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Food for Clothing Exchange!

Clothing Xchange 2015-DDSB.pdf

Announcements Archive

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Movie Night @ J. Clarke Richardson HS

October 15, 2018
Sensory Friendly Movie Night @ J. Clarke Richardson High School on October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Movie showing is "Sing."  Popcorn and water provided.
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Parent AT Training Evenings

October 04, 2018
Final Parent AT Night 2018-2019.pdf
Parent Advanced Technology Nights will be starting up in October for any parent/guardian of a student(s) with a SEA device looking to explore software their child may be accessing this school year. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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WEH Wednesday!

September 11, 2018
​Every Wednesday we are celebrating our school with WEH Wednesday! Students are encouraged to dress in school colours and school clothing every Wednesday. This month we are also putting out a challenge to students to create a school cheer!
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Website Feedback Wanted!

September 11, 2018
The DDSB is redesigning the board website and our school websites.
These new websites aim to be more responsive, engaging, mobile-friendly, and searchable, thereby providing a better user experience for our communities and staff.
As the first step in this process, we are gathering feedback from all our stakeholders (students, unions, parents/guardians, DDSB...
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Gifted Testing

September 10, 2018
​Gifted nomination forms are due Sept. 21st; Parents of children in Grades 4-8 are invited to contact the SERT in order to obtain the required nomination form (Only if you would like to nominate your child for gifted testing this year).  
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2018 WEH Special Lunches

September 01, 2018
Click Here! - Weekly Special Fun Lunches will be every Monday starting September 10, 2018. Ordering is available ONLY through www.healthyhunger.ca. Below is the schedule of lunches. All orders are due 5 days prior to the lunch date.
If you have any questions, please contact wehscc@gmail.com or wehlunch@gmail.com
September 10: Subway September 17:...
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Student Success Awards Information

May 01, 2018
​ DBEN has been a pillar in the Durham region in providing avenues for students who identify as black, opportunities to develop and shine as leaders. Recent research also supports the need to intentionally shift the narratives from negative stereotypes to recognition of black excellence.    It is with great pleasure...
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Grade 3 Trip to Pioneer Village - Postponed

April 16, 2018
​This trip has been rescheduled to May 28th.
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Track and Field Annoucement

April 16, 2018
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Pizza Day - Rescheduled

April 16, 2018
​Walter E Harris Families, Please note that due to inclement weather, Pizza Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18th 2018.
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Heritage Day Information

April 12, 2018
April 20th is Heritage Day at Walter E Harris PS.
Please see the permission forms attached below.
Participation in food tasting form - Heritage day - April 20.pdf

Bring a dish_Heritage day - April 20.pdf
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Welcome to Kindergarten Invitation - Please Read PDF

April 10, 2018
​Please click on the link below for more information. Welcome to Kindergarten Invite.pdf

We look forward to meeting everyone!
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Walter E Harris Invites you to the Grade 1 Open House

April 10, 2018
​ Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 am   THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING YOUR CHILD TO COME AND SEE THE GRADE 1 ROOMS IN ACTION!   H. Rutherford (Rm 210), A. Sharp (Rm 211), Dr. Breton (Rm 212), A. Burkholder (Rm 213)   THE GRADE 1 TEACHERS WILL...
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Message from SCC

February 27, 2018
​ The SCC would like to say THANK YOU to all the students, families and staff at WEH for a successful Dance a Thon.  It was a fun day.
Healthy Hunger  is in full swing with our Monday lunches, sign up at healthyhunger.ca 
Have a question about our new lunch program...
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National Cupcake Day

February 22, 2018
Monday Feb. 26th is National Cupcake Day! $2 or donation for a cupcake sold at recess.  Proceeds to Oshawa Humane Society! ​
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Dance a Thon Information

February 12, 2018
Warm up and glow with our February 14th Dance a Thon . Wear your brightest and colourful clothes to light up the Dance floor.  Pledge forms have gone home and we look forward to seeing all the kids have fun.  If your student would like to make a song request, email ...
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School Climate Survey is Here!

January 08, 2018
School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians The Durham District School Board is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment for all students in the Durham Region. To this end, we want to engage parents/guardians in sharing their perceptions on safety at your school. The Ministry encourages school boards to survey...
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Healthy Hunger Lunch Information

December 08, 2017
​ The Walter E. Harris SCC is very excited to continue to offer a new way to order lunch.  Are you tired of forgetting about upcoming lunches or missing order forms? What about hunting for exact change? Healthy Hunger is the safe, easy and convenient way to provide a fun lunch for...
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Transportation Update

November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017 Dear P arents and Guardians, As you have heard in recent news, Unifor 4268, the union representing bus drivers for First Student Ajax and First Student Brooklin, is in a legal strike position and that job action could begin this Thursday, November 30.  All schools will be open...
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SCC: Fresh From the Farm Update

November 07, 2017
​We have just received notice that the Fresh From the Farm orders will be arriving on Monday, November 13, 2017!   Thanks to all families for supporting this healthy school initiative. We have had great success and hope everyone enjoys the food items that they purchased. We raised a total of...
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Information: Progress Reports and Booking Conferences

