Dear Families,

Thank you to our families for their support of our Family Fun Night. We had many wonderful volunteers who help organize the event. A special thank you to Chris Ryan, Meaghan Smith, and Kendra Gastmeier for all of their work organizing the event. We have raised over $5000 and that money raised will be used to purchase a scooter rack for our students to use.

On Friday afternoon, students in Grade 5 to Grade 8 had a chance to listen to guest speaker Brock McGillis talk about the importance of inclusive education, being kind and respect as part of Pride Month. Brock also spoke about the impact of words and how they carry power.

Congratulations to Nathan and Kalila for their stellar performance at the WRDSB County Track and Field Meet. Nathan earned a fourth-place finish in shot put and Kalila earned a third-place finish at the softball throw.

Thank you for a great week!

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Grade 6 to Grade 7

On Friday, our Grade 6 students will be walking over to see their new school, Janet Metcalfe P.S., for their Grade 7 year. The teachers at Jean Steckle Public School and Janet Metcalfe Public School have been working together to ensure a smooth transition.

Janet Metcalfe Public School – Grand Opening

All families are welcome to attend the Grand Opening of the newest school in Waterloo Region – Janet Metcalfe Public School. The Grand Opening will be taking place on June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Student Transportation Update

Transportation details for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be available on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to and following these easy steps:

· Click on “Student Login”

· Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)

Ø This can be found on your child’s report card

Ø Numbers only, no space, no dash

· Enter your child’s birth date

· Enter your child’s street number

Ø house number only

· Select the school your child is attending from the drop-down menu

Please note: any address changes need to be done through your school. If you are moving this summer or change caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

You can also visit to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter.

Entry at 8:30 a.m.

There has been an increase in the number of students who are entering through the front door at the beginning of the day. We are kindly asking students to line up at their door at 8:30 a.m. to help reduce the congestion in the hallways and in the main foyer.

Upcoming events:

June 11 – Regional Track and Field Day

June 13 – Kindergarten track and field

June 19 to June 21 – Grade 8 Ottawa Trip

June 25 – Grade 8 graduation

June 27 – Canada Day spirit day