From the Principal’s Desk ~October 2-6

Posted September 29, 2023

Message From Principal

It is hard to believe that the month of September has come and gone! The temperature in our building is more pleasant and our students are experiencing amazing learning opportunities both in the classroom and in the community. 

We were also very thankful to have a number of parents come out to our first School Council meeting!  Council is already mapping out exciting events for the year ahead.  If you 

are interested please join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons/Library. Our October Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th.


On Friday, September 22nd our students participated in the Terry Fox School Run for cancer research!  Thank you to all who donated to this cause.   There is still time to donate! Donate online now at our fundraising page at:
Together we can make a lasting difference!

Terry Fox



Co-curricular Activity/Club/Team Lead Teacher Location Days Participating Grades Times
Library Helpers Mme Caswell Library/ Learning Commons 1,2,3,4,5 3,4,5,6 First or Second recess depending on the day
Terry Fox Run/Walk Mme de Rijcke and Pierre Elrick Exhibition Park/School Yard Fri. Sept. 22 School Wide 2:20 pm
Soccer Mme Cauley

Andrea Kelly

Castlebury Park Grade 4, 5, 6 Thurs Sept 28 9:30 am
Kindergarten Helpers Mme Sproule Kindergarten classrooms and yard All 4, 5, 6 Students have shifts during first or second lunch and recess depending on the cycle day
Green Team Wilks and Ferris Room 15 TBD 4-6 First Recess


The Upper Grand District School Board is participating in International Walk/Wheel to School month this October as well as iWALK/iWHEEL day on October 4th. As part of this month, we are encouraging students and staff to walk, wheel or roll to and from school throughout the month, where able and where it is safe to do so.  More information on Walk to School Day is coming.

Walk To School

Lastly, the month of October has many special days worth noting. Please take a look at the calendar below to appreciate the many days of significance observed by the diverse identity, cultural and religious groups in our community. 

September 30-October 1 *Sukkot Judaism
October 7 *Shemini Atzeret Judaism
October 8 *Simchat Torah Judaism
October 16 Birth of the Báb Bahá’i
October 17 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’i
October 20 Installation of Holy Scriptures as Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Sikhism
October 24 Dassehra Hinduism
October 31 Samhain Wicca



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