November News

Posted November 1, 2023


November 1 – Playground Closed for the Season

November 5 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 6 – Photo Retake Day

November 6 – 10 – Treaties Recognition Week

November 11 – Remembrance Day

November 15 – Progress Reports Available

November 20 – 24 – Bullying Prevention Week

November 23 – Wear Pink for Bullying Prevention

November 24 – PA Day – Parent Teacher Interviews (No School for students)

November 25 – 10:00-2:00 School Council Bazaar



If your child is going to be absent or late for school, please let the office know. You may leave a message at 519-824-3661 or email [email protected] 24 hours a day.

Our lost and found collection is growing. Please label your child’s belongings! It is much easier to reunite items with their owners if we know who they are.  



Please note the Playground Equipment will be closed Wednesday, November 1st for the season.  The sand box will remain open.



This year Treaties Recognition Week will be recognized November 6th-10th. This annual event honours the importance of treaties and helps students learn more about treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture these relationships.



Classes will be participating in a Remembrance Day assembly this year to honour our Veterans and Fallen Heroes.   Money donations for poppies can be handed to homeroom teachers or you can follow the link below:



The week of November 20th–24th 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.  This year we will wear pink on Thursday, November 23rd to say “no to bullying”.



Adopt-A-Family is open to families of all backgrounds and traditions to meet their needs and wishes.  If you know a family who could use support this holiday season, please call our Child & Youth Counsellor, Gayton Fairfield, (519) 827-1601 ext 227 for a confidential discussion as soon as possible.



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. Progress Reports will be uploaded for parents to read on Wednesday, November 15th.  You may access the Parent Portal by clicking on the UGDSB Parent/Guardian Portal button from the right menu on our School Website or by navigating directly  William C. Winegard PS Portal   

UGDSB Parent Report Card Support website

Government of Ontario Grade 1-12 Student Assessment, Evaluations and Report Cards website



November 24th is a day specifically for parent-teacher interviews to review the Progress Reports and Initial Observations.  Homeroom teachers will reach out to families with information about setting up phone, virtual or in-person interviews.



The Lost and Found will be set out during parent teacher interviews.  If you have a minute please take a look for any missing items.  We will donate items not claimed at the end of the month.



With the wet and cold weather approaching, it is helpful if 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.



We would like to share two School Council projects that were completed over the summer and into the fall.  Firstly, the installation of the second floor water bottle filling station and the completion of some playground repairs.  

Thank you to all of you who supported the Martins Apple Fundraiser.  Our school raised $418.50. 

Upcoming events:

November 7th – Raising the Dough Pizza Night Raising The Dough Nov 7th

November 25th – Winter Bazaar Bazaar Nov 25th

Join us at the next School Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm in the library.

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