Weekly update – March 9

Dear families,

I am pleased to share that more students have been registered for Kindergarten. Jean Steckle P.S. has now registered 70 students for next September. I am hoping to have as many students registered by March 30 as our numbers for next year need to be submitted. Please encourage your neighbours and friends to registered as soon as possible.

This weekend the clocks change. Please remember to spring forward on Sunday morning. The fire department recommends changing the batteries in your smoke detectors this weekend too.

On behalf of the staff at Jean Steckle P.S., I wish our students and families a safe mid-winter break. Looking forward to seeing our students on Monday, March 20.

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Kindergarten Registration

We are delighted to welcome your child to Kindergarten. The purpose of Kindergarten is to help build a strong foundation for learning in a safe and caring play-based environment. Kindergarten promotes the social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of all children. The Kindergarten program is based on the understanding that children develop at their own pace. Children in Kindergarten are provided with a secure, respectful and nurturing environment, where their developmental needs can be supported through varied experiences.

We are asking that all families register their children before March 30 to ensure we have the correct number of classes for the upcoming school year. Please share the registration information with your neighbours.

The online registration is open for students born in 2013 for Junior Kindergarten. Please visit this website https://www.wrdsb.ca/kindergarten/its-time-to-register/#.WJOniNIrJeM.

After you register online, please call the school to book an appointment for the week of February 13 to February 17. Appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. You will need to bring the following documents when you come to the school to complete the registration:

  • Proof of address: utility bill, proof of Ontario Property Assessment Notice, or lease agreement
  • Proof of birth: birth certificate, Canadian Passport, birth registration, citizenship card or statement of live birth
  • Proof of custody where applicable: custody orders, court-ordered guardianship

Please submit your child’s immunization information online directly to the Region of Waterloo Public Health http://chd.region.waterloo.on.ca/en/healthyLivingHealthProtection/ivpd.asp

We are excited to meet all of our new students on March 23 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming dates:

March 13 – 17 – Mid-Winter Break

March 23 – Kindergarten information night 6 p.m.

April 7 – PA Day

April 14 – Good Friday

April 17 – Easter Monday

April 15 – School Council meeting at 6:00 p.m.

April 26 – KW Symphony concert for students in Grade 4-6 (10:00 a.m.)

April 28 – Movie Night (film to be determined)

May 2 – Memory Boosters concert 1:30 p.m.

May 5 – PA Day

May 16 – School Council meeting at 6:00 p.m.

May 22 – Victoria Day

June 2 – PA Day

June 8 – Fun Fair (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

June 30 – PA Day