November 07, 2017
​Progress Reports go home on November 15 th . Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 16 th and 17 th . This year families will book conference times online:   Instructions 1. Go to the Walter E. Harris scheduling webpage at https://wehps.parentinterview.com 2. Enter the Parent Code (walt17) and click...
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School Screening for Hearing and Vision

October 17, 2017
​Screening will take place on Nov. 1, 2017.  Permission forms have been sent home with each student.  Additional copies availble to print off web-site. see hear pg 1.pdf see hear pg 2.pdf
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Pictures Order Information

October 16, 2017
​School picture orders are due on Thursday, October 19 .  Please remember to check your proofs and return your orders online or to the school on time to avoid the late fee.  
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Healthy Hunger Information

October 14, 2017
The Walter E. Harris SCC is very excited to offer a new way to order lunch.  Are you tired of forgetting about upcoming lunches or missing order forms? What about hunting for exact change? Healthy Hunger is the safe, easy and convenient way to provide a fun lunch for your child. ...
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Costume for Halloween

October 10, 2017
As Halloween approaches, please consider some important factors regarding the costume your child wears to school. Halloween costumes must be sensitive to the identities of others and not mock any race, religion, spiritual lifestyle or group of people (e.g., Indigenous headdress). Please consider what may be offensive to particular cultures and...
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Pizza Lunches at Walter E Harris!

October 04, 2017
​Please take a look at the attachment in this annoucement for more information about pizza lunches. First Pizza Lunch will the Monday October 30th. Pizza Day - 3 Month Order Form.pdf
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Student Safety, Anaphylaxis, and Wow Butter

September 28, 2017
​ In the Durham District School Board, we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students.    Sabrina's Law requires that all district school boards have procedures and training in place to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and...
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Terry Fox Run Information

September 21, 2017
Terry Fox Run will take place in the afternoon of Thursday September 28th.  Please use pledge forms or create your own online fundraising page to collect money.  There will be a prize for the whole school when we reach our goal of $4,000 as well as prizes for the top class...
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Franco-Ontario Day

September 20, 2017
​Students are encouraged to wear green and white to school on Monday, September 25th to celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day. We will be singing the song ''Notre Place'' together as a school and raising the Franco-Ontarian flag. 
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FRESH FROM THE FARM FUNDRAISER

September 18, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018   Walter E Harris School Fall Fundraiser. We are kicking off the school year with Fresh From The Farm. We are so excited to offer a healthy fundraiser that can be educational, exciting and profitable. To give you a little bit of background on the...
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September 14th - Curriculum Night and SCC Pizza Dinner

September 11, 2017
A Message from the SCC: This is a great event to meet parents, teachers and see your child's classroom and the work they have been doing.   School CashOnline will be available until Monday at midnight. Please have your paper orders in for Tuesday September 12th.  Click Curriculum Night Pizza...
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Kiss and Ride Information

August 28, 2017
​Due to the addition to our school parking lot, some changes have been made to our Kiss and Ride Procedure. Please Review the map and note the new drop off and pick up locations. Thank you in advance for your patience and support with ensuring that our Kiss and Ride runs...
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Medical Forms

August 24, 2017
​ Medications and Epi-pens cannot be administered by the school staff unless directed by a doctor. A "Request for Medication" form  is completed and signed by the parent and family doctor.  No pupil should bring any medications or inhalers unless they are clearly marked and with the knowledge of the home room...
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Important Information for September 2017

June 29, 2017
Attention WEH Families: Here is the letter that was sent home with report cards.  Note the changes to bell times as well as other important information. See you in September! June Letter 2017.pdf
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Zoo Trip: Grades 4-8

June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 27th, students from grades 4-8 will be going to the Toronto zoo. Parents are invited to join us. Please ensure you have a valid police check and to let your child's teacher know if you would like to join us. Volunteers are asked to please cover their 8$ entry fee....
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Information Regarding Your Child’s Homeroom Placement Next Year

June 22, 2017
  On Thursday August 31st 2017 before school starts , parents may find their child’s teacher’s name and homeroom in any of the following ways:   Through your Safe Arrival account you will be able to access the name of your child’s teacher and homeroom number.   Those parents who are unable...
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Soccer Tournament!

June 02, 2017
Saturday, June 3rd A East, Ritson Field #1 9:00am WEH vs Vaughan Willard 10:00am WEH vs Carruthers Creek​
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WEH Milk Program Update

May 19, 2017
​Greetings WEH Families,  As of Friday May 19th we will no longer be selling milk cards.  We will replenish to accommodate the milk cards that are out there and once that is done, we will sell the remainder of the milk for cash only ($1 each).  Once the milk is gone, the...
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Fun Fair Pre-Order has been extended until May 19th

May 18, 2017
​Greetings Families,    Just a quick note to let you know the Fun Fair Pre-Order has been extended until May 19th. Please send in the forms or sign on to Cashonline. This will assist in the planning of food and ensuring that we don't run out of food.   As well...
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Welcome to Kindergarten - May 18th 6:00pm

May 17, 2017
​ The Welcome to Kindergarten program (WTK) offers resources and strategies for families in support of children and early learning. Our school will be hosting our WTK Family Orientation session on [Date/Time]. Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Getting Ready for School is a wonderful booklet for families...
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Raising the Rainbow Flag

May 16, 2017
​For several years, at this time, the Durham District School Board has raised the Rainbow Flag not only to recognize LGBTQ communities, but also to show support for those members that identify as LGBTQ or have family and friends who may. The raising of the flag symbolizes that our schools are...
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Jump Rope for Heart - Update!

