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Voila! Learning

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Dear Parents, Your children can now access the Virtual Immersion Campus and receive help from our online teachers in French, English and Math. Send your homework to: homework@voilalearning.com before accessing the platform. Your children can also practice their French and play French games on the … Read more about Voila! Learning


Lockdown Drill Update

Thursday, December 07, 2017

We are happy to announce that our lockdown drill this morning at Bellmoore went really well. A special thank you to our Community Service Officer, Constable J. Dinning, who was on site to ensure Bellmoore staff and students were kept safe!


Lockdown Drill Notification

Monday, December 04, 2017

Lockdown Drill Thursday December 7th at 8:55am A lockdown is used when there is a potential risk of harm to people within the school setting. We cannot predict when such situations may occur, and as such it is important that staff and students are prepared … Read more about Lockdown Drill Notification


Elementary Music Students Unite for Minds On Workshops

Sunday, December 03, 2017

More than 500 music students from across HWDSB came together at Glendale secondary for two days in November to do what they do best – create music!


Reading Specialist at Bellmoore

Sunday, December 03, 2017

At Bellmoore, were committed to supporting a goal where every child is reading by the end of Grade 1, where developmentally appropriate. A child who is reading by the end of Grade 1 is set up for positive academic outcomes and future success. In September … Read more about Reading Specialist at Bellmoore


How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.


Bellmoore Clothing Drive

Monday, November 27, 2017
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Bellmoore Holiday Toy Drive

Monday, November 27, 2017

Please see the attached document for information regarding the annual Holiday Toy Drive. Thank you for your continued support. Binbrook Holiday Toy Drive Bellmoore flyer


Poinsettia Pick Up – Tuesday, November 28th

Monday, November 27, 2017

If you ordered a Poinsettia from the Kindergarten team, it is now time for pick up! Please drop by Tuesday, November 28th from 3pm – 7pm in our school gym! Thank you for your continued support.


Movember @ Bellmoore

Monday, November 27, 2017
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Quiet Time with Santa

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A message from Eastgate Shopping Centre Sunday, December 3rd – 8am to 10am – Before mall opening Children and teens to age 18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and otherSpecial Needs will enjoy a craft area/entertaining Elves and St JohnAmbulance Therapy Dogs for a preselected FREE … Read more about Quiet Time with Santa


Letter for Families – Accommodation of Bellmoore Students at Michaelle Jean

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

We shared information with you in September that there would be plans to engage families in the discussion related to overcrowding at Bellmoore Elementary School.

Since that time, staff in Facilities Management at Hamilton – Wentworth District School Board were able to explore additional options to minimize the disruption to families.

We’re pleased to inform you that a port – a – pac addition will be placed on the Bellmoore site for September 2018 startup to accommodate the enrolment pressures at the school.


SEAC Meeting – Wednesday, November 29th

Monday, November 20, 2017

Please see the attached memo for details as it pertains to the Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting on Wednesday, November 29th from 7pm-9pm at the Board Office. Details can be found in the attached flyer. SEAC Nov 29


Winter Bazaar: Thank You!

Monday, November 20, 2017

This past Saturday, the Bellmoore community came together for the annual Winter Bazaar! Thank you to all of the staff, families and community members that came together to make this a tremendous success. Without you, this event would not have been possible!


Spirit Day: Pyjama Day

Monday, November 20, 2017

On Friday, November 24th, Bellmoore is having a spirit day! The theme for this day will be Pyjama Day!


HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.


French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.


Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up. 

View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.

Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.


Bellmoore Bazaar – Scooter Draw

Monday, November 13, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for the draw that is taking place this Saturday at the Bazaar! See you there! Envy One Scooter Draw


Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).

The open house is taking place on 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m. 


Remembrance Day Assembly

Sunday, November 12, 2017

On Friday, November 10th, the Bellmoore community observed Remembrance Day during a whole school assembly. Due to our unique size, we were able to think creatively and find a way to bring students together by having two separate assemblies. It was incredible to see the … Read more about Remembrance Day Assembly


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.

The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.

To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 


Last Call for Silent Auction Items – Winter Bazaar

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Hello Bellmoore!This is that LAST call for Silent Auction items to be donated to the annual Winter Bazaar! Please make sure you have all your items in to the school tomorrow. Absolute last day is Tuesday, November 7th. Thank you in advance for your tremendous … Read more about Last Call for Silent Auction Items – Winter Bazaar


Kindergarten Poinsettia Sale

Friday, November 03, 2017

Please see the attached flyer in support of our Kindergarten program at Bellmoore!


Last Call for Silent Auction Items – Winter Bazaar

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that November 6th is the last day for silent auction items for our upcoming Winter Bazaar! Thank you so much for those that have already contributed to Bellmoore’s largest fundraiser campaign!


