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Winter Mittens and Socks Clothesline

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

To help us celebrate the start of winter and our Winter Concert, we will have a clothesline hanging in our gym on Tuesday and Wednesday next week if students or concert-goers would like to contribute a new pair of mittens, gloves or socks. All of … Read more about Winter Mittens and Socks Clothesline


Upcoming Winter Concert

Monday, December 11, 2017

Our long-awaited Winter Concert is fast approaching. We look forward to welcoming families to this presentation on Wednesday December 20. Doors to the gymnasium will open at 8:55 a.m. and our concert aims to begin at approximately 9:10 a.m. For family members who hope to … Read more about Upcoming Winter Concert


Cool Little Kids – Anxiety Prevention Program

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

If you have a child in grades K to 2 who exhibits a great degree of worry, anxious thoughts or anxious behaviours, the HWDSB social work department has a program called “Cool Little Kids”.Please see the attached flyer for information about their next session. CLK Information Night January 2018,


December Newsletter

Monday, December 04, 2017

The December newsletter is here! Please see attached. December 2017 newsletter Weather-Cancellation-Infographic


Lunch Lady – Monday Lunches

Friday, December 01, 2017

Dundana School Council is pleased to offer parents the opportunity to purchase their child a hot school lunch on Mondays. Lunch Lady is a national chain that offers lunches that meet school nutrition policy and considers allergens and dietary needs. To order Lunch Lady lunches … Read more about Lunch Lady – Monday Lunches


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.


PA Day December 1

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This is a reminder that Friday, December 1 is a Professional Activity Day for all schools in the HWDSB. Students, enjoy your day off! Your teachers will be hard at work learning new strategies and resources to support math instruction and learning.


Winter Greenery Pick Up – November 30

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

If you ordered any of the winter greenery arrangements, they will be available for pick up on Thursday, November 30 in the afternoon. Orders will be stored on the stage. Thank you for placing an order and supporting the Dundana School Council fundraising initiatives!


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


DVSS Event

Monday, November 20, 2017

Spaghetti Dinner Poster (dragged)


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.


Anti-Bullying Week Peace Project

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 20 to 24 is Anti-Bullying Week. At Dundana, classes will be learning together about what bullying is and how we all need to stand up to it to stop it. As part of our learning, we will have the opportunity to work as a … Read more about Anti-Bullying Week Peace Project


Winter Greenery Orders Due November 20

Friday, November 17, 2017

A reminder that all Winter Greenery orders are due on November 20. Please make sure a copy of the paper order form comes to the office and all items have been paid for using Cash Online before by this time.Thank you for your support!


Winter Wear Clothing Drive

Friday, November 17, 2017

If you have any gently used winter wear (coats, snow pants, boots, hats, mitts, gloves) that you would like to donate, we are holding a Winter Clothing Drive at Dundana from November 20 to 24. Items can be dropped off at the school in the … Read more about Winter Wear Clothing Drive


Wacky Hair Day

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friday, November 17 is Wacky Hair day at Dundana! Bring on your braids, bunches, wacky colours and bed head. We’re ready to see the wildest ‘dos.


Lockdown Drill Notification

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dundana School will be holding aLockdown DrillTuesday, November 21beginning at approximately 10 a.m.During the drill, we will be unable to answer the door or the phone.The drill is expected to take approximately 20 minutes. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Winter Greenery Fundraiser Update

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase any of the winter greenery arrangements available yet, but still want to, we have extended the deadine until November 20, 2017.Please make payments online via Cash Online and submit your paper order form to the office on … Read more about Winter Greenery Fundraiser Update


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. 


Power Has Returned to Dundana

Monday, November 13, 2017

Power and Phone service has resumed at Dundana and we are continuing the rest of our day as scheduled.


Spirit Wear is Back!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dundana’s PE team has organized a Spirit Wear sale again this year. T-shirts and Sweatshirts will be available for order using Cash Online (no order form is needed!). A flyer will be coming home with your child. All orders are due in by November 24.T … Read more about Spirit Wear is Back!


