Track & Field – May 16th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

All students in the Junior and Intermediate divisions, grades 4 to 8, will be participating in our annual school track meet on Tuesday, May 16. A rain date has been scheduled for the next day, Wednesday, May 17. The track events will be held at the soccer field behind the school and the pit events on the north side of the school yard.  Students are required to participate because their involvement is tied to their Phys. Ed. mark.

Students need to be prepared to stay outside all day because all junior/intermediate teachers will be involved in running the events.  Please make sure your son/daughter comes to school equipped with the following articles:

– proper running shoes (NO spikes and sandals as they are dangerous to run in)

– gym shorts of an appropriate length – NO jean shorts, cut-offs or short-shorts

– T-shirt

– long sleeved shirt and loose pants to protect them from the sun when not competing

– beach towel to sit on

*** SUN SCREEN ***

*** HAT ***

Students should bring a nutritious lunch with extra drinks and snacks.

Parents are welcome to come and watch.  Parking at the school is limited and tickets have been known to be given out, so it would be appreciated if you could car pool or walk.  Please remember to sign in at the office.

Thank you,

J. McPhail and Junior/Intermediate Division Staff


Playing Fields and School Grounds

Dear Families,

Playing fields and school grounds are a year-round resource and the Board is accountable for maintaining them properly. As it appears there could be an early spring thaw and fields will look inviting, they must still be protected against damage that could ruin them for the remainder of the year.  More importantly, damage to fields and grassy areas can include holes and/or uneven ground, leading to a risk of injury.  At W. J. Watson, our priority is student safety and as such, there will be days where we will be limiting the areas students can play on.  As the ground warms, and becomes more stable, fields and grassy areas will again be made available for students to access.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact the office.

Field Update

Our school grounds are used throughout the spring and summer by our students and the greater school community.  In an effort to ensure that we can enjoy healthy, green fields all summer, students will be staying on the tarmac at recess and lunch time just until the grass has time to take root.

Games including four-square, skipping, tag, mini-sticks and basketball continue to be available to all students, as is the playground (different grades are allowed on it each day) and our expansive outdoor classroom.

We hope to begin to access parts of the field next week.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Crossley or Ms. Murray.