(s) named on the reverse of this form and (where applicable) my/my child’s use of the facilities, including the risk
of personal injury, and freely accept those risks.

I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to inform the West Abbotsford Community School Society of any medical or
other conditions that may affect my/my child’s participation in the program(s). I am not aware or have disclosed any
medical condition that would affect my/my child’s ability to participate in the program(s). If I have any concerns about my/
my child’s medical condition, I will consult with my/my child’s physician before participating in the program.

In the event that I or my child require medical attention, I consent to my/my child being transported to the nearest
emergency center, including by ambulance if necessary and accept that I am responsible for any costs of such services.

I understand that I am free to withdraw myself/my child from or reduce my participation in the program(s) at any time.

I acknowledge that the WACSS staff may limit or prohibit my/my child’s access to the program(s) or facilities in the event
of any misuse of the facilities or misconduct on my or their part.

Release and waiver:

In consideration of the acceptance of my/my child’s registration for the program, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors,
administrators, or any others who may claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and hereby waive, release and discharge
the West Abbotsford Community School Society and anyone acting for or on the West Abbotsford Community School
Society’s behalf, from any and all claims of liability for personal injury, illness, loss of life or property damaged of any
kind or nature, arising out of or sustained in the course of my/my child’s participation in the program(s). This release and
waiver applies to all claims, foreseen or unforeseen, including negligence and breach of statutory or other duty of care.

I have read this consent form, understand and accept its terms. I recognize that by signing this document I am waiving
certain legal rights, including right to sue.

X ______________________________________________
Parent’s or participant’s signature

X ______________________________________________
Parent’s or participant’s name (please print)

Date: _____________/_____________/______________
Preteen Xtreme 09/10 Events Schedule
Preteen is a free, drop-in program for kids in grades 4-7. It runs from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays. We play
gym games (like dodgeball, basketball, tag, or zombie island), go on free field trips (like swimming and bowling) and have special
events planned by your Preteen council members, you, and your friends. Check the schedule for the next Preteen event and come out
for the time of your life! If you would like more information about this program, contact Greg Atkinson, the Preteen Director, at 604-859-
6919, or e-mail him at greg@westabby.org.

