News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

Important letter regarding Term 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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Spirit Week Activities

Posted December 12, 2019

Monday December 16 - Comfy Cozy (loungewear, pj's etc) Tuesday December 17 - Festive Sweater Day Wednesday December 18 - Red & Green Day Thursday December 19 - Candy Cane Stripes & Holiday Accessories Friday December 20 - Dress as your Favorite Holiday Character

Makeup Pizza Day

Posted December 9, 2019

We will be having makeup Pizza Day this Wednesday December 11 in lieu of the Turkey Dinner day Pizza.

44th Annual Turkey Dinner

Posted December 6, 2019

Our 44th Annual Ponsonby Turkey Dinner was an outstanding success!  Special thanks go to our amazing School Council and Volunteers who did an great job.  Once again thank you to The Gorge Restaurant for your continued support.

Dance-a-thon Thank you

Posted December 3, 2019

As always, thanks to our parents, our Dance-A-Thon was a great success (we raised $6,400.00)! Students also had a lot of fun.

Pizza Day December 5, 2019

Posted November 27, 2019

Ponsonby PS will be hosting our 44th Annual Turkey Dinner on Thursday December 5, 2019.  Pizza day will be changed to Wednesday December 4, 2019 for those who have pre-ordered.

Talking About Mental Health

Posted November 26, 2019

Talking About Mental Health December 2019

Environmental News

Posted November 26, 2019

Environmental Newsletter Insert Dec 2019

Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Kindergarten Registration September 2020

Posted November 19, 2019

JK Info Night Poster

We Scare Hunger Campaign – THANK YOU!

Posted November 18, 2019

We Scare Hunger Thank You

Fundscrip

Posted November 14, 2019

Reminder that Fundscrip closes on School Cash Online on Monday November 18, 2019.  It is a great way to get some Christmas shopping done while contributing to School Council.  Get your orders in soon!

School Council Meeting – November 11, 2019

Posted November 11, 2019

Due to tonight's weather forecast the School Council Meeting has been re-scheduled to next Monday November 18 at 6:30 PM.

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Christmas Market

Posted November 6, 2019

Mark your calendars*Ponsonby Christmas Market and poinsettia pick up! November 23 from 9am-12 We are looking for donations of one of a kind craft/handmade items (wood, jewelry, candles, home decor), new items, gift certificates for local businesses, or services, direct sales packages (Arbonne, pampered chef...) etc etc. Please email Lindsay Wideman ...

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WHY Survey

Posted November 4, 2019

The WHY survey will provide us with important information about the well-being of children and youth in our community. The information collected during the survey will help schools, school boards and local service providers to ensure that student well-being is on track. WHY Parent Information Letter And Refusal Form UGDSB ...

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Talking About Mental Health

Posted October 25, 2019

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is a simple way to add some much needed down time from screens. Adding some time ...

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