Parents as Partners – “Understanding Your Child’s IEP”

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Are you a parent, caregiver or legal guardian of a student with special needs?Parents as Partners invites you to an evening on “Understanding Your Child’s Individual Education Plan” (IEP).When: Wednesday, November 15, 20175:30 p.m. – Light supper, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – PresentationWhere: 20 Education … Read more about Parents as Partners – “Understanding Your Child’s IEP”


Water Testing for Lead Results

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and 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 attached Water Testing for Lead and FAQ’s for more information.


Remembrance Day Assembly

Monday, November 06, 2017

Dundana School will be holding a Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 10 during third period (11:15 a.m.). We will have some, but limited, seating at the back of the gymnasium if any family members would like to join us for this event.Students will be … 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. 


Voila Learning – Online Homework Help for French

Friday, November 03, 2017

Through a funding grant, the HWDSB has been able to purchase access to an online French homework help program called Voila Learning. This tool will allow students to receive support with homework from an online teacher in English, French or math, or just work on … Read more about Voila Learning – Online Homework Help for French


Smart Steps McMaster Tutoring

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Looking for tutoring for your child? See below for this opportunity. singleflyer


Winter Greenery Fundraiser

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Dundana School Council presents you an opportunity to dress up your home for the winter holiday season and raise funds for that will support the school!All orders need to paid through School Cash Online by November 14. Order forms are due into the school … Read more about Winter Greenery Fundraiser


Dundana School Council Parent Night

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dundana School Council is pleased to host a parents-only social night of fun while learning about the process of creating incredible craft beer at one of Hamilton’s newest breweries: Fairweather Brewing (5 Ofield Road, Hamilton).When: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.Tickets: $20 ($5 is … Read more about Dundana School Council Parent Night


November Newsletter

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The November school newsletter is now posted on the website. To find it, please go to the tab at the top called “Newsletters”.


HWDSB Launches French Immersion Application

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration opens October 20, 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.

To learn more about HWDSB French Immersion and to apply, please visit www.hwdsb.on.ca/fi.


Hallowe’en is Coming

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Tuesday, October 31, students are welcome to join in on Hallowe’en festivities in the school. Teachers may provide more class-specific information, but here are some school-wide details.Kindergarten students are invited to wear their costumes to school. They will be participating in a K-only parade … Read more about Hallowe’en is Coming


Dundas Valley SS Haunted House

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

haunted house poster


Shelter in Place Drill

Monday, October 23, 2017

Staff and students at Dundana School will be conducting a “Shelter in Place” drill on Tuesday, October 24 at approximately 9:30 a.m. During the drill, the doors and windows will remain closed but regular conduct within the school will continue. The drill should last approximately … Read more about Shelter in Place Drill


Grade 1 French Immersion Registration

Friday, October 20, 2017

Registration is now open for 2018/2019 French Immersion Grade 1. To ensure you are offered a spot in an FI program, you must ensure your registration is submitted electronically by November 30, 2017.For the electronic registration form, and for all of the information about this … Read more about Grade 1 French Immersion Registration


Local Library Events

Friday, October 20, 2017

Please see the following information from the Hamilton Public Libraries. KevinSylvesterNov2017 Learning LAB promo


Pizza Days Are Back!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pizza will be available on Fridays again this year. For $2, your child can receive a slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza.All pizza orders must be done through School Cash Online and must be received by the Tuesday before each Pizza day. No late orders … Read more about Pizza Days Are Back!


Photo Retake and Class Photos Day

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Photo retake day will be on Monday, October 30. Classes will also have their class photos taken on this day. Don’t forget your smile!


F.I. Boundary Review Process

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Please see attached for a letter that has come home today regarding an upcoming F.I. Boundary Review Process. 2017-10-17 Boundary Review_ Parent Information Letter_Michael


French Immersion – Grade 1 Registration for SK students

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The process to register for French Immersion has changed significantly this year. This year, the only way to register for FI, grade 1 for 2018-2019 is to do so centrally, online, beginning October 20, 2017. This registration period will close on November 30, 2017.Individual schools … Read more about French Immersion – Grade 1 Registration for SK students


Progress Reports and Interviews

Monday, October 16, 2017

Our school year is divided up into two terms: September to January and February to June. At the end of each term, a report card is provided to you regarding the evaluation of your child in learning skills and subject areas. However, waiting until January … Read more about Progress Reports and Interviews


