Sept 20th update

Posted September 20, 2023

Wed Sept 20th

Students are enjoying outdoor learning opportunities and the great weather this week! Please see the variety of updates for this week and month.

Food programs-We have many items available for purchase on including milk, pizza, pitas and many other items. Please be mindful of the deadline date of Sept 27th on and we will be having other food items for sale.  If finances are an issue and you would like to order, please contact the school or your child’s teacher for support as we do have equity funds to support our students through our benevolent fund.

Friday, Sept 22 Terry Fox Walk/Run

We are looking forward to our annual Terry Fox walk/run on Friday, Sept 22nd led by our cross country teams.   This year our school has a goal of raising $2,000.00 or $5 a student. The Terry Fox Foundation has been actively raising funds for cancer research since Terry’s original run in 1980. Please donate online at or donate through our school cash online, before or after our Run Day. For more information, visit . We will be having a kick off assembly about Terry Fox on Thursday afternoon. Friday we will have our walk through the conservation area. Students are encouraged to wear red!

Cross Country Team: Junior and Intermediate

Thanks to Mrs. Wells, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Clyde and Mme Closs for offering our cross country club for our junior and intermediate students three times a week! What a great way to be active and get outside. All students in the club will be involved with the tournament Oct 3rd and 4th in the Rockwood Conservation area. Parents are welcome to attend and pay a reduced fee.

Our Football tournament is Sept 27th for gr 7/8 students. Thanks to our coaches Mrs. Soper and Mr. Collier for running the football practices after school this month. We had an overwhelming number of students turn out for practices and it was very difficult to select teams. We encourage all students to continue trying out for programs.

Sept 27th Open House and Book Fair-Please join us to meet the amazing Rockwood Centennial staff on open house Wednesday,  Sept. 27th from 5:30-7:00 pm! Check out murals displayed at the front of the school showing what a safe and inclusive school looks like, sounds like and feels like. Our students did an incredible job displaying what we want to see at Rockwood Centennial! We will also have sign up lists for areas that need assistance through school council so please sign up if you are able to get involved at the school.

Our Book Fair will be open September 25 at 2nd Nutrition Break, September 26th at 1st Nutrition Break, and September 27th at our Open House from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Look for Book Fair flyers coming home this week!

Spirit wear will be set up on display at Open house for parents and families to view items and orders will be on Please refer to our school website at to reference pictures.

Fall Food drive-Classes 1/2A and 5/6B are organizing a Fall Food Drive with posters and announcements.  Families are encouraged to please bring non perishable food items to donate on the evening of Open House.  Boxes will be placed outside classrooms.  We appreciate everyone’s support!

Rockwood P.S. grade 6-8 choir will be singing ‘O Canada’ at the Guelph Storm game Friday October 13th.Come out and support our amazing choir at the Sleeman Center. Watch the Guelph Storm take on the Mississauga Steele Heads at 7:30 for just $22.60 per ticket AND with every paid ticket $4.00 goes back to our music program! All grade 6-8 choir members will receive a free complimentary ticket. Tickets can be purchased through school cash online. Ticket order forms were sent home Friday with students. Please return ticket order forms no later than Thursday, September 21st. This is a community event; all students must be supervised by a parent/guardian. Information about choir shirts will be coming home with choir members soon. Please order on

A reminder there is an Identity Based Harm button found on every school’s website and on the main UGDSB webpage.   The Report Identity-Based Harm and/or Bullying tool gives students and parents 24/7 access for reporting. You don’t have to identify yourself – just your school – and your message gets sent directly to the school principal for follow-up.  Identity Based Harm Screenshot.png

Gr 8 Graduation Chair needed-We are looking for a parent who has a child in grade 8 that may be interested in leading the grade 8 graduation committee that meets approximately once monthly. There will be lots of support and other parents who can join the committee to help plan a great graduation for our gr 8 students. If interested, please contact the principal for more information.

Have a great day!

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