Hi all,For those that ordered bath bombs, they are in early and will go home today, Friday Dec 15.M. Castellani
Hi all,We are super pleased to see students participating in the Nya:weh program at Gatestone have their art displayed atDeMontigny Gallery and Boutique197 James Street North ,Hamilton. We want to thank Angela at the Boutique, Lauren our Nya:Weh program supervisor, and of course our students … Read more about Nya:Weh Students at Gatestone Have Art Displayed!!
Hi all,Our Holiday Hamper donations are due Thursday Dec 14. Thanks for helping other families in the city be able to give a little more this holiday season.M.Castellani
Hi all,Winter’s cold is finally here. Next week will see some colder weather. A few reminders. Please ensure that your child(ren) have cold weather appropriate clothing. (hats, gloves, heavy jackets, ect) We will be going outside for breaks. We will use the Weather.net app (or … Read more about It’s Cold Outside
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.
Hi all,We are aware of the delays in transportation especially after school. I have relayed our concerns to the Transportation Dept. The normal driver is off. They use supply drivers, which are in short supply, or use existing drivers who drive double routes, in either … Read more about Transportation Delays
Our gr 6 classes went to Salvation Army to volunteer. Great job everyone!! Thanks to Mrs McEwen, Mrs Morrallee, and Mrs Taylor for making the arrangements for this worthwhile experience.
Hi all,Great support for kids that need to have a different look to meeting Santa.website link (click the blue)M.Castellani QUIET TIME WITH SANTA Dec 3Sunday, December 3rd – 8am to 10am – Before mall openingChildren and teens to age 18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and otherSpecial Needs will enjoy … Read more about Quiet Time with Santa
Hi all,Bath Bomb’s are being offered as a Christmas gift as requested by popular demand. Check out the flyer below. Order forms will go home Friday Nov 24. Thanks to Parent Council for organizing and running this event. bathbomb 2017 M.Castellani
Hi all,Check it out, flyer goes home Nov 24 – Please bring a canned good as a donation if your able. N30 2017 movie night M.Castellani
Hi all,Friday November 24th is Moustache Day in support of United Way. Wear or draw a moustache before you come, or have one drawn on at Nutrition Break. All can participate, a $1.00 donation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to Student Action and Mrs Vinall … Read more about Moustache Day Friday November 24
GryphFUNWe are pleased to announce the next step in our Positive School Climate renewal. Last year we began with a new Student of the Month routine that had winners joining us for a lunch called Appetite and Applause. This year, we expand to include class … Read more about GryphFUN Positive School Climate
Hi all,This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from Dr Kathy Short, the Director of School Mental Health ASSIST. Have a look at the flyer below. SEAC Nov 29 flyer M.Castellani
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.
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.
The Nya:Weh program was pleased to welcome special guest Angela DeMontigny a Cree/Metis fashion designer and owner of DeMontigny Boutique and Gallery located in the Arts District of Hamilton, 197 James Street North. What a wonderful opportunity for our students to spend time with a … Read more about Nya:Weh Welcomes Fashion Designer Angela DeMontigny
Hi all,Thank you to all who make tracking and ensuring 595 students arrive safe everyday. The phone calls letting us know when your child will be away is critical to that success as it reduces the number of calls we need to make when we … Read more about Attendance and Lates
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 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.
Hi all,The Macmillan’s order is due today, Nov 9th.M.Castellani
Hi all,As Nov 11th is a Saturday this year, we will be holding our service on Nov 10th starting at 10:30 am in the main gym. All are welcome to attend, as we would like to start promptly we kindly request arrivals no later than … Read more about Remembrance Day Service
Hi all,At the Nov 6 meeting of Parent Council, elections were held. We would like to congratulate Krystal Legge and Heema Tank who will be taking the Co-Chair roles, Suzy Graham and Suzie Popovic who will continue in their roles of Co-Chairs Fundraising, HeatherMckenzie, Secretary, … Read more about Parent Council 2017-18
Hello Community,We are in need of help with some baking for our annual Trade Show Fundraiser Nov 18. Please have a look at the flyer below if you think you can help. Thanks Bake Sale M.Castellani
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.
Please see below regarding today’s incident. Gatestone November 2 M.Castellani
Hi all,Progress Reports go home today Oct 30.M.Castellani
Hello all,We will hold our annual Halloween Parade on Oct 31st starting at 1:45 pm. Doors will open at 1:40. We will once gain line the hallways with the classes walking past starting with the FDK’s. See you all there!M.Castellani
Hello all,We have changed the next meeting of Parent Council from Cct 30 2017 to Nov 6 2017 still at 6:30 pm in the library.Mike
Hello Grade 4 and Grade 7 ParentsEQAO results from the 2016-17 school year are in. An envelope went home Oct 16 2017 with your child with the results. If you would like to discuss the assessment please feel free to connect with me at the … Read more about EQAO Results Go Home Oct 16 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.
Hi all,It’s finally here, cold, wet miserable weather. We would like to remind everyone to dress appropriately. We have had several students show up in tee-shirts and shorts, and many with no jackets. It’s better to dress warm and not wear a jacket out if … Read more about Fall Weather
Hi all,Our 2nd Annual Vendor Fair is Saturday Nov 19 2017. Check out the flyer below for details. 2nd Annual Vendor Fair M.Castellani
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.
