Hello Thunderbird Families,
Please take a moment to read the letter in the link below, thanks.
Bus 135 (White Bus) has been delayed. Please do not come to the school to pick up your child(ren), please wait at your bus stop. STSWR will be sending a message shortly.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
School Spirit Days
Every Wednesday be sure to show your school spirit at school by wearing our school colours, blue and white or our spirit wear! We are ready to soar to new heights and have a great school year together!
To keep our kiddos safe and to alleviate tears, arguments and fighting, we respectfully ask that you ensure students are not bringing trading/playing cards, toys, fidgets and other items from home to school. Thanks so much!
September 23 – Virtual Open House – 5-6pm
September 30 – Orange Shirt Day
October 1st – Terry Fox Run
October 8 – PA Day
October 11 – Thanksgiving
November 18 – Progress Report Card Distribution
November 19 – PA Day
November 25 – Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
December 20 – Christmas Break Begins
January 3 – Back to School 2022
February 17 -Term 1 Report Card Distribution
February 21 – Family Day
March 2 – Ash Wednesday
March 14-18 March Break
April 8 – PA Day
April 15 – Good Friday
April 18 – Easter Monday
May 2-6 Catholic Education Week
May 23 -Victoria Day
June 3 – PA Day
June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date
June 29 -Last Day of School
Good evening Thunderbird families!
We had another great day of school! Thanks so much for all you do!
Below are some reminders for tomorrow:
It is very important for you to complete the COVID attestation form and the COVID screening as mentioned above. Our goal is to get our Thunderbirds into their classrooms so we can start the day; it is very difficult to do this if staff have to follow up with families to complete the form and screening. We respectfully ask that you do this daily for each child.
Thanks so much for your support!
Good evening Thunderbird families!
We had a successful first day of school! We were so happy to see our students back in the building!
Below are some gentle reminders for tomorrow:
We look forward to seeing our senior kindergarten students join us tomorrow!
Have a wonderful evening!
In order to ensure safety, bus riders left school at 3:58 pm so they may be a few minutes late.
Thank you for your patience as we got through our first day!
Today is the day! The first day of school! We are very excited to welcome you back for another great year! Below are some reminders to help you with back to school.
We are very excited to begin this journey with you!
Welcome back to the Thunderbird Nest!
Welcome Back Thunderbird Families!
We are getting closer and closer to the first day of school which is Tuesday, September 7th! We know this time comes with mixed emotions, especially as the pandemic continues. Please know that our school team’s first priority is the health and safety of your child. We hope that this letter will answer any questions you may have at this time. For detailed information regarding WCDSB Operational Guidelines, please visit: https://www.wcdsb.ca/operational-guidelines/
On Friday, September 3rd, we will send you the name of your child’s teacher through School Cash Online. Please be sure to review with your child who their teacher is and what grade they are in. If you do not have a Cash Online account, please see instructions to set one up Link Here
For our Year 1 students (JK) and for any new Year 2 (SK) students, you have received notification about a time and the date where you can come in to meet your child’s Kindergarten team. If you cannot make your visit, please notify the school office 519-893-8801. To help with the transition to school, all Year 1 students (JK) have a staggered start the first week of school. Your Year 1 (JK) child’s first week of school schedule will be shared at your visit.
Please remember that when school commences on September 7th, parents/guardians will not be permitted on the back school yard. It is highly recommended that you plan your pick up and drop off location well in advance, this way your child knows where to meet. Some suggestions are:
Please refrain from parking in the front school lot. You may drive through this area to drop off your child. Please do not get out of the car to assist your child as this causes a significant amount of traffic congestion and makes this area unsafe for our community. Staff will be in the front helping with the student drop off zone. You may also park on Midland drive observing all parking signs and fire hydrants. Additionally, there is plenty of parking in the shared church parking lot. You may park there and walk with your child to the sidewalk. Please remember that for safety reasons no families will be permitted on school grounds. Please do not park in or let your child out in the community centre parking lot, this area is for their patrons.
For our bus students, information from the bus transportation company about your route has been made available beginning August 23rd. If you are unsure about your bus information, please visit www.stswr.ca where you can access your bus information by using your student login portal. If you are new to the website, you will have to create an account through the website. Please note it takes time to add/change students to routes, so please check as soon as possible. Please remember that all Kindergarten students must be met by a parent/guardian when transitioning from the bus.
Daily Self-Assessment for Students and Staff:
Our BIG 3 strategies continue…
Please find in the link information for parents regarding the upcoming student census and virtual parent consultation sessions the Waterloo Catholic District School Board will be offering: Link Here