Office update – February 16

Dear families,

Thank you to our families for using School-Day to sign up for field trips. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Hagey in the office.

We are excited about our yearbook contest. Please submit your artwork to the school by Friday, February 23.

On behalf of the educators at Jean Steckle Public School, I would like to wish our families a safe and happy Family Day on Monday. Enjoy this time with family and friends.


Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Show your school spirit this week!

This week our intermediate basketball teams begin the playoffs. To show our school spirit and support our team, we are asking our students and parents to dress in our school colours.

On Tuesday, our girls’ team is playing Chicopee Hills at 4:00 p.m. and we encourage everyone to wear BLUE or their school spirit wear. We are looking for a complete BLUE OUT at school!

On Wednesday, our boys’ team plays Courtland P.S. Please make it a GREEN OUT by wearing green or your spirit wear on Wednesday!

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 school yard and the school. Please continue to send in your pledge forms. Please log into School-Day to purchase your dance-a-thon glow items.

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

Upcoming dates

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