News & Announcements

Happy Friday!

Posted May 25, 2018

EQAO: We are so proud of our grade 3 and 6 students as they have been working hard at writing EQAO this week and next week. Thank you to our amazing staff and wonderful scribes who are helping.

Pizza/Milk: Today is the last pizza/milk day of the year. A reminder to pack a lunch for the month of June.

Graduation: Our grade 6 graduation is on Tuesday,

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Update May 22nd

Posted May 22, 2018

Brisbane Auction:
We hope you had a wonderful weekend! We’re so excited to launch the online auction today at 12 pm. You can find the group by searching “Brisbane Online Auction-Playground Fundraiser”. Please like and share the group. The more engagement the closer we will get to our goal for funds to build our beautiful playground. There are directions and a few rules surrounding posting and

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May 17, 2018 Update

Posted May 17, 2018

Morning parents! We’re so excited to be offering another online auction this year to help raise funds for our playground! We wanted to put a little birdie in everyone’s ear that we are looking for items for the auction. If you are clearing out your garage or spring cleaning this weekend you can set aside any of those gently used items. The auction will be

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Have a great weekend!

Posted May 11, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day!

We had a busy week with Jump Rope for Heart and Chef Suzanne a l’ecole where our Core French students learned about French cooking and culture! Thank you to Mme Sharma for helping to organize Jump Rope for our students to learn about how to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. Merci Mme Siegel for arranging Chef Suzanne

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May newsletter and updates

Posted May 2, 2018

Finally we have some nice Spring weather! There are a lot of outdoor educational trips happening this week including Green Legacy for juniors to do some tree planting and our Guelph Lake Nature Center.

Please see the attached May newsletter to read about everything happening at Brisbane as it is a very busy month ahead! May 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to Mlle Finlan who will be teaching the grade

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Posted April 25, 2018

The UGDSB’s Long Term Accommodation Plan Draft Final Report will be presented at a public meeting on May 2, 2018 at 7 pm at Erin PS. The draft report includes a proposed list of short-term and long-term accommodation priorities. Come to hear the report presentation, share your thoughts and ask questions. Please visit for more information. #OurUGDSB

A reminder Friday is a PA Day.

Have a

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April 23rd

Posted April 23, 2018

Spring has finally sprung! Please encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather in layers and bring extra clothes if needed with the rain and mud this week.

Tomorrow is our colour house assembly and we will be receiving 2 new buddy benches (one for Primary and one for Junior) that students will learn how to use. Follow up activities in colour house teams will be

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Update Apr 18

Posted April 18, 2018

Update April 18th

We have had an interesting start to Spring with the weather!

Our grade 6 students are enjoying Camp Mansfield and come back tomorrow at 2:15 pm. Please come to the school to pick them up by 2:30 before bus dismissal and you may park in the bus area before 3pm.

Thank you for all of your support with our chocolate bar fundraiser. We

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Long Term Accommodation Plan Final Report (Draft) – Public Meetings

Posted April 11, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May.

The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school programs or boundaries. Pin

We invite you to attend

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April 9, 2018

Posted April 9, 2018


If there is any more money or chocolate outstanding, please send it in asap.

The John Howard Society continues to visit primary classes weekly on Mondays to talk to our students about bully prevention and strategies to deal with conflict.

This Thursday April 12th, students across the country are being asked to wear team jerseys in support of the students from Humboldt. In recognition and

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Release of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft)

Posted April 6, 2018


Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph starting at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The draft report includes

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Chocolate Fundraiser

Posted April 5, 2018

Please return all unopened chocolate bars, full or partial cases and any outstanding money tomorrow.  Chocolate and money needs to be returned by noon tomorrow to be eligible for the prize. Thank you again for your support with this fundraiser!

Update April 4

Posted April 4, 2018

We have raised approximately $13,000 to date with our chocolate fundraiser. Please continue to send in your money or pay on All money and unsold chocolate is due Friday by noon to be eligible for the prize. Our top sellers have sold 9 boxes! Thank you for all of your support!

