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Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties on October 31st.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dear Families,Please review the attached poster regarding Fessenden’s Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties on October 31st. Halloween Parade 2017 (4) i


Fessenden Week Ahead October 23 to 27, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

parent week ahead october 23 to 27 2017


Pumpkin Carving Party this Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Friday, October 20, 2017

pumpkin carving party


Mabels Labels

Friday, October 20, 2017

A message from our Home & School Association Dear Fessenden Parents and Families… Have you tried Mabel’s Labels? They are fabulous!!! If you are interested please check out this site below. Get your organize on!!! Thanks Fessenden Home and School Association Team https://www.mabelslabels.com/


Communication of Learning Meetings Online Registration

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,Please visit the link below to book a time to speak with your child’s/children’s teachers on November 1,2 and 3.Please complete your bookings by Monday, October 30th. After this time, please connect with your child’s teacher to arrange a time to meet.We … Read more about Communication of Learning Meetings Online Registration


All Things Pumpkin!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On behalf of the Fessenden Home & School Association, please review the attached posters regarding the Annual Pumpkin Stroll at Fieldcote on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and, information about displaying a carved pumpkin at the event. pumpkin stroll 1 Carve a Pumpkin GPS


Support Eco Schools “Waste Free Lunch Week”

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A message from our Eco Schools Commitee:Wednesday, October 18 – Fessenden’s Container Challenge – Reduce waste and pack your lunch in reuseable containers. A small, eco-friendly prize will be awarded to the class with the most containers per student.Friday, October 20 – Eco Spirit Day … Read more about Support Eco Schools “Waste Free Lunch Week”


Fessenden Week Ahead October 16 to 20, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

parent week ahead october 16 to 20 2017


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.


Fessenden Week Ahead October 9-13, 2017.

Friday, October 06, 2017

It was great to see so many of you supporting our Meet the Teacher Event, Scholastic Book Sale, and Family BBQ. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week end.The Fessenden Team parent week ahead october 9 to 13 2017


Raz Kids Reading Program Update

Friday, October 06, 2017
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Thank you / Merci From Home & School

Friday, October 06, 2017

Hello fellow parents and volunteers,We would like to thank all our families for coming out to our Harvey’s BBQ at Open House last night. It was nice to see so many familiar faces and new faces as well. Connecting and reconnecting with parents is so … Read more about Thank you / Merci From Home & School


Terry Fox Run a Success!

Friday, October 06, 2017

A note from Mr. O Brien:As we gather with our families this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, please remember to count a few blessings Fessenden has shared together recently. Firstly, we can never forget Canadas greatest hero, Terry Fox. Terrys determination, integrity and love for everyone … Read more about Terry Fox Run a Success!


Parent Volunteers Needed for Cross Country

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Dear Fessenden Families,We are looking forward to supporting 113 Cross Country runners at the HWDSB meet on Tuesday, October 10th. Thank you to the 5 parent volunteers who have committed their time to this event. We are in need of 6 more volunteers. If you … Read more about Parent Volunteers Needed for Cross Country


The Great Pumpkin Stroll at Fieldcote – Save the Date

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A message from Fessenden Home & School, The Great Pumpkin Stroll will take place on Wednesday October 25, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum. We are looking for volunteers Sunday October 22 -location & timeTBA tohelp carve pumpkins Wednesday October 25th – … Read more about The Great Pumpkin Stroll at Fieldcote – Save the Date


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


Fessenden Week Ahead October 2 to 6, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Please find attached:Fessenden Week AheadMeet the Teacher FlyerHome and School BBQ flyer parent week ahead october 2 to 6 2017 meet the teacher october 2017 BBQFallOpenHouse (1)


Pizza & Milk Volunteers Needed

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A message from School Council,Dear Fessenden Families;We are hoping to offer pizza & milk lunches on Tuesdays once again. Volunteers are needed to run this program. If you can help distribute pizza & milk lunches on Tuesdays please contact Melanie Skrlac at Skrlac@gmail.com for information.


Fessenden Home &School Association Fall Newsletter

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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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.


