Posted February 10, 2020
By Cindy Mitchell – Cindy is the Blog Coordinator for the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). Cindy is the proud mom of two boys, one of who attends Westheights Public School and the other who attends Forest Heights Collegiate Institute (FHCI). Cindy is also the Chair of the PIC Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools sub-committee and […]
Posted January 10, 2019
For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]
Posted August 29, 2018
We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.
Posted August 21, 2018
We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]
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Posted August 15, 2018
By Wanda Kampijan – As a parent with children in the school system, going back to school is a time to celebrate. As much as I enjoy the laissez-faire attitude summer time offers, I love the idea of getting back into a routine after a couple of months of “flying by the seats of our pants”.
Posted August 1, 2018
For most children and parents, the first day of school can be an exciting milestone. When students begin school in Kindergarten, all students will learn through play. Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s development and combines all areas of learning. Through play, children learn skills to help them negotiate social relationships and use […]
Posted June 26, 2018
The following messages of support were written by WRDSB parents. They explain what flying the rainbow flag at their child’s school means to them. “I once flew the rainbow flag to celebrate individual identities, particular queer ones, but now I fly it to remind my children that there are different kinds of families in our […]
Posted June 19, 2018
By Susan Cranston – Susan is a mother of two daughters. Her youngest is a Grade 9 student at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School. She is a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and a Certified Meditation, Yoga and Vedic Educator. Stressed-out kids Stress is a result of how we cope or relate […]
Posted June 18, 2018
Dear Parents and Caregivers, With the summer break approaching, we wanted to communicate some updates and reminders to students, parents and caregivers. We know that having supportive and honest conversations with young people about substance use is important in their ability to make healthy and safe choices for themselves and in supporting others. Here are […]
Posted June 5, 2018
With only a few more weeks of school left, ChildMind.org has put together some tips for parents and caregivers to help keep children learning and active during the summer break. Child Mind notes that when you have kids who thrive on routine, making a plan early on for structuring free time and scheduling activities can help […]
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