October 4th, 2019
We had another great week at Jean Steckle Public School. A lost and found display has been set up in front of the office. We encourage students and families to stop by and retrieve their lost items. Any unclaimed items will be donated on Friday to a local charity.
Have a great weekend! Looking forward to seeing our students on Monday.
Pizza Day is October 7
A special “Thank You” to Meaghan Smith for organizing all of the orders and for setting up this program. The first pizza day is on October 7.
CUPE job action will not impact WRDSB schools
Schools boards and unions share a commitment to public education, creating positive learning environments, and maintaining positive labour relations. The collective bargaining process for public education is a two-tier bargaining process, involving both the provincial level (central bargaining) and local level (local bargaining). Learn more about the two-tier bargaining process.
Provincially, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) voted in favour of taking job action, which could happen as early as September 30. There are NO Waterloo Region District School Board employees who are members of the CUPE bargaining group.
Families can be assured that any planned job action between CUPE and the province will not impact the day-to-day experience of their children at school. Students will continue to be supported in all aspects of their learning.
Process for Resolving Parent/Guardian Concerns
From time to time, there may be a misunderstanding, a lack of communication, or a serious situation that requires attention. When this happens, all parties must work together to resolve the matter. A parent has the right to express concerns, a teacher has the right to respond, and the Board has an obligation to support students, staff and parents.
As outlined in Administrative Procedure 1410 – Parent Support:
- Parent/guardian(s) with a concern will typically first address their concern with the teacher.
- If the concern is not resolved, the parent/guardian(s) may speak with the principal and the teacher together. If the parent/guardian(s) hasn’t spoken to the teacher, the principal will ask them to do so.
- The principal may request parent/guardian(s) to put their concern in writing.
- If the concern has not been resolved with the teacher and principal, the parent/guardian(s) may contact the superintendent. If the parent/guardian(s) have not spoken to school staff, the Family of Schools superintendent may direct the parent/guardian(s) to do so.
October 14 – Thanksgiving Day (the school will be closed)
October 24 – Backwards day
October 25 – PD Day
November 15 – PD Day
November 22 – Animal day
December 20 – Pyjama day
January 31 – Beach day
February 21 – Multicultural day
March 27 – Retro day
April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)
April 22 – Lights out, earth wear attire or used clothing day
May 15 – Sports Jersey day
June 25 – Canada Day (Jean Steckle spirit wear)