Category Archives: Resource

Report Card Advice?

Members will be focused on completing the Term 2 Report Card.


It is important to remember areas where they may exercise their professional judgement during the process.


Provincial will be sending out reminders in the ETFO e-newsletter next week but we wanted to draw your attention to the following documents:

NOTE: this is identical to the document issued on January 11th as the advice is the same. We have only changed the date and Term 1 to Term 2.

Report Card Comments – Tues., Jan. 12, 2016


The PL Committee invites you to our next Drop-In Event!  Drop by the office (130 Highland Road East) Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm.  The topic for this Drop-In will be report card comments.

Bring some comments to share or bring some questions!

Feel free to also drop in if you have questions about anything else.

A light snack will be provided.

Workshop: Student Mental Health – Thursday, April 9, 2015

This workshop is designed to provide teachers with information and knowledge about student mental health and strategies to use with student experiencing mental health difficulties. This workshop will include the free resource entitled “Supporting Minds”

  • When: Thursday April 9, 2015
  • Time:   4:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Where:  OT Office – 130 Highland Road East Kitchener.

Extra parking is available behind the building or across the “kitty corner”

A dinner will be provided.  Dependent care subsidy available upon request.

For registration, please go to


-Equity and Social Justice Committee

Alpha Textbooks Short Story Contest 2014

Alpha Textbooks short story contest is open to middle and high school students Ontario. This year, they are awarding two first prizes of an iPad mini, for middle and high school students: one for middle school entrants, the other for high school entrants. Honourable mentions will be given to students who come in second and third place. The contest will run September through October 2014. Judging will take place during the first two weeks of November and prizes will be awarded late November.!about-the-contest/cotb

Interesting in judging? Call For Teachers – Alpha Short Story Contest 2014

Alpha Textbooks is currently looking for teachers who will help out as story judges. They will split up the stories so that the reading load is considerate of a teacher’s schedule. You will be asked to rank your favourite 3 stories from your list. The selected stories, by each judge, will make the shortlist, from which the winner will be collectively chosen. All stories will be submitted to you without the author’s name on the manuscript, to ensure fair judging. Stories will be 500-750 words, max. If you participate, they would like to promote your participation on the contest website. They are looking for five judges, whom they hope to thank with a small gift of store credit, to use on any products you wish.

For more information or to sign up, contact me, Cris Costa. Check out the contest website at

WRDSB TWEA/Trillium Link and Report Card help


Useful Links and Documents


Some teachers are experiencing an issue with the SAVE button being “greyed out” while working in TWEA. This issue is consistent with computers that are using IE10 as the internet browser.

Page 3 in the Suggestions for Working in TWEA on Home Computers document provides a web link to work in compatibility view in IE 10 which improves the functionality of TWEA. This documentation is located in the TWEA Support Conference in the Document & FAQ’s in Waterworks. To check the Internet Explorer version on your computer follow these steps:

  • Launch Internet Explorer
  • Click on Help located on the toolbar.
  • Choose About Internet Explorer.
  • A window will pop-up and display the version of Internet Explorer on your computer.




Combined Grades Book Club

Hello Members,

I have two wonderful opportunities for you to consider over the march break!

A book club that will provide you with a free resource put on by the  Equity and Social Justice Committee as well as a subsidize March break breakfast on behalf of the Political Action/Public Relations Committee


The Social Equity and Justice Committee have chosen “Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World” as the novel for their yearly book club.

This year three dates have been chosen for those that are interested:

March 20th – Receive your free copy of the book to read over the next two weeks. This is an intermediate novel and can also be used in your classrooms.

April 3rd – Attend a round table discussion about the novel, facilitated by E&SJ committee members, Laura Schilling and Carole Zettel

April 10th – Enjoy a screening of the biopic film Temple Grandin

Snack and beverages will be provided for all three evenings. The first meeting will take place at the local office and depending on interest other locations can be discussed.

If you are interested contact for more information or to register. 

This is a fantastic way to meet other Occasional Teachers and also develop a greater understanding of autism.

March Break Breakfast

The PA/PR Committee is proud to present our March Break Breakfast at the Galt View Restaurant on Thursday March 13th at 9:30am. Come and order off the menu for the low cost of just $5. This is a social event hosted by the PA/PR Committee and is always well attended by members as well as the executive. This is great chance to discuss Occasional Teaching in an informal atmosphere or to just enjoy some good food and good company.

Please respond to to confirm your attendance to ensure space.

Galt View Resturant

693 Coronation, Cambridge

2013/2014 School Year Calendar

School Year Calendar

12-Month Excel Calendar

A 12-month calendar has been updated for the 2013-14 school year.  The calendar includes the courier schedule, PD Days and Stat Holidays and is available in excel format. To access the calendar, please click on the link provided: