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Hello to all W. Erskine Johnston families – Welcome – September 2016


On behalf of the staff at W. Erskine Johnston Public School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all and a special welcome to new families who are joining us this year. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year and are eager to get started.


W. Erskine Johnston PS offers Full-Day Kindergarten, an English program (JK-6), and a Middle French Immersion program (beginning in Grade 4). The Extended Day Program, for before and after school child care is available from 7:00 – 9:00 am and 3:45 – 6:00pm.


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To inform the school of your child(ren)’s absence, please call the school at 613-592-4492 or email us the information at


On the first day, Tuesday September 6th


Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will gather on the far side of the school; the Vanier yard. Signs indicating the grade levels will be posted on the side of the school building and students will head towards their respective grade.


Grades 4, 5, and 6 English students will gather at the back of the school, by the back door.


Grade 4, 5, and 6 Middle French Immersion students will gather at the back of the school, in between the portables.


Teachers will be greeting each bus as it arrives. Our staff will direct the students to their areas and then organize them into their class grouping. It is not necessary for parents to come with their child(ren).


Should the weather not cooperate, students will be directed to the gym on arrival. Kindergarten students will be coming to school for either intake interviews (JK students and new to the school SK students) or welcome back sessions (returning SK students) Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7 th , as indicated on the letter that was mailed to you. Full day Kindergarten programs will start for ALL JK and SK students on Thursday, September 8th.


Our Extended Day Program begins Tuesday, September 6 th for registered students in grades 1 to 6. Thursday, September 8 th is the first day of EDP for registeren Kindergarten students.


Enjoy the long weekend. We look forward to seeing the students on Tuesday morning.


Marilyn Burans​



I want to welcome you back and hope that you all had a wonderful summer. We are all eager to get started.
We have experienced a large number of new registrations over the summer, last week and continuing today, which has resulted in a number of classes with high enrolment. The Board is aware of the increase in our registration. We anticipate being given additional staff, which will result in a re-organization of several classes. This restructuring will impact a number of students in Grade 1 through 6. As soon as we can complete this re-organization, we will provide students and parents with the details.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we work through this re-organization.
Marilyn Burans​

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      Phone: 613-592-4492
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      50 Varley Drive (Map)
      Kanata, ON
      K2K 1G7



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