News & Announcements

Dental Screening at DHPS

Posted November 11, 2019

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Talking About Mental Health November 2019 – Nature and Mental Health

Posted November 8, 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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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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Message from Public Health – Free Dental & Get Your Flu Shot

Posted November 7, 2019

Free Dental Care for Children & Youth (17 and younger) Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health and well-being. If you cannot afford dental care for your child, Public Health has programs that can help. Public Health offers free preventive dental care at locations across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph for ...

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Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys- for PARENTS

Posted November 7, 2019

We need YOU! Earlier today, we posted information about the Well-Being Health and Youth Survey for students.  All parents are asked to participate as well. Please copy/past this ULR into your browser and compete the survey at your earliest convenience. http://is.gd/whyparent Your voice matters! Thank you for taking the time to ...

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Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys- for STUDENTS in Grades 4-8.

Posted November 7, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, Upper Grand District School Board will be taking part in the Well-Being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys from November 5-15. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school.  All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked ...

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It’s time again for Operation Christmas Child!

Posted November 4, 2019

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes have arrived!  These boxes are delivered all over the world to children living in war, poverty and disaster. The ME2WE students asking each class to participate by filling these boxes. Some ideas that families can donate: a “wow” toy (doll, toy, soccer ball with pump ...

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School Cash Online Notifications – coming soon

Posted November 1, 2019

Pizza and Milk for December through to February, will be available for purchase through School Cash Online starting November 4th.   Also, Empowerment Day "swag" will also be available and sent out through School Cash Online! Watch for notifications coming your way!

Photo Retake Day

Posted October 31, 2019

Photo Retakes will be done on Monday November 18th in the afternoon.  Please send with your child on that day 1) Lifetouch order form with your child's name on it with "retake requested" box checked OR 2) a note to the teacher requesting that your child's photo be retaken.  If ...

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Student Photos

Posted October 25, 2019

Student picture day proofs were sent home this week. Orders (both online and paper) are due on Monday October 28th.  These orders will be shipped to the school and then sent home. We are still waiting to hear about when retakes will done.  We have been told that they are typically done ...

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Water Testing 2019

Posted October 21, 2019

Dear parents and guardians, The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per ...

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Creating a Culture of Privacy – for all of our families

Posted October 14, 2019

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE TO PROTECT STUDENTS’ PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

All parents, guardian, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times.  We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our ...

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North Stars Shine Bright!

Posted October 9, 2019

The soccer season is officially over for our UGDSB North Wellington students. This year our students represented us well by bringing home the Gold in the Junior Division and both of the Intermediate teams!  Thank you to our players for playing so well, our coaches for volunteering to setting game/practice ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Intermediate Soccer – New Date

Posted October 2, 2019

Due to the weather forecast, the intermediate soccer tournament scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled. The tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 8th.

Terry Fox Run – A big success!

Posted September 26, 2019

What a great day! We started our day off with a Terry Fox kick off assembly in the gym. The weather co-operated and all classes were able to show their support by participating in a walk, jog or run! Thank you to all families who supported our Terry Fox Run ...

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Smile…. Photo Day is on October 7

Posted September 26, 2019

This year,  all students will get their photo taken by Life Touch photographers on October 7th.  Images of your child will be sent home for you to preview.  You can then decide which package you'd like to purchase.

Hot Lunch Orders

Posted September 24, 2019

Again this year, students can order hot lunches made by our  School Council volunteers. All orders are due no later than October 2nd. All payments for these orders must be made using School Cash Online. If you need assistance, please check out the attached flyer. School Cash Online Flyer Thank you ...

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BBQ and Book Fair – Thank You

Posted September 24, 2019

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend out Open House/ BBQ! What a successful night. I really appreciated the opportunity to meet so many families. I'd also like to recognize the volunteer hours that many people put into organizing this event. It is always great to ...

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Book Fair

Posted September 16, 2019

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! Classes will have an opportunity to look at the books this week. Students wishing to purchase books can bring their money to school or purchase items at the BBQ on Thursday night!
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