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It’s Facebook Official

We are excited to announce that we have joined Facebook, the most popular social media network!

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Categories: Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary · Schools


safeTALK training now available for parents & guardians

As part of our system goal of supporting student achievement & well-being, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals and objectives of safeTALK? Recognize that […]

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Categories: Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary · Learning · Schools

“Where’s the Math?” – May 11th 6:30 to 8:00

Please join us for a night of fun, family Math activities at 6:30 on Wednesday, May 11th!  Our fabulous school council, along with many teachers have planned “Where’s the Math?” – an evening of engaging activities designed to get you and your kids talking about, exploring and reinforcing Math concepts while having fun.


Join our Accessibility Planning Committee!

We are looking for three representatives to sit on our Accessibility Planning Committee beginning in the 2016-17 school year. The role of the committee aligns with the Board’s Strategic Plan and specifically relates to fostering wellness and well-being, embracing diversity and inclusion and engaging students, families, staff and communities by ensuring that our school and […]

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Categories: Board · Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary · Community · Schools


The 2016-17 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2016-17 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The first day of school for 2016-17 school year is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. View the calendars: 2016-17 School Year Information Elementary Secondary – Semestered Schools Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

Categories: Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary · Schools

ESNS orders due by Midnight Thursday!

Our new online lunch orders have started.  Any orders for next week must be place.  Orders can be made of Subway or Pizza.  Go to for more information and to place an order. *** This will be the last day for day-of pizza orders.


Free SCIS Workshops for Parents and Caregivers

Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools and Communities Presented by Harmony Movement, in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Waterloo Catholic District School Board. We are pleased to offer these workshops for families on a variety of topics! Here is what you can expect: Interactive and engaging content Learn skills to enhance […]

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Categories: Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary

Congratulations Mrs. Norris

After a long, wonderful career teaching music, Mrs. Kendra Norris will be retiring at the end of April.  Mrs. Norris has impacted the lives of countless students and has shared her enthusiasm and love of music.  We have been so fortunate to have her finish her career at Driftwood.  Her wonderful choirs and concerts will be remembered […]

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Change to pizza day and lunch orders

School council is trying something new for hot lunch orders in the months of May and June.  From May 3 to June 24th, Subway and Gino Pizza orders will be available.  All orders are done online at  Please refer to the letter that went home.  Note – Friday, April 29th will be the last […]

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PIC Family Event Fast Approaching!

For the fifth year in a row, the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) is hosting their free annual family event for parents, guardians and the community! The theme for this year’s parent conference is Strengthening Family-School Relationships – Achieving Excellence and Well-being for all Students. REGISTER NOW! Date: […]

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Categories: Broadcast-Elementary · Broadcast-Secondary · Community · Schools

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