It’s time to register for Grade 1 French Immersion!
Please see attached flyer for more details
Please keep in mind that John Sweeney is not a French Immersion school
1500 Block Line Road
Kitchener, ON N2C 2S2
Questions or having trouble with the form…call the office 519-579-5212 x 0 or email Elizabete.Ribeiro@wcdsb.ca
Dear Parents and Students,
As the season of Advent will soon be upon us, our John Sweeney Catholic School community invites all families to participate in our “Angel Tree” program.
The toys contributed from John Sweeney Catholic School were fundamental to the overall success of the project. This year, the Angel Tree drive will commence on Monday, November 18th. The Angel Tree campaign will end on Thursday, December 5th. At that time, members of our parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society will collect the donations.
Once again this year, angels will be on our school’s Christmas tree in the main foyer. On the reverse side of each angel, a child’s gender and age will be indicated. Students that have the parental permission form on cash online can take an angel home and return it to the school with an unwrapped gift that is appropriate for that age and gender. If there are no angels available on the tree, a student/family may wish to donate a food item instead or feel free to choose your own gender and age. Either donation (toy or food item) will be very much appreciated.
One of the dilemmas the St. Vincent de Paul Society has faced over the last few years is the ability to provide an appropriate gift to our parish’s children that range in the age group of 10 to 15 years. Most gifts are for smaller children. We are asking for everyone’s help this year by please considering an angel for a child in the 10 to 15 age group. If you find that gifts tend to be too expensive for this age group, we recommend a gift card or certificate from any store/theatre are extremely useful. Please write the amount on the card.
If any item requires batteries, we ask you please include them with the gift. We also request no computer electronics as we do not know what the family has in regards to computers and games. Also we prefer no clothes for children as we are not aware of the sizes of the children.
If your child has permission to select an angel, please sign the permission form on cash online. When the gift is brought in to school please return the angel with your unwrapped gift so that the angels can be re-used next year. We hope your family is able to participate in this wonderful and worthwhile cause.
The Staff of John Sweeney Catholic School
Hello Parents & Guardians,
Winter is here! In the event of a school closure or bus cancellations due to inclement weather, here is what will happen with our Lunchbox Orders delivery:
Hopefully, we will not have as many snow days and school closures as we did last winter! (fingers crossed)
In the meantime, stay warm and make your week easier with Lunchbox Orders. Info below on how to order 😊
How to Order:
Things to Remember:
Questions? Contact the Lunchbox Orders customer service team at 1.877.426.6860 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019/2020 School Year
Dear Senior Kindergarten (SK) families:
In 10 days, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services and the local Lions Club will be offering a vision screening program for SK students at your school.
What is vision screening? Vision screening is a series of three short tests to find out if a child may have an issue with their vision. Possible issues may include:
To complete the screening tests, your child will be asked to look at or through equipment and no eye drops are used. All SK children will be screened by trained volunteers using tests and measures set out by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Please note your child should still see an Optometrist for a full eye exam every year. These exams are free for all children 0-19 years old who have a valid OHIP Health Card.
Why is vision screening important?
The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) states that about 80 per cent of learning comes from what you see. Also, one in every six children has some sort of vision problem. Vision issues can affect a child’s ability to balance, be independent, play, and learn to their full potential. Links between the eyes and the brain are mostly formed by the age of six, so it is important to treat vision issues as early as possible.
Will I get the results?
On the day of screening, a letter will be sent home with your child. The letter will indicate whether or not a concern was identified and what to do next. You may also receive a reminder notice 20 days following the screening.
I do not want my child’s vision screened
If you would like to opt-out of having your child’s vision screened call Public Health at 519-575-4400, or submit an opt-out form at: www.regionofwaterloo.ca/visionoptout
When you opt-out you will need to give this information:
If you have questions about the vision screening program or would like more information call Public Health at 519-575-4400.