Taming Your Inner Critic | Caring/Coping/Connecting

Did you know that our brains are wired to pay attention to negative thoughts and discount positive thoughts? The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to tame your inner critic, and focus purposefully on the positive. Once you understand the negativity bias, and start paying attention to the thoughts, you can change them into […]

Preparing for the April Break and Message from the Ministry of Education

As we near the beginning of the well-deserved April Break for our students and staff, we wanted to provide some updates and reminders for families in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Preparing for the April Break As a precautionary measure only, we want to ensure that our students, staff and families are prepared […]

WRDSB Student Census Opt-Out Reminder

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is launching its first-ever Student Census on Monday, April 19, 2021. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the students we support and help us to identify differences and gaps in our students’ experiences and outcomes based on their diverse needs. The census is a confidential […]

April Break Wellbeing Passport

As we near the April school break, our focus turns to supporting student wellbeing while they are away from their educators and classmates. With this in mind, in partnership with the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, Front Door Children’s Mental Health Services, Lutherwood, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we are proud to announce […]

World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Acceptance Month in the WRDSB

With the arrival of April, so too comes World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Acceptance Month. These are both opportunities to recognize the importance of accepting, and supporting those on the Autism Spectrum in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) so they can reach their full potential as learners and in life beyond school. […]

Announcing the My Canada Project Writing Contest

We are proud to announce the second annual My Canada Project writing competition, open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. The contest is open to […]

Important information regarding WRDSB Student Census

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is launching its first-ever Student Census. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the students we support and help us to identify differences and gaps in our students’ experiences and outcomes based on their diverse needs. The WRDSB Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey […]

Early Learning and Child Care Survey from the Region of Waterloo

Region of Waterloo Children’s Services is launching a broad survey to inform their Early Learning and Child Care Service System plan for 2021-2025. The online survey will be open to parents, caregivers and families until April 16. Take the Survey The survey will help the Region of Waterloo to better understand how well the early […]

Ready to Support Student Learning in Any Scenario

We want to thank our students and staff as you continue to do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recognize that the current increase of COVID-19 cases in our province has led to many questions from our families, students and staff about whether schools will remain open. As a precautionary measure only, […]

Engaging with others for our children

By Beth Daniel & Chiazor Ugwuogo – Beth is the co-chair of the Parent Involvement Committee and Chiazor is a Parent Member of the Parent Involvement Committee. Having children in school means juggling a lot, all at once. The daily routine includes getting dressed, preparing lunches, helping with homework, not to mention extracurricular activities such […]

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