2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

2018 Kindergarten Staggered Entry at a Glance

Tuesday, September 4 DAY 1 Wednesday, September 5 DAY 2 Thursday, September 6 DAY 3 Friday, September 7 DAY 4 Classroom visits for Y1 and new-to-school Y2 students and families Returning Y2 students and half of Y1 (and new-to-school Y2) students Returning Y2 students and half of Y1 (and new Y2) students All Y1 & […]

Preparing for Nutrition Breaks for your child

Boomerang Lunches A boomerang lunch is a program where students are asked to bring all the garbage home from their lunches. This includes all packaging and food waste. Since many schools aren’t set up to sort organic matter or even recycle as fully as we can at home, the garbage can be disposed of in […]

How to check your elementary-aged child’s class assignment

As the new school year approaches, we know a lot of excitement surrounds finding out which class your student has been assigned. Our commitment to keeping your children safe has led us to a new method of sharing this information for elementary students, leading up to the first day of school. To comply with privacy […]

Janet Metcalfe PS Vision Statement

Vision Statement: Bringing community together to address the needs of the whole child and prepare them for success as Global citizens As our staff works through the process of opening this fabulous new school – we have been focussed on the above vision and have used this as our filter for the decisions we have made.  […]

*REVISED* – Walking to School Event, September 4th

Changes have been made to the Walk with a Teacher Route Map for our Walk to School Event on September 4th.  These changes impact those students crossing over Fisher-Hallman from the Sienna Crescent as well as Frankfurt and Verona Street areas.  Please see the revised map below: Walk with a Teacher Route Map

Walking to School on the first day…and every day!!!

As September approaches, we start to think more and more about how to keep our students not only safe – but also healthy!!  There is a great deal of research that supports the value of walking to school – (ex. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/why-walking-school-better-driving-your-kids ) and we would like to start the school year right….by making our first […]


A huge thank you goes out to our Mattamy Homes community partners!!  They have very generously made a donation to Janet Metcalfe Public School which will allow us to build a playground not only for our Grade 1-8 students…. but also equipment for all of our kindergarten learners!!!  It is incredibly exciting to be going […]

Congratulations staff, students and families

Another academic year has come to a close. We know that this is an exciting and busy time for our staff, students and families. I would like to take a moment to reflect, express gratitude and celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our school communities. Our strategic priorities and commitments are the foundation of […]

Roundabout Safety

On June 21st at 9am our future Janet Metcalfe students will be taking a walk over to the site of the new school from Jean Steckle PS.  The primary goal of this walk will be to help our students to understand how to cross Fischer-Hallman near the roundabout safely! Student Transportation Services of the Waterloo […]

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