September                                       January                                       April
Sept 16 – Preteen at JMCS                      Jan 5 – Preteen at Bondar                      Apr 3 – No Preteen
Sept 19 – Preteen at Howe                      Jan 6 - Preteen at JMCS                        Apr 6 – Preteen at Terry Fox
Sept 23 – Preteen at JMCS                      Jan 9 – Preteen at Howe                        Apr 7 – Preteen at JMCS
Sept 26 – Preteen at Howe                      Jan 12 – Preteen at Bondar                     Apr 10 – Preteen at Howe
Sept 30 - Preteen at JMCS                      Jan 13 - Preteen at JMCS                       Apr 13 – Preteen at Terry Fox
                                               Jan 16 – Preteen at Howe                       Apr 14 – Preteen at JMCS
                                               Jan 19 – Preteen at Bondar                     Apr 17 – Preteen at Howe
October                                        Jan 20 - Preteen at JMCS                       Apr 20 – Preteen at Terry Fox
Oct 3 – Preteen at Howe                        Jan 23 – Preteen at Howe                       Apr 21 – Preteen at JMCS
Oct 6 – Preteen at Terry Fox                   Jan 26 – Preteen at Bondar                     Apr 24 – Preteen at Howe
Oct 7 – Preteen at JMCS                        Jan 27 - Preteen at JMCS                       Apr 27 – Preteen at Terry Fox
Oct 10 – Preteen at Howe                       Jan 30 – Preteen at Howe                       Apr 28 – Preteen at JMCS
Oct 13 – Preteen at Terry Fox
Oct 14 – Preteen at JMCS
Oct 17 – Preteen at Howe                       February                                       May
Oct 20 – Preteen at Terry Fox                  Feb 2 – Preteen at Ten-Broeck                  May 1 – Preteen at Howe
Oct 21 – Preteen at JMCS                       Feb 3 – Preteen at JMCS                        May 4 – Preteen at Bondar
Oct 24 – Preteen at Howe                       Feb 6 – Preteen at Howe                        May 5 – Preteen at JMCS
Oct 27 – Preteen at Terry Fox                  Feb 9 – Preteen at Ten-Broeck                  May 8 – Preteen at Howe
Oct 28 – Preteen at JMCS                       Feb 10 – Preteen at JMCS                       May 11 – Preteen at Bondar
Oct 31 – Halloween Howl                        Feb 13 – Preteen at Howe                       May 12 – Preteen at JMCS
                                               Feb 16 – Preteen at Ten-Broeck                 May 15 – Preteen at Howe
                                               Feb 17 – Preteen at JMCS                       May 18 – Preteen at Bondar
November                                       Feb 20 – Preteen at Howe                       May 19 – Preteen at JMCS
Nov 3 – Preteen at Chief Dan                   Feb 23– Preteen at Ten-Broeck                  May 22 – Preteen at Howe
Nov 4 – Preteen at JMCS                        Feb 24 – Preteen at JMCS                       May 25 – Preteen at Bondar
Nov 7 – Preteen at Howe                                                                       May 26 – Preteen at JMCS
Nov 10 – Preteen at Chief Dan                                                                 May 29 – Preteen at Howe
Nov 11 – No Preteen                            Spring Break: Feb. 28 – Mar. 13
Nov 14 – Preteen at Howe
Nov 17 – Preteen at Chief Dan                                                                 June
Nov 18 – Preteen at JMCS                       March                                          June 1 – Preteen at Chief Dan
Nov 21 – Preteen at Howe                       Mar 17 – Preteen at JMCS                       June 2 – Preteen at JMCS
Nov 24 – Preteen at Chief Dan                  Mar 20 – Preteen at Howe                       June 5 – Preteen at Howe
Nov 25 – Preteen at JMCS                       Mar 24 – Preteen at JMCS                       June 8 – Preteen at Chief Dan
Nov 28 – Preteen at Howe                       Mar 27 – Preteen at Howe                       June 9 – Preteen at JMCS
                                               Mar 31 – Preteen at JMCS                       June 12 – Preteen at Howe
                                                                                              June 15 – Preteen at Chief Dan
December                                                                                      June 16 – Preteen at JMCS
Dec 2 - Preteen at JMCS                                                                       June 18 – Community Picnic
Dec 5 – Preteen at Howe                                                                       June 19 – Preteen at Howe
Dec 9 - Preteen at JMCS                                                                       June 22 – Preteen at Chief Dan
Dec 12 – Preteen at Howe                                                                      June 23 – Preteen at JMCS
Dec 16 - Preteen at JMCS

Winter Break: Dec. 20 – Jan. 2

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Seasonal Camps
Winter Slam                                         Summer Slam                                      Summer Slam
Christmas Camp                                      (Weeks 1-3)                                      (Weeks 4-6)
Grades K - 7
                                                    Grades K - 7
As per the tradition, WACSS will be offering a
                                                    SummerSlam, WACSS’s famous six-week summer day camp, returns for another summer of
fun and affordable, four-day daycamp over the
                                                    fun and games. Crafts, recreation, prizes, snacks, and fantastically fabulous Thursday field
winter break. If you are interested in signing up
                                                    trips* abound in this incredible and affordable summer break program. Join our friendly staff
your child (or children) for this camp, please
                                                    for the greatest six-week summer day camp of your life! Registration for this camp will begin
come speak to either Pierre or Harrison in the
                                                    after the spring break. Note: there is a special, 6-week registration cost of only $420.
community office. Registration is on now, but
reminders will be sent out in November.
                                                    Week 1                                           Week 4
December 28 - 31                                    July 5 - July 9                                  July 26 - July 30
JMCS Gym                                            Monday - Friday                                  Monday - Friday
9 - 3pm                                             JMCS Portable                                    JMCS Portable
$80                                                 9-3pm                                            9-3pm
                                                    $80                                              $80

