Year End Newsletter

Posted June 28, 2023


As we close the 2022/2023 school year, on behalf of the student body and school community, we would like to thank our Staff for their commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the children at William C. Winegard PS.  June is a time for reflection and celebration.  We recognize the tremendous success in achievement as we conclude our school year!  Together with our staff, we would like to send a special congratulations to our Grade 8 graduates.  We wish them great success next year and beyond!


June 29 – Last day of School

June 30 – PA Day – no school for students

September 4 – Labour Day

September 5 – First Day of School

September 18 – PA Day – no school for students

September 26 – 7:00 School Council Meeting


Tuesday night, we enjoyed a lovely Grade 8 Celebration at the school.  It was wonderful to bring together students, families and staff.  We are very proud of all of our graduates and excited as they enter high school.  We wish you the best as you enter the next exciting chapter of your lives. 


The end of a school year is a time to celebrate accomplishments, share our appreciation and also a time for best wishes. This year we will be saying thank you and best wishes to: Jamie Barnes, Lindsey Martin, Amy Williams, Ms. Giles, Jesse Morris, Ms. Whiteside, Ms. Di Ilio and Kaitlyn Stenmark.  They have all played an important role this year at our school. 

At the same time, we would like to welcome back Katie Reid and Alice Farley. 

The board has announced that Ms. Alie has been transferred to Parkinson Public School as Vice Principal starting June 30th, 2023.  Heather Dyer from Palmerston Public School has been transferred as Vice Principal to William C. Winegard Public School starting June 30th, 2023.

We would like to thank Ms. Alie for her time with us at William C. Winegard.   Ms. Alie has shared her positive energy, passion for learning and kind heart.  We wish her well as she begins a new adventure at Parkinson Centennial Public School.

From all of us at William C. Winegard Public School, we wish you all the best!

Tentative Organization

A tentative organization for the 2023/2024 school year is included in this newsletter.  The organization is based on our enrollment in February and subject to change. Should there be further changes in enrollment, particularly in September, we may be directed to undergo a school reorganization. In that event class and staff assignments may change as directed by the school board staffing committee and Ministry of Education.

Staff 2023/2024

Principal – Rochelle MurrayCako

Vice Principal – Heather Dyer

KA – Allie Golding, Rebecca Campbell

KB – Melanie Bevington, Paula Moniz 

KC – Catherine Blevins, Pam Beecraft

1 – Robin Doty

1 – Nicole Connors

1/2 – Amanda MacDowell

2 – Sarah Demers

2/3 – Susan Hopkins

2/3 – Marsha Heeley

3 – Ashleigh Lewis

3/4 Katie Enders

4 – Katie Reid

4 – Scott Hopkins

5 – Jenn Wilson

5 – Katherine Scott

6 Marcia Piquette

6 – Brittany Smith

7/8 – Steve Rane

7/8 – Terra Humphries

7/8 – Brandon Rees

7/8 – Csilla Farkas

Resource – Julie Donegani, Meghan Barry, Heather Dyer

Core French – Laura Alexander, Erica Nickels

Library – Jessica Upper

Planning Teachers – Leanne Pinkney, Julie Donegani,  Alice Farley, Jessica Upper

EA’s – Amanda Vanos, Lu Lee, Carly Battler, Carli Vokes, Marie Dunkel, Renee Galland,  Yvonne Carvalho

CYC – Gayton Fairfield

Custodial Team – Aaron Karn, Troy Baker


Hi everyone. Thank you for all of your support this year with our fundraising initiatives. At our last Parent Council meeting of this school year we voted on how to allocate the funds we’d raised and we wanted to update you on that.

We highlighted the following priorities for funds based on input from parents, faculty and administration:

  • First priority was to provide support for classrooms, so money has been allocated for faculty for classroom expenses
  • The second priority will be on supporting new furniture for the learning commons. Additional fundraising might be required next year to augment this.
  • Finally, there is a plan next year to enlist Dance Ed for the school. This is an exciting, school-wide dance project that culminates in a performance by the whole Wolf Pack.

We’d like to thank everyone for their input and for making this year so amazing. It felt, dare we say, almost normal! Have a wonderful summer and rest assured that there are plans in the works for more fun, school-wide events next year (did someone say holiday market?).

First meeting of the 2023-2024 school year will be: Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00


Thank you to all who have volunteered with various activities this year. From helping out in the classroom to accompanying classes on field trips, we couldn’t have done it without you. A donation to Food and Friends has been made on behalf of the wonderful Volunteers of William C. Winegard.


Thank you to all students and families for enjoying and being responsible for library books this year. On average students borrowed 1200 items a month from our learning commons – and almost all have been returned! That’s a lot of books and we hope to have even more in circulation come September.

Thanks also to the intermediate students who helped out in the library throughout the year.  As well to our parent volunteers: Niomie Wiley and Ayesha Khanum. Your help was greatly appreciated!


Communication between school and home will continue to be very important.  We will use the school website and email as a means to share important school and board information.  As items come up, they will be posted in our News and Announcements section of the school website.  Our website and the school board is an important link to have in your favorites to stay on top of what is going on at the school.  Please check it often at and  We will also be using the messenger phone call out system and twitter as a means to share information. There is a link on our website to follow us on Twitter (@williamcwinegardps).


Winegard_logo_whiteTo the WCW Wolf Pack,

Please take care of yourselves this summer.  We look forward to seeing everyone back for the 2023/2024 school year where we will continue to work together, build our community, and create a safe learning environment for all.

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