News & Announcements

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 […]

10 Days of Giving

10 Days of Giving at JW Gerth Starts Monday December 3rd, and runs until Friday, December 14th. For those who are new to Gerth, we do the 10 Days of Giving, where we designate a different type of item to bring in for a variety of charities for the holiday season. We accept gifts for […]

Christmas Miracle Toonies for Tins

Christmas Miracle Food Hamper Project 2018 “Toonies for Tins” Each year the Christmas Miracle Food Hamper Project provides 50 area families with food hampers containing 3 days’ worth of meals, including Christmas dinner, along with new hats and mitts for children. Community donations will be accepted at JW Gerth PS from Monday, December 4th to […]

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 […]

Weather and Temperature

Dear Parents/Guardians: It is that time of year when we have rain, snow and cold weather. We ask that you send your child to school properly dressed for the weather. It is very important that children are able to be outside comfortably at different times during the school day. Board Policy has many factors that […]

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 […]

Holiday Concert Thurs. Dec 13 6pm

Dear Parents,                                                                                             November 2018 The holiday concert on Thursday December 13 is approaching quickly, so here is some information for you! We will open the front doors at 6 pm that evening so that performers can go to their meeting spots and you can get a seat in the gym. We don’t anticipate any […]

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 […]

More Lunch Options

Looking for a break from making lunches? Check out the latest updates on the JW Gerth lunch calendar at www.lunchboxorders.com!  We have ADDED SWISS CHALET(Wed) and DOMINO’S PIZZA (Thurs) The NEW lunch dates are NOW available on-line featuring the following: Delivery Day Featured Restaurant Monday Quesada Tuesday Domino’s Pizza Wednesday – 1st Break Swiss Chalet Wednesday – 2nd Break […]

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