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.
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
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.
Thursday, September 21st is the first cross country practice at 7:55 a.m. on the back playground. Only children who have signed up will be supervised. Regular playground supervision begins at 8:35 a.m. Thank you.
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).
Monday, September 18th – Bus 6070, the Blue Bus, is running 30 minutes late.
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.
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.
The first day of school for Senior Kindergarten students is Wednesday, September 6th. Junior Kindergarten students come in on Tuesday, September 5th at their prearranged time slots.
Dear Grade 5 families,The end is near! Next Tuesday, June 27, is the big day of the Farewell Assembly. To make sure it runs smoothly, we want to clarify a few points: The assembly begins at 9:15 sharp! Grade 5 students must come in at … Read more about Attention Grade 5 Families
Tickets are sold out for the 7 pm show on Wednesday, June 21st.
Hello Parents I just wanted to inform you that there is a large hive in one of the trees on the Stanley Street side of the school near the basketball hoops. The city has been called and we have kept the children away from that … Read more about Back Playground
HWDSB Trustees transformed a final decision on downtown schools into a bold push for a community hub anchored by a new elementary school on the soon-to-be-vacant Sir John A. Macdonald school site.
The Board of Trustees met Monday, June 5 to conclude the West Hamilton Accommodation Review looking at Bennetto, Cathy Wever, Central, Dr. Davey, Earl Kitchener, Hess Street, Queen Victoria, Ryerson and Strathcona elementary schools.
Remember to bring your money tomorrow for the book swap. A huge thank you to the EK community for donating all of the great books!
Track is cancelled this morning due to the rain
Hello there was an error on the weekly memos for Track and Field. There is not a practice on Wednesday May 24th. Sorry for any confusion.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
The West Hamilton City Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with a final interim staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on June 5, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The … Read more about West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion
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.
Open House – Thursday, April 27th at Earl Kitchener5-6 pm BBQ on Playground, 6-7 visit your child’s classroom, Book Fair in the gym, Art Auction in the gym and Spirit Wear available to try on in the gym.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
Weekly Reminders April 17th Earth Week Menu – April 17-21 2017 Jump Rope for Heart Information Letter On Monday, April 17th “Natural Playgrounds” will be starting to install some playground equipment. They will be working on the Stanley St. side of the school.
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
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 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.
Are you interested in Sage Quest for your child? Information session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30-7:30 pm at Ryerson Middle School. See attached flyer for more information. sagequest-infosession-flyer-Feb23-2
The next School Council Meeting is on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm in the Library.
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.
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
Just a reminder that there is a Pupil Accommodation Review on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm in the Ryerson Auditorium, 222 Robinson Street.
Please click on the link for more information. ARC 2017 Ryerson Meeting
January 24th. Please see FWLT brochure. FWLT brochure
Due to the closing of schools today, the School Council meeting that was happening tonight on Tuesday January 17th at 7:00pm will be rescheduled. A future date and time will be shared with the Earl Kitchener Community soon. Thank you.
This is just a reminder that there is a meeting with Trustee Bingham tomorrow Tuesday January 17th at 7:00 pmto ask any questions and clarify the process around the Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR). Please join us.