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Book Fair is Coming!

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Book FairPlease join us Thursday and Friday at our Scholastic Book Fair Family Events

Class Previews (no sales):

During the daytime on Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014

Sales begin at our two family events on:

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm


Friday, Nov. 22st, 2014 from 9:00 to 12:00

Sales continue the following week from Monday to Wednesday.

Final sales are on Wednesday, Nov. 26th during first break.

Would you like to volunteer? These are the times when we need some help. Please let me know if you can join us.

• Thursday evening (3:30 - 7:30)
• Friday morning (9:00 - 12:00)
• Monday - AM (9:00 - 12:00)
• Monday - PM (12:00 - 3:00)
• Tuesday - AM (10:45 - 11:30)
• Tuesday - PM (1:10 - 1:50)
• Wednesday - AM Recess (10:45 - 11:30)

Please send me an e-mail or note in your child(s) agenda with the times that you are free.

World Diabetes Day Assemblies

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dnaOn Friday, November 14, 2014, we will be having two, World Diabetes Day Assemblies.  Grades 1-3 will attend the 9:00 am assembly and Grades 4 - 8 will attend the 9:30 am.  Parents are most welcome!


Please wear blue and donate a toonie ($2.00) to support JDRF in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 to Type none!

Remembrance Day Assemblies

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PoppiesOn Tuesday, November 11th we will be holding two services for Remembrance Day. Mr. Scott's Grade 5 Class will be leading these services. Our grade 1 to 4 classes will attend at 10:00 a.m. and our grades 5 to 8 classes will attend at 12:00 p.m. At this time we'd like to invite our parents and family members to join either service in honour of our fallen soldiers. It would be important to meet in the gymnasium about 15 minutes before each service begins. The services will be identical.   For our kindergarten students, they will be having a special visit from students in Mr. Scott's class throughout the day.

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy!

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Cat dancingCome to the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Open House!

On Sunday, October 19th from 2 - 3 pm at the Performance Dance Academy, there will be free, trial drama classes for students ages 3-17!

These classes help young people develop:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Confidence
  • Conversational Ability
For further information regarding classes, please click here, or visit

School Mental Health Survey

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 School Mental HealthMake a difference in the lives of children and youth:
say 'yes' to participate in the
2014 Ontario Child Health Study
and School Mental Health Surveys

The 1983 Ontario Child Health Study told us that
1 in 5 children and youth experienced serious mental health challenges.

This estimate is outdated as is much of what we know about child and youth mental health in Ontario. The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study will tell us about the mental health status and needs of children and youth living in Ontario today.

From October 2014 to May 2015, Statistics Canada will be inviting 7,000 families with children aged 4 -17 years to complete an interview in their home. At the same time, McMaster researchers will be conducting School Mental Health Surveys in 240 Ontario schools to help us learn new ways of promoting and addressing student mental health needs.

Together, these studies will be the first of their kind in Canada
to examine the influence of family, community and school environments
on child and youth mental health.

The results will be used to develop programs and services to improve the mental health of young people in Ontario. Results from the 1983 Study were partially responsible for over 3 billion dollars of investment in federal and provincial programs and services, resulting in the creation of programmes such as the Ontario Early Years Centres.

Participation in the 1983 Ontario Child Health Study was over 90%. Make sure you are heard in 2014 as well. Let's make our province a better place for children and youth. If invited to participate, please say ‘yes’ to the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study and School Mental Health Surveys.

 Mental Health

Westminster Woods Garden Clean Up!

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leaves2Come out and help with our Fall Garden Cleanup Day at the school. Saturday, October 18th, 9-11 am. Bring your whole family. We will have some drinks and snacks and you will have a chance to win some Guelph Storm tickets. Bring garden gloves, shovels and lots of energy! We will be digging weeds and mulching the gardens and trees.

Join us in the Library during Open House!!

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Library WordleOpen House: September 17th, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00

During Open House tomorrow night, please join us in the library to hang out, read, draw, write or explore UG2GO on our computers. Students are welcome to come and create more submissions for our Browser Stick Contest, as well.

Adopt-a-Book Fundraiser: How does it Work?
We will also be hosting our annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser. For $5.00, you may "adopt" any book in our library. The process is easy: You fill out a sticker with your name and the date and put it inside the book that you would like to "adopt". The book will stay in our library, but it will always have a sticker inside the front cover thanking you for supporting the growth of our library.

See you in the library!!
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