April 2023 News

Posted April 2, 2023

AprilSpring has finally arrived!  It has been an exciting return to school following the March Break with many great things happening at the school, including the wonderful experience of climbing with the Guelph Grotto.  Students have been enjoying intramurals, clubs and maker space activities in the library.  A wonderful start to spring.


  • March 22 – April 20 – Ramadan
  • April 5 – Jewish Passover begins
  • April 7 – Good Friday – No School
  • April 10 – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 12  – International Day of Pink – Wear Pink
  • April 21 – 22 – Eid-Ul-Fitr
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April  26 – Administrative Professionals Day, PIC Spring Event
  • April 27 – In Person School Council Meet and Greet Event


Please let the office know if you will be moving.


During the spring we will be conducting the following drills: 3 Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drill, Evacuation Drill and a Lockdown Drill.  


We are always looking for ways to increase the representation from our parent community to make decisions that help engage our community to support and improve the lives of our kids and all students.  We meet once a month (virtually, since COVID) to discuss what is happening at the school, what needs to be done to improve the learning experience for our students and to raise funds to make necessary changes at school.

We would like to invite you to meet and greet with us In-Person on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 in the Library. The purpose of this informal event is to:

  •       Engage our parent community – Why is your involvement so important?
  •       Receive information on priorities of our parent community – What do YOU think? 
  •       Gather input as we look towards making some decisions for council spending for the rest of the year which may include:
        • Movie night(s) for families
        • Spring event
        • Purchasing of Sports’ equipment – badminton equipment, basketballs, etc.
        • Allocating Money for classrooms
        • School upkeep – Painting the tarmac

Join us on April 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m  to check out what School Council is all about, meet our committee members and enjoy some community time together.


Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world!

If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. MurrayCako or Mrs. Alie. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link below to see our Boards “Day of Significance Calendar” . 

Click here to download the 2022-2023 Equity and Inclusion Calendar.

*Days may vary a few days before or after the indicated date due to the moon sightings and timezones for some Days of Significance.*  These Dates were taken from UGDSB Equity and Inclusion Calendar 2022-2023.


Princess Project

The Princess Project is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the Guelph and surrounding area that needs one has a dress for their prom or graduation. When you buy an affordable prom or graduation dress you are supporting local families in need through The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services.

DETAILS: Students can come to shop for new or very gently used grad/prom or formal/semi-formal dress and accessories at an affordable cost. $20 dresses, $5 purses/accessories **PLEASE NOTE~~CASH ONLY! We have many styles to choose from varying in sizes (2 – 20+). Styles can be described as vintage to modern to classic in a variety of colors. 

SUPPORT THE PRINCESS PROJECT: The Princess Project accepts donations of new and gently used dresses, purses and jewelry. Donations can be made at The Salvation Army 1320 Gordon St. Monday-Friday 9-12 & 1-4.

If you would like to volunteer for the event please call 519-836-9360 x230 or email [email protected] 


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 clear and the bus area.  


International Day Of Pink

“Discrimination takes many shapes, whether it’s based on race, age, disabilities, gender or sexuality. The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is no stranger to the bullying and violence that stems from hateful beliefs. While progress has been made towards removing these social barriers from our society, discrimination still persists. So, every year, on the second Wednesday of April, we urge people around the world to put on a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to continue fighting for equality and acceptance” ~Day of Pink

This April 12th, it is important for schools to be clear about the purpose of this day-standing in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to fight for equality and acceptance. Although kindness is incredibly important, it isn’t enough to stop bullying. On this day, we focus on speaking out and taking action when 2SLGBTQIA+ injustices happen.


Continuing with best practices, late students must check in at the office in order to get a late slip before entering class.  It is also important to call if your child will be arriving late.


Makerspace is a great spot to get creative. In order to be as environmentally friendly as possible we will be making items using recycled / reusable items. If you have any of the following items please put a little bag together and deliver it to the Library. WCW students will be so happy and thankful for any/all contributions: 

Items Needed: 

  • Cardboard (thicker grade)
  • Egg cartons
  • Tubes ( paper towel / toilet rolls)
  • Other craft supplies welcome: pipe cleaners, paper plates, paper bags, googly eyes


With the warm weather approaching our students have been anxiously waiting for our playground structure to reopen.  Board policy determines that the equipment is off limits from November 1 to April 1 and at other times as determined by the school administration. At this point in time our playground structures remain closed. 


Bike Clipart

Promoting the safety of students riding to and from schoolis a shared responsibility. Student’s riding to school must wear a properly fitted cycling helmet while cycling and walk bikes and scooters when on school property.  Bicycles and scooters left on school property during the school day must be equipped with a lock and secured properly. We are not responsible for loss or damage to your bicycle or scooter. It is encouraged that primary students ride to and from school accompanied by an adult.

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