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No Child Without

Posted December 9, 2019

MedicAlert Foundation of Canada has developed No Child Without – a charitable program that protects children and supports school officials to address concerns about student living with chronic medical conditions or special needs.

This program provides children and students, attending participating schools, one FREE MedicAlert ID and FREE MedicAlert membership coverage between 4 years of …

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Talking About Mental Health December 2018 – GIVE THE GIFT OF RESILIENCE

Posted December 4, 2019

As we head through December and towards the holidays, it is important to be aware that this can be a very exciting time of year, but for some it is also a difficult time of year.

REMEMBER:

eat well
get good sleep
don’t over schedule
stay connected to family and friends
keep daily routines going

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Students Create Change Challenge

Posted December 4, 2019

For the rest of 2019 Students Create CHANGE wants to make CHANGE by collecting your…CHANGE!  Mr. Lobb, Mr. Brunet, and Mr. Speers will be doing a Decem-beard, growing their beards into the first week back in 2020. In the meantime classes will be collecting change which will all go to the …

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It’s that time of year…

Posted December 4, 2019

See the attached link and check out our calendar to see what’s happening at DHPS this month!

Me2We December Events

Santa Sale, Vendor Sale and Frozen Food Pick Up

Posted November 21, 2019

Recently a flyer went home regarding School Council’s Santa Sale, Vendor and Frozen Food pick up date and times.  See you then!

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Progress Reports – Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted November 15, 2019

All students, Grade 1 thru Grade 8, will receive a Progress Report on November 20, 2019.

All Kindergarten students will receive a Communication of Learning – Initial Observations Report on the same date.

Parent-Teacher Interviews will occur throughout the week of November 25th. During this week, evening appointments can be scheduled (see your teacher’s on line availability) …

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Kindergarten Registration & Information Nights

Posted November 14, 2019

To find out more about Kindergarten Registration and when Kindergarten Registration Information Nights are, see Kindergarten Registration

 

 

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 in nature is having …

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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 eligible children and youth. …

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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 complete this survey.

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 to complete this survey.

We …

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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 stuffed animal)
Fun toys, …

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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 you have any questions, …

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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 around the same time …

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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 litre. This standard is …

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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 students and the security …

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