News & Announcements
MARK YOUR CALENDARS and please plan to attend the Social Media and Online Safety parent presentation on February 5th at 6:00 PM. Presented by social networking and online safety expert Paul Davis (bio below) – you don’t want to miss this eye-opening and informative presentation! The evening session is specifically geared for parents and caregivers.
What Parents will Learn
What are the latest privacy issues that you
Recently it came to my attention that Wellington-Dufferin Transportation had changed route 201 from a Division 2 route (Blue card Centre-Wellington) to a Division 3 route (Pink card North Wellington). Transportation did not communicate this change to the school nor did they properly inform parents. They have apologized for this error. Through extensive discussions with them I am pleased to report that Route
3rd Annual Alma Dance-A-Thon !
Dear Parents, on December 15th we will be having a funtastic time here at Alma P.S. We will be dancing the afternoon away to promote fun and fitness (and hopefully raise a little bit of money while we are at it). From 11:45-12:45 the Primary kids will be in the gym and from 2-3 the Junior kids will take the dance
Mark your calendars! The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee invites you to join them for an informative evening for parents and caregivers. Dr. Laura Markham will be speaking on the topic “How to Get Your Child Cooperating Without Yelling, Threats or Punishment.” Learn some practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a self-disciplined child who WANTS to cooperate!
We have had an exciting start to our school year here at Alma PS. On the first day of school, many of our students were thrilled to find monarch caterpillars in our yard. We are blessed to have a beautiful school yard that happens to have many Milkweed plants. We decided to bring some of the caterpillars inside so that we could observe the changes
Dear Parents please be reminded that if for some reason you give your son or daughter permission to NOT take the bus on a particular evening you must advise us of this decision. In the event of a breakdown or other unforeseen event we would be expecting your child on the bus. To avoid any possible chaos please just let us know of your change
You may have read in the newsletter we have a new App available for downloading. It can be found at the App store just by searching Upper Grand District School Board. Once downloaded simply select Alma P.S. under settings and you are off to the races! You will have instant access to news and events and our School calendar. There is also a great transportation
There are 14 schools in our district that get their drinking water from wells. All of our other schools are on municipal water systems.
The Province’s Drinking Water Systems Regulation (Ontario Regulation 170/03) requires us to test the water at these schools regularly and provide annual reports. These reports cover all aspects of the drinking water system and include information on the performance, operation and test
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 board is collecting information from parents/guardians about French language instruction, in both