April 22, 2014
April 10, 2014
Good day everyone. We have put out the lost and found by the gym. We will
keep it out until Wed. April 16th and will be sending anything that is left
to the Good Will by April 17th
. Please take the time to come in and check it out. Many
April 7, 2014
Big Box of Birthday Cards Fundraiser
Our fundraising campaign will begin Tuesday, April 15 and end Monday, May 5. Students will be selling the Big Box of Birthday Cards, the box includes a variety of 30 birthday cards for $30. Our school will receive $10 from every box sold. Students are encouraged to sell to family, family co-workers, and friends (for safety reasons door-to-door sales are discouraged). The top selling class will win a pizza party, top selling student will win a 16GB iPod Touch. The grand prize will be a draw to win a 16GB iPad Air. To enter the draw for the grand prize, students will receive a ballot for every 3 boxes sold. The more boxes sold, the more chances of winning the big prize! Good luck and thank you for your support. ( Please make any cheques out to Jean Steckle Public School ).
Your School Council
April 2, 2014
March 28, 2014
Saturday March 29th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm we celebrate EARTH HOUR by turning off all the lights, TVs, computers and devices that use electricity. Please share this information with friends and family. Earth Hour AD
March 4, 2014
The City of Kitchener will be moving the crossing guard facility on Huron Road at Featherstone Street to Woodbine Avenue at Seabrook Drive effective Monday March 17. The last day of service for the crossing guard facility on Huron Road at Featherstone Street will be on Friday March 7.
School Crossing signs will be posted on Woodbine Avenue. Crosswalk lines and a concrete pad will be installed when weather permits. We ask all motorists accessing the school parking lot at bell times to drive with extreme caution and pay very close attention to students who are using the driveway apron until the concrete pad can be installed.
We encourage all students who need to cross Woodbine Avenue to make their way to Seabrook Drive, use the facility and obey the crossing guard. This includes waiting until the crossing guard has assumed his position in the roadway indicates it is safe to cross. Drivers who are in the area at bell times are required to come to a full stop well in advance of the crosswalk when encountering the crossing guard on the roadway with the stop paddle displayed. They should remain stopped until all students and the crossing guard have cleared the roadway.
Please feel free to contact Ronald Schirm at the City of Kitchener with any questions or comments at Ronald.email@example.com or calling 519-741-2200 ext.7232.
February 28, 2014
The City of Kitchener has just finalized (finally) plans for a Crossing Guard out front at the corner of Woodbine and Seabrook Ave. Jeff, our Guard from Huron and Featherstone will be moved to his new station just out front of the school effective March 17, 2014! What does this mean for our families? We ask that all pedestrian traffic cross with Jeff at the corner of Woodbine and Seabrook and not at other spots along Woodbine. Students and families will be directed down the concrete walkway between our parking lot and the child care area and to the back of the school where they are to meet their class lines (and not through the school’s front doors).
We know that this more controlled crossing on Woodbine will result in fewer cars driving to Jean Steckle and we are looking forward to less congestion both in our lot and in the childcare’s designated parking spaces.
We also ask that drivers in the area continue your diligence in watching for pedestrians. We may look at closing off the area in front of the child care to Steckle parents all together to keep that walk way safe for our walkers.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.
February 21, 2014
All school buses and special education taxis in WRDSB are cancelled today due to the freezing rain however Jean Steckle is open! Be very careful if you must drive into our lot with these slippery conditions and adhere to all signage. Be safe today.
February 20, 2014
Live Free Campaign
One in ten children arrives at school without enough food.
What could you give up to help raise money for our Nutrition for Learning program? Starting next week February 24 to 28 we are asking you to give up something to give back. The Live Free Campaign is a simple promise to live FREE of something (anything of your choice) for one day. Then bring in some change to make a change in your community.
February 18, 2014
We are still doing Kindergarten Registration. If you know of anyone living in your area, and has not registered their child for the 2014-2015 school year, please let them know to call the school or come into register. You may register at anytime for Sept. 2014. If at anytime you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school. Just a reminder that the Kindergarten Information night for brand new J.K. students and S.K. students who never went to J.K. will be on Thursday May 15th, 2014 at 6:00 until 7:30 pm. Thank you.