News & Announcements

Math Bulletin – Number Talks for Parents

Posted March 3, 2019

UGDSB Home Tip Sheet: Strategies to Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide

Why are we teaching strategies versus going straight to memorization? "Strategies help students find an answer even if they forget what was memorized. Discussing math fact strategies focuses attention on number sense, operations, patterns, properties,

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Engaging Your Child in Science at Home

Posted February 3, 2019

Engaging Your Child in Science at Home!

As parents, we have the wonderful opportunity and responsibility for nurturing our children’s growth. Parents play a key role in the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of their child. As parents, we can usually find time to read a story to our

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WMWPS Students Highlighted on the UGDSB Website

Posted January 21, 2019

Please see the link below to see an article on students from Westminster Woods who are Bridging Language Barriers and Friendships in the Westminster Woods Makerspace. https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/bridging-language-barriers-and-building-friendships-in-the-westminster-woods-makerspace/

Pedestrians Play a Role in Keeping School Crossing Guards Safe!

Posted January 15, 2019

Pedestrians Play a Role in Keeping School Crossing Guards Safe!

We all know that motorists play a crucial role in school zone safety, but did you know that pedestrians also play an important role in helping keep school crossing guards safe?

Our municipal partners are asking

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WMWPS Grade 3 & 6 EQAO Results (from Spring 2018)

Posted October 8, 2018

Below is a chart outlining our Grade 3 and 6 results on the EQAO assessment which took place in the Spring of 2018. EQAO

Number Talks

Posted September 30, 2018

Upper Grand students are doing well with basic math knowledge and skills. We see this from EQAO data, from PRIME diagnostic assessments, and from observations and conversations with students. However, our students are struggling with number fluency and flexibility. They often have a single strategy or procedure to solve a

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Adult Crossing Guard Shift Change

Posted September 17, 2018

The afternoon shift for the adult crossing guard at Hall Avenue at Goodwin Drive has been changed from 2:45-3:15 to 2:45-3:05. The new shift will start on Monday, September 17th.

Information from Public Health – Lunchbox Essentials!

Posted September 15, 2018

Are you getting back into the habit of packing school lunches? A balanced lunch includes a variety of foods to keep your child full and able to learn best. Try to include at least one food item from each of these 4 categories in your child’s lunch every

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Welcome Back! First Day Procedures

Posted August 29, 2018

Welcome Back!!! We hope that everyone is enjoying their final days of summer. Here are a few reminders about first day procedures for Tuesday September 3rd, 2019:   On the first day of school we invite all parents to drop off students at their meeting

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Video Surveillance Camera Project Expansion

Posted June 8, 2018

Video Surveillance Camera Project Expansion

In its efforts to continually review and monitor the safety of our schools, the Upper Grand District School Board is expanding its Video Surveillance Project. Once the project is complete, all UGDSB schools will be equipped with video cameras.

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Staff Presentation of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted June 8, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. Pin The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph. The final

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Math Games on the Go!

Posted May 31, 2018

Math on the Go - Card Games to Develop Math Skills for All Ages!

Are you looking to help your child to develop his or her math skills at home in a meaningful and engaging way, while spending quality family time together?  Why not try some card

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