Category: Parent Resources

Grade 1 French Immersion






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 at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 27, 7 p.m. December 1, 12 p.m. December 4, 12 p.m. December 4, 7 […]

Parent Posts

Parenting in a Digital World






By Susan Cranston – Susan is in her second year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters. Madeline, age 14, is a Grade 9 student at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School and Sam, age 18, recently graduated Grade 12 from Kitchener Collegiate Institute. “While technology […]

High School Info Nights: Grade 8 Transition






Over the next couple of months, High Schools across the board will be hosting Grade 8 Nights for parents 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 […]

OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare






We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

Parent Posts

Introducing Parent Posts – written by parents, for parents






By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate, 7, who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire, 2 (Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20). Some of the most valuable parent information that I have ever received has been at my daughter’s school bus stop. I am confident […]

Talking with our kids about media literacy






Families across Canada are recognizing Media Literacy Week from November 6-10. This week puts a spotlight on the importance of digital and media literacy as a key part in the education of our kids. What is Media Literacy? Media literacy is about how to critically understand the nature, techniques and impacts of media messages. Talking […]