News & Announcements

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and Extended Day Programs will operate at satellite locations. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement […]

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 […]

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. […]

Weather is getting colder. Dress appropriately.

We are moving towards colder days. Please make sure your children are sent to school with warm clothing. Hats, mittens, warm jackets and boots on rainy or snowy days. Unless weather conditions are severely cold or we have heavy rain, the children will be outside at recess. Also, consider sending a change of clothes for […]

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 […]

Call for holiday bazaar artists and vendors

Our School Council is organizing a holiday bazaar for the evening of November 27th from 3-8pm. We are looking for artists and vendors who would like to participate. The cost is $20/table and you are welcome to sell your wares in preparation for the holiday season. For more information, please contact Robin at 519-502-2168 or […]

Orange Shirt Day – October 1st for Sandowne

On October 1st, Sandowne staff and students will be wearing orange shirts in support of Indigenous survivors of Indian Residential School. Last week, WRDSB Equity consultant, Christina Elmslie, spent the day with Sandowne, reading age-appropriate stories about Indian Residential Schools to our Grades 1 to 6 classes. Please join us in wearing orange next Monday […]

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 […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

Pizza Days are starting at Sandowne!

October 3rd will be the first day for pizza sales at Sandowne. All payments must go through School Day. Cash will no longer be accepted. For the period of October 3 – December 10th, one slice of pizza weekly will cost a total of $22. Please see the office if you would like help setting […]

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