May 02, 2017
​We're excited to announce that our annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser is happening now! Our fundraising efforts are going well, as we're working towards achieving our goal of raising at least 5000$ for the Heart and Stroke Foundation through Jump Rope for Heart. .
Students have until Monday May...
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WEH Track and Field Day

May 01, 2017
​Ready, Set, Go! Our track and field day is Thursday May 4th 2017. Our rain date is Wednesday May 10th 2017. Please remember to bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and appropriate foot wear.

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Welcome to the SCC Remind App!

April 25, 2017
Greetings WEH Families; 
The SCC has started a new initiative to keep parents informed of important announcements and events with a Remind account.  Many parents already use the Remind app so we thought this would be an easy way for the SCC to send short updates and reminders about school events....
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Great Math Website for Home!

April 21, 2017
​Please check out www.mathies.ca This was the website that was shared at the Bring your Parents to School morning presentation.
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Resources from Bring your Parent to School Session

April 21, 2017
​Please check out the last page in the April Newsletter (on the right side of this website). There you will find information regarding accessing the techonology resources that were discussed during the morning presentation on April 20th. Remember to check out the Learning Commons (which is a tab across the top of our...
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Special Education Review Community Update - March Letter

March 27, 2017
​A paper copy of this letter was sent home with students.  Please use this digital copy to easily access the website links found in the letter.    Click here to access PDF: Spec Ed Review Community Update Letter March 2017.pdf
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Gowns for Girls - April 26th

March 26, 2017
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"Participating in Food Tasting" for Heritage Day at WEH

March 20, 2017
​This year at W.E.H we are again organizing a "Celebrate our heritage day" on Friday March 31st to celebrate our diverse cultural heritage here at Walter E Harris Public School. There will be a food tasting in the school gymnasium. The intermediate classes have been invited to bring a cultural or...
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Earth Hour Update

March 20, 2017
​ Earth Hour is Friday, March 24 th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, and all students will be participating in a whole school activity. With their classes, students will be making biodegradable seedling pots and planting a seed. Afterward, the seedlings will be kept in the classroom and nurtured with...
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Earth Hour Activities

March 09, 2017
We are in need of the following items: Toilet Paper Tubes Paper Towel Tubes Wrapping Paper Tubes Please bring to Mrs. Crocker if you can spare before March 23rd.
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Bring your Parents to Work Day

March 08, 2017
​Mark your calender for the The "Bring Your Parent to School Day" event will be on Thursday, April 20, from 8:15-9:30.   Invitations will come home after March break
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General Safety Tips for Students

March 08, 2017
​At school today, and over the next few days, we will be reviewing safety tips in an age appropriate manner in all classes.  This is an opportune time to review general safety tips with your children.  A list of safety guidelines for you to review with your child (ren) now and...
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PINK SHIRT DAY

February 21, 2017
​Don't forget to wear your pink shirt February 22nd! This fantastic Canada-wide anti-bully campaign began when two Nova Scotia high school students stood up for a classmate.  After a vulnerable grade nine student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt, fellow students David Shepherd and Travis Price went out and bought...
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Carnaval Concert Information - February 23rd

February 21, 2017
​ Don't forget to mark Feb. 23 rd off in your calendar! This is the date of our Carnaval Concert! We will have three showtimes: 9:45 am, 12:15 pm and 6:30 pm . Please consider attending a daytime show if possible with your schedule, to alleviate crowding in the evening.  ...
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School Bell Time Review

January 24, 2017
​Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding the proposed bell time changes. Bell Time Review February 2017.pdf
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Regional SCC Meeting - January 24 at the DDSB Education Centre

January 11, 2017
  Please click the link below for more information.   Regional SCC flyer Jan 24-17 (003).pdf
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Durham Integrated Arts Camp Application Information - Deadline February 10th

January 11, 2017
  Please click the link below for more infomration regarding the application process for grade 7 and 8 students.     DIAC Application FLYER.pdf​​
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Yoga Club at WEH

January 11, 2017
This co-curricular activity will be taking place in the gym on Day 3 at 11:05am to 12:00pm beginning next week!
It is for students in grades 3-8.
Permission form will become available soon.
Students may bring their own yoga mats, if they wish. ​
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DDSB Transition Information Night: Elementary to Secondary Transitions for Students with Special Education Needs

December 06, 2016
​January 26, 2017 7:00pm DDSB Education Centre - Boardroom   This evening is intended for parents of ALL GRADE 8 STUDENTS – IDENTIFIED WITH SPECIAL NEEDS , who will be transitioning from Elementary to Secondary School.  Topics to be discussed include: course selection, clarification about the requirements for a diploma vs....
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Charity Club: Food and Toy Drive at WEH

