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Inside the TJRC: Summer services and resources help staff get a head start on the school year

May 14, 2018


The Terry James Resource Centre (TJRC) is the Upper Grand District School Board’s one-stop-shop for materials and resources for UGDSB staff. From the media centre and resource centre to 3D printing, virtual reality and online resources, the TJRC has everything staff need to success, and pass that success on to UGDSB students. “Inside the TJRC” is an on-going series that will feature some of the amazing resources that the TJRC has to offer.

GUELPH, Ontario – Upper Grand DSB staff looking to get a jump on the next school year have an amazing resource at their fingertips.

The Terry James Resource Centre (TJRC) is open all summer, ready to take on staff projects, provide training and more.

The TJRC moves to summer hours following Canada Day, open from 8-4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8-1 p.m. on Fridays.

In addition to Media Centre staff, TJRC has a summer student, Alex, who is available and ready to help UGDSB staff with their projects.

The summer is a great time for staff to get classroom materials and projects ready and get additional support in the TJRC, like one-on-one training using the Cricut Maker. TJRC staff can also help with large printing and laminating projects. Work often completed at the TJRC in preparation for the school year include forms, booklets, kindergarten orientation packages, Special Education resources, flash cards, insurance packages and more.

For staff that have a big project idea, the summer is the time to get project requests into the TJRC. Services that often can’t be completed during the school year, such as design work, are available in the summer.

TJRC staff say that end of June and the end of August are very busy times in the TJRC and wait times for projects are longer, so the earlier UGDSB staff can get their requests in, the better.

Avoid the back to school crush and come see the amazing staff at the TJRC this summer!

Terry James Rc Staff

Check out Part 1 on the TJRC Media Centre

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