Friday, November 13 is a PA Day

Friday, November 13 is a Professional Activity Day for teachers. There will be no school for students. Elementary The morning of the PA Day, teachers will spend time in a staff meeting, focusing on student achievement and well-being. The afternoon is reserved for parent-teacher interviews. Teachers will be meeting with parents of children for whom […]

Photo Retakes – November 19

Did your child miss picture day, or would you like them to have a retake of their picture?  Retake day is November 19.  Let us know if you would like a brochure sent home with your child. They are also in the main office.

Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]

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 www.wrdsb.ca/french.  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 […]

Ugandan Visitors Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Driftwood Park is having some very special visitors. As you may know, our school has done a number of fundraisers for Greenhill School in Uganda over the last several years. Tomorrow, 13 of their high school students will be visiting and performing for our students. We are so grateful for this opportunity to learn […]

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, […]

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Halloween is coming!

Next Friday, October 30th, students are welcome to wear costumes or black and orange to help celebrate Halloween.  Please remember no masks, weapons or gory costumes!  Thank you

Calendar with Days of the Cycle

Open this link for a downloadable copy of the calendar with the days of the cycle.   Days 1-5 Elementary 2015-2016

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