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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Friday, December 22, 2017

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the parents, students and staff that have made this past week so enjoyable. The generosity of the community in recognizing staff with various gifts, kind words, and charitable donations has been amazing! I know that the … Read more about Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

New Beverly Central Construction Update

Monday, December 18, 2017

As you know, in June 2014, HWDSB Trustees approved the closure of Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton and the construction of a new school on the Beverly Community Centre property, off Hwy. 8 in Rockton.

HWDSB is committed to this project and we anxiously awaiting provincial and municipal approvals. Once we have these approvals, we will hold a community meeting to update you on the project. Once construction begins, we expect it will take 12 – 16 months before we can move into the new school.

Please read the following Construction Update Letter  for more information.

Dec 11-15

Friday, December 08, 2017

Dec 12 — Last day to pay for Pizza for January/February. Please pay online : https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Dec 12- Bus safety presentation — all gradesDec 19- Festive lunch and skate at Beverly Community CentreDec 21 – gr 8 Christmas play: 11:30am and 6:30pm. Everyone welcome, a donation … Read more about Dec 11-15

End of November Assembly

Friday, December 08, 2017

Yesterday we had our month end assembly for November. We celebrated the many acts of Kindness and Acceptance that had accumulated on our “Giving Tree” in the main entrance of the school. Mr. O’Connor drew the names of two students from all of the names … Read more about End of November Assembly

Shelter in Place Drill

Friday, December 08, 2017

Today we conducted a “Shelter in Place” drill. This is part of our annual safety training as we practice different kinds of emergency situations at school and how we would respond. A Shelter In Place response would be used when there is some kind of … Read more about Shelter in Place Drill

Volunteer Forms for Festive Skate

Friday, December 08, 2017

Volunteer forms are now “past due”. Please submit your volunteer forms on Monday if you are interested in participating in our Festive Skate and Luncheon on Dec. 19th. Hard copies of the form were sent home on blue paper with students, and a copy is … Read more about Volunteer Forms for Festive Skate

Newsletter, Calendar, Volunteer form

Friday, December 01, 2017

Please see the Newsletters tab for the December newsletter,calendar, and the Festive skate and luncheon volunteer form.

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.

Dec 1-8 reminders

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dec 1 – PA day. No school for studentsDec 4 – unwrapped Angel Tree donations due to schoolDec 5- Gr 5-8 trip to see movie “Wonder”Dec 12- Last day to pay for January and February pizza days. Please pay online.Dec 12- Bus safety presentation for … Read more about Dec 1-8 reminders

Ancaster High / Dundas Valley Secondary School Boundary Review

Monday, November 27, 2017

At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.

A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:

Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas

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.

Nov 20-24

Friday, November 17, 2017

Nov 22 -Christmas Planter payments and order forms due to school office. Order forms can be found under the newsletter tab above. Online payment link– https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Nov 27-Dec 12– Online payment open for January and February pizza day orders. Payment link: https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Dec 4 — Donations to … Read more about Nov 20-24

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.

Pizza Day Volunteers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with pizza on Wednesdays between 12:45 and 1:15 pm starting in January. With enough volunteers, this will allow us to schedule parents for as little as once per month :). Thank you to those who … Read more about Pizza Day Volunteers

Festive Skate and Luncheon – Dec. 19th

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This year we are asking all parents who wish to join us on the ice for some skating with the kids to have Police Checks completed (Vulnerable Sector Screening). This can be done online or in person at the Police Station. The school is willing … Read more about Festive Skate and Luncheon – Dec. 19th

Christmas Planters

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

These wonderful planters are made by a local family farm (Shearlea Acres Farm) and come in a variety of colours. You will find an order form (with photos of the planters) under the “Newsletters” tab above. Please order by Nov. 22nd

Subway Orders Due by Nov. 27

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

You will find order forms under the “Newsletters” tab (see above).You will need to send a printed order form to the school even if you pay online so that we know which toppings to order.Please do not double-side the forms as we need one for … Read more about Subway Orders Due by Nov. 27

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.

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. 