December 04, 2016
The Charity Club will be hosting a Food & Toy Drive at WEH in the hopes of helping families in our community who need support during the holiday season.  Please send in your donations of non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys from December 5-19th.  Since our school is home to...
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Hat and Mitten Tree

December 04, 2016
From December 1st to December 21st we will be collecting new hats and mittens for the members of Sandy Lake community and for the students of our school that are in need. Sandy Lake is a fly-in Oji-Cree First Nation community located 1, 469km north west of our school. Families are asked...
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FRESH FROM THE FARM DELIVERY DATE

November 11, 2016
  We have just received notice that the Fresh From the Farm orders will be arriving on Thursday, November 17, 2016! Thanks to all families for supporting this healthy school initiative. We have had great success and hope everyone enjoys the food items that they purchased. We ask for everyone who...
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Swim To Survive - Grade 3's

November 09, 2016
Great opportunity for Grade 3's!  Information is as follows:   Wednesday 12:15-1:15 Jan. 11,18,25 Mme Ana Walter E Haris Wednesday 1:15-2:15 Jan. 11,18,25 Mme Levesque Walter E Haris           Wednesday 12:15-1:15 Feb. 1, 8, 15 M Walters Walter E Harris Wednesday 1:15-2:15 Feb. 1, 8, 15 Mme...
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Grade 8 - Trip Information Night

November 08, 2016
Attention all Grade 8 families there will be an information night regarding the Graduation Trip on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm in the library.  Hope to see everyone there! ​​
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Nutrition Program is under way!

November 08, 2016
Walter E. Harris is a lucky school to have the Nutrition Program running as part of the School Nutrition Program and the Peterborough Family Resource Centre. We run the program on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am.  The goal of the program is to provide all of our students...
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Coed Soccer Tournament Information

October 11, 2016
The tournament on Saturday October 15th  is located at: Southmeade #2
South on Simcoe Street, south of Wentworth St, turn West onto Kawartha Walter E Harris will play their first game at:  10:00 AM vs Valleyview
Walter E Harris will play their second game at: 11:30 AM vs Sir Sam Steele
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Rainbows

October 11, 2016
Rainbows It Doesn't Need to Hurt Forever RAINBOWS is a support group for children who have suffered significant loss in their lives, either through death, divorce, or other painful transitions. Rainbows group meetings provide these participants with an opportunity to meet new friends who have shared similar experiences; to have trained,...
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Thank You WEH!

October 02, 2016
​ Thank you very much to the students, teachers, and families of Walter E. Harris. Together we have raised 3,337$ for the Terry Fox foundation! Thank you to the families that volunteered on the day of the run on September 29th to ensure that it was a successful event for WEH students. We could not have done it without you....
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Volunteers for the Terry Fox Run

September 27, 2016
Greetings,  As you may have heard we are having our annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday September 29th at 12:15 - 1:35. We can use help with the supervision of our runners. Typically we have people at set locations to ensure kids stay on the path and on track and staff...
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Fresh From the Farm Fundraiser Continues until October 13th

September 20, 2016
We are kicking off the school year with Fresh From The Farm.
We hope it will be a fun, informative and an educational one for all. This is our opportunity to not only get fresh food but also help our local farmers.
As you will see the Bundle options below are tasty...
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Welcome Back Message from SCC

September 19, 2016
Greetings and Welcome Back,  Please join us on Thursday, September 22nd for the school Curriculum Night with a SCC Pizza Dinner. This is a great event to meet parents, teachers and see your child's classroom and the work they have been doing.  Please let us know if you didn't  received the...
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Terry Fox Run at Walter E. Harris

September 16, 2016
We are looking forward to participating in the 35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox National School Run Day. If you would like to donate to our school to help reach our fundraising goal then please click on the following link http://www.terryfox.ca/WalterEHarrisPSOshawaON . Donations need to be completed by Wednesday, September...
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WEH Cross Country Running Team 2016-2017

September 14, 2016
​Our First practice will be hel on Wednesday, September 14th.  Practices will be every Monday and Wednesday after school, from 2:50 PM to 3:30 PM. Practices will take place on school property and on sidewalks around the school.  Practices will be held rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather,...
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Milk Program

September 13, 2016
​Greetings,  We are starting the milk program this week, sorry for the last minute notice. Children can bring in a loonie this week and buy a milk (white or chocolate). The forms will be sent home as well so that a milk card can be purchased.  Milk cards are still $10...
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Soccer Tryouts

September 13, 2016
​Can you please add on the website that Junior Soccer Tryouts will take place Tuesday September 13th and Thursday September 15th after school until 3:30pm. Students need to bring their cleats and shin guards.
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Morning Nutrition Snacks are ending....

