Posted March 1, 2022

ImagesWelcome to March and hopefully some signs of spring!  February was a great month at William C. Winegard PS.  Throughout the month of February the children were introduced to many valuable learning experiences focusing on Black Brilliance, Black Heritage and Black Futures Month activities and conversations.  

Some of the learning included:  

– daily quotes for reflection and discussion

– morning announcements

– stories and activities

– participation in Pink Shirt Day

Thank you very much for your diligence with the daily COVID screening.  Please continue to complete the COVID 19 School Screening and keep your children home when they are sick.


March 1 – 7:00pm Virtual School Council Meeting

March 7- 10 – Empowerment Week

March 11 – 18 – March Break *Please note that March Break begins on Friday March 11*

March 13 – Daylight Savings

March 23 – Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

March 26 – Earth Hour 2022

April 15 – Good Friday

April 18 – Easter Monday


Continue to wear black, white and grey on Wednesdays!



If you are moving please make sure to contact the office. If you have a child born in 2018, it is time to register them for JK!  Students who arrive late will come through the front door and check in at the office. At this time parents/guardians are not to come into the building. If there is any communication that needs to come to the office, please call the school.


Pizza and milk will start back after the March Break. Please go to school cash online to order.  All orders must be done online as no order forms will be coming home. PIZZA DAYS WILL BE TUESDAYS! Orders must be in by Tuesday, March 8th at midnight.   LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!


It has been very busy in the Kiss and Ride area and the parking lot.  The Kiss and Ride zone is meant as a drop and go area.  Cars are not to be parked and left unattended.  If you need to park, pull into a parking spot or park on the available side streets.  We need to keep the parking lot and the bus area clear.


We are having a virtual School Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Google Meet information:

During the spring we will be conducting the following drills:
– 3 Fire Drills
– Severe Weather Drill
– Bomb Threat Drill
– Lockdown Drill 


Exciting news!  We are able to begin clubs once again! Makerspace clubs will be held first break Day 1, 2 and 3 in the Library Commons. There will be a variety of activities available in the form of centers that students can participate in. 


As we move into the early spring season, our yard can become wet, icy and slippery. We will continue to give reminders to stay away from these areas for both safety and cleanliness reasons. We will deem exceedingly muddy, icy and wet areas off limits. However, it is inevitable that some children will find mud and become wet and dirty.  Please consider adding an extra pair of socks and pants to your child’s backpack. Put it into a plastic bag that can then be used for the muddy, wet clothes. 


William C. Winegard PS and The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington are working hard to meet the growing need in our community, and that includes fighting food insecurity through our Help Kids Live Free From Hunger “30 in 30” campaign. 100% of the funds raised between February 2nd – March 4th will go towards providing healthy meals to students through our School/Agency program. With your help, we can continue to provide meals for our community.

This year, the need is greater than ever. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 3 children may experience food insecurity, and with rising food costs a healthy Food & Friends meal can cost an average of $3.40 compared to $1.85 a year ago.

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is challenging community supporters – businesses, organizations, and individuals – to make an impact on the lives of local children and youth by helping us meet our regional goal of 30,000 meals. We hope you’ll join us in this challenge and help support those in need within our School/Agency community. Campaigns like Live Free help us continue to meet the growing need within our community and ensure those most in need feel supported. Please Click here to donate to Live Free. If you choose William C. Winegard PS from the drop-down list your donation will be directed to the student nutrition program at your school or donate to help the most in need.

Thank you for helping us continue to support our community in times of need!

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