June 1 is a P.D. Day for Elementary schools

Friday, June 1, 2018 is a professional development day for Elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the P.D. Day will be teacher directed assessments, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Family Survey

Welcome to the 2017-18 Family Survey. Take the Survey We would like to hear from you! Parents and guardians are important partners as we work to provide safe, caring and inclusive places for students to learn and succeed. The survey will remain open until June 28, 2018 at 4pm. Your answers will remain anonymous and […]

Flying the Pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Happy Support Staff Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that all of our staff play an important role in supporting students’ confidence and success. May 9th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. This is a day in which we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our educational support staff in helping create bright futures for our students. […]

Sun Safety

It may have taken longer than expected, but spring has finally arrived in Waterloo region. We know that many parents and students are excited to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous weather. But before we head outside, our friends at the Region of Waterloo want to remind us of some important sun safety tips to […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

May 7 – 13th marks Children’s Mental Health Week across Ontario. This is an important week where we are able to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and the need to support our kids’ mental health. Wear It Wednesday To show support and raise awareness of children’s mental health, the Canadian Mental Health […]

Join the Parent Involvement Committee

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is now accepting applications until June 1st. PIC invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for positions on the committee. The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed […]

Before and After School Programs

Before and After School Programs are offered by Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre’s Janet Metcalfe location for JK to Grade 6.   To register your child please visit the Waterloo Region One List and apply through Licensed Child Care Centre’s. For information on their programs and fees please visit their website at www.jhchildcare.com

Welcome to Kindergarten Event

A Welcome to Kindergarten event for new Kindergarten students will be held on Tuesday, May 29, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Jean Steckle Public School located at 130 Woodbine Avenue, Kitchener. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact us at 519-570-0003 ext. 4593

Janet Metcalfe PS Daycare programs

We are happy to announce that the Day care provider has been named for Janet Metcalfe Public School.  The Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre will be providing programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. They will also be providing the extended day and youth development programs before and after school, on PD days, as well […]

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