Monthly Archives: May 2019

STSWR Kindergarten Transportation – More Information

This year, STSWR is updating how we communicate with new kindergarten students and their families. The strategy is to give schools the tools they need to inform new families about transportation to school whether they use the bus or walk. By distributing this information to parents we hope to make riding or walking to school as easy as possible.

We have included: (See Below)

  1. Kindergarten brochure
    • This brochure includes information on new rider processes such as:
      • Checking bus eligibility
      • First Rider program
      • Receiving kindergarten tags
      • Subscribing for delay and cancellation alerts
      • Safety tips and rider expectations.
  2. Kindergarten Riders / Kindergarten Walkers Information Sheet
    • This handout briefly overviews bus/walking related information such as:
      • Registration and eligibility
      • Opting out of busing
      • The release of transportation information for September
      • Dates for the First Rider program
      • Information and resources for walking students

If you have any questions, please contact the STSWR office at 519-744-7575

Kindergarten Brochure 2019

Kindergarten Riders_Walkers Information Sheet

Click here to view previous Newswire posting

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Summer Boost is Back! Please note locations.

Summer Boost Program – July 2-19, 2019

Free Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Grade 1 to 6 Students in our community!

Monday, July 1st drop in times 1-:00-3:00 PM


In July, the WCDSB is offering 15 mornings FREE literacy and numeracy support for students going into Grade 1 to 6 as of September 2019 through the Summer Boost program.

Here are the details: https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/

  • Timelines: July 2-19, 2019 (inclusive) – 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Monday to Friday (15 days)
  • Locations:
    • Kitchener: St. John
    • Waterloo: Sir Edgar Bauer
    • Cambridge: Christ the King
  • Cost: FREE
  • Student Acceptance: We will accept registrations until the deadline date after which time a waiting list will be created. There is a maximum of 15 students per class.
  • Contact: Host Elementary School or pat.runstedler@wcdsb.ca
  • Registration: Register Online – May 21st until June 21, 2019

Experience the Difference Summer Boost Makes!

tes/24/2019/05/Summer-Boost-Program-Flyer-2019-20.pdf 

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Time to Sign up for the Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019.

The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and get off the bus safely and become familiar with transportation procedures for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students.

Register for this free event on the STSWR website

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Not attending John Sweeney next year?

If you are moving prior to September and will be attending another school, please notify the office as spoon as possible.

Call (519) 579-5212 or email melanie.baker@wcdsb.ca

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O Canada Challenge

Show Us Your “True Patriot Love”

You could rock a solo or get together with some friends to record your French &/or English cover of O Canada.

Your recording could be part of the new WCDSB album “True Patriot Love” to be played at our schools in September 2019.


Submissions Due Friday, June 7th through the Google Form http://bit.ly/OCChallenge2

Solo, group, instrumental, vocal recordings are welcome. This challenge is open to all WCDSB students and staff!


Questions? christine.bencina@wcdsb.ca

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