Weekly Update – November 15
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. Parents can access the survey at the following website: http://is.gd/whyparent
Progress reports will be coming home on Wednesday, November 20. This year, appointments for interviews with the teacher will be made by parents online. The link to the interview booking site will be posted on our school website on Monday. You will need your child’s OEN to access the site. Your child’s OEN can be found at the top of his/her report card. If you are booking appointments for more than one child, please leave 15 minutes between each interview.
Wednesday is also pink shirt day.
Our Bags 2 school campaign will begin next week. The textile industry is the second greatest polluting industry in the world, after oil. Currently 85% of textile waste is disposed of in landfill yet it is almost 100% recyclable. The Bags 2 School campaign allows you to divert clothing, blankets, shoes, drapes, towels, stuffed animals that are no longer needed from the landfill. We are encouraging each family to donate 2 bags of items. Donated items must be in bags and can be placed on the stage.
Finally, CHES will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair from November 25 – December 2. The book fair will be open during parent interviews and provides a great spot to do some holiday shopping.