French As A Second Language Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 27th at 7:00 p.m.Location – Education CentreAll are welcome to attend. FASL-Agenda-1506105564


Terry Fox Run This Thursday at 11:05 a.m.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Please review the information below from Mr. O Brien regarding this weeks Terry Fox Run.Dear Parents:Once again Fessenden is pleased to be hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk/Run on Thursday September 28th. A rain date for this event is scheduled for Friday September 29th. All … Read more about Terry Fox Run This Thursday at 11:05 a.m.


Fessenden Week Ahead September 25 to 29 2017.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

parent week ahead september 25 to 29 2017


Home & School Agenda September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Please join The Fessenden Home & School Association for their first meeting of the school year.Time 7:00 p.m.Location – Fessenden Learning Commons (Library) Home and School Agenda Sept 21 meeting MinutesMay2017FessendenH&S(1)


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 Delays – 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, September 19, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 21 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 Tuesday, October 10, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 20 routes.


A Message From Fessenden School Council

Monday, September 18, 2017

We hope to see you this Thursday, September 21 at our School Council Elections and First Meeting. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Nomination Forms and Membership Forms will be available that night.Agenda attachedMeeting Minutes from May 2017 attached Fessenden Agenda September 21 Fessenden School Council Meeting Minutes 25May2017


A Message From The Home & School Association at Fessenden

Monday, September 18, 2017

Good Day Fessenden staff, families and friends! We are very excited about our first Home and School Association meeting for this 2017/18 year thisThursday September 21st from 7:00-8:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Learning Commons and will follow the School Council meeting. Please … Read more about A Message From The Home & School Association at Fessenden


Fessenden Week Ahead September 18 to 22, 2017.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Have a wonderful week ahead. parent week ahead september 18 to 22 2017 Volunteer – Appendix C – Offence Declaration Form(2)


Eco Schools Welcome Back Update

Thursday, September 14, 2017

WELCOME BACK FESSENDEN On Behalf of our Fessenden Eco Schools Committee


Parent Week Ahead September 11 to 15, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

We had a smooth transition to school this week. It’s great to be back. Have a good week end. parent week ahead september 11 to 15 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.


Fessenden Week Ahead September 4 to 8, 2017.

Friday, September 01, 2017

parent week ahead september 4 to 8 2017 2017 2018 staff list Fessenden – Copy Elementary-5-Day-Cycle-Calendar fessenden bell times 2017 2018 Combined Grades Trifold Aug. 2016 Fessenden Staffing UpdateA warm welcome to our newest Fessenden team members:Chantal La Croix Vice Principal Fessenden & Norwood ParkL. Seeley DECE (Milner)T. Montalbo 0.5 Reading Teacher K-1R. Pietrantino (Day 5) Kinder & Primary MusicM. Kahana LTO Grade 2/3 (Lisson)S. Cugino LTO Grade 3 / 4 … Read more about Fessenden Week Ahead September 4 to 8, 2017.


Happy Summer Vacation

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dear Fessenden Families,Have a wonderful summer vacation. Our Office re opens for business on Monday, August 28th from 8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. dailyWe welcome all students back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.Fessenden School


Jump Rope For Heart Success

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thank you Fessenden Families and Community for your contributions to our annual Jump Rope for Heart initiative. Your support has helped us raise$ 3,713.35 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Way to go Fessenden!


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.


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


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


A Message from School Cash Online

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

2016-17 SCO Information Flyer


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.


Free HWDSB Workshops and Opportunities for Parents and Students

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Please review the attached flyers for your consideration: CoolLittleKidsProgram-Brochure (1) CoolLittleKids Info Night Apr 4 2017 ParentsasPartners-April 5-2017


School Council Agenda and Minutes

Friday, February 17, 2017

Please review the attached:Please join us on Thursday, February 23rd for our School Council and Home & School Meetings in the Learning Commons.School Council 6-7 p.m.Home & School 7-8 p.m.Trustee Alex Johnstone will be joining us at 6:30 p.m.School Council Agenda February 23, 2017. Fessenden Agenda Feb 23 School … Read more about School Council Agenda and Minutes


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.


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