Office update – February 8

Dear families,

On Friday, February 9, our students will be supporting Team Canada during the Winter Olympics by wearing red and white or Canadian wear. Go Canada Go!

Letters will be sent home to those families who will be attending the new Janet Metcalfe Public School. Additional information will be available to families in the spring.

Report cards for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 will be sent home on Friday, February 16. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for another great week at the best school in Kitchener!

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Grade 8 Grad Photos and retakes

On Tuesday, February 13, Lifetouch will be at our school to take our grad photos for our Grade 8 students. During this visit, students who are new to Jean Steckle since November will have their photo taken to add to our records.

Upcoming Dance-a-thon!

We are excited about our dance-a-thon taking place on February 23. We are hoping for all students to collect pledges to help pay for additional home reading books, enhancements to the schoolyard and the school. Please continue to send in your pledge forms.

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 2014 for Junior Kindergarten. Please visit this website

After you register online, please call the school to book an appointment. 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 and proof of Ontario Property Assessment Notice and/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

Are you following @JSPSschoolcouncil on Facebook?

School Council is excited to announce their new Facebook page to share upcoming information about our school. We are giving away 20 Jean Steckle Prize packs for those families that are following. We are giving away these prize packs on February 14. Be sure to sign up to win a prize!

Upcoming dates

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

February 12 – Grade 7 immunization

February 19 – Family Day

February 23 – Dance-a-thon and Yearbook Cover Contest Entries Due

March 12 to March 19 – March Break

March 30 – Good Friday

April 2 – Easter Monday

April 4 – Kindergarten Parent Information night 6:30 p.m.

April 13 – PD Day

May 4 – PD Day

May 7 – D.O. Gibson presentation

May 21 – Victoria Day

May 22 – Grade 7 immunization

May 24 – Welcome to Kindergarten night 6:00 p.m.

June 1 – PD Day

June 14 – Family Fun Night

June 29 – PD Day