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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

Congratulations Mme Angeli

Posted April 7, 2021

It is with much happiness that we congratulate Mme Angeli on her acceptance of a full-time position at James McQueen!  She will be starting there after the Spring Break. Mme Angeli, we wish you all the best and will miss you here at Victory! ...

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Food Drive Success!

Posted April 7, 2021

Thank You! The Guelph Food Bank distributes food and hygiene products to 100-150 people every day! Thank you for being part of that! We filled 2 big blue bins and 3 other totes! So many of our students came to school with a smile on their face and items to donate! We have learned so much ...

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Class Placement for 2021

Posted March 29, 2021

We are beginning to create our classes for the next school year.  A great deal of thought and discussion goes into these placements.  When creating our class lists we want to have balanced classes with learning needs, emotional needs, girls and boys.  If you have a request regarding any of ...

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE FOR APRIL

Posted March 29, 2021

Message From Principal It   has   been   a   pleasure   to   welcome spring and all of its lovely activities for  students.   We   hope   that   everyone  will enjoy a lovely Easter Weekend (April 2nd and April 5th) along with the upcoming Spring Break (April 12th-16th).  There   ...

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Monthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet April 22nd is Earth Day!

Posted March 29, 2021

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada inspires people of all ages across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities as well as foster an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to ...

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Talking About Mental Health: Intrinsic Motivation April 2021

Posted March 29, 2021

This month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation. So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you feel better – grades, rewards, incentives, etc. We want our ...

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Posted March 29, 2021

April weather can be very unpredictable and the “April Showers” can just as easily be “April Snowflakes”! We are outside at both nutrition breaks and very rarely stay indoors because of inclement weather. Please be sure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing at school every day to accommodate these ...

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Purchase your 2020-2021 Yearbooks

Posted March 29, 2021

What better way to remember this rather unusual year?  Purchase a yearbook via our online store.  Yearbooks can be purchased for $21.00 each. Purchases must be made via the link below NO LATER THAN MAY 1st. https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/16613 Yearbook ...

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Forest of Reading Program

Posted March 29, 2021

The Forest of Reading programs are well underway.  Both students and teachers are excited to have the books arrive in their classrooms.  Many of the teachers on staff created short videos about an individual book(s) as a preview for the students to build anticipation and interest.  All classes at Victory are ...

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Guelph Food Bank Donations

Posted March 29, 2021

Good morning! Starting March 23 (tomorrow)-April 18th Victory will be collecting items to donate to the Food Bank. Every class will get a list of suggested items to donate. Students can bring donations into their classrooms and Ms. Bowie and her team will collect the items and arrange to get them to the ...

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School Council

Posted March 29, 2021

In April, the School Council takes proposals for funding purchases and initiatives. In preparation for that meeting, we would like to determine the parent body’s priorities for spending.  We will be discussing this at our April meeting and welcome your input. The April meeting is virtual and takes place on Wednesday, April ...

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Welcome Mrs. Restelli

Posted March 24, 2021

We welcome Tanya Restelli as a Temporary EA to Victory! Tanya has been an amazing support to our team, as she has been supporting several students over the past several weeks.
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Welcome Back

Posted March 22, 2021

I'd like to take this  opportunity to welcome back Laura Wallace. She will be in class with students tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23rd! It will be lovely to have you back! Welcome Back

Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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