School News

         February 6th is National Sweater Day!

Posted January 16, 2020

Make the Earth better by wearing a sweater
Celebrate National Sweater Day on February 6th!
National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees …

Read more about          February 6th is National Sweater Day! »

Talking About Mental Health – February 2020  Tests and Stress

Posted January 16, 2020

Taking tests is stressful for most students. However, there are lots of ways that your child and youth (and you!) can decrease the stress related to tests.

Anticipate stress and be ready for it.

Practice relaxing activities every day so during stressful times you already know how to cope.

Eat well

Learning and remembering takes …

Read more about Talking About Mental Health – February 2020  Tests and Stress »

Public Health

Posted January 13, 2020

How we talk about food matters

How many times has your child heard “candy is bad for you”. Labelling foods as bad can cause children to feel guilt or shame after eating and enjoying these foods. Instead, help your child understand that all food can fit into a healthy eating pattern. There are foods we …

Read more about Public Health »

NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Read more about NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window »

Possible School Closure – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Posted January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

On January 10, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced that its teachers and education workers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on January 15, 2020. The Upper …

Read more about Possible School Closure – Wednesday, January 15, 2020 »

Before and/or After School Program Need Board Survey

Posted January 8, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This board survey is for parents of children who will be registered in Kindergarten to Grade 6 forSeptember 2020 and who need a Before and/or After School Program where one is not alreadyoffered in a school.  This survey will help decide if a Program will be offered at your child’s school.

Completion of this …

Read more about Before and/or After School Program Need Board Survey »

Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

Read more about Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020. »

Starting the Year Mindfully

Posted December 16, 2019

Starting a new year, coming off of a two week school break, new resolutions and on-going challenges are a few of the things we have on our plates in January.  There is a lot of research that has shown the power of mindfulness in reducing stress and anxiety, increasing mental well-being, helping with sleep …

Read more about Starting the Year Mindfully »

Environmental Newsletter

Posted December 16, 2019

JANUARY is the time to carry out your Eco Resolutions!
“There will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050” Dame Ellen MacArthur
It’s a brand new year and the perfect time for positive change. For example, let’s end plastic pollution.
Based on the daily news, it’s never been more critical to increase your environmental …

Read more about Environmental Newsletter »

Talking About Mental Health December 2019 – GIVE THE GIFT OF RESILIENCY

Posted November 25, 2019

As we head through December and towards the holidays, it is important to be aware that this can be a very exciting time of year, but for some it is also a difficult time of year.

REMEMBER:

eat well
get good sleep
don’t over schedule
stay connected to family and friends
keep daily routines going

Read more about Talking About Mental Health December 2019 – GIVE THE GIFT OF RESILIENCY »

1 7 8 9 10 11 17