News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at

November 2019 School Newsletter

Posted October 29, 2019

Newsletter November 2019

Halloween Dance!

Posted October 29, 2019

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our super SPOOOOOOKY Halloween dance!  A very special thank you to our school council volunteers who worked to make this night so enjoyable and successful!!!! Through your generosity, we were able to raise over $1200 for school council! ...

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Whacky Hair Day!

Posted October 18, 2019

We had a blast letting our hair down, or up, or side-ways!IMG_1151IMG_1149IMG_1158IMG_1187 ...

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Creating a Culture of Privacy

Posted October 4, 2019

Creating a Culture of Privacy 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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2019 School Code of Conduct

Posted October 4, 2019

School Code Of Conduct Template 2019

2019 School Bullying Prevention Plan

Posted October 4, 2019

School Bullying Prevention Plan 2019 Elem

Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

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

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October 2019 School Newsletter

Posted September 30, 2019

Newsletter October 2019

Terry Fox Fundraiser

Posted September 30, 2019

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),   Thank you for your support on the run, if you were able to join us, and for generous donations to the Terry Fox Foundation.  We were able to raise just over $600!  This money will go to support cancer research.

Hat Day Tomorrow

Posted September 25, 2019

Tomorrow is hat day at James McQueen!  Wear your favourite hat or create a hat...all hats are welcome!

Orange Shirt Day- September 30th

Posted September 20, 2019

Orange shirt day is an event that started in 2013. It was designed to educate people and promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact this system had in indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada.  It is held annually on September 30th in Canadian communities ...

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Terry Fox Run

Posted September 18, 2019

We will be holding our annual Terry Fox run on September 26th from 11:30-12:45.  The rain date is on October 3 at the same time. Our grades 1-3 students will walk to the Beatty Line trail and run there, while our kindergarten students will run around the school yard.  You ...

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Open House

Posted September 18, 2019

Dear Families, Please join for our Open House/Welcome Back on Thursday, September 19th. School council will be providing free hotdogs (veggie and gluten free hotdogs will also be provided) from 5:00-6:00 at the back of the school.  Please bring refillable water containers that can be filled from the fountains in the school. The ...

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September School Newsletter

Posted September 18, 2019

Newsletter September 2019

What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Congratulations, Jenny!

Posted June 24, 2019

Here is a wonderful article about our Volunteer of the Year, Jenny Lindsay:   Congratulations, Jenny!

Buddy Bench Arrives!

Posted June 19, 2019

We were fortunate to be selected to receive a Buddy Bench for our school playground.  The Buddy Bench is a place where a student can sit if they are feeling lonely or sad and would like a friend to join with them to talk.  The bench, and how it is ...

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Dufflebag Theatre Presentation

Posted June 19, 2019

We had the wonderful opportunity to once again welcome Dufflebag Theatre to our school.  They performed a very entertaining bilingual rendition of Cinderella.  It was a show enjoyed by all!IMG_0925IMG_0924

Final School Newsletter 2019

Posted June 19, 2019

Newsletter June Final

June 2019 School Newsletter

Posted May 31, 2019

Here is our second last newsletter for this school year! Newsletter June 2019 (1)
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