Monthly Archives: April 2018

Movie Morning- Friday, May 4th!

Our Autism Acceptance Month puzzle piece campaign has been a huge success, with over $200 (in pocket change) being donated directly to our Snoezelen room fundraiser!! We have one more school day left in April, and I will announce the winning colour house team on Tuesday morning.

-The winning  team will be able to “skip class” and join the ASD class in the gym to watch the movie Wonder on Friday morning at 9:15.

-If you are not part of the winning colour house team but would still like to join (and get permission from your teacher), you can pay a $2 admission to the movie (which also includes a bag of popcorn).

Thank you to everyone who helped raise awareness and acceptance this month! 
-Miss Trinder 🙂

Puzzle piece standings

Attribute for the month of May-Humility

Be humble and recognize your own limitations. Strive for mutual benefit. We will be talking about this character attribute during the month and then recognizing students who demonstrate this attribute.

New Bike lanes in front of School

The new road markings on North Park Street in front of our school are somewhat confusing.  Apparently these are bike lanes not to be used by 4 wheel vehicles to travel upon.  However, that being said, our  buses need to use these lanes to pick up and drop off our students.  City buses use the inside of these lanes for the same purpose. As before, please do not park in these areas during our bus times. It is extremely important that we allow our buses to be in and out as efficiently as possible to keep to their schedules.  We will be putting pylons out to identify these areas.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

“Backup” Lunch Supervisor Needed

Every once in a while, we are in need of a “backup” lunch supervisor when ours cannot make it.  (It is a paid position). One would have to fill out some application forms and have a police check completed.  If you are interested in the position, please contact the school at 519-752-1422.

Thank you!

As the new acting principal at Grandview, I would like to express my gratitude for the great welcome I have received from students, staff and the parents I have met.  I know it is not easy to lose a principal near the end of the year, especially one like Mr. Leadbetter.  However, he and I have met several times, and continue to do so, to make the transition as successful as possible.

I am a Brantford person, born and raised here and a product of our school system.  I grew up in Eagle Place and went to the now defunct schools of King Edward and Joseph Brant.  I have been in education since 1982. (some students have already come up to me and said that I taught his/her parents…at least no grandparents yet!)  I officially retired as a principal from Banbury a couple of years ago, but have continued to fill in for principals since then, most recently at Major Ballachey before Christmas. I am happily married to Shelley, also a retired teacher, and have two “kids” who are making their way in the world.

My door is almost always open, and ready to problem solve beside you on issues that arise. Looking forward to meeting you!

Acting Principal-Rod Bowers


Puzzle Pieces for Autism Acceptance

puzzle pathway

Hello everyone! Thanks to all who have donated to our Puzzle piece pathway campaign so far! We have raised $154.00 since April 3rd, which brings our Snoezelen room fundraising amount to $6,154 i n just 5 months!

The puzzle pieces are now making their way upstairs to the intermediates, with Red colour house leading the pack. Let’s see if we can make it all the way back to the ASD room by the end of April 🙂


Today is Jersey Day

Grandview will be showing its respect for the victims of the bus crash that took several members of the Humboldt Broncos by wearing our jerseys.