News & Announcements

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

Office update – December 15

Dear families, We’ve had a busy and exciting week at Jean Steckle Public School. Our school was featured during CTV news at noon and celebrated our donations to Toy Mountain. On Thursday, our students performed in our holiday concert and they were great! On Friday, our students went shopping at our first Super Seasonal Sale […]

Office update – December 8

Dear families, Congratulations to our boys’ volleyball team. They won the championship this week. Thank you to our students and coaches, Mrs. Tilt, Mrs. Wiens, and Ms. Straatman for their hard work during the volleyball season. Today, CTV was supposed to be filming at our school but due to technical difficulties, the shoot had to […]

Office update – December 1

Dear families, Our boys’ volleyball team will go head to head in the finals against Edna Stabler on Monday, December 4th at 3:30 p.m in our school gymnasium. Come on out and cheer them on. We are encouraging students to wear Steckle’s school colours, blue and green, this Monday to show their school spirit. Go Sting, go! Thank you to our […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Office update – November 24

Dear families, It was a busy week at Jean Steckle. We practiced our hold and secure drill on Wednesday and our students did a great job! On Thursday, our students participated in the annual bus safety drill. I am thankful for the great work from our staff and our students when it comes to practicing our drills. Thank […]

New school named after Canadian kindergarten pioneer from Kitchener

Kitchener’s newest elementary school will be named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, Janet Metcalfe, who taught in Waterloo region for more than thirty years. Janet Metcalfe Public School, located in Southwest Kitchener at the corner of Seabrook Drive and Amand Drive is scheduled to open in September 2018 for students in Junior Kindergarten to […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 19-25

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 19 to 25, 2017. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Office update – November 19

Dear families, It was great seeing our families visit the school last week to discuss their child’s progress academically and socially. If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s teacher. With the cold weather finally here, I encourage families to label all items sent to school. Our lost and found area was filled with […]

Grade 1 French Immersion

Thinking about French Immersion for your child? Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about our French programs and registration process. Information sessions will be held at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 27, 7 p.m. December 1, noon December 4, noon December 4, 7 p.m. Please […]

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