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School Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We invite all ASPS Parents/Guardians to our SC meeting,Wed. Oct. 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm


Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.

Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.

Wednesday, November  1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m. 


Pizza Days

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The first pizza day will be on Tuesday, October 31. Please log in to School Cash Online to order and pay for pizza for your child. The first block will go from October 31, 2017 until January 30, 2018.


ASPS Grade 7 and 8 Student Senate Reps

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ASPS is looking to send 2 Senators to represent our homeschool to the expanded HWDSB Student Senate. Senators should be motivated and interestedin engaging in system-wide leadership. As well, Senators must be committed to attending monthly meetings and will participate at the school and system … Read more about ASPS Grade 7 and 8 Student Senate Reps


Meet The Staff- Wed. Oct. 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ASPS is excited to open our doors for parents/guardians to come and meet the staff. We will be asking our students to introduce their parents to their teachers as they tour their families around the school.In addition to your child’s classrooms…Stop by the gym to … Read more about Meet The Staff- Wed. Oct. 11, 2017


Welcome 2 New Teachers to ASPS

Monday, October 09, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome, Mr. M. Churchman, Homeform 8G, and rotary Math, Science and Phys-ed teacher, and Mrs. E. Radke, Gr 7 & 8 Drama teacher, days 2 & 3 afternoons to ASPS.They both come to us with a wealth of middle school teaching … Read more about Welcome 2 New Teachers to ASPS


Announcement Page – Technical Difficulties

Monday, October 09, 2017

We are presently experiencing some technical problems on our announcement page. Please be patient while work to correct the problem over the next few days.


Paul Davis, Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30pm

Monday, October 09, 2017

ASPS School Council and the ASPS Staff invite all ASPS parents to an evening with Paul Davis, on Social Media Safety.


School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.

There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.


Terry Fox Run

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Due to the extreme weather, the Terry Fox Run has been re-scheduled to Thursday, September 28th. Bring a twoonie for civvies. Any other donation is appreciated. Please have students dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.


ASPS September Reorganization

Thursday, September 21, 2017

To our ASPS Families,Thank you for your support during the 2017-2018 school year start up. Each year, HWDSB reviews the enrolment numbers for each school across the system to determine where classes need to open and close, due to increasing or declining enrolment. We have … Read more about ASPS September Reorganization


TVO Offers Homework Help

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Homework Help is an online math resource for Grade 7 to 10 students and teachers. It features a wide range of math tools that teachers can use during the instructional day and free online tutoring for Grade 7-10 students after school and in the evenings with Ontario-certified … Read more about TVO Offers Homework Help


HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).


School Bus Delays – Updated List of Schools

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes.

As of Tuesday, September 19, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 21 routes.


School Bus Driver Shortage may affect Local Routes – UPDATED LIST OF SCHOOLS

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes. As of Tuesday, October 10, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 20 routes.


Lunch Notes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

At ASPS, students have the option of bringing a lunch or going out to purchase a lunch at a local eatery. Please keep in mind we encourage students to make healthy lunch selections.Notes must include the following information: your child’s first and last name, and … Read more about Lunch Notes


Coming home tonight

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Students who were at school on Tuesday, September 12th will be bringing home a green sheet with the title of Student Information Sheet. This sheet is a snapshot of what the school has on file regarding your child. Please make any changes needed on the … Read more about Coming home tonight


Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.


Cell Phones At ASPS

Thursday, September 07, 2017

At ASPS, we support the use of cell phone devices for educational purposes and will teach students how to use them specifically to support their learning while at school.When not used for educational reasons, devices often distract students from listening and learning in the classroom. … Read more about Cell Phones At ASPS


School Council Meeting and Election

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The role of School Council is to focus on student learning in the best interests of all students by providing a forum for parents and members of the school community to help improve student achievement and school performance. School Councils make recommendations to the school … Read more about School Council Meeting and Election


Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.