June 09, 2016
Please be advised that our morning nutritional program has come to an end this year.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank the volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure the snacks are prepared and cleaned up.  We look forward to having the program up and running again in...
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Grade 4-7 Ripley's Aquarium Trip June 21st, 2016

May 25, 2016
Ripleysaquariumtrip.pdf  Here is the permission form for our grade 4-7 year end trip to Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto.  There is a limit to three volunteers per class including the teacher, but if you're interested in attending this great trip, feel free to meet us there.
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Trips? Fun Fair? Fundraising? Lunches? Use

May 25, 2016
​ Click on the link and follow the steps StepByStep Parent Handout - Durham.pdf 
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BOOK SWAP!

April 18, 2016
​Hello families of Walter E. Harris. This Thursday in celebration of our upcoming Earth Day, our school will be having a book swap in the library.  Students are invited to bring in gently loved books to swap them for a "new" book brought in by someone else.  It will be a...
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Yoga

March 24, 2016
Grades  3 to 8  Yoga-inspired extra-curricular Day 4's at 11:00am to 12:00pm March 29, April 5, 19, 26
Grades  K-2  Yoga-inspired extra-curricular Day 1's at 11:00am to 12:00pm March 31, April 7, 14, 21​
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Parent Technology Workshop

March 21, 2016

Interested in technology to help your child? This workshop is for you!
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Free Homework Help, Grades 7-10

February 03, 2016
​Did you know that TVO offers homework help?   Information attached. open house poster.pdf
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Toonie Tuesday is Back!

January 07, 2016
Yes, that's correct, Toonie Tuesday is back!  Starting Tuesday, January 12, and every week, we will be selling bags of Popcorn for $2.  Flavors include: Buttersalt Salt & Vinegar Dill Pickle White Cheddar Kettle Corn Just remember to come to the upstairs elevator by the office right before lunch to pick...
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Annie Groovie is Coming!

December 04, 2015
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Winter Transportation Notes

November 18, 2015
  Winter is on the Way! As you are aware Durham Student Transportation Services announced in Spring 2014 that it was updating weather cancellations. In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS introduced weather zones.  DSTS encourages you to review the zones on our website at www.dsts.on.ca The four...
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Kids Fish Art Contest!

October 01, 2015
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Grade 5 Action Pass!

September 25, 2015
  ​ Grade 5 Action Pass!.pdf
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Meet the Teacher BBQ

September 24, 2015
​Our previously scheduled Meet the Teacher BBQ will not be taking place on September 24th.  More information regarding a Meet the Teacher event will be forthcoming.
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QSP Time!

September 22, 2015
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Police Chief for a Day!

September 04, 2015
​ Durham Regional Police have invited all DDSB Grade 5  in Durham students to participate in the Police Chief for a Day Essay Contest. Below you will find a list of relevant dates and details for submissions into the contest.  You can view the promotional video by visiting www.drps.ca.     ...
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Community Threat Assessment & Intervention Protocol

September 04, 2015
​ Please read the attached notice regarding safety measures. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Fair Notice new VTRA.pdf
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR FUNFAIR CONTRIBUTION!

June 30, 2015


​Thank you to our families, staff and local businesses! Website Thank you for Donors 2015 FINAL.docx ...
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Dismissal is regular time!

June 25, 2015
Regular dismissal today!​
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Book Fair

June 15, 2015
Just a reminder, the book fair will be coming to a close on Tuesday.  All books are buy 2 get 1 free!  Come visit the library...

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ARC Meeting for Secondary Schools

June 02, 2015
​Accommodation Review Committee Meeting for 3 Oshawa area secondary schools: RS McLaughlin, Oshawa Central CI & Eastdale CVI Click on the link below for details. Notice of ReEstablishment for ARC OSS.pdf
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Jump Rope for Heart

May 27, 2015
Just a reminder that Jump Rope for Heart is Friday.  Please come prepared with a red shirt, a labelled refillable water bottle, outdoor running shoes, sunscreen, and a labelled skipping rope.​

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QSP is coming back this fall!

May 25, 2015


Click on the document to get details about QSP, coming back this September! In the meantime, renew your subscriptions all year, and support our student! Merci beaucoup! ​ SOS-spring.doc ...
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Fun Fair BBQ Ticket Order Form

May 25, 2015
​Please print and submit to office by May 26th
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Transportation 2015-16

May 20, 2015


​ Please contact DSTS for all transportation issues. Transportation September 2015.docx ...
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EQAO Primary- and Junior-Division Assessments Update

May 19, 2015
​E QAO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards. EQAO has stated that...
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Dress Like What You Want To Be When You Grow Up

April 09, 2015
The student council would like to invite all students to come to school dressed up like your future dream career on April 15th !​

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Coyote Sightings

March 23, 2015

There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. Over the March Break, coyotes were spotted in the Oshawa area. Students are reminded to be aware of their surroundings at all times. At school we will review general safety rules regarding wildlife.   We ask that you take...
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Graduation Gowns Available!

March 23, 2015
Updated Details: Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 3:30-6:30 PM Change of Location: Bobby Orr Public School (7 Waterloo Street, Oshawa) More than 1,000 gowns to be given away & the event is now open to girls in Grade 8 For further information, contact DRPS: Constable Joylene MacNeil at jmacneil@drps.ca ...
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Rainbows Celebration

March 11, 2015
The Rainbows end of the year Celebration took place last week.  We would like to thank the SCC and Crockadoodle for their support.  Please see the pictures of the mugs that were painted!







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Skating with your class!

March 10, 2015
Wednesday, March 25th is WEH Skating day at Campus Ice Centre @ UOIT. In order to participate in this FREE event, forms must be filled in and returned to your homeroom teacher by Wed., Mar 11. You will need the following: skates CSA approved Hockey Helmet (no bike or ski helmet)...
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Families Engaged

March 09, 2015
​Final session is coming up!

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Nutrition Program Update

March 06, 2015
Nutrition Program will be on Tuesday & Wednesday (March 10 & 11) and then on Wednesday & Thursday (March25 & 26) for the next few weeks to accomodate the short weeks. Thanks!

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DDSB French Immersion Parent Night

March 06, 2015


Interested in enrolling your child in French Immersion? There is an information session on April 23rd beginning at 7:00pm. The session will be held at the Durham District School Board Office, 400 Taunton Rd. Whitby. Contact Lori Peck at 905-666-6389 for more information.  
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Parking at Walter E. Harris

March 03, 2015
​ Parking is at a premium at Walter E. Harris. Our teachers and support staff take up most of the parking spots available. If your child qualifies for busing, we strongly encourage that they take the bus. If you must drive your child to our school, you will need to follow...
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Junior Girls Basketball Team

February 27, 2015
​Tryouts will start on Tuesday and Thursday of the first week of March.  The will occur during lunch hour 11- 11:30.  Final team will be posted the day before MarchBreak.  All practices will be on Tuesday at Lunch.  Thanks Mme Downward and Mrs. Nelson.
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Junior Boys Basketball Team

February 27, 2015
Wow, what a great turnout for our Junior Boys Basketball team.  Practices will be held Monday and Thursday nights after school from 3 -4:15.  A schedule will be given out to the boys who will make the team.  Thanks Mr. Barr.  Playdowns will be the week of April 20th, 2015, more...
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Important Choir News

February 11, 2015
All choir members must remember to wear black pants/skirts and white tops on Thursday February 12th. Parents are able to come to the Whitby Public Library Main Branch for the Flag of Canada ceremony. (approx. 9.30-10.30am)
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Assembly

January 28, 2015
Please join us for Primary Assembly @ 12:30 and Jr/Int Assembly @ 2:00pm on Thursday, Jan 29th.

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Folk Dance

January 21, 2015
​ Do you love to dance? Folk Dance is the club for you! Grades 1, 2 and 3 are welcome! Sign up on Monday January 26 outside room 212. Practices will take place at lunch in the gym. Folk Dance Jamboree will be in May -more information to follow-

Wacky Hair Day!

January 19, 2015
​On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, we are planning a wacky hair day for students and staff.. We encourage everybody to participate including the staff. We can't wait!   Sincereley, the students of Student Council. Go Hurricanes!  

Gr.4/5 Ski & Snowboard

January 19, 2015
Do they like to ski/snowboard or want to try skiing/snowboarding? If so, check out www.skicanada.org for a just about FREE ski pass to ski hills across Canada including Brimacombe! ​
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Choir Practice

January 13, 2015
Choir practices will start this Friday (Day 2s).   Mme Rocha is accepting new members.
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French Immersion Information Session

January 12, 2015
French Immersion Information Session at our school was on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00pm in our library for students in our area.  Following the information session you will be able to register your child for the program starting in September 2015. If you were unable to attend, there will be another...
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Intermediate Girls Basketball Team

January 12, 2015
​The Intermediate Girls Basketball team is now underway.  All practices will be held on Day 3 at 11:20- 12pm.  The playdowns this year are the week of February 23rd.  More Information will be handed out shortly regarding playdowns.  Also, the schedule is located on the website and also on a calendar...
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February Boston Pizza

January 05, 2015
​Boston Pizza order forms are due no later than Feb 12, 2015.  !  Thanks.
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WEH Int. Boys Basketball

December 30, 2014
For those who made the basketball team, congratulations!
Practices will be Mondays after school from 3-4 (except for Monday Feb 2 (staff meeting) and Feb 16 Family Day),
Wednesday mornings before school from 7:15-8:00am
Our first two games are Thurs Jan 8 at C.E. Broughton and
Thurs Jan 15 at Harmony Heights. If...
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Candy Grams!

December 12, 2014
​ Our school’s Me To We club is running two fundraisers for the holidays: CANDY GRAMS, and a Candy Guessing Contest! Your child will have the chance to do something special for someone special and all they have to do is buy a candy gram! Candy Grams cost $2.00 each or...
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Ski Club Note

December 12, 2014
​ Dear parents, guardians, and students, Due to a low number of interested students, we will not be able to run our ski club for this school year. We reached out to other schools, but were unable to coordinate with them. We will try again next year, and hope to have...
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Concert is still on!

December 11, 2014
Please join us tonight in the wonderful winter weather for our concert @ 6:30pm!​
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Wear Something You Are Proud Of!

December 10, 2014
Wear Something That You Are Proud of Day is December 10th @ W.E.H. Be it, a Soccer Jersey, Amauti, Sarii, a Scouts or Guiding uniform, anything that makes you walk taller and shares with others what you are proud of! ​
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Chantons la Neige

November 28, 2014
Holiday concert information is attached.  Please remember to return your ticket request form (one per family) as soon as possible to secure your spot.

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Book fair

November 14, 2014
​   Hear ye! Hear Ye! Book fair opens in the W.E.H. library on Wednesday November 19th! Students will visit the Book Fair with their classes and are able to purchase from the book fair at every recess and after school till 3:15. Where does the $$$ go? Our school library gets...

Rekkers Poinsettia Order

November 10, 2014
Fundraiser for Rekker's orders are due to Mrs. Dunkley on Nov. 24th.  The poinsettias will be delivered on Dec. 5th.  All proceeds go towards the Grade 6 trip to St. Donat.​
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Winter Clothing Exchange

November 06, 2014


Food for Clothing Exchange- Free Shuttle available too!   Media Advisory_Free Shuttle Bus service for Food for Clothing Exchange.pdf   ​ ...
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LGBTQ Families Engaged Session Rescheduled

October 27, 2014
​The session has been rescheduled to Tuesday November 11th, details attached. Thank you!

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Need Help With Homework?

October 15, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Walter E. Harris is registered for the Online Homework Help in French! It is a free service available to our families. For more information follow the attached link. Durham Parents communication OHH.docx
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Eco Club Update

October 09, 2014
On October 7th, 3 students (Sara B., Alexis W., and Rihanna P.) represented Walter E. at the Eco Summit held at the Durham District School Board in Whitby. This was a great opportunity where students were engaged in eco pledges and had the opportunity to visit a display of best practices....
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WEH is a Polling Station Oct. 27

October 07, 2014


Please note that on October 27, 2014, Walter E. Harris P.S. is a polling station for the Municipal Election. To Accommodate this event, we will have an alternative Safe Welcome program in place for the day. Elections Ontario security staff will be in place at our school to help assist...
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Our Nutrition Program needs more volunteers!

October 01, 2014
If you are able to volunteer to help with the program, please call the school asap!  Starting October 7 we will be running the School's Nutrition Program.  Funding for the program is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Service through its lead agency, the Peterborough Family Resource Centre. The...
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SCC Nominations

September 25, 2014
Interested in being part of our School Community Council? Forms are available on the link attached or from the school office. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the office Friday October 17th. The election will be held October 20th at 6:45 pm. SCC Nomination form 2014.pdf  
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Student Accident Insurance

September 11, 2014
​ STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE   Parents and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. Families should recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips, sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds....
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Rainbows Program

September 03, 2014
​Walter E. Harris will be offering a special program for children who have experienced a loss through bereavement , separation , divorce or abandonment . Rainbows is a non profit organization that assists the grieving children . It is designed to help these hurting children adapt to their changing life situation....
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Lunch Supervisor Position Available

August 29, 2014
​Are you available to work daily from 11:00-12:00, Monday through Friday & looking for some extra income? Do you enjoy spending time with children, have excellent communication and problem solving skills & great patience? Drop into the office and request an application package to assist as one of our Lunch Supervisors...
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

August 19, 2014
Class lists will be posted on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 12:00-3:00pm and then on Friday, Aug. 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Please come to the school to view them. Bussing is provided for students in Grade 1 to 8 if they meet the requirements.  Please call the Transportation line @ 1-866-908-6578 or 905-666-6979...
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Primary Play Day!

June 12, 2014
        Primary Play Day        Tuesday, June 24 th , PM   In the afternoon of Tuesday, June 24 th there will be a primary play day for all the students in grades 1, 2 and 3. Students will be put into groups and will rotate around to various activities throughout the afternoon. We...
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Late Bus #111 Today(Friday)

May 09, 2014
Bus #111 will be dropping off 5-10 minutes late today, Friday, May 9th.  Sorry for any inconvenience. ​
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Special Announcement

April 29, 2014
​ April 29, 2014     Dear Parents and Guardians,   There is nothing more important than the safety of our students. I am writing to make you aware of some information shared today with the public by Durham Regional Police Service.   Recently there was a reporting of an alleged stranger approaching students outside...
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Buses running late today

April 25, 2014
Approximately 10-20 min late today (Friday, April 25).  Sorry for the inconvenience.​
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Walter E. Harris Spring Fun Fair

April 17, 2014
​ June 5th - We're pleased to announce that the Walter E. Harris Spring Fun Fair will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 5th. We're looking forward to a lively time of games, BBQ, treats and so much more. Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Volunteers are...
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Water Safety

April 08, 2014
Weather Conditions:
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a weather system that may bring 15 to 25 mm of rain to the Greater Toronto Area. The rain will begin late this afternoon and continue throughout the night and end tomorrow morning.

Issues:
All rivers and streams...
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Black Educator's Network Presents, "And Still We Rise."

April 03, 2014
And Still We Rise.docx   Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 9:30-1:00 pm At Bellwood P.S in Whitby
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O Canada! - Canadian Parents for French

March 26, 2014
Our Grade 7 students will be participating in "O​ Canada", a musical performance tomorrow afternoon!  This event is being organized by Canadian Parents for French throughout many French Immersion schools in Durham.  The workshop will take place in the gym and grades 4-8 will be watching the concert at the end...
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Meeting re: potential daycare at Walter E. Harris

March 05, 2014
​ Umbrella Central Day Care Services will be hosting a registration evening on Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 6:30 – 8pm in the library of the school. This night will provide families with information regarding Umbrella’s potential extended day program for FDK and school age children. For those families interested, registration...
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Dance Crew Practices every Monday at Lunch

February 26, 2014
For the Month of March and April we will practice every Monday at lunch.  We are preparing for our big dance competition on May 13, 2014.
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Folkdance Practices Every Tuesday and Thursday at Lunch

February 26, 2014
​Students in Grades 3-5 are meeting on Tuesday and Thursdays at lunch to practice line dances and traditional folk dances to a variety of music in preparation for the Durham Jamboree in May!
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WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

February 20, 2014
Date: February 19, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m.   The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is forecasting warmer weather and significant rainfall starting Thursday evening and extending into Friday. Rainfall accumulations in the range of 20 to 30 mm are predicted within the watershed along with air temperatures...
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Elders Gathering

February 03, 2014
​ Trent University is hosting two conferences that are open to the public.  The Elders Gathering and the Indigenous Women's Symposium.  The Elders Gathering is from January 31 to February 1 at the First Peoples House at Trent University in Peterborough.  I have attached the brochure for the Gathering and here...
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PINK SHIRT DAY - Feb. 26th Order form

January 29, 2014
​Please see attached memo that was sent home on Wednesday, January 29th with the youngest in the family.
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WEH (Me to We) Fundraisers

January 28, 2014
​ "We Scare Hunger"

What was it? A "Free the Children/Me to We" program campaign that involved collecting non-perishable food items to support local food banks.
We chose to help a soup kitchen called "The Refuge", which is geared towards feeding youth aged 24 and under.
As a way to increase...
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SCC presents: Staff Appreciation Lunch!

January 27, 2014
​The SCC is looking for any volunteers who may like to help with the luncheon on Jan. 31/14.  We could use helpers for set up or clean up (between 10:00am and 1:00pm).
If you are interested in helping, please contact Shannon Stephens @ scrappinsimply@gmail.com.
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Winter Reminders

January 13, 2014
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Grade 1 French Immersion Registration

January 09, 2014
Plan to attend the Grade 1 French Immersion meeting on February 12th at Walter E. Harris!  The meeting will start at 7:00pm and immediately following the information meeting we will be accepting new student registration.​
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Kindergarten Registration

January 09, 2014
Starting Tuesday, January 14th at 9:30am we will be accepting registration for Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year.  Please phone the office at (905) 728-4532 to register.​
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Grade 8 Grad Trip

January 07, 2014
​Grade 8 students will be travelling to Quebec on their Grad Trip from February 2-5th, 2014
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Grade 6 St. Donat Trip

January 07, 2014
​Grade 6 students will be travelling to St. Donat from January 19-22nd, 2014.
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Creason Workshop and Concert

January 07, 2014
​This is an amazing French workshop where all of our students will be making their very own instruments.  They will then perform in concert style.
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SCC Meeting

January 07, 2014
January 13th, 2014 at ​7pm in our school Library
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Holiday Concert

December 12, 2013
Come out and see our students in our annual Holiday Concert.  Our evening concert is Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:30 our daytime concert is Friday, December 13th at 9am.
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Welcome to Our New Website

July 19, 2013
​This is the new face of our school website.  Please take some time to explore the menu at the top.

Announcement Archive

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Movie Night @ J. Clarke Richardson HS

October 15, 2018
Sensory Friendly Movie Night @ J. Clarke Richardson High School on October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Movie showing is "Sing."  Popcorn and water provided.
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Parent AT Training Evenings

October 04, 2018
Final Parent AT Night 2018-2019.pdf
Parent Advanced Technology Nights will be starting up in October for any parent/guardian of a student(s) with a SEA device looking to explore software their child may be accessing this school year. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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WEH Wednesday!

September 11, 2018
​Every Wednesday we are celebrating our school with WEH Wednesday! Students are encouraged to dress in school colours and school clothing every Wednesday. This month we are also putting out a challenge to students to create a school cheer!
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Website Feedback Wanted!

September 11, 2018
The DDSB is redesigning the board website and our school websites.
These new websites aim to be more responsive, engaging, mobile-friendly, and searchable, thereby providing a better user experience for our communities and staff.
As the first step in this process, we are gathering feedback from all our stakeholders (students, unions, parents/guardians, DDSB...
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Gifted Testing

September 10, 2018
​Gifted nomination forms are due Sept. 21st; Parents of children in Grades 4-8 are invited to contact the SERT in order to obtain the required nomination form (Only if you would like to nominate your child for gifted testing this year).