News & Announcements

Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and everyday.

Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]

Thank you and Good Luck Mrs. Graves!

Dear A.R. Kaufman Families, This is a quick note to let you know that Mrs. D. Graves, our Head Secretary has accepted a position as Assistant Office Supervisor at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, a secondary school in Waterloo region District School Board, effective Wednesday, October 11, 2017. As most of you know, Mrs. Graves has been […]

School bus driver availability

School bus operators are currently experiencing a school bus driver shortage. This shortage is being experienced across the province, and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) has until this year been able to provide consistent service to all schools. For the region’s public and Catholic schools, 426 bus routes have been contracted to provide […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29

WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

ARK Makes Gains in EQAO Assessments

AR Kaufman Public School results moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) yesterday. ARK improved results in four out of six measures, indicating an increase towards closing the gap to the province in Reading for Grade 3 and in Reading, Writing and Mathematics in grade 6. In […]

Friday, September 22, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, September 22, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day across all our schools will be School Improvement Planning in the morning and the completion of Mandatory […]

Hold and Secure LIFTED

Dear A.R. Kaufman Families, I want to make you aware of a situation that affected our school today. At about 9:46 a.m., I initiated our school into hold and secure, as a precautionary measure, while WRPS conducted an investigation in the community. As part of our hold and secure protocol, students and staff who were […]

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

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