November is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month and the theme for 2022 is Make Change that Counts: Managing Your Money in a Changing World. This campaign highlights the ever changing financial marketplace, which can be complex to understand and challenging to navigate. WRDSB students learn financial literacy in Grades 1 to 12 through subjects like: Mathematics Social […]

November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario

The month of November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario. This province is home to a large and vibrant Hindu community which has made important contributions across a variety of sectors; from science, education and medicine — to law, politics, business, culture and sport. The general public is encouraged to mark Hindu Heritage Month by […]

November Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) parents, caregivers and families, our […]

Week of October 30th – Reminders and Updates

October 30 2022 Week of October 30th – Reminders and Updates Hello Franklin Families and Guardians. Happy last Sunday of October! Here are your reminders and updates. Reminders: 1. As winter slowly approaches, please remind your children to have layers and appropriate clothing, e.g., hats, mitts, etc. With an open field, it can get quite […]

WRDSB Unaffected by CUPE Strike Action

Schools Are Open and Operating As Usual. Today, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Friday, November 4, 2022. It is important to note that there are no Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) employees who are members of the CUPE […]

Assistive Technology – Training for Families in November 2022

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

October 27 is Dress Purple Day

Tomorrow, October 27, is Dress Purple Day. On this day, Children’s Aids Societies across Ontario encourage individuals and communities to show solidarity for vulnerable children, youth and families by wearing something purple. This is to remind those facing challenges that they are not alone, and there are resources and support available. This campaign also plays […]

October 24-28 is Media Literacy Week

This week, October 24-28, is Media Literacy Week. This annual event promotes digital media literacy across the country. Many schools, museums, libraries and community groups host events and activities throughout the week. Why it’s important We have more information available at our fingertips than ever before, and it’s important to be mindful of how we […]

Week of October 23, 2022 – Reminders and Updates

Good morning Franklin Families. Happy Sunday….we hope you have had an enjoyable weekend thus far and are enjoying the wonderful weather. Here are your reminders and updates. Reminders: 1. This Monday (tomorrow) is a PD day. There is no school for students. 2. There is a Lunch and Learn Session if interested this week: Topic: […]

Canadian Down Syndrome Week: October 23-29

This week, October 23-29, is Canadian Down Syndrome Week. This campaign celebrates and showcases the abilities of people with Down syndrome. It also aims to educate, raise public awareness and advocate for acceptance and inclusion. What is Down syndrome? When a person is born with Down syndrome, it means they have an extra copy of […]

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