News & Announcements

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

News for Oct 15-19, 2018

We are thrilled to see that our Walking School Bus is running four days of the week! This is a rain/shine/snow activity. If you are able to help with a route, please register here Here is this week’s schedule for the Walking School Bus: Clair Creek – Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri: Begin at Branstone/Clair Creek […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

News for Oct. 8-12, 2018

Wednesday, Oct 10 – Mary Johnston Food Bank Fun Run – For those of you who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Mary Johnston, you would know that she gave her time generously, supporting many organizations in K-W. Mary spent many hours volunteering for the betterment of our community and would be so proud […]

School Council Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

Have you had a look around for your child’s winter coat? Snow pants? Chances are, items are going to be a little snug as our children tend to grow over the year! We are excited to announce MJ’s 5th annual winter coat and clothing drive. If you have gently used items, please drop them off […]

MJ’s First Walking School Bus – International iWalk Wednesday

Thank you to the many families who sent their children to school our first ever Walking School Bus! The committee was able to get two routes going for yesterday’s International iWalk Day; hats off to the hard work that got this initiative off the ground. There was a large bunch of children who happily arrived […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

News for Oct 1-4, 2018

Terry Fox Run – CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing community. Our students were OVER THE MOON to hear that they reached their fundraising goal of $4000!!! It is quite an achievement for such a small school to reach such a huge goal. Thank you to parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends  who all donated to the Terry […]

News for Sept 24-28, 2018

Friday, Sept 28th – Terry Fox Run Students are passionate about raising money for the Terry Fox Run. Not only are students learning more about this inspiring famous Canadian, they are raising funds for Cancer research. This year the goal is $4,000 (approx. $9 donation per student will get us to our goal!) If we reach […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

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