News & Announcements

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

“Beyond the Sandwich” – you are invited to a Parent Wellness Initiative at Franklin PS on Oct. 24th

Please join us for the first in a series of Parent Wellness Initiatives offered by the School Councils and staff of local schools. “Beyond the Sandwich” – how busy families can prepare nutritious, budget friendly lunches your child will enjoy. presentation by Andrea D’Ambrosio (registered dietician) Wed., Oct. 24th 6:15 – light refreshments 6:30 – 7:30 – […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

Smithson Lion’s Updates – week of Oct. 1st

 Important Dates: Terry Fox Run – Thurs., Oct. 4th (12:00 pm) Thanksgiving – Mon. Oct. 8th Fresh From The Farm Fundraiser – orders due no later than Oct. 12th Municipal Election Day – Mon. Oct. 22nd (Smithson PS is polling location) Fall Fun Fair – Thurs. Oct. 25th PD Day – Fri. Oct. 26th Photo […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

School Council – First Mtg is Tues., Sept. 18th

School Council – First Mtg is Tues., Sept. 18th @ 6:00 p.m. We would like to invite all parents to our first School Council meeting of the year.  We will be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 6:00 in the library.  Please consider joining us to find out more about the role of School Council, the […]

PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 21

Friday, September 21, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. The focus for the day across all our schools will be School Improvement Planning in the morning and the […]

Smithson Lion’s Update – Week of Sept. 10th

Smithson Lion Updates –  Week of Sept. 10, 2018      Important Dates: Meet the Teacher Open House – Wed., Sept. 12 (6:00 – 7:00 pm) School Council Mtg – Tues., Sept. 18 (6:00 – 7:00 pm in library) – all welcome PD Day – Fri., Sept. 21st (Extended Day programs CLOSED for the day) Orange […]

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