A Message from Public Health

Please find attached a public health advisory from the Region of Waterloo TB Skin Testing Clinic – eligibility changes and clinic fee increases effective February 1, 2014. PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

Proposed Bell Times for 2014-2015

The WRDSB is currently anticipating a budget shortfall of $4.7 million for the next academic school year.  As a result, the board is looking at a variety of ways to find efficiencies within the system with the goal of limiting the impact to school programs and resources.  One area in which the board is investigating […]

School Council Meeting – Wednesday October 16

6:30  Coffee and Conversation 7:00 Meeting – the agenda can be found on our School Council page Everyone is welcome!  Babysitting will be provided.

MJ Fun Run – Thursday, October 10

This Thursday, Mary Johnston P.S. is holding its annual MJ Fun Run.  Students from over 17 different public schools around the district from grades 3 to 6 will be involved in a short cross country run.  We are hoping to have over 700 runners this year.  The run begins at 4:00 p.m.  Our own Mary Johnston, […]

Character Development Assembly – October 8th

We will be holding our second character development assembly of the year.  The character attributes that we will be focussing on this time are kindness, cooperation and social responsibility.  The book that we will be using and sharing with the students is, “Is There Really a Human Race” by Jamie Lee Curtis. There will be […]

Kindergarten Home Reading

Kindergarten Home Reading Night We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our Home Reading Program! This Program helps children develop confidence and improve their reading skills, while spending time each night reading with their parents. Every day, students may exchange a book from the Home Reading collection in the school library. The books […]

Terry Fox Run

Mary Johnston staff and students will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Run on Monday October 7 during periods 7 & 8.  The attached message went home to each family with information about our Run and Fundraiser. Terry Fox Run 2013

School Photos

The Lifetouch photo proofs have been received and are being sent home with the students. If your family would like to order photos of your children, please complete the order form in the proof package and return it, along with the payment to your child’s homeroom teacher by OCTOBER 2.  Packages ordered at this time […]

MJ’s 2013 Magazine Fundraising Campaign kicks off October 4

Magazine subscription renewals have been pouring in to households all around as we are coming up on our annual Magazine Fundraising Campaign.  Last Fall MJ’s students, parents and community sold over $32,000 in magazine subscriptions – for the 4th year in a row (WOW!) – again raising $10,000 for school projects! This year’s campaign is set to kick […]


This year, we will post on our website the many activities with which students can become involved at Mary Johnston P.S. We ask parents to encourage and support their children becoming involved at school. Please note that there are many other staff members who are helping with the activities. The names you see are the […]

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