                                                    Week 2                                           Week 5
Spring Slam                                         July 12 - July 16
                                                    Monday - Friday
                                                                                                     August 2 - August 6
                                                                                                     Tuesday - Friday (short week due to holiday)
Vacation Camp                                       JMCS Portable                                    JMCS Portable
                                                    9-3pm                                            9-3pm
Grades K - 7                                        $80                                              $65
Once again this spring, WACSS will be offering
an affordable, four-day daycamp over the break.     Week 3                                           Week 6
If you are interested in signing up your child      July 19 - July 23                                August 9 - August 13
(or children) for this camp, please come speak      Monday - Friday                                  Monday - Friday
to either Pierre or Harrison in the community       JMCS Portable                                    JMCS Portable
office. Registration will take place after the      9-3pm                                            9-3pm
winter holidays.                                    $80                                              $80

March 1 - 4
9 - 3pm

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Special Upcoming Events
Family Movie Night                                 Halloween Howl                                      Diwali Mela
All Ages, Public Event                             All Ages, Public Event                              Diwali is a major Indian and Nepalese festival
Back in the old days, a dollar would get you       The Halloween Howl is one of the best events in     celebrated by many people in South Asia. If
into the Cineplex for the whole day; you could     the WACSS brochure for the following reasons:       you’ve never heard of it, look it up--it’s huge!
see three movies and eat a bag of popcorn for a    it has games, prizes, all sorts of candy, lovable   And it’s a lot of fun. This year, for the second
dollar and twenty-five cents. Do you know what     mystics, Mr. Epp, children dressed as ninjas,       time, WACSS will hold a fun and entertaining
that means? A day at the movies for a family       toddlers dressed as dragons, funny hats, bad        Diwali Mela, a time to celebrate the Indian
of four (snacks included) would have cost five     lighting, a mind-blowing fireworks show, and        culture and eat all sorts of tasty sweets! More
dollars. Nowadays, a day at the movies for a       best of all, it’s all super fun and super safe.     information to follow. If you or your family would
family of four costs about ten times as much.      Did we mention the fireworks show? Because          like to contribute Indian sweets, please call us at
Thankfully, however, JMCS loves families and       there is one, and it’s the best fireworks show      604-859-6919. We’re only learning about Diwali
wants them to be able to watch a movie together    in town that night guaranteed. The Halloween        ourselves, so we’ll accept all the help we can
on a big screen but be able to save their money.   Howl is a safe way to celebrate Halloween, with     get.
For that reason, once a season, we put on a big,   city-sanctioned fireworks and safe, individually
free family movie night in the gym and invite      wrapped candy. So come on out to the JMCS           Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School
the whole community to watch. Bring the whole      Gym, bring your whole family and a big bag to       October 17
family.                                            overflow with candy, and have the time of your      Saturday
                                                   life. It’s gonna be a howl.                         Howe Gym
John Maclure Community School                                                                          6-8pm
Wednesday, November 25                             John Maclure Community School
JMCS Gym                                           Oct. 30
6:45 - 9pm                                         Friday
FREE                                               JMCS Gym
                                                   6 - 8:30pm

     The 13th Annual

     halloween howl

                                            October 30
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How to Get in Touch with WACSS

WACSS Online
(please be patient with us, as our new site is being developed)           What is a community school?
                                                                  A community school takes one of the largest and most under
                                                                  utilized public facilities--the public school--and increases the
                                                                  investment by making it open to the public on evenings, weekends,
                                                                  and during the holiday months for community activities. The
                                                                  community school provides a vehicle for the participation of
                                                                  neighborhood residents (including those without children in the
Physical Address
                                                                  school system) in the activities and efforts of their neighborhood
John Maclure Community School: 2990 Oriole Crescent
                                                                  school. The John Maclure Community School Society, a Not-for-
                                                                  Profit Organization, was founded in 1996. In 2009, the society
Mailing Address
                                                                  changed its name to the West Abbotsford Community School
West Abbotsford Community School Society
                                                                  Society in order to better reflect its expansion into other schools.
33771 George Ferguson Way
PO Box 8000-421
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 6H1
                                                                     WACSS is looking for volunteers!
Pierre Welbedagt, Executive Director                              The West Abbotsford Community School Society is always on the
pierre@westabby.org                                               lookout for volunteers. If you want to get involved in your local
Harrison Mooney, Administrative Assistant & Programmer            Community School, make a positive impact in your area, or gain
harrison@westabby.org                                             valuable experience in education, come in and introduce yourself!
                                                                  We would love to hear from you.