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Flu Shot Information

Hallowe'en Spirit Day Tomorrow

Dear Families
Tomorrow is our Hallowe'en Spirit Day!
Students are encouraged to wear bright fall colours (red, yellow, orange, etc.) or orange and black.  If they would like, students may also choose to wear a costume.  We encourage students to bring their costumes with them to change into later in the day.  This will help ensure that students can engage in active play at recess and at lunchtime.
As a reminder, if a student chooses to wear a costume, the costume needs to:
-be an appropriate length so students don't trip, especially if playing outside
-include just the costume - NO ACCESSORIES especially anything that looks like a weapon
-have easily seen faces - NO MASKS
Please refrain from sending in any additional food treats for the class.
Finally, for those families who will be trick or treating tomorrow evening, please remember that we are a NUT SAFE school.  Please help ensure the safety of all of our students by being vigilant in checking your child's lunches and sn…

Upcoming Parent Workshops

Student-Led Conferences - this year on EDSBY!

Family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 22, 2018 and the morning of Friday November 23, 2018. This year we will use of an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling.

Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see

If you have not yet registered, you will receive an email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail f…

Message from the Lunch Lady

Dear Parents It is that time of year again!  One day we are still in shorts and thinking winter will never come, and then all of a sudden it’s here!
IF THE BUSES ARE CANCELLED ON A LUNCH LADY SERVICE DAY– THERE IS NO LUNCH LADY DELIVERY!   You will need to pack a lunch from home for your child. All Lunch Orders will be CANCELLED and credited to your Lunch Lady Account. Please Email lavinia@thelunchlady.caif you have any questions.  

School Council Meeting Tonight - Please Join Us! Babysitting Available 6:30-8:00

EQAO - Save the Dates

Dear Grade 3 and 6 Families, 
From Tuesday, May 21, 2019 to Friday, May 31st, 2019, students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 will participate in the Education Quality Accountability of Ontario province-wide testing, known as EQAO. These tests are administered to all students in Ontario and provide the Ministry of Education and the public with information about how children are performing in Language Arts and Mathematics. 
Please avoid scheduling any vacations, appointments or other absences during this time. Thank you for your support. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Upcoming Legalization of Cannabis

As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for individuals 19 and older to buy, use, possess
and grow recreational cannabis. It remains illegal for anyone under the age of 19. This
is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario.
Regardless of age, cannabis is not allowed on school property or at
school-related events at any time.

It is illegal for anyone regardless of age to smoke or vape any substance, including

● at school, on school grounds, and all public areas within 20m of these grounds
● on children’s playgrounds and public areas within 20m of playgrounds
● in child care centres, or where an early years program is provided
● in places where home child care is provided – even if children aren’t present

There will be consequences for students if they are believed to be in possession or
under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or cannabis. Suspension will be considered.
There are exceptions if the medicinal use of cannabis is outlined in t…

Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser - Orders due Sunday!

LunchBox Orders

4th Annual Autumn Ball

Westminster School Council is holding their 4th annual Autumn Ball.  There will be a live DJ and pizza and snacks! You can wear a child friendly costume.  Please remember that this is NOT a drop off event. Parents must be present to supervise their children at all times.

When: Wednesday, October 24th  Time:   6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Westminster P.S. 

Cheese Pizza: $3 per slice  or $5 for 2 slices
Kosher Pizza:  $5 per slice or $8 for 2 slices
Water:  $1 per bottle
Admission:  $3 per child or $5 for 2 children Parents/Guardians are FREE.
Buy your pizza online at schoolcashonline.  Please place your orders by Sunday, October 21st
The funds raised from our events goes towards enhancing the school environment with the purchase of technology, athletic equipment, books, and special events and programs like “Scientists in the School.”

We look forward to seeing you all there! 
Glenn Gould Public School
Invites all parents and caregivers to join us for a free parent presentation

A Simple Gift:  Emotional Regulation For parents of children birth to 12 years of age

Negative emotions (e.g., anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (e.g. temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This presentation will provide information and practical strategies to help families.

You will learn about: ·What is emotional regulation ·Long term implications of negative emotions ·The importance of learning about your child’s unique temperament, strengths and areas of improvement ·Triggers that set off emotions ·The 8 principles of emotional regulation and how you can teach you child to identify and cope with their feelings
Location:Glenn Gould Public School 675 Vellore Park Ave., Woodbridge L4H 0G5
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018.
Time:6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Autumn Ball!

Fundraiser - Fresh From the Farm!