Halloween @ Bellmoore

Monday, October 30, 2017

Dear Families,Tomorrow, students and staff who would like to recognize Halloween are able to dress up. To keep everyone safe, we are asking that we all follow a few rules: No accessories that resemble weapons are to be brought to school. No masks. Face paint … Read more about Halloween @ Bellmoore


A note from Mr. Heer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Please see a letter from Mr. Heer regarding his upcoming absence. A Note from Mr. Heer


Bus / Transportation Questions?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bus question? No problem! You can register yourself at www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca and subscribe to the route that your child is on so that you can receive any notifications as they pertain to that specific bus/route (in real time!). As an alternative, you can call the general transportation … Read more about Bus / Transportation Questions?


Winter Bazaar, Silent Auctions and more!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Please see the following attachments regarding the annual Bellmoore Winter Bazaar. Thank you for all of your support and making this event possible! Winter Bazaar flyer 2017 Silent Auction Class Baskets Silent Auction Basket Page 1 2017


Student EQAO Results

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Please note that all Grade 4 and 7 students will be given their individual EQAO results today and/or tomorrow (Friday) by the end of the school day (EQAO was written in their Grade 3 & 6 year). In the envelope, you will find a letter … Read more about Student EQAO Results


Bereavement – A Children’s Program

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bereaved Families of Ontario, South Central Region is offering a 9 week children’s bereavement group TLC (Talk, Listen, Care) for ages 5-13 years for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Please click on the link below. Untitled


Parents as Partners – Understanding Your Child’s IEP

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Parents as partners invites you to an evening on “Understanding Your Child’s Individual Education Plan” (IEP). Please see the attached flyer for registration information. Parents as Partners Nov 15-1


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. 


Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.


Volunteers, Classroom Field Trips and Police Checks

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Dear parent(s)/guardian(s) of Bellmoore students,Due to a revision of the HWDSB volunteer policy, all family members who attend school trips and/or work within the school in any capacity now need to have current volunteer checks. The new policy states that all volunteers must have a … Read more about Volunteers, Classroom Field Trips and Police Checks


Meet the Staff – Tomorrow Night

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Our annual Meet the Staff Night is taking place on October 5th from 5pm – 7pm. Pizza will be sold on a first come, first serve basis for $2 / slice. Costco Membership services will also be on-site from 5pm – 7pm offering refreshments and … Read more about Meet the Staff – Tomorrow Night


Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more


Families Worrying Less Together Program (FWLTP)

Monday, October 02, 2017

This is a parent group for parents/caregivers of students in grades 3-6 who are described as shy/anxious/excessively fearful. The Information Night is October 10, 2017 and the brochure is also attached. FWLT brochure FWLT Info Night Fall 2017


Fragrances @ Bellmoore

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Due to numerous student and staff allergies, please keep in mind that Bellmoore is a scent-free environment. Please be mindful of sending heavily scented items with your children to school (e.g, hand sanitizer / body sprays). If clarification is needed, please contact the main office.


Morning Entry and Drop-Off

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Now that we have the first few weeks of the new school year under our belt, we would like to draw your attention to a few safety reminders for morning entry and drop-off. All Grade 4 – 8 students are asked to line up closest … Read more about Morning Entry and Drop-Off


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.


UPDATE: Accommodation Pressures in the Binbrook Community

Monday, September 25, 2017

Please see the attached document for an update regarding accommodation pressures and upcoming meeting details. Bellmoore Accommodation Update


Meet The Staff Night – Save-The-Date!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Our annual Meet the Staff Night is taking place on October 5th from 5pm – 7pm. Pizza will be sold on a first come, first serve basis for $2 / slice. Costco Membership services will also be on-site from 5pm – 7pm offering refreshments and … Read more about Meet The Staff Night – Save-The-Date!


Family Support Groups for Children with Autism

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Please see the attached information flyer. Parent Support Group Flyer_Hamilton_new_Aug2017


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 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, Nov. 14, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 11 routes.


Wear Yellow Day! – October 4th

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is wear yellow day Canada.This year we would like everyone at Bellmoore to participate including you! On Wear Yellow Day (WYD) students, parents, and staff are encouraged to wear yellow clothing and walk to and from school. Everyone is encouraged to … Read more about Wear Yellow Day! – October 4th


Orange Shirt Day – September 29th

Monday, September 18, 2017

Every year on September 30th, we wear orange! This year, HWDSB will be observing this day on Friday, September 29th. Orange shirt day has been declared an annual day to honour the lives and survivors of Canadas Indian Residential Schools. The Indian Residential School system … Read more about Orange Shirt Day – September 29th


The Bellmoore Winter Bazaar! – Registration

Monday, September 18, 2017

It’s that time of year again when the Bellmoore Parent Council begins to plan the annual Winter Bazaar! If you would like to be a vendor at this event, please register for a table by emailing bellmooreschoolcouncil@hotmail.com.Now also be a good time to save-the-date for … Read more about The Bellmoore Winter Bazaar! – Registration


Anxiety Groups for Families and Teens

Friday, September 15, 2017

Know fear is an Educational CBT based anxiety group for children ages 8-12 yrs. and their caregiver(s). MCH Community Education Service September-December 2017


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.


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.


May Newsletter is now available

Friday, June 09, 2017
Learn more about May Newsletter is now available

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 Begins February 6

Monday, January 30, 2017

Please refer to the letter in the Kindergarten Section about the Registration process for 2017-18.


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Monday, January 23, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.


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