News & Announcements

Join the Launch of Our Summer Reading TwitterFest 2017!!

Posted June 28, 2017

Join the Launch of Our Summer Reading TwitterFest 2017!!  @wmwtrailblazers’ Summer Reading Twitterfest 2017: Stay connected over the summer by joining our school’s second summer reading Twitterfest! Using the hasghtags #WmwReads and #UgdsbReads, tweet out a picture of your summer reading stack, your favourite summer reading spot or a book that you’ve just finished during […]

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End of June Newsletter Now Available!

Posted June 28, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE It is hard to believe that another school year is over!  We are so proud of our Trailblazers! We wish our grade 8 graduates well as they move on to high school. For our younger students we look forward to seeing them back again in September to start a new grade. The end of […]

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Water Safety

Posted June 23, 2017

Heavy rainfall on Friday has resulted in a rapid rise in water levels across our region. Conditions may not be safe for recreational activities on rivers and lakes. We are advising families to please exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water today and over the weekend. Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep their […]

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Transportation Information for September 2017!

Posted June 13, 2017

Please see the important information from Student Transportation Services. Transportation-newsletter-2017-EN

Reduced speed zones to be introduced near Westminster Woods

Posted June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017 GUELPH, Ontario – The City of Guelph has informed the board that new reduced speed zones are coming to several streets around Guelph schools. Last month, Guelph City Council approved the addition of new reduced speed school zones. Several UGDSB elementary schools are affected by the decision, including our school. New 30 km/h […]

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June Newsletter Now Available!

Posted May 29, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE It was wonderful to see so many families out during our open house and very rainy Family Picnic on May 4th.  The skipping team, drumming, face painting, cardboard construction, basket raffle and hot dog barbecue were very popular events!  Thanks to all our staff for their interesting challenges and displays in their classrooms. […]

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School Council Meeting: Monday May 29 @ 6:30pm

Posted May 25, 2017

Our May School Council meeting will take place on Monday May 29th at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Open House and Family Picnic News!

Posted May 3, 2017

Due to tomorrow evening's weather forecast, our annual family picnic and open house has been moved indoors!  Please join us for the picnic from 5:00-8:00 pm and the open house from 5:00-7:00 pm.  We have many exciting activities planned!  Basket raffle tickets and tasty treats available to be purchased. We hope to see you tomorrow!

Grade Five Endangered Animal Awareness Website

Posted May 3, 2017

As a part of their examination of the connections between government in Canada and environmental issues, some of our Grade Five students have created website that provides information about some of Ontario's Endangered Animals. You can visit their website by clicking here: https://goo.gl/XSpF3C

Family Picnic and Open House!

Posted May 3, 2017

Due to tomorrow evening’s weather forecast, our annual family picnic and open house has been moved indoors!  Please join us for the picnic from 5:00-8:00 pm and the open house from 5:00-7:00 pm.  We have many exciting activities planned!  Basket raffle tickets and tasty treats available to be purchased. We hope to see you tomorrow!

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Youth Employment Empowerment Night at College Heights

Posted May 2, 2017

Author and founder of Raise Your Flag, Ryan Porter, is the keynote at the board’s Youth Employment Empowerment Night on May 10. The event aims to empower youth to find meaningful employment after high school graduation. Prior to the Ryan Porter event on May 10, at College Heights SS, CHSS will hold school tours for parents […]

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May 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

Posted April 26, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE “Happy Spring!”  It’s great that the warmer weather is finally here.  Our schoolyard is very busy all the time. Students are learning the joy of playing outside both as part of the curriculum and at recess. Many of our classes are taking advantage of having the “forest” nearby and participating in forest play […]

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School Council PRO Grant Survey

Posted April 3, 2017

From our School Council… Some of the schools in our South of Guelph community are exploring the possibility of working together on a joint PRO Grant to pull in more resources and support one another community wide. We are asking parents to provide input on topics that are of interest, to support us in building […]

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April Newsletter Now Online!

