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Notice to Parents / Guardians of Elementary Students

Update as of May 15, 2015: Phase One of ETFO's elementary teachers’ job action is continuing. Schools are open however EQAO testing for grades 3 and 6 has been postponed. Please check our labour relations page for more information.

Westminster Woods Public School

Ryan's Law - Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools

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have you heardMay 20, 2015

As you may be aware, the Ontario Legislature recently passed Ryan’s Law, 2015. This piece of legislation is an important step to support the well-being of students with asthma in Ontario schools.

Over the course of the next school year, the Upper Grand DSB will be working to implement the requirements of this legislation.

If your child has asthma, we ask that you immediately contact the main office at your school to provide information about your child’s asthma medication. With your permission, your child will be allowed to carry their asthma medication.

The Ministry of Education website has resources on asthma that can be found at:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/healthyschools/anaphylaxis.html

As a best practice and to support your child, please let the school know if your child has a medical condition so that the school is aware and can keep this information on file.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We need your help!

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GlobeThe Greater Guelph Nepalese Community, also known as GGNC, has launched a fundraising campaign to help earthquake victims in Nepal.

Please support the Nepalese community and donate today!  

Westminster Woods is collecting donations of toonies on "Toonie Tuesdays", starting May 12, 2015.

You can also donate through the GGNC website:  http://www.youcaring.com/ggnc-fund

For more information, please call:  519-265-4508 or email ggnepalesecommunity@gmail.com

 

We need your help! Click here for more information.

You’re Invited!

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“A Gazillion is not a Number”

Come and have fun while learning some cool Math tools for your children!

Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: King George Public School – 72 Lemon Street, Guelph

Please join the UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee for an evening of fun and learning with special guest speaker: Dr. Lynda Colgan, Queen’s University Associate Professor Faculty of Education.

Please RSVP as soon as you can to kathyguelph73@hotmail.com to ensure we have enough Math Swag Bags!

See you there!

Celebrate Earth Month - support our library!

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Stack of booksPlease donate gently used books for our Used Book Sale.

We would love your donations of recently released (in the past 15 years) books or classics for our book sale at the end of the month. We will have a table of adult bestsellers, too, so please do not hesitate to send in books that are for adults, too. Non-fiction books, such as cookbooks and books about animals or other interesting topics, are all welcome. Please send them in with your student(s) or leave a labelled box ("For the Used Book Sale") in the office.

Any questions? Would you like to volunteer to help out during the sale?
Please contact me: sara.furnival@ugdsb.on.ca

Details about the Sale
Dates: Monday, April 27th - Thursday, April 30th
Times: During school hours and 8:30 - 9:00 (for parents, students and staff)
Where: Our library
Costs: All books will be $2.00 or $4.00

Thank you so much for your support!!

Ms. Furnival

School Council Book Club

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booksThe next School Council Book Club meeting is April 20th at 7:00 pm in the Library.

The Forest of Reading Rocks!

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books and appleAll of our kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students have been actively reading the Blue Spruce nominees for this year. Some are even done reading all of them already. Voting will begin during the week of April 20th!

We also have over 85 students who are part of our Forest of Reading Book Clubs. These include Silver Birch Express (Gr. 3+4), Silver Birch (Gr. 5+6) and Red Maple (Gr. 7+8). These students are highly dedicated readers. They have been devouring the nominees and talking about them during our Forest of Reading Cafe each week. During this time, we chat about our reading, update our tracking sheets, blog about our favourite nominees and exchange our books. It’s lots of fun! Voting for these branches of the program will start on April 21st.

Spring into a New Series at our Library!!
We have an exciting promo event running from March 25th until April 15th. During this three week period, the student promotion team for our library is challenging students to read the first book in a series that they have never read before. The hope is to motivate students to take a risk and try out something new. We have lots of prizes to give out at the end of the event, including posters, books, and cool pens and pencils. So, get reading! Several book number 1s are set out on our promo table just inside the library entrance. Come and check them out.

April is Poetry Month!

Let’s celebrate the wonderful art of poetry by sharing our favourite poems from the past and present. During April, teachers and students are invited to share poetry with each other during a classroom read-aloud and even on our announcements. Our love of poetry will culminate in two reading events for our junior and intermediate students. On Friday, April 17th, we will be hosting a Poetry Slam for our Gr. 5 + 6 students and on Friday, May 1st, we will be having a Poetry Cafe for our Gr. 7+8 students. Both events are a celebration of original poetry written by the amazing students in our school.

Spark!! Our spark table is still up and running. We have created many amazing things during the past few months and are still welcoming donations of intriguing items to help us continue to build, create, explore and investigate with a wide variety of materials.

Have a lovely month,
Ms. Furnival

DR. ROSS GREENE PRESENTS:

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schoolAN  EVENING FOR PARENTS!   

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

On THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015 

7:00PM – 8:30PM

AT JOHN F. ROSS,  E.L. FOX THEATRE  

Click on this link for more information!