Tomorrow we have a chess tournament for our chess team and Friday is our

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April Newsletter

Posted April 4, 2018

2018 April Newsletter (1)

Chocolate Fundraiser Update

Posted March 29, 2018

Happy long weekend!

Our chocolate fundraiser is well underway and has been a huge success in raising money for our school playground.

We have already sold over 70 boxes of chocolate and raised $4,620 so far!

More chocolate will arrive on Tuesday for the final push in sales or if you want to pre-sell chocolate this weekend.

Early bird prizes were handed out this afternoon.

Please continue to return chocolate

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Chocolate Fundraiser Update

Posted March 26, 2018

Good afternoon,

Our chocolate fundraiser is off to a great start and our students have already raised over $2000.00 dollars. If you have already sold your box of chocolate and would like another box, please fill out the bottom of the attached form and send it to the school to order more.

Thank you for your continued support in helping to raise money for our playground.


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Chocolate Fundraiser

Posted March 23, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

We’ve had a few questions regarding the chocolate fundraiser that is being run by our School Council:

Each family will receive one box of chocolate unless an opt out form was sent back to the school by Thursday.

Once one box is sold and paid for, then another box can be requested to sell more.

There is no out of pocket expense for the chocolate. Any

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Mental Health event for parents-see attached poster

Posted March 23, 2018

Mental Health Poster

Chocolate Bar Fundraiser

Posted March 19, 2018

We hope you had a wonderful March Break!

This week we have a chocolate bar fundraiser starting and students will come home with a form today. Only return the form if your child is NOT participating by Thursday please. The kick off assembly is tomorrow morning. Chocolate will come home on Friday. We are raising funds through this fundraiser for our playground!

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Colour House T-Shirts & Grad Sweatshirts – Orders Due Thursday

Posted March 19, 2018

 Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2018

Just a reminder we are now offering optional Colour House T-Shirts for all students and Grad Wear for our grade 6 students at cost. Please peruse and order via Brisbane’s own Online Store using the link provided. All orders must be placed by Thursday, March 23rd to ensure complimentary delivery to the school.
Please go to this website to

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Update March 7th

Posted March 8, 2018

School Climate Survey:

Just a reminder that Climate Surveys need to be completed by March 9th (Grade 4 – 12 students, parents and staff.)
Below is some additional information:

Qualtrics (our survey platform) does not support many browsers on mobile devices, so when you click the link to the Parent Survey when using a mobile device, it will not work. If possible use a desktop or personal laptop

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Playground update

Posted March 7, 2018

The Brisbane Playground Committee is excited to announce that we have been selected to receive a Buddy Bench from #GetInTouchForHutch, a local organization focused on breaking down the walls of stigma attached to mental illness. This project is also supported financially by the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario. A second Buddy Bench is being generously donated by Lori & Rob Wright, so that both the

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) – Update

Posted March 5, 2018

PinThe first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete.  Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018.

One of the questions that we have received at the workshops is what will be included in

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March Newsletter

Posted March 2, 2018

2018 March Newsletter Next week: ~ Move-A-Thon Follow-Up Assembly on Tuesday ~ March Break - March 12 - 16th Have a great weekend!

Update Feb 26

Posted February 27, 2018

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!   We have a busy week ahead.

Pasta lunch:

On Wednesday we have our pasta lunch day. Please remember to bring in tupperware if you ordered pasta to reduce waste of paper plates and cutlery. Thank you to our incredible parent volunteers Brandi Bray and Leslie Haddow who are organizing this special event for our students!

Climate Survey:

On Wednesday, we are also wearing

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School Climate Survey

Posted February 22, 2018

School Climate Survey 2018

Your voice matters @UGDSB Gr 4 – 12 students, staff & parents please complete our 2018 School Climate Survey at: Check out this video to understand why your answers are important #equity #accessibility #safety #respect
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