Office update – February 23

Dear families,

Congratulations to our basketball teams this week. Three great games in three nights. The boys’ team will be playing Northlake Woods next week in the semi-finals. We will be cheering for them as they play in this important game.

The girls’ basketball team made it to the semi-finals yesterday and after a long, hard-fought game, they lost to a strong team from Conestogo Public School. The girls had an amazing season and we would like to thank their coaches, Ms. Ellenton, Ms. Straatman, and Mrs. Pacheco for their hard-work and guidance this year.

Sincerely,

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Dance-a-thon

We had a great dance-a-thon today. The students were extremely respectful and had a wonderful time. Thank you to our parent volunteers for organizing and supervising this event. We will share the total amount of money raised next week. We are thankful to our families for their generous donations.

Spotlight on Steckle

Please join us on Wednesday, March 7 for our Spotlight talent show. Performers are asked to arrive at 6:15 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Looking forward to seeing our students showcase their amazing talents.

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 https://www.wrdsb.ca/kindergarten/its-time-to-register/#.WJOniNIrJeM.

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 http://chd.region.waterloo.on.ca/en/healthyLivingHealthProtection/ivpd.asp

Upcoming dates

March 7 – Spotlight Talent Show

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