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Door Decorating for Bullying Prevention & Kindness Week (November 21st)

Posted November 21, 2019

This week, our focus has been on Bullying Prevention and Kindness. The following activities have been going on at Maryborough PS:

In-class discussions
In-class read alouds
Daily announcements focused on bullying prevention, conflict resolution, and kindness
Classroom door decorating
A whole school assembly led by a team of our Grade 5 and 6 students

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Progress Reports & Setting Up Parent/Teacher Interviews (November 20th)

Posted November 20, 2019

All students, Grades 1 through Grade 6, received a Progress Report today (November 20).

All Kindergarten students received a Communication of Learning – Initial Observations Report today (November 20).

Parent-Teacher Interviews will take place on Friday, November 29th. Some teachers may have additional times available to meet (including after school on Thursday, November 28th). This year, …

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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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Chocolate Bar Selling Information

Posted November 15, 2019

Thank you for participating in our SCA Laura Secord Chocolate Bar fundraiser. The funds raised will go toward current SCA initiatives, including: playground improvements/new equipment, busing for field trips and sports, improving technology within the school, and other school activities/initiatives. If for some reason you are no longer interested in participating, simply …

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SCA Needs Your Help: Volunteers Needed for the Christmas Lunch (on December 10th)

Posted November 15, 2019

Christmas Lunch is a month away!!! Our SCA is putting on a school-wide Christmas Lunch on Tuesday, December 10th.

In preparation for this festive day, we want to ensure we have volunteers for the following:

Volunteers to help cook turkey rolls and hams at home. We are going to need 13ish turkey rolls + hams to …

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Community Event: 6th Annual Mapleton’s Got Talent

Posted November 15, 2019

The Drayton Rotary Club Presents the 6th Annual: Mapleton’s Got Talent Event

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019; beginning at 7:00 pm

Admission is a donation; all proceeds going to the ABC Barrier Free Washroom

See the Event Poster: Poster Drayton Rotary Club Talent November 2019

Information About Term Two Hot Lunch & Pizza Orders (November 11th)

Posted November 11, 2019

HOT LUNCH WEDNESDAYS & PIZZA FRIDAYS FOR JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020

Term Two (January to March) Wednesday Hot Lunch orders and Friday Pizza orders opened today on SchoolCash (hot lunches are in one SchoolCash posting, and pizza is in another SchoolCash posting). Orders will be accepted between …

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Please Consider Completing: The Well-being Health & Youth “WHY” Survey for Parents

Posted November 10, 2019

Well-being Health & Youth “WHY” Survey for Parents

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with our School Board to conduct the WHY Survey for staff, students, and parents.

We are asking parents to complete the survey by accessing the following link: http://is.gd/WHYparent

The parent survey asks about the parent’s relationship with the school, …

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Creative Playgrounds Closed at Maryborough PS

Posted November 10, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that the arrival of winter weather means that our creative playgrounds (including the swings, monkey bars, and climbers behind the school) are closed until spring. During this time, students are to refrain from using these structures. A message will be posted to the website when they are open again.

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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Pork Chop Dinner Reminder (for Thursday, November 7th)

Posted November 6, 2019

Just a reminder that tomorrow (November 7th) is the Pork Chop dinner at Maryborough PS.

Remember this is a take-out event; orders can be picked up from the school between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Dinner tickets are coming home today!

Our School Council Association November meeting will take place beginning at 7:00 pm in the Library.

Thank …

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Two Information Items from Public Health (November 2019)

Posted November 1, 2019

Free Dental Care for Children & Youth (17 and younger)

Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health and well-being. If you cannot afford dental care for your child, Public Health has programs that can help. Public Health offers free preventive dental care at locations across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph for eligible children …

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Environmental Post (November 2019)

Posted November 1, 2019

Monthly Environmental Activities to Celebrate Our Planet

Friday, November 29th is BUY NOTHING DAY!

Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving,” Anne Frank

Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the issue of …

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Talking About Mental Health (November 2019)

Posted November 1, 2019

Talking About Mental Health (November 2019) – Nature and Mental Health

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being. Being outdoors is a simple way to add some much …

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Days of Significance (November 2019)

Posted November 1, 2019

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world!

If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Dickieson. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love to hear from you.

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Water Testing for Lead (October 9th)

Posted October 9, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

October 9, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per Litre. This …

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