Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School,

Last year we received a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River to purchase equipment so all students can participate in our physical education program. We purchased a variety of items, such as ramps, hoops, scoops, and gloves to allow every student an opportunity to play. Thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River for their gift! Special thank you to Mrs. Tilt and Mrs. Meier for supporting all of our students in the physical education class. 

The school will be closed on Monday, February 17, 202 for Family Day. Please enjoy this time with family and friends!


Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Labour Update

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province.

In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our school secretaries, custodial maintenance staff that work in all of our schools, and our Education Centre staff. OSSTF represents the following groups: Secondary Teachers and Occasional Teachers (TBU), Custodial and Maintenance (CAMA), Educational Support Staff (ESS), Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP), and Supervision Monitors and Cafeteria Assistants (SMACA).

ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators.

On February 21, 2020:

All schools will reopen and resume their regular routines on Monday, February 24, 2020.

As changes to job action can happen at any time, it is important to stay tuned and stay informed. For information updates please:

We understand that job action is frustrating for families, students and staff.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Upcoming events:

February 17 – Family day

February 19 – School Council 6 p.m.

February 21 – Multicultural day

March 16 to March 20 – Winter Break

March 27 – Retro day

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)

April 3 – PD day

April 10 to April 13 – Easter Break

April 22 – Lights out, earth wear attire or used clothing day

May 15 – Sports Jersey day

May 18 – Victoria Day

May 29 – PD day

June 25 – Canada Day (Jean Steckle spirit wear)

June 26 – PD Day