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Westminster Woods Public School

Autism Service Dog on Site

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Please be aware that a specialty trained and certified service dog is assisting a child with autism at Westminster Woods Public School.

All staff, students and visitors are asked to respect the following Code of Conduct:

The ADS service dog is identified by a red working jacket.  The service dog is working at all times while on school property, while in or out of jacket.

While you are encouraged to speak to the child about his or her service dog, it is important that you do not: 

  • Talk to or make sounds to or at the service dog
  • Touch the service dog or service dog equipment
  • Feed the service dog
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit or contact Autism Dog Services at 519-721-1068 or 


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Roller Blades / Skate Boards / Scooters

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The Upper Grand District School Board does not allow skate boards, roller blades or scooters on Board property.  To avoid the problems of theft and storage in lockers, etc., we would appreciate parent support in having these items remain at home. 

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We're Under Construction!

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Heads Up! Starting next week we'll be under construction as a new addition consisting of two classrooms is put on our building extending out towards the Hall Street parking lot. The fence goes up today and big equipment comes in on Friday. The ground breaking begins Monday, April 14th.

To make sure our students are safe, we have changed our breaks so that Kindergartens to grade 3's are out at one time and our grade 4 to 8's are on the yard at another time. Due to the soggy conditions the students are staying on the pavement until further notice. Hopefully things will dry up soon and we can go onto the grassy areas and creative playground, but not until things dry up.

We are hoping that someone may know where we can borrow a few portable, standard basketball nets, as we realize we will be losing the ones we have right now. If you know of someone or have one yourself that you'd be willing to donate to the school, we would greatly appreciate taking them in. They must be in good condition for the sake of the safety of our students. Please contact our office to provide us with further information.

Public Health Advisories at Westminster Woods P.S.

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Please see the Public Health Advisories below.

New speed limits in elementary school zones

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The City of Guelph is implementing reduced speed limits in elementary school zones across the city:

• 40 km/h speed limits on arterial roads, in effect on school days from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Maximum 40 sign

• 30 km/h speed limits on collector and local roads, which will be in effect at all times. 

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The elementary school zones will be created on the street the school is “addressed” on. Sign installation will begin in April, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2014.

Once a sign has been installed and unveiled, the speed zone is in effect and will be enforceable by Guelph Police Service. 

Please keep an eye out for the new signs and obey speed limits in our school zones. Let’s all work together to ensure a safe walking environment for students, parents, crossing guards, pedestrians, and cyclists.

For more information


Grade 5 Social Studies Project

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The students in 5A, as a part of their Social Studies unit that looks at "The Role of Government and Responsible CItizenship," the children are working to appreciate the number of different perspectives that governments attempt to take into consideration when working to address a contemporary issue.

The children have identified what we call "issues of local importance" and have gathered perspectives from children in the school, administrators, teachers and school support staff. Some of the children are also looking for perspectives on their issue from grown-ups connected to the school community.

I do feel that it is important to mention that this is a class project and, although we will be writing reports based on what we find, this is a class project and is not meant to impact upon or alter decisions that were previously made by the school community.

If you are interested in participating in their data-gathering tasks, we have set up some online surveys that can be accessed by clicking the link at the end of this entry. The surveys are - on average - two or three "Yes or No" questions.

MacGregor Meat & Seafood Fundraiser!

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Grade 7 & 8 students at Westminster Woods are being encouraged to take part in a final fundraising campaign to lower the cost of their trip to Ottawa. Through the sales of Macgregor Meat & Seafood products, all funds raised will be put toward each student’s costs for his/her grade eight trip.

The profit earned on each sale varies between 20% – 30% (each product yields a different return)

Product Information sheets are being sent home and more can easily be made available, if needed. One order form records each customer’s purchase and the other is a tally of the student’s entire order. 

*All cheques must be payable to Westminster Woods and cash is accepted.*

Orders and money are due by Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.

Macgregors Meat & Seafood will deliver our order directly to the school on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014.

To ensure the products do not thaw, the pick-up window will be quite short (approx. 2 hours) and volunteers would be appreciated to help organize and sort the boxes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to place an order, please contact Ms. Ewing at  Click on the Product Information below.

Product Information 



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