Strategies for Well-being

Posted May 5, 2018

So, your mental health. It is about more than having a mental illness, or not having one. We all have a state of mental health.

Anyone can have a bad day – a bad mental health day. And anyone can have a great mental health day.

But, how to keep the good days coming, …

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Sock Drive April 16-20

Posted April 15, 2018


Release of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft)

Posted April 6, 2018


Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph …

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Climate Survey – We Need Parent Input

Posted February 24, 2018






This is an anonymous survey that is completed every two years
Allows the School and the Board the opportunity to assess the perceptions of safety from students, staff, and parents

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LTAP Public Workshop – Cancellation Notice

Posted February 20, 2018

Due to continued inclement weather and low visibility due to fog, the Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Long Term Accommodation Plan public workshop to be held at Norwell DSS has been cancelled.  All are welcome to attend the next scheduled workshop on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Centre Wellington DHS in Fergus starting at 7pm. 

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Welcome Back

Posted January 7, 2018

School starts January 8 – Welcome to a new year 2018!

Hats and Mitts Needed

Posted November 20, 2017

The office is looking for used mittens and hats that we can lend to students when they forget their own. If you have any you would like to donate to the school we will be more than happy to accept them. Thank you

Save the Date

Posted November 18, 2017

On December 5th at 6:30-7:30 Grade 7 and 8 students and their guardians are invited to the Mitchell Woods first ever “Preparing for Highschool Night” We have invited GCVI and College Heights to Mitchell Woods to talk about pathways, course selection, mandatory courses, course levels and answer your questions.

We are very excited to have …

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Guest Speaker at MWPS 101

Posted October 22, 2017

If you missed the guest speaker this Saturday you can check out her presentation here.


Children’s Mental Health

School Messenger App – Update Important Information For all Users

Posted October 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Upper Grand recently introduced a new communication app for schools called School Messenger. In the September Newsletter, we sent instructions and a code to join the Mitchell Woods School Community  group. During the initial start-up of this process the school board discovered an issue with the …

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Pizza Lunch and Hot Lunch Orders

Posted September 25, 2017

How to Order:

1. Go online at and click “ORDER LUNCH”.

2. New to Lunchbox Orders? Click “Create an Account” to register your family’s account.

3. Already registered? Please login directly with your current user name (e-mail address) and password.

4. Add your child to your account by clicking “add a student” and register your …

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Are you worried about split grades?

Posted September 7, 2017

As an administrator we get asked all the time  why did my child get chosen for the split grade class? For parents that are worried about their child’s academic  progress and social development when he/she is placed in a split grade classroom read the following article:


Note: The article references the BC …

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Mitchell Woods – School Song

Posted September 6, 2017

Mitchell Woods music teacher Mrs. Stronach wrote a school song and with help from Mr. Tucker and Mrs. Growden the song was showcased at our first day assembly. We are very excited for the day when we can all sing the song. Mrs. Stronach will be teaching the song to students in music class.

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Transition to School

Posted September 1, 2017

Transitions to School in the Fall

Returning to school is both an exciting time as well as one that can be challenging for some of our students. As our students get ready for new September routines, here are some tips to support parents on things to consider when the new school year is beginning again:

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Buy a Tiger and MWPS gets $2

Posted May 28, 2017

Support your school and celebrate Canada!

Giant Tiger in Guelph has selected Mitchell Woods Public School as the recipient of their “Celebrate 150 Years Canada” Campaign. They will be selling commemorative tiger beanie babies at their location for $5.00 each.   For each tiger sold, the proceeds of $2.00 will be donated back to …

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