About the Westglen Parent Association
The purpose of the Westglen Parent Association is to raise and allocate funds to support and enhance student learning at Westglen School, in Edmonton, Alberta, in consultation with the school administration and school council. The Westglen Parent Association was established in 1996 and is registered as a society under the Alberta Societies Act.
The funds raised by the WPA are used to: subsidize field trips such as a Grade 6 camping retreat and swimming lessons for all grade levels; bring in artists-in-residence to engage children in artistic activities such as creating a school mosaic or creating dramatic sketches; build cultural knowledge and appreciation such as hosting a community pow-wow; upgrade classroom technology such as Smart Boards and iPads; and provide additional support to students with financial need, including covering lunch supervision fees and providing lunches to students without them.
Successful fundraisers have included the annual fall pumpkin sale, Purdy’s chocolate sales, Great Neighbour Day tulip sales (in partnership with local florist Studio Bloom), and the parent and kid favourite, the monthly Hot Dog Lunch program. We are grateful for the regular sponsorship of Loblaws City Market as well local 124thStreet businesses. The WPA raises an average of $25,000-$30,000 annually. Additional funds are raised through casinos under the auspices of the AGLC.
The Westglen Parent Association also engages in community-building activities. The WPA organizes an annual community skate night and in the past, the WPA worked collaboratively with the WCL to produce the Westglen History Project, which recorded the 75 year history of Westglen School.
Board of Directors:
- President: Kirsten Hartwick
- Vice-President: David Boroditsky
- Secretary: Wendy Birch
- Treasurer: Rick Harcourt
- Director at Large: Mary-Ann Lingwood
- Director at Large: Danielle Reese
The objective of the Westglen Parent Association is to raise and allocate funds to support and enhance student learning at Westglen School in consultation with the school administration and school council. Click here to view our bylaws.