News & Announcements

The Terry Fox Foundation

Posted September 17, 2018

TF             This year we are proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs. Please support our school by joining us, or making a donation. Your kindness will impact the lives of so many people living with cancer. http://www.terryfox.ca/JohnMcCraePSGuelph​

Grade 8 Trip Meeting

Posted September 10, 2018

Grade 8 Parents please join us on Wednesday October 17th from 6:00-7:00 PM for our Quebec Trip 2018 Information Meeting.  Your students are welcome!

Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the

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Welcome back! The September Newsletter is on-line!

Posted August 31, 2018

September

Routes To School Planner

Posted August 31, 2018

Use this map to plan a walking or wheeling route to school! The map shows safety features such as traffic lights and crosswalks.

The map also shows suggested “walk a block” locations. These locations are areas where on street parking is allowed. If you need to drive to the school, consider parking in these areas and walking the last block or two. This will

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New Pedestrian Crossover in the John McCrae Neighbourhood

Posted August 30, 2018

The City Guelph installed a new pedestrian crossover in the neighbourhood over the summer on Waterloo Avenue, west of Beechwood Avenue. Pedestrian crossovers are different from standard crosswalks. More information here

Welcome Back!

Posted August 30, 2018

Welcome To John McCrae First Day

Dress Code

Posted July 6, 2018

Thanks to the parents, staff and students who helped to revise our dress code. JOHN MCCRAE DRESS CODE 2018

Have a Safe and Happy Summer

Posted July 6, 2018

The Staff of John McCrae would like to thank all of our parents, students and neighbours for a great 2017-2018 school year.  We appreciate you and hope that you have a summer filled with happiness and that you keep safe. We will see you on September 4.  Details with first day instructions will be posted here in late August. Happy Summer!

Why is my child’s school flying the Pride Flag?

Posted June 19, 2018

The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians and community members identify as members of the Rainbow or LGBTQ+ community. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that our schools are safe spaces for everyone, it also aligns with our Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of inclusion and student and staff well-being and our new Equity Plan.

Our school district is

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Ollie the bunny needs a home this summer!

Posted June 15, 2018

If any parents would be interested in taking care of Ollie the bunny for the summer please contact sarah.katsaounis@ugdsb.on.ca!   ollie

Staff Presentation of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted June 8, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. Pin The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph.

The final report has considered the feedback received during the second phase of public engagement conducted throughout

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Video Surveillance Camera Project Expansion

Posted June 8, 2018

In its efforts to continually review and monitor the safety of our schools, the Upper Grand District School Board is expanding its Video Surveillance Project. Once the project is complete, all UGDSB schools will be equipped with video cameras.

Over the course of next year, all remaining schools – include our school – will have video cameras installed. Much of the preliminary

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Final Grade 8 Quebec Trip Itinerary

Posted June 6, 2018

We are a few short weeks away from our grade 8 trip.  Attached is an updated itinerary.  There may be slight changes, but it will be very close.  Please check out the packing guide (found under Resources-Grade 8 Trip) on the website. John McCrae (Guelph) Final Itinerary 2018  

June Newsletter 2018

Posted June 4, 2018

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