News & Announcements

Day 2: Laurelwood PS Week of Giving teaches social responsibility

Students at Laurelwood PS sat quietly, anxiously awaiting the start of the daily assembly for their Week of Giving. It was Thoughtful Thursday, where students raised money to contribute to the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club turkey drive in partnership with House of Friendship. Laurelwood Lightening Leaders organized an exciting assembly that would see teams of […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark the day, flags at our buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École […]

Week of Giving

What an exciting honour for Laurelwood P.S. to kick off our annual Week of Giving with a positive media plug on the Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS on Monday. Click on the link below and listen to the Episode “Week of Giving” on December 3.  Hear Mrs Sweeney and three of our very own […]

Nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open

Do you want to recognize a teacher or educator for their commitment to education and dedication to students? Now is your chance; nominations for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence are now open. You can nominate a teacher or educator in three categories: The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding and innovative […]

Recognizing International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Waterloo Region District School Board would like to extend support to our transgender students, parents/families, and staff in honour of International Transgender Day of Remembrance and Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. We are committed to providing safe, inclusive and caring learning environments for each and every one of our students. Our incredible staff work […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 18-24

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 18 to 24, 2018. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Wanted: student art to celebrate winter

This December we are selling winter greeting cards featuring student artwork – and we need your help. We’re looking for student artists to capture the beauty of the winter season and help support our Waterloo Education Foundation (WEFI). Students, proud parents, and educators are asked to submit original student artwork (JK-12) via Twitter and Instagram […]

Phase 2 of West Waterloo Boundary Study approved

At the November 12, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting, Trustees approved in principle the start of Phase 2 of the West Waterloo Elementary Boundary Study involving Abraham Erb, Laurelwood and Vista Hills Public Schools. The West Waterloo Elementary Schools Boundary Study, completed in 2015, recommended a second phase which would consider redirecting Abraham Erb […]

Grade 1 French Immersion

Are you thinking about French Immersion for your child? Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about our French programs and registration process. Information sessions will be held in the Cambridge Room at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 21, 7 p.m. November 26, 7 p.m. December […]

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

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