Please see the attached document for more information.
A friendly reminder, to please go on to cash online to complete the mandatory start up forms before Friday, September 13, 2019. Thank you to those who have already gone online.
NEW students for the 2019-20 year – You are now able to register your child(ren) for cash online and complete these mandatory forms.
We thank you for your time and patience when completing these forms.
Click here to be redirected to the cash online site.
Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong! The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board. Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked. All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love! You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you. All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:
“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.
Cambridge – Wednesday September 25th – St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)
Waterloo – Thursday September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)
Kitchener – Wednesday October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)
Called to Belong
“All are one in Christ Jesus.” Gal. 3:28
As you are aware John Sweeney is a large school with almost 800 students under the care of staff. The beginning and the end of the day is very congested and we are doing all we can to calm traffic on school property during this time. We ask that parents or caregivers dropping off or picking up students near the portable areas to not congregate in the asphalt area, in the parking lot, or near the driveway where vehicles will be coming in and out. The sidewalk area near the fire hydrant is the safest place to release your child to school property or to have them meet you at dismissal. Please encourage age appropriate children to walk to and from school with friends and siblings. We appreciate your support in ensuring the safety of all students.
We are excited to welcome everyone on September 11 (5-7) for the annual Open House/Barbecue. Please note classrooms are open between 5 and 6. This is a change from last year. Village Catering and Mega Cone are open to families to order food from 5:45-7:00. We are hoping for some nice weather, but in the event of rain we will move to the gymnasium. School council will be setting up booths which include information on School Council, KPL and Williamsburg Community Centre. Please keep in mind this event is a meet and greet and teachers are only beginning to know the needs of students. If you have questions regarding your child’s progress please arrange a phone or in person discussion at another date. The staff and school council look forward to seeing you on the 11th. Below is a list of the prices provided by Village Catering.
Hamburger $6.00 Sausage $6.00 Hot dog $6.00 Schnitzel on a bun $8.00 Small Fries $5.00
Make it a combo with fries and a drink for an extra $5.00
Good morning everyone,
Flags at all Ontario government buildings and establishments across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 8, 2019, to mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. The school’s flag will be at half mast at the end of the day Friday and then flown at full mast on September 9.
Below is the School Handbook to assist you in better understanding school policies and also includes a list of important dates for the school year. We ask parents to pay particular attention to the cell phone policy, before and after school and the school code of conduct. A gentle reminder parents and visitors to the school are not allowed on the black top before or after school. This is to ensure the safety of all students at the school. The first day of school year was very successful and it was great to see all the smiling faces throughout the day. We look forward to working in collaboration with you to make this a positive year for all students.
Village Catering and Mega Cone are the food vendors on September 11 Meet The Staff Night (5-7). This time is a correction from the information that went home in hard copy. More details will follow regarding when classrooms will be open and the times food will be available. The information will also include some costs for the night to help you plan. Please hold this date on your calendar.