Dear families,

It was great seeing our families visit the school last week to discuss their child’s progress academically and socially. If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

With the cold weather finally here, I encourage families to label all items sent to school. Our lost and found area was filled with clothes and shoes. Items that weren’t claimed last week will be donated to Goodwill on Monday.

Thank you to our families for their continued support!


Andrea Michelutti – Principal

Fischer-Hallman/Huron Elementary Schools Boundary Study Meeting

YOU’RE INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING #2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at Jean Steckle Public School in the Gymnasium.

The goal of this study is to set the boundary for the new school and reduce enrolment at Jean Steckle Public School.

The purpose of the meetings is to share and gather feedback on the preferred school boundaries for the new Southwest Kitchener elementary school and Jean Steckle Public School and how changes will take place (transitions).

Please find Boundary Study Working Group materials at or by contacting the Board’s Planning Department at 519-570-0003 ext. 4419. Comments related to the study can be submitted to (please indicate “Fischer-Hallman/Huron” in the subject line). Please note changes are proposed for September 2018. The Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal in December 2017.

Standards of Behaviour for the School Community

These standards of behaviour are intended to ensure that all members of the school community are treated with respect and dignity. All members of the community are expected to maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility.

Members of the school community are expected to:

  • treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, especially when there is disagreement
  • respect all members of the school community
  • respect the need of others to work in an environment that encourages learning and teaching
  • keep language respectful

Process for Resolving Parent/Guardian Concerns

From time to time there may be a misunderstanding, a lack of communication, or a serious situation that requires attention. When this happens all parties must work together to resolve the matter. A parent has the right to express concerns, a teacher has the right to respond, and the Board has an obligation to support students, staff and parents.

As outlined in Administrative Procedure 1410 – Parent Support:

  1. Parent/guardian(s) with a concern will typically first address their concern with the teacher.
  2. If the concern is not resolved, the parent/guardian(s) may speak with the principal and the teacher together. If the parent/guardian(s) hasn’t spoken to the teacher, the principal will ask them to do so.
  3. The principal may request parent/guardian(s) to put their concern in writing.
  4. If the concern has not been resolved with the teacher and principal, the parent/guardian(s) may contact the superintendent. If the parent/guardian(s) have not spoken to school staff, the Family of Schools superintendent may direct the parent/guardian(s) to do so.

Upcoming dates

November 21 – Community Boundary Review meeting 7:00 p.m.

November 22 – Primary Popcorn, School Council meeting 6:00 p.m.

November 23 – Picture retake day

November 24 – Twin Day

December 22 – PJ Day

December 25 to January 5 – Winter Break

January 26 – PD Day

February 9 – Canada Day (in celebration of the start of the Olympics)

February 12 – Grade 7 immunization

February 19 – Family Day

March 12 to March 19 – March Break

March 30 – Good Friday

April 2 – Easter Monday

April 13 – PD Day

May 4 – PD Day

May 21 – Victoria Day

May 22 – Grade 7 immunization

June 1 – PD Day

June 29 – PD Day