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Happy Random Acts of Kindness week

February 11- 17 is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week. In the spirit of this special week, the Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) subcommittee of PIC asked a number of schools for their inspirational stories that we could share through Parent Posts – and we were not disappointed. At Sandowne P.S., Parent Council members went […]

February is Black History Month

While the contributions from members of the Black community should be celebrated throughout the year, Black History Month is a special time to recognize and remember all the ways that Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s history and culture. People of African descent have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the […]

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Wednesday, January 31 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. This is a day to raise awareness and continue the conversation around mental health. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A big hurdle for anyone living with mental illness is overcoming the stigma and a major reason why those […]

Free Parent and Caregiver Workshops

On Wednesday, Centennial Public School will be hosting a workshop on strengthening relationships with your pre-teen/teen through positive parenting. The workshop will feature Wanda Kampijan who is the co-chair of the Region of Waterloo’s Positive Parenting Community Committee. She is also the Coordinator of Family Supports at Our Place Early Years Centre and a parent of three children. […]

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Tips for promoting the love of literacy in your family

In the name of Family Literacy Day tomorrow (January 27th), parents from the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) are sharing some of their favourite tips and strategies for supporting your child’s love of literacy. Read together early, read together often  “When your child is young, bedtime is the most wonderful and memorable time of the […]

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Wisdom and encouragement from a parent whose child struggles with mental health

By Amanda Schultz – Amanda is a mother of two daughters. Her oldest is in Grade 9 at Cameron Heights Secondary School and her youngest is in Grade 4 at Williamsburg Public School. Her youngest daughter struggles with OCD, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Amanda is a volunteer with Parents for Children Mental as the Chapter […]

Welcome to Kindergarten

It’s time to register for Kindergarten

Online registration is now open for Fall 2018. For most children and parents, the transition into kindergarten can be an exciting milestone. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to ensure parents that their children will receive the best education in the region, throughout their Kindergarten to Grade 12 journey. When students begin school […]

Some Grade 9 students prepare to take the EQAO math assessment

Our Grade 9 students who took math in their first semester will be writing the EQAO math assessment in the coming days. The Grade 9 assessment of mathematics tests the skills students will have learned by the end of their Grade 9 math journey. Different versions of the test are administered in the academic and […]

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

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Supporting our children through loss

By Judie Coutts – This is Judie’s first year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters and parents with her husband Craig. Her youngest is a Grade 10 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and her eldest recently graduated Grade 12 IB and is presently at Queens University seeking a […]

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