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Safe Welcome Program Letter

Posted September 19, 2014

Please find attached the letter that will be going home with oldest and only on Monday, September 22, 2014. Safe Welcome Program

Safe Welcome Program takes effect Monday

Posted September 17, 2014

Beginning Monday all of our doors will be locked (including the front door) to comply with a provincial mandate made by the McGuinty government.  Anyone accessing Jean Steckle P.S. will need to be buzzed in through the front door and this includes those in our extended day programs.  We thank you for your patience while […]

Picture Day has been moved to October 10, 2014

Posted September 15, 2014

Please be advised that we DO NOT have picture day tomorrow, September 16th.  It has been moved to October 10th.  At that time, students will have their individual photos taken, as well as, their class pictures.  Your child(ren) should have the Lifetouch form by the end of this week.

Wondering where to park when dropping off or picking up your children? See more…

Posted September 9, 2014

Parking locations for dropoff and pickup

Construction Notice from the City of Kitchener

Posted September 5, 2014

Please see the letter below from Stantec Consulting regarding maintenance of the stormwater catchment area located near the school.  From Stantec’s information it appears that the pathway surrounding the pond and the one leading from the pond to Parkvale Ave. will be closed for upwards of a month starting at some point next week.  The […]

First Day Information and Reminders

Posted August 29, 2014

zv7qrnb First Day Information  If the weather permits: Teachers will be lined up on the upper field with class 1A closest to the portables working down to 8B nearest the lower field.  Students find their teachers and line up accordingly for entry into school. If the weather is uncooperative:  Grade 1-3 students assemble in the […]

Year 2 at JSPS!

Posted August 25, 2014

We are thrilled to welcome everybody back for our second year of healthy active living and learning at Jean Steckle P.S.  You will notice some changes to our school yard most notably the addition of six portable classrooms.  We know this is not ideal for such a beautiful new school however everyone wants to come to JS […]

Kindergarten Registration Information 2014-2015

Posted January 20, 2014

Kindergarten Registration will be on Wednesday Feb.12 and Friday Feb. 14th.  School age children for JK. must be born in the year 2010 & SK new to the system who never attended JK must be born in 2009. Now making appointments for Kindergarten registration. You may call the school to make your appointment for the  Feb. […]

Statement from Canadian Ministers of Education

Posted April 30, 2013

The Council of Ministers of Education of Canada  recently issued this statement regarding its position on “Inquiry-Based Learning (often called “play-based”).  I think you’ll find it informative.  After all it was Albert Einstein who once noted that “play is the highest form of research”.  Now this isn’t the birthday party type of play but more directed […]