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Education & Mental Health Week & Staff Message (May 4th, 2020)

Posted May 4, 2020

Good Afternoon Everyone!

May 4th to 8th is Education and Mental Health Week in UGDSB – see this WEBLINK for more information. This year’s theme is Together We Can. This week, we will focus on the Four M’s of Mental Health; a movement created by Dr. Sue Varma:

Movement means to get …

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Update to MPS Families (April 27th, 2020)

Posted April 27, 2020

Hello Maryborough Families!

This information was also sent out via the UGConnect app. Just a few informational pieces to share. Today, we launched our Maryborough PS Parent/Guardian Resources Google Classroom, which contains resources and videos to questions we’ve received so far, as well as links to UGDSB information. To access this Classroom, check out the …

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Information Regarding Maryborough PS Refunds (April 14th, 2020)

Posted April 14, 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

Please see the information below regarding refunds at Maryborough PS.

1) SCA Meat Fundraiser (Harriston Packers, Elmira Poultry, MacMillans): If you paid for your fundraising order on SchoolCash, this money will be refunded through SchoolCash on Friday, April 17th, 2020. If your order was paid for using cash or cheque, it …

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Phone Calls from School Staff (March 30th, 2020)

Posted March 30, 2020

Good Afternoon Maryborough families.

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. In the upcoming days, classroom teachers from MPS will be contacting families to check in with you and our students. Please note that phone calls may appear as “Blocked Call,” “Confidential,” or something similar, if you have call display. Please answer, …

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Updates: SCA Meat Fundraiser & Food Orders

Posted March 26, 2020

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I have some updates to share regarding events that were on our School Calendar for the end of March and into the start of April. Thank you for your patience!

1) SCA Meat Fundraiser (Harriston Packers, Elmira Poultry, MacMillans): At this time, due to ongoing school closures and concerns about COVID-19, we have …

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Important Updates from Maryborough PS (March 13th, 2020)

Posted March 13, 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 …

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Environmental Post – Earth Hour (March 2020)

Posted March 1, 2020

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 …

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Screen Time Event at John F Ross in Guelph (April 23, 2020)

Posted March 1, 2020

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 …

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Public Health Communication (March 2020)

Posted March 1, 2020

NUTRITION MONTH

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 …

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Information: Drayton Minor Soccer Registration

Posted February 23, 2020

Drayton Soccer Ad February 2020

Potato & Ham Soup Day (Tuesday, February 18th)

Posted February 14, 2020

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!

Soup

Environmental Post – Sweater Day (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

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 …

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Talking About Mental Health – Tests & Stress (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

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 …

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Public Health Communication (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

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 …

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Days of Significance (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

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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Turkey Soup Hot Lunch Rescheduled to January 16th

Posted January 13, 2020

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!

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