News & Announcements

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark the day, flags at our buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École […]

Sandowne’s Week of Giving (Dec 3rd – 7th)

Good afternoon Sandowne families, We have officially launched our Week of Giving. Thanks to those of you who have already given generously. Just a reminder of our giving themes for the week: Monday: New toys for children Tuesday: Toonie Tuesdays Wednesday: Donate gently used winter coats, hats, mitts, scarves, socks and so on. Thursday: Donate […]

Sandowne’s Holiday Bazaar is tonight – November 27th

It’s finally here! Our Holiday Bazaar opens today at 3 pm. Forty vendors and artisans will be at Sandowne from 3pm-8pm today. There is a $2 cover that comes to the school. Please be sure to bring small change and bills for purchases, including our delicious bake sale. A huge thanks to our School Council […]

Nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open

Do you want to recognize a teacher or educator for their commitment to education and dedication to students? Now is your chance; nominations for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence are now open. You can nominate a teacher or educator in three categories: The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding and innovative […]

Recognizing International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Waterloo Region District School Board would like to extend support to our transgender students, parents/families, and staff in honour of International Transgender Day of Remembrance and Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. We are committed to providing safe, inclusive and caring learning environments for each and every one of our students. Our incredible staff work […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 18-24

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 18 to 24, 2018. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Parent volunteers needed at Sandowne

Good morning, We have a number of events needing volunteer support from our parent community: Holiday Bazaar (November 27th): Bake sale table, table set up (1pm), table take down (8 pm) Cookie Dough pick-up (December 6th): 3:15 – 5 pm Please contact School Council for details: Thanks in advance for your time and commitment […]

Wanted: student art to celebrate winter

This December we are selling winter greeting cards featuring student artwork – and we need your help. We’re looking for student artists to capture the beauty of the winter season and help support our Waterloo Education Foundation (WEFI). Students, proud parents, and educators are asked to submit original student artwork (JK-12) via Twitter and Instagram […]

Umbrella Skills Traits for the year – Sandowne Stars

To help support your children’s understanding of our Umbrella Skill traits, please see below for a monthly schedule of traits: October: Kindness November: Growth Mindset December & January: Authenticity February: Empathy March: Gratitude April: Resilience May: Integrity Please speak to our staff to find out more about the Umbrella Project and the initiatives in our […]

Grade 1 French Immersion

Are you 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 in the Cambridge Room at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 21, 7 p.m. November 26, 7 p.m. December […]

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