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New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, [...]

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March/April Updates

      Earth Month Earth month will be officially launched on March 27th, starting with our Earth Hour Assembly. On Friday March 27th, all participating classes will be turning off their lights for one hour in order to take a stand against climate change. In the past, over 50 million people, across 35 countries, [...]

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Register Now for the PIC Family Event!

Registration is now open for the PIC Family Event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’, April 18, 2015, Bluevale Collegiate Institute. This FREE event is open to parents, guardians and the community. Keynote speaker, Lesley Andrews, will share with us her inspiring story of ‘overcoming the odds’ to follow her passion in life and [...]

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Carnaval on Wednesday, March 11th

Thanks to Mme Mikan for planning a Carnaval for Wednesday, March 11th.  We are hopeful that the weather will cooperate.  About half of the activities will take place outside, so please ensure that your child dresses for the weather that day.  The Carnaval will take place from 12:05 to 2:05.

March News

    Dance-A-Thon – Congratulations Brigadoon on an extremely successful Dance-A-Thon!  We were able to raise almost $7 000 to purchase more technology for our students. Both staff and students enjoyed dancing last Friday.  Thank you for your generosity! Yearbook – We will be holding a Year Book Cover Contest again this year.  Entry details will be sent [...]

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Dance-A-Thon Update

The Brigadoon Dance-A-Thon will take place on Thursday, Feb. 26th during the day.  All students will participate in this exciting event (even if they do not get donations).  Gr. 1-6 classes are signed up to participate for 1 hour and Kindergarten classes will dance for 30 minutes.  We have received many pledge forms and donations already!  [...]

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Dance-A-Thon – Just a reminder that we are hosting our first “Professor Jamz” Dance-A-Thon this Thursday, February 26th.  Our goal is for each student to bring in $15 to purchase more technology for our classrooms!  We appreciate your support and we are looking forward to this special event. Pink Shirt Day-  Students can wear a pink [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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February 20 – All Schools are Closed & Buses Cancelled

Due to frigid temperatures, all schools are closed today and all buses are cancelled. All Extended Day Programs are also closed. The Education Centre remains open for those who can safely arrive to work.

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