News & Announcements

Office update – June 14

Dear Families, Congratulations to our primary students for participating in the track and field event. All of the students demonstrated respect and determination. We are looking for six volunteers to help with our Strong Start reading program for next year. This program helps our students improve their literacy skills. If you are interested in volunteering […]

Office update – June 7

Dear Families, Thank you to our families for their support of our Family Fun Night. We had many wonderful volunteers who help organize the event. A special thank you to Chris Ryan, Meaghan Smith, and Kendra Gastmeier for all of their work organizing the event. We have raised over $5000 and that money raised will […]

Office update – May 31

Dear Families, We had another great week at Jean Steckle Public School. Our Grade 8 students won many ribbons at the area track and field meet, our Grade 6 students completed the EQAO assessment, our Kindergarten students went to the zoo, and our Grade 2 students went to the Ground Water Festival. Thank you to […]

Female Student Leaders Empower Their Peers at Jean Steckle Public School

The energy was palpable at Jean Steckle Public School in Kitchener on the evening of Wednesday, May 15 as 50 female students from grades five through eight from Jean Steckle and Janet Metcalfe Public Schools gathered to take part in a Girls’ Night In. As soon as the doors opened, attendees flowed in, eager to […]

EXTENDED: Looking for #WeSingOCanada performers

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Warm up those vocal cords (or fingers) and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. […]

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 […]

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a professional development (PD) 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 PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Office update – May 24

Dear Families, Congratulations to our Grade 3 students for completing the EQAO assessment this week. Our students worked hard and did their best. A special thank-you to our school council chair, Meaghan Smith, for organizing fresh fruit for our students during the assessment. Our Grade 6 students will be writing next week and we wish […]

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Office update – May 17

Dear Families, We had another amazing week at Jean Steckle Public School. Our Girls’ Night In was a huge success as over 50 girls in Grade 5 to Grade 8 from our school and Janet Metcalfe PS came together to participate in many activities. We also had our Kindergarten Information Night when we had a […]

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