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JK and SK Start-Up

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A reminder for parents of JK and SK students.Tuesday September 6 – JK Visits only, SK students do not attend.Wednesday September 7 – all JK Students and all SK Students attend.Families of new JK students were mailed a postcard in July indicating their visit time.

September is around the corner!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

We hope that all our Balaclava families are enjoying the last week of summer vacation! We’re looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday, September 6 at 9:00am.Balaclava staff members will meet students on the playground and help them find their new teacher. Classes will enter … Read more about September is around the corner!

Countdown to Kindergarten

Friday, August 26, 2016

We are thrilled that you and your Kindergarten student are joining us at HWDSB.

Parent Voice Survey

Friday, June 10, 2016

Parents, guardians and caregivers play a vital role at HWDSB. We want you to tell us how you feel we can better support you and your children in the areas of Student Achievement, School Climate (safe and caring schools), Parent Communication and Parent Engagement.

Please share your thoughts with us by Friday, July 1, 2015 using the Parent Voice Survey.

      Our Board

      Watch: Backpacks Empower Kids for Life
      550 HWDSB students will be returning to school with a backpack full of essential school supplies. Hamilton volunteers filled the bags during the Start2Finish Annual Backpack Packing Event. Start2Finish founder Brian Warren reminded volunteers that the backpacks are filled with more than school supplies because each one is packed with love. Start2Finish aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada's at risk children.

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