September was a wonderful month at WCW. Throughout the school we could feel the joy in being together at school. As a school we worked at building our communities and a strong foundation to be able to delve into our learning. It was a pleasure to see and welcome our families to some special events such as Open House and the Terry Fox Run. We hope the WCW students have been sharing the new learning that has been taking place such as the work done last week learning and understanding about Truth and Reconciliation.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
October 5 – International Walk to School Day
October 10 – Thanksgiving Holiday
October 11- 4 Grade 3’s Writing CCAT
October 14 – Picture Day
October 24 – PA Day
October 25 – Raising the Dough Pizza Night
October 31 – Halloween
Reminder that all September forms need to be returned to homeroom teachers.
UGDSB Counts Census
The UGDSB Student Census has been emailed directly to parents to complete. Families in Kindergarten to Grade 8 are encouraged to complete the survey by October 9, 2022. Participation is voluntary. The link to complete the census can be found at the bottom of the email sent to parents/guardians. It is a rectangular blue button that says “Begin Survey.” If you need assistance, please email [email protected] You can learn more about the importance of this census data, how the board is protecting privacy and examples of ways that the board will using the data to direct its resources and supports at www.ugdsb.ca/census.
KISS AND RIDE
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 clear and the bus area.
We are once again encouraging Boomerang Lunches. This means that all items (recyclable and garbage) will return home at the end of each day to be put in your home garbage or recycling containers. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle to refill.
We are very excited to announce our first fundraiser of the school year! “Domino’s Raising the Dough” night will happen on Tuesday, October 25th. We will share a digital flyer with details shortly. Please share with your friends and family. Follow: William C. Winegard School Council on Facebook for more updates. The raising the dough funds will go toward the installation of the new water bottle filling station for the second floor. We are working together with the board on this project.
Next School Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 1st – 7:00pm – the virtual link will be posted on the school calendar.
LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS
Classes have begun regular visits to the library and it has been wonderful to see students’ enthusiasm for borrowing books. Thanks to all students and families for returning books from last year – it is much appreciated! We are constantly adding to our collection and trying to keep our resources up to date. We welcome donations of used books as long as the items are in good condition and published recently (i.e. within the last 10 years).
If you have a couple of spare hours a week, Ms. Upper is looking for adult volunteers to help in the library this year. Your main responsibility would involve shelving and organizing our non-fiction section. If you are interestested, please send an email to [email protected] to make arrangements.
October 31st Dress Up Day
As in the past we will continue with a Dress up Day on Halloween.
– wear orange and black
– dress in a costume
– wear your everyday clothes
If students wish to wear a costume here is a list of Costume Do’s and Don’ts
|Costume Do’s||Costume Don’ts|
|– follow the school Dress Code
– wear black and orange
– appropriate for school
– dress up as a character from your favourite book or movie
– use makeup or face paint – this is to be put on at home before school
– make sure you can get your costume on independently
– check that your costume is safe (i.e. not too long)
– be creative
|– no costumes that are representative of another culture, religious beliefs, or gender, socioeconomic status
– any costume related to COVID
– no masks
– no weapons
– no violent references
– costume contact lenses
IB at Guelph CVI
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a program of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. This programme prepares motivated students for the rigours of post-secondary education. It encourages students to ask questions and to interact with the world around them in a meaningful way. For more information, please visit: https:/ www.ugdsb.ca/ib-gcvi/
For more information, please join us at Guelph CVI, 155 Paisley St, in the Auditorium on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm for our IB Information Night
Applications are now open: https:/ www.ugdsb.ca/ib-gcvi/application/