Week at a Glance: February 24-28, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 24 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All rental permits cancelled No elementary extracurricular activities […]

Office update – February 20, 2020

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, This week our Grade 5 and Grade 6 students participated in a presentation about technology. The students learned about the appropriate use of technology and how we must also talk to our parents about social media.  Andrea Michelutti, Principal  Parking Lot Attendant Needed We are looking to hire […]

Vaping education for WRDSB families and caregivers

As vaping continues to rise in popularity among teens, we want to equip our parents and caregivers with the necessary information to understand the risks of this trend. Waterloo Region District School Board, along with the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, is hosting family information sessions that explore the many topics around […]

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and […]

Week at a Glance: February 17-21, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 17 Family Day – no school Tuesday, February 18 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open […]

Office update – February 13, 2020

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Last year we received a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River to purchase equipment so all students can participate in our physical education program. We purchased a variety of items, such as ramps, hoops, scoops, and gloves to allow every student an opportunity to […]

All schools to close February 21 for a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our […]

Week at a Glance: February 10-14, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 10 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All Before and After School programs open Licenced […]

Weekly update – February 7, 2020

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Thank you to our volunteers who make our school a great place to learn! We appreciate your support. We would love to have more volunteers. There are opportunities to read to students, play math games, or even organize the home reading program. If you can spare an hour […]

All elementary schools to close February 11 & 12 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

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