January News

Posted January 7, 2019


December was a wonderful month of celebrations, time together and giving. Our ‘Giving Tree’ was beautifully decorated with hats, mitts, and socks.  All items were donated to Hope House House. Thank you to everyone who supported the Holiday Food drive.

Happy New Year!


Happy new year from School Council! We are looking forward to many fun events over the coming months.  We hope to see some new and familiar faces at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30-8pm (childcare provided).  

Important Dates

Tuesday, January 15 – 6:30-8pm – School Council Meeting

Thursday, January 31 – Games Night (time and further details to follow)

Thursday, February 21 – 6:30-8pm – School Council Meeting

Friday, March 1 – Silent Auction (time and further details to follow)


January 8  – JK/SK registration begins

January 15  – School Council Meeting and SUB and Pizza Orders Due

January 21 – 25 – Spirit Wear

February 1 – P. A. Day – No School

February 18 – Family Day – No School


Important information about Kindergarten Registration this January

We’re getting ready to welcome our newest group of little learners to the school!

Kindergarten registration for the 2019/2020 school year takes place from January 8, 2019.

All Junior and Senior Kindergarten students new to the UGDSB must pre-register online. (SK students who are attending at a UGDSB school for JK do not need to pre-register online).

Pre-registering online starting January 8 will save families time by allowing you to fill out important forms and documentation when it’s convenient for you.

Once you’ve pre-registered online, parents/guardians must go into their child’s home school before the Jan. 19th deadline, in order to drop off documentation and complete their registration.

Please note that all parents hoping to register their child for JK French Immersion must complete their registration document verification by Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.

For more information on how to register and the JK French Immersion selection process, please visit www.ugdsb.ca/jkregistration.


Please notify the school if there are any changes in your child’s information such as your work numbers and emergency contact numbers. This is really important should we need to contact you during the day. Also, this is a reminder to please call the school attendance line (x 100) to notify the Office if your child will be late or absent and if there is a change in pickup.


With the unpredictable winter weather, it is particularly important to ensure the children have adequate clothing to wear when they are out on the playground during recess. Please help your child come prepared for the winter weather by providing them with boots, winter jackets and snow pants, warm mitts, scarves and hats. Remind them to check the lost and found if anything goes missing while at school and parents are welcome to check the lost & found at any time. Please check in at the office first.  The Lost and Found is located outside the gym on the lower floor.


At minus 25 Celsius (including the wind chill), safety patrol duty is reduced to the last five minutes of the morning scheduled time and the first five minutes of the afternoon scheduled time. Parents and patrols should check the local radio stations or internet weather reports for temperature readings.


The months of January and February can bring us some of our worst weather.  To determine whether schools are open or closed during or after severe weather, tune your radios to one of the following stations: 1460 AM CJOY, 106.1 FM CIMJ.  These radio stations provide regular local weather updates throughout the day as well as school closures. You can also check the board website: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/ and click on the yellow school bus located at the top of the School Boards home page.

As a parent of a student in our school you can have bus cancellation and school closure notifications sent to your email by registering at “Find My School”.


Once again we will be hosting the Read-A-Thon.  More information to come from Ms. Brennagh in the coming weeks.


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