Assistive Technology – Training for Families in November 2022

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

October 27 is Dress Purple Day

Tomorrow, October 27, is Dress Purple Day. On this day, Children’s Aids Societies across Ontario encourage individuals and communities to show solidarity for vulnerable children, youth and families by wearing something purple. This is to remind those facing challenges that they are not alone, and there are resources and support available. This campaign also plays […]

October 24-28 is Media Literacy Week

This week, October 24-28, is Media Literacy Week. This annual event promotes digital media literacy across the country. Many schools, museums, libraries and community groups host events and activities throughout the week. Why it’s important We have more information available at our fingertips than ever before, and it’s important to be mindful of how we […]

Canadian Down Syndrome Week: October 23-29

This week, October 23-29, is Canadian Down Syndrome Week. This campaign celebrates and showcases the abilities of people with Down syndrome. It also aims to educate, raise public awareness and advocate for acceptance and inclusion. What is Down syndrome? When a person is born with Down syndrome, it means they have an extra copy of […]

Celebrating Library Workers Day

Today, Friday October 21, is Library Workers Day. In fact, October is Canadian Library Month. The theme for this year is: One card, one million possibilities, according to the Ontario Library Association. And the possibilities really are endless — libraries and their partners play a valuable role in communities across the country. Of course you […]

October 19 is International Pronouns Day

Today, Wednesday, October 19 is International Pronouns Day. This day aims to raise awareness of personal pronouns by encouraging education and mutual respect. It’s important to recognize and understand that sharing and using people’s chosen pronouns affirms human dignity. Using the wrong pronoun can be extremely hurtful, damaging and offensive. Particularly to transgender and gender […]

October 19 is Take Me Outside Day

Today, October 19, is Take Me Outside Day. What does that mean for our students? It could mean fresh air, a different perspective, and the chance to explore beyond classroom walls! Take Me Outside Day raises awareness about the benefits of outdoor and land-based learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outdoors during the […]

Monday, October 24 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Monday, October 24, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on School […]

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, October 18, is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate the passion, hard work and dedication of WRDSB ECEs and those who work with young children. These educators are crucial in the learning and development of thousands of students across the region. We are grateful for […]

October 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week

October 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week. All are welcome aboard, with the first stop: safety! This education program invites interested parties to address the importance of school bus safety. As parents, caregivers, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators and community members, we all have a role to play. Bus drivers are […]

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