Dundana Movie Night

Monday, October 16, 2017

Come one, come all, to the best show in town! See attached for details regarding the Dundana School Council movie night planned for Friday, October 27 in the school gymnasium.As well, the council is looking for a few volunteers who would be willing to help … Read more about Dundana Movie Night


School Cash Online

Friday, October 13, 2017

In the next few months, all of our students will have the opportunity to go on excursions outside of the school. As well, pizza and other lunch items will be going on sale soon. In order to streamline processes at the school and to reduce … Read more about School Cash Online


Spirit Day – Friday October 13

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On Friday, October 13, Dundana will be having a spirit day. We invite all students, staff and visitors to wear their favourite team jerseys or team colours to school that day. As well, we will have a chips/popcorn sale $1 per bag during nutrition break. … Read more about Spirit Day – Friday October 13


Thank You, School Council and Volunteers!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our Meet the Teacher event on October 4. It was wonderful to see so many families in the school. A special thank you to our School Council who organized and ran a very successful food … Read more about Thank You, School Council and Volunteers!


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.


Community Flyers

Thursday, October 05, 2017

dance centre flyer zamarts fall flyer


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 BBQ – We Need Your Help!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Wednesday is our Meet the Teacher event and the School Council would like to continue the tradition of providing food options for families to eat while at the school. This provides an opportunity for families to get to know each other, a dinner option for … Read more about School Council BBQ – We Need Your Help!


Bomb Threat Drill – October 2

Friday, September 29, 2017

As part of the Emergency Response Plan and Procedures and Secure Schools Policy, each year we participate in a number of drills to ensure student, staff and visitor safety in the event of an actual emergency. When Lockdown, Hold and Secure, Shelter in Place and … Read more about Bomb Threat Drill – October 2


Meet the Teacher – School Council BBQ – Can You Help?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, we will be hosting our Meet the Teacher night at Dundana from 5:30 to 7:00.Please consider coming out to see your child’s classroom, visiting the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym and enjoy the fundraising dinner, hosted by the School Council.The … Read more about Meet the Teacher – School Council BBQ – Can You Help?


Orange Shirt Day – Friday September 29

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

At HWDSB, we respect the longstanding relationships with the local Indigenous communities, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River.We will join many others in recognizing Orange Shirt Day (September 30) this year, to honour the lives and survivors of … Read more about Orange Shirt Day – Friday September 29


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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dundana is pleased to be hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk for September 28. All money raised through this event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to further the cause of cancer research.Our walk will follow the same course as in previous years … Read more about Terry Fox Run


Volunteers are Needed

Friday, September 22, 2017

Staff and students at Dundana rely on the valuable efforts of our volunteers to assist in so many ways: to supervise off-site events (e.g. class trips or sports teams), to supervise on-site events (e.g. Scientists in the School), help out in classrooms with reading programs … Read more about Volunteers are Needed


Re-Organization Update

Friday, September 22, 2017

Please note, all families should have received a letter (see previous post) outlining all of the changes that will occur due to mandated re-organization. However, unless you received specific information that your child was moving (phone call, letter), this is for your information ONLY about … Read more about Re-Organization Update


Celebration Assembly

Thursday, September 21, 2017

On Monday, September 25, we will have the first celebration assemblies of the year. It is our tradition to hold one each month with the entire school to celebrate the achievements of a few students from each class. Each teacher chooses students to celebrate and … Read more about Celebration Assembly


Re-Organization

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Please see attached for the letter that was sent home today regarding re-organization at Dundana this year. reorg letter Sept 2017


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).


Save the Date – Fall Open House

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dundana will be hosting our Fall Open House Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Take a tour of your child’s classroom Visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym Visit the School Council’s Community BBQ We look forward to seeing you there! Please … Read more about Save the Date – Fall Open House


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 Monday, October 3, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 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 Monday, October 3, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 routes.


Dundana School Council Election and First Meeting

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Participating in Dundana’s School Council is one way you can contribute to your child’s school. Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting, but if you would like to be considered for the election of general and executive members, please plan to attend the first meeting … Read more about Dundana School Council Election and First Meeting


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.