Stay Updated and Receive Alerts About Transportation

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Families are encouraged to register through the Parent’s Portal on the HWDSB Transportation Website to receive updates and alerts from HWDSB Transportation Department.http://www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca/public_v2/index.aspx


Welcome to the “First Day” of School

Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome to Ancaster Senior Public School home of the Ancaster Scorpions! The staff is ready and looking forward to welcoming both new and returning students on Tues. Sept. 5.We are also thrilled to welcome 4 new awesome staff members to ASPS:Mrs. D. Williamson, Gr 7 … Read more about Welcome to the “First Day” of School


School Supplies

Monday, September 04, 2017

Each teacher will go over the school supplies needed during the first week of Sept. To start you off here are a few basic suggestions:1.5-2 inch binderlined paper- 2 to 3 packages to startgraph paper- 1 packageduo tangs 3-4rulercalculatorpens (lots) so you have replacements when … Read more about School Supplies


Principal’s Year End Message

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ancaster Senior Community,I cant believe that my first year at ASPS is coming to a close already. Time flies when you are having fun! When I reflect back on the year, I have to say that I am very proud of the work that we … Read more about Principal’s Year End Message


Graduation Ceremony Tickets

Monday, June 12, 2017

If you requested additional graduation ceremony tickets, they were handed out to your child today. If a student was absent, the additional tickets will be handed out once they return to school.


Grad Dinner and Dance Tickets – Last chance

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Grade 8 students, last chance to purchase your dinner/dance grad ticket. To purchase, email Mrs. Emo, Home and School Association, at citrusliving@gmail.com by Thursday, June 8th.


PD Day Friday, June 9

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This Friday, June 9th is a PD Day.


Volunteer Opportunities for Grade 8 Students

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Attention grade 8 students. Please see attached flyers if interested in volunteering in the community this summer. Get a head start on your volunteer hours for high school. AFM Volunteer Poster CANADA DAY Volunteer Poster


Heat Events

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Heat Events The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast calls for one or more days with a 40 or higher humidex reading. Once … Read more about Heat Events


School Uniform Reminder

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Parents and Guardians,ASPS is a uniform school.We ask for your help and support to remind your child that they must wear their uniform while at school at all times. Thank you for your continued support.


Grad Dinner and Dance Update

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Hi Parents & Caregivers of Grade 8 Students Due to popular demand we have added one more day of Grad Dinner/Dance ticket sales. We will be at the school on Monday June 5th during the lunch period. As a reminder, tickets are $38 each. We … Read more about Grad Dinner and Dance Update


Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.


Bike To School Week – May 29-June 2

Saturday, May 27, 2017

LETS GET ROLLING! Cycling its healthy, green, fast and fun. At ASPS, were joining students and teachers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to celebrate Bike to School Week 2017. Click here to track your rides.Parent tips for a safe ride – PSKW_Parents_CyclingTips_2015


Fessenden’s Spring Carnival – looking for volunteers

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spring Carnival


Bike to School Week May 29-June 2

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Learn more about Bike to School Week May 29-June 2

Positive School Climate Survey – June 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HWDSB is continually working to make or schools safe and inviting for everyone. To find out how best to do this is to ask students how they feel about safety and their school environment. A positive school survey will be conducted at ASPS in June … Read more about Positive School Climate Survey – June 2017


Graduation Ceremony Tickets

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The graduation ceremony tickets were handed out today to each grade 8 student. Students who were absent today can pick up their tickets in the office.


ASPS Grade 8 Graduation

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grade 8 graduation is fast approaching. We are so looking forward to our student’s celebration this year! Thank you to School Council and Home and School who have partnered with us for this main event!Graduation CeremonyWhen: Thurs. June 22, 2017Time: 4:30pmWhere: Ancaster High School AuditoriumTickets: … Read more about ASPS Grade 8 Graduation


Fire Drills

Monday, May 22, 2017

ASPS will be holding 3 fire drills and a bomb threat drill within the next 3 weeks.For the safety of all staff and students, drills are mandatory each spring and fall.


Rousseau Fun Fair – Looking for volunteers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fun Fair Flyer


HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.


Parent – Teen Tool Kit

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Parent Guide to Help Your Teen Succeed In School.This Took Kit is a collection of tips, suggestions, and resources for parents. We hope they may be helpful as children move into the adolescent and teen years. They are the result of a number of … Read more about Parent – Teen Tool Kit


Grade 8 Graduation Information

Friday, May 12, 2017

Graduation June 22,2017 Graduation 2017 Letter from Home & School


Ancaster Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Ancaster Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with an interim final staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on May 29, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The process began … Read more about Ancaster Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion


Ancaster PAR Decision Night- May 29/17

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ancaster PAR decision Night May 29 More information at http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/trustees/meetings/


Wear Green To School – Thursday, May 4

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Support Mental Health Awareness by wearing GREEN to school Thursday, May 4.


Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.


JML Uniform Order Day – Monday May 15, 4-7pm

Thursday, April 27, 2017

JML Uniforms will be on site at ASPS on Monday, May 15 in the Commons to showcase the school uniforms, size and take orders from 4pm-7pm.Please see information here. JMLletter2017


Upcoming Event

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Upcoming even hosted by Fessenden Home and School Association. get muddy challenge signs in school 2017 (2)


Reminder to Band Members

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Attention Band members. The last day to purchase your Canada’s Wonderland pass is today by midnight. Mrs. Knauer need to place the order tomorrow.


Lockdown Drill Practice – Thurs. Apr. 27

Monday, April 24, 2017

On the morning of Thursday, April 27, our school will be conducting a Lockdown Practice Drill.This practice will be completed with the cooperation our School Community Police Officer, PC Drozdz will be on site to help facilitate the process.Lockdown drills are a regular event at … Read more about Lockdown Drill Practice – Thurs. Apr. 27


Update to the Raffle Fundraiser

Monday, April 24, 2017

The prize list has grown. Please see the updated prize list attached. You can purchase your tickets on School Cash Online until April 30th. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Open House on May 4th. raffle notice to parents 04202017 additional info


13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.


Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates


Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.


Raising Resilient Young People- Tues. April 25, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Date: Tues. April 25, 2017Time: 6-8pmPlace: Dundas Valley Secondary School, Learning Commons310 Governors Road West, DundasPlease note that the flyer has Thursday, it should read Tuesday, April 25.Click here for flyer: Dr D Poster (1)


School Cash Online Information

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2016-17 SCO Information Flyer


Raffle Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Raffle Fundraiser


School Council Meeting – Wed. April 19, 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We invite our Ancaster school community to our School Council meeting, this Wed. April 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm at ASPS in the Commons Room. See you there!


Prom Project Hamilton

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Prom Project Hamilton was created by the HWDSB Foundation to assist students in need with formal wear for their proms, graduations, formals and other special events so they can attend feeling stylish, confident and proud. Prom Project Hamilton does not require proof of financial need, … Read more about Prom Project Hamilton


Home and School Date Change

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The next Home and School Meeting has been changed to Thursday, April 20. The location is TBD. Please contact Karen Barasch to RSVP at kbarasch@cogeco.ca.


Camp Wenonah Participants

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Just a reminder that the Camp Wenonah Swim Test can be done at any pool in the city during free swim. This test must be completed by May 30th. Mrs. Crowe will also be available at Dalewood Pool on Tuesday April 18th at 8:30pm to … Read more about Camp Wenonah Participants


Attention Grade 8 Parents and Caregivers

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

If your child did not get their graduation photos done or you require retakes, please contact Edge Imaging at 1-888-416-3343 to make arrangements to have the photos done. Their studio is located in Burlington and they have Saturday appointments.


April 12th PINK DAY – Wear PINK to School

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ancaster Community, On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, staff and students across HWDSB will join millions of people worldwide who wear pink on the International Day of Pink . By wearing pink, staff and students show support for a world without bullying and speak out for those who are voiceless. … Read more about April 12th PINK DAY – Wear PINK to School


Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help


Grade 7 and 8 Health Letters

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The grade 7 and 8 health letters were carried home on Monday, April 3rd. Please sign and return them before April 10th. Grade 8 Health 2017 Grade 7 Health 2017


Wear Blue on Monday for World Autism Day!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Donate $2. to wear BLUE civies on Monday. All proceeds go toward resources to support our special class at ASPS.


Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.


Parents as Partners Event

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ParentsasPartners-April 5-2017


HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.