Hi all,We will be starting our fundraiser tomorrow. An order form and a copy of the flyer posted below will go home between today and tomorrow. Sales will continue until Nov 9. On Nov 9 the money MUST be returned to the school. Late orders … Read more about MacMillan’s Fundraiser
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
Hi all,I’ve attached a flyer about International Walk/Wheel to School Day. Wednesday Oct 4 2017. We will hold our first combined Bike ride that day. We will follow the same path as we did last, except we will start at 8:30 am. I’ve attached the … Read more about Wear Yellow and Bike/Walk to School Day – Oct 4 – Updated
Hi all,Please have a look at this flyer. It talks about why we are wearing orange on Friday. orange_shirt_day_origin_and_history M.Castellani
Hi all,HWDSB’s social work dept. is always looking for ways to support families. These sessions may be of interest to you. Have a look. CLK Info Night Fall 2017, FWLT brochure FWLT Info Night Fall 2017 M.Castellani
Hello Community,Thursday Oct 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm is our Annual Meet the Teacher night. We will have Burger Priest on site once again, so please join us for supper.Free coffee will be offered again to parents.See you there.M.Castellani
Parent Flyer Found here
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.
Hello Community,We will have our first parent council meeting tonight at 6:30 in the Library. Come and have your voice heard, participate in school fundraising decisions, and provide valuable parental input into school life. All are welcome.M.Castellani
Hi all,If you applied for courtesy transportation please look for a letter from your child Thursday Sept 21. It will indicate whether you have been approved or declined. Please ensure that if you are approved that you return the bottom portion signed, ASAP. Again, as … Read more about Courtesy Transportation Update
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).
Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes. As of Tuesday, Nov. 28 HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 10 routes.
Gatestone School Milk ProgramSeptember 2017Milk SalesAgain this school year we will be selling 250ml containers of both chocolate and white milk to students.10 tickets for $9.00 (individual tickets will not be sold)Starting on Thursday, September 14th, you will be able to purchase tickets, through SCHOOLCASH … Read more about Milk Program
2017 Terry Fox Run at Gatestone This year’s Terry Fox Run will take place on Friday, October 6th. The run will be at EringatePark during Periods 5 &6. Once again we have some brave staff who have agreedto have a pie thrown in their faces … Read more about 2017 Terry Fox Run
Hi all,We will hold our first movie night September 21st 2017. See the attached flyer for details. Thanks to Parent Council for hosting!! S22 2017 movie night M.Castellani
Here is the 2017 September newsletter. September 2017 Gatestone Newsletter M.Castellani
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.
Just a reminder to our FDK parents, to review the document below.M.Castellani FDK Pick Up Drop Off
Please review this document to avoid being ticketed.M.Castellani Parking
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.
Hi all,We will start accepting courtesy transportation requests on Monday Aug 28. The form is attached to this post. Some reminders. If you were receiving courtesy transportation last year it does not mean you can ride this year automatically, you must reapply. It is not … Read more about Courtesy Transportation 2017-18
Hi all,If you have not yet registered or are new to the community, the school’s office will be open Aug 28 to Sept 1, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please remember a birth certificate for new FDK Year One (JK) students. All other students … Read more about New Registrations 2017 and Startup Office Hours
Hi all,Here is a supply list from previous years for Sept 2017 startup. It is a suggestion not a “must” have everything. The basics work, backpack, binders, duo tangs for staying organized, pencil case with writing materials, a lock for grades 5 and up.Remember lockers … Read more about Supply List for Sept 2017
Hi all,Here are the class codes and staff names for the coming year. On the report card, you will see next years teacher and/or class code for 2017-18 school year. As a reminder requests for classes were to be made during the month of April, … Read more about 2017-18 Staff List and Classcodes
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.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
We kicked off of Scholastic Book fair in fine style, congrats to everyone who got into the spirit.
A big congrats goes to Owen, Ryleigh, Samatha, Angelia, and Abigail who took their violin talent in front of the school today in the gym. Well done. Violin lessons are offered here at Gatestone. Stay tuned for information.
Hi all,Many of our students have been bringing their Heeleys to school as their footwear. We would request that these shoes stay at home. The safety of all students is the concern. They navigate the stairs numerous times a day which poses a significant risk … Read more about “Heelys” and School
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.
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.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
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.
Hi all,Check out our sea of pink, three pics of our FDK students, Primary grades 1-3 and grades 4-8 showing off their pinkness!!
Hello Community,It has come to our attention that our students have been engaged in a potentially lethal game. They either choke themselves or others, and/or apply pressure to a person’s chest causing them to pass out. It’s one that has made its rounds in previous … Read more about Parental Warning – The “Choking game” – update
Hello community,It has come to our attention that many of our older students especially in grade 7 and 8 have been watching a show called 13 Reasons Why? They have been either watching it on tv or streaming it on their devices. It is a … Read more about Parental Caution – 13 Reasons Why?
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.
Hi all,Our lost and found has become full again. Please come and look to see if anything belongs to your family. All items will be bagged and donated prior to March break. ThanksM. Castellani
As many of you have noticed By-Law has started to randomly enforce the signs both on and off school property. The street signs and enforcement is something that the school does not have a direct impact on. The school property is. We are working with … Read more about School Parking
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.