School Council 2017 – 2018

Friday, September 08, 2017

A form should have come home with your child providing information about Dundana’s School Council. We are very fortunate here to have an active School Council that enriches our students’ experience at Dundana. The council meets monthly to discuss school events, achievement and learning; plans … Read more about School Council 2017 – 2018


Bus 6157 (Bus 1) Ongoing Delay

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Due to staffing concerns with the Transportation department, Dundana is experiencing delays for Bus 1 in the afternoon. The current delay is approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Expect this delay to occur tomorrow as well, and possibly into next week. Please continue to monitor the … Read more about Bus 6157 (Bus 1) Ongoing Delay


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.


Dundana Information

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

We had a great first day today with our Grade 1 to 5 students and look forward to welcoming our Kindergarten students tomorrow. Please check your child’s agenda for some important papers to be filled out and returned to the school.In addition to the valuable … Read more about Dundana Information


New Faces At Dundana

Friday, September 01, 2017

As our new school year is about to begin, please help me welcome some new staff members to our school.F1B – Mme Margariti will be covering Mlle Juteau’s classF1C – Mme Sheldrick joins us in this new permanent positionF34A – Mme Baker will be covering … Read more about New Faces At Dundana


Welcome Back, Dundana!

Monday, August 28, 2017

With just a week left in summer vacation, some reminders regarding the school year start up are in order.Entry:School begins on Tuesday, September 5 for all of our Grade 1 to 5 students. School begins at 8:55 a.m. Students and families can begin congregating on … Read more about Welcome Back, Dundana!


School Council Year End Report

Friday, June 30, 2017

So many of the best memories and successes we have had here at Dundana this year are due to the hard work, initiative and decision making of our School Council. Please find attached a copy of their year end report showing where all of your … Read more about School Council Year End Report


Thank You and Happy Summer!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thank you to all of our Dundana families who have made our 2016/2017 a wonderful school year. Please enjoy time over the summer to rest, relax and reconnect with family. The school will reopen for classes on September 5 at 8:55 a.m. The school office … Read more about Thank You and Happy Summer!


Class Assignments for 2017/2018

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A reminder to please check your child’s back pack for his/her report card today. You should also find indication of which class your child will be in next year. Please note the following: teaching staff worked very hard to build classes that are balanced and … Read more about Class Assignments for 2017/2018


Report Cards Coming Home Tuesday June 27

Monday, June 26, 2017

Please check your child’s back pack tomorrow (Tuesday, June 27th) for a copy of the year end report card.There will also be notice in the report of the class your child will be assigned to next year, if he/she will be attending Dundana. Students will … Read more about Report Cards Coming Home Tuesday June 27


Water Polo

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Please see attached for an opportunity for grades 2 to 8 students. FLYERJRLeagueApr2017.docx


Please Watch For Ticks

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Public Health Services often receives inquiries regarding ticks. Community members, students and staff should take precautions and do the following when playing outside in areas where ticks are found.Check yourself regularly for ticks, and if found, contact Public Health Services (905 546 2489). Currently, the … Read more about Please Watch For Ticks


Emergency Evacuation Drill

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

As part of the HWDSB Lockdown, Hold and Secure, Shelter in Place Directive, we will be conducting a Bomb Threat Drill at Dundana School on Wednesday, June 14 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The entire drill should take no more than 10 minutes.A Bomb Threat drill … Read more about Emergency Evacuation Drill


Opportunities to Host French Speaking Billet

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Please see attached for information about an exchange program opportunity to billet French speaking students this summer. 6.3d Flyer for Alternative Host Family 6.3a SWSE_Brochure_bilingual


Sub Day Reminder

Friday, June 09, 2017

Sub day orders are due on Monday, June 12 (subs to be received on June 19). NO late orders will be accepted. Payment by Cash Online and the paper order form both need to be completed, and the paper order returned to the school.If you … Read more about Sub Day Reminder


Heat Event Information

Monday, June 05, 2017

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 HWDSB has … Read more about Heat Event Information


Dundana Friends Walk to Support CF

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Last weekend, the Dundana Friends team for the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History had 3 families from Dundana participate as well as many friends from outside the school. The team raised $1786 and aims to double the funds raised and number of team members … Read more about Dundana Friends Walk to Support CF


June Newsletter

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The June school newsletter is now posted in the newsletter section. Happy reading!


