News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario:

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check for updates.

44th Annual Turkey Dinner

Posted December 6, 2019

Our 44th Annual Ponsonby Turkey Dinner was an outstanding success!  Special thanks go to our amazing School Council and Volunteers who did an great job.  Once again thank you to The Gorge Restaurant for your continued support.

Dance-a-thon Thank you

Posted December 3, 2019

As always, thanks to our parents, our Dance-A-Thon was a great success (we raised $6,400.00)! Students also had a lot of fun.

Pizza Day December 5, 2019

Posted November 27, 2019

Ponsonby PS will be hosting our 44th Annual Turkey Dinner on Thursday December 5, 2019.  Pizza day will be changed to Wednesday December 4, 2019 for those who have pre-ordered.

Talking About Mental Health

Posted November 26, 2019

Talking About Mental Health December 2019

Environmental News

Posted November 26, 2019

Environmental Newsletter Insert Dec 2019

Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Kindergarten Registration September 2020

Posted November 19, 2019

JK Info Night Poster

We Scare Hunger Campaign – THANK YOU!

Posted November 18, 2019

We Scare Hunger Thank You


Posted November 14, 2019

Reminder that Fundscrip closes on School Cash Online on Monday November 18, 2019.  It is a great way to get some Christmas shopping done while contributing to School Council.  Get your orders in soon!

School Council Meeting – November 11, 2019

Posted November 11, 2019

Due to tonight's weather forecast the School Council Meeting has been re-scheduled to next Monday November 18 at 6:30 PM.

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Christmas Market

Posted November 6, 2019

Mark your calendars*Ponsonby Christmas Market and poinsettia pick up! November 23 from 9am-12 We are looking for donations of one of a kind craft/handmade items (wood, jewelry, candles, home decor), new items, gift certificates for local businesses, or services, direct sales packages (Arbonne, pampered chef...) etc etc. Please email Lindsay Wideman ...

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WHY Survey

Posted November 4, 2019

The WHY survey will provide us with important information about the well-being of children and youth in our community. The information collected during the survey will help schools, school boards and local service providers to ensure that student well-being is on track. WHY Parent Information Letter And Refusal Form UGDSB ...

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Talking About Mental Health

Posted October 25, 2019

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 needed down time from screens. Adding some time ...

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Environmental Newsletter

Posted October 25, 2019

Environmental Newsletter Nov 2019

Movie Night – Oct 18

Posted October 15, 2019

This Friday night, October 18, the grade 6 students will be hosting the first free Ponsonby Family Movie Night of the year. After a student vote, the movie “Toy Story 4” will be shown. Popcorn, treats and juice boxes will be on sale and proceeds from these sales will go ...

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Cross Country Meet

Posted October 15, 2019

The Cross Country Running Meet will take place on Tuesday, October 22 with a rain date of Thursday, October 24.

Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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EQAO Results

Posted October 3, 2019


Labour Updates

Posted October 3, 2019

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 for on-going updates.  
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