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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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Spread kindness – No Name-Calling week is January 20 to 24

Posted January 20, 2020

No Name-Calling Week is January 20 – 24 this year. The week is organized by educators and students with the goal of ending name-calling and bullying in schools.

This initiative was founded in 2004 and was inspired by James Howe’s novel The Misfits. This book is about students who, after experiencing name-calling, run for student council …

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Forest of Reading

Posted January 14, 2020

Silver Birch Express (Grade 3&4), Silver Birch (Grades 5&6)  and Red Maple (Grades 7&8) Reading Programs have started! These are voluntary programs in which students read and discuss at least 5 of the 10 nominated titles in a category in order to vote for the best book, which takes place in late …

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Job Action January 15 – School closed to students

Posted January 13, 2020

January 13 Letter Strike

NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Field Trip Cancellation

Posted January 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Due to Provincial job action, unfortunately we have to cancel the following previously scheduled field trips:

Cardboard Boat Races   Jan. 14/15     Gr. 7 and 8

River Run    Jan. 16     Gr. 1 and 2

River Run     Feb. 3      Gr. 7 and 8

Any monies previously collected will be refunded.  The …

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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Children’s Foundation Toonies for Teens Drive

Posted December 6, 2019

A huge thank you to the Diamondback Community and our School Council Representatives! We were able to donate over $1000 in cash and gifts to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington!

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Little Caesars Fundraiser

Posted November 27, 2019

For any grade 8 who participated in the Little Caesars Fundraiser, the kits have arrived. Please come pick them up at your earliest convenience.

Toonie for Teens

Posted November 26, 2019

TOONIE For TEENS 2019 Fundraiser

If you would like to donate a gift, a list of suggestions are included in the link below. Gift and Book suggestions are listed on pages 3 & 4

http://www.childrensfoundation.org/downloads/gift-drive-package-2019.pdf

***Please note: toys, clothes and other gift donations must be new***

****Special requests for teen gifts such as hoodies, toiletry care …

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Scholastic Book Fair Begins November 27th!

Posted November 26, 2019

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming TOMORROW!

Hours of operation are:

Wednesday 27th (Day 4) @ 1st recess (10:30am – 11:15am)

Thursday 28th (day 5) @ 1st recess and from 4:00pm – 7:30 (during interviews)

Friday 29th from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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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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Little Caesars Pizza Kit

Posted November 12, 2019

All Little Caesars Pizza orders are due back at school tomorrow, Wednesday November 13.  This fundraiser is for all grade 8’s to help pay for their grad trip.  Thank you to those who participated and supported our students.

 

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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Walking School Bus

Posted November 6, 2019

“We have added more spots to our Ken Danby PS #WDGWalkingSchoolBus! If you live along this route, register your child today!  https://bit.ly/2Yw4Goz

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Environmental and Mental Health Newsletters

Posted October 30, 2019

Environmental Newsletter Insert Nov 2019 Talking About Mental Health Nov 2019

Halloween Activities and Guidelines

Posted October 28, 2019

On Thursday, October 31 our school and classes will/may participate in a variety of activities to celebrate Halloween.  For this day many teachers will have sent home communication about the activities your child’s class will be participating in.  We do encourage you to send a costume in a labelled bag if your child will …

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Grade 8 High School Information Presentation

Posted October 24, 2019

Please use the link provided to revisit the presentation from Ms. Scott last night.

Thanks to all the parents who attended and asked some great questions!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CI1iH17sBlb0Q51AP_-p1DmDHTJX4gFyy1AvcIdRlbQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Grade 7 Parents – Immunization Letter

Posted October 24, 2019

Parent Email Immunization

Congratulations Diamondbacks!

Posted October 11, 2019

Congratulations on a very successful Thanksgiving food drive.  We collected 1570 meals for the Guelph food bank. Great Job Ken Danby community!Food Drive

Walking School Bus

Posted October 8, 2019

“We have added more spots to our Holy Trinity CS and Ken Danby PS #WDGWalkingSchoolBus! If you live along this route, register your child today!  https://bit.ly/2Yw4Goz

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

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

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Terry Fox Day – September 26

Posted September 23, 2019

Thursday, September 26 is our Terry Fox Day at Ken Danby PS.  We will have a kick-off assembly in the gym at 1:30 followed by the whole school participating in the run/walk.   Please bring your donations in to support the Canadian Cancer Society.  Our school goal is to raise $4000.00.  If we do, Mr. …

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