Grade 4 and 5 Student Pizza Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Due to the trip to the ROM this Friday, all grade 4 and 5 students who purchased pizza for this Friday have had the items refunded in Cash Online today, as students will be returning from the trip too late to get their pizza.Their pizza … Read more about Grade 4 and 5 Student Pizza Day


Dundana Friends Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

You are invited to join the Dundana Friends walk-a-thon team for the Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis on May 28. For details, please go to: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/ Look for “Dundana Friends”.


Milk Tickets On Sale

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Milk Tickets are on sale on Cash Online until Thursday, May 25th. Purchased tickets will come home on Friday, May 26th. This is your last chance to purchase milk for the school year!


Seed Bomb Kindness Project

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mrs. Douglas’ and Mrs. Saunders’ Kindergarten class has been working on a Kindness project recently and decided to make seed bombs to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald house. Seed bombs can be purchased for a suggested donation of $1.Here is a message from the … Read more about Seed Bomb Kindness Project


Open House and Kindergarten Orientation Reminder

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We hope to see many families out today to come to the Spring Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please plan to come and: visit your child’s class partake at the School Council BBQ browse the books in the Scholastic book fair (gym) ask … Read more about Open House and Kindergarten Orientation Reminder


May Newsletter Repost

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It has come to my attention that some families have not received notification when monthly newsletters are posted on the website. The school newsletter is generally posted in the newsletter tab of the website around the first of each month. May’s newsletter did have some … Read more about May Newsletter Repost


Les Petites Pommes French Immersion Programs

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Learn more about Les Petites Pommes French Immersion Programs

Before and After-School Survey Update

Monday, May 15, 2017

An Important Message from HWDSB’s Early Years Department:Dundana has a Before and After-School program for children in Kindergarten to grade 5. If you completed the Before and After-School survey earlier this year, and you provided consent to release your information, we will be providing your … Read more about Before and After-School Survey Update


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.


School Council Introduces Sub Days

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dundana School Council has decided to offer another lunch day this spring. On May 29th, we will have our first Subway day, with another one scheduled in late June.Students will be able to purchase a 6″ sub with a choice of meats, breads, toppings and … Read more about School Council Introduces Sub Days


Glass Containers Reminder

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A reminder to please refrain from sending students with snack/lunch items in glass containers. We are trying to avoid issues with broken glass in the classrooms and in the hallways.Thank you!


Hamilton Ringette

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Please see attached for information about Hamilton Ringette.


Parent Involvement Committee Applications Are Available

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Would you be interested in being part of the PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) for the HWDSB? PIC provides parents to have the opportunity to become part of a dedicated team committed to helping every student achieve. For more information, please go to the link below … Read more about Parent Involvement Committee Applications Are Available


Pizza Orders

Monday, May 08, 2017

Pizza orders are now available to purchase until the end of the year. Please ensure you have ordered your pizza for Friday, May 12th (option closes at midnight on Tuesday, May 9th). YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION OF PAYING ALL AT ONCE OR WEEKLY. Please … Read more about Pizza Orders


Drum Fit! Limited space still available!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Drum Fit sessions take place tomorrow night (Thursday, May 4th) in the school gym. There is still limited space available in the 7:30 and 8:00 pm sessions. If you are interested in getting your family moving during the rainy weather, contact School Council Chair … Read more about Drum Fit! Limited space still available!


A Visit from Dufflebag Theatre

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

On Tuesday May 2, Dundana students enjoyed a visit from Dufflebag Theatre. The troupe regaled our Kindergarten to Grade 5 students in both French and English with a version of Snow White. Some of our students were even lucky enough to be chosen to play … Read more about A Visit from Dufflebag Theatre


Open House BBQ – Help Needed! In danger of cancellation!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Update: Thank you to those who have signed up to help out at the spring Open House BBQ on Thursday, May 18.We are still looking for cooks, servers, money collectors, and bakers, in order to make this BBQ possible.If you are able to lend a … Read more about Open House BBQ – Help Needed! In danger of cancellation!


