November News Letter

Posted November 2, 2023

November 2023

Hi Everyone!

Just a short note to say THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME! 

We have many things going on through the month of November! Please check the calendar!

In our community and in Guelph in general, there are many families in need of food support. We will be running a Food Drive starting Monday. Food will go to Chalmers United Churh and The Guelph Food Bank. Do what you can to help out! These are difficult times in the world and so important to work together as a community to support each other!

This year Progress reports will be available online. See the School Calendar for dates! This report is communication based on assessment in the first two months of school. They are an opportunity to check in on your child’s progress, to talk to the teacher and collaborate on a plan to support your child for learning as they work toward their First Term report card. We know many of our staff has already reached out!

Keep reading (in your first language too!) with your child at home and looking for opportunities to practise math together. Have an older sibling read to their younger sibling, yourself or another family member.

Check out the Principal’s Blog for ideas of how to support your child at home – for instance in math –

Thanks and continue to:

If your child is not well, please keep them at home. If your child will be absent – please call and report this to the attendance line! You can call the attendance line at any time and leave a message. This saves time for Mrs. Bulmer calling all of our absent students. 519 766 4544 x 100

Have your child check the weather and come dressed appropriately so we can get outside! (label their belongings please)

Some Important Dates (remember to check our calendar):

PICTURE RETAKES – Monday, November 6th – in the afternoon



FRESH FROM THE FARM ORDERS – Delivery and Pick up November 15th from 3 until 6 pm.

Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Interviews

Progress Reports will be available after school Thursday November 16th on the Parent Portal.

In November, you have the opportunity to have an interview with your child’s teachers. Friday, November 24th is a PA Day. Staff may choose to contact you directly and NOT use the online booking system. Please contact the office for assistance if needed. Meetings may be by Google Meet, in person or by phone. 

Instruction for Parents

Visit the website at We recommend Chrome browser. Internet Explorer is incompatible with this application.

  • Login

Login with the Ontario Education Number (OEN, 9 digits) and Date of Birth of your child during the booking period. Parents may find the OEN on the Student’s Report Card.

Please contact the school with the OEN and name of your child if you cannot login.

  • Book 

Check the time slot when you like to meet the teacher (parents of elementary students need to select a teacher first), uncheck to cancel. The appointments will be saved automatically.

Strengths To Grow Research Poster 2023Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

From November 20 to the 24th, the Upper Grand District School Board will be participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (BAPW). During BAPW students, staff and guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effects on student learning and well-being. Please work with your school community to stress the importance of bullying awareness and prevention to its staff and students.

 For a parent who is dealing with a bullying incident there are many resources on the UGDSB website to support. 

Resources and Links: 


 *** Invitation to Parents & Guardians *** 

Parents and guardians of elementary school children are invited to participate in the Strengths to Grow research study. This brief study is entirely online and can be completed at any time. Participants will complete two 10-minute surveys and the 30-minute Strengths to Grow program which helps parents identify and develop their child’s unique strengths. Every participant receives free access to the Strengths to Grow program. For more information, follow this link:


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