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Principal’s Message – November 8, 2019

Posted November 8, 2019

We would like to wish Mrs. Bax all the best as she heads off today on her maternity leave.  We are pleased to welcome Ms. Coffey, who will be working with Mrs. Duern in our Room 105 Kindergarten beginning next week.  The students had an opportunity to meet ...

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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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Principal’s Message – November 2, 2019

Posted November 3, 2019

The highlight of this week was seeing all our superheroes, dinosaurs, princesses, witches getting their boogie on.  We had a fun time dancing at our annual Boogieathon. Thank you for your support of this annual event. We are waiting on the totals to come in, but we know ...

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Principal’s Message – October 26, 2019

Posted October 26, 2019

This week we have been about enjoying the great outdoors.  On Wednesday, we participated in TakeMeOutside Day. Many classes joined in on a morning walk around the fields, others went on nature walks in the Dufferin Forest, and others had different lessons outdoors.  We have also been enjoying ...

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Principal’s Message – October 20, 2019

Posted October 20, 2019

Last week our dance teams were sharing the dances for our Boogieathon.  It is great to see so many of our older students lead our younger students...although some of the songs become ear-worms.  “Peel the banana, peel the banana…” A reminder that pledge forms and money are due ...

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Principal’s Message – Friday, October 11, 2019

Posted October 11, 2019

It was amazing to see 105 of our students in grades 1 to 8 participate in the county Cross Country Meet on Wednesday.  It is a gruelling course that requires students to show grit. Congratulations to all students on your achievements. Thanks to the parent cheerleading squad.  Thanks ...

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Principal’s Message – October 5, 2019

Posted October 5, 2019

As you would have heard from my voicemail yesterday, our school does not have CUPE custodians and therefore will not be directly impacted by the strike scheduled to begin on Monday.  Hopefully negotiations will go well this weekend. For updates on labour situations impacting our school please visit ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

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

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Principal’s Message – September 28, 2019

Posted September 28, 2019

Congratulations to the junior and intermediate soccer teams for their sportsmanship and determination at the County tournaments this week.  Thank you to our coaches Mr. Murphy, Ms. DiFelice and Mr. Anania for giving kids this opportunity. Thanks to our parent cheerleaders for your support of the team. ...

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Principal’s Message – September 22, 2019

Posted September 22, 2019

It was so wonderful seeing so many of you at our Meet the Teacher Night.  All the kids were very excited to introduce their teachers, show parents their classrooms, and bump into friends during a time that we are normally not at school.  There was a lot of ...

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Principal’s Message – September 15, 2019

Posted September 15, 2019

Great news...we are not reorganizing!  Your child’s class will remain the same for this school year.  We look forward to seeing you at our Meet the Teacher Night this Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  A reminder that there is no food at this year’s event. This past ...

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Principal’s Message – Friday, September 6, 2019

Posted September 6, 2019

Welcome back!  We had a terrific week getting settled into our new classes and meeting new classmates.  This week, teachers worked on building community and starting some initial assessments to determine where kids are and to plan for instruction. We also had our first school trip!  As ...

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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