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.


Summer Sports Camp

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SummerCampFlyer(Hamilton)


Drum Fit Family Fun Night

Monday, April 24, 2017

There is still some space in our 7:30 and 8:00 time slots for Dundana School Council’s Drum Fit Night on May 4, and a limited number of spots in the 7:00 time slot.If you are interested in signing up to attend, please send the form … Read more about Drum Fit Family Fun Night


Open House – Can You Help at the School Council BBQ?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We will be having our spring Open House on Thursday, May 18. We hope to see many families into the school that evening to see the work our students have done and all of the learning they have proudly accomplished.The School Council would like to … Read more about Open House – Can You Help at the School Council BBQ?


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


Drum Fit Family Fun Night

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It’s the un-Beat-able workout for everyone. Family night May 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Drum Fit Family Fun Poster Drum Fit Family Fun Night sign up


Epipen Recall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen / EpiPen Jr auto-injectors (0.3 mg and 0.15 mg epinephrine) due to possible device failure.Starting date: April 1, 2017Type of communication: AdvisorySource of recall: Health CanadaIssuePfizer Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of … Read more about Epipen Recall


School Access for Umbrella Students

Friday, April 07, 2017

This is just a reminder to all our families that use Umbrella after school care that students are not allowed to go upstairs after dismissal to retrieve items from lockers or classrooms. Students have been reminded that they will need to remember to bring down … Read more about School Access for Umbrella Students


City of Hamilton Slow Down Safety Zone Signs

Thursday, April 06, 2017

As part of its Road Safety program, the City of Hamilton is making Slow Down Safety Zone lawn signs available to residents to help promote awareness of residential roadway safety and to remind motorists to drive cautiously through neighbourhoods. The lawn sign program, which was … Read more about City of Hamilton Slow Down Safety Zone Signs


Information for Volunteers

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Our school is better because of all of the people who volunteer to help throughout the year. Whether you are a member of School Council, volunteer for fundraisers or special event nights, supervise on school trips or help out in a classroom, your efforts help … Read more about Information for Volunteers


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.


TVO Kids Super Citizen!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dundana Grade 3 student Elizabeth (and her classmate Evelyn) were featured this week in a segment on TVO. Here’s a link to the segment: http://tvokids.com/school-age/videos/super-citizens/elizabeth-grandma-club-volunteer Way to go, Elizabeth!St. Joseph’s Villa is always looking for more volunteers if you are interested!


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.


Scott Woods Concert – Twin Fiddle Express

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, 2 pm at Freelton United Church Scott Woods Concert poster


Grade 3 to 5 Dance Team

Friday, March 24, 2017

Please see the information posted here for those grade 3 to 5 students who are interested in an opportunity to join the Dance team from Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Frabotta. Dance w_ Letterhead


Skittles Fun for Grades 1 and 2

Friday, March 24, 2017

If your child is in grade 1 or 2, please see the attached letter from Ms. MacDonald and Mme Komar. Skittles w_ Letterhead-1


Cool Kids Program

Friday, March 24, 2017

If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child who is currently in grade K to 2, please see the attached flyers for information about a program that could be helpful to you and your family. CoolLittleKids Info Night Apr 4 2017 CoolLittleKidsProgram-Brochure


Upcoming Family Fun Event – Please Save the Date!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dundana’s School Council is pleased to present Family Movie Night Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. More details to follow


Upcoming workshops and events

Monday, March 20, 2017

**This Thursday, March 23rd -FRESH AIR KIDS celebration – A free, engaging and interactive event for families, students and the public to learn more about the link between air quality and childrens health and what we can all do to reduce air pollution. Fresh Air Kids – Flyer ** This … Read more about Upcoming workshops and events


Thank You for Your Support

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thank you to all of our families who supported the student-organized fundraiser today as we raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. We raised over $350 from our popcorn sales and donations received. Thank you as well to the students and teachers in Mrs. Schwendiman’s and … Read more about Thank You for Your Support


Talent Show Information

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This year’s Talent Show is coming up on May 12th. Interested students can get audition forms from their teachers but the form is also available here. Forms are due March 23rd and students will be notified of their audition dates by the end of March.


