father and child picking out a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch

It's pumpkin time!

October 31 is a fun day
in Upper Grand Schools.

Many students will be enjoying
special Black and Orange activities.

When school is over, be safe.
The OPP has safety tips for
students who trick or treat


ARC draft report recommends Kenilworth PS remain open

Kenilworth Public School should remain open, according to a draft report created by the Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review Committee (ARC). Members of the ARC presented their Draft Accommodation Report to parents and the community at a Public Information Session at Kenilworth PS on October 29.

Board highlights from October 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Official opening École Arbour Vista Public School

Photo illustration of École Arbour Vista Public School with red ribbon being cut

The Upper Grand District School Board invites you to attend the Official Opening of École Arbour Vista Public School, 200 McCann Street in Guelph, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Open House and refreshments to follow. RSVP by October 31st, 2014 to Anne Bonnar  at 519-766-4555 or email anne.bonnar@ugdsb.on.ca.

Walking and cycling to school is the healthy option

Ken Danby PS and Holy Trinity CS students walking to schoolEducation Minister Liz Sandals celebrates walking to school and health food with students

Friday, October 10 students from Ken Danby PS and Holy Trinity CS marked "International Walk to School Month" by walking to school with parents, school board staff, trustees, Guelph city staff, Guelph police officers, Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge and Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. The Upper Grand District School Board is one of several stakeholders in the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Committee. The ASRTS Committee is involved in the promotion of different initiatives across the jurisdiction to encourage students to choose active modes of travel to school (i.e. walking, cycling).

First Nation artist Michael Cywink at Ottawa Crescent PS

Michael Cywink outlines images on the muralStudents at work with paint brushes

Last week (Sept. 29-Oct. 3) Ottawa Crescent PS welcomed artist Michael Cywink for a week-long mural creation project involving the entire school. Kudos to teacher Michelle Hornett for orchestrating this opportunity through the Aboriginal Artists in Schools program. Look for the gorgeous murals to be hung in the library.

Minto-Clifford students to get temporary walkway

Upper Grand District School Board representatives, the Town of Minto and the developer of the former Harriston Senior Public School property have agreed to a temporary walkway for students to access Minto-Clifford Central Public School. The temporary walkway will be available once the George Street reconstruction is completed. This is estimated to be by the end of October. Media Release: Temporary walkway approved for access to Minto-Clifford Central Public School

Spotlight on schools

Priory Park Public School gets playground with community support

New playground at Priory Park Public SchoolPriory Park Public School received a new playground structure this year thanks to community donations from their neighbour, Sifton Properties, the Royal Canadian Legion John McCrae Branch #234 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Upper Grand Learning Foundation’s Free to Achieve program.


Upcoming Events

  • November 04Program Committee Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • November 06Official opening École Arbour Vista Public School
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • November 11Business Operations Committee Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • November 13International Baccalaureate Information Night
    07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • November 25Board Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • December 09Business Operations Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM