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Grand Erie’s Website Gets a New Look for Back-to-School

This summer, some big changes happened to Grand Erie’s website. With improved design and functionality, it arrived just in time for back-to-school. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Grand Erie’s shiny new online home!

The changes you’ll notice give the website a new overall look and feel, while allowing for better dissemination of system and school news, as well as the integration of social media. The website is also AODA compliant in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and streamlines content to whichever device you’re using. This will allow us to keep you informed about everything that’s going on in Grand Erie in the most timely and efficient manner.

Each Grand Erie school has a new website as well, so expect to find everything you need to know about your, or your child’s school, with messages from the principal, and news and events featured more prominently than before. You’ll also find transportation information, bell times, and staff directories in easy-to-find locations. Also displayed are the latest posts on social media.

Important news, days of significance, and interesting events from across Grand Erie are featured more prominently. Feature stories and media releases are available on the Newsroom page. Throughout the new website, you’ll learn more about Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan, and how it fits into the events, initiatives, and programs happening throughout the year.

The optimal browser to surf the new site is Chrome. We hope the new design provides a user-friendly web experience, with visual storytelling in the spotlight.

Royal Canadian Legion Literary and Poster Contest

Every year students at Waterford Public participate in the Annual Legion Poster and Literary Contest to promote Remembrance. This year was no different with upwards of one hundred posters being submitted and several moving on to the next level of competition.

From the Legion:

"One of our primary goals, fostering Remembrance is a part of everything we do. Thanks to the longstanding tradition of the Annual Literary and Poster Contests, we have been able to involve Canadian school children in helping us to promote not only the National Remembrance Day Service, but also the act of honouring our military heritage."

Pumpkinfest - October 13-16, 2016

Every October the small community of Waterford hosts its annual Pumpkinfest and Waterford Public School students, along with the entire community, are very actively involved in this annual festival.

This year, three hundred and forty pumpkins were donated to the school for creative carving. Every student from Kindergarten through to Grade 8 carved individual pumpkins.

“Our senior students assisted our primary students with this activity,” said a Waterford Public School staff member.

On the morning of Thursday, October 13, students along with parents and staff walked to the County ball diamond to assist in placing their pumpkins on the huge lighted pumpkin pyramid. A large community parade took place on Saturday, October 15 and the school was represented in the parade by many marching staff and students.

Every year this event provides an opportunity for Waterford Public School and students to get involved in many activities and events in the community. It is also a time for students to express themselves using their artistic talents and their creative writing skills.