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Support students through tragic events

Dear Upper Grand Students, Staff and Families:

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic events that happened yesterday in Ottawa. We are keeping our thoughts focused on those affected and the bravery and service of the emergency personnel who reacted so quickly to protect the community. Read more in a letter from Martha Rogers, Director of Education (PDF).


September Newsletter is now online

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June Newsletter is online

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 Once again, we find ourselves saying, “Can you believe it is June already? Where did the year go?” June, the last month of the school year, will have many fun activities; therefore, please post the school calendar on the fridge and look for notes coming home.

As this school year is quickly coming to an end, I would like to thank all of the volunteers, lunch supervisors, School Council members as well as the entire staff at Laurelwoods for everyone’s hard work and dedication to benefit all of the students at the school. The dedication of the entire school community has “wowed me” in my first year at the school. I would, also, like to recognize our intermediate students who have taken on various leadership roles within the school.

This past month, Shawna Brailsford was honoured at an Upper Grand District School Board ceremony as an “Everyday Hero”. Mrs. Brailsford was honoured for all of her hard work supporting the kindergarten students as well as for performing the Heimlich maneuver on a student who had food caught in her throat at lunchtime. Congratulations Mrs. Brailsford!

As the school year ends, we have to say goodbye to some staff members. Our grade 3/4 teacher, Mr. Kirk, our grade 5/6 teacher, Mr. Lobb and one of our early child educators, Mrs. Majeski, will be leaving us at the end of June. On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank each of these educators for his/her hard work this year.

I wish everyone a fun-filled, safe and amazing summer and I look forward to hearing about the children’s adventures in September. To our graduating grade eights, from all of us at the school, we wish you the best of luck as you start high school at Westside. I hope that you look back fondly on your years spent here at Laurelwoods!

Sincerely,
Jonathan Walker

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Education Week at Laurelwoods

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In honour of this week, our student will be participating in many different activities. The entire school will be involved in Music Monday on May 5th with a school wide assembly. Our Primary Choir and Chimes Choirs will be participating at the Dufferin Youth Festival of the Arts on the morning of May 7th.

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Education Week May 5-9, 2014

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The Ministry of Education has designated the week of May 5-9 as Education Week. In the Upper Grand District School Board, this week has been extended from mid-April to mid-May to allow schools the flexibility to plan events and activities. This year's theme is "We are the Future/Nous sommes L'Avenir".

Learn more about the Education Week events

Spring Fling - Thursday June 5

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Preparations for Spring Fling are well underway. Please check your child(ren)’s back-pack in the coming weeks for the flyers and additional information on how you can get involved.

In the meantime – we are in the process of soliciting items for the Silent Auction. If you own a business, work for a great company or frequently do business with someone please consider asking them to contribute something to our Silent Auction.

  • a new item, or
  • a gift certificate, or
  • a gift basket

Simply drop the items off at the school’s office.

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Ministry Mandated Professional Activity Day

On Friday, October 24th, all elementary schools in the Upper Grand District School Board will be closed to students for a Ministry Mandated Professional Activity Day.

Laurelwoods Public School

RR #7, 374027 6th Line,
Amaranth, Ontario
L9W 0M6

: 519-940-3666
: 519-940-3402
: laurelwoods.es@ugdsb.on.ca

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