Review of BYOD (bring your own device to school)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ASPS is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school.With parent consent, students may bring their own device to school for learning during instructional time. If students choose to bring their own devices, they are responsible for the care and well-being of the device. The school … Read more about Review of BYOD (bring your own device to school)


HWDSB Prom Project

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Prom Project Hamilton is a two day, two site location event that was created by the HWDSB Foundation to assist students in need with formal wear for their proms, graduations, formals and other special events so they can attend their events feeling stylish, confident and … Read more about HWDSB Prom Project


Block 3 for Pizza Orders now on School Cash Online

Monday, March 20, 2017

Block 3 for pizza orders is now open on School Cash Online. The last day to pre-order pizza for this block will be Tuesday, March 28th. No late orders will be accepted. This block will run from April 4t, 2017 to June 20, 2017.


March Break – March 13-17, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Wishing all our ASPS students a SAFE and FUN week with family and friends. See you back to school on Monday, March 20, 2017.


Upcoming Parent Council Fundraiser

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Dear Families of Ancaster Senior Public: Our school is having an Open House event on May 4th 2017 that will include a fundraiser in the form of a raffle and/or a silent auction. We are reaching out to parents and caregivers for your support through … Read more about Upcoming Parent Council Fundraiser


Fessenden School SC Invite- April 18 7PM

Monday, February 27, 2017
Learn more about Fessenden School SC Invite- April 18 7PM

Home Tips for a Successful Term 2

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Term two is well underway. Now that you’ve had a chance to review with your child their report card and have set some goals for next term, families can help their child succeed in school by…-Establishing routines for homework completion – a set time and … Read more about Home Tips for a Successful Term 2


ASPS Food Drive

Friday, February 24, 2017

This year is the 25th Annual Community Food Drive! Please bring in donations from February 24th to March 2th. The three classes that bringin the most items will win the AWESOME prizes seen below! A graph will be displayed on the screen outside the office … Read more about ASPS Food Drive


Options Sheets and Payments Due Wed. Feb. 22/17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Students:If you haven’t already returned your high school option sheet and payment to your home form teacher, please do so by tomorrow, Wed. Feb. 22/17. Input into the system will be completed this week. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your selections in.


Term 1 Reports Home Feb. 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Your child will be bringing home their report card on Feb. 17. Please take the time to celebrate their achievements. Also, please review their strengths and weaknesses together and help them set goals for term 2.Please return the bottom portion of page 4 along with … Read more about Term 1 Reports Home Feb. 17, 2017


March Break Cop Camp 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2017 Advertisement for Cop Camp for School Boards 2017 Cop Camp REGISTRATION Form 2017 Photo Video Release Form 2017 Waiver Cop Camp


Valentine’s Day Bake Sale 11:30-1:30

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Valentine’s Bake SaleWe are having another fundraiser bake sale on February 14th and we are counting on your support again.Time: The bake sale will run from 11:00am1:30pm (during lunch hour and some of the dance)How can Parents and Caregivers help?#1 Donations: We will be selling … Read more about Valentine’s Day Bake Sale 11:30-1:30


Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.


Ancaster High Registration and Option Sheet- Going home Feb. 8/17

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ancaster High guidance staff met with Grade 8 students on Tuesday this week and shared information about course selection for grade 9.Families may view the slide presentation by going to the Ancaster High School website: http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/ancasterhigh/student-services/course-information/grade9/ .Ancaster High School registration and option sheets will go home … Read more about Ancaster High Registration and Option Sheet- Going home Feb. 8/17


School Council Meeting Changed to Feb. 13/17

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February’s School Council will be held on Mon. Feb. 13/17 in the Commons Room at ASPS.School Council- 6:30pm-7:30pmAll parents/guardians are welcome to attend. See you there.


Sherwood School French Immersion Option Sheet Night Thurs. Jan. 19/17 6-7pm

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We invite all grade 7 and 8 ASPS French Immersion parents to attend Sherwood High School Option Sheet Night. Staff at Sherwood will answer any questions families have regarding programming and transportation.Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 6-7pmSherwood High School25 High Street, Hamilton, Ontario905 383-3377Contact person- Mrs. … Read more about Sherwood School French Immersion Option Sheet Night Thurs. Jan. 19/17 6-7pm


Pizza Day changed to Thursday this week.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pizza day has been changed to this Thursday,Jan. 19th, since we were not at school on Tuesday.


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