News & Announcements
Progress reports will be arriving home on November 15th. These reports do not contain marks and are a mid-term check-in. We hope that they will help you and your child have a discussion about what they are doing well at in school and what things they can work on in order to help them improve. On the evening of November 23rd (and during the day
October has been a busy, busy month! We have had lots of learning so far this year with great things happening both in and out of the classrooms.
First term Progress Reports will come home November 15th. Continue your wonderful efforts to support your child’s education. Remember that the most valuable resource you can give your child is
The Upper Grand DSB’s Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to announce our first Parent Event of the year. PIC is hosting Dr. Laura Markham, on Wednesday, Nov. 8th at Centennial CVI and on Thursday, Nov 9th at Westside SS from 6:15 – 8:45 pm. The title of the session is:
“How to get your child cooperating without yelling,
We have had a good beginning to our school year and a successful Meet the Teacher Night. Thank you to School Council for organizing the food trucks. We heard lots of positive feedback! Please join us at our next Parent Council Meeting on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 pm.
Now that we are into Fall the temperature is inconsistent
ON OCTOBER 4TH, UGDSB IS CELEBRATING WALK TO SCHOOL DAY AND WALK AT SCHOOL DAY!
Walk to School Day is an international event that encourages students to be active on their journey between home and school. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) committee encourages parents and guardians to walk, bike or wheel to school with us on Walk to School day October 4th. The
We are pleased to announce that the Upper Grand DSB is introducing a new parent communication tool for your smart phone. Designed to streamline communication between schools and the communities they serve, the Upper Grand Mobile app provides parents with a simple interface with up to date information including news, calendars and social media feeds.
The Upper Grand Mobile App is available today for free at
Our board has a wonderful resource for all of our students that can be accessed 24/7 from school or from home. It’s called UG2GO and includes Learn360 (educational video streaming), Student Link (a site children use at school that gives them access to web sites that are kid friendly and relate directly to their current units of
Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance
Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans.
The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life
Hope that you had a wonderful summer! As the children and youth head back to school, here are a few suggestions on how to make this a mentally healthy school year.
Start each day with a positive thought.
Everyone in the family choose a positive thought for the day.
Talk about what they like about school and what they are good at.
As the new school year begins, there is one quote that educators wish that all students would consider they enter their new classrooms, “making mistakes is part of life—and a really big part of growing up. It’s how you learn who you want to be” (http://talkingtreebooks.com/quotes/quote-making-mistakes.html). As adults, we understand that making mistakes is an important part of life, however, students sometimes struggle to
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:
If you are new to the school community, make an appointment to meet your child’s school
Monthly Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet
“Let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth
Celebrate National Tree Day on September 27st 2017!
“National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.”
“Children today spend