French Immersion Registration Information Sessions

Registration for Grade 1 French Immersion will begin on Thursday, January 7, 2016 on the Waterloo Region District School Board website at  Parents/guardians of children in senior kindergarten are invited to attend an information session to learn more about French programs in the WRDSB and the registration process for Grade 1 French Immersion.  Information […]

Update Regarding Elementary Progress Report Cards

We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of parents/guardians during this time of province-wide labour unrest and uncertainty in our schools. Given the current cumulative impact of provincial labour action on the part of elementary teachers and WRDSB support staff (secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff), the Waterloo […]

Update Regarding Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, […]

Important Information Regarding Rentals & Community Use of Schools

Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. […]

School-Day Page Added!

The login form for School-Day is now located at, along with some information about why we are using School-Day and FAQs about it. It will no longer be available in the sidebar of our website. You can reach it by choosing the School-Day logo in the sidebar instead.

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October School Council Meeting Minutes

Hillcrest School Council Meeting Minutes Wednesday October 7th 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm School Library   In attendance: Marc Laurente, School Principal Christine Hancock Catharine Marchand Annette Bolt Hugo Crispin Mandy Bowman Tracey MacPhee Ann Singh Hugh Currie Fletcher Falls Devon DaSilva Danielle Falls Sandra Hickey   -Pizza Days will start on October 21st.  Will take […]

Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians & supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, […]

We Day Toronto – Livestream

Starting at 9:00 a.m., you can watch the We Day concert LIVE: Be sure to follow along and interact with us on Twitter using the hashtag #WeDayWRDSB.      

School Council – Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please help the HILLCREST SCHOOL COUNCIL, in support of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Please send your non-perishable food donations and have them placed in the designated boxes in the front lobby on OCTOBER 1 & 2.   If you have any interest in joining the Hillcrest School Council or volunteering for our upcoming events, […]

Social Networks 101

Social Networks 101 for Parents Hillcrest Public School September 23rd, 2015 6:00p.m. They are posting. Who is watching? What every parent needs to know about social networks. It can be daunting raising a child in the digital age, but it doesn’t have to be. Can’t tell your Twitter from your Tumblr? Wonder who is reading […]

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