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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.

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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Agenda Update (October 7th)

Posted October 7, 2019

Good news – all of our agendas have arrived and they’ve been sent home with students!

Agendas can now be purchased on SchoolCash for $7.00. The link is currently live on SchoolCash.

We appreciate everyone’s patience!

Thanksgiving Food Drive (October 7-10)

Posted October 6, 2019

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place this week from October 7th to 10th.

We are hoping for as many non-perishable food item donations as possible!

Donations can be placed on the table across from the office.

Currently, the Drayton Food Bank is in need of: pasta sauce, noodles, peanut butter, chick peas, crackers, cookies, cereal, soup, …

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Litterless Lunch Mondays

Posted October 6, 2019

Just a note from the Maryborough PS EcoSchools Team that tomorrow (October 7th) will be our first Litterless Lunch Monday!

Litterless Lunch Mondays will continue each Monday moving forward throughout the school year.

This is just one strategy that we are using to help our environment!

Litterless

A BIG Thank You!

Posted October 3, 2019

A BIG Thank You to our Maryborough PS School Community!

We raised $1245 in donations as part of our 20th Terry Fox School Run.

Terry Fox

A Message for UGDSB Parents & Guardians (October 2nd)

Posted October 2, 2019

A Message to Parents/Guardians:

The Upper Grand DSB has set up a website to provide updates regarding provincial labour issues and the impact on UGDSB schools and board sites.

Please visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates.

Thank you.

Walk To/At School Day (October 2nd)

Posted September 30, 2019

Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 2nd 2019!
Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet – October 2nd IS INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

A walk outdoors is good for our hearts and minds!

In October we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk or bike between home and school, or to …

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Animals in the Classroom

Posted September 30, 2019

This past spring, the Animals in the Classroom policy was reviewed and revised. The revised policy defines a Visiting Animal as an animal that comes in for a short period of time or on a temporary basis. Principal approval must be obtained prior to any animal visiting the school (this includes Show …

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