Monthly Archives: January 2020

Strong Start Volunteers Needed

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We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Strong Start Reading Program for Kindergarten and Grade 1.

There are two mandatory (free) training sessions taking place quickly.

Please use the attached link for a list of training sessions available.

We are asking for a commitment of one or two half days per week beginning after March Break for approximately 10 weeks. This program is vital to the success of our students.

We greatly appreciate your consideration.  Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering for Strong Start.

By |2020-01-20T10:10:30-05:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Strong Start Volunteers Needed

Lunch Hour Supervisors Needed

Needed – Lunch Hour Supervisors

Are you available from 11:35 – 12:35 and want to make a little extra money?

Leave your information here and you will be contacted.

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By |2020-01-17T11:14:54-05:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lunch Hour Supervisors Needed

Attention Grade 2 Parents – CANCELLATION NOTICE

Parents of Students in Grade Receiving Sacraments at Blessed Sacrament:

Unfortunately, we will be canceling our Parent Information Night scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 here at John Sweeney. Instead, we are in the process of creating an information package that we will send home soon. If you have any questions after receiving this information package, please let us know. Contact information will be included in the package. We hope to provide you with an overview of the plans for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in March and First Communion in June, as well as some resources for you to use while preparing your child for these Sacraments. We apologize for the cancellation and encourage you to look for this package coming home soon. Please check your child(ren)s backpack this week for further information.


By |2020-01-14T14:11:57-05:00January 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Attention Grade 2 Parents – CANCELLATION NOTICE

Kindergarten Registration Night for New Students Beginning September 2020

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

4:00 – 7:00 PM

This will be the only day that the office will be available to complete registration after school/work hours. We are also available during school/work hours throughout the school year.

Non-Catholic Students

If your child is not baptized and both parents are non-Catholic, you are to complete the APA001-03F_NonCathStudentAdmissionReqExtended form.

Email this to and I will be in contact with you to set up an interview time in the Spring. Do not complete the online registration form below.

Catholic students – Click here complete the online registration.

Once the application is submitted the office will be notified and will be in contact with you to set up a registration appointment. Please be regularly checking your emails and voicemails.

When you come in for your registration appointment, you are required to bring a baptismal certificate (parents or students), proof of address, and the students birth certificate.

To save time during the registration appointment, please complete the Application-for-Direction-of-School-Support form and bring to your scheduled appointment.

Other information that you will need to know…

Parents are encouraged to arrange a visit to a family physician for hearing and vision screening prior to the child’s entry to school.

The immunization school pupils act from 1982 states that the Region of Waterloo Public Health must have a record of your child’s immunization in order to attend a school in Ontario. School immunization reporting will now occur online at the If you choose not to list immunization for your child, you must contact the Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400 x 50003 for exemption information.

Children with special needs (Speech & Language, Vision, Hearing, Intellectual) should register in the school in their home area.

If your student is already enrolled at John Sweeney from the previous year, this does not apply to you.

Click here to view more information regarding registration.

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By |2020-01-09T09:38:50-05:00January 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Kindergarten Registration Night for New Students Beginning September 2020

Spanish Exchange Opportunity for Grade 7 Students – Reminder – Information Sessions January 7 & 8

Spanish Exchange 2020 – 2021 for Current Grade 7 Students

The first International opportunity organized for elementary students

Please see the attachments for more information.

WCDSB Spanish Exchange Parent Letter Dec 2019

Ken’s Parent Letter

Spanish Exchange Presentation to Gr 7 Students

If you are an interested family, plan to attend one of these important information sessions offered in both Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo for your convince.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

St. Benedict CSS

50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge

Lecture Hall – Room 100


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Resurrection CSS

455 University Avenue West, Kitchener

Lecture Hall – Room 100

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By |2019-12-18T13:49:39-05:00January 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Spanish Exchange Opportunity for Grade 7 Students – Reminder – Information Sessions January 7 & 8