News & Announcements

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 […]

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Sandowne Extended Day programmes – afternoon procedure

For parents with students in extended day programmes, please note that it is your responsibility to let extended day staff know that your child will not be attending. If you pick up your child at bell time, you must proceed to the designated extended day room to sign them out of afternoon programming. This correspondence […]

High School Information Nights: Grade 8 Transition

Over the next couple of months, our high schools will be hosting Grade 8 Information Nights for families and students. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to high school, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check out the information session for any […]

The Umbrella Project at Sandowne

As many of you know, we are once again participating in the Umbrella Project at Sandowne. Each month, we will be honouring an Umbrella skill or trait. The month will culminate with an assembly run by our students and staff, focusing on the monthly trait and awarding students who have exemplified the trait. In October, […]

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