Nov 13-17

Friday, November 10, 2017

Nov 13- Public Health shots for gr 7 studentsNov 16– Crazy sock day! the Seaton Leadership team is inviting students to wear crazy socks and to donate a pair of socks to the sock drive. Wear a pair, give a pair! Let’s show our spirit … Read more about Nov 13-17

Wood and Tires Needed

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Yes, you read that correctly! Our Kindergarten program is looking for some outdoor materials that our students can use for climbing and building. We are looking for cut pieces of 2 x 4’s of various lengths (preferably without sharp edges), old tires without rims (just … Read more about Wood and Tires Needed

Water Testing for Lead Results

Monday, November 06, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians or Caregivers:

Recently, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). As a result of this testing, concerns were identified within the school. Corrective actions are now in place, and lead levels have been reduced to acceptable levels.

Please read the following Water Testing for Lead and FAQ’s for more information.

School Store Now Open

Monday, November 06, 2017

Today marked the opening of our School Store that is being run by our Student Leadership Team!The store sells the following items for $1.00: White and Chocolate milk, Frozen YogurtThe following items are $1.50: Popcorn (various flavours) -Baked Chips (various flavours)

Nov 6-10

Monday, November 06, 2017

Nov 7 – Photo retake dayNov 10- Remembrance Day Assembly 11:05 – Everyone welcomeNov 22- DVSS grade 7 & 8 Info night @DVSS 6:30pm – 8:30pmNov 27- Due date for both Dec/Jan Sub payment. Please pay using SchoolCash Online https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ and visit the Newsletters tab to … Read more about Nov 6-10

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. 

Gr. 3/4 Costumes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
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Important News on the Festive Skate!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Our School Council is busy planning this year’s FESTIVE SKATE! Please note the following: 1) DATE: Seatons annual Festive Skate is set for ThursdayDecember 14th.Success of the Skate is dependentof the amazing support and effort of volunteers. 2) POLICE CHECK: For those of you who … Read more about Important News on the Festive Skate!

Staff Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Gr. 7/8A Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Gr. 1 Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Gr. 5/6 Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Kindergarten Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Gr. 2/3 Costumes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Grade 4 Gifted Testing

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Each November, Grade 4 students across HWDSB complete the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT7). The CCAT 7 is administered by LRTs and grade 4 teachers, in the classroom. The CCAT7 was designed to provide an accurate and efficient measure of the abilities needed to acquire … Read more about Grade 4 Gifted Testing

Oct 30 – Nov 3 Updates and Reminders

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

***Please visit the Newsletters tab to view the November Newsletter and information about DVSS dates After Halloween, we often find students are bringing in candy for lunch time snacks. We ask that parents please be extra vigilant with checking that all treats being brought to … Read more about Oct 30 – Nov 3 Updates and Reminders

Oct 23-27 reminders and updates

Monday, October 23, 2017

After Halloween, we often find students are bringing in candy for lunch time snacks. We ask that parents please be extra vigilant with checking that all treats being brought to school are peanut and nut product free. Thank you for your anticipated support. Oct 24- … Read more about Oct 23-27 reminders and updates

Oct 16-20 Updates and Reminders

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oct 16 – Last day to purchase subs for October and November sub days. Please pay online https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Oct 18 – School Bus Driver Appreciation DayOct 19- Student photo orders due.Oct 19- JK – Gr 3 trip to Dyments Farm 10:30- 1:45

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. 

Water Testing for Lead at Dr. Seaton

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians or Caregivers:I wanted to inform you about the process of testing our water at Dr. Seaton for lead, in case you had read the article in the Toronto Star about high lead levels found in schools and saw we were mentioned.Please read … Read more about Water Testing for Lead at Dr. Seaton

Weekly Reminders and Updates Oct 10-13

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oct 11- Pizza Day – 1st Nutrition BreakOct 11- 11:00 Lockdown drillOct 12- Cross Country gr 3-8 at Christie ConservationOct 13-permission forms due for Dr. Central Valley Osfest — Grade 7 students onlyPlease review the newsletters tab for information regarding Sub day — payments for … Read more about Weekly Reminders and Updates Oct 10-13

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.

Families Worrying Less Together

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Please see information for the Families Worrying Less Together program. 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

Oct 2-6 Updates and Reminders

Monday, October 02, 2017

*****Please Note: Students will need to take their usual bus home on Oct 6, 2017. No courtesy ridership will be permitted on Friday, October 6thdue to the Rockton Fair.Oct 3 – Wear Orange to honour the indigenous people of Canada. We will be having a … Read more about Oct 2-6 Updates and Reminders

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

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.

