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.
The Turkey Soup Hot Lunch (purchased in advance for Term Two) has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at second nutrition break. If you have purchased this lunch option, please send in a bowl and spoon with your child on Thursday. Thank you!
Protect You and Your Family From Cold and Flu Viruses:
Wash hands often with soap and water. Carry an alcohol-based hand rub in your purse and car to use if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Avoid close contact with sick …
The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.
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.
Transportation to and from school is provided by Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services (STWDSTS). STWDSTS has inclement weather procedures for school buses which are common for all five school boards in the Wellington-Dufferin region.
The decision to cancel buses is made by STWDSTS after consultation with the Bus Operators. The school …