June Information 2022

Posted May 31, 2022

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Thank you to the John McCrae Community for all you do to support our school!  It has been wonderful to meet many of you through your volunteer efforts over the last couple of months.  We feel grateful to work with amazing students, staff and an engaged school community.

We also wish our grade 8 class the very best in their future endeavors as they graduate and head to high school!

June is National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month.  These important ideas will be reflected in morning announcements and in classroom activities.

Please see these Calendars for additional information:

School Calendar :https://www.ugdsb.ca/jmc/calendar/monthly/

Board Calendars :https://www.ugdsb.ca/schools/school-year-calendars/

🌻 SUNFLOWERS FOR PEACE 🌻

École John McCrae’s Social Justice Club would like to say a big THANK YOU to our students and families for your fundraising efforts. We were able to raise a total of $1537.00 for the Red Cross’ Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal through our Sunflowers for Peace campaign. Families who donated received a package of sunflower seeds to plant at home. May peace flourish like a sunflower.

Grade 8 Graduation 2022

This year’s grade 8 graduation will take place on Tuesday, June 28.  There will be a ceremony in the school gym from 6-7 p.m., followed by a family photo opportunity outside (7-7:30) and a student-only social until 8:30 p.m.

We are asking that only immediate family attend (max 4 per graduate). Any questions can be directed to their homeroom teacher.

Mini Family Fun Night 2022 Updated Info!

Please join our Family Fun Night hosted by your Parent Council on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Staff Changes

We are still in the process of staffing during the month of June and throughout the summer.

 

Report Card Online Access for Parents / Guardians 

Parents will continue to access their children’s report card electronically.  Report cards will be available online for downloading from a website linked on each school’s homepage. Report cards will be available June 23 for a period of time. 

More info to follow. 

 

Youth Wellness and Mental Health: School Board and Community Links

Please see the new UGDSB Parent Website for student mental health and well-being information: www.ugdsb.ca/mhugparents

Integrated Youth Services for Guelph/Wellington: www.transformingyouth.ca

If you or someone you know needs help please call:

  • Guelph/Wellington: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247) or
  • COMPASS Distress Line at 1-888-821-3760
  • Dufferin: 519-941-1530 (DCAFS)
  • KidsHelpPhone: 1-800-668-6868
  • 2SLGBTQA+ support line: call or text 226-669-3760

 

Small Earth

Monthly Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet

June 5th is World Environment Day!

Protecting the planet is everyone’s responsibility

Environment Day

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th 2022

 A Platform for Action- World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment and is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

This year’s theme – Only One Earth!

Urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore grow trees, green our cities, and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature. https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Ideas for your family to celebrate World Environment Day!

  • Create an event for family, friends and neighbours –There is no end of ideas that you could take forward for World Environment Day. Surprise yourself! Think about ideas that we can do to help the planet like fixing a problem in your community. It can be as simple as a community clean-up, to a tree planting activity.
  • Get out into nature – World Environment Day is all about appreciating the beautiful planet we inhabit. Why not spend time in a park, hiking a trail or appreciating a forest walk? Or, have a picnic in the back yard!
  • Inspire others – A great idea will naturally attract others who will join and make your idea awesome. So, take your idea to reduce single use plastics, or to lug a mug to events or to promote an ecofriendly product and share it! Or ask everyone to make their own personal pledge to change one wasteful or harmful habit for the better. Share what you’re doing using the hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay
  • Make sure you have fun: Make your event for World Environment Day fun, inspiring and interesting. Google events happening locally that you can attend with family or friends, or check out Pinterest for fun, recycled crafts ideas.

For more information go to: https://www.genevaenvironmentnetwork.org/world-environment-day/

 

 

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