Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.
Just a few notes:
1) The Fundraiser Pick-Up for March 31st has been postponed. A new date will be shared via UGConnect and our school website as soon as it is available. We apologize for any inconveniences this delay might cause.
2) The Spring/Sibling Photo Day for April 7th has also been postponed, and …
The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020.
With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.
Join the Global Movement – Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30 pm!
Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action.
“Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it …
LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME
Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them. Come and join us Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 …
March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada are talking about how healthy eating is about so much more than food! Cooking together as a family is a great way to help kids learn food skills, put math into action, develop confidence, and have fun. Starting at age 2 …
On Tuesday, February 18th there will be a FREE Potato and Ham Soup hot lunch at second nutrition break. Please send a bowl and a spoon with your child if they would like to participate! Thank you to our SCA for providing this opportunity!
February 6th is National Sweater Day!
Make the Earth better by wearing a sweater
National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by …
Talking About Mental Health – Tests and Stress (February 2020)
Taking tests is stressful for most students; however, there are lots of ways that your child and youth (and you!) can decrease the stress related to tests.
Anticipate stress and be ready for it.
Practice relaxing activities every day so during stressful times you already …
Information from Public Health:
Fun facts about vaccines!
You are 4 times more likely to get hit by a meteorite than to have a serious reaction to a vaccine.
You have a 0.00013 percent chance of having a serious reaction to a vaccine!
Vaccination is among the most successful and cost-effective health initiatives; routine immunization …
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.
Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.
Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.
Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students.