Posted March 28, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Thank you so much to all of the students, staff and families who have made my transition to Westminster Woods so smooth!  It has been a great first couple of weeks!  I am excited to continue to get to know everyone at the school. This is an extremely busy time of year, with […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Posted February 27, 2017

 2017 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Hello Trail Blazers! I am thrilled to be joining the Westminster Woods Community and look forward to my first day on Monday March 6th.  I am excited to be part of such a great team of hardworking staff members, wonderful students and dedicated parents. Just a bit about me, for those of […]

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PARENTS INVITED TO SHARE FEEDBACK ON FRENCH

Posted February 7, 2017

Parents invited to share feedback on secondary French language instruction The UGDSB is currently conducting a review of French as a Second Language (FSL) instruction at the secondary level. Parents and guardians with children in high school are being asked to provide input into French language instruction. From February 7 to March 10, 2017, the […]

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February Newsletter 2017

Posted February 1, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Writing this is bittersweet for me, as this is my last Principal’s Message.  After 30 years in education, I have decided to retire.  My last day at Westminster Woods is February 17th.  We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Allison Stoffman as our new principal.  More details are available in the most recent blog […]

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Welcoming a New Principal to Westminster Woods

Posted February 1, 2017

My letter of retirement was shared last night at the UGDSB Board of Directors meeting. After 30 years in education I am saying goodbye and looking forward to new possibilities. My last day will be Friday February 17th. It has been a privilege to be principal at five wonderful schools with the Upper Grand District […]

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RESILIENCE PRESENTATION LAST NIGHT

Posted January 24, 2017

Westminster Woods Parents Learn About Positivity and Resilience On Monday, January 23, a keen and engaged group of about 25 parents from Westminster Woods Public School enjoyed Kate Jones’ presentation entitled “Raising Positive, Happy Kids!” Kate explained how to promote resilient abilities in kids and how to empower resilience through the strengths that each child […]

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Seeking Host Families

Posted January 10, 2017

In 2017, MLI have several international programs coming to our school board and are in need of host families. We are looking for host families to host a group of Japanese high school female students from March 2 – 7th.  Please contact Nikki at 519-994-2656. Thank you for your help!

January Newsletter 2017

Posted December 23, 2016

Principal’s Message As December comes to an end, the staff and students are looking forward to the Winter Break. They have worked hard this month on Holiday Seasons Assembly presentations. I know we’ll come back refreshed and eager to learn on January 9, 2017! There are a lot of things happening at Westminster during the […]

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Get ready! Kindergarten Registration is January 9-26

Posted December 23, 2016

Kindergarten Registration is from January 9 to 26, 2017, at all elementary schools in the UGDSB. Parents and guardians may register their child at their local school from Monday to Friday during regular school hours (stat holidays excluded). If you are unable to attend registration during the day, evening sessions will be held from 4:30 […]

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School Council Presents Raising Positive Happy Kids

Posted December 20, 2016

School Council invites you to join us on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM to listen to speaker/author,  Kate Jones as she presents: Raising Positive Happy Kids“Raising Positive Happy Kids” one of the AWESOME PARENTING SERIES How often have you asked yourself something like, “How well is my kid achieving good grades, good performances, […]

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Upper Grand District School Board:    Request for Consent

Posted December 16, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014. As a result, the Upper Grand District School Board, would like to ensure that we have your explicit consent to receive newsletters, school and Board updates, announcements, event invitations, and other electronic messages which may contain advertising or promotions regarding […]

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Avoid School Suspension by Keeping Immunization Records Up-to-Date!

Posted December 16, 2016

Student’s immunization records must be provided to Public Health in order to attend school. In the next few weeks, Public Health will be sending notices to students with incomplete immunization records.  Anyone who gets a notice should contact their family doctor so they can update their vaccines, and then report their new vaccines to Public […]

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Scholastic Book Fair Family Event

Posted December 8, 2016

Please join us this coming Monday at our Scholastic Book Fair Family Event in the library. It runs from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Monday, December 12th, 2016.  Remember to bring your Family Event Book Fair ballot (on the flyer that came home this week) for your chance to win $25.00 in books for your family and $25.00 in books […]

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Term 2 Lunch Orders

Posted December 7, 2016

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REMINDER!

Last day to purchase Term 2 Lunch Orders: December 13th NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Term 2 Lunch Orders begin: January 9th

Winter Break

Posted December 7, 2016

winter break LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: DECEMBER 23RD SEE YOU ALL JANUARY 9TH!
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