A Message Regarding the Attack in San Diego

Over the weekend, the world experienced yet another act of violence. On Saturday, April 27, one person was killed and at least three others were wounded as a result of a terrorist attack at a Synagogue near San Diego, California. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims, their families, and their loved ones, […]

Office Update – April 26th

Dear Families, Another great week at Jean Steckle P.S.! This week, our school is gearing up for Mary Poppins. The gym is looking amazing.  The tech crew is making final preparations. The staff are coaching students and putting things together.  And our cast is polishing their performances. It is all very exciting! Looking forward to […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for National Day of Mourning

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark National Day of Mourning, which takes place annually on April 28. This day is dedicated to remembering the of thousands of workers who have been […]

EXTENDED: Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members

We have extended the deadline for applications to Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize […]

Step into spring on April 25 for Spring Walk to School Day

Join us on Thursday, April 25 for Spring Walk to School Day. Spring is a great time to get active outdoors. Active transportation, such as walking and wheeling to school, not only helps children increase their physical activity, but it also allows them to connect to nature and reduce their ecological footprint. Since walking or […]

Tell us about your experience with our French Immersion program

We are seeking public input on how we deliver our French Language Instruction programs in elementary and secondary schools. In June 2017, our Board of Trustees passed a motion for staff to review the French Immersion program in the WRDSB. This review will look at equitable access to French programs for each student, staffing challenges, […]

A Message Regarding the Attacks in Sri Lanka

On Easter Sunday, we awoke to news of yet another senseless attack in Sri Lanka, that has left over 300 people dead and several others wounded. We stand together in grieving this tragedy with our Christian community and those affected. We are a school district for all of Waterloo Region, no matter what your background […]

Offcie Update – April 18, 2019

Dear Families, In the next few weeks, we will be spending some time exploring and enjoying the world of Mary Poppins.  It seems right that we spend a little more of that time getting to know the story and some of the important messages found within.  We were originally introduced to Mary Poppins in the […]

Minutes Now Available – Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study Working Group Meeting #7, Meeting #8 Deferred

Consultations for the Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study are on hold as we await further direction from the Ministry of Education. We expect school capacities to change with proposed class size changes. We would like to have the most accurate information available prior to making a recommendation on boundary changes. The agenda, minutes and presentation […]

Office Update – April 12

Dear Families, As Earth Day approaches it is a good time to reflect upon what we do “to” the Earth and what we do “for” the Earth.  When we eat our lunch and make trash, we could recycle. Instead of taking a ride in a car, we could be thinking about walking or riding a […]