November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, Friday November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was first designated by the UN General Assembly in 1981. November 25 was chosen to honour the lives of three political activists from the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were murdered under the order of the country’s ruler in […]

School Council Movie Night – December 8

Westvale School Council is so happy and excited to be bringing back Family Fun Nights starting with a MOVIE NIGHT on Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 pm.  The movie will be shown in the school gym and multi-purpose room and will begin at 6:30 pm. Please feel free to dress in cozy clothes or pajamas, […]

November 20-26 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

In the WRDSB, we are committed to fostering a school culture that is safe, respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students. To help us in our work to promote safe schools and positive learning environments, Ontario has designated the […]

Message from Ontario Chief Medical Officer on Fall Respiratory Season

The following is a message from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians of children in Ontario: Re: Fall Respiratory Season I am reaching out to you to share some important information and reminders to help protect ourselves, our families, and our children against the spread of respiratory infections. […]

Labour Update: WRDSB schools will remain open

The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to monitor the provincial labour negotiations closely. Yesterday, November 16, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Monday, November 21, 2022, should an agreement not be reached. It is important to note that there […]

November 16 is Louis Riel Day

Today, November 16, is Louis Riel Day in Ontario. Louis Riel Day recognizes the anniversary of Riel’s execution in 1885. This day is an opportunity to learn more about the life and importance of Louis Riel, leader of the Métis. Riel led Métis People in the Northwest Resistance to protect Métis rights and ways-of-life. The […]

Westvale Update – November 15

We are busy for the next few weeks at Westvale. Listed below are some upcoming Westvale events. There are also dates listed when important information will be communicated with parents. Tomorrow (Nov. 16) – Students in Grades 1 to 6 will participate in a presentation from the Toronto Zoo that focuses on the Great Lakes ecosystem […]

Masking in Schools Strongly Recommended

Today, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore strongly recommended masking in all indoor public settings, including schools and childcare settings. This is due to the increased spread of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 among children across Ontario. While masking is not mandatory, wearing a mask helps to reduce the spread of viruses in […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. Transgender Awareness Week This week provides an opportunity to: Celebrate and honour transgender people in our community Highlight the contributions of transgender people to our society Advance advocacy towards eliminating […]

2022-23 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and winter will soon be upon us, we want to take this opportunity to share with you the WRDSB’s severe weather plans for the 2022-23 school year. If buses are cancelled due to severe weather, schools will remain open unless it is considered unsafe. This decision […]

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