Some Information from Our Students About Our Fundraiser Friday

Monday, March 06, 2017

On Friday, March 10, Dundana School is holding a fundraiser and spirit day, which has been organized by Mrs. Schwendiman’s grade 4/5 class and Mrs. Clarke’s grade 2/3 class. They researched and planned for this event and would like to share some of the information … Read more about Some Information from Our Students About Our Fundraiser Friday


Skating Trip to J.L. Grightmire Arena on Monday, March 6th

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

If your child did not participate in the skating on December 19th and would like to participate in the skating trip on Monday, March 6th, please complete the attached form and return to the school along with $4.00 payment (cash only). Ice Skating Trip


Cool Little Kids Parent Information Night

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cool Little Kids Info Night – Apr 4 2017


Prom Project

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Prom Project Flyer


News from the Learning Commons

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dundana staff and students would like to acknowledge and thank the HWDSB Foundation for awarding our school with a $1000 grant which will help support Makerspaces and open inquiry in the Learning Commons. This year, students have had the opportunity to build curriculum connections and … Read more about News from the Learning Commons


Kindergarten Registration

Friday, February 24, 2017

If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in 2017/2018, registration is open.To register, please come to the school office during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). You will need to fill out a registration form, provide proof of birth and proof … Read more about Kindergarten Registration


Academy of Imagination & Dramatic Arts

Friday, February 17, 2017

AiDa Early Bird Discount + Fees March Break & Summer Camp 2017 flyer


Royal City Soccer Club Soccer Camps 2017

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

RCSC Brochure


March Break Cop Camp 2017 – Registration Information

Monday, February 06, 2017

2017 Advertisement for Cop Camp 2017 Cop Camp Registration Form 2017 Photo Video Release Form 2017 Waiver Cop Camp


Family Day at the DMA

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Dundas Museum & Archives will be hosting a Fun-Filled Family Day the afternoon of Monday, February 20th from 1:00 4:00 pm. And theres something for the whole family! An origami tulip craft, mazes, Sudoku, word searches and other spring-themed puzzles will keep the toddlers … Read more about Family Day at the DMA


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.


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.


Our Comic Experience

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today our Grade 2, 3, 4 and 5 students got a lesson in how to draw comic book characters from the talented artist team of Freeze DNA Comics. As a follow up to the session, some of our students were interested in learning even more … Read more about Our Comic Experience


Parents as Partners – Wednesday, February 15th

Monday, January 16, 2017

Parents as Partners invites you to an evening with Vangi Ryan Boose, System Social Worker for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Parents as Partners – Feb 15, 2017


Shelter in Place Drill

Monday, January 16, 2017

As required by our board’s Safe Schools Policy, we will be conducting a Shelter in Place drill at Dundana on Friday, January 20 at approximately 10:25 a.m. The duration of the drill is expected to be approximately 10 minutes.Shelter in Place is generally used for … Read more about Shelter in Place Drill


R.A. Riddell Sport Academy Application Info

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The R.A. Riddell Sport Academy is currently acceptingapplications. Our program consists oftwo specialized programs within our Middle School.1. High Potential Program – Grade 7 and Grade 82. Basketball Program – Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8We will be running a Parent Information Evening on … Read more about R.A. Riddell Sport Academy Application Info


Pizza, Milk and Lunch Wizard Order Reminders

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Today is the last day to order milk and pizza for the month. Please go to your child’s Cash Online account for ordering information. Pizza and milk will both begin this Friday.Yesterday, a Lunch Wizard ordering form should have come home with your child. Those … Read more about Pizza, Milk and Lunch Wizard Order Reminders


January Newsletter

Monday, January 09, 2017

The January newsletter is available through the link below, or by clicking on the Newsletters & Info tab. January Newsletter


Spirit Day: Beach Day on Friday, January 13th!

Monday, January 09, 2017

This Friday, Dundana is having a spirit day: Its Beach Day! Wewouldnt recommend bathing suits, but sun hats, sunglasses, beach towels, beachy shirts even leis would be fun! We’ll pretend we’re on a tropical vacation away from this cold Canadian winter!


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