Posted November 3, 2019


We have finished the month of October with our annual Halloween Parade.  There were some incredible costumes and some great energy.  

During the week of November 4th – 8th we will be recognizing Treaties week.  Some great learning opportunities will be set up for students to take part in.  

The week of November 18th – 22nd is Bullying Prevention week.  We want all students to feel safe at school and we want students, staff and parents to know that we do have a process for determining if bullying is happening and steps to take to ensure it stops. If you know of anyone experiencing this type of interaction please report it to an adult in the school or access the “Online Bullying” reporting tool found on the board and school websites.



November 1 – PA Day

November 3 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 4 – 8 – Treaties Recognition Week

November 11 – Remembrance Day

November 12 – Winegard Night at Indigo

November 14 – School Council Meeting – 6:30pm – 7:30

November 18 – 22 – Bullying Prevention Week


Treaties Recognition Week is the first week of November. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.  During this week the children in our school will have the opportunity to discuss treaties as a promise/agreement between two groups of people. We will also reflect on the meaning of the following statement read at all official gatherings within our school board:  Honouring the Land & Territory From the Anishinaabe to the Haudenosaunee and the Metis, these treaty lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history and modern traditions. As a community, we have a responsibility to honour and respect the four directions, land, waters, plants, animals and ancestors. Today, this area is home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island.   We acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, on whose ancestral and treaty lands we teach, learn and live.


Remembrance Day assembly will be on Monday, November 11th, 2019 beginning at 11:00 am in the gym. Poppies will be handed out prior to the assembly. Money donations for the poppies are to be handed to homeroom teachers.


Progress reports focus on learning skills or work habits, as well as strengths and next steps to assist in improving student learning in subject areas.  It will provide students and parents with early and specific feedback on the progress made during the first two months of the school year. There will be an opportunity for parent/teacher conferences. This is your chance to find out early in the school year how your child is progressing. Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday, November 20th.  There has been a PA Day set aside (November 29th) specifically for parent-teacher interviews to review the Progress Reports and Initial Observations.  More information will follow about setting up interview times.


With the wet and cold weather approaching, it is important that all students have both outdoor  and indoor shoes. This is a safety issue as proper footwear reduces the risk of slips and falls and stepping on items which may cause injury.  Indoor shoes are also important so that students are protected in the event of a fire drill or event resulting in a school evacuation.


Please label your child’s items that come to school.  This includes backpacks, lunch bags, jackets, and other clothing items.  We already have a growing Lost and Found table in our front foyer. Feel free to drop in to check out the table if your child is missing some items.


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The Upper Grand District School Board has a mobile app that allows parents/guardians to stay connected to their child’s school.  UGConnect is a free parent communication app and a one-stop resource for parents to find important information about their child’s school and the school board.  UGConnect has a number of handy features, including up-to-date information about school news, event calendars, and school closures. Push notifications will alert you to new information in real time.  Parents can access and manage their SchoolCashOnline account through the app in a fully secure environment. UGConnect also ensures that board-wide news and your school’s social media accounts are right at your fingertips.  UGConnect is one of many ways that UGDSB staff work to keep parents informed. Download the mobile app for Android or iOS devices today!


  • If walking with a dog to school please ensure you stay on the sidewalk just before the kindergarten gate  
  • Only use the parking lot if absolutely necessary
  • The pickup and drop off lane in the parking lot is for picking up and dropping off.  Please do not leave your vehicle parked in the lane.
  • Please park on the streets surrounding the school and walk to the school if picking up or dropping off (Cityview, Breesegarden, and Kearney are good options)
  • Do not park or stop on Lee Street near the school
  • It is unlawful to park in designated handicap parking spots without appropriate permission


In support of William C. Winegard Public School

Tuesday, November 12th, 6:00PM-9:00PM

435 Stone Road West, Guelph Ontario

You are cordially invited to an Indigo (formerly Chapters) Fundraiser in support of WILLIAM C. WINEGARD PUBLIC SCHOOL. Come and get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting your school. With every purchase of in-store, regularly priced books, gifts and toys made at Indigo Guelph this special evening, 20% in gift cards will be donated directly back to William C. Winegard Public School. When you arrive at the store, please ensure that you register at the Fundraiser table for directions.  This event is a tremendous opportunity to support materials for our library! There will be a flyer coming home soon with more details.



Join us for the 5th Annual William C. Winegard Winter Bazaar happening

Saturday November 23rd, 2019 at 25 Lee Street in Guelph.  Running 10am to 2pm, our event offers plenty of lot and street parking.  Spend some time browsing for holiday gifts, while supporting our school and community. Enjoy a hot coffee and let us do your holiday baking for you.  Admission is free, with donations for the Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Food Cupboard being collected. We hope you’ll come out and support our school community!

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The next School Council meeting is Thursday November 14, 2019 at 6:30pm in the school library. Everyone is welcome and child care is available.


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