News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario:

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check for updates.

December 2019 Newsletter

Posted December 2, 2019


Parent-Teacher Interviews

Posted November 21, 2019

Some of you have been experiencing problems getting to the booking website. Please use the following link to connect to the booking website. If you experience any more difficulties, please contact the school office. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.    

Lost and Found Items

Posted November 19, 2019

Please see all the items that children have lost at the school over the last few months.  If any of these items belong to you please come and claim them.  The items are set up in the front foyer of the school. Thanks, ...

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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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Construction Notice

Posted November 19, 2019

Construction is coming to Mary Street between Forbes Avenue and Fairview Boulevard. Work will start on November 20th and take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting. The west sidewalk on Mary Street will be closed. The east sidewalk will remain open. Mary Street will be closed to through traffic. More information ...

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Registering Your Child for the Grade 8 Quebec Trip

Posted November 12, 2019

Dear Grade 8 Parents/Guardians, Registration for the Quebec City 2020 Grade 8 Trip is now live. You can register online at Temple and Temple For more detailed instructions, see the page attached or please visit the school website (Grade 8 Quebec City Trip) for Temple and Temple registration instructions in colour. Our Specialty Code ...

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Remembrance Day

Posted November 8, 2019

  RD The service will begin on Monday November 11th at 10:30 am at the John McCrae house and the second half will be at 11:40 (approx) in the gym. Here is a digital copy of the Remembrance Day program. We look forward to seeing ...

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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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Fresh From the Farm

Posted November 1, 2019

Fresh from the farm delivery is on November 14th between 10-1

WHY Survey-Parent Link

Posted November 1, 2019

Next week, all students in grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to give input about how they feel at John McCrae.  If you do not wish your child to participate, please fill in and return the refusal form and return it to your child's teacher. WHY Parent Information Letter And ...

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November Newsletter

Posted October 31, 2019

Please see the link to this month's newsletter. November

Pizza (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Posted October 31, 2019

Pizza We will be starting to sell pizza on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $1.50 per slice.  Students will purchase pizza tokens during first break and pick up their pizza during second break.

Guelph Storm Game

Posted October 28, 2019

Please see the link below to attend the Guelph Storm Game on Friday November 15th at 7:30 pm.  There is also the opportunity to take part in a family skate before the game at 5:30 pm. For every ticket purchased, $4.00 goes directly back to the school. Tickets are preferred to ...

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Posted October 25, 2019

Funny Animals Dancing Pics (13) On Thursday, October 31st, we will be hosting our annual Dance-a-Thon which is always a huge hit for the students! We are still in need of volunteers for set-up, supervising the dance, clean-up, and money counting. If you ...

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Posted October 11, 2019

Please see the attached order forms for wreaths and poinsettias for this year. Online orders are preferred. Pickup will be on Monday, November 25th, 3:10 to 6:30 pm. PLEASE set a reminder on your phone!! 2019 Order Form
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