Sept 25-29 Weekly Updates and Reminders

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sept 26 : School Council Meeting in the Library 6:30 pm. Anyone wishing to become a voting member should attend. Please contact the school office with any questions. Everyone is welcome!Sept 29: Terry Fox Run – 8:50 Assembly, 9:25 – 10:25 run. TOONIES for Terry … Read more about Sept 25-29 Weekly Updates and Reminders

New Beverly Central School – Construction Update

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,As you know, in June 2014, HWDSB Trustees approved the closure of Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton and the construction of a new school on the Beverly Community Centre site. This was done to ensure efficient use of space and … Read more about New Beverly Central School – Construction Update

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).

Weekly Update and Reminders

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reminders to Dr. Seaton Families:Wed, Sept 20- Meet the Teacher Night(5:00-6:30pm)– Mr. Clemens will be meeting with all parents at 6:15pm in the gym. Hope to see you there!The Sheffield Lions Club will be offering BBQ hot dogs and cold drinks. $2 for a hot … Read more about Weekly Update and Reminders

School Council Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our first School Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the library.All parents and guardians are invited to attend. The first meeting is particularly important as we establish the voting members, decide on important positions and set the dates … Read more about School Council Meeting

September Newsletter and Important Dates

Monday, September 11, 2017

Please click on the link to open a PDF copy of the September Newsletter. You may want to print a copy to have at home as it lists important dates for school photos, school council, and the PA day. Sept 2017 newsletter

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.

Message from the New Principal

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hi all,My name is Paul Clemens, and I am looking forward to being the new Principal at Dr. Seaton and Beverly Central Schools this year. I come to you with a lot of experience having served as a teacher, Vice Principal and Principal in both … Read more about Message from the New Principal

Message from the New Principal

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Dr. Seaton families,My name is Paul Clemens and I will be the new Principal starting in September. I have heard wonderful things about Dr. Seaton Elementary School and I am so excited to be joining the team.I look forward to meeting you and to … Read more about Message from the New Principal

Board of Trustees Approve Boundary Changes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

On Monday, June 19, 2017, Trustees reviewed the recommended boundaries based on the feedback received from the Advisory Panel and the Boundary Review public meeting and approved boundary changes that may affect your child.

Boundary Review Announcement

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

At the May 29, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved a recommendation for the Ancaster Accommodation Review to rebuild C.H. Bray and Rousseau Elementary Schools on their existing sites, build an addition at Ancaster Senior Elementary School and close Fessenden and Queen’s Rangers Elementary Schools once the new schools and the addition are constructed.

This approval also requires a boundary review to determine the boundaries of the new schools at the Beverly Community Centre site and C.H. Bray. The schools involved in the boundary review include the new school at Greensville (Greensville and Spencer Valley), the new school at Beverly Community Centre Site (Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton), Queen’s Rangers, C.H. Bray and Sir William Osler.

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.

Ticks in outside areas

Friday, May 19, 2017

Some students have reported ticks in outside areas near our school. Ticks are bugs that sit on tall grass and bushes until they attach themselves to a person or animal passing by. Some ticks can transmit Lyme disease, although the most common tick in the Hamilton area is not a carrier of this disease.

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.

Housing Beverly Central students

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dear Dr. John Seaton school community,Today, we had a problem with the water supply at Beverly Central. The water pumps were not working, and the school had no water.Once we became aware that the repairs were going to take the better part of the day, … Read more about Housing Beverly Central students

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.

Letter to School Communities

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dear Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton school communities,Last night, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board accepted the February 8, 2017, Finance and Facilities report. The report recommended that Beverley Central and Dr. John Seaton remain open until the new school is built on the Beverly Community … Read more about Letter to School Communities

Site and Floor Plan for new Elementary School

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Please view the latest site and floor plans for the new elementary school.

Letter to School Communities

Friday, February 10, 2017

Once again, thank you for taking part in Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s (HWDSB) consultation on a proposal to temporarily accommodate Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton students at Dr. John Seaton Elementary School.

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.

Follow Up Meeting: Proposed Beverly Central and Dr. Seaton Temporary Accommodation

Friday, January 27, 2017

Families are invited to attend a follow-up meeting to respond to community input on the temporary accommodation proposal involving Beverly Central and Dr. J. Seaton.Please see the details below:Meeting to Respond to Community InputWednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.Beverly Central Elementary School(1346 4th Concession … Read more about Follow Up Meeting: Proposed Beverly Central and Dr. Seaton Temporary Accommodation

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.