February News

Posted February 1, 2024

DownloadFebruary is Black History Month.  There will be many learning opportunities this month and throughout the school year.


February 1 – National Sweater Day

February 7 – Winter Walk to School Day

February 14 – Report Cards Uploaded

DownloadFebruary 19  – Family Day – No School

February 28 – Pink Shirt Day

March 11-15 – March Break – No School



Please arrive on time for our 8:40a.m bell.  If your child is going to be absent, we’d like to remind you to call the school and leave a message letting us know they won’t be here.  This is an important part of our safe arrival program. If you are moving or have changed any contact information, please let us know.

If you have yet to register your child for Kindergarten please contact the school.  All Junior and Senior Kindergarten students new to the UGDSB must pre-register online. Pre-registering online will save families time by allowing you to fill out important forms and documentation when it’s convenient for you.  Click here for: Important information about Kindergarten Registration 

Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, and Black Futures Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada’s black community. Black history is taught all year long, but this month it is highlighted.  Read more by clicking here.

DownloadNATIONAL SWEATER DAY Thursday February 1, 2024

National Sweater Day is a day to help raise awareness about climate change and modify behaviours around energy consumption.  Schools can also earn EcoSchool Stewardship points for participating!  The temperature in the school will be turned down 2 degrees.


Term 1 Report Cards will be online on February 14th.

Reminder – Revised Language curriculum

Ontario’s revised Language curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 has been implemented. Here’s a guide for parents : https://www.dcp.edu.gov.on.ca/en/language-guide 

Students will be given one mark for Language on Term 1 & 2 Report Cards instead of separate marks for each learning strand.

Accessing the report:

  1. Click on the UGDSB Parent/Guardian Portal button found on our school website (right side menu).
  2. More information on how to access reports can be accessed here.
  3. If you do not remember your password, instructions on how to reset your password can be found here.

Please contact your student’s homeroom teacher should you have any questions.

PINK SHIRT DAY – February 28 Dreamstime_s_136975850 E1551281394568

We take all incidents of bullying seriously.  If your child is the victim of bullying or sees bullying behavior at school, please encourage him/her to speak with someone at school or use our board’s online reporting tool.  Report Bullying gives students and parents 24/7 access for reporting bullying.  You don’t have to identify yourself – just your school – and your message gets sent directly to the school principal for follow-up.   You’ll find the Report Bullying button on our school’s website:  https://webapps.ugdsb.on.ca/reportbullying/


Next School Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th – 7:00 pm – virtually.  The